Darn it! An interesting looking book from Bookmooch has no business arriving first thing on a Monday morning when I’m trying to get started on meaningful work.
So far I’ve given away 22 of the approximately 100 books I’m aiming to dispose of. I’m sure they’d go more quickly, but I’ve elected not to send overseas, except for special cases. That’s purely a cost issue — it does hurt when I have to hand over $10 or $15 or more to send a book, and if I had to pay overseas rates for every book I’m sending I’d just go broke.
On the other hand, suddenly owning a book I want to read, at no cost, and with the book just arriving on my doorstep, is a delight.
BookMooch have a simple slogan:
Give books away. Get books you want. You don’t need money — there’s no joining fee or anything. You’ll just have to pay postage costs for any books you send. Try it out.