onsidering this is supposed to be a blog about bookcrossing, I don’t actually mention bookcrossing very often. Possibly something to do with the fact that I don’t do bookcrossing very often these days (in fact, I even discovered today that I’ve been without wings for quite some time, which never used to happen!) I’m not sure why I stopped – I think I just got out of the habit during the earthquakes, and never really got back into it again. Maybe when Lytteltonwitch is back in Christchurch (which can’t be far off, I think?) that will spur me back into action again.
Given that I haven’t been releasing much, catches are few and far between, but I have had a few:
- The Spa Decameron by Fay Weldon: Released on campus, caught, released on campus again, and caught again.
- Kate Hannigan’s Girl by Catherine Cookson: The Coffee Club OBCZ is no more (there’s a big empty space where the building once was), but this book survived, at least. Took five years for it to get caught, though!
- A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby: Another one I released on campus, after which I saw it sitting in reception being ignored by everyone for a couple of months before someone finally picked it up.
- How to Survive Abroad by Spike Hughes: A catch from Ireland. I reckon I’ve had more catches from that trip than any other – the Irish must just really get bookcrossing.