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Challenge starts 12/01/12 and runs for 12 days, until 12/12/12.

Release 12 books with a the word Twelve, 12, twelfth, XII in title - or picture of the number 12 on the cover... here are links to previous years...


Let's have some fun and try to do themed releases...like on the 12th floor of a building, or at a place that has a 12 in its name or address. Can't believe this is the last year I can host this challenge! Feel free to join in anytime. All are welcome!


to post the reminder so soon. :) Probably wouldn't hurt me to start looking for books to release now, though, instead of waiting until December.


I am excited, for it's the last one!!!


That's what I like. Plenty of time to look for books and put them aside.

Thanks time-traveler.


I've known for years I would need 12 twelve books, and I STILL don't have all of mine yet!!


I have only one book. Guess I better start scouting for eleven more :-)


Don't forget to look for clocks on the cover. There are more out there than you realize!


I'd better go look to see how many 12s I have at the moment. :)


Just double-checking to see if embedded "12"s count, and I see that they do.

I've got dozen, twelve, twelfth, 12, and some clocks.... I'm pretty sure I finally have my 12. Now I just have to get them registered and reserved!


What a great idea. I will keep an eye to find the perfect books. :-)

And I'll copy the link into the German Forum :-)


Thanks time-traveler

tonight I found a suitable book ;-)


But I will get the last 4 somehow...


Need to start looking for some more that qualify - like going to the used book store is a hardship {grin}


You all have re-energized me!!! Two more months, I better start reading!


So far I've registered:

2 copies of Cheaper by the Dozen
1 copy of The Phantom Tollbooth (for Tock's clock on the cover)

I think I've got the rest of my 12...I just have to get them ready!


Good going, hyphen8! Hard to believe the challenge begins 3 weeks from today...and then there will be no more in this series of release challenges. How time flies!



Do you have a name for this one?


time-traveler 7 yrs ago
Do you have a name for this one?

hyphen8, I've been racking my brain trying to think of a name...The Twelfth (or Twelve) Release Challenge, The Dirty Dozen Release Challenge...do you (or does anyone else) have a suggestion? I was going to call it 12/12/12 Release Challenge but didn't want people to thin it's only for that day. Suggestions welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


winghyphen8wing 7 yrs ago
A BookCrosser's Dozen?
12 for 12?
the millennial 12/12/12 challenge? (last chance for a thousand years!)



I really like that name. Thanks hyphen8!


Challenge starts 12/01/12 at 12:00 am your time and runs through 12/12/12 at 11:59 pm!


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10358955 InuYasha, Vol. 12
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10200359 Address Unknown (picture of a 12 on the envelope - postmark says Nov 12)



wild release

3. Who is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas? - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553654



Thanks; they haven't turned out too clearly so far, but I'm trying to take a picture of each 12/12/12 release, no matter how mundane.


3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6167585 The Twelfth Night Bride


wild release

4. The Twelfth Angel - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553682


4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6056487 The Twelfth Card
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11337996 Time After Time - clock with a XII on the cover, which this photo is not showing.


wild release:

5. Cheaper by the Dozen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11330732
You can buy lots of things by the dozen at Fisher's "Office Warehouse Store". :)


wild release:

6. The Phantom Tollbooth - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11330727
Picture of watchdog (with watch) on cover showing 12 in Roman numerals.



Didn't even try to make the releases themed, sorry. However, here are twelve releases, more to follow (but I doubt I'll make it to 24).

http://bookcrossing.com/---/8366869 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/10338951 volume 12
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11452521 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11194004 volume 12
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11477796 clock

http://bookcrossing.com/---/9860454 title: Karl the TWELFTH and his Warriors
http://bookcrossing.com/---/10209403 title: TWELVE days in August
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11223398 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11240362 volume 121
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11011100 title: The TWELVE from the Attic

http://bookcrossing.com/---/11534381 subtitle: Novel of my TWELFTH life year
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11452497 title: Cheaper by the DOZEN



wild release:

7. Twelve Sharp - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553683


If only that garlic bread cost 1 cent more lol! I love this!



#1. A Hangman's DOZEN ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11488870/ ), wild release, with picture (in front of a building with a clock tower, for an additional XII).

#2. The TWELVE Days of Christmas ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11468577/ ), wild release, with picture; multiple challenges.


I especially like the clock with roman numeral XII in the background...very clever release!


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11576891/ DOCE Cuentos Peregrinos (dual with D for December)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10165990/ The TWELVE Gifts for Healing


It must be great to have a buddy to release with. Glad you guys are having fun releasing together!


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11533921?... The Twelve Nights of Christmas

I haven't been able to find any more twelve's but I'll keep looking! Just wanted to help get one more released to up the number for the end of this Challenge. Thanks for letting me join in!


wild release:

8. The House with a Clock in Its Walls - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464866 (clock face - literally - pictured on cover)


Ørnereiret av Liv Frohde http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11579824

This is from a series of books for children aged 10-12, and the numberts 10:12 are at the front cover.


Nice to see you here again Haugtussa!


Thank you! I was going to say I look forward to next years challenge - but then again... The next one will be in 89 years, I do hope I'm not around to see that one!



10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10405273 Clock with large 12 on cover.


http://bookcrossing.com/---/9839459 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/10366616 Roulette game (with all numbers from 0 to 36)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/9959729 title: The TWELVE from the Attic
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11452485 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11383406 clock

http://bookcrossing.com/---/11476191 title: TWELVE stories for children
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11223243 volume 12
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11010962 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/10335530 subtitle: TWELVE years in the hell of a sect
http://bookcrossing.com/---/10402012 volume 12

http://bookcrossing.com/---/11477787 pic: roulette table (with all numbers from 0 to 36)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11147061 subtitle: TWELVE stories by ten authors

I still have a few ones left which I'll try to get out, but not another 12.



1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11357443/ picture of a watch on the cover
2. TimeShift by Janet Iris Sussman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11460192/ watch and sundial with twelves on cover
3. The Thief of Time by John Boyne http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11470820/ watch on the cover
4. The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10532657/ watch with roman numeral twelve on cover
5. TWELVE Red Herrings by Jeffrey Archer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11178105/
6. The Night of the TWELFTH by Michael Gilbert http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11178099/
7. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533219/ cuckoo clock with roman numeral twelve
8. Murder Most British and 12 Other Myster Masters; Janet Hutchings, Ed http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10460674
9. Baroque and Desperate by Tamar Myers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533125?... roman numeral clock on cover
10. The Clocks by Agatha Christie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10533237?... another one with a cuckoo clock and roman numerals on the cover
11. Cover Her Face by P. D. James http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10460677?... pocketwatch on the cover
12. A Place to Come To by Robert Penn Warren http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10499440?... CLock on the cover


That is so cool - you are doing them all on 12/12/12. Have fun!


Got sick & didn't leave the house all weekend...so now I'm playing catch-up.

9. The Phantom Tollbooth - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553652 (clock on cover)

10. Who Is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11565865

11. Twelve - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553648

12. Cheaper by the Dozen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553646

13. Twelve Wicked Nights - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11553679



all books release on christmas trees ...fotos later

I'm looking forward to the photos!



May we all have a little good luck on this very lucky day :)


#3. Inventory ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10336675/ ), for the "xii" on the clock face on the cover (it's a tiny illustration, the one in the upper-left corner). Wild release, with pic.

#4. TWELVE Red Herrings ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11502805/ ), wild release, with pic.

I'd hoped to manage more releases for this challenge, but have run out of time. Still, it was fun giving a nod to an interesting number!


wingHaugtussawing 7 yrs ago
#2 - 8
De tøffeste gutta by Arne Svingen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11579858/
Grusomme tider by Philip Ardagh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11579877/
Ulykkelig ende by Philip Ardagh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11579870/

All these are from a series of books for children aged 10-12, and the numberts 10:12 are at the front cover.

Sara og føllet by Pia Hagmar http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11579892/, number 12 in the serie about Sara. The number os on the front cover.

Det tolvte trinnet by Bjarne Reuter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11579884/ Tolvte = Twelveth

12 1/2 Tale om litteratur og lov og rett Arild Linneberg http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8385783/

Den tolvte rytter Ib Michael http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7507437/
Tolvte = Twelveth

This was all I managed to achieve- For some reason none of my books seem to have clocks on the cover! - or maybe I didn't chech them properly.
I've done no fancy releases, and all had to be indoors at the loacl shopping centre as the snow is really coming down. It is beautiful outside, but very difficult to get anywhere, and not really a good idea for outdoor releasing.

Thank you again for 6 fun challenges! It has been fun.


Thank you again for 6 fun challenges! It has been fun.

Thank YOU Haugtussa, for participating all these years. Enjoy that pretty snow!


3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585099/ The TWELVE Cats of Christmas
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585098/ On the TWELFTH Night of Christmas
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585105/ TWELVE Angry Men
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11504453/ Hilary Knight’s The TWELVE Days of Christmas
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585110/ The TWELVE Days of Christmas
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585108/ Hilary Knight’s The TWELVE Days of Christmas (another copy :-)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585112/ The TWELVE Dogs of Christmas
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585102/ The TWELVE Days of Christmas (mini book)
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585115/ The TWELVE Blessings of Christmas
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11585114/ The TWELVE Days of Christmas (mini book) (another copy :-)

Wish I could have had more variety in titles and release locations. Ah well, it was lots of fun anyway :-)


Half a dozen more makes 30. The only somehow themed release in terms of this challenge is the #12 bus which was released at a bus stop of line 12.

http://bookcrossing.com/---/11534383 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11528955 clock
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11577661 marker stone with #12 on it (cover picture available)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11110083 Bus #12 (cover picture available)
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11528948 title: 120 Station Road
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11443113 title: TWELVE



time-traveler 7 yrs ago


11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11525131 1225 Christmas Tree Lane
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6029131 Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase for Linclon's Killer


I hope you all get at least one catch from this challenge!

It's been fun looking for and saving books all these years. Whatever will I do with myself now???


I hope you all get at least one catch from this challenge!

It's been fun looking for and saving books all these years.

Thanks for a great series of challenges - it's been fun.

Whatever will I do with myself now???

Think of a really amazing release idea for 11/12/13? ;)




... for the last release and best matching book:



time-traveler 7 yrs ago


One last release for this challenge: wild release, clock face on cover - released on Wednesday 12/12/12.

14. In My Father's House - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9824179


winghyphen8wing 6 yrs ago
Got a catch!
AF says the book went to Guatemala..and came back again.



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