Time Capsule

Pretend this journal is our time capsule for our great, great, great, great granchildren. What would you put in it? Anything goes! Use as many pages as you want. Do not alter anyone else’s contributions. Relist within two weeks, only relist within BookMooch. When full, return to DRWS.


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  1. I started to post something but the form is currently disabled. As your message states, form will be unavailable until Monday or afterwars. Either way, this is an interesting subject. I would be curious to read the replies.

    • Hi James, Our primary site is Bookmooch http://www.bookmooch.com/ which has had to be taken down for repairs and remedial action. I am not an employee there – it is John Buckman’s site run as a free site for book ‘exchange’ (books for points, points for books not necessarily, in fact rarely, direct swaps).
      I run the journal site https://bookmoochjournals.com/the-journals/ as a volunteer the third person since it was set up. Bookmoochers can also exchange journals there under a different set of rules – they remain the property of their creator, are returned to them when full, and successive entries are made by journallers who request them.
      We have nearly 900 journal library friends in 48 countries: USA, Canada, Martinique, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, French Polynesia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Israel, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Eire, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, the Ukraine and the Russian Federation. A good proportion of these are active journallers so journals travel widely, although the US and secondly the UK and Israel are the most frequent places to send.
      As the voluntary site maintainer I now list the journals that all journallers create with the assistance of 6 shelf-holders spread worldwide. We also try to recover temporarily stalled and lost journals to put back into circulation through the library inventory.
      Time capsule is not one of my own journals although I think it will be an extremely popular one once Bookmooch is running again. I can only display messages there from Bookmooch members. I wish I knew more about WordPress. Only your message today that made me go “Ah, the messages have to be sent through Bookmooch” made me realise that others may wonder why I do not reply to their comments. Mainly the comments here have been “awesome” or “great idea” but I have had no way of saying “Join Bookmooch and become of our journallers then!” If you know how I can – please tell me!
      We library personnel also upload slideshows of as many journals as we can. Until March these were displayed through the journal site which uses WordPress. Then slide.com gave us about a fortnight to recover the 586 slideshows (my predecessor and I had uploaded) as they were closing.
      We are now using Photobucket and uploading the slideshows directly to the individual Bookmooch page for each journal we do, which can be accessed through the blue underlined phrase on the journal site (when BM is up and running that is!) So get the word out and come and join in the fun there! The WordPress page https://bookmoochjournals.com/about/ will give you some further info and there is also a journal Bookmooch Wiki through one’s home page on Bookmooch.

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