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KarmelK's Celebrate the Irish 2018 - Release Thread

I'll be looking after the KarmelK's Celebrate the Irish Challenge again this year.

The challenge starts at 00:00 on the 1st of March and finishing at 23:59 on the 31st of March (your time).
Books about Ireland, set in Ireland, written by or about the Irish people or descendants of the Irish in any country. The whole island of Ireland, north and south, qualifies.
Books that are primarily Green, White or Gold/Orange in colour or have those colour words in the title or the authors name.
Any Irish place name or items unique to Ireland (shamrock, banshee, leprechaun, etc.) in the title or authors name.
Any kind of release works. Using a book for multiple release challenges is also fine.
One rule of my own : if KarmelK calls in at any point, her word automatically becomes law.

For writers of Irish descent, I’ve found Wikipedia’s list of Irish American writers helpful in the past. However, I’m assuming it’s not an exhaustive list. (Anne McCaffrey – who wrote the Dragonriders of Pern series – doesn’t appear on it, and is Irish American by birth. However, as she became a naturalised Irish citizen, it’s possible she’s been left off the list deliberately).
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/List_of_Irish_Americans#Literature
I’d also assume there are writers from other countries who are also of Irish descent. (Australia would be an obvious candidate).

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I'll be looking after the KarmelK's Celebrate the Irish Challenge again this year.

The challenge starts at 00:00 on the 1st of March and finishing at 23:59 on the 31st of March (your time).
Books about Ireland, set in Ireland, written by or about the Irish people or descendants of the Irish in any country. The whole island of Ireland, north and south, qualifies.
Books that are primarily Green, White or Gold/Orange in colour or have those colour words in the title or the authors name.
Any Irish place name or items unique to Ireland (shamrock, banshee, leprechaun, etc.) in the title or authors name.
Any kind of release works. Using a book for multiple release challenges is also fine.
One rule of my own : if KarmelK calls in at any point, her word automatically becomes law.

For writers of Irish descent, I’ve found Wikipedia’s list of Irish American writers helpful in the past. However, I’m assuming it’s not an exhaustive list. (Anne McCaffrey – who wrote the Dragonriders of Pern series – doesn’t appear on it, and is Irish American by birth. However, as she became a naturalised Irish citizen, it’s possible she’s been left off the list deliberately).
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/List_of_Irish_Americans#Literature
I’d also assume there are writers from other countries who are also of Irish descent. (Australia would be an obvious candidate).
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1. The Snapper, by Roddy Doyle
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14931396/
Set in the author's hometown of Dublin.

2. Dubliners by James Joyce
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891352
Set in the author's hometown of Dublin.
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Release 3

3. The Return by Håkan Nesser
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14941703/
Green cover.
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Release 4

4. The Falcon Chronicles: Ghosts of the Forest by Steve Backshall
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908523/
Green cover
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A St Patrick's Eve splurge.

5. The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911272
Irish author, book set in Dublin.

6. Fairy Tales of Ireland by W. B. Yeats
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911268
Irish Fairy Tales compiled by an Irish literary legend.

7. Tender is the Night / The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13914728
Fitzgerald appears on Wikipedia's list of Irish American authors.

8. Dracula by Bram Stoker
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891334
Irish author.

9. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901191
Irish author

10. The Gardener's Son by Cormac McCarthy
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14931392
McCarthy appears on Wikipedia's list of Irish American authors.
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11. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald |
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14958720/
Fitzgerald appears on Wikipedia's list of Irish American authors.
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12. Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14960004/
Book set in Ireland, by an author who has lived in Ireland since she was 4 years old. It's one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I'm posting it off to Bordeaux for release at the convention.

13. The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935834
Irish author.
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14, Preserve the Dead by Brian McGilloway
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14969304/
The author is from Derry, and the book is set in the area. I've been at a few of his booksignings and he's a genuinely nice guy. If he ever pops up in your area, go along.
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15. Babylon Revisited by F Scott Fitzgerald
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935829
Author appears on Wikipedia's list or Irish American authors.

16. The Poet by Michael Connelly
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901199/
Author appears on Wikipedia's list or Irish American authors.
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17, Cold Kill by Neil White
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14978590
Author's surname is White, which appears on the Irish flag.

18. The Scorching Wind by Walter Macken
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14951344
Irish author, and the book is set in Ireland.

These will be my final two releases. Good luck to everyone else with the time you all have left, and thanks for participating !
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Release #1


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935935 Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik (green cover)


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Founded by a Celtic tribe called the Parisii - a nice connection for a 'Celebrate the Irish' challenge ;)
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Founded by a Celtic tribe called the Parisii - a nice connection for a 'Celebrate the Irish' challenge ;)


An interesting tidbit that I didn't know, cluricaune.
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1. It Started With Paris – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13168335 – Author, Cathy Kelly is Irish and the story takes place in Ireland
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What a coincidence. You and Maranlin both beginning with books about Paris. You must be sisters or something ;P
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What a coincidence. You and Maranlin both beginning with books about Paris. You must be sisters or something ;P


Really? Of course we are! However, both of us releasing books with Paris in the title is pure coincidence. We did not discuss our releases.
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However, both of us releasing books with Paris in the title is pure coincidence. We did not discuss our releases.


Rats. I was hoping for a spot of subliminal telepathy ;) (Of course, if you want to discuss your releases in the traditional way, that's ok too).
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However, both of us releasing books with Paris in the title is pure coincidence. We did not discuss our releases.


Rats. I was hoping for a spot of subliminal telepathy ;) (Of course, if you want to discuss your releases in the traditional way, that's ok too).


This is too funny!! LOL When I posted my 1st release I saw my sister, Maranlin had also posted her first release - - both books with Paris in the title. This must definitely have been sibling/sisterly telepathy. Love it!
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Release #2

2. Just Between Us – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10217804 – Author, Cathy Kelly is Irish and the story takes place in Ireland
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3. How Will I Know? - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11107474 – Author, Sheila O'Flanagan is Irish
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There are some releases over there as well!
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1. Irish Love - A Nuala McGrail Novel by Andrew M. Greeley

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14941806
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That was quick ! Thanks :)

(And well done again on the catch !)
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1. The Elementals ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231795/ ), for Irish-descent author; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

[Re-posted - originally put in the announcement thread. Sorry for the confusion! I've deleted it over there.]
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[Re-posted - originally put in the announcement thread. Sorry for the confusion! I've deleted it over there.
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Not to worry. Blame me for causing the confusion ;) Nice release photo, by the way.
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Release #4

4. Always and Forever – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11613714 – Author, Cathy Kelly is Irish
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Release #5

5. Past Secrets – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11108728 – Author, Cathy Kelly is Irish
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2. 20 Things to Do in DUBLIN Before You Go for a Feckin' Pint ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14794777/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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2. 20 Things to Do in DUBLIN Before You Go for a Feckin' Pint ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14794777/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Love the title of this book! I'll bet it contains some interesting and raunchy tidbits.
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Eh ?

There are other things to do in Dublin ?
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RE: Eh ?

There are other things to do in Dublin ?


{snerk!}
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2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14895023 Someone Like You by Cathy Kelly (Irish author, set in Ireland)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14772743 Lessons In Heartbreak by Cathy Kelly (Irish author, set in Ireland)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14067866 She’s the One by Cathy Kelly (Irish author, set in Ireland)

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Cathy Kelly seems to be quite popular in Canada...
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Cathy Kelly seems to be quite popular in Canada...


She is a relatively recent discovery for me. I like her books and have been searching them out. However, my all time favourite was Maeve Binchy and I read all of hers. Just sorry there will be no more of her books.
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14855013/ Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

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It's last year's champion.

I've just been down the bookie's. They're refusing to take bets on you, something about a foregone conclusion....
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I've just been down the bookie's. They're refusing to take bets on you, something about a foregone conclusion....


Not happening this year, due to a combination of bad weather and an injury due to bad weather... : (
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Oh dear :( Sorry about the injury, good luck with the recovery.

You'll be mended in time for next year's challenge ? I'm sure you'll want to put the rest of us back in our rightful places ?
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I'm sure you'll want to put the rest of us back in our rightful places ?


Nah, I don't try to do that. I can't help it if I LOVE releasing and especially Release Challenges.
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Nah, I don't try to do that. I can't help it if I LOVE releasing and especially Release Challenges.


Don't worry, it was just gentle humour. (I hope I didn't offend you ?) It's always good to see you taking part :)
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3. In the Woods ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14952606/ ), from the "Dublin Murder Squad" series; set in Ireland. Wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

4. Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals from Around the World ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917808/ ), for the section on Irish funeral customs; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1. A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3134953/
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Welcome back, thanks for joining again !
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Catch 1

1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891334/
Released yesterday in Armagh Planetarium. (I've had a bit of luck with books being caught and journalled here in the past). The catcher (unfortunately) hasn't signed up (yet), but was nice enough to put a bit of thought into the journal entry.
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Release #5

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14958464 Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue

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I've just spotted this thread about this year's convention in Bordeaux.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/550591

There's an option, if you can't make it there yourself, to post books over to France for release at the convention. Remember, any kind of release works for the Celebrate the Irish Challenge - so long as they're in the post by the end of March, of course...
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6. Anne of GREEN Gables ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813378/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

7. Earth Poems ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14785174/ ), for several Irish poems; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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Release #6

6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14958494 Love Comes Along by Nora Roberts (green on cover, author is of Irish descent)

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Release #6

6. Minding Frankie – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13930525 – Author, Maeve Binchy, is Irish
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Thanks for joining !

Very appropriate wings ;)
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1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959761/ St. Patrick’s Day From the Black Lagoon (multiple challenges)
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959765/ The Cabbage Moth and the Shamrock
3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959759/ Irish Blessings
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7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14615750 Aches & Pains by Maeve Binchy (Irish author)
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10157005 P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern (Irish author)
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wild releases with photos

1. Little Firefly - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14950434
Cover with lots of green & white, plus some orange

2. The Hawaiian Survival Guide - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14950604
Green cover

3. Eucalyptus - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959488
Green cover
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Great to see you're all still releasing, thanks so much for your participation.
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1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14939155/ Hurry Down Sunshine - Michael GREENberg
2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14954048/ Breakfast of Champions (green cover)
3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14957724/ GREEN Valley
4 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14972132/ Julia in IRELAND
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Wow !

Two new members and a book of to Cuba ! Well done !
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5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14976364/ Almost There: The Onward Journey of a DUBLIN Woman (plus Irish author)
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7. The Roots of the Olive Tree – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11788029 – Green cover
8. Chestnut Street – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14195122 – Author, Maeve Binchy, is Irish
9. Next of Kin – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11107477 – Green cover
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Catch 2

Well, sort of...for Cold Kill by Neil White.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14978590/
The finder has journalled, didn't take it but may come back for it. (There's a take a book, leave a book bookbox in a park I sometimes visit). But she has signed up, so I hope it's still there when she comes back,
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Well, sort of...


I'd say it's a catch; you got a journal entry. I've never had one before that left a book but said they may come back for it. Very interesting JE.
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It makes a change from a book being taken and not being journalled !
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2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14232587/ Daniel Martin [green on the cover]

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773300/ The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo [green on the cover]

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875357/ Sesame Street: Big Bird's Day on the Farm [green on the cover]

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741502/ Pink Panther and Sons: Fun at the Picnic [green on the cover]

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762566/ Walt Disney Presents the Jungle Book [green on the cover]

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787343/ Big Pumpkin [orange on the cover]

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876396/ Brunswick Gardens: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel [green on the cover]

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916485/ Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do: A Jesse Stone Novel [green on the cover]

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753494/ Guilt: An Alex Delaware Novel [green and orange on the cover]

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875592/ IRISH Gold

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410495/ An IRISH Doctor in Love and at Sea: An IRISH Country Novel

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14799340/ Great IRISH Detective Stories

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935267/ Fairy and Folk Tales of IRELAND

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881964/ It's Not Easy Being Green And Other Things to Consider [green on the cover]

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879340/ Thomas & Friends: Blue Train, Green Train [green on the cover]

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14788580/ DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: Ireland [green on the cover]

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14889606/ Walking DUBLIN: Twenty-Four Original Walks In and Around DUBLIN

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14845009/ Once Upon America: Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail [green on the cover]

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14789098/ O Come Ye Back to IRELAND: Our First Year in County Clare

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826518/ Carole Marsh Mysteries # 2: The Mystery at the Boston Marathon [green on the cover]

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14811930/ Baby's Very First Black and WHITE Book: Faces

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843364/ Baby's Very First Black and WHITE Book: Babies

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943742/ Baby's Very First Black and WHITE Book: Going Out

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943777/ Baby's Very First Black and WHITE Book: Animals
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Now what was that about a foregone conclusion....
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Now what was that about a foregone conclusion....


Honestly, I just can't help myself. Not done posting yet, but I never did release all the ones I had set aside this year. I've got at least half a dozen that are still sitting on the shelf.
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26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942998/ Fairy Tale Storytime Books: Snow WHITE

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14382817/ IRELAND: A Photographic Portrait


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Released in March. Posted late.

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14865996/ Snow WHITE

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14937556/ Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane [Irish-American author]

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14827265/ Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry GREENwood

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774137/ The Castlelough Series: Legends Lake [One of a series that takes place partly in Castlelough, Ireland.]

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810247/ Murder in the WHITE House

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14805186/ Red Lily by Nora Roberts [Irish-American author]
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Released on time. Posted late.

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14784011/ IRISH Drama Selections # 6: Selected Plays

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14906778/ The Gold-Bug and Other Tales [green cover]


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3. Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14960004/
It made it to Bordeaux and is now heading towards the Southern Hemisphere. Woohoo !

4. The Gardener's Son by Cormac McCarthy
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14931392/
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I've left this a little longer than I had planned to, but I'm assuming everyone now has all their releases listed. Thanks everyone for participating, it was great to see you all taking part and I hope you enjoyed it. Let us know if anything further gets caught :)

Congrats to Solittletime for winning, in spite of the injuries and the horrible weather. I've just been by the Supply Store, and you should now (hopefully) have an extra month's supply of wings.
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Released on time. Posted very late.

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14819500/ Traditional IRISH Cooking

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913428/ Guide to the New England IRISH

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14934363/ Lonely Planet DUBLIN

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14817288/ Black Alley: A Mike Hammer Novel by Mickey Spillane [Irish-American author]

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924047/ The Gates by John Connolly [Irish author]
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Released on time. Posted very late.

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14723304/ The Immortal IRISHman: The IRISH Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14914791/ Mimi Malloy, At Last!: A Novel [the book is very much about the family's Irish-Catholic heritage]

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14772819/ Bed & Breakfast IRELAND 2004

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14800806 The IRISH Granny's Pocket Recipe Book [CAUGHT]

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755621/ The Big Book of Irony [green on the cover]

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916486/ Little Children: A Novel [green on the cover]

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14820865/ The Litttle Humpbacked Horse: A Russian Tale [green on the cover]

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14889602/ Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus [green on the cover]



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Released on time. Posted very late.

49 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943717/ IRISH Born [also green on the cover & Irish-American author]

50 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779732/ Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a DUBLIN Woman

51 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14879506/ Dead IRISH

52 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943592/ Anne of Green Gables [green on the cover]

53 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917425 Savage Nature : A Leopard Novel [green on the cover] [CAUGHT]

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