Saturday, April 18, 2009
Mini-Challenge: Join BookCrossing
I am a long-time BookCrossing member and I would love to see more bloggers become members.
What is BookCrossing? From the website:
"Here is BookCrossing in 4 easy steps:
Pick one of your books-one you have read or one you haven't read.
Click on "register book" under the "My Shelf" tab. [If you can't see the "My Shelf" tab at the top of the page, you may need to log in to the site.] Follow the prompts to register the book and generate a BCID (BookCrossing ID).
Write the BCID in ink inside the cover. Add a label or write the BookCrossing info. you can add some additional markings, stickers, notes, etc to make the book noticeable, if you wish.
Release the Book."
It is a fun way to share books with others.
My mini-challenge would be to join BookCrossing and comment on my blog leaving your new BC name or, if the person is already a member, simply post his or her BC name.
Then list your three favorite books from the list below. I send each person who posts his BC name a book from the list until I run out of books.
I would love to give away all the books I read during the Read-a-Thon that are registered at BookCrossing to those who join BC or post their BC name.
Here are the books I am going to try to read that are registered at BookCrossing:
*The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
*Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast
*Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss
Goodnight, Bush: An Unauthorized Parody
*Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (ARC)
*The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang
*The Traveler by Darin and Daniel Simkin
*Boyology: A Crash Course in All Things Boy by Sarah O'Leary Burningham (ARC)
*Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Peter Sis (ARC)
Albert Einstein:The Miracle Mind by Tabatha Yeats (ARC)
*Joey Fly, Private Eye by Aaron Reynolds
*The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
The Old Man and the Sea
*A Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
*Good-bye, Mr. Chips by James Hinton
*Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
*Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
*The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
*The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
*(George) by E.L. Konigsburg
That Night by Alice McDermott
*Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
*To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
*The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
*Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl by Albert Marrin (ARC)
*The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
*Allie Finkle's Fules for Girls: Best Friends and Drama Queens by Meg Cabot (ARC)
*Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim: A Visual Novel by Tom Corwin
*Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
*Tomorrow: Adventures in an Uncertain World by Bradley Greive
Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
*Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak
*Have already been claimed