BookCrossing – FREE YOUR BOOKS!

What is bookcrossing? It is the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.

I’ve heard of this before but have never thought about doing it … until now! If you visit the website –BookCrossing – FREE YOUR BOOKS! – you can read all about it. You don’t have to use your favourite books. I will leave a total of four books in my local area, books that I’ve read and wouldn’t read again. I’ll register them, of course, and see what happens.

I suppose it could be addictive but to be honest, there are only certain books that I’d leave for other people to find. I love my books too much to sacrifice the really good ones.

Passage by Connie Willis

I’ve been reading a lot of young adult novels lately and think it’s time I read something for adults. Passage has been sitting on my book shelf for some time and the blurb sounds interesting. It’s not fantasy but that will probably make a pleasant change.

The novel is over 700 pages long and as I’m a slow reader, it will be a while before I report finishing this story. I haven’t started it yet but would like to make a start tonight… hopefully.

Doomsday Book by the same author was excellent. I felt as if I experienced life in medieval times that was suffering the plague. It was a real look at a time that would have been awful to live through yet we tend to romanticise.

The Forgotten (Movie)

The Forgotten – Highly recommended.

We saw this movie yesterday. Although I’ve seen mixed reveiws regarding the value of the movie, I would say it’s well worth watching and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The acting was great, the effects were superb and the storyline was original with a interesting twist. Unless you’ve seen the movie this next statement will mean nothing to you but I liked the concept that “we can do nothing about it, we just have to pick up the pieces”.

I wouldn’t say it’s a scary movie, it’s a suspense with some great “jump out of the seat” moments. I’m glad I ignored the reviews and saw it for myself. I wasn’t disappointed.