I have blogged about this last February, and I just received the book from my book exchange partner! 🙂
It took a while, but first, I got a list of books that will be exchanged. There were only four books for this round (including mine). I chose Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury coz that seems to be the only fiction book and I’ve already read (and didn’t like) A Million Little Pieces. The other option was a children’s book and I didn’t feel like getting one.
Then after a week or so, Archie of Book Mania emailed me about who my partner will be (i.e. to whom I will send the book), the contact details, etc. And it turned out that my partner will also be the one who will give me the book that I chose. Yay!
My partner’s name is Justin and he resides in Negros Occidental. The details that were required that we give to our partner were our full name, mailing address, and the title of the book that we will send. But I would suggest that the contact number be also included, if only for local exchanges. My first attempt in sending the book didn’t work out because I was asked to provide the specific barangay, and I had no idea. They were also asking for the contact number, which I didn’t have. So whooops. After getting Justin’s contact number and the barangay, I was able to send the book last March 26.
Justin was able to send my book last April 1 and it arrived today! 🙂
I also got a bookmark:
Thanks Justin! 🙂
This book exchange program is a nice experience. You not only get to have a new book but you also get to know other bibliophiles like you. The cost of shipping is the only thing that you might have to seriously consider, especially if it’s an international exchange. But then, I’m pretty sure it’s all worth it. Til the next book exchange!