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by Various Bookcrossers | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingtime-travelerwing of Westchester, New York USA on 7/19/2009
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by time-traveler): travelling


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

17 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingtime-travelerwing from Westchester, New York USA on Sunday, July 19, 2009

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Round 1 is complete! See round 2 participants in JE below, dated February 21, 2010

Welcome to the Bizarre Fiction Bookbox. This is an invitation-only bookbox made up of reliable bookcrossers who don't use bookboxes as a dumping ground!!! I'm glad to have all of you as participants. Here are some general guidelines:

-make a journal entry when you receive the box

-list the titles of the books you are removing and adding (with or without links). Don't forget to make journal entries for the books you take out of the box!

-add the same # of books that you remove

-mail the box to the next participant within 2 weeks. Make a journal entry when you mail it on. Media mail is fine - delivery confirmation is recommended.

-replace the box when it starts to get beat up

-I'd like everyone to feel comfortable choosing any book they want when the box reaches them, no matter who has it on their wishlist. So, although it's a thoughtful gesture, please don't reserve or save books for a specific bookcrosser.

There's no limit to the # of books you may remove! Add your odd, quirky, peculiar, mind-bending, darkly comic or just plain weird works of fiction (in generally good condition) to this box. No Children's books. No paranormal romance or witch/vampire/werewolf books. {I admit to being a True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse addict, but this bookbox is not intended for that genre.} No horror (ie. Stephen King/Dean Koontz/John Saul), no hard-core sci-fi (Star Trek, Star Wars) and no Harry Potter/wizard/unicorn type fantasy...you get the idea. If you're not sure, ask me! I love getting PMs.

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I know that life sometimes gets in the way of Bookcrossing, so if you need to opt out or have any other concerns, no worries. Just PM me to let me know.

Here's what I'm adding:

The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster (removed)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (removed)
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (removed
Sleeping in Flame by Jonathan Carroll (removed)
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins (removed)
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (removed)
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (removed)
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood removed
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (removed)
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (removed)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (removed)
Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay (removed)
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson (removed)
Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll (removed)
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman (removed)
The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri (removed)
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (removed)
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore (removed)
Added later on (I sent them to mrsjones to add to the box as replacement books):
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke (removed)
The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll (removed)
Ablutions by Patrick deWitt (removed)
Isis by Douglas Clegg (removed)
Birthday by Koji Suzuki (removed)

Thanks for joining and let's have some fun!

Round 1 is complete! See round 2 participants in JE below, dated February 21, 2010

 


Journal Entry 2 by wingtime-travelerwing at Manchester, New Hampshire -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 01, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (8/1/2009 UTC) at Manchester, New Hampshire -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

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Mailed today to Guinneth in New Hampshire. Delivery confirmation # 0306 0320 0000 4389 9632. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, August 06, 2009

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The Bizarre Bookbox has arrived safely on my doorstep (and I've written the BCID# in it!) There are SO many good books here, so I'm going to take my time making my selections over the next few days.

Thanks again for inviting me, time-traveler! 


Journal Entry 4 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Monday, August 10, 2009

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Just an update: chambejd is out of town this week, so I'll be sending the box her way towards the end of the week just to be safe. *I* will be out of town NEXT week, but should still be online in case (God forbid) anything goes awry.

I'm having a great time making my selections!! ;-) 


Journal Entry 5 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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I think I've finalized my choices, although there were several selections that I put back for various reasons. I really want to read the Dexter books, but prefer to read the first two first so it seemed unnecessary to hoard #3. I keep thinking that I should try Christopher Moore again, but suspect that I like the *idea* of Christopher Moore better than his books themselves. I almost took Bones of the Moon, but didn't want to greedily claim both Carroll selections. I'd already grabbed Sleeping in Flame and it will be my first book by him.

Thank you for putting together such a GREAT selection, time-traveler! I hope that when the box returns home, you find some marvelous new fiction awaiting you inside.

I took these books:
What Dreams May Come
Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives
The Wasp Factory
The Road
The Brief History of the Dead
Sleeping in Flame
The Gargoyle

And I replaced them with these books:
The Tooth Fairy by Graham Joyce
Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
A Crackup At the Race Riots by Harmony Korine
Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
The Veritas Conflict by Shaunti Feldhahn

I took a couple of bookmarks from the bag (and thanks also for the delivery confirmation slips; I'll put one of those to good use as well), and I added some other goodies: a postcard, a bookmark, and some bookplates, both BC and non-.

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this box. I'll make another JE when I mail it off, which will be either Thursday or Friday.
 


Journal Entry 6 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, August 13, 2009

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I mailed this off to chambejd today. Enjoy!

Del. conf.# 0309 0330 0000 1705 0186 


Journal Entry 7 by wingtime-travelerwing from Westchester, New York USA on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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Bookbox was received by chambejd on 8/15/09. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingtime-travelerwing from Westchester, New York USA on Monday, September 14, 2009

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OKAY! The bookbox was mailed by chambejd to melydia on 9/12/09. Many thanks to indygo88 for helping to get it moving again!!!

DC # 03090330000017050209

PS - I am not sure if chambejd removed any books but I don't think so.

 


Journal Entry 9 by wingmelydiawing from Centreville, Virginia USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Hooray! So many nifty books!

I took:
Bones of the Moon
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Cloud Atlas
(and a couple of labels)

I put in:
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton
Hotel World by Ali Smith
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

Thanks! :) I liked all three of the books I'm putting in and I hope someone else wil too. I'll send this off (after giving the poor box a little TLC) as soon as I get the next participant's address. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingmelydiawing at Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/19/2009 UTC) at Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent off yesterday afternoon. DC: 0309 1140 0001 9199 0106 


Journal Entry 11 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Monday, September 28, 2009

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Thanks, time-traveler, for starting this and thanks to melydia for passing it my way. Just a very quick JE to let you know the box arrived and is tucked away at my house. I'll try to choose and replace by the weekend so the box can be on its way again.

Will update later...! 


Journal Entry 12 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Sunday, October 04, 2009

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Finally! It took me a while to narrow down the choices, but I think I'm finally ready to commit to a few books and trades. ;-)

I'm taking out:

Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite (I swear I have this somewhere, but since I can't find my copy, I'll snag this as a temporary reading copy!)
Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura

I'm including:
Amberville by Tim Davys
How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore (this made me laugh so hard I snorted!)
Call Me the Breeze by Patrick McCabe
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

Here are all the books that are in the box as of now:
Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
Amberville by Tim Davys
Hotel World by Ali Smith
The Veritas Conflict by Shaunti Feldhahn
A Crackup at the Race Riots by Harmony Korine
Call Me the Breeze by Patrick McCabe
The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn by Kris Radish
The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson
Bad Cat by Jim Edgar
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories by Tim Burton
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy 


Journal Entry 13 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Sunday, October 04, 2009

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Edited the above post to reflect that I also took Shipwrecks (couldn't resist the dark description) and included Alice Hoffman's The Ice Queen.

Whew! I'm a book hog. I have mrsjones' address and hope to have the box in the mail again in the next couple of days. I'll journal again once it's shipped. Thanks again! 


Journal Entry 14 by wingtime-travelerwing from Westchester, New York USA on Sunday, October 04, 2009

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Thank you mellion108 for listing all the books that are currently in the box. That must have been very time consuming. For some reason chambejd refused to play nice and did not journal any of the books that she removed...(From what I can tell she removed The Tooth Fairy, The Book of Illusions, Oryx and Crake, Dexter in the Dark). I apologize to the remaining participants for the nonfiction, and non-bizarre books that chambejd added to the box.

Update:

On 10/07/09 I mailed 5 additional bizarre books to mrsjones who is kindly helping me by removing the 5 nonbizarre books that are in there. I asked her to remove The Forest Lover, White Teeth, Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, Bad Cats, and Women of the Silk.

The books I sent to mrsjones as replacement books are Isis, The Ghost in Love, Ablutions, Birthday, and An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. The delivery conformation # for this package of 5 books is: 0308 2040 0002 0363 9145.

Phew I feel better now :) 


Journal Entry 15 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 05, 2009

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Just wanted to chime in and say that it appears she removed Out Stealing Horses, also.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming... 


Journal Entry 16 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

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Update: I mailed the box today to mrsjones. Hope you find something(s) worthwhile!

Delivery confirmation #: 0309 1140 0000 9439 7729 


Journal Entry 17 by H-HEAD from Fairfield, Ohio USA on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Thank you for inviting me (us) to join!

mrsjones and I received the book box on 10/13/2009. There are so many books I do not know what to take.
I know for sure that I am taking:
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers Homes in New England
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
A Crackup at the Race Riots
I wish I could read them all but...

mrsjones has next pick and we will replace with some more bizarre books! I'll update this when she does. 


Journal Entry 18 by mrsjones from Hamilton, Ohio USA on Friday, October 23, 2009

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H-HEAD and I ended up tkaing:
A Crackup at the Race Riots
Ablutions
An Arsonist's Guide to Writer' Homes in New England
(didn't take the Christopher Moore book after all)

and added:
Zodiac
Mary Modern
Let the Dog Drive

Box is on its way to LGinder. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 19 by LGinder on Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Box arrived safely on my porch last night. I think I'll find a new box as it's mainly made up of tape now and it's got a few more participants to go. It'll get back on it's way shortly!

Taking out:
How To buy A Love A Love Of Reading
The Ghost In Love
Call Me The Breeze
Mary Modern
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy (tomsmama)

Putting in:
Stiff
The Effect of Living Backwards
Foop
Firmin, Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
My Lobotomy 


Journal Entry 20 by LGinder at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (11/3/2009 UTC) at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

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Box is being mailed today to sweetsangria, happy travels! 


Journal Entry 21 by sweetsangria from Clackamas, Oregon USA on Saturday, November 07, 2009

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This showed up on my doorstep today while it was storming outside. I was grateful for the books being packaged inside of a garbage bag. Bookboxes always have a way of putting a smile on my face:)

Books I am taking:
-Isis
-my lobotomy
-the sundial
-the effect of living backwards
-the stupidest angel

Putting in:

-The coma
-American Gods
-the man who ate the 747
-curious incident of the dog in the night time
-diary

Sent to indygo88 on nov.10
conf #03090330000122308424 


Journal Entry 22 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This book has not been rated.

...and here it is, in Indiana! It's a busy week...I'll probably take a few days to browse through, but hoping to get it back out by the end of the week. Nice variety in here! :') 


Journal Entry 23 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Alrighty...selections have been made!

Taking out:
No Country for Old Men
Firmin
FOOP!

And putting in:
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal] by Zoe Heller
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

I love this idea for a bookbox, time-traveler, and there was a nice variety in this box. I'll be mailing this after the weekend & will update with a DC# then.

11/23/09 -- Mailed today. DC# 0308 2690 0002 2255 0673 


Journal Entry 24 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Wow, you know you own too many books when you receive a box loaded with bizarre stuff, most of which you already have in the tbr piles :)

I am taking:
Birthday by Koji Suziki

and leaving:
Truly Grim Tales by Priscilla Galloway

I've pm'd the next in line and will send along soon. 


Journal Entry 25 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I apologize for the delay. My husband moved the box and out of sight, out of mind. I will mail it first thing tomorrow morning to Azuki and will leave Delivery Confirmation info then. 


Journal Entry 26 by BarkLessWagMore at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 04, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (1/4/2010 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Finally, it's off!

Delivery Confirmation #0309 1830 0000 4661 0094 


Journal Entry 27 by wingazukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, January 08, 2010

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After months of waiting, and watching good books being taken from the box, the bizarre bookbox is finally here!! I am off today so I should be able to make my selection and move the box on next week. Thank you all for sharing your books, I find some titles from favorite authors and several new ones that seem interesting. 


Journal Entry 28 by wingazukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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The box will be mailed tomorrow to MsJoanna. I've taken out
Island of the Sequined Love
Hotel World
The Death of Vishnu
The coma
American Gods
Uglies

and I've put in:
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Lost and Found
Everything Is Illuminated
Circling the Tortilla Dragon
I, the Divine

I notice there is a non fiction title, Stiff, in the box but as it's a truly bizarre book and a very entertaining read, and I have two copies already, I end up leaving it in the box.

Thank you so much, it's a great box and I look forward to the next round!! I still have lots of bizzare books on my shelf! 


Journal Entry 29 by msjoanna from Columbia, Missouri USA on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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The box is with me. I'll try to move it along this week, but it might not go out again until next week.

I'm taking out:
Then We Came to the End
I, The Divine

I'm putting in:
The Shack
Coraline

I'll be returning this to time-traveler shortly. 


Journal Entry 30 by wingtime-travelerwing from Westchester, New York USA on Thursday, January 28, 2010

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The bizarre bookbox is back with me, and it's filled with many great books. I am going to make my selection then send the remaining books (plus some new ones) out for a Round 2 - probably not for another month, tho. You were all great participants, thanks so much!

I will list the books that will travel in the Round 2 box shortly. If you are interested in joining, post here.

Thanks again, everyone! 


Journal Entry 31 by wingtime-travelerwing from Westchester, New York USA on Sunday, February 21, 2010

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Round 2 begins with this Journal Entry!

There's no limit to the # of books you may remove! Add your odd, quirky, peculiar, mind-bending, darkly comic or just plain weird works of fiction (in generally good condition) to this box. NO CHILDREN'S BOOKS. No paranormal romance or witch/vampire/werewolf books. {I admit to being a True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse addict, but this bookbox is not intended for that genre.} No horror (ie. Stephen King/Dean Koontz/John Saul), no hard-core sci-fi (Star Trek, Star Wars) and no Harry Potter/wizard/unicorn type fantasy...you get the idea. If you're not sure, ask me! I love getting PMs.

*For Round 2, you may add books that are what I can only refer to as "bizarre lite"- they don't have to be wildly bizarre (but they CAN be, of course!)*

Please:
-make a journal entry when you receive the box

-list the titles of the books you are removing and adding (with or without links). Don't forget to make journal entries for the books you take out of the box!

-add the same # of books that you remove

-mail the box to the next participant within 2 weeks. Make a journal entry when you mail it on. Media mail is fine - delivery confirmation is recommended.

-I'd like everyone to feel comfortable choosing any book they want when the box reaches them, no matter who has it on their wishlist. So, although it's a thoughtful gesture, please don't reserve or save books for a specific bookcrosser.

Box is continuing with these books:

The Thief of Time - John Boyne
The Stolen Child - Keith Donohue
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England - Brock Clark
Saints and Strangers - Angela Carter
Chang and Eng - Darin Strauss
The Confessions of Max Tivoli - Andrew Sean Greer
Everything Is Illuminated - Safran Foer
Amberville - Tim Davis
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The Veritas Conflict - Shaunti Feldhahn
The Ice Queen - Alice Hoffman
Zodiac - Neal Stephens
Diary - Chuck Palahniuk
Let the Dog Drive - David Bowman
The Man Who Ate the 747 - Ben Sherwood
Kissing the Beehive - Jonathan Carroll
Thumbsucker - Walter Kirn
Angel Wings - Nicole Conn
Instant Karma - Mark Swartz
Time Machines: The Best Time Travel Stories Ever Written
Colors Insulting to Nature - Cintra Wilson
A Spot of Bother - Mark Haddon
The Diagnosis - Alan Lightman
The Effect of Living Backwards - Heidi Julavits
Mary Modern - Camille DeAngelis

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Order of Participants:
1. ladybug74 - Alabama - done
2. minesayn - Ohio - done
3. k00kaburra - California - done
4. sweetsangria - Oregon - done
5. mellion108 - Michigan - done
6. azuki - Florida - done
7. sarkiegirl - California - done
8. hyphen8 - Hawaii - done
9. msjoanna - Missouri<----it's here
10. time-traveler - (back to me) 


Journal Entry 32 by wingtime-travelerwing at Alabama, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 09, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (4/9/2010 UTC) at Alabama, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

After a pit stop here in NY, the box is travelling again. I mailed it today to ladybug74 in Alabama. Hope you find some things you like!

DC# 0309 2880 0002 0042 2657 


Journal Entry 33 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This book has not been rated.

This arrived at my house today, but I am out of town on business until Friday. My daughter took the box in, opened it, and sent the BCID to me by text message. (Yes, she knows I have a problem with books!) I will be looking forward to digging through the books Friday and will try to have it back out in the mail very soon. I will go ahead and send a PM to the next person for an address. 


Journal Entry 34 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Saturday, April 17, 2010

10 out of 10

Thanks for including me in round 2! Please remember me if you decide to do a round 3. I love the bizarre, so I really enjoyed going through these books.

I have removed:
1. Time Machines - edited by Bill Adler, Jr.
2. The Thief of Time - John Boyne
3. Mary Modern - Camille DeAngelis
4. Chang and Eng - Darin Strauss

I have added:
1. Yes, My Darling Daughter - Margaret Leroy
2. The Mirror - Marlys Millhiser
3. The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
4. Hyperion - Dan Simmons

I hope to get this box back out in the mail Monday. I have already sent a PM to the next participant asking for a mailing address. 


Journal Entry 35 by ladybug74 at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (4/19/2010 UTC) at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

mailing to minesayn in the morning 


Journal Entry 36 by wingminesaynwing from Huron, Ohio USA on Sunday, May 16, 2010

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This was on my doorstep when I arrived home. I will pick through the books and do some exchanging of books. Thanks to time-traveler for allowing me to join this bookbox. Thanks, too, ladybug74, for sending it to me. 


Journal Entry 37 by wingminesaynwing at San Jose, California USA on Monday, June 07, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (6/7/2010 UTC) at San Jose, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to k00kaburra via media mail USPS confirmation number 0309 0330 0000 1338 7606

removed the following books:
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
Thumbsucker by Walter Kirn

Replaced with the following books:
A Body at Rest by Susan Petrone
Nuclear Winter Wonderland by Joshua Corin
Honey Bunch #29 by Helen Thorndyke (quirky only because after 28 other books, the main character is still 5 years old despite numerous trips and adventures).

There were so many good choices; it was difficult to choose (I finally just randomly picked a few). I would love to read them all sometime. I hope that this book box continues and that I'll get to participate and have more quirky books to add to the mix. Thanks to time-traveler for starting Round 2. 


Journal Entry 38 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Yippee the bookbox has arrived in San Jose!

...looking through my 'available' bookshelves, I don't seem to have nearly as many bizarre books as usual, so I may have to delay the box an extra week while I go scouring shelves at the local used bookstores :) 


Journal Entry 39 by wingk00kaburrawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/20/2010 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Book box is on its way to sweetsangria!
I had ordered a book on PBS that I wanted to add to the box, but it's been several weeks and the book still hasn't shown up here :( Bummer! Oh well, perhaps a similarly-themed box will come my way sometime in the future.

Like an idiot, I sealed up the box and dropped it off at the post office without writing down what I took out and put in. I'll try to reconstruct the list here from memory, but if I forgot something I apologize :(

Taking Out:
The Confessions of Max Tivoli - Andrew Sean Greer
The Man Who Ate the 747 - Ben Sherwood
Angel Wings - Nicole Conn
The Effect of Living Backwards - Heidi Julavits
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Nuclear Winter Wonderland by Joshua Corin
Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret Leroy
+ 1 more, possibly


Putting In:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
Jesus Swept by James Protzman
Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem
English, August: An Indian Story by Upamanyu Chatterjee
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Dissident by Nell Freudenberger 


Journal Entry 40 by sweetsangria at Forest Grove, Oregon USA on Sunday, July 25, 2010

This book has not been rated.

The bookbox is safely in Oregon! I am taking:

-The Diagnosis
-Saints and Strangers
-kissing the beehive
-a spot of bother

Putting in:
-The haunting of L
-Kentuckiana
-The road
-The white hotel
-(bonus book) Scum Manifesto 


Journal Entry 41 by sweetsangria at Forest Grove, Oregon USA on Friday, July 30, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Sent out on thursday the 29th! 


Journal Entry 42 by mellion108 at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Thursday, August 19, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Sorry for the delayed journal. The box is here. I picked it up at the post office this past weekend. I'll look through the books and get this gem moving again as quickly as possible. Thanks for sending it my way! 


Journal Entry 43 by mellion108 at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Friday, September 10, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Quick update: The box is still with me. I apologize for holding it up but should be able to move it along in the next week or so. 


Journal Entry 44 by mellion108 at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Saturday, September 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Ok, after much gnashing of teeth and agonizing over my choices, I've narrowed it down from, oh...90% the books, to three of the books in the box.

I'm taking out:
*Instant Karma by Mark Swartz
*Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem
*Jesus Swept by James Alexander Protzman I have to say that I LOVE the cover of this book!

I'm putting in:
*Bloodsworth Island by Jeff Slate and David Rearden
*Knifeboy by Tod Harrison Williams
*New World Monkeys by Nancy Mauro

I hope to get this in the mail very soon. I'll post an update once the box is on its way to azuki.

Thanks again for including me!

 


Journal Entry 45 by mellion108 at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Saturday, September 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Success! I mailed the box today to azuki. Enjoy!

DC #:03100480000065587399 


Journal Entry 46 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Yay one of my favorite boxes is here! I am so excited, as I have been eagerly awaiting this and reading up books for this.
It's a really heavy box!
I have picked up several "must haves" and some "maybes" already and in a few days I will journal the books and send the box on.  


Journal Entry 47 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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I managed to complete my selection on my day off. Just waiting for sarkiegirl's address and then my hubby to mail this big box off for me. I seem to have problem w pm so hopefully I can get in touch w sarkiegirl.

I've taken out:
The Haunting of L.
Good Omens
The Road
Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same

and put in:
Found
The Mammoth Cheese
The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco
The Royal Treatment

I found that I still have leftover several of the bizzare books I saved for the swap. Am I such a weirdo? Eitherway I am ready for the round 3!

ETA: Has been a rainy few days but should be able to mail it off this week.

ETA: Sorry but this didn't get mailed till Oct 7. My hubby offered to help me mail it, as it's such a heavy box and he goes to the post office every few days at work anyway. So it sat in his car for a few days, then got moved out as he need some trunk space, and everytime I asked him he said he'd mail it tomorrow. Finally yesterday I just went and did it myself. Funny thing I don't even think he noticed that the box was gone... 


Journal Entry 48 by sarkiegirl at La Quinta, California USA on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Yay! it's here! It's pretty big...I could hardly get it up the stairs! I have some books ready, so I'll try to get it sent back out again fairly quickly. Thanks!

I put in: Willful Creatures
The Butterfly Effect
The Normals
and Lullaby

I took out:
Knifeboy
The Dissident
Diary
and The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time

Thanks for letting me join~ Sorry it's taken me so long to send it off.
I'm sending it to hyphen8 in Hawaii next...may take a bit, but she
wanted me to wait a little while anyway.
Thanks!
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Journal Entry 49 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Wow, this is a big box! It arrived today, along with another box of books..so I have my work cut out for me.

I still need to register some of the books I'm thinking of putting in, but I'll get this back out again as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 50 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, November 26, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/26/2010 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Decisions, decisions!

Ok, I'm taking out:

Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Butterfly Effect by James Swallow
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Found by June Oldham
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Putting in:

Sunset and Sawdust by Joe Lansdale
The Magic Wagon by Joe Lansdale
Getting Into Death by Thomas Disch
Pest Control by Bill Fitzhugh
Dangerous Vegetables by Keith Laumer (editor)
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
You Suck by Christopher Moore

The box itself is not in good shape so I'm replacing it, but I've put the BCID in several places inside the new box to make sure it's seen. I have msjoanna's address and plan to send out the box tomorrow.

Update March 2011: OOPS! I just figured out that I listed the books I took out here but I never actually JOURNALED those books. I'm sure I meant to, but it doesn't seem to have happened. I'm doing it now. Sorry everyone!  


Journal Entry 51 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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The box is with me. This is an awesome selection. In fact, last night, I started flipping through one of the books and ended up reading the whole book without getting up again. I'll probably leave that one in the box for someone else to enjoy.

I'll make more definitive selections soon. With holidays and travel, I'm afraid this may not get mailed back to time-traveler until January. 


Journal Entry 52 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Monday, January 17, 2011

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Okay, I'm finally making my selections and will be mailing this box this week.

I'm taking out:

Getting Into Death
The White Hotel
Willful Creatures

I'm adding:

Replay
The Brief History of the Dead
The Great Bay: Chronicles of the Collapse

I had others that I would have taken out, but didn't have enough available this time. Look forward to the next round and sorry for the delay in moving this box forward. The holidays are killer for mailing. 


Journal Entry 53 by wingtime-travelerwing at Peekskill, New York USA on Friday, February 25, 2011

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The Bizarre Bookbox is back with me. Thank you to all for keeping it safe and sound and for adding some great books! Whatever I don't keep to read myself I will wild release or send to the convention in D.C. for their book buffet. 


Journal Entry 54 by wingtime-travelerwing at not sure where yet in -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Connecticut USA on Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/19/2011 UTC) at not sure where yet in -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Connecticut USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I removed all the books from the box for wild and controlled releases...it's been fun having so many books to use for release challenges! 


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