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?

My answer: Yes, I do some book-swapping, exclusively on Bookmooch. I got into it after playing with the swap column in LT and realizing that some of my books which I considered dogs, were actually in high demand elsewhere. I thought- hey, I can get rid of this, and get something I want in return! I tried a couple of other sites, including PaperBackBookSwap, and it just seemed like too much hassle to have accounts on more than one. I like the simplicity of Bookmooch and once I was up to speed on mooching etiquette I've had mostly good experiences. I have a few "friends" on Bookmooch (I'm mariekat over there- friend me!) but it's not a feature I use much. I used to be in the LT Bookmooch group but the questions tend to be repetitive. Overall I really enjoy being able to swap books and get the things I want for very little money. And it's recycling too- always a good thing.

37 comments:

thekoolaidmom said...

I'll swap ya Tuesday for a Sundae!

Lenore said...
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Cathy said...

Mine's up:

http://cathyskye.blogspot.com

Lenore said...

Yikes, html still not working - sorry!

Just click on my name or put this in your browser til I can figure out why this isn't working for me...

http://presentinglenore.blogspot.com/2008/07/library-thing-tuesday-10.html

Lenore said...

Oh, and it's worth it for the kitty picture this week!

The printed page said...

At least I'm not last one this week.
http://printedpage.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-thingers-book-swapping-do-i-or.html

Julie said...

Here we go...love to swap!

http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

rainbowdarling said...

Here's mine for this week:

@ The Golden Road

jlshall said...

Good morning, Tuesday Thingers! OK, let's see if this will work.

Here's my answer.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm not a thinger, but I'm a Moocher. I find more of my wishlist books at PaperBackSwap, and I like the way their wish list works better (it's a line and you take your number and wait your turn rather than the free-for-all that is BookMooch), but other than that, I think I like BookMooch better. The people there seem more in tune with the books I have to share, and I have a ridiculous number of points stored up.

Michele said...

My post is here.

tapestry100 said...

Here's mine.

readerville said...

Here's mine

Lisa said...

Here's mine! I'm actually on time this week.

nicole said...

And here's mine, from my brand-new blog. (nperrin on LT)

Silverheron said...

My answer is at www.silverheronsnest.blogspot.com

tracy said...

Hi Marie, I may have to try bookmooch. I considered it one day but backed out, they didn't have most of the books I was looking for.

Leesy said...

Count me in as another Moocher. is finally up, too. Thanks.

literatehousewife said...

Here is my link. I hope that everyone is having a great day. Marie, thanks again for sponsoring this group! I really enjoy it!

Lallybroch said...

Mine is up! http://shhhimreading.blogspot.com/

Kathleen said...

Lol I have 'dogs' too.... I'll have to see if anyone really wants them!

Mine is up here.

Book_Spirit said...

http://bookspirit.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-thingers.html

S. Krishna said...

Here's mine!

http://skrishnasbooks.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-thingers_15.html

Meghan said...

Here is my post for the week. I'm not exactly a book swapper, so it's short and sweet!

Ruth said...

Here is my post.

Bart's Bookshelf said...

Mine's up!

Mooching Addict

Jules Jones said...

Mine:
Wordpress version
LiveJournal version

Allison said...

Ok, my Tuesday Thinger is up!
http://allisonsatticblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/tuesday-thinger.html

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Book Mooch has recycled envelopes. Didn’t you post about that? If so, you are probably the one I learned it from. If not, I can’t remember. :(

I have my Tuesday Thingers posted. Click here for the link.

Library Cat said...

I always forget to post here that my answer is up.

Elizabeth said...

Here's mine!

Alea said...

My answer is here!

Yvonne said...

Mine's up!

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Ali said...

Hi, I'm new at this, just joined the ER group last week. My LT name is Alirambles. My answer is posted on Worducopia.

nashvillebookworm said...

A day late, but I participated this week!

Florinda said...

Better late than never :-). My answer's up, so it must be Friday!

Literary Feline said...

My response is up and ready.

I don't participate in any book swapping community or group, and so my answer to this week's question was really short.