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    heyho,
    I've recently started bookcrossing, and I'm appaled at the amount of trashy books release there. don't get me wrong, I think bookcrossing itself is really cool and a great idea....
    couldn't we do something similar for members of lit net, only we'd release better qualitiy books?

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    what is bookcrossing?
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    basically, you put a book you don't want any longer in a public space for other people to pick up (e.g. you leave it at a bus stop). you put a lable with an identification code on it. then the person can find this book on the bookcrossing web site and leave a comment about it.
    after they've read it they "release" it again.
    this way, a book can travel around the world and people can leave comments
    (google bookcrossing for their webpage. i don't want to give the link here, seing as I complained about the trashy books some people release. i don't mean to say it's a bad thing)

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    Wow!! I like it. I think we should do something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyWitch View Post
    basically, you put a book you don't want any longer in a public space for other people to pick up (e.g. you leave it at a bus stop). you put a lable with an identification code on it. then the person can find this book on the bookcrossing web site and leave a comment about it.
    after they've read it they "release" it again.
    this way, a book can travel around the world and people can leave comments
    (google bookcrossing for their webpage. i don't want to give the link here, seing as I complained about the trashy books some people release. i don't mean to say it's a bad thing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    Won't it get wet in the rain?
    well over here bus stops have shelters... it was only a random example anyway you can leave it at a cafe or library etc

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    Its a neat idea, probably copied from wheresgeorge.com

    I don't know about just copying it again though, although I do think it has a lot of potential and could end up driving lots of traffic here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    I do think it has a lot of potential and could end up driving lots of traffic here.
    Are you saying that this is a good or a bad thing?
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    Bookcrossing has as far as I know been going for atleast 5 years probably more as I first heard about it a couple of years before we left egypt, But Ive never manged to find a book. There is another scheme I cant think what its called right now but I think I have bookmarked on my other computer anyway its where you post the books, maybe that would be better for the litnet sort of thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Bookcrossing has as far as I know been going for atleast 5 years probably more as I first heard about it a couple of years before we left egypt, But Ive never manged to find a book. There is another scheme I cant think what its called right now but I think I have bookmarked on my other computer anyway its where you post the books, maybe that would be better for the litnet sort of thing?
    like a book swap?


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    yepp thats it a book swap rather than a 'release' course with history we have around here with post ( thinking Trolley ) might not be such a good idea that .
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    do you mean post as in send my snail mail?
    that would be cool.. we could have a kind of chain swap... person1 passes the book on to person2, they send it on to person3 and so on..
    of course members would have to agree to participate and give their snail mail addy by PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    yepp thats it a book swap rather than a 'release' course with history we have around here with post ( thinking Trolley ) might not be such a good idea that .



    Poor, Poor Trolley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papayahed View Post
    Poor, Poor Trolley.
    I like to think she went on a massive book tour of England ...
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    who's Trolley?
    did i miss something important?

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