Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy International Bookcrossing Day!!

I'm an active member of Bookcrossing and have been since January 2007. I love Bookcrossing!! 

So, what exactly is Bookcrossing? Bookcrossing is defined as "the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise."

I do leave books in public places for other readers to find and read and then release again in public places. But, Bookcrossing is much more than reading books, leaving them in public places and finding books in public places... You can learn more about Bookcrossing from their Frequently Asked Questions page.

Here are just some of the things I like about Bookcrossing... I love the Forum Section. I post frequently in the forums and enjoy interact with other readers around the world. 

I have also exchanged books with other readers within the USA and also other readers from foreign countries. I've participated in release challenges, attended Bookcrossing meet-ups to discuss and exchange books with other readers in my community. entered bookrays, bookrings, and read-a-longs and so much more! There are even Bookcrossing conventions to visit as well.

I love seeing where the books I have released travel to and what other readers think of the same exact book I've read. Did they love the book or hate?? What did they think of the writing and so on. It's really a lot of fun.

So, today is International Bookcrossing Day... It's time to celebrate being part of the Bookcrossing community and releasing books in public places!! UPDATE: I released five books around my local area today!! I'm hoping that they will be picked up by other readers and read. :-)

Until my next post, happy reading!

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