Let me just say… my favorite books have to GRAB my attention. I guess it is because of my short attention span or something else but I really need to feel like I can relate to what the characters in the book are feeling.
I am always looking for new additions to my library…but I have also ended up with a million (almost literally) books that I only read once (if that…if it is super boring). So in efforts to expand my library while also getting rid of some books, I have stumbled on a couple websites that I think you will enjoy hearing about.
The first website I stumbled upon was Paper Back Swap. Basically on PaperBack Swap what happens is that you upload some books into your bookshelf that you no longer want. A customer then can purchase your book for a credit (paperback and hardcover books are 1 credit. Audio books are 2 credits). Then after they purchase your book then the credit(s) go into your account that you can then use to purchase another book. You are responsible to pay for shipping of the book that was sold.
I think the whole idea of PaperBack Swap is awesome! I love how you can just trade in gently used old books for someone else’s. Such a great idea! I just started using this website and the sister sites (CD SWAP and DVD SWAP- Although a personal note is that those sites do not get as much traffic since many people are not using CDs or DVDs anymore…I have traded a CD on there before though) but so far I am loving it! I encourage you to try it out!
The next thing I wanted to mention was something a lot more local…And that is LITTLE FREE LIBRARY!!! The concept of Little Free Library is similar to Paper Back Swap except it is local! If you visit the website you can look up “little free libraries” in your area and take a book/give a book with your fellow neighbors.
Okay the final tip for changing up your bookshelf with little to no cost is BookLookBloggers. This website is for bloggers that write reviews on their blogs and they get to choose a free book from their website to do a review on. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE REVIEW I AM DOING FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.
Hope that helps some!!