BM Journal Project going strong
I want to write a bit about the BookMooch Journal Project, as it has been under the able leadership of Gill Tennant and has been growing strongly for some time now.
You can browse the existing journals here.
Journals are collaboratively written "books", though they vary widely, all the way from scrapbooks to wacky concepts and even prose. Here's a short description:
| ||Participants can mooch your journal just like any other book listed on BookMooch. Each person that mooches a journal adds their entry, and within two weeks re-posts it into the BookMooch system to be mooched by another member, who adds their entry to the journal and again adds it back to BookMooch for the next moocher (adding to the inventory by its number), and so on. When the journal is completed, it is sent back to its owner.|
The "about page" explains what the journals are about, and how they work:
A complete list of journals to mooch is available on this forum:
and Gill recommends that you join this forum to keep up to date with what journals are available. You can do so by clicking here.
You'll also find that many people create a mini-conversation around a journal, on the books page, such as this journal about "Anything and Everything British"
I recently dropped a few vintage postcards of London into the Postcards of London journal.
The http://bookmoochjournals.com/ web site has been completely revamped, and new books are being created at an incredible rate. Can you believe that 16 new journals were created in just the past 7 days !?!?!?
Give it a try, as many journals take just a few minutes for you to contribute, and it's a great feeling!
p.s.: Gill wrote me to add:
I need to emphasise though that all this would not be possible without the groundwork done by Alicia Edwards on setting up and financing the journal site for a good number of years.
Also I am ably assisted by 6 journallers worldwide who run individual shelves to recover stalled and lost journals which are then added to the journal library inventory for any journaller to request. They are: BMJournal Library Charity N. America Shelf (Alaska) BMJournals Library Charity Australasia Shelf BMJournal Library Charity Americas Shelf BMJournals Library Charity N. Europe bookshelf bmjstates BMJournal Library Charity Mediterranean and African Shelf
Also a plea that all journallers become friends of Bookmooch Journal Library Charity (which you can do by clicking here) - the local mooching and international sending means this is one charity that does not need points donated - but it helps us keep an eye on journals and provide information to new journallers and journal-creators.