Thursday, 15 May 2014
Have you heard of releasing a book into the wild? It is when you leave a book in a public place to be claimed by some lucky random person, there is a message in the book asking for the stranger to re-release the book when they have read it. If you register with the "book crossing" website, you can track where the book goes.
I love the idea and i also wonder whether many random book finders are up for playing the game. I am about to find out.
In my ongoing attempt to beat clutter I have selected a number of books for re-homing and what better to do with them than free them to the workings of serendipity? I have ordered cute stickers to put on the books explaining what to do with them and how to register them for global tracking, now i just have to wait for the stickers and figure out where to free the books.
I had a number of childrens books that a freecycler was interested in picking up until she realised that they were above the ability level of her boys so i am considering releasing some childrens books as well, wouldnt that be a wonderful thing for a kid to take an interest in?
Where might you release a book?
Might you put a handwritten message in it?