Monday, December 04, 2006

#88 Bookcrossing summary

Here’s the result of my Bookcrossing experiment… We left home with 12 books that I had already read. I left each one in a public place along our route with a label inside that explains the book was intentionally left and provides the Bookcrossing web site address.

Three of the 12 books were found with these comments posted to the web site.
  • Garrison Keillor – WLT: A Radio Romance Released 8/19, Ft. Madison, Iowa train station. Caught and comment posted on 9/16: “Found book at the depot in Ft. Madison, IA. Plan to read it then release it in Chicago, IL.”
  • Maria Augusta Trapp – The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Released 8/21, San Bernadino, CA Caught and comment posted on 8/21: “What a wonderful concept. I will pass the book on.”
  • Bill Bryson - I’m a Stranger Here Myself Released 8/25, on Harbor Drive in San Diego Caught and comment posted on 9/1: “Found about 6:00 pm local time during walk along Harbor Drive in San Diego. Looked for owner since I thought someone forgot it. Didn't read inside cover until I returned home to Conifer, CO. Intrigued with the concept, I joined. I have read two other Bill Bryson books: "In a Sunburned Country" and "A Walk in the Woods" and loved them both. Looking forward to reading this one and releasing it. Thanks for the gift.”

I don’t know what happened to the other nine books, but I hope they are enjoying the journey.
  • Paul Theroux – The Old Patagonian Express: By Train through the Americas Released 8/19, Chicago Union Station 
  • Alistair MacLeod - Island: The Collected Stories Released 8/20, Kansas City, MO coffee shop (thank you, Lynn) • Garrison Keillor – We Are Still Married Released 8/20, La Junta, CO train station 
  • J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Released 8/20, Raton, NM train station 
  • John Steinbeck - Travels with Charley: In Search of America Released 8/20, Albuquerque, NM train station 
  • Tony Rasch - The Lupine Walker: A Journey Released 8/22, bench outside San Diego Museum of Art 
  • Brian Andreas - Going Somewhere Soon: Collected Stories & Drawings Released 9/2 on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery - Anne of Avonlea Released 9/22 near central escalator in Hong Kong 
  • John Updike - Rabbit, Run Released 12/3 in the light reading section of the MV Explorer library

5743 Mary releasing Updike

Yours in hoping some of these books make it around the world,

1 comment:

  1. Mary, you are just like the Johnny Appleseed of books! Before long, people will be singing songs about you and telling stories of your legend.