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LLU: BYOπŸ“– online book club - May 2021

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LLU: BYOπŸ“– online book club - May 2021
Group:Library Lovers Unite!
Swap Coordinator:traceyj (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Email 
Number of people in swap:9
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:May 22, 2021
Date items must be sent by:May 31, 2021
Number of swap partners:3

Hey, readers! One of the things I miss from working at a library is the casual conversations we would share daily with the library visitors. It could be as simple as recognizing another fan of a genre, or learning about an author I wasn't familiar with, or discussing their on-going research as an aspiring writer---even these small interactions would add another level of meaning to the fluctuating content of the library bookshelves.

This is a Bring-Your-Own-Book Club, where folks can have a chance to connect with each other by sharing about whatever book they feel like talking about at the moment. It's meant to be as easy and accessible as possible, since we try to make everyone feel welcome at the library.

I may provide some suggested conversation topics, but they are totally optional. -- Participants should feel free to write a little bit about one book (no spoilers please), regardless of whether you finished it recently or a while ago, or whether you're still working your way through it--or even one that you aren't enjoying that much, or have been putting off!

And since I think of Swap-bot as a place for making connections and learning about others, I would also encourage participants to introduce themselves a little bit at the beginning of their email.

(OPTIONAL) suggested topics you might use or ignore:

πŸ“š a graphic novel series or character that you enjoy? (Happy Comic Book Day!)

πŸ“š a book containing a collection of your favorite comic strip or webcomic.

πŸ“š a children's series that you loved as a kid, or one that you are reading now (with or without kids/grandkids)

πŸ“š a book of any kind that you would recommend (or NOT recommend)


πŸ“– International, electronic swap - by (bcc) email or swap-bot direct message

πŸ“– You will have up to 3 partners.

πŸ“– Introduce yourself--this can be very brief, as little or as much as you'd like to share! (If this isn't your first BYOB "meeting," a brief sentence what you've been up to is fine)

πŸ“– Write at least a few sentences about one book--you can respond to one of the suggested prompts or not--up to you.

πŸ“– Include swap name and username

πŸ“– Don't forget to rate your partners :). If you received an on-time email or message that talks about a book, please give a 5.

Questions? Suggestions? Please feel free to DM me. Thank you and Happy Reading !


  • 5th: National Cartoonists’ Day (US)
  • Free Comic Book Day: First Saturday
  • 9th May 1814 - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen was published
  • 12th: National Limerick Day (US)
  • 15th May 1886 - Emily Dickinson's death
  • 20th: Mary Pope Osborne Birthday (1949), author of Magic Tree House children's series
  • 22nd May 1859 - Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, author of Sherlock Holmes
  • 31st May 1819 - Walt Whitman's Birthday, author of Leaves of Grass


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