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November 2, 2016

fall ninja book swap
posted by soe 12:50 am

As you probably know, I love taking part in book/yarn swaps, but have scaled back my participation in them somewhat after being burned a couple of times by sending out packages and getting nothing in return. So I’m picky about what I’ll join and have to feel confident that the organizer knows what they’re doing. I’m really pleased to say that the Ninja Book Swap, run by Bex, is one of those.

At the end of last week, a box arrived at my apartment, just in time to mark the end of the workweek. It came from my awesome partner Laura, who blogs at Buttontapper Press. Check out all the goodies she sent me.

You know someone has it together when they create their own Halloween wrapping:

Ninja Book Swap

Opening a swap box is not unlike Christmas morning. You curl up on the sofa, often in your pj’s, and open fun package after fun package.

Check out all the books Laura sent me!

Ninja Book Swap Books

The three books along the top were on my “wish list,” and The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat was one Laura picked out, thinking I’d enjoy it. I’m not sure what gave her that idea.

Jeremiah in a Ninja Book Swap Box

Corey Likes Ninja Book Swap Packages

Posey said she was not going to model for me, but added that she thinks Laura is still pretty awesome for sending her this great box in which to hang out.

I have to agree. In addition to sending me four awesome looking books (Not Your Sidekick is going to be the first one I read, although I’ve already dipped into Buffy), Laura also sent me a mini clipboard, two journals (one of which is now covered with all of the Halloween stickers from the wrapping), stickers (I love holiday stickers!), and some chocolate!

Ninja Book Swap Goodies

Thank you once again, Laura, for a really lovely Ninja Book Swap box. I’m utterly delighted with what you sent!

And if you like sending and receiving bookish packages, keep an eye on the swap blog in early January, when the next one will be gearing up.

Category: books. There is/are 7 Comments.

Wow, what a great package! And it’s nice that the entire family could enjoy it. 😉

Comment by Bridget 11.02.16 @ 7:44 am

What a fantastic package! Wow, some great books in there! How fun! I have not done any swaps in years and this reminds me how fun they can be! Thank you for sharing!

Comment by AsKatKnits 11.02.16 @ 7:50 am

like you I am hesitant to swap, it’s a weird thing to do. The last one I was thrilled with what I’ve received but there are times where it’s not so much fun. Looks like you did well 🙂 Love the cat in the box.

Comment by karen 11.02.16 @ 8:15 am

Yay! I’m so glad you liked it — and that your package FINALLY arrived. It’s funny how Amazon seems able to deliver almost anything in the world to my door in 2 days… EXCEPT for books! Oh well. If I participate in another swap, I think I will just head to my nearest B&N instead. Happy reading!

Comment by Laura Roberts 11.02.16 @ 9:26 am

The Pink Carnation series is supposed to be GREAT! Great swap.

Comment by raidergirl3 11.02.16 @ 6:08 pm

@raidergirl3: I enjoyed The Scarlet Pimpernel when I read it a few years ago, so this seems like it should be fun.

@Laura: The timing of the box was perfect, so no worries on that front. And thank you again!

@karen: Bex tries really hard to make sure people are happy in her swaps.

@AsKatKnits: I used to do yarny swaps pretty often (isn’t that how you and I “met”?), but the bookish ones are fun, too.

@Bridget: The cats think I should do swaps a lot more often.

Comment by soe 11.04.16 @ 1:13 am

[…] there with my knitting (my Christmas fingerless mitts) and my book (Not Your Sidekick, from my Ninja Swap package) even after they closed up, even specifically telling me that if anyone hassled me about it to let […]

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