13 July 2010

Book Swapping!

Reasons To Join a Book Swap
1. It's cheap. You only have to pay for postage.
2. It's convenient: a new read straight to your door.
3. It's greener. New books mean cutting down trees.
4. It will help de-clutter your house & your life. You don't have to add book upon book to your list of possessions. Instead, just read & swap for new ones.

Used book stores are a great way to get some of the above benefits, plus you're supporting a local business & are being green by doing less shipping. But if you don't have a good one near you, or can't be bothered, a book swap is the way to go.

Check out this Guardian article for more info and for a few popular book swap sites.

I don't know if I've ever expressed this to you guys, but I love love love books. I'm thinking of starting up a small book swap on my blog, where everyone throws in a good book they've read & we pass them around to each other. This would be fun because we'll get little literary surprises in the mail! And we could write a blog post, or a blurb in a journal we pass around, for each book we read. Let me know if you're interested :.)



  1. OMG I would SO be up for that. I'm no sure HOW I would give up a book though...they are like my children. But I guess I would work through that when the time came...do I live too far away though?

    Good idea Breenuh!

  2. I would join if I didn't live in the middle of nowhere and it would take a good month for the book to get to you, ha! No joke!
    Thanks for giving ur opinion on my paint colors! The blue and yellow is my favorite too!


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