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20 December 2004 @ 11:43 am
Book Crossing  
This is an awesome idea.
You register a book on the website, put a label on it with a unique ID and the website address, then you leave the book somewhere for someone to find.
That's right, you give your book away to a random stranger.
Hopefully, someone will pick up the book, read it, then come to the website to let you know that they found your book.

Cool or what?
It's been around for a while, but I only just found out about it via i-am-bored.com.

So everyone should join up and start sending your books out into the wild.
 
 
 
parakleta on December 20th, 2004 01:43 am (UTC)
It's my plan for next year, to try and get rid of a lot of the books I don't read anymore, before I go overseas.
parakleta on December 20th, 2004 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh, I found out about it through the melbourne freecycle group.
Mr Sinisterglintsinisterglint on December 22nd, 2004 02:28 am (UTC)
Hey, if you're getting rid of books you don't want, why not give them to me, a complete stranger, rather than to...er, another complete stranger. I'm always looking for more books.
Jacob: ravenclawyak_boy on December 22nd, 2004 06:29 am (UTC)
Actually, that's quite an acceptable part of what Book Crossing does.

The only caveat is that you have to give it to someone else when you're done (or leave it "in the wild"), and if possible write a "journal entry" at the website.

So, do you want Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk (the book I currently have listed as "available")?
Steph_megalomania_ on December 20th, 2004 09:00 am (UTC)
Already joined.
I released a few books last semester at TAFE. Bloody good idea isn't it?