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COMMIT, READ, WRITE, MAIL. January INT

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COMMIT, READ, WRITE, MAIL.  January INT
Group:Book Lovers Congregate!
Swap Coordinator:AZmom875 (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:December 21, 2018
Date items must be sent by:February 2, 2019
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is not a book swap but a book reading challenge with a flat mail review component.

You will read a book that has been on your TBR= to be read bookshelf for too long.You can even use an ebook, or audio book. But read or listen to a book that has been on you TBR for at least 6 months.

COMMIT, to a book, READ it and then WRITE about it and then MAIL off you review to your partner. A letter or a postcard is acceptable.

COMMIT to a book by posting its title in the comments section, and by signing up for the swap.

READ it by the last day of each month.

WRITE, a letter or a postcard, Include author and title of course, a review, 3 sentence minimum

Other things you could write about:

With a letter or a postcard you can Write the first line and the last line of the book.

How you felt about the book? Why did you wait so long to read it? Are you glad/ sorry you waited so long? Did you want to give up 1/2 way through? Sorry, but you must finish the book by the last day of the month. What did you like and not like about the book? Setting? What do you plan to do with the book now that you have read it?

Other things you can do in a letter, copy a page of the book,send a bookmark. send links to blogs.

MAIL you only have 2 days into the next month to MAIL your review, please mail on time. Don't wait til the last day to read and then mail unless you are the queen of procrastination. Hence the commit part in the beginning. Please enjoy this swap. Read a book, and write about it, mail off a review. Find your bookshelf 12 books lighter by the end of 2019.

Please list the book you are reading in the comments section, it is nice to chat about books with each other. Book chatter is encouraged.

Discussion

ccmmsu 12/15/2018 #

I love this! And need it. My TBR stack is way too big! lol I'm committing to the swap now, but will need to post the actual book later when I look through my bookshelves.

Karen07 12/16/2018 #

Huge TBR in this house. I'll commit to "The Hobbit".

PrettyAlice 12/16/2018 #

Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom is perfect for this time of year.

jenmcjen 12/17/2018 #

For about 15 years, I’ve wanted to read Underworld by Don DeLillo. So this is my chance to finally do it!

AZmom875 12/17/2018 #

I am going to commit to reading a honker of a book, which is why I have put it off.

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls, Bk 1) Author: Deborah Harkness

I heard this is a super book, and there is more in the series.

I AM COMMITTED NOW!!!

Artistic 12/19/2018 #

"The Watchers" by Jon Steele. This was recommended by a bookseller at the awesome Murder By the Book bookshop in Houston.

Traceyk 12/20/2018 #

I am going to listen to Sea of Memories by Fiona Valpy. It has good reviews, but I've had it in the listening queue for ages. I need to use this swap to actually listen to it.

Aladyjackson 12/20/2018 #

My book is called “A Dangerous Love” by Beatrice Small. I am a huge romance novel reader and I haven’t read one in ages. I have attempted to read this book several times but I rarely get past the first few pages before something comes up and I put it down only to never pick it up again lol but I am committed to reading it now! You guys all have some very interesting titles posted, I am going to definitely write a few of them down and see what they are about! @TraceyK -what program do you use for audiobooks? I used to have audible but it got too pricey for me. I enjoy audiobooks very much though and would love to try them again.

AZmom875 12/20/2018 #

I borrow audios from my public library, when I can. Right now I am listening to Laura Lippman's book Baltimore Blues book 1 in the Tess Monaghan series and I am loving it. Only 3 cds to go, and I picked up book 2 Charm City to listen to next.

jenmcjen 12/22/2018 #

@AZmom875 you will love your chosen book! By which I mean I love that book, and whole trilogy! Enjoy!

Jafferty 12/22/2018 #

My book is "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

AZmom875 12/22/2018 #

@Jenmcjen I am glad to hear that. It is a big book. I am going to post the FEB swap soon. I hope you all have fun reading a book you have wanted to. @jenmcjen I have not heard of your chosen book.

tentmari 12/23/2018 #

I am committing to read "Plain and Simple: A Journey to the Amish" by Sue Bender. I selected this book because I have owned it for a couple years now and have not read it. I feel like now is a good time to read it because, like the author, I am fascinated by the Amish, and I feel now would be a good time to rework my "crazy quilt" life just as she did.

Traceyk 12/23/2018 #

@Aladyjackson - I use the audible app on my phone. I have kindle unlimited on Amazon and there are a lot of audiobooks included for about $10 a month.

flmom 12/24/2018 #

I'm changing my book. The Screwtape Letters has been on my TBR list for far too long. I have started it but never finished it, so am going to challenge myself to read it to its entirety this year.

ccmmsu 12/25/2018 #

I am committing to Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

@Aladyjackson -- I listen to audio books through my public library, too. They have three different programs you can subscribe to (for free!), and I listen to 8-10 books a month using them (Hoopla, Libby/Overdrive, and RBdigital). RBdigital seems to mostly be romances and mysteries. :)

Aladyjackson 12/26/2018 #

Thank you so much for that info guys!! I can’t wait to search for those apps @ccmmsu !! ❤️❤️🥰

jenmcjen 01/ 7/2019 #

@AZmom875 my book is a literary classic and won book awards and is considered the “great American novel” and things have not changed since the other times I’ve tried to read it. I don’t like it. But I have read more about the book now, and know not to expect things like an actual plot, so that kind of helps me read it with a better more understanding mindset. Your book is way more fun and I hope you love it!!!

AZmom875 01/20/2019 #

Well, It is time to start reading my book or be late... It is a big book.

AZmom875 01/20/2019 #

I see of you have sent your review already, Oh you overachievers. Proud of you. The rest of us better get reading. I plan to post February's challenges as soon as I clear a few swaps from my dashboard.

AZmom875 01/24/2019 #

I know many of us are still reading. I am . But I posted FEB swap in the group. You can find it I'm my profile too.

http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/274948

PrettyAlice 01/25/2019 #

I’m planning on sending mine tomorrow if I can or on Monday.

AZmom875 01/27/2019 #

I am still reading my big book.

PrettyAlice 01/27/2019 #

Oops, forgot to push sent! Good thing I remembered today.

AZmom875 01/30/2019 #

I finished and mailed today. It was a very long but good book.

Artistic 02/ 1/2019 #

A packet went out to my partner today. Enjoy!

jenmcjen 02/ 7/2019 #

@Artistic Yeah she wasn’t lying she sent an amazing packet! If you ever want to know how to make this swap really special, just ask @Artistic !

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