I love exchanges. It’s my favorite thing that we do here and I participate in every one I can. I also know that we are a smart bunch here and like to read, and while we always have multiple threads on books or reading (unless I’m way wrong) I have never seen an actual book exchange and it’s been brewing in me to create one for a while. I felt that the summer was the perfect time to do this since we are all getting ready for summer reading season.
Here is how I’m envisioning this to go: Just like every other exchange in your post say if you’re in and if you can ship internationally. When you actually describe the book you want…you can do whatever. If you’ve been dying for a specific book or a book you loved but never bought, you can say “I want the Lord of the Rings Trilogy please” and call it a day. Or you can put a list of books and have a doper choose from them, or (my favorite) put a genre, authors for reference, maybe a book or two that you loved, and let the dopers choose from there.
Once you decide to play go ahead and send me and e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, inside of the e-mail put your username (preferably as the subject line), real name, address, and if you can ship internationally (that’ll help me rather than going through the thread).
I will leave the thread open for two full weeks ('til Friday the 15th) and then do the names and such afterwards.
I hope everyone can get as excited about this as I am and I hope that this is the biggest exchange yet!