Thursday, August 26, 2010

Time for a new swap?

One of my favorite things about reading doesn't have to do with books at all. It has to do with bookmarks. I love bookmarks. I love making them, collecting them, and giving them as presents.

So with Christmas coming up, I thought it would be fun to do a bookmark swap. I'd still have to work out the details, but the basic idea would be a group of fellow bookmark lovers would either make or purchase a certain number of bookmarks, one for each member of the group. Then everyone would send their bookmarks in, and get a package back that would have one bookmark from every member in the swap. So if we had 8 people participate, you'd send out 8 of your bookmarks and get 8 completely new ones back in the mail. Sound like fun to anyone?

Also, around this time last year I started a travelling book swap. Essentially, it was a box that travelled around the country to the swap participants. When you got the box, you would take out the books you wanted to keep, and replace them with books you were ready to get rid of before mailing it on to the next person.

I have a lot of books sitting around here lately that I'm done with, and I'm thinking it'd be fun to do again. So, I was wondering would anyone be interested in participating? The cost was $5 to help cover postage costs, and then of course whatever the postage charge was when you mailed the box.

We had a lot of fun the last time, and I've learned from the experience too. I think the main thing I'd like to do is keep the lines a lot shorter this time around so it doesn't take as long to get around to everyone.

Anyway, if you think either (or both) of these ideas sound fun, let me know. I'd love to do both eventually, but right now I'm mostly trying to gage interest. Of course, if no one seems interested, the idea will kind of die, so I figured it was a good thing to check before I started trying to organize it. :)


Cindy said...

I would be interested in tbe bookmark swap. As for the box I am not sure only because here in Canada we don't have media mail so it could get expensive for me to ship a box of books out.

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

I'd be up for a bookmark swap and a box o books swap :)

StephTheBookworm said...

Both sound really great!

the epic rat said...

Both swaps sound like fun - I love bookmarks too :)

Lydia said...

I'd love to do this!

(Both ideas sound great!)

grumpybybirth said...

I would love to do the the bookmark swap.

Mariah said...

They both sound like fun!