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Registered by jenptcfan of Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on 11/27/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Supertalya): to be read


16 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This book has not been rated.

This journal is going on another journey in my Banned Books Bookbox. Scroll down to see the rules and shipping order for the new box.

This journal will be traveling with my Shiny Things Bookbox.

Please feel free to use a few pages of the journal to express yourself. :)

This is a bookbox for books that have something shiny on the cover (down to the smallest detail), have a word in the title or subtitle that refers to something shiny, or have an author's name that refers to something shiny.

Examples:

Title on the book's cover is in shiny gold lettering
Author's last name is "Gold"
Book's title is Jewel
There's a picture on the cover of something that would be shiny in real life.

Rules:
1. Keep the box no longer than 2 weeks.
2. Journal when you receive the box. Include which books you're adding and removing. Change the box status to "traveling" when it's been shipped out.
3. NO MORE THAN 5 ROMANCE NOVELS IN THE BOX at any time.
4. Let me know if you see an unreliable bookcrosser's name on the participant list.
5. I strongly recommend delivery confirmation, but it's not required.

Participant Order:
Ariesgirl29 (TN)
KarmelK (MI)
Brighteyes413 (CT)
donduckandy (PA)
Blackadder75 (PA)
Rockbird (CA)
Sweetsangria (OR)
Gomboggit (OR)
Bluestocking88 (WA)
jenptcfan (AR)



 


Journal Entry 2 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Books starting the box:

The Last Good Kiss (gun on front would be shiny IRL)
Seasons of Her Life (shiny writing on cover)
Champagne girl (shiny writing/champagne is sparkly)
Memoirs of a Geisha (author's last name is Golden)
Lilah and Suzanna (jewelry on cover)
Magical Thinking (water/glass on cover)
The Neon Rain (neon shines)
Wicked Widow (shiny writing on cover)
The Undomestic Goddess (shiny writing on spine)
Magoody and the Moonbeams (shiny writing/moonbeams shine)
Halo (halos shine)
The Firm (shiny writing)
Jewel (jewels are shiny)
A Window Across the River (river/water shines)
The Virgin's Lover (lots of gold shininess on the cover)
Icy Sparks (Ice and Sparks are both shiny)
Journal which stays in the box

Sent to #1 on 11/29/07 with DC of 0307 0020 0002 3223 5946

Please note which books you're adding/removing in your online journal entry.
 


Journal Entry 3 by ariesgirl29 from South Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Got this in the mail today - LOVE it! And what a great journal - it's quite pretty!

I'll be looking over the books and will try to get it back out before the holiday but we'll see... Christmas time at the post office is something to be avoided if at all possible! :)

Thanks again for allowing me to join! 


Journal Entry 4 by ariesgirl29 from South Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, December 06, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Taking out:

Wicked Widow
Seasons of Her Life
Champagne Girl
Icy Sparks
A Window Across the River
Magical Thinking
Halo
Jewel
The Virgin's Lover
The Undomestic Goddess

Adding:

The South Beach Diet - whole cover is shiny green
The Other Woman - Jane Green - Shiny pink on cover
Inca Gold - Clive Cussler - Gold in title
The Golden One - Elizabeth Peters - Gold in title
Once Upon a Pillow - Christina Dodd - Shiny gold cover
The Third Secret - Steve Berry - Silver cover
Caesar's Women - Colleen McCullough - Shiny gold lettering
Lady Gold - Angela Amato - Gold in title
Winter Moon - Dean Koontz - Moon is shiny
Dolores Claiborne - Stephen King - Lettering is shiny as well as the eclipse on the cover
Treasure - Clive Cussler - treasure is shiny
Purity of Blood - Arturo Perez-Reverte - Shiny copper cover

12.10.07 - this went in the mail to KarmelK today, yay!
DC 0307 0020 0004 6389 9665

12.14.07 - box was delivered. 


Journal Entry 5 by KarmelK from Jerome, Michigan USA on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

This book has not been rated.

The box is here. I'm taking out 5 and putting in five.
Out - The south beach diet, the other woman the golden one, inca gold, the third secret.
In - Breakfast at Tiffanys, Memorial Day, Frontier Christmas, Quentins, Jingle Bell Rock

I'll write Brighteyes413 for her info now, and get the box out asap.

 


Journal Entry 6 by KarmelK at Shiny Things Book Box by Jenptcfan in Bookbox, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 29, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (12/28/2007 UTC) at Shiny Things Book Box by Jenptcfan in Bookbox, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Box went out yesterday.
DC 03070020000372593852 


Journal Entry 7 by Brighteyes413 from Enfield, Connecticut USA on Thursday, January 03, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Received the "shiny box" today from KarmelK (MI), will be mailing it out to donduckandy (PA) next week and I will also be emailing her for her address.

I took out 4 books:
Winter Moon by Dean Koontz
Maggody & The Moonbeams by Joan Hess
Frontier Christmas by Various authors
Jingle Bell Rock also by Various Authors

I put in 4: (All Shiny in the Titles)
Surrender by Heather Graham
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner by Elizabeth George
Somebody's Baby by Charlotte Vale Allen
Merely Married by Patricia Coughlin

 


Journal Entry 8 by Donduckandy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, January 19, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Bookbox arrived today 1/19/08. Oh so many goodies. I've been looking and I think I will be taking four. Will journal when I do. Thanks loads! 


Journal Entry 9 by Donduckandy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, January 21, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Taking out of this bookbox:
Lady Gold by Angela Amato and Joe Sharkey
Merely Married by Patricia Coughlin
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley
Purity of the Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Replacing with:
Under the Lake by Stuart Woods
Mortal Sins by Anna Porter
The Rose and the Warrior by Karyn Monk
The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy
Mischief by Amanda Quick 


Journal Entry 10 by Donduckandy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Passed the bookbox along to blackadder75 today. 


Journal Entry 11 by Donduckandy at A Controlled Release in A Controlled Release, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (1/22/2008 UTC) at A Controlled Release in A Controlled Release, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Passed along the bookbox along to blackadder75 today. 


Journal Entry 12 by blackadder75 from Lebanon, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, January 25, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I got this from donduckandy on Tuesday. I'm only now just journalling it because I've been sick. I will journal my selections and get the box out when I'm feeling a little better. 


Journal Entry 13 by blackadder75 from Lebanon, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, February 01, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Sorry I've had this box a little longer then I planned on. I now have Rockbird's address and will be mailing this box on Monday. 


Journal Entry 14 by RockBird from Mission Viejo, California USA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I'm so sorry this didn't get journalled sooner. Things got busy, it got shoved in a corner and forgotten. I'll have it in the mail by the end of the week. 


Journal Entry 15 by RockBird at To the next participant in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 24, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (4/24/2008 UTC) at To the next participant in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Finally getting this one in the mail; thanks for including me in the ring, and sorry about the delay. I didn't take anything out, but there was room for another couple of books, so the box is now a little fuller. 


Journal Entry 16 by sweetsangria from Clackamas, Oregon USA on Thursday, May 01, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This bookbox came in the mail today. At first look..I'm a little disappointed in the selection.I don't think I'll take any out. I will take a better look and hopefully find something. 


Journal Entry 17 by sweetsangria from Clackamas, Oregon USA on Friday, May 02, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I didn't take any books out but added:

*Girl with a pearl earring-Tracy Chevalier
*Daddy-Danielle Steele
*Summer in the city-Robyn Sisman

Mailed to gomboggit on May 2nd
confirmation #0306 3030 0000 9558 3856 


Journal Entry 18 by gomboggit from Baker City, Oregon USA on Friday, May 16, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I have this bookbox and will start working on it right away. The box is thrashed so I will find another box with which to replace it.
Taken:
Mortal Sins
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Caesar's Women
Dolores Claiborne
Treasure
Memoirs of a Geisha
I Can't Believe I Said That!
Under the Lake
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Music of Dolphins
Summer in the City

Added:
Atlantis Found--Clive Cussler
The Shelters of Stone--Jean M. Auel
Best-in-Books--various
The Case of the Fugitive Nurse--Erle Stanley Gardner
The Oath--Frank Peretti
The Alaskan--James Oliver Curwood
Net Force Night Moves--Tom Clancy
A Wrinkle in Time--Madeline L'Engle
Olivia--V.C. Andrews
Murder on the Prowl--Rita Mae Brown
Coming Home--Rosamunde Pilcher 


Journal Entry 19 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This box made it home today!

A big thank you to all of the participants for keeping the box moving.

It came home STUFFED with 25 books! I really enjoyed the entries in the journal--one of the most interesting journals I've ever gotten back.

Most of the books that made their way back home to me aren't really my cup of tea, but have no fear! They will help stock my OBCZ and hopefully find their way into the hands of some new bookcrossers. 


Journal Entry 20 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This is going in my Banned Books Box to help keep track of the box's whereabouts and contents.

Rules:
1. The theme is banned/challenged books. There are multiple websites devoted to lists of banned books. A couple of websites I've found are The Forbidden Library and the ALA List. If you can provide a website that says a book you're including in the box has been banned or challenged, it's welcome in the box. Please include info. about why the book was banned in your journal entry. It's always interesting to see the reasoning behind the bannings.

Any book by an author who has been challenged is also welcome.

2. Keep the box no longer than 2 weeks. The goal is to pick the books you want and replace them with an equal or greater number of books. Don't keep the box with the intention of reading some of the books before passing the box on. Keep it moving.

3. Please pay attention to the quality of the books you include. I don't mind mildly worn books, but if your books are falling apart, moldy, stinky, etc., please don't include them in this box.

4. Let me know if you see a staller on the participant list.

5. Delivery confirmation is a FANTASTIC idea. I won't make it mandatory, but please use it if you can (esp. if you're a new Bookcrosser or are sending the box to someone you're unfamilar with).

Participant Order:
kaila-ann- SC
NMReader - NM
Well-chilled- AK
Bluestocking88 -WA
Athomegoddess - CA
Hyphen8- HI
Supertalya- (South Korea/US address)
Canticlelost- FL
Home to Jenptcfan - AR

Books to start the box:
1984 by George Orwell Info
Lolita Info
The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault Info
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume Info
Paradise by Toni Morrison Info
A Separate Peace by John Knowles Info
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Info
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle Info
The Pearl by John Steinbeck (because author is in top 10 challenged authors list.)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman by Dav Pilkey
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Banks
Night by Elie Wiesel
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

I'm hoping to get this out around the end of October. 


Journal Entry 21 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Friday, November 14, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This is going out to Kaila-ann today! 


Journal Entry 22 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I received the box before leaving for Christmas but was unable to journal. I have now returned home and have opened the box.

I hope to make my selections quickly and get the box on the way to Well-chilled before the weekend is over. 


Journal Entry 23 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, January 02, 2009

8 out of 10

I was very happy to participate in this bookbox. I would encourage everyone to read and release banned books. If you are releasing consider releasing as part of my banned and challenged book release challenge.

I have selected the following books:
Call of The Wild, White Fang (Bantam Classics) by Jack London
Julie of the Wolves byJean Craighead George
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Achingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

I placed the folowing books in the box:
Oliver Twist
Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Classics)
Dracula (different cover)
The Origin of Species (Mentor)
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Jungle (Bantam Classics)
Patriot Games
Little Women (different cover)



 


Journal Entry 24 by NMReader at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 02, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (1/2/2009 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailing on to well-chilled

Delivery Confirmation Number is: 0307 3330 0001 2248 7368


Label/Receipt Number: 0307 3330 0001 2248 7368
Status: Notice Left

We attempted to deliver your item at 9:31 AM on January 7, 2009 in FAIRBANKS, AK 99775 and a notice was left. It can be redelivered or picked up at the Post Office. If the item is unclaimed, it will be returned to the sender. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.

 


Journal Entry 25 by wingwell-chilledwing from Eagle River, Alaska USA on Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I picked up the bookbox in the mail today. Very excited to look inside and see what is waiting for me. Already I'm thinking I'd like to reread The Color Purple and Lovely Bones is looking interesting, but I've barely looked so I'll see what else. I'll let you know what I do take and what I add for sure before I send this on.
I'm sorry it took me so long to pick up but the post office is on campus and the package pickup window is only open till 4pm. Also, I just realized there is a journal in here. What fun! I love reading the earlier entries. I'll be sure to make one of my own. I've pm'd bluestocking88 for their address. 


Journal Entry 26 by Bluestocking88 from -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on Saturday, January 16, 2010

This book has not been rated.

This arrived safely on my front porch this morning. I will be going through it and hope to move it along shortly.

 


Journal Entry 27 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Saturday, February 06, 2010

This book has not been rated.

This journal safely arrived in San Diego. 


Journal Entry 28 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (2/8/2010 UTC) at San Diego, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:


This journal showed up at my home in a recent book box where it didn't belong, and is now heading to bluestocking88 to be reunited with the correct box.
 


Journal Entry 29 by Bluestocking88 from -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This book has not been rated.

As this box has been moving rather slowly, I have journalled the books remaining in this box. I also have the following books that do not have a BCID. If you included these books could you pm me with their BCID's?

All Things Wise and Wonderful--James Herriot
Cell-A Novel--Stephen King
The Giving Tree-Shel Silverstein 


Journal Entry 30 by Bluestocking88 from -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on Friday, March 19, 2010

This book has not been rated.

The journal to this arrived safely earlier this week. Thank you judygreeneyes, now I can reunite it with it's bookbox and send it on its way.

 


Journal Entry 31 by AtHomeGoddess from Fresno, California USA on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Received the Banned Books Bookbox and Journal last night!

I have read a lot of these books already - I am happy to say! But I will pull a couple that I haven't made time to read and then put some new books in. I will journal again when I get ready to release and list the books I have put in. 


Journal Entry 32 by AtHomeGoddess at Fresno, California USA on Sunday, June 13, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I am having trouble with the website, so I am using this to let people know that I have released the bookbox to the next person on the list, Hyphen8. 


Journal Entry 33 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, June 21, 2010

This book has not been rated.

This box arrived yesterday (Saturday)..just as I'm getting ready to go on vacation for a couple of weeks.

I'll try to get it out before I leave, but it may not get mailed until after I get back - after the 4th of July.

I'm often surprised at what shows up on banned book lists - some of the books in the box were expected, but others were not. I know it's sometimes hard to find the reasons why a book was banned/challenged, but I always wonder...

BTW, it looks like the journal might originally have had a buckle on the front in addition to the green ribbon, but the buckle isn't there now. :( 


Journal Entry 34 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, July 23, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Sorry to have held on to this for so long - first I went on vacation, then work has been really crazy ever since I got back.

I will get this box sent out tomorrow (Friday) or Saturday.

The box was getting sort of battered, so I replaced it with a slightly smaller one. I took out 7 registered books plus one unregistered book, and am adding 16 paperbacks.

Taking out:

Paradise by Toni Morrison (hardback)
Dracula by Bram Stoker
1984 by George Orwell
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy (hardback)
Cell by Stephen King (hardback)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

Putting in:

So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Since the box is going to Korea next, I thought maybe Supertalya might want to take a few extra books out of the box to put in her OBCZ for servicemembers...

Oh, yes, and I felt bad for the buckle-less journal, so I gave it a new tie.

 


Journal Entry 35 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, July 24, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (7/24/2010 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

The banned book box is finally on its way again, this time to Korea by way of media mail, thanks to the US military. I just want to apologize again for keeping it for so long - I hate it when life gets in the way of bookcrossing! :p

I'm going by memory since the box is now in the hands of the USPS, but I think these starter books are still in the box:

The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman by Dav Pilkey
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

 


Journal Entry 36 by Supertalya at Itaewon, Soul-t'ukpyolsi South Korea on Thursday, September 02, 2010

This book has not been rated.

The box took the slow boat to me. It was mailed off in July and I just received it.

I am taking out:
Captain Underpants
Bud, Not Buddy
So Far from the Bamboo Grove
The Austere Academy
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I am putting in:
Beijing Doll
Belinda
American Psycho

I am taking out more than putting in because Hyphen8 was nice enough to donate extra since I am trying to start a OBCZ at the USO in Seoul, Korea.
I didn't see a journal.

I will PM Canticlelost ASAP to get her address and send this off.  


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