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Kallie20 Thu 25-Mar-10 17:19:46

Hello,

I joined Mumsnet today and would love to join in a bookswap if anyone has a space?

I love to read, anything and everything, and commuting to work 3 days a week means i get 25 mins each way to bury myself in a book.

I think I get the gist of how this works and would love to join a group if there is a space anywhere....

Many thanks
K

Eliza70 Tue 30-Mar-10 19:35:50

Hi Kallie, it looks like they are all "full" but maybe we could start a new one! Am not completely sure how it works but think we need 12 people so hopefully some more will sign up.

Can you change your title to something like 'Starting New Book Swap - join in here!' or similar?

Hopefully some more people will sign up!

Exogenesis Tue 30-Mar-10 19:46:09

Heya,#

Along with having an intire library to choose from at work I am always reading and spend a fortune on books.. Will happily join in Book swap club grin

autobahnbismark Thu 01-Apr-10 09:24:52

Hi all,

I'd be keen to join a new group so that makes 4. I'm trying not to spend so much money on books so this sounds like a fantastic idea.

Greenshadow Thu 15-Apr-10 14:16:02

Hi, Count me in - I'm also keen to join a new group.

BuzzingNoise Thu 15-Apr-10 14:17:11

I'd like to join too.

theslumbertaker Sat 17-Apr-10 09:44:55

Hello ladies, I am also a book-lover and this may well force me to make the time again. Since having my first dd it is one of the things that has tended to be neglected a bit. So can I join too? I guess I would make number 7?

sharbie Sat 17-Apr-10 09:55:05

Can I join but I don't know how it works.smile

MudandRoses Mon 19-Apr-10 20:18:50

Hi i'd really like to join in too if there's still space!

I think there's a link somewhere on how it works...will search it out..

MudandRoses Mon 19-Apr-10 20:20:31

here it is! http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mnbook_swapclubs/651962-How-to-Start-A-Book-Circle

MudandRoses Mon 19-Apr-10 20:21:35

sorry here www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mn_book_swap_clubs/651962-How-to-Start-A-Book-Circle

theslumbertaker Mon 19-Apr-10 20:42:47

OK well I guess if everyone is still in, that makes 9 now, so just need three more people?

pinksupergirl Mon 19-Apr-10 20:56:25

Hi
I'd like to join too please.
I had my first baby on Boxing day 2009 so reading is my little treat where I get some peace and quiet!
I do read a lot of chick lit books but I do have the odd other sort and I'd like to try some different books.
Does that make 10 now?

Besom Wed 21-Apr-10 07:46:07

How does it work? If someone can explain to me I'll join. I just gave a load of books to the charity shop and I buy them a bit compulsively, although I can't afford it any more.

theslumbertaker Wed 21-Apr-10 09:56:34

Hi Besom

If you follow the link by mudandroses above that explains it all. I haven't done this before, but it looks fairly straightforward. Does that mean we have 11 then?

Besom Wed 21-Apr-10 12:55:50

Ok thanks. So you get a book through the post every month and post one yourself? I can cope with that, looks like a good idea.

Maybe we should start a thread saying 'one more person needed'?

theslumbertaker Wed 21-Apr-10 17:46:42

good idea - will do...

nowit Wed 21-Apr-10 17:56:54

Can I join?, 3rd year Lierature undergrad about to graduate and I have tonnes of books to share

Exogenesis Wed 21-Apr-10 18:02:25

Is that it... do we have enough? *hopping from leg to leg in excitement*

theslumbertaker Wed 21-Apr-10 19:21:00

Looks like that's a yes! Great. So do we now need to decide who is going to post to who, and whether we want to exclude any particular genres?

Ps. sorry don't mean to have taken over this thread, just quite keen to get this up and running blush

Besom Thu 22-Apr-10 06:41:57

We need to keep bumping as well to see if the others are still around.

I don't have an objection to any particular genres that I can think of.

pinksupergirl Thu 22-Apr-10 14:22:37

Hi
I'm still around. Do we need to call ourselves something so that when we want to contact fellow members we can put that in the title? I think that's what the other swap groups do from what I can gather. Any ideas for a name anyone?
I'm also not too bothered about excluding any genres although I would like to add that most of my books are fairly chick lit but I will try to vary them as much as possible as I assume that's kind of the idea if you post to the same person every month?

nowit Thu 22-Apr-10 14:54:18

I like pretty much anything and have quite a range of books, maybe find a name for us and the sort out who is with who and then chat to that person about genres etc? oh tis exciting

theslumbertaker Thu 22-Apr-10 20:21:54

Having a complete lapse of imagination trying to think of a name. I also have quite a lot of different books, but I'm afraid to say chick lit is definitely one genre I don't really enjoy much sorry pinksupergirl...

So now we just need to wait and see if the other posters are still around?

Exogenesis Thu 22-Apr-10 20:26:44

I'm still here grin I will read ANYTHING once... I mean i work in a library so you would think i have enougth to read but, noooooo! It will be great to read something someone else has enjoyed or Not enjoyed iyswim?

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