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[CLOSED] ABC (Alphabet) Bookrings - US version - Books Beginning with the Letter H

Here's how it works:

I'll start the ring out by posting 2 books whose title starts with the letter H to the first person on the list. Articles (a, an, or the) don't count -- look to the next word. So, for example, "A Streetcar Named Desire" would be considered an S-book. "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is a T-book.

So, I send the package with 2 H-books to the first person on the list. That person takes *one* book out & replaces it with another H-book, & then sends those 2 to the next person. And so on.

You post in the forum:

1. when the books arrive
2. what book you chose
3. when you mail the books to the next person.

That way we all know where the books are. The last person on the list sends the books to me.

Don't post the title of the book you *don't* take, or your new addition -- let that be a surprise. Only post the title you are taking out. Oh, & please journal the book you take out promptly.

I think that we should all be able to mail this back out within a week to 10 days. After all, all we're doing is replacing one book.

If by some chance, you just don't like or you've already read one round's offerings, you can either opt to skip your turn & mail the books on without taking one. Or you could consider it an opportunity for a wild release, & just take one out for that purpose (replacing it with one of your own). Your choice.

I think that's everything. Anyone want to play? :-)

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The Players (names will be shuffled between each round):

mrsjones
quickheels
BooksnBeer
Aberpeter
NancyNova
tabby-cat-owner
BooksandMusic
booklady331
Southernfryed
perryfran
Stephario
LynnGorman
jmsmom
Ollie1976
heartthumper
raralovestoread
Meekachu07
Dove-i-libri
Agrace - skipped
innae
ravencat
katiesmama
mngirl
me

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Here's how it works:

I'll start the ring out by posting 2 books whose title starts with the letter H to the first person on the list. Articles (a, an, or the) don't count -- look to the next word. So, for example, "A Streetcar Named Desire" would be considered an S-book. "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is a T-book.

So, I send the package with 2 H-books to the first person on the list. That person takes *one* book out & replaces it with another H-book, & then sends those 2 to the next person. And so on.

You post in the forum:

1. when the books arrive
2. what book you chose
3. when you mail the books to the next person.

That way we all know where the books are. The last person on the list sends the books to me.

Don't post the title of the book you *don't* take, or your new addition -- let that be a surprise. Only post the title you are taking out. Oh, & please journal the book you take out promptly.

I think that we should all be able to mail this back out within a week to 10 days. After all, all we're doing is replacing one book.

If by some chance, you just don't like or you've already read one round's offerings, you can either opt to skip your turn & mail the books on without taking one. Or you could consider it an opportunity for a wild release, & just take one out for that purpose (replacing it with one of your own). Your choice.

I think that's everything. Anyone want to play? :-)

~~~

The Players (names will be shuffled between each round):

mrsjones
quickheels
BooksnBeer
Aberpeter
NancyNova
tabby-cat-owner
BooksandMusic
booklady331
Southernfryed
perryfran
Stephario
LynnGorman
jmsmom
Ollie1976
heartthumper
raralovestoread
Meekachu07
Dove-i-libri
Agrace - skipped
innae
ravencat
katiesmama
mngirl
me
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PM'ing you now!

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This was an easy choice for me. I chose: Homer's Odyssey. It looks right up my alley. Will PM quickheels for an address. Thanks!
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Mailed

Books are on their way to quickheels. Happy holidays!
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Thanks, mrsjones!

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Books arrived in the mail today. Haven't opened yet but will be ready to mail on in a couple of days.
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I will choose the Horse You Came In On by Martha Grimes. I haven't read anything by this Author. Also, I couldn't resist a mystery set in a area nearby that I am familiar with.

I have PMed the next person on the list as soon as I receive an address I'll pop the package back into the mail.
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... to please journal the book you choose to keep promptly. Thanks!

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Soon....I have the next address and I will get this into the mail this week.
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So very sorry, things have been very crazy here and I didn't journal properly yet. I chose The Horse Whisper.
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This package went into the mail yesterday (1/13). Enjoy!!
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Thanks, BooksnBeer!

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and I'm choosing Hiroshima by John Hersey
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and forgot the post office would be closed due to the holiday. I will try again tomorrow.
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Thanks, Aberpeter!

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since it isn't a holiday today I was able to mail the books :)
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and I almost mistook them for a wishlist tag grant!

Keeping Home for the Holidays (and taking it off my wishlist). Edited to add: not on my wishtlist - already read it, but that's OK. I'll push it to the bottom of the stash and read it again.

I update with tracking when I get the parcel to the post office.
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Tracking # 9549011043235031407834
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Thanks, NancyNova!

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My choice is 'Honeymoon with my brother', a memoir by Franz Wisner
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5674836/

I will be contacting the next person on the list for address momentarily.
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Thanks for organizing these bookrings, Iwillrejoice.
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Thanks for organizing these bookrings, Iwillrejoice.


Thanks, tabby-cat-owner. Glad you're enjoying them. I like hosting these. :-)

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I will make my choice within a few days
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Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott

although I did read the other selection while it was here and enjoyed it.

Book is ready to move again. Hope to mail it tomorrow.
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Thanks, BooksandMusic!

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Mailed

The books are on the way to booklady331.
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Thanks, BooksandMusic!

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I picked
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13097266

I am adding
Higher Authority by Stephen White
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6512796
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I'm pming perryfran for address. Will make my selection and get them in the mail later this week.
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choosing Howl at the Moon by Christiine Warren to pass along to my niece. Packaging up the H books and will get them moving again soon.
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I went to the post office today.
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Thanks, Southernfryed!

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Received the books. I will select "Higher Authority" by Stephen White.

Sending a PM to Stephario. As soon as I get an address, I will send the books on...

Edit: Received Stephario's address and will get these in the mail tomorrow. :-)

USPS # 9549011127095076500331

Edit: Delivered 3/23 per USPS:
https://tools.usps.com/---/TrackConfirmAction?...
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Thanks, perryfran!

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And I select The House on the Hill, by Judith Kelman. I just need to PM the next on the list and find an H book in my possession I'm willing to part with. Then I'll get these sent out.
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Mr. Stephario mailed the H books to LynnGorman this morning. Tracking # 9114999944314349467286 via USPS.
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Thanks, Stephario!

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and I will be picking "Hannah's Hope" by Karen Kingsbury. She is one of my favorite authors so I was thrilled to find one of her books in the package!! I am pming the next in line.
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"H" books

were mailed yesterday. Sorry, I forgot to post. I can post the tracking # if needed.
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Thanks, LynnGorman! Tracking number is up to you - not required. :-)

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I chose Heaven is for Real and the ring was sent on today.

https://tools.usps.com/---/TrackConfirmAction?...
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Thanks, jmsmom!

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Will be PMing the next in line. Taking The Help
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this was mailed out earlier this week
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Thanks, Ollie1976!

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Haunted Houses by Nancy Roberts. I just won't read it when I'm home alone! Sending PM to next in line.
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Tracking #9449010200828604397679
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Thanks, heartthumper!

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I have chosen The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts. I've actually already read this book, but I love Billie Letts's writing and would love to read it again. Sending a PM to the next person.
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Thanks, raralovestoread!

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These just arrived. I will look at them and make my decision tonight....PMing next in line and will mail them off after the holiday
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Its not really in my wheelhouse, but I might give it a shot...its "Here On Earth" by Alice Hoffman
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Packaged and ready to go....tracking is 9449009699938480782408
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Thanks, Meekachu07!

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I'm sending the PM right now to 'mngirl' for their address so I can send out the package on Thursday!!!
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Just sent another PM to 'mngirl' for their address so I can send them out on Thursday!!!
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Next day we'll be able to get to the PO will be Sat if the address comes now. Just sent a new PM.
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Well, maybe she's on vacation (or something). I'd say, if you don't hear back soon, just move on to the next person. If she gets back in touch, we can always move her down the list.

Thanks!

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If no response by then, I'll send a PM to Agrace, who's next.
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And, PLEEEEEZE, don't everyone put in 'Q is for Quarry.' OK?
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Heh - I have a different book than the one you mentioned for Q, but had thought I might just skip X. In looking thru my own stash, that's the only letter I don't have, & I sure don't have 2 of them.

We could just allow those letters to be somewhere in the title, rather than first. What do you all think?



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I like the idea of having the letters somewhere in the title.
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I have a Q book. I was wondering about putting Q, and X together and maybe Y & Z. Just choose to replace one.
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... look for more difficult letters! You just let us know what's decided and I will follow along!
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That's Agrace, so I 'll let you know when they're on their way!
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... innae ... I'll let you know what their response is!!!

Here is Agrace's response:

Hello Dove-i-libri,
I am sorry I have been so hit-and miss on this, but please, pass me by again.
Agrace
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... innae ... I'll let you know what their response is!!!

Here is Agrace's response:

Hello Dove-i-libri,
I am sorry I have been so hit-and miss on this, but please, pass me by again.
Agrace


OK, thanks, Dove-i-libri. Thanks for letting me know!

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Sending a new PM today, and will see what happens.
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Oh, no! (Is there a full moon?)

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She sent me a response yesterday and was worried I had sent the books to someone else, but I let her know I still have them, and will send them to her on Saturday.
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Thanks, Dove-i-libri!

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but I'm afraid it's going to be my turn while I'm away for 10 days. So I'm going to PM my address to Ravencat so that if it's ready to move while I'm away, I won't hold it up. I have my book ready, so I'll have this back to Iwillrejoice on the 25th of this month.
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Thanks, katiesmama! I appreciate it!

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YAY!!

The books arrived in Colorado this past week sometime (sorry, I really NEED to check my mail more often) -- I will make my choice and get them sent out soon!!

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Books arrived today and I have chose Hold Tight the Thread by Jane Kirkpatrick. I have katiesmama address and books will be on their way by Friday.
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The M-ring will be starting soon! Just sayin'...

Also, check out our new ABC Authors ring, starting August 1!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/520991

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and mailed to katiesmama today via USPS tracking number 9114 9999 4431 4695 3910 13.
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mngirl - no response

I never received a request for my address. I check my email several times a day. I am still interested. Can you add me back?
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mngirl - no response

I never received a request for my address. I check my email several times a day. I am still interested. Can you add me back?


OK. I'll just add you after katiesmama.

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I expect I'll be receiving the books within the next couple of days. Iwillrejoice, I'd be happy to send them to Mngirl if you want. Or I can mail them to you if you'd rather send them. I still have your address and will PM mngirl for hers just in case that's what you want to do.
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I expect I'll be receiving the books within the next couple of days. Iwillrejoice, I'd be happy to send them to Mngirl if you want.


That would be great. Thanks!

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Thank you! I got your PM and PMed you back with my address.
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And a note in my mailbox telling me I have a package at the office to pick up tomorrow night on my way home:). It has to be the H books. I have my book already sitting here on my desk ready to be packaged up with the other, so these will be on the way Saturday.
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I chose How to be Good by Nick Hornby. I had already read the other H book, so like I said, easy choice:). I'm pretty sure I've read a couple of his non-fiction books, but this will be the first fiction book of his I've read. I'm adding my book and will have these in the mail to mngirl on Saturday.
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Thanks, katiesmama!

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tracking #9114 9999 4431 4477 0078 11, sent media mail
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Will make my choice and get books in mail within a few days.
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Will make my choice and get books in mail within a few days.


So, what did you pick? :-)

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Sorry it took so long. Been sick.

I chose Hearts of Sand.

Dropped books at post office a half hour ago. Tracking is
9549 0111 3257 5225 4542 86
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Sorry it took so long. Been sick.

I chose Hearts of Sand.

Dropped books at post office a half hour ago. Tracking is
9549 0111 3257 5225 4542 86


Thanks, mngirl! Feel better!

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I received The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans & The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Thanks for sharing, everybody!

This concludes the H-ring. I'll be starting the M-ring in a few. See you there!

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