Sometimes, you find jewels in unexpected places. On BBC last night, I ran across something really cool. The site is called BookCrossing and it's a book-share meme, but one with a twist.
bookcrossing n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.So, you read a book, you register with the site, register your book (you get a unique tracking number for it), and then you leave the book somewhere to be found. You can go hunting for books that have been released in your neighborhood, you can see who picked up your book, track its progress around the world... if it ever gets that far. Chances are, someone picks it up who doesn't care a dime about the concept. But, never mind. I think it rocks. Gives good karma, too. There is a book floating around in Bucharest, and if you're in the US or Germany, there are loads of them everywhere. 12 alone in Brooklyn! Carlos? What are you doing today?