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Suffolk, Virginia USA


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:01,751
released in the wild:0795
controlled releases:0457
releases caught:0175
controlled releases caught:0174
books found:0174
tell-a-friend referrals:064
new member referrals:027
forum posts:01,291

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And here too!

I have two wild and crazy sons: my firstborn is 17 and the not-so-little one is now 9 (he was 2 when I first joined). I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 24 years ;) I first learned about the site from a little article in Body + Soul on recycling. I was quite intrigued by the idea of setting books free and seeing where they might end up. Ever since joining the site, I have found the time to rediscover the joys of reading. I can't begin to tell you what an inspiration the site and it's members have been to me.

"A book is a dream you hold in your hands."-- Neil Gaiman

If you receive one of my books, you may keep it forever and ever, pass it on to a friend, or release it in the wild in the true spirit of bookcrossing.
My only request is that you please make a journal entry when you receive it or pick it up to let me know that it is safe in your hands.

Need to contact me?
Please send a PM or feel free to email me at elle311.bc at gmail dot com!

My OBCZ's:
Java 149
03/03/08:One of my BC dreams has come true!!! 1st OBCZ in my hometown!
10/30/09: The new owners decide not to have an OBCZ. RIP Java 149.

And then there were three...

Five Points Community Farm Market
07/31/08: And if one wasn't enough...
On my 1st BC Anniversary, I now have another OBCZ to maintain!
08/07/10: The managers and I have mutually agreed to take down the BC signs. They have several hundred feet of shelf space, all of it crammed full of books. Sash1113 was gracious enough to help me label and register books, but there are simply too many and I live too far and have too little time to maintain it. They have decided to sell the books to raise funds for much needed improvements such as air conditioning. At this time, they are taking donations, especially cookbooks and gardening books.

And then there were two...

Bean There Cafe
08/04/08: Another one???(my husband's words, and exactly what I knew he would say ;) Offer to help owner with OBCZ and she enthusiastically accepts!
7/27/10: Received an email from the owner stating the books are welcome back at their new location.

Eastern Eye Associates
6/3/09: And this one just fell into my lap!
My sister owns this Optometry office. She is all about promoting literacy and thought it would be a grand idea to offer her patients something other than magazines so she asked me to start a zone at the practice!

I really don't know when to stop, do I??? Gotta spread my love for BC!!!

When you are in the area, please visit these wonderful locations. Release a book, catch a book (don't forget to make a journal entry!), and let the staff know you came in because of the OBCZ and you are glad it is there!

My Birthday RABCK Buddy is: Whiteraven!
Her Birthday is April 2nd ;)

"More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free."-- Helen Keller

Hope you too are inspired to send good karma back into the world...remember, "Karma is a boomerang!" ;)

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