Thursday, June 11, 2009

☼ Summer Reading ☼

Are you all ready for SUMMER?
Some people think getting ready for summer means SLIMMING DOWN for a bikini (not!) or clean off the TENT for camping (not me either) or even getting weekly pedicures for flip-flop feet (maybe once a summer)!

My idea of getting ready for SUMMER is to get a nice stack of books! Here is my stack so far, but I've got three more in the mail to me.

Have you read any of these? What did you think?
I am way behind the times when it comes to Harry Potter, this is the summer that I will read them!

Below are two sites that I cannot live without! If you are a reader, you should really check them out!

Swaptree is the best! You put an "I have" list of all the books, cd's, dvd's and even video games that are collecting dust. Then you make an "I want" list. They match you up, and you mail off things you have for things you want. It is all free, except postage. But get this! You don't even have to go to the post office! You print the mailing label from your printer and it charges your CC (2.45-3.15). I recycle the envelopes so it is a great way to get books for free! You can either keep it or retrade it over again! So awesome! Who doesn't love to get packages in the mail?

Once you get your books from Swaptree , you head over to goodreads to chat about them! Swaptree has a spot to rate books, but I prefer the format of goodreads better. You can hook up with your friends and find out what they've read, are currently reading and planning on reading. Then you can comment all about their reviews. It is such a great way to find new books to read or find friends who enjoy the same writing style you do.
If you have a favorite summer read, let me know! I'd love to hear what YOU are reading!


Poetry of Life said...

I've wanted to read the Love lives of children! Brent and I saw that somewhere and I really wanted to try to pick it up. Can't wait to hear the review!

Jenny said...

I traded on a week ago and got the book "his only son" from Kelsey Roberts for my DVD "the Dutchess"! I read it in two days :) It's very romantic and exciting.

Abby said...

Swaptree says THANK YOU! We appreciate the mention and are happy to hear that you love the site as much as we do!

I COMPLETELY agree that Swaptree is a wonderful way to build up that summer reading stack! I have about 15 books waiting for me on my bookshelf. I'm excited to take a couple of them to the nearest beach on a beautiful day this summer and relax, relax, RELAX!

Tammy said...

You won't regret Harry Potter...and there is so much more fun in the books, compared to the movies.

G and G Nut said...

I loved The 5 Love Languages of Children. I liked it even better than the one for adults.