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Book Crossing

I saw an advertisement for today in my local cafe (where customers are invited to help themselves to paperbacks) and thought what a brilliant idea! Label your books, send them out into the world and track their journey…There are currently 971,830 BookCrossers and  8,275,087 books travelling throughout 132 countries. “Our community is changing the world and touching lives one book at a time.”

I am an obsessive book buyer but only have shelf space for those I can’t bear to be parted with. I have just ordered my starter pack and can’t wait!

“Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.” Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you.  When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit,  you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” — Henry Miller, The Books In My Life (1969)