My Fellow Book Nerds...

My Fellow Book Nerds...

Just a silly little post, but I want to get into the habit of sharing things I really enjoy.

First is bookcrossing... What is bookcrossing, you ask? Well, let me inform. It's basically making the world your library. You take books of any kind, register them with bookcrossing, and then go leave them somewhere for someone else to find. Then, hopefully, they will take that book, find it's registration number (and info telling them what to do with it), and go back to the website saying they found it. Then, hopefully the process keeps repeating. You can watch the books you register to see where all they go. While I was in Ireland, I took books with me that I wouldn't mind leaving, and registered them beforehand. Then I just left them as I finished them. I think I ended up leaving 3 or 4 there. If you sign up there, say reign referred you please :D

Up next, thanks to a friend from work, and something I just think is such a book dork's dream, is DailyLit. They have about 500+ books, most of which are classics, and they will email you 5-minute reading installments daily of the book(s) you choose. You can actually have 1, 2 or 4 installments sent at a time, and you can force it to send the next one immediately. I thought this was awesome when a co-worker told me about it. I immediately signed up for Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. It's a book I've always wanted to read, but just never took the time out to do it. It has 149 installments, so if I had only read one a day, it would have taken that many days. However, I got so into it, and truly wanting to avoid work at times, that I read it in 17 days. I think the next ones I'm going to start are Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I figure I'll probably read those slower.

Well, that's it for now. I hope someone out there enjoys one or both of these. I love 'em!

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