In my daily look at some of the places in the Blogroll (in right-hand column), I was reminded of the existence of www.BookCrossing.com, now also in the Blogroll. I wish I had remembered about this neat idea, now in Beta version online, when my husband and I were recently downsizing. We donated hundreds of books, and it would have been cool to select a few of those and release them into the BookCrossing sphere.
Here’s the main idea, quoted from their website: “Grab a book of yours that you’re willing to share with others. It can be one you’ve loved, or one you never really want to read again. Got a second copy of the same book for your birthday? BookCross it! Does a favorite aunt [MR’s note: Gee, I wish they’d been a bit less ageist/sexist and said a favorite relative…] keep sending you books that she likes but you don’t? BookCross them! Just Label, Share & Follow!”
Visit the site and you’ll get a good idea quickly. If you have a minute, Comment here if you have used BookCrossing in the past and what happened.
Happy countdown week (to tax returns due)… we’re still rushing!