BookMooch Quality

I’ve been stocking my to-read pile with books from BookMooch.

<tangent> I know (on some level) I should be purchasing books new, but most of the books are from authors I’ve never read, so I figure I can read the first book for free and decide if I want to continue on. Of course, right now, I may not get to continue on with any of them since I’m not exactly the world’s fastest reader, and I’ve mooched 18 books since joining the site last year (the site keeps track for me). </tangent>

The real point of the post is that I wanted to comment on the incredibly high quality of the books I’ve received “used” from other people. Yes, I have had a couple that were near falling apart, but those are completely overtaken by the number I’ve received which are in practically new condition. Maybe people got them as presents they didn’t really want… Or maybe a lot of people are just really easy on their books. I am certainly not one of those people. Since I’m a slow reader, I have to carry a book around with me pretty much everywhere I go (good thing I’m stylish enough to rock the manbag), so they get pretty thrashed.

That’s all. Just wanted to give a shout out to a very well designed (on each level of the MVC) site. Thanks BookMooch!

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3 thoughts on “BookMooch Quality

  1. fanaticalpupil Post author

    Well, considering any investment you make is returned in kind, it’s easily worth it. I guess the only caveat is that you’d need to make sure there were at least a few books you want that are available to mooch (or at least ones that are frequently mooched, so there’s a chance it’ll be available again soon) before you start spending money to send books to other people.

    I believe when I first signed up, they were giving a tenth of a point (a tenth of a book, basically) for every book you said you had available to send to someone else. So, if you listed 10 books, you’d get a free book before you even mailed anything to anyone.

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  2. fanaticalpupil

    Well, considering any investment you make is returned in kind, it's easily worth it. I guess the only caveat is that you'd need to make sure there were at least a few books you want that are available to mooch (or at least ones that are frequently mooched, so there's a chance it'll be available again soon) before you start spending money to send books to other people.I believe when I first signed up, they were giving a tenth of a point (a tenth of a book, basically) for every book you said you had available to send to someone else. So, if you listed 10 books, you'd get a free book before you even mailed anything to anyone.

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