A recent POST by my bloggy friend Storybeader inspired me to write a post about books as well. Deb wrote a link list of a few of her favorite book sites.
Here are some random book links I discovered:
ONE: follow your book's adventures! Want to give a book away randomly? Book Crossing lets you download a label which you then affix to your book. Give it to someone or even more fun, "release it into the wild." When someone picks it up, they can log on. You are then able to follow your book's travels. How fun is that?!
"When another reader finds your book, they can enter the BCID on BookCrossing.com and report that it’s been caught. Journal entries about your book allow you to see where your book is, who's reading it now, and follow where it goes next."
According to the website 850 thousand members have registed close to 7 million books which are traveling around 130 countries!
TWO: Give! Consider sending books to US Troops. Here are a couple sites:
Books for Soldiers
THREE: Sell! Book Scouter helps you to sell your books for the best price. This site compares prices from over 40 book-buying websites. It's free, too!
FOUR: Join bloggy friends! Blog Books is a site whose members "read books, blog books, write books, and publicize books." Members participate in forums, events, groups, and chat. Join for free!
FIVE: Enter a contest! I was perusing my bloggy friend Ruthie's BLOG, Live Love, Laugh, Write! I clicked on her "Books Read 2012" tab and discovered a blog that has a book reading contest. How fun! It's called the Bookmark Break Challenge. Keep track of the books you read this year and....Instead of me telling you about it, go HERE to Who's Your Editor?'s blog and read all about it yourself!
SIX: Trade! Go to Deb's POST to find out about a book trading site called Book Mooch.
I have not used/participated in any of the above. But now I just might!
PPS: Deb was inspired to write a link list, as was I, by our bloggy friend Rose of Random Creative. She likes to post link lists on her blog on Saturdays. HERE is her most recent Link List.
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