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« on: July 12, 2013 11:21:18 AM »

hi everyone!  my name is Jo and I am a whore for books.
(everyone: "hi, Jo!")

 OK also love to craft.  and now I'm trying to think of a swap that might bring the 2 together.  perhaps there are like minded individuals out there?

I see a few different ways to accomplish this . . .

1 - a book is assigned and participants are given a month to read and craft (thinking a 3 point swap where at least a small is related to the book)

2 - which I like better - swap partners are assigned by interests and each person sends one of their favorite books and a related craft.  so, for instance, I might send a copy of the hunger games and a mockingjay shirt.

3 - maybe it is just a book club type read-along and everyone swaps related bookmarks or atc's or inches (for those ebookers).  if we make it a monthly affair we could acquire a nice collection of literary artwork?

please tell me there are other readers out there?

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013 01:02:41 PM »

This sounds intriguing...your choice #2 kinda makes me think of a "getting to know you swap" in that you would pick a book you like, craft for that book, and then send it to your partner...then your partner can hopefully be introduced to a new genre/book/author....that sounds cool to me...we could list fav authors/genres/etc we read as well as themes/places/genres etc we'd like to read to help with partnering etc. I mean, if someone is really into classics, they may not appreciate the zombie apocalypse, but then again, they might....I think a 3 pt swap would be great..I, myself, prefer smaller swaps.

Just food for thought...many of us probably have an ireader of sorts,Nook, Kindle, etc--just throwing that out there. 

Of course, it could be a 2 part swap, in that 1) you send your partner a book to read, or you tell  them which book you'd like them to read and they get it themselves (saves on shipping, and time)

Then, allow some time for reading, and then they craft a med 3pt for that book...of course, this leads to a very long swap so....it's probably best to craft for the book you are sending...but wow, so many possibilities.

I would be available for this swap say mid-August when the kiddos go back to school.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013 02:37:53 PM »

I like number two a lot.

It sounds really fun!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013 07:07:57 PM »

This could get me back into reading!  I like it, and I just had to chime in, I am one of the ones without an ereader, I just love my hardcovers!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013 07:45:54 PM »

I really like this idea! I'm a big book worm and would love to see this swap happen. I like #2 as well, although sending the book itself can be pricey due to their weight sometimes, and I just can't get into e-readers. Nothing against them, they're just not for me. Moving on, I'd definitely be in for this swap. I'll be keeping an eye out for this!
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013 09:54:39 AM »

I'm glad to see some interest!  I have one book club, and we meet once a month.  we all bring snacks and I always try to theme my snacks to the book.  it's fun.  but I need more!

I'm gonna keep thinking to see if there's another way to do it.  I really like the read-along, because it's nice to be able to discuss the book you're reading with others. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013 03:36:43 PM »

I've been doing a lot of book-inspired crafts lately, so I'm interested!   Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013 07:48:01 PM »

Could do another just like the Old fashioned book lovers swap http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418876.0#axzz2MbmnPHip. That was an amazing swap! then again, it could just be that I had the most amazing partner for it Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2013 10:07:42 PM »

Could do another just like the Old fashioned book lovers swap http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418876.0#axzz2MbmnPHip. That was an amazing swap! then again, it could just be that I had the most amazing partner for it Cheesy

uh, yes, exactly.  where was I when this happened.  sigh.  yes - somebody organize, because I want, lol.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013 12:56:34 AM »

I suggest that you partner people based on what they like about books.

Do they love the characters and prefer to read series in order to get to know everyone?

Do they love the feel and pace of a book that sucks them in an keeps them turning the pages?

Do they love exploring a world and seeing what life was like in the past or will be like in the far future?

Do they read just to savor the words and language from the books?

If you pair people who have similar answers to these questions they have a greater likely hood of enjoying the same books.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013 08:09:35 AM »

I've been a member of a few book clubs in the past, but they've all either fizzeled out, or met at times that didn't work with my schedule. I love the idea of making a craft based on a book. Would be really great if it could be an ongoing thing... 6-12 books per year?
I'd also be happy with the other options - count me in!
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013 10:11:34 AM »

I might be interested
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013 05:22:20 AM »

I love this idea. Though I think as far as a "book club" type environment, a craft-along/read-along might work out better. You could do a companion swap to it though, where actual items are crafted and swapped. But the discussion of the book would mostly take place in the read-along thread. In this scenario though, it would most likely have to be one book agreed upon, and read by the group, though it could be a new book every month or two.

I'm intrigued!
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013 08:34:28 AM »

 Huge reader, I'm completely obsessed with my Kindle. I can read and hold my cat at the same time (it's a miracle I am married). I would LOVE to do this swap! Mid-August is perfect for me because I am wanting to take a short break from swapping to get a couple other projects finished up.
 Is anyone organizing or are you looking for one? Just curious. Not sure if I would want to match people up for this sort of swap. But I love the idea of crafts based on books.
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013 02:05:36 PM »

I love the idea of a read-along craft-along, where we all read the same book for a month (or whatever)  and craft something inspired by it!  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013 02:24:38 PM »

I would need an org. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2013 09:19:44 AM »

oops, i didnt see this in time, i just posted a book swap idea too! i had the idea of crafting a book cover and bookmarks to go with when we send the book? i love the idea of crafting something inspired by the book too.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2013 04:57:44 PM »

I would love someone to craft for me with my favorite book. I don't want to send it. It is the only book I brought back from MT. Now I love the Hunger Games. If a partner has read the same book it would be great. If not, they can check it out from a library. My favorite book ever is the Stand and it is one heavy tome.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2013 05:00:16 PM »

i didn't get to read the stand but i want to! loved the movie!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2013 10:24:11 AM »

i like idea #2, introducing someone to my fave book is a small joy of mine. i also like the idea of being introduced to a new book.
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2013 06:59:20 AM »

I will organize if everyone is interested in the "introduce someone to your favorite book" concept, where you send a partner your favorite book & craft something to go with it...?
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2013 08:13:04 AM »

I will organize if everyone is interested in the "introduce someone to your favorite book" concept, where you send a partner your favorite book & craft something to go with it...?

That sounds cool.
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2013 09:54:16 AM »

Yes!   Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2013 09:59:53 AM »

 I would do it too!
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2013 10:58:42 AM »

It seems great.

I am wondering how I could avoid sending a book to my partner that she/he already owns.
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2013 11:43:08 AM »

You could ask if your partner has read anything by a particular author & kind of feel them out that way...?
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2013 12:04:31 PM »

Yes, that's a good idea.
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2013 12:12:24 PM »

Ok I did a little searching & found some prior book/reading swaps:

Reading Swap
Book Club and Swap
Favorite Book Swap

The Favorite Book swap is close to what I had in mind, so I think I'll do a round 2 of that one. 
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2013 12:29:27 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2013 02:35:37 PM »

Hooray!  Smiley

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