So in the wake of Christmas I found myself with two copies of John Seymour's Self sufficiency. Initially I considered offering it up as a swap as I have done here before, but carried on musing and came up with a possible alternative.
A few times here I have wondered about a book that has been mentioned here and either been too skint to go get me a copy or not sure I could justify another addition to the library I seem to be accumulating. So hows about this.....
1. Create a new sub forum for book loans (Perhaps for paying members only)
2. I have a book i am willing to "throw into the pot"
3. I create a new thread with the title of the book and author
4. Anyone who is interested in reading it asks for a loan of the book
5. I post them the book and they keep hold of it
6. They Mind the book for a set amount of time if there is a queue,
7. If there isn't a waiting list they hold the book till someone requests a look.
I suppose in a way its not too different to a pass around. I'm sure I'm not the only one with duplicates of books. could be a great little shared resource for this community.