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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)
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OMG! I had no idea this even existed. Mmmmm, I may have to try this…
Cool! I never knew this existed either. Great idea.
I never knew about this how cool!!
There are so many books in my area, just floating around … One person left about seventy books in the same place. : )
I leave mine in emergency room waiting areas. I know how desperate it can get when you have to sit there for 6 hours with nothing to read but a torn-up copy of Sports Illutstrated from 1987.
I woud never think to pick up a random book, what if it was someones and they forgot it and wanted to get it back?
You are too scrupulous. I pick up books someone forgot on a park bench. I pick up girls someone forgot in a pub. Now my flat is full of girls reading books and (alas) nobody want them back.
Plunket is right, I would never attempt to pick up a book that is left lying around, figuring it just might be someone's that will be coming back for it. What I have seen though is a bookshelf that suits the same purpose, take a book, leave a book, this way you know that it's for that purpose.
hhhmm never seen the bookshelf thing sounds interesting
Ooh ive always wanted to try this! But id want to put a little tracking device in the book to see where it ends up lol
I did release a few books in charity shops and scattered about elsewhere around Leeds. No-one has caught them. Charity shops probably ripped out the labels and the others are in various lost properties! British people need to liven up.
you leave a book in a public place for anyone to pick up and read, they can go to the bookcrossing site and make a journal entry, you get a message letting me know where the book is. cool. Try it.
That's really interesting!
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