Are there many books in your room that only sit there all their life? Have you ever thought about having your books travel around the world and make friends for you? If your answer is yes to both questions, BookCrossing can help.
BookCrossing is the act of passing a book on all over the world. That is, the world becomes a big library. Lovers of the same book can share the book and also their ideas about it. You can visit the BookCrossing website and get an ID label for the book you want to share. After labeling it, you can pass the book on by leaving it in a public place, for example, on a park bench or in a coffee shop. When someone finds your book and is interested in reading it, he or she will take it, visit BookCrossing website and enter the ID of the book to show someone has taken it. So when you go home and check the website, you'll know who is reading it. What’s more, you can talk on the website about your book with those people.
Who first started BookCrossing? It was Ron Hornbaker. He thought of the idea in March 2001 and set up the website in April 2001. Now there are 1,468,176 BookCrossers and 11,066,237 books traveling in 132 countries.
Do you want your books to get out and touch the lives of others? Try BookCrossing. You will find it fun and exciting to "follow" your books as they travel around the world.
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【題組】42. What is the reading mainly about?
(A) The importance of reading books.
(B) A way to travel around the world.
(C) The website of shopping books.
(D) A way to share books.