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« on: January 08, 2013 02:43:21 PM »



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Calling all book lovers!  Susanab and I want to have a swap involving real books--no e-readers allowed!

For the questionnaire, we will each choose at least 10 books that we would like to read from one of these lists:

Modern Library 100 Best Novels (there are actually 2 lists there with 100 books each, but many of the same books are on both lists)

Gilmore Girls Book List (this is a list of books that were mentioned in the TV series "Gilmore Girls".  It has nothing to do with the show, though, so if you are like me and have never seen the show, it doesn't matter!  It includes a broader range of books than the first list.)

 We will choose ONE of the books that our partner wants to read, and purchase the book (can be new, or used in good condition).  If you haven't read it before, go ahead and read it before you send it if you want to!  Then craft two things:
--a bookmark
--a medium-ish item based on the book, or books/reading in general

So you will be sending your partner one book, one crafted bookmark, and one medium-size crafted item.  And since you will be receiving a book in return, you could actually read two new books by participating in this swap.  I know there are a lot of novels on those lists that I would like to read, but if there is a book you've been longing for that's not on the list, just mention it in the thread and I will make a list of "craftster picks" that can be chosen from too.

We would like to open sign ups this Friday, with partners given a week later, and four weeks of crafting/reading time...that puts send-outs right around Feb. 19th.  If you think we need more than 4 weeks, just mention it below.

Are you interested?
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013 03:08:49 PM »

This sounds interesting!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013 04:33:20 PM »

Aw man you guys have the best swap ideas! I maaaaay just have to join. Off to peruse the book lists first! Ill keep an eye out. Smiley

ETA: Ok I have to do this. Im going to start making my list now! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013 05:53:38 PM »

This is the swap of my dreams!!!!  I do think we need more time but I am still willing to join if the original date is accepted.

Cannot wait to participate!!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013 06:28:59 PM »

I would be interested in this swap!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013 06:37:07 PM »

I would have to check some dates and make sure I could join, but this sounds like a wonderful idea!
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013 10:50:39 PM »

You guys rock my socks. A great idea.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013 04:54:04 AM »

I love this idea! Can't wait!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013 05:54:04 AM »

I'm so glad there is plenty of interest!  I think this will be great fun!
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013 09:04:52 AM »

This is an awesome idea - such fun!  I'd love to join in the next round.............. ... but currently a newbie working my way through my first swap. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013 11:39:44 AM »

Sounds great, but I can't join you  Undecided  Just too much to do for my study.

It is an amazing idea though! I can read in English, love books and buying English books isn't a big problem, not even her in the Netherlands! Maybe if you are doing another round it will be a better moment in my study.

So sorry! But I wish you a lot of fun! You really do have the best ideas!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013 11:51:45 AM »

This sounds like such an awesome swap!!!  Though I am a pretty slow reader.  I would have to push myself to finish the book and then craft something afterward.  I will have to ponder this.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013 12:14:52 PM »

This sounds like such an awesome swap!!!  Though I am a pretty slow reader.  I would have to push myself to finish the book and then craft something afterward.  I will have to ponder this.

Jillybeans, the crafted item doesn't have to relate to the book you buy for your partner; it could be anything book-related--like a totebag made of fabric with books on it, or a reading journal, or a mug rug that says "Read!" or anything like that.  So you could slowly read the book while working on your crafted item.
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013 12:25:51 PM »

 Hahaha! I like that they craft can be random book related too, for us s-l-o-w readers. Cool idea. I will have to check out the list!
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013 12:48:33 PM »

Sounds great, but I can't join you  Undecided  Just too much to do for my study.

It is an amazing idea though! I can read in English, love books and buying English books isn't a big problem, not even her in the Netherlands! Maybe if you are doing another round it will be a better moment in my study.

So sorry! But I wish you a lot of fun! You really do have the best ideas!  Cheesy

Wendiek, I'm sorry you won't have time for this, but I do understand.  Hopefully next time!
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013 04:19:49 PM »

Hmm....this sounds like a very fun swap!  Don't know if I have the time to participate, but I'll be stalking along.  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2013 04:50:44 PM »

So, so tempting, though I don't know if I'll have time/ space.
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013 06:04:12 PM »

I love to read so I will have to try tokeep a spot open for this swap!
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013 06:59:30 PM »

So far I have gone through each list about three times but I only have seven books on my list. I have read a lot of them, and also have a lot purchased already on my bookshelf but are unread. I'll just keep going through the lists until I can weed three more out. Smiley I also have seen books that I have thought "Oooh I hope my partner has that one on their list...or that one...or that one.." Grin
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013 09:09:22 PM »

Actually I found quite a few I would like to read. But cash flow will prevent me from joining. Hoping for a round 2.
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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2013 03:50:40 AM »

Okay, I really really really hope there is a round two - still working through my first swap, so I can't join, but this is so far up my alley it's ridiculous. I'll be stalking this thread!
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2013 05:00:53 AM »

yup definitely interested...I was a little worried in case I wouldnt be able to get hold of a book that someone selected (I live far far away from any sort of decent bookshop) but then I read the list..there are a lot of irish authors on there...and plenty of old favourites...
I'm in!
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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2013 05:25:55 AM »

So far I have gone through each list about three times but I only have seven books on my list. I have read a lot of them, and also have a lot purchased already on my bookshelf but are unread. I'll just keep going through the lists until I can weed three more out. Smiley I also have seen books that I have thought "Oooh I hope my partner has that one on their list...or that one...or that one.." Grin

If you can't come up with 10, that's okay--7 is close enough! Don't forget, you can suggest books too, if there's something not on the lists that you would like to read.

It was when I came across the Gilmore Girls list that I was inspired to start this swap, because there were so many books there that I've never read, or even heard of!  I just now sat down to write out my list of books, and I'm only up to the letter "H" on the GG list and I have 11 books!  So, my list might be quite long!  I've been looking at descriptions of the books I'm unfamiliar with on Amazon to help me choose.

I'm so excited about this swap that I am going to open sign-ups today (a day earlier than planned)
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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2013 09:03:32 PM »

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