I recently received a magazine in the mail with various bits ‘n pieces in it – articles ranging from financial management, to cooking, to lifestyle…
One bit that did attract my attention was about Book Crossing. According to the website (http://www.bookcrossing.com), the definition is as follows:
n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.
(added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in August 2004)
In today’s day and age where almost everything we deal with is electronic, I think this is a novel idea (pardon the pun!) to share something I’m passionate about…books and reading.
I have joined the book crossing community – now I just have to decide which of my precious prints I am willing to set free. My Jeffrey Deaver and James Patterson books are staying right at home with me though…I just can’t bear to part with them.