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Snap Release game... even Newer thread!

Old and New Players all welcome

Here's how it works:
It's based on the kids game snap, only with wild released books. I start off the game by releasing a book, posting here to say I released Book A by suchandsuch
The next person claims Snap. They then have 24 hours to release a book that matches book A (same keyword in title/author name - not counting 'the' 'a' etc...), and post about it here
The next person to claim has 24 hours to release a matching book to the last one...
and so on.

So, for example,
I release: The End of Faith
next person releases: The End of Mr Y
next person releases: Mr Nobody's Eyes by michael morpurgo
next person releases; Jurassic park by Michael crichton
and one and on...

* you have to claim the Snap, so that everyone else knows you're planning a release (don't say the book title at this point, otherwise people can plan in advance) - claims are first come first served
* after claiming, you have 24 hours to make the release and tell us about it with a link to the book.
* after 24 hours, if you didn't report back your release, your claim is invalid and other people can claim in your place. So, after 24 hours, the snap is back up for grabs. Until someone grabs it, a delayed release report will still count. But once someone else has claimed it, it's theirs (for 24 hours at least...)
* you can't snap twice in a row - you can't snap your own release, as it were
* wild releases only, no controlled releases

Don't be put off by our incredibly long list of rules – the game is actually incredibly simple, it's just that we enjoy working out the details!

Words that can snap:
* keywords with title/author only, not 'the','a','and', etc. To help you work out what is a keyword and what is not, consider what words you might search a database for, or ask a bookstore clerk when you can't quite remember the exact title.
* Flipping between plural/singular of words is allowed - so if I release The Beach, you can release Beaches (and vice versa)
*flipping between tenses of a word is allowed - so if I release 'The Slap' you can release 'Slapped by an invisible hand' (and vice versa)
*splitting and forming compound words is allowed - so if I release 'The Sea', you can release 'The seagull' (and vice versa). But you CANNOT release 'The Seasons,' because that is a separate word that just happens to contain the same letters - not a compound. Compound words are amalgamations of two words, both retaining their meaning, to form one new word.
* You can snap on numbers featured in the title, and you can transform numbers between digit and letter form (from 6 to six and vice-versa). You can also add or remove a 'th' (so you can go from 6 to sixth or 6th). But you cannot snap using embedded numbers - so you cannot go from 1984 to 84 (or 38198427)
*embedded words are NOT allowed
* subtitles: whether the subtitle is available for snapping or not is up to the person who releases the book. If you think the subtitle of your release is a significant part of the title, please include that information in your post. the same applies to the inclusion / exclusion of illustrators, adapters, collection editors et al.
* non-english books are welcome to - use a translation of the title to snap with, and provide us with the translation when you post so that people can use that to snap back ;) So, if I release The Prisoner, you are welcome to snap that with Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d'Azkaban, and vise versa
* you cannot snap a book with the same book (but repeats of books from earlier in the game are fine), unless you have a copy printed under an alternate or foreign-language title (using the author name as the snapped-word)
* Author names snapped must be an exact match. Anne is not Anna or Ann. Richard is not Dick or Rich. Vikki is most certainly not Victoria ;)
* Author names that also have another meaning can be snapped using it as such - you can snap a Stephen King book with Once And Only King

In the case of an unsnappable book;
when a book has gone 24 hours with no one snapping it, GoG will make an announcement that it is deemed unsnappable. She will then release a new, unrelated book to be snapped on, and the game will continue from there. Until GoG's declaration of unsnappabilty, the book may still be snapped on (eg if GoG is asleep when the 24 hour mark passes, the book remains in play and open to snapping until such point as she awakens and announces)

>> If you are snapping, please check it is on the most recent book. The game will at some point run over multiple pages (the woes of popularity, eh?) so be sure to view the latest one (depending on the way you view the forum posts) <<

It's just for fun, no points or prizes or the like, though there is a list of the books released for this game here http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/471178 (maintained by Wolfie, thankyou!)
and....
I will provide a prize for the first person who wild releases a snap game book by strapping it to a duck. (Without hurting the duck. Duck-torture will be punished with a life-long snap ban.)

you don't need to sign up or anything - just jump in when you can

The specific rules of this game have become very much a community work, everyone throwing in their two cents as any issues or ideas arise, so do feel free to contribute or provide feedback. Here's the original thread in case you want to look back over how we got to this point; http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/470285

Tip: In some cases, two people snap at almost the same time, and the forum postings can go out of order. When this happens, look at the addresses of the individual postings (either by clicking through to them, or hover over the link and look in the status bar of your browser) - the last number of the links is the chronological order of the posting - the first one (ie the lower number) wins

Regular Players: Although it is not a hard and fast rule, it is considered good etiquette for frequent snappers not to take *too* long to release their book :D

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Old and New Players all welcome

Here's how it works:
It's based on the kids game snap, only with wild released books. I start off the game by releasing a book, posting here to say I released Book A by suchandsuch
The next person claims Snap. They then have 24 hours to release a book that matches book A (same keyword in title/author name - not counting 'the' 'a' etc...), and post about it here
The next person to claim has 24 hours to release a matching book to the last one...
and so on.

So, for example,
I release: The End of Faith
next person releases: The End of Mr Y
next person releases: Mr Nobody's Eyes by michael morpurgo
next person releases; Jurassic park by Michael crichton
and one and on...

* you have to claim the Snap, so that everyone else knows you're planning a release (don't say the book title at this point, otherwise people can plan in advance) - claims are first come first served
* after claiming, you have 24 hours to make the release and tell us about it with a link to the book.
* after 24 hours, if you didn't report back your release, your claim is invalid and other people can claim in your place. So, after 24 hours, the snap is back up for grabs. Until someone grabs it, a delayed release report will still count. But once someone else has claimed it, it's theirs (for 24 hours at least...)
* you can't snap twice in a row - you can't snap your own release, as it were
* wild releases only, no controlled releases

Don't be put off by our incredibly long list of rules – the game is actually incredibly simple, it's just that we enjoy working out the details!

Words that can snap:
* keywords with title/author only, not 'the','a','and', etc. To help you work out what is a keyword and what is not, consider what words you might search a database for, or ask a bookstore clerk when you can't quite remember the exact title.
* Flipping between plural/singular of words is allowed - so if I release The Beach, you can release Beaches (and vice versa)
*flipping between tenses of a word is allowed - so if I release 'The Slap' you can release 'Slapped by an invisible hand' (and vice versa)
*splitting and forming compound words is allowed - so if I release 'The Sea', you can release 'The seagull' (and vice versa). But you CANNOT release 'The Seasons,' because that is a separate word that just happens to contain the same letters - not a compound. Compound words are amalgamations of two words, both retaining their meaning, to form one new word.
* You can snap on numbers featured in the title, and you can transform numbers between digit and letter form (from 6 to six and vice-versa). You can also add or remove a 'th' (so you can go from 6 to sixth or 6th). But you cannot snap using embedded numbers - so you cannot go from 1984 to 84 (or 38198427)
*embedded words are NOT allowed
* subtitles: whether the subtitle is available for snapping or not is up to the person who releases the book. If you think the subtitle of your release is a significant part of the title, please include that information in your post. the same applies to the inclusion / exclusion of illustrators, adapters, collection editors et al.
* non-english books are welcome to - use a translation of the title to snap with, and provide us with the translation when you post so that people can use that to snap back ;) So, if I release The Prisoner, you are welcome to snap that with Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d'Azkaban, and vise versa
* you cannot snap a book with the same book (but repeats of books from earlier in the game are fine), unless you have a copy printed under an alternate or foreign-language title (using the author name as the snapped-word)
* Author names snapped must be an exact match. Anne is not Anna or Ann. Richard is not Dick or Rich. Vikki is most certainly not Victoria ;)
* Author names that also have another meaning can be snapped using it as such - you can snap a Stephen King book with Once And Only King

In the case of an unsnappable book;
when a book has gone 24 hours with no one snapping it, GoG will make an announcement that it is deemed unsnappable. She will then release a new, unrelated book to be snapped on, and the game will continue from there. Until GoG's declaration of unsnappabilty, the book may still be snapped on (eg if GoG is asleep when the 24 hour mark passes, the book remains in play and open to snapping until such point as she awakens and announces)

>> If you are snapping, please check it is on the most recent book. The game will at some point run over multiple pages (the woes of popularity, eh?) so be sure to view the latest one (depending on the way you view the forum posts) <<

It's just for fun, no points or prizes or the like, though there is a list of the books released for this game here http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/471178 (maintained by Wolfie, thankyou!)
and....
I will provide a prize for the first person who wild releases a snap game book by strapping it to a duck. (Without hurting the duck. Duck-torture will be punished with a life-long snap ban.)

you don't need to sign up or anything - just jump in when you can

The specific rules of this game have become very much a community work, everyone throwing in their two cents as any issues or ideas arise, so do feel free to contribute or provide feedback. Here's the original thread in case you want to look back over how we got to this point; http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/470285

Tip: In some cases, two people snap at almost the same time, and the forum postings can go out of order. When this happens, look at the addresses of the individual postings (either by clicking through to them, or hover over the link and look in the status bar of your browser) - the last number of the links is the chronological order of the posting - the first one (ie the lower number) wins

Regular Players: Although it is not a hard and fast rule, it is considered good etiquette for frequent snappers not to take *too* long to release their book :D
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players had requested a new thread, as the old (7249 posts over 73 pages....) thread was taking a LOOOOONg time to load on some people's fancy pants tablets :)

their is currently a snap waiting to be claimed...

released by BruceAlexander 1 day ago (8/11/2014)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836308/
The Influenza Bomb: A Novel (TSI: The Scene Investigators)
by
Paul McCusker and Walt Larimore, MD

so please carry on playing here :)

(a link to the old thread http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/472242 with 2 years of gameplay!)
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Snap + Release

PAUL Cleave - Die Stunde des Todes ( the hour of the death )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12841570
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842158/

The DEATH of Innocence: The Untold Story of JonBenet's Murder and How Its Exploitation Compromised the Pursuit of Truth

by

John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey
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snap

two that match. Let me see which one gets dug out first :-)
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Release

Thankless in DEATH by J. D. Robb http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12792552/
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SNAP + RELEASE

Eva Rossmann - Wein & Tod ( wine & death )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12638159
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842816/

Santa Fe DEAD (Ed Eagle Novel) by Stuart Woods
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Snap

Haven't done this in *ages*. :)
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Speaker for the DEAD by Orson Scott Card
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12831562

...which *might* offer enough choices to get the game off "dead". :p
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Will try to get this off "dead," LOL, but I can't make any promises!
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12844708/

DEAD Men's Hearts (A Gideon Oliver Mystery) by Aaron Elkins

[tried to find another match but nothing worked...perhaps this one has a few choices]
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Sorry, I thought surely someone would at least have a "Scott".
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Snap

Found something!
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Release

The Dumb Men Joke Book: 300 Brilliant Put-downs of Your Favorite Species
by Nan Tucket
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12817186

Author's name (doubtless a pseudonym) is probably useless, but hopefully "men" or "book" will work for someone.
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Snap

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release

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12843856

Die neue Meisterküche. Das neue Bildkochbuch für alle, die besser kochen und backen wollen von Elke und Christian Teubner Linnich

The new master kitchen. Want the new picture cookBOOK for those who cook and bake better by Elke and Christian Teubner Linnich
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(links)

In case anyone's interested, here are the links Vekiki mentions in her post - some of them don't seem to have copied correctly. :s

(Previous) "New" thread: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/472242
Original thread: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/470285

List of books (to August 2012): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/471178
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The Gate of Days: The BOOK of Time 2 by Guillaume Prevost http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12845828
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Martin Scorsese/ Jay Cocks - Die Zeit der Unschuld ( the time of innocence )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12662526
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12846553/

The Red Swastika by MARTIN Gross
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Operation RED storm (transl.) by Tom Clancy

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12417485/
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Snap

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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12846218/

The time of STORMS by Madge Swindells

(Zeit der Stürme )
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Piet Klocke - Das geht alles von ihrer ZEIT ab ( that's all of their TIME from )
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12480170
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snap

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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12850846/

Skinny Legs and ALL

by Tom Robbins
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snap + release

TOM Sharpe - Riotous Assembly

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12496425
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12850914/

Dead or Alive (Jack Ryan) by TOM Clancy and Grant Blackwood
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Not going back to dead, but might have to stick with TOM. Let me see what else I have that matches :-)
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Darn it! The book disappeared on me.

Time for someone else to have a turn......
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12851702/

Die Stürme des Lebens von Catherine Gaskin
Storms of LIFE by Catherine Gaskin

I hope its ok with LIFE
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12852612/

A Golfer's LIFE by Arnold Palmer and James Dodson
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12653987

Karusell des Lebens von Rosamunde Pilcher
Carousel of LIFE by Rosamunde Pilcher
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ROSA von Praunheim - 50 Jahre pervers ( 50 years pervy )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12616440
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12854666/

50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber
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This is my HARBOR (transl.) by Jos van Manen-Pieters

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11418315/
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SNAP + RELEASE

George Adamson - Meine Löwen, mein Leben ( My lions, my life )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12277562
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12856195/

Fit For LIFE by Harvey Diamond and Marilyn Diamond
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LIVING with the Psalms (transl. in dutch the word life and to live are both translation of the word leven) by Unkown

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12133079/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12858992/

LIFE Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters by Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.
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Friends for LIFE by Maeve Binchy

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12495662/
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Drees precipitation of an active LIFE by Paul van 't Veer

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12133083/

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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12182510/

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our LIVES for Spiritual Transformation by Ruth Haley Barton
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RUTH White - Die Schlangenbrücke ( the snake bridge )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12715759
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Hidden legacy (transl.) by RUTH Rendell

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12425524/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12864046/

The HIDDEN Flame (Thorndike Christian Fiction) by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke
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The HIDDEN man (Berkley Prime Crime) by David Ellis

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12418164/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12664877/

The Story of the Other Wise MAN by Henry Van Dyke and Leo Buscaglia
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MAN who hate womem (transl.) by Stieg Larsson

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12000485/
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:-)
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Gaby Hauptmann - Ran an den Mann ( get this MAN )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12864898
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12865230/

The MAN in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face by Patrick Morley
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Emma Holt - Wer kennt die Lösung ( who know the solution )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4898061
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12865376/

A Stranger's Trust (Harlequin Presents Number 1582) by EMMA Richmond
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Imagine TRUST (transl.) by Dr. Regn. Steensma
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12133099/
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Blind TRUST by Meg O'Brien

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12873620/

Had to go to the charity shop to get this going again!
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4561202/

Murder in Little Egypt by Darcy O'BRIEN

[thank you for doing that, motherof11!]
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The Interpretation of MURDER by Jed Rubenfeld http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7330653/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12781752/

Gingerbread Cookie MURDER by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine and Leslie Meier

[I'm moving in 4 weeks' time and HAVE to free these books!]
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:)
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Released

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12241782

The MURDER Bird by Joanna Hines
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MURDER in Amsterdam (transl.) By Trude de Jong

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12607287/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12865294/

The MURDER of Bindy MacKenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
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MURDER on the Nile by Agatha Christie

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12495676/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1443037/

Enter a MURDERer by Ngaio Marsh
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Back to School MURDER (Lucy Stone Mysteries, Number 4) by Leslie Meier

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12880336/
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:)
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Released

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11137341

The Janus STONE by Elly Griffith's
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Maria Barbal - Wie ein Stein im Geröll ( like a STONE at debris )

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11253713
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Sunday children by MARIA Stahlie

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12495589/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12880713/

Where Are the CHILDREN? by Mary Higgins Clark
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:)
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11219951

I'll Walk Alone by MARY HIGGINS CLARK
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R.B. Mitchell - Alleine weinst du wütender. Eine Suche nach Hoffnung und Zuhause

( ALONE you crys angry. A search to hope and home )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12791583

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