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Mineko Iwasaki-The Geisha of Gion
Natsuo Kirino-Out
Dai Sijie-Mr Muo's Travelling Couch

Will PM the owners later today and the books I'm putting it to ApoloniaX. Have to rush out to get shopping done first!!!

 

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And I'd like to apologise for taking so long! We moved last week and I've had no time
whatsoever even to log online until yesterday...

Here are the books I chose:

7 Dai Sijie: Mr Muo’s Travelling Couch – ApoloniaX
8 Nami Mun: Miles From Nowhere - katrinat (TBR)

And here are my replacements:

Yiyun Li: The Vagrants - Annimanni (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7737231

Daniyal Mueenuddin: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders - Annimanni (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7737236

Thanks for including me again, ApoloniaX!

 

no problem, we don't need to rush. And thanks for your additions. Mr Muo will start travelling today.

 

 

 

I would like to try these 3...

Colours of the Mountain
The Vagrants
Mother's Beloved-Stories from Laos

I'm putting in...
Vikram Seth-Two Lives
Vikas Swarup-Q and A
Rohinton Mistry-Family Matters

 

thanks chuckles! the list is getting more Indian again :-)

 

wingjumpinginwing 10 yrs ago
My choices
It was so hard to choose!

My choices:
2 Nien Cheng: Life and Death in Shanghai – Annimanni (TBR)
8 Byambasuren Davaa: The Cave of the Yellow Dog – soffitta1 (TBR)

My additions:
Amy Tan: The Hundred Secret Senses--jumpingin
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7746552

Yasmina Khadra: The Swallows of Kabul--jumpingin (TBR)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7746554

 

Thank you, J4shaw!

 

Thanks ApoloniaX for the lovely labels too!

 

 

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan sent by chuckles has arrived! Thank you! Cheers to the 3rd round, it seems to be movin along with great gusto! :)

 

need to focus on other continents for a little while. I'll ensure that the books that I have recieved will be RABCKed or put into a bookbox. My tbr books for this challenge will be off to soffitta1 in February.
Been a great vbb, thanks for letting me participate

 

Thanks for participating! There won't be a fourth round - at least not for the time being... But maybe I'll start it again after some months - will contact all former participants then.

 

This has been a great VBB. I should get all my TBR books finished by Feb as well, and the ones I receive will also go into a bookbox.

 

There won't be a
> fourth round- at least not for the time
> being... But maybe I'll start it again
> after some months- will contact all former
> participants then.

Let me kinow if you'd like a co-host for either this vbb or a new incarnation of the Intercultural VBB; I'd love to help out!

 

Let me kinow
> if you'd like a co-host for either this
> vbb or a new incarnation of the
> Intercultural VBB; I'd love to help out!

Great! When loveamystery's Two Worlds VBB is over.... PMing you.

 

 

Thanks, Dancesports!

 

 

Sorry it's taken me so long.

My picks:

3 Anchee Min: The Last Empress - okyrhoe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680131

6 Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner – Tsjara (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5618934

11 Amy Tan: The Hundred Secret Senses – jumpingin
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7746552

My put ins:

The Good Women of China - Xinran Xue TBR
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7784654

The Locust and the Bird - Hanan Al-Shaykh TBR
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7784655

Black, white and various shades of brown: The best of Suleka.com TBR
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7787082

 

 

Enjoying this as usual, thanks to ApoloniaX for organising the VBB, and everyone for sharing their books!

Taking out -->
The Locust and the Bird - Hanan Al-Shaykh – J4shaw (TBR)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7784655
Daniyal Mueenuddin: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders - Annimanni (TBR)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7737236

Adding-->
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (India) - okyrhoe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2022786
Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap (Thailand) - okyrhoe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7673213

 

 

Here are my selections:
Yasmina Khadra: The Swallows of Kabul – jumpingin (TBR)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7746554

Black, white and various shades of brown: The best of Suleka.com –
J4shaw (TBR)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7787082

Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap - okyrhoe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7673213

I'll be PMing you all my address soon!

and am putting in:
Brick Lane, Monica Ali - Shroffland (TBR)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793762

The Piano Teacher, Janice Y. K. Lee - Shroffland (TBR)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793775

The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga - Shroffland (TBR)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793792

As always, a pleasure to savor the choice and to discover fresh authors and stories!
Angana

 

 

 

from soffitta1, thanks! And The Tapestries will be mailed tomorrow (to soffitta1, what a coincidence :p)

 

 

Taking out:-
9 Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things - okyrhoe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2022786
11 The Piano Teacher, Janice Y. K. Lee – Shroffland (TBR) http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793775
12 The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga – Shroffland (TBR) http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793792

Putting in:-
Autobiography of a Geisha - Sayo Masuda (TBR) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7803722
Love and Vertigo - Hsu-ming Teo (TBR) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7803727
Animals People - Indra Sinha (TBR) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7803733

Also I think I forgot to make a note here that a couple of books from round one have arrived - Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra and The Inheritance of Loss by Kieran Desai

 

It’s over! Three rounds of the VBB for Contemporary Asian Literature are completed – and lots and lots of great books have travelled in it. Thanks a lot to everybody who has participated!!! I hope you had as much fun as I had. Even though maybe a book had been requested by somebody else before you had the chance to pick it ;-) (Put it on your wishlist, one never knows…) Quite a few books that were TBR haven’t reached their destination yet, so please don’t forget in case one of them is yours. Then we’ll all need time to get some reading done… but I’d love to re-start this VBB at some point, either the same one or maybe also with non-Asian authors, let’s see. Shroffland has kindly offered to co-host a VBB with me!
Now I’m left with the final list :-) – and actually those books are mine. Overwhelming… To tell you the truth, I was relieved to see that I already know some of them. Without exception books I loved to read and I’d recommend. So I’ll make a little RABCK draw among all participants… PMs coming soon. I hope this is alright for the present “owners” of the books – that not all of them will go to me, but to other VBB-participants who get lucky.

 

for RABCK entries from katrinat, J4shaw, okyrhoe, Tsjara, chucklesthescot, Shroffland, loveamystery, soffitta1

Are you all opting out? We all have enough to read, but so what... and it won't be judged as greediness! Those 6 books want to travel!

PM me if you didn't get my PM (subject: The Asian VBB is over)

 

Just PMed you (I was actually thinking of not entering.. but you are very persuasive :p)

 

I am opting out of the drawing, but I love the idea and will most likely steal it for a future activity that i host! Thanks for a great BC experience.

 

wingsoffitta1wing 10 yrs ago
Thanks,
that is lovely of you, but I have read all of them. (but I heartily agree that they are great books!)

Thanks once again for organising this :))))

 

 

is here, thanks Shroffland!

 

Arrived today from the Netherlands, thanks Tsjara!

 

In the post today with a gorgeous postcard, came Yiyun Li-The Vagrants. Thank you!

 

Some of you will receive a "raffle" book soon... I confess, I didn't do a real draw, but rather distributed them in a way that keeps shipping costs down...

 

Adeline Yen Mah: Falling Leaves http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6415693 ok
Amitav Ghosh: The Glass Palace http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7685185 ok
Amy Tan: Saving Fish from Drowning http://bookcrossing.com/---/7446992 ok
Amy Tan: The Bonesetter's Daughter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7604040 ok
Amy Tan: The Hundred Secret Senses http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7787840/ ok
Anchee Min: Empress Orchid http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4239704 ok
Anchee Min: Red Azalea http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7417869 ok
Anchee Min: The Last Empress http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680131 ok
Anuradha Roy: An Atlas of Impossible Longing http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7616753 ok
Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793792 ok
Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2022786 ok
Bharati Mukherjee: Tree Bride http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7357172 ok
Byambasuren Davaa: The Cave of the Yellow Dog http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7421982 ok
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The Mistress of Spices http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7700573 ok
Chitra Divakaruni: Queen of Dreams http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6894677 ok
Da Chen: Colours of the Mountain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7498255 ok
Dai Sijie: Mr Muo’s Travelling Couch http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7498245 ok
Dai Sijie: Mr Muo’s Travelling Couch http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7659638 ok
Daniyal Mueenuddin: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7737236 ok
Ding Xiaoqi: Maidenhome http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7667016 ok
Gao Xingjian: Soul Mountain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7609558 ok
Geling Yan: The Lost Daughter of Happiness http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7620318 ok
Gita Mehta: A River Sutra http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7611654 ok
Ha Jin: Waiting http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452958 ok
Hamid Ismailov: The Railway http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6962836 ok
Hanan Al-Shaykh: The Locust and the Bird http://bookcrossing.com/---/7784655 ok
Hisako Matsubara: Cranes at Dusk http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6082166 ok
Hong Ying: The Concubine of Shanghai http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7620324 ok
Hsu-ming Teo: Love and Vertigo http://bookcrossing.com/---/7803727 ok
I. Allan Sealy: The Brainfever Bird http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6746671 ok
Indra Sinha: Animal’s People http://bookcrossing.com/---/7803733 ok
Jaishree Misra: Ancient Promises http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6936937 ok
Janice Y. K. Lee: The Piano Teacher http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793775 ok
Jin Xing: Shanghai Tango: A Memoir http://bookcrossing.com/---/7671672 ok
Kazuo Ishiguro: A Pale View of Hills http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7485093 ok
Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5618934 ok
Kien Nguyen: The Tapestries http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452820 ok
Kiran Desai: Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard http://bookcrossing.com/---/7675435 ok
Kiran Desai: The Inheritance of Loss http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7631953 ok
Kiran Desai: The Inheritance of Loss http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7601370 ok
Lan Samantha Chang: Inheritance http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618852 ok
Lavanya Sankaran: The Red Carpet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7453105 ok
Lisa See: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7267318 ok
Liu Hong: Startling Moon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7667008 ok
Liu Hong: The Magpie Bridge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452846 ok
Liza Crihfield Dalby: The Tale of Murasaki http://bookcrossing.com/---/7690163 should go to me (AX), but got my own copy in the meantime
Ma Jian: Stick Out Your Tongue http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7667985 ok
Ma Yan: The Diary of Ma Yan http://bookcrossing.com/---/7671674 ok
Manil Suri: The Death of Vishnu http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452829 ok
Mineko Iwasaki: Geisha of Gion http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680118 ok
Mineko Iwasaki: Geisha of Gion http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7386789 ok
Monica Ali: Brick Lane http://bookcrossing.com/---/7793762 ok
Nada Awar Jarrar: Dreams of Water http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7515431 ok
--Nami Mun: Miles From Nowhere http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7658559
Natsuo Kirino: Out http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7611643 ok
Nien Cheng: Life and Death in Shanghai http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7704489 ok
Nora Okja Keller: Fox Girl http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7390227 ok
Outhine Bounyavong: Mother's Beloved: Stories from Laos http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6681777 ok
Pascal Khoo Thwe: From the Land of Green Ghosts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3043952 ok
Pico Iyer: The Lady and The Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto http://bookcrossing.com/---/7679761 ok
Preethi Nair: Gypsy Masala http://bookcrossing.com/---/7636878 ok
Rattawut Lapcharoensap: Sightseeing http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7673213 ok
Rav Shankar Etteth: The Tiger by the River http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7685178 ok
Rohinton Mistry: Family Matters http://bookcrossing.com/---/7636895 ok
Rohinton Mistry: Family Matters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7026642 ok
Sayo Masuda: Autobiography of a Geisha http://bookcrossing.com/---/7803722 ok
Shyam Selvadurai: Funny Boy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6208623 ok
Suleka.com: Black, white and various shades of brown http://bookcrossing.com/---/7787082 ok
Tahmima Anam: A Golden Age http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7498252 ok
Taichi Yamada: Strangers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7688050 ok
Tash Aw: The Harmony Silk Factory http://bookcrossing.com/---/7251216 ok
Tash Aw: The Harmony Silk Factory http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452983 ok
V. S. Naipaul: Magic Seeds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6549643 ok
Vikas Swarup: Q and A http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6307144 ok
Vikram Chandra: Sacred Games http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5476756 ok
Vikram Seth: Two Lives http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7254331 ok
Vikram Seth: Two Lives http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7337800 ok
Wei Hui: Shanghai Baby http://bookcrossing.com/---/7512417 ok
Xiaolu Guo: A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7699438 ok
Xinran Xue: The Good Women of China http://bookcrossing.com/---/7784654 ok
Xinran Xue: The Good Women of China http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7612426 ok
Yasmina Khadra: The Swallows of Kabul http://bookcrossing.com/---/7746554 ok
Ye Zhaoyan: Nanjing 1937 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452840 ok
Yiyun Li: The Vagrants http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7737231 ok

 

Wow! what an amazing variety! Many of these will end up on my wishlst, so I do hope they'll be travelling again in the future.

It gives me hope to know such widely read people!

 

 

Thanks to katrinat and jumpingin!

 

 

and a quick apology to ApoloniaX - I've been carrying around (in the car) two books for you all week but still didn't make it to the post office. Top of my list for next week.

 

I sent out two books to Soffitta1 yesterday, I have one more book to send which will get read and posted in March - sorry for the delay I'm bogged down with books at the moment

 

 

- only three to go, I think :-)

 

 

Thank you ApoloniaX

 

The Cave of the Yellow Dog - to Canada
The Concubine of Shanghai - Germany

 

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah has arrived; accompanied by a wish list book too and two bookmarks - thanks so much.

 

The Cave of the Yellow Dog arrived today--thanks soffitta1!

I'm just waiting for one from round 2 (Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard) and then this box will be done for me.

 

The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan arrived today - cheers.

 

From 'VBB Contemporary Asian Literature - the final draw...' I got this one finished and sent out today.
Sorry, my reading and distribution has slowed right down due to new job and state move.

 

Hey everyone

Ok, this is what I know I still owe out:

Black, White, and Various Shades of Brown to Shroffland
The Locust and the Bird - Hanan Al-Shaykh to Okyrhoe
Shangahi Tango - Jin Xing's to Okyrhoe

I'll get these out asap :)

 

Posted 2 books to Dancesports
Still owe her one - TBR

Still owe one title to jumpingin - TBR

 

The Piano Teacher has arrived - a beautiful looking book - thank you Shroffland

 

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