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CL ~ Pick My Next Read #4

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CL ~ Pick My Next Read #4
Swap Coordinator:martingale (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:September 28, 2014
Date items must be sent by:October 30, 2014
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Let's get into the next round of Pick My Next Read. Sorry it has taken a while to get this posted, but real life recently has meant that Swap-Bot had to take a bit of a back seat. But not any more...

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 ~

  1. What was the book about?
  2. Did you like or dislike it?
  3. Who was your favourite character?
  4. What was your favourite part? What was your least favourite?
  5. Have you read any other books by this author?
  6. Would you read any others because of this book?
  7. Were there any situations or characters in the book that you identified with? How?
  8. Did you like the book from the beginning or did it take you a while to get into it?
  9. Would you change anything about the book?
  10. Would you ask the author a question if you could? What would you ask?
  11. Would you recommend this book to other readers?
  12. What surprised you the most about the book?
  13. 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

Discussion

martingale 09/18/2014 #

It would be good if you could choose from my 'owned-but-not-read' shelf, just to stop me buying any more books (which I don't need). You don't have to go through the whole list as it is pretty long...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1215302-nancyhelen?shelf=owned-but-not-read

ImzadiRose 09/18/2014 #

Carpe Librum shelf

As always, you can go through any of my to-read, but this shelf holds my current interests. If you check on it multiple times, make sure you check back before you send me a book, as I'm always reading off this shelf.

phantomssiren 09/20/2014 #

Here's my list, but if there's something you think I REALLY ought to read that isn't on this list feel free to pick that instead :)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2240147-phantoms?shelf=to-read

Icygrl7 09/24/2014 #

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/31285562?shelf=carpe-librum-tbr-list

emmalouiise91 09/25/2014 #

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10582331?shelf=swapbot

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