Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Tuesday Thingers 15 July 2008
This weeks 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?
Simple answer, no. First off, generally I keep any book that I read (I'm a little neurotic about that - once I've read a book, that particular copy becomes mine, and I have a hard time parting with it or reading another copy of the same story - weird, I know). If I know a book won't be enjoyed again in the future, I take it to my local library and donate it to them. I know I can use sites like Bookmooch to get other books, but mailing anything is such a hassle anymore, and the library is right across the street, so it's just easier to give the books to them.
Usually, if I take a book to the library, I find one in their store that I'm looking for anyway, and they also only charge 50¢ for paperbacks and $1 for hardcovers, so it still works out cheaper to do it that way that to pay for postage, too.