Recent Book Activity
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Driving Over Lemons
The Christmas Wish List
The Magic of Christmas
When the World Was Steady
The family way
Too Many Mothers
At the Edge of the Orchard
The Skeleton Road
Cartes Postales from Greece
Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van
Morality for Beautiful Girls
The Rosie Effect
One Day in December
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I mostly read my Kindle or borrow library ebooks to read on other devices, but still often gravitate to charity shop bargains and book exchange shelves, especially when away, as I love passing on books to others. There’s also still something about holding an actual printed book in your hands. Ebooks just don’t have it, for all their convenience and technological magic.
I still register some books here and swap them for new on exchange shelves, or pass on to friends and family. Other books I admit I donate to charity shops as they need all the support we can give! I just wish they would take them with the BC stickers...
This year a book I‘d left near a beach in Wales 10 years ago was finally journaled. You never know when you’ll hear about a book you’ve passed on.
Although I'm finding I'm not Bookcrossing so much since I was given the surprise present of a Kindle, plus I use my local public libraries regularly, I do still pass on books and attend meet ups from time to time. I am really glad I found the site and have made some good friends through Bookcrossing - something completely unexpected when I started to label and leave my books as I travelled.
In February 2008 I read an article about Bookcrossing in the Telegraph or the Guardian. I told my cousin about it and we both signed up here. A few months later I decided to delete my details as I hadn't used the site at all. During the summer, while travelling on a round the world ticket trip, I was leaving books in hostels and in book exchanges as usual and realised I should use Bookcrossing to see where they might end up. I rejoined in August and the first book I left, in a book exchange in Queenstown, NZ, was journalled.
My bookshelf doesn't completely reflect my reading tastes; it's also a hotch potch of books I've been given to pass on and others I've picked up to fulfil wishes.