Monday, November 09, 2009
Holiday Book Swap
Posted by JaneGS
One of the very cool things about playing in the blogosphere is the creative ways bloggers have developed to build community. I learn about something new almost every week. First, there was the whole awards thing. I was thrilled when I was given my first award and still feel honored everytime someone remembers me. Then, there was the Book Bloggers Appreciation Week, which I watched from the sidelines but was impressed by. The frequent giveaways also took me by surprise, not to mention the challenges and memes. Fun stuff. The latest is the Holiday Book Swap.
The holiday swap is a way for book bloggers to connect and celebrate the holiday spirit by sharing gifts. It’s done secret Santa style; all of the participants are randomly assigned a blogger to send a gift to, and these assignments are kept secret until the gift has been delivered. So no one knows who their gift is coming from!
Anyone who wants to join in has until the November 12 to do so. Just visit this website for details and FAQ.
I've really enjoyed getting to know other bloggers and blog readers and it's been gratifying and comforting to know there are so many people out there who share my taste in books, movies, music. It's also been a treat to discover so many authors/books that I've enjoyed but might have never heard about had I not taken the plunge into the blogging world.
Happy Holidays ... may the season begin!