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message 1: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (last edited Dec 02, 2015 02:00AM) (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Hi all,

Further to the earlier post "putting out the feelers", there seems to be enough interest to organise a Secret Santa.

Here are this years rules and instructions:
1.) After you have signed up in this thread, please private message me with your full name and mailing address. In the subject line please put, "D&J Secret Santa".

2.) Set up a shelf on your GoodReads called "D&J Secret Santa 2015", and add books you'd like to receive.

3.) Please sign up by Midnight 7th December

4.) After entries close on the 7th, in the following couple of days (aiming by the10th at latest), I will conduct the draw and contact everyone with the person they are buying for. This should leave enough time for international/national deliveries to arrive.

Rules
- You must be an active member of the group: at least 5 posts in the last two months

- MAX budget of £10 - No minimum

- DO NOT give anyone's address to a third party without permission

- Only include books on your shelf that you would be willing to receive a second hand copy of - buying new or second hand is at the discretion of the buyer

These sites offer free delivery worldwide (feel free to comment with more if you know of others):
The Book Depository
Kenny's
Abe Books - some free worldwide, some regionally free - check yours

Anyone taking part obviously does so in good faith, and I would ask that you only sign up to take part if you will genuinely follow through.

Any questions, or problems, please feel free to message me or comment here.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


message 2: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
I'm happy to put in here, but my problem is this, I have used my wanted folder here for another Secret Santa and my beter half has also used it for Christmas presents. So can I request that someone surprise me with a book not on my shelves at all.


message 3: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Sure! When you message me include that in the message and I'll make sure the person getting yours knows it :)


message 4: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 1131 comments Hi Kirsty, I'd like to join in but can you confirm I qualify since I've not been a member of the group for long.


message 5: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Hi dawn, as soon as I get home I'll have a look on my laptop and let you know :)


message 6: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
Dawn has at least 20 posts in the last few months so I think that should Suffice. :-)


message 7: by Kimberley (new)

Kimberley de Jong (thebooksmademedoit) *Slowly backs out of the corner*
*Small voice, raising hand, containing enthusiasm* "So um.. I would like to sign up..

;P Seriously though, count me in! People are free to pick from my secret santa shelf but I'm open to anything.


message 8: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Dawn wrote: "Hi Kirsty, I'd like to join in but can you confirm I qualify since I've not been a member of the group for long."

Hi Dawn, please go ahead and message me with info requested above and I shall add you in :)


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments I'm totally in. This should be fun!

I will put together a shelf, but I am also open to surprise books.


message 10: by Susie (new)

Susie  (susiend104) | 265 comments I'd like to participate! What better gift is there than books anyway? :)


message 11: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
Can you set up a shelf on the app or only through the site? I would like to participate as well but am incredibly inept at shelf building.


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Looks like you can add a new shelf on the app. I have not done it, but the option is there.


message 13: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Just edited the top post to state that cut off is by Midnight on the 7th Dec.


message 14: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Lancer I messaged you with some instructions of how to add a shelf in the app, hope it helps!


message 15: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2000 comments Mod
Count me in! I will be setting up a shelf.


message 16: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
To whoever gets my name I am totally fine with used books!


message 17: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 1131 comments Hi Lancer, yes, I set up my shelf on the app and it worked fine. Just didn't like some of the characters and substituted a dash instead.


message 18: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
Thanks Dawn :) Kristy gave me instructions on how to do it (which was really easy I'm apparently just dumb) so I got one started. I apologize to whoever sets me I didn't check to make sure they all came in under the price range because I didn't have time so if any are over just omit them :)


message 19: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Don't panic Lancer you've got until the 7th before I send out any names so plenty of time to sort it :)


message 20: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1739 comments I'm in, thanks!


message 21: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
Oh good, I missed that part :)


message 22: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1810 comments Mod
Add my name to the nice list please Kirsty ;)

I'll sort shelves out on the weekend :)


message 23: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Will do Freya :) send me your address when you get a min!


message 24: by Suncani (new)

Suncani | 29 comments Can I participate please? I've been good, I've been thinning out my books this year :D


message 25: by Kaseadillla (new)

Kaseadillla | 18 comments Can I participate too? Will send you my info, Kirsty.


message 26: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Kaseadillla wrote: "Can I participate too? Will send you my info, Kirsty."

You sure can :)
Thanks!


message 27: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
A nice growing list. Remember once we all get our names to be quick as last posting days are very soon after :-)


message 28: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
I'll aim to get it all done and names sent out the following day, but with the little one I can never guarantee how much time I have, so will do it ASAP :D


message 29: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
Understandable :-)


message 30: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1810 comments Mod
Done, Kirsty :)


message 31: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (last edited Dec 08, 2015 02:09AM) (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Secret Santa 2015 Draw

Santa's Little Helper is aiding with the draw!!


message 32: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Hi Everyone!

I have now done the draw, and messaged everyone with their person to buy for!!

If you have an international gift then I would advise getting on it ASAP.

Remember to refer to the sites mentioned in first post for free international delivery.

Any Questions, please feel free to post here, or message me if it is buyee specific!

Merry Christmas D&J secret santas!!


message 34: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
We have lift off. I am assured my order is a week before the final shipping for the location so it should be fine. With the postage I did nudge the limit slightly but not too bad.
I have sent a special signed edition of one of my favourite books so quite happy with how cheap it worked out


message 35: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Paul wrote: "We have lift off. I am assured my order is a week before the final shipping for the location so it should be fine. With the postage I did nudge the limit slightly but not too bad.
I have sent a spe..."


How lovely Paul! :D


message 36: by Kimberley (new)

Kimberley de Jong (thebooksmademedoit) Done! I think I'm pretty early, especially with the shipping I picked. (I appeared to have a free trial of some kind.) But then at least I'm sure the person gets it in time :3


message 37: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2000 comments Mod
To whomever that got me, I apologize I just filled up my shelf so there are books there now :)


message 38: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Kimberley wrote: "Done! I think I'm pretty early, especially with the shipping I picked. (I appeared to have a free trial of some kind.) But then at least I'm sure the person gets it in time :3"

:D Nice one Kimberley!

Roger wrote: "To whomever that got me, I apologize I just filled up my shelf so there are books there now :)"

Better late than never Roger!


message 39: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
Kirsty wrote: "

Santa's Little Helper is aiding with the draw!!"


SHE IS SO ADORABLE! <3


message 40: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1810 comments Mod
Hopefully my little gift is winging its way to my Secret Santee :D

Ditto on your little helper Kirsty!! <3


message 41: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
Meant to say that I love your selection method


message 42: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
It was touch and go as she was really quite desperate to eat you all ;)


message 43: by Susie (new)

Susie  (susiend104) | 265 comments Book Santa is on the way, if all goes well on my end!

What fun, thanks to you and your little one for getting this set up Kirsty!


message 44: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
This is exciting. Thank you in advanced to whoever got me :)


message 45: by Shawnie (last edited Dec 09, 2015 09:13AM) (new)

Shawnie | 1739 comments I'm so excited! Book Santa has mine. :D

And many thanks to Ivy for selection!


message 46: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1884 comments Mod
Mine should be winging its way to its recipient now too! Yay!

And you're all Welcome, I still get overly excited about Christmas and it's been a pleasure!


message 47: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
It such a fantastical time of year. Christmas carols are a guilty pleasure of mine. Although I disagree with how commercialized it has become. I would be more than happy with one or two small gifts or even none and just have the decorating, songs, food, friends and family.


message 48: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
Hear Hear Lancer. Very well put. I know some aspects are a but overdone these days but overall I think Christmas is great. And when you've kids its just a different level all together.


message 49: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
Absolutely, it's also a great excuse to be drunk for about a week straight. My brother owns Pharmacy that also happens to be a liquor/beer/cooler store. And this year they made adult advent calendars. They included 6 craft beers, 6 coolers, 6 shots, and 6 spirits. I am only going to be home for a week at Christmas so my plan is to compress it from 4 weeks into 1. So a beer, cooler, shot, and spirit a day for a week. Should be fantastic :)


message 50: by Kaseadillla (new)

Kaseadillla | 18 comments Now THAT sounds like Christmas!


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