books are our friends!

i love to read. it all started with The Baby-sitters Club series (which spurred on my babysitting profession from ages 11 to 25), and then various literature classes throughout high school and college led me to love (Faulkner, Morrison, Twain, Bronte, Marquez) and sometimes not-so-love (uggh, “Emma” and “Paradise Lost“) various works.

now that i no longer have to read for school, i find it to be way more fun.

and true, in my early 20’s i was known to go to the book store and pick up the first tome with a hot pink cover and some sort of “Chick Lit” theme, but really, i love books!!!

By the way, i LOVE anything by Jennifer Weiner. If you have not yet red “Good In Bed” or “Little Earthquakes” — please do now, ladies!

so, about a year ago, my good friend, C, told me about this fun site called “” and i am suddenly quite a fan! 😉 you post books that you have read (or no longer want to own) and then if someone else on the site would like to read that book – YOU mail it to them (cheap!) and then YOU get a credit for a free book! (did you hear that? FREE!!!)

click here, and then you can set up your own swappin’ site!
<img alt=" – Book Club to Swap, Trade & Exchange Books for Free." src="

since i set up my account, i have received (and read) the Time Traveler’s Wife and Wicked, and have recently received TONS of other books, now in my queue (The Poisonwood Bible, White Teeth, and way too many others. and of course, I have the latest from Jennifer Weiner sitting in my “Want” pile (read: MUST HAVE)… but its probably a long time coming, so i might just have to purchase that myself.

it’s a pretty neat service – and if you have lots of books lying about, why not post them here, and share the fun of reading!!!

ed note: you’ll notice on my list, the plethora of “Conservative Political”-type books… those belonged to my 90-year-old Grandfather and GOP funder. I offered to post them for him, and have been surprised by the like-minded right-leaning folks that have enjoyed receiving his books… plus, then I get credits to get me some more fun books – maybe or maybe not with hot pink covers!

PS: thanks C for sharing my love of books, for turning me on to this site, and for the title of this post! 😉


2 thoughts on “books are our friends!

  1. I giggled as I read this. I Loved, Loved, Loved the Baby-sitter’s Club Books! I am also an avid reader and loved that you shared this site, I’ll pass it on to many family and friends. I myself probably won’t use it because my books are my friends and once I buy a book it is mine forever, I just can’t stand to part with them.

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