Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Book-swapping

This week's question:
Book-swapping. Do you do it? What site(s) do you use? How did you find out about them? What do you think of them? Do you use LT's book-swapping column feature for information on what to swap? Do you participate in any of the LT communities that discuss bookswapping, like the Bookmooch group for example?

Yes. I heard about BookMooch via LibraryThing early last year, but didn't set up an account there until about a month ago. I'm hooked and wish I had joined sooner! (My username there is the same as my former LibraryThing alias -- MidnightRain.) I generally keep most of my own books, but I often buy extra copies of books that I really enjoyed to give to friends (I think everyone who knows me has at least one copy of Pride and Prejudice). Now I can spread the love via BookMooch as well. I do participate in LT's BookMooch group, but I'm more of an observer than an active participant. It's been a great resource for me as a new Moocher.

3 comments:

  1. I wish my friends would accept books! I made my mom read P&P because I was astounded she hadn't yet. My sister rarely reads, and certainly not anything 'old fashioned'!

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  2. I think grabbing copies of favorites for friends is such a nice idea- sharing the love! :-)

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  3. I always try to get extra copies of cool books for my friends too :)

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