Monday, February 4, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness - February

Book Soulmates

RAK is a monthly meme hosted by Book Soulmates. You can join in on the fun HERE.

What is a RAK?

For those of you who don't know, a RAK is a Random Act of Kindness. People sign up with their wishlist and then can look at other people's wish-lists and send them a Random Act of Kindness. It is really simple, but here are the rules:

  • Please read carefully and follow all rules! Thank you!
  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar of the Book Soulmates page).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post. This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from.

OPEN TO EVERYONE including all of our INTERNATIONAL brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository or Fishpond, and they offer FREE shipping!

RAK at Bibliophilia, Please

I usually participate every month, and lately I've been stalking the Amazon wishlists of other participants to send them surprise RAKs. (I'm a bit shy, and I don't like messaging strangers for their address, and I tend to make conversations awkward.) Also, if you're feeling the urge to splurge on me for my birthday this month, I have two different bookish wishlists on Amazon: one for YA/MG Books and another for Adult Books. If you just want highlights, here are the top 5 that I really want:

  1. The Sorceress by Michael Scott
  2. Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
  3. The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  4. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
  5. Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

I hope you guys all have a happy RAK month!


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  2. I'm participating in RAK this month as well ^^ Believe me, I KNOW what awkward conversations are and you can't possibly be worst than me, it's just not possible XDD I freak out whenever someone's like 'oh i'll send you some RAK' - which is rare, but when it hits me, BOY IT HITS ME -
    I can give you some ebooks, if you'd like, I have tons of them for the sole purpose of giving them to others ^^

    Happy RAK month! :)


You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!