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Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Book Crossing

From the Something New and Interesting Department. The other day our local newspaper did an article on BookCrossing.Com. It's a fun and different way to pass your books on when you're finished with them. See: SJR: Company invites readers to hunt books:

BookCrossers register their books at the Web site, where they receive a BookCrossing ID number. They tag the book by either writing the number and the Web address in it or by downloading and printing official labels available at the site. Users give a book name and author information so the hunter knows exactly what book he or she is looking for. Then they leave the book somewhere safe for a hunter to find it.

Interesting to note, Springfield has 26 registered BookCrossers. Very cool. At the time I read this, I made a mental note to check out the web site and possibly release a few books into the wild myself. Then tonight, I was reading The Neurotic Fishbowl (love that name), and Kymberlie is writing about this too. I was gonna say something else, but whatever it was has totally escaped me. Suddenly I'm really tired.

Posted by Marie at January 22, 2003 2:59 AM

Comments

Dear Marie,
What a nice site! I just discovered bookcrossing and then your comment about it which was helpful. I didn't consider seaching out a book, just setting a few free. Funny enough, one was recently set free @ the public library where a friend works. I will call her to see if anyone found it.

I also saw the Mary Poppin first run. After that I would go outside on windy days and jump off the porch w/ an open umbrella. I miss that state of mind. Take care. K.

Posted by: Kristine at August 10, 2004 9:33 AM