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    CrabGirl's Avatar Sexpest
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    This has probably been posted before but its a fantastic idea.

    www.BookCrossing.com

    You register books with them, which are then given an ID number, then "release" them. Idea is that someone finds them, logs onto the website and registers what they thought of it, then passes the book on again. Basically you can track wherever the book goes, assuming all finders register its movement, and find out what they thought of it.

    You can also hunt for books that other people have "released".

    I've released one in my city today, and plan on doing more and seeing what happens.


    And before this gets moved to bookworld, it's already in there. So
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    Interesting.

    I have held some books for many, many years...
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Interesting.

    I have held some books for many, many years...
    Have you got sticky hands?

    As long as I've got a face
    You've got a place to sit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proper Bo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Interesting.

    I have held some books for many, many years...
    Have you got sticky hands?
    Not overly, no.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrabGirl View Post
    This has probably been posted before but its a fantastic idea.

    www.BookCrossing.com

    You register books with them, which are then given an ID number, then "release" them. Idea is that someone finds them, logs onto the website and registers what they thought of it, then passes the book on again. Basically you can track wherever the book goes, assuming all finders register its movement, and find out what they thought of it.

    You can also hunt for books that other people have "released".

    I've released one in my city today, and plan on doing more and seeing what happens.


    And before this gets moved to bookworld, it's already in there. So
    Forgive me for asking, but what's the point?

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    It's like file sharing, except without the talk, I guess.

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    I don't really like reading books that other people have read before me, they might have picked their arse before turning a page or something. Libraries and Book-swapping is for poor, unclean people. Fact.

    Also, why should I give my books away. Fecking freeloading gypsy-hippies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen DiConcet View Post
    It's like file sharing, except without the talk, I guess.
    BookSharingWalk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookcrossing website
    After two hours of research on the internet, Ron realized, to his surprise, that nothing like BookCrossing had been done on any significant scale. And so they went to work. By 3 A.M. that night, they had decided on the name (zero hits for "bookcrossing" on Google), registered the domain, and Kaori had sketched the running book logo on a crossing sign. The rest was merely execution.
    "...to his surprise..."

    "... sketched the running book logo..."





    Quote Originally Posted by Booknuts
    Many of our members, in fact, purchase two copies of every book they like, so they can keep one and release the other into the wild!
    Last edited by Barbarossa; 10-04-2006 at 10:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker View Post
    I don't really like reading books that other people have read before me, they might have picked their arse before turning a page or something. Libraries and Book-swapping is for poor, unclean people. Fact.

    Also, why should I give my books away. Fecking freeloading gypsy-hippies.
    I agree with OCD boi.

    Free nuts on a bar, that's another good idea. When examined they are found to contain over 20 different urine samples, on average like. True Story

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