From their website:
BookCrossing is the act of releasing books “into the wild” and then following their journeys and the lives they touch. www.bookcrossing.com is the website that makes it all possible.
Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. Share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym — anywhere it might find a new reader! What happens next is up to fate, and we never know where our books might travel. Track the book’s journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person.
Isn’t this the most awesome idea you’ve ever come across? Now I don’t have to sneak my books into my siblings’ shelves anymore! Like I said to Lutten earlier; “If you have more books than shelves; start bookcrossing!” I’ve already ordered special Release Bags and a Starter Kit with sturdy bookcrossing labels to explain the concept of bookcrossing to the Finders! Books from my collection that I definitely will have to Release into the wild:
Lyonesse by Jack Vange (paperback) cover
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (hardcover, UK 1st edition) cover
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (pretty paperback!) cover
…and three more I don’t remember the names of right now. Some of them I own two copies of, while others were books I randomly bought but were so bad I never finished them. My books need a new home, so if you’d like to read any of them, please let me know and I might be able to do a Controlled Release :) I only ask of you to go to bookcrossing.com to type in he BCID number (will be written on the bookplate label) so that the book will be mapped and I know where it has been! And then Release my book again so that others might enjoy it! :D
Thank you, Maisen, for introducing me to the concept of bookcrossing!
So what do you think of the concept? Pretty amazing, eh? :D
Listening: Priscilla Ahn – I Don’t Think So
Reading: De Fire og Han Som Gjør Galt Verre – Slutten by Hans Frederik Follestad (No. fantasy)