In praise of PaperBackSwap
I've been a member of PaperBackSwap for almost three years. Joining PBS was one of the best decisions I've ever made, book-wise. In the past two years and 10 months I have received 589 books, and I've mailed out 565 books. In the last month I've received 31 books and mailed out 23.
Last week I received:
The Feast of Santa Fe: Cooking of the American Southwest by Huntley Dent
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Characters and Their Landscapes by Ronald Blythe
Beyond Your Doorstep: A Handbook to the Country by Hal Borland
The Pleasures of Diaries: Four Centuries of Private Writing edited by Ronald Blythe
Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream by Adam Shepard
The week before that I received a book that had been on my wish list since I joined PBS. I had searched for a copy of A Country Parson: James Woodforde's Diary 1758-1802 for 20 years or more - ever since I read several Miss Read novels in which the fictional teacher, Miss Read, mentions reading Woodforde's diary.
And over the months of November and December I used up all the credits I'd been "saving" and got between 40 and 50 books to give as Christmas gifts to my children.
I love PaperBackSwap!