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Hi all``

In the Last week I've had the unfortunate pleasure of spending a lot of time in the ER waiting room of a hospital. I was reminded that many people need something to bide the time. I'd like to remind/challenge people to do hospital releases, especially light, cheery works. (I had a book, but was definitely not in the mood to read what I had, which was a heavy piece of nonfic.).

My cousin bought about a dozen magazines, and when done, left them in the waiting room. I thought that was cool.

I went up there as a rush, so didn't bring books, but will be back on Tuesday, and plan to release some.

Pokpok



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Hi all``

In the Last week I've had the unfortunate pleasure of spending a lot of time in the ER waiting room of a hospital. I was reminded that many people need something to bide the time. I'd like to remind/challenge people to do hospital releases, especially light, cheery works. (I had a book, but was definitely not in the mood to read what I had, which was a heavy piece of nonfic.).

My cousin bought about a dozen magazines, and when done, left them in the waiting room. I thought that was cool.

I went up there as a rush, so didn't bring books, but will be back on Tuesday, and plan to release some.

Pokpok



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You should start a Hopsital RELEASE CHALLENGE!!! : )

In fact...I will release one today to start OFF your HOSPITAL RELEASE CHALLENGE...right behind the ones YOU release today!!! : )

Take care!!!
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I used to drop off books at the local ER a lot, but haven't thought of it lately. I'll release some there as soon as I can and report back here.
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Good reminder

I work near two hospitals and used to release there regularly, but haven't found the time lately. Must start releasing there again.

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his mother is having a procedure and i sent a robert b parker with him to release in the cardiology waiting room. will post later.
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After I get off the 'puter <grin> I'll pick at least one, if not more, to release tomorrow at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Thankfully it will no longer be the ER waiting room, but one of the other waiting areas there.

PokPok
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Ongoing perhaps...with no time limit...or finite in nature??? : )
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Ongoing! There's always a need! More of a reminder, than a challenge
Pokpok
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I don't have them registered, b/c I'm picky about having my shelf reflect my taste, but I did leave 3 books, 2 young adult, one adult, at the main waiting area at the hospital today.

PokPok
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I realized the need for this after spending three days in the surgical CCU waiting room at Boston Medical.

The people who find them almost definitely have bigger concerns, and they never seem to make journal entries so I had to give up my desire for catches before I started releasing books around hospitals. I just have to remind myself that it's the right thing to do and that good karma is its own reward. :-)
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I feel like I am doing a greater service for a great many just by releasing where, when, and how I do...and as you say...good karma is it's own reward!!! : ) You will BE CAUGHT SOON bethieb!!! : ) I just KNOW it!!! : )
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thank you!!

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waiting room. I'm not sure if our ER would be a good place. But I guess I could try it.
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I also work at a hospital and have left books in the surgery waiting room, in the main lobby area and in the hallway by the cafeteria. But my best place to have them picked up believe it or not is to leave them in one of the elevators off the main lobby. I just hang it over one of the elevator rails when I go in at OH TO EARLY in the morning and it will always be gone when I get back on a little later to start getting surgery patients down. Most of the ones I have left have been light reading...like one was of old photos and had poems,etc written about each pic. One was a book about 100 top celebraties (sp) of the century,etc. But have also left some best sellers.

Yorkie7878 (Cindy)
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I'm sure you've helped those hospital waits go by a bit quicker. This one has no end, so post here periodically; I'll do the same.

Pokpok
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http://bookcrossing.com/journal/2958610/tabby-cat-owner/book_-Coyote-(Carlotta-Carlyle)-Linda-Barnes
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It was packed with family members waiting to hear some news. I hope these help to pass the time.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2967758
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2886816
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Thanks for all the great releases. It is so hard when you're just waiting and waiting and waiting.

PokPok
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I released 4 at a hospital yesterday. I didn't go to the emergency room because it tends to be quite the zoo. I left them near the main entrance.
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I actually work in a hopsital and with the chemo patients and those who have seen my profile will see that I have been charged will letting the patients see out again. many of our day case patients bring half read books, finish and abandon them to the extent where the fine view over London was only visible to those stood up. please can I ask that the books are well labelled and check that there aren't too many there already. Otherwise I'll be moving even more to places like the staff restaurant, public coffee shop etc.

I think that this is an excellent way to increase reading and help to relieve patient tension while waiting for appointment. good luck.
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Awesome!

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but it is close enough right? A doctor's office is pretty close.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2949564/?...
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one was a children's book left by the candy machines. Still hoping to see one or more of them journaled, but I just hope they help someone pass the time. :)
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Didn't know there was a thread about hospital releases!

I know at least one was picked up and taken away....maybe I'll get a journal entry, but who knows? And really, who cares?

I'm still coasting on the wild-release high!!

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http://bookcrossing.com/---/2871477

First time I've released at this particular hospital I think. I'll definitely leave more there in the future.
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I'm up to the challenge. Three paperbacks left on table in waiting area of the ER at noon today. Let's see what happens!
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You NEVer cease to aMAZE me with the number of books you are able to release with "solittletime"!!! : )
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None of the releases have been journalled yet but am hopeful that they are still being read and left somewhere.
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/book_-The-Joy-Luck-Club-Amy-Tan

Not in the ER, but radiology. At a hospital, everyone waits for long periods of time.
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in the hospital while we're waiting. She's in Sacred Heart in Cumberland, MD. I'll post release notices tomorrow.
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They let you do that during surgery? My doctors always want me to lie very still while they're operating. I'm not sure they'd even approve of my writing BCIDs down while they were operating.

Have a speedy recovery.

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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7598712 Doctors and Nurses - On a windowsill
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6557266 The Lovely Bones - In the X Ray Department
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5788847 The Medicine Man - On a bench
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5886609 The World on Blood - In the Blood Test Department
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5886609 Bones and Skeletons - In the X Ray Department
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SLT - well, no, it was Dear Wife that did the release, I think. I'm
healing up nicely.
These were all dual releases with NJABBIC - red, white, or blue titles
At MN Gastroenterology:
17. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6172754 The Cat Who Saw Red - white title
18. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6172763 A TIme to Kill - red title
19. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6172767 Hornet's Nest - white title
20. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6172774 Sphere - red title
21. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6172778 Eleventh Hour - red title
And at Woodlake Clinic:
22. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6174065 The Last Honest Woman - white title
23. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6174068 Certain Prey - red title
24. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6174070 Floodgate - white title
25. http://bookcrossing.com/---/6174071 Every Waking Moment - red title
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Good challenge, PokPok, and we seem to have spent a few days in hospital around the same time.

While there, ladies came around with books on a trolley, which of course made me think "BookCrossing" !

So I returned to the hospital, and have since talked the librarian into allowing me to register books used for this service.

http://MaroondahHPLBS.bookcrossing.com

This will ensure a steady release of books - both internally and to public areas - for as long as I can keep at it.

Librarian recommends current novels, large-print books, no-brain romances and childrens books. Many of the books are taken home to be finished, so we do not expect journal entries immediately. Nor do we expect finders to 'broadcast' their hospital stay, hence the reference to anonymous entries.

Another point raised was patients tend not to take medical-type books, yet visitors and staff do ! So these will be released to public areas.
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> Good challenge, PokPok, and we seem to
> have spent a few days in hospital around
> the same time.

> While there, ladies came around with books
> on a trolley, which of course made me
> think "BookCrossing"!

> So I returned to the hospital, and have
> since talked the librarian into allowing
> me to register books used for this
> service.

> http://MaroondahHPLBS.bookcrossing.com
> This will ensure a steady release of
> books- both internally and to public areas-
> for as long as I can keep at it.

> Librarian recommends current novels, large-
> print books, no-brain romances and
> childrens books. Many of the books are
> taken home to be finished, so we do not
> expect journal entries immediately. Nor do
> we expect finders to 'broadcast' their
> hospital stay, hence the reference to
> anonymous entries.

> Another point raised was patients tend not
> to take medical-type books, yet visitors
> and staff do! So these will be released to
> public areas.
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7841805 'Killing Me Softly' by Nicci French.

Here's hoping others will also release books here.
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To take to our Children's hospital for Christmas. I already have 2 boxes! I'm also including plenty of adult books. They have patients up to age 23 and I'm sure the family would appreciate them too.
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I know what you mean. I have been releasing books in the hospital the last few weeks, along with Doctor offices. I did so many I figured people were beginning to wonder. LOL I think it is nice for people to just find something to brighten up their day when having to deal with being in the hospitals.
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but ended up in the ER instead, so... 12 more releases at the SMMC ER. (Well, I had them ready and didn't want to waste them.)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/travel_-USA-Maine-Biddeford-SMMC
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These were done as "controlled wild releases" since it is a closed pediatric unit of the hospital for the seriously ill and no one could walk in off the street to hunt for these. However, they are wild as I have no idea who will get them or if they'll stay at the hospital or go home with a patient who is being discharged. So wild, but no release alerts generated for hunting.

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3920053 Little Women

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3920086 The Call of the Wild

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3921209 A Little Princess

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3921235 Anne of Green Gables

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3841497 Ocean Animals: Explore the Fascinating Worlds of... Dolphins, Manatees, Sharks, Whales

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3920170 King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3957770 The Secret Garden

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3957811 Black Beauty

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3958155 The Wind in the Willows
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hopefully someone is enjoying them now!
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From now on when I release there I'll post them here to bump up the thread.

“Kiss the Girls"
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3943653

and
First Sounds Book
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/releasedone
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Wild, wild releases in the ER waiting area:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3744899 A Pair of Wings

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3920052 The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4024124 Mother, May I?

Controlled, wild releases in the Pediatrics ward (as not huntable):

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3913222 Anne of Green Gables

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3913337 Black Beauty

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3920019 The Wind in the Willows

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3920054 A Little Princess

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3920087 Little Women

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3957812 King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3958156 The Secret Garden

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3957771 The Call of the Wild

I was feeling bad about not having any little kids books for the Pediatric Ward, but the nurse told me they had lots of books for the young ones, it was the older kids they needed books for and they really appreciated the assortment that I had brought in for them.
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Although my books have not been journaled, I have released a few in hospital waiting rooms. Fortunately, I was not there for a specific reason, but have made a couple trips to the ER waiting room for the sole purpose of releasing.
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Great idea

I work in a hospital, and plan to release books regularly. Due to the NHS being what it is, my hospital has no A&E, but I bet outpatients could do with some cheering up.
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if there's bad advice in any of these health-related releases:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4881753 Breathe Easy: Young People's Guide to Asthma

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4918996 Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guide

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4919056 What's in the Air? The Complete Guide to Seasonal and Year-Round Airborne Allergies

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4919104 Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Guide to Good Health For Women Over Forty
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1802206 Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5462253 Christmas Catastrophe

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5526468 Take Time for Your Life

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5426065 A New Prescription for Women's Health: Getting the Best Medical Care in a Man's World
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5661743 Listening to Prozac: The Landmark Book About Antidepressants and the Remaking of the Self, Revised Edition

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5661537 Rediscovering Birth

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5661538 Eclipse Bay

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5632898 Forbidden Treasure

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5613559 For My Ladys Heart

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5677695 A Light in the Window

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5661613 Irresistible

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5661485 Kildar
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Great idea for a challenge. I work in a hospital also, and we have a staff lounge, where I leave a few books now and again. The staff also likes to read, so if you leave a few books, send an alert, so maybe the staff can find a few. I have also left books on the cart that is in the volunteer office, as they bring the books from room to room at my hospital. They have to be in almost perfect condition for the patients who are sick and allergic to almost everything.
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5787056 The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia)

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5787088 Hatchet

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5745846 Mother West Wind's Neighbors

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5129247 Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26)

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5113800 Lions At Lunchtime (Magic Tree House # 11)

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4377861 Wild Cats! (Know-It-All Series)

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5119642 Predators! (Know-It-Alls)
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....and I always bring my magazines when I'm done with them and put them out in the lobby for others to enjoy. It's nice to see other people getting to enjoy something while they are waiting, and knowing that I gave them that. Others that I work with do the same and we all swap out magazines and books too. It's great!
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When I do I'll try to remember to post here.
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I made a quick dash into the children's ward with these:

http://bookcrossing.com/---/3745396 Over the Rainbow - Collins Glasgow
http://bookcrossing.com/---/3846077 Heidi - Johanna Spyri
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5493152 Magpie Island - Colin Thiele
http://bookcrossing.com/---/3944738 Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5048194 Mulan - Disney
http://bookcrossing.com/---/4821858 Disney's Aladdin - Don Ferguson
http://bookcrossing.com/---/4613111 Bedtime Book of Fairy Tales and Rhymes - Rene Cloke
http://bookcrossing.com/---/4613104 Possum One, the Outback Rocketship - Dan Vallely
http://bookcrossing.com/---/3908689 The Pied Piper - Cecelia Slater
http://bookcrossing.com/---/4821859 The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Disney
http://bookcrossing.com/---/3908698 Martha's Best Friend - Danielle Steel
http://bookcrossing.com/---/3908697 Max's Daddy Goes to the Hospital - Danielle Steel
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5493120 Greetings from Sandy Beach - Bob Graham
http://bookcrossing.com/---/4618845 Blinky Bill and the Pelicans - Dorothy Wall
http://bookcrossing.com/---/4613096 Space Travellers - Margaret Wild
http://bookcrossing.com/---/3330440 The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
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This time in the ante-natal clinic waiting room.

http://bookcrossing.com/---/5648733 The Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5177231 My Name Escapes Me - Alec Guinness
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5883683 The Good People of New York - Thisbe Nissen
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5626506 Angels in a Harsh World - Don Bradley
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5648672 The Evening Star - Larry McMurtry
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5930541 Sex and the City - Candace Bushnell
http://bookcrossing.com/---/5791969 Cause Celeb - Helen Fielding
http://bookcrossing.com/---/3502687 Name & Address Withheld - Jane Sigaloff
http://bookcrossing.com/---/2941211 Lost & Found - Jane Sigaloff
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6029402 Mercy

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6050889 The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6050877 The Devil's Teardrop

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6050738 Down By The River

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6039616 Colony

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6050786 The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
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3 as "controlled" wild releases to the Pediatric Unit since they aren't huntable there

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6074436 Anook: The Snow Princess

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6039604 Say Something

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6050892 Lassie Come-Home: Eric Knight's Original 1938 Classic

and 2 wild in the waiting room

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6074588 Irish Dreams

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6074562 Darkest Hour (The Mediator, Book 4)

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I didn't know you had this thread, I have been releasing at the hospital for about 5 months. At least one a month (usually 3-4) My hubby had surgery about a year ago and I noticed some books laying around that I was told are a borrow/trade for the surgical floor. Once I started releasing books, that was one of the first stops I made. I make that stop part of my regular errands now.

I will have to log my hospital releases here with all of you.

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