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Topic: My Favorite Book Swap (S/U 5/16/16 to 5/31/16; S/O 06/25/16)  (Read 14262 times)
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« on: May 16, 2016 06:00:51 AM »

Swap name: My Favorite Book Swap


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wizards_Pupil
Sign-up date range: May 16th- May 31st
Date to send item by: June 25

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

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

Additional Age requirement? The Craftster swap age requirement

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Who loves a good book? And who doesn't love sharing their favorite ones? In this swap, we will be swapping one of your favorite books that you think your partner will like based on the questionnaire. We'll also be swapping some crafty goodies based on the book(s) or genre(s) you send.

Your book can be thrifted or used, just make sure its in decent condition. Dont send a book that is in such a bad condition you wouldnt buy it yourself. One book is the minimum, but feel free to talk with your partner about sending more. (I will also try to match people up based on if they want to send more than one book or not.)

This will be a 4 POINT swap! You will be required to craft at least ONE LARGE or ONE MEDIUM item. The point scale is: Large=3, Medium=2, Small=1. If you make a large item, you need a small to go with it to reach the four points. If you make a medium, you need another medium, or two smalls to go with it.

THIS IS AN "ANY ART GOES" SWAP!! You can use any medium you like to craft for this swap. Painting/drawing, amigurumi/stuffies, quilts, embroidery, mixed media, ATC collage, jewelry design, Scrap booking, knit/crochet etc. Just make sure it fits your partner's taste.

Extras may be sent between partners but BOTH MUST AGREE TO THIS!! No one wants to feel bad for getting a boatload of extras but not sending any

- You must post in this thread at least once a week.
- You must post in this thread before you can join the swap.
- All announcements will be made here so please bookmark this page
- Please try to create a package that you are proud of and you think your partner will enjoy receiving do some research!
- Remember to take pictures, just in case your partner is unable to.
- Keep your receipts and tracking numbers
- Make sure you PM the organizer and your partner when you send and receive
- PM organizer with any other problems right away!

Sizes defined as follows:

Large item: 3 points (A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse; 3 or more hours of crafting time; $30 or more)
Medium item: 2 points (one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf; about 2 hours crafting time; between $10 - 30)
Small item: 1 point (Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks; less than 2 hours crafting time; less than $10)

Your crafted items MUST reflect either the book itself or something of the genre of the book. You can talk with your partner about sending extras, but one medium and two smalls is the minimum.

Please take pictures of your crafted items to post in the gallery. If not, please make arrangements with your partner.

I will try my best to match up people based on their likes and if they want to send more than one book. Please remember, though, that this is to try new books and there are other things to consider when pairing people up.

Make sure to send me the DC# and PM me (with Favorite Book Swap in the subject line) when you send and receive. If youre not in the USA, please get your countrys equivalent. Also, there is a media rate for sending books/movies/etc, but the post office might not accept this if there is something other than media in your package. Check with your post office though; they might let it pass.

So once again, the minimums: ONE book, ONE medium crafted item and TWO small crafted items. Have fun!  

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


Name of swap: My Favorite 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?:
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no):
In the case of an odd number, would you be okay with being in a three way swap? (A --> B --> C --> A):

For the next five questions, please list books you already own or books you dont want to receive.
Favorite books:
Favorite genres:
Favorite authors:
Least favorite genres:
Least favorite authors:

What do you hate in a book? (Character deaths, Mary Sues, smut, etc)
What do you love in a book?
Favorite narrative type? (First Person, Second, Third, etc)
Anything you're just DYING to read?

Are you interested in swapping audiobooks?
Are you interested in swapping ebooks (if so, what format? Mobi, ebook, etc)
Are you interested in swapping more than one book?
Do you need reading glasses?
Do you want to be paired with someone with similar tastes or try something completely new?
Do you agree to log in and post a status every week?

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your household (pets, smoke, etc.)?
Do you have a pinterest, goodreads, blog, or any other website where your partner can stalk youer, get to know you better ?

What is your... (list only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
shoe size?
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size? (small, medium, large)

Are you interested in crafting extras (you must agree to any more crafting with your partner)?

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:

What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you not do but think are totally awesome?

Are there any items you dont want?
Is there anything else you need the organizer or your partner to know?


Please send questionnaires to Wizards_Pupil with "My Favorite Book swap questionnaire' in the title. Don't forget that you have to post in this thread as well before I can add you to the swappers list.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

 1. Wizards_Pupil
 2. gozer
 3. smileyyogini
 4. RovingAnarchist
 5. bunny1kenobi
 6. Abbeeroad
 7. kyerinn
 8. Beautifulsoul
 9. ale0059
10. IsikkahJai
11. dinkime
12. anna.wahnsinn
13. calixita
14. WaveLight23478
15. pioneer9


gozer <-> Abbeeroad
Calixita <-> Wizards_Pupil
kyerinn <-> Smileyyogini
dinkime <-> IsikkahJai
anna.wahsinn <-> RovingAnarchist
wavelight23478 <-> pioneer9
ale0059 -> beautifulsoul -> bunny1kenobi -> ale0059

so ale0059 sends to beautifulsoul and receives from bunny1kenobi.
beautifulsoul sends to bunny1kenobi and receives from ale0059
bunny1kenobi sends to ale0059 and receives from beautifulsoul.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2016 07:54:12 AM by Wizards_Pupil » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016 08:36:24 AM »

 I am working on my questionnaire now! Cheesy Grin

« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016 12:43:03 PM »

I have so many favourite books BUT this sounds like a fantastic swap I shall fill in my info tomorrow

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016 01:12:06 PM »

Yay, it's here! I'll get my q in soon!!

« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016 03:24:43 PM »

Very tempting!
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016 04:55:03 PM »

Trying to pick a favourite book will be painful, but I'm definitely signing up for this.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016 06:44:45 AM »

How can you narrow it down to just *one* book?! I tried, and it made my head hurt.


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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016 06:54:58 AM »

I know, right? It's going to be very hard narrowing down to one (or two) book(s) for this swap. I've put three (and that's counting Lord of the Rings as a single book) on my 'favorite books' part but I have no idea how I'll pick one to send to my partner. Hopefully they'll have really distinct tastes that will make it easier to pick. Or I'll just send a bunch of books. Probably that.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge." -J. R. R. Tolkien
"But as for me, I will always have hope." Psalm 71
Courage, dear heart.  - C.S. Lewis
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016 01:13:38 PM »

Narrowing it down will be a little bit easier for me, because I'll have to narrow it down to books in English which is the smaller part of my book shelf but still more than a hundred absolute favourites... it's still next to impossible... I guess I'll pick three or four and then talk to my swap partner and see which ones we both like...
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016 10:25:34 PM »

Favorite? How do you pick just one favorite?

Ok...off to fill out a questionnaire!

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