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Monday, January 15, 2007

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Recent Book Activity


Statistics


4 weeksall time

books registered:02,701
released in the wild:02,327
controlled releases:056
releases caught:0469
controlled releases caught:038
books found:0236
tell-a-friend referrals:039
new member referrals:015
forum posts:0168

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A Little About nat4lee and BookCrossing
Where My Books Have Travelled!
BookCrossing IS FUN with BCinDC!


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A LITTLE ABOUT NAT4LEE AND BOOKCROSSING




nat4lee is currently a student with four beautiful cats. It will take me a few days to respond to your private messages. All of my books marked "available" are just that, available. If there is a book on my bookshelf that you would like to read, do not hesitate to send me a private message. I am more than happy to post you the book you would like to read. If your interest is in trading books, setting up bookrings, et cetera, I enjoy doing that as well. Please stop and visit my Official BookCrossing Zone at the Starbucks Coffee Shop at 6525-B Frontier Drive in Springfield, Virginia.

I am member of "BCinDC" a BookCrossing group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BC_DC/ that rotates monthly meets in the Maryland / D.C. / Virginia metropolitan area. See what we've been up to by clicking here or see below for upcoming BCinDC events:

3 Nov. 2012 -- BCinDC meets at Birdie's Cafe in Westminster, Maryland at 1:00 p.m.



"BCinDC" hosted the 2011 10th Anniversary BookCrossing International Convention, you can view information about the convention at http://www.bcindc.zoiks.org.

Why Bookcross? I release books in the hope that they may find another person who enjoys getting lost in a good book as much as I do. I want my books to leave people in good health and good spirits. I hope that reading will not become a lost art to the younger generation entering into a world becoming far more dependent on technology. I have no problem with anyone keeping a book they received from me or that they found ("caught") after I have left it somewhere to be found ("released" it). It is yours to do with as you please - keep, wild release, swap, give to someone as a gift, or whatever. All I ask is that you PLEASE journal the book when you receive it.

I have a few favorite authors. If you have novels by these authors that you are willing to part with, I will gladly trade with you! These people include: Mitch Albom, Clive Cussler, William C. Davis, Parnell Hall, David McCullough, James M. McPherson, Allan Nevins, Jodi Picoult, James I. Robertson Jr., James L. Swanson and Harry Turtledove.

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WHERE MY BOOKS HAVE TRAVELLED:
MAKING THE WHOLE WORLD A LIBRARY!



As a lifelong lover of geography, I am always intrigued by the locations to which my books have travelled. Nothing makes my day more than seeing a new journal entry arrive to my e-mail inbox. For the benefit of posterity (and feeding my geography bug!), I list here the places that my released books have travelled to. I have had the pleasure of watching my books travel 800,000 miles (1,300,000 kilometers) to visit 368 towns in 38 states and 30 countries around the world!

Countries Worldwide (30 countries)

visited 30 states (13.3%)
Create your own map of the world to follow your book's travels!


My books have gone to:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, Peru, The Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom, and The United States


The United States of America (38 states)

visited 37 states (74%)
Create your own map of the United States to follow your book's travels!

My books have gone to:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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BOOKCROSSING IS FUN WITH BCinDC!



We are a group of BookCrossers that rotate meetings in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area. Join us here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BC_DC/

This group is a discussion group for BookCrossers that are members of the online community at http://www.bookcrossing.com and you must be a member there to join this group. If you are interested in joining this group please include your BookCrossing screenname in the comments section of your membership request.

It happens that I had an accidental encounter with my local bookcrossers! Back in 2008, I had been a bookcrosser for a year or two, releasing maybe one book a month, thinking "Why am I the only one doing this thing?" Everything changed when I was at a local cafe in my hometown studying after my classes at the local college. This large group of a dozen people come into the cafe with large bags, laughing and dropping books left and right. Naturally, this gets my attention! I get up to ask them who they are, and it turns out that the monthly meeting of "BCinDC" was taking place! I got to see firsthand that there are *gasp* lots of good people releasing books right along with me in my town! I'm not alone! And best of all, we all release together each and every month, and that's exciting! The rest, as they say, is history!

Join us here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BC_DC/
Want to talk to others in our BCinDC group? Send them a private message, through myself or through BookCrossing Member BCinDC (our group bookshelf).


Here is some of what our group of 70 members (with about 15-20 active members meeting each month) has been up to lately (or plans to do):

03 Nov. 2012 -- BCinDC meets at Birdie's Cafe in Westminster, MD to honor the late MaryZee.


21 Oct. 2012 -- BCinDC Monthly meet at Le Pain Quotien in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
23 Sep. 2012 -- Joint meet at the Museum of Natural History during the National Book Festival.
12 SEP. 2012 -- BCINDC ATTENDS THE FUNERAL OF MEMBER MARYZEE IN TYRONE, MARYLAND.
25 Aug. 2012 -- BCinDC meet at Tynan Coffee and Tea, 1400 Irving Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
21 Jul. 2012 -- BCinDC travels to Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main St., Westminster, Maryland.
23 Jun. 2012 -- BCinDC monthly meet at Chop't, 1735 N. Lynn St, Rosslyn, VA 22209.
16 Jun. 2012 -- BCinDC visits the newest OBCZ at Chick-Fil-A in Leesburg, Virginia.
09 Jun. 2012 -- BCinDC meets with visiting LibraryThing members in downtown Washington.
19 May. 2012 -- BCinDC hosts a BookCrossing table at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.
12 May. 2012 -- Road Trip to the Book Thing of Baltimore, Maryland. Panera Bread for lunch.
22 Apr. 2012 -- BCinDC hosts a festival table at Kensington, Maryland's Day of the Book.
17 Mar. 2012 -- Book Registration party at Rodney's place in Silver Spring, Maryland.
28 Jan. 2012 -- BCinDC monthly meet at the Ballston Food Court in Arlington, Virginia.
20 Nov. 2011 -- Joint meet with ABXC BookCrossers at The Book Thing and Kosher Bite, Baltimore.
13 Nov. 2011 -- BCinDC monthly meet at La Madeleine in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
05 Nov. 2011 -- Joint meet with Carroll County Bookcrossers at Birdie's Cafe in Westminster, MD.
24 Sep. 2011 -- Library of Congress hosts the National Book Festival on the National Mall.
10 Sep. 2011 -- Book registration party and potluck at LN569/Rodney's place in Silver Spring, MD.
21 Aug. 2011 -- Monthly meet at Potbelly in the Crystal City Shops at Arlington, Virginia.
09 Jul. 2011 -- BCinDC meets at new OBCZ at Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main St., Westminster, MD.
11 Jun. 2011 -- BCinDC meets at our newest OBCZ at Soho Tea & Coffee in Dupont Circle, D.C.
21 May. 2011 -- BCinDC hosts festival table at Gaithersburg Book Festival 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
15-17 APR. 2011 -- BCinDC HOSTS THE 2011 10TH ANNIVERSARY BOOKCROSSING CONVENTION!
29 Jan. 2011 -- BCinDC meets at the Rosslyn area Cosi in Arlington, Virginia at 1 pm.
05 Dec. 2010 -- BCinDC celebrates the 4th Annual Christmas Book party in Alexandria, Virginia.
21 Nov. 2010 -- BCinDC meets with ABXC at the Book Thing of Baltimore and lunch at Kosher Bites.
09 Oct. 2010 -- BCinDC meets at La Madeleine Cafe in Bethesda, Maryland at 1:00 p.m.
25 Sep. 2010 -- 10th Annual Nat'l Book Festival, meet on steps of Natural History Museum 2pm.
21 Aug. 2010 -- Potbelly Sandwich Works at 1615 Crystal Square Arcade, Arlington, Virginia.
17 Jul. 2010 -- Lunchtime meet at Tis Cafe, 1317 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland.
26 Jun. 2010 -- Meet BookCrosser bookczuk at The Book Thing of Baltimore, with Lunch at Panera.
12 Jun. 2010 -- BCinDC lunchtime meet at the Cosi Restaurant, 1801 North Lynn Street, Arlington.
23 May. 2010 -- Join BookCrossers from BCinDC and ABXC at the Book Thing in Baltimore, Maryland.
15 May. 2010 -- Join the BCinDC book booth at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD.
25 Apr. 2010 -- Join the BCinDC book booth at the Day of the Book in Kensington, Maryland.
10 Apr. 2010 -- BCinDC meets at Union Station prior to the 9th Annual BookCrossing Convention.
27 Mar. 2010 -- BCinDC at the "Breakfast and Books" by City Hall in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
20 Feb. 2010 -- BC in DC ROAD TRIP! The Book Thing of Baltimore followed by Panera Bread.
13 Feb. 2010 -- BCinDC meets at Panera Bread inside Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, Virginia.
05 Dec. 2009 -- BCinDC celebrates the 3rd Annual Christmas Book party in Alexandria, Virginia.
14 Nov. 2009 -- BCinDC meets at Starbucks at Largo Town Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
08 Nov. 2009 -- BCinDC meets with ABXC at the Book Thing and Kosher Bites in Baltimore, MD.
10 Oct. 2009 -- BCinDC goes releasing for a Washington D.C. ghost tour... scary!
26 Sep. 2009 -- BCinDC and The Library Thing at the National Book Festival on the National Mall.
19 Sep. 2009 -- BCinDC goes releasing through the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
13 Sep. 2009 -- Join with Audubon Bookcrossers to release at the Philadelphia Zoo.
15 Aug. 2009 -- BCinDC meets at Panera Bread inside Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, Virginia.
26 Jul. 2009 -- Browzing at Daedelus Books and meeting BookCrosser larkonapost.
15 Jul. 2009 -- BCinDC meets bookcrosser elis-fromSweden at La Madeleine in Bethesda, Maryland.
28 Jun. 2009 -- BC in DC goes to the book thing and meets bookcrosser Canadateagirl.
14 Jun. 2009 -- BCinDC meets at La Madeleine deli in Bethesda, Maryland.
17 May. 2009 -- BCinDC meets ABXC!! Road Trip to The Book Thing and Kosher Bites in Baltimore.
09 May. 2009 -- BCinDC meets at La Madeleine, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
18 Apr. 2009 -- BOOKCROSSING TURNS 10! BookCrossing Birthday Bash, releasing in Washington.
07 Mar. 2009 -- 12th Annual Carroll County/Random House Book Fair, meet at BookCrossers table.
22 Feb. 2009 -- MEET WITH ABXC!! The Book Thing and Kosher Bites in Baltimore, Maryland.
13 Dec. 2008 -- Book Registering party at the home of crrcookie on Bolling AFB.
22 Nov. 2008 -- BC in DC ROAD TRIP! The Book Thing of Baltimore followed by Panera Bread.
11 Oct. 2008 -- BC in DC meeting at Quattro Formaggi Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia.
27 Sep. 2008 -- National Book Festival on the National Mall of Washington, D.C.
25 Sep. 2008 -- Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
07 Sep. 2008 -- La Madeleine on King Street in Alexandria, VA from 3pm - 5pm.
03 Sep. 2008 -- (Wednesday) 6:30 pm Dinner with CaptMom at the Olive Garden.
24 Aug. 2008 -- Field trip to The Book Thing in Baltimore, Maryland.
19 Jul. 2008 -- BC in DC meeting at La Madeleine in Bethesda, Maryland.
13 Jul. 2008 -- BC in DC meets ABXC in Audubon, Pennsylvania at Panera Bread.
14 Jun. 2008 -- Panera Bread at 7238 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, VA 22203 (Ballston Metro Stop)
31 May. 2008 -- Union Station in Washington, D.C. at the Corner Bakery (across from the bookstore)
27 Apr. 2008 -- International Day of the Book Street Festival from 12-5pm in Kensington, Maryland.
12 Apr. 2008 -- Panera Bread at 3201 Duke St. in Alexandria, Virginia.
10 Apr. 2008 -- Lunchtime Mini-Meet at Potbelly Sandwich Works in Alexandria, Virginia.
15 Mar. 2008 -- ROAD TRIP! The Book Thing of Baltimore and by Panera Bread in Baltimore, MD.
13 Jan. 2008 -- Panera Bread (Lee Highway) in Fairfax, Virginia.
10 Nov. 2007 -- Random House Book Fair at the Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD.
28 Oct. 2007 -- Panera Bread -- 1780 E Jefferson St. in Rockville, Maryland.
29 Sep. 2007 -- National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. on The National Mall.
18 Aug. 2007 -- (Saturday) Panera Bread in Alexandria, Virginia.
07 Jul. 2007 -- (Saturday 3-5pm) Panera Bread in Waldorf, Maryland.
05 Jul. 2007 -- (Thursday 6pm) Panera Bread in Waldorf, Maryland.
22 Apr. 2007 -- International Day of the Book in Kensington, Maryland.

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