I’m sure most of you know by now that I’ve taken over Ninja Book Swap from Bex. If you haven’t already, go follow @ninjabookswap on Twitter to keep up-to-date and get gift ideas. Sign-ups close 23rd September so don’t leave it too late if you’d like to join in. Remember to use the #ninjabookswap hashtag when chatting about or sharing the swap!
I’ve included some photos from past swaps to whet your appetite and give you an idea of what gets sent.
Thanks to Becki for my #ninjabookswap gifts! I have been holding off buying The Dream Thieves do I’m so happy to get this in my parcel. Scully has already wolfed down some of her treat bar, she had her nose in the box as soon as it arrived! 📕📗📘📙 #bookstagram #instabook #theravencycle #bookswap #bookblogger #sffA post shared by Ellie (@patchworkbunny) on
This swap is just like Secret Santa, just not at Christmas. You’ll need a wishlist somewhere public so your partner knows what books you want and there’s a bunch of questions on the sign-up form to help with the gift buying. You’ll be expected to send at least one book and a gift but it’s up to you how much extra you do.
We try to match people up with vaguely similar interests/taste but this swap is a lot less structured than Trick or Treat…
I received my #ninjabookswap parcel from the lovely @patchworkbunny today and I love it so much! All I kept saying as I was opening it was “Oh my god this is so cool!” First it was in a cool box that looked like a suitcase, then she’d wrapped it in some awesome Marvel comics wrapping paper and then all these lovely things were what was inside it. I feel very spoilt right now. I love the postcards and the Saga stickers and a cannot wait to read the books (in fact I’m about to start Men Explain Things To Me now) Thank you again @patchworkbunny (and Scully) it was really a lovely box of goodies to come home to ❤ #bookpost #saga #comicbooks #marvel #bookstagramA post shared by Elena Morgan (@elenasquareeyes) on
Fancy reading a book outside your comfort zone? That’s what your trick will be, chosen by someone who loves that genre. You’ll also receive a treat in the form of a wishlist book and gift. For this swap you will be expected to send at least two books and a small gift.
Soooo, most the sign-ups for trick or treat have been fantasy fans, so we really want a few people to sign up who don’t usually read fantasy but would like to give it a go. We’d also love a few more fans of horror and poetry, but please do sign-up regardless and we’ll make it work somehow! It would also be super helpful to be flexible with sending abroad but I do understand this can get expensive.
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I got the most perfect #ninjabookswap box from @oneroundpanda. The cat and the rabbit are not sharing my enthusiasm.A post shared by Louise (@anovelhaul) on
If you can’t take part this time round, we’re hoping to continue hosting it twice a year. Subscribe to our mailing list for future updates. We don’t have a website at the moment so Twitter is the best place to stay informed!
Absolutely amazing #ninjabookswap from @behindgreeneyes83 completely spoiled and feeling very very lucky right now. #wonderwoman #smashthepatriarchy #luckymeA post shared by Sarah Macpherson (@sarahmacp) on
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