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How I Made a Difference on December 20,2007


Today I made a difference by joining BookCrossing.com. It is a website where you can register books you have read that you are willing to share. When you register your book there, you are given an ID number for the book, which you write inside of it. Then, you can leave your books anywhere in your community. People can go to BookCrossing to see where books have been left in their neighborhood. And if someone finds the books you’ve “released into the wild” they can follow the instructions left inside each book to let you know they’ve “caught” them. This way, you can track your books and see wherever they go! Some books end up in other countries!

My third grade teacher, Mrs. Morath gave me some books to donate to Roswell’s booksale earlier this month (thank you Mrs. Morath!!!!) but it was too late because we had already delivered our books and the sale was over. My mom and I thought this was a good way to share them with others. We can register other books and release them into the wild whenever we want because we registered ourselves.

So where are our books hiding?

Tonight, we are going to leave our books at Panera Bread Company on the corner of Delaware and Sheridan. My mom is taking them there after dinner! Anyone who wants to read them can head over there, pick them up, take them home, read them, and pass them along! Just make sure you follow the instructions inside the cover of each one. I hope these books travel far!

Also! Go check out BookCrossing.com because it’s very cool!


7 Responses

  1. Wow, that is really cool.

    I am organizing fundraising in my choir for our trip to California.
    A lot of us need to raise money, and it is easier to raise money in a group, but we didn’t have a way to contact each other.
    I passed a paper around and had everyone interested write down their name & phone number. I made copies and a teacher helped me by having her assistant pass them out during class. Now we can plan fund raisers together.

    On Monday I gave a boy in one of my classes my backpack.
    His was broken & I have two other bags.

  2. Hi,
    It’s too late for me to check out BookCrossing.com tonight (but not too late to see what you were up to today) but I will definitely be checking it out and releasing some books into the wild as well. It sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing and I will in turn share the idea with the other teachers in my school.


  3. What a great idea!

    Today I made a difference by meeting with a financial planner. Laura it’s never too early to think about this! A secure future for yourself means a more secure future for those around you.

    I finished up the cookies for Brianna and Jake’s teachers and wrote cards expressing my deep appreciation of them.

    I tried to help a group organizing donations for families in need but I was too late. While I was there I thanked them for what they were doing and told them all about you Laura!

    I helped Gabby read her book. She’s doing great. After I argued with Brianna tonight, I wrote about ending power struggles with your child on my Mommy MD site. I hope other Moms realize that we all are in similar situations.

    Have a great day!

    Put respetu (means “with respect” in Chamorro- the language of the native population of Guam.) ** Isn’t that neat? I just learned that today!


  4. I can’t wait to go check out book crossing!

  5. Hey Laura!

    I’m 15 and I recently found your site. The front page of my blogging site (vox.com) featured a blog of a woman who is doing “twenty-five days to make a difference”. I enjoyed reading about her buying some people at her cafe some coffee. Plus lots of other great things so I decided to check your site out. I’m really glad I did. What you’re doing is already spreading all over the world through the amazing power of blogs and the internet.

    Keep it up! Keep spreading the good word!

  6. That’s about the coolest thing I’ve heard all day!

  7. that sounds realy fun and it would be cool to see one of your old books travel around the world!!

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