Re: Slightly Off-topic, but I think the spirit of geocaching/letterboxing is prevalent in this charity project
- My daughter, for one, will love that. Thanks.
Jim -- JforceAtx
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Danielle Skelton <daniellewskelton@...> wrote:
> The deal works like a travel bug. You buy (or recycle) a book, register it
> on this site, follow the direction for labeling and leave it somewhere for a
> child/adult to find. He or she "captures" the book, reads it and then
> leaves it for another child/adult to find.
> Looks like it is a grassroots effort, but so was geocaching at one point,
> no? As of today, there are 361 books in circulation in Texas, 17 of which
> are in Austin, 20 in Round Rock, and an amazing 97 in Kerrville. Neat idea,
> I think, and it involves air conditioning so great for the summer.
> From their website:
> About BookCrossing
> *what is bookcrossing?*
> BookCrossing is many things. Most of all, it's the act of giving a book a
> unique identity, thus giving its reader the ability to stay connected and
> watch it pass through the hands of people all over the world.
> *our mission*
> to connect people through books
> *how we do it*
> our free online archival and tracking system allows users to connect with
> other readers, journal and review literature, give their books lives and
> track their journeys.
> *who we are*
> BookCrossers themselves are the spirit of BookCrossing, we simply provide
> form and function by advocating literacy and building relationships around
> the physical objects of books. The team *link to team page* that continues
> to make all of this happen is based in Sandpoint, Idaho.