Friday, October 25, 2013

Blind Date with a Book: A Holiday Book Exchange with Kim & Nicole

Get ready, it's time for the next Blogger Book Exchange and this time we're filled with the holiday spirit!  Nicole and I are teaming up to present a fun-filled, relaxed book exchange over Instagram and other social media.  

Yup, Instagram!  
blind date - this would be a cute favor idea for a book swap party

This book exchange will be different than past ones due to its format.  Participants will be purchasing two books for their partner.  One book will be from a list provided by their partner and the other book is the giver's choice.  Just like a blind date, you won't know what book you'll receive and that's what makes it so much fun! Imagine the gift-wrapping possibilities! 

Throughout the process, there will be two Instagram link-ups using #knblinddatewithabook.  You'll have the opportunity to share fun holiday pictures and get to know other avid readers via their Instagram photos.  At the end of the swap, Nicole and I will be gathering all of the photos together in one big, holiday-lovin' blog post.  Sound fun?  We certainly hope so!

Sign-ups start on Monday and will last for about three weeks.  If you sign-up, take a screenshot of our button (down below) and share it on Instagram and Twitter.  We would love to get a large turnout but we also want to make sure everyone is having a great time.

Once you've signed up, you'll receive your partners anywhere from November 10th-12th.  From there, get to know your partner through their Instagram and through e-mail.  Share some of your favorite titles and get to know your partner's interests because it will help the book selection process be that much easier.  From the 25th-26th of November, you will mail out your books and soon receive yours!

Throughout the process you'll have a few days of Instagram link-up opportunities using #knblinddatewithabook and these fun topics:

- something that you love about your life
- your favorite holiday story
- a fun fact about yourself
- your favorite holiday tradition
- what inspires your love for books
- a book you would like to receive for the holidays

You can follow us at kimberlyersk1ne and nicolelovescoffee.

Don't worry if you forget, Nicole and I will remind you via our blogs, Twitter, and Instagram.  Also, you'll only receive a few e-mails with pertinent information for the holiday book exchange, so we promise, no spamming!

We are so excited about this opportunity and can't wait to have you on board for this festive time during the holiday season!

Sign-ups start Monday!

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  1. Sounds like fun, I am hoping I can join in. I will have to look at my budget and put some money aside. :)

  2. Thank you for this fun! I'm especially grateful that this will be pushing me to use my blog's Instagram account a bit more. Excited...

  3. Love this idea!! I would totally join if Jake's arrival wasn't just around the corner - I'm thinking I won't have much time to read very soon lol

  4. This is a great sounding swap! Loving the addition of Instagram. I will be signing up for sure!

    Also - loving what you've done with the blog. :)

  5. Thanks Nina! I love "simplifying" The Simplicity. I think Instagram will make it really casual and fun for everyone.

  6. Haha no worries Lindsey! Baby Jake will be such a blessing! If you know of anyone else who would like to participate and has an Instagram, feel free to repost!

  7. I am so excited for this and so is Nicole! I think the addition of Instagram will make it fun, casual, and a more visually appealing experience. I'm hoping people will find this a great way to meet other bloggers/Instagrammers.

  8. Perfect Niki! Nicole and I hope that you'll be able to participate :)