Book-swapping. Do you do it? What site(s) do you use? How did you find out about them? What do you think of them? Do you use LT's book-swapping column feature for information on what to swap? Do you participate in any of the LT communities that discuss bookswapping, like the Bookmooch group for example?
I don't swap books in any official capacity. If I love a book or it's on a topic I think I might want to revisit later, I keep it on my shelf and loan it own often. If I liked a book, but not enough to keep it, I will offer it to my friends. If I don't know of anyone who would like it, then I donate it or sell it. I suppose I could swap some of these, but since I somehow have to get the books back to Germany eventually, it seems like more hassle than it's worth. I think if I lived full-time in the states it might be of more interest to me.
I haven't had an Emmy picture in a while, so here's one D caught of her yawning. What a little monster.
Want to hear about a couple more contests going on?
The Story Siren is having a Twilight Series contest. There are a bunch of different prizes including all 4 books in the series. Enter by August 2. She also mentions that you can read Savvy by Ingrid Law as an e-book this week by clicking here. This is Penguin children's lead title this season, so check it out.
IB Teens is offering a signed copy of The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong if you comment here by July 31st. Looks like the start of an exciting teen series!
Enter Boston Bibliophile's contest by July 22nd to win an ARC of Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.
Rachel is letting you pick any two books to win in her contest. Enter by July 30th.
Tripping towards Lucidity is giving away Blood Roses by Francesca Lia Block. She'll draw a winner on July 25th.
Bookish Ruth is giving away a copy of First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader. She'll pick a winner on July 30th.
And don't forget to enter my contests for Joy of Spooking and the Specialist Series!