Adventures in Reading


Bookmooching
May 21, 2008, 9:12 am
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I shipped my first book for Bookmooch, a copy of The Kite Runner, which I never read and it was looking doubtful under a quarter inch of dust that I ever would read it. If you are not familiar with Bookmooch, it is a website that allows you to list books you want to swap and to acquire new books through a point system. Roughly, you get a point for sending a book and spend a point by requesting a book. The only monetary cost is the shipping fee you pay to send a book.

I love the concept and after about ten minutes of exploring the Bookmooch website, it is easy to use. The only downside for me: what is and what is not available through Bookmooch. Listing what books are most available brings up hundreds of copies of Patterson, Grisham, and Crichton. Not exactly my cup of tea and none of the books I considered requesting at the time appeared. My fingers remain crossed though that with patience and a little more use I may become an avid Bookmoocher.