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Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, February 10, 2011
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by imawinn2): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, February 10, 2011

This book has not been rated.

This is the journal that goes into my CD-only audiobookbox.
Participants will make entries in here as to what books they've taken out and put in, as well as other relevant comments they'd like to make.
Please attempt to take out the same number of discs as you put in, as much as is possible.
I would prefer that you use delivery confirmation, but this is not required.
And for the time-being, I'm leaving this open, so if others want to join, that's fine with me - I'll just add folks on to the end of the list.

And I will make every attempt to update the list of books as it makes its way around.

Bon Voyage!


Tentative Order:
dabercro (UT)
booklady331 (FL)
indygo88 (IN)
bookzuk (SC)
katekintail (VA)
imawinn2 (WI)
BSAChris (WI)
sweetybeans (OR)
affinity4books (TX)
NMReader (VA)
tostle (UT)
msjoanna (MO)
azuki (FL)
hyphen8 (HI)
grubsneerg (PA)
keno-mom (TX)
rebekkila (MI)
k00kaburra (CA)


....now it is finally back home with me!


And the following audiobooks are in it, right now.....
Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right (unabridged)
The Summons (unabridged)
Hong Kong (abridged)
The Da Vinci Code (abridged)
All He Ever Wanted (unabridged)
Loving Frank (abridged)
Gilead (unabridged)
Saint (unabridged)
Getting Mother's Body (unabridged)
My Country vs. Me (abridged)
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (abridged)
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (abridged)
The Secret of Judas
Mr. Lucky
Playing with Boys by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (abridged)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (abridged)
Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith (unabridged)
Medusa by Clive Cussler (unabridged)
Inés of My Soul, by Isabel Allende
Hunting Fear, by Kay Hooper
The girl with the pearl Earring
Palestine, Peace not Apartheid
Whirlwind - Joseph R. Garber
Next - Michael Crichton
The Ruins - Scott Smith

 


Journal Entry 2 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (2/15/2011 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This is going into my CD-only AudioBookBox. Bon Voyage!

This went out 11 AM Tuesday, February 15, 2011 with Delivery Confirmation #0307 1790 0001 1818 6514 


Journal Entry 3 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Saturday, February 19, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Arrived in the mail today. I will contact the next participant and hopefully have this back in the mail early next week. Thank you for including me. 


Journal Entry 4 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Monday, February 21, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I am removing the following books from the box:

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner

I am adding to the box:

Pure Drivel by Steve Martin
Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
The Secret Life of Houdini by William Kalush and Larry Sloman



 


Journal Entry 5 by dabercro at BOOKBOX, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (2/22/2011 UTC) at BOOKBOX, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sending to the next participant, booklady331, in FL.

DC# 0310 3200 0000 8752 6137 


Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, February 28, 2011

This book has not been rated.

The box arrived at my door today. I will make my selections and get it off to the next person as soon as possible. After a quick look, I see a few I want to listen to. Thanks for sending it out BigJohnLefty and Dabercro for getting it to me so quickly. I'll PM the next person for the address. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 07, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (3/7/2011 UTC) at controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Enjoy! mailed the box today to the next person on the list. Trust that you find lots to listen to. I wrote my choices in the journal, but forgot to write them here. I know that I took out 28 discs and put in 28 discs.

DC# 03091830000044863973 


Journal Entry 8 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, March 12, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I'm impressed -- the box made it from Florida to Indiana in just 4 days, which isn't too bad for a media mail box. It arrived yesterday just as I was getting ready to leave the house, so I'll be looking through it over the weekend & should hopefully be shipping it back out shortly after. 


Journal Entry 9 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Sunday, March 13, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Removing:
Double Shot
The Echoing Green
He's Just Not That Into You
The Darkest Evening of the Year
Fahrenheit 451

Adding:
The Good Thief
Falling Man
The Lightning Thief
Skipping Christmas

(I know I removed more than I put in, but the total disc number was the same)

ETA:
Mailed 3/14/11. DC#: 0309 0330 0000 7121 4210 


Journal Entry 10 by wingbookczukwing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, March 17, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Holy Cupcakes, Batman! the Audio CD bookbox arrived in South Carolina! I've got some decisions to make! Woohoo! Thanks BJL for organizing and indygo88 for sending. Will email katekintail for her mailing address today.

utting In (41 CDs):

Pictures of You
Slow Burn
Once Upon a Quinceanera
Nature Girl
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
The Alexandria Link
Shoot the Moon

Taking out (36 CDs):

I like You
The Lightening Thief
Pure Drivel
Skipping Christmas
Blue Shoes and Happiness
Everyone Worth Knowing
Eggs
PS Whose clever idea was it to make up BookCrossing stickers saying Media Mail? Fantastic!
 


Journal Entry 11 by wingbookczukwing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Friday, March 18, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (3/18/2011 UTC) at Charleston, South Carolina USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent this off to KateKintail via media mail (Confirmation # 0310 3490 0002 0127 5034.) 


Journal Entry 12 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Friday, March 25, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I recieved this box early Tuesday--wow, that was fast! I'm going to finish up some convention business tonight and then make my choices & replacements. Looks like a lot of great things inside. Can't wait to choose!

I probably won't be able to get it into the mail until Monday, as this weekend is my big book drive for charity. But I'm PMing imawinn2 right now. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Monday, March 28, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Taking out 32 discs:
The Alexandria Link
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Nature Girl
Pictures of You
The Good Thief

Putting in 32 discs:
The Heart of a Soldier
The Swan Theives
Wishful Drinking


Mailed out on 3/28/11
Delivery confirmation #: 03102010000215358205 


Journal Entry 14 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, April 04, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Just got back from a weekend get-away and found this lovely box of audio books in my hallway. I see some very interesting choices. I will take time this week and make my selections and replace them with some of my "availables". Thanks for putting this together BigJohnLefty! 


Journal Entry 15 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, April 14, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (4/14/2011 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent this out to the next participant today. It was fun to decide which audiobooks to choose as there were several good ones in the box. Thanks for hosting this BigJohnLefty!

I took out of the box:
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Once Upon a Quinceanera by Julia Alvarez
Native Son by Richard Wright
Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman

I put in the box:
The Chase by Clive Cussler
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Liberty by Garrison Keillor

Tracking number: 03100480000231947491 


Journal Entry 16 by BSAChris at Bancroft, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, May 01, 2011

10 out of 10

These are on their way to sweetybeans.

I sat on the box for longer than I intended, needing to finish one CD set to put in the box, and needing to find another to put in there! Sorry about that :-( Will be much better prepared next time!

Anyway, here's what happened:
Taken out :
Falling Man by Don DeLillo
Gone by Jonathan Kellerman

Put in:
Transmission by Hari Kunzru
Crazies to the Left of me, Wimps to the Right by Bernard Goldberg
Snow falling on Cedar by Davit Guterson

The tracking id (for usps.com) is 9449010200793706153099 


Journal Entry 17 by sweetybeans at Cottage Grove, Oregon USA on Thursday, May 12, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Just received. Will look through this weekend and get out next week! Thanks for including me

Taking Out:
Beautiful Creatures
Shoot The Moon
The Thirteenth Tale

Putting in:
Widow of the South
Twins of Tribeca
1 more will add the name 


Journal Entry 18 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, July 31, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I am terribly embarrassed to say that I have been holding on to this box FOREVER! I am usually a better bookcrosser...however, life has been stressful as of late. I am back on the bookcrossing wagon and will get this box off in the next day or two.
Thanks for your patience. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingmsjoannawing at Columbia, Missouri USA on Saturday, January 14, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I must offer the most humble and heartfelt apology that I've had this box so long! I moved just at the time this box arrived and it got accidentally stored in a back closet with certain other boxes that we weren't ready to deal with just yet. Upon receiving a message this week from BigJohnLefty, I went to check to see if the box was there, and, lo and behold, here it is.

Again, very sorry for the long sojourn this box has taken in Missouri. I'm sorting through it and will be mailing it on to azuki this weekend.

Here is the current contents of the box:
Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right (unabridged)
1776 (abridged)
The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11 (abridged)
Snow Falling on Cedars (abridged)
The Summons (unabridged)
Hong Kong (abridged)
Black Hawk Down (abridged)
Because She Can (abridged)
The Da Vinci Code (abridged)
Liberty (unabridged)
All He Ever Wanted (unabridged)
The Widow of the South (abridged)
Loving Frank (abridged)
Gilead (unabridged)
Saint (unabridged)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (unabridged)
Transmission (abridged)
Getting Mother's Body (unabridged)
My Country vs. Me (abridged)
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (abridged)
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (abridged)
Swan Thieves (unabridged)

I'm taking:
Liberty
Getting Mother's Body

I'm adding:
The Portrait
Match Me If You Can 


Journal Entry 20 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, February 23, 2012

This book has not been rated.

The box has arrived!!
It never rains but pours! Two days ago, I got a pm that I'm next on the other audio bookbox as well.
I will go through this box, take stock what I will taking out, decide whether I have enough books for trade, and see if I need to move down the list a bit on the other box. 


Journal Entry 21 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Monday, March 05, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Almost sealed off the box before journaling!
k00kaburra wishes to be bumped down, as she, like me, has an audio box on hand and next in line for another. So this is now heading to Hyphen88.

I've taken out:
The Swan Theives
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
27 disks

and put in:
The 13th Hour (highly recommend!)
The Secret of Judas
Mr. Lucky
Rare Beasts
The Poe Shadow
28 disks 


Journal Entry 22 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, March 22, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Box received today. I'll try to look through it quickly and send it out next week. 


Journal Entry 23 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, March 26, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (3/26/2012 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Going out to grubsneerg tomorrow (3/26) - delivery confirmation number 0311 0240 0002 1763 5971.

~ Putting in 7 books / 54 CDs:

Playing with Boys by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (abridged)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (abridged)
Star Trek: Nemesis by J.M. Dillard
Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith (unabridged)
Duma Key by Stephen King (unabridged)
Medusa by Clive Cussler (unabridged)
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith (unabridged)

~ Taking out 7 books / 36 CDs:

The Widow of the South
The Poe Shadow
1776
The 13th Hour
Rare Beasts
Snow Falling on Cedars
Black Hawk Down

Box currently weighs about 14#

P.S. Not sure how they got on the box, but the media mail stickers look a lot like the ones I made up & use. It was a nice surprise to see them. The PDF has two sizes and is formatted for 8-1/2" x 11 full-sheet labels; you can download it at 4shared. :) 


Journal Entry 24 by winggrubsneergwing at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, April 09, 2012

This book has not been rated.

This box-shaped sculpture of clear packaging tape arrived on my doorstep today. I'm unpacking it right now and will repack and get it back on tour shortly. Thanks for sending, hyphen8! 


Journal Entry 25 by winggrubsneergwing at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, April 14, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (4/16/2012 UTC) at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'll be mailing this to keno-mom in Texas on Monday, April 16.

Taking out 4 books/20 CDs:
—Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, by Alexander McCall Smith
—Transmission, by Hari Kunzru
—Because She Can, by Bridie Clark
—Star Trek: Nemesis, by J.M. Dillard

Adding 3 books/21 CDs:
Wishful Drinking, by Carrie Fisher
Inés of My Soul, by Isabel Allende
Hunting Fear, by Kay Hooper

DC# 0307 0020 0001 1445 9323 


Journal Entry 26 by keno-mom at Georgetown, Texas USA on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Bookbox arrived today, unfornutally, I am having eye surgery tomorrow morning and may not be back for a week and a half. I could make some choices tonight but I don't want to rush. I'll get someone to help me get the box moving next week. 


Journal Entry 27 by keno-mom at Georgetown, Texas USA on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

10 out of 10

I'm tentatively taking out "Match me if you can" and "The one percent doctrine" and replace with "The girl with the pearl Earring" and "Palestine, Peace not Apartheid".
Read and return to box: "Ines of my Soul", and "Medusa" 


Journal Entry 28 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This book has not been rated.

The box arrived today. I will make my trades and have it in the mail later on this week. 


Journal Entry 29 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Added in:
Whirlwind - Joseph R. Garber
Next - Michael Crichton
The Ruins - Scott Smith

Removed for my listening enjoyment:
Duma Key - Stephen King
Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher
The Portrait - Iain Pears 


Journal Entry 30 by wingrebekkilawing at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (5/16/2012 UTC) at San Jose, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I will send this out tomorrow to K00kaburra.  


Journal Entry 31 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Thursday, June 14, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Bookbox is here! 


Journal Entry 32 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, July 04, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (7/4/2012 UTC) at San Jose, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

sent home to BigJohnLefty!!! 


Journal Entry 33 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This book has not been rated.

This book arrived at my house yesterday - was at my doorstep when I got home from work last night.

Glad to see it made it back finally....... 


Journal Entry 34 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Monday, August 13, 2012

This book has not been rated.

ROUND TWO----- Will be leaving soon....

Tentative order:

rebekkila (MI)
keno-mom (TX)
imawinn2 (WI)

enroute to ---> affinity4books (TX)
katekintail (VA)
jlautner (CA)
weiterferne (TX)
JudySlump612 (MN)

......then back to me (BigJohnLefty, IA)


AND CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:
Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper
The Summons by John Grisham
Palestine: Peace not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseni
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
All I Need is You by Johanna Lindsey
Songs of Ourselves: Walt Whitman by Karen Carbiener
Simple Genius by David Baldacci
Fourth of July by James Patterson
Testimony by Anita Shreve
Lost and Found Sound and Beyond by NPR
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Whirlwind by Joseph R. Garber
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Hong Kong by Stephen Coonts
Spare Change - Robert Parker
Lush Life - Richard Price
The Portrait- Iain Pears
Duma Key - Stephen King
Wish List - Fern Michaels
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larson
Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich
Eleven on Top - "
Finger Lickin' Fifeen - "
Twelve Sharp - "
Fearless Fourteen - "
Visions of Sugar Plums - "
Lean Mean Thirteen - "
Dirty Blonde - Lisa Scottoline
Dead Ringer - "
On The Run - Iris Johansen
 


Journal Entry 35 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (8/22/2012 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Was sent out today, bound for Michigan and rebekkilla..... hope everybody enjoys this! 


Journal Entry 36 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Sunday, September 02, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I found the box on my porch Thursday when I arrived home from work. I was without internet access for a few days and was unable to journal. There a a lot of fun choices in the box. My aunt and I will go through and make our trades and have it on the road by the end of the week. 


Journal Entry 37 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

10 out of 10

Sorry to have had this for so long. The long holiday weekend thew me off.
Adding in:
Spare Change - Robert Parker
Lush Life - Richard Price
The Portrait- Iain Pears
Duma Key - Stephen King
Wish List - Fern Michaels
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larson
Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich
Eleven on Top - "
Finger Lickin' Fifeen - "
Twelve Sharp - "
Fearless 1Fourteen - "
Visions of Sugar Plums - "
Lean Mean Thirteen - "
Dirty Blonde - Lisa Scottoline
Dead Ringer - "
On The Run - Iris Johansen

Removed:
The Shack - Wiliam Young
Crazies to the Left of Me, Whimps to the Right - Bernard Goldberg
The Castle in the Forest - Norman Mailer
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
Broken Prey - John Sandford
Port Mortuary - Patricia Cornwall
The Summons - John Grisham
Three Stations - Martin Cruz Smith
Possible Side Effects - Augusten Burroughs
Known to Evil: Walter Mosley
Light Before Day : Christopher Rice
The Gold Coast : Nelson DeMille
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond 


Journal Entry 38 by wingrebekkilawing at Georgetown, Texas USA on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (9/12/2012 UTC) at Georgetown, Texas USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I am sending this off to Keno-mom.  


Journal Entry 39 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This book has not been rated.

The post office said that keno-mom should expect the box on Wednesday. 


Journal Entry 40 by keno-mom at Georgetown, Texas USA on Friday, September 21, 2012

This book has not been rated.

The book box arrived today, what a great collection. It's going to take me a few days to make my selections, thanks for including me. 


Journal Entry 41 by keno-mom at Georgetown, Texas USA on Sunday, September 30, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (9/30/2012 UTC) at Georgetown, Texas USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'm sending the box off to imawnn2. This was a lot of fun, I took out of the box
12 Sharp By Janet Evanovich and The Footprints of God by Greg Iles and replaced them with The 1% Solution and The Doomsday Key by James Rollins.
I also did something I havn't done with a book box before, I took books out to read then return to the box, the books I returned are:All by Janet Evanovich, Lean Mean 13, Visions of Sugar Plums,11 on Top,Fearless 15,and Finger Licking 15 


Journal Entry 42 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, October 15, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Box full of fun, listening enjoyment has arrived at my doorstep. Let the choosing begin! 


Journal Entry 43 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Friday, October 26, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (10/25/2012 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

It's been fun going through this box of audiobooks. As always, there is so much to choose from and so hard to whittle the choices down. Anyway.....



I Picked:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson- 13 CDs
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich - 7 CDs
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich - 3 CDs
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich - 3 CDs
Total = 26 CDs

I'm Sharing:

Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom - 4 CDs
Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler - 5 CDs
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre' - 3 CDs
A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke - 3 CDs
Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - 6 CDs
Funny Cide by Sally Jenkins - 5 CDs
Total = 26 CDs

The box of audiobooks is now traveling as I write in this journal.
The USPS Tracking # is: 0311 3260 0000 4865 3927 


Journal Entry 44 by affinity4books at Bryan, Texas USA on Sunday, November 04, 2012

This book has not been rated.

It arrived just in time for Halloween! My dad us excited for some new listening material for his commute.  


Journal Entry 45 by affinity4books at Bryan, Texas USA on Sunday, November 25, 2012

10 out of 10

Sorry for the delay! I finally got the box back over thanksgiving and will get it ready to mail out early this week.  


Journal Entry 46 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I got this box in the mail today. WOW the box is huge! I'm making my choices right now and PMing jlautner. Thanks for including me again on this bookbox! 


Journal Entry 47 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Taking out (33 discs):
*Middletown, America
*Lost & Found Sound & Beyond
* Wormwood
*The Stolen Child
*Tuesdays with Morrie
*A Lion Called Christian

Putting in (34 discs):
*The Witch of Portobello
* The Arthurian Omen
* The Almost Moon
* Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah 


Journal Entry 48 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Thursday, December 20, 2012

This book has not been rated.

The box arrived yesterday. I just made my first comb-through, am hoping to make my choices and get it in the mail by tomorrow or the next day, depending on whether I get the next person's address quickly. 


Journal Entry 49 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Monday, January 07, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (1/7/2013 UTC) at San Luis Obispo, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Heading for weiterferne, who asked me to hold the box until after the new year, as we were both traveling. The extra time gave me an opportunity to listen to Choke and then return it to the box (properly journaled, of course).

I put in:

Lolita
Another Thing to Fall
I'm Not Scared

I took out:

Showdown
The Witch of Portobello
The One Percent Doctrine

Thank you for including me!

Tracking Number 9449009699937412702569
 


Journal Entry 50 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Thursday, January 17, 2013

This book has not been rated.

The huge! box arrived safely today. Again what fun to go through one of BJLs audio book boxes. Thanks jlautner for holding on to it - so it didn't have to sit on a rainy porch. 


Journal Entry 51 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Saturday, February 02, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (2/2/2013 UTC) at Houston, Texas USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Send on to the next and last participant of this round: JudySlump621. 


Journal Entry 52 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, February 08, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Box arrived safely today, a good start to a weekend with a forecast of snow. Lots of great stuff - thanks, everyone! 


Journal Entry 53 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, February 28, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Thanks to you all - the box had some wonderful stuff this time: books I seriously considered taking even though I'd already listened to (or even still had copies of) just because they were so good. However, as always I'm limited to what I can replace.

Here's what I took:
- Palestine - Peace not Apartheid 4 CD's
- Mission Song 6
- Another Thing to Fail 8
- Almost Moon 8 Total: 26 CD's

And here's what I put in:
- Year of Magical Thinking 4 CD's
- The King's Speech 6
- Michael Tolliver Lives 6
- Speak, Memory 9 Total: 25 CD's

I should be able to get the box off to the PO tomorrow.
 


Journal Entry 54 by wingJudySlump612wing at BigJohnLefty's CD-only AudioBookBox, Audio Book Box -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 01, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (3/1/2013 UTC) at BigJohnLefty's CD-only AudioBookBox, Audio Book Box -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Media mail to BigJohnLefty today
USPS Tracking #9549 0101 4142 3060 5058 65 


Journal Entry 55 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely home at my doorstep yesterday..... will look through later but just wanted to journal to let everybody know it made it back okay...


Thanks to all who participated!

Will let everybody know when I'm ready to organize the next round..... 


Journal Entry 56 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Friday, April 05, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (4/5/2013 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

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going into my "CD-only AudioBookBox". bon voyage! 


Journal Entry 57 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Friday, April 12, 2013

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The box arrived today, actually it arrived Wednesday but I had to take delivery today because it is monsooning here in Lansing and I didn't want the box to get wet while it sat on the porch until I arrived home. There are some really good discs in this box. I won't be able to get it back into the mail until late next week because my Aunt would like to pick some out. She has contributed 68 discs of books to this round and I will see her on Thursday.  


Journal Entry 58 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Adding in:
Known to Evil - Walter Mosley
People of the Book - Geraldine March
Dead Irish - John Lescroart
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
Port Mortuary - Patricia Cornwall
No Country for old men - Cormac McCarthy
The Third Victim - Lisa Gardner
Good Faith - Jane Smiley
Trace - Patricia Cornwall

Removing:
The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
Double Shot - Diane Mott Davidson
A Plague of Secrets - John Lescroart
The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn
Song of Susannah - Stephen King
Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child
Velocity - Dean Koontz
The Arthurian Omen - C.C. Vandergriff
The Rider of Lost Creek - Louis L'Amour
Mister B Gone - Clive Barker
If I Stay - Gayle Foreman
There and Back Again - Sean Astin
Rest Area - Clay McLeod Chapman

93 out and 93 in.
 


Journal Entry 59 by wingrebekkilawing at Williamsburg, Michigan USA on Friday, April 26, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (4/25/2013 UTC) at Williamsburg, Michigan USA

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I dropped this at the post office during my lunch break. It is on it's way to Bellevue Washington. 


Journal Entry 60 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This book has not been rated.

The box is here! Wow, there are a lot of really great stories to choose from. I will make my selections soon and get the box moving again. 


Journal Entry 61 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

This book has not been rated.

I've made my selections and have the box ready to go to Indygo88.

Taking out (37 CDs):
Wish List by Fern Michaels (8 CDs)
All I Need is You by Johanna Lindsey (7 CDs)
Dead Irish, The Vig, Hard Evidence by John Lescroat (15 CDs)
Stationary Bike by Stephen King (2 CDs)
The Secret Hour by Luann Rice (5 CDs)

Adding (36 CDs):
Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman (5 CDs)
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley (5 CDs)
Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston (5 CDs)
Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard (5 CDs)
The Eleventh Victim by Nancy Grace (6 CDs)
I, Alex Cross by James Patterson (4 CDs)
Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen (1 CD)
First Family by David Baldacci (5 CDs) 


Journal Entry 62 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Thursday, May 09, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (5/8/2013 UTC) at Kirkland, Washington USA

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dropped the box off at the post office yesterday afternoon. 


Journal Entry 63 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Got it! LOTS of audios in here! Getting ready to PM the next person in line & should hopefully have this back out later this week. 


Journal Entry 64 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Thursday, May 16, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Lots of thrillers in this one. I took quite a few of those to thin them out a little.

Removing:
First Family by David Baldacci
Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman
I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
The Whistler (& other short stories) by Ruth Rendell
Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen
The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner
The Eleventh Victim by Nancy Grace
13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
Blood Sins by Kay Hooper

Adding:
A Beautiful Mind
The Sisterhood
The Abstinence Teacher
Seabiscuit
Girls of Tender Age
Endymion Spring
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
The Heretic's Daughter

49 CD's coming out, 54 CD's going back in. Thanks everybody! :) 


Journal Entry 65 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Friday, May 17, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Replaced the box and shipped off today to booklady331.

USPS tracking #: 9549 0213 3051 3136 0001 15 


Journal Entry 66 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, May 26, 2013

This book has not been rated.

The box arrived on Friday. I have company, but will make my choices either Monday night or Tuesday morning and get the box off next week. Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 67 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Box arrived today at my doorstep (so even traveled a day faster than predicted by USPS :)).
Will try to make my choices fast and move the box on this week.
 


Journal Entry 68 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Friday, June 07, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (6/7/2013 UTC) at Houston, Texas USA

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Traveling on to olered. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 69 by olered at Salem, Oregon USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This book has not been rated.

The box arrived in yesterday afternoon's mail. Such excitement....it is ful. I'll need the rest of the week for these decisions. 


Journal Entry 70 by olered at Salem, Oregon USA on Thursday, July 04, 2013

This book has not been rated.

This fun filled box is on it's way to dabercro. Thank you!

 


Journal Entry 71 by olered at Salem, Oregon USA on Thursday, July 04, 2013

This book has not been rated.

This fun filled box is on it's way to dabercro. Thank you!

 


Journal Entry 72 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Sunday, July 07, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Arrived at my house yesterday. So many books to choose from. 


Journal Entry 73 by dabercro at Audio Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 11 mos ago (7/23/2013 UTC) at Audio Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sent to the next participant, imawinn2, in Wisconsin. 


Journal Entry 74 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Box of audiobooks arrived in today's mail. Looking forward to making my choices. Thanks for sending it my way! 


Journal Entry 75 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Decisions made!

Taking out:
Blue Skies, No Fences by Lynne Cheney (5 CDs)
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (13 CDs)
In Harms Way by Doug Stanton (5 CDs)
Insight by Sylvia Browne (4 CDs)
Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin (6 CDs)

Total = 33 CDs

Putting In:
Fawlty Towers Vol. #1 by BBC Radio Productions (2 CDs)
The Heart of a Soldier by Capt. Kate Blaise (12 CDs)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (13 CDs)
Four Souls by Louise Erdrich (6 CDs)

Total = 33 CDs

I have the next participant's address and will get this wonderful box of "ear listening" on its way as soon as possible. :-)

 


Journal Entry 76 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, August 01, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 11 mos ago (8/1/2013 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA

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Sending this box of audiobook treasures off to azuki. Happy Travels!

USPS Tracking: 9549011006773213438447
 


Journal Entry 77 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

This book has not been rated.

The box has been here a couple of weeks already but life was a bit upsetting the last few weeks so I didn't get to take a look till now. I should be able to make my selection and send it out by next week. Thanks for your patience. 


Journal Entry 78 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, September 19, 2013

This book has not been rated.

First of all, sincere thanks to John for being so understanding and patience and let me keep the box a little bit longer while I go through a rough patch in life. I've finally managed to journal everything and get the box ready. I've taken out a record-breaking 83 CDs and put in 84.
Box will be getting home soon.
Thanks again for letting me participate in this ring. I really enjoy going through all the titles. Now that I will have a much longer commute I am sure I will go through all the titles fast. 


Journal Entry 79 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, September 26, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Came back to me day before yesterday with 37 books in it..... looks like maybe a third of them are ones I've already listened to, not bad....

will take a little time to figure out my next move, will send out again soon.... 


Journal Entry 80 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Friday, October 25, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 mos ago (10/24/2013 UTC) at Des Moines, Iowa USA

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Am rolling out another round of this box.... Hope everybody enjoys it! 


Journal Entry 81 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, November 10, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Box received Friday 11/8 - sorry I forgot to journal it last night. Things were a bit unsettled since my brother in Arizona called to say he'd totaled his car and was at the hospital...turns out he's mostly ok, but I wasn't too focused on BookCrossing until we knew what was going on.

I'll try to make my choices in the next few days...but where does the box go next? I can't find a list in the journal. Off to PM BigJohnLefty!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Ok, according to BigJohnLefty's bookshelf, this is the current order:

hyphen8, HI
k00kaburra, CA
aberpeter, WA
dabercro, UT
indygo88, IN
Katekintail, VA
JudySlump612, MN
rebekkila, MI
weiterferne, TX
imawinn2, WI
booklady331, FL 


Journal Entry 82 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, November 14, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 mos ago (11/14/2013 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Headed out to k00kaburra tomorrow, 11/14.

Putting in 5 books/24 CDs:
Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman (5 discs)
Dewey by Vicki Myron (4 discs)
Rain Gods by James Lee Burke (6 discs)
Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover (4 discs)
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton (5 discs)

Taking out 4 books/19 CDs:
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (5 discs)
Colony/Hill Towns by Anne Rivers Siddons (5 discs)
The Sisterhood by Michael Palmer (5 discs)
Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly (4 discs)

DC #9114901159815800817624
ETA 12/02/13

Edit 12/6: USPS site says the box is still in transit. Apparently it's a VERY slow boat. 


Journal Entry 83 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Saturday, January 04, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Bookbox arrived today!

At first glance, I'm not seeing anything that interests me but I hope that on further inspection something will catch my eye. 


Journal Entry 84 by wingk00kaburrawing at BOOKBOX, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, February 13, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 mos ago (2/12/2014 UTC) at BOOKBOX, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

sent on to Aberpeter! 


Journal Entry 85 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This book has not been rated.

the box is here! From my initial inspection it looks like there are quite a few good titles to choose from. I will sort through my options and send the box on its way. 


Journal Entry 86 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

This book has not been rated.

I'm taking out:

Four Souls by Louise Erdrich (6 CDs)
Made in the USA by Billie Letts (8 CDs)
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich (7 CDs)
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (4 CDs)
Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline (5 CDs)
Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman (5 CDs)
Raymond + Hannah by Stephen Marche (5 CDs)

Total CDs = 40
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I'm adding:

Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson (5 CDs)
Remember When by Nora Roberts & JD Robb (5 CDs)
Next by Michael Crichton (11 CDs)
The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen (5 CDs)
Twilight Whispers by Barbara Delinsky (5 CDs)
Guilty Wives by James Patterson (9 CDs)

Total CDs = 40
 


Journal Entry 87 by wingAberpeterwing at Kirkland, Washington USA on Monday, February 24, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 mos ago (2/24/2014 UTC) at Kirkland, Washington USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

on its way to dabercro 


Journal Entry 88 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Monday, March 03, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Arrived in the mail Friday.

3/4/14

I have chosen:

The Beginner's Goodbye (6 discs)
The Year of Magical Thinking (4 discs)
Good Faith (13 discs)

Total 23 discs

I am adding:

The Overton Window (7 discs)
All I Need is You (7 discs)
Wish List (8 discs)

Total 22 discs 


Journal Entry 89 by dabercro at BOOKBOX, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 mos ago (3/4/2014 UTC) at BOOKBOX, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to the next participant, indygo88 in IN. 


Journal Entry 90 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Friday, March 14, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Actually received this yesterday....what a BIG box(!) with an interesting variety. I've got a busy weekend coming up, so not sure if my turnaround will be as quick as usual, but should be within the week. 


Journal Entry 91 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Monday, March 17, 2014

This book has not been rated.

As always, I have a load of audios to pass along, so I swapped a fair amount:

Removing:
The Defector
U is for Undertow
A Good Year
Guilty Wives
The Sinner
3rd Degree
American Music
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

Adding:
Lolita
Somebody Else's Daughter
The Whistler, etc.
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Eye Contact
And Sometimes Why
A Visit from the Goon Squad

43 discs going out; 53 discs back in
Planning to head to the post office tomorrow! 


Journal Entry 92 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Thursday, March 27, 2014

This book has not been rated.

I picked this up today from the post office.

Sometimes I have a hard time finding anything I think I'll really like. This time, I am going to have a hard time choosing which books I don't want!

I'll PM the next person momentarily and have this in the mail by the beginning of the week, if all goes according to plan. 


Journal Entry 93 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, March 30, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Taking out:
Saint (9)
Edgar & Ellen: Rare Beasts (2)
NEXT (11)
The Solitude of Prime Numbers (6)
Lolita (10)

Putting in:
The River (3)
A Lion Called Christian (3)
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (3)
The Lightning Thief (8)
Mile 81 (2)
Incarceron (10)
Ghostwalk (5)
Thanksgiving (4)

Thanks again for including me in this round! I had such a tough time deciding which to choose. So many great ones from which to pick! 


Journal Entry 94 by wingKateKintailwing at Fairfax Station, Virginia USA on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 mos ago (3/31/2014 UTC) at Fairfax Station, Virginia USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed this out. The DC number is at work if we need it, but it's in the mail, on its way to JudySlump! 


Journal Entry 95 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Saturday, April 05, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely here today - thanks! 


Journal Entry 96 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, April 18, 2014

10 out of 10

A wonderful selection - thanks to you all!

Here's what I chose:
1) Incarceron, Fisher 10 discs
2) The Broker, Grisham 4
3) Snake Head, Keefe 4
4) Mile 81, King 2
5 Lion Among Men, Maguire 8
6) No Country,,,, McCarthy 7
7) Dewey, Myron 4
8) Rendell Stories 1
9) Dead Watch, Sandford 9
10) Children Playing... Sedaris 3
52 discs total

And here's what I put in:
1) Palestine, Carter 5
2) Queen Loana, Eco 13
3) Hour I First... Lamb 20
4) Another Thing, Lippman 8
5) Almost Moon, Sebold 8
54 discs total  


Journal Entry 97 by wingJudySlump612wing at BigJohnLefty's CD-only AudioBookBox, Audio Book Box -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 18, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 mos ago (4/18/2014 UTC) at BigJohnLefty's CD-only AudioBookBox, Audio Book Box -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Media mail to Rebekilla. Tracking # 9114901159815326865727  


Journal Entry 98 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This book has not been rated.

The Box arrived today. I am making my choices and will try to have it out by Monday. 


Journal Entry 99 by wingrebekkilawing at Lansing, Michigan USA on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This book has not been rated.

So Many great choices. I took out 118 and added in118.

removed:
The River - Gary Paulson
Another Thing to Fall - Laura Lippman
Eye Contact - Cammy McGovern
Shrink Rap - Robert B. Parker
Double Cross - James Patterson
The Overton Window - Glenn Beck
And Sometimes Why - Rebecca Johnson
Somebody Else's Daughter - Elizabeth Brundage
The Hour I First Believed - Wally Lamb
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
Horrorland - R.L. Stein
Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy - Jenny Nimmo
Ghost Walk - Rebecca Stott
The Secret Hour - Luanne Rice
Remember When - Nora Roberts/JD Robb
A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

Added In:
Shadow of a Bull - Maia Wojciechowska
Moscow Rules - Daniel Silva
The Messenger - "
Livvie Owen Lived Here - Sarah Dooley
Writ of Execution - Perri O'Shaughnessy
Thunderstruck - Erik Larson
The Forgery of Venus - Michael Gruber
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe
Wormwood - G.P. Taylor
Christine Falls - Benjamin Black
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
The End of Overeating - D. Kessler M.D.
A Plague of Secrets - John Lescroart

Thank you  


Journal Entry 100 by wingrebekkilawing at Missouri City, Texas USA on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 mos ago (4/30/2014 UTC) at Missouri City, Texas USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

The bookbox is on it's way via media mail to Texas. 


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