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BookCrossing
« on: October 19, 2005, 08:39:50 PM »
So a friend of mine brought this to my attention.

www.bookcrossing.com

Basically you register a book you have. You get a number for this book that you put in the book. You then leave the book at some random public place for someone else to find. Hopefully they then go to the website and put that number of the book in to register the fact that they have it. After they should leave the book in the public for someone else to find and etc etc.

I've gone ahead and signed up as [removed]. I'm going to release my first book shortly. Sounds like such a different thing to do with your unwanted books.

Anyone else want to join up?
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 03:44:13 PM by Ashley »
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 08:46:41 PM »
Sounds interesting, I'm going to look at the site now.

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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2005, 09:45:26 PM »
My mom's been doing it for a few years now.  She says that it's very hit-or-miss in terms of book quality (i.e. cheesy bestsellers) but is a lot of fun.  Before she goes on a vacation she copies down a few locations to check out, as well as bringing a couple books of her own to leave behind.

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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 08:59:59 AM »
we make letting go easy

BookCrossing Stats
members: 411,215
books registered: 2,464,503
good karma: priceless


I like their slogan ;D

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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005, 12:09:23 PM »
I let my first one go today. I left it on a bus. I thought for sure the girl next to me would say something but she didn't.

Ha ha ha ha ha. My books out wild in the world. Of course, it's one I've never read but still. Muwahahahahaha.
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2005, 06:32:34 PM »
I'm totally going to do this when I get my books back (1350 of them, all in boxes crossing the Atlantic!)

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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2005, 06:45:23 PM »
I'm totally going to do this when I get my books back (1350 of them, all in boxes crossing the Atlantic!)

Yay.

I'm thinking of randomly sending some people books by post. What a surprise that'd be!
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 06:46:50 PM »
Yay.

I'm thinking of randomly sending some people books by post. What a surprise that'd be!

My friend does this, I love it!

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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2005, 10:13:38 AM »


I left my first book out yesterday. Can't wait to do some more!
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2005, 07:06:00 PM »

I left my first book out yesterday. Can't wait to do some more!

It's fun, isn't it? It's silly how fun it actually is.
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2006, 11:42:49 AM »
I find it funny that someone has created a website for something that I have been doing for years!! 

I always leave books (ones I don't want to keep or read again) in a public place with a note in the front for the new owner to "read and enjoy and pay forward".  Sometimes I write in the cover if I enjoyed it, review - etc.

I do like the idea of the random book sending...I know someone that just signed on to the Peace Corps in Africa and she is dying for packages.....  [smiley=idea2.gif]
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2006, 07:41:22 PM »
I've released about 10 books, but I've only had one logged "find" - the first one I released!! Hearing about where my books are now is the best part for me, so I think I just gave up after a while.  :-\\\\

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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2006, 09:17:52 PM »
When I was still in CA, I tried this and released about a dozen books. Only one was ever found and logged so I gave up as well. Still a great idea though.
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2006, 10:39:37 PM »
i actually saw a book at  the University train station (first time ever) but it didn't  look interesting.  I should have  just taken it to see where  it had been..
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Re: BookCrossing
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2006, 08:07:20 AM »
I found a book in a DC metro train a few years ago and I checked the site out.  I registered and realeased a couple of books and never heard from them again.

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