Wednesday, April 19, 2006

2006 North American Bookcrossing Convention



This weekend Toronto hosts the North American 2006 Bookcrossing Convention. Thanks to Janelle's post, I was prompted to blog about it. I won't be attending the convention, but will be attending the grand pub party on Saturday night! There will be a lot of book releases all over the city of Toronto, so if you find one, you know what to do. And if perchance you see a bookcrosser (they are the ones walking about with the perpetual look of a hunter hoping to spy a book in the wild) do go up and say Howdy!

9 comments:

be_zen8 said...

Thats okay - its a good book for that age. The only thing is, it plays on events from 'Midsummer Night's Dream' and it would be really superb if she had read that as well.

hellomelissa said...

i thought you'd be going to the convention for sure! what made you change your mind? the idea of piles of books and readers to talk with is intriguing, maybe i'll hit charleston next year.

Lotus Reads said...

Thanks be_zen8! I think I have a "Shakespeare for Children" somewhere on my bookshelf so maybe she can read "The Midsummer's Night Dream" in there.

For those of you wanting to know which book it is we are discussing, look for "King of Shadows" by Susan Cooper. be-zen8 has reviewed the book on her blog.

Susan in Italy said...

Hi, Um, Maybe I'm a little thick or too tired right now to get it. What is this about? Are there people who have hidden books around different cities waiting for people to pick them up? Is that what "in the wild" means?

Sorry.

Lotus Reads said...

Hi, Susan!

Bravo! Tired or not, you guessed right! :)

Bookcrossers believe it's good karma to release a book in the wild and at bookcrossing.com they have a list (city-wise) of how many books are in the wild and where (approximately) one might find them! Neat concept, no? :) Unfortunately, not everyone that "catches" a book stops to register at bookcrossing.com so sometimes the "wild catches" stats might look a little dismal.

Susan in Italy said...

This is so cool! I checked and there are something like 60 places in Milan where people have left books! I'm going hunting!

Lotus Reads said...

The best of luck, Susan, hope you "catch" some fine books! What are your favorite genres?

Janelle Martin said...

"Shakespeare for Children" by Charles and Mary Lamb is a great book! That's how I read the stories before seeing the plays when I was a kid. It sure helped me get a lot more out of them and prepared me for reading the plays as an adult.

Lotus Reads said...

Hi, Janelle!

Many thanks for the recommendation - I will look into borrowing it from the library. I remember buying a book a couple of years ago to commemorate the Stratford Festival; I think it was called "The Best-Loved Plays of Shakespeare for Children" or something like that. I will have to look it up.