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Alphabet VBB round 13 (international), closed, taking sign ups for the next round

This is round thirteen of the alphabet VBB (international), with the title of each book starting (ignoring 'a' and 'the') with a different letter of the alphabet.

Participants can select any book(s) but must replace either the letter they've taken or one of the missing letters. I don't want to make it too difficult so there are 19 books, so that if you take one, you have a choice of 8 letters for the replacement. So if the list contained books beginning with letters A, B, C, and you chose the book beginnining with B, you could replace with a book beginning with B or with any letter D to Z.

Please put in the same number of books as you take out. The list is starting out as mainly fiction but other categories that you think will be appealing are fine (please no text books, religious pamphlets, travel guides, etc).

Please post choices and receipt of books to the thread.

Please post out books promptly. If any books are not received within a reasonable timeframe please let me know.

This is a new thread for round thirteen. The round twelve thread is here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/534589

Here's the list so far:
Bookworm-lady
yorkshire-lass
sedna5213
BaiLong
Lamilla
bookworm76
lauraloo29
Tanamo
Meekachu07
Diane-Fraser
catsalive
Icila
chawoso
keeta1
Clairby11xxx
mysteriousmummy
Billbooks
saskiasosmile
jasperthecactus <-- LIST IS HERE

Then back to me, and then another round if this one goes well. Please leave the books in for the next round. If you will not be happy to leave your books in for another couple of rounds if need be then please don't include them. (Since I put in all seed books for the first round everyone should get back the same number as they put in.)

The books:
An Anthropologist on Mars - Oliver Sacks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14107278
Confessions of a Death Maiden - Ruth Francisco http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14579611
The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14017825
Emma - Jane Austen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14274496
The Fourth Hand - John Irving http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10051716
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11682331
How to be Good - Nick Hornby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14644957
In Darkness - Nick Lake http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14622411
Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy - Lucy-Anne Holmes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13557405
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12974959
Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14118480
Othello - William Shakespeare http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13193727
The Phantom of Manhattan - Frederick Forsyth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13876503
A Quiver Full of Arrows - Jeffrey Archer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14274486
The Red Queen - Philippa Gregory http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14434746
Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9353926
Tea at the Grand Tazi - Alexandra Singer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11165326
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10281147
Written in Red - Anne Bishop http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601406

Replace a letter you take out or one of the current missing letters: B, K, M, V, X, Y, Z.

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This is round thirteen of the alphabet VBB (international), with the title of each book starting (ignoring 'a' and 'the') with a different letter of the alphabet.

Participants can select any book(s) but must replace either the letter they've taken or one of the missing letters. I don't want to make it too difficult so there are 19 books, so that if you take one, you have a choice of 8 letters for the replacement. So if the list contained books beginning with letters A, B, C, and you chose the book beginnining with B, you could replace with a book beginning with B or with any letter D to Z.

Please put in the same number of books as you take out. The list is starting out as mainly fiction but other categories that you think will be appealing are fine (please no text books, religious pamphlets, travel guides, etc).

Please post choices and receipt of books to the thread.

Please post out books promptly. If any books are not received within a reasonable timeframe please let me know.

This is a new thread for round thirteen. The round twelve thread is here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/534589/

Here's the list so far:
Bookworm-lady
yorkshire-lass
sedna5213
BaiLong
Lamilla
bookworm76
lauraloo29
Tanamo
Meekachu07
Diane-Fraser
catsalive
Icila
chawoso
keeta1
Clairby11xxx
mysteriousmummy
Billbooks
saskiasosmile
jasperthecactus <-- LIST IS HERE

Then back to me, and then another round if this one goes well. Please leave the books in for the next round. If you will not be happy to leave your books in for another couple of rounds if need be then please don't include them. (Since I put in all seed books for the first round everyone should get back the same number as they put in.)

The books:
An Anthropologist on Mars - Oliver Sacks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14107278/
Confessions of a Death Maiden - Ruth Francisco http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14579611/
The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14017825
Emma - Jane Austen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14274496
The Fourth Hand - John Irving http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10051716
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11682331
How to be Good - Nick Hornby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14644957
In Darkness - Nick Lake http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14622411
Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy - Lucy-Anne Holmes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13557405
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12974959/
Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14118480/
Othello - William Shakespeare http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13193727
The Phantom of Manhattan - Frederick Forsyth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13876503
A Quiver Full of Arrows - Jeffrey Archer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14274486
The Red Queen - Philippa Gregory http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14434746/
Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9353926/
Tea at the Grand Tazi - Alexandra Singer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11165326
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10281147
Written in Red - Anne Bishop http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601406/

Replace a letter you take out or one of the current missing letters: B, K, M, V, X, Y, Z.
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Please, count me in. I will try again :-)
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I'll play,

if you're still taking players :)
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Yes, just taking sign ups at the moment, will kick off the round in a week or two.
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but I'm glad you're not kicking off yet as I'm soon going away for a few days.
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Yes I would love to play again, thanks for running this :)
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I'm sure I've done it before
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All in. :)
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Late comer

How did I miss this?? Holidays and illness will do it but back in the swing so please tack me on at the end
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I was just thinking this morning that you were missing from my list. :)
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I am taking out:

"Without warning", by Carol Smith,

And my replacement is:

"Nerd in Shining Armor", by Vicki Lewis Thompson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14545670/

Thanks for setting this up, there's always something interesting to pick!
Now on to the next one... :)
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I would like to take out,
Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner.
Pretty Dead Things by Barbara Nadel..

I will contact the owners about the above.

I will add.

The Final Detail by Harlan Coben
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4976817/

The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9766727/

Thank you for organising this, it’s always fun.
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I'm taking out:

Odd One Out - Monica McInerney

I'm putting in:

The Japanese Lover - Isabel Allende

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14527044/

Thanks for setting the VBB up again greenbadger!
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I'm picking

The Japanese Lover
Love Story
Nerd in Shining Armor

And since it has been here for two rounds already and no one seems interested in it, I'm also picking "Romeo & Juliet" out of this VBB.

Instead, I am putting in:
- Bastard out of Carolina
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2454442/
- Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13557405/
- Nine Stories
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807541/
- Othello
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13193727/
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The Japanese Lover
Love Story
Nerd in Shining Armor

Sent mine today; the Nerd is travelling to China. Enjoy!!
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Taking out:
Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14534755


Putting in:
The Winter Sea - Di Morrissey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14086643/
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Thanks Greenbadger - I forgot to put my choices up.

Thanks again for organising
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I have chosen

Stiff by Shane Maloney http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11862277
and I am putting in The River of Fire by Patrick Easter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/252-13485716
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It's still lauraloo29's turn, I only sent her the list this morning...
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Oops I thought I'd seen that she wasn't playing this time but now I see it was Lamilla. Sorry for any confusion. In mitigation, It's been like Piccadilly Circus here of late with 2 estate agents, carpet fitters, burglar alarm man, friends come to collect some of my junk they want (mostly jigsaws) turning up pretty much the same time and having to dash off for a Christening too.
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No worries. :)
That sounds super-stressful, good luck with it all!
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Thank you GreenBadger. I have chosen: The Winter Sea - Di Morrissey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14086643

I was going to put up a R book, but I see Tanamo has jumped ahead. So I will put up :

The Phantom of Manhattan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13876503/
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Arrived

This book, along with another by the same author arrived today. Thank you.

I have chosen: The Winter Sea - Di Morrissey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14086643

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I select "Final Detail" by Harlan Coben

and replace with:

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10281147
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My choice of Pretty Dead Things by Barbara Nadel has arrived safely with me :-)
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I chose

Kat Jumps The Shark - Melinda Houston - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13099803

Replaced with K is for Killer by Sue Grafton
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... but I am replacing Atonement with
Friends in High Places - Donna Leon http://bookcrossing.com/journal/11517964.
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My turn.


I'll take :
- Bastard out of Carolina
- Friends in High Places
- The Guns of Easter

And I remplace with :-
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11457874/

- The Fourth Hand by John Irving
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10051716/

- The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (Canongate Myths)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11682331/

Thank you greenbadger !
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I took part in earlier rounds of this VBBand would love to join in again, please.If that is OK
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If you'll have me of course :)
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Welcome!
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Taking out:
Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807541

Putting in:
Map of the Invisible World - Tash Aw http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11583262
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My turn :)

I'd like to take out:
The Chemistry of Death - Simon Beckett http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9766727
and
Inner City Blues - Paula L. Woods http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295430

and I'll replace them with:

Whistling in the Dark - Lesley Kagen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14243724
and
Little Mercies - Heather Gudenkauf http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12603608

Thanks greenbadger :)
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Thanks for running this VBB, I would like to take out the following:

The Harrowing - Alexandra Sokoloff http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14153385
and
Map of the Invisible World - Tash Aw http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11583262

I will replace them with:

Atonement - Ian McEwan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13411481/
and
Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9353926/
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Thanks for running this VBB, I would like to take out the following:

The Harrowing - Alexandra Sokoloff http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14153385]

This arrived with me yesterday, thank you :)
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I have deliberated and would like to choose the following;

Blacklands - Belinda Bauer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11457874
The River of Fire - Patrick Easter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13485716
You Belong to Me - Dean Koontz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12862665

And I will replace them with

The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M Auel (Spare Letter C)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14487993/

A Hatful of Sky – Terry Pratchett (Spare Letter H)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14487901/

Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman (Spare Letter N)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14118480/

Thanks for organising greenbadger.
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My choice of Carpe Demon has arrived safely with me :-)
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Taking out:

A Hatful of Sky – Terry Pratchett http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14487901
Little Mercies - Heather Gudenkauf http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12603608

Putting in:

Breakneck - Erica Spindler http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14622407
In Darkness - Nick Lake http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14622411
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Closing this round for sign ups now since we're nearly at the end.

But, I'll start round 14 in October-ish, who's up for that? Books stay in as per the rules at the start (I'll remove them if they don't get chosen after a couple of rounds).
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Please count me in for another round :)
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Thanks for setting this up, always fun! :)
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How on earth have we been in 13 rounds? Seems like only last week you first organised round 1 lol. Yes please I am in. I enjoy the difficulty of trying to find a suitable replacement in my very small available pile. ;-)
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but house is up for sale so if we do end up moving I might have to be skipped or moved down the line if that's ok greenbadger.
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Sure. Good luck with the move!
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This must be one of my favorite VBB!
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Thanks for organizing this one
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I'm! :o)

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In again!

Thanks a lot greenbadger!
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My chosen book has arrived:

"Without Warning", by Carol Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10096093/

Looking forward to reading it! :)
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both of your books have arrived :)

Billbooks - Little Mercies will be in the post by Monday.
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thanks :)
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Round 14

I am in again. Thanks for organizing :-)
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I'm in.
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Received safely thanks Tanamo
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Sorry for the delay, I have been away for a little bit...
her are my choices for taking from and adding to the VBB:

Chosen to take out:
-K is for killer
- Whistling in the dark
I have PMd the bookcrossers who have these books at the moment.

Adding:
-Reading the ceiling, by Dayo Forster http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11057449/
- How to be good, by Nick Hornby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14644957
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Taking out:
Breakneck - Erica Spindler
The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M Auel

Adding:
Confessions of a Death Maiden -
Ruth Francisco http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14579611/
Written in Red - Anne Bishop http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601406/
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I am choosing:

Atonement - Ian McEwan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13411481
Reading the Ceiling - Dayo Forster http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11057449/

and putting in:

An Anthropologist on Mars - Oliver Sacks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14107278/
The Red Queen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14434746/
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Reading the Ceiling has arrived, thank you!
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Atonement has arrived, thank you!
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Thanks greenbadger for organising this!
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Received safely thank you for sharing, plus I'm in for the next round
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Whistling in the dark ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14243724) ,
and K is for Killer ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260561 have both arrived.
Thanks very much , keeta1 and Diane-Fraser !

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