Some of the books most ingrained in my mind are those I read while traveling, perhaps because of the large chunks of time I had, or the way my senses were already working overtime, or because often I was reading to escape uncomfortable conditions—ten hours on a chicken bus with no where to pee but the side of the road. Many of these books were serendipitous finds, handed to me by someone I crossed paths with just I had finished everything I had with me or found in a small book stall or hostel library.
It’s one of my great hopes for CURRENCY that people will discover it while on the road. To that end, I’m sending some free copies to traveler-types and asking them to leave the books, when they’re through, where other travelers can find them. Perhaps they’ll pass the copy to someone they meet, or trade it at a book stall, or set it in the lobby of their hotel or guest house. I hope that the leaver and the finder will both post a comment at this page and tell me where they left or found CURRENCY. I realize that might not always happen, but let’s see if it does.
The first two recipients of traveling copies of CURRENCY were the winners of a contest run by Nomadic Chick. But there are more books that are free to roam. If you’re reading this, and are going on a trip, leave me a comment at this page and I’ll send you a copy (if it’s within the U.S. or Canada) and you can be part of the experiment.