Monday, January 22, 2007

Bookcrossing

I could NOT be more excited! Yesterday, I "released" a book through Bookcrossing, and that very day, someone "caught" it and left a journal entry! It really is a great idea - it promotes the sharing of books (one of their mottos is it is better to give than to reshelve), and it really is exciting and fun. There's a section on the website where you can Go Hunting - you navigate to your city, and you can chase down books that have been recently released. It's kind of like a treasure hunt that includes the whole world. For example, as of this posting, there's a copy of The Da Vinci Code in the Kabul Cafe in Afghanistan. Ok, bad example. There's a copy of しゃばけ in 三条市立図書館2階 学習室, Japan! Go get them!

2 comments:

Sonya said...

That's such a fun idea! Speaking of Afghanistan, I just read a really great book about a guy who walked *across* Afghanistan. The Places Between, by Rory Stewart. It was really good. I reshelved it on the shelf of the friend who gave it to me for Christmas : ).

Special K said...

Oh yes, I read about that on People Reading - sounds very interesting - especially the bit about the dog. I'm going to look for it.

My fave book about Afghanistan is a play by Tony Kushner, Homebody/Kabul. It's best to see it on stage, but good also to read. We only get negative news about Afghanistan, but, actually, it sounds like a really magical place.