September 2, 2004
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BookCrossing Supply Store adds new product: Release Bags
Releasing books into the wild is a marvelous experience, indoors or outdoors. Worried about the elements? Don't let rain or lightning steal your thunder! With these BookCrossing Release Bags, you can safely leave a book anywhere and know that it will be free from damage, ready to find its way to happy new homes around the globe. Clear, plastic zip-lock bags with easy, press-n-seal closure. 10 x 12 inches. 25 to a pack.
Order online from our secure store:
Original artwork from our 2nd-edition bookplates, CROSSING ZONE by Penelope Cline, up for auction
We're pleased to announce this no reserve eBay auction for Crossing Zone by Penelope Cline. You may access the 7-day auction with this link:
This timeless piece is very relaxing to look at. The muted tones and soft lighting bring across a sense of pleasantness. This painting would do well in a living room or entry hallway, or would make a nice accent to a restaurant environment. It is on a crème matte with a gold pin stripe. 26cm X 36cm, horizontal, acrylic on heavy paper. Proceeds of the sale will go to support our website. Thank you for your support!
PAPER AND INK, CARDBOARD AND GLUE
by Cynthia Adams (cynreads)
She has thousands of friends,
Always there for her.
They comfort her, thrill her, take her on marvelous adventures.
Her friends are paper and ink, cardboard and glue.
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1332]
WHAT, NO HARRY POTTER?
Ten books my ideal man should have on his shelf
Nowadays, the search for the elusive Mr. Right is ever more difficult. No longer are young ladies introduced to suitors by relatives and friends; today, the modern woman has to go out and find a man herself. But how to sort the wheat from the chaff? What questions can you ask which will enlighten you as to the nature of your potential boyfriend's psyche? How do we know that we are not chatting to a serial killer over dinner, or sharing a cinema arm-rest with someone whose sole hobby is collecting ballpoint pens? How can you tell if the man who just bought you a drink is at all suited to your personality?...
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1409]
BOOKCROSSING BEFORE BOOKCROSSING.COM
How I discovered the pleasure of finding and releasing books.
This article is not about bookcrossing.com the website, but is about the concept of bookcrossing, or how I came to be involved in the concept....
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1410]
TEEN READ WEEK AND WILD BOOKS
High School Students Read and Set Their Books Free
by Donna Cook (CentralHS)
Teen Read Week, created by the American Library Association to encourage reading by teenagers, is coming in October. As a school librarian in a high school in the piney woods of East Texas, encouraging reading by teenagers is my mission in life. This year my scheme is to give away 100 copies of Monster by Walter Dean Myers. As each student reads the book, he or she will take the Reading Counts quiz on the book, thereby satisfying English class requirements. But then the fun begins. The student will set his copy of Monster free. ...
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1412]
BOOKCROSSING EXHIBITIONIST BARES ALL!
BookCrossing As Performance Art: Showing My Titles To All Who Care To Look!
Who can resist the occasional magic trick? I love the illusion of a slight man in a cape transformed into a snarling tiger or a beautiful assistant floating without any visable support. The thrill of a magician's performance is in allowing yourself the feeling of open mouthed amazement. Trying to puzzle out how the magician stole my cynicism via a well-performed illusion is conversation fodder for an entire car ride home....
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1413]
THE MONSTER'S TOE MUST BE TAMED
Is the high culture going to just fade to the background?
by Hanna (mirz)
If people don't come to the literature, then the literature has to come to people. For too long we have been reading these horrifying news about children and youngsters how grow up with computer games and Internet. Their language skills are poor and they don't read too much. Of course computers and game consoles affect in different areas of life, for example crafts, but culture between covers is important to us....
[read it all at http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1415]
CALL FOR WRITERS
Want to write for BookCrossing? If your article is accepted, you could see it featured here in the next newsletter. What topics do we need? Anything about books, reading, or BookCrossing — tutorials, release and catch stories, well-traveled book stories, funny BookCrossing experience stories — you get the idea. Write it up, then submit it here:
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Stuck in a bookcrossing rut? Seeking guidance for your next wild book release safari? Here are some fresh ideas posted by members in our Release Challenges forum to whet your adventure appetite...
The never ending Surprise a BXer Challenge
You're Such an Animal September Release Challenge
Release one in the ladies!!
Sept - HARVEST THEME - Challenge - Start Releasing, enjoy
Accomplishments for August Summer Blooms Release Challenge
Our forums offer hundreds of new topics each day. Here are a few recent ones you don't want to miss... jump right into the conversations!
Love for Reno
started by cmbohn in Announcements
Almost two years between release and capture!
started by tqd in Site Watch
September 1 - What are you reading?
started by Ri in Book Talk
Did studying English Literature ever put you off novels?
started by MargeryK in Book Talk
new attention grabbers..need help (ideas!)
started by surfenkitten in Release Techniques
BookCrossing has lost its way? Now about Ron's profit?
started by ol-curmudgeon in Announcements
Death of a 5th Grader - Considering Donations from BC Community.
started by CasualReader in Announcements
I have a big goofy grin on my face
started by allysther in Site Watch
Only Siriradha is brave enough to hand books to door-to-door solicitors!
started by Antof9 in Site Watch
Park and Street Benches -- any success?
started by Aerobe in Release Techniques
I spotted a book on a bench today...
started by boreal in Site Watch
This book found the right hands!
started by Ri in Site Watch
Being sightless, maybe it couldn't find it's way to the site until now
started by Secretariat in Site Watch
A brilliant themed release in Brooklyn!
started by annulla in Site Watch
An "In Memory of" Release and Find
started by kiptrix in Site Watch
What do you say when someone asks you about BC?
started by erulissenen in Release Techniques
Screw with your head books
started by EmoGirlie in Book Talk
Please post a passage you like from a book you are currently reading.
started by Seanan in Book Talk
IS THERE A TRICK TO GETTING YOUR BOOK PICKED UP??
started by zillagirl in Newbies
NEW: (Unofficial) BookCrossing Webring (currently hosting 10 domains and 15 pages)
started by yvi-1 in Announcements
BookCrossing nominated for a lovemark
started by Reno in Announcements
Do you release any books by donating them to the library?
started by nancyluvsbooks in Release Techniques
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