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Here we are with Round 4 of the VBB – Women in Fiction.

New participants are welcome!

The rules are simple:
- All books put in the bookbox must have been written by women;
- They have to be works of fiction (no memoirs, biographies, self-help books, etc…);
- The VBB is international, so you have to be ready to ship anywhere
- After selecting a book, send a PM to the owner with your address and post here


“Sinners and Shadows” – Catrin Collier

“Kat Jumps the Shark” - Melinda Houston

“Lost1: Endangered Species” - Cathy Hapka

"The Valley of Horses" - Jean Auel

“Jane Eyre” - Charlotte Bronte

"Every Secret Thing" - Ann Tatlock

"Zoya" - Danielle Steel

“Dead and Gone” – Charlaine Harris

“Little Face” - Sophie Hannah

“The Seven Sisters” - Margaret Drabble

“Gone Girl” - Gillian Fynn

“Unless” - Carol Shields

"Don't try this at home" - Katie Pearson

"Notes on a Scandal" - Zoe Heller

"No Place Like Home" - Mary Higgins Clark

“Pride and Prejudice” - Jane Austen

“Finders Keepers” - Sharon Sala

“Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls” - Jane Lindskold

“Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” - May Gibbs

"Love Song" - Charlotte Bingham

"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" - Maria Semple

“Frog Music” – Emma Donoghue

- Diane-Fraser - joining round 5
- Billbooks - joining round 5
- chawoso - joining round 5
- sedna5213 - joining round 5 (will move down a bit)
- Sparkish
- pennydainty
- Maggie01- joining round 5
- florence71 - joining round 5
- Lamilla - joining round 5
- bookworm-lady - joining round 5
- roommush
- Boekentrol
- marulaPL
- phoenixfj
- eicuthbertson - joining round 5
- DubaiReader - joining round 5
- catsalive - joining round 5
- MargaridaPires - joining round 5
- Tuanita
- Varava
- CanticleLost - joining round 5



You have some of my books on your list!
But I seem to have missed the sign-up :(


“Another Night, Another Day” - Sarah Rayner

and replace it with:

Little Face by Sophie Hannah http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13643834/


I was sure I said last round that I'd be in the next. Must have imagined it. Please include me again.


No problem, it's never too late to join :-)


... and the VBB is moving again!



Of course :-)


What was the deadline for inscription in this bookbox?
Can I still join?


I´ll put you on the list :-)


I have chosen
“The swallows of Kabul” - Yasmina Khadra

and add:
Go to Sleep - Helen Walsh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13496664

Thanks for organization!


... and the VBB is moving again.


A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

And replace with The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year by Sue Townsend

Thanks all :-)


... due to technical problems, but just to let you know that the VBB is with pennydainty.


The secret diaries of Charlotte Bronte and I am going to add a seasonal book this time -

That Christmas feeling by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12362095


Book arrived safely today. Thanks for sending it on.


Maggie01 4 yrs ago
I chose
Last seen wearing trausers

and replace it by unless- Carol Shielhttp:



That book is with me. Could you please send me your address?




"Barefoot" by Ellen Hilderbrand

I send a PM to the owner of the book with my adress.

and replace it by "Don't try it this at home" by Katie Pearson



Who's is the owner of the book I chose ? ("Barefoot") Because the link doesn't seems to work when I tried 2 hours ago. Thanks !


elainevanpelt75 has the book :-)


elainevanpelt75 has the book :-)

Ok thanks Meg72 ! I send it her a PM now.


... and the VBB is moving again!


---and I will be making my choices shortly. :)


I choose:

"Go to Sleep", by Helen Walsh

"That Christmas Feeling", by Debbie Macomber

"Emotionally Weird", by Kate Atkinson

And my replacements are:

"Notes on a Scandal", by Zoe Heller

"Killer Dreams", by Iris Johansen

"No Place Like Home", by Mary Higgins Clark

PMing the books' owners now. :)


My book will be in the post today.


A Thousand acres has arrived :)


roommush 4 yrs ago


sharlan 4 yrs ago
RE: Choices:
Send me a PM with your address, and "Sula" will be on its way soon! :)


Please send me your address; I might take a little longer, because I'd like to read it first. But the book is now reserved for you. Thanks for choosing it!


wingBoekentrolwing 4 yrs ago
My choice
I have picked The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.

The replacement books I add are:
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf TBR
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons TBR


Meg72 4 yrs ago
RE: My choice
I think Billbooks still has "Kat Jumps the Shark", so send him a PM saying you chose the book. You only need to put in 2 book if you take out 2, so let us see what Billbooks says :-)


I was only pointing out in a PM to you, that it is unusual to list a book that is marked travelling.

I have voluntarily offered two books to be added to the list as replacement for 1 picked book.
If that's not what you want, please accept my choice as listed: The Prime of Miss Jean Brody by Myriel Spark and write down To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf as the replacement book.


Ok, Virginia Woolf is in :-)


I would like to take: 'Quentins' by Maeve Binchy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13641187

and replace it with: 'Pride and prejudice' by Jane Austen


... and it came with a set of lovely belated-birthday presents.
Thank you very much, Chawoso, you are a star!! :)


I would like to take the following book:
“Surrender your love” - J.C Reed

and will replace it with:
"The Blind Assassin" - Margaret Atwood


Varava 4 yrs ago
I'd like to play, can you add me in?


Meg72 4 yrs ago
RE: interested
Sure. I'll put your name on the list :-)


Thank you soo much for sending these books.
Looking forward to some quiet reading time.
Merry Christmas to all of you! :)


It has been two weeks since my first PM and I still haven't heard from eicuthbertson. Therefore, I'll get the VBB moving to the next participant and if eicuthbertson gives some news, I will then send her/him the list of books.


Let's see if things get better after the Christmas season :-)


... and the VBB is moving again!


wingcatsalivewing 4 yrs ago
My go

“The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year” - Sue Townsend

“Murder Among Us” - Ann Granger:


Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls by Jane Lindskold

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs


wingcatsalivewing 4 yrs ago
RE: My go

“The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year” - Sue Townsend

This has arrived. Thanks, Sparkish.


and the VBB is on the move again!


And the VBB is now with this round's last participant.


...but ROUND 5 will start in the beginning of March!
If you would like to join again, please post here and I will keep your place on the list. New participants are welcome, so don't be shy :-)
There will be some new books in the VBB.


Please include me again


Will sit this one out.
If there's a round 6, maybe you'll see me again.


Ok :-)


...I really enjoy playing, and there are two books of mine still in the list.
Thanks for setting this up! :)


My book is still in the list, I think I'll replace it with another for the round 5. Thanks !


wingcatsalivewing 4 yrs ago
I'm in



I will pick some books now and replace them with some new ones. Towards the end of February, I will be posting a new thread with the new list of books and participants. Feel free to join :-)


DubaiReader 4 yrs ago
Sure, I'll do another round, thanks.


I'll will take out Lost 1 as it has been through more than a full round.

Replacing with The Island by Victoria Heslop http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782981/


Thanks, Diane-Fraser! I'll replace the book for the next round


For the next round I would like to replace "Don't try this at home" by Katie Pearson which has not be taken in the 4th round.

"The women painter" by Gwendoline Womack



Thanks, will replace the book for round 5.


Thanks :-)


Billbooks 4 yrs ago
In again
Many thanks for this VBB Meg72 I will be participating again


Could you please move me down a bit? Need to get some reading done and will be on holidays in March. Thanks a lot Meg72!


Meg72 4 yrs ago


I am sorry. I see I have been away without leave. I was on a holiday around Christmas and must have missed the emails.
I would like to join the next round, if possible.


Meg72 4 yrs ago
RE: Apology
Would you like to take a look at the list now, before round 5?
I'm usually the last one to choose some books, but I have already made my picks and can send you the list :-)
Send me a Pm if you are interested.


Always a lot of fun!


Thanks for joining again!


I can't recall if I've let my interest for round 5 be known


Meg72 4 yrs ago
RE: Interested
I have put you on the list


CanticleLost 3 yrs ago


wingLamillawing 3 yrs ago
RE: Sorry
Took me a bit, I apologize.

I've chosen: “Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls” - Jane Lindskold

Replacing with: W is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
by Sue Grafton

I guess you're late after all, round 6 is in the full bloom and the book has been already taken out: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/535192


Meg72 3 yrs ago
RE: Sorry
As we didn´t have any news from you, we went on with the VBB, which is now on its 6th round. If you would like to join this round, please let me know and I will add you to the list.


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