Literate acts: Book Crossing - URL recommendation
"Commit a random act of literacy.
(Above is a member's signature from a different e-list, but I got
a kick out of it...)
Re: Book Crossing
This is an international group that shares their books by leaving
them places & then posting the location, w/ directions...easier
than Letterboxing, but similar. One participant had plans to add
homemade bookmarks with references to Book Crossing, thereby
leaving a part of herself with the books she's shared...
Here's an excerpt from their homepage, (Ron Hornbaker, ed.):
"What is BookCrossing, you ask? It's a global book club that
crosses time and space. It's a reading group that knows no
geographical boundaries. Do you like free books? How about free
book clubs?. Well, the books our members leave in the wild are
free... but it's the act of freeing books that points to the
heart of BookCrossing. Book trading has never been more exciting,
more serendipitous, than with BookCrossing. Our goal, simply, is
to make the whole world a library. BookCrossing is a book
exchange of infinite proportion, the first and only of its kind.
Here at BookCrossing.com you'll find tens of thousands of book
reviews, book ratings, and book recommendations, because each
time a book changes hands our members can leave journal entries
telling the world of their experiences.
But let's get right down to it. You know the feeling you get
after reading a book that speaks to you, that touches your life,
a feeling that you want to share it with someone else?
BookCrossing.com gives you a simple way to share books with the
world, and follow their paths forever more!
The "3 Rs" of BookCrossing...
Read a good book (you already know how to do that)
Register it here (along with your journal comments), get a unique
BCID (BookCrossing ID number), and label the book
Release it for someone else to read (give it to a friend, leave
it on a park bench, donate it to charity, "forget" it in a coffee
shop, etc.), and get notified by email each time someone comes
here and records journal entries for that book. And if you make
Release Notes on the book, others can Go Hunting for it and try
to find it!"
Enjoy, With Love,
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