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"boombox", eh? One of the better typos I've seen lately! I'm imagining a rainbow-colored stereo that blasts "I Will Survive"...

Don't forget the disco ball & roller skates! ;)

Anyway, yes, I'd be up for the boom- er, the bookbox, thanks!

Me too, although I need to do my "homework" first so I'd prefer not to be at the beginning. (Also, I'll be traveling near the end of June.)

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I ran one of these a few years ago, and would like to start another bookbox of LGBTQ+ books. This box will probably start at the end of June, as I still need to collect more books for it, but I figured I would go ahead and start collecting names.

This box will be for fiction of any genre and non-fiction. I would like to try and have primarily books with LGBTQ+ people as a main character, not just "the gay friend", but if you come across a particularly enjoyable LGBTQ+ side character, feel free to their book.

Interested in joining us? Just post below. I will need at least three participants to start this box. Sorry international BCers, this one's US only to keep postage down.

Participant list:
KateKintail
GoryDetails
lynmarenjensen
Greyflank
hyphen8
erishkigal

RULES
*Try to make sure there is some variety in genres when the box leaves you. There's no need to be too fixated about what is in the box, but keep in mind that the next participant may disappointed to find a box full of nothing but paranormal romance, or humor, or pulpy action stories.
*When you get the box please post here so we can track its progress.
*Journal all books you take out of the box and make sure you put the same number back in.
*Make sure the books you add have the BCID in them. It seems obvious, but I have had times when folks forgot and I had to try and track them down.
*Books do not have to be the first in a series, but before adding them, take into consideration how they will read as a stand-alone. If the future reader is going to be completely lost, particularly if the series isn't easily found, consider finding it a home another way.
*Please pass the box on within 2 weeks. If something comes up and you are going to have to hold onto the box a little longer, let me know so we don't have to worry.
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"boombox", eh? One of the better typos I've seen lately! I'm imagining a rainbow-colored stereo that blasts "I Will Survive"...

Anyway, yes, I'd be up for the boom- er, the bookbox, thanks!
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"boombox", eh? One of the better typos I've seen lately! I'm imagining a rainbow-colored stereo that blasts "I Will Survive"...

Don't forget the disco ball & roller skates! ;)

Anyway, yes, I'd be up for the boom- er, the bookbox, thanks!

Me too, although I need to do my "homework" first so I'd prefer not to be at the beginning. (Also, I'll be traveling near the end of June.)
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Autocorrect really hates the word bookbox, and my attempts to get it to switch back obviously weren't successful! Glad it was good for a laugh though.
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My LGBTQ+ boombox would be more likely blasting Elton John and David Bowie, but we could be on to an interesting theme: LGBT books that are also music-related!
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Please add me to the list of recipients for this book box! Thanks!
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I'd love to be added. Thanks for the PM! Nice way to celebrate pride month!
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I wish I could say that I bought a lot of books there, but it was a bad week for me $$$wise. But I would not mind another chance to swap out LGBT books. I am not sure how many I have at the moment... but I know that I have at least two...
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I did a blog post on the Bi Writers Book Awards with some pictures, if anyone is interested. https://typinghorse.wordpress.com/---/work-in-progress-interview-with-sheela-lambert-and-the-bi-books-awards/
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and be down the list, please, as I'm going to be away most of the summer.
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Hoping to send this out at the end of the week. Anyone else want in?
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The tracking number is 9114 9999 4431 4715 9783 85. The box is kind of excessively big for the number of books, but most are paperbacks. If anyone down the line has a smaller box and wants to swap it out, that is fine!

Books starting the box are listed below, don't scroll down if you want to be surprised!

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The Boy Who Picked the Bullets Up: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12481415
Family Dancing: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13120492
The Paying Guests: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13808404
Cardinal Sins: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552407
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14623438
The Steel Remains: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14616622
Girl Mans Up: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14624426/
Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14624409/
Wake of Vultures: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14623557/
Dreadnought: Nemesis: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14623467/
Passing Strange: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14615862/
Indestructible: Growing Up Queer, Cuban, and Punk in Miami: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604400/
Looking for Group: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552493/
President Momoi-Kun: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13687611/
Changing Pitches: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4234218/
Hotblood!: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14615889/
Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604475/
The Wicked + The Divine, vol. 1: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604459/
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14350074/
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Ok, must read faster. :p
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Picked up the box from the post office this morning. Had a BCinDC meeting this afternoon and people gave me two books to put into it in addition to the ones I've already set aside. Hope to have it out this week, as I've got a convention to go to this weekend.
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Haven't made all my choices yet, but I'm putting in:

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636213

Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14500604/

Adam & Andy by James Asal
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636233/

Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636237/

Best Gay Love Stories 2005 by Nick Street
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636239/

Women on Women edited by Joan Nestle and Naomi Holoch
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636241/

Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636242/

Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636243/

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (from BCinDC)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14635635/

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (from BCinDC)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3721131/

Words to Our Now by Thomas Glave
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636833

Red by Sanae Rokuya
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12904015


Read and put back in:
Hotblood!
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Are you including transvestites under T?

Depending on what I get read in time, that might be relevant.
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Yes, I think they can be included.
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Yes, I think they can be included.

Ok. Figured I should ask since they're sometimes straight. :)
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Once upon a time, transvestite was a term for cross-dressers, be they trans, gay, bi or entirely heterosexual. If your definition includes gay/bi/trans, that'll do.
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Dreadnought
Looking for Group
Girl Mans Up
The Wicked + The Devine
President Momoi Kun
The Paying Guests
Wake of Vultures
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Mailed!

On its way to GoryDetails. Tracking number: 9549 0143 8041 7200 1857 08
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That was quick - the box reached me today. Will make my choices and move it along soon!
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Mailed the box to lynmarenjensen today, tracking # 9549 0121 0346 7206 0854 19.

My choices below - skip if you'd rather be surprised!

Claiming:

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers
Best Gay Love Stories 2005
Middlesex
Carry On
Rainbow Road
Hotblood! A Centaur in the Old West
Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969
Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
When You Are Engulfed in Flames

And contributing:

Shinobu Kokoro ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14437415/ )
Max and Sven ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4206302/ )
Hero ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14624849/ )
How I Paid for College ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14607069/ )
Sunday’s Child ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4206279/ )
Drawing on the Gay Experience ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7085150/ )
I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617853/ )
Buddies ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3166308/ )
The Little Death ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14607056/ )
Cycler ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231657/ )
Hallowed Murder ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14624854/ )
Eric’s Body ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14610082/ )
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I'm going to be listing what I'll be taking out and putting in, and I'll PM the next person about what address to send it to--but just now I realized I hadn't even acknowledged receipt yet! Yes, I got it, and I hope to send it along sometime this week.
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I have both author and book envy all at once.
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I have both author and book envy all at once.


Heh! Want me to send it to you when I've read it? PM me your address!
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I took out:
"Shinobu Kokoro" (this manga--not this copy but this title--came to me and left me about ten years ago, so I welcome it back)
"Max & Sven"
"Women on Women: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction"
"Changing Pitches"
"Indestructible: Growing up Queer, Cuban and Punk in Miami"
"Family Dancing"
I read and put back in: "Adam & Andy" (It's great!)

I put in:
J-Boy (BCID 390-12846624)
Prince Charming, vols. 1, 2 and 3 (BCID 586-12833978, 521-12833772, and 597-12833768)
Junjo Romantica, v. 5 (BCID 535-14294420)
"Dr. Hackenbush Gains Perspective," a novel by Ginger Mayerson, and this title/publication isn't in this site's database. (I'll let someone who knows how to add a new title to the database give this book a BCID, whenever it does find a new home.)
I slipped in a Yaoi Press catalog, too.

I also found a more suitable box than the one that I received, so my mailing to Greyflank is nice and new!

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"Dr. Hackenbush Gains Perspective," a novel by Ginger Mayerson, and this title/publication isn't in this site's database. (I'll let someone who knows how to add a new title to the database give this book a BCID, whenever it does find a new home.)


Re registering books with no ISBNs or existing BC copies: just use the "skip" button on the "search" page of the registration process. Then you can enter the title/author/category information yourself, and complete the registration that way. If you go ahead and register the book you can PM the next in line with the BCID, if the package is already on its way; I expect they'd be happy to label the book even if they don't want to take it out, and that way you won't lose track of its future travels!
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I'm not in the box, but I wanted to say that you shouldn't publish the entire BCID--as there's some people who will try to register the book without having the book itself. If you want a link to the book you can use www.bookcrossing.com/journal/(all the numbers after the hyphen here). For example your Junjo Romantica vol 5 book's URL would look like this: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294420
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I haven't opened it yet, but I have it!
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I was really hoping to have more books read for this bookbox, but as it turns out being an active published writer is slowly me down. Also, I've joined the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce (even tho I am not, strictly speaking, a business person) because I wanted to do something to make the world a better place and this place seemed a good starting point.

I have six books in I'm going to let these a surprise. You can always check my shelf if you need to know. :-) Two non-fictions, 1 anthology (with my writing in it), and three thin books of fiction.

I am rescuing "Dr. Hackenbush Gains Perspective," because I can't resist an indy book that needs to be labelled.
Also:
PASSING STRANGE
HERO
CARDINAL SINS (little known fact, my first M/M story involved a mermaid)
CYCLER
HALLOWED MURDER

I'll get this out to the next person, probably on Friday.
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HERO

I liked that one...and was sorry to discover that there won't be a sequel because of the author's death.

I'll get this out to the next person, probably on Friday.

The next person is currently wondering which of two bookboxes will get to her first and busily reading/registering books for both of them. :p
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The books were sent out last week, but I have misplaced the tracking number. Hopefully, all goes well and it gets to HI without a hitch.
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The books were sent out last week, but I have misplaced the tracking number. Hopefully, all goes well and it gets to HI without a hitch.

Arrived today: now I just need to make decisions!

https://www.flickr.com/---/photostream/

(Pretty good turnover: I think only 3 of the books that started in the box are left, and I'll be claiming 2 of them.)
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Cool! Because I just found the tracking number! Hah!

Tracking Number: 9549026510127265192918
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Decisions

Read & put back in the box:

Adam & Andy - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636233
Drawing on the Gay Experience: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7085150
and a little "Yaoi sampler" which doesn't seem to be registered

Taking out:

The Boy Who Picked the Bullets Up - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12481415
Fadeout - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7655452
Gravy in the Pie - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13667173
How I Paid for College - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14607069
The Little Death - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14607056
Lord John and the Private Matter - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636237
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14350074

Putting in one extra because it's a thin minicomic:

Alone in the Trenches - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14723269
Ascension - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14373100
Becoming Nicole - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684110
The Girl with the Golden Bouffant - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14666293
Invisible Life - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13422803
Limp Wrist - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14723268
A Place Called Winter - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14575879
Strawberry Panic! #1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14677832

If all goes according to plan, the box will go back out at the beginning of the week, and I'll add the tracking info here then.
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..the box finally went out today.

USPS tracking 9549 0104 3304 7290 2251 64
ETA 11/6
We'll see when it actually arrives...
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The mailman just brought me a huge Rainbow wrapped box :D

It's the first bookbox I've ever received with a note on it informing me that it had been inspected to insure it met media mail requirements :o
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The mailman just brought me a huge Rainbow wrapped box :D

It's the first bookbox I've ever received with a note on it informing me that it had been inspected to insure it met media mail requirements :o

Well, if they didn't ask you for more $$, I guess it passed. :)
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The mailman just brought me a huge Rainbow wrapped box :D

It's the first bookbox I've ever received with a note on it informing me that it had been inspected to insure it met media mail requirements :o

Well, if they didn't ask you for more $$, I guess it passed. :)


Thank YOU for not adding anything extra to the box!
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Sadly disappointed to find women better represented... still, I had no problem finding plenty of books that look good/I want to read ;)

So, while here I did pick out one of the girls to read: Strawberry Panic. I also read Limp Wrist. Oh, and Brokeback Mountain.

I'm taking out:
Alone in the Trenches
A Place Called Winter
Ascension
Becoming Nicole
Sunday's Child
and NSFW: Enter at Your Own Risk

and I'm putting in:

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14808011

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14806926

Lesbian Nuns : Breaking Silence by Rosemary Curb, Nancy Manahan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796405

Good Bad Woman (Frankie Richmond Mysteries)by Elizabeth Woodcraft
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14763536

The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction
by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle |
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7721050

The Lavender House Murder: A Virginia Kelly Mystery by Nikki Baker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14763537

Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery by Richard Stevenson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7940748


Think that's it. Thanks so much for hosting this emmejo!!




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Sadly disappointed to find women not better represented... still, I had no problem finding plenty of books that look good/I want to read ~~
And I've rectified the dearth of women :)

So, while here I did pick out one of the girls to read: Strawberry Panic. I also read Limp Wrist. Oh, and Brokeback Mountain.

I'm taking out:
Alone in the Trenches
A Place Called Winter
Ascension
Becoming Nicole
Sunday's Child
and NSFW: Enter at Your Own Risk

and I'm putting in:

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14808011

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14806926

Lesbian Nuns : Breaking Silence by Rosemary Curb, Nancy Manahan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796405

Good Bad Woman (Frankie Richmond Mysteries)by Elizabeth Woodcraft
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14763536

The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction
by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle |
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7721050

The Lavender House Murder: A Virginia Kelly Mystery by Nikki Baker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14763537

Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery by Richard Stevenson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7940748


Think that's it. Thanks so much for hosting this emmejo!!




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