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Looking for something short to read? Or feeling ready to expand your reading horizons and try some new authors? This is the box for you! This will be a shrinking bookbox filled with anthologies. It will be starting out with mostly short story collections, but collected essays, comic anthologies, etc. are welcome too! I am trying to limit poetry, but collections that are mixtures of poetry and prose would be happy additions.

This box will start in late August/early September, and I will need at least 3 participants to run the box. This box will be USA only, due to shipping costs. To join, just post on this thread!

Bookbox rules:

*Try to make sure there is some variety in genres when the box leaves you. 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. Please remember the shrinking aspect here, and take one or two more than you add.
*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.
*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 that it got lost.

back to Emmejo


Count me in - I love short stories!


Count me in - I love short stories!

I , too...LOVE short stories, or shall I say...they love me, and more and more so these days it seems with my increasing memory issues and limited mobility. ; ) I believe I have a few anthologies here in the house and not in storage that I could add in from other BCers that would help Keep Them Moving, as well...a win-win, so I'd LOVE to join in this one...THANK YOU for hosting emmejo!!! ; )


...I'm not usually a big fan of short stories, but I've found I've been reading more and more of them lately.


I have a few books that fit the bill here, and I have been getting more and more into short stories lately.


Had to check first if I had more than sci-fi/fantasy. (I have one unregistered travel anthology and I plan to go to a bookstore today to see if I get another anthology or two).


Sci-fi and fantasy anthologies would be good too! I know I'm including some of those to start. :-)


wingemmejowing 1 yr ago
Pushing this back up to the top, in case any short-story-lovers haven't seen it yet.


wingemmejowing 1 yr ago
RE: Bump!
One more bump! Hoping to get this on the road soon, so now's the time to join if you've been on the fence!


The tracking number is 9114 9014 9645 1609 3809 76.

A list of the books starting out in the box is below, don't scroll down if you like to be surprised!



The Toughest Indian in the World: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13201757/
Grant's Pass: A Post-Apocalyptic Anthology: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14640024/
Drawing on the Gay Experience: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7085150/
The Ghost of Carmen Miranda and Other Spooky Gay and Lesbian Tales: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14622848/
Eric's Body: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14610082/
Dark Side of the Mind: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15104321/
Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14248091/
J-Boys: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12846624/
Humans Wanted: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15188468/
Dangerous Women 2: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15147735/
I've a Feeling We're Not in Kanas Anymore: Tales From Gay Manhattan: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617853/
Billions and Billions: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876270/
The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7721050/
Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5935836/
The Dedalus Book of Sexual Ambiguity: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707091/
Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15207922/
A Tyranny of Petticoats: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15207897/
I Can Transform You: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15198592/
Buddies: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3166308/
The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 3: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15208249/
Classic American Women Writers: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15209011/
Plus a comics sampler that came to me unregistered, so it is continuing on that way.


I've been watching this post since it first appeared and I can't help feeling envious that I don't live in the US to be able to join in :(


The box reached me today, a bit battered but intact. (Well, it *was* intact; my young cat Chess decided he wanted to chew on the corners, and he's been making so much progress that I expect I'll have to find a new box {wry grin}.) Will try and get the box moving again soon - just have to put my hands on all those anthologies of mine!


(Well, it *was* intact; my young cat Chess decided he wanted to chew on the corners, and he's been making so much progress that I expect I'll have to find a new box {wry grin}.)

HAHAHA!!! LOVE this, GoryDetails. ; ) My apologies to you, and the rest of the participants here, if I have been the cause of any delay. Until today (10/8), my last opportunity to check my email was 9/26, just before the Veteran I take care of (a Summer Fisherman) returned from the mountains to stay now, and before I came down with the God awful virus he brought home for me, that I am still battling, so I was unaware that you (GoryDetails) had sent a first request for my address a week ago already, and am HAPPY you DID send a second "repeat message", as it was the first my email opened up to today. I've replied so that you'll be able to send the box off next week as you are hoping to. I've also PMd next in line, Spatial, to obtain the address I'll need to make a quick turn around of the Bookbox once it arrives. Winter weather and Holiday Mail, will be slowing the USPS mail system down before we know it!!! ; ) THANK YOU...ALL, for your patience!!! ; ) Wanted to post here not only to update, but also to move the thread up, in case there might be others who will want to join in. ; )


I mailed the box to BOOKWORMINUSALL today; estimated delivery 10/17, tracking # 9549 0121 0346 8283 1843 09. As the box is designated as a shrinking box, I took out two more books than I put in. My choices follow; stop reading if you'd rather be surprised!


I took out:

The Wicked and the Divine Vol. 3
Humans Wanted
Night Shade: Gothic Tales By Women
I Can Transform You
Classic American Women Writers
Dark Side of the Mind
The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction
Drawing on the Gay Experience
I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore
The Ghost of Carmen Miranda
Eric's Body

And I put in:

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15069704/ )

She's Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617863/ )

Detroit Murders ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202612/ )

Dying For It: More Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14501422/ )

Truly Grim Tales ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15033689/ )

I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202605/ )

Sweaterweather and Other Short Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15183226/ )

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories for Late at Night ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202603/ )

The Birthday of the World and Other Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202595/ )

Brothers of the Night: Gay Vampire Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202585/ )



Spatial DID respond with an address when I PMd last week, but is also in the middle of a move and did request that I PM again to verify if that address will be the best one for me to send the Box to once it arrived. I will PM to get current status, and hope to be breaking into the box on Friday to see what treasures it holds, make my selections, Journal Entries, & additions, & then perhaps send it off early next week. ; )


I'm terribly behind on my Bookcrossing responsibilities, so this box was NOT mailed out the first of this week as I'd hoped!!! ; ) I've been working through getting caught up this weekend, and know there were a few packages that arrived from several kind BCers during the past week, as well. I'll be making Journal Entries for my selections today, and getting the package ready for send off in the next few days. THANK YOU for your patience!!! ; )



1. I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays by Sloane Crosley

2. Grants Pass: a Post-Apocalyptic Anthology by Jennifer Brozek, Amanda Pillar

3. The Birthday of the World: And Other Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin


1. Lonesome Rangers: Homeless Minds, Promised Lands, Fugitive Cultures by John Leonard


Estimated Delivery Date is Monday, 5 November 2018
Tracking #9549012652478303184715

THANK YOU for hosting, and including me in, your "Shrinking" Anthology Bookbox, emmejo. I chose/added one, and chose two extra for shrinking. ; )


I won’t be able to go through it for about a week. My apologies for the delay.
Will keep you posted! :)


I won’t be able to go through it for about a week. My apologies for the delay.
Will keep you posted! :)

Update: will go through the box over the holiday and get it moving right after.

🍁 🍂 Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂🍁


🍁 🍂 Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂🍁

Happy Thanksgiving right back at you!!! ; ) Given the logistics we were trying to work with surrounding your move, Spatial, I'm happy to know you did receive the box, but disappointed to know about the inaccuracy of both what the Postal Clerk told me, and what my receipt read regarding the estimated delivery being 11/5. What an inconvenience for you.


Happy Thanksgiving right back at you!!! ; ) Given the logistics we were trying to work with surrounding your move, Spatial, I'm happy to know you did receive the box, but disappointed to know about the inaccuracy of both what the Postal Clerk told me, and what my receipt read regarding the estimated delivery being 11/5. What an inconvenience for you.

For me, it’s not that bad. It was actually kinda comical. The package arrive 2 hours after I’d already left! But, the PO estimates are usually spot on so having one occasionally be late is ok. I’m more concerned that I’m holding it up for everyone else! :/


Mailed the box out to Chicvolley99 today! Estimated delivery date is 12/3.
Tracking # 9549015409228330300227
Took out 9 and put in 7! If you'd like to be surprised, then please do not read any further.


Took out:

Truly Grim Tales
The Merry Spinster
She’s Such a Geek!
Billions and Billions
Brothers of the Night
A Tyranny of Petticoats
The Dedalus Book of Sexual Ambiguity
Spider Woman’s Granddaughters

Added to Bookbox:

A Winter Book


Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

“Wicked” Women Whodunit

Shakespearean Detectives

You Better Not Cry

Happily Ever After


I will make my selections shortly!


Per request, I took 2 more books than I put in.

I plan on mailing this tomorrow (12/8) or on Monday (12/10). I will update with the tracking number ASAP.


if it's not too late to sign up.


Not too late at all! Welcome aboard!


Tracking through USPS is 9549012373818344358601


I have some nice, newer anthology titles and some a few still on Mt. TBR and this would give me good motivation to finish reading them and get them out of the house.


Certainly! Welcome aboard!


Will go through and decide what to take.


I have contacted book_drunkard for their address. Below is my additions/selections.

I am taking out:

1.Detroit Murders
2.Almost No Memory
3.Manhattan Mayhem
4. How This Night is Different
5. Lonesome Rangers
6. Stories for Late at Night
7. Goosebumps Campfire Collection

And adding in (only doing a slight shrinkage)
1. How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel (travel) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15322283
2. Trickster: Native American Tales (graphic novel) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11700143/
3. Behold the Void (Horror) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14561287/
4. Pen-Ultimate (Sci-fi) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14894756/
5. The Mystery Box (Mystery) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176327
6. Masked (Fantasy) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15318673


Tracking number: 9549012717088360178563


Will go through it in the next couple of days and get it headed back on its journey soon.

Edited to add: Removed 8, adding 5.
I plan on mailing this on Monday the 14th.
Due to getting hit by a Winter storm I was unable to get to the post office until the 17th.
Tracking number - 9549013951429017050303


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