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chicagoguy5049

From Lake Bluff, Illinois USA
Age 69
Joined Friday, February 06, 2009
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"A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum--of both books and money! But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money."

Henry Miller

I have sent books internationally to Afghanistan, Aruba, Austria, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, and Wales. I recently completed my objective of sending at least one book to every state in the USA. It was fun to do this and know that my books now truly cover the country.

I am on RABCK.com if you ever feel the need to send me some new Mystery Thriller..

I also list my books on PaperBackSwap.Com and utilize their service which is very good. I have traded many there. Only hassle is I list them here and there so when I send one off in either place have to update in both. A few I have sent to PaperBackSwap have resulted in journal entries here. PaperBackSwap is a bit colder than Bookcrossing as it is more of an anonymous trade service. Bookcrossing is a lot friendlier and a much warmer service. But matters not either one gets books in circulation.

I traveled worldwide on business for many years. Flew 250.000 miles in each of many of those years. I flew over 3 million miles on American Airlines alone. During those years I had my own Bookcrossing method. I would pass on every book I read to someone on the plane. Many of these went to Flight Attendants or Pilots. I always posted my email address or in earlier years my real address on the inside cover of every book I passed on. Over the years I got many notes from people who had "caught" one of my books. They had traveled over the globe.

Once I retired I kept up the pace of reading but just piled up my books on the shelf. Now it is time to pass them all on. I am always willing to send books to others.

With all the books I have gotten here and on PaperBackSwap my current TBR pile is up to 65 or so. I always fall behind a bit on reading in the spring/summer seasons as I am retired and play golf 5 or sometimes 6 times a week. As the gift plaque hanging on my wall says.... "Born to Golf.... Forced to Work"

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