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@LibrarianRyan You had me Nightmare Swap. I'm slowly trying to find my art sets to get myself prepared for the alteration I'll make to the swap I'll be assigned. I'm excited and curious about this one #nightmareswap #AlteredNightmareSwap👿

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 11mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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I thought I would change up the #nightmareswap this year and make it an #AlteredNightmareSwap. This is a one book swap. You only have to send 1 book. But you do have to alter it. (more on that later) I have chosen to do this so that more people can participate. One book can usually be sent for under $5 in the US using Media Mail.

Sign up ends Sept 5, and opening is Halloween. ALL Ages Welcome.

Link: https://forms.gle/JbAEWr8ZaSwiTGYh7

LibrarianRyan There are many ways to alter a book. Some examples: Sprayed edges, or stenciled edges. Make a new book jacket. Paint the cover. Foil the cover. Doodle in the margins. Etc. You just have to alter it someway. 11mo
LibrarianRyan Any questions whatsoever, just ask. (edited) 11mo
wanderinglynn Sounds awesome! 🙌🏻 11mo
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sharread This sounds fun! 11mo
Laughterhp I feel like I‘m not creative enough for this 😬😬 11mo
sprainedbrain Very cool! The kiddo and I are signed up. 🎃 (edited) 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Laughterhp I don‘t believe that at all. 11mo
Sweetkokoro I love that it‘s one book and that‘s it as I haven‘t been able to join any swaps because it‘s hasn‘t been feasible for me with the pandemic, but the altered bit worries me. Will there be a way to state what kind of alter we don‘t want? Like I absolutely loath writing/doodle in a book. 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro I didn‘t include that in the registration, but you could put it in the notes section and I would add it to what is sent to your match. 11mo
WanderingBookaneer I am both intrigued and apprehensive, but I have an idea of what I‘d do with my book. Thanks for thinking of me! This sounds so cool. 11mo
MatchlessMarie Can you confirm that you got my form? I signed up this morning but didn‘t get an email back. Same thing happened with another swap I signed up for. Thanks! 11mo
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Spooky Business | Addison Creek
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Do you love Halloween? Counting down the days til the leaves change? Then boy do I have a couple of #swaps for you! #BasicWitch swap is for all the spooky witches out there, and #HauntedHallow swap is for every fan of scary movies and corn mazes. Go to @sprainedbrain and @mklong ‘s pages for the #BWS, and @wanderinglynn ‘s page for the #HHS! And keep an eye on #AVeryLitsyHalloween (hashtag courtesy of @4thhouseontheleft ) for more Halloween fun!

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! 🖤 12mo
LibrarianRyan just FYI, I will be hosting the #Nightmareswap again this year, but I am going to twist it up a bit with #AlteredNightmareswap. I'll be posting this weekend. 12mo
MsRadioSilence @LibrarianRyan woo hoo! I‘ll be sure to keep an eye out! 12mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 👻🧡🎃 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan can you tag me when you post this weeked so I can add it to my “AVeryLitsyHalloween post? 🙌 12mo
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan keeping my eyes wide open for info! 11mo
LibrarianRyan @MsRadioSilence @4thhouseontheleft @Chrissyreadit I‘ll be posting it at lunch time today. 11mo
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Untitled (Untitled #1) | Laura Brooke Robson
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I thought it would be useful to start a post to share all the fun 🍁autumn/Halloween🎃 related activities happening on Litsy this year. I'll add the ones I know of below, please add any I missed! ⬇️⬇️

4thhouseontheleft There is #LittensDressedinBlood, hosted by @MidnightBookGirl and starts on Sunday 12mo
4thhouseontheleft #Scarathlon2021 is team and points based and runs all of October! It‘s hosted by @Clwojick and @StayCurious 12mo
4thhouseontheleft It‘s too late to sign up for #fallingforfallswap but you can still follow on opening day to see all fun fall things Littens found to gift! Hosted by @Avanders, opening day 9/22 12mo
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4thhouseontheleft @MoonWitch94 is hosting a chapter a day group read of A Discovery of Witches! #DOWRTR #AllSouls #SeasonoftheWitch 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @wanderinglynn will be doing a #hauntedhollowswap and sign-ups open tomorrow, August 21! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain I believe you are hosting #basicwitchswap again this year? 12mo
sprainedbrain Yes, #BasicWitchSwap sign ups are coming soon… @mklong is hosting with me this year! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain yay! I skipped almost all swaps last year but thinking about joining in again! (edited) 12mo
Clwojick Great idea! Thanks for spreading the word about Scarathlon! 12mo
Avanders Love this 🙌🏽 There‘ll also be #allhallowsreadswap from @MaleficentBookDragon and potentially a #nightmareswap or a #makersswap from @LibrarianRyan 12mo
MidnightBookGirl Awesome idea! My niece found my event from your list, lol! 12mo
Cyndij82 Sounds fun! I love fall!!🍁🍂🌻 12mo
BookwormAHN October going to be fantastic 👻 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Signups are open for #basicwitchswap, head over to @sprainedbrain or @mklong for the Google form! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Hope this thread helps @Emilymdxn if you come across any I don‘t have listed be sure to let me know! 12mo
Emilymdxn Thanks so much for the tag @avanders and for the resource @4thhouseontheleft this is everything I was looking for!! 12mo
Avanders @Emilymdxn yay I‘m glad! ☺️😘 12mo
night_shift Thanks for posting this!! 11mo
Allylu Thanks so much. I always feel like I missed something. This helps a lot! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft Sign-ups for the #AlteredNightmareSwap are now open! @LibrarianRyan has details 11mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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OK All, I know I may be early, but I know they‘re coming. And I have missed the Halloween swaps for three years in a row. So help me out, tag me in the Halloween swaps so I can get them please.

wanderinglynn Yes, I‘m already planning for this year‘s #hauntedhollowswap 🎃👻 12mo
sprainedbrain Yes, #BasicWitchSwap will be happening. 🖤 @jenniferw88 (edited) 12mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I too am anxiously awaiting all the halloween swaps! @MaleficentBookDragon has hosted #AllHallowsReadSwap in the past & @LibrarianRyan has done a #NightmareSwap . Not sure if they are again, but they're good swap hosts/Littens to follow. Bring on Spooky Season! 🕸👻😁 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon I‘ll be doing sign ups for the #allhallowsreadswap at the end of the month. 12mo
LibrarianRyan @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I can not decide if I want to do a nightmare swap or a makers swap. What are your thoughts. 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @LibrarianRyan 🤔 I'd be into a nightmare swap. I'm not terribly crafty unfortunately. But I'm sure the Littens would love whatever you decide to do. 12mo
Littlewolf1 @jenniferw88 @wanderinglynn @sprainedbrain @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @MaleficentBookDragon @LibrarianRyan thank you all so much… I‘m looking forward to getting the chance to participate this year 👻 12mo
jenniferw88 @sprainedbrain 🎉🎉🎉! I'm only going to do one Halloween swap this year, and as I'm REALLY getting into the witchy spirit, I'm pretty sure it's going to be yours - sorry @wanderinglynn ! 12mo
Littlewolf1 @jenniferw88 I keep missing them every year so I think I‘m gonna go for all of them… Next year I might dwindle down 12mo
sprainedbrain @jenniferw88 I‘m determined to get you a really good match this time, my friend! ❤️ 12mo
Littlewolf1 @ferskner @Avanders @Chrissyreadit Are you guys hosting the #CozySwap this year? (edited) 12mo
Avanders Oh I‘m sorry — I hosted my old falling for fall swap instead this year — super early! I had sign ups last month… but I think @wanderinglynn ‘s will have a non-scary option if you wanted to focus on fall and cozies ☺️ 12mo
Avanders (Though if @ferskner and @Chrissyreadit do the #cozyswap again this year, I‘m all about signing up for that!!) 12mo
ferskner I've had a doozy of a summer so the #cozyswap wasn't on my mind at all. I'm sorry you're missing it this year, @Littlewolf1! @Avanders @Chrissyreadit 12mo
Chrissyreadit @ferskner @Avanders @Littlewolf1 this fall I am also just wanting to join a swap vs organize a swap….. 12mo
4thhouseontheleft So I just started a hashtag to help people find all the fall/Halloween stuff going on this year! #AVeryLitsyHalloween 12mo
Littlewolf1 @4thhouseontheleft that‘s brilliant, thank you 12mo
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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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Dario goes back to Moldavia Studios to assist to a "mysterious ceremony", a tribute to his father. That day things got complicated. Between filming horror movies, Dario will learn about his past, parents & will discover himself. Book has dark, morbid humor but also sad ones. It didn't work for me because I was expecting something else but it is cute with a meaningful ending. Maybe I need to re-read it later. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Gissy #Scalathon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious #OutstandingOctober Readathon @Andrew65 8 hours 38 minutes=80 points + 1 point for post 2y
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
Gissy This book was given to me by @JoScho last year in #NightmareSwap Thank you! This one was in my wish list and I'm glad I received it🤗🖤🖤🖤 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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White Rabbit | Caleb Roehrig
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Hey everyone,

I was in the mood for a swap and the only other one getting going is the Harry Potter one. I love HP, but am a little burnt out.

So I decided to host a #WhiteRabbitSwap.

Take that any way you want, Fairy tales, Easter, animals, etc.

Open day will be Easter. You have 2 weeks to sign up.

This is open to Adult, Teens, and Kids. International will ONLY with same country.


wanderinglynn Awesome! I was just thinking that I hadn‘t seen many swaps lately. 2y
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn I think most the usual hosts (including myself) were getting a bit burnt out. Between host hijinks, and unfulfilled swaps, it was just soooooooo much. I know I was done. But it's been a few months. So I thought I might try again. 2y
wanderinglynn I can understand that. I‘m glad you decided to give it another go. I always enjoy the swaps. 2y
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BookwormAHN I'm also glad you decided to give it another try. But I don't doubt you were burnt out, I was exhausted from just participating. 2y
Bookwormjillk Love that you‘re opening this to kids. My daughter will be thrilled. 2y
ReadingRover I‘ve been out of touch forever and haven‘t done a swap in a really long time. I think I might do this one. 2y
Bookishlie Signed up for my first swap! Very excited!!! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Signed up! Thank you! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Bookishlie yeah. I hope you have fun. 2y
LibrarianRyan @Bookwormjillk yeahhh. I love it when kids join. I was never able to get enough kids to just do a kids swap but I don‘t want them left out. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds fun! I just wish Littens from my country like swaps as much as I do! 😆 2y
LibrarianRyan @erzascarletbookgasm it just means we need to get more of the. To join. 😁 2y
Peddler410 Sounds like a fun one .... but isn‘t Easter on the 12th? 2y
Chrissyreadit 🎉💕❤️👏I was wanting a swap- created one because I needed something fun- then realized there is no way I could manage it with my life now - and PRESTO!!! Here is a swap I can get excited about! (I may still consider HP but I do not need any HP stuff) 2y
LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 good catch. I‘ll get it changed. I don‘t know what I did. 2y
kellyann28 Signed up, thanks 🐇 2y
night_shift Signing up! I haven't done a swap in over a year, so sounds fun! 2y
jessinikkip I may have to! My birthday is Easter Sunday this year so itd be like a cool birthday thing for me :) 2y
IhoardBOOKS First of all, that bag is the coolest thing ever. Second, this sounds fun but I'm APO right now and the post office hates me so I'll admire from afar, but I hope it goes well. 2y
Cupcake12 As I‘m fairly new to a Litsy...how does this work? I‘m in the UK 2y
LibrarianRyan @IhoardBOOKS I remember APO day and how everything took extra weeks/months. Getting molded cookies etc. where are you stationed. 2y
LibrarianRyan @Cupcake12 you would be matched with another UK litten. Once you receive your partner you “stalk” their TBE and get them a book or two and some bookish goodies to go along with it. Mail it off and wait for opening day. For more detailed info check out #swapprimer Which is something I made up last year to help new littens and new host. Also some of the old swaps like #nightmareswap. 2y
AmyG I caved. Thank you for organizing. 2y
InkintheMargins I have the dumbest question in the world. What does TBE mean? Lol. Also, do we ship the package before the "opening day" or right after it? I looked at the primer tips but still not sure about these two questions. 2y
InkintheMargins Me again. I get the "opening day" now. The package needs to be received by then. Still wondering what the TBE is though? I'm assuming this is a wish list we should stalk, but where do we create ours and look for the list of our match? Thanks!! 2y
LibrarianRyan @MadDashReading TBE means I have a typo. Should be TBR. To Be Read. There are some people who have them multiple places (me) and others who just have their to read list here on Litsy. Ship before opening day. 2y
LibrarianRyan @MadDashReading plus, there are NO dumb questions. 2y
IhoardBOOKS @LibrarianRyan I‘m in Japan, and have been loving it for the last two years. We‘re in the last year stretch before finding out where we go next. 2y
Avanders Ooooh 🤭🤭🤭 2y
LibrarianRyan @IhoardBOOKS nice. Do you like it? We were always at US territories so I never got to experience other countries. 2y
IhoardBOOKS @LibrarianRyan I love it so much 2y
Gissy I'm in!👍 2y
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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I am behind on my reviews. I finished Beloved in November. It is one of the most horrifying novels I have ever read. It was a great read, but it was brutal. The subject matter is tough. The secrets revealed throughout the book are even tougher. I received this in my #NightmareSwap package. Thanks to @Jb2003 for giving me the chance to read it!


My full review: https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/12/09/beloved-by-toni-morrison-review/

Patchshank Such a wonderful book, but I completely agree that's it's brutal. Such a dark book. Breaks your soul. 3y
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@jhod the postcard finally arrived! I love it 🥰😍💕

#nightmareswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3y
jhod So sorry it took so long !! X 3y
cleoh @jhod @LibrarianRyan I‘m just happy it arrived unscathed! We had our first big snow here the other day! 3y
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Portable Nietzsche | Friedrich Nietzsche
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They did reach me before Halloween @LeahBergen I‘m just really behind on my posting.

Thank you for thinking of me. I love the pictures. I wonder if they are old or posed?


LauraJ Great bookmarks! 3y
LeahBergen Glad they arrived! 😘 I was wondering that myself and I think at least some of the photos are vintage. 3y
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