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Solar Eclipse Release!

On August 21, parts of North America will witness a solar eclipse. I will celebrate in Casper, WY. Join me for a thematic release challenge, no matter where you are!

From August 19-22, I plan to release books with thematic subject matter or title words like light, dark, day, night, shadow, sun, moon, Earth, etc.

This is an informal release challenge, and the above is by no means a comprehensive list of theme-related words. Feel free to be creative, and post your releases here!

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On August 21, parts of North America will witness a solar eclipse. I will celebrate in Casper, WY. Join me for a thematic release challenge, no matter where you are!

From August 19-22, I plan to release books with thematic subject matter or title words like light, dark, day, night, shadow, sun, moon, Earth, etc.

This is an informal release challenge, and the above is by no means a comprehensive list of theme-related words. Feel free to be creative, and post your releases here!
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I don't think I'm in the path of the eclipse but I'll look and see what I've got for themed books to release.
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I don't think I'm in the path of the eclipse but I'll look and see what I've got for themed books to release.

I *know* I'm not in the path of the eclipse (totality, that is). :(

But I'll see if I can find something to release anyway.
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This DOES sound like fun...I'll see what I have!!! ; ) I purchased some of the special Total Solar Eclipse stamps the Post Office issued in June. They are fun, too!!! ; D This link tells about this first ever thermochromic ink stamp, and shows the track of the eclipse for those who may be interested. https://about.usps.com/---/pr17_032.htm
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in Columbia, SC as we are expecting to be flooded with visitors for the eclipse.
Wasn't planning on doing a theme release, I don't think I have that many with related themes :)

LOVE the stamps!! Might have to see about getting some....
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I'll try to release some. I think it's only going to be around 60% in my area (though that's still pretty cool). I have friends who are planning to travel to see the full one, one to South Carolina and two to Wyoming (to Casper, as it happens); if I get my act together maybe I can get them to take a book or two along with them...

I do have a set of the eclipse stamps, which are pretty cool. In theory you can make them change by touching them, but my hands seem to be too cold - I had to hold them up to the sunlight to see the change!
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I do have a set of the eclipse stamps, which are pretty cool. In theory you can make them change by touching them, but my hands seem to be too cold - I had to hold them up to the sunlight to see the change!

It's summer: the stamps are pretty much always in "warm mode" here. If I want to see them change I have to cool them off first!
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1. MOONlight ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14673254/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [This one went into a unique Little Free Library, made from an old icebox!]

2. FADEOUT ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14683887/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [What with the sunlight fading, don't you know!]

3. DARKNESS Creeping ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655928/ ), wild release, photo.

4. SHADOWs on the Ivy ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14517380/ ), wild release, photo.
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5. The MOON is Always Female ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2170416/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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I had a thrilling experience watching the total eclipse in Wyoming. I was able to take pictures through my friend's telescope. Very cool!

5. A Midsummer Night's Dream: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1928247
6. Shadowland: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2516905
7. Day of Confession: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3184934
8. Shadow Men: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7095384
9. Born Burning: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7567108
10. City of Light, City of Dark: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11195246
11. Twilight: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14646289
12. Stargirl: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8369091
13. A Tale Dark and Grimm: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13546363
14. The City of Ember: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684852
15. Nighttime is My Time: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14666845
16. Darkness Falls: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14666850

I'm particularly happy about this title:
17. Light in August: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6609113

And this, while not part of the eclipse challenge, was a book I released at Independence Rock, WY on the Oregon Trail!

Another Roadside Attraction:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2647229
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The eclipse is just starting where I am. I'm using a viewer made from a pair of binoculars to cast the image onto a piece of paper, and - when I can catch the right angle - it works pretty well. Can't keep it focused for too long or the binoculars might be ruined, but for a peek every ten or fifteen minutes it suits me fine. It's partly cloudy here, not too bad. Hope everyone else is getting some good viewing!

6. The Faery Reel: Tales From the TWILIGHT Realm ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14501424/ ), wild release, photo. [Update: caught!]

7. The Core of the SUN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14671863/ ), wild release, photo.

8. The TWILIGHT Zone Companion ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14685813/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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My only one

The Sun http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684805/ a fairly dated school picture book.
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3. Tanis, The SHADOW Years
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14666873

4. The SHADOW of the Wind
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601428

Sorry for the staggered post on the same day. Thought I was done earlier in the day!
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Got up at 2am to make sure we'd be able to get to the path of totality without getting stuck in a traffic jam, so my entry is:

Two for the Dough
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14685872
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:-)

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1. Phaeton and the Chariot of the SUN by Nathan Patterson
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363714

2. Phantom Stallion: Mustang MOON by Terri Farley
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14572280

3. SHADOW of a Star by Elmer Kelton
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14499372

4. City of DARKNESS, City of LIGHT by Marge Piercy
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14499476

Enjoyed perfect eclipse viewing and incredible scientific details INside, out of the heat, by watching spectacular coverage of all five major city totality viewings (only 60% where I am here in Arizona, and no eye protection available for me) on a Live World News Special "The Great American Eclipse" with David Muir during the event, and then NOVA had a FABulous special on in the evening on Channel 8.
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Out in the sun, next to a solar panel (on the pay station for the bikes). With release photo.

1. Tortilla Sun - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684917

Like BOOKWORM, I only saw it on TV...and I loved Nasa's pictures on Flickr. Viewing conditions here were not super (less than 30%, at sunrise, with clouds at the horizon).
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I left both of these in one of the little free library's near me. while walking back home the clouds that blew over the totality about a minute in cleared up enough to watch the sun emerge from the moon.

1.) Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14656003/ on 8/21/2017
2.) Molly Moon, Micky Minus, & the Mind Machine - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655989/ on 8/21/2017
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14556807/ ECLIPSE

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14612342/ Two MOONS in August: A Novel

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14615913/ Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science: What Makes a SHADOW?

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14666159/ Half MOON Street: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14540230/ SHADOW Ranch: A Novel

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684005/ Thirteen MOONs: A Novel

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655155/ New MOON

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14657395/ New MOON

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14685882/ ECLIPSE

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14566576/ Asking for the MOON: Four Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14656381/ The Pull of the MOON

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14593383/ SHADOW Spell

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14608708/ Beneath A Blood Red MOON

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14608474/ ECLIPSE

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Released on August 22; with release photo.

2. The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684887

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