Tuesday, May 24, 2005

River Reading Experiment Explained

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I recently came into ownership of 8 old books nobody wanted. Instead of throwing them away or donating them to the library I decided to come up with something unique to do with them. So I decided to place the 8 books under 8 different bridges on various rivers around Vicksburg, MI. I tried to make the retrieval of these books only accesible by canoe/kayak. I should note I didn't read any of the books.

Inside each book is taped a note encouraging the finder to place the book at another river location of their choosing. But first they're encouraged to email me where they found it and attach a photo of where they placed it next. Then I'll post the results here. The hope is these 8 books will make their way to some unique river locations (hopefully outside the Vicksburg area).

Truthfully, I don't have high expectations for this experiment. I know I'm asking a lot from people to take a photo then send it to me. Plus it's not always easy to find bridges under which to place books. Time will tell. It certainly was more fun than dropping them off at the library.

For those who are curious:
The photos above were taken near Z Avenue. One at the Z Ave. bridge and another further down river at an old railroad trestle. I'll be posting photos of more locations soon.

2 comments:

the Inkhead said...

Dude, you know I love ya & have always known you were secretly nucknfutz, just imagine how estatic I am that you're no longer keeping it quiet. Truly enjoy the blog & I'll be sure to keep an eye open for any books that make it out thissaway.

kate said...

Wow, you sure do have lots of time on your hands. LOL. Interesting idea though. I wonder what'll happen...