All this talk of tbr piles this week reminded me not of the many great unread books I have waiting on my shelves, but rather of the many books that are crowding my shelves that I´ve read and am not attached to, the ones I have multiple copies of, and the ones I got super cheap for the only reason that they were super cheap! And so I decided to join bookmooch and give them to people who appreciate them.
That was actually quite difficult for me to do because I get ridiculously attached to my books, even the ones I don´t really like all that much, or was forced to buy for uni. Either I´m a complete materialist or I´m just too broke most of the time to buy books, so that I cling to the ones I own. I prefer the second reason 😉
And after just one day, I´ve already a pile of books to send out. So here´s my anti-tbr pile, the tbso pile:
And in return I´ve only mooched two books so far, I´m feeling quite proud at the moment. Although I´ve already decided not to keep track of the money I´m spending on postage, why is it so expensive?? Just more reason to love The Book Depository!
Obviously I´m not going to mooch everything from now on, but it seems a great way to get rid of unwanted books (like the pony club books and weird thrillers I´ve grown out of) and get some good ones to try out. Like the Agatha Raisin books, which are small and light, and I can´t get anywhere as cheap as that (because my library in its infinite wisdon has decided to only acquire number 3 and 4 in the series!).
Do you use bookmooch, what do you like about it? And is there anything I should know as a newbie?