I'm a BookMooch junky/hoverer/stalker. I love Mooching. I accidentally wound up with 2000 of the little BM business cards and I give them out everywhere (gave one to the lady at the PO yesterday when I sent out some books, in fact).
I just launched my first BM Journal: The BookMooch Needle Arts and Fiber Arts Journal! Go on, add it to your wishlist.
I love, love, love that LibraryThing has a book-swapping column. Every single time someone mentions a book that sounds good, I immediately use it to add to my wishlist. Of course, that might account for the fact that my wishlist is now 550+ and growing daily, but still....
I am a member of the LT BM forum. I'm a reasonably active poster there, and like the discussion. I never use BM's own boards, so I get my info and advice here. I did in fact learn about BM from LT; I think there were a couple of people with whom I was corresponding, and I noticed they were both members from their profile pages, so I checked it out and never looked back!
I only wish there was some way to get more people with books sitting around they'll never want or use to list those on BM so I could Mooch them right up.I have such a strong relationship with books that for years I have had trouble giving them up. Books I'll never re-read, ones I'll never use, ones I wouldn't recommend to my kids, ones I bought and never bothered reading; I kept them all. Two things are getting them off my shelves, and those two things are LT and BM. LT because if the book is in the house I am compelled to catalog it; if I don't want it in the catalog, I have to inventory it and get rid of it now. BM because it gives me a sense that the books I don't appreciate are actually wanted by someone; rather than trying to convince myself I should donate or sell the book to a shop where it may sit on the shelves for decades, unwanted and unappreciated, when I Mooch a book out I can feel like I am helping someone else and getting them a book they actually desire or need. It's a very powerful motivator and a psychological impressor that I need to override my book-owning obsession. I'm actually quite grateful I have found both the LibraryThing community and the BookMooch service.