Have you ever visited this interesting book site?

United States
March 5, 2007 7:22pm CST
www.bookcrossing.com If you're a reader, you may really like it!
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I have an account there. Unfortunetly, there's never any action in my city :/ I don't know why either, because my city (Pasadena, CA) is always really good with geocaching and where's george and games like this.
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
You don't have to wait until a book is released into the wild. Do some searching on people's bookshelves. I've done trading and also sent books away to people when they paid the postage.
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
23 Aug 07
That's a great idea! I was mulling over the site today and thinking there ought to be a way to get those "released" books to people who actually need or can use them. I think there must be a way...I am just not sure how... lol
@wmdurcan (103)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Do you do this often? I love reading, but laely I get the bestsellers from the library. Have you actually come across one of these books.
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
I haven't come across a book that was released into the wild but I do receive email notifications of wild releases in my area. I find it useful if I'm looking for a book that my library system doesn't have. I search for the book on member's bookshelves and contact them to see if they are interested in a trade or other arrangements. Booklovers are very friendly people.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
6 Mar 07
It's a cool site, I like it. So far I've only ever found one bookcrossing book and I left it somewhere again, but whoever found it didn't report it on the site so the book is lost now :(
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
It's not really lost. It's been released into the wild and you may be surprised that it will show up one day again! How wonderful that you are giving others the opportunity to read those books that you've completed.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
6 Mar 07
It was released by me last August and placed in a waiting room at a train station. You'd think that by now the person who found it would have reported it on the site, but instead they decided not to report it and not to release it again. For all I know they just threw it in the bin.
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
There have been articles on bookcrossing that show that after years books show up again. I have given away many books that never get logged. Perhaps the person who picked it up doesn't have a computer. Don't be sad... they may well pass it along to someone who does choose to log it into the database again.
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@imsilver (1667)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
What a neat site. Thanks for the information. I can't wait to really go through it. I played around with it a bit and managed to find a couple books that were listed by someone on staff at my kids school.. LOL.. I'm so curious as to who it may be.. I think I know but I have to wait until I see her again and find out :) This is going to be so much fun :)
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• United States
7 Mar 07
Glad you enjoyed it!
• United States
6 Mar 07
Wow! What an interesting idea! I would love to find a book and then pass it on. But there was only 1 listing anywhere even close to my town, and someone already found it. Maybe they'll drop it somewhere near me? I hope so! Maybe I'll even start a book on its way!
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
You don't have to wait to find a book that has been released into the wild. If there is a book you're interested in then search for that book on the bookshelves of members. Once you find one contact the member and see if you arrange a trade or make other arrangements. I've received and given many books away in this manner.
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@joanana (770)
• United States
6 Mar 07
That seems pretty neat but considering the rural area I live in I sincerely doubt I'd see any action around here.
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
Don't wait for action. Do a search of member bookshelves for a book you are interested in. Then contact that person to make arrangements. Sometimes you have a book on your shelf that they may be interested in trading you for their book. Be creative. I'm sure you'll enjoy the results.
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@ragmama (536)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I've heard of the site and I think I even signed up for it - for that matter, I'm pretty sure it was you that told me about it to start with. :) I've even received one book with the BookCrossing label inside the cover, although I got it through PaperbackSwap.com. Hmm. Anyway, I really need to try dropping a book around here and see what happens. I just have a really, really hard time parting with a book that way, even though I know I'd be thrilled to find one!
• United States
7 Mar 07
I like it....have left three in the wild thus far. One was picked up and added online!
@ycswid (279)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
I love bookcrossing. I have posted books on my freecycle site and had them logged into bookcrossing once their picked up. I've traded books with people also. I've never picked up a book that was released into the wild. I've also never released a book into the wild. I've considered trying to set up a local bookcrossing site but haven't found a business that is willing to allow a bookshelf in their location. I'll keep trying though. Thanks for motivating me to get on this again.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
14 May 08
Bookcrossing is wonderful site and community, and I'd urge anyone who enjoys sharing their reading material to join up and have a go. Some people don't like letting books go, some don't like the idea of releasing them in public places. Use the site as you see fit. Even if you just use to it keep track of your reading and share the odd book with friends it's still interesting. You'll get the most out of it if you share your books around though. There's nothign so exciting as receiving a Bookcrossing Journal Entry to show that someone has picked up one of your books and perhaps taken it traveling around the world!
• United States
6 Mar 07
I am a avid reader and just checked it out for about 15 minutes and it looks very interesting. I will be going back later tonight. Have a few things after I leave mylot and then I will be back on. Thanks for the site.