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CLOSED-Stats posted - Christmas/December Holiday Release Challenge - POST RELEASES HERE!

The rules:
Release books from 1 December 2010 Midnight YOUR TIME to 1 January 2011 Midnight YOUR Time. All types of releases count - wild, rabck, controlled. There are no winners or losers, so release anywhere from 1 - ??? books. Everyone that releases at least one book will get a little something in January. The list of participants and stats is here: http://tinyurl.com/---/23wvxcj

The intention is to be inclusive of the December holidays - so Christmas, Hanukah, Kwaanza and New Years are all included - and the time span will cover when these holidays are celebrated.

To make it easy, there is a word list http://tinyurl.com/---/27hro8w
ONE OF THESE WORDS MUST BE IN YOUR TITLE (in your language is OK - just provide the translation) OR you must explain in your posting why you think the book is acceptable (christmas tree on the cover for example).

If you're not sure if the word is acceptable, PM or email me for a verdict. If it's acceptable, I'll add it to the google docs list. Embedded words are fine.

FORMAL NAMES (Mary, Joseph, Jesus) are NOT ok. (You can release them in the December name challenge)

So far (11/28) we have 20 participants. More are welcome! Can we release more books in 2010 than last year (which was 400+)?

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The rules:
Release books from 1 December 2010 Midnight YOUR TIME to 1 January 2011 Midnight YOUR Time. All types of releases count - wild, rabck, controlled. There are no winners or losers, so release anywhere from 1 - ??? books. Everyone that releases at least one book will get a little something in January. The list of participants and stats is here: http://tinyurl.com/23wvxcj

The intention is to be inclusive of the December holidays - so Christmas, Hanukah, Kwaanza and New Years are all included - and the time span will cover when these holidays are celebrated.

To make it easy, there is a word list http://tinyurl.com/27hro8w
ONE OF THESE WORDS MUST BE IN YOUR TITLE (in your language is OK - just provide the translation) OR you must explain in your posting why you think the book is acceptable (christmas tree on the cover for example).

If you're not sure if the word is acceptable, PM or email me for a verdict. If it's acceptable, I'll add it to the google docs list. Embedded words are fine.

FORMAL NAMES (Mary, Joseph, Jesus) are NOT ok. (You can release them in the December name challenge)

So far (11/28) we have 20 participants. More are welcome! Can we release more books in 2010 than last year (which was 400+)?
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Two more words added to the word list: Snowball and Silent Night (must have both words).

Nancy
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Added you to the participants. Welcome!
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#1 Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber - wild
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454612
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#1 - One Cowboy, One Christmas - wild
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8465768
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1. A Christmas Celebration, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8238288/
2. The Velveteen Rabbit, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7769218/

There is a picture on the front cover of the velveteen rabbit in a Christmas stocking hanging from the mantel of a fireplace.
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There is a picture on the front cover of the velveteen rabbit in a Christmas stocking hanging from the mantel of a fireplace.


Yep - I checked. He's so cute in that stocking too :-)
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Soon to be released today:

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8330770/ ~ Alias Grace (keyword: grace)

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432099/ ~ Hilary and the Lions
(cover keywords: girl/child, evening, trees, lamp/light, magic, friends)

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432097/ ~ Sophy and Auntie Pearl
(cover keywords: girl/child, family, travelers, magic, joy, ICE-cream)

4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432107/ ~ Daughter of Earth - Roman Myth
(cover keywords: child/girl/virgin/family/joy/season)

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431762/ ~ The Captive
(Character on front cover is a VIRGIN whose virtue is pivotal to the story of her captivity in a harem)

6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8408329/ ~ Messi@h*
(cover keywords: messiah, angel & wings)
*release dedicated to nancynova ;)
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Soon to be released today:

6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8408329/ ~ Messi@h*
(cover keywords: messiah, angel & wings)
*release dedicated to nancynova ;)


He is cute...but a little young for me ;-)
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I KNEW when I put up a word list that this challenge would take a spin, and some very creative releases would be done :-)

That's just fine with me - enjoying the creativity!

Nancy
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Heh! I really appreciate the flexibility! I'm moving soon, so I'm trying to weed my library as quickly as possible. Challenges like this one are a big help as well as a fun diversion from packing :)
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6862617?... 52 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Special
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hi

The Christmas Cookie Club http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8414315/
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See the word list above - and you're welcome to be creative with this one this year!

I'll be updating the particpants and posting the first stats tomorrow, so there will be a post saying so, with another link to the participants page.

Happy releasing!
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1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8464982 A Husband for CHRISTMAS
2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8465000 The Best Little Joeville CHRISTMAS
3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8469309 CHRISTMAS in Paris
4 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8469316 Where Angels Go / When CHRISTMAS Comes
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3. A Christmas Carol, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8310196/
4. The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8111318/

The cover of this beautifully illustrated book displays a stable at night, an artist's depiction of the place where Jesus was born and 'the reason for the season'.
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Dark STAR by Nerina Hilliard - rabck http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6293290/
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I was so out-and-about today - including a very lengthy Target run, but I had left my books at home. Will have to release extra books tomorrow to make up for it///
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3. A Stone Creek Christmas by Linda Lael Miller http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454646
4. That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods and Robyn Carr http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454648
5. Christmas Peril by Margaret Daley & Debby Gusti http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8395297
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5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8471504 The Greek's CHRISTMAS Baby
6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8471507 When CHRISTMAS Comes
7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8471512 A SEASON of Miracles (+ mistletoe on cover)
8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8471514 Santa Claus
9 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8471528 CHRISTMAS With the Boss
10 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8471532 The Night Before CHRISTMAS
11 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8471535 A Pussycat's CHRISTMAS
12 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8473199 Her CHRISTMAS Fantasy
13 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8473205 A CHRISTMAS Affair
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don't forget the name "Chris" is embedded in the word "Christmas". Took me until last night to realize that one!

Nancy
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8474449 Lone Star CHRISTMAS by Diana Palmer & Joan Johnston
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7717573 Home for the HOLIDAYs by Debbie Macomber

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4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8451837?... In Search of the Real Spirit of Christmas
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1. FAITH for Troubled Times by Douglas Brown http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8385434
2. B-day Parties for CHILDREN by Dorothy Bloff http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8261650
3. Reclaiming Inactive CHURCH members
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8261641
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Welcome to the newcomers!

Currently at 43 books released - targetting 400. Can we do this?

Remember the word list - and yes, you can be creative! As long as you can explain how the title/cover is related to the word list - or find embedded words!

And if you're doing the name challenge also, don't forget the "Chris" in all the Christmas titles you're posting here, can be used over there!
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#6 A Holiday of Love by Jude Deveraux, Arnette Lamb, Jill Barnett, Judith McNaught
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8456578

guess I REALLY thought I would like this - picked up a duplicate copy at The Book Thing - so this one is out to find a new reader :-)
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7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431156/ ~ tibet: behind the ICE curtain
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431060/ ~ disease free... prEVEnt
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431137/ ~ choICE of shelley's verse
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8430902/ ~ writer's HOME companion
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431120/ ~ swann (cover: snow/winter)
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432062/ ~ lost lake (boy/snowy mtns)
13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432008/ ~ conflict in the middle EAST
14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8430863/ ~ financial freedom w/o sacrifICE
15. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8430991/ ~ parents' green guide...CHILDREN
16. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431067/ ~ walking
(cover: snow, walking in a winter wonderland)
17. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431845/ ~ the pooh party book
(cover: bells/toys/celebration/party/christmas tree/gifts/decorations)
18. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432110/ ~ authoritative calvin & hobbes
(snow/sledding/winter/child/toy/tree/ice)
19. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431811/ ~ personality sELF-portrait
20. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8420269/ ~ ulysses TRAVEL guide costa rica
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Just found a few books that fit.
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Just found a few books that fit.

Welcome - and post away!
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4. The CHRISTMAS Garden Affair - wild
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8461811?...
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14 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8476396 The Best CHRISTMAS
15 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8484179 This Year It Will Be Different (Subtitled "A Special Christmas Collection" + Christmas Bells [flowers] on cover)
16 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8484190 Health for Life: CHRISTMAS Food
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14 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8476396 The Best CHRISTMAS
15 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8484179 This Year It Will Be Different (Subtitled "A Special Christmas Collection" + Christmas Bells [flowers] on cover)
16 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8484190 Health for Life: CHRISTMAS Food


i've read #15 :-)
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21. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432147/ ~ pandora's STAR
22. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431780/ ~ HOMEgoing
23. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431805/ ~ the black CANDLE
24. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8420357/ ~ the integral TREEs
25. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431831/ ~ houses and HOMEs
26. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8408312/ ~ the FIRst civilizations
27. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8408314/ ~ the FIRst settlements (snow/winter)
28. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432118/ ~ earth in the balance: ecology and the human SPIRIT
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8428967 Sugarplum Dead

*Set at Christmas, w/Christmassy cover
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8428967 Sugarplum Dead

*Set at Christmas, w/Christmassy cover


And sugarplum is now on the word list - so you're fine!
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4. Dramatic Programs for CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8385776
5. Sweety Sings the DONKEY http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7852116
6. I Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the PEACE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8273619
7. Malverne HALL
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8113139
8. Contagious JOY
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/73123108
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7 A South Texas Christmas by Stella Bagwell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6089266/
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#2: The Winter Mantle
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8488197/
(WINTER)

#3: Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8488202/
(HOMES) Hope this one is acceptable, as you have the word "HOME" in your word list.

#4: The Man From St.Petersburg
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8490038/
(ST.) Also hope this one is acceptable as 'ST.' means SAINT and you have 'SAINT' in your word list.
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<blockquote#3: Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8488202/
(HOMES) Hope this one is acceptable, as you have the word "HOME" in your word list.

#4: The Man From St.Petersburg
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8490038/
(ST.) Also hope this one is acceptable as 'ST.' means SAINT and you have 'SAINT' in your word list.

Embedded and spelled out are fine. Just take a look at ZaraGaia's posts. She's on a roll with that word list!
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With Christmas in his Heart by Gail Gaymer Martin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4560975/
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I'm assuming we would have heard...all these books released and no catches yet? Bah humbug! But I'm not worried, they'll hit all of a sudden, like a Holiday Miracle!
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I have two catches from last years Christmas tree lot releases.
I guess people decided to hang on to them and release them again at Christmas.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7193480
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6832452
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I'm assuming we would have heard...all these books released and no catches yet? Bah humbug! But I'm not worried, they'll hit all of a sudden, like a Holiday Miracle!


Because of the "no driving" this year, most of mine are being released at a local post office OBCZ - and I almost never get a j/e from that zone. So, not hopeful for my wild releases..... They DO get picked up though - I'm continually stocking that box :-)
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18. Samantha's Surprise--A Christmas Story, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431868/
19. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8139437/
20. Baby's Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8460737/
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There are no Christmas tree lots where I live now only tree farms and they are too far from me to go and release books. Pity.
1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7823141 CHRISTMAS in the Netherlands. Controlled release
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8182206 The CHRISTMAS Murders
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341258 CHRISTMAS in the Country
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341270 Ten CHRISTMAS Tales
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7710579 The Bears Merry CHRISTMAS
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341251 CHRISTMAS Bedtime Stories
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8394864 A CHRISTMAS Guest
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I am so sorry Uppity, I use to get a kick out of all your releases and JE from your Christmas tree lot releases.
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5 Catches

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8486787 ~ the FIRebrand
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8408307 ~ FIRe from heaven
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8431782 ~ ars MAGICa
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8420357 ~ the integral TREEs
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8432118 ~ earth in the balance: ecology and the human SPIRIT
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7. SANTA CLAUS, Inc.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8461826/

8. Heart of the Family (cover shows puppies in a basket under a Christmas tree, with presents all around)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8489820/

9. The House Without a CHRISTMAS Tree
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8460682/
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21. In Search of the Real Spirit of Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8286376/
22. Village Christmas, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8345797/
23. Angels and Other Strangers, Family Christmas Stories, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7335182/
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Release #3

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8495793 CHRISTMAS Rogues by Anita Mills, Patricia Potter & Miranda Jarrett

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24. A Midnight Clear--Selected Family Christmas Stories, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8495316/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8495785 Mistletoe and Mayhem


Congratulations. A catch is a catch!
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10. SNOWfall at Willow Lake
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8489829/

11> The CHRISTMAS Target (I had two copies of this book to release)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8461817/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8491754/ Winnie the Pooh Christmas Stories
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8495783/ What She Really Wants for Christmas
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7479260/ The Perfect Christmas Gift
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4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7717561 This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy (selection of Christmas stories and Christmas tree on cover)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8495815 The PRESENT by Johanna Lindsay
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8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7493446 ICING Ivy
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7710623 Arthur's CHRISTMAS
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341250 Omar on ICE
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341274 Dinos in the SNOW
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341283 A Charlie Brown CHRISTMAS
13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8365785 WINTER'S End
14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7948822 The SNOW Walker
15. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341294 A CHRISTMAS Carol
16. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7710390 Polar Bears past Bedtime. controlled release.
17. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4662410 The Poetry of Robert FROST. controlled release
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18. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8341298 CHRISTMAS Mice! controlled release
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1. "Papa's Latkes" by Jane Breskin Zalben http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7351806
2. "Skipping Christmas" by Johm Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8497514/
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1. "Papa's Latkes" by Jane Breskin Zalben http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7351806
2. "Skipping Christmas" by Johm Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8497514/


Welcome!
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1. God Is in the Small Stuff at Christmas by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz (wild)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8147513
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Finally got the participant list and stats updated:

Link here: http://tinyurl.com/23wvxcj

We have until January 1 at midnight - so, will we make 400?

Personally, I need to stop rereading them and just release them :-)

Nancy

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