Following on from the last post, let's talk about books. As I said I'm an avid bookworm and love reading and as you might guess I am not a fan of the Kindles or those electronic books. I like physically holding books, fingering the next page, seeing what's left in excited anticipation. As most bookworms, I smell newly acquired books. Being a very visual person, the design of a book is very important to me; I'm always tempted to buy a book I already have just because I like the different re-print of the cover. I love the way books look on a bookshelf. Try doing all that mr.electronic book - bah!
Therefore please let me introduce you to one of my favorite website: BOOKMOOCH! Bookmooch is an online community for exchanging books that you don't want anymore for those you do for free! As a member you create an inventory of books you have to give away as well as a wish-list for books you want. Bookmooch lets people know when their desired books are listed, giving them the chance to mooch them from other members who send them the books via post. Its worldwide and in different languages. Bookmooch also operates on a system of points to prevent perpetual moochers; you receive points for sending books and are deducted points when mooching books (don't worry, its pretty straightforward). You can also donate your points to different charities listed on the site (or you can nominate one of your own) in order for them to mooch more books for their causes.
Why I love Bookmooch?
The ideas behind Bookmooch warms my heart and makes me feel all happy and fuzzy inside; here are the reason why I love Bookmooch:
1. No waste thinking - one reader's trash is another's treasure.
2. Its so simple (not only in operation but in concept)
3. A global community of bookworms
4. Promotes the use of snail mail - who doesn't like getting a package through the mailbox?
5. Free books!