The first time I participated in a Book Swap, my partner flaked and I got nothing (boo). The second time, I was introduced to some fabulous books that I probably wouldn't have picked out myself (yay). And this time, for my third Book Swap, although there was a small logistical hiccup, everything worked out, in the end.
I was paired with the adorable Myra from The Little Aslam and, after a few emails, she really figured me out. So well, in fact, that she sent me Tina Fey's Bossypants. The only bummer is that I'd already read it.
(Unlike Myra, who sent me a list of a few books she was interested in reading, I wasn't at all organized so really, the circumstance was totally my fault.)
However, with some quick online researching, we sussed out that it was possible to get a credit on Amazon (yay).
So then began the task of figuring out which book I'd get. Myra suggested Stephen Colbert's I Am America (And So Can You!), which I was totally digging, but there didn't seem to be a Kindle version. *shakes fist*
Then, in the wee hours of the morning, the idea hit me square in the nose: Mindy Kaling! She's sort of like Tina Fey but edgier and they're both on TV so, in actuality, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is almost like Bossypants.
And that is what I spent my credit on.
Thanks, Myra! I can't wait to get started!