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Subject: Need ideas for my Bodice Ripper swap
Date Posted: 4/24/2009 10:22 PM ET
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So I want to do a Bodice Ripper swap.  Several people have expressed an interest.

I can't come up with a clever name and not sure how I want to do it.

My first idea was to run it like Ani's series romance swap where we list in our profiles or have on our shelves some Bodice Rippers and peoplel choose 2 or 3 and then we steal from each other.

But then I was looking at my TBR and I have several unpostable but still perfectly readable Bodice Rippers. So I though how about an unpostable BRswap?  Where everyone reveals 2 unpostable bodice rippers.

I also thought that I'd ask people to come up with silly alternate names for the book based on the book cover. Like that website where the guy (I can't remember his name) made those hysterical changes to some. 

So give me some opinions and suggestions please.

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 8:12 AM ET
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I like the idea of alternate titles- that sounds fun Mary. I'm honestly not crazy about the unpostable idea- what if you end up with something you're not crazy about or something you've already read? Then you can't even get a credit for it by posting it yourself. Just my opinion. I can't think of a name off the top of my head- but if I do I'll pm you.

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 8:26 AM ET
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I agree with Rose re: unpostables, but I do have quite a few myself, so why not let people add one or more to their book reveal as freebies if they want?  It can be optional, so those who don't have any or simply don't want to offer any don't have to. 

What about having the players do a cover image "what are they thinking/saying"? 

 

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 1:32 PM ET
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What about having the players do a cover image "what are they thinking/saying"?

That's good, Dawn. We could all have alot of fun with that! LOL

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 2:13 PM ET
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Yeah I was thinking that about the unpostables as well. I'll just encourage people to offer them as an optional "and" when they reveal. 

I like the "what are they thinking" idea. 

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 5:05 PM ET
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I'd be in - I have some romance unpostables (ARCs). I've never done one of these before so I'd have to be walked through it.



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Date Posted: 4/25/2009 5:07 PM ET
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For those that seem worried ... how about those who put in unpostables can only take out unpostables?

Date Posted: 4/25/2009 9:38 PM ET
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That wouldn't work with an elephant swap.  I think I'll make it for postables but then people can offer an unpostable with their postable book.

Keira there is a Damaged Books Box in the Games forum.

Well I tried to do a link but it keeps telling me that's it's not possible.  This is DH's computer so I don't know what's up with that.

Anyway it's called Damaged Books Virtual Box-people trade unpostables and ARCS there.



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Date Posted: 4/25/2009 11:16 PM ET
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Offering unpostables in addition to your reveal sounds great- I think I have a couple that are in that category.

For a title how about- Don't!...Stop! Don't stop! lol

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 9:14 AM ET
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My title idea was "Unhand Me You Brute" but no one liked that in the Romance Addict Swap where I mentioned it.  Someone suggested "Oops there they are" but I don't know about that one.

Now I'm thinking "Guilty Pleasures-Bodice Ripper Swap" or The Embarrassing Book Cover Bodice Ripper Swap"

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 1:41 PM ET
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Petticoat Porn?

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 7:43 PM ET
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LOL Keira!!!

How about, she's gonna catch a chill, Bodice ripper swap.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 10:29 AM ET
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Burn Your Bra Bodice Ripper swap?

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 8:50 PM ET
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Beyond Heaving Bossoms?  ( yes I know this is a title of a book)

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 8:56 PM ET
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I liked "Oops There They Are" or how about "Uh Uh Uh Ta Ta's" or "Let's Hear it for the Girls"?

Date Posted: 4/29/2009 12:00 AM ET
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Oh, I vote for 'Let's Hear It For the Girls! LOL

Date Posted: 4/29/2009 1:18 AM ET
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i liked "Don't!...Stop! Don't stop!".  :)

Date Posted: 4/29/2009 11:12 AM ET
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"They Jiggle When They Wiggle"?

Date Posted: 4/29/2009 9:15 PM ET
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"Peeking Over the Top"?

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 12:37 AM ET
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how 'bout 'how the west was really won'..but guess that wouldn't work for the pirate bodie rippers...

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 7:07 AM ET
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Or, "Those Aren't My Eyes!"?

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 9:45 AM ET
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The Hooters, jugs and tatas bodice ripper swap?

Long Live the Bodice Ripper?

Bodice Ripper-The Lost Art?

Jack the Bodice Ripper?



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Date Posted: 4/30/2009 12:23 PM ET
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The Wardrobe Mishap swap?  (remember Janet Jackson?)

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 2:15 PM ET
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The Original Wardrobe Malfunction swap- I kind of like that!

I liked "Unhand me, you brute", but I guess I'm in the minority.

I guess "The real reason why Victoria's Secret exists" is too long, isn't it?

How about The Rip, Slap, and Kiss swap?

Date Posted: 4/30/2009 2:22 PM ET
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"Bodice Ripper vs. Pants Zipper"

I'm running out of ideas here!  Good thing? Bad thing?

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