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post #1 of 22
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thought i would share this website for any readers we have its a great way to make room on your bookshelves and get more books you might want.

www.paperbackswap.com

I am scamperfarms over there too if you wanna add me as a buddy. I have..gotten so many great new books and its free..WAHOO
post #2 of 22
that kinda, cool.. errr, but they are my books, i kinda have this thing about not letting books go
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
i used to too but..with this you can swap and get new ones.. i have some i wont let go though, lol
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
i kinda have this thing about not letting books go
I used to as well until I had to move a few times in a couple of years and got tired of packing, moving and unpacking books that only sat there on a shelf gathering dust.

So I gave them all to a library. Now if I buy a book I read it and donate it to the library. Otherwise I just borrow books from the library as I want them.

I do have some books here though:

1. Some of my nursing books that I wanted to keep. Not all, but some of the more useful ones that I still refer to from time to time.

2. I also have a few of Dan Brown's novels which I enjoyed reading so I have read them again as well as several Tolkien novels which I never get tired of rereading.

3. I have several cook books which I never seem to use, but can't bring myself to part with for some reason. It's that "what if" thing when it comes to maybe needing it to look up a recipe I have gotten rid of some but I know I can do better

4. I have some computer books for some programs that I have. I have given away many, but there are some books of interest tha I have kept for programs such as "Front Page 2000", "Dreamweaver", "Flash MX", "Web page creation", and "Java".

5. I also have a couple of course books reated to some languages that I had learned

6. And I have 1 or 2 books on house plants, not that I have any house plants anymore.

7. I have about 10 books on soap and bath product production which I used to do as a home based business. One day I'd like to get back to that so I have hung onto the books

8. And 2 or 3 books on learning crocheting and knitting.

So basically most books I have are educational and for reference. Things like fun reading/novels I tend to read and then donate to the library. I think all of my books combined could fit into a 0,9 cu microwave size box and most certainly a box for a computer CPU
post #5 of 22
I'll have to check that out. I have a few books that I want to be rid of and they didn't sell on Amazon.
post #6 of 22
I love my books and don't like to give them up!

Maybe.......
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
LOL you guys make me laugh. I really did used to be like that too but when i Hit over..5,000 books..yes you read that right. I knew it was time to start..packing.
post #8 of 22
I do have quite a lot of books I won't part with -- but I have a lot more that I'd love to trade in! Thanks for the link, I'll try this when I get some time to explore it!
post #9 of 22
I love reading. When I'm not on TCS that's what I'm doing. There is this cool store in my town called The Book Worm and you can get used paper backs for like half the sellers price. Also, if you bring books back you will get credit and then you can get paper backs for 1 dollar. They also rent out hard back there. I that store.
post #10 of 22
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glad someone found use for the site. I am just utterly in love with them I amI am, lol I just got 20 new books to read...
post #11 of 22
I have space limitations and can't/don't buy as many books, as I'd like to. Wednesday is my day, to go to the library and stock up - I read 4-7 books per week. My friend Jen buys a lot of paperbacks and I'll pass that link on to her, though.
post #12 of 22
Katie invited me quite a while back to join paperbackswap and I didnt. I finally did join and it was fun. I then joined with their BOB - box of books and am having TOO much fun!!!!!!

Join PBS and then go into community section and join BOB - it is well worth it. You can ask for books from other people, they then choose books from your store that they want and you exchange.

fun fun fun !!!
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
thought i would share this website for any readers we have its a great way to make room on your bookshelves and get more books you might want.

www.paperbackswap.com

I am scamperfarms over there too if you wanna add me as a buddy. I have..gotten so many great new books and its free..WAHOO
I used to spend about three hours a day reading. Now I spend about three hours a day on TCS. There are times you just have to set your priorities.
post #14 of 22
I donate my used books to our library after I have read them if I don't think that I will read them again. The classics I keep and the others I reevaluate from year to year.

Speaking of the "classics," while "The Pigman" by Paul Zindel is not necessarily a classic, I read that book as a teenager and I just kept it. Our daughter had to read it when she was in HS. She was the only one with a paperback that cost 60 cents.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
that kinda, cool.. errr, but they are my books, i kinda have this thing about not letting books go
I am the same, I don't think I've ever gotten rid of a book, I find it difficult enough to loan them to trusted people! This is why I have a flat with one more bedroom than we actually need - it's not a guest room, it's book storage!
post #16 of 22
If I cull my books I donate them to Goodwill-where I probably bought them in the first place or the AAUW for their annual booksale (where I again buy lots of books).
I swap with my sister too but we have different reading favorites though.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
I am the same, I don't think I've ever gotten rid of a book, I find it difficult enough to loan them to trusted people! This is why I have a flat with one more bedroom than we actually need - it's not a guest room, it's book storage!
I used to be like that too, but I felt the need to de-clutter. I made an honest appraisal of my books, and kept only those that I truly loved and thought I might read again. Otherwise, why keep them? They're not doing anyone any good by hanging out on a bookshelf if nobody is going to read them. I decided to pass them on so others could enjoy them...plus it's a form of recycling.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
I used to spend about three hours a day reading. Now I spend about three hours a day on TCS. There are times you just have to set your priorities.


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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
that kinda, cool.. errr, but they are my books, i kinda have this thing about not letting books go


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Originally Posted by adymarie View Post
I love my books and don't like to give them up!

Maybe.......
i have 8 bookshelves at the present... plus the laundry room has cabinets - those are also full of books.
maybe i have too many? there's no such thing!
oh, & the bookshelves - several have stacks of books on top of them, as well!
post #19 of 22
there's a site called www.bookmooch.com and you list the books you want and what books you want to get rid of with other readers and you just pay the shipping
post #20 of 22
Does anyone have any book suggestions? Because that would be really swell.. I have to wait ten whole days for Fae Fever (by Karen Moning) to come out, and I can't wait! ;-; I need something to read!

I just finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Nothing like a big wake up call to appreciate what you have!
post #21 of 22
my MIL was telling me the other day that she has hundred's of "teenager" books (her daughter was a huge reader) and that she hopes my girls will be big readers and so they can get some use out of them... HOWEVER she wont let them leave her house, they have to read them there... hmmmm does she think my girls are going to spend days/weeks on end at her house, considering she lives 4 hours away?
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
maybe i have too many? there's no such thing!
You would sing a different song Laureen, if you had to move!I downsized big time right before moving into this townhome. The rule was simple, if the book had not been touched in a year, get rid of it.
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