Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Thanks Coelho

Let's give credit where it's due. The seed of the idea was from something I read in a Paulo Coelho interview.
He decided that it wasn't of any use to collect books. So once he has read it, he would leave it around in park benches, trains, public places. So someone else would read it.
Since I am not generous by nature, I can't bear the thought of giving away my books, which I have spent good money on buying, and time on choosing.
So this is the next best thing.
V

3 comments:

shaji@ said...

Paulo Coelho says this in his novel,the witch of portobello:once read the books are of no use for the owner!
good initiative; thank you!

Sunny said...

Has always been a secret fantasy....erm well, not so secret because I have spoken out loud as well, but its really a great idea. Will spread the word as well, and let me know what time is convenient, and well drop by!

Ess You Kay i said...

There is actually a website that has been facilitating this process by helping people inform each other where they have released these books randomly, it's called Bookcrossing, I'm sure you must have heard of it.
It has been there for a couple of years and is pretty wicked, certainly worth checking out, I think there have been a few participants in Doha as well.
www.bookcrossing.com