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It is sign up time for the Valentine Challenge.

The challenge runs from Feb. 1st to Feb. 14th. Any book that has the words: Love, Cupid, Valentine, Heart, Venus, etc will count as 2 points, any romance book or book with hugs in title or roses or chocolates and wedding on cover will count as 1 point. There will be small prices for the top releases, best themed release and best journal entry. Controlled and wild releases are accepted. Here is an example of 3 I will be releasing for the challenge:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6419744 Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4195742 All for the Love of Daddy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/151-7878005 Lovers Dining
Link for Valentine labels: http://bookcrosser.ca/---/labels
Anyone releasing an appropriate book in Becky's memory will receive 2 points.
Bookcrossers that have signed up for Valentine's challenge:
6of8
awaywithfairies
Bascula
bookczuk
bookguide
booklady331
deereads
dizzydots
eponine38
geishabird
GoryDetails
ILuvToRead2
Jenny-G
Keetal
Kirkers
Maggiemuffet
Maranlin
moonblue
nancynova
PrettyPoodle
rureading
SCOUT-FINCH
smhamn
solittletime
Southernfryed
spazcat
starrdust
tabby-cat-owner
terrafreaky
thegoaliegirl
Uppity
varykino
waderwoman
ZaraGaia



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The challenge runs from Feb. 1st to Feb. 14th. Any book that has the words: Love, Cupid, Valentine, Heart, Venus, etc will count as 2 points, any romance book or book with hugs in title or roses or chocolates and wedding on cover will count as 1 point. There will be small prices for the top releases, best themed release and best journal entry. Controlled and wild releases are accepted. Here is an example of 3 I will be releasing for the challenge:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6419744/ Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4195742/ All for the Love of Daddy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/151-7878005 Lovers Dining
Link for Valentine labels: http://bookcrosser.ca/labels/
Anyone releasing an appropriate book in Becky's memory will receive 2 points.
Bookcrossers that have signed up for Valentine's challenge:
6of8
awaywithfairies
Bascula
bookczuk
bookguide
booklady331
deereads
dizzydots
eponine38
geishabird
GoryDetails
ILuvToRead2
Jenny-G
Keetal
Kirkers
Maggiemuffet
Maranlin
moonblue
nancynova
PrettyPoodle
rureading
SCOUT-FINCH
smhamn
solittletime
Southernfryed
spazcat
starrdust
tabby-cat-owner
terrafreaky
thegoaliegirl
Uppity
varykino
waderwoman
ZaraGaia



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I'm game

don't guarantee I will be able to come up with anything (I gave up romances years ago), but I'd like to try, so sign me up.
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6of8, there are lots of books out there that have the word heart in that are Mystery, and also the word love, eg. Eat, Love and Pray.
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Do you count embedded words, like The LOVEly Bones?
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Yes I counted embedded words.
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I'm in as ususal but I don't seem to have too many qualifying books though.
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I'll join

Think I have a few...
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I am in!!

I have been reading a few books to get them ready to leave the house!! Thanks for hosting this Maggie....always enjoyable!
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I've been sorting through my books already. :)
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Yes please!

I don't think I have many this time, but there is still time to hit the charity shops for those Harlequins!!
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Is it that time of year again? It seems like the last Valentine challenge was only a few months ago!
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I have a few
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I don't have many books, but a lot of people gave me books so I have a few put aside for the Challenge this year. Count me in.
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Wow, so many in already, Dee, so happy you have been preparing for this challenge, I am still reading my Christmas challenge books. Decided yesterday, I will have to get with 2011 and skip the past. LOL
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I got lots of romances through Free-cycle
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I'm in!

The public libraries around here have romances for $.25 each, and sometimes even less...I love getting them that way and supporting the library, one quarter at a time!
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I don't have as many this year but I'll keep looking!
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Spazcat, did you not live in Florida or am I just getting confused?
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and of course some new faces. It looks like it will be another fun Valentine's challenge. Let's hope the weather is co-operative. We usually have some nasty weather during this time and it sure slows my releasing down.
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I must have one or two books. I am in
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Doubtful I have any romances, but I do have a handful with the keywords.
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Zara, is the YouTube video of your retriever? It is a very cute video. We have a couple of our Tunku on YouTube also. Our children inform us we have more pictures of our dog than we do of them or our grandchildren. LOL
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Yes, thank you, that's our golden who unfortunately passed away last year. I keep meaning to put up more of his goofy, playful antics.

Re Tunku, would you be referring to the greyhound? I just googled and he's very cute! Awesome that you rescued him :)
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Yes, Tunku is a rescued greyhound, they are such quiet sensitive dogs and he is so smart.
I am so sorry about your loss of your beautiful golden retriever, sometimes the loss is so hard, we never had a dog for over 20 years after we lost our Sheltie. My daughter has a golden retriever, she is much smaller and she is so goofy too. We bought her boots for Christmas and she knows she isn't allowed to try and bite them off, so she goes out side and barks and growls at her feet and drags her feet to try and pull her boots off. ROFL
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at the beginning of February. I've got a whole shelf-full to read for The Ultimate Challenge in February.
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Uppity, look at the little wooden shoes, I didn't know we had those to choose from. so cute!
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Uppity, look at the little wooden shoes, I didn't know we had those to choose from. so cute!


They are cute aren't they . I've used them a couple of times. I'm now waiting for theatre masks.
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They don't have masks Uppity? I would make a suggestion to bookcrossing, I think at one time they had a question about the icons we wanted.
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They don't have masks Uppity? I would make a suggestion to bookcrossing, I think at one time they had a question about the icons we wanted.

I have requested them several times . I'm now waiting till the nitty gritty work is done on the site.
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Wow, we have 21 bookcrossers that have joined, that is fantastic, we have such old friends joining and some new ones. Hope we all have lots of fun releasing and great journal entries.
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See ya in February....
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:)
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Hi solittletime, I was making the chart yesterday and I thought where is solittletime. LOL
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Hello again, maggie,and thanks for hosting this again.

Not after any prizes, it's simply a good challenge, and will enable me to clear all the Mills & Boon books from the LionsCroydon shelf.

Now, if I can BE STRONG and not follow in Maranlin's footsteps....
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Hi Jenny-G, I myself am trying not to buy books this year, but there is always that must have one. LOL Glad you could join again, my goodness you Aussies are having such awful weather, flood or drought.
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I actually have more of 'them' (i.e. Harlequins and similar) than I like, but since many of them are kind of explicit, I have trouble deciding where to wild release them. Give me some suggestions, and I'll be in!
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I would release them in more adult places like bars, pubs, at night at the movie theatres. to another bookcrosser, freecycle, hair salon, tanning parlors, lingerie shop, sex shops LOL. I do count controlled releases. Anyone else have any ideas where Bascula could release her explicit books?
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What about on top of display beds in furniture stores or IKEA? Or in what I've seen called "the family planning aisle" (next to the condoms)? Or somewhere near a brochure or advertisement for on-line dating/singles services?
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I actually have more of 'them' (i.e. Harlequins and similar) than I like, but since many of them are kind of explicit, I have trouble deciding where to wild release them. Give me some suggestions, and I'll be in!



You can always leave them at my OBCZ. Pretty much anything goes there!


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Where is the OBCZ located? Is it in a coffee shop or something?
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The one mentioned is in a local train station. PrettyPoodle is the "owner".
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Thanks Bascula, I am just cautious when someone says sends your books to me. LOL
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But I have a question: Do the romance books require themed words in the title or any romance novel qualifies despite the non-themed title? Thanks maggiemuffet.
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Yes romance books count, even if they don't have Valentines or Love in the title. It is about love, so they count as 1 point each.
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Yes, wedding would count, it is only 1 point though.
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I might try this one - I know I have some books that qualify, so it's more a matter of (a) finding them, (b) writing up JEs for them so I can bear to release them, and (c) remembering to do all this during the right period!
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Now to read them! :)
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Got my "love" books the last time I was at The Book Thing (like usual) I simply can not skip ths challange!
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Thanks for joining PrettyPoodle and geishabird.
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releasing an appropriate book in memory of Becky see thread link on release challenges on Feb. 14th. She is the daughter of ResQgeek and she died in a bicycle accident this summer. Her Birthday was Feb. 14th. I am sure many of us can find a book to release on Feb. 14th in her memory. I will accept any book eg. Winnie the Pooh books released on Feb. 14th. Any book released on Feb.14th in her memory that is appropriate will be 2 points.
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I have a few saved up on my bookshelf . . .
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Hi Starrdust, did Maranlin twist your arm last weekend to join. LOL I am anxious to hear all about your holiday travels at a meet-up.
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I've got plenty of books that will work for this challenge.
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I think I've got a few books that will fit the bill.
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Because Valetines Day is full of them (if you're lucky)
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Yes, Lord-Trotsky, chocolate and roses would count as 1 point for each.
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Brilliant! That's a couple more in the pile for releasing. Looking forward to this.
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Slightly off-topic. Has there been a "heads up" for the Heads Shoulders Knees & Toes challenge this year? If there has been, I can't find it. It's just that I always dual-release my Valentine "heart" books in the HSKT challenge!
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Hi, awaywithfairies, anotterchaos ran the Head and Shoulders Challenge to my knowledge and she isn't active with bookcrossing anymore. I have tried to contact her a few times, but haven't had a reply. Maybe someone else has some information or advise, maybe another bookcrosser would like to take the reins of the HeadandShoulders challenge, if there is no hostess this year. I also have a few books for this challenge.
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anotterchaos ran the Head and Shoulders Challenge to my knowledge and she isn't active with bookcrossing anymore. I have tried to contact her a few times, but haven't had a reply. Maybe someone else has some information or advise, maybe another bookcrosser would like to take the reins of the HeadandShoulders challenge, if there is no hostess this year. I also have a few books for this challenge.

I also PMed AnOtterChaos and got no reply. I contacted Firegirl who ran the challenge last year. S/he says that they're not really very active at the moment and are happy for someone else to take over this year. I think I might give it a crack...
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That is wonderful awaywithfairies, I hate to see long running challenges fall off the map.
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I have a children's book called "Hugs"--does it count? It's not a romance, it's a kid book, and it doesn't have any of your acceptable words in the title, but it seems as if it should fit...?
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Yes, of course I will accept hugs as a 1 point book, Valentine's day was very special always in our house especially with the children, it was just like Christmas.
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It's been a while...I would like to participate this year! Trying to get back into bookcrossing!
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I am so honoured you are going to join our challenge, it is a nice short fun challenge, good luck releasing, hope you receive lots and lots of catches.
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I'm new to Book Crossing but I've got several that fit this challenge so I'd like to join in please!
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I collected a few books last year, but spent most of the time of the challenge in bed with flu so didn't take part at all. This year I hope to release a whole bunch of books. Ooh, just realised there is a church book sale this saturday - they usually have lots of Mills & Boon romance books. Better take an extra big bag:)
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I am so sorry you were ill all of Valentine Challenge last year Moonblue, hope everything works out well for you this year.
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thanks.
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making a new thread?
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I will be putting up a new thread solittletime, thanks for reminding me. I get busy quilting and lose track of days.
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Now I've found you again I would love to have a go at this. How exciting. :-)
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and three new ones to the challenge, Dizzydots, Keeta1, and Kirkers.
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I brought some books on holiday with me and I'll look for a few more. This is always fun...
thanks for doing it again, Maggie!
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Thanks for joining Nelle, Bookcrossing never takes a holiday. LOL
I hope the weather in Florida is warm, we are having a few sub-zero days and nasty storm coming in by Wednesday. Yuck.
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I've been distracted and missed this, but I've got a bunch to let go...
Glad to see your are back again this year. Blessings, KK
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I was wondering where you got to KarmelK. Are you have awful weather too?

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