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After more than a year without Bookmooch, I am back. The reason I stopped my acitivites was partly that I became quite busy in my professional and my personal life, but partly also that I started feeling overwhelmed with the multitudes of books I mooched and sent. I couldn't keep up with things and the list of delayed requests started getting longer and longer.
I considered opening a new profile but decided against it because a)it just isn't honest and anyone who had dealings with me before would probably have realised anyway; and b) I didn't really want to lose the quite large sum of points I collected. I hope people will agree to send me books despite some negative reviews from the past.
In order to avoid slipping into bad habits again, I have set myself some guidelines for this time:
1) I will only accept mooches after having packaged the book. Feel free to mooch several books at once, but be aware that it might take me a few days to accept the mooch request because I want to make sure I don't forget or put it off.
2) Journalling: My main issue with Bookmooch started to be journals. I absolutely loved Bookmooch Journals and still do, but I stopped being able to keep track of all the journals I had mooched. So for now, I will only mooch one journal at a time, unless one user has several that I am interested in. I will then only mooch another journal if I have completed the last one and it is ready to be mooched by somebody else. I apologise sincerely to the journaling community for delaying journals in the past - there is really no excuse.
I am really, really looking forward to becoming part of the Bookmooch community again!
I live in a very small town (Kibbutz) in the Israeli desert; we have a post office but outgoing mail is only collected once a day Sunday through Thursday, so there might sometimes be a 1-2 day delay after I've already marked a book as sent.
We keep our house smoke-free; we have two cats, but they rarely get in touch with the books.
Postage: I try to send as many books as possible by airmail - most of the time it doesn't make a huge difference for me anyways. However I have to sometimes go surface mail if I have a lot of outgoing books at the same time or if something is quite heavy. I will however take into consideration how active and reliable the moocher is on Bookmooch when I decide which books to send airmail and which surface mail.
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