I stopped at Burger King for a quick bite on my way home Friday night and, feeling tired and a little discouraged at not getting journal entries from previous releases there, wondering if they were just getting thrown out, I decided to just bring in the book I was reading and leave the books I had ready to release in the car.
I got my chicken sandwich and was reading and eating when one of the employees walked by and asked, "Are you the one who leaves books here?" Which was odd, since it was probably the first time I'd stopped there when I didn't bring in books to release.
But I fessed up and said I hadn't brought any in today as I thought maybe they just got thrown out. She said no, she read them and passed them on to others as well. I was so delighted that I ran out to the car, brought in 5 books, released them and showered lots of printed info on that employee and another who is working there for the summer and going back home to Jamaica in the fall. (Hoping that maybe a book will travel to Jamaica with him.) I explained about journaling and said I'd bring in more books later this week.
Even though I haven't gotten catches from there, knowing that folks are reading and enjoying and then sharing the books I have left there just cheered me up a whole lot.
And maybe now that we've talked about it, I may get a JE down the road. : )http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/38252