Re: Anyone found a book?
Originally Posted by Meg
I have just been for a walk with Chloe across the fields and tied to a gatepost was a book in a plastic cover by Bill Bryson with a note saying ''A free book for you''.
I thought at first it was some kind of joke
Further inspection revealed it had been placed there by someone belonging to 'Book Crossing.com'...
I left the book for someone else to find , it looks a nice idea though.
I wondered if anyone else had found one
That's interesting, I haven't heard of that one before; there are a couple of houses in my vicinity that have built little book exchange boxes on their fence line. The local shopping mall even has a place for such book swaps.
I think it is a great idea, if a bit random.
It is funny that at one time one used to collect books and had shelves of books all over the house but now it seems that you read a book then swap or give it away. Certainly my house is down to a few dozen books at the most with the majority of them being rarely opened reference books such as dictionaries, atlases and computer books.
Only my collection of Terry Pratchett hardbacks is sacred.