Do you like to reading? Would you lıke to see more people readıng good books? Do you think that the books are too expensive? Do you want to share a book with other people which you really liked?
So you can do what I did today; Leave one of your good books in a crowded public area including a note:
This book was not accidentally forgotten here. It was released here for your reading. Please do the same after you finished the book. And if you can write your toughts to my blog page about the book, where and when did you find it, and where did you left after you read, we can follow its journeys (around of Istanbul or Turkey or world !!!).
Thank you & enjoy your reading
... This is what I did today :) Actually this is not a new thing, there is already a movement named bookcrossing all over the world. It's known as "traveling book" in Turkey. When I connected to the website of traveling book I saw that the owner of the website and books is the municipality of Istanbul, they released the books like "Harmful Habits", "Communication Within the Family", "Cultured Living in Istanbul", etc. I went to their website to register the release of my book, but they only allow registration of their own book list... well ... maybe they did not find my taste eligible as much as theirs, so I turned to the bookcrossing website this time and checked if they have any books from Turkey... There were only 11 books. Ok... I'll add my book here but now they want me to write the BCID code of my book ! I will do it if I know but...
Finally I saw that both of the websites will not to help me about my goal. So, I wrote the note above to the first page of the Herman Hesse's book named " The childhood of a Wizard" which I read last 2 days and enjoyed very much. It contains stories, easy to read, delightful and tickling your mind and senses.
The best place to release the book was the ferry of course. I get on the 17.30 ferry from Kabataş sit on the last seat at the back. I was early so it wasn't difficult to put the book on the heater near the next seat. Then I checked around like a burglar if someone aware of it but no, the family at the second seat was talking between themselves and the old guy across of my seat was doing his crossword. I decided to take more risk and took a photo of the book on the heater and named "the stories that wait for the owner" :)
I was wondering who will see the book first, will sit next to it and take it, will read and enjoy it (maybe not who knows). and I wonder if that person will send me a note about the journey of the book later... ssshhhh... there are lots of unknowns and I am so excited. My heart is beating strongly with every passenger come inside but there is still nobody to sit there. However the ferries are always crowded at fridays but not this time. I think Istanbulers called it a season already for the islands.
Within the last 5 minutes a young guy with glasses, seems 30-35, carrying a toast in his hand sit on the next seat ! and a young woman, an old guy who reads an armenian newspaper and a red faced oldish guy (I tought that he has high pressure problem) sit next to him too... Nobody paid attention to the book. Young guy kept eating his toast, young woman opened her book, armenian guy read the newspaper and red faced oldish guy decided that the seat is too sunny for him and changed the place.
Now there were three people around the book and none of them saw it, or if they saw they weren't interested, if they were interested they were either so lazy or ashamed to take and look at the book. And the book, my lovely book laid there alone and sad. Young guy finished his toast, looked around (oh he will see now!) and went out. Young woman took his place, now closer to the book but looked at me without seeing and opened her own book again.
I was losing my hopes with every minute and started to worry about the future of the book (books/me/world/universe). Maybe it would be better if I put it on the seat instead of the heater so they could see it.
Hmm... I felt that if I put it on the seat they will sit on it... If I put it on the floor they will step on it... If I put it on the seat at the outer seating of the ferry they will throw it to the sea... If I put it on the table they will throw it to the garbage as a waste from the previous passangers...
Do you think I am extremely pessimistic? Make me wrong... Please someone do make me wrong !!!
Kitap okumayı seviyor musunuz? Kitap okuyan kimse kalmadığından mı şikayet ediyorsunuz? Kitaplar çok mu pahalı? Okuyup beğendiğiniz bir kitabı başkaları ile paylaşmak ister misiniz?
Öyleyse siz de benim yaptığımı yapın ve kitaplığınızdan beğendiğiniz bir kitabı kalabalık bir yerde UNUTUN! İçinde bir notla;
Bu kitap burada unutulmamış sizin okumanız için bilerek bırakılmıştır. Eğer siz de okuduktan sonra nerede bıraktığınızı bookcrossing başlıklı blog yazıma yorum olarak gönderirseniz kitabın nereleri dolaştığını izleyebiliriz.
Teşekkürler ve keyifli okumalar
Bugün bunu yaptım işte :) Aslında yaptığım yeni bir şey değil. Yurtdışında bookcrossing, Türkiyede ise dolaşımdaki kitaplar olarak bilinen bir uygulama. seyyarkitap isimli siteye girdiğimde İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi ve Kültür A.Ş.'nin (!) Zararlı Alışkanlıklar, Aile İçi İletişim, İstanbul'da Görgülü Yaşamak v.b tarzı kitapları dolaşıma soktuğunu gördüm. Kendi istediğim kitabı dolaşıma sokmak istediğimde ise boş bir beyaz sayfa ile karşılaştım. Kitap zevkimin çok da İBB'nin zevki ile uyuşmadığına karar vererek bu sefer yabancı da olsa bookcrossing sitesini deneyip Türkiye'de hiç dolaşımda kitap var mı diye baktığımda sadece 11 kitap olduğunu gördüm. Bari buraya ekleyeyim istediğim kitabı dedim ama bu sefer de karşıma BCID kodu çıktı !! Bir bilen var mı nedir bu? ISBN gibi bir şey mi yoksa ta kendisi mi?