I'm just home after a 2 month stay in hospital after having a stroke, and unfortunately, I can't read. Well, I can, but only very slowly by sounding out the words, and when I do, my head starts hurting and I have to quit. In addition, my memory has been affected, and I have about a 1 minute span before I forget most of what's just happened. The doctors said to give it some time, so I'm giving it 2 years before getting rid of my books. So anyway, I'm happy to send some of my books out, but I doubt it will be through an actual swap. If you want one of the books in my list, contact me and we'll sort out the detail. PLEASE KEEP IT SHORT OR I WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE SENSE OF IT.
Also, pray for me if that's something you do... I've been reading since I was 5, and I'd hate to have it taken from me permanently. Ta.
--- DUE TO HEALTH AND FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS, I ONLY SEND BOOKS OUT ON TUES & FRI. ---
I prefer books laden with humour, as well as books on cookery (especially low-fat), nutrition, spirituality, crafts and self-help. I'm not keen on murder mysteries or thrillers these days, though I do like Agatha Christie, Tess Gerritson and Stephen King. I also don't care much for chick lit, though there are exceptions. My authors-of-the-moment are Alexander McCall Smith and Louise Rennison, so if you have any of their stuff I may love you forever. ;-)
The best RISI advice I can give is: describe your books thoroughly, underestimate the condition of books, and don't wait to send books out... it goes against the spirit of trust required for RISI to flourish. If there's no synopsis of the book on Amazon, PLEASE add one to your description. Very few people will swap for a book based on the title alone, and most don't like having to spend too much time looking for a synopsis on the web. If you provide one it's much more likely that you'll get your swap. Oh, and be patient when you request a book, especially if you have a lot of them. It can take a while to get through those lists!
PS... if I add you as a 'favourite' it means that I like your book inventory. :-)