Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blogger Book Swap (The First)

Ehrmahgerd, it's my first link-up!
To bring in 2013, the year of opportunities (I just made that up), I'm co-hosting a blogger book exchange. For me, books are such a personal part of who I am. Reading as child took me to whole new places and inspired my imagination. It contributed to who I am as a crafter, designer, blogger and who I am as a person. So I am really excited about this opportunity and I'm also looking forward to meeting new bloggers.

What is a book swap?
It's an opportunity to get to know other bloggers and avid readers that are part of the blogging community.  By swapping books, you're connecting with another blogger out there in the blogosphere and we're all making the interwebs a "smaller world." 

When is it going on?
The month of January- sign up now until January 12th.  Get to know your partner by the 19th and then ship their awesome new read by the 26th.  Sound good?

How do I participate?
Follow the directions below and sign-up using the Google docs form. You'll receive an e-mail with
your blogging book buddy information (sorry, I love alliterations) and then you're set to go!   

What should I include?
This part is totally up to you.  A new or used book is perfectly acceptable.  I personally love both and finding an awesome used bookstore or a Goodwill with a stellar book selection is always a favorite of mine.  Also include a personal note saying why you selected this book for them.  I've seen folks at other book swaps include: bookmarks, notebooks, book plates, etc.  I plan on wrapping mine up and I just can't wait to see who I end up with.  I love surprises :)

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me or any of the awesome co-hosts!
Flip Flops and Combat Boots  
Daliene's Alamo Adventures
By the Porchlight


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63 comments :

  1. I'm so excited for this! I'm a new follower. I found out about all of this through the Literary Junkies Book Club. I just joined the other day.
    ~Christine
    xadayinthelifex.blogspot.com

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    1. So excited to have you with us for this! I cannot begin to say how stoked I am for this event and how much I am looking forward to 2013. Plus, I think we can say we're officially tweeting buddies :P

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  2. Excited to be co-hosting! My post is up:) http://www.daliene.com/2012/12/blogger-book-swap.html

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  3. I just saw your She Reads Truth ad- I follow their reading plan too! :)

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    1. So excited to have you as part of the team and I'm looking forward to their fresh start reading plan. I didn't do so well following along last time but I'm hoping that keeping a journal with this plan will remind me to check it everyday.

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    2. Yes, same here. I skipped the last one because I was behind. heehe

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  4. Just signed up, found you through the literary junkies book club! Looking forward to it!

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    1. Love your blog! It was actually through your blog that I found Literary Junkies Book Club. So excited to have you participate and thank you for signing up :)

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  5. Ooh once we get back from Colorado, I'll have t see if I can sign up! I've been wanting to do a book swap!

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  6. I'm so excited about this! Thanks for hosting! :)

    -Logan

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    1. I'm so excited for this, as well! I loved the idea of swapping books with other bloggers and sharing something so wonderful with other people. Thanks for joining us :)

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  7. New follower to your blog!! Love, love, love it!

    xo

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    1. Thank you for following Lauren! I'm glad to have you here and I hope you continue to enjoy the blog as well as this fun event :)

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  8. Hey Kimberly! New follower here - I found the Blogger Book Swap via Bobbi´s blog. Would love to participate but I am not sure if this is also for international followers?!
    I am from Vienna/Austria.

    Would love to participate :)

    xo Martie

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    1. I'll have to get back to you on that. I know Bobbi is mailing her items from Amazon so that she can participate. Is that an option for you as well?

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    2. Yep - Amazon Germany works well! So I´ll do that! Signed up already!
      Thanks :)

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  9. My post is up and I'm all signed up!

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  10. I am super excited for this swap. I love reading and meeting other people who like it too! Yay! I'm also a new follower. I just posted my Reading Resolutions for 2013 and would love for you to check it out!

    *erica*
    ericalookingtothestars.blogspot.com

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    1. Love The Book Chat that Jessica hosts! I have a tentative Reading Resolutions post in the works that I haven't posted yet. Thanks for leaving a comment and recommending the post :)

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  11. What an awesome idea! I just signed up. Filled out the form from my phone so hopefully it went through!

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    1. Just checked and you're all set to go! Definitely check your e-mail throughout the week for updates and thanks for signing up!
      I see that your husband was deployed during your first year of marriage, mine was too. We don't have any children yet, just our fur baby, but it sure is nice to meet other military wives :)

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  12. I'm very excited for this book swap! I just found you through the Literary Junkies group. I just joined that group not too long ago also. Always looking for ways to connect with other bloggers and I love to read!

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    1. Thanks for signing up! I'm really new to the Literary Junkies group, as well. I found it while looking through other blogs and thought it sounded awesome. The group of people that I've met so far are great. Really personable and friendly and of course, they love to read. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I'm super amped up for this project and I'm glad to have people signing up who are equally as enthusiastic. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment- I always appreciate the feedback :)

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  14. So excited! I love books and a Book swap sounds fun!

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    1. It should be a great time! Make sure to check your e-mail this weekend for the big reveal :)

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  15. I'm very excited about this! I love to read and one of my goals for 2013 is to make my blog more about me. So, since I love reading I'm trying to incorporate that into my blogging. I love getting and sharing book recommendations so this is perfect. New follower!

    Megan
    justasmalltowngirlsblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Blogging goals are always a great thing. I'm constantly adjusting my blog design to make sure it's easy to read and isn't too busy. I naturally started talking about books on here and my love for reading and before you know it, the blogger book swap was born. Thanks for the follow!

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  16. New Follower!! what a great idea!! EXcited to participate!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really excited that so many people have signed up :)

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  17. Just tweeted about the book swap! You´re twitter button is leading to another Kimberly Erskine, so that you know!

    xo

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    1. Thanks for the head's up, I fixed it after you told me. Gahh html leads me astray sometimes ;)

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  18. Hi! I joined the blogger book swap through Today, I'm Bobbi! It's a great idea, and I can't wait to get to know more bloggers while doing the best thing, reading, duh! :) Thank you for hosting, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog!

    -Cyndi @ travelhikeeatrepeat.com

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    1. Love Bobbi! I am obsessed with her blog and I'm so excited she's one of our co-hosts. Bloggers who love to read, in my opinion, usually have great blog content. It's a win-win for everyone :P Thanks for joining!

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  19. I'm so excited about this! Thanks for setting it up!

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    1. Thank YOU for signing up! It wouldn't possible without all of these awesome bloggers (and readers) who have a love for books.

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  20. This is awesome! I just signed up, and put the button on my sidebar. So excited! :)

    xoxo,
    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate folks helping to spread the word. I've gotten so many comments/e-mails/messages from people who heard it around the blogging grapevine. It's going to be a great event :)

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  21. Totally love this idea!!! Signed up and will be blogging about it shortly! :)

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    1. Thank you for blogging about it! All of these promotions are great for the event and I certainly appreciate the thoughtful gesture. Thanks for joining :)

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  22. Hi Kimmie! I found this through Sara @ The Traveling Phoblogwripher. It sounds like so much fun and will definitely motivate me to start reading every night again. The button's in my sidebar and I'll blog about it before the deadline. :)

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    1. Ahhh thank you!! I love when people say they are motivated to start reading again. Reading is such a wonderful hobby and one that I definitely need to do more in my life. Glad you're joining us for the event and thank you for blogging :)

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  23. I'm really not sure how I found you, I was blog surfing. haha. Anyhow, glad I did because this sounds like so much fun. I would love to participate. I'm also overseas but have both a German and an APO address. If its a problem, just ignore my submission.

    If there are other APO addresses, I could always be paired with them (free military shipping) or another international blogger with an international address (other than APO).

    I'll be following you know. Your blog seems great and I look forward to reading more :D

    Lacey @ lagjeg2003.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lacey! I'll see what I can do, I know there are a few people with international addresses so we'll try to make sure it's a great match.

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  24. I think I hit the submit button twice, sorry!
    Courtney @ courtneyrevels@blogspot.com

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    1. No worries Courtney! I have it all situated, and it was a good reason for me to check the other entries. Everything should be squared away. Thanks for joining :)

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  25. I am JUST seeing this (on the last day to register of course...lol) and am unable to locate the google doc!

    Help! I already added the button to my blog...

    I was led to your post by Rae from @ est1987.net and would absolutely LOVE to be part of this!

    Faye @ thatnypoetgirl.blogspot.com

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  26. WAIT - today is one day past the deadline... lol No wonder the doc is gone. ;(

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    1. Hi Faye! Send me an e-mail to erskine.kimberly@gmail.com. I think we may have a solution :)

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  27. Oh my it sounds like an interesting idea to a fellow book lover like myself. Looks like I'm a day too late though.

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  28. I am very new to the blog world. I would really like to do this. Where is the google docs to sign up?

    Thank you & have a wonderful night,
    Chickie :)

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  29. wow! so great idea!
    can't wait to swap!
    actually i didn't understand how can i join? just be becoming a follower?

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  30. Just found your blog from All Our Yesterdays - wish I would've seen this a few weeks ago! Can't wait til the next one :)

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  31. This is so cool! I wish I had books in English (I'm from Argentina). Maybe someday I'll join!

    Have fun, ladies!

    Iriel

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  32. HI Kimmie,
    I didn't know where to link up! but here is my recap!


    http://mymississippimadness.blogspot.com/2013/02/book-swap-with-ashlea.html

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  33. When are you going to do another one? :)

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  34. would love to know more please. if you do another one that is. have a great weekend. ( :

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  35. would love to know more too!! please let me know if you do another one...would love to participate!

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