I recently participated in the We Heart Books virtual book exchange. I first heard about it from Katie of Cardigan Way. I remember signing up for it before I really even knew what it was. But, really, if it has to do with books, I’m usually on board. Later, I was sent a short survey asking me what kind of books I liked or didn’t like and if I had a book wish list. The ladies in charge of the virtual book exchange then paired anyone who signed up with someone else and we exchanged books. We were able to send the person an ebook or paperback book.
My exchange partner, Allison, is from Ft. Worth, Texas and her information said that she liked historical fiction and classics. She said she’d read a lot of the well-known classics like Jane Eyre and Little Women and, of course, Jane Austen’s books. So I wanted to send her a favorite classic of mine. I was trying to decide between Count of Monte Cristo or Lorna Doone. I ended up choosing Lorna Doone in hopes that it was lesser known than other works and that she hadn’t read it. It is one of my favorites and one of those stories that seems as if it could be based on a true story.
The book that Allison sent me was The Giver. It is one that I have been wanting to read for a long time and so I put it on my wish list. She sent it to me and said she chose it since the movie is coming out this year. I read it this past Saturday. It was a really fast read and I’m so excited to read the books that follow it. If you haven’t read it but enjoyed The Hunger Games or Divergent, you will like this book. It was one of those where I wished it wasn’t ending.
It was so much fun to pick out a book for a fellow lover of books and to receive a surprise package in the mail…just like Christmas. If there is another We Heart Books exchange, I will definitely be participating again. You should, too!
So. What have you read lately? Have you given a book as a gift recently? If so, what book or books do you love to give?