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Pending Name Book Club - Nov 2017

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JorlyWood Sun 19-Nov-17 20:45:58

Right so I only have four addresses so far. These are from;
clairethewitch70
mailfuckoff
BigPinkOrchid
WhyIsARavenLikeAWritingDesk

Please let me know if you have sent me an address and your name is not here as it means it has gotten lost somewhere.

Ok so can everyone else that wants to join in please send me your addresses ASAP as I was hoping to organise it tomorrow evening and then Tuesday/Wednesday we do deliveries.

Things I need as well as address
- Initials of book title and author
- Any allergy or chocolate/treats preference

As I have mentioned in the last thread I will be setting up a monthly sign in thread that everyone needs to post in before the books get sent on. Don't worry, I will remind you if you forget.

I think the general consensus was that we would be having as little censorship as possible so you can send pretty much anything you want apart from abuse memoirs which can be very triggering/upsetting for some people.

A reminder of how it will work:
- I collect all addresses and other info
- I give everyone one person/address to send your own book to.
- About 3 and 1/2 weeks later I will open up the sign in thread for you to respond to.
- Couple of days later if all goes well and we haven't lost anyone we will send the book we received onto your allocated person/address.
- If we lose people along the way then I will give you direction on where to send books to.
- When sending books on we will also send a small amount of chocolate or other requested treat up to a value of £2.50
- We can then set up threads for each book and discuss them.

Okay, sorry for the long post. I just wanted to collate all of the ideas into one. So let's get the addresses in and we can start the fun!

Thanks,
Jorly!

JorlyWood Wed 29-Nov-17 14:17:05

Oh not for a while yet. Just before or just after Christmas.

clairethewitch70 Wed 29-Nov-17 14:57:45

@mailfuckoff have you received your book yet?

How do the review threads work? Do we put in the title and include spoilers and only look when we are reading the book unless we sneak a look before-

JorlyWood Wed 29-Nov-17 15:48:45

I wouldn't put the title in case of accidental clicks. It is a bit difficult to miss something like that but otherwise go for it.

mailfuckoff Wed 29-Nov-17 17:35:38

I've got my book, thanks

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 01-Dec-17 22:58:29

I'm finishing another book and the book I have received is pretty massive so I'm not sure I'll read it in time but don't want to hold anyone else up.

oxcat1 Sat 02-Dec-17 00:19:27

@myusernameisnotmyusername thanks so much for the amazingly thoughtful chocolate! Book looks really interesting too.

So Soddy, @Celama but I only posted it today. Apologies.

I have to say that I agree with User, and would much prefer to move on after Christmas as I don't think I will I he ready otherwise. Sorry.

Celama Sat 02-Dec-17 13:12:26

I was just going to say that it doesn't matter @oxcat1 but it's just been delivered. My son has already claimed one of the chocolates though! The book looks exactly the sort of thing I like reading, I'm looking forward to starting it, thanks.

myusernameisnotmyusername Tue 05-Dec-17 12:31:33

No problem Oxcat. I'm really pleased it's ok! I was worried it wouldn't be.

oxcat1 Tue 05-Dec-17 22:35:45

Really so kind of you to have gone to all that effort. Thank you

clairethewitch70 Tue 12-Dec-17 13:36:39

@JorlyWood
I have finished reading the book now. Are we still sending on 20th, or shall I send it on asap to avoid Xmas rush?

How are we discussing the books? I saw they each have a thread. Are we including spoilers or keeping as broad as possible until everyone has read the book. Are we including the title and author ? I know I won't be able to stop myself looking at the other book threads, but I am not one for surprises so I don't mind.

Sorry for so many questions. One more thing, once we have passed books on a few times we are not going to know whose book is who's for the discussion thread, so it may be helpful to include a note saying whose book we are passing on.

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 13-Dec-17 11:51:26

Where are the threads? I haven't started my book yet blush

JorlyWood Wed 13-Dec-17 20:48:16

Hi, sorry for slow reply. It's a busy time of year! I wouldn't send it on right now as I'm going to give everyone a buzz and make sure they are still about. You know, I realised that we hadn't tagged our own books after we sent them but it is ok because I have it all logged so I can let you know each month whose book you are receiving.

As for the reviews or general chat about each book I'd try to be vague but everyone does have a choice whether to look at the other threads or not so it is up to you. What I would say is please don't name the book or author just in case someone clicks accidentally and there is a big title in capital letters.

You can find the desperate threads here: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mn_book_swap_clubs

I'm terrible and haven't finished yet. I am a quick reader when I get into books though.

JorlyWood Wed 20-Dec-17 19:58:56

Does anybody have any objection to letting the sending on of books wait until after Christmas now? I can't be the only one who has been really busy lately.

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 20-Dec-17 20:33:49

I definitely have no objection!

BigPinkOrchid Thu 21-Dec-17 16:58:58

I'm ok with that.

mailfuckoff Wed 27-Dec-17 17:23:57

When did we agree to post books on?

JorlyWood Wed 27-Dec-17 19:31:47

We haven't set a date yet as it got pretty busy over Christmas but I'm thinking just after new year? What do you think everyone?

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 27-Dec-17 22:57:38

I'll be honest. I was finishing another book then had to start my reading group one so I haven't started it yet. blush. But I don't want to hold anyone up.

clairethewitch70 Sat 30-Dec-17 23:31:40

I am ready to post on as soon as a date is given. Hope you all had a good Christmas.

myusernameisnotmyusername Mon 01-Jan-18 00:32:53

I can't really get into mine. I've tried and it would be great but it's just not my kind of thing so I can also post on. Sorry!

BigPinkOrchid Wed 03-Jan-18 15:26:45

I'm ready to post on too. Really enjoyed my book. smile

JorlyWood Wed 03-Jan-18 16:31:02

So I went on holiday to the in laws and forgot my book but I'm back at the weekend so why don't we set Monday as the date to send the books forward? Few days after is fine. I will chase up people who haven't replied to this thread in a while to make sure they are still about and keen.

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 05-Jan-18 00:05:01

I'm fine with that although I won't be able to get to a post office until the weekend.

clairethewitch70 Mon 08-Jan-18 18:04:08

Just saw this message. Will get mine posted tomorrow or Wednesday. (Posted to mailfuckoff)

myusernameisnotmyusername Mon 08-Jan-18 18:25:55

How do we know where we're posting them to? Has a pm been sent?

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