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Swap-Bot Book Club March 2017

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Swap Coordinator:caf1988 (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Letters & Writing  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.97 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2017
Date items must be sent by:April 30, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I've always wanted to participate in a book club, but I don't really like talking in person and the discussions are too big and bulky on Goodreads. I think this will be a simple way to get the book club feel without most of the stress.

The book for March 2017 is The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley.

You'll read this book and write about a page (8.5x11) of thoughts, quotes, ideas, whatever you want. Feel free to take notes while you read, or you can write the analysis/review after you have finished the book. Please refrain from writing just a synopsis of the book: remember, your partner has read it, too. You can complete this challenge right now and mail when the partners are assigned.

I'm only picking the book this month to make things easy to start. Ideally we'll all have a say in what book we read. So, when you sign up for this swap, please leave a comment recommending and/or voting for what we should read in April 2017. When I assign partners, I'll check here to pick the book for our next "meeting". Fiction and nonfiction books are welcome. If necessary, we can split into two clubs at a later time.

If you find any problems or want to offer any suggestions with the structure of this book club, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message. I'm just winging it as this gets started.

OH! If you like the idea, but don't want to read the book I've picked, please put this swap on your Watchlist and feel free to recommend a book via the comments. That way I'll know how big the interest is in the idea. This is everyone's club, I'm just the manager. Cheers!

Don't flake. I'll check profiles looking for ones that are well filled out. No recent unexplained 1s or 3s. Newbies are allowed.

Discussion

caf1988 03/ 5/2017 #

Hello all. It's only fair that I offer the first recommendation for consideration for April. Feel free to disagree and offer a much better book for us to read!

This one is nonfiction: The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World by Anthony M. Amore.

I've forgotten to add that when recommending a book, if it's part of a series, it needs to be the first book in the series. I'm sure I'm not the only person who hates to start a series in the middle!

Karen07 03/ 5/2017 #

I do like this idea a lot! Need a little tome to think of suggestions, but I'm in for this one.

Jjean 03/18/2017 #

I really like your idea, I just don't join International (mail) swaps, seem to have had too many problems with receiving. Good luck with your new club. :)

luluvision 03/22/2017 #

I've always wanted to be in a book club too! Here is my recommendation for the next book (I tend to read mostly fiction); What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

caf1988 03/26/2017 #

Hello all! I just want to remind everyone that this swap will be closing in a week and we need to start narrowing down what we want to read next month.

So far there are two nominees: The Art of the Con and What Alice Forgot.

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