Feature: How big is your R.A.K?

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"Random Acts of Kindness" is something I've been dreaming about doing since last year! Isalys and I are always finding bookish goodies to give each other 'just because' {I ♥ my bestie!}. We love seeing the look on the other person's face when they light up after receiving 'that book you've been dying for'. I figured why not create a way to promote goodwill amongst our fellow book soulmates? There's nothing like the feeling you get when doing something thoughtful for another person without expecting something in return. You brighten their day and let them know 'hey, you were thought of today'. :)

COMPLETE RULES RE-CAP:
Please read carefully & follow all rules!  Thank you!
  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • 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.
  • 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 our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!
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These are some goodies we've given to each other 'just because':

Isalys had gone to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios last year and thought of me, as always :) She bought me this awesome Time Turner key chain from the Harry Potter collection! Isn't it fab?! I ♥ it!

I had also visited Orlando last year and stopped by Downtown Disney (one of my favorite places to shop at while in Orlando, FL). I found this cup I knew she'd drool over - quite literally, she's got a problem.... I kid, I kid.... or do I... anyhoo :P

Aside from sharing a love for sniffing books, we also share a love for all things Tim Burton!

What do you guys think?
{I bought one for myself too, lol}
♥♥♥♥
We encourage everyone to pass the kindness forward!

May all your wishes come true :D

93 comments:

  1. Aww thank you! We love giving so we figured, why not find a way to promote kindness ya know?

    :P

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  2. Ok so other than now thinking I seriously need to sign up for this, i'm also in very serious envy of that Nightmare Before Christmas mug! You can never have too many things Tim Burton!

    http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

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  3. @Khadija: Add it your wishlist! You may get it :)

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  4. Oh myyyy gooosh!!! What a lovely idea!!
    I love giving, which is why we host so many giveaway on the blog, lol!

    ..but I have to ask.. can I join even though I'm from Germany ? *puppy eyes* I know, shipping to Germany is not so cheap, so I'd understand.

    But... I could "wish" for Kindle books?

    I have a amazon.com account so for me it's not a problem to gift things.

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  5. Of course you can join! I hope there's someone kind enough out there to ship to Germany! That would be an awesome RAK! :D

    PS, Kindle books are a great idea!

    ♥ V

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  6. I'd be willing to ship over there! {wink}


    :)

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  7. Awesome!!!! Gosh this idea is so wonderful! I will create a list and join!

    This is a wonderment!

    :))

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  8. To Danny: I am thinking about joining too. And I am from the Netherlands. Shipping should be doable if we exchange things, right? We can use thebookdeposetory :) Free shipping!

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  9. Okay, I entered :) My list is still short on normal reading books since I only recently have been putting them there. However I do have more wishlists, including cookbooks & manga. (and bento stuff too) But the problem is, that I can't see the wishlists of the other persons? One says the URL doesn't exist, and the other one is a private profile?

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  10. Such a great idea girls! You girls come up with the best ideas! Thanks for this, I'll check it out:)

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  11. Ok, so... I've taken off the MR Linky and added a Google Doc. Hopefully this should make contacting people easier!

    If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask!!

    ♥ V

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  12. I love the ideas you come up with but this one is definitely one of my favorites! It's such a great idea!
    But, I do want to say that I tried looking at your list and it said it doesn't exist...maybe it's my laptop..just wanted to check. Thanks guys! : )

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  14. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!! My wishlist link is fixed :)

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  15. I hope you girls know how amazing you are!

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  16. Hey Book Angel, you might be getting TWO books coming your way. Sending email now!

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  17. I love this idea! I think I'll switch between the two, or who knows~ maybe sometimes I can do both!

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  18. I just bought a book for someone on the RAK list :) I will not say who it is, but the person knows of course ;) I loved buying a book for someone else :) I just hope it arrives safely! It is the first time that I shipped something to a different address then my own.

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  19. Wow! This is the coolest thing ever!

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  20. I love this idea, LOVE!!!!! I added my info, grabbed a button and now I am going to look at wishlists.

    love, Love, LOVE!!!!

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  21. I just randomly picked a link and made a purchase for someone! Hope it puts a smile on her face

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  22. This is such a wonderful idea! I'm thinking I'll probably alternate, every other month! :) So great!

    I did accidentally fill out the form twice, because the first time I forgot the link to my GR list, so if you want to delete that, it's okay. :)

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  23. I really love this idea! I will be buying a book for someone closer to the end of the month!

    Oh and in the forum some of the links aren't clickable (mine included!) but you can look everyone's wish lists up by email on Amazon. Sorry if that's already been said! :)

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  24. If the person has a wishlist on amazon, can we skip notifying them and go ahead and secretly ship so it's an even more of a surprise? :)

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  25. Also, a lot of my wishlist books are for Kindle, and some are for real books because I have the other corresponding books in physical copies, but Amazon shows that. I think I have mine set up so that someone can buy me something without needing my address, but I'm not sure.

    Oh, and I just bought someone something! ;)

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  26. *jumps up and down* I got a R.A.K!!!!
    *does a happy dance* this is so awesome!

    *runs to aLmYbNeNr and hugs her tightly" .

    I got "Across the Universe" and my Kindle looooves this! I will put up a post asap to praise this wonderful idea and tell anyone who wants to hear it that I got an awesome R.A.K. ..

    ....*still dancing*...

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  27. Aw! Glad I could surprise you! *hugs back* :)

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  28. Awww {{BIG HUG}} to both of you!! Surprises are the best and I'm so happy to see you all getting into the spirit of R.A.K.

    This made me smile today :)
    ♥Isalys

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  29. This is a really cool idea. I will be looking through the lists tomorrow (since its pretty late for me now) and try to send something to someone.

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  30. Yay love this! :) Will scope through tomorrow and see what I can get.

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  31. I love this! Thanks for giving me a heads up :) I have a house full of kids at the moment, but I’ll be back to sign up when things quiet down.

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  32. This is soo amazing!!! What a wonderful idea<3

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  33. I just mailed a book to someone on the list. I had an extra copy. I do have some books I may be getting rid of that I was not that thrilled with to make room.. I will probably look back in March for that. This is an awesome idea. I read a lot but I do not buy a lot anymore. My book buying would cost my family way too much for as much as I read.

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  35. I love this its like secret santa ;)

    I plan if all goes well to send to three a month so I can get to everyone.

    I sent 2 tonight -hope they enjoy and waiting for response on an addy.

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  36. wow this is such an awesome idea talk about good karma...I wish I found this in the beginning of FEB so i could have participated...i'll definitely catch the next one

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  37. OMG what a wonderful idea!! A little late to sign up for February now I'm thinking...but you'll have another one in March - right? Hope so! I defiantly what to participate! I love sharing book love!

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  38. Hello, I have signed up for the RAK - but was wondering if I could change the link for my wish list. I had put the links to a bunch of different book I wanted in the database, but it just makes things hard to read. If you want, you can take that out and put this link in instead: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2162476-tishia?shelf=wishlist

    Thank you!
    Paranormal Opinion

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  39. @Paranormal Opinion:
    All done :)

    Thanks to everyone for signing up. If you didn't make it in time for February, no worries because March is right around the corner!

    ♥Isalys

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  40. I heard about you from Lori@ Pure Imagination, this is amazing and had to sign up. Fabulous Idea very excited about it.

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  41. I'll definitely sign up for March (and breaking my book buying ban at least once or twice...lol). I made a Kindle and a Book Depository list. What a great idea!

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  42. Just wanted to say thank you to Lori at Pure Imagination and Tisha at Paranormal Opinion - for Halfway to the Grave and Last Sacrifice.

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  43. I'm signing up for March! This is such a cool new thing, because there are so many nice bloggers out there that I'd love to share with!!

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  44. I tried to sign up for march yesterday, I added all of my info, but I don't see it in the Google document? Definitely interested in this, and love that Reading with Tequila linked me!

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  45. @Nicole: No worries - you're in there. Your list is # 29 :)

    Hopefully some of your wishes will come true!
    ♥Isalys

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  46. This is a fantastic idea. I'd love to sign up for March. Has that one been posted yet?

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  47. Do you have the grab link for the button so i can just past it in my sidebar?

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  48. thanks so much!! Its now on my blog http://reviews.blueteacup.com

    :D

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  49. What a lovely, terrific idea!

    I found your blog on Facebook when I was browsing and I'm so glad I did - I knew instantly it would be one of my new favorites!

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  50. I don't wish to receive so I won't have a wish list but I would love to gift someone once a month and if I can maybe a little more often.

    I'm not looking for gratitude just the simple pleasure of knowing that someone got the book they wanted! I love that feeling and I want to pass it on, Books Rock! I'm going to start today!

    I think you guys are pretty amazing for thinking this up and then setting the whole thing up!
    It's just such a wonderful idea!

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  51. This is amazing! I am so happy to sign up :)

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  52. What an awesome idea! I am in Australia so hope it is ok for me to sign up as well :)

    http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com/

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  53. Brilliant idea! I am having a slight issue seeing the whole list! I know this because I cant see me on the list of a few people I know are on it

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  54. I'm having the same issue as Kylie...I don't see myself or the person I was planning on sending one to!

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  55. I'd like to sign up... but can't figure out how?

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  56. I just just emailed 2 people :D this is my first time participating so hopefully doing it right :D

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  57. Hi! I was previously RebekkasReadingRoom.blogspot.com but I've changed my URL to PrettyDeadlyReviews.blogspot.com.
    I just wanted to update that on my entry to your list. Thanks!

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  58. @Bekka: Your URL has been updated :)

    Happing RAKing everyone!! Thanks for playing along.

    ♥Isalys

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  59. Thanks =)

    I'm having the same issue as a few people above me. I can't see myself on the list, or anyone who's signed up in April.

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  60. Aw, I just stumbled upon this and I have to say it is such a neat idea!!!! I love meeting/sharing books with other readers!!! This is a great way to do that and make someone's day brighter!!! Thank you for coming up with this!! :-)

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  61. I've just found out about this and it sounds so fun. Thanks for putting this together.

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  62. Not sure why it took me this long to find out about this awesome event! Excited to start May's RAK.

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  63. This is a wonderful idea. I know how happy I am when ever I win a book or find a delightful freebie on Amazon. I found your site through another blog and have signed up to receive your email blog and look forward to following what you have to say. This is all new to me and I will have to read closer on how to participate I guess - do I just go to Amazon and sign up or ??? Thank you so much for your efforts.

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  64. Hi Ladies!
    I have a question! Do we sign up every month? Do we use the same spreadsheet? I'm confused :S But that doesn't take much most days ;)
    Thanks!
    Natasha A.

    natasha AT likeminds.ca

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  65. OH! The May sign up isn't posted yet. I think I get it now! :D

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  66. RAK is such a great idea! I can't wait to sign up for it.

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  67. Do you fill out the google document yourself or email the info?

    Great idea!

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  68. How cool are you guys? What an awesome idea! I've signed up, picked out a giftee (and apparently invented a word), and have blogged about this. Love it!

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  69. I am confused about how and where to signup.Please help.

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  70. I am totally in love with this idea!

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  71. I love this idea! I have already sent out 4 books. :) Hope everyone enjoys

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  72. I would love to join this! How can I do so?

    (also, I can't wait to go and buy other people books!)

    georgia-summers.blogspot.com

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  73. This is an awesome idea!! :) i just signed up and hope to recieve and send RAK's to people :D

    http://bookmigik.blogspot.com/p/wishlist.html

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  74. Hi, everyone!

    I think this is a very cool idea, but I have a question. Is there a way to know who is already getting a RAK and who isn't? It looks like someone could potentially get more than one RAK if chosen more than one person, yet others may not receive anything. I would like to pick someone that I know isn't getting anything from anyone else. How we can determine that?

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  75. Darlene. If the wish list is made on amazon, when someone has ordered that book for you then it is taken off the list and moved to the purchased part of it. Hope that helps :)

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  76. His this is my July RAK post http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/2011/08/july-rak.html

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  77. I signed up for the August RAK a couple of days ago, but i can't find my RAK :/ did i sign up?

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  78. Love your blog! And your ideas. In serious need of followers - http://immabkreviewer.blogspot.com/

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  79. clicking the 'here' for signing up for March, message says the sheet is not there... ideas?

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  80. ~ Awesome idea. Thank you for sharing.
    http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com

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  81. I suuuper love your blog! i'll feature this on my blog. even though mine is a beauty blog! haha! i'm still a bookie! :)

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  82. I'd love to do this! How do I sign up?

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  83. I can't believe I'm just now seeing this! I too am a lover of all that is Tim Burton! I would stalk him if I could... I mean that. I actually just got a new blog design installed today which happens to be Tim Burton themed! You guys would love it! Perfect time to check it out too because my most recent post is my August RAK post! Love you guys!

    http://compelledbywords.blogspot.com/2012/08/random-acts-of-kindness-rak-august.html

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  84. OMG where did you get that mug? It's awesome! LOL Love it!

    Also is there a place I can find an example of a wrap up post?

    Thanks! :)

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  85. Love R.A.K.! Yes, yes, yes! Charity and kindness make the world go round. My blog "give 2 give charity + you = love" also promotes this sweetness. Be kind and give 2 give! http://keirubakke.blogspot.com

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