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The Swap: and Other Stories | George Layton
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The coach started to move off. I felt frightened. All these weeks, looking forward to it, and now I did'nt want to go. Please, Mum, let me go home. She was running alongside, waving her hanky and crying... He'd nagged his mother for weeks to let him go on the school exchange, swapping his home in the backstreets of a northern town for a posh house in London. With a proper family. With a dad. But now it was all going wrong...
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#winterswap #litsylove #bookmail
Looked what arrived today! So excited!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 4w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes!!! ❤️ ❤️ 3w
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Your #winterswap box went out today @Lovesbooks87

Also I got your box earlier this week. Thanks!

Lovesbooks87 Yay! I will be on the look out for it! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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@LibrarianRyan Sending this out today!

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1. Peanut M&Ms
2. Gory- the scarier the better!!!
3. Bookish items- book sleeves, bookmarks, journals, pens, stationery
4. Well I don‘t know that I would qualify the shark from Jaws as a monster.... but I do love sharks!! Madame Mim is my favorite witch - or maybe the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus!

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I‘m all signed up for #SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange. If you want to join in, check out @BookishMarginalia for the link to the sign-up form.

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Repost for @kstadt929 :
I was inspired by my new Funko POP to host my first swap!!

It‘s an easy swap - send 1 Funko POP and 1 book to your match. It could be themed (such as Harry Potter or Disney) or no theme. I‘m hosting it through Elfster so you can add specific Funko POPs you‘d like to your wishlist.

To join, sign up by March 6. Opening day is April 15. US only. #FunkoPopAndBookSwap


kstadt929 Thanks for sharing! I hope more will join us! 😁 10mo
aroc @EclecticBookLover Hmm... Maybe this swap? 10mo
EclecticBookLover @aroc I think I'm good for now, but thanks! 10mo
wordzie 🙌 10mo
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This came in the mail yesterday! 12/24 seems so far away. I‘m excited to see what‘s inside. Thank you so much @ravenlee I‘m sure I‘ll love everything you‘ve put together 💜

ravenlee I‘m so glad it got there ok! 12mo
melissajayne Feeling a little left out; maybe next year. 12mo
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Thank you for my goodies, @Insearchofbooks ! And thank you to @Avanders for organizing the #fallingforfallswap!!

Chrissyreadit Your mug looks so pretty! 1y
Avanders 🎃🎉🎃🎉🎃 Love that mug! 1y
Insearchofbooks I‘m glad you like it!!! Also, is case you didn‘t see the instructions on the hot chocolate (they‘re hidden in tiny print at the bottom of the back label lol), you need to add your milk or water while it‘s boiling. Then you get a super thick, almost-almost-pudding italian-style hot chocolate 💜 (edited) 1y
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Sent out my #fallingforfallswap #fffs 🍂🍁 on Wednesday! It should reach its recipient @debthmpsn on Saturday!! Exciting stuff!!

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💛🧡🎃🍁🍂🎃🧡💛 1y
debthmpsn Yay!!! I can‘t wait :) 1y
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This package of goodies from @UwannaPublishme was honestly such a heartwarmingly perfect way to end the day. ♥️ I can tell how much thought and effort went into picking each item for me, and I am so grateful! Thanks for everything! I am at a loss for words for how much I love EVERYTHING. ♥️♥️♥️#SummerBookmarkSwap

UwannaPublishme Awww... You were so much fun to shop for! 😁🎁 I'm thrilled the bookmarks and other goodies made you smile. 💕💕💕 1y
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I totally forgot to post this. But it is on its way to you @Insearchofbooks #myfavoritebookswap

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Going out today. Apologies for taking so long-

catiewithac I received it in the mail today! Yours mailed out on Saturday! 1y
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Signal boost for another October book swap coming up courtesy of @BurghBookAddict ! Sign up here: https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/30838511/m2e2 #LitsySwapoween

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@JoeStalksBeck Jsblitsy@gmail.com #mfbs

JoScho I did not get an email Rita. I checked junk and trash just in case. 1y
JoeStalksBeck Ok let me check 1y
JoeStalksBeck @JoScho darlin I have no idea how I missed your name . I‘m an idiot . I‘m so sorry. Care to be my match again ? 1y
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JoScho @JoeStalksBeck you are so sweet! Honestly I signed up last minute because I was on the fence because I have a lot going on. I am in the middle of moving and my life is chaos right now and I am about to go back to work. I know you already have a partner but thanks for offering to be mine again. I will pass this time because chaos! You are the best! 1y
JoeStalksBeck @JoScho If you‘re sure! I don‘t mind at all 1y
Wife Just curious, are we matched in pairs?🌹Super fine either way. 1y
Wife Thank you🌹 1y
FantasyChick Hey @JoeStalksBeck I just sent you an email about the swap. Nothing bad, I'm not backing out but I do have 2 matches! Just wanted to check in before I started shopping. 😊 1y
JoeStalksBeck @FantasyChick I‘ll check it when I get home 1y
JoeStalksBeck @FantasyChick yours is TheKidUpstairs:) 1y
FantasyChick Ok Thank you!!! 😊 1y
FantasyChick @JoeStalksBeck I just sent you another quick email on this. Just working out a little confusion on my end lol 1y
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@rsheldr I received my box!! I‘m guessing this is for the #harrypotterswap ? I love getting swap boxes!! (Ps the top corner came untaped so the white tape on the box says it was resealed at the USPS. It doesn‘t look like there was a very large opening so I‘m guessing everything is still inside!) Can‘t wait for opening day!!! @BookaholicNatty

rsheldr Yay! I'm glad you recieved it and sorry they had to repackage it! 1y
kstadt929 @rsheldr It‘s okay! I wish opening day was closer because I‘m dying to know what‘s inside 😁 1y
BookaholicNatty Yay!!!!!!!!!! 1y
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My #jb book swap arrived today! Now to hide it away for two weeks. @Kaye

Kaye Thanks for letting me know. I‘ll mark it down. ♥️ 1y
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I just got my package. Thanks @AprilMaesBookHabit ! Can‘t wait for #summerslasherbookswap day. 😊😊😊

AprilMae Hey @Velvetsun I was just wondering if you got a chance to open the package? Hope you liked the books I choose for you!! 1y
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A few days late, but finally sending this #LMPBC book your way. It‘s a crazy one. 🤪

TK421 Yay! I can do crazy. 😋 2y
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Super excited for a #shortstoryswap. Thanks for setting it up CSeydel.

Also someone please teach me how to use hashtags here bc I can‘t figure out how to tag anything but books or other users. And can you only tag those at the end?? So confused 🤷‍♀️

CindyE09 Oh wait the hashtag did it automatically. That was easier than I was thinking. Never mind 🤗 2y
shadowspeak17 If you want to tag someone in the body of your post rather than in the separate section, just put @ before their Litsy handle wherever you want to reference them in your post and it will tag them. Like this: @CindyE09 2y
CindyE09 @shadowspeak17 ohhhh thanks!!! 2y
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shadowspeak17 No problem 😊 2y
BrentMWiggins To add to @shadowspeak17 's post, to leave a hashtag, type"#" followed by an interest or synonym next to the "#" all as one word for each separate hashtag. #hashtag #paperbacksonly #noebooks 2y
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YOU GUYS IM SO EXCITED! I‘m new to true crime and love it and am always looking for suggestions and I‘m so excited to have another swap on the go! #itstrulycriminalswap #truecrime @JenlovesJT47

Jabberwocky @FantasyChick I don‘t know how you feel about swaps but 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 🤗 2y
FantasyChick OMG I NEED to get in on this!!!!!! @Jabberwocky I freaking love swaps. Thanks for thinking of me 🤗🤗🤗 2y
BookishTrish I knew you two would want in on this! @jabberwocky @FantasyChick 2y
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@LazyDays has an excellent idea for a swap. Check out her post for more information!

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As promised! I'm so excited to see y'all's boxes! #feedareader #potterheadswap

heikemarie Woop woop!! Can‘t wait! 2y
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It's been a weird week, possibly changing jobs, I have an interview tomorrow y'all send some positive vibes! ❤️ I'm packing up and mailing two swaps today, y'all will have them by Thursday or Friday, sorry to be a little later than anticipated. Life is currently kicking me in the ass XD here's a cute picture of my niece insisting that we snuggle this morning before I was allowed to drink my coffee 😭

LoverofLit Sleepy snuggles and then coffee is the best ❤ I hope your week starts looking up! Your #hpswap package should be there Wednesday so hopefully that perks you up 😁 2y
jwashreads Good luck with your interview! 2y
AmyG Good luck!🍀 2y
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JoScho Good luck with your interview ☺️ 2y
Soubhiville 🍀🍀🍀🍀!!! 2y
DGRachel Good luck on the interview! 2y
ScientistSam Best of luck! 2y
blithebuoyant @LoverofLit hooray! ❤️It definitely will! Thanks a bunch 2y
jfalkens Good luck 🤞🤞 2y
sherryvdh Good luck! 🍀 2y
heikemarie Good vibesssssssss! 2y
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Sharing the new #LitsySwapGuidelines which I think have been very well written and sum up the true nature of the Litsy Community, and have been very well written. Well done to all of those involved in writing these. A cracking job! 👏👍🍾❤️

As has been said by others treat others as you would like to be treated yourself and I know this is something all Littens are committed to. 😊

For information on swapping follow @LitsySwaps

HotMessJess Good reminders for everyone!!! 2y
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