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Three Bibles

Why do I want to do this?

I still haven't settled on a 'favourite' translation of the Bible. I tend to use the New International Version, but that's really only because I happen to have a copy of it. I'd like to make an informed decision about which translation to use.


How will I know I've done it?

I'll have read the same book of the Bible three times, in different translations. Any translation counts. I am including the books in the Apocrypha, though I doubt that I'll fix on any of them when it comes to it.


I'll record this at [personal profile] stapsreads.
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Wild release: Break No Bones

What's this about?

BookCrossing is the act of leaving books in a public place in the hope that somebody else will pick them up and enjoy them.


Why do I want to do this?

Several related reasons. Firstly, I have too many books. Admittedly, a large part of this problem is that I bought them with the intention of bookcrossing them, and haven't got round to it yet. Releasing 101 would be a good start, though.

Secondly, I have a tendency to get very attached to things, and this applies particularly to certain books. This isn't entirely healthy. Releasing one book - just one - that means something special to me in itself, not just the work in question but that particular copy, will be an exercise in letting go, and in trust. The thing with BookCrossing is that you never know whether or not you'll hear from your books again. Sometimes you do, and it's fantastic. Sometimes you don't.


How will I know when I've done it?

I will have left one hundred and one books in places where they are likely to be found by strangers. At least one of these will be a particular copy that is of sentimental value to me.


This can be tracked at my BookCrossing profile.




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BookCrossing

What's this about?

BookCrossing is the act of leaving books in a public place in the hope that somebody else will pick them up and enjoy them. In a BookCrossing challenge, one BookCrosser challenges others to release as many books as possible in a given time frame. These will often be based around a particular theme.


Why do I want to do this?

I find BookCrossing a lot of fun, if a little scary. By running a challenge I hope to become more involved in the BookCrossing virtual community.


How will I know I've done it?

I'll have picked a theme and a timeframe for a release challenge, promoted it on the forum, and tracked the results. I'll have offered a prize to certain participants. The end result should be that several books have been released that wouldn't otherwise have been.


I'll record this on [personal profile] stapsreads. Once the challenge is under way, I'll also link to the relevant thread(s) in the forum.

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