US/Can 1001-Library VBB Round 2 COMPLETE

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Round 2 of the US/Can 1001-Library VBB will begin on February 4! Although participation is limited to 1001-Library members, the books in the VBB do not need to be registered to the Library, as long as they appear on one of the three editions of the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list.

If you're not yet a member of the 1001-Library but are interested in joining, please check out their profile here:

HOW IT WORKS (stolen from the mystery VBB hosted by bookstogive with very few modifications) --

- If you would like to join, just post here and you will be added to the list. This is a US/Canada Bookbox so you need to be prepared to ship to either.

- When it is your turn I will PM the list of available books to you. You will have 7 days to make your selections from the list. You then post on this forum thread which books you are taking and which ones you are adding to the "box". Also PM me with the info as well, and in my PM please include links for the books you are adding. You may take as many books as you like and replace with the same number. Please do not add a book that is already on the list.

EDIT: For Round 2, anyone who is so inclined may add one or two fewer book than they take. So if you put in three books you may take four or five!

- You then pm the person holding the books you have selected and they send those books to you. Please send your requested books out in a timely manner (within three weeks), but if you are having a problem getting it out on time just let me and the person who has selected your book know.

- The list then gets updated with the changes and moves to the next person who takes their turn.

Round 2 Players:
eparks4232 (USA)
rhythmbiscuit (USA)
perryfran (USA)
tabby-cat-owner (USA)
BKind2Books (USA)
booklady331 (USA)
heaven150 (Can)
oppem USA)
hyphen8 (USA)
minesayn (USA)
Vasha (USA)
flewry (USA)


wingoppemwing 8 yrs ago
I'm in again.
Thanks for organising once again & yes please - do add me to round 2... have pm'ed you as well.


And yes I still have "The Count of MOnte Cristo"
Thanks for organizing this


and I still have :The Lord of the Flies" and am willing to add "The Cider House Rules" by John Irving and "Watership Down" by Richard Adams to the list.


Thanks! Could you please PM me the links when you have a moment?


I still have the 4 books that are currently "in the box" and am happy to leave them there for the next round - I'd love to see them travel.


But I'm in again and please keep my books in from round 1. Haven't had any request for them from any other 1001-library members.


got you, thanks! yay, almost everyone from Round 1 has signed up again.


PMing you


Welcome, thanks for joining us!


flewry 8 yrs ago
Almost time!


For this round, anyone who is so inclined may take one or two more books than they put in. :) I updated the rules accordingly.


List is now with eparks4232.


for Fastest VBB Selections. :D Eparks4232 chose The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat and Surfacing by Margaret Atwood, held by Vasha and tabby-cat-owner, respectively. Thanks! List is now with rhythmbiscuit.


Rhythmbiscuit chose Fall on Your Knees and Fathers and Sons, both held by booklady331. Thanks!


Here are my selections:
1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (booklady331)
2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (BKindtoBooks)
3. The Dark Child by Camara Laye (tabby-cat-owner)
4. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh (tabby-cat-owner)
5. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (hyphen8)
6. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym (tabby-cat-owner)
7. The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell (tabby-cat-owner)

My Additions:
1. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (perryfran)
2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (perryfran)
3. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute (perryfran)
4. Legend by David Gemmell (perryfran)
5. In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan (perryfran)
6. Gabriel's Gift by Hanif Kureishi (perryfran)
7. Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth (perryfran)



thanks! list is with tabby-cat-owner now.


Moonstone going out tomorrow by media mail, so don't hold your breath... :s


Thanks so much Vasha! Will enjoy the bonus book, too!!


Thanks BKindtoBooks!


BKind2books selected A Town Like Alice and added Fathers and Sons. List is now with booklady331. Thanks!


A Clockwork Orange and added Aesop's Fables and Embers. Thank you! List is now with heaven150.


wingperryfranwing 8 yrs ago
4 books from tabby-cat-owner. Thanks!


wingperryfranwing 8 yrs ago
Cannery Row to oppem tomorrow. Thanks for selecting this one and enjoy!


wingperryfranwing 8 yrs ago
The Moonstone from hyphen8. Thanks!


Wow, this is a pretty "full" VBB! I haven't read all the books I took out in the last round yet, so I'm only choosing one this time.

Taking out:

34. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (heaven150)

Putting in (returning books from round 1):

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett (hyphen8)

Willard and His Bowling Trophies by Richard Brautigan (hyphen8)


Wow, this is a pretty "full" VBB! I haven't read all the books I took out in the last round yet, so I'm only choosing one this time.

Taking out:

34. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (heaven150)

Mailed this out today. Sorry for the delay. I hope your mom likes the stamps.


Received today (4/14) and the stamps are terrific. Thanks very much.

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (heaven150)


I'm glad you received it and that your mom liked the stamps :-)


Thanks so much for sharing.


Thanks very much!


Sorry for the delay, everyone!


Willard and His Bowling Trophies by Richard Brautigan

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy


done with the list, PMed all requests...have received a few already (The Blind Assassin from oppem and White Noise from eparks4232--thanks!! appreciated) as well as put in four more:

Memories of My Melancholy Whores--Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Bell--Iris Murdoch
Moby Dick--Herman Melville
The Thorn Birds--Colleen McCullough


Got it, thanks! I did get your PM too, very sorry for the delay, everyone! It was on my end and not minesayn's. :) I'll try to get the list updated and moving again later today. Good thing we're almost done with this round.


wingminesaynwing 8 yrs ago
both books from hyphen8...thanks so much for both of them. I do appreciate them.


Thanks to everyone for your patience, I know the "box" moved slowly through these last few turns! Round 2 has now completed - Vasha did not want any books and I just moved halfway across the country and can't take any right now. So sorry, I know not everyone got books moving this round - I didn't, either!

I am intending to do a Round 3, but it won't be immediate... maybe July or August or so. As with the last round, no one is under any obligation to reserve any books they may have left in the box right now. I know how tough 1001-Library books can be to get moving, so it's more than okay to send one out if you get the request. Heck, if you run out of 1001 books to read before next round starts, I'm happy to PM you the final list of books and you can directly contact the owner to see if it's still available.

Finally, since I can't do another round too quickly - if anyone gets impatient, you are more than welcome to start a round of your own with my blessing. ;)

Thanks again to all who participated!


Many, many thanks for organising this VBB.
I thoroughly enjoy the chance to offer books & take new 1001 books...
Looking forward to being part of round 111 whenever that may be... thanks once again.


Thanks for doing this, and good luck in your new location.


Thanks for organizing the VBB. There's been some great books offered and I'm glad to see some of the books moving. Looking forward to the next round, whenever it is.


Thought I would just say I am in whenever we restart! And wanted to be sure everyone knows oppem passed away a week ago. There's a release challenge in her memory. Some info is on her page.


but if you begin it again, let me know. I always seem to have a few 1001 books around.


No problem! I've been thinking of starting in October for Round 3, a bit later than initially planned, just been so busy lately... but by then I'll be down to just one job from my current two, so I think that would work. I'll try to start PMing previous participants in the coming weeks to gauge interest.


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