2012 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Release Challenge, 4th Quarter

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Welcome to the challenge!!!

I’m at least the third hostess for this weekly challenge, which has been continuous for many, many years.

GUIDELINES AND RULES:

Each Saturday a book cover is posted as the theme for the coming week. The object is to find books with the themed cover for the week and release them within the week. For instance, the week’s theme might be cover with a pen showing on the cover (modern or quill) or the word pen within the title of the book; or the colors yellow and pink showing on the cover; or authors named Christopher.

Sometimes we will have a “Mystery Namer” – someone other than me who will set up the challenge.

1) Saturday is overlap day when either the previous week's cover can be released or the new cover can be released. FOR EUROPE, Sunday is the overlap day.
2) Both the front and the back of the book are considered “the cover,” so pictures on the back are acceptable.
3) Any kind of release is OK but only catches from wild releases will count.
4) Each person must keep track of their releases each week which must be posted here with a link to the JE. PLEASE DO NOT go back and edit a previous post and add more releases to it, but make a new post for releases of any given week.
5) If you wild release a book and it gets caught then you have a release counted and a catch counted. However, if the person who caught the book releases it and it gets caught again - that's not another catch for you since you didn't do the second release.
6) When you have a cover which could work for 2 consecutive weeks, then you must to decide for which week to count it as a release (remember that it’s only one book and can only be counted once).
7) Anyone is welcome to join this challenge at any time and you can participate as much as you like. You can begin on Week 1 or Week 31 or Week 51, whatever suits you.

IF YOU DON’T WISH TO BE A MYSTERY NAMER, YOU CAN ALWAYS SEND ME SUGGESTIONS FOR BOOK COVERS! I will periodically use them.

 

This week may be a bit of a challenge to find:

Pics of buildings with awnings or people with their own personal awning -- an open umbrella.

Have fun.

 

I can not believe, with literally HUNDREDS of books in this house, I can't find an awning or an umbrella. Errghhh! Back to the search..........

 

I can not believe, with literally HUNDREDS of books in this house, I can't find an awning or an umbrella. Errghhh! Back to the search..........


If it helps...my TBR copy of "Fried Green Tomatoes" has an awning on the cover. Do you have a copy of that?

(It looks like this one: http://www.tatteredcover.com/---/9780449911358 )

 

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8225427 A Spot of Bother (it's tiny, but there is a man with an open umbrella there)

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8225427 A Spot of Bother (it's tiny, but there is a man with an open umbrella there)


You're right, it's tiny..but cute. :)

 

 

The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10532667/ awning over the shop door and window

 

I just might! :)

 

1. A Season of Angels by Debbie Macomber
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11454313 (awnings on cover)

 

New member took it to Japan. :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11314314

 

author is Kinsella? (I think) Will have to wait until after weekend to hunt for it, as all my children are coming home this weekend for a late Thanksgiving.

 

 

2. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11456781/
3. Married in Seattle by Debbie Macomber
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11456785/
4. The Manhattan Hunt Club by John Saul
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11456787/

 

Words of Direction in the Title: Up, Down, Right, Left, East, West, North, South, Aloft, Beside, Behind, Ascent, Under, Beneath, Below, Port, Larboard, etc.

 

Ack, I released "East" last night! Off to hunt through my books...

 

Between, beyond, close, upon, near?

 

Between, beyond, close, upon, near?


All good. I probably should have used the word "distance" as well as "direction".

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10135509 One flew OVER the Cuckoo's nest

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464689 - Voices OVER my Shoulder
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464688 - Water UNDER the Bridge

 

How about high and low? Are they directional?

 

Yes.

 

Words of Direction in the Title: Up, Down, Right, Left, East, West, North, South, Aloft, Beside, Behind, Ascent, Under, Beneath, Below, Port, Larboard, etc.


Larboard, got me there sec. thought you meant starboard, had to goggle it :)

 

A hard theme, indeed! I think everyone here will have an idea of just how many hundreds of books I searched through to find these two.

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423044 "This Can't Be Love"
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423037 "Inventing the Abbots"

 

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10507343 The Summer of the Barshinskeys by Diane Pearson (woman holding umbrella on cover)

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464832/ "Hometown Girl" by Mariah Stewart
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464833/ "These High, Green HIlls" by Jan Karon

 

she found the book, dusted off the cobwebs, joined bcing and will read and release the book. Doesn't get much better than that boys (sorry been watching nascar).

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5394724

 

Direction/distance words

1. 20,000 Leagues UNDER the Sea - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2477587
2. BEYOND the Blossoming Fields - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11446934

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6842267/ "Tales From the Milestone: My Life BEFORE and During 1940-1945" by Ben Wajikra

 

 

1. The Flying NORTH, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464622/ (direction in title)

 

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11444676 Playing for Pizza


nice catch, I agree with the finder, it was a very different read than other Grisham's.

 

 

 

2. A Window Facing WEST, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464617
(Direction in title--West)

 

 

 

1. Stemmen OVER (=over) de horizon: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10419855/
2. ACHTER (=behind) het net gevist: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10415789/

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10507377 The Moons of JUPiter by Alice Munro (up)

 

 

 

direction/distance: wild release

3. BETWEEN Planets - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11438583

 

 

Front covers with cut outs -- i.e., the cover cut back to expose a portion of a second cover (usually with a picture [or continuation of the picture from the front] on it), or some portion of the cover cut out (a circle with a face appearing from the second cover, etc. I hope that's clear. In case you're not sure what I mean, I'll try to find some examples to show you tomorrow.

 

Front covers with cut outs


Thanks for posting early.

This obviously means I'll have to release english books this week - german publishers usually leave their covers intact when selling the books ;)

 

Front covers with cut outs


Thanks for posting early.

This obviously means I'll have to release english books this week - german publishers usually leave their covers intact when selling the books ;)


I kind of wondered about that because for several years in the past cut out covers were very popular with U.S. publishers. I don't notice them much any more, so it may be harder to find than they were in the past.

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11478061 - Couple are shown through a cutout
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11478062 - Cow shown through cutout

Great to have subject on Saturday, thanks

 

in the covers ourselves : )

Just feeling a little desperate.

 

in the covers ourselves : )

Just feeling a little desperate.


I'm hoping the sort where the front layer is narrower and a little bit of the layer underneath shows at the raw edge counts..if it has to be a cut out in the middle, I'm stuck.

 

in the covers ourselves : )

Just feeling a little desperate.


I'm hoping the sort where the front layer is narrower and a little bit of the layer underneath shows at the raw edge counts..if it has to be a cut out in the middle, I'm stuck.


The front layer narrower works great. I have one of those myself.

 

I'm hoping the sort where the front layer is narrower and a little bit of the layer underneath shows at the raw edge counts..if it has to be a cut out in the middle, I'm stuck.


The front layer narrower works great. I have one of those myself.


Oh, hooray, now I just have to register the thing. :)

 

in the covers ourselves : )

Just feeling a little desperate.


Afraid that won't work. Maybe I'll try that next year.

 

Afraid that won't work. Maybe I'll try that next year.


: )

 

Afraid that won't work. Maybe I'll try that next year.


: )


Nice try SLT but no cigar.

 

3. 20,000 Leagues UNDER the Sea, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464621/
(Direction in title--UNDER)

 

 

Next week we will have a mystery namer who has come up with a terrific idea for next week's theme. So, if you're used to looking for my posts, you'll have to be more aware for someone else.

 

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8642358 Hunting Season (the jacket shows through the cutout on my cover)

 

 

Certain Prey by John Sanford http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11062615/

 

wingDavros-10wing 6 yrs ago
Week 44
Hi. I'm the mystery namer for this week, and as it is already mid-morning Saturday down under I thought I'd get in with this week's challenge now.

Secretariat and I were talking/typing each other earlier in the year about how many of our favourite authors seem to have passed away recently, so the challenge for this week is to release books by authors who are no longer with us and who have died this century (counting the start date of the 21st century as 1 January 2000 to clarify it for the pedantics like me who say 2000 is actually in the 20th century as there was no year 0!).

Books by joint authors where one or more is still alive and at least one is no longer living will count.

There are lists on Wikipedia and elsewhere of notable deaths, including authors, year by year. Here's the link to 2000, which has links at the bottom to other years: http://en.wikipedia.org/---/Deaths_in_2000

I'm going to treat this week as an opportunity to celebrate these authors.

 

kudo's from very hot San Diego, will autumn ever arrive?

 

kudo's from very hot San Diego, will autumn ever arrive?


Thanks sha.

Speaking as someone who doesn't tolerate hot weather, my condolences. Personally I wish we were heading into autumn here, rather than spring and then the dreaded summer.

 

kudo's from very hot San Diego, will autumn ever arrive?


Thanks sha.

Speaking as someone who doesn't tolerate hot weather, my condolences. Personally I wish we were heading into autumn here, rather than spring and then the dreaded summer.



Condolences back at ya, at last someone else who doesn't like summer :)

 

winghyphen8wing 6 yrs ago
RE: Week 44
Great theme: when I saw your name I was worried we'd all have to release Dr. Who books. ;)

 

Great theme: when I saw your name I was worried we'd all have to release Dr. Who books. ;)


Maybe next week?

You will no doubt be pleased to hear that I've been on a roadtrip the last few weeks, and I left home with two large boxes of books to release on my travels. I am due home tomorrow, with four large boxes of (mainly) Doctor Who books I picked up in various second hand shops on my travels.

Having been a collector of Doctor Who books, magazines, comics, etc since 1968, and having used Davros, then Davros1 through 10 as my username on the internet and its precursors since 1978/9, I feel I would be letting the side down if I didn't continue spreading the good word(s).

 

Great topic, davros - off to make my list now.

 

aaarrggghhh - I JUST released a Betty Neels book on Thursday. Off to the shelves to find another one to read....then release.

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493326/ "The Pull of the Moon" by Elizabeth Berg

 

 

DOUGLAS ADAMS (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001)
Adams was born in Cambridge, England. He began his career in 1974 writing comedy sketches for television, including working with Monty Python, and for radio, but had little success until "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" was performed on radio in 1977. This hit program, its novelization and the sequels remained what he was best known for, for the rest of his life; they are still considered cult classics and are frequently quoted and referenced (for example, they introduced the concept of the "Babel fish" universal translator; "Vogon poetry"; the answer is "42", but what's the question? etc. etc. etc.)

He also wrote other books such as the "Dirk Gently" novels. He is a favorite of many atheist writers, for his pointed and irreverent remarks on the subject (for example, his Wikipedia article reports that he "imagin[ed] a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, "This is an interesting world I find myself in—an interesting hole I find myself in—fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!" to demonstrate the fallacy of the fine-tuned Universe argument for God.")

Adams was a fervent conservationist, writing "Last Chance to See" about endangered species, and organizing and raising money to protect vanishing animals. He devoted the last decade of his life to this cause. He died of a heart attack at the age of just 49 in 2001.

RELEASES:
1. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423013
2. "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423014
3. "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423005
4. "Life, the Universe and Everything" http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423015

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10507425 Music in the Night by V. C. Andrews (cut-out with a face showing through)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10507362 The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy (cover cut back to reveal strip of second cover underneath)

 

Well, thinking I knew in advance what the subject was going to be I was very glad to have The Moonstone finished just in time to release it--only to discover that the subject was authors deceased in the 21st Century. Mr. Collins definitely does not fit the category. So I went hunting at the FoL and found three -- two by Maeve Binchy (2012) and one by Erich Segal (2010). I thought I had another, but a quick Wiki check indicates he's 84 and going on. I'll just have to use it for another week.

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10362146?... Robert B. Parker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11186446?... Robert B. Parker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10362150?... Robert B. Parker

Not my cup of tea, however, I did like the Hitch/Cole western series.

 

Not my cup of tea, however, I did like the Hitch/Cole western series.


I've only read one of his books, and it was entertaining, but I read the entire thing in under 3 hours (and I'm not a fast reader).

 

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10507425

and the finder joined.


Yay! I love it when they join bcing.

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493266/ "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury (June 5, 2012)

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493163/ Good Night, Sweet Butterflies (caught before I could make release notes) The little butterflies are 3-D and peek through cutouts on the cover.

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493163/ Good Night, Sweet Butterflies (caught before I could make release notes) The little butterflies are 3-D and peek through cutouts on the cover.


Looks like your little book is about to start on a big journey, lucky book :)

 

These releases were made in the final hour of Week 43.

The Silver Slippers by Elizabeth Koda-Callan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10496872/
The Magic Skates by Elizabeth Koda-Callan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10496923/

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11496554 - author died March 2000
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11496556 - author died March 2001

 

1. Een kwestie van seconden by Jackie Lourens (died 2000):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10415791/
2. Ze vragen erom by Jackie Lourens (died 2000):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10415794/

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10022539?... A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon (2/11/17---1/30/07)

 

 

Wild release: despite what the site thinks, it was still Saturday afternoon here when the book was released.

1. Rot & Ruin - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11438576
Photo in journal entry shows the narrow front cover better; there's a zombie-ish picture underneath.

 

May be more. I sent off lots of books as controlled releases that week, but I'm rather unsure about valid words - even more since I seem to run into translation problems when trying to decide that (for example, "in" and "into" both translate to "in" in german, or "about" and "over" both to "über"). However, these five are clear, I believe.

http://bookcrossing.com/---/11314542 Left, where the heart is
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11452529 The house on the hill
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11467430 Night over the valley
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11380678 Night over Russia
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11452520 The bridge over the Drina

 

May be more. I sent off lots of books as controlled releases that week, but I'm rather unsure about valid words - even more since I seem to run into translation problems when trying to decide that (for example, "in" and "into" both translate to "in" in german, or "about" and "over" both to "über").


As always with translations (which, admittedly, can be tricky) if you believe they fit the theme, I'll accept your decision.

 

May be more. I sent off lots of books as controlled releases that week, but I'm rather unsure about valid words - even more since I seem to run into translation problems when trying to decide that (for example, "in" and "into" both translate to "in" in german, or "about" and "over" both to "über").

As always with translations (which, admittedly, can be tricky) if you believe they fit the theme, I'll accept your decision.

Well, as always with this challenge - my primary goal is to find _something_ for each week. So I'm quite fine with having five that certainly match.

For this week I don't really search... I'm going the other way: I release lots of books and then afterwards go through the lists and check which authors died recently. Among the first 72 books I found 8 matching, and there will be many more releases until end of the week...

Side note: Although technically you could fulfil this weeks theme by killing an author and releasing his books, this is not recommended because going to jail would prevent you from continuing the challenge in later weeks.

 

Side note: Although technically you could fulfil this weeks theme by killing an author and releasing his books, this is not recommended because going to jail would prevent you from continuing the challenge in later weeks.


FOFL ;-p

 

Side note: Although technically you could fulfil this weeks theme by killing an author and releasing his books, this is not recommended because going to jail would prevent you from continuing the challenge in later weeks.


My advice, after extensive research in countless murder mysteries, is to not break the first rule of committing a crime. Don't tell people about it (unless you are the red herring in the story).

Much less chance of being caught if you do not publicly announce your intentions in advance of committing the murder.

 

I didn't really search, but I had two volumes from an english series which had holes in their cover already AVL. For lack of time to find a better place, I brought them to a public bookshelf which I had to visit anyway.

http://bookcrossing.com/---/11316635
http://bookcrossing.com/---/11344249

 

3. Draaitol van de tijd by Dola de Jong (died 2003): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10419899/

 

4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10408171/ by A.E. van Vogt (died 2000)

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11188240/ Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

 

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10415699/ by Adriaan van der Veen (died 2003)

 

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