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Book of the Month (November)

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Swap Coordinator:carol (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:23
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:November 2, 2009
Date items must be sent by:November 23, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

Now that the weather is turning cooler (well, for most of you; it's 100 degrees in Phoenix today!), it's time to snuggle up with a good book.

I'd love to find a new "cozy" mystery author, but this is an open choice swap, so feel free to send any book you've enjoyed, or just send along the book you got last month (liked or not!). I've found a few new author favorites through these swaps, and discovered a few that just aren't my style, but that's good information too!

If you were in the last round of swaps, cool–send along the book you received. If you’re joining for the first time, pick out a book you liked, hard cover or paperback, but intact (both covers and all pages complete!) and send it to your partner.

IMPORTANT! Please paste a card or paper on the front inside cover so each reader can add her name. Some swappers have been putting address labels in so we can see where they’re from too. If you don’t want to do that, please just put your name and location.

It’d be fun to register these books at Bookcrossing, a website for exchanging and passing along books. You can add a review there and keep track of where your book travels. Check it out at www.bookcrossing.com It’s free and kind of fun! If you receive a bookcrossing book, please do register it. You don't need to join to do that.

It is okay if it's not be the kind of book you (or your partner) would normally read, The idea is to try reading something different. Who knows, you might find a new favorite genre or author! If your your new partner has already read your current book (check the list in the front!), please just send a different one from your collection and keep the other book for the next month and a different partner.

For hearts you might add extras like popcorn or book marks, that kind of stuff. Look at your partner’s profile to see what they may like. But be aware that you cannot send media rate if you put in extra stuff!

USA only to keep expenses lower. Feel free to start an international one if you like!

Please pm before you rate someone down if you haven't received your book.

I hate to have to add this, but we've had some flakers, so no Newbies, and you must have at least a 4.5 with NO no sends in the past year. If you're a newbie or someone trying to claw their way back from a bad spell, please pm me and I'll set up a private swap for us. I will ban anyone who hasn't been online within a week of the deadline or who has recent late or no-sends.

I'll define "Newbie" as someone who has not participated in at least 5 swaps (email swaps don't count!) involving items of value not just letters or postcards.

As always, if you want to set up a private swap to get rated, pm me, and I'll be glad to do it. I have plenty of books I can swap!

Have fun. Happy book swapping and reading!


stacirose 10/17/2009 #

I've always wanted to join these swaps - they're great - but I cringe at pasting onto a beautiful book! lol! Any damage to a book just makes me cry - even written notes! :P

Have a wonderful swap! :D

hollycm6 10/17/2009 #

Oh my... I made an altered book recently. It was hard for me, too... at first. But then I really got into it. Pasting a label in doesn't bother me a bit. In fact, I tend to highlight passages all through books if I really like them, or they speak to me for some reason. It actually helps me remember them. And I like seeing the next time I read it what moved me the first time!! :)

slamophile 10/18/2009 #

........ tossin' Books a tundra parka.. . :-)

slamophile 10/18/2009 #

Carol - I mean!! lol

carol 11/ 1/2009 #

I feel the same way about books! I try to buy old ones to alter at Goodwill, but even then I have a hard time unless they're hopelessly unreadable!

Some people have just stuck in a post-it note for the list. I don't have a problem with that.

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