Welcome to the Sunday Salon!
I've given away ten books recently by leaving them in public places for other readers to find, read, and hopefully pass on.
This I did through Book Crossings, which has labels you can download and paste onto your books. Anyone can register the ID number of their found book on Book Crossings. This will show that someone has the book you "released into the wild." So far, no one has registered any of my books but I know that most of them have been taken. I checked!
I have also passed on a few books I'd normally keep - to friends who I know will appreciate having them and who happened to be visiting for a few days. No postage involved. That helps!
Gold by Chris Cleave has been taken by a cycling enthusiast.
Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks - the ARC of this book that I loved, loved, loved, for its social consciousness, has also been given to another reader.
A Fistful of Collars by Spencer Quinn, an ARC, has been taken by a dog lover and dog owner.
Shadow Show: All New Stories in celebration of Ray Bradbury, is a maybe from someone who perked up at Ray Bradbury's name, though these stories are not by the sci fi writer but by 26 other writers.
My reading list is still long. Same situation for lots of book bloggers, I imagine. Have you given away or loaned any books lately?