For a refresher, here's a link to the previous thread: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/562738
Here's how it works (thanks to wubbaducky, who originally dreamed up the idea of this VBB, for most of the text):
I'll PM the list to participant 1, who picks their choices and replaces them with their own. They'll PM the list back to me. I'll make a note of which books have been added by participant 1 and then PM the list to participant 2, who'll pick their choices and replace and PM back to me the updated list. Etc. etc. etc. So I'll be keeping tabs on who's contributed what and who's chosen what.
The catch is, you DON'T put down book titles, authors or genres. All you put on the email is the First Sentence of the book. So, for example, if books I was including on the list were Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone, the virtual list would read:
1. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
2. Call me Ishmael.
3. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
Then you would email me back saying you were taking out numbers 1 and 3 and replacing them with:
4. First sentence of new book
5. First sentence of other new book
Whenever the list comes back to me, I'll then PM you with the first sentence(s) you chose and the screen name(s) of the person who owns the book(s). You will then need to PM them to ask them for that first sentence book.
Please don't tell the recipient what the book is before they receive it- it's all meant to be a mysterious surprise...
Please PM me back the list ASAP- it shouldn't take you more than two weeks to make your choices and replace them and PM me back with the updates.
There should always be 16 books in the virtual bookbox. If you take out five, please replace with five, etc.
Genre doesn't matter so long as the first sentence is interesting (you define interesting). No author's notes/acknowledgements, please. Just the first sentence of the book. I will make one exception in this case: if a book has a prologue, you may choose between the prologue's first sentence and the first chapter's first sentence.
Please update this thread with the first sentence(s) you've chosen to take out and later, please let us know what book(s) they turned out to belong to- we all want to share in your fun too! And of course, don't forget to journal the books themselves later...
Please mail your books out to the people who have chosen your books as quickly as possible- within a month is preferable.
You must be willing to mail internationally, as this is an international bookbox and I can't guarantee who's going to choose your contributions.
You are responsible for contacting the person who owns your first sentence book(s).
Please post here if you are interested. No PMs, please.
COVID-19 Update: I understand many of you may be stuck in your homes and unable to post books at this time. Please be patient with the senders of any books you are expecting. I’m sure we all will get to the post office when it’s safer to do so.
Initial list of participants:
adrienne10–ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
msjoanna —LIST IS HERE