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mini {book} swap

someone's been wronged
Apparently, Dan “wronged” Emma the other night. I think it was something to do with him canceling baths because of all the bickering between sisters.

Emma. She’s such a feeler. She feels everything with such gusto. I was upstairs when she brought the sign up to hang on her door and she showed it to me. I asked her if she thought it would hurt Dan and Mary’s feelings. She told me that they hurt her feelings and I gave her some typical mom advice about that not making it right to hurt their feelings. And then she told me, “that’s not how it works in my world!” And then collapsed into my arms. Poor baby. A full day of running around with cousins, swimming, meals away from home. Never touching back down for a bit of quiet and rest. So everything came storming out in emotions just before bed.

I do have to give the girl credit for taking the time to make the letters block letters. I mean, if you’re going to make a nasty sign to hang on your door, at least do it with some style.

So, on a different note. That swap….The other night we were all in bed reading this book. Not your classic book that everyone has in their home library collection. No Good Night Moon, or  Guess How Much I Love You, or The Giving Tree .  And I don’t even remember how I got this book. Maybe from a student when I was a classroom teacher. But dagnabbit (to quote the book) if it wasn’t really good!

As I was sitting there listening to Dan read, it gave me an idea for a simple, quick and easy swap. A mini swap of sorts because it is kid-driven, but simpler.

the sharing of family favorites

Let’s share a family favorite (children’s) book, with another family. Something that might not be on everyone’s shelf. Not necessarily the classics that are given out at every baby shower, but a discovered favorite. A book that surprised you.

And it’s simple. It is just the exchange of a book. Nothing more, nothing less. From one family to another. So if this simple swap interests you, drop me an email and I’ll mix everyone up and hand out partners. And seriously folks, I want to keep this simple. Just give a book, get a book. I have no plans to make pillowcase dresses for everyone in their family. Or embroidered floor cushions and handmade puzzles. Just a book–a gift that gives over and over.

So, if you’re in, I’m in. And if only one person signs up, then well, I’ve got a great book to send you–not the one above, something even better….

Drop me an email, let me know if you’re in. And if you are, here’s a smaller version button for you to use

Happy Reading. Happy Thursday.

**I’m closing the swap. Thanks, everyone!!***

someone's been wronged
Apparently, Dan “wronged” Emma the other night. I think it was something to do with him canceling baths because of all the bickering between sisters.

Emma. She’s such a feeler. She feels everything with such gusto. I was upstairs when she brought the sign up to hang on her door and she showed it to me. I asked her if she thought it would hurt Dan and Mary’s feelings. She told me that they hurt her feelings and I gave her some typical mom advice about that not making it right to hurt their feelings. And then she told me, “that’s not how it works in my world!” And then collapsed into my arms. Poor baby. A full day of running around with cousins, swimming, meals away from home. Never touching back down for a bit of quiet and rest. So everything came storming out in emotions just before bed.

I do have to give the girl credit for taking the time to make the letters block letters. I mean, if you’re going to make a nasty sign to hang on your door, at least do it with some style.

So, on a different note. That swap….The other night we were all in bed reading this book. Not your classic book that everyone has in their home library collection. No Good Night Moon, or  Guess How Much I Love You, or The Giving Tree .  And I don’t even remember how I got this book. Maybe from a student when I was a classroom teacher. But dagnabbit (to quote the book) if it wasn’t really good!

As I was sitting there listening to Dan read, it gave me an idea for a simple, quick and easy swap. A mini swap of sorts because it is kid-driven, but simpler.

the sharing of family favorites

Let’s share a family favorite (children’s) book, with another family. Something that might not be on everyone’s shelf. Not necessarily the classics that are given out at every baby shower, but a discovered favorite. A book that surprised you.

And it’s simple. It is just the exchange of a book. Nothing more, nothing less. From one family to another. So if this simple swap interests you, drop me an email and I’ll mix everyone up and hand out partners. And seriously folks, I want to keep this simple. Just give a book, get a book. I have no plans to make pillowcase dresses for everyone in their family. Or embroidered floor cushions and handmade puzzles. Just a book–a gift that gives over and over.

So, if you’re in, I’m in. And if only one person signs up, then well, I’ve got a great book to send you–not the one above, something even better….

Drop me an email, let me know if you’re in. And if you are, here’s a smaller version button for you to use

Happy Reading. Happy Thursday.

**I’m closing the swap. Thanks, everyone!!***

55 comments on “mini {book} swap”

  1. I’d love to participate. We had such a wonderful time doing the miniswap with Melissa at Bridgman Pottery. We are excited to do another one. It’s also nice to do a swap that doesn’t involve making anything. Even though I love making!

  2. please count us in, we love books and love when people share their favorites with us. I will get the boys thinking of what they’d like to send!

  3. What a great idea!!! We have grown quite a collection of favorite books over the past 10 1/2 years and would be happy to share one with another family. Please count us in as well.

  4. I have a “deep-feeler,” too. The fact that she drew those block letters says she really knows what she’s doing. Lol. Look out!

  5. Am I the only one not going to do it? Talk about peer pressure! It is such a lovely idea, Molly, but for once, I am just not going to over extend my over-extended self….I’m sure I will kick myself later.

  6. Finally, a swap I can sign up for knowing I’ll send something that will delight! I’m in! Thank you for setting this up! Sabrina and I will have to spend some serious time deciding what book to share.

    Patricia

  7. Am I the only one that hates “The Giving Tree”????? I find that story depressing. The tree gives and gives and gives and no one really appreciates his sacrifice until the end. Ugh. I threw our copy away.

    However, I love book swaps!! Yay. Thanks for doing this.

    Rebecca F.

  8. I’m in. I have participated in all of your miniswaps and have never been disappointed. Simple exchange of book fits perfectly into my summer schedule!

  9. I’d love to participate although my girl is still young so I will have to definitely go and pick a book that is a favourite up at a store and share since we’re reading our faves over and over and over and over (!!!) again. . .have a few in mind!! Please include me in the swap.

    – Donna

  10. i’m there with erin. not signing up, but knowing i’ll kick myself. molly, will you remind us, when we’re kicking ourselves later, that we ought to just swap with each other!?

  11. ACK!!! I MISSED a swap on children’s books, I need to be shot as I LOVE children’s literature and would have signed up all three of my kids to swap with 3 other families. OH PLEASE, if you have room could you count me in? Melissa

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