Preview To Summer Blogger Book Swap // THE BIG REVEAL


Back in April, with some arm-twisting, Kimberly asked me to co-host her Blogger Book Swap. I co-hosted the first swap event and I knew I would participate in the second, so it was a pretty easy decision to make. Kimberly is an amazing young woman, beautiful wife, loving mom to two fur babies, and she is also a veteran. The woman is all that and a bag of chips, not to mention a fabulous blog buddy.

This time around, I met even more fabulous co-hosts and was paired with Nina. She is amazing, even though she hates bacon. I’m not even joking. We had a lengthy discussion about her distaste for pork fat at the beginning of this adventure and happily agreed that she would eat all the ice cream I cannot as long as I get the bacon she detests. It’s a match made in food heaven! Nina has been a wonderful swap partner and I’m grateful for her patience as I endured a week-long hiatus from blogging and social media with gall stones (not for the faint of heart, seriously!) and many, MANY questions about her likes and dislikes. She’s a doll for sure!

Not only did Nina send me TWO books, but she included my favorite sweet treat: Skittles. Confession: I ate the bag of Skittles Nina sent me and had to buy another one for this photo.



I hope you enjoy the books I chose for you. I have read both and I enjoyed them a lot! Thanks for being such an awesome swap partner, I really liked getting to know you and I love your blog. Happy Reading!



What’s even better than Skittles? BACON!!!!!!!!

Okay y’all, another confession: I did not know this bacon bookmark was inside one of the books until Nina posted a comment. I feel so bad but so honored she would send me pork fat that won’t go straight to my hips! She is the greatest bacon-hater in all of the world. I love this girl. =)

I’m really looking forward to reading these two books Nina chose for me. She has been a wonderful swap partner and I really enjoy her blog too. As for Kimberly, she is the hostess with the mostess and I don’t know how she does what she does on a daily basis, not to mention all the blogging events she creates and hosts. No doubt about it, I’m in really great company with these ladies!

To read what the other participants received from their swap partners, click HERE.

What are you reading this summer?


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  1. Martie @ Spunkyrella May 28, 2013 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Nina is an angel 😉 I love your Skittles confession, well played 🙂

    Thanks for stepping in as a co-host and making our team complete, Nicole! I hope you´re feeling better soon!

    • Nicole May 28, 2013 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Thank you, Martie. This book swap has been FANTASTIC and I think all of the co-hosts deserve a big SHOUT OUT for their awesomeness! You rock it, girlfriend. =) As for the Skittles, what can I say?! I love the taste of the rainbow, specifically the red Skittles!

      • Martie @ Spunkyrella May 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

        What is it with the red ones?! When I have gummy bears I only like the red ones, only red M&M´s etc. Silly me 🙂

        Well actually Nina told me about her idea for bacon bookmarks before and when I saw your post I told her I was wondering why you didn´t mention it and she was like “oh no, I am sure she didn´t see it” – haha, lovely surprise right?!

        Oh how I love bacon – yum

        • Nicole May 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

          Oh Martie, I felt so bad I didn’t mention the bacon-y bookmark in my initial post but I really did not see it before Nina said something. Thank goodness! Ain’t nobody got time for wasting bacon-y goodness!!!!!!!

  2. Helen (@EatEnjoyLive) May 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Ah you got some great stuff. My Aunt had gall stones and they are horrible. Glad your feeling better!

    • Nicole May 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Helen. I’m excited to read these books …… and eat a few more Skittles. LOL

  3. hahahaha I’m still laughing at the Skittles comment- you’re so silly. Plus I loved that you bought another bag just for the picture (you’re too sweet). Thank you Thank you Thank you for being a co-host. I don’t know how I would have done it without you. I so enjoy our friendship and we need to go to a blogger conference together or something so we can finally meet in person 🙂

    • Nicole May 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      Kimberly, doll face, I’m going to show up at your door step one of these day with dinner, sweet tea, Skittles, and doggie treats. p.s. And I’ll make sure your Hubby eats his steak when I tell him to do so. LOL Love you to pieces, girlfriend. Big hugs! Thank YOU for hosting this mammoth swap event. Seriously, I don’t know how you do it all. You’re Wonder-Woman!!!!!!!

  4. Nina May 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    What an awesome swap partner you had! wink wink
    haha! I love that you ate the Skittles and then bought another bag, too funny!
    I see one very bacon-y element missing…did you open the books?! Perhaps I tucked them away too good!

    • Nicole May 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      NINA, OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!! I just found the bookmark! I also updated this blog post to feature it. You are the greatest bacon-hater EVER. I love you to pieces!

      • Nina May 29, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

        Haha! I looked all over the place for one and could not find one to buy and a quick google search turned it up! I accidentally printed a HUGE one…took up an entire page! I figured a normal size would be fine. 🙂

        • Nicole May 30, 2013 at 6:51 am - Reply

          Nina, you are the bee’s knees and the cat’s meow, and make me happier than a pig in mud!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Cody Doll May 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    haha. That is so cool that you and her can eat what the other can’t. I also like that she sent a bacon bookmark after you talked about it and that you didn’t even know about it!! Such a cute post.

    • Nicole May 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Cody! I’m so glad you were part of this book swap, I hope you enjoyed the experience. =)

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  7. Sara Strauss June 1, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    A bacon bookmark?! Awesome! Those books look like interesting reads too!

    • Nicole June 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Sara! I’m going to enjoy these books and I love my bacon bookmark!!!

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