Friday Fun Link – First Annual Head Tale Xmas Used Book Exchange (Nov 21, 2008)

I found the Secret Santa site, Elfster, via MetaFilter and thought I'd give it a shot on this blog. 

Odds are, if you're reading this blog, you're a book lover who has a living space full of books you'll likely never get around to reading or will never read again.  So here's what I'm proposing: a Christmas book exchange for the readers of this blog.  Sign up for this exchange on Elfster then on the closing day (Thu. Dec 4), the site will automatically do a Secret Santa draw of everybody who's joined. 

By the start of the next week (Mon. Dec 8), pick one of your books (or buy a used or new one for $10 or less, not counting postage) and send it to the person whose name was drawn for you.  (I've set the site so only the person who “drew” your name can see your address to protect your privacy.)

Many of the people who read this blog know each other but even if you don't, the site allows you to create “wishlists” so people can get a sense of what types of books you want.  Or if you don't know the person and they don't have a wishlist (or if you just want to “go rogue”), you could either pick a book for your recipient that you really love or perhaps a book that's got broad-based appeal to people of all tastes.

I know Christmas is both hectic and costly for a lot of us so my intent is not to burden anyone.  But I do hope that you consider signing up for this exchange – as a chance to get a great new (to you) book, to share your tastes with someone else, to get into the (virtual) Christmas spirit or simply to help me cap off yet another year of blogging in a very unique way.

If you sign-up and you're a blogger – feel free to pass along the word via your own blogs. I think this is definitely a case of “the more, the merrier” and it could make it more interesting to cross-pollinate outside the readers of this blog.

Thanks in advance!

Comments 1

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    You should make this a Facebook event – might be an easy way to spread the word.

    Posted 23 Nov 2008 at 4:24 pm
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