Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blogger Book Swap!

(First of all, I want to wish the happiest 50th birthday ever to my sweet little mama!  I wish I were in Georgia today celebrating 50 years with her!)



And now . . . exciting news:  The lovely Lindsay from Undomestic Chica emailed me with a great idea--a Blogger Book Swap!  We all have books lying around that we've read and don't need anymore, so what better way to spread the love than to swap books with another blogging bibliophile?  


If you are interested in participating, here's the rundown:

1. Email Claire (kieferclaire@gmail.com) or Lindsay (undomesticchica@gmail.com) with your name, address, blog url, and reading interests.  Email us by May 30th!

2. We will email you with your partner's info on May 31st.

3. Once you get your partner's info, send her a book or two that you have around your house that you think she might enjoy.  It could be something you've read and loved, or just something you've heard great things about.  All genres are welcome, just try not to send something suuuuper popular (so that you don't end up sending books your partner already has).  Mail your book(s) out by June 4th!

4.  A week or so after the books have been mailed, Lindsay and I will host a little link party and showcase the books people sent/received.  Fun, right?

Please spread the word and put our button on your blog!  We're so excited about this and can't wait to pair you up.  We hope you join us!!

18 comments:

starnes family said...

I'm in!

Micaela said...

claire, this is the one swap that i was SO SAD to be burned by because giving books as gifts are my favorite as you know! ;) so YAY!!! i was actually thinking of doing a swap like this! so hurray! emailing you now.

great idea! xo

Nicole Marie said...

aww man if i wasn't in a book club i'd totes do this!

Leesh said...

I'll send you email. I am definitely in need of a new book to read.

Phoenix Peacock said...

Well, of course!!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

My books aren't very interesting to others, I'm sure. Unless people want to read about the lost colony of Roanoke or historical symbolism conspiracy theories lol! Yeah, I read history books...and maybe that's why I don't read too often haha

sheba said...

fabulous idea!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

This sounds super fun. Err though I'm quite far away now. Hmm I'll definitely think about this and e-mail you if I can do it.

Happy birthday to your mama!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Gracie said...

Oh this is such a wonderful swap. I will definitely think about it (but most likely will do it). The last time I did this I got burned :(

But this is so fun. Plus it's all good about the email. I know how busy life can get. :)

April said...

If it weren't for the fact that I'm really book-picky, I would definitely join! I hope everyone gets something they enjoy!! :)

bananas. said...

i'm gonna pass but only because i suck at mailing things.

please know that if you ever want to borrow a book, i am more than willing to bring it to you. we do live in the same vicinity :)

Vanisha Mishra-Vakaoti said...

I'd love to take part...hope you're including international readers?? :)

drollgirl said...

this is a good idea! anything that encourages reading!

my sister and i have a CONSTANT book swap going on. it is so fun! and we only swap the good stuff. life is too short to pass on crappy books. those go to charity or to the library.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Fun! I've just signed up and posted your button on my sidebar. Can't wait!

Lee said...

Sounds like fun! I love getting new books!

http://buddy-in-between.blogspot.com/

Meredith said...

Aw this is such a good idea! Sadly though, the only books I really have around are lame-o law books. Since I got my kindle a few years ago, I've kind of been pitifully attached to it because it means I can bring a book anywhere in my purse, even if the paper version would weigh 15 pounds. My only complaint about it is that you really can't do things like this!

Faiza said...

brilliant (can you tell i am catching up on my blog reading...google reader tells me i have 373 posts to go)

Tamara Nicole said...

Ooooh love this idea, and I totally would join in, but we are heading out on vaca! Next time for sure, kinda jealous!!!