A friend introduced the concept to me a couple of years ago but I never registered at BookCrossing; but now that I have this desparate need to clean my house of superflous items such as outgrown clothing, old toys, and unwanted books ("BLASPHEMY! Oh, villanous blasphemer. How doth thou speak such venomous untruths as 'unwanted book?!" RECANT! RECANT! RECANT! Or curses upon your household!").
The idea is simple: Read (or don't) books. Register said books at BookCrossing and mark them with a unique number. Release the little literary fiends into the wild so they can be caught and entertain others like the organ grinder's monkey. It's similar to the Where's George on the dollars in your pocket....iffin (that's right! I used 'iffin') you have 'em.
Would love for you to particpate in it. You'll find that a few of my Storytellers are already supporters of the concept....don't know why I didn't do it earlier (All the cool kids are doing it!). Actually, I do. I love books and have a difficult, asthma inducing, epileptic, conniption fit with the mere thought of losing a book....but it's time to get rid of things I don't want anymore.
Incidentally, I'm registered as VagabondSpirit (what else). Don't judge me by some of the titles on my list. I'm getting rid of some of these for a reason. I become the book bin for anyone who knows me. I mention I read and there you go. You won't believe how many Reader's Digest I have that I get because I just can't say no to an elderly neighbor that just wants to be kind and give me a book. (sigh) Others I just don't want to have in my own library.
(by the way, what is up with all the parenthesis today?)