I was the lucky winner of round 4 and received a mix of interesting books ranging from comedy via (auto)biography and history all the way to true crime (which I did make a point of mentioning as one of the non-fiction subgenres I read and... enjoy... if the word applies). I'm already halfway through the stack!
I've decided to start the new round of the non-fiction sweepstakes right away (and let the "recruiting process" run a bit; I guess many of you are already busy with HGG). Here are the rules, copy-pasted and edited a bit:
The idea of a non-fiction sweepstake was first discussed here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/529695
It has previously been agreed that the following is included in the term 'non-fiction' for the non-fiction sweepstakes:
-biographies and autobiographies
-science, social science, history etc: both fun and serious books. But the books should be interesting and understandable even for people that don't have a degree in a specific field.
You might state reading preferences if there are certain topics you're not interested in. Then we can try to avoid these. On the other hand, I think that part of the fun with a sweepstakes is to see the diversity of books that show up in the mailbox and maybe discover some new and interesting genres and topics.
Here are links to the previous rounds of this sweepstakes, if you'd like to have a look at the books that were sent:
Round 1: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/532164
Round 2: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/537780
Round 4: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/543697
-To join, you will need at least one available non-fiction book and need to be able to post it internationally.
-Post here to say you're in AND send me a PM with your address (unless you want to play as a send-only).
-Feel free to state your reading preferences, as non-fiction is a pretty wide field.
-When there are enough participants, I will draw a winner and a decoy. I will then send you a PM with the address of the bookcrosser to whom you are supposed to send a book. Please do not post here about the identity of the winner (or decoy) or about which book you are sending in order not to spoil the surprise!
-If you are the winner (or the decoy), please post here when you receive books and share the joy.
-Some time during the next few months, the winner gets to host the next round.
Come on, I'd like to see you all back here... ;))