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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Interview with Wallace of Unputdownables

Wallace is a book reviewer (check out her blog, Unputdownables) who shows a little bit about another facet of the swapping world, book swapping! She hosted the Crazy Book Swap and also swaps on Paperback Swap.

SwapDex: Tell us a bit about you.

Wallace: I live in Los Angeles, California. I am 30 years old and write freelance at the moment (was a teacher for seven years before this). I write a book blog, which is where my swap is taking place, but I do craft -- I scrapbook (sometimes) and have taken up knitting!

SD: How long have you been swapping? How did you first learn about swapping, and what made you decide to start? Do you remember your first one?

W: I've been swapping for a little over a year. Mostly I just use PaperBack Swap, which is a great book swapping site. Occasionally I'll go to an event such as a book reading, where they will also be hosting a swap.

SD: What's your favorite swap you've ever been in or hosted?

W: Since I don't do many, I would have to say that PaperBack Swap is my favorite. It is incredibly organized and I have gotten great books our of it (not to mentioned cleaned out a lot of my old books in the process!)

SD: What do you think is the most challenging part of hosting a swap? Any advice for someone who is thinking about hosting a swap?

W: Making sure it stays organized. In my case it is being done via mail, so keeping people's addresses straight, and inputing their information (ie. e-mails etc) into the computer took some time. I think if I do it again, I will input info as people register instead of waiting until registration has closed, haha!

SD: Awesome! I love how diverse swapping, something for everyone!

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