📚Shrinking VBB - Round 12 CLOSED

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It's been some time since the last round so here goes …..

I have found that running a VBB helps me to reduce my TBR and pass on books I have already read too.

The idea is that you choose one or more books from the list and replace with one less book than the number you have chosen. So if you only want one book there is no requirement to replace at all.

When it is your turn I will PM you the current list for you to make your choices from. You let me know what you are taking and adding (or not, as the case may be) I update the list and so on. If you are unable to find a suitable book from the list I send then you can always choose another off my TBR or AVL shelf.

If you wish to join in or have any questions please post either on the forum or PM me.

All participants are welcome and are listed here:

1.Bookworm-lady
2.mcsar
3.Olivia_lo
4.Arvores
5.yorkshire-lass
6.Femek85
7.greenbadger
8. Alia_Rus
9. hadenmaiden

The list of books is listed here:

1. Washington Square, by Henry James http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14720552
2. Bride for a Captain, by Flora Kidd http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14545665
3. The Reader by Bernard Schlink https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15347109/
4. Bookcrossing Through the Middle-Earth by Skyring https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10494155/ (TBR)
5. New Selected Poems 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15071318/ (TBR)
6. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (AUDIOBOOK-CD) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13052862/
7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14011865/
8. Hiss of death by Rita Mae Brown https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295897/


 

Thank you!

 

Thank you! :-)

 

:-)

 

Welcome back to those who have joined in before and a special welcome to those trying it out for the first time 😉

 

Thanks for organising!

 

:)

 

Plenty of room :-)

 

Plenty of room left. I will keep it open for new joiners :-)

 

...are "Mr Mercedes" (it's in my WishList!) and the "Short Stories" by Ruth Rendell.
I will PM the owners; thanks for setting this up! :)

 

 

I've been awol for a while, and this idea is new to me - would love to join in if I'm not too late, thanks :)

 

List moving on to mcsar today :)

 

And replaced with I See You. I have also added a second copy of the Reader i found in a charity shop :-)

List on the way to Olivia_Lo

 

Olivia_Lo chose a TBR. I can't find the book though. Books are now a lot tidier but no joy 😂

When/if it ever turns up it will be posted on.

List will be moving on to Arvores

 

I hope PMs are working well.
Thank you! :-)

 

I hope PMs are working well.
Thank you! :-)

Apologies they are. I tried to post it last week but they tried to overcharge me. Going back tomorrow :-) will get the box moving again soon.

 

Hi, Diane-Fraser.
No worries at all with sending the book. I was just worried that you might be waiting for my reply and I was stalling this. Please, take your time. I do have plenty to read :-)
Thanks again for your kindness.

 

...in record time!
Thank you so much, mcsar, for the book and beautiful BC labels with kittens... Looking forward to reading this one! :)

 

 

Have just PM'd Diane-Fraser.
I couldn't find anything I fancied on the list so I've chosen onefrom her AVL's.

 

 

wingFemke85wing 1 yr ago
My choices
I pick the following:

4. The Reader by Bernard Schlink (copy 1) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15267244

6. My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14422378

8. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14613262 (TBR)

9. A Baby at the Beach Café by Lucy Diamond https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15114601



And I Replace them with:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14011865/

Hiss of death by Rita Mae Brown https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295897/

The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15310081/

 

I pick the following:

4. The Reader by Bernard Schlink (copy 1) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15267244

6. My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14422378

8. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14613262 (TBR)

9. A Baby at the Beach Café by Lucy Diamond https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15114601



And I Replace them with:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14011865/

Hiss of death by Rita Mae Brown https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295897/

The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15310081/

Thanks. I'll let you know when I post them to you :-)

List with greenbadger

 

Thank you so much for sharing :-)

 

Choosing please:

3. A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13593668/
12. The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15310081/

Putting in:
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12899688/

 

 

Alia_Rus 1 yr ago
My choise
I'm taking out:

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

 

wingmcsarwing 1 yr ago
RE: My choise
I'm taking out:

I See You by Clare Mackintosh


Book sent today (Feb 5), but it might take a while to get there.

 

 

 

Got it, thank you. PM sent - I chose the Cuckoo's Calling.

 

The bookbox is now closed.
I still have some reading to do and will let the two waiting know when the books are on their way. I am about to start Elizabeth is missing .

For those that didn't get their book chosen this time please leave in for the next round. I'll contact you before it starts up again to see what you would like to do.
Hopefully the next round will be later in the year, finances and time permitting.

 

for another round of the Shrinking VBB. My two books, Red Dust Road and I am David, arrived today. A much welcomed parcel on a cold snowy day. I look forward to reading them.

 

I was just going through my bookshelf and noticed a few books that are reserved for this sweeps. Just wondering if or when there will be a new round? Let me know if you need some extra seed books (I could even replace book n°3 on the list ;) as I just finished the copy you had sent me from this VBB) or if you need help with organising.

Also, it´s absolutely no problem that those books are reserved for the sweeps :) They can stay there for as long as needed.

 

I was just going through my bookshelf and noticed a few books that are reserved for this sweeps. Just wondering if or when there will be a new round? Let me know if you need some extra seed books (I could even replace book n°3 on the list ;) as I just finished the copy you had sent me from this VBB) or if you need help with organising.

Also, it´s absolutely no problem that those books are reserved for the sweeps :) They can stay there for as long as needed.



There will be a new round. Probably be starting off a thread some time in October, if I get my act together by then ;-)

 

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