Alphabet VBB round 19 (international), CLOSED

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This is round nineteen 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 nineteen. The round eighteen thread is here:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/565478

Here's the list so far:
Diane-Fraser
Lamilla (asked to be skipped)
penelopewanders
Paulanni
BaiLong
Meekachu07
sedna5213
Bookworm-lady
Icila
Sparkish
yorkshire-lass
msjoanna
Ythan
russbaum
Billbooks <-- 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:
Aunt Dimity Goes West - Nancy Atherton https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15720190
Burned (House of Night) - PC and Kristin Cast https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13969831
Confessions of a Murder Suspect - James Patterson https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14166995/
Dead Men's Bones - James Oswald https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15116967/
The First Year it Sleeps - Brenda Gibrall https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15916547/
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12995014
Holy Island - L.J. Ross https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16012583/
Imagine Me Gone - Adam Haslett https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14828612
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15327898
The Kommandant's Mistress - Sherri Szeman https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16051203
Letters to Georgian Friends - Boris Pasternak https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15884034
Moon Palace - Paul Auster https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16062945
An Offer He Can't Refuse - Christie Ridgway https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13985107
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
The Vegetarian - Han Kang https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15486831/
The Widow's Secret - Sarah Mitchell https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15104727/
The Yellow Houses - Stella Gibbons https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15956762/

Replace a letter you take out or one of the current missing letters: E, N, Q, R, U, X, Z.

 

Who is in?

 

With the pandemic it‘s sometimes hard to get to the post office, but eventually....
Thanks for organizing this.

 

I would like to ask about my book "The Regulators", by Stephen King, it seems to have disappeared between Rounds 17 and 19? Did anyone request it and I forgot to send it? Please let me know, it appears as still Reserved for this VBB in my bookshelf.

 

I would like to ask about my book "The Regulators", by Stephen King, it seems to have disappeared between Rounds 17 and 19? Did anyone request it and I forgot to send it? Please let me know, it appears as still Reserved for this VBB in my bookshelf.


It was chosen by Diane-Fraser during round 18. :)

 

I would like to ask about my book "The Regulators", by Stephen King, it seems to have disappeared between Rounds 17 and 19? Did anyone request it and I forgot to send it? Please let me know, it appears as still Reserved for this VBB in my bookshelf.


It was chosen by Diane-Fraser during round 18. :)


Oh, dear, thanks for letting me know, I will send it in the next batch.
Really sorry about that!

 

wingYthanwing 6 mos ago
I'm in
again.

 

wingrussbaumwing 5 mos ago
I'm in
Thanks for hosting.

 

The Old Ways - Robert Macfarlane https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15769555/
and adding The Tattooist of Auchwitcz by Heather Morris https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16031168/

 

The Old Ways - Robert Macfarlane https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15769555/
and adding The Tattooist of Auchwitcz by Heather Morris https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16031168/


There's already a T, sorry! Do you have a different replacement?

 

The Old Ways - Robert Macfarlane https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15769555/
and adding The Tattooist of Auchwitcz by Heather Morris https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16031168/


There's already a T, sorry! Do you have a different replacement?

Oops, my error! I'll add One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14380548/ the title seems apt ;-)

 

I'll take :
Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12853264
and
One Little Mistake - Emma Curtis https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14380548/

and I'll put in:
The Midwich Cuckoo by John Wyndham, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6891311
An Offer He Can't Refuse, Christie Ridgway, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13985107

 

Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories was mailed yesterday. I have no idea how long international mail is taking these days.

 

Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories was mailed yesterday. I have no idea how long international mail is taking these days.



This has arrived safely, so pretty swift indeed! Thanks for sending.

 

wingPaulanniwing 4 mos ago
My turn
and I take these two
The Iron King - Julia Kagawa https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11299234
The Wilder Shores Of Love - Lesley Blanch: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267030

--- There is no hurry with the books. ---

and replace them with
The Inn at Lake Devine - Elinor Lipman: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14620178/
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13280662

 

Alia_Rus 4 mos ago
RE: My turn
The Wilder Shores Of Love - Lesley Blanch - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267030 - is on the way to you.
The tracking code RR595530866LV

 

Thank you, Alia_Rus!

 

Thank you Alia_Rus and greenbadger! Your books I had chosen arrived on the same day. Quite a coincidence! I had a notice on the arrival of both on Wednesday (Oct. 21), but it was only this morning I was able to go to the post office and pick them up. Postal services seem to be working pretty quickly again.

 

If you could tuck me on the bottom of the list that would be very much appreciated

 

BaiLong 3 mos ago
My turn
First of all, thanks for your patience, here is (finally) my choice.
I'm taking out:
- The Forever War
- Girl with a Pearl Earring
- The n°1 Ladies Detective Agency

I'm replacing them with:
- Gone Girl https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12995014/
- Hauntings: True Life Sightings and Experiences of Ghosts https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11784682/
- King Rat https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11824034/

Thanks!

PS: I still have a lot of books that I owe people that I haven't mailed yet, including I believe some from the previous alphabet VBB round. I'll get to it ASAP, sorry for the delays and thanks for your patience, it seems that this year has been a bit too crazy for me and I have lost track of quite a lot of things...

 

BaiLong 2 mos ago
RE: My turn
The Girl with a Pearl Earring arrived! Thanks!

 

BaiLong 1 mo ago
RE: My turn
"The n°1 Ladies Detective Agency" arrived today, thanks :-)

 

I will select the Zig Zag Girl and replace with:

"Nowhere to Run" by Mary Jane Clark
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16073142

 

The Zig Zag Girl started its travel today (Nov. 26) - hopefully without zigzaging too much.

 

Has been posted :-)

 

wingsedna5213wing 3 mos ago
My choice
I'm taking out:
The Inn at Lake Devine - Elinor Lipman
and I'm adding:
Imagine me Gone - Adam Haslett
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14828612/

Thanks a lot greenbadger!

 

I'm taking out:
Hauntings: True Life Sightings and Experiences of Ghosts, by Rebecca Kidger
The Mydwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndham
Nowhere to Run, by Mary Jane Clark

My replacements:
The First Year it Sleeps, by Brenda Gibrall
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15916547/
The Widow's Secret, by Sarah Mitchell
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15104727/
"How to be Good", by Nick Hornby
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14821242/

Thanks for setting this up again, greenbadger; this year my choices were clear from the start...
I will PM the book's owners now. :)

 


The Midwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndham
now heading from Switzerland to Spain. Thanks for choosing my book!


 

wingIcilawing 3 mos ago
My turn :
I choose :
Victory - Susan Cooper https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14740708

And I replace it with :
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15122716

 

The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15122716 and I will replace it with
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12757684
Thanks Greenbadger 😊

 

The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

It's mine, my next read, I have your address. Perfect.

 

I have chosen The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley, I will PM the owner next.

I have added The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16028242/

Thanks greenbadger for hosting this for us :-)

 

msjoanna 3 mos ago
My choices
I'm going to take out:

Convenience Store Woman
AND
King Rat

I am going to add:

Under the Net - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4768238
The Vegetarian - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15486831/


 

wingYthanwing 3 mos ago
My Choices
I've Chosen:

The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13280662

I'm adding in:

Confessions of a Murder Suspect - James Patterson https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14166995/

 

Taking out:
Annihilation (Haven't seen the film but heard it's good so book should be better)
How To Be Good (to cheer me and make me laugh up on a cold winter night)
The Quality of Silence (just because it looks good)

Take your time posting these - if international surface mail is cheaper then go for it.

And putting in:
Aunt Dimity Goes West - Nancy Atherton https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15720190
The Kommandant's mistress - Sherri Szeman https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16051203
Moon Palace - Paul Auster https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16062945

 

"How to be good" is mine; please send me your addy and it will be on its way to you. :)

Edited to say that it will travel in my next batch... :)

 

Since there's just Bill and me to go.

Next round will be in the spring when hopefully all the difficulties of 2020 will be in the past. :)

 

Billbooks 3 mos ago
Surprised
I'm obviously on the same wave length as many of you guys. There are a significant amount of books listed that i've either read or on my TBR.A quick glance at the remaining titles nothing that leapt so I decided no want take something for the sake of it I shall say pass and look forward to the next round

Cheers and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to
All Bill(books)

 

"The Midwich Cuckoos" has arrived in record time.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6891311/

Thanks for your good wishes, I am sure I will enjoy reading this novel. :)

 

I will take out:

A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans - W. Bruce Cameron https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14836444 (one I put in a couple of rounds ago which hasn't been chosen)
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12757684
Under the Net - Iris Murdoch https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4768238

and put in:
Dead Men's Bones - James Oswald https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15116967/
Holy Island - L.J. Ross https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16012583/
The Yellow Houses - Stella Gibbons https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15956762/


 

On Friday. Thank you!

 

Under the Net has arrived. Thank you!

 

 

Thanks greenbadger and see you next time round !

 

Convenience Store Woman is here.

 

The Magpie Murders has arrived

 

and just about time to help me laugh while we are all stuck inside.
Thanks Eva :)

 

and just about time to help me laugh while we are all stuck inside.
Thanks Eva :)


You're welcome, and enjoy!! :)

 

The Inn at Lake Devine arrived safely.

 

"Nowhere to Run" by Mary Jane Clark is here.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16073142/

Thank you, and Happy New Year! :)

 

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