Myself and the lovely Hayley from Water Painted Dreams have paired up to run a summer book swap! I organised one earlier this year and had great feedback from the people that took part so when Hayley suggested we organise one together I said a great big YES!!
The idea is that you will purchase a second hand book or possibly pass on one of your own if you have one which you think your partner will like. We want to share the love of reading and show that it doesn’t need to be expensive! Plus it’s always great to get recommendations from other people, I do often ask Hayley for them or search her blog to find books I might fancy picking up.
Anyway back to the swap, all you need to do to sign up is drop me an email using Summer Book Swap as the subject, including your name and address, your blog address too if you have one, and also your favourite and least favourite genres. The closing date for sign ups is midnight 28th June.
Once you’re signed up we will send emails out on 30th June which will tell you your swap partner, along with the details from their sign up email. You then get to pick out a book for them, and pop it in the post! We ask that you include a note explaining why you choose the book along with revealing who you are so that they can then thank you, even if it’s just a tweet. It’s always great to know they’ve received it and it hasn’t got lost in the post!
We both thought it would be really nice to receive a little summer surprise which is why you won’t be directly paired up for the swap. If you have any questions leave them in the comments and i’ll get them answered as soon as possible for you.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and to sign up you need to have sent an email by midnight on 28th June, ready to find out your partner on 30th June. When we send out swap partners we will also send out a recommended posting date so that everyone should get their book around the same time. The swap is UK only, and that’s so that we can try and keep postage costs down, lots of people will probably have holidays coming up so hopefully you can keep it around the £5 mark.
I hope it takes your fancy and you’ll join up for a new summer read!