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tagging books you leave behind

Posted by caseyprich on 14/4/2010 at 19:54

I've gotten in the habit of writing (my name - season/month reading - and location of reading) in every book i pass on or leave behind or sell to a used shop.

In China the best books are expensive so we share a lot, and in SE Asia it goes the same.

But what I like is seeing where these things have been and where they go.

Please, in the future - do the same. Fill the back cover. Why not?

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Posted by exacto on 14/4/2010 at 22:00

That's a great idea. I definitely plan on bringing many more books to leave behind on my next trip, and will write name and such in them when I do. There weren't as many books left behind to read/swap this last trip, particularly in some of the smaller, out-of-the-way places along the Mekong. Magazines from all over the world are fun to have too. Cheers.

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Posted by busylizzy on 15/4/2010 at 02:58

I (from NZ) picked up a book in Koh Phangan that had been tagged and left by a reader who got the book in Argentina. Tagging the books is a great idea.

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Posted by Tilapia on 15/4/2010 at 06:32

I do that all the time. Have yet to see one of them come back to me, though.

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Posted by kumarrohit on 5/10/2015 at 04:17

Yeah, it's seems a fun and leave a memory on a book I never done that, but for sure I'll do it.

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Posted by Gogomobile on 6/10/2015 at 07:22

I never have time to read a book.

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Posted by Adventurer707 on 3/11/2015 at 13:45

Fun idea. I initially did not like littering books with marks but sort of grew fonder of doing it as time went by. Will definitely do this from next time!


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