Saturday, June 12, 2010

Proclaiming My Love for Paperbackswap

I don't know about anyone else, but I love Paperbackswap.  It has been a great way for me to get "new" books to read without paying a fortune.  My library is quite small and doesn't typically have much to offer.  Plus, I'm really terrible at remembering to return my books on time. 

For those who aren't familiar with Paperbackswap, here's the basic gist of it.  Paperbackswap is a book swapping site.  You post books that you own to your Bookshelf.  Other members browse for books and can request books from you.  Once someone have requested a book from you, you're responsible for mailing it to them.  Shipping is typically a few bucks.  When the person receives their book, you receive a credit.  You then use a credit to pick a book that you would like.  Basically, you get a book for a few bucks. 

My swapping had been slow until a couple of weeks ago.  Books that I'd had posted for months were finally requested.  I also finished a few other books and an audiobook that I could post.  I found myself with 6 credits.  What could I get? 

I recently ordered a Nook, so I'm trying to whittle down my collection of paper books.  I decided I'm only going to keep series and stand alone books that I love.  Recently, I got the first book of the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs.  I haven't read it yet, but I love the show Bones.  So I decided to start ordering the rest of the books from the series.

Here's my list of requests (sorry, no cover pictures):

Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan Book 2) by Kathy Reichs

Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan Book 4) by Kathy Reichs

Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan Book 5) by Kathy Reichs

Bare Bones (Temperance Brennan Book 6) by Kathy Reichs

I wasn't able to order the third book in the series, because it wasn't available.  I'll be keeping my eye out for it, though.  Sorry I didn't post any cover pictures.  My computer was being a PITA and wouldn't let me copy and past any.

1 comment:

  1. I've used Paperbackswap before, and I think it's such a great idea!

    I look forward to hearing what you think about your nook...I'm seriously contemplating buying one.