Post your April reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.
This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/537435.
Each book can earn up to three points:
Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.
Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.
Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.
April: Directions—words related to directions: north, south, east, west, up, down, in, out, forward, back, backward, toward, away, here, there, near, far, on, off, to, from, fro.
Examples: East of Eden; Out of Africa; North Star Conspiracy
Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.
LookINg for Love by Rosie Harris = 1 read + 1 theme + 1 release = 3 Four BlONdes by Candace Bushnell - 1 read + 1 theme = 2 The River Girl by Tania crosse = read = 1 Other Times by leslie thomas = release = 1 Good Husband material by Trisha AshBY released and themes - 2 Reach for TOmorrow released and themes - 2 Caedmon's SONg - released and themed = 2 Pegasus Bridge = released - 1 Marshmallows for Breakfast - released = 1 Cottage BY the sea = read and themed = 2
For direction, I think it works if you can refer to movement or a path of travelling. So yes to "around" and "through," but no to "at," which is more like placement than direction of travel.
I would also say no to "before " and "after" and "above" and "below." That might seem to contradict "on" and "off" but with those I was thinking of direction of movement for something like jumping (e.g., jumping on).
Read: 1) IQ by Joe Ide (A-) 2) A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold 3) Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia (B+) 4) Unbecoming by Jenny Downham 5) Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman 6)The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma by Ratika Kapur 7) Rob Delaney: Mother, Wife, Sister, Human, Warrior, Falcon, Yardstick, Turban, Cabbage (B+) 8) My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry
If someone asks, "Where are you?" and you say, "Here", it is a direction, at least in Finnish. How about English? Or if you say, "Go there" - I understand you're meaning "Go that direction". But am I right or wrong?
224. Getting Well Aga[IN]: A Step-By-Step Self-Help Guide [TO] [OVER]com[IN]g Cancer for Patients and Their Families by O. Carl Sim[ON][T[O]N], Stephanie Matthews-Sim[ON][T[O]N], James Creight[ON] http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222940
Read: 1 Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 2 Bad Behaviour by Sheila O'Flanagan 3 Tell it to the Skies by Erica James 4 Growing Up Again by Catriona McCloud 5 Coming Home by Melanie Rose 6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5352728 A Ceremonial Death by B. J. Oliphant 7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4767500 Brother Nature by Robert Llewellyn 8 Never Go Back by Lee Child 9 The Hard Way by Lee Child 10 Make Me by Lee Child 11 Nothing to Lose by Lee Child 12 Around the World in 80 Dates by Jennifer Cox 13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5586650 A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb 14 The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency by Minna Lindgren 15 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8458936 A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry 16 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13537531 Julie & Julia by Julie Powell 17 The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond 18 The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan 19 The Unpredictable Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell 20 Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell 21 You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell 22 Quest by Shannah Jay 23 Lands of Nowhere by Shannah Jay 24 Shadow of the Serpent by Shannah Jay
88 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090941/ The HappINess Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year TryINg to S[IN]g IN the MornINg, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read ArisTOtle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen RubIN