After the pleasure of having a (freed, as in not bound to say Amazon, can you say Kindle?) eReader, and enjoying heaps of legaly free books (free, as in free speach AND free beer), I ran into this other “free books” initiative I really, really like.
It is called Bookcrossing and it works like this. You have book. A real paper book. You like it, and you like to share it. Of course you can give it to a friend, but why not give it to the world? Go to the website, register the book, print a sticker with the following short explanation and a unique ID and leave it somewhere. Where? Anywhere! On the reading table of the dentists waiting room. In the hotel lobby. On a sunny day in the park. Free your book.
I’ve registered this book at BookCrossing.com so I can track its journey through the world. Please go to www.BookCrossing.com and enter this BCID: 123-456789 to let me know you found it. Then read it and/or pass it on for someone else to enjoy. Thank you!
And if you happen to stumble on a freed book, capture it, read it, register it and set it free again. Neat huh?