[CLOSED] Colorful Surprise Sweeps (US Only) - Round 1 (BLUE)

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Sharing books and treats is always fun, especially when there is an element of surprise added to it. So for this sweeps, we'll be sending books and other surprise treats (bookmarks, chocolates, teas... whatever the sender would like to gift!). What makes this a sweeps colorful is that each round will have a specific color as a theme for whatever books and surprises we send.

Round 1 Color: Blue

For example: This round's color is blue, so you may choose to send a book with the word "blue" in the title (such as "Island of the Blue Dolphins") or a book whose cover is blue (such as "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins). You would also send at least one blue "surprise" like a notebook, a bookmark, candy/treat in blue packaging, etc.

Rules are copied from other tried-and-true sweeps:
1. Post here if you want to enter. If you wish to be "Send Only" please indicate in your post.
2. If you wish to be entered into the sweeps, PM me your name and address. This information will be provided to the others if you are selected as the winner or decoy.
3. One winner and one decoy will be chosen at random on September 1, 2020. Everyone will get a PM with the name and address of the winner, except the winner who will get a PM with the name and address of the decoy. KEEP THE WINNER SECRET!! :)
4. Send the prize within a few weeks.
5. Keep to each round's chosen color.

Note: Due to the cost of shipping internationally, this sweeps will be U.S. Only.

If you are the winner:
1. You must agree to hold the sweeps again within a few months' time.
2. You will not be eligible to win the sweeps you host (you must be "Send Only").
3. If you are unable to host (life happens), PM samid.
3. You get to pick the color theme, but don't pick one that has been used in any of the last 3 rounds. Let's keep this colorful!
4. Please post here the books and treats you receive and who sent them to you. This allows everyone to join in on the fun. :)

Deadline to Enter: August 31, 2020
Drawing for Winner/Decoy: September 1, 2020

bamaforever (PM received)
Emmejo (PM received)
ILuvToRead2 (PM received)
Spatial (PM received)
T02S03B11D20 (PM received)

Send Only:
Samid (host)


PM on the way :-)


Great! I received your PM.


samid 8 mos ago


emmejo 8 mos ago
I'm in!
I was just thinking that I missed some of the US only sweeps, since international shipping is so pricey that I can only do it now and then. Thanks for getting one started up again!

PMing coming shortly.


samid 8 mos ago
RE: I'm in!
I feel the same way. Just sent two paperback books internationally and it cost me $40!! Had the postal clerk give me an estimate of what the shipping cost domestically would have been for those books... Less than $5. I love sending books and doing sweeps but the price of international postage is so cost prohibitive. :(


I found some blue books to pick from, so I am in! PMing you now.


Please add me. As it turns out, I have quite a few blue books to choose from. PM coming your way.


samid 7 mos ago
Spatial and ILuvToRead2 - I've received your PMs and updated the list to add you both. Thanks for joining!!


samid 7 mos ago
Bumping this for visibility


Bump to first page


sent PM


Added! I got your PM, thank you!



Added you as Send Only. Thanks for joining! :)


Sorry for the day delay on this. I'm sending PMs out now with the winner/decoy.

CONGRATS WINNER!!! :) Please remember to post here as you receive goodies so we can all share in the fun with you.


Hope the winner enjoys the blue goodies!


T02S03B11D20 7 mos ago


Two packages arrived today! They were quite fast getting here, especially only 5 days from Hawaii!

Thank you T02S03B11D20 for the BLUE book 'The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti' by Annie Vanderbilt https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16017344 ! It sounds like a fun read! And thank you for all the BLUE BC goodies and bookmark! Love them all!

Thank you hyphen8 for the BLUE books 'Rules' by Cynthia Lord https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16016761
'By Force of Arms' by William Dietz https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16016754
and the bonus RABCKs 'A Dark Forest' parts I, II, & III by Kate-mia White! Also, thank you for the all the BLUE stamps, wrapping paper, BC supplies, bookmarks, mini note paper w/ envelopes, washi tape, and the fun blue and white striped pencil! I love it all!

Thanks again!

I have my winner's BLUE surprise all wrapped up and will be mailed tomorrow! I hope they like what I chose for them!

EDIT: mailed! Sept. 9th



Spatial sent me three books! Kingdom of Exiles https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15496351 Legally Correct Fairly Tales https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15941921 and The Outsourcerer's Apprentice (a wishlist book!) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15199597

Plus a keychain, colorful tape, and a set of blue polka-dotted sticky notes. Thank you so much!


Thank you emmejo for the BLUE surprises!
Rain Rein by Ann M. Martin
And for the BC bookmark and the tantalizing blueberry smelling soap called Blue Monday from Beautiful Freak!

And thank you to hyphen8 for sending an additional BLUE surprise, a mask mate ear saver! I am mesmerized by the buttons!


I received from bamaforever the book
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

Along with a card with sailboats on it that contained a very BLUE quote from Shel Silverstein's 'Every Thing On It', wild blueberry tea, blue raspberry Airheads, and a BC label! Thank you for the book and the gifts!


samid 7 mos ago
Mailing today
Apologies for the delay, I live in Portland, Oregon and the wildfires here have been really bad for nearly two weeks. I'll be mailing out today! :)

Congrats, Spatial!!! And thank you everyone for participating!


I'm sorry it's late. Of the 3 books I was going to send, the winner had already read 2 of them and had the other on her bookshelf. So I struggled a bit deciding what to send instead. It was mailed today - I hope you like!


wingSpatialwing 6 mos ago
2 BLUE books from ILuvToRead2 along with bookmarks, BC labels, postcards, and a mini blue composition book all wrapped in blue tissue paper! Thank you so much for:

Dublin 4 by Maeve Binchy

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch


I would like to get some opinions.

I was thinking about having the drawing date December 1st. But that is getting into the Christmas season. Would it be best to wait until after Christmas? Make the draw on January 1 or later? Any thoughts on the matter?


Either one works for me! I won the last round of the Tea & Mystery/Thriller Sweeps, so I’m in the same boat hosting a Sweeps right before the holidays. :) I’m happy with whatever everyone votes for. Congrats again on the win!


I’m just curious about what color you will choose. ;)


I don't mind waiting until after Christmas to send, but I would like to know the color ahead of time if possible so I can try to make sure I have something on hand.


I don't mind waiting until after Christmas to send, but I would like to know the color ahead of time if possible so I can try to make sure I have something on hand.

I’ll get the sweeps up at the end of November with a send date for early January. I’ve narrowed it down to 2 colors. If you really need to know before then, PM me. I don’t mind saying. :)


I received from Samid a blue card with gold moon and sun, a blue bandana teas, bookmark, Sweet Kiss Candies, a facial mask, an awesome pair of blue slated shades with an attached blue mustache FUN! and even a blue lei! So amazing! Along with 3 books:

Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark

The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

Crusader by Sara Douglass

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful BLUE books and surprises! I was truly surprised to win the first round of the Colorful Surprise Sweeps! 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙


wingSpatialwing 6 mos ago
Round II
There’s been several queries about the next color. It’s definitely harder to get out and find an appropriate book this year and since most sweeps you already know what to keep an eye out for, it makes sense to announce it early. I’ll still wait until late November (after Thanksgiving) to start the next round.

So, the color is GREEN!

Have fun finding some green surprises!


wingSpatialwing 4 mos ago
Round 2
Come join us for the GREEN round!



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