Far East Bookbox (US) Round 2 (CLOSED)

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Would you like to be towards the bottom, hyphen?

Yes please; that would be good.

 

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I did this last year-is there interest in a round 2? Plan to mail in a month or so.

Participant list (so far & subject to change):
RhythmBiscuit (CO)
Azuki (FL)
Hyphen8 (HI)
Freezone (MA)
HI77 (FL)
Back to AlterEgoZoe

Did this box a while back. Basically any book that is located in one of the Far Eastern Countries (here:https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Far_East I'm basically counting everything on the list, except Russia) or author is from one of those countries. I tried to have a variety of books from different countries.

Rules (and some borrowed from GoryDetails):
-- If you haven't participated in a bookbox before: the main difference between bookboxes and rings/rays is that the boxes are meant to move along quickly, without waiting for any books to be read. You take books from the box if you want to read them, replacing them with books you've already read (or have no interest in reading), and get the box moving again right away. If you don't already have some suitably-themed books on hand, plan on picking up a few in plenty of time to be able to register them and read them at your leisure before the box gets to you.

-- When you are contacted for your address by the participant ahead of you, please reply promptly - and if circumstances have changed for you such that you can't manage a bookbox at that time, whether due to lack of suitable books, a budget-crunch that means you can't afford postage, inability to get to a post office in a timely fashion, or any other factor, please ask to be skipped. (If the situation is temporary, please contact me to have your name moved farther down the list.)

-- When you receive the box, please post a reply in this thread to let everyone know it arrived safely, and contact the next in line to ask for their address so you'll have it handy when you're ready to mail the box.

-- Put at least one book in the box for each one you take out - or, if you like, take advantage of the "shrinkage" option and take out one or two books more than you put in - and list your selections and contributions in the bookbox journal's JEs. (You don't have to match genre for genre, but you should try to maintain some kind of variety.) Please don't add a huge amount of Manga/Manwha (or children's books). A few are fine, but don't overload it.

-- Journal the books that you take from the box, so the contributors know where they are.

-- Mail the box within, at the most, two weeks. The media mail rate (applicable to books-only packages) will usually be the lowest. Please use delivery confirmation, and post the DC# in a reply to this thread. [If you can only get to a post office once a month, or if there are other factors that would make you take longer to move the box along, please let me know, and I'll take that into account when setting up the mailing order.]

-- Enjoy the books you claimed from the box!

It's companion book is A Flight of Angels: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13428904

Books in the box:
1.Making More Waves (Various Asian Authors)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322009
2. The Girl with Seven Names (North Korea)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317656
3.Rich Brother Rich Sister (Vietnam; Japanese Authors)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8490045
4.Wild Swans (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1933624
5.Hiroshima (Japan)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317653
6.The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (Japan)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13430157
7. The Tale of Genji (Japan)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14147510
8. Love in a Fallen City (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322013
9. Sightseeing (Thailand)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322021
10.The Woman Warrior (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317649
11. Fresh off the Boat (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322025
12. The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shrangri-La (Nepal)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14586283
13.The Tale of Kieu (Vietnam)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1928188

 

I thought this bookbox was fun last year. Thank you!

 

I love this bookbox, so excited that you are hosting a new round. Thank you!

 

Anyone else?

 

But can you put me at the end of the list. I haven't read much yet that I didn't just give away right after finishing!

 

Got it :D

 

Yes, please, if New Zealand fits in.
Can post anywhere

 

Hey Gaboyd-right now it's a US box, but if there's someone who can ship international, I'll add you in!

 

Thanks

 

...since I'd have to do a bunch of reading first.

As for international mailing, I might be able to swing mailing one book out of the US, but not a whole box, sorry gaboyd.

 

Would you like to be towards the bottom, hyphen?

 

Would you like to be towards the bottom, hyphen?

Yes please; that would be good.

 

That's ok.

 

wingHI77wing 1 yr ago
:)

I was wondering when a new one would get started! I'll have to start reading up for this! :D

Please include me in! ;)

 

Sure

 

Sure

Oops, you added me (hyphen8) to the list again instead of HI77. ;)

 

oops!

 

 

Hi I am not sure if this list is in shipping order, but if it is, can I be moved down a bit? I'm reading up some books to help start a stalled box, and some of the books i've planned for this box may go in there instead. So I don't have as many books ready at this moment as I've expected.

Thanks.

 

Sure.

 

wingHI77wing 1 yr ago
;)
Hey! Seems like I've been bumped to the top.

But I'm also reading books put in. It won't matter if you're not starting for awhile but if you are... I'm not ready! Lol

 

AlterEgoZoe 1 yr ago
RE: ;)
Hey! Seems like I've been bumped to the top.

But I'm also reading books put in. It won't matter if you're not starting for awhile but if you are... I'm not ready! Lol


I can wait a bit longer to mail out. It seems like most of the list needs more time to read/get books prepped.

 

I am thinking of mailing this in August. Would that be acceptable for those who are reading through Mt. TBR/otherwise looking for books to put in?

 

rhythmbiscuit 1 yr ago
OK
I am thinking of mailing this in August. Would that be acceptable for those who are reading through Mt. TBR/otherwise looking for books to put in?


Works for me!

 

I am thinking of mailing this in August. Would that be acceptable for those who are reading through Mt. TBR/otherwise looking for books to put in?


Sure!

 

Should be there Wednesday.

Tracking: 95490127170872150758

This one is fairly light; costing at $7:49.

Enjoy!

 

 

Thank you! I journaled my choices. I'll contact the next person and send the box along next week.

This is still in the box, but here's a good link for Tale of Genji: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14147510

 

HI77 cannot participate at this time, so I'm contacting Azuki.

 

 

It crossed the continent & the ocean very speedily!

 

It crossed the continent & the ocean very speedily!


Amazing indeed to arrive within the week. I mailed it Tuesday (went Monday but at the counter found that there was a tear in the box I didn't notice, and as the post office won't tape it for me I had to bring it home to mend).

I think that's record setting as I remember sometimes it takes weeks. Well, I have the manga box to send you next, so we'll see how fast that one travels.

 

I think that's record setting as I remember sometimes it takes weeks.

Yep, 3 weeks is a lot more normal in either direction - sometimes from here it takes even longer!

Well, I have the manga box to send you next, so we'll see how fast that one travels.

Oops, did I end up signing up for that after all? I was very much on the fence about it and I don't remember doing that! I'd better get my act together..

 

I think that's record setting as I remember sometimes it takes weeks.

Yep, 3 weeks is a lot more normal in either direction - sometimes from here it takes even longer!

Well, I have the manga box to send you next, so we'll see how fast that one travels.

Oops, did I end up signing up for that after all? I was very much on the fence about it and I don't remember doing that! I'd better get my act together..



I don't have you on my participants list, but there is still room if you would like to be added to it :)

 


I think that's record setting as I remember sometimes it takes weeks. Well, I have the manga box to send you next, so we'll see how fast that one travels.


Psst! azuki, HI77 is next on the manga book box list not Hyphen8

 


I think that's record setting as I remember sometimes it takes weeks. Well, I have the manga box to send you next, so we'll see how fast that one travels.


Psst! azuki, HI77 is next on the manga book box list not Hyphen8

That's what I thought - thanks for clearing that up. :)

I think I'd better pass: 20 pounds is about the heaviest box I'm willing to ask my mailing elves to deal with. Anything more than that and even getting it up the stairs into the house is a bit of an issue.

 

no worries, I'm on a ground floor and the current weight is staggering :)

 

wingHI77wing 1 yr ago
:)

If it's not too late, I'd love to rejoin!

 

AlterEgoZoe 1 yr ago
RE: :)

If it's not too late, I'd love to rejoin!

Yep, updating the list in one minute.

 

I have the box ready to head out...but I'm waiting on freezone's address.

 

winghyphen8wing 1 yr ago
Got it
Box should go out today.

Yep, it did. Tracking info is listed with the journal book.

 

Not sure if it just showed up in my mailbox, or if I missed it when busy. sorry for any delay.

 

I didn't have any books for this 2nd round, but if you plan on doing a 3rd round in the future, please keep me in mind. I'll start reading some Asian themed books soon.

 

Sure.
I didn't have any books for this 2nd round, but if you plan on doing a 3rd round in the future, please keep me in mind. I'll start reading some Asian themed books soon.

 

I've been working long hours, so wasn't able to find a new box, and also get it into the mail, but I am hoping I will be able to do it tomorrow (Friday.)

Will notify everyone here as soon as I do...

 

I've been working long hours, so wasn't able to find a new box, and also get it into the mail, but I am hoping I will be able to do it tomorrow (Friday.)

Will notify everyone here as soon as I do...

Wait, you *have* the Far East box? According to the tracking info, it hasn't arrived yet...?!

 

3 different boxes arrived at my door at virtually the same time. I got this one confused with the "wild things" book box, which is sitting on my floor. the far east box has not arrived yet. sorry for the mixup.

 

sort of a fascinating variety of books. Am trying to make my choices for certain. There's one that I read in the last round that I highly recommend: the book about the brother, sister and I, a YA novel about the Korean Civil war. It was a quick read, I think I may have read it in the days that the box was at my home before.

will write to H177 for address.....more soon....

 

Mailed the far east box yesterday to H177. It should arrive on Thursday, give or take. I have the tracking number, but not in front of me....can pull it out if the box doesn't show up. Grabbed a bunch of the books, replaced mainly with books that I had taken out of the earlier iteration of the far east bookbox. Hope you find some fun stuff....

 

I'll be doing a new thing and journal each book. If there is something that should have been journalled (by me or another bcer) please let me know. :)

I'll likely try another round in 6 or 7 months; I've been thinking of switching several of the hardcovers and trade paperbacks for paperbacks so it won't be as heavy for the next round.

 

Don’t forget me if you get this going again.

 

I'll try to remember! :D

 

Though I am in no rush. Most of these haven't been read yet, and I have been releasing the ones I did read, so I need a few months at least to create a good pile to share.

 

wingHI77wing 4 mos ago
:)

Don't forget me either! ;)

 

In that case, count me in. : D

 

In that case, count me in. : D


XD I guess we are. I’ll work out an order over the next month or two (I’m with freezone; still reading books for this box! LOL)

 

..I'll start looking.

 

..I'll start looking.


Actually, same here! Guess time to read more books!!

 

Guess time to read more books!!

I’ll start reading for this box _next_ month. Right now I’m trying to focus on Biographies of Things (box headed my way now) and reading the Hugo award candidates (I’m going to my first WorldCon in August which means I get to vote this year).

 

 

I will be ready for the next round. I have been reading books for this book box. Looking forward to it.

 

Just putting this here so I don’t lose track (this is by no means a shipping order; it’s just a tldr of everyone I saw that was interested)

1.Debnance
2. Freezone
3.HI77
4. Azuki
5. Hyphen8
6. Rhythmbiscuit
7. Imawinn2
8. AlterEgoZoe (myself)
9. Spatial


(Going back to reading for this box ;) )

 

I’d like to join, as well. :)

Would Tibet, India, and Bangladesh work?

 

I’d like to join, as well. :)

Would Tibet, India, and Bangladesh work?


I think Tibet works; on certain maps India and Bangladesh were included were included in Far East. My 2¢ India and Bangladesh would work in a pinch.

 

Wanted to check in on everyone to see if we’re almost ready. ( I can wait more but wanted to ask everyone first).

 

I'm nearly ready. Just one book left to read!

 

I'm nearly ready. Just one book left to read!


Not me. Got behind reading SF/fantasy instead so I could vote for the Hugos. :)

Will work on Asian books next.

 

Ok, I think I'm ready, more or less...

At the moment I have Japan, China, North Korea, Burma, and Mongolia set aside...and Singapore should be available by the time the box gets to me. :)

 

Ok, so I know I'll be ready around the first of November (I have to throw some labels on a bunch of books/get the box in order, and there's a bit of real life theater craziness in the next 2 weeks for myself).

I think that would work for most everyone?

 

Works for me!

Will you start Round 3 in a new thread or continue it in this one?

 

Works for me!

Will you start Round 3 in a new thread or continue it in this one?

I’ll start a new thread

 

Works for me!

Will you start Round 3 in a new thread or continue it in this one?

I’ll start a new thread


New thread here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/556147

 

Almost ready. I got one more book to read.

 

freezone 1 mo ago
ready?
I haven't really gotten much of any reading done (and gave away a couple of the books I did finish). Can you move me to the bottom of the list? I'm reading a book for work first, and then a book club selection.

 

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