Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This Book's Got Legs!

I found a great idea for bibliophiles (like me!). I'm going to give BookCrossing a try. What's is all about?

1. Read a good book.

2. Register the book at www.bookcrossing.com, and label it with an ID number and instructions.

3. Release the book "into the wild" for someone else to find. (Give it to a friend, leave it on a park bench, "forget" it in a coffee shop.)

4. The book's finder can log onto www.bookcrossing.com and complete a journal entry on the book, then release the book again!

5. Every time someone records a journal entry on your book you will receive notification via email. You might be lucky enough to track your book around the world!

In 2004, the term BookCrossing was added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary --- n: the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.

What a fun way to share terrific books!

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