1st annual "One Word" Challenge-August 2009-Stats Posted Below!!

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Start saving your books for this fun and easy new challenge!

The concept of the "One Word" Challenge is to release books with a "one word" title. Sound easy? The OW Challenge will begin August 1st and run thru the end of the month. Let's see how many books with a "one word" title we can release!

This idea came to me while reading Sail by James Patterson. Books with just a one word title will count. No numbers, such as George Orwell's 1984. Books such as Sweetheart and Sandcastles are allowed since they are still just one word. Got it??

Since my birthday is in August, I will give a few prizes to randomly selected members who happen to release a book on my birthday! Wild releases and controlled releases will count too!

Let's have fun with this OW challenge!! Start saving books-August will be here before we know it!





terrafreaky 10 yrs ago
I'm in!
Great idea!


... but I just saw all the others are from the USA. I'm from Europe- any problems?
[didn't want to post this as a reply, but can't change it now/delete it]


This is open to EVERYONE!!!!



ThymeWaits 10 yrs ago
#1 Pandemic


uppity 10 yrs ago
Release 1 Aug 4




wingbookstogivewing 10 yrs ago
Release #4



1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6922007
Rococo by Adriana Trigiani (catch and new member!)

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6965109
Sidetracked by Henning Mankell

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6076385
Disobedience by Jane Hamilton



4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/J_12834755

Firewall by Henning Mankell


OregonMeadow 10 yrs ago
# 16


OregonMeadow 10 yrs ago


it only took a month and a new member too.

1. Envy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7234853


I was reader420 when I did this challenge, just so you know who that catch belonged to. LOL

also the stats say I had 18 releases but I actually had 19, 2 of them however were controlled.


#5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7078677 - Straight - I left this today on a table outside the cafe at Calke Abbey.

#6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7216686 - Mandrake - I left this today in a greenhouse at Calke Abbey within Walled Garden.



OregonMeadow 10 yrs ago
#17 & 18


13. August - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6459299
14. Twilight - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6616895
15. August - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6786015
16. Cashelmara - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7013561
17. Genius - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436534
18. After - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436548
19. Whistle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436536
20. Majestic - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793448
21. Promises - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436551
22. Quentins - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436552
23. Veil - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436550
24. Necronomicon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7008395
25. Relic - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436540
26. Chameleon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436541
27. Fatal - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436543
28. Jasmine - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436544
29. Alien - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793616
30. Firespill - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7016093
31. Voyagers - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793547
32. Backfire - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7016107
33. Catchworld - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793436
34. Outland - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793626
35. Radix - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793623
36. Jem - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6856937
37. Pallas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793513
38. Neanderthal - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793497
39. Congo - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793592
40. Libra - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5771117
41. Northlight - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6077765
42. Bloodshift - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6866587
43. Faraway - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793482
44. Windfall - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7013581
45. Distraction - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436549
46. Walden - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6793948
47. Anthem - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6856935





CATCH 1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5346218

It made me laugh out loud. :)

The first sentence of the book is "I was about thirteen when I started letting the boys feel me up." XD




5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6210511

Vaselinetjie by Anoeschka von Meck



6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5616048
Waxwings by Jonathan Raban

7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6202130
Maya by Jostein Gaarder




http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6358918 Bellevue

I think that might be the last one. :) This was a fun challenge!



I think I'll try for this...I can see a bunch on my shelf with just one word that are waiting to be read...and this gives me time to get to them!


http://bookcrossing.com/---/7390988 Witchling-controlled release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7390991 Changeling-controlled release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6944947 Alfie-wild release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7391954 Darkling -controlled release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7391960 Sellevision- wild release


princess-peapod 10 yrs ago
# 6



http://bookcrossing.com/---/7417317 Flight ( I said controlled as it is going to the bookstore where I worked due to it being on a wishlist, but it really is kinda wild as I don't know where it is going?)

http://bookcrossing.com/---/7417313 RX ~ controlled release ( I counted this as RX stands for prescription...if it doesn't count let me know)


princess-peapod 10 yrs ago
http://bookcrossing.com/---/6190872 Dissolution ~ wild release


http://bookcrossing.com/---/6727627 Quicksand - wild release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7179076 Ricochet - wild release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7179120 Payback - wild release


http://bookcrossing.com/---/7146502 betrayed-controlled release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7109925 Marked-controlled release


http://bookcrossing.com/---/7458245 blessings-wild release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7458234 shattered-wild release
http://bookcrossing.com/---/7458242 Book-wild release ~ I have to admit I got this one just for this challenge....how could you not want to release a book named "BOOK"

in the end I released 21 books just for this challenge, which made me quite happy!
Thanks for hosting 300dogs!


wingkaila-annwing 10 yrs ago
I'm in!





It's for all releases!! I'm not computer savvy enough to make a fancy spread sheet with the list of releases and catches like some other bookcrossers have done, sorry! We can all just list our releases. Simple!


I know I have at least one ;)


This is going to be my first ever release challenge I;m excited nearly my WHOLE shelf are one word books!



wingMaranlinwing 10 yrs ago
I'm in too!
I have one book and know I can come up with more by August.


I like that this challenge has so much lead time to accumulate books. Some of us need all of the help we can get! This challenge makes the visits to the thrift stores and yard sales more interesting.






Perhaps only one book, I'll start searching now.


I've found a lot of books with "one word" title and have a hard time to read them all. Thanks for the Challenge, 300dogs!


my daughters birthday is in august - count me in! am on the look out for sutiable titles as of now!



Would this book work? Waiting: A Novel



It's still a one word title. The "a novel" I wouldn't consider to be part of the title. Put that one aside for August!!


> It's still a one word title. The "a novel"
> I wouldn't consider to be part of the
> title. Put that one aside for August!!

THANK YOU!!!! I have a few like this.


Sneaks: A Dearborn V. Pinch Mystery


Starcraft: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

Thanks again!


> Sneaks: A Dearborn V. Pinch Mystery

> and

> Starcraft: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

> Thanks again!

Please let me know about these two when you have a chance. Thanks!


sure. As long as there is still a "one word" before the colon--no problem.


> sure. As long as there is still a "one
> word" before the colon--no problem.




dotdot 10 yrs ago
I'm in.





I'm already in two challenges this year in an attempt to get my books out of the bookcases and Rubbermaid containers they currently live in and into the world... :) This one will help even more!


ThymeWaits 10 yrs ago
I haven't done a challenge in a while and this gives a lot of lead time. I'm going to give it a try.


I made the mistake of going to my local library yesterday & they're closing for a while for repairs so are selling off books...yes, you've guessed it I've bought loads for this challenge but the trouble is as I'm registering them I've noticed they all sound so good I'll HAVE to read them...looks like the housework is on hold (again)...


August 1st will be here before we know it!!


> August 1st will be here before we know
> it!!

I started making a list of my one-word TBRs the other day...this challenge will solve any "what will I read next" issues this summer! :)


glad I can help!!!


putting housework on hold to read is acceptable.


> putting housework on hold to read is
> acceptable.

I so agree :D



wingHaugtussawing 10 yrs ago
I'm in!
I guess Norwegian titles are good as well?


Heaven150 10 yrs ago
Count me in
I'll start saving my books now. Great challenge.


It's been a bit harder than I thought finding one word titles. Great challenge.


count me in ;-)


waderwoman 10 yrs ago
Im in too!



notnot 10 yrs ago
I'm in too!


annenz 10 yrs ago
Me too!!!
I'd like to join in also please:)




any form of release is welcome!!



this is my kind of challenge as I enjoy controlled releases to other BCers and friends.


I thought likely that they would be, but wanted to check. If not, no problem.


I'm drawing a blank...I need an example, please!


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