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Books, books, books

So wickedsin and I have decided to take on the lofty goal of reading 15 books in 2009. I suspect I could read more than that, but I have no idea how many books I read in '08 and I know I don't read fast and furious enough to do the whole 50 books in a year (or 100 like lolz is doing, crazy ridiculous). If nothing else, declaring that I'll read 15 books will make me more aware of the books I'm reading, which is something I've been meaning to do. (And per Lisa, books we started in '08 but finish in '09 TOTALLY COUNT.)

To aid in this "more reading" thing, I've joined Paperbackswap.com (recommended by syntheticjesso), where you trade books back and forth with other people on the Intarwebs. You get two free "credits" to start, as long as you list 10 books you are willing to trade (Aaron, if you catch this entry, I totally hocked House of Leaves, and it's already been requested, I'M SORRY I KNOW HOW YOU WANTED TO FINISH IT, LOLOLOL) and then after that, you get one credit for every book you mail. Posting books is free, requesting books is free (as long as you have the credits), you just have to pay to mail them. Other cool thing? You can print out mailing labels and postage on a wrapper directly from the site, then just drop it in the mail. Easy even for someone as lazy as me!

So I've listed my ten books, and requested my two free ones. Hopefully arriving in my mailbox in the future will be Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan, which I've been meaning to read because I love Amy Tan, and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, which is cool because it's a NANO NOVEL that got all published and crap, and also it's about the Circus. And the cover is pretty. (I'm shallow when it comes to books. Don't judge me even though I totally judge books.)

ETA: Oh, and mama, I was going to ask if I could use daddy's old books to trade if you're not still selling them on ebay?
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