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Book swapping tree in Prenzlauer Berg, corner of Kollwitzstraße/ Sredzkistraße, in front on café Anna Blume.
I love the idea, but unfortunately like all my bookcrossing experiences, it’s a bit annoying that I put out the books I wanted other people to read, while 80% of the people use it as a way to get rid of books they’d otherwise have put into the recycling bin. Of course people take the good books away pretty quickly, of course I didn’t expect it to be a way to get my hands on the newest bestsellers for free, but it would work better if they occasionally put some equally good books into the tree (I never saw anyone actually swap but me, all the other people just took a book, but bookcrossing as I know it is okay with that - still, there’s git to be a give-take balance for this to work…). What I -so far- found instead were discarded old school books and whatnot.
It makes me think I should rather keep my books until my kid’s old enough to read them or a friend shows interest in them.
I’d give it three out of five stars, one for the idea, one for the actuall book shelf/ tree idea, one for the location.
Here’s a more enthusiastic review:
John Green minimalist posters
"Hey, I see that you're reading "It's Kind of a Funny Story." I LOVE that book! What do you think so far?"
i had to stop. i really like it, but sometimes it hits too close to home. i will continue reading it at some point though.
Inspired by Worthington Libraries: Blind Date with a Book!
We started with ~40 books. Two hours later, all but four had found homes with library patrons (sorry, Flush, Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Persepolis, and The ThingsThey Carried, they don’t know what they’re missing).
Now, to send forth a new fleet of exciting books into student arms. Whew!
# this is so beautiful # *________* # flawless human beings # mindy kaling # ezra koenig # books # queue
This is really intense and very cool. The ideas behind it are awesome. I have also thought that a societies stories can say a lot about them, but this idea about tracking the shape of them is intriguing. Being able to see the overall trends of the story movements can tell you a lot. Very cool. Gotta love this stuff.