from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun uncountable The practice of
leavinga bookin a public locationto be foundand readby others, who then do the same.
- noun countable An instance of the practice.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I have never read anything by Ms. Yoshimoto, but when I was a member of "bookcrossing" I would buy many copies of her books just to trade with (her books were popular with many of the members).
Or, you know, leaving them lying around in public places for other people to read there goes bookcrossing.com! without paying the author.
I borrow rather than buy books and use bookcrossing to keep books flowing through my hands.
It will also kill bookcrossing and bookcrossing meet-ups good karma bookcrossing dot com, where you release the books you've read into the wild and watch as others make journal entries as the book travels the globe.
I think bookcrossing.com is still going strong, though I myself stopped doing it a couple of years ago.
January 20th, 2008 at 4:39 am psychic librarian: are you talking about the bookcrossing craze that was sweeping the world a few years back or is it something different?
I managed to get "Spook" on bookcrossing, so I can now put some other book on my Christmas wish list - I just got my new copy of "Pages" so I'm going to be spoiled for suggestions!
I just discovered titlepage.tv through a link on bookcrossing.com.
This is the title of an underground "manuscript" which claims to explain the construction of the Universe in terms that anyone can understand, it is being quite heavily shared around the world using bookcrossing.
Labels: bookcrossing, dennis lehane, jaeson iskandar posted by bibliobibuli at 9: 49 PM