Alphabet VBB round 18 (international), CLOSED

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This is round eighteen of the international alphabet VBB, with the title of each book starting (ignoring 'a' and 'the') with a different letter of the alphabet.

Participants can select any book(s) but must replace either the letter they've taken or one of the missing letters. I don't want to make it too difficult so there are 19 books, so that if you take one, you have a choice of 8 letters for the replacement. So if the list contained books beginning with letters A, B, C, and you chose the book beginnining with B, you could replace with a book beginning with B or with any letter D to Z.

Please put in the same number of books as you take out. The list is starting out as mainly fiction but other categories that you think will be appealing are fine (please no text books, religious pamphlets, travel guides, etc).

Please post choices and receipt of books to the thread.

Please post out books promptly. If any books are not received within a reasonable timeframe please let me know.

This is a new thread for round eighteen. The round seventeen thread is here:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/562024/

Here's the list so far:
penelopewanders
Bookworm-Lady
Meekachu07
Femke85 (asked to be skipped)
BaiLong
sedna5213
Icila (asked to be skipped)
yorkshire-lass
adrienne10 (asked to be skipped)
gillsil
Alia_Rus (skipped due to non-response)
Sparkish
Diane-Fraser
msjoanna
Lamilla
Paulanni <- LIST IS HERE

Then back to me, and then another round if this one goes well. Please leave the books in for the next round. If you will not be happy to leave your books in for another couple of rounds if need be then please don't include them. (Since I put in all seed books for the first round everyone should get back the same number as they put in.)

The books:
Burned (House of Night) - PC and Kristin Cast https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13969831
Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15873848
A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans - W. Bruce Cameron https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14836444
The Edinburgh Dead - Brian Ruckley https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14292231
The Forever War - Joe Haldeman https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15158525Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracey Chevalier https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15666072How to Be Good - Nick Hornby https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14669008
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15327898Letters to Georgian Friends - Boris Pasternak https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15884034
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15840979
Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12853264Once in a House on Fire - Andrea Ashworth https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336709
Prince of Ice - Emma Holly  https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5381236
Show Me - Celia May Hart  https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14966207
Through a Glass, Darkly - Donna Leon: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15611119
Untamed - PC & Kristin Cast https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13969801
Victory - Susan Cooper https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14740708
The Wilder Shores Of Love - Lesley Blanch: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267030
The Zig Zag Girl - Elly Griffiths https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15884035

Replace a letter you take out or one of the current missing letters: A, I, K, Q, R, X, Y.

 

wingSparkishwing 1 yr ago
Yes please
Haven’t taken part in this for ages 😊

 

Great, you are in. :)

 

Add me to the list please.

 

You're added to the list. :)

 

:-)

 

You're already on there, I think you signed up at the end of the last round! :)

 

As I want to take
The Japanese Lover - Isabel Allende https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14527044

I've been trying to decide whether to put in the TBR book I have which does have a title starting with a "J" or just put in one of the other letters...

I guess I'll go with that -
taking the B
with Burned (House of Night) by PC and Kristin Cast: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13969831

As ever, thanks for organizing and to everyone for making this a fun VBB. Wishing everyone a brilliant 2020 with wonderful adventures, both on and off the page.

 

This has arrived today in Switzerland. Thanks!

As I want to take
The Japanese Lover - Isabel Allende https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14527044

 

I'd like to sign up for this. It's been a while since I've participated in a bookbox...

 

Yes sure!

 

I choose:
"Gravity", by Tess Gerritsen

And my replacement is:
"The Year of the Rat", by Clare Furniss
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13724066/

I will PM the book's owner now...
Thanks for setting this up, greenbadger... always fun! :)

 

I choose:
"Gravity", by Tess Gerritsen

And my replacement is:
"The Year of the Rat", by Clare Furniss
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13724066/

I will PM the book's owner now...
Thanks for setting this up, greenbadger... always fun! :)


"Gravity" is here, with a nice assortment of bookmarks, including a cute metallic one... very pink... :)
Thanks, Meekachu07, looking forward to reading this one.

 

I will select "A Long Way Down" and replace with "The Janson Directive" by Robert Ludlum.

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15824851

 

 

Great. :)

 

BaiLong 1 yr ago
My turn
I choose:
"Norse Mythology"

And will replace it with:
"The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ"
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13166863/

 

I posted Norse Mythology on 8th Feb but I see it hasn't reached you yet. I'm guessing the post is pretty messed up with the circumstances but let me know if it doesn't eventually get there and I'll send another copy.

 

Hi, I haven't received it indeed. But parcels has been slowly trickling in lately, so who knows, let's still wait a bit and see, it might still arrive...

 

wingsedna5213wing 1 yr ago
My choise
I'm taking out Call the Dead Again and I'm adding
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15840979/

 

wingIcilawing 1 yr ago
RE: My choise
I'm taking out Call the Dead Again


If your address is still the same since 2014, it's ok. :)

 

Yes, my address is still the same. There is no rush though.

 

I already had read a few of them and the others aren't my cup of tea. So sorry. Please send the list onward I w'll wait for the next round. :)

 

I would like to take out The Elegance of the Hedghog by Muriel Barbery https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15610852

I will replace it with All These Lonely People( Quick Reads) by Gervase Phinn https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14388011/

Thanks for hosting this greenbadger, it's always fun :-)

 

Sorry to have held things up!
The list is with me and I’m taking out The Year of the Rat https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13724066

And putting in Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15873848

 

Sorry to have held things up!
The list is with me and I’m taking out The Year of the Rat https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13724066



That's mine! Please send me your address, and it will soon be on its way to you... :)

Edited to say that I posted it this evening, so you will soon receive it! :)

 

Sorry to have held things up!
The list is with me and I’m taking out The Year of the Rat https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13724066



That's mine! Please send me your address, and it will soon be on its way to you... :)

Edited to say that I posted it this evening, so you will soon receive it! :)


I have just realized that I haven't heard back from Gillsil, and this book still appears as Travelling. I hope she's Ok.

 



I have just realized that I haven't heard back from Gillsil, and this book still appears as Travelling. I hope she's Ok.


Postal deliveries have been really messed up recently with all that's going on. Let's hope that it's just delayed.

 

No reply from Alia_Rus for a few weeks, has anyone heard from her?

 

No reply from Alia_Rus for a few weeks, has anyone heard from her?


I sent her a book and it was returned last week as Unclaimed. She doesn't answer PMs. Let's hope she's Ok.

 

No reply from Alia_Rus for a few weeks, has anyone heard from her?

Same here. My book from weeks ago hasn't been journalled and no response to my PM

 

Same here, the book I sent her was returned, and she hasn't been answering my messages. I hope she is fine.

 

I would like to take The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13166863 and I will put in The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1429223
This was fun! Thanks.

 

I'm currently moving house and all my books are packed. It may take me a day or so to find a suitable one. Please bear with me.

 

I'd like to join Alphabet VBB if you are still taking new participants.

 

Welcome!

 

Didn't take too long. :-)

I've chosen the Regulator by Stephen King and will PM Bookworm-lady . I'm adding Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15666072/

 

I hope that means you are safely in your new place! :)

 

I hope that means you are safely in your new place! :)

I am thank you. However, the next in the chain can't move yet so still got a few bits to drag over from the old place once things get moving again.

 

msjoanna 10 mos ago
Choices
I will take out
The Vegetarian - Han Kang https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283154

I will put in
Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12853264/

 

Lamilla 10 mos ago
I'm taking out
The Janson Directive by Robert Ludlum https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15824851
Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital) by Kim Stanley Robinson https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14980247

I'm adding
The Jungle Books (Oxford World's Classics) by Rudyard Kipling https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11679216/
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15158525/

 

I will post Forty Signs of Rain as soon as the lock down is over :-)

 

The Janson Directive by Robert Ludlum https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15824851

Received. Thank you!

 

Closing this round to new entrants since we're nearly done.

 

I would like to take out these two:
All These Lonely People - Gervase Phinn https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14388011
King of the Jews - Leslie Epstein https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11101511

I'll send PMs to the holders of the books.

And I replace them with:
Letters to Georgian Friends - Boris Pasternak https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15884034
The Zig Zag Girl - Elly Griffiths https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15884035

 

I will get All These Lonely People in the post to you as soon as life here gets back to "normal" :-)

 

Thank you, yorkshire-lass, for the All These Lonely People and the pretty card, they arrived in today's mail. The book looks like a good, comforting read in these peculiar times.

 

King of the Jews - Leslie Epstein https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11101511
now heading to Finland.. Enjoy!

 

King of the Jews arrived safe and sound. Thank you, penelopewanders.

 

I will choose please:
The Jungle Books - Rudyard Kipling https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11679216
The Queen's Man - Sharon Penman https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13374510

Putting in
Victory - Susan Cooper https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14740708
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15327898

 

The Jungle Books has arrived, thank you very much! :)

 

winggreenbadgerwing 10 mos ago
Round 19?
I'll aim to start round 19 later in the year, maybe around September when I hope we'll be back to normality. Let me know if you want to join.

 

BaiLong 10 mos ago
RE: Round 19?
I'm in too :-)

 

I'll join the next round :-)

 

Lamilla 10 mos ago
Round 19
please count me

 

wingIcilawing 10 mos ago
RE: Round 19
Please add me too. :)

 

Please count me in too! thanks

 

wingPaulanniwing 10 mos ago
Round 19
I'll join, please.

 

Meekachu07 10 mos ago
Count me in
Lifetime member

 

wingsedna5213wing 10 mos ago
I'm in too
Thanks a lot for running it again!

 

...and looking forward to normality!
Thanks for setting this up! :)

 

Meekachu07 10 mos ago
Include me
Whenever things get going again I'm in. Hopefully it won't be til September but ya never know with how things are going

 

wingSparkishwing 10 mos ago
Yes please
I'll take part again x

 

Lamilla 10 mos ago
Round 19
I'm interested as well

 

:-)

 

I have just noticed that I sent this book on March, 15th to Gillsil, and it has not been journalled. Moreover, Gillsil has not posted for 2 months, in fact her last post was to request this book.
I have just PMed her, I hope everything is well with her.

 

msjoanna 9 mos ago
Rejoin
I'd like to join again.

Also, the book I chose - The Vegetarian - has arrived. I'm planning to read it soon, so it may be ready to cycle back in by the time the list gets to me.

 

The promised books are finally on their ways. Sorry for the delays.

 

The Queen's Man has arrived, thank you! :)

 

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