mercoledì 7 settembre 2011

BookCrossing Time!

I released a book on the train this morning!

It was my first time after ages and I'm happy to feel again this sensation of joy and a little bit of anxiety while wating for my book to be registered on the site by his new, lucky owner.

And you?? Have you ever tried Bookcrossing? If not, you really should!!!

What is it?

It's a funny and free way to share your books with other "Bookcrossers". You register your books on the website and you get a code called BCID. Then you can choose to give the book to a person you know, or to leave in "into the wild" ( = "to release" it). But before you do that, don't forget to write a release note on the site and the BCID together with some instructions in your book! In this way the person who finds it, will be able to register the book in the site again, so that you can keep track of its journey.
If you don't like this way of sharing books you can send them to people who wish to read them (in this case we're talking about a "controlled release", since you altready know your book's destination).

And keep your eyes open!!! Who knows, maybe you'll meet a released book to take with you soon!

To learn more:  click here


4 commenti:

  1. I don't really understand book crossing, but I will give it a try.

  2. Hehe! you're not the only one! Lots of my friends still don't understand the sense of it. But when you're ready to release a book, you think about the right place where to leave it and you imagine the surprise of the person who'll find it... well, it's always so exciting! :)

  3. I've read a lot about bookcrossing, and I love it. But, it's not really popular in my country :(

  4. Where are you from, Marina?
    Well, if it's not popular you could start having some Bookcrossing with your friends, leaving some books in a small area or opening a OBCZ (Official BookCrossing Zone), why not? I think that people would be curious about that and maybe some of them would get involved :)