William, Charlie and I have been bog fans of Postcrossing for a few years now. It is a great way to trade postcards with other people from around the world, and makes checking the mail box (not to mention learning a bit of geography) a whole lot more fun.
Today we expanded our 'crossing' activities after finding out about Bookcrossing. In a nutshell, you 'release books into the wild' and trust that whoever finds them will read it and release it again, or pass it along to someone else who might enjoy it. You can track where your book travels through postings tied to the tracking number in the book, and read reviews or comments from other people who have picked up and appreciated the book.
It is a really nice way to fight back against the scarcity mindset that can get so overwhelming these days. Not only is there enough of what we all need, but there is plenty left over to share and gift to others.
Today I released my first book - left it on the counter at a local coffee shop, as a matter of fact. It is tagged with a sticker that says "I am not lost!" and some instructions on the inside cover as to how to register the book. I can't wait to see if / where it travels!!
Here is the link to Bookcrossing if you are interested in getting in on the action.