Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How to Join!

How to Sign Up for Any Swap on this Blog????

I hope that everyone has fun and comes back over and over again for more swapping......

  • So.....here's the scoop!To join any swap:
    Just email me a message at Readernutcase@msn.com put your name, mailing address (guarentee to use for swapping only), email address, and your blog url (if you have one)

  • Then add a line or two about yourself....like is this your first swap, what authors you like,favorite books, or do you have other hobbies, maybe you love to knit, pen pal, or like me do it all....tell me anything you want.
  • Then I will send you an invitation to the blog so you can post here and add your name to the group list of swappers.

  • Then copy and paste the "Wish List" short questions on this blog to your blog, so your partner will learn a little about you...if you don't have a blog you can post them on this blog or I can post a little about you on the swap blog, just let me know in your email. [and be sure to let your partner know if your questions are on your own blog]

  • You will get an email with your partner's email and address around the 12th of the month and the swap begins

  • Mail your partner their book and bookmark and anything else you wish to send them by the end of the month.

  • With your package be sure to theme it to the current theme for example if it were a theme to match the books title: EX: "The Lodge" you might send some country type items, "The Strawberry Shortcake Murder" you might send Strawberry soap, or a candle, or tea, and maybe something red.

  • Or: The theme could be to match your partner's first name with the authors first name. EX: If your partner's name were Debb the author of book might be "Debbie Macomber"
**Every month we will have a different theme.**

Join other swappers and sign up today to join in on the fun!!!!!!

Drop everything your doing and email me now to get started!!!
  1. If you sign up for a swap, please make sure that you will be able to keep your commitment and send a package by the end of the swap month in which you signed up for.
  2. Each month the swaps will be open for sign ups till the 10th.
  3. On the 12th the partners will be assigned and posted on the blog.
  4. You must send your package by the end of that month.
  5. You also need to email your partner to let them know that their package is on the way and post it on the blog.
  6. If you are posting your questions on your own blog please let your partner know.
  7. Once you receive your package you MUST post a picture on the blog and your thank you! This is very important!!!
  8. Every month there will be voting for the best packages and the winner will receive a prize from the hostess. Be sure to cast your votes by posting on the blog or by email.
  9. Each month will have a different theme so be sure to watch the posting on the blog for details.
  10. Each swapper who has their own blog will be linked to their name under the monthly swappers
  11. If you fail to send out your package by the end of the month and do not contact your partner, or the hostess by the 5th of the following month, then an angel will be assigned to send to your assigned partner. If you want to send a package after that date you will need to send your package to the angel who took your place in the swap!
  12. If you fail to send a package in any month you will then have to send a Just in Case "JIC" package to the hostess to hold for you in order to participate in any future swaps. [a book, bookmark, and a goodie]
  13. A "JIC" package will be used in place of any packages that are not sent.
    If you sign up and fail to send a package more than 2 times you will be banned from swapping on this blog.
  14. If you have a problem because of any life circumstance and are unable to send your package you must contact the hostess and your partner to stay in good standing with this swap blog.
  15. The swapping is for fun and to be fair to all our swappers the rules have to be adhered to by all!

Wish List

Sample "Wish" list... Post on this blog with a short intro...
My favorite authors
My favorite authors
My hobbies...
My favorite books..
My books I want to read...
My books I don't like....
My favorite type [sci-,romance,ect....]
My favorite colors...
My allergies...
My favorite pets...
My favorite scents...
My Amazon Wish List link.....
Other stuff about me...

Contest Rules

Contest Rules

We will be holding monthly contests and/or drawings, trivia questions, and other exciting and fun contests.

# Contests:

  • There will be a different contest each month
  • The contest will last 3 weeks from the 1st of the month till the 25th or 30th of that same month
  • The winners will be announced on the 1st of the following month
  • The winners will be randomly picked
  • Each winner has 7 days to respond to the "congratulations email"
  • If the winner does not respond another winner will be picked
  • All prizes will be mailed to the winner within 7 days
  • If a sponsor backs out of the commitment or the said prize is unavailable the hostess has the right to substitute another prize of equal value
  • You must be at least 18 to enter the contest
  • You may enter the contest only 1 time unless otherwise stated
  • To enter you need to leave a comment on the contest post
  • The comment should include all the information requested to win the contest and your name, email, and blog/URL link

Photo Contests:

  • Each swap DaBookLady will announce a new winner for the photo contest at the end of each month's swap.
  • The winner will be chosen from all the photo's submitted of the packages
  • If you are not able to photo packages please let your partner know before she mails it to you so that she can take a photo of her own package and post it
  • The winner will be posted and sent a prize.
  • All winners are posted in the "Winners" area in the right sidebar
  • Be sure to update or make up your Amazon "Wish lists" so that your wishes can be known to your partners.
  • Also be sure to post your BABEs "Wish list" on the blog,or your blog and send the link to DaBookLady

2nd Contest "Halloween Jokes and Riddles Search"

Now are you ready for contest #2?

"Halloween Jokes and Riddles Search"

In this fun contest all you have to do is give the right answer to the "jokes or riddles " below. This is a fun one and I thought it would be cute to see what answers evolve from these question????.

Answer them all and then answer the last question from the swappers "Wish Lists"

  • Why don't skeletons like parties?
  • What do skeletons say before they begin dining?
  • What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?
  • What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes?
  • What does a Ghost eat for lunch?
  • How do you mend a broken Halloween Jack-o-Lantern?
  • What do you say to a 2-headed monster?
  • Why do ghouls and demons hang out together?
  • Why did the witch put her broom in the wash for Halloween?
  • Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?

And the last one you will find the answer on one of our swappers wish lists!

What swapper doesn't like orange but likes the life of Bees?
Good Luck Ladies!!!

1st Contest "Treasures Chest Ally"

For our 1st contest....Starting Now:

There are 12 swappers... so let's play "Treasure Chest Ally".

All you have to do is:
  • find all the items listed below to fill up the Treasure Chest.
  • You will find the answers on our swappers blogs or wish lists.[since some of our swappers do not have a blog]
  • Then you will need to email DaBookLady with the name of the swapper next to each answer
  • Next explain each item in your treasure chest relating to the swapper [ex: if the clue was "men that knit" your answer might be " DaBookLady, its a You-Tube video on her blog]
  • Then say which one you think is the most important
  • and why.

That's it...so let's get hunting and if your the winner you will be sent a prize of a book off your "Wish List.

"Happy Hunting ladies....Find the Treasure:

  1. A Boxer dog
  2. A cup of cider
  3. Cat and Mouse
  4. Wilson
  5. Himalayan Goji Juice
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean
  7. Laura Ingals Wilder series
  8. Large yarn ball
  9. Dolphins
  10. Dick Francis
  11. Indiana
  12. Martha Stewart

Ok find the swappers that have the above information either on their "Wish Lists" or their blogs and match them up and then

email DaBookLady with "Contest #1" if you have any questions. If more than one person gets them all right then we will pull a name out of the hat.

Deadline to post is October 8th Have fun and good luck!!!