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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Today's topic: 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?

I used both Bookmooch and Paperback Swap for a while. I found them both easy to use, and, seeing as I'm still in school anything I can get for free or nearly so is always good. I haven't used either in a while because at this point I've got over a hundred books on my TBR pile, and its still growing. If I can ever get it down below 100 I may start using bookmooch or PBS again. I'm also not a member of any mooch groups on LT. Strangely enough, I got into bookmooch and PBS through, I site similar to mooching, except instead of mailing a book to someone, you register the book with the site, stick a special bookplate in it, and leave it somewhere in a public place for someone to find.


Marie said...

I've got about that many in my TBR pile too- eep! :-) I try not to request too many from Bookmooch but if something comes up that I really want I'll still grab it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh ... you mean my TBR pile is supposed to have a LIMIT (grin!)

I've read about bookcrossing, but haven't tried it. I do sometimes leave paperbacks and magazines at the airport if I finish them while on a trip (I hope they don't end up as trash!)

S. Krishna said...

I've never actually done bookcrossing. It's something that I've wanted to do, I just find it a bit confusing!

Kathleen said...

I think bookcrossing looks interesting, I'd love being able to track where my books went.

Book Zombie said...

Your TBR pile sounds very much like mine - when I read a book it seems to be replaced by 2 more!

jlshall said...

My TBR pile multiplies itself at night while I'm sleeping. I know it does – that's the only explanation for the alarming size of it.

Elizabeth said...

heh - good luck on getting that pile to go down. For some reason, mine always seems to go the other way, but I wish you more success! =)