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Title: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 28, 2007 06:32:56 PM
Swap name: Used Book Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: TwiztidBlood
Sign-up date range: May 28 - June 8
Date to send item by: June 27
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Our Co-Organizer is thecoffindontwantme


All ages allowed.
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:
Used Books, they are amazing ways to find new reading and a cheaper than new books. This swap is for everyone who loves to read, and wants to swap a used book with someone around the world. The book can be bought at a used book store, or other shop of the like, or taken from your own home library that you are finished reading. You can chose to get a suprise book, or share your likes and what you normally read. Also, sending a little bought or homemade bookmark along is always welcome. This should be a nice quick and easy swap for you to enjoy :)



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Used Book Swap
Craftster username :
Email address :
Your real name :
Mailing address including the country :
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?


Would you like to swap 1 or 2 used books to your partner?

What sort of books do you like to read?

Is there a peticular book you are looking for?

What sort of books do you dislike?

Would you like the book to be a suprise?

Do you prefer to read thin or thick books?

Would you like to send a bookmark with the book?

Would you like to receive a bookmark from your partner?

Is there any other information your partner should know?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.  



Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.



Approved Swappers

  1. TwiztidBlood
  2. gumshoegal
  3. Saor
  4. quiltqueen
  5. thecoffindontwantme
  6. octopusincclothing
  7.
  8. theatregirl25
  9. bluesparkie
10. coral
11. princesskaos15
12. crafty_karen1
13. Jessimacuh
14. alo42d
15. lindsoriah
16. carole73
17. elfslovelies
18. StarFire
19. lapoli
20. koi
21. psyche
22. ScotSkipper402
23. sunspotted
24. Linnybelle
25. sarush
26. annaonthemoon
27. dreamergirl
28. meg2101
29. mommabear1963
30. logger-ithmic
31. baby-bumblebee
32. misswendiki
33. jessvict
34. cmc_aust
35. Whiskey
36. sinis+er
37. Rain
38. peachsorbet
39. Muria
40. TessTessi
41. boygirlparty
42. Zero Cool
43. lilylola
44. innocentpeace143
45. balletfreak
46. jamesdean
47. jerriblank


Sent
Late w/ Communication
Late w/o Communication
Positive Feedback


Partners

          crafty_karen1 <<<>>> Zero Cool
             Muria <<<>>> TwiztidBlood
gumshoegal
thecoffindontwantme <<<>>> theatregirl25
                lindsoriah <<<>>> psyche
      baby-bumblebee <<<>>> jerriblank
               TessTessi <<<>>> boygirlparty
        princesskaos15 <<<>>> meg2101
                     coral <<<>>> logger-ithmic
                 StarFire <<<>>> Muria
            misswendiki <<<>>> octopusincclothing
                      Rain <<<>>> sinis+erlindsoriah
           peachsorbet <<<>>> cmc_aust
                   lilylola <<<>>> dreamergirl
                Whiskey <<<>>> quiltqueen
   innocentpeace143 <<<>>> Saor
      annaonthemoon <<<>>> alo42d
            Jessimacuh <<<>>> sarush
            sunspotted <<<>>> carole73
             jamesdean <<<>>> elfslovelies
                 jessvict <<<>>> ScotSkipper402
                       koi <<<>>> balletfreak
              Linnybelle <<<>>> mommabear1963
                    lapoli <<<>>> bluesparkie



Gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176819.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176819.0)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: gumshoegal on May 28, 2007 06:49:57 PM
just sent my info


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Dawn Octopus on May 28, 2007 07:00:23 PM
I just sent in my information ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on May 28, 2007 07:02:00 PM
Just sent mine in too!
You have the best swaps  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: R3n331 on May 28, 2007 07:02:53 PM
Sent my Info


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: theatregirl25 on May 28, 2007 07:08:32 PM
woot! Sent my info!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: misswendiki on May 28, 2007 07:11:42 PM
Just sent mine in too!
You have the best swaps  :)
I agree! TwiztidBlood has the best swaps! They are quick, easy, and have awesome payoff. I'm going to think about the questions, and get back to you guys later. Off to finish posting pics for another TwistidBlood swap :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 28, 2007 07:21:11 PM
* blushes *

thanks, im glad everyone likes them and speaks fondly of them!
every swap ive ever ran has went very smoothly, * knocks on wood * so im very greatful :)

misswendiki, theres lots of time for sign ups, so think about your favourite books  :P


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on May 28, 2007 09:31:19 PM
Hooray, I sent my info!   :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on May 28, 2007 09:34:13 PM
just sent my info in. :]]


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: crafty_karen1 on May 28, 2007 11:42:27 PM
Have sent my info :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Jessimacuh on May 28, 2007 11:57:46 PM
My info's in!  :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: alo42d on May 29, 2007 02:39:01 AM
hey, just sent in my info. cant wait to be approved.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on May 29, 2007 06:28:26 AM
Is a craft books swapper welcome in this swap?lol


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 29, 2007 08:52:54 AM
you are definatly welcome koi!
craft books can definatly be asked for and sent lol


ok, the swap hasnt been open 24 hours yet and we already have 15 swappers, so i may be looking for a co organizer if we go over 25 swappers, is anyone interested?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on May 29, 2007 09:01:28 AM
I could be co-organizer if you need one.
Just let me know. :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 29, 2007 09:05:03 AM
wonderful hun!
if/when we start reaching 25 i will message you :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: StarFire on May 29, 2007 09:49:22 AM
Sent my info!  ^_^


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on May 29, 2007 11:22:43 AM
I'll probably join this one, since books are one of my favorite things, but I'm going to wait till I get some of my other swap packages out (send outs are next week for two of my current swaps).  :)

By the way, for anyone who doesn't know about it, www.paperbackswap.com is a pretty good site for this sort of thing too. It's not all that great if you're looking for a specific title (I have probably 30 books on my "wish list" that no one has on their list), but it's worth checking, and I've gotten some good books out of it (The reader's digest needlework book, for example).  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: lindsoriah on May 29, 2007 11:23:02 AM
i'm approved!  i was so excited to get feedback from my first swap so i can do this one!  i can't wait!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 29, 2007 12:23:53 PM
muria, glad you are thinking of joining! im going to let sign ups til the 8th, so i hope to see your info :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: elfslovelies on May 29, 2007 12:29:51 PM
Woo Hoo, I'm in! This will be my first crfster swap, I'm so excited ;D

Have a lovely day,
Elf


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: carole73 on May 29, 2007 12:32:11 PM
ohhh yeahhh, I'm sign up and approved!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 29, 2007 01:52:41 PM
adorable grandson elf!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on May 29, 2007 01:57:50 PM
I'm sending my info!!! yay!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 29, 2007 03:26:48 PM
this swap is going to be wonderful!
i hope everyone enjoys this :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: lapoli on May 29, 2007 03:29:40 PM
i just joined! this will be a great swap!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: elfslovelies on May 30, 2007 04:49:50 AM
TwiztedBlood,

Thanks! I'm kinda fond of him myself. As if you couldn't tell  ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: psyche on May 30, 2007 12:35:15 PM
Hooray! Just signed in. This should be tons of fun... I hope there's people into the same sorts of books I am :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sunspotted on May 30, 2007 03:01:51 PM
Just finished my first swap and despite the stress of deadlines, I immediately signed up for this one practically the second my "positive" feedback came in. 

I am an idiot, but an idiot who loves to read.  Yay books!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on May 30, 2007 05:40:30 PM
I love books.  Most of my family are writers and we all read anything with words, I've practically got the breakfast cereal box memorized, so am very excited about this swap.  But of course I didn't see the post about the craft books before signing up....  how sad...


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 30, 2007 06:04:44 PM
lol
im sure theres going to be alot of variety in books being swapped
so far ive seen a bunch of people wanting fantasy/fiction type books.
so no worries on just craft books!
any and all books will be swapped!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on May 30, 2007 06:05:43 PM
Oh believe me, I thought it was a brilliant idea!  Who doesn't want craft books?  I'm just sad I didn't think to add it to my questionaire.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: lindsoriah on May 30, 2007 06:24:45 PM
yeah i forgot about those too!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sarush on May 30, 2007 06:35:37 PM
i just sent in my info!

also: i am on goodreads.com, where users can keep lists of books they've read (with reviews and ratings) as well as books they want to read, etc. i know i included my info with my info-pm to sign up for the swap, but for anyone else interested in my reading likes and dislikes, i'm on there under my email which is stephanie.rushATgmail.com. for my future swap partner (if i get approved, i guess), please note that the books that are on my "to-read" shelf are books that i do already own, i just haven't read yet. also though, if you want to know what books you're getting ahead of time, you can tell me which ones you want off my list, and if they're ones i actually own, they're yours :)

EDIT: haha, and you can check out the site to become a member yourself, not just stalk my reading habits.

wow, that was long.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on May 30, 2007 07:16:58 PM
I'm glad so many people are excited for this swap!
It's going to be great.
I completely forgot to add craft books to my info!

Sarush: Thanks for letting us know about that site! That will be great to use if we didn't include enough in our info! ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 30, 2007 08:35:19 PM
ohhh sarush, sounds like a great site, im on my way to bed so ill be signing up on it tomorrow!!

and you are so right thecoffin! and im thankful to have you as my back-up :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on May 31, 2007 12:32:45 PM
count me in!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Dawn Octopus on May 31, 2007 12:57:50 PM
Craft books!! Why didn't I think to include that?? Oh well, maybe there will be a "used book swap 2!"


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 31, 2007 02:08:10 PM
hehe well when you get your partner would could always tell them you are interested in craft books too!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on May 31, 2007 09:55:32 PM
Just sent my info in.  ;D I can't wait, I've been looking for a nice, simple swap to do since I always get excited and take on some huge one and spend too much money on it.  ::)

I'll have to check out that site, I'm also a member of LibraryThing (http://www.librarything.com/) which lets you keep track of your whole library, and you can make reviews, pick which cover art to show, put when you read it, see who else has read your titles, that sort of fun stuff. :) Here's (http://www.librarything.com/catalog/voldemeg) mine, I just started organizing it by date finished, since I'm trying to read 50 books this year for some challenge thing. The collection is very lame, but I'm working on it!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: dreamergirl on June 01, 2007 06:27:14 AM
 :D I'm in!!!

And those book websites look quite interesting, I'll totaly check them out.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 01, 2007 07:46:00 AM
I started my library thing last summer whenI was packing thing sup, and haven't touched it since :(


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: psyche on June 01, 2007 04:02:22 PM
Ooh yeah! Those websites seem awesome as well! I'll haev to check them out. For me, I have books I love, books I want to own, books I want to read.. and more... all organzied on a complex system of wishlists on amazon.com (I rarely buy new books, but I find the system nice and easy!). I'll have to discuss with my partner even more methinks...


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: lindsoriah on June 03, 2007 08:38:28 AM
GAAAAAAH i can't wait to find out my partner!  Must... know... info...


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: StarFire on June 03, 2007 09:45:28 AM
Is it bad that I have already finished the bookmark I plan on sending?  ;P


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 03, 2007 02:08:06 PM
Is it bad that I have already finished the bookmark I plan on sending?  ;P

Nope, I've already made 2 to send to my partner.  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: misswendiki on June 03, 2007 03:46:43 PM
Darn you TwiztidBlood!  ;) I tried to stay away from this swap, but I couldn't do it! I pmed you my info!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: x0xmanda on June 03, 2007 04:23:13 PM
i dont want to dampen the spirits of the swap, to all of you interested in this swap, or those of you who cant do it cuz of feedback or you're already doing the max, my mom uses Frugalreader.com and paperbackswap.com to do this all the time. You gain credits and its all free except for the shipping. You get to search for books and make wishlists and you can be notified when someone posts the book you want. She loves it. just thought i'd share.  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 03, 2007 05:17:42 PM
haha misswendiki, you know you love me  :P


and xox amanda, thank you for sharing those sites, i think they are a great idea and ill be checking them out


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: dreamergirl on June 03, 2007 06:41:36 PM
my mom uses Frugalreader.com and paperbackswap.com to do this all the time.

The idea of these websites is awesome. I've known paperbackswap.com, but thanks for the other link. The problem with these websites (at least PBS, which I tried joining a few years ago) is that they are US only. Craftster, on the other hand, is international. I love it for that.  :D  And I bet that other international craftsters feel the same way.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Rain on June 03, 2007 07:25:45 PM
Bookmooch.com is another one that's international, though a lot of people on there seem to only want to ship to within their own country.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: dreamergirl on June 03, 2007 07:40:31 PM
thanks Rain. I've been looking for an international book swapping website for ages, as was probably obvious from my previous post.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 03, 2007 08:21:20 PM

The problem with these websites (at least PBS, which I tried joining a few years ago) is that they are US only.

I just checked paperbackswap a few minutes ago, and they are still, indeed, US territory only.  :(  In the Help area, they say they'd like to expand, and have had many requests from Canada, but have not found a good shipping method for it as of yet.  It doesn't really surprise me.  Some of my craftster swap packages to Canada have taken longer than the packages to Australia. One of them had an address only six hours away by car from where I live.  ::)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: lindsoriah on June 03, 2007 08:23:19 PM
haha that's really weird about the postal speed.

how can you go fast when there could be a moose around the corner?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Zero Cool on June 04, 2007 04:32:41 AM
if anyone's interested here's another book 'swap' link www.bookcrossing.com


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 04, 2007 04:55:20 AM
wow theres so many book swapping sites!

we shall always now keep book swapping alive!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 04, 2007 04:35:25 PM
I just finished what I think is the perfect book for this swap.  I hope that it will interest my partner.  I am a member of bookcrossing.com and have released several books.  Sadly none have been reported as caught yet.  I am so happy to have the other sites to look at.  Oh my gosh another thing to feed my other addiction "books". 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 04, 2007 04:59:42 PM
what book did you just finish?

im reading a really good one right now that i accidentl dropped in the tub  :-[


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 04, 2007 07:15:22 PM
Do I really want to tell or is it supposed to be a surprise?  Let me just say that the main character is a crafty knitter/interior decorator whose grandmother owns a yarn shop. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 04, 2007 07:23:07 PM
oh myy!! that sounds interesting!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sinis+er on June 05, 2007 11:20:03 PM
haha mommabear . . i've read a book just like that . . but i think it was her aunt instead of her grandmother. and it came with a knitting pattern too.  :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 05, 2007 11:44:22 PM
Do I really want to tell or is it supposed to be a surprise?  Let me just say that the main character is a crafty knitter/interior decorator whose grandmother owns a yarn shop. 

Sounds like it would be a good one. And it's pretty fitting for a craftster book swap! :]]

I can't wait until we get paired. I'm so excited... only two more days!
My mom keeps asking, "Melinda, when's that book swap of yours? Is it soon? What books are you getting?" I'm positive she plans on stealing my books.  ;D Good thing she taught me to share with others!   :P ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 06, 2007 08:09:21 AM
im very excited to get everyone paired!

* does a countdown * lol



it was my mothers idea for this swap, so i signed her up on her account too, so shes joining us and she is always bugging me asking when she gets a partner


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: dreamergirl on June 06, 2007 08:36:12 AM
OMG. 36 people signed-up!!  :o Are we going to have a great time or what.  :D lol I can't wait until we get paired up as well.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 06, 2007 08:40:58 AM
haha i was expecting about 15  :D
so its quite a suprise
this is going to be extremely awsome with all these books going everywhere!

everyone is going to have there partners on saturday :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 06, 2007 09:08:27 AM
and it came with a knitting pattern too.  :D

Now THAT'S an awesome idea!!  :D

Wouldn't it be awesome if a book like "The Devil Wears Prada" came with a sewing pattern for something really fashionable?  :)  Now I'm going to be thinking about that for all the books I read (that aren't crafting books, of course).  :)



Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 06, 2007 09:09:52 AM
Seems that craftsters are also book lovers and movie lovers and music lovers.  I guess it is all part of the creative psyche?  maybe?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: misswendiki on June 06, 2007 09:14:48 AM
Do I really want to tell or is it supposed to be a surprise?  Let me just say that the main character is a crafty knitter/interior decorator whose grandmother owns a yarn shop. 
Sounds just like the kind of book I would like! I've read (and enjoyed) and few books that had characters who knit in them. I get a kick out of seeing my 2 favorite hobbies (reading and knitting) combined in one spot. Now, if only I could master DOING both at the same time, I'd be a happy girl!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 06, 2007 09:52:10 AM
Quote
Now, if only I could master DOING both at the same time, I'd be a happy girl!

Amen to that!!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 06, 2007 09:52:36 AM
it was my mothers idea for this swap, so i signed her up on her account too, so shes joining us and she is always bugging me asking when she gets a partner

my mom isn't very good with a computer, or i would have her signed up for this swap, too! maybe now she'll want to learn when i offer to teach her. :]]





and it came with a knitting pattern too.  :D

Now THAT'S an awesome idea!!  :D

Wouldn't it be awesome if a book like "The Devil Wears Prada" came with a sewing pattern for something really fashionable?  :)  Now I'm going to be thinking about that for all the books I read (that aren't crafting books, of course).  :)



Forget the sewing pattern (I don't know how to read them lol), just give me an outfit from the movie! LoL
 Really though, it would be neat if all the books that were kind of crafty came with a craft.... They'd sell better!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 06, 2007 10:22:13 AM
Ok, about moms, my mom is good with computers but not good with craftster and other online groups, picture posting etc.  So, I do most of it for her.  Sign her up, find her messages, post her pictures.  And it is ok because I think it is good for her, but so much activity in one place overwhelms her.  So be patient with your moms and help them sign up. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 06, 2007 10:34:37 AM
MY mom just looks at craftster, she doesn't even have an account, but yeah she's pretty jealous of this swap too.

HAHA maybe we should do a "for our moms" swap sometime!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: dreamergirl on June 06, 2007 10:51:24 AM
HAHA maybe we should do a "for our moms" swap sometime!

omg, that would be such a great idea.  :D

I guess we all love our moms. lol My mom doesn't have a craftster account but she's realy happy that I'm doing swaps and that I started crafting, etc. And although she's really busy, she's actually doing something herself as well right now and she's back to crafting too.  :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 06, 2007 11:09:00 AM
Ok, about moms, my mom is good with computers but not good with craftster and other online groups, picture posting etc.  So, I do most of it for her.  Sign her up, find her messages, post her pictures.  And it is ok because I think it is good for her, but so much activity in one place overwhelms her.  So be patient with your moms and help them sign up. 

Oh, I'm patient with her, she just isn't patient with me. She isn't patient with anyone when it comes to learning something about the computer, tv, or her cellphone. But I think I'll talk to her about doing what you do, because that way she can learn a little at a time, and be a craftster! :]]

MY mom just looks at craftster, she doesn't even have an account, but yeah she's pretty jealous of this swap too.

HAHA maybe we should do a "for our moms" swap sometime!

When I first saw this, I though it said "swap our moms", and I was like huh? It reminded me of that TV show WifeSwap. But, now that I can read again, I can see what it really says lol, and it sounds like a really good idea!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on June 06, 2007 11:22:05 AM
I'm actually kinda jealous about you guys having crafty moms.  My mom couldn't care less about crafts!  But she definitely appreciates my handmade gifts at least and always oohs and aahs over my craft adventures.  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 06, 2007 12:18:10 PM
haha i put a computer in my mothers room and let her have at it

she plays pogo games, and does emails and such and has gotten pretty good at it!!



i think we should definatly do " for our moms " swap!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 06, 2007 12:44:36 PM
I started a thread in the new swap ideas for a swap for moms, so please go give your feedback so we can figure out when to do one!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 06, 2007 02:50:42 PM
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But she definitely appreciates my handmade gifts at least and always oohs and aahs over my craft adventures. 

It is great that she loves your crafts.  There is a whole thread about giving handmade gifts to people that don't appreciate them. 

They have done swaps for significant others and for kids, I think a for our moms would be good. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: gumshoegal on June 06, 2007 04:28:29 PM
my mom is crafty too.  she some how manages the computer but it takes her forever to type something..


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 06, 2007 05:07:31 PM

Quote
When I first saw this, I though it said "swap our moms", and I was like huh?

Swap our Moms! Great idea ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 06, 2007 07:04:14 PM
I dont know.... I don't think I could fit mine into a box....  :P ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 06, 2007 08:35:13 PM
And the postage.....  :o  ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 06, 2007 11:18:09 PM
 :o oh goodness, buying her a plane ticket would be cheaper!

hmm.... now that i think about it, i have an animal crate she could fit in, if she lays in the fetal position.... she's always wanted to go to england, anyone interested?


aww, i'm glad my mom has a sense of humor... otherwise i'd be grounded! lol


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: peachsorbet on June 07, 2007 04:04:36 AM
I just sent in my info! I'm really excited about this. There are so many books I want to send out, I'm wondering if I can really just keep it to two!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 07, 2007 07:00:52 AM
Hey, my mom would love to go anywhere but I am worried that if I swapped her she might not like me anymore, she might like the "new" daughter better.  lol. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 07, 2007 12:01:07 PM
I just sent in my info! I'm really excited about this. There are so many books I want to send out, I'm wondering if I can really just keep it to two!
Hehe, I know how it is. I've been going through our building (which are both full of junk, and all my craft stuff!) for a yardsale, and I've found a ton of books I forgot we had! None of them are going into the yardsale, until after this swap is finished! LoL

Hey, my mom would love to go anywhere but I am worried that if I swapped her she might not like me anymore, she might like the "new" daughter better.  lol. 
I didn't think of this! Maybe I should keep her, then. Just to be safe and all.

I told her about this conversation, and she said, "Well, as long as its to England, I'll go anyway I can get there." She's always wanted to go there, but hasn't had the chance.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 07, 2007 01:08:28 PM
hmm.... now that i think about it, i have an animal crate she could fit in, if she lays in the fetal position....

HAHAHAHHAA Awesome.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 07, 2007 01:24:34 PM
hmm.... now that i think about it, i have an animal crate she could fit in, if she lays in the fetal position....

HAHAHAHHAA Awesome.
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 ;D 

Bad thing is, I really do have a dog crate she could fit into...


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 07, 2007 02:02:55 PM
hehe when you get your partner, you can definatly decide betweent he two of you if you want to send more then 2!



Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 07, 2007 02:15:13 PM
What is everyone sending their books in?  ???
I can't decide between a big envelope and a box.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 07, 2007 02:24:45 PM
im sending mine in a bubble mailer


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 07, 2007 02:41:26 PM
Me too. It's lighter and cheaper!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 07, 2007 02:50:30 PM
haha exactly!

partners will be out tomorrow night :)!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 07, 2007 02:54:54 PM
haha exactly!

partners will be out tomorrow night :)!!

yes!!! -does little dance-
i'm excited!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 07, 2007 06:30:57 PM
That's what I'll plan on using then, especially since I can get a pack of 10 at the Dollar Store  :)

partners will be out tomorrow night :)!!

Can't wait!!  ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 07, 2007 06:51:45 PM
is it tommorrow yet?  ;) :-*


I've been going through all the books, and I can't wait to see if my partner is interested in any of them! I'm sure they will be, we have every genre under the sun.... my dad was supposed to build my mom a small library, well, we've got a ton of books, but no library yet. lol


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 07, 2007 07:02:59 PM
hehehe nope not tomorrow yet! but its coming :)



Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 07, 2007 07:33:56 PM
aww, I just thought of something.... I'm goign to be away from the computer all day tommorrow because I'm having a yard sale, so I won't be able to find out who my partner is until tommorrow night!  :'(


Oh, well, I'll just sneak into my aunt's house sometime during the day...  ;D ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 07, 2007 07:36:46 PM
OMG I'm so exited, I found lot of craft book to swap! I hope me partner will enjoy them!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TessTessi on June 07, 2007 08:37:05 PM
Just signed up!! I am super excited! Yay books!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 07, 2007 08:49:35 PM
What is everyone sending their books in?  ???
I can't decide between a big envelope and a box.


If it's a standard sized paperback, the paperbackswap.com recommends wrapping it in two sheets of standard  letter paper (one isn't quite sturdy enough, though it will cover the entire book).  Of course, if your book is larger, that's not an option, but I haven't had any books mangled that way yet.

That being said, I'll probably use a bubble envelope, too.  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 07, 2007 08:56:10 PM
If it's a standard sized paperback, the paperbackswap.com recommends wrapping it in two sheets of standard  letter paper (one isn't quite sturdy enough, though it will cover the entire book).  Of course, if your book is larger, that's not an option, but I haven't had any books mangled that way yet.

That being said, I'll probably use a bubble envelope, too.  :)

Yeah, I read that on there too, but I didn't think it was sturdy enough.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on June 07, 2007 09:23:10 PM
I've sold a lot of books on Ebay and bubble envelopes are fine, just wrap the book in newspaper before stuffing it in the envelope. 

Can we send Media Mail for this swap? It's so much more affordable!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: elfslovelies on June 08, 2007 04:09:02 AM
Wooo Hooo!!!! It's the 8th!!!!

Only hours left to wait ;D

Elf


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: lapoli on June 08, 2007 05:21:09 AM
wow! i just looked at the list of approved swappers, and there's a ton of us!!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 08:28:57 AM
Can we send Media Mail for this swap?

- what is it? hahaha ive never heard of it, could you explain it :)


and yes today is the 8th! we had 6 users sign up over night. we are now at 45 swappers!


i will be closing today at 7pm est time :)
everyone should have there partners by midnight or before


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 08, 2007 08:34:45 AM
Media Mail is a shipping rate for the U.S. that lets you ship media (books, movies, pictures, etc.)  at a discounted rate within the USA.  It tends to be slower than regular mail (get what you pay for, I guess), but a regular paperback book only costs around $2.20 to ship (was $1.69 before the rate hike).  It generally only takes two weeks (or less), so it would be slower than other US shippers, but about the same speed as international shipping.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 09:05:12 AM
ahhh ok!

then yes definatly


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on June 08, 2007 10:35:20 AM
media mail is the best. I've even sent gigantic hardback books to people for like $2.50 but would probably be $3.50 now with the rate hike.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 08, 2007 11:39:12 AM
I just sent a box with 8 VHS videos in it media mail for only $5.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 08, 2007 02:59:02 PM
only an hour left....  ;D

i'm sooo tired (and sunburned!) from that yardsale that i'm fixing to go take a nap. ::) i'm setting my alarm to wake me up later though so i can find out who my partner is! :]]



anybody else excited????


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 03:09:53 PM
hahaha yay!

oh im totally excited


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: dreamergirl on June 08, 2007 03:15:47 PM
It's too late here so I'm contemplating whether I should go to bed and find out in the morning or stay up and wait. lol Too excited!  :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jerriblank on June 08, 2007 03:18:42 PM
i just sent my info in! yay!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 03:21:20 PM
hehe im going to start putting down everyones info to start pairing up


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( Sign Ups May 28 - June 8, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 05:05:09 PM
ok we are now closed!!!!

we ended up with 46 swappers :)

i wasnt on at 7 ( was bringing in the clothes, having dinner etc )

but now im back to speadsheeting!

partners will be out before midnight everyone :) ( id say in about 2 hours )


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 08, 2007 05:06:17 PM
ok we are now closed!!!!

we ended up with 46 swappers :)

i wasnt on at 7 ( was bringing in the clothes, having dinner etc )

but now im back to speadsheeting!

partners will be out before midnight everyone :) ( id say in about 2 hours )

Awesome!!
I can't wait to find out who my partner is!  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 05:27:01 PM
ahhh! everyone its gonna have been put back a bit, ive gotta shut down my comp, theres huge storms coming, and its lightening and thudering and pouring out right now, tornados are on there way apparently.

as soon as this storm is over ill be back online to do partners!!! sorry!!!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 08, 2007 05:32:18 PM
We just had those storms in my area.
They were horrible  :o


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 06:11:52 PM
well they are warning us til around 1am of them, but it seems things have quieted down so im back at the spreadsheet.

its the first time ive put everyones info as a spreadsheet before so im a tad slow hahaha.
but with all the swappers i thought it would be a good organizational way, and someone gave me the idea haha


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jessvict on June 08, 2007 07:30:46 PM
we had the storms too, no tornados, but alot of lightening and thunder.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 08, 2007 07:36:14 PM
I can't wait to find out!

I have to take the ACT tomorrow, so I have to go to bed early-ish, and won't get to check Craftster until tomorrow afternoon, so the wait is going to kill me!  :-\

Maybe I'll wake up extra early and I'll be able to check then!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 08:05:36 PM
done!!

partners are on the front page!

ill be pm'ing everyone your partners info now


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: balletfreak on June 08, 2007 08:18:58 PM
i cant wait to get started with book searching!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 08, 2007 08:21:30 PM
Thanks for getting them out early!  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on June 08, 2007 08:47:36 PM
Yay! I'm super excited about my partner, I'm planning a trip to the used book store tomorrow afternoon so I can look around and maybe find something for her.  ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 08, 2007 09:03:51 PM
yay im glad everyones excited.

everyone should now have your partners info pm'd, please check and make sure everything matches the front page, and please let me know if there is a partner problem!


everyone partners up quite well!

whew im off to bed in a minute haha, i said the latest would be midnight and i sent the last pm at 11:59 haha.

whiskey, you are the lucky swapper that ended up being my mothers partner ( quiltqueen ) so ill make sure she is a good swapper haha


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 08, 2007 09:19:56 PM
YAY I got my partner! I'm so excited and off to see what she likes!!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sinis+er on June 08, 2007 10:43:36 PM
wow! even though my partner and i have dis similar tastes in books . . i think i know JUST the thing to send  :D

YAY!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jerriblank on June 08, 2007 10:49:35 PM
thanks for sending out the info so quickly!  it's just in time for the city-wide garge sale going on tomorrow!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 09, 2007 06:50:21 AM
hehe sometimes everyone didnt match up perfectly, but that will make it interesting, because itll let you get to know new books!

yay for the big garage sale!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on June 10, 2007 07:44:58 PM
Hooray!  Sorry I seemed to drop off the face of the earth, it's been a crazy weekend.  I'm very excited that the swap is starting.  I have one book, I'm just looking for the second one.  And bookmarks!  I'm looking forward to crafting them. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: carole73 on June 11, 2007 10:39:20 AM
My box is ready to go go go!! (I'm hoping to send tomorrow)

I hope you like my choices Sunspotted. :)

It's crazy, I went to the Fripe-Prix (second hand store in Montréal) this weekend and the books were 0.25$, last week the special was 0.99$ and I though that was low enough. Wow!



Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 11, 2007 10:44:53 AM
This one was a great swap!! Thanks to you TwiztidBlood! I have my partner's books done and ready to be mailed,now if I can get my rear in gear on the book mark!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 11, 2007 11:49:29 AM
I have my books picked out but I need to make the bookmarks and cannot decide what I want to do.  Such a dilemma over such a small item.  blah. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sunspotted on June 11, 2007 11:51:54 AM
Quote
I hope you like my choices Sunspotted.

Hey, that's me!  Hooray for twenty-five cent books.   


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 11, 2007 12:04:48 PM
I just finished my bookmarks today.
Everything will be sent out tomorrow.
I hope you like everything theatregirl25.

By the way TwiztidBlood, your new picture looks great  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on June 11, 2007 01:57:29 PM
I am planning on searching for the perfect book while waiting to pick up my bratty brother tomorrow night.  One bookmark is started and the other is still an idea.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 11, 2007 05:22:28 PM
im very excited everyone is having a blast and finding books!

everyone please remember to pm me when you send and receive :)

and thanks hun :) after years of long hair i had it all cut off


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on June 11, 2007 11:04:47 PM
You guys are so fast!  ;D I found a book for my partner but I want to read it before I send it, so my package won't be out for a while.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 12, 2007 03:27:15 AM
Hoorray! This morning I found the second book I was looking for! I'm at work on bookmarks and little surprise!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 12, 2007 06:11:02 AM
Does anyone have some unique ideas for a little surprise? I could go with the standard tea idea but thought it might be fun to do something different but keep it book related? HMMM?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: peachsorbet on June 12, 2007 06:36:34 AM
well, once it's out here in the open it isn't going to be much of a surprise :P but there are plenty of other book related things you could send like a decorated book light or a book cushion (a cushion with one hard flat side so you rest the soft part on your lap and have a hard surface on the other). Going with the tea theme you could send a tea cozy (oh, with irony, of course :))

Ooh, also a book clutch (which is a hard cover clutch in the dimensions of a standard trade paperback, typically or in a mass-market paperback size, less typically) so you can toss your book into your "everything" bag without having to worry about damage to the cover.

I could go on. But I won't. These ideas are meant to be surprises after all. :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 12, 2007 06:41:25 AM

Ooh, also a book clutch (which is a hard cover clutch in the dimensions of a standard trade paperback, typically or in a mass-market paperback size, less typically) so you can toss your book into your "everything" bag without having to worry about damage to the cover.

I could go on. But I won't. These ideas are meant to be surprises after all. :D

Ooh, that would be useful!  It could be kind of fun if you used an actual old bookcover (say, Crime and Punishment, or a chem/physics/calc book cover).  Then when you're giggling over Terry Pratchett, you get some REALLY odd reactions. ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 12, 2007 06:46:46 AM
I always find good tips on partner's wist, if she has one!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: dreamergirl on June 12, 2007 07:07:33 AM
It could be kind of fun if you used an actual old bookcover (say, Crime and Punishment, or a chem/physics/calc book cover).  Then when you're giggling over Terry Pratchett, you get some REALLY odd reactions. ;D

LOL ok, sorry, that made me actually laugh outloud just imagining the people's faces.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 12, 2007 10:31:13 AM
Oh those are great ideas. I love them all. Now what to do? what to do?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on June 12, 2007 01:48:18 PM
I like that book clutch idea, I am forever leaving chocolate and meltable items in my purse.  ::)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: psyche on June 12, 2007 04:26:47 PM
Ooh. I think I have one of two. I picked it up at the library sell-off for nice and cheap just before the swap started... I just have to finish reading it first ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 12, 2007 07:03:09 PM
I'm probably going to hit the used bookstore downtown, especially since I haven't been there in ages.  Still deciding on the rest of it.  ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 14, 2007 04:07:23 PM
Oh, yay! I think I've got the books I want to send. I wasn't having any luck at all with one book I knew I wanted to send, so I pretty much gave up on it. But, the book I found in place of it is an excellent substitute.  ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 14, 2007 05:38:00 PM
I'm done with the little surprise, tomorrow I will be making the two bookmarks!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 14, 2007 09:29:21 PM
Have my books picked out, the little surprises ready to go, now for the bookmarks. Why is it so difficult to make a bookmark or two?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 15, 2007 12:12:36 AM
I found the kind of bookmarks I want to make around the net, now I'm ready to start!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: theatregirl25 on June 15, 2007 06:41:17 AM
 Do we have a gallery up yet?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on June 15, 2007 06:59:07 AM
Just to let everyone know, so you can all be jealous... I'm driving to a Bach Tage (Bach Day in German) event in Minneapolis and will be able to go thrifting in three states!  I just know the perfect book is out there somewhere... :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 15, 2007 07:51:40 AM
we do now!!

gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176819.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176819.0)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jerriblank on June 15, 2007 02:42:10 PM
i just got my books from baby-bumblebee today!  yay!  perfect way to pass time since i just got my wisdom teeth out monday!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 15, 2007 02:58:53 PM
I'm done with bookmarks, ready to send next Monday! :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: StarFire on June 15, 2007 10:11:13 PM
Goodness!   I feel behind.   I have my book chosen and purchased (going to try and tidy the cover some more before sending- it was the only copy the store had), but now I need to get cracking on the bookmark(s?)....how many I send depends on how long it takes for me to make one.    :P


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: elfslovelies on June 16, 2007 04:05:26 AM
I've bought the books, the bookmarks are almost finished and a little suprise is in progress. I'll be sending Wednesday.

My swap partner is great, we've had the best time just chatting. Good pairing TwiztidBlood!

Have a lovely day,
Elf


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 16, 2007 08:35:38 AM
aww your welcome!!



Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 16, 2007 08:56:33 AM
I finally made a decision regarding one of my book marks and ordered supplies today, so it is going to be a little while before I am ready to mail. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on June 16, 2007 12:26:54 PM
I found a book, decided it wasn't good enough, took it back.  :P
I found another book, decided it was perfect, and now I'm worried my swap partner has already read it or owns it!!  ???

Ugh, dilemmas.  Well I will start on the bookmark and the other surprise and in the meantime just read the book I picked out because it sounds really interesting!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: elfslovelies on June 17, 2007 05:29:59 AM
Coral,

You could send your partner a list of titles including the one you bought and ask if s/he's read any of them. That way the one you actually picked will still be a suprise.

Have a lovely day,
Elf


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on June 17, 2007 09:37:40 AM
Thats a great idea, thanks!
Coral,

You could send your partner a list of titles including the one you bought and ask if s/he's read any of them. That way the one you actually picked will still be a suprise.

Have a lovely day,
Elf


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: psyche on June 17, 2007 04:51:30 PM
Yay! I've got both books! .


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: crafty_karen1 on June 18, 2007 12:53:05 AM
I have two books picked out. I just need to make the bookmark.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on June 18, 2007 01:01:27 AM
I feel very behind, I've got one book and I'm working on the second. But I usually send out around the final date so no worries.  ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sarush on June 18, 2007 04:54:42 AM
I feel very behind, I've got one book and I'm working on the second. But I usually send out around the final date so no worries.  ;)

don't feel alone...i'm still figuring out which books to even send, let alone doing anything with the bookmarks! but i know i'll probably have everything done by this weekend  :) plus, i believe my partner and i are on the same wavelength and time line, which works out perfectly.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 18, 2007 05:28:53 AM
If all goes accordingly (which does it ever?) I'll be mailing tomorrow, I've had such a great time on this swap and to think it has been one of the simplest swaps I've joined! I believe that is due to the great pairing of partners, my partner and I are getting along so well we can't stop chatting!! Which has made narrowing down the book selection really difficult I just want to send all my books to her because I know she would love them!  :D :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 18, 2007 03:31:37 PM
I started the mom swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177492.0

I feel bad - my partner already mailed out my books, and I won't be going home until after the 25th (mailing my package from here, just have to finish the bookmark)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 18, 2007 07:39:12 PM
Alas, this is the only swap I'm doing that I have absolutely nothing tangible yet.  I have a bunch of ideas for books and bookmarks, but I have yet to narrow down the massive field of ideas to THE ONE.  ;D  That will probably change when I can get over to the used book store.  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: elfslovelies on June 19, 2007 04:04:41 AM
I've got everything done I'm just waiting for things to dry. Its so humid here (South Carolina,US). Even in the house with the air conditioning running things are taking twice as long to dry. I hate waiting. Maybe I'll make something else to send while I'm waiting. Something that doesn't require drying ???

Have a lovely day,
Elf


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: crafty_karen1 on June 20, 2007 03:47:12 AM
I sent out my parcel today. Can't wait for it to get there although a bit nervous too.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: StarFire on June 20, 2007 10:34:18 AM
Alas, this is the only swap I'm doing that I have absolutely nothing tangible yet.  I have a bunch of ideas for books and bookmarks, but I have yet to narrow down the massive field of ideas to THE ONE.  ;D  That will probably change when I can get over to the used book store.  :)

Oh noes!  If you need to know anything more from me, just ask.  ^_^ 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 20, 2007 10:44:38 AM
I think it's the "surprise" aspect that's keeping me from asking  lots of questions.  :)    I'm awful at keeping secrets (my husband almost ALWAYS knows what he's getting ahead of time because I don't want to wait to find out if he likes it).  :)  So rather than blow the surprise, I'm just not talking.  ;D  Like I said, I have plenty of ideas, I just need to find out which ones will work (definitely need to get to the bookstore).


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 20, 2007 11:14:44 AM
hahah no one feel behind! i havent even looked for books yet!!
i wont be sending til the last day because i go shopping that day and itll be my hunting day.


im so happy everyone is loving this swap.

i definatly want to do another round!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 20, 2007 07:26:59 PM
I would definitely love to see another round this is has been so much fun!! I haven't even swapped out yet and already made a great swapping friend! I will be sending my package off tomorrow, it was a great hunt for the perfect books, but my partner was not that picky! So I lucked out there!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sarush on June 20, 2007 07:37:10 PM
hahah no one feel behind! i havent even looked for books yet!!
i wont be sending til the last day because i go shopping that day and itll be my hunting day.

a girl after my own heart! haha. i'll be mailing right at the end too. sorry jess  ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 20, 2007 08:01:12 PM
I think I'll be mailing tomorrow.  I had such a problem finding stuff to make a bookmark with since I'm at a friend's house, but I think it looks nice. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 20, 2007 08:52:36 PM
I think I'll be mailing tomorrow.  I had such a problem finding stuff to make a bookmark with since I'm at a friend's house, but I think it looks nice. 

You mean you didn't find anything good for a bookmark at the scrap box?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 20, 2007 09:46:56 PM
I think I'll be mailing tomorrow.  I had such a problem finding stuff to make a bookmark with since I'm at a friend's house, but I think it looks nice. 

You mean you didn't find anything good for a bookmark at the scrap box?

I did, but then I had an issue with cutting straight, so I have a feeling it's lopsided! "/


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Zero Cool on June 21, 2007 12:51:18 AM
My books are coming! Just waiting for the postman now.
Thanks craftyKaren I will give them a good home :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 22, 2007 08:50:56 AM
my partner hasnt been online in almost 2 weeks, uh oh!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 22, 2007 09:26:46 AM
my books may have arrived at my house. my mom emailed me to tell me I got a package, but I won't be home til next week to see what it is!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 22, 2007 09:48:49 AM
my partner hasnt been online in almost 2 weeks, uh oh!!

I'd be glad to send an extra package if your partner doesn't.  :) 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 22, 2007 10:07:04 AM
thanks muria :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 22, 2007 12:10:57 PM
mom told me there's a box from Angela waiting for me :D

YAY

and i put mine in the post today from Ann Arbor, where I'm currently visiting a friend.

(I'll be able to open my package next week!)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 22, 2007 03:25:05 PM
my partner hasnt been online in almost 2 weeks, uh oh!!

I'd be glad to send an extra package if your partner doesn't.  :) 

Me too TwiztidBlood!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 22, 2007 03:29:08 PM
I'm all ready to send, so I sould be sending sometime soon. I meant to take it with me today, but I forgot it  :-[. Eh,  I'll wait a few days so my parents won't kill me for going to the post office so much.  :P ;) ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: crafty_karen1 on June 23, 2007 12:31:51 AM
my partner hasnt been online in almost 2 weeks, uh oh!!

I'd be glad to send an extra package if your partner doesn't.  :) 

Me too TwiztidBlood!

I would also be happy to be a swap angel to anyone who doesn't receive.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 23, 2007 05:44:51 AM
my partner hasnt been online in almost 2 weeks, uh oh!!

I'd be glad to send an extra package if your partner doesn't.  :) 

Me too TwiztidBlood!

I would also be happy to be a swap angel to anyone who doesn't receive.

Me too  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 23, 2007 10:06:05 AM
woo hoo!

hopefully noone flakes on us, so far everything is well, we shall find out if my partner returns!

im so glad everyones very fantabulous in this swap!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 23, 2007 01:10:37 PM
I wish the stuff I ordered would get here so that I could make my bookmarks. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 23, 2007 06:57:01 PM
I have finally got my slacker self into gear, and I will be sending out Monday! YAY!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 23, 2007 09:27:39 PM
Whee! I finally got my book for the package I'm sending!  Now all I have to do is decide what kind of bookmark (besides the one that came with the book. Giving just that one would be... cheating).  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on June 24, 2007 08:53:54 AM
My books and bookmarks are all wrapped and ready to be mailed tomorrow after work.  Now I just have to catch up on all the other craft projects I have going...


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: misswendiki on June 25, 2007 01:12:20 PM
I have finally got my slacker self into gear, and I will be sending out Monday! YAY!
Yay, lucky me! I'm still narrowing down what I am going to send. Plus, bonus, work is having a used book sale on Tuesday, so I might end up finding more gems! Ah, there's nothing better than shopping while working. Gotta love it.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on June 25, 2007 01:58:43 PM
So, being the forgetful person that I am, I left for work today without the package and will have to send it tomorrow instead, as all the post offices close at 5.  But it will be sent, mommabear1963!  Don't worry.  I also forgot my paycheck to make my bank account happy and all of my things for rehearsal tonight.. It was not a great morning.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 25, 2007 04:41:20 PM
aww linny, doesnt sound like you started out well at all!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on June 25, 2007 06:48:56 PM
Thanks, TwiztidBlood, for the sympathy.  My day actually got a lot better.  I talked to my best friend, and got to dance.  Also, I have everything to take to work with me tomorrow in a little pile by my door, so it should go out sometime around 4pm tomorrow.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 25, 2007 10:28:09 PM
Mine has been packaged for a week, why I can't seem to get it mailed is beyond me, I feel  like the forces of the postal system is working against me!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on June 25, 2007 11:59:49 PM
I'm still deciding on the second book, I'm not sure if my partner will like the one I want to send her! But I suppose the whole point is to introduce each other to new genres.  :)

I'll be sending on the last day if that's alright, I want to make another book mark and get everything all packaged up nice tomorrow.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 26, 2007 02:04:44 AM
Hmmm... new genres?  I was kind of going for new authors within the preferred genres.  :) 

 I'll be working on the bookmark today, and sending out when I get my wishlist swap package finished up (hopefully today or tomorrow).


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: StarFire on June 26, 2007 09:58:53 AM
Putting finishing touches on my bookmark today.  Believe it or not, it took over a week for me to make the bookmark!  You'll see why soon enough.   I'm so proud of the thing.   ;D

I just hope my partner likes it too! 

Anyway, finishing touches and packaging tonight.  Mailing tomorrow afternoon.  Whee!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on June 26, 2007 10:07:19 AM
TwiztidBlood, I see your partner still hasn't been on.  :-\
I'd be more than willing to send you a book, if you'd like.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: theatregirl25 on June 26, 2007 10:10:34 AM
mine went out yesterday. I have been so super busy this past weekend, I almost forgot!! But it is all good.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 26, 2007 10:27:07 AM
I'm still deciding on the second book, I'm not sure if my partner will like the one I want to send her! But I suppose the whole point is to introduce each other to new genres.  :)

I'll be sending on the last day if that's alright, I want to make another book mark and get everything all packaged up nice tomorrow.

 Don't worry, there's very few books of any genre I've found that I didn't like. I'm sure I'll love it. ;D

 I might be sending later today, if not then I will be tomorrow.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on June 26, 2007 10:38:20 AM
sweet. USPS says it was delivered today :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on June 26, 2007 11:49:06 AM
I was able to send my package off today! Yay!  ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 26, 2007 05:40:58 PM
thanks hun, i chose to be partnered with someone with 2 books, because im sending two, and then an extra to my mis partner.
so id have to partner myself with someone willing to send two :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sarush on June 26, 2007 08:05:09 PM
woohoo, i'm finally ready to mail. well, the bookmarks are waiting on my laminator to heat up, but they'll be good to go tomorrow. i can't wait to see all the bookmarks and books people are getting  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Linnybelle on June 26, 2007 08:15:59 PM
My package finally got out the door and to the post office.  It was a hectic day, but it did get sent.  Two lovely people didn't want me to leave the post office and blocked me in my parking spot just after I got out of my rather large truck...  But the package is on it's way! 

I'm also excited to see what other people get.  This swap has definitely made my summer a lot more exciting.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: jamesdean on June 26, 2007 08:35:30 PM
I too sent today, although my little surprise didn't make it, but I figured my partner could use a surprise gift later ( she had shoulder surgery on Friday morning, I heard all went well).


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: baby-bumblebee on June 26, 2007 09:06:29 PM
I am not sure if I updated here or not. But I got my books from jerriblank like a long time ago. Sorry if I forgot to update. I scanned thry the posts and did not see that I said I got them. I love them!

Amy


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on June 26, 2007 09:48:29 PM
I'll be going to the post office tomorrow afternoon. :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on June 27, 2007 10:29:01 AM
Will we have a gallery link for this swap?


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on June 27, 2007 11:30:52 AM
sorry hun the gallery was made awhile ago, i forgot to link on the front page though. ill do that now

we do now!!

gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176819.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176819.0)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Jessimacuh on June 27, 2007 05:38:02 PM
I sent my books off to their new home today - in two installments. I have a slight trick up my sleeve.  ;)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: coral on June 27, 2007 08:44:13 PM
Whew - I sent my book and bookmark today! It was hectic and I had to take the second half of my day off work because I was buying a new car today (new to me, lol) but it went out!  My swap partner is only an hour away from me  ;D so she should get it pretty quick. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sarush on June 28, 2007 05:39:00 PM
i mailed yesterday, just forgot to post about it. i'm sending the dc number in a pm.

i swear i got cheated at the post office. i was going to use a padded envelope but they didn't have any free ones for priority mailing so when i asked about one, they were like, here, we'll wrap it for you.

only i think i would have been better off mailing the goodies in an envelope, even if i had to pay for it. oh well :)

so jess, unwrap the rolled up wal mart bag in the box, there's something in there. other than that, the other three things are in one of the books.

I sent my books off to their new home today - in two installments. I have a slight trick up my sleeve.  ;)
well i for one am excited :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: koi on June 29, 2007 01:40:16 AM
I received!!! I'm posting the pics in this moment!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on June 29, 2007 07:07:48 AM
I received from Linnybelle yesterday.  Pics soon to come. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: carole73 on June 29, 2007 08:35:35 AM
This very happy little first time swapper just got her package...posting picture right now.....


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on June 29, 2007 02:57:46 PM
I both received and sent out today! (Yes, I'm chronically just a teeny bit late. I blame my toddlers.  ;D )


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on July 01, 2007 03:35:53 PM
So I checked the status of the package I sent off to meg2101, and here's what it says:

Label/Receipt Number: 0103 8555 7490 4632 6666
Status: Electronic Shipping Info Received

The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on June 26, 2007 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.


What does that mean? I asked my dad, and he said they probably just haven't/didn't scan it in at the post office or something, but it has almost been a week since I shipped it, should the information have changed? We're going to call them tommorrow, but I was just wondering if anyone knew what it meant??


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on July 01, 2007 03:44:30 PM
Yea, they don't always scan at every station so the information does not get updated until it is in the delivery town.  But they are supposed to scan when they deliver and it would be nice if they would scan more often.  It is frustrating when the info doesn't change. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on July 01, 2007 04:59:34 PM
I hadn't seen that princesskaos15, I actually try not to look at the tracking because it just makes me anxious and impatient for it to get here.  ::) I'm sure it'll arrive soon, I'll let you know the moment I get it.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on July 01, 2007 05:20:37 PM
Yea, they don't always scan at every station so the information does not get updated until it is in the delivery town.  But they are supposed to scan when they deliver and it would be nice if they would scan more often.  It is frustrating when the info doesn't change. 

 That makes me feel loads better! Thank you for letting me know.  ;D
I hadn't seen that princesskaos15, I actually try not to look at the tracking because it just makes me anxious and impatient for it to get here.  ::) I'm sure it'll arrive soon, I'll let you know the moment I get it.
I usually don't either, but I was getting impatient and wanted to know wheren it was... ::) I hope it gets there soon!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on July 02, 2007 06:41:25 AM
UPS is far better about updating the status of their DC than the USPS in my experience. Unfortunately, UPS is a lot more expensive, too.  :(


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on July 02, 2007 07:17:45 AM
UPS is far better about updating the status of their DC than the USPS in my experience. Unfortunately, UPS is a lot more expensive, too.  :(

Okay, I feel silly for asking this question, but what's the difference betten USPS and UPS? I thought they were the same thing....  :-[ ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Muria on July 02, 2007 07:26:50 AM
UPS is an independent company: United Parcel Service.  They're the ones with the big brown delivery trucks.  USPS is the United States Postal Service (government funded, I believe), and they deliver all the mail in the U.S. (unless you send it by a different company, say UPS or Fed Ex).

Does that help?  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on July 02, 2007 07:36:10 AM
Very much so.... It was much better (and shorter  ;)) than my dad's explanation...  ;D Thank you!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: sarush on July 02, 2007 09:46:51 AM
Oh my gosh, don't use UPS ever. I don't work for any of their competitors either, I've just had the worst luck ever with UPS including losing my graduation announcements for over a month and then fighting with me about giving them back to me (no one got my announcements when I finished college, I used the cards as to do list papers for about a year) and they broke about half my boxes from a move that went awry too.

My moving company "misplaced" about 1/3 of my entire shipment. When they said they couldn't get my things to me (including my brand new work wardrobe, my TV, microwave, computer and everything else that was expensive) for almost 2 months I had them mail it to me UPS. I even asked if they could use USPS instead but they had a contract. My clothes came in an earlier shipment since I needed them (I moved for a job) and the company was paid to overnight them to me and never showed up on Friday or Saturday (paid for on Tuesday, gave them extra days since it was the Thanksgiving week). And then, when they shipped me the remainder of my stuff, they broke tons of it because they used an unauthorized vehicle (a regular Uhaul instead of the normal truck with the package tethers). And, the delivery guy wouldn't unload my boxes. I was at work and the woman who runs my apartment and a cleaning lady did it. This included 2 boxes that were 70 pounds plus, 3 that were 50 pounds plus and the remaining 12 boxes were around 20 pounds!

Sorry this is the longest gripe/rant ever...but I seriously implore everyone to not use UPS. They suck at their job and then their customer service skills are pretty much nonexistent as well. If you're going to splurge on a fancy carrier, use FedEx or DHL.

And, even though the USPS is slow on scanning the numbers, anytime I've ever had to find a missing package, get reimbursed for a broken one, they take care of it with no hassles. They even pack my stuff for me if I don't know what kind of shipping container to use.

And I know UPS probably doesn't suck everywhere but I've had the worst luck with crappy delivery people, the offices not working with me with pick ups in central PA, central NY and now central MO (why do I always live in the middle of states?). I've talked to other people who have had similar issues. It's just such a hassle. For me, sending something through the pony express or hand delivering is less crap and headache than through UPS.

Whew...I'm done. Sorry this is so insane  :-[ Obviously I'm passionate about shipping. Ha.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on July 02, 2007 10:08:07 AM
UPS is the only delivery service that can find my physical address.  FedEx and DHL NEVER find us!!!!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: thecoffindontwantme on July 02, 2007 10:11:08 AM
I received today!!
I'll be posting pictures to the gallery later this evening.
Thanks for another great swap TwiztidBlood  :)


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on July 02, 2007 10:37:51 AM
I live in Central PA (Well, south-central, I suppose), and UPS has never had problems finding my house...they just tend to put packages on the WRONG SIDE of the door, so you have to go from the backdoor to the front door, move the box, then open the door, because otherwise the front door doesn't open. 

I used UPS to ship some stuff home when I moved back home from Ann Arbor last summer and a few things got broken, BUT I chalk that up to my poor packing, not to UPS. Plus the fact that they told me that if they didn't pack my boxes themselves, I couldn't claim any insurance.  It wasn't a big issue, the only thing that really broke was a few old knick-knacks that I didn't need anyway.  Mostly I shipped home clothing and bedding, and my plastic tupperware, and a bunch of misc. things.  I shipped books by bookrate USPS, and brought home all my dishes and glasses in the car. 


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: meg2101 on July 02, 2007 06:10:10 PM
I got my package today! It's absolutely amazing, I'll be taking and posting pictures tonight I promise!  ;D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Saor on July 04, 2007 07:25:15 AM
I got my package today. Great choice of books :D


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TessTessi on July 07, 2007 12:21:28 PM
boygirlparty and I have hand delivered our swap packages! I took pics, but my card reader is 2,500 miles away! I'll get my fingers on a card reader soon and post pictures in the gallery. The books are awesome, I can't remember the exact titles (I of course left them at her house) but it was 2 Amy Tan books, another books (I remember what the cover looks like!), and a book about Southern culture (I just moved there, so it will help me get acclimated).  The best part of the whole thing was the most wonderful book mark of all time! It's hand painted with a little kitten on it, and I love it so much.  I forgot to make a bookmark (bad Tess!) so I will have to make one when I return home, and I'll have to work very hard to make one as awesome!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: innocentpeace143 on July 09, 2007 07:52:15 AM
So I shipped my books a while ago, but I haven't had internet (which has been a huge hassle) but I just wanted to say that for future reference, mailing books from the US to another country is rediculously expensive!!! I couldn't even believe it!! They weren't even that heavy!!!
Anyway.. I'm still awaiting my books and I can hardly wait!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: Saor on July 09, 2007 08:45:30 AM
Hi Melissa. I loved the books you sent. I hope you like what I sent you. I send them a bit late...


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on July 09, 2007 05:58:52 PM
Ok everyone!, we need 1 more angel for this swap.

rains partner has disappeared and hasnt been online for over a month, so we need a lovely angel who could send her a nice package. ill post here first, since i know a few of you were willing to help :)
PM me if you can angel for her


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: innocentpeace143 on July 12, 2007 07:11:10 AM
I'll be waiting and trying to be patient!!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: electronicfly on July 20, 2007 02:22:22 AM
I was having my exams during the sign-up period and was banned from the pc!  :'(

any luck there'll be another round? ???


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: princesskaos15 on July 20, 2007 03:22:03 AM
There is going to be an Ongoing Book Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181544.0)  starting in August. It's not exactly like this one, but it should be pretty fun. If you want, you could start a thread in the swap theme ideas and see how much interest you get for this swap.


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: mommabear1963 on July 20, 2007 06:18:17 AM
Quote
There is going to be an Ongoing Book Swap  starting in August. It's not exactly like this one, but it should be pretty fun. If you want, you could start a thread in the swap theme ideas and see how much interest you get for this swap.

Oh my goodness, talk about another potential addiction problem!!!! :o


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: electronicfly on July 20, 2007 06:23:52 AM
yay! thanks for the info!


Title: Re: Used Book Swap ( CLOSED, Send By June 27 )
Post by: TwiztidBlood on July 20, 2007 07:49:41 AM
ohhhh awsome, if theres going to be an ongoing one going on, i will hold off on round two for a few months :)


on a side note, we have one package waiting to get to its home, and one angel package needing to be received and then we are officially done :)