Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Broke and Bookish Secret Santa



Hello everyone! We are planning a Secret Santa exchange--broke and bookish style. We've done a Secret Santa as part of our College Students group on Goodreads so we thought it might be fun to extend it to our blog as well. We want this to be a low key and fun Secret Santa that doesn't put too much of a damper on your wallet.

Please only sign up if you are truly interested and are committed to sending off a package.

Some guidelines:

* Books can be new or used. Use your discretion as far as used books go. They should be in good condition. Please pick at least one other goody to put in the package.
*We would love to open this up internationally and will make an effort to pair up people from the same countries to keep costs down. However, if anyone would like to do an international exchange, you can fill out that box on the form.
*Sign-ups will be open until November 17th. You will be paired up and will receive your partner's info within that week.
* Myself and maybe another (very trusted!) member of The Broke and the Bookish will be the only ones with access to your info.
*Packages need to be sent out during the week of December 6th-10th. The earlier the better as the mail is always slow during the holiday season.
* If you can do delivery confirmation on your package, that would be greatly appreciated to make sure that the package was sent.
* Please email me at brokeandbookish (at) gmail (dot) com when you receive your package so I can keep track of which packages have been accounted for.
* Feel free to grab the button to put on your sidebar. 

Think you are interested?

Fill out this form!

EDIT:

I forgot an extremely important element to this Secret Santa. Everyone who participates is in the running to be randomly selected to get one of the books of their list. This drawing will take place sometime after Christmas. I'm not sure the exact date yet as the holidays are always busy and I never know where I'll be!

34 comments :

  1. What a great idea! I'm totally in! Thanks for setting this up :)

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  2. Yay! I loved doing this last year and am excited to do it again!

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  3. This sounds so much fun! I'm in!

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  4. I LOVE this and I love the button! Yayy!!

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  5. OMG I love this!! *scurries off to sign up* :D

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  6. Great idea! Question -- any way to make sure we get paired up with someone with the same genre preference as us? Don't really want to get a paranormal romance/YA package...

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  7. How exciting! I'm signing up! :o)

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  8. woohoo I am totally in! I love doing secret santas! Signing up now!

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  9. Connie-- I will definitely try to be pairing people up by similar reading preferences!

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  10. This is such a neat idea!! I signed up :-) and adding your button to my blog.

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  11. Great plan; I'm actually doing this with my reading group! And it's just so much fun. You're a brave woman; lots of information to review. Thanks! :)

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  12. Great idea! I've signed up! :)

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  13. Oooh! What a great idea! Thanks for sponsoring this! I'm definitely in...(she says as she goes off to fill out the form).

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  14. Can you be more specific about the number of books we are expected to send? I know on the form it says 10 books you would LIKE to recieve, but I got the impression that was just to help...Are we talking 2-4 books or what? I would love to do this but I do have limits being a college student and I don't want to send anyone less than expected! :)

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  15. Megan--I think the norm would be 1..some people might send two if they are cheap but definitely not any more than that! The list of ten are really just to give a lot of options to the person buying and to show the types of book the person likes.

    I'm definitely with you on the broke college kid thing and, since our blog is written by a bunch of college kids, we don't want to have a super expensive Secret Santa. That being said, we hope you join! :)

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  16. This definitely sounds like fun. :)

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  17. Great idea :D Totally signed up, I'll post the button on the blog soon.

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  18. Thanks for hosting this. What a fun idea. I can't wait.

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  19. (opps, I don't know if my first post went through) What a great idea and a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and get to know fellow bloggers.

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  20. This is so so so great...I am in! and can't wait to be sent my *Special Person* Thanks for hosting such a great program ♥

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  21. This is awesome, I just found out about it today the 17th, so hope its not to late. Thanks for the awesome opportunity

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  22. Oops! Forgot to ask...

    Are we supposed to include info on who it's from when we send it? or are we supposed to stay secret?

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  23. awesome blog, do you have twitter or facebook? i will bookmark this page thanks. jasmin holzbauer

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  24. Is there any update on this?? Did everyone receive theirs??

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  25. Emails are still rolling in on this and I'm trying to figure out if everybody has gotten theirs! It's going to take me some time. There were almost a 100 people that participated.

    If you haven't received yours STILL please email me.

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