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Subject: Want to try the Games forum but afraid to get your "feet" wet?
Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:05 PM ET
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We love new players in the games forum! We welcome newbies! Come try it out. Let us know your a newbie to the games and we'll even hold your hand<G>

It's ~*THE PBS TOP 50*~ Revival Elephant Swap

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:33 PM ET
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this is funny b/c i have been intentionally avioding the game section...yes, i guess out of fear! lol!

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:37 PM ET
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I can almost guarantee: one swap and you are hooked.

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 12:03 AM ET
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Don't be afraid!   Come and play...

Kathi is a great hostess, so this is a perfect time to jump in!

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 4:16 AM ET
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"Come into my parlor," said the spider to the fly...

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 6:13 AM ET
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But be prepared to be come addicted!

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 7:29 AM ET
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LOL! I found a few brave souls that are getting their feet wet.<G>

This is a great way to get a TOP 50 wishlisted book! Are you #250 on a book? Chances are good you can win it in a swap!

Come check it out!

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 8:03 AM ET
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oh it looks so lovely (eyes glazing over).....so comfortable....so safe................






NOT!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha!


im sure i will become addicted! :) w/ books, i seem to have an addictive personality (hence my being here every day since i joined! lol!)

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 9:01 AM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2007
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Oh Alex, this is just the beginning...lol  I joined in September, hit the forums in October and the games soon after and I AM HOOKED.  They are alot of fun and I have met so many nice people.  Join the game, a WL swap is a great way to get your feet wet.  That was my first swap and now MT, TBR is hitting 100 with about 30 WL books.

* I too have been here every day since I joined..lol*

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 10:18 AM ET
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Alex, we are both shivering with fear in the same corner. I've been in the games forum, read some of the rules and looked at some of the games. I was completely overwhelmed. I have yet to join in any. Don't want to screw anything up.

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 10:58 AM ET
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Aerika;  try the BUDDY SWAPS and/or the Virtual Box  first. They're not as confusing as the Elephant ones!  I've been been at PBS for one year and joined my first swap a few weeks ago!  Now, I' m in 7 of them!!!  It's really addicting and lots of fun!

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 10:59 AM ET
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UGH! I've got a number of those in my TBR, but I haven't gotten to read them yet!

Oh well... maybe next time. :(

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 11:19 AM ET
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The elephant swaps really aren't confusing.  Once you do one you totally get it, and feel free to ask tons of questions!

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 11:34 AM ET
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I was way scared of the swaps.   I finally stuck a toe in and found that while the rules ARE confusing, playing isn't!   You get a PM before it's your turn to play and they tell you what to do.     I still don't understand some of the rules in the two and three round swaps, but that doesn't stop me from playing!   And the thing that frightened me the most was messing up.   Guess what?? I've done that a few times and everyone laughs and someone gets me back on track and the game goes on.   Lots of chatter and tom-foolery in the games and a spirit of helping one another.

Date Posted: 1/8/2008 11:50 AM ET
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This is a great swap to join in for your first one.  The first Top 50 swap was my first game, and I'm hooked.  I have met many wonderful people through the games.  This one has great books and a great hostess to help you along! 

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2007
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Come on guys and gals!! I haven't closed signups yet. I will be closing soon.

As for not having read the book. This is a great way to put the book at the top of MT TBR! You will have the time during the swap and usually at least a week after it ends before you have to mail it out.

We really don't bite. Even if Doreen says she does. Just move quick! LOL

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 7:02 PM ET
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I've ventured over there several times to look around, but everything seemed very confusing to me - so I figured I'd better be safe than sorry and stay away!


Date Posted: 1/10/2008 1:57 PM ET
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The mere thought of swaps kind of makes me have a panic attack. It sounds fun, but I am afraid my pregnant brain can't comprehend. :)

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 2:15 PM ET
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A virtual box is a great one....since all you need to do is pick books you want to read, and replace them with ones you want to trade!  It's basically the same thing as buying and posting books on PBS the regular way, except you get to hear recommendations from other players and the more rounds you play, the more new books you get exposed to!

Come try it out, if  you like mysteries and/or thrillers....signups still open! http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=99357