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European Mystery/Crime/Thriller VBB - closed and done, see you next round!

I somehow found myself virtually submersed in mystery books since the beginning of the year, and the more I read, the more I keep on reading. I'd like to keep the books moving once read. I looked around and it seems the last time we had an European mystery VBB was 5 years ago.. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/474716

Would anybody like to join me? Please sign up here and let me know your thoughts!

One option is to make this Europe only, as I see there is a very active USA/Canada one going on. Another idea would be that everybody marked their offered books with their own shipping preferences, so that the one choosing can have a selection pool for their location. I also know in some countries Europe only means the European Union when posting .. so please take this into account too when choosing your offers.

I have about 15 books in hands that I'm willing to ship internationally (around here we have the same tariffs for every country outside our own).

I was thinking that every participant provides one or more seeds before the list of books is posted, and then at their turn they can take out up to as many books as they provided, and more if they offer replacements too.

At the end of the round, all unchosen books "return" to their owners and are free to be used for other purposes. So no books get stuck in limbo until the next round 3 years from now :)

Virtual means keeping posting costs as low as possible and only shipping books that somebody is actually interested in reading.

If there is enough interest, I will start this around Feb 5th.

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I somehow found myself virtually submersed in mystery books since the beginning of the year, and the more I read, the more I keep on reading. I'd like to keep the books moving once read. I looked around and it seems the last time we had an European mystery VBB was 5 years ago.. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/474716

Would anybody like to join me? Please sign up here and let me know your thoughts!

One option is to make this Europe only, as I see there is a very active USA/Canada one going on. Another idea would be that everybody marked their offered books with their own shipping preferences, so that the one choosing can have a selection pool for their location. I also know in some countries Europe only means the European Union when posting .. so please take this into account too when choosing your offers.

I have about 15 books in hands that I'm willing to ship internationally (around here we have the same tariffs for every country outside our own).

I was thinking that every participant provides one or more seeds before the list of books is posted, and then at their turn they can take out up to as many books as they provided, and more if they offer replacements too.

At the end of the round, all unchosen books "return" to their owners and are free to be used for other purposes. So no books get stuck in limbo until the next round 3 years from now :)

Virtual means keeping posting costs as low as possible and only shipping books that somebody is actually interested in reading.

If there is enough interest, I will start this around Feb 5th.
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I always envy the U.S.A. VBBs, so it would be perfect to have one for Europe.
I hope this idea becomes a reality soon, you can count me in! :)
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I'm in Belarus and can read in English, German and Russian
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I'd love to take part in this!
I'm in Germany and international shipping costs are the same no matter where the parcel goes to. So European or International shipping is fine with me.
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but would like to take the plunge. I'm in Switzerland and would only want to ship within Europe (or Switzerland?).. I have a few books which should suit. Thanks for organizing this, it's been a while since I've participated in a VBB.
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Thanks, we are all in :)
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In France, I can mail anywhere but I think that we need an European One.
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Home again

and will start PMing after a couple of yawns :)

Entries are open until the end of the week.

And it seems we're European after all :)
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so I think I'll take the plunge as mystery/thriller is my favourite book genre.
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PM received

looking for a suitable seed book
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Plenty of room for new people. The initial list has a very appealing selection of 23 books at the moment :)
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I will send a PM later today... :)

Sent. :)
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excited about this!
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The initial list, with 28 books on board, posted to VintageVanguard.
Thank you all for your interest and seeds :)
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The initial list, with 28 books on board, posted to VintageVanguard.
Thank you all for your interest and seeds :)


Brilliant! :)
Are you going to post here the list of participants? It might be useful to see the order... :)
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VintageVanguard
penelopewanders (1)
Bookworm-lady (2)
Lamilla (2)
Tanamo (2)
yorkshire-lass (2)
Icila (4)
lamelemon (15)

So that everyone has as many books to choose from as possible when their turn comes, the order is based on the number of provided seeds, and then alphabetical. This assumes that people providing fewer seeds will introduce new books if they request more than their initial allowance, and that the books of people providing more seeds are statistically more likely to be chosen (so the pool of choices grows for the last people instead of narrowing down).

To be honest, I haven't seen this system around, so it might as well fail as it would succeed. But it makes sense on paper, so let's give it a try :)
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I think the system is brilliant.
Sorry for not providing any seeds. I'll try and add a few more books than I'm taking.

I received the list and will go through it soon!
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Looking forward to my turn!
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I had lots of fun to make my picks!

My picks are:
Naked in Death from lamelemon
The Scold's Bridle from lamelemon
Burning Time from yorkshire-lass

And I'll add in:
Darkly Dreaming Dexter ( Dexter #1) by Jeff Lindsay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14390276/
Dearly Devoted Dexter ( Dexter #2) by Jeff Lindsay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14183238/
Dexter in the Dark (Dexter #3) by Jeff Lindsay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14187360/
And to top off the list to make it a nice round 30 books I'll add two more:
The Trophy Child by Paula Daly http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14914134/
Velocity by Dean Koontz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14379497/

Sending out my PM's now ^^ Thanks for letting me take part in this. If there will be a second round count me in again!
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List is off to penelopewanders
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- although it's not so easy to narrow down the choices with such an interesting selection.
Now I need to sort out what I'll put in. I hope to find time to do that on the weekend...
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My picks:
I Let You Go, Clare Mackintosh (Icila)
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1), Janet Evanovich (lamelemon)
The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters, (Bookworm-Lady)

and I will put in

Scream for Me, Karen Rose http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7562439
Dead Cert, Dick Francis, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4417610
Straight into Darkness, Faye Kellerman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4349449/

For now I'll leave my seed in. So now I'll PM the people whose books I've chosen... so hard to decide though!
Keep me in for round two as well, thanks for organizing this!
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Thanks, my book is ready to travel, I will post it some time next week.
And the list is off to Bookworm-lady, enjoy :)
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Thank you, I have just gone through the impressive list of books... and I definitely must take a closer look in order to choose!
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"Still Missing", by Chevy Stevens
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13045665/

This book has been in my WishList for two years; I will PM Icila with my address.

No replacements, as I am only picking one book and have contributed two... :)

Edited to say that the book has arrived in record time.
Thank you so much, Icila, I am looking forward to reading it! :)
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Thanks :)

I love the feeling when all you have to do is reach out and grab a book that you've been meaning to read since forever!

The list is off to Lamilla.
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I love the feeling when all you have to do is reach out and grab a book that you've been meaning to read since forever!

The list is off to Lamilla.

I'm on vacation this week, will reply when I'm back
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Straight into Darkness by Faye Kellerman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4349449/
Headhunters by Jo Nesbo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14316922/

I put two seed books, so no replacement is needed
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Straight into Darkness by Faye Kellerman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4349449/

Posted today!
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Headhunters by Jo Nesbo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14316922/

I put two seed books, so no replacement is needed


Received! Thank you
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And now the list goes to Tanamo.
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Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives, Carole Nelson Douglas (editor) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4928367/ (lamelemon)

And the list is off to yorkshire-lass.
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I will have more time to look at the list tomorrow :-)

5/3/18
I've had a good look at the list and have chosen two books,
The Seeker by G.S. Macleanhttp://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14342316/ from Tanamo
The Trophy Child by Paula Dailyhttp://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14914134/ from VintageVanguard.

I put in two seed books, so I don't have to add more now.
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We're almost done, time flies so fast. List is off to Icila.
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I'm choosing :

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1), Jeff Lindsay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14390276/ (VintageVanguard)
Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter #2), Jeff Lindsay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14183238/ (VintageVanguard)
Dexter in the Dark (Dexter #3), Jeff Lindsay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14187360/ (VintageVanguard)

I know of the series and I'm very interested.

No replacement as I put 4 seed books.
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this was fun, let's do it again in a few months maybe, after we catch up on our reading :)

I am choosing two of the remaining books:
Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14861263/ (Lamilla)
Velocity, Dean Koontz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14379497/ (VintageVanguard)
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this was fun, let's do it again in a few months maybe, after we catch up on our reading :)




Good idea! Shall we leave our seed books? In my case, only one of two was chosen.
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to do with as you please :) I hate it when a book or two of mine get stuck for months on end. There will always be more books when we're ready to give it another go :)
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to do with as you please :) I hate it when a book or two of mine get stuck for months on end. There will always be more books when we're ready to give it another go :)


Thanks!! :)
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to do with as you please :) I hate it when a book or two of mine get stuck for months on end. There will always be more books when we're ready to give it another go :)


Thanks for organizing this. Let me know when it's ready to roll again, please. All the best!
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That's OK. To have a fresh start next time I'm going to free my two books.
Thanks again for organizing this VBB.
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to do with as you please :) I hate it when a book or two of mine get stuck for months on end. There will always be more books when we're ready to give it another go :)


I agree as I too hate it when books get stuck for ages. Thanks for organising this.
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Great round

Do you think it will be a bimonthly/once in a quarter thing?
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The Seeker arrived today :-)
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arrived today
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The first three parts are now here, allowing me to meet the famous Dexter.
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Velocity arrived this morning http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14379497

I am behind my reading and releasing these days, but I will take care of everything in the next month. I'm doing well, it's just that all of a sudden my life is taking a turn towards the joyful unexpected :)

Maybe we can have a new round in early summer, before holiday season. I'd be happy to host it, I had a great time. Thank you all for being a cheerful bunch :)
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The Trophy Child arrived yesterday :-)
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The Paying Guests have arrived in Switzerland.

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