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Yuki_Onna
Untitled | Unknown
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Posted my #LittleChristmasSwap package yesterday! Hope it arrives quickly and safely! ❄❄❄

@bookish_wookish
#LCS #Christmas #ChristmasSwaps #LitsySwaps #Christmasreading

thewallflower0707 Hi, have you received my e-Mail? 3h
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Chelleo
Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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The #BlitsySwap is officially open for sign-ups! This swap celebrates Black Lit (2 books) and Culture (2 gift items). This swap is international and open to ALL ages and ethnicities! Kids must have a Litsy grown-up to coordinate details. Please submit one form per person. Please spread the word!

Details can be found on the sign-up page: https://bit.ly/bhmswap2022

#LitsyEvents #BlackLitsy #Blitsy #LitsySwaps

maich So great😍 6d
LeshaMac Yessss!!!!💜💜 6d
TiminCalifornia Looking forward to this one! 6d
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Kdgordon88 Yay! 6d
Mitch Yeah - thank you so much for doing this again! ⭐️ 6d
Chrissyreadit Yay! I am signed up ❤️ 6d
AmyG Thank you! I love this swap. 5d
MaGoose Will be passing on this one. Maybe next time 😃😁 5d
Gissy Yes!! I signed up already!🙌📚📚❤️❤️❤️Thank you for sending me the information! 5d
Butterfinger Thank you Michelle. I signed up for me and my daughter. 5d
EchoLogical Done! 5d
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Yuki_Onna
No Title | None
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Just returned from the post office... The #jolabokaflodswap boxes for my two matches are posted and on their way. 😊 Safe trip for them! 🤍

@MaleficentBookDragon
#Christmas #LitsySwaps #Iceland #Decemberreading

Trashcanman ❤️ 2w
Yuki_Onna @Trashcanman 🤗 I think of you so much... 1w
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SeaToSkyes
Swap'd | Tamara Ireland Stone
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I have an idea for a swap, but I've never hosted one before! To those of you that have, what are some helpful tips you could give a newbie? #swaps #litsyswaps

DinoMom I am also interested in people‘s answers to your question, as I also have a couple of ideas for swaps, but have never hosted one either . 1mo
SeaToSkyes @DinoMom mine would probably be very small, but it's something that sounds fun to me ☺️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit I feel like being somewhat specific on expectations and what responses you get helps to match people in a way to make sure the effort is also rewarded. Also immediate communication and check ins to make sure people send their package and receive their package, and post. Feel free to email with specific questions chrissyreadit@gmail.com @SeaToSkyes @DinoMom 1mo
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wanderinglynn @DinoMom @SeaToSkyes I agree with @Chrissyreadit – being specific is key, which means setting expectations and rules up front. Communication is key. I‘m happy to share my Google form with the rules and questions I ask. Also feel free to email me at lynn@wanderinglynn.com or we can set-up a time to chat virtually via zoom or some other method. I‘m happy to help walk you through setting up and running a swap. ☺️ 1mo
SeaToSkyes @Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn thank you for the help! I may get some details together sometime today and email you to get your opinion/advice ☺️ 1mo
DinoMom Thanks @Chrissyreadit and @wanderinglynn for the advice. I may reach out. It would be in the new year. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Third times the charm. Be specific. And be really good at taking notes and making your participants accountable. If you are not hearing from someone, contact them. Be prepared to replace lost packages. You don't have to do this, but It is one of my mainstays, if a package goes missing or someone flakes, I replace the package (yes this has burned me before). And lastly, ask someone like myself with access, to check your list against known ⬇ 1mo
LibrarianRyan problem participants. Yes there is a list. I also keep a list of bad hosts. And participants not being able to get a hold of you is a big factor. If you can not, or will not be there for your participants then don't host. I know this sound like a no brainer, but I've seen it before. Expect it to take 40 hours of work minimum from beginning to end. The more you do the faster you get, but still. Also check out the #SwapPrimer 1mo
LibrarianRyan There are 2 parts to the #swapprimer that I wrote up years ago. I got input from lost of different hosts, and every year I repost it as a way to guide newbies.

As with everyone else, you have any questions at all, feel free to ask. MissRyanAF at gmail dot com.
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bookish_wookish Its a lot of work and very time consuming! Its a lot of chasing people around and keeping tabs on everyone. Keeping a detailed list/chart is my go to to make sure i know exactly whats going on with everyone. For a first swap i would suggest keeping to US only. Definitely check in with Chrissy or Ryan to get the names of people who have been issues in the past! 1mo
SeaToSkyes Thank you so much for your insight @LibrarianRyan and @bookish_wookish ! I have also experienced people flaking on swaps...it happened to me with the #UnbirthdaySwap during the summer. Thankfully @aperfectmjk was a perfect host and handled the situation. 1mo
Avanders Oh I forgot to respond to this! I meant to echo what the others have said. Clear rules and a lot of communication are key :) And definitely follow up with what Ryan said about repeat problem participants. And we‘re here if you have questions :) I‘m also happy to share my form if you‘d like, but I know Lynn‘s is great 😁 @DinoMom (edited) 1mo
SeaToSkyes @Avanders thank you!! ☺️ 1mo
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teebe
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Today is the last day to sign up for #CreepyChristmas!! 💀

https://forms.gle/pWF5QPaijjVTwUhw8

#litsyswaps

kamoorephoto Did you get my signup??? I don‘t see that you received it 🙁 1mo
teebe @kamoorephoto I don‘t see it. Can you re-submit it? https://forms.gle/pWF5QPaijjVTwUhw8 1mo
BeeMagical Did you receive my sign up? 😃 1mo
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teebe @BeeMagical yep, it‘s there! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yay I'm in under the wire. I LOVE this swap. 1mo
teebe @kamoorephoto I‘m putting the matches together tonight, can you re-submit today? If the forms still not working you can send me your info at theteebe@gmail.com and I will add you that way. 1mo
kamoorephoto @teebe Okay! I‘ll try again 😽😽😽 1mo
kamoorephoto @teebe We have had a bunch of power surges because of bad weather this week and the internet has been SHITE. The wind blew off the door of our Little Free Library 🙁 1mo
teebe @kamoorephoto it worked! Thanks 1mo
teebe @kamoorephoto oh no! That sucks, I hope the weather gets better. 1mo
kamoorephoto @teebe Awesome, thank you!! It‘s just some crazy Fall weather!! 🍁💨☔️ 1mo
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MsRadioSilence
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Estimated delivery is Saturday!

#BWS #basicwitchswap #litsyswaps

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MsRadioSilence
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And speaking of #BWS, my package came in! Can‘t wait for Oct 31!!

#BasicWitchSwap #LitsySwaps

MsRadioSilence @AprilMae It got here safe!! 2mo
AprilMae Yay!!! 2mo
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MsRadioSilence
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#BWS package going out Thursday! It smells so good lol

#BasicWitchSwap #LitsySwaps

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Yuki_Onna
All Hallows Eve | Penning Michael
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Another picture of a parcel at the post office 😁

🎃🎃🎃 The #AllHallowsReadSwap parcel is sent! 🎃🎃🎃
It's on its trip around the world... 🌍 Hope it arrives quickly and safely!

#Halloween #HalloweenSwaps #AHRS2021 #autumn #autumnreading #thrillers #darkreading #LitsySwaps
@MaleficentBookDragon

StaceGhost I forgot to write #allhallowsread on your box! Mea culpa 😅I saw it was delivered and thought you might want to know what it was for— sorry to ruin the surprise! 2mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost 😮 Stacey, are you sure it was delivered??? And to the right person???
For I didn't receive any box and also didn't get any notification... 🤔
What postal service did you use?
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StaceGhost Uhoh! Oh no! USPS LH152055104US, Delivered 10/12/2021 5:18pm GERMANY that‘s awful! I triple checked the address and I had to write it out multiple times for USPS international (edited) 2mo
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Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost ... Strange... Arrrgh... Neither parcel nor notification are here... Yep, according to the tracking number it was delivered, but definitely not to me... 😰Hmm, what now?
I think I'll try my nearest post office. -I'll try to check that out, dear!
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Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost Would you care to send me a mail to my addy ... so that we can check the postal address? (edited) 2mo
StaceGhost @Yuki_Onna any luck? I‘m so sorry it hasn‘t shown up yet. I‘m not sure what to do 2mo
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aperfectmjk
Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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I found some wonderful additions to my Alice in Wonderland collection while in Dayton, OH yesterday. The canvas print is an original piece of artwork created by an artist named Amy Kollar Anderson. I love it! 🥰

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3mo
curiouserandcurioser @aperfectmjk i love it!! I found an Alice in Wonderland shower curtain and the hubby tells me there is a Wonderland bathroom in my near future!! Lol 3mo
aperfectmjk @curiouserandcuriouser that sounds amazing! 3mo
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SeaToSkyes You were in my neck of the woods(kinda)! Lol 3mo
curiouserandcurioser @aperfectmjk i will post pics when it happens-im pretty excited!! 3mo
aperfectmjk @SeaToSkyes we were all over the place in the Dayton area, but primarily in Kettering and the Oregon District. 3mo
SeaToSkyes I live about 30 minutes from Dayton/Kettering ☺️ 3mo
Yuki_Onna Malina, I hate to bring that up once again.
Today, as I'm compiling the #jolabokaflod and #lcs boxes for my matches, I had to think about the #merryunbirthdayswap you hosted earlier this year and how I somehow never got a box, cause my match was in lockdown...
Do you think she's got any intention on still sending that parcel out? Surely there hasn't been a lockdown for the post office in her area for months? I'd love to hear from you!
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aperfectmjk @Yuki_Onna I'm so sorry. I'm not really sure what's going on. I emailed her once again. I asked that if she's not able to mail out the gift, then if she could at least provide you with an egift card. That way you can get something. It's only fair that everyone receives something. To be honest, I will probably never host another swap due to this, which is just disappointing. 2w
Yuki_Onna Whattt?😲 Noo, dear!!! That is NOT your fault!!! I didn't want to upset you!

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Yuki_Onna Let me make this very clear:
Although of course I'm a bit disappointed for not having received a parcel yet, I am happy you hosted this wonderful swap! 🐰
You got me into #Litsyswaps - I had so much fun shopping for my match! - it was perfect! I got to know you and @hannah-leeloo because of it!
Please don't let unreliable people keep you from organizing swaps and enjoying Litsy!!!
I'd be happy to be participating in another swap of you again! 😚
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hannah-leeloo Awww @aperfectmjk it's ok 🫂 no one blames you and I know @Yuki_Onna definitely doesn't. The swap was a fantastic idea for making friends and sharing our love of Alice. Maybe there was just an issue sending abroad so I've noticed future swaps are giving the option to send to nearer locations so these things don't happen. Here in the UK we're still experiencing problems with the post I know that. Big hug to you both. Happy reading and weekend 📖❤📚 2w
Yuki_Onna Exactly @aperfectmjk ! 🤗 I didn't mean in the least to blame you or make you feel bad! 😚 Please don't feel offended, dear!
You did/are doing such a fantastic job! - There's always the possibility of excluding people who don't take their commitment seriously from future swaps, you know?
@hannah-leeloo Awww, I'm soo happy I met you because of Malina's #merryunbirthdayswap , my sweet friend! 😊🤗
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aperfectmjk @Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo thank you both. I know that this pandemic is making life very difficult for many. I think it's not too out of line for me to say that Litsy has been a beacon of light for many of us, a place we turn too when times are dark. The swaps bring an added light to that darkness, so that's why it hurts me to know that someone is still sitting in darkness so to speak. 2w
hannah-leeloo We help who we can. Litsy is a fantastic community of friendship and care. It's helped me a lot also. I love the swaps and spreading that light @aperfectmjk 🫂❤ 2w
aperfectmjk @Yuki_Onna she has responded to my email and stated the parcel was sent when lockdown was lifted, however tracking was never sent to me. She did say that she would be happy to send another parcel. 2w
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