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2015 Reading Log ~ 1st Quarter

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Swap Coordinator:CayleighTheShell (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:46
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:February 16, 2015
Date items must be sent by:April 6, 2015
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

This is the first reading log swap of 2015! (Welcome to the New Year!!!) It's pretty simple. Read. Write about what you read. Send your log off to two international partners.

You'll be sending your partners one reading log that contains your thoughts on all the books you read during the months of January, February, and March 2015. The log can be in any paper format.

You need to jot down the title, the author and give a minimum of a one paragraph description about each book and your thoughts. Lets focus more on what your thoughts about the book are instead of focusing mainly on the description of the book, or at least treat it to 50/50 description/thoughts.

Feel free to include things like favorite quotes, the author's Web site, etc.

This swap is about what you enjoy reading, not what your partners may or may not like. It doesn't matter what you read: fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, Manga, zines, audio books, e-books, children's, etc.

I recommend keeping a computer file for your log so it will be easy for your partners to read and so you won't lose it, but your log can be created in ANY format you like. It needs to be paper and mailed via post. The format is up to you: journal, letter, zine, tag book, etc.

The details:

a) international (sent via the post, NOT e-mailed)

b) two partners

c) minimum requirements: one book each month; one paragraph per book. Author, title, description/thoughts etc. You are writing about each book you've read this quarter, not just a select few.

Voracious readers read more than a single book a month. So there's no maximum. Your reading log should be sent NO earlier than the 15th of March.

The fine print:

Newbies welcome. Rated players need a 4.8 or higher. If you are under the requirement PM me and I will take it as a case by case. No recent "1" or "3" ratings. All participants must have a completed profile. I ban after the swap closes. As both a swap participant and coordinator, I like people to have positive swap experiences, so please no forum drama.

Changing up the dates for joining a bit this year. Now, there will be a month and a half to sign up from the end of the last quarter. Anyone who has not sent for the previous quarter will be banned from the swap. Anyone who has not logged in for more than 2 weeks will be banned as well. This swap covers 3 months, I don't want people joining at the start of the quarter only to quit swapping mid way through.

Hopefully we won't need to, but I will arrange for angels if they are needed.

Original Idea & swap description by @Artistic

Discussion

Carolelh 01/14/2015 #

I assume there will be no "spoilers"!

jaz1yn 01/14/2015 #

Yes, hopefully no spoilers @Carolelh !

Hello, everyone! I've started my document and look forward to receiving my partners' swaps!

I just thought I'd post here because obviously everyone who signed up likes to read... If you are in the U.S. and have any of the following books to trade please send me a PM! Maybe we can work out a private swap.

Here is the list of books I am currently looking for (copied and pasted from my profile). If you have one or more to trade, please send me a PM!

art books:

  • Daily Painting by Carol Marine
  • One Painting a Day by Timothy Callaghan
  • Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory
  • Gelli Plate Printing by Joan Bess
  • Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces by Jane Davenport

classics/literature:

  • The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (by anonymous)
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version – Phillip Pullman
  • Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson

fiction, mostly fantasy... if I listed a book that is the first in a series I may also be interested in the next book(s) or the whole series:

  • Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
  • Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  • Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
  • City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • books 3-6 in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire)
  • Gregor the Underlander (first book of the Underland Chronicles) by Suzanne Collins or the whole series
  • The Maze Runner series or just the first book by James Dashner (not interested if it has the movie cover)
  • Momo by Michael Ende
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman with this cover only
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
  • My Neighbor Totoro (novel... I think there may a graphic novel version and I don't want that) by Tsugiko Kubo
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  • The Messenger by Lois Lowry
  • Son by Lois Lowry
  • matching The Giver Quartet set by Lois Lowry
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (non-movie cover)
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  • House Immortal by Devon Monk
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • The Lightning Thief (non-movie cover) by Rick Riordan or the whole Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
  • The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

comic books:

My son likes Calvin and Hobbes. These are the books we have so if your title isn't listed I am probably interested in trading for it: The Days are Just Packed, The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book, The Revenge of the Baby-Sat, Weirdos from Another Planet! May consider other comic books (more so Sunday paper variety than superhero).

ImzadiRose 01/22/2015 #

So glad you've changed the join date, Cayleigh. Hopefully it'll stop the flakers that this swap seems to gather. I love this swap and I hope one of these times it'll be flake free, and stay flake free!!

No, @Carolelh , there aren't spoilers, none I have seen anyways. The focus should be on what you thought of the book, not much about what it was about.

I'd be thrilled to do this swap privately with any swappers who read A LOT. The last few months, the swaps I've been getting were good, but SO few books. If anyone wants to swap logs that reads say at LEAST 40+ books in the 3 months, feel free to contact me! (My 4th Q reading log was 73 books, my 3rd Q was 120 books, anyone else read as much?!)

LunaMoody 02/15/2015 #

I read anywhere from 20-30 books or more a month depending on time. So while this sounds like it could be fun I think I'll pass. I'd hate to get someone that maybe reads 1 a month or something.

ImzadiRose 02/15/2015 #

@user8179 ~ if you'd like to swap logs privately sometime, let me know. I read 20+ books a month. Getting the shorter logs are still enjoyable, but I understand your concern about that. :)

CayleighTheShell 03/29/2015 #

Second Quarter is up! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/197375

Artistic 04/ 6/2015 #

Reading logs are on the way to my partners -- coming from the USA. Enjoy!

inskydiamonds 04/ 7/2015 #

I got mine in the mail yesterday, but hit swap too late :X

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