Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Time to Read on the train? Bookcrossing hits NIR

Time to Read - Translink's Bookcrossing.com book club

OK. So despite living within ten minute's walk of Lisburn Railway Station, after two weeks I haven't yet managed to catch the train to work.

But flicking through the freepaper Belfast News, I stumbled on a story that could tempt me onto public transport. The joy of driving into work is catching a bit of what's going on in the world by tuning the car radio into Good Morning Ulster. But since radio reception on the Lisburn-Belfast line isn't the best, the benefit of the journey would be sticking my nose in a book and getting through some of the backlog on my bedside table.

Translink have teamed up with Bookcrossing.com and publishers Pan Macmillan to form a commuter book club. If you look carefully in Central Station, Great Victoria Street, Lisburn, Bangor, Carrickfergus or Coleraine, you should be able to spot the Time to Read bookcases filled with books to read, log on and release.

Do leave a comment if you've been able to find any good reads in the station bookcases.

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