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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Awesome Haul of Free Swaps From A Book Swap

 photo IMG_0236_zpsb1ac758b.jpgI just got home a few minutes ago from a book swap.
I love reading. Books are expensive to buy locally. English books are even more expensive. Even second hand books aren't cheap here, especially at the rate at which I devour books.
And the libraries here aren't free, and don't have such a large selection of English books.
That's why I love that some people in my area started making book swaps.

For a book swap, people bring all the books they no longer want, set them out on a table and people see what others brought, and take what appeals to them.



I am pretty non selective when it comes to books. If its new, I want to read it. I wouldn't necessarily spend money on just any book, but I'm game to read anything just once.
So I end up coming home from these swaps with a huge amount of books.
Sometimes it is just pure fluff, stuff to occupy my time when I want to read.
And sometimes it's something that I'd really wanted.

Today, I got Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" cookbook, a great cookbook I'd heard lots about and am really excited about getting. I also got 3 Hunger Games books- I saw the first movie, and wanted to read the books, and now I have my chance. I also got 2 religious books- one specifically that I'd told my husband that I wanted to buy eventually, and one a translation of a book my husband has in the local language that he'd really enjoyed and I wanted to read, but much prefer reading in English.

And in addition to that, I got 25 other books!

Look at my stash! So excited!

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If you're a book fan, I highly suggest you make book swaps with your friends- its like a library, only without any late fines.

Have you ever made or been to a book swap? Are you a fan of reading? How do you tend to get your books? Do you think you'd want to make or go to a book swap?

5 comments:

  1. I loooove my "how to cook everything" great haul!

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  2. This is so awesome. I love anything like this that is FREE! I have a friend who has suggested a cook book swap in the near future. You have inspired me :)

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  3. Incredible INCREDIBLE score!! Well done, you!!

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  4. I LOVE Robert K Tanenbaum, all the way up to Hoax. (Then he got a different ghostwriter.) Excellent series.

    A book swap's a great idea, nearest bookstore is an hour's drive away, and half the time the selection is blah. It would work here...

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  5. I'm lucky to live really close to an amazing library which I am incredibly grateful for. I've never done a book swap, but think it's a terrific idea!

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