Welcome to this month’s Bring Back Paper activity, a book swap.
I love the book swap, because books are absolutely magical. Books are a place to lose yourself, to travel to somewhere new and to walk in someone else’s shoes for a short while. A book swap is a fun way to read something new, something completely random.
If you haven’t tried this activity before, the idea behind the book swap is really simple and easy for anyone to join in with. It is open internationally and you can join in as long as you are aged over 18.
The idea is to send a pre-loved fiction book out into the world for someone else to enjoy, and for the recipient to be reading something that they may not have chosen themselves. It’s a lovely item of surprise happy mail to receive and it might help you to find a new author or genre that you love.
I think that it’s fun to read something that you might not have picked up yourself every once in a while and a great way to pass on a book that you have enjoyed.
Join the Book Swap
If you’d like to join in, please email me at [email protected] with the following details in this format:
Your least favourite genre
To keep postage costs down, I’ll always aim to pair you with someone in the same country wherever possible. Please note that I can only accept sign ups via the email above, not through social media, and only one swap per participant.
The idea behind the swap is that you receive a completely pot luck book that perhaps you would not have picked up yourself, though by specifying your least favourite genre, it means you shouldn’t get something that you already know that you really don’t like! It’s all part of the risk and the reward!
You will all be in pairs, so you will be sending to the same person that you will receive your book from. I will send over email details along with the address details of your swap partner so that you can get in touch with one another directly in the case of any problems.
You have until 25th March 2021 to sign up, and all swaps need to be sent in time to be received by the end of March, so please do only join in if you can commit to sending a book this month, as I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed.
Is this something you fancy trying this month?
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