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CL ~ Pick My Next Read #2

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CL ~ Pick My Next Read #2
Group:Carpe Librum
Swap Coordinator:martingale (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:7
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:June 17, 2014
Date items must be sent by:July 15, 2014
Number of swap partners:1

Thank you so much @ImzadiRose for starting this swap off. I'm happy to take it on seeing as you have set it up so well! I have unashamedly used the previous swap as the template as I don't think I can improve on it. I hope those of you who got involved in the first round enjoyed it. For those people new to the swap, please read the instructions carefully.

You must have a GoodReads account (or similar account with a online shelf of books, such as Shelfari) to join this swap.

Ever not know what to read next from your Mt TBR pile? Search no more, your partner is going to pick out a read for you.

Here's what you need to do for this swap ~

  1. At GoodReads, set up a shelf with at least 25 books you want to read on it. You may use an established To-Read shelf, or create a new one of the books you most want to read next.
  2. In the comments here, when you sign up, link to the shelf you want to use. Please don't make us search for it, if you don't link up by the day last day of signups, I'll remove you from the swap. Link to the actual shelf, not your profile.
  3. After partners are assigned, click "Rate your partners" to see who is to SEND TO YOU. Go to THEIR shelf through the links in the comments and check out their shelf.
  4. Choose 1 book from their shelf that you want them to read and write to you about. Send a Swap-Bot Message to that person with your choice for them to read. Please do this as soon as possible, within a week at most so your partner has plenty of time to read.
  5. When you receive the message, read the book chosen for you, and then write to the partner who chose it for you, about it. Please write at least 2 pages by hand, 1 if typed.
  6. Send our your swap & rate accordingly :)

Here are some suggestions of what you can write about, you do NOT have to use these, just some suggestions ~

  • What was the book about?
  • Did you like or dislike it?
  • Who was your favourite character?
  • What was your favourite part? What was your least favourite?
  • Have you read any other books by this author?
  • Would you read any others because of this book?
  • Were there any situations or characters in the book that you identified with? How?
  • Did you like the book from the beginning or did it take you a while to get into it?
  • Would you change anything about the book?
  • Would you ask the author a question if you could? What would you ask?
  • Would you recommend this book to other readers?
  • What surprised you the most about the book?
  • What is the significance of the title? Would you have given the book a different title? If yes, what is your title?

To Recap:

  • Have a GoodReads or other online shelf account
  • set up a TBR shelf of at least 25 books
  • after assignment, see who sends to you
  • choose 1 of their books, message them your choice
  • when you get a message, read the book
  • write about it to your partner

Suggestion ~ if your partner has tons of books, and you are unsure how to pick, on GoodReads, you can go to the bottom and choose to sort by "average rating" and you could choose from what is best rated.

PS ~

  • make sure the book you chose is released, nothing that hasn't been released yet
  • make sure you keep this list up to date, take books off as you read them so you can keep it for next round and/or make sure one you haven't read is chosen
  • if you haven't received your book choice within a week, please let me know


martingale 06/ 6/2014 #

My shelf is my owned-but-not-read shelf

There are several hundred books there, so feel free just to choose from the first five pages!

ImzadiRose 06/ 6/2014 #

Yay! Love this swap, thanks for such a great idea!! :) Here's my shelf ~

Karsyn's Carpe Librum shelf

Do keep an eye on it, as it's some of the books that I've taken from my much longer TBR pile that I might be interested in now. It's always changing though, as I'm reading from it or adding to it. Don't forget, you may need to friend your partner to see their shelves!

renderedarchaic 06/ 9/2014 #

Loved this the first time, so I'm glad to see another round! Here's mine: carpe-librum-u-pick

FairyLady 06/15/2014 #
rngstgstll 06/17/2014 #

This was successful in getting me to "find time to read" last month, so let's try again!

CL list

phantomssiren 06/19/2014 #

So sorry I thought I'd poste my link already - https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2240147-phantoms?shelf=to-read

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