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Does anyone use Read It, Swap it?

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saltire Tue 26-Aug-08 19:44:28

I do, and I've had a request for a swap, but I don't like the look of any of the books the person who wants a swap has. Do I have to give a reason?

SummerLightning Wed 27-Aug-08 11:24:05

Yes I have, ages ago, it was very good but I just couldn't be bothered.
I think it gives you a list of why you don't want to swap?? Just say you don't like any of their books. I think this will happen a lot so people won't be offended.

saltire Wed 27-Aug-08 14:09:22

Ok thank you, have got 4 requests for swaps today! I can't keep up

caykon Thu 28-Aug-08 08:52:31

i saw this thread yesterday and joined as i love reading so much. I have to now go to the post office today and post 6 books.
Must admit i am looking forward to getting another 6 back grin

JackieNo Thu 28-Aug-08 09:02:16

Have to say, I prefer BookMooch as, instead of having to find someone with a book you want, you just get a point for sending a book, that you can then 'spend' to get a book from anyone else on Bookmooch.

FlossCampi Fri 29-Aug-08 22:10:15

Completely agree re. BookMooch - the only prob is that it is quite heavily US-based, and while I love US fiction, a lot of people won't post outside the US as there is no surface mail any more so it can cost more than a new book to post internationally.

People reject my swaps on RISI all the time. I am hardened to it grin. It's the way the site works and if you dare to suggest it might be nice if... you get slapped down pretty quick.

bran Fri 29-Aug-08 22:16:31

I use it quite a bit (I'm a superswaper and I've only been using it since about November). It's absolutely fine to turn down a swap using the "I don't want to read any of their books right now" button. I think I probably accept only about half of the swaps I'm offered, possibly less. And I probably only have a third of my offers to swap accepted.

There are bound to be other copies of the book available so don't worry about turning a swap down or having your swap turned down.

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