My mom is a hard-core Washington Post reader. This is often to my advantage because she keeps me in the loop and wow did she find a fun thing this time. It's a website called Bookcrossing and the article about it is here, I found it really interesting. The idea is that instead of giving your old books to the thrift store or throwing them away, you "release" them into the wild with a special ID code that you create online. If the people who pick them up choose to, they can go online and record and entry in that book's "journal." Then they release them again. I've read that about 10% or so of the books that you release get some kind of response, making it certainly a hit-and-miss sort of thing, but an exciting thing nonetheless.
I released my first book last Friday :)
It was a duplicate copy of a book that I really loved called Gift From the Sea.
We were camping and I took it to the women's restroom in the loop where we were camping. I placed it here:
If you click on it you can read the note I put on the front.
When I came back an hour later with Sheely, it was gone :)