UPDATE: My sincerest apologies to Dara for not giving her credit for the original idea of the box of books swap (which she hosted on her blog a month or so ago). You were not left out on purpose!
Calling all my fellow Literary Junkies! And by fellow Literary Junkies I mean all my book lovers and bookworms in the USA! You do not need to be apart of the Literary Junkies online book club to participate (although if you want to join you are more than welcome!!) So, I want to give a shout out to my fellow Literary Junkie, Cody, who emailed me about this idea via another one of my fellow Literary Junkies, Kimberly (who I owe a blog post about my Book Swap experience…I’m so sorry I’m late in writing that by the way!!). So without these 2 fellow Literary Junkies, this swap may not have ever evolved. But alas, it did and I couldn’t be more excited!! So welcome to the Literary Junkies Box of Books Swap!!
Here are the details of how this shebang will work…
// Should you choose to participate in the Literary Junkies Box of Books Swap, you will fill out a form saying so.
// After filling out the participant form, you will send 1-2 books to me (you will receive an address via email from me after you fill out your form…within 24-48 hours) to include in the box of books by a specific date (also specified in the form). Now the more that participate will determine how many actual boxes of books will be going around.
// I will put the box of books together, create the rotation list and send the books on their merry way.
// There will be at least 10 books in each box of books. When you receive the box of books, feel free to take what you’d like to read (my recommendation is 2-4 books, but this is all on scouts honor okay!), and replace the number of books that you have taken out of the box with a book(s) in the same genre and something that you’ve personally enjoyed reading/highly recommend. Make sure the box of books still has 10 books in it when you get ready to ship it.
(NOTE: This part is important! If you take out 2 chick lit books and replace those 2 chick lit books with 2 SCI-FY books nobody is going to be happy…that is why we have guidelines. So please replace whatever you are taking with something in the same genre and something you personally enjoyed.) 🙂
// In the box of books, you will find a name list. When you are ready to ship out the box of books to the next person on the list, send me an email and I will provide a shipping address for the next person on the list. (I’m doing it this way in case the box of books gets lost. This way no one’s mailing info is inside the box of books.)
// Use the same box (unless it’s completely damaged) & packaging and prepare it to be sent on to the next person. In the same note, please be gentle with opening the box when it’s your turn to receive it as we are all trying to save on costs. 😉
// It’s going to be hard to set a deadline for each person as to how long they’ll have the box of books due to schedules and unforeseen events. Please try and get the box sent back out within 5 business days. Also, feel free to ship via Media Mail. It’ll be the cheaper option to send a box of books. You can even receive a tracking number on the box with the Media Mail option which is a nice feature!
// Extras: Feel free to drop in a little trinket to the next person on the list. Could be a quick note, a bookmark, your business card or whatever your heart desires. Have fun with this!
// Whenever the box of books makes it back around to me. We will have another sign-up to make the rounds again. All books leftover (as there will be 10 books per box) will be re-divided into the box of books and off they’ll go again.
So there you have it…the rules for the Literary Junkies Box of Books Swap. Now…fill out this form below to sign-up to participate and receive an address to send 1-2 books so we can get started. If the form doesn’t work properly for you, click here to be taken directly to Google Docs.
This swap is for US participants only.