Thursday, June 19, 2008

Today I Mailed Out 6 Chain Letters

My good friend Jennifer sent me a chain letter It arrived in today's mail. I opened it up and thought "What in the world is THIS?"

What it is is an "informal book club".

It's really kind of a cool idea. What you do is mail out one book that you've already read (and enjoyed - no "crap books" please) to the person listed on the back of the letter you get. You only have to send one book. Then you make 6 photocopies of the letter, and mail it to six of your friends. Along with each of the letters you mail out, you send out 6 labels that have your return address on them. Then YOUR friends put your return address on the backs of the 6 letters they
send to their friends, and it goes on like so.

Anyway, if no one breaks the chain, you wind up receiving 36 books. And, assuming your friends (who I know are all cool and intelligent people) send their letters to likewise cool and intelligent people, you'll probably get some REALLY nifty books.

Pretty neat idea, huh?

(Suz, you're getting one of these. Everyone else.... I don't know what your "real" names or addresses are.... so if you're interested, feel free to start this amongst your "local" circle of friends.)

I'm looking forward to getting my 36 books!
Happy Summer reading!


suz said...

What if I don't have 6 friends?
Will I have bad luck for eternity?
Just kidding. I will get out the white pages.
happy reading. I will send a dirty one to you. ;)

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Nope. No bad luck or any of that crap. It's just a fun "Summer reading - share the love" type thing. You should get it in a day or two.

Kellan said...

My twins read like crazy and would definitely like to get 36 new books!

Thanks for coming by today and leaving the nice comment - I appreciate it and hope to see you soon - Kellan

LaskiGal said...

Saw your comment on Kellan's blog and just had to hop over. Smart people with witty comments always intrigue me.

Love this idea. Really, I do. Now, if I just had six RELIABLE friends :)

KingdomWriter said...

That is a great idea! You can never have too many books. Also have you heard about bookcrossing? A novel idea of sharing books with strangers by 'releasing' them into the wild... Check it out at
Also, you are now on my 'you are awesome list' as the first person who commented on my blog. Have you added to my blog list. Way to go, sister!