Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I just joined BookCrossing.com (again!)
The basic premise is that you label your book with a unique ID number, register it on the book crossing website and then leave it in a conspicuous place so that someone else will take it, log the location, read it, and then continue to pass it on. If readers are (hopefully) willing to log the book in before passing it on to someone else, you will be able to see the journey of your book. I love that idea!
So I'm just getting started. I'm ordering pre-numbered labels and "I'm Free" stickers and have a list of great books in mind that I plan to pass on. I just need a few locations. Work comes to mind, of course, since I work in the home office of a large bank. I don't go to Starbucks or fast food restaurants very often but they seem to be ideal locations as well. I also plan to send a couple books with my parents on their cruise next month; who knows where those books could end up. I'll try to chronicle my books' journeys here. I'm hoping that this turns out to be a fun and interesting experience!