Far East Bookbox Round 3

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Plan to mail around November 1.

Participant list (so far & subject to change):

Spatial (VA)
HI77 (FL)
Rhythmbiscuit (CO)-asked to be skipped
Chicvolley99 (CO)
Azuki (FL)-asked to be bumped down
CanticleLost (FL)
Hyphen8 (HI)
Nimrodiel (IL)
Imawinn2 (WI)-asked to be bumped down
Freezone (MA)
Back to AlterEgoZoe

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 Box:
-Diwata (Philippines) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000711
-Jia (North Korea) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15086907
-Shadow Theatre (Singapore) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14244617
-Bangkok Tattoo (Thailand) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176377
-Wisdom Awaits Discovery (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876368
-The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15122411
-Eating Chinese Food Naked (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876365
-Waiting (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5966547
-The Bonesetter's Daughter (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7185186
-Across A Green Ocean (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876361
-Riding the Iron Rooster (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15122415
-Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15086909
-Chinese Cinderella (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14991355
-The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431884
-My Name is Sei Shonagon (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176329
-Silk (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176369
-Silence (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176337
-Please Enjoy Your Happiness (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718027
-Child of Fortune (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14548675


freezone 2 yrs ago
bump....to get more people signed up, perhaps....


AlterEgoZoe 1 yr ago
Books in box listed; anyone else interested in participating?


I've been waffling about this one, but if I can be down near the end It would let me read a few of the Far East books that are not manga sitting in my TBR pile.


I've been waffling about this one, but if I can be down near the end It would let me read a few of the Far East books that are not manga sitting in my TBR pile.



Tracking # 9549012717068310173022


If possible, I would like to join. I'm in Colorado. If not, no worries.

I found that I have some books that fit in here.


Sure I can add you.


I've PMed Debnance and hope to get the box moving by next week.


All books going in and coming out of the box have been journaled.
I'll mail the box out tomorrow to debnance. And I'll update with the tracking number then.

Taking out:
Chinese Cinderella (China)
Silk (Japan)
Silence (Japan)
Diwata (Philippines)
Jia (North Korea)

Replacing with:
The Tale of the Incomparable Prince by Tshe Ring Dbang Rgyal (Tibet)
America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo (Philippines)
Where We Go When All We Were is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu (Japan)
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (Japan)
Peony in Love by Lisa See (China)

I also took one of the black and white bookmarks and added four Hell Bank notes. Anyone is free to take one.

Update: Tracking # 9549010295768317190617


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so it's a busy time. I'd like to keep the box a week or so in order to read a couple of books I'd like to add to the box.


That’s fine :) happy turkey day!


Especially because I keep giving away the books that are reserved for this box to my friends who are looking for a new book. D'oh!


freezone 1 yr ago
I had hoped to sneak a book about Afghanistan into this box, but it really doesn't count!


wingHI77wing 1 yr ago

The box arrived safe and sound! ;)


wingHI77wing 1 yr ago

Rhythmbiscuit said they want to be skipped. I'm contacting the next person in line.


AlterEgoZoe 1 yr ago
RE: ~~

Rhythmbiscuit said they want to be skipped. I'm contacting the next person in line.

ok :)


wingHI77wing 1 yr ago

The Bookbox has been mailed! :)

Tracking: 9449009699939631427674

Oh! In case you're interested:


Took Out:

-America is Not the Heart.  By Elaine Castillo. (Phillipines)

-The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. By Anne Fadiman. (Laos)

-Shadow Theatre. By Fiona Cheong. (Singapore)

-Bangkok Tattoo. By John Burdett. (Thai)

-The Tale of the Incomparable Prince. By Tshe Ring Dbang Rgyal. (Tibetan)

-Snow Country. By Yusunari Kawabata. (Japanese)

-Where We Go When We Were Is Gone. By Sequoia Nagamatsu. (Japanese)

-The Woman Warrior. By Maxine Hong Kingston. (China)

-Riding the Iron Rooster. By Paul Theroux. (China)

-The Empress's Tomb. By Kirsten Miller. (China)

-Wuhu Diary. By Emily Prager. (China)

-The Lily Theatre. By Lulu Wang. (China)

Put In:

-Anil's Ghost. By Michael Ondaatje. (Sri Lanka)

-Ordeal in Cambodia. By Vek Huong Taing (Cambodia)

-The Bifrost Guardians Vol. 1. By. Mickey Reichert. (Vietnam)

-The Shadow Walker. By Michael Walters. (Mongolia)

-Cross Currents. By John Shors. (Thailand)

-The Colors of Thailand. By Barbara Lloyd. (Thailand)

-My Brother,My Sister,and I. By Yoko Kawashima Watkins (Japan)

-The Elephant Vanishes. By Haruki Murakami (Japan)

-Dave Barry Does Japan. By Dave Barry (Japan)

-My Life As Emperor. By Su Tong. (China)

-Empress. By Shan Sa (China)

-The Lost Daughters of China. By Karin Evans. (China)

The Bookbox was a little China heavy so i balanced it a little.


I will make my choices soon!


In FL!


Ok :)


Tracking through USPS is #9549012373839043450519


Received from Azuki in Florida!

The Samurai's Garden - Tsukiyama

Memoir's of a Geisha - Arthur Golden


Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri (India/Thailand)

The Hundred Secret Senses - Amy Tan (China)

Will message Hyphen8!


Tracking number: USPS

From sunny Florida to Hawaii!


Not bad: only a few days later than the tracking promised.

Looks like only one of the original books is still in the box, and I may be claiming it. :)


Tracking info with the journal book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13428904


This got here yesterday after bouncing around Chicagoland distribution centers for a few days. I haven't had a chance to open it and probably won't until early next week as we have an extremely busy weekend due to the ACEN convention.


Life has been hectic the last few weeks. I just finished reading my last book to add to the book box on Friday. I will be trying to get it to the post office this week.


it went in the mail today.


Just received this box, today. Will contact next person.


I have made my Picks and box is ready to go. I just haven't heard from Freezone, yet. I will try again but I am going to be heading on a vacation soon, so if I don't hear from this next recipient, over the weekend, I won't be able to send the box forward until after I get back.

Putting into Box:
Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (China) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14864665
South of the Border by Haruki Murakami (Japan) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15308271
Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (Singapore) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15277045
Once Removed by Mako Yoshikawa (Japan) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12411229
Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo (Korean) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533623
Nine Gates (Breaking the Wall) by Jane Lindskold (China) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604859
The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery (Japan) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6115529
Total: 7 Books

Removing from box:
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford
Lost on the Planet China by J. Maarten Troost
The Early Arrival of Dreams by Rosemary Mahoney
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
China Dolls by Lisa See
Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
Total: 7 Books


Just saw the posting here, and have sent my address.


I sent this bookbox out, yesterday. It is on it's way to freezone.
USPS Tracking # 9549 4336 9170 1088 77


Have written to alteregozoe for address. will pull together a list either here or on the journal book....Happy 4th (weekend), everyone!


Received this past week. I haven’t gone through it yet since I’ve been busy. Plan to this week however


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