Thursday, 1 January 2015
Dump Your Junk: Day 1
Because I would like this challenge to be more than just getting rid of stuff (although that is of course the name of the game), I thought I would chose my first item with care.
It is a book that I read some years ago and mostly enjoyed, but which I do not feel the urge to open again. There's something so seductive about a living room lined with book shelves, and we do have a respectable collection. But books are not meant for decoration. They're meant to be read, and if I'm not going to read this one again then it should go to someone who will enjoy it.
So today I released it into the wild ie I left it on a chair in Zazu's Kitchen for someone else to pick up. I've registered it on the BookCrossing website and stuck a label on the first page so that the finder can look it up and, when s/he's finished with it, can send it on its way again.
I've been releasing books on and off for the last six years, 19 to date, of which I've only been able to track three. However one of these did end up in Arlington, Virginia.
I wonder what will happen to Chocolat.