22 January 2008

More BookMooch evangelizing.

I've been giving books away on BookMooch like a fiend recently -- 12 books sent since Christmas, and five more ready to be delivered to the post office. It started just before Christmas when, anticipating some shelf-sized presents from my family, I did a little bit of sorting and was able to give away 7 books. As a result I've banked a bunch of points, which may not do me much good during the Great Un-bookening but will be nice to have in the future.

All the books I gave away, I've read -- I haven't been able to quite cross the line into deciding I would never read a book definitively. Call me crazy, but I still think I'll have time to read all of them... eternal optimism of a book lover, I guess. Only now am I getting to the point where I can return unread library books like Steve Martin's BORN STANDING UP. I wanted to read it and it got great reviews, but it's due tomorrow, and I won't have time to go to the library tomorrow, so it has to go today. I've been thinking about creating a special shelf on Goodreads for books like this, which I wanted to read but just didn't have the time. (I could just keep it and pay the fine, but this time around, I don't think it's worth it.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you should try http://www.swaptree.com. Trade books, cds, dvd's and video games. Even have some great tools to get your items off of bookmooch and onto swaptree with one click.