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**Closed**US/Canada only Non Fiction VBB Round 1

I put a feeler out earlier to see if there was an interest in a non fiction VBB, and there was. I borrowed the guidelines from the General Fiction VBB from bookstogive (and thank you again for letting me do just that!! You are the best!)

I would ask each participant to offer 2 books as seed for the box to start.(You may seed with more than 2) After you commit to joining the box you would send me the titles/author/BCID numbers of the seed books. You will hang onto your two(or more) seed books until such time as they are selected from the VBB.

Each person will have 7 days to make their selections and additions.
Please be timely in mailing your books out if selected.
Your 2 submitted books are for seed so if you select 2 books on your turn you will need to add 2 new books(not counting your seed books)
You may add extra books to the list anytime-just let me know. if you aren't ready to choose a non fiction book, I can put you down at the end of the list for a second chance or you can ask to be skipped.

I will keep the participant list up to date on this thread, and will PM the next person with the current VBB book list. When you have finished making your choices, please PM me back with the books to be removed and added to the list. I will then PM the next person with the current list.

It is your responsibility to PM the person who needs to send you the books you have selected. Also, please write on this thread when you have selected, and when your books arrive.


Round 1 starting April 22, 2012

Participant Order:
Rhonder
JudySlump612
jumpingin
oliviapoolside
JennyC1230
LovesOU
biisbsw
Fracula
wildflower37
Shroffland
tabby-cat-owner
eponine38
weiterferne
MaryZee
debbie4osu--->end of round 1 and list is here

Thank you so much for joining in! I look forward to the first round, and hopefully, many more rounds to come.

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I put a feeler out earlier to see if there was an interest in a non fiction VBB, and there was. I borrowed the guidelines from the General Fiction VBB from bookstogive (and thank you again for letting me do just that!! You are the best!)

I would ask each participant to offer 2 books as seed for the box to start.(You may seed with more than 2) After you commit to joining the box you would send me the titles/author/BCID numbers of the seed books. You will hang onto your two(or more) seed books until such time as they are selected from the VBB.

Each person will have 7 days to make their selections and additions.
Please be timely in mailing your books out if selected.
Your 2 submitted books are for seed so if you select 2 books on your turn you will need to add 2 new books(not counting your seed books)
You may add extra books to the list anytime-just let me know. if you aren't ready to choose a non fiction book, I can put you down at the end of the list for a second chance or you can ask to be skipped.

I will keep the participant list up to date on this thread, and will PM the next person with the current VBB book list. When you have finished making your choices, please PM me back with the books to be removed and added to the list. I will then PM the next person with the current list.

It is your responsibility to PM the person who needs to send you the books you have selected. Also, please write on this thread when you have selected, and when your books arrive.


Round 1 starting April 22, 2012

Participant Order:
Rhonder
JudySlump612
jumpingin
oliviapoolside
JennyC1230
LovesOU
biisbsw
Fracula
wildflower37
Shroffland
tabby-cat-owner
eponine38
weiterferne
MaryZee
debbie4osu--->end of round 1 and list is here

Thank you so much for joining in! I look forward to the first round, and hopefully, many more rounds to come.
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Hi there

I'd appreciate it if you'd edit in the region to your thread title, (either INTL or USA or whatever it is), just to avoid confusion since I am currently running round 3 of the European Non Fic VBB. I'd have like to have avoided having both active on the forums simultaneity, but i already started taking sign ups some days ago before i spotted your thread, sorry about that. :)
I just think it would help to distinguish the two if you would add a geographic description into the thread title
Thanks
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Sorry for the delay, folks, I was out of town.

Here are my seed books:

1) The Mountie from Dime Novel to Disney
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10157030

2) More Ghost Stories of Alberta
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10085020

Regards!
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Fracula

Not a problem. I pm' ed you that I got them. Hope you had a good time out of town. The list has started, glad you are a part!
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I've chosen this one:
Salt of the Earth by Jack Olsen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/956-10532201 (oliviapoolside)

And I've replaced with:
Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life by Teri Hatcher
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10496431/

I've sent pm's to debbie4osu and oliviapoolside.

Thanks!
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and the list goes onto JudySlump612 next.
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was mailed out on Friday to Rhonder.
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I'm choosing these two books:
Into the Wild, JennyC1230
The Mountie from Dime Novel to Disney, Fracula

And replacing them with these two:
The Human Zoo, by Desmond Morris
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11095832/

Combat: Twelve Years in the U. S. Senate, by Warren B. Rudman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9955464/

Thanks to all!
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Next up is jumpingin, and I will be sending the list to her this evening.
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I was a participant in PokPok's non-fiction VBB and enjoyed it.
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I was a participant in PokPok's non-fiction VBB and enjoyed it.


Absolutely! I will remember to include you in round 2. :)
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In today's mail:

The Mountie from Dime Novel to Disney by Michael Dawson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10157030
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Sending Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer today. :-)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5503520
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My choices for this round:
Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7613749 (oliviapoolside)

Sand In My Bra and Other Misadventures ~ funny women write from the road http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10073306/ (Rhonder)

My additions
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi (jumpingin)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7391053/

Street Blues: The Experiences of a Reluctant Policeman by Andrew Brown (jumpingin)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8348490/

PMs sent to debbie4osu, Rhonder, and oliviapoolside. Thanks, everyone!
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Thanks!

I will update the list and send it to oliviapoolside tomorrow. Thanks again for playing!
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Update

oliviapoolside was very quick in making her choices :) Thanks! I am updating the list and sending it along to JennyC1230 this evening.
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RE: Update

Don't we get to know what they are? Curiosity!!!
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Here are the two books that were pulled:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10416183/ Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat (from eponine38)

and

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10526196/ Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived (from debbie4osu)

and she put into the box--

Living Through the Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11117403

Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/748-10139041

Great choices!!
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I'm taking out:

Spotted in France: A Dog's Life on the Road (jumpingin)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3604337/

Cork Boat by John Pollack (LovesOU)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10437613

Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life by Teri Hatcher (Rhonder)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10496431/

More Ghost Stories of Alberta (Fracula)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10085020

I'm putting these in the box:

Ever After: Diana and the Life She Led by Anne Edwards
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7883998

The Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9874729

Affair to Remember: My Life with Cary Grant by Maureen Donaldson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8007120

Chasing Kangaroos by Tim Flannery
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6667955

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and the list keeps rolling along. I will make the adjustments to the list, and send it to LovesOU this weekend. Thanks all-this has been fun to do!
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I picked:
Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs (American Title "Time Was Soft There")
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6021525 (eponine38)

I am placing in
Oink!: My life with Minipigs by Matt Whyman BCID 924-10204146
I'll PM Debbie4osu and eponine38
Thanks everyone. Wish I'd read a little more non fiction. There is much to choose.
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and the list goes to biisbsw next.
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I'll take a look and get back in a day or two with my choices. Thanks!
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Received

Salt from oliviapoolside, thanks!
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I’ve decided to select this one this round
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra (oliviapoolside)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/748-10139041

and I will add the following to the box:
The River Congo by Peter Forbath (biisbsw)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10519015/

Cosmology + 1:Readings from Scientific American (biisbsw)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10156874/

The Readers Digest Reader Selected by Theodore Roosevelt (biisbsw)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10166053/

Thanks everyone. It was very hard to decide; there were so many good choices.
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This is moving along quite nicely, thanks for all of your cooperation :) I am sending the list to the next person this morning, and there is so much to choose from. Hooray!
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"Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition". Actually sent it on the 15th but forgot to post here!
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Book shelves are groaning, so I am going to pass this round.
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Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs: The Left Bank World of Shakespeare and Co.
Mailed today.
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Sent "More Ghost Stories of Alberta" in today's mail.
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Sent "Like Water for Chocolate" in today's mail.
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sent to JennyC1230 today.
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Sand in My Bra from Rhonder
Monique and the Mango Rains from oliviapoolside

Thanks to both of you!
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And he to make a selection before leaving town for the weekend.

Thanks ;-)
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Received

Thank you eponine38 for Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs... Looks like a fantastic read. I'm glad you placed it in the VBB.
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I need to read more nonfiction this year.
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Absolutely you are included. When round 2 is about to start, I will pm you with a reminder. Thanks so much for joining.
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Do cookbooks qualify for this? I will join no matter, but gordon ramsey needs out of my cupboard, lol.
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Sorry for the delay, Group. I appreciate your patience!

Selecting
Flyaway: How a wild bird rehabber sought adventure and found her wings (memoir/nature) by Suzie Gilbert
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10531944/   (wildflower37)

Putting in:
The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood by Eva Petulengro [Shroffland]
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9845366/

Am PMing wildflower37 now.
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Update

Adding in CynthiaA for the next round, and will send the list to the next person tomorrow. Thanks Shroffland for posting :)
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Spotted in France: A Dog's Life on the Road (jumpingin)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3604337/

More Ghost Stories of Alberta (Fracula)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10085020

Cork Boat by John Pollack (LovesOU)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10437613

I would love to join for the next round!
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There were so many interesting books in this VBB. Here are my selections:

Street Blues--The Experiences of a Reluctant Policeman by Andrew Brown
Ever After--Diana and the Life She Led by Anne Edwards
No Reservations--Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach
The Reader's Digest Reader selected by Theodore Roosevelt
The Girl in the Painted Caravan--Memories of a Romany Childhood by Eva Petulengro

Here are my replacements:
A.B.C Et Cetera: The Life and Times of the Roman Alphabet by Alexander and Nicholas Humez
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7094397/

Quiet Times for Couples by H. Norman Wright
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11082057/

Anything Can Happen: Interviews with Contemporary American Novelists by Tom LeClair and Larry McCaffery
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7861537/

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being by Andrew Weil
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8420225/

On Angel's Wings by JoAnne Gullickson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8470893/
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Thanks for joining! The first round is almost ending, so I am wondering if there is anyone else who would like to join or be skipped. When the first round ends, I will post a new thread specifically for round 2, with the participant list order. Before that, I will pm the new participants for their seed books pretty soon. Looks like round 2 is a go! Hooray!! Thanks to all for a successful VBB :)
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Chose:
The Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9874729 (JennyC1230)

Chasing Kangaroos by Tim Flannery
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6667955 (JennyC1230)

added:

It's All Greek to Me: A Tale of a Mad Dog and an Englishman, Ruins, Retsina--and Real Greeks by John Mole
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5507514/ (eponine38)


The Devil's Flu: The World's Deadliest Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused It by Pete Davies
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11086895 (eponine38)
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I've sent Street Blues to tabby-cat-owner.
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To tabby-cat-owner:
Ever After: Diana and the Life She Led by Anne Edwards
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7883998

Sending these to eponine38, when I get their address:
The Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9874729
Chasing Kangaroos by Tim Flannery
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6667955


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I enjoyed this VBB (and if there is a 2nd round - please include me!) Made my choices:

Out:
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11068047/ (Shroffland)

In:
How the States got their Shapes by Mark Stein
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6322504
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Thanks!

MaryZee will get the list next, and then I will make the last picks. Right after that, round 2 begins. I will transfer over the participant list and rules to a new thread. If you don't want to be a part, or do want to try again, please let me know. I added 4 more to the list, and so far, everyone is in. Hooray!!!
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My choices

What fun I had going thru this vbb! I'll send the appropriate pm's in a few minutes, but here are my choices.

I'll be contributing these books -
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10074429/

The Olive Season by Carol Drinkwater
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8415008/

Cross Country by Robert Sullivan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10074428/

Books I've chosen -
The Devil's Flu: The World's Deadliest Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused It by Pete Davies
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11086895 (eponine38)

A.B.C Et Cetera: The Life and Times of the Roman Alphabet by Alexander and Nicholas Humez
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7094397/ (tabby-cat-owner)

Born to Trot by Marguerite Henry (young adult non fiction)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11066161 (oliviapoolside)

And I also would like to be in the next round. I've already chosen the books I'd like to contribute (got to get reading them ;)
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Thanks for organizing!
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Thanks to all participants! You made this an excellent VBB and a great first round!

My additions are
The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11029968/

The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8320468/

The Dream (sequel to The Invisible Wall) by Harry Bernstein
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8320468/

I am removing
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8096058/ (tabby-cat-owner)
It's All Greek to Me: A Tale of a Mad Dog and an Englishman, Ruins, Retsina--and Real Greeks by John Mole
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5507514/ (eponine38)
How the States got their Shapes by Mark Stein
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6322504 (weiterferne)

I closed the first round, and will begin the second round this week. Please look for a new thread. There are more books to be chosen and thanks to those who joined. Roll on Round 2!!
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Sending this one to JudySlump612:

Calendar Girl by Tricia Stewart
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8026462

Received this one from Rhonder:

Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life by Teri Hatcher
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10496431

I have received all the books I requested and sent all the ones I was asked to send. I would love to play in the next round!

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