So ever since I came across this little website called Paper Back Swap (which is awesome!) my room has become a complete MESS. Wanna know why? I'll tell you. :) I'll try to make this short.
First of all let me introduce you to it:
Paperbackswap is a site where you can give your own books to others and get new ones back. You can either keep them or pass them along to another person once you're done. Kind of like an online library except more fun (: There is a HUGE variety of books that others have posted, which you can choose from. And it's so easy! I really advise you to try it out. Right after you join, if you post 10 books that you're willing to mail to other people who ask for them, you get to choose 2 books for yourself. The site explains everything, and it's such a great bargain. Now, instead of going to the bookstore and paying ten dollars for a book, I can get it (and keep it!) from Paper Back Swap.
Now, for why my room and bookshelves are a complete mess...
Once I started cleaning out my bookshelves, I started out just picking my 10 books that I'd be willing to giveaway. Yeah...didn't work out so well. After about two hours later, I had 3 stacks of books up to my waist of books that I didn't want or need anymore. I was so surprised! My bookshelves now look practically empty but hopefully I'll fill them back up soon. So basically it just comes down to this: Once you start cleaning out your bookshelf, you'll end up ransacking the whole thing :P ...at least I did.
Why cling on to books that you know you aren't going to read anymore? Why not give them a new home to someone who actually wants the book? The answer: PaperBackSwap! Go sign up! (And check out my books! They are under the name: booksobsession or Ashley S.)
Hah so much for my "short" post. :)
Oh and p.s. be on the lookout for a giveaway soon! ;] I'm really hoping to start one this week.
- Wednesday, May 20, 2009