Hello all! Alright! This is it! The US Traveling Book Blog Info Post!
Are you excited? Because brittsreadery, youthbookreview and I are SO EXCITED! We’re sure you are, too, but make sure you read all of this post before sending us an ask, okay? So, like readaroundtherosie’s original traveling book project, we will be sending books around to participants, reading/annotating them and then sending them on to the next person. The differences is that we will be doing this with more than one book. Instead, everyone involved will have a book that travels! We hope the excitement of getting your own book back annotated at the end will make people a little more accountable.
For example we have four booklrs, A/B/C and D. A will send her book to B and B will send hers to C and so on. Once every has read their first book and annotated it, then B will send book A to person C who has sent book B on, etc. Eventually book A will come back to person A all fun and annotated! Then person A will take pictures and post them, so everyone will be able to see the final product! While we’ll all get to read and annotate more than one book this way, it’s going to be a little pricey, unfortunately. Media mail starts at $2.35, so it shouldn’t be too bad, but we want you to be aware of this, we’d hate for someone to have to drop out or something.
So far, we have over 75 notes on my TBP roll call post! This is fantastic! And…a little intimidating. We’ve decided that we’re going to have to do a lot of smaller circles, possibly grouped by geography so the mailing cost/time between books isn’t too bad. Groups will be capped at a max of 10 participants each. If you’re worried about personal security, don’t be! Only a few people will have your name and address. The three of us, and the one person who will be sending you books.
Once we know who is participating, we’ll have a google doc where people put up 1-3 books they are willing to send out to have adventures. We suggest you pick something you don’t mind the (very slight!) possibility of not returning to you. Also, nothing over 300 pages or hardback (these will weigh more and thus cost more to mail). You’ll be picking more than one book because the other people in your group will vote to determine which books they want to read. Once everything is decided, and we give the go ahead, you’ll send out your books (unannotated) to the address we have given you!
If you have read all of this long (sorry ><) post and agree to spending the money to ship more than one book please send us an ask with your tumblr user name, real name, e-mail, shipping address and Hogwarts house (to know you read the whole thing, lol)!
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Mention them in your ask!