Yesterday I received a copy of Alex Boese's Hippo Eats Dwarf in the mail. It's about modern hoaxes and tall tales. I'd requested it on his blog, Museum of Hoaxes, but forgotten about it until it arrived.
I'm part of The Traveling Hippo Experiment:
"...since I have a few extra copies, an idea occurred to me. Why not give them away? But not as prizes. Instead, give them away to volunteers on the condition that, once read, they're passed along to someone else. Each person who gets the book will write a note in it saying where it's been and also try to send a picture of the book back to me. This way I can create a visual diary of the adventures the books have as they (hopefully) travel around the world. I imagine it as a book version of the traveling gnome prank. The experiment will be to see how far the books can travel, and for how long."
I'll probably register my copy on BookCrossing just as a backup, but I'm interested in passing the book along on its author's terms. I'm too busy reading it right now to take the photo yet, but I should have it finished by tomorrow or Wednesday. It's very entertaining - fully as good as his first book.
If you'd like to read it next and are willing to follow the terms of the original offer, e-mail me (using the link on my About page) your name and address. If more than one person wants the book, I'll compile a list and include it with the book so it can be passed along in sequence until the last person on the list gets it and sends it on a new path. This should be fun!