Thursday, 26 June 2014

Day Zero Project: Use Bookmooch to rehome unloved books

This is a task that I have completely failed at.

I discovered Bookmooch a few years ago and fell in love with the idea of it. Basically you list books that you have that you no longer want, earning 0.1 point for each one you list. Once you’ve listed ten books you can then use the point you have earned to request a book from someone else in your country.

Books from overseas are a little more expensive but by listing and sending books you can earn more points, which can then be used to get yourself more books that you actually want to read. I’m probably making this sound more complicated than it actually is, but it’s really a brilliant idea.

I used to to get rid of quite a few books that I was done with and also acquired a fair few books that I both wanted to read or needed to read for courses.

It’s just a little time consuming to get everything listed as well as packaged up and ready to post. Not to mention our postal service has been giving us a bit of a headache over the last few years (on and off). That coupled with my lack of permanent internet access meant that my challenge to use Bookmooch to rehome my books ended up not really working out for me.

I did keep a box of books which I fully intended to list at some point, but then there was a tabletop sale organised at work and they were a bit low on donations, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I sorted through those boxes and handed over a large number of the books I had intended to list on Bookmooch. It got rid of another box taking up space in the spare bedroom, and put something towards a good cause.

That’s not to say that I might not return to Bookmooch in the future. I fully intend to. But at the moment I’ve not really got any books I’m wanting to get rid of, so I’ll hang onto what I’ve got for a little while longer.


  1. That's a good idea to get and give books.

    1. It is a really good idea. Even though I'm not using it at the moment, I'm sure I'll return back to it in the future.


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