It's an adventure of books that fly across the globe, the women who send them forming a community of readers who get a variety of new novels for just the cost of postage. And you are invited to join!
A few weeks back when I wrote a review of "When in Rome" and realized how many people wanted to read it but didn't have access to it, I offered to send out my copy to whoever wanted it. A waiting list formed. An Australian reader volunteered to send out her copy as well. A longer list formed. And an idea that had been rolling around in my head, and my avid-reader bloggy buddy Jessica's as well, started to come up again after months of not discussing it: why not start an actual book swap "club"?
The idea crossed our minds because, being big bookworms but living in countries where English is not the primary language can make buying English language books an expensive proposition. We thought, there's gotta be a better way. Postage seemed cheaper to us than buying books new. Plus, it would give us a way to form a community of global readers, each of us writing notes and sharing our thoughts before passing the book on to the next person in the group. Each book would take on a "traveling heritage" and we'd all save money on buying new books in the process.
So, here it is, then: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Books. You contribute one (or more) of your books to share with the community, then you choose the books you want to receive from the community. It's that simple!
For all the information, and to sign up, please click here.
A big, big thanks to Jonathan for getting our site up and running, and Jessica for being such a fun partner in crime on this project. I enjoyed designing the logo... do you like it?
Hope you'll join us!
(And to any men interested: since all the people who signed up for "When in Rome" were women, we didn't figure there would be much interest on your part... no hard feelings?)