The Ninja Book Swap is run by Bex and it’s a wonderful gift giving thing that happens a couple of times a year. It’s so much fun! You sign up saying you’d send someone a book (or two) and some gifts and then you get given that person’s wishlist and a list of their likes and then you go shopping for their parcel. Another, different person gets your details so you’re not sending to the person who’s getting a gift for you. I may have explained that terribly but it’s super fun.
I love taking part in the Ninja Book Swap. I think I’ve taken part four or five times now (it usually happens a couple of times a year) and I love figuring out what to get someone based on their likes or fandoms, and I love looking through someone’s Amazon wishlist even though I usually end up finding so many more cool books I want to read. I am one of those people who really enjoys buying people presents so the swap is perfect for me and my love of sellotape.
It’s also great because it’s open internationally so you get to meet new like-minded bookish people from across the world. While it is just a Christmas swap BrokeandBookish hosts a Secret Santa gift exchange every year which I’ve taken part in twice now. I think I just love the idea of buying books for people, learning about their tastes and not knowing myself what will be coming through my letter box. It’s a lot of feel-good fun.
The last round of Ninja Book Swap was closed to just past participants in the swap because things went a bit crazy for Bex but hopefully it’ll open up for everyone again soon.