I'm loving this BookMooch thing, and I haven't even gotten books from them yet. Earlier, I posted about BookMooch, a book swappin' service where you can get rid of your old books and get some new ones, and it's all designed on a fairly straightforward point system (kinda like my local babysitting co-op).
Iliana at bookgirl's nightstand said she loves it, so I signed on up. And lo and behold, about 5 minutes after I listed a bunch of books I was willing to give away, I got two emails from people who wanted my stuff. I'm loving this! I've packed up my books and am about to send.
Now, it's not easy for me to part with my books. Even the ones I don't like, I usually hang onto. I always think I'm going to reread things (yeah, right) or I'll find the perfect charity to give them to. But the first book someone wanted to mooch from me was one of my least favorite genre, the "funny gift book". You know the type of thing, the kind of book people give your husband for his birthday because they think he'll love it, he's got such a "wacky" sense of humor. So we get the one-second guffaw when we open the present, and then they're cluttering up our bookshelves forever. (Not to mention the fact that these books are always glossy hardbacks that cost somebody at least $15.95. What a racket.)
So I'm listing every funny gift book I ever got on BookMooch -- sorry friends. And we'll see if I get any more takers!