I somehow found myself virtually submersed in mystery books since the beginning of the year, and the more I read, the more I keep on reading. I'd like to keep the books moving once read. I looked around and it seems the last time we had an European mystery VBB was 5 years ago.. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/474716
Would anybody like to join me? Please sign up here and let me know your thoughts!
One option is to make this Europe only, as I see there is a very active USA/Canada one going on. Another idea would be that everybody marked their offered books with their own shipping preferences, so that the one choosing can have a selection pool for their location. I also know in some countries Europe only means the European Union when posting .. so please take this into account too when choosing your offers.
I have about 15 books in hands that I'm willing to ship internationally (around here we have the same tariffs for every country outside our own).
I was thinking that every participant provides one or more seeds before the list of books is posted, and then at their turn they can take out up to as many books as they provided, and more if they offer replacements too.
At the end of the round, all unchosen books "return" to their owners and are free to be used for other purposes. So no books get stuck in limbo until the next round 3 years from now :)
Virtual means keeping posting costs as low as possible and only shipping books that somebody is actually interested in reading.
If there is enough interest, I will start this around Feb 5th.