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D for December 2012

...and go!

The D for December challenge runs 12/1 to 12/31 your time; post your releases and wild catches here.

1) Books must be released during the period from December 1 to December 31. No need to sign up - join in at any time!

2) The challenge is to release books that have a the letter "D" beginning a word in the main title OR the author's name.

* Dean Koontz, John D. Rockfeller, and Charles Dickens will all count. Scott O'Dell won't, sorry.

* Main title means anything before the colon but not afterwards. For example, _Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle For Survival at the South Pole_ and _Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail_ wouldn't count. Series names don't count unless they're part of the actual book title, so _Tea Time for the Traditionally Built_, while part of the No. 1 Ladies' Dectective Agency Series, wouldn't count..but the first book in the series is actually *titled* _The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency_ so it would be fine.

3) Any type of release counts: wild releases, charity releases, controlled releases, books left at OBCZs or Little Free Libraries, sent out as rings/rays, books in bookboxes, etc.

4) Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and proper nouns in any language count

* Only the first letter of an acronym/initialism counts- as in D.A.R.E. but not M.A.D.D.

* Articles don't count- - for instance, if the word "the" begins with the letter D in your language, it doesn't qualify. (Besides, you should release those for RockDg9's
"The The" challenge during November!)

* If your language doesn't use the same sort of characters as English, it should be a word that begins with the same sound as the letter D in English (in other words, it would be transliterated into a D in for English speakers). I'll have to take your word for it at least 99 and 44/100% of the time, so please play fair! ;)

5) One point per book, regardless of how many D words are in the title. So _Darkness Before Dawn _ and _Double or Die_ only count once each!

6) Multi-challenge releases are perfectly fine, and even encouraged (because they're more fun).

7) There will be a few small prizes, probably for random participants.

If you have questions, just ask. :)

Previous years:

2008 - 18 participants / 202 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/376461
2009 - 26 participants / 756 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/412235
2010 - 21 participants / 552 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/445669
2011 - 26 participants / 579 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/467699

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...and go!

The D for December challenge runs 12/1 to 12/31 your time; post your releases and wild catches here.

1) Books must be released during the period from December 1 to December 31. No need to sign up - join in at any time!

2) The challenge is to release books that have a the letter "D" beginning a word in the main title OR the author's name.

* Dean Koontz, John D. Rockfeller, and Charles Dickens will all count. Scott O'Dell won't, sorry.

* Main title means anything before the colon but not afterwards. For example, _Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle For Survival at the South Pole_ and _Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail_ wouldn't count. Series names don't count unless they're part of the actual book title, so _Tea Time for the Traditionally Built_, while part of the No. 1 Ladies' Dectective Agency Series, wouldn't count..but the first book in the series is actually *titled* _The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency_ so it would be fine.

3) Any type of release counts: wild releases, charity releases, controlled releases, books left at OBCZs or Little Free Libraries, sent out as rings/rays, books in bookboxes, etc.

4) Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and proper nouns in any language count

* Only the first letter of an acronym/initialism counts- as in D.A.R.E. but not M.A.D.D.

* Articles don't count- - for instance, if the word "the" begins with the letter D in your language, it doesn't qualify. (Besides, you should release those for RockDg9's
"The The" challenge during November!)

* If your language doesn't use the same sort of characters as English, it should be a word that begins with the same sound as the letter D in English (in other words, it would be transliterated into a D in for English speakers). I'll have to take your word for it at least 99 and 44/100% of the time, so please play fair! ;)

5) One point per book, regardless of how many D words are in the title. So _Darkness Before Dawn _ and _Double or Die_ only count once each!

6) Multi-challenge releases are perfectly fine, and even encouraged (because they're more fun).

7) There will be a few small prizes, probably for random participants.

If you have questions, just ask. :)

Previous years:

2008 - 18 participants / 202 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/376461
2009 - 26 participants / 756 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/412235
2010 - 21 participants / 552 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/445669
2011 - 26 participants / 579 books: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/467699
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I'm in!!!

Think I can do better than last year! :)
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Thank you for participating again!

2009: spazcat released 28 D books
2010: spazcat released 23 D books
2011: spazcat released 6 D books
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Look at the links in the parent thread, I found the rules in the top one.
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Rules

Since you asked, I dug up the list...

The D for December challenge runs 12/1 to 12/31 your time; post your releases and wild catches here.

1) Books must be released during the period from December 1 to December 31. No need to sign up - join in at any time!

2) The challenge is to release books that have a the letter "D" beginning a word in the main title OR the author's name.

* Dean Koontz, John D. Rockfeller, and Charles Dickens will all count. Scott O'Dell won't, sorry.

* Main title means anything before the colon but not afterwards. For example, _Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle For Survival at the South Pole_ and _Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail_ wouldn't count. Series names don't count unless they're part of the actual book title, so _Tea Time for the Traditionally Built_, while part of the No. 1 Ladies' Dectective Agency Series, wouldn't count..but the first book in the series is actually *titled* _The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency_ so it would be fine.

3) Any type of release counts: wild releases, charity releases, controlled releases, books left at OBCZs or Little Free Libraries, sent out as rings/rays, books in bookboxes, etc.

4) Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and proper nouns in any language count

* Only the first letter of an acronym/initialism counts- as in D.A.R.E. but not M.A.D.D.

* Articles don't count- - for instance, if the word "the" begins with the letter D in your language, it doesn't qualify. (Besides, you should release those for RockDg9's
"The The" challenge during November!)

* If your language doesn't use the same sort of characters as English, it should be a word that begins with the same sound as the letter D in English (in other words, it would be transliterated into a D in for English speakers). I'll have to take your word for it at least 99 and 44/100% of the time, so please play fair! ;)

5) One point per book, regardless of how many D words are in the title. So _Darkness Before Dawn _ and _Double or Die_ only count once each!

6) Multi-challenge releases are perfectly fine, and even encouraged (because they're more fun).

If you have questions, just ask. :)
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sorry, info now in correct place at the END of the thread. DUH.
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Haven't seen you in a while BA!!!
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How have you been, my friend?
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a way to channel my reading (I'll probably only manage a few but its a few off the stacks of books here)
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booklady331

2009: booklady331 released 38 D books
2010: booklady331 released 76 D books
2011: booklady331 released 49 D books

BruceAlexander

2010: BruceAlexander released 66 D books
2011: BruceAlexander released 75 D books (the most for last year)

eponine38

2011: eponine38 released 22 D books

hyphen8

2008: hyphen8 released 29 D books
2009: hyphen8 released 16 D books
2010: hyphen8 released 25 D books
2011: hyphen8 released 45 D books

maggiemuffet

2011: maggiemuffet released 1 D book

quietorchid

2011: quietorchid released 46 D books
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2010: NancyNova released 23 D books
2011: NancyNova released 25 D books
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2009: motherof11 released 6 D books
2010: motherof11 released 11 D books
2011: motherof11 released 16 D books
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Welcome! Thanks for joining in. :)
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.... after all a lotof my crime books have death, die or dying in the title!
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2009: Plum-crazy released 32 D books
2010: Plum-crazy released 20 D books
2011: Plum-crazy released 45 D books

:D
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2009: Plum-crazy released 32 D books
2010: Plum-crazy released 20 D books
2011: Plum-crazy released 45 D books

:D



I'd best get some reading done or I won't have so many to release this year!!! :o)
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My wild releasing is slowing down with the weather getting wetter and colder but I will be making a few controlled ones I'm sure :)
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Sounds good to me: my notes say you (Diane-Fraser) released 6 D books last year.
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Sounds good to me: my notes say you (Diane-Fraser) released 6 D books last year.


Thanks for the info - I have hunted down three already so hope to beat that ;)
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I just reread the rules and found my posting doesn't make sense any more ;)

However, there's still the fact that I plan to join.
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I just reread the rules and found my posting doesn't make sense any more ;)

However, there's still the fact that I plan to join.


Glad to have you: I show that you (ekorren) released 61 D books last year - that was the second highest number (BruceAlexander had 75).

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...and getting rid of a lot of books.
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...and getting rid of a lot of books.


That was the general idea - get lots of books moving before the end of the year.

2009: tabby-cat-owner released 19 D books
2010: tabby-cat-owner released 23 D books
2011: tabby-cat-owner released 23 D books
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I'm up for getting more books moving - if only I *can* {wry grin}! Will try this challenge this year.
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I'm up for getting more books moving - if only I *can* {wry grin}! Will try this challenge this year.


Glad to have you - it doesn't seem like you ever have trouble finding books to release. ;)

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do more last year, but we lost our precious greyhound Tunku on Dec.12th and I was devastated.
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do more last year, but we lost our precious greyhound Tunku on Dec.12th and I was devastated.


Sorry to hear about your greyhound.

You had one D release last year...but one release is ok too. It still counts as participating in the challenge. :)
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do more last year, but we lost our precious greyhound Tunku on Dec.12th and I was devastated.


So sorry about Tunku, it is so sad to lose a pet.
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Thanks Sha, he was only 6 1/2 years old, so it was came at us out of left field. It was all so sudden we were in shock. Dec. 27th we rescued another grey called Tank, he is crazy, smaller with lots of attitude, nothing like or Royal Prince. In Sept. we did an emergency rescue of a 15 year old grey, a little fawn waif and have decided to adopt her also. We feel there is no guarantee so why not give her the love and security of a permanent home.
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Good for you maggiemuffet - rescuing pets is a wonderful thing to do. :)
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Thanks Hypen, it is so rewarding, even though there is heartbreak.
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I was just going to post a release I'm doing tonight and realised it's still November !!!!
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Hoping to get this OBCZ running soon, and will plan to hold any "D" books until next month! (I've never played this challenge before, so no need to hunt up my "old" stats."

:)
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Hoping to get this OBCZ running soon, and will plan to hold any "D" books until next month! (I've never played this challenge before, so no need to hunt up my "old" stats."

:)


You're starting an OBCZ? Good for you!
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I'd better start looking for my D books. I need to have something to release for my own challenge! :p
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I am a new member, trying to become an active member. I would like to join the fun (please). I can not believe it is almost December!
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I am a new member, trying to become an active member. I would like to join the fun (please). I can not believe it is almost December!


Looks like you're doing a good job - your bookshelf page shows a lot of activity for someone who's only been a member for two weeks! Happy to have you as part of the challenge. :)
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Yes, you (geishabird) released 6 D books last year. Thanks for playing again. :)
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I'll join

never done this before (at least I don't think I did), but willing to try. It should be a D-lightful challenge.
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never done this before (at least I don't think I did), but willing to try. It should be a D-lightful challenge.


Delighted to have you. :)

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I think I've got a couple of D books!
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I think I've got a couple of D books!


2008: awaywithfairies released 10 D books
2009 awaywithfairies released 17 D books
2011: awaywithfairies released 31 D books
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Always glad to have another participant. :)
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Release 1

1. Silhouette Christmas Stories by Linda Howard, Dixie Browning, Ginna Gray and Diana Palmer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11311328/
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1 DISSOLUTION - C J Sansom
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11535964

2 A Weekend with Mr DARCY - Victoria Connelly
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11465253

3 Immortal in DEATH - J D Robb
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11215291

4 Play DEAD - Richard Montanari
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11484806

5 The DEATH of a Constant Lover - Lev Raphael
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11535933

6 DEAD on Your Feet - Grant Michaels
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11535938

7 Risk - DICK Francis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11485706

8 Banker - DICK Francis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11536019

9 Comeback - DICK Francis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11536047

10 The Good Husband of Zebra DRIVE - Alexander McCall Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11535995

11 DON'T Look Back - Andrew Gross
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11482567

12 Reflex - DICK Francis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11485708

13 Rumpole & the Angel of DEATH - John Mortimer
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11465251

14 Break In - DICK Francis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/115360236

15 The Danger - DICK Francis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11539316

16 This Year it will be DIFFERENT - Maeve Binchy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11485719

17 The Whole Truth - DAVID Baldacci
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11122595
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3 Immortal in DEATH - J D Robb
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11215291


Any other books by J.D. Robb would also count...but then most of them seem to have "death" in the title anyway, don't they?

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1. The Doomsday Conspiracy Sheldon, Sidney http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11402235
2. Moby-DICK Melville, Herman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11099302
3. Miss DAISY is Crazy Gutman, Dan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7712588
4. DOMINIC's Collection Bell, Chris http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11436216
5. A Season of ANGELs Macomber, Debbie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11428473
6. TOM Sawyer Detective
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8624223
7. The Storekeeper's Daughter Brunstetter, Wanda http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11563238
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I don't have heaps to release, but I think the challenge will help me up my release numbers for this month, and should be fun!
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I don't have heaps to release, but I think the challenge will help me up my release numbers for this month, and should be fun!


Yep, the point is to release lots of books, so please join in with as many as you can. :)
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517500?... Santa in a Stetson by Janet DAILEY

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517550?... Under the Mistletoe with John DOE by Judy DUARTE
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Wild release

1. The Twelfth Card by Jeffery DEAVER - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11539814
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2. Midnight Clear by Debbie Macomber, et al http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10324711/
3. Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533168/
4. 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11154246/
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... would like to join the fun too :D
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... would like to join the fun too :D


Join in any time!
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wild release

2. Who is Stealing the 12 DAYS of Christmas? - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553654
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I hope I post correctly. I am following the above post.

1. American Beauty - Zoey Dean
http://www.bookcrossing.com/ ---/ 150-11545243
2. Girls On Film - Zoey Dean
http://www.bookcrossing.com/ --- / 691-11545239
3. Tall Cool One - Zoey Dean
http://www.bookcrossing.com/ --- / 446-11545238
4. Heart Of Glass - Zoey Dean
http://www.bookcrossing.com/ --- / 285-11545242
5. Some Like It Hot - Zoey Dean
http://www.bookcrossing.com/ --- / 234-11545244
6. How To Teach Filty Rich Girls - Zoey Dean
http://www.bookcrossing.com/ --- / 133-11540055
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I hope I post correctly. I am following the above post.


Looks great, except it's always best NOT to include the first three digits of the BCID in any forum postings. Anyone who has those numbers can make a journal entry for your books, whether they've actually seen them or not...

Could you please edit your post to take them out? (Click on the title of your post, and it should reload with the option to edit it.)

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nr. 5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11566281 Palmwijn by Adriaan van DIS
nr. 6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11344226/ De beestachtige bekoringen van Balthazar B by J.P. DONLEAVY

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3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517366?... Kissing Santa Claus by DONNA Kaufman

4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517356?... Christmas at Candlebark Farm by Michelle DOUGLAS

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517401?... Silver Bells by Judy DUARTE

6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517396?... DECK the Halls

7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11517413?... A Christmas Visitor by DAVID Saperstein
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Cross-playing with the December Challenge...
1). http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11484924?...
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

2). http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11473236?...
by Debbie Macomber
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Here I go

Release # 1:
Tulip Fever by DEBORAH Moggach

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8401303?...
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#8 - 12

8. Protecting Children from Danger: Learning Self-Reliance and Emergency Skills Without Fear http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11453209
9. Circle of Gold by Candy Dawson Boyd http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11405763
10. Start Over, Finish Rich: 10 Steps to Get You Back on Track in 2010 by David Bach http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11428156
11. The Socialite and the Bodyguard (Harlequin Intrigue) by Dana Marton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11160429
12. Daughter of Grace (The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister #2) by Michael Phillips, Judith Pella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11186435
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10331797/ The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11542866/ Leisure Living Guide to Slow Cooking by Dorothy Sara
3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533561/ Play Dead by Harlan Coben
4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11520715/ Lightning by Danielle Steel
5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11527462/ Desperation by Stephen King
6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11529623/ Damage Control by Robert Dugoni
7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11529677/ Degree of Guilt by Richard North Patterson
8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11533105/ The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11533269/ Wrongful Death by Robert Dugoni
10-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11554601/ The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver
11-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11533288/ Drive by Larry Bird
12-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11533335/ The Admiral by Martin Dibner
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3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11568691?... The Delta Ladies by Fern Michaels
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1. Christ in Christmas--A Family Advent Celebration by James Dobson et al
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11274095/
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7. The Taking by Dean Koontz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/66311555026
8. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/92011525244
9. Third Degree by Greg Iles http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/25611568752
10.Death,Taxes & Extra Hold http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3481155507
11.Back On Blossom Street http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/40711519825
12. Fresh Diaster by Stuart Woods http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/34211519638
13.Angels & Demons by Dan Brown http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/19011568688
14.Mrs Miracle by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10311566470
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controlled release:

3. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and DIVORCED by Nujood Ali and DELPHINE Minoui - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493576

wild release:

4. Cheaper by the DOZEN - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11330732
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#5 Encylopedia of DOG Breeds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11556538
#6 An Identification Guide to DOG Breeds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11463806/
#7 The Twelve DAYS of Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11040044/
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#7 The Twelve DAYS of Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11040044/


Don't forget to count your 12s for time-traveler's 12 for 12 challenge... :)

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13. The Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8261666
14.Dictionary of Food Ingredients Igoe, Robert http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11472816
15. Eat the Grapes Downward Pizer, Vernon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11472756
16.The Third Eye Duncan, Lois http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11401892
17. True Confessins of CHARLOTTE Doyle Avi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11401903
18. HEAVEN Eyes Almond, David http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11099376
19. Authors in Depth Various http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11099341
20. DurABLE Goods Berg, Elizabeth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10307496
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#8 Narrative of the Life of Frederick DOUGLAS. by Frederick DOUGLAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11575125/
#9 The DOLL'S House by Rumer Godden http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11575122
#10 DEATH at La Fenice by DONNA Leon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11545374/
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21. Circle of Gold Boyd, Candy Dawson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11405763
22. So Dark the Night Daley, Margaret http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11186432
23. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11401903
24. Saved by the Monarch Morton, Dana http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/178111604
25. The Missing Horse MysTERY: Nancy Drew Keene, Carolyn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11453244
26. A Mapmaker's Dream by James Cowan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10146349
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11448661/ DRAGONWINGS
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11273769/ Harriet’s Hare by DICK King-Smith (dual with What’s In a Name)
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Nr 7 and 8

Nr. 7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11566284/ Het Jason DUBBELSPEL

Nr. 8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11566275 Edward VII de vredestichter by DAVID Butler

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