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Yesterday a nice box from Erishkigal arrived - I've fallen behind on journaling the books, but the box arrived safely - thank you!

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For more info, see http://hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com
(there's a free app if you want a small taste of the festival)

Thanks to your help, we will end up with about a thousand books to give away this Saturday! The books are from at least 16 states (besides Hawaii) and 8 other countries. Thank you all so much!

Crossing zone here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/530049

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Want your books released in Hawaii?

A group of Oahu BookCrossers will meet at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival ( http://www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org ) in mid-May for a mass release/book giveaway....if you're going to be in town, please join us!!

2012 festival post: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/475692 (approx 780 books)
2011 festival post: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/457542 (approx 400 books)

We'd love to have your contributions to release, so if you'd like to help, please send me a PM for an address. All sorts of books seem to find takers at the festival, but we never have enough children's books, so those would be particularly welcome.

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As of 5/11/13, books received from the following fantastic BookCrossers:

AlterEgoZoe (US - Pennsylvania)
ApoloniaX (Germany)
Boekentrol (Netherlands)
bookstogive (US - Tennessee) - four boxes!
candy-is-dandy (UK)
chocola905 (Japan)
ciloma (US - Idaho)
debbie4osu (US - Texas)
Erishkigal (US - Utah)
etherea (US - Arkansas)
hafsah (Malaysia)
heartthumper (US - Kansas)
HI77 (US - Florida)
imuzak22 (US - Virginia)
jmsmom (US - Oklahoma)
keeta1 (New Zealand)
love2cook (US - Texas)
Meekachu07 (US - Minnesota)
minesayn (US - Ohio)
quietorchid (US - Minnesota)
salvami (Ireland)
smallbluepebble (UK)
smhamn (US - Ohio) - two boxes!
Southernfryed (US - South Carolina)
Stephario (US - Alabama)
tomato68 (US - California)
tostle (US - Utah)
varykino (Canada)
waterfalling (US - North Carolina)
yaroujidai (Japan)

Wow. You folks are amazing. (Although I do feel a bit like a certain mouse with a pointy hat as I try to keep up with journaling all the books you've so generously sent!)
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Sending PM for the address.
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Please pm

me an address and I'll see what I can find. Thanks!
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I can send a few :)
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Thank you!!!

PMs sent to smhamn, jmsmom, heartthumper, and waterfalling.
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Hopefully we will be able to get a small package together. Children's books were popular when we did a BookCrossing stall for the Colchester Free Festival.

This looks like a great event. Presumably you are aiming to give away a thousand books this year.
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Hopefully we will be able to get a small package together. Children's books were popular when we did a BookCrossing stall for the Colchester Free Festival.

This looks like a great event. Presumably you are aiming to give away a thousand books this year.


Thank you in advance! A thousand would be wonderful, but we'll definitely need help to get that many, so any books you can send will be gratefully journaled before being released.

Please do send by the most economical route - the festival is in mid-May so there should be time for seamail. :)

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by surface mail and I believe candy-is-dandy is sending some too.

Hope they get to you in time and you make it to the thousand :-)
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by surface mail and I believe candy-is-dandy is sending some too.

Hope they get to you in time and you make it to the thousand :-)


Wow, that sounds great. Thank you!

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by surface mail and I believe candy-is-dandy is sending some too.

Hope they get to you in time and you make it to the thousand :-)


I received the package from candy-is-dandy today. Thank you so much for sending them! I know they will be snapped up quickly by a few lucky children!
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but I'll see if I can find a book or two.
Sending a PM for the address.
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More thanks!

PMs sent to hafsah, Boekentrol, etherea and ardachy.

My mailperson probably won't thank you, but I do!
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sent today. hope it arrives in time :)
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sent today. hope it arrives in time :)


Thanks hafsah!
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to quietorchid.
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please pm your addy.
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Yesterday a nice box from Erishkigal arrived - I've fallen behind on journaling the books, but the box arrived safely - thank you!

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PMs sent to

imuzak12 and Erishkigal - thank you very much!
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I'm sure I can come up with a book or two or more :)
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Mailing a small box of books to you today!
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Mailing a small box of books to you today!


Thanks so much!
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to ApoloniaX - I've sent you my address.
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But I probably won't get to mail it for another week or so. PMing for your address.
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PMs sent to AlterEgoZoe and smallbluepebble.
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I would love to send some. I love to export Canadian authors. send me a pm with the address.
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PM sent.

Maybe I'll have time to read some of them first for the Canadian challenge! :)
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that will start travelling tomorrow. I hope they arrive safe and quickly!
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that will start travelling tomorrow. I hope they arrive safe and quickly!


Thank you Boekentrol!
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Thank you!
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Thank you for the book and all the lovely goodies!

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ApoloniaX: http://www.flickr.com/---/8502559192

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11654764

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Boekentrol - http://www.flickr.com/---/8543631158
smhamn - http://www.flickr.com/---/8543631844
bookstogive - http://www.flickr.com/---/8543629630

Thank you so much!!

(Boxes from smhamn & Boekentrol arrived this morning so I saw them as I was leaving for work but haven't had a chance to open them yet or journal any of the books.)
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It's gone sea mail so should be there before the festival. Might send some more at a later date.
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It's gone sea mail so should be there before the festival. Might send some more at a later date.


Thanks so much. :)

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It's gone sea mail so should be there before the festival. Might send some more at a later date.


Looks like sea mail is faster than we thought - it got here today, thanks!

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I'll jump in!

Yep, I've been looking at this for awhile now. So I"m finally going to jump in and send you a box. I found about 9 I can send you, maybe more later. :)
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That would be terrific; I'll send you a PM.
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Yep, I've been looking at this for awhile now. So I"m finally going to jump in and send you a box. I found about 9 I can send you, maybe more later. :)


Box from HI77 received...with just a few more than 9 in it (20 by my count). Thank you! http://www.flickr.com/---/8577247318
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from hafsah (love the Malaysian stamps) and ciloma.

Thanks, both of you!

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hafsah: http://www.flickr.com/---/8542530939

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11378189

ciloma: http://www.flickr.com/---/8542530409

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6050832
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6683390
Plus a couple I want to read before they're released.
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More thanks!

Boxes today from jmsmom and bookstogive.

jmsmom: http://www.flickr.com/---/8542517971

bookstogive: http://www.flickr.com/---/8543618108
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with 18 books. ;)
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Just received your box today! Record shipping time, and it gave me a HUGE smile. I spent most of last summer (and a year or so of my life) just up the road from you. I'll be sure to say hello the next time I'm nearby.

Thank you so much for the books! I'm journaling them soon, and then adding them to the collection.
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should be arriving 3/26/13.
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...and ready to go in tomorrow's mail. Your mail carrier will hate me, but hopefully the kids and young adults at the event will be happy. I counted the release notes I made, and provided I didn't miss any in the box, there should be 88 books in there for you to share, a great majority of them children's and young adult books. There's a few for more mature audiences, but most of them are my son's "old" books. Oh, and I'll be just fine if you don't have the time to get all of them journaled before the event. As many as there are, I completely understand! Have fun! Hope this helps!
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...and ready to go in tomorrow's mail. Your mail carrier will hate me,


Wow, maybe I'd better warn her! Thanks very much.
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I am Japanese bookcrosser. My friend taught me this event.
I had your address from a  my friend.I intend to send several books.
I imagine that this event becomes very pleasant.
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I am Japanese bookcrosser. My friend taught me this event.
I had your address from a  my friend.I intend to send several books.
I imagine that this event becomes very pleasant.


Thank you yaroujidai! http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream
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Another box from bookstogive arrived today: http://www.flickr.com/---/8555875511
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The books arrived today! Thank you so much. This is a lovely collection, and I look forward to finding them some new readers.

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Please PM me the address.
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quietorchid: http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream

smallbluepebble: http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream

imuzak12: http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream

Thank you all! I'm falling behind, but I'll journal the books as soon as I can.
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from Stephario: http://www.flickr.com/---/photostream

The box was repaired by the postal service along the way, so I'm not sure whether all the books made it here or not: I "only" got 76. Thanks so much!!
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I can't tell from your picture what might be missing. The ones that I had packed flat on top are there, and at least most from the bottom layer (there were 3 layers) are there, so I don't know which ones are missing. Who knows though, maybe some kind postal worker will find them and donate them somewhere where they'll still get to continue on their journey. At least you received a majority of them, and that's something. Good luck and have fun with the festival. I hope the kids, teens, and even adults who get some of these books will be pleased with their finds.
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I can't tell from your picture what might be missing.


I'm very pleased with the books that did arrive, thank you! As I journal the books, I'll add them to the list with the Flickr photo so you can look there if you want to know.

I hope the kids, teens, and even adults who get some of these books will be pleased with their finds.


I'm sure they will be: we've gotten a really good response in the past.
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3 books on the way.
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3 books on the way.


Package from tomato68 gratefully received!
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Sending a few more books your way :)
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Sending a few more books your way :)


Thanks smhamn! The second box arrived today.

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And they arrived today - thank you varykino!
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Once I have your address, I will put a box together
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Curious!


So, I'm just curious! How many have you guys gotten so far for the big release? Have we gotten close to last year?
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RE: Curious!

So, I'm just curious! How many have you guys gotten so far for the big release? Have we gotten close to last year?


Hard to say: I've gotten 200+ in the mail, and it looks like allysther's gotten at least 35. I find that pretty amazing - you people are fantastic!

I haven't managed to journal all the ones I've gotten yet: there's a stack on the table in the living room waiting for me. So far I've computer-released (as opposed to physically released) 160 books for the festival, but that's nowhere near all of them.)

I still have to work on getting my own books ready for the festival, and World Book Night is looming too.

allysther & I have started "releasing" books to the festival zone already so there isn't so much computer work to do at the last minute, but it looks like ghir is just marking hers as reserved right now. Here's the link for the zone if you want to take a look at the books that will be there; at the moment 2013 goes from page 1 to part of page 11: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/530049
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PM sent.

edit: My box was mailed Wed. April 10th.
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Meekachu07 & love2cook

I had a couple of days of browser trouble, so now I'm playing catch-up.
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A Korean-language book that was languishing in Ireland has found its way to Hawaii. I'll try to find a new reader for it; thank you!

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:)
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I mailed a box today to allysther. Most were children's books. The post office says it should be there by May 1.


A group of Oahu BookCrossers will meet at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival ( http://www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org ) in mid-May for a mass release/book giveaway....if you're going to be in town, please join us!!

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Thank you! I will keep my eyes open for the package. M stacks are not growing as quickly as hyphen8's stacks, but they are growing! I'm emptying whole shelves. This will be a fun day!
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I mailed a box today to allysther. Most were children's books. The post office says it should be there by May 1.


The post office was off by a few days. My guess is that the carriers were out celebrating Lei Day and the box was delayed. It is here now, though, and is filled with treasure! Thank you so much for sending the box this way, etheria!

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If not, I have a box to send. Should I pm Allysther or hyphen8 for the address?
Great idea-thanks for the opportunity!
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It is not too late! I will PM you now.
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debbie4osu's books arrived today and have joined the crowd! 6 days to go, and I can't wait to see what our final total might be!
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I have a audiobook box to send you please contact me with address
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I've sent you at least one PM with my address (most recently on 4/24), and it's current on RABCK.com.

Off to try again...
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Hooray!

So glad it made it in time! Love the picture! Thanks for the opportunity.
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..although I'm also still trying to register more!

Just bumping to say thank you to everyone who contributed - it's going to be terrific!
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Thank you!

It is 3am. I'm off to get a few hours sleep. I stayed awake long enough to watch the numbers start to rise on the "go hunting" page. 73 are currently showing as released, and I am reasonably certain we made it to 1000.

Thank you to everyone in this thread!
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If you have all them released to the zone it looks like 1093 books! Good Luck and may all of them write home!!
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Please do take pictures of at least a few of the releases if you can. We'd love to see them fly off into the unknown! Congrats, and have a great time.
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Thanks to all who sent books and who registered and journalled. It was lots of fun.

Link to some photos available on my profile.
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1140 books!

When I checked after I got home this afternoon, the zone was showing 45 pages of 25 books each, plus 15 on page 46 - for today.

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All the books for kids, tweens & teens were very much appreciated, and we even found someone to take the Korean book and a bunch of the Japanese ones!
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Looks like everything went so well! And thanks to both ghir and hyphen8 for the photos! So, when do we start getting ready for next year? ;-) J/K!!!!
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!!!

You broke a grand in books?

That's freaking amazing! ;D

Were there any left over?
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RE: !!!

You broke a grand in books?

That's freaking amazing! ;D


Yeah, thanks to all of you. Did I mention that you are all fantastic?

Our gang was very pleased to have so many - and so were the people swarming around us checking out the books! It was great to have such a big selection of books for younger readers (kids/tweens/teens), and almost all of them went.

Were there any left over?


We gave most of them away, despite a lack of cooperation from the weather.

Started putting the books out around 10, but it started to rain 10:30-ish and stayed soggy for a little while (while we frantically covered up the books). Then it got sunny and the books (and people) pretty much dried out.

By 1:15 or so we were down to maybe 6 boxes..and it was starting to drizzle again. One of the banks runs a book swap tent (turn in 5 books, choose 5 others..and all extras go to Hawaii Literacy and Read to Me International at the end), so we took the last boxes over there just as it started to POUR. So we (and the books) narrowly escaped being completely drenched.

So far we've gotten 5 catches (besides the ones we took home ourselves).

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11093227 (released by allysther)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4976594 (released by allysther)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11886811 (released by dustyflint)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11885835 (released by dustyflint)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11908826 (released by hyphen8)
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Wow

Wow. That is fantastic! BCers are awesomely generous. This is the first I have checked this thread in a while and I am blown away by how many books were sent.
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RE: Wow

Wow. That is fantastic! BCers are awesomely generous. This is the first I have checked this thread in a while and I am blown away by how many books were sent.


"Awesomely generous" is about right; we got well over 400 books in the mail!
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7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11260586 (released by islevamp)

and

8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11914019 (released by hyphen8)
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9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11758351 (registered by tomato68; released by hyphen8)

10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7583954 (registered by teamcorizzo; released by hyphen8)

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