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Of Mice & Maltesers - chat thread for round five!

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AgentProvocateur Sun 30-Sep-12 18:12:04

Looking forward to some good books. Should be interesting...

aristocat Fri 30-Nov-12 23:42:30

Hi all, thanks Dysgu the book arrived today with lovely choccy smile
I will send it on as soon as I can but will apologise in advance to Lola that it wil be late .....

Maybe waiting a month and posting Jan - OK by me AP

LolaLadybird Sat 01-Dec-12 11:51:09

AP - I was also thinking we should wait a month as we are definitely behind at this end of the chain. I might then be able to finish the book I have currently (which I was otherwise going to send on unfinished). Also, as Aristo has only just got Nov's book, I think it unlikely we will both get through it this month with it being so busy.

artifarti Sun 02-Dec-12 16:16:38

I am happy to wait but I already have December's book so does this mean that I wait until February to post it on confused.

Dysgu - will PM you my address, thanks.

stickylittlefingers Thu 06-Dec-12 23:02:31

I have the book AP many thanks! I think that's right arti, the books you and I have now we don't send on til 1 February. As if we hadn't got them yet and received them on 1 January.

AgentProvocateur Fri 07-Dec-12 06:53:59

Yes, I think that's right too, but it's got very confusing confused

aristocat Thu 13-Dec-12 09:02:57

Hi all, I will be able to send your next book at the end of Dec Lola. I am about halfway through ATM ......

AgentProvocateur Tue 18-Dec-12 17:05:44

Got the book today, thanks, Lola. It's another biggie, although it's one that I've always wanted to read. Here's to a peaceful christmas break, with lots of reading time.

aristocat Sat 29-Dec-12 21:33:04

Lola your next book is on its way - it was posted yesterday smile

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2013 x

Dysgu Sat 05-Jan-13 12:54:56

Hope everyone had a good Christmas and is enjoying a Happy New Year.

aristo your book has gone in the post this morning...

aristocat Sat 05-Jan-13 15:55:46

thanks Dysgu I cannot wait! Have been trying to decide which book to read next and now my decision has been made for me grin

artifarti Sun 06-Jan-13 16:39:27

itsjusta - two books and chocolate posted to you yesterday. I have explained in the note that one book is January's and one is February's (they were posted to me early). Enjoy!

Itsjustafleshwound Mon 07-Jan-13 22:04:59

Thank you - I got them in the mail today. Much excitement - DS thought Father Christmas had come again ....

Chocolate reserves have also been topped up ... Yippee, as those last few Quality Street were looking very lonely (no one likes the orange creams...)

aristocat Mon 07-Jan-13 23:18:54

Itsjust orange creams are my DSs fave, have to wrestle them from his hands I tell ya! Enjoy your books smile

aristocat Tue 08-Jan-13 09:46:13

Dysgu thank you, the book has just arrived the same day DCs are back at school. Perfect timing.

lisa2104 Tue 08-Jan-13 10:28:54

I've just come across this. How does it work.

artifarti Tue 08-Jan-13 10:36:20

Hi lisa, there's a few of these going. You basically just get a few people together, agree on what kind of books you do/don't like reading, each choose a book and then once a month you each post a book to the next person on the list. Ours has been going for about four years now and it's a great way to read things you wouldn't normally have chosen.

Dysgu Tue 08-Jan-13 22:51:34

Has anyone 'seen' anything of Johnworf recently? I always feel bad about coming onto the thread to say my book hasn't arrived again as I am usually so late in posting myself - but my book hasn't arrived again?!

Dysgu Tue 15-Jan-13 00:19:04

Me again - still no book and I am having to buy my own chocolate too!

AgentProvocateur Tue 15-Jan-13 16:38:06

Oops, this had slipped off my "threads I'm on". I'll drop her a line, Dysgu.
I had your book this month, and I thought it was brilliant. I read it in about three days over the holidays.

Dysgu Wed 16-Jan-13 21:19:10

Thanks AP - I did send her a PM but it looks like she has not posted since Jan 2nd so maybe she hasn't been online.

stickylittlefingers Thu 17-Jan-13 11:22:20

hello! Happy New Year all smile I have received the book+choc today, thanks AP

AgentProvocateur Thu 17-Jan-13 13:33:48

Dysgu, JW is posting both books today. Will that be Nov & Jan, or Jan & Feb? I'm on my phone so can't access the swap spreadsheet, but let me know if you're not sure whose book you should have IYSWIM.

Dysgu Thu 17-Jan-13 20:41:09

Hi AP I have no idea which/whose book I should have. Shall I wait until they arrive and ten send you a PM to see which I should read first to send quickly on to aristo ?

I did send a book at the start of the month so perhaps it is Jan and Feb books heading to me..

stickylittlefingers Sun 20-Jan-13 16:36:28

Just C&P'd from AP's post earlier:

At the start of November:
I (AP) should have Aristocat's book
SLF should have LolaLadybirds's book (I sent it off today)
Arti should have my book
ItsJustaFleshwound should have SLF's book
JohnWorf should have Arti's book
Dysgu should have ItsJustaFleshwound's book
Aristocat should have JohnWorf's book
LolaLadybird should have Dysgu's book

So right now (which is 1 December, and we missed 1 Jan out)

AP = Dysgu (in fact she's sent it to me already)
SLF= Aristocat
Arti = Lola
Itsjustafleshwound = AP
JohnWorf = SLF
Dysgu = Arti
Aristocat = Itsjustafleshwound
Lola = John Worf

And 1 Feb

SLF = Dysgu
Arti =Aristo
IJAF= lola
Dysgu= SLF
Aristo = Arti
Lola = IJAF

is that helpful?

Dysgu Sun 20-Jan-13 19:24:02

I still have no book but I guess the snow might have held it up if it is in the post somewhere... when a book arrives, I will check the list slf and see where I am up to!

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