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Dirty Blonde
by Lisa Scottoline | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Busyangel of Tampa, Florida USA on Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by MarysGirl): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

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Journal Entry 1 by Busyangel from Tampa, Florida USA on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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Bought at Thrift Store Sale.
Cate Fante is strong and sexy and wear designer suits like overpriced armor. She's just become a judge but leads a dark double life that she hides from everyoe.
Her cover is blown when a high profile case in her courtroom takes a stunning turn. Overnight the tabloids tell her secret, her boyfriend dumps her, and her new career hangs in taters. But Cate's troubles are only beginning. An enemy no one anticipated sends her running for her life, and she'll have to fight her way back to the truth..or die trying. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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This book arrived intentionally unwrapped in the wrap it up bookbox so I'm assuming it's a book for tracking. So...the box is here and this book will continue to travel with it! 


Journal Entry 3 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Friday, September 19, 2008

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I received the Wrap It Up bookbox today, so I'm following elizardbreath's lead and journaling this book for tracking purposes. I will make my choices tonight and get this out in the mail either Saturday or Monday.

Thanks Busyangel for starting this fun box and elizardbreath for sending it on to me! 


Journal Entry 4 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Friday, September 19, 2008

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I have made my choices! I noticed that the list of participants wasn't listed here, so here is the link to the list on the forums:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/5631481

I unwrapped:
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
Digging Up Otis by T. Dawn Richard
The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore by Joan Lowery Nixon
Monster by Frank Peretti

I am putting in 5 other books and plan to get this mailed off to Nuttyreader either Saturday or Monday. 


Journal Entry 5 by ladybug74 at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 19, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/20/2008 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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mailing to nuttyreader 


Journal Entry 6 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Friday, September 26, 2008

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The box came today and I will think of the lines and pick some tonight. Lots of interesting first lines!
Thanks 


Journal Entry 7 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Saturday, September 27, 2008

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I have PMed the next person and will move it on soon.
Thanks! I found some good books. 


Journal Entry 8 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Saturday, October 25, 2008

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The Wrap It Up Bookbox has arrived safely in New Jersey! Gee, there are so many to choose from. How fun. I'll get back to everyone once I've made a decision. 


Journal Entry 9 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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"She'd woken around seven,shut off the alarm she always set as a precaution, and turned to look past the bedpost to the windows."

This is the first sentence of the book I chose, Bed & Breakfast by Lois Battle. I picked this book because I really had no idea what type of book this could be based on what I read.

from the back cover: "It's Christmas time in Beaufort, South Carolina. Joise Tatternall-a military widow turned B&B proprietor-has just witnessed her best friend's narrow brush with death and, as a result,she decides that life is too short to let old grievances stand in the way of family togetherness. This year, she resolves, her three grown daughters-the girls she raised so carefully yet with such mixed results-will come home for the holidays."

Sounds great! Thank you busyangel for starting this bookbox and thank you nuttyreader for the book I chose!! 


Journal Entry 10 by dreammer from Batavia, Ohio USA on Monday, November 03, 2008

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The box has arrived here! My sister and I will be going through the first lines tonight and choosing the books we want to take out.Then I will leave another journal entry and tell what books I received. I will be mailing this out on Wednesday or Thursday. 


Journal Entry 11 by dreammer from Batavia, Ohio USA on Monday, November 03, 2008

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I am taking out:

Back when we were grownups
mates dates and inflatable bras
Fatal Voyage
The butcher boy
where the heart is
an accidental woman
body of lies
the stud
sleeping with fear
crazy as chocolate

I have messaged the next person in line to get address and I am waiting a response. I am hoping to get one by wednesday or thursday when I go to the postoffice so I can mail on. 


Journal Entry 12 by gecko4ever from Rancho Cucamonga, California USA on Sunday, November 16, 2008

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Book arrived Saturday... Will be going through it and making my choices. Now what to put inside??? 


Journal Entry 13 by gecko4ever at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 01, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/1/2008 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Getting ready to mail...thanks for hosting! 


Journal Entry 14 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Received the bookbox today. I will go through it and get it out soon. Thanks for including me. 


Journal Entry 15 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

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Mailed off the box today to stagecrafty.....dc# 0308 0070 0001 7291 6596
Thanks so much for including me in this bookbox....it was a lot of fun!! 


Journal Entry 16 by stagecrafty from Lynnwood, Washington USA on Monday, January 12, 2009

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Just came in the mail!

Unwrapped:
French Lessons
Loves Music, Loves to Dance
Bella Tuscany
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Dark Magic
Final Surrender
Dispatches From the Edge
Sushi for Beginners

And, I'm putting in 8 to replace these. 


Journal Entry 17 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Saturday, February 07, 2009

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I found this bookbox sitting on my front porch when I came home from work yesterday. Wow! there are so many to choose from. 


Journal Entry 18 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Friday, February 13, 2009

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I removed:

Getting Lucky by Susan Andersen
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

I added four books to the box. 


Journal Entry 19 by dabercro at All wrapped up., A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 13, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/13/2009 UTC) at All wrapped up., A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sending on to MarysGirl in NY 


Journal Entry 20 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Monday, February 23, 2009

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The box arrived today. I almost didn't open it right away because we have a friend visiting from Israel and he's having stuff for his kids delivered here. The box was formerly a Huggies Diaper box. My first reaction was - "diapers must cost an arm and a leg for R. to buy them here and take them back on the plane" - then I saw the small Bookcrossing label! I ripped right into it. So many books to choose from. I'll go through them in the next day or two and make my selections. Thanks for hosting busyangel! And thanks for sending this on dabercro. 


Journal Entry 21 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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I took out four books and journaled each at the time, but forgot to journal the box. My picks:

1. Armageddon 2419 A.D.: "Elsewhere I have set down, for whatever interest they have in this, the 25th Century, my personal recollections of the 20th Century." - I was expecting a SF book and wasn't disappointed. This "seminal Buck Rogers novel" was delightful.

2. Looking for Mr. Goodfrog: "It's not that I'm a killjoy." - I loved the brevity and had no idea what kind of book it would be - mystery, thriller, literary? It turns out to be chicklit - something I would never choose for myself, but that's why we do this - to try something new.

3. To Kiss a Spy: "The attenuated cry of an infant pierced the black miasma of exhaustion." Again, I had no idea and that's what made it fun. This one is a romance.

4. Anne's House of Dreams: "Thanks be, I'm done with geometry, learning or teaching it." I picked this as a historical and was partially right - it's #5 in the Anne of Green Gables Series. I've never read any, so this will be my entre.

 


Journal Entry 22 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Saturday, March 21, 2009

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WRAP IT UP BOOK BOX - ROUND II - COMPLETED
Please go lower for Round III


Busyangel went MIA leaving me as the last person of the Wrap-it-up BB. I checked with the other participants and we agreed to keep the box going and re-post on the forum to get new participants and give busyangel a chance to resurface.

There are a few rules: please don't keep the box more than two weeks, replace the box if it needs to be, confirmation is not required - but is helpful, journal the box as well as the books you take out, check the list before you contact the next person to make sure there have been no changes, and have fun! Thanks everyone for joining.

Here's the new lineup:

indygo88 - IN
elizardbreath - OR
LoriPed - OR
gomboggit - OR
Aberpeter - WA
gecko4ever - CA (asked to be skipped)
sarkiegirl - CA
dabercro - UT
heartthumper - KS
angeeaustin - TX
nuttyreader - TX
kaila-ann - SC
waterfalling - NC
electricradish - NJ
hereticcoy - NJ (skipped)
MarysGirl - NY <--HERE
 


Journal Entry 23 by MarysGirl at Brooklyn, New York USA on Thursday, April 02, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/31/2009 UTC) at Brooklyn, New York USA

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The box is on it's way to Indygo88 in Indiana. Sorry for the delay, I took it to the PO last week, but they refused to mail it because the box was a commercial one (Huggies.) I showed them the postage sticker it came with and explained that they delivered it that way, but no go. A trip wasted. GRRRRRR! I finally got around to covering it with brown paper and made it back to the PO on Tuesday. I hope you all enjoy the box!

Confirmation #03083390000095005812 


Journal Entry 24 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, April 04, 2009

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I was pretty excited to see the mailwoman stop the truck out in front of my house today. I knew that it meant I had a box!!! :') (FYI -- I'm also surprised they wouldn't accept a Huggies box. I've used diaper boxes in the past myself. It's not like there's any explosives/hazardous label on the outside, right??) I haven't even begun to look through the books yet -- wanted to make a quick journal entry to note that I'd received it. I should be able to mail the box back out within the next couple of days! Will post again with additional info! 


Journal Entry 25 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Monday, April 06, 2009

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I'm more of a trade paperback kind of gal & most of the wrapped books were mass market, so I didn't take too many. But I took out 3 and put in 4.

I unwrapped:

The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett (I already have a copy on Mt. TBR, so will find this one a new home)
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson (ditto to the above...I must have good taste, choosing these more than once, eh?)
Stones of my Accusers - Tracy Groot (Not familiar w/ this one, but will give it a go!)

I was going to replace the box, but I didn't have one big enough, so I did the brown paper thing too! :') Sent out today to elizardbreath (DC#: 0308 0660 0001 3747 8807)

Thank you, Marysgirl, for keeping this box going!
 


Journal Entry 26 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Thursday, April 16, 2009

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I received this box yesterday. I've taken and replaced 14 books...(I was having fun unwrapping! :) I will send this off to LoriPed within the week. 


Journal Entry 27 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Sending to LoriPed tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 28 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Saturday, April 25, 2009

This book has not been rated.

The box arrived today so I will make my selections and contact the next person in line. Thanks for keeping this box going Marysgirl. 


Journal Entry 29 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Mailed out on 4/29/09 


Journal Entry 30 by gomboggit from Baker City, Oregon USA on Monday, June 01, 2009

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I apologize for taking so long with this box, I have just been so busy I haven't had time to take care of it but I hope to make all my choices and get it in the mail by the middle of next week. I'll edit this post as I make my choices.
Unwrapped:
My Lord Immortality
The Bridges of Madison County
Black Rose
The Colorist
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Collector
Tempestuous/The Restless Heart
Killer Pancake
Daughter of the Red Deer
Her Own Rules

I have added my books and will PM the next in line, hopefully I can get this out Wednesday or Thursday. 


Journal Entry 31 by wingAberpeterwing from Kirkland, Washington USA on Sunday, June 14, 2009

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woo-hoo! The box is here. I will make selections later today and will move the box on asap. 


Journal Entry 32 by wingAberpeterwing from Kirkland, Washington USA on Sunday, June 14, 2009

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books I unwrapped:

The problem was not that I believed in ghosts (Angels All Over Town - Luanne Rice)

Whoever said that love of money was the root of all evil had never experienced the financial benefits of working a long con (Final Deposit - Lisa Harris)

When she was four years old, my daughter Jennifer, began to develop a sense of history (Blooming: A Small-Town Girlhood - Susan Allen Toth)

John Evans sat at the kitchen table, a pile of bills in front of him, consumed with worry about how he was going to say everything and still have enough money left to take Abby to the specialist in New York (The Guest List - Fern Michaels)

Failure drove Lisa Baron home (Welcome to Tyler: Whirlwind - Nancy Martin)

My first name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie (oops - I've already read this one and loved it... will be wrapping it back up and will return it to the box)

Aaron Winslow would never forget the next few minutes (oops - I've already read this one and others very similar to it... will be wrapping it back up and will return it to the box)

I will be placing five new books in the box plus the two books I unwrapped and have already read. 


Journal Entry 33 by wingAberpeterwing at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Washington USA on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/16/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Washington USA

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gecko4ever asked to be skipped. I am sending the box to sarkiegirl. 


Journal Entry 34 by sarkiegirl from La Quinta, California USA on Sunday, June 21, 2009

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I found the box waiting for me when I came back from two days of camping!! Whoo-hoo! I'm so excited! I will get to this shortly. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 35 by sarkiegirl from La Quinta, California USA on Sunday, June 21, 2009

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I guess I couldn't wait! Lol I already found my five, wrapped them up, then, afterward, unwrapped five. I'm such a dork. I couldn't unwrap, until I wrapped!! I'm noticing that I really like Aberpeter's books, I picked lots of them! This was so fun that I didn't want it to end!
Like indygo88, I too am a trade paper kinda girl. I unwrapped four of these and a hardcover, so I replaced them with four trade papers and a hardcover, to be fair.

This is what I unwrapped:

Little Women First line: "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents!" grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. I already knew what this one was, and I have never read it, so I decided to pick it! There aren't very many characters named Jo, that's what gave it away.

A Walk to Remember First line: When I was seventeen, my life changed forever. I picked this one because it sounded so dramatic and sooo something that a teenager would say. lol I have never read Nicolas Sparks, and even though I can be a romantic, usually I don't pay attention to his books, because they may seem tooooo sweet for me. But, after I saw the Notebook movie, there has been a part of me that wants to give him a chance. I'm glad I picked this one!

Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
First line: If you are reading this, you may know about us. LOL I picked this one because it sounded like some kinda weird alien book or something. I thought it may be different and fun. I'm actually really glad I picked this because I have always wanted to read this series, so maybe this will get my butt into gear and check out the first two from the library!

The Road First Line: When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. I picked this one because I just came back from camping lol and that's what it reminded me of. I thought that maybe they were running away from something. I have never read Cormac Mccarthy, but after I saw the movie No Country for Old Men, I wondered why I have never read the books.

Good Grief First line: How can I be a widow?
I picked this one because the first line was simple, brief, and to the point. Once I realized what it was, I have always been sort of interested in this one, but I thought it was a mystery or something? Maybe it is, and I don't generally read them. But, I read the flap, and it sounds interesting.

I think that I made good choices! I hope whomever picks my books likes them!
I'm waiting on an address, and then I will send it out.
Unless, I get too antsy, and decide to wrap and unwrap some more books because this was so much fun! Thanks to the host!!! :)






 


Journal Entry 36 by sarkiegirl at Palm Desert, California USA on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/23/2009 UTC) at Palm Desert, California USA

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Sent off to dabercro today!

Delivery confirmation # 0309 0330 0000 0391 9473 


Journal Entry 37 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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The box was waiting for me when I returned from a long weekend away. I picked it up at the post office yesterday with the rest of my mail. Its just like Christmas. Ohhh... which books to choose?? 


Journal Entry 38 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Friday, July 03, 2009

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Removed eight books from the bookbox. I opened two copies of the same book. One bookcrosser wrote the first sentence from the prologue and the other wrote the first sentence from the first chapter. I have read this book before but many years ago. I will be returning one of the copies back to the bookbox. I am also adding seven books.

The books I chose:

K is for Killer by Sue Grafton--The statutory definition of homicide is the "unlawful killing of one human being by another".

Black Cross by Greg Iles--It's odd how death often marks a beginning rather than an end.

A Beautiful Restoration by Harvest Church--Wandering down the path, gentle breezes whispering all around me, I saw the flutter of a dove and beautiful rainbows against a sky of blue.

Falsely Accused by Robert K. Tanenbaum--With a wet and embarrassing sound, a sound like no other, a human brain came loose from its skull and, dripping thick, clotted blood and fluid, hung suspended in the hands of the chief medical examiner of the City of New York.

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis--People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles.

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller--On the morning of August 6, 1965, Robert Kincaid locked the door to his small two-room apartment on the third floor of a rambling house in Bellingham, Washington.

Paris Hangover by Kirsten Lobe--Admit it. Come on. At some point in your life you came home from a long crappy day and said, "Enough!"

I'm waiting for heartthumper's address so I can send the box on. I will JE when the box is sent. 


Journal Entry 39 by dabercro at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, July 06, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/6/2009 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending to the next participant, heartthumper, in KS


DC# 0308 2040 0001 2864 1308 


Journal Entry 40 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Friday, July 10, 2009

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Just came today! Will start picking later tonight. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 41 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Friday, July 17, 2009

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Too many! They all sound so good.
I picked eleven, they were so fun to unwrap. Thank so much for including me!

Forbidden Fruit by Annie Murphy
Fortune's Hand by Belva Plain
The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman by Jillian Hunter
I Know You're Out There by Michael Beaumier
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
tales from the Crib by Jennifer Coburn
Dating Is Murder by Harley Jane Kozak
The Idiot Girl's Action-Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro
Puerto Vallarta Squeeze by Robert James Walker

I have pmd angeeaustin for her address. Will mail out ASAP. Thanks!

 


Journal Entry 42 by angeeaustin from Pearland, Texas USA on Friday, July 24, 2009

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What an awesome day! It was Friday, it was payday, I only had to work half a day at the office, and I came home to find TWO bookboxes waiting for me! Yip! I will go through the box this weekend & will hopefully have it back in the mail on Monday. I will journal again when I make my selections, and one last time to let everyone know when the box is back on its way.


--- Thanks for the postcard heartthumper! 


Journal Entry 43 by angeeaustin from Pearland, Texas USA on Friday, July 24, 2009

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OK- made my choices!

I am taking out:

The Butterfly Garden
Barrel Fever
Murder in Manhattan

I already have nuttyreader's address, so I should have this back on its way on Monday.

Thanks for including my in your bookbox! 


Journal Entry 44 by angeeaustin at Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Friday, July 24, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/27/2009 UTC) at Wichita Falls, Texas USA

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Ok- last entry- I promise!

This will be going in the mail on Monday. DC # 0308 0730 0001 6420 8390 


Journal Entry 45 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Mail is quick from the tip of Texas up here almost to the Okla border. I will not be able to look at the box before Monday. I will be back then and journal my list. PMing for the next address now. Thanks for having me on the box. 


Journal Entry 46 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Monday, August 03, 2009

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I did make my choices and did a patch on the box. It is ready for alexialeigh to pick up and mail for me as soon as she comes over.
Enjoyed the box.
Sorry it took so long as I was out of town for a few days.

I put in

"Her first name was India - she was never able to get used to it."

"At the age of ten, Miss Miranda Cheever showed no signes of Great Beauty."

"They met Mathias on a day-trip to Cozumel."

"When I was five years old, an older cousin told me that if you swallowd while you were lying down, you would die."

"The best thing about my father is his choice of women."

"I'm seventee years old now and it's been a year since what happened happened."

I took out.

"The little Chinese statue was the next item to come under the auctineer's hammer."
A Quiver Full of Arrows by jeffrey Archer

"Manhattan, with an east wind driving rain mixed with a little sleet along Park Avenue, was as bleak and uninviting as most great cities after midnight, especially in March."
The White House Connection - Jack Higgins

"The gun exploded, blood erupted, and Jacob lay dying on the brother floor."
The Drifters Wheel. Phillip DePoy

"Oskar Oskarsson squinted into the brightly lit mist and looked for a bird."
Deep Lie - Stuart Woods

"The girl Mac had sent to me, presumably because he didn't know what else to do with her, was a very proper young woman in a severely tailored gray flannel buisness suit and a severe white silk blouse with a neat little ascot thing at the throat."
The Detonators - Donald Hamilton

"He cracked open a weary eye, his vision blured by pain and fever."
The Prisoner Karyn MOnk

 


Journal Entry 47 by kaila-ann from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA on Saturday, August 15, 2009

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The box arrived today and as always these are so much fun. I took out:

"There was a time - our ancient scriptures tell us - when immortality was within the grasp of mankind." The Stairway to Heaven by Zecharia Sitchin
"Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again." Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier
"The Eastern seaboard is crammed with dead people." An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
"They met Mathias on a day trip to Cozumel." The Ruins by Scott Smith
"'Caucasian vampires should never wear white,' the television announcer intoned." Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

I am adding:

"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book."
"Harry Masterson would be dead in thirteen minutes."
"When silence settles raggedly on a group of drinking men, it's wise to brace for trouble."
"Long, long ago on a beautiful spring day in the Highlands of Scotland, a Prince of the Fae Folk peered through the curtain separating his world from that of the mortals."
"Alexandra, Empress of all Russia, turned from her bedside vigil as the door swung open, the first time in hours her gaze had been diverted from the pitiful child lying prone beneath the sheets."
 


Journal Entry 48 by kaila-ann from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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I am so sorry for the delay on this bookbox but I wanted to make a journal entry and let everyone know that it is safe and I will be getting it in the mail today. It's been a rather hectic couple of weeks and I just haven't had time to stop by the post office. Again I am so sorry but it will be traveling again soon. 


Journal Entry 49 by wingwaterfallingwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Monday, September 21, 2009

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I picked up the bookbox at my post office this morning. I've already set aside those that I want to keep and am wrapping my additions. I have PMd the next in line, so when I get an address, I'll send this back out. Will update shortly on my activity.


ETA:

I unwrapped -

- Several times that summer, Leigh further tormented herself by considering all the ways the accident might never have happened. The Rest of Her Life - Laura Moriarty

- Esther Crummey foresaw the accident as it unfolded. The Fugitive Wife - Peter C Brown

- What was it that Brother Adam wrote me last week? The Box Garden - Carol Shields

- When I was five years old, an older cousin told me that if you swallowed while you were lying down, you would die. Billie's Ghost - Chad Hautmann

- There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller

- Dear Scarlet, Now, when you're old enough to read this, you will know all about Alex. Alex, The Life of a Child - Frank Deford

- Many opposites rule the ebb and flow of our lives: night and day, winter and summer, youth and age. Dark Protector - Alexis Morgan 


Journal Entry 50 by wingwaterfallingwing at Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/23/2009 UTC) at Raleigh, North Carolina USA

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Sent out the bookbox this morning - Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation 0308 2690 0002 3271 5284.

I replaced the seven books I pulled out. Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate in this bookbox. 


Journal Entry 51 by electricradish from Reno, Nevada USA on Monday, September 28, 2009

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Arrived today! Danced around the kitchen when I saw it!

Couldn't stand it- started ripping right away.
I opened:
"The bellow rumbled through the Walker house like an ominous thunderclap"- Prank Night by David Robbins

"Canton West Virginia (pop: 12,242) is an attractive town located on the Ohio River northwest of Charleston"- The Passion of Molly T. by Lawrence Sanders

"He was tall, about fifty, with darkly handsome, almost sinister features: a neatly trimmed mustache, hair turning silver at the temples, and eyes so black they were like the tinted windows of a sleek limousine- he could see out but you couldn't see in" - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

"Here is what we know, those of us who can speak to tell a story: On the afternoon of October 24, my wife, Lexy Ransom, climbed to the top of the apple tree in our backyard and fell to her death"- The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

"My lifelong involvement with Mrs. Dempster began at 5:58 o'clock pm on 27 December 1908, at which time I was ten years old and seven months" - Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

"They traveled the roads and the byways of the West, unhurriedly and with no set itinerary,changing their route according to the whim of the moment, the premonitory sign of a flock of birds, and the lure of an unknown name." -The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende

 


Journal Entry 52 by electricradish from Reno, Nevada USA on Saturday, November 07, 2009

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Box is on it's way to MarysGirl! Thanks for the fun! 


Journal Entry 53 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Thursday, November 12, 2009

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The box has returned after its six-month journey. Thank you all for participating and I hope you enjoyed the box. I will probably try to do another round (after the holidays) and will be in touch shortly to see how much interest there is. Special thanks to electricradish for the lovely "Dirty Blonde" canvas bag. What a nice surprise!

Took out:
3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross. First line: "It was a clear, calm, lazy April morning, the day the worst week of my life began." I had no idea what this was about and took a chance. I haven't read anything by Patterson, but know he is well-regarded and prolific. Looking forward to this one.

A Star for the Latecomer by Bonnie Zindel and Paul Zindel. First Line: "The best thing about my father is his choice of women." Again, no idea, just called by the sentence. But it turned out to be a young adult novel. I might give the first chapter a chance. If it doesn't work out, I'll pass it on through a release challenge.

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell. First line: "Her first name was India-she was never able to get used to it." I thought this might be a historical and to some extent I was right--it's set between the World Wars. I'm looking forward to this one.

Thanks to everyone who participated! 


Journal Entry 54 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Monday, February 22, 2010

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WRAP IT UP BOOK BOX ROUND III


The snow has finally melted from the sidewalks and I can haul the Wrap It Up Book Box to the P.O. My apologies for the delay and thanks for your patience. The usual rules apply: journal the box as well as the books you take out, please don't keep the box more than two weeks, replace the box if needed, confirmation is not required - but is helpful, if you know of any stallers on the list contact me, and have fun!

I've ordered the list to minimize shipping charges as much as I could. Please check below before you contact the next person to make sure there have been no changes.


1. awakeagain – NJ
2. 300dogs – NJ
3. Kerbam1421 – MD
4. JennyC1230 – GA
5. svoight – TN
6. minesayn – OH
7. megtall – MI
8. nmugirl – MI
9. JudySlump612 – MN
10. varsityfly17 – MN
11. heartthumper – KS
12. ring88 – KS PLEASE SKIP - CURRENTLY STALLING OTHER BOXES
13. dabercro – UT
14. sarkiegirl – CA
15. gomboggit – OR
16. oliviapoolside – WA
17. aberpeter – WA
18. elizardbreath – WA
19. Bookaholic58 – NY ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
20. back to MarysGirl - NY <--TRAVELING HERE 


Journal Entry 55 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Saturday, February 27, 2010

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The Wrap it Up Bookbox arrived today through three feet of snow! I'll go through it this weekend and should be ready to mail next week. 


Journal Entry 56 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Saturday, February 27, 2010

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I took out:

"When silence settles raggedly on a group of drinking men, it's wise to brace for trouble."
The Rogue's Return by Jo Beverly (A favorite author of mine)

"All of Europe had been fascinated for the past few days by televised images of avalanches descending in the wake of storms on certain ski resorts and pretty villages in the Alps."
L'Affaire by Diane Johnson (I read LeDivorce and enjoyed it so I'm sure I'll like this one)

"Two o'clock in the morning, a Thursday morning, the first bit of water broke through the ground of George Clatterbuck's back pasture in Habit, Kentucky, and not a living soul saw it."
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett

"The attenuated cry of an infant pierced the black miasma of exhaustion."
To Kiss A Spy by Jane Feather (I would never have guessed this type of book from the first line but I like Jane Feather's work)

Alexandra, Empress of all Russia, turned from her bedside vigil as the door swung open, the first time in hours her gaze had been diverted from the pitiful child lying prone beneath the sheets.
The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Barry (Another surprise; I picked this because I had recently read a book which contained a section about the Russian royal family. I read The Alexandra Link not long ago and really liked it)

"Aaron Winslow would never forget the next few minutes"
2nd Chance by James Patterson ( like the Women's Murder Club books, but I'm not sure if I read this one)

"Here's a Valentine's Day tale. Prepare yourself"
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell (I never saw more than a few minutes of the show so it will be interesting seeing more of it)

"At the age of ten, Miss Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty.'
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn (An unknown book by a favorite author)

"Blood pounded in Selene's ears, beating to the rhythm of her bare feet thudding on the hard beach scrabble."
Selene of Alexandria by Faith Justice (Not at all what I expected from the first sentence. I thought it would be a thriller)

I'm putting in:

"No matter what people say, you can't help getting into trouble."

"The year began with lunch."

"They say the fearsome thing doesn't always work well."

"All around the country, women were waking up."

"Once in a while Molly Campbell wondered if other people saw it."

"You'll have to spread your legs wider," Elijah encouraged softly

"Charles Howard had the feel of a gigantic onrushing machine: You either had to climb on or leap out of the way."

"I walk my newest best friend along the northern edge of the subdivision, pause while she pees, and brush past the tall trees that crowd both sides of a wildly overgrown dirt road.'

"A hush settled over the fourth-floor courtroom, the kind of hush that always came at the end of a trial, before the verdict, when the frantic battle of adversaries was over, and there was nothing left to do but wait."

"Anthony, that body is not part of the exhibit," I said for the third time, my voice rising in desperation."

"Once upon a time, Minerva Dobbs thought as she stood in the middle of a loud yuppie bar, the world was full of good men."



 


Journal Entry 57 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Sunday, March 07, 2010

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The bookbox arrived safely yesterday. I will make my selections and get back to everyone... 


Journal Entry 58 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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I thought this book looked familiar...I had made a journal entry once before, in October 2008. Since then, I've gotten married and had a baby. My daughter is just 10 weeks old, I wonder how old she'll be the next time Dirty Blonde comes my way!

Anyway, back to the bookbox...there were so many great first lines. I recognized two books and had set aside 17 as possibilities. I didn't have that many to replace with so I had to narrow down my selections. I was thrilled with the first one I unwrapped so decided to chose a second book that was wrapped in the same paper. Lucky for me, that one looks great too!

Unwrapped:
"Once in a while Molly Campbell wondered if other people saw it."--Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury

"All around the country, the women were waking up."--The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

Added:
"It was when she started stripping that everyone realized something was wrong."

"I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975."

"In my first memory, I am three years old and I am trying to kill my sister."


Mailed out this afternoon to kerbam1421. 


Journal Entry 59 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Friday, March 12, 2010

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Arrived today - YAY!! The box is in good shape! I was nervous about that because it has been raining ALL day. Luckily my sister was home to receive the box, or else that could have been bad!

There are a ton of great sounding books in here! Here is what I picked:

"I walk my newest best friend along the northern edge of the subdivision, pause while she pees, and brush past the tall trees that crowd both sides of a wildy overgrown dirt road." <a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6216507> The Bone Parade by Mark Nykanen

"I?m seventeen years old now and it?s been a year since what happened happened.? <a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7210447> Talk to Me by Carol Dine 


Journal Entry 60 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Friday, March 12, 2010

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Arrived today - YAY!! The box is in good shape! I was nervous about that because it has been raining ALL day. Luckily my sister was home to receive the box, or else that could have been bad!

There are a ton of great sounding books in here! Here is what I picked:

"I walk my newest best friend along the northern edge of the subdivision, pause while she pees, and brush past the tall trees that crowd both sides of a wildy overgrown dirt road."
"It was when she started stripping that everyone realized something was wrong." <a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7382773> Sammy's House by Kristin Gore


Thank you all! I can't wait to get to them! I'm pm-ing the next in line now. 


Journal Entry 61 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Friday, March 12, 2010

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Arrived today - YAY!! The box is in good shape! I was nervous about that because it has been raining ALL day. Luckily my sister was home to receive the box, or else that could have been bad!

There are a ton of great sounding books in here! Here is what I picked:

"I walk my newest best friend along the northern edge of the subdivision, pause while she pees, and brush past the tall trees that crowd both sides of a wildy overgrown dirt road."
"It was when she started stripping that everyone realized something was wrong." <a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7382773> Sammy's House by Kristin Gore


Thank you all! I can't wait to get to them! I'm pm-ing the next in line now. 


Journal Entry 62 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Monday, March 15, 2010

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I don't know what happened with my above entries! I'll fix it later when I get home and have the books...

I took out:

It was when she started stripping that everyone realized something was wrong. - Sammy's House by Kristin Gore

I'm seventeen years old now and it's been a year since what happened happened. - Talk to Me by Carol Dines - Although this is a different first sentence than what is in the book....

I walk my newest best friend along the northern edge of the subdivision, pause while she pees, and brush past the tall trees that crowd both sides of a wildly overgrown dirt road. - The Bone Parade by Mark Nykanen

"Anthony, that body is not part of the exhibit," I said for the third time, my voice rising in desperation. - Shooting Gallery by Hailey Lind

I'm putting in:

Blame it on the Pleasure Family.

On an ordinary summer night in 1998, my daughter Kathryn - Kat, we called her, a fourteen-year-old who still liked to wear her blond hair in pigtails - told me that she was going to the movies with Abby, her best friend, but they never got there.

That night when he came to claim her, he stood on the short lawn before her house, his knees bent, his fists driven into his thighs, and bellowed her name with such passion that even the friends who surrounded him, who had come to support him, to drag her from the house, to murder her family if they had to, let the chains they carried go limp in their hands.

In one of my earliest memories, my mother and I are on the front porch of our rented Carter Avenue house watching two delivery men carry our brand new television set up the steps. 


Journal Entry 63 by kerbam1421 at Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Friday, April 02, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (4/1/2010 UTC) at Halethorpe, Maryland USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

FINALLY got this off! So sorry for the delay!!! :/ Thank you for including me! I had fun! :)

DC#: 03093220000048105294 


Journal Entry 64 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, April 12, 2010

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The book box is here! I am looking forward to diving in and seeing what looks good!

Thanks for doing this bookbox Marysgirl! 


Journal Entry 65 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, April 17, 2010

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Here are the books I picked:
"Long, long ago on a beautiful spring day in the Highlands of Scotland, a Prince of the Fae Folk peered through the curtain separating his world from that of the mortals." -- Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband by: Melissa Mayhue

"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. -- A Series of Unfortunate Events by: Lemony Snicket

"No doubt about it, I’ve been hitting the basil hard tonight." -- Anonymous Rex by: Eric Garcia

"Blame it on the Pleasure Family." The Torn Skirt by: Rebecca Godfrey

"In the middle of my marriage, when I was above all Hugh’s wife and Dee’s mother, one of those unambiguous women with no desire to disturb the universe, I fell in love with a Benedictine monk." -- The Mermaid Chair by: Sue Monk Kidd

Here are the books I put in the box:
"Depending on where you got your information (say, Cosmopolitan magazine, the hostesses of the View or my aunt Ina), there were well-documented ways to go from single to married in New York City without: A) kissing fifty frogs, B) unwittingly sleeping with a serial killer, or C) settling."

"6:44 A.M. They’d killed him hours before, but he still had a few minutes to suffer."

"The debriefing took ten days in a sealed-off suite in the old section of the Army’s Letterman General Hospital and when it was finished, so was my career—if it could be called that."

"Tropical night breezes, fragrant with oleander and cloves, cooled by a gently ebbing sea, filtered through lacy, silk draperies into a softly lit bedroom of deep rose and light beige."

"I saw the whole thing from beginning to end, and I pray you note that there aren’t many alive today who can say that."

"Don’t get me wrong, I like sex."

"She was supposed to be in school, but eight-year-old Molly Ridge had awakened with a sore throat that morning and her mom had kept her home."

 


Journal Entry 66 by wingJennyC1230wing from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Planning to mail to svoight today via USPS Media Mail - Delivery Confirmation #03080660000037054644 


Journal Entry 67 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Bookbox has arrived in Springville, Tennessee full of exciting mystery packages!! Now what sounds good? Will post back with my selections. 


Journal Entry 68 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Ok, I made my decisions: These lovely books will be making their home with me:

In my first memory, I am three years old and I am trying to kill my sister: This book is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

On an ordinary summer night in 1998, my daughter Kathryn - Kat, we called her, a fourteen-year-old who still liked to wear her blond hair in pigtails - told me that she was going to the movies with Abby, her best friend, but they never got there is Breaking Her Fall by Stephen Goodwin

6:44 A.M. They’d killed him hours before, but he still had a few minutes to suffer is The Pledge by Rob Kean

I saw the whole thing from beginning to end, and I pray you note that there aren’t many alive today who can say that is Once a Knight by Christina Dodd

The debriefing took ten days in a sealed-off suite in the old section of the Army’s Letterman General Hospital and when it was finished, so was my career—if it could be called that is The Fools in Town are On Our Side by Ross Thomas

They say the fearsome thing doesn't always work well is The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson

A hush settled over the fourth-floor courtroom, the kind of hush that always came at the end of a trial, before the verdict, when the frantic battle of adversaries was over, and there was nothing left to do but wait is Behind Closed Doors by Susan Sloan

Harry Masterson would be Dead in Thirteen Minutes is Sandstorm by James Rollins

She seemed to float above the ghostly evening mist like a menacing beast rising from the primeval ooze is Sahara by Clive Cussler

The Food Looked Appetizing enough is Spiced to Death by Peter King

These books are going traveling on new adventures:

"I Knew All About Having My Life Saved"

" Why Do All Superheroes have to Look Like Superman"

"Lately, I've been spending a lot of time rolling on the ground with men who think a stiffy represents personal growth"

" As Sid Pym passed his door and walked two blocks to look in the shop window, a duck jeered harshly in the park"

" For Christopher Lallek life couldn't have been better"

" The smell of death and despair hung over the battlefield like a blanket"

" What a beautiful morning for watchmaking"

" Iris Biddle was wrestling with six little sconce shades, a set commissioned by a high-handed broker on Bleecker Street"

" The Bride has still not arrived"

" Jumping to your death was a crappy way to spend St. Patrick's Day"

I have pm'd the next in line and the box will move again on Mon/Tues. I will post back with the Dc # Thanks for letting me play! 


Journal Entry 69 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, May 01, 2010

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The bookbox is on it's way to Minesayn, she was out of town this week so I waited a couple of days before shipping. Thanks for letting me participate.
DC # 9102150134711152675968 


Journal Entry 70 by wingminesaynwing from Huron, Ohio USA on Saturday, May 08, 2010

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Received box from svoight via the mail today; thanks for being patient with me. this will track the box, and then I will go through and pick the ones I want, and list the ones I return. 


Journal Entry 71 by wingminesaynwing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings --, Michigan USA on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/19/2010 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings --, Michigan USA

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Going to megtall...Wrap It Up book box Delivery Confirmation # 0309 0330 0000 1338 6111

I took out the following:

The Brethren by John Grisham "For the weekly docket the court jester wore his standard garb..."
How to be Good by Nick Hornby "I am in a car park in Leeds when I tell my husband I don't..."
See Jane Date by Melissa Senate "Depending on where you got your information (say Cosmopolitan..."
High Noon by Nora Roberts "Jumping to your death was a crappy way to spend St. Patrick's Day"

and I excited to read them all (I had no idea what I was getting, and there were so many good ones I wanted to choose, but didn't feel I had the books to send right now...have received another book box the same week).

I put in the following:

"You always remember the first time."
"In the middle of my marriage, when I was above all Hugh's wife and Dee's mother, one of those unambiguous women with no desire to disturb the universe, I fell in love with a Benedictine monk."
"'Shrader!' shrieked a woman at a distance."
" It is a truth universally acknowledged that the biggest drunk at the tablet will hit on the cocktail waitress."


 


Journal Entry 72 by megtall at Burton, Michigan USA on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Pulled out the following books:
1. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
2. A Body at Rest
3. Chain of Fools
4. Running with Scissors

Adding the following:
1. "Though I say it myself, I made a lovely tart"
2. "The first thing you should know is that I'm a whore."
3. "At night I would lie in bed and watch the show, how bees squeezed through the craxks of my bedroom wall and few circles around the room, making that propeller sound, a high-pitched zzzzzz that hummed along my skin."
4. "There comes a time in every girl's life when she realizes her father isn't perfect."

Going to message the next person on the list and get this mailed later this week.
Thank you for sharing such a fun box!! 


Journal Entry 73 by wingnmugirlwing at Frankfort, Michigan USA on Thursday, June 17, 2010

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The bookbox arrived btoday. What a heavy book must be loaded with good books. I'll go through on Saturday and mail it on Monday. Thanks for letting me join this box.  


Journal Entry 74 by wingnmugirlwing at Frankfort, Michigan USA on Sunday, June 20, 2010

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I took out these books Family Blessings, Deliver Me, A Year in Provence, The Curoius Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time, Women About Town, Without A Sound.

I put into the box
The fortune teller and her grandfather went to New York City on an Amtrak train, racketing along with their identical, peaky white faces set due north.

Gettin revenge can kill you.

The sound of the bords outside was muffled by the heavy brocade curtains of Henderson Manor, as Olivia Henderson pushed aside a lock of long dark hair, and continued her careful inventory of her father's china.

Deborah Stern heard the first siren as she was getting into her car in the Hadassah Hospital parking lot.

A rooftop billboard cast a flickering bluelight through the studio windows.

She's not going to like this.

I enjoyed going through this bookbox. Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 75 by wingnmugirlwing at Frankfort, Michigan USA on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This book has not been rated.

The book was sent to the next person in line today. 


Journal Entry 76 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Saturday, July 03, 2010

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Box actually arrived last week, but I wound up getting three book boxes within a few days (people warned me this would happen, but did I listen?) and I was just overwhelmed. And now I'm on my way out of town for the holiday. But I wanted everyone to know it's here and safe, and I'll be moving it on soon. It looks great - thanks to you all! 


Journal Entry 77 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, July 16, 2010

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Oh, this was far harder than I expected! Although I was attracted to over half the books, I had to keep remembering how hard it was going to be to (a) find books that were good enough to share with avid readers and had interesting first lines; and (b) label, register, journal and wrap all those books. So after days of stewing, I disciplined myself to pick the following eight books:

"Once upon a time, Minerva Dobbs thought as she stood in the middle of a loud yuppie bar, the world was full of good men." - Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie

"That night when he came to claim her, he stood on the short lawn before her house, his knees bent, his fists driven into his thighs, and bellowed her name with such passion that even the friends who surrounded him, who had come to support him, to drag her from the house, to murder her family if they had to, let the chains the carried go limp in their hands." - That Night, by Alice McDermott

"The alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought." - The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

"At night I would lie in bed and watch the show, how bees squeezed through the cracks of my bedroom wall and flew circles around the room, making that propeller sound, a high-pitched zzzzzz that hummed along my skin." - Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

"I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975." - Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

"You always remember the first time." - Mermaids Singing, by Val McDermid

"What a beautiful morning for watchmaking!" - Sands of Time, by Michael Hoeye

"She's not going to like this." = Touching Evil, by Kay Hooper

And while it was fun to see all the different wrappings, first prize certainly goes to Megtail for cleverly using the glossy magazine pages. I kept coming back to her book with the bee first sentence, just because I HAD to have that pork chop recipe!

Here's what I'm adding:

1) In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times.

2) A hot, summer wind tossed the clouds across the night sky and tugged at the girl's nightgown as she walked down the path.

3) In my mind, my kitchen is filled with crackers and cheese, roast chicken leftovers, farm fresh eggs, and coffee beans ready to grind.

4) I have never looked into my sister's eyes.

5) When Lady Ann Sercomb married George Smiley towards the end of the war she described him to her astonished Mayfair friends as breathtakingly ordinary.

6) The summer before beginning medical school I visited India, the land my mother fled almost twenty-two years earlier while pregnant with me, her first child.

7) Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria Von Igelfeld's birthday fell on the first of May.

8) In Victorian London, even in a place as louche and notoriously crime-ridden as Lambeth Marsh, the sound of gunshot was a rare event indeed.

Varsityfly17 & I have already arranged to meet next week, so the book will be moving along soon. 


Journal Entry 78 by wingJudySlump612wing at Book Box, Book Box -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 23, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/23/2010 UTC) at Book Box, Book Box -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Handed directly to varsityfly17 while enjoying a pleasant supper together with a little book swapping on the side. Hope you enjoy the Wrap It Up box as much as I did! 


Journal Entry 79 by varsityfly17 at Eden Prairie, Minnesota USA on Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Out of the box, I selected "Barbies die", "The Bride has still not arrived", and "In my mind, the kitchen is filled with crackers and cheese, roasted chicken leftovers, farm fresh eggs, and coffee beans ready to grind". 


Journal Entry 80 by varsityfly17 at Eden Prairie, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

10 out of 10

This book box is on its way to KS! 


Journal Entry 81 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Received box today. Will make my choices and send on. Looking for the list of who gets it next. 


Journal Entry 82 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Friday, August 27, 2010

10 out of 10

Mailed box today. It's such a fun box. Sign me up if you do it again!!! 


Journal Entry 83 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Thursday, September 02, 2010

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The box arrived yesterday. I will go through it this weekend, make my selections, add my books and mail it to the next participant next week. 


Journal Entry 84 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Sunday, September 05, 2010

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I selected the following books from the box:

"At sixty miles per hour, you could pass our farm in a minute, on County Road 686, which ran due north into the T intersection at Cabot Street Road." -- A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

"A hot summer wind tossed the clouds across the night sky and tugged at the girl's nightgown as she walked down the path." -- The Witch is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard

"Though I say it myself, I made a lovely tart." -- A Girl's Best Friend by Elizabeth Young

"If they didn't stop talking about it, she was going to scream." -- Led Astray by Sandra Brown

"Susan was at a shrink conference in Durham, North Carolina, giving a paper on psychotherapy, so I had Pearl." -- School Days by Robert B. Parker

"In one of my earliest memories, my mother and I are on the front porch of our rented Carter Avenue house watching two delivery men carry our brand-new television set up the steps." -- She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

I added six books.


I'm still waiting for the next participant's address so I can mail the box on.


 


Journal Entry 85 by dabercro at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, September 08, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/8/2010 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to the next participant, sarkiegirl, in CA.

DC#0309 1140 0001 3586 3053 


Journal Entry 86 by sarkiegirl at La Quinta, California USA on Thursday, September 16, 2010

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Yeah! It's here! I will try to make choices quickly this week, and send it on as soon as possible! Thanks! 


Journal Entry 87 by sarkiegirl at La Quinta, California USA on Thursday, September 16, 2010

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haha. I thought that I wouldn't do this for a couple of days, but I can't help it, the draw to it is toooooo strong!

I took out: For me, a new life is coming, a different life from which I knew (My Sergei) This SUCKS, because I've already read this, and I usually don't read biographies/autobiographies...I guess I was going through a phase. It was good though...so I'll save it to bookcross later, and pass it on.

This all starting because of a clerical error (The Pleasure of My Company) What is wrong with me???? I have read this too! LOL I love Steve Martin...the good thing is, is that I loved it, laughed out loud many times, and it's short enough for a second read, so I'll keep it!

The furniture in the living room looked to Laura like a collection of ghosts (The Dark Card) I've never heard of it, but it looked interesting. It's a YA book that came out in 91, which was around the time that I was a YA, so I may have wanted to read it at one time anyway.

The next one is: The presidents in town and the traffic is unbelieveable. (Keys to the City) Never heard of it...could be interesting.

Last one is: The first thing you should know is that I'm a whore. (Belle De Jour: The intimate Adventures of a Call Girl) Well of course I'm attracted to shocking and exciting first lines, who isn't? LOL

I put in:

"When I was 17, my life changed forever."
"My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another."
"We came on the wind of the carnival."
"In the fall of 1991, I went to Borneo."
and
"This morning, before I came to Ruth's house, I made yet another casserole for my husband and my daughter.

Thanks for sending it around again! It's always fun!

I'm waiting on an address, and then I'll send it out! :) 


Journal Entry 88 by sarkiegirl at La Quinta, California USA on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/18/2010 UTC) at La Quinta, California USA

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I sent it to the next in line!!! Enjoy! Thanks for letting me join AGAIN! love it!

Delivery confirmation: 0310 2010 0001 2672 5202

Label/Receipt Number: 0310 2010 0001 2672 5202
Expected Delivery Date: September 24, 2010
Class: Package Services
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation™
Status: Delivered

Your item was delivered at 10:28 am on September 24, 2010 in BAKER CITY, OR 97814.



Detailed Results:

Delivered, September 24, 2010, 10:28 am, BAKER CITY, OR 97814
OUT FOR DELIVERY, September 24, 2010, 8:31 am, BAKER CITY, OR 97814
Sorting Complete, September 24, 2010, 8:01 am, BAKER CITY, OR 97814
Arrival at Post Office, September 24, 2010, 5:53 am, BAKER CITY, OR 97814
Processed through Sort Facility, September 23, 2010, 12:26 am, FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003
Processed through Sort Facility, September 19, 2010, 12:10 pm, BELL, CA 90201
Acceptance, September 18, 2010, 12:00 pm, PALM DESERT, CA 92260

 


Journal Entry 89 by gomboggit at Baker City, Oregon USA on Monday, October 25, 2010

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I apologize for taking so long with this book. I have had massive amounts of schoolwork to focus on. This box is not lost nor is it in a black hole! :) I will make my choices and get this moving as quickly as I can. Thank you all for being so patient with me.
Taken:
"In 1980, a year after my wife leapt to her death..." Beach Music by Pat Conroy
"Tropical night breezes, fragrant with oleander and cloves..." Captive Passions by Fern Michaels
"Why do all superheroes have to look like Superman" Simply Irresistible by Kristine Grayson
"When I was 17, my life changed forever." A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
"My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another." Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
"We came on the wind of the carnival." Chocolat by Joanne Harris
"In the fall of 1991, I went to Borneo." 7 Tattoos by Peter Trachtenberg
"This morning before I came to Ruth's house..." Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg
"By the sixth leg of the game, we have accumulated the following objects:..."Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

Added: 


Journal Entry 90 by gomboggit at Baker City, Oregon USA on Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Added:
"Mom, can we go get the InCharge CD tonight?"

"For a journalist at a weekly paper, especially one as small as the Carrier, The Day the Paper Comes Out is a day of rest."

"Drink more than fourteen alcohol units a week."

"I used to stand amazed and watch the redbirds fight."

"When she was three years old, Flora Hutchins went to live at Gossinger Hall in the village of Nether Woodcock, Lincolnshire."

"I remember going to an interview process where they treat you like you're already a known convict and thinking to myself, how in the world is this happening to me?"

"A man's alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself."

"People like us don't appear in People Magazine."

"Nancy Greenly lay on the operating table on her back, staring up at the large kettledrum-shaped lights in operating room No. 8, trying to be calm."

This box isn't ready to go yet, but I am making progress... 


Journal Entry 91 by gomboggit at Baker City, Oregon USA on Friday, November 05, 2010

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OK, this box is ready to roll. I just have to PM oliviapoolside and should have it in the mail Monday. 


Journal Entry 92 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, November 12, 2010

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Just received this very fun and colorful bookbox. I can't mail it until next week so I'll take my time selecting, and re-wrapping the books that have torn wrapping, and putting the books in a new box that isn't ripping. It is such a cute idea, everyone was gathered around the box reading 1st lines and making guesses. Thanks for including me.  


Journal Entry 93 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, November 14, 2010

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While I was making my decisions and wrapping my books up my husband read Dirty Blonde. He thinks it was OK, it was fast- paced and kept you wanting to know what was going to happen next. The writing was decent. It did have a dirty blonde in it.

OK, I put in:

"Once upon a Time, in Winter, there was a mirror." (Ha, ha, just noticed that I misspelled upon in the sentence I put on the book!! OK folks, don't assume the author is illiterate, that would be ME)

"Even before she saw the house, Jazz knew that something was wrong."

"It was hot in that cabinet."


I took out:

"Dr. David Mitchell waved me toward the dead professor's chair." (Shall I open it and you can share my reaction to whatever it is? Opening..... The Last King of Texas by Rick Riordan. OK I guess, probably wouldn't have picked it off the shelf, but I'll read it.

"Getting revenge can kill you." Doesn't that sound like the start of a Stephanie Plum book? Opening..... Ahhhh, not Plum, but just as cute, The Grilling Season by Diane Mott Davidson

In Victorian London, even in a place as louche and notoriously crime-ridden as Lambeth Marsh, the sound of gunshot was a rare event indeed." Opening..... Oh, totally cool!! It is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. It is history, not fiction, about the making of the English Oxford Dictionary.  


Journal Entry 94 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (11/15/2010 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book and its bookbox are now on their way to Aberpeter. This is the Wrap It Up Bookbox.  


Journal Entry 95 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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the box has arrived! I will make my selections soon to keep the box moving.

I have selected the following books:

"A rooftop billboard cast a flickering blue light through the studio windows" (Rules of Prey by John Sanford)

"For a journalist at a weekly paper, especially one as small as the Carrier, The Day the Paper Comes Out is a day of rest" (The Geographer's Library by Jon Fasman)

"Even before she saw the house, Jazz knew that something was wrong" (Mind the Gap by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon)

"People like us don't appear in People Magazine" (The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons)

"I was driving east on Water's Edge Road and studying the November sky as if my life depended on it" (Destroying Angels by Gail Lukasik)

"When she was three years old, Flora Hutchins went to live at Gossinger Hall in the village of Nether Woodcock, Lincolnshire." (God Save the Queen! by Dorothy Cannell)


I am including the following books in the box:

"I have to let this story go"

"On the afternoon of November 25, a woman named JoLayne Lucks drove to the Grab N'Go minimart in Grange, Florida, and purchased spearmint Certs, un-waxed dental floss and one ticket for the state Lotto".

"The small single-engine Cessna Caravan pitched and rolled alarmingly over the swamps west of Miami"

"On Labor Day my mother and brother piled the station wagon with all our things"

"The rotors of Marine One slowed, then stopped."

"It was at the final performance of 'Murder at Midnight', at the crucial moment, that soemthing happened to the tape recorder." 


Journal Entry 96 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (11/18/2010 UTC) at Kirkland, Washington USA

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dropped the box off at the post office this morning. 


Journal Entry 97 by wingelizardbreathwing at Mount Vernon, Washington USA on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Received in the mail a couple weeks ago. PMing Bookaholic58 now.

ETA: Bookaholic58 has passed. PMing Marysgirl to send it home! 


Journal Entry 98 by wingelizardbreathwing at A Fellow Bookcrosser in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 13, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (12/13/2010 UTC) at A Fellow Bookcrosser in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Sent home to Marysgirl on 12-11-10. Tracking number: 0309 2880 0002 1194 3271

 


Journal Entry 99 by MarysGirl at Brooklyn, New York USA on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Round III has made its way home! Thanks to everyone for participating. I hope you got great surprises. I'll probably do a Round IV after the new year. In the mean time, safe and happy holidays to all! 


Journal Entry 100 by MarysGirl at Brooklyn, New York USA on Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Two years later and the box is still sitting in my office. I decided to send these books on their way by wild releasing. Thanks to everyone for participating. I hope your books make it into loving hands and gets journaled many more times. 


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