Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday Thinger: Swap This Book

"Tuesday Thingers" is a weekly question hosted by Wendi at Wendi's Book Corner.

Today's question reads:

Have you ever used the Swap This Book function which can be found on the main page of any book (here is an example of Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter: link shown on book page, what it looks like if you click on the link)? If so, what do you think about it? If not, are there any other swap sites you utilize to exchange books once you are done? What do you do with your books if you no longer want them anymore?

My response:

I do look at the swap column when I'm thinking of where to offer my books. I regularly use Bookmooch and PaperBackSwap for trades, though I also have accounts on Title Trader and What's On My Bookshelf. If I see that many people want a title I have on Bookmooch, I'll log in on that site and put in the ISBN of the book I have. This way, I make sure that people want my edition and I don't accidentally post something I don't have.


jlshall said...

I had no idea there were so many different swap sites out there. Haven't used any of them yet, but I admit they sound like a good idea. Now if I could just bring myself to part with a few books!

mysitesrock said...

I like PaperbackSwap.com the best... mostly because it has the largest selection of books available. Over 2.8 million books posted as of today. -enjoy!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I just love PBS. I plan to head over to BookMooch later this week to see how that one works - lots of people seem to really like that one! Prior to looking into the Swap Feature on LT, I had no idea there were so many swap sites!

Thanks for participating in Tuesday Thingers last week! I’ve got this week’s posted now.

Take care, Wendi