Wednesday, April 20, 2005

BOOKCROSSING... what's that?

bookcrossing n.
the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by
others, who then do likewise. (added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in August 2004)

This is a great idea! In fact, I think it's such a terrific idea... I've been a member for years. How many books have I released? Zero... zip... nada. I guess I'm just really territorial about the books I read and enjoy... I can't seem to part with them. I'm perfectly willing to loan them to friends, but I want them back. All to my spouses chagrin, my attic is bulging. But I really want to participate in this super cool idea.
I guess I'm going to have to start buying two copies at a time... sigh.

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Zube Girl said...

I'm with you in the loving the idea, never once releasing a book!

It is a fantabulous idea, though, if I could bring myself to part with anything but the crappiest of novels that I've never read. I'm too embarrassed to let those go in case they suck and reflect poorly on my reading genre!

peg said...

well, to be honest, zube... some of the ones I like the most are pretty crappy! haha
Just wait until I finish Deception Point... I will probably be ready for one of my "Star Trek Novel breaks".
I'm going to HAVE to go into the attic and find some books to set free... ARE YOU WITH ME??? Do I hear an AMEN?

Zube Girl said...

Amen, Sister! ;-)