Book Reviews Revisited

As my birding library grows, I've acquired a lot of books via trading sites like PaperBackSwap (PBS) and BookMooch (BM), or via thrift shops, used book stores, and festival fundraisers. Acquiring books this way makes the obsessive book-collecting part of this hobby a bit more affordable. Publisher review copies help, too! So far I've reviewed 19 books on this blog, most in 2010, and I thought it would be interesting to see where they all came from (and where they are now).

Purchased new or used [2/8 remain in library]:

Received from publisher [6/6 remain in library]:

Received via PaperBackSwap or BookMooch [1/5 remains in library]:

So that leaves 9 of 19 remaining in my library. That's not too bad - it means more room for new books - like the ones Santa brought the other day. :) How do you get your bird books?


Robin Robinson on December 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM wrote:
This is a great site. I found you through BWBTT. I"m going to hold onto this particular post as a fav. so I can use it as a reference. Thanks for your work! Happy New year, too.
Birder's Library on December 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM wrote:
I've actually never used a book-swap site. I need to look into it, though. For the last few years, most of my bird books have been review copies. Before that it was probably 65% new, 35% used. I've gotten many a used book on ebay. By the way, keep the reviews coming.
Amy on December 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM wrote:
@Robin: Thanks for the kind words! @Grant: In retrospect, maybe I should have kept the book-swapping sites a secret from other birders, haha! They're pretty fun to browse; I've picked up some books I hadn't even heard of, just because the credits were burning a hole in my, uh, account. :)
teylers museum on December 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM wrote:

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