I know you are a reader. You wouldn't be here at my blog if you weren't. But do you like to trade books?
I'm a book trader from way back. Bookboxes. Bookrings. Bookrays. Virtual bookboxes. Birthday book clubs. PaperBackSwap. The whole nine yards.
But my favorite book spot is BookCrossing.
What is BookCrossing?
BookCrossing is a way of passing books on to others, like PaperBackSwap, but with an extra bonus that swap sites don't have.
Each book is registered at bookcrossing.com with a number. Then, if someone finds a book or is given a book, the book can be logged in at BookCrossing and followed. There are bookrings and bookrays for books; one person reads a book and passes it on, and so on. There is a search feature, where you can search for a book you want to read.
BookCrossing is truly international, with members from 130 countries around the world. I have been at BC almost eight years! It has been my favorite book activity. One bookring I started, for librarian Nancy Pearl's book of recommended reads, Book Lust, has been read, journaled, and released by 71 people, all over the world.
Whew! It sounds complicated, but is really, really easy.
I would love to have you join BookCrossing and use me, debnance, as your reference. I love to trade books, though I limit my trades outside the US, due to cost. I am especially interested in trading for children's books listed in the book, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.
So, are you a BookCrosser? What is your BC name? What do you think of BC? Why? Would you like to trade books with me? What other trading spots do you like?
I Won an Award!
The rules of the Beautiful Blogger award are to pass it on to other beautiful bloggers and tell seven things about yourself. Thank you, Nan at Nan's Corner of the Web.
Seven things about myself? I love to learn new things.
Right now, I'm learning about:
5. Teaching reading
7. And, of course, Blogging!
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