So yesterday I signed up for a brand-new Web 2.0 book-lending/swapping/sharing service call Bookmooch.
The idea is simple: list the books you’ve read already or are willing to part with and search for books you’d like to read.
You get points for sharing your own books so that you can receive new ones.
This service seems perfect for me since I’m about to ditch a bunch of books anyway in a yard sale. Plus, I have books I know I need to foist on others, but my recommendations and abilities as a literary gadfly are lacking.
Hopefully Bookmooch will let me spread the joy of my past perusals more easily.
I also think it’ll make a good conversation starter for my mother-in-law. She has more tomes than a library and I think she would get a ton of use out of this system.
Not to mention I think she’d make a great blogger and maybe Bookmooch would spur her to create a Booklog.
[Via Joi Ito]
UPDATE: If MeFi thinks it’s cool, I must be cool, right?