What BC Is To Me Journal
12 journalers for this copy...
It is my 1000th registerd and 1000th released book since joining bookcrossing a little over 1 1/2 years ago.
What BC Is To Me? Journal- This would contain how you relate to BC, your favorite way of using it (trading, wild releasing, RABCKing, whatever). You could include how it has changed your reading habits, book buying habits, online time, or life.
You could put in tips for better BCing that have worked for you. Pointers you may have about wild releasing, bookrings, bookrays, bookboxes, challenges, ect.
Or include your favorite BC forum to hang out in and why.
Someone also mentioned including the experience of meeting other BCers. You could write about a meet-up you went to, or meeting an individual, or virtual meetings (in the forum, private message boards, instant message, ect).
Tell about your experiences with BC related sites (Cliff's wish list or Casualreader's bookrelay for example).
Taping stuff inside, such as examples of your BC labels, bookmarks, quotes, stickers, scrapbook type stuff is welcome also. Include photos, stickers, doodlings, small works of art, ect.
This is really anything you want it to be about how BC relates to you and you to BC. You don't have to be a writer, just contribute however you feel comfortable. This will be international. I would like to send it back around to everyone after it is completed.
Please try to mail this off within 2 weeks, a month at the most, of receiving it so that everyone can enjoy it.
AnglersRest (UK shipping, preferred)
Hellie (in England)
caffcaff (in England)
Tipperary (Europe shipping only)
back to me Guinaveve (USA)
HOORAY! THIS JOURNAL HAS MADE IT HOME!!!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending to Lucinda.
I don't know how much I'll write in it, but I do want to get it sent on soon.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending this on to next person, in Canada.
I love creative journals and this subject is especially close to my heart (as it is for all of us, obviously)
I have 4 more days until vacation begins so I will wait until then to begin my own contribution. In the meantime, I will read, enjoy and think...!
Thanks for including me in this illustrious company! Stay tuned.....
I hope AnglersRest that you will have fun with the journal - it should be arriving there ANY minute, if not there already.
While reading this journal, I felt like I was making new friends. Really enjoyed the essays, and accompanying visuals .
Bookcrossing continues to be a rewarding adventure....
By the way, there was a BOOKMARK in the journal that made me smile. The character is a mouse, and I read a book about her several years ago, called Julius, the Baby of the World....I never laffed so hard at a kids book, my kids laughed too. I assumed Jessibud put it in the journal....but she didn't. Which one of you is the fan of this author and can you tell me if there are other books in the series? And, the author's name?
Madeleine - aka Bookgirrl
I am really looking forward to reading all the previous journal entries and making my entries in the Journal.
As soon as I have located Hellie's address (buried under a pile of papers on my desk) the journal will be on its way once more, early next week.
I have some ideas as to things I can stick in and am really looking forward to contributing.What a great idea!!
Sorry about the delay on sending it on, but the journal is now travelling on it's way to Caffcaff.
Wow, this journal is looking lovely :o) I'm gunna sit down with a cup of tea and have a read through, then compile my entry.....
Released 13 yrs ago (5/21/2006 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This journal will now be continuing its journey :o)
And I still have some exposures left on the film in my camera, so maybe I will try to do something with pictures...
What I really loved:
the journal was really well wrapped and there was a note to the postman INSIDE, that is sooo cool (brightened up my day) so I think I will share it (Tipperary, I hope that is OK):
I put a spell on this journal the TutanTipperary spell. Here in Italy some unpleasant post office clerks are used to open parcels and steal their content... well hope it's eatsletters opening this package! (yes it is)if not, sorry, man but I got you! You're spending at least an enchanted month at the toilet.
And then sonething in Italian that I didn't understand.
I think that is a great idea. What a horrible thing to steal other people's parcels!
But this one is here and I look forward to it.
I just need to add one postcard of the place I live, then the book can travel on. I enjoyed it very much!
(And I realized how different people's handwriting can be... and how from the same letters handwriting is totally different for example in the US and other English speaking countries. The letters seem to be written in slightly different ways. Fascinating.)
Guinaveve, the book is now on its way back to you - happy reading!
-Lucinda, I enjoyed reading about your scavenger hunt in West Chester, OH. I was surprised to have unintentionally set that up myself by releasing lots of books in the area for my BC anniversary.
-BigJohnLefty it was nice to see you contributing to the journal. I have heard that you enjoy participating in the journals, so it was nice to see your writing in mine.
-Jessibud, I love the 2 page spread you did with all the "BC words."
-Bookgirrl, the story of how you joined BC is neat. I like to read about those that join after finding a book. And thank you for including the article that you wrote.
-Lyzzybee I enjoyed reading about the magazine you work for and seeing the original cover and the anniversary cover from 25 years later. And the "Word on the Street" sounds fabulous!
-AnglersRest the story about the Secret Santa sending you cake from a recipe used in the household of the Queen of England along with books and other goodies is neat.
-Hellie the quotes you included are wonderful and some are pretty funny, especially the Grocho Marx quote "Outide of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read."
-Dinkie, the story of how you started your love of reading around age 12 is was nice to read.
-Caffcaff, I loved the pic of the BC M&Ms. Reading about the conventions and meetings was great too. Coincidentally, I read Whiteraven's book while this journal was circulating and read about her website www.markeroni.com so it was pretty cool to see that you included a Markeroni bookmark.
-Tipperary your "spell" that you put on the book to ensure the postal folks didn't steal it must have worked! I enjoyed reading about your BC meetings.
-Eatsletters your story about finding friends and getting a job tip that led to new employment in a new city was great. Your look beautiful in your picture. And I loved the postcards with the before and after the Wall pictures from Berlin.
-nice-cup-of-tea your card is so cute! How lovely that your friend designed it. Thank you also for including the articles, pics, and labels.
I am thrilled to have this back. Since sending it out, 2 BCers in my area have become active. I see one of them every 2 weeks or so since she works at the place I get my son's haircut. Anyway, I am hoping to initiate a local BC meet up since we have newer active members and this journal would be perfect to bring and share there. I am sure other local BCers might like to contribute to it and there is room in it. After that is done, I will look into sending it back around.
Thank you all for sharing in this with me!!!