June 28, 2006
Setting Free the Books
Yesterday I released three books into the wild. I have been intrigued with the concept of Book Crossing for quite a while now, but was always too busy to hunt for books and too possessive to release my books. Lately, however, I have been learning how good it feels to dump stuff that I no longer need or use. And stuff that I have never used, such as my fondue set, which I gave to my ex-boyfriend as a graduation gift. I also shipped a novel to my mom and some cookbooks to a friend in Los Angeles. But these methods of getting rid of stuff are expensive: I bought a fondue cookbook to go along with the fondue set and spent $12 on postage. But releasing books into the wild is free. It takes a little time to download the labels and register the books, but then you can just leave them anywhere. I also went hunting for books last week -- two books were supposedly released on Main Street near Cafe Felix, but I didn't find them. The books I released yesterday were ones that my boyfriend and I had duplicates of, and they are at Cafe Verde. Happy hunting!
Posted by eklanche at June 28, 2006 04:45 PM