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Alphabet VBB round 14 (international), closed

This is round fourteen 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 fourteen. The round thirteen thread is here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/541822

Here's the list so far:
Bookworm-lady
yorkshire-lass
sedna5213
BaiLong
lauraloo29
Tanamo
Meekachu07
Diane-Fraser
Icila
chawoso
keeta1
Clairby11xxx
mysteriousmummy
saskiasosmile
Mankyi
Lamilla
susanna_koh (skipped due to non-response)
catsalive (skipped due to non-response)
bookwormess <-- LIST IS HERE
Ann1244 (skipped due to ISO)

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:
Bridget Jones's Guide to Life - Helen Fielding http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773260
Call to Treason - Tom Clancy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14625758
The Forgotten - David Baldacci http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14673430
Golden Hill - Francis Spufford http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14735441
How to be Good - Nick Hornby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14644957
If I Never See You Again - Niamh O'Connor http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13445556
The Judge - Rebecca West http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14677127
The Keys to the Garden - Susan Sallis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8465381
The Lover - Marguerite Duras http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12188700
Missing You - Harlen Coben http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14488245
Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14118480
Othello - William Shakespeare http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13193727
A Painted Doom - Kate Ellis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14618707
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Tom Stoppard http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14686370
Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9353926
The Two of Us - Andy Jones http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14122425
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10281147
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921146
Weddings in Tripolitania - Abdelkafi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11644485

Replace a letter you take out or one of the current missing letters: A, G, Q, V, X, Y, Z.

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This is round fourteen 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 fourteen. The round thirteen thread is here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/541822

Here's the list so far:
Bookworm-lady
yorkshire-lass
sedna5213
BaiLong
lauraloo29
Tanamo
Meekachu07
Diane-Fraser
Icila
chawoso
keeta1
Clairby11xxx
mysteriousmummy
saskiasosmile
Mankyi
Lamilla
susanna_koh (skipped due to non-response)
catsalive (skipped due to non-response)
bookwormess <-- LIST IS HERE
Ann1244 (skipped due to ISO)

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:
Bridget Jones's Guide to Life - Helen Fielding http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773260/
Call to Treason - Tom Clancy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14625758/
The Forgotten - David Baldacci http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14673430/
Golden Hill - Francis Spufford http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14735441/
How to be Good - Nick Hornby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14644957
If I Never See You Again - Niamh O'Connor http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13445556/
The Judge - Rebecca West http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14677127/
The Keys to the Garden - Susan Sallis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8465381
The Lover - Marguerite Duras http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12188700/
Missing You - Harlen Coben http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14488245
Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14118480/
Othello - William Shakespeare http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13193727
A Painted Doom - Kate Ellis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14618707
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Tom Stoppard http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14686370/
Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9353926/
The Two of Us - Andy Jones http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14122425/
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10281147
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921146/
Weddings in Tripolitania - Abdelkafi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11644485/

Replace a letter you take out or one of the current missing letters: A, G, Q, V, X, Y, Z.
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Yes please ! :)

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You're already on the list. :)
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You're in. :)

Will kick this off in a couple of days.
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"Confessions of a Death Maiden"
AND
"Phantom of Manhattan"

And replacing with the same letters:

"Call to Treason", by Tom Clancy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14625758/

AND

"People of Darkness", by Tony Hillerman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14664822/

Please let me know if I need to PM the book owners...

Thanks for setting this up, always fun! :)
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I will take out.

People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman.

I will replace it with.

Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5687013/

Thank you greenbadger for hosting :-)
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I will take out.

People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman.



Thank you greenbadger for hosting :-)


That's mine! It will soon be on its way to you... :)

Edited to say that I have posted it this morning... Enjoy!
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The People of Darkness has arrived, thank you Bookworm-lady :-)
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My choice is

Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

and I'm putting in The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14557023

Thank you greenbadger!
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The Blackbird House is with me now. Thank you very much Yorkshire-lass!
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Taking out:
An Anthropologist on Mars - Oliver Sacks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14107278/


Putting in:
The Moon and Sixpence - W. Somerset Maugham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12969090/
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My choices

Hmmmm This is hard. :)

I will take out The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14557023

Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy - Lucy-Anne Holmes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13557405

and replace with The Buffalo Soldier http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8101001/

X http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14138393/ - This is a TBR, but I will read it quickly.
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as I've been away for a few days. I've figured out what I would like to take out but have to check if I have suitable replacements. Like Arnie, I'll be back.
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I'm taking out "in Darkness" by Nick Lake and replacing it with "In Like Flynn" by Rhys Bowen.
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I select

"The Fourth Hand" by John Irving and replace with "Killer Dreams" by Iris Johansen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774981

Thanks for organizing!
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In like Flynn and replace with If I Never See You Again by Niamh O'Connor http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13445556/
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Thank you, Lauraloo29; I think I will enjoy reading it.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13876503/
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is here. Thank you sedna5213
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Could someone please contact catsalive and let them know that it's their turn?
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I've PMed her twice and put an ISO on the forum, sounds like she's on holiday.
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Can I still join?
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Yes sure!
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As no response.

Catsalive, I'm very happy to put you back on the list further down when you're back!
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I choose :
-The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11682331 (Mine but never taken)
- X -Sue Grafton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14138393/

And I replace with :
- As If by Accident: A Novel. by Julie Johnston
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14557042/
-The Forgotten by David Baldacci
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14673430/

Thank you greenbadger !
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Just a Girl Standing in Front of a Boy arrived today.
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Taking out:
Written in Red - Anne Bishop http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601406
Putting in:
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13001358
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I've chosen:
As If by Accident: A Novel. by Julie Johnston
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14557042/

and am replacing it with P:
A Painted Doom by Kate Ellis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14618707
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Thank you greenbadger
keeta1
I've chosen:
As If by Accident: A Novel. by Julie Johnston


That's mine, ok keeta1 ! 😉
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I will take out:

The Red Queen - Philippa Gregory http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14434746

and I will be replacing this with:

Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14319389/
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I’m back

Sorry, I forgot to put a note on my shelf before flying out. What with sporadic internet access while travelling & loss of computer & access when I returned, I’ve been off the air for a while. I will catch up with everything eventually, but it’ll take a while to be back to normal. I have a LOT of emails to get through.

I can wait until the end of the round.
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I hope you had a fantastic trip! :)
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I love the challenge. :)
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Yes, of course. :)
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Christmas got in the way!

I am choosing...

The Buffalo Soldier - Chris Bohjalian

Killer Dreams - Iris Johansen

The Moon and Sixpence - W. Somerset
Maugham

and replacing with

The Butterfly House - Marcia Preston http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/159-6929443

The Keys to the Garden - Susan Sallis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/547-8465381


Missing You - Harlen Coben http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/721-14488245


Thanks for running its always fund to take part.
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joining

I would like to join if possible
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Yes sure. :)
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I've heard from saskiasosmile who says she will choose soon.
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It's been 3 months since I picked it up, and I don't remember its owner.
No hurry, just wondering...
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It was put in by jasperthecactus, could you try contacting them again please?
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Let me know if you don't hear back. From their profile I suspect they may no longer be bookcrossing, in which case I'll send you a wishlist book as a replacement.
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Let me know if you don't hear back. From their profile I suspect they may no longer be bookcrossing, in which case I'll send you a wishlist book as a replacement.


I have just found the link for the past round, and I tend to agree with you...
Thanks for your kind offering; you don't need to. :)
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I would like to take out of the VBB:
- A quiver full of arrows
-We are all completely besides ourselves

And put in:
- The quality of silence, by Rosamund Lupton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14884473/
- Weddings in Tripolitania, by Abdelkafi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11644485/

I have now access both to a working computer and to my Bookcrossing books again. Due to alterations to the house theses were not available for a while. I did not foresee this when I signed up for this VBB. So sorry to let you all wait...
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My choice is

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12974959/

and I'm replacing it with

Loose Women Girl's Night in: Heartfelt Advice, Inspired Innuendo and Toe-curling Confessions
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14656557/

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I'm taking out:
Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14319389

The Butterfly House (MIRA) by Marcia Preston http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6929443

I'm replacing them with:
All I asking for is my body by Milton Murayama http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11521216/

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14686370/
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The Butterfly House (MIRA) by Marcia Preston http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6929443

Received today! Thank you also for the card with the beautiful watercolour painting by James Bolton (no relation :) )
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I've put up an ISO, let's hope she responds soon.
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Still no response, skipping susanna_koh.
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No response from catsalive again. Not sure what's going on, I hope she's OK.
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I see there's an ISO out for Ann1244 too, so I'll take my turn after bookwormess if she hasn't responded to that by that point.

I guess that means it's time to start taking sign ups for round 15 then! Will kick it off around June.
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Me too. :)
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Thanks for setting a new round! :)
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Please, ...

count me in as well for round 14.
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Thans, the list arrived and after a lot of researching, thinking and pondering I'm done.

I will take out "Loose Women Girl's Night in: Heartfelt Advice, Inspired Innuendo and Toe-curling Confessions" http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14656557

I'll add "Bridget Jones's Guide to Life" by Helen Fielding http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773260/
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Since no update on the ISO for Ann1244, I'll take my turn.

Taking out:
All I Asking For is My Body - Milton Murayama http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11521216/
The Quality of Silence - Rosamund Lupton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14884473/

and putting in:
The Lover - Marguerite Duras http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12188700/
The Judge - Rebecca West http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14677127/
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The Quality of Silence has arrived, thank you very much.
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All I Asking For is My Body has arrived, thank you very much!
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for the next round. Thanks!

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