MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

This is absolutely great!

No pictures today folks, but I have stumbled across something I think is just great and can't wait to take part in. Some of you may already know about this, but it's the first time I've run across it. There is a web site ( www.bookcrossing.com ) which is fascinating and well worth a visit if you in any way like books. The premise is that you register at the site and then you leave a book (or books) somewhere 'in the wild' (such as a coffee shop). Inside the book you place information about the web site and request that the finder of the book go there and report having found it, and hopefully where they have re-released it. You receive updates from the site as to where the book has travelled to. It's all free too. I think it's a great way to encourage reading and how much fun it will be to see where your books go.


I was quite surprised to see that there are several members from here and that there are some books out there travelling around. I'm hoping I can find a couple of them and also intend to do some releasing of my own. My friend Kym likes to go geo-caching which is somewhat similar, but this is more up my alley. I encourage you to check out the site and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

Boop said...

Yes, cool premise indeed. Checked it out & joined too. Books/reading-always a good cause. Count me in.