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"Would you like to play a game?" ;)

I really need to clean off my shelves a bit, so I'm doing this for myself! If anyone wants to join in, please do. I've never posted a Release Challenge before, so feel free to make comments & suggestions. I'm borrowing some of this from KarenBC's Flying With Eagles Challenge thread, and she apparently got some of it from AlterEgoZoe...

The Challenge: release books that have a word starting with "D" in the title.

1. Runs December 1 - December 31. For some of you, I realize it's already December 1, so I apologize. I only thought of this last night and this is the first chance I've had to do it. (It's still November 30 here.)

* No need to post just to say you're joining, just jump in with your releases!

1. Any type of release counts: wild, controlled, OBCZ if you're lucky enough to have one, etc.

2. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and proper nouns in any language count.

* Only the first letter of an acronym/initialism counts - as in D.I.M. but not H.I.D.E.

* Articles don't count - for instance, if "the" begins with the letter d in your language. (Besides, didn't you use up all your "the" books for Rockdg9's "the" challenge?)

* If your language doesn't use the same sort of characters, it should be a word that begins with the same sound as the letter D in English (in other words, it would be a d if it was transliterated into English). I'll have to take your word for it. :)

3. Dual challenge releases are fine.

4. The idea is to put as many books into circulation as possible, so one point per book, regardless of how many D words you have in the title. Even Darkly Dreaming Dexter only counts once!

* Rule for hyphen8 only: no buying books specifically for this challenge!

5. Post releases in this thread - Subject: Release number

Post: Number. Title, Author, link to journal page

6. Prizes? Probably either book-related or Hawaii-related, I'm not sure which. :)

* the most releases
* the most wild catches (so if you have a catch, please post the link!)
* one random winner chosen from all other participants


wingFiregirlwing 12 yrs ago
I'll play!
I'm sure I've got some "D" books around here somewhere...


Great Challenge! Let's get some books moving before the new year!!!


Seajack 12 yrs ago
Sounds good!


I'm in!

So... just to clarify... if we're *not* hyphen8, we *can* buy books just for this challenge? lol


"but do you want to read it?" "no, but I'll release it"...


I've signed up for a banned book box, and I keep collecting more books because "Oh, this could go in that box!"

The idea is to go through the ones I have; I don't have enough space as it is! ;)



As for me, I'm still registering (and reading) most of mine. ;)


http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/releasedone - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13&3/4 (Sue Townsend)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6578669 Dead Famous (Ben Elton)


elsje86 12 yrs ago
Release 1
1. angels and Demons - Dan Brown



1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6672025 Angels & Demons

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6678591 Always Dakota

Do I get extra points because I released them at Denny's?


was that I heard about an all-expenses-paid month-long trip to Hawaii? I may have to rethink things. :)


But I'll try to find some good Hawaii treats for the winners.


1. Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6757127
2. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6757131
3. Ragged Dick and Mark, the Match Boy by Horatio Alger http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6764993
4. Street Dreams by Faye Kellerman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6764145

Truthfully, most of my D books are either on my TBR stack, haven't been registered yet, or both...which is why I thought of this in the first place. :)


5. Eat, Drink and Be Wary by Tamar Myers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6769528
6. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5704331
7. Very Bad Deaths by Spider Robinson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6361068
8. Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies by Pija Lindenbaum http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6757150
9. Alien Nation: Dark Horizon by K.W. Jeter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6775213
10. If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6775230
11. The Gatefold Book of Harley Davidson by Garry Stuart and John Carroll http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6775206
12. Stand and Deliver by Nicholas Edwards, Ramon Menendez & Tom Musca http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6775221
13. In Broad Daylight: a Murder in Skidmore, Missouri by Harry N. MacLean http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6775217
14. "Doc": The Rape of the Town of Lovell by Jack Olsen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6775215


winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Release #15
15. The Divine Wind by Garry Disher http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6769530


Controlled releases:
3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6718689 Hickory Dickory Dock: A Read Along With Elmo Book

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6645464 Hey Diddle Diddle: A Read Along With Elmo Book


Wild releases:
5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6718634 Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6642732 Bridget Jones's Diary


wingjarewing 12 yrs ago
D releases #1 - 3
1. Dying Breath: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6766456
2. Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764430
3. Lord Dismiss Us: http://bookcrossing.com/---/2928309


I've got a few D books floating around.


elsje86 12 yrs ago
Release 2




1. The Twelve Days of Christmas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6252864
2. The Doctor's Daughter - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3139547
3. The Devil's Embrace - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6074739
4. Dawn on a Distant Shore - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6616992



1. On the first DAY of Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2546730



releases in the thread I linked below were marked as controlled releases and I have re-done the release notes to indicate that they were actually wild releases. (I released a whole bunch of wild releases at Friendly's and also left these 2 books as controlled releases for my favorite waitress, who was not there at the time. When she came in the next day, the 2 books were gone--they apparently got mixed in with a whole bunch of non-BookCrossing books that were sent to either Goodwill or Salvation Army, so they are now in the wild and never got to the intended controlled releasee.)



Sorry your plan didn't work out, though.

OMG, you're going on 17 *thousand* books registered? I'm VERY impressed! Not to say competely boggled... ;)



http://beta.bookcrossing.com/---/releasedone Divorcing Jack
by Colin Bateman




Great job, folks!

ResedaBookHo 17
mazzlestar 2
elsje86 2
T02S03B11D20 4
solittletime 10
hyphen8 15
Jare 3
crrcookie 4
KarmelK 1
awaywithfairies 3
waderwoman 1
sha 2


moonblue 12 yrs ago
Starting late
Just saw this challenge and think I have a few books to add, one already given out this week.


A writer’s book of days -Judy Reeves http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4123622

Controlled release, given to someone who took part in nanowrimo with me this November.


#2 http://beta.bookcrossing.com/---/J_11556167 Day of the Jackal
by Frederick Forsyth
#3 http://beta.bookcrossing.com/---/J_11551879 The Twelve Days of Christmas (Pop up book)
#4 http://beta.bookcrossing.com/---/J_11536241 Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix: Pt. 4 (Green Mile)
by Stephen King


4. Dune: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6704333
5. Leonardo DiCaprio: Modern-Day Romeo: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6706071


waderwoman 12 yrs ago
#1 D Catch!


waderwoman 12 yrs ago
#2 D catch



elsje86 12 yrs ago
Release 3 - 4
3. Van de koele meren des Doods - Frederik van Eeden

4. Voorbije Dagen - Gretta Molrooney


elsje86 12 yrs ago
Release 5
5. Dubbelspel - Frank Martinus Arion



11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6645459 Too Late to Die: A Sheriff DAN Rhodes Mystery

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6742271 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6718662 Granny Dan

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6642663 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6747116 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6747127 The Automatic Diet

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6718632 Touchpoints: The Essential Reference: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6747118 The Diabetes Carbohydrate & Calorie Counter: 3rd Edition

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6747106 Natural Menopause Remedies: Which Drug-Free Cures Really Work

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6658066 My Mama's Waltz: A Book for the Daughter's of Alcoholic Mothers

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6678596 Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6642672 Atkins Diabetes Revolution: The Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6747108 Dark Side Of The Moon

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6672033 A Dangerous Mourning: A Victorian Mystery Featuring Inspector Monk

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6742283 Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy: America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How to Look Great, Feel Better, and Live Longer by Eating Right


26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6719793 Desert Shadows: A True Story of the Charles Manson Family in Death Valley

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6294785 Dead as a Doornail

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6254476 Dom Juan

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6705426 Survivor In Death

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6642722 All Fall Down

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6718622 Granny Dan

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6718724 The King is Dead: A Samantha Adams Mystery

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6678359 The Season of Lillian Dawes: A Novel

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6678347 Dust

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6645532 Dust to Dust

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6672021 Bold Destiny



37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6678336 Wealth Without Risk: How to Develop a Personal Fortune Without Going Out on a Limb


16. Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6784115
17. Dealing in Futures by Joe Haldeman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6775216


wingjarewing 12 yrs ago
D releases #6-8
6. Dennis the Menace: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764571
7. Darci and the Dance Contest: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764428
8. No Dogs Allowed: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764550


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6508087 -- Deck the Halls
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6350808 -- The Dogs of Babel
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5855013 -- It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, a True Story from her Diary


KarmelK 12 yrs ago
2nd D release
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4613823 Sister Faustina, Apostle of Divine Mercy



#11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5864220 Nancy Drew #121 – The Fortune-Teller’s Secret
#12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5864222 Nancy Drew #127 – The Case of the Dangerous Solution
#13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5723750 The Dirty Dozen



18. Jungle Dogs by Graham Salisbury http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6788167
19. Remembered Death by Agatha Christie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6788163


elsje86 12 yrs ago
Release 6
6. i Don't know how she Does it - Allison Pearson


winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Release #20
20. Trouble's Daughter by Katherine Kirkpatrick http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793021


(edited for formatting)

Thanks for playing, everybody! We have 16 participants so far. :)

Releases = 129
awaywithfairies 3
crimson-tide 13
crrcookie 6
elsje86 6
Firegirl 3
hyphen8 20
Jare 8
KarmelK 2
mazzlestar 2
moonblue 1
ResedaBookHo 17
RockDg9 1
sha 2
solittletime 37
T02S03B11D20 4
waderwoman 4


Wild Catches = 2
waderwoman 2


Seajack 12 yrs ago
Release #1
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/thankyou/?... -- "Do Travel Writers go to Hell?" by Thomas Kohnstamm


2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2897990 The Twelve Deaths of Christmas by Marilyn Babson


4 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6786647 Elmo's 12 Days of Christmas
5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6794818 Twelve Days of Christmas


#14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6632188 ARTEMIS Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf - controlled


wingjarewing 12 yrs ago
D releases #9-12
9. Because of Winn-Dixie: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764439
10. Desert of the Heart: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6704655
11. The Dark Half: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6704350
12. The Turn of the Screw & Daisy Miller: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6708412


Release #2: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6735382 -- "Sean & David's Long Drive" by Sean Condon

Release #3: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5853859 -- "Dancing with the Dead" by Helena Drysdale


http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6766634 Dancing in the Darkness
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4759824 /Daily Light on the Daily Path on the Daily Telegram Stand.
dual with Advent Calendar and theme release challenges.



You caught that, eh?


...but it makes me feel clever when I do! ;)


KarmelK 12 yrs ago
Releases 6 - 9


winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Release 21
21. A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3358740


22. Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6803145

23. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6806764
(this one was a dual with NMReader's banned/challenged book release challenge - http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/5912109)


13. Dear Mr. Henshaw: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6704663
14. Karen's Worst Day: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764552 -- this got a JE today!



6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6809283 Twelve Million Dollar Note
7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6803194 Twelve Days of Christmas


KarmelK 12 yrs ago
Release 5


winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Releases 24-28
24. The Ghost Next Door by Mark Alan Morris

25. The Victory Drum by Jeannette Covert Nolan

26. Destination: Universe by A.E. Van Vogt

27. Alien Nation: The Day of the Descent by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

28. Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee


Great job, folks!

18 participants
157 books released
3 wild catches



awaywithfairies 7
crimson-tide 14
crrcookie 6
DK1010 2
elsje86 6
Firegirl 3
hyphen8 28
Jare 14
KarmelK 5
mazzlestar 2
moonblue 1
ResedaBookHo 17
RockDg9 2
Seajack 3
sha 2
solittletime 37
T02S03B11D20 4
waderwoman 4


Wild Catches:

Jare 1
waderwoman 2


winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Catch #1, yay!
Catch #1. Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee


DK1010 12 yrs ago
D Release #1
December Secrets (Kids of the Polk Street School) by Patricia Reilly Giff http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6332290


DK1010 12 yrs ago
D Release #2
Walt Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice (A Little Golden Book) by Don Ferguson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5823103


http://beta.bookcrossing.com/---/releasedone Dune Messiah
by Frank Herbert


winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Release 29
29. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl


wingawaywithfairieswing 12 yrs ago
1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6809283 Twelve Million Dollar Note

Winding up Christmas Down Under. I'm so full I'm sure I'll never eat again! Merry Christmas to one and all!




winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Catch #2! :D
Catch #2: The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl


3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6824825 River of Death - Alistair Maclean


wingjarewing 12 yrs ago
D releases #15-18
15. Doug Gets His Wish: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6794165
16. Double Diamond Dude Ranch #3: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764544
17. Great-Uncle Dracula: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764542
18. The Defenders: http://bookcrossing.com/---/6764429

And that's it for me. Thanks for a fun challenge!


December's not (quite) over yet!

18 participants
166 releases
6 wild catches



awaywithfairies 7
crimson-tide 14
crrcookie 8
DK1010 2
elsje86 6
Firegirl 3
hyphen8 29
Jare 18
KarmelK 5
mazzlestar 2
moonblue 1
ResedaBookHo 17
RockDg9 3
Seajack 3
sha 2
solittletime 37
T02S03B11D20 4
waderwoman 5



awaywithfairies 1
hyphen8 2
Jare 1
waderwoman 2




http://beta.bookcrossing.com/---/releasedone Laptop DANCING and the Nanny Goat Mambo: A Sports Writer's Year
by Tom Humphries


#15. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6823486 A Candle for d’Artagnan
#16. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6823530 Life in the Deep
#17. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6376921 Liverpool Daisy
#18. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6823501 How Does Your Garden Grow
#19. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6823506 The Essentials of Deep Diving
#20. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6823494 The Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
#21. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6823377 A Dark Legacy
#22. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6823511 International Scuba Diver
#23. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3661065 Dead Man’s Folly - controlled release



elsje86 12 yrs ago
Releases 7 - 9
7. Het lied DAT nimmer zweeg - Annie Oosterbroek-Dutschun
8. DAAR gaat een prinses voorbij - Olaf J. de Landell
9. De vrouwen van DALLAS - Burt Hirschfeld


10. De zonen van DALLAS - Burt Hirschfeld

This book was journaled before I could make release notes, so I didn't do that anymore.


winghyphen8wing 12 yrs ago
Good for you!
And a nice long journal entry too. :)


wingFiregirlwing 12 yrs ago
Not too many "D" books for me, alas.

4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5919430 -- Cress Delahanty



Thanks so much for playing everybody; you folks are great! I love it that my first release challenge was a success. :D

I'll wait a few days for people to post their last releases, then I'll post the winners on Sunday.


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