This is an incomplete gathering of books I’ve received for free!! (sorta)
since I joined PaperBackSwap in July.
Color me tickled pink.
If this was your blog, I’d want to see close ups.
So here they are!
Some of these are for school, but a lot are for pleasure edification (cough, cough).
After Kristin Lavransdatter, I want to read more Sigrid Unset.
(See The Axe above?)
My son compels me to read Dorothy Sayer’s mysteries.
He won’t let up until I’ve read them all.
Here’s the deal.
You need to list 9 books that you are willing to mail when
a member requests one of them. You have five days to mail a book
after it has been requested.
After you’ve listed 9 books, you get 3 “gift” credits.
[Soon it will be list 10 books, get 2 credits.]
A credit = a free book.
You find a book you’d like, request it, and the member
who posted that book sends it to you for free. Yippee!!
Essentially, you are getting a book for the price of postage
to mail the book that got you the credit. (~ $2.13).
You are clearing off your shelves of books you don’t need to keep
and getting books you want to read.
“Organization is the key to life,”
says my dear SIL Valeri.
I have a cupboard in the garage dedicated to books
I’m selling or swapping so they don’t get
co-mingled with my collection.
Kristin, who referred me to PBS, gave good advice:
the key to PBS is the Wish List.
There are 180 books on my Wish List right now.
When a title enters the system and I’m first in line,
I get first dibs at ordering it.
So now, when I read delicious blogs and delectable
book lists, I scoot over to PBS and enter those
titles on my wish list.
When our pastor told us about a Dostoevsky
short story (White Nights) which is required reading
for his daughters, I put it on my Wish List.
Now it’s in the mail to me. Ha!
I laughed out loud after I’d ordered a book (unknowingly)
from Cindy at Dominion Family. She sent me a message
asking, “Are you Magistra?”
and threw in another book from Grant’s list. Ha, Ha!
And sneaky Carmon found my PBS Wish List
and sent me a book for my birthday from that list! Ha, Ha, Ha!!
This basket of books is my firewood for the winter;
fuel for my mind, stacked up, pressed down