Books & Reading Bring Back Paper

February Book Swap

Yay, it is book swap time! I do love a book swap and these always go down well, so I thought it would be a nice way to kick of Bring Back Paper activities this year.

The idea of the book swap is to send a pre-loved 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 fun way to discover new authors and a really lovely item of surprise happy mail to receive one gloomy February day.

book swap

To join in, please email me at jocelyn@thereadingresidence.com with the following details:

Name, address, favourite 3 reading genres, least favourite genre.  (swaps are all to be fiction only)

I’ll then do my best to pair you up with someone with some similar tastes, where possible. As I’m sure you can appreciate, I can’t guarantee to pair you up with someone with the same preferences and the idea behind the swap is still that you receive a pot luck book that perhaps you wouldn’t have picked up yourself. That’s a big part of the concept behind it. But, this should mean I can try to pair you with readers with similar tastes and the swap may be more in your regular reading vein, and at the very least, you get a chance to say what you really don’t want to receive!

You will be in pairs, and I will also 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. All swaps need to be sent in time to be received by the end of February, 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.

I am already pondering which books I’d like to send back out into the world. Looking forward to this, are you in?

The Reading Residence

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