Preview To Summer | meet the book swap hosts

Welcome to the second blogger book swap!
We’re a team of bloggers who love to read and are excited to meet you! Don’t worry if you are new to this, go with the flow and enjoy yourself. Plus, as hostesses, we’re here for you every step of the way. Our team has been working hard to make this swap a positive experience.

We’re looking for bloggers who not only love to read,
but are excited to be a part of this swap too.
We’re tailoring this experience to fit your fun, blog-lovin’ personalities.

Have you ever joined a swap but never really got to know the other blogger? =[
That won’t be the case here.

Once you’ve registered, you will be invited to partake in book-themed link-ups hosted by each member of our swap team. We’ll also provide you with writing prompts and questions that you can share with your swap partner. There are so many ways to connect with other book lovers out there and we can send you in the direction of some other fun blogging opportunities.

We know it can difficult to connect with other bloggers
through social media or e-mail, but we’re here to help!

If this is the right swap for you, registration opens this Sunday, April 14. If you haven’t checked out our awesome giveaways, definitely do! There’s the opportunity to win five free books, just make sure to blog hop (12345). It’s a pretty sweet deal for any book fan.
Now, let’s meet the Book Swap Team:
I’m Kim and I blog at The Simplicity. I absolutely love to blog, read, design and create. I started blogging while my husband was on his second deployment to Afghanistan. I put together a ton of care packages for him and my friends and family encouraged me to share them. That started my blogging process and I have loved it ever since. The Simplicity is a lifestyle blog that covers everything from me being a military officer, a young wife, a fur mama to two German Shepherds, a designer, a creator, a reader, and a lover of life. If you love to read and want to share that with another great blogger, I highly encourage you to sign up!
Hello, book lovers! My name is Maria and I’m the creator of I Believe In Story, an eccentric literary/lifestyle blog. All of my posts are inspired by literature in some way or another, so it seemed like a natural fit when Kimberly asked me to co-host this edition of The Book Swap. I also have an Etsy store by the same name with literary prints and vintage books. I’m really excited about the things we have planned for Preview to Summer (giveaways! link ups! and of course… the swap!) and I’m looking forward to meeting some awesome bloggers.
Hi! I’m Nina. I blog at run(dance)love about running, books, beauty products, and anything else that comes to mind! Born and raised in the Windy City, I developed a love for books at a young age. My grandma always had a book with her and took me to the local library often. When I’m not reading I can be found running along the lakefront or eating ice cream.  I am thrilled to be a co-host with these lovely ladies because I love to share the joys of reading and to ‘meet’ new people. Happy Reading!

 Hello fellow book lovers! I’m Serena and I blog over at There are few things I enjoy more than a really good book, so I’m super excited to be a part of this book swap! At first my blog started as a way to document my quest to live a more purposeful life, but since then it has grown into a place where I share all sorts of random things, such as super awkward experiences like this, or reviews about books I love. Other times I get all serious and write about things that I think matter. Mostly though, I write about my life and my love affair with San Francisco, a city I am so privileged to call home, and hope that someone out there finds it interesting enough to follow along. I’m always looking for book recommendations, so if you have any, please stop by my little spot on the web and say hello!
Martie is my name, Spunkyrella is my blog. I am the international one in the bunch, living and loving in Vienna, Austria. I started out blogging about my experience with the Tracy Anderson Method and quickly evolved into a lifestyle blogger talking about my favorite online reads, prints, recipes, beauty and my love for the urban life. I am thrilled to co-host with these ladies and hope to have quite the experience with bloggers worldwide. German is my first language but I do blog in English. Feel free to talk to me either way!
A great story plus well-crafted characters by an author who has his way with words and I am smitten. Come by and talk to me about your must reads, your life, your blog and if you love NYC as much as I do 🙂 See you soon/ Bis bald!

And, finally, there’s Yours Truly. =)

My name is Nicole and I blog right here at Three 31 — I am a sweet tea drinking, Jesus loving, country girl from Kentucky married to a Texan named Husband. (Well, that’s not really his name but that’s what I call him.) We live near Fort Worth on a small spread with a white horse named Blue. While I have never given birth to another human, I consider my eighth grade students (130 in all) to be my precious (and hormonal) angel babies. When I’m not blogging or teaching language arts, I enjoy photography, cooking, target shooting, mission service, volunteer work, reality TV, traveling and, of course, reading. I’ve read 50 Shades more times than I can count (yes, I have a set in paperback that came from someone who read them and wanted them out of their house … of course I took them and I’ve passed them around to others. I consider it a personal mission to encourage healthy relationships. Ahem.) yet my book closet is as diverse and colorful as a bag of Skittles.
 Now that you’ve met us, check out some of the giveaway prizes!
Serena is giving away an eBook copy of How to Be a Woman.
Martie is giving away an eBook copy of Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.
Nina is giving away a copy of The Reader.
Maria is giving away a copy of The Tiger’s Wife.
Kimberly is giving away an eBook copy of The Great Gatsby.
Grab the Button and Share Away!
We love to see #previewtosummer or #bloggerbookswap all over
this bliggety blog world


A few reminders before I sign off:
Registration begins this Sunday, April 14 and ends April 21
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  1. aidaf08 April 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Sounds like fun!

    • Nicole April 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Aida, you should join the swap and participate. It’s a lot of fun. =)

  2. Kathrin April 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I participated last time and can’t wait to do it again!! I’m a middle school teacher too!! Glad you’re hosting and I found your blog thru this 🙂

    • Nicole April 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Nice to meet you, Kathrin and welcome to the book swap … be sure to register this Sunday! What grade and subject do you teach? Happy Reading! Blessings + Hugs, N

      • Kathrin April 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

        I teach 7th grade English Language Arts and 6-7-8th journalism (we produce the yearbook and student newspaper)

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