I.e. books written by Asian authors or authors of Asian decent, which are set in Asia or are about Asia (Asian society, migrants from Asia etc.), first published not before 1980. (No “western” authors writing about Asia, please.) (Geographical definition of Asia, Middle Eastern authors are okay too.)
Do you have any good book (no trash please) that you’d recommend to others and that you’d like to travel with the VBB? And then send off to some other BookCrosser? In exchange for another Asian book you pick from the list…???
(Please keep in mind that you might have to ship international, cheapest rate is fine though.)
This is how it works:
- I start off with a list of 10 of my own books.
- You will receive the list by PM from me – as PMs sometimes don’t arrive please confirm when you got it.
- Choose up to 4 books and request them from the owner(s), include your name & address.
- Replace the chosen books with the same number of your own (they must be registered on your bookshelf).
- PM me the titles and authors of the books you are putting in the box within a week.
- Post here which books you have chosen.
- The owner(s) of the chosen books send them off to you.
- Please make your choices within a few days, pick the books you are offering and PM me – I will PM you again if I haven’t heard from you after 2 or 3 days, if there is no response after a week I will PM the list to the next person.
- There should always be 10 books listed. (Edit: 12 now, because okyrhoe kindly donated 2)
- When somebody asks you for a book that you have put on the list, please send it off ASAP, this might be international (but sending it by surface mail is perfectly alright). Please make proper release notes.
- Please don’t add another copy of a book that’s already on the list.
- I update the list and PM it to the next person.
- At the end the remaining 10 books will go to me, as I had started the VBB by “donating” 10 books. But there will be more rounds of the Asian VBB…
Participants of round 1 (over): okyrhoe, Tsjara, jumpingin, chucklesthescot, Shroffland, loveamystery, Annimanni, soffitta1, Dancesports (and me)
Participants of round 2 (over): chucklesthescot, prachitulshan, jumpingin, Tsjara, katrinat, Dancesports, J4shaw, soffitta1, Annimanni, okyrhoe (and me)
Participants of round 3 (over): katrinat, Tsjara, soffitta1, Annimanni, chucklesthescot, jumpingin, J4shaw
okyrhoe, Shroffland, Dancesports
Edit: only books in English, please
next edit...: Adding your TBR books is no problem. When you tell me which books you put on the list please add "TBR" for books that won't be sent off right after they are requested but only after you read them (which shouldn't take more than a few weeks). As none of us ever seems to be running out of books this shouldn't matter as long as the requested books reach their new homes sooner or later - but it's good to know that it might take a while.