2013 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Release Challenge, 1st 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.

 

In honor of New Year's -- pics of a baby(ies) on the cover.

Good luck.

 

 

Tnx secretariat for hosting again this year.

 

Tnx secretariat for hosting again this year.


Ditto - thank you for doing this challenge...now I'm off to look for a baby!

 

Tnx secretariat for hosting again this year.


Ditto - thank you for doing this challenge...now I'm off to look for a baby!


And ditto again! Thank you so much for hosting yet again. Hope I can find a baby for week #1!

 

We just want you to know that we truly appreciate all the hard work you put into this year after year, Secretariat! :)

 

Same sentiments from me! This challenge really inspires my wild releasing.

 

We just want you to know that we truly appreciate all the hard work you put into this year after year, Secretariat! :)


You're welcome. It is entirely my pleasure.

Also a big thank you to Davros10 who does such a wonderful job on our chart, keeping us all up to date on our releasing.

 

Thanks Secretariat.

I've been offline for a couple of weeks after my home PC failed - luckily still under warranty, but should have end of year charts for 2012 available in a week or two, depending on how long it takes to get back from being repaired.

We just want you to know that we truly appreciate all the hard work you put into this year after year, Secretariat! :)


You're welcome. It is entirely my pleasure.

Also a big thank you to Davros10 who does such a wonderful job on our chart, keeping us all up to date on our releasing.


 

I've been offline for a couple of weeks after my home PC failed - luckily still under warranty, but should have end of year charts for 2012 available in a week or two, depending on how long it takes to get back from being repaired.


Sorry to hear that. I hate computer problems. They completely aggravate me.

 

I've been offline for a couple of weeks after my home PC failed - luckily still under warranty, but should have end of year charts for 2012 available in a week or two, depending on how long it takes to get back from being repaired.


Thanks for the delay *g* That gave me some time to catch up posting my catches ;)
Half-year-summary is in the 4th quarter thread.

 

Thanks Secretariat.

I've been offline for a couple of weeks after my home PC failed


Ouch, ouch, ouch. My sympathies, Davros-10. Warranties don't cover the time, stress, data loss, etc. :(

 

 

Yes!!!

 

Looking for something to release...

 

 

mngirl 6 yrs ago
Question
I have the book: Diary of a Mad Mom-to-Be. There is no picture of a baby but instead there is a picture of a very pregnant woman with some baby items (diaper bag, teddy bear, etc) next to her. Would this fit in the baby theme?

 

I have the book: Diary of a Mad Mom-to-Be. There is no picture of a baby but instead there is a picture of a very pregnant woman with some baby items (diaper bag, teddy bear, etc) next to her. Would this fit in the baby theme?


Nope, sorry. In this case I definitely want that baby to show the New Year.

 

Nope, sorry. In this case I definitely want that baby to show the New Year.


Ok. Thanks!

 

Can I join?

 

Can I join?


Definitely. Anyone is welcome any time. Let us know if you have any questions. If I don't respond right away, there are lots of experienced people in this group who will let you know the answer.

 

That's great. Thank you :)

 

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11624772 "Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me!"
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11324028 "Crash"

 

 

1. Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11622810

2. Babies' First Book of Zombies - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11626712

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11635812 Baby and Toddlers Meals
Although this is more of a toddler on the front cover, there are a couple of very young babies on the back cover.

 

Something a bit easier this week,

Picture of a house on the cover. Doesn't have to be the entire house, just enough to know that it's not another kind of building. Row houses, townhouse condominiums, etc. are also acceptable.

Have fun.

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4238292 Are you afraid of the Dark

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11636042 Déjà vu
It would not let me scan the cover across, kept putting up photo of friends children. But there are houses there.
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11637769 - French Spirits, my cover is different but is of houses.

 

but it fits in nicely

'De witte bungalow' by Johan Hidding (No english version available, but translated the title reads: 'The white bungalow')
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11559677

 

1. Star Baby, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11628310/
(baby on cover)

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11633929 Nobody’s Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

 

Congrats on your 1st catch of the year, Maranlin!!

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11633929 Nobody’s Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


 

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11637208 "Babies" by Susan Canizares and Pamela Chanko

 

 

 

 

2. I Love You As Much, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11631609/
(baby on cover)

 

1. The Cuckoo-Clock Cuckoo, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11428461/
(house on cover)

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11638861/
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham - House on cover.

 

I'm going to try again to post my releases. Last year I kept releasing, but got very far behind on posting to Challenges, and even on release notes, but I'm turning over a new leaf : )

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11186457/ Father Found

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11446662/ Busy Baby Noisy Book

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11199104/ A Daughter's Perfect Secret

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11500261/ The Texas Ranger's Twins

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11447801/ Dad by Choice

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11578148 Gone for Good (house on cover)

 

2. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10222322
(a little house in silhouette with lighted window on cover)
3. Independent People by Halldor Laxness
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6061315/ (house on cover)

 

wing6of8wing 6 yrs ago
Week 2 Release
I actually managed one that fit the theme:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10358973/ Death and the Pregnant Virgin.

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11633929 Nobody’s Baby But Mine

Nice JE and finder joined BC.

ETA I see my sister, starrdust saw my catch before I did!

 

 

4. The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11154961/
(apartment building on cover)

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11639622/ Just Down the Road (partial House/porch)

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11639606/ Reach for Tomorrow (House in background)

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11639631/ The Diamond War (neighborhood Houses in background

 

I want the possibility to sleep in in the morning, so you're getting this early.

The 20th of January begins the sign of Aquarius (hmm, sounds like a song title)-- the water sign. In honor of all those born under the sign of Aquarius our cover for next week is . . .

Water on the cover -- lake, river, stream, glass of water on the table, water spilled on something, rain falling, tears falling from the eyes -- you get the idea. Has to be water -- not snow (unless it's obviously melted and made a puddle of water) or ice (yeah, I know that's frozen water--but I want the liquid variety).

Have fun.

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4600958
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11652087

I'm all in favour of sleep ins as it allows me to release my books on Saturday. Thank You

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2386506?... A Painted House

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11586124?... The Pastor's Wife: The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family

 

Houses

1. More Stories My Mother Never Told Me - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11647284 (small house under a tree in the background)

 

1. Michael Connelly: Musta kaupunki http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11638299/
Also a catch and a new member!
2. Louis de Bernières: Kapteeni Corellin mandoliini http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11507525/

 

5. If Jesus Came to my House, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8330197/
(house on cover)

 

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10507383 Homecoming by Belva Plain

 

 

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8582494/ Tennyson (antebellum home in background)
2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11479510/ I Remember Grandma: A Love Legacy (clapboard house in inset)
3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11555386/ Blessings (large white home in background)
4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11629405/ Cradle and All (large oceanfront home on cover)
5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11427226/ Nail Biter (2-story house on cover)

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10507389 The Lady on My Left by Catherine Cookson

 

 

 

 

 

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11322624/ Catching Fireflies: A Sweet Magnolia Novel

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11332099/ Fatal Fixer-Upper: A Do-It-Yourself Mystery

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11136986/ Dakota Born

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11453659/ Amityville: The Evil Escapes

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11520329/ Murder in Amityville

 

 

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11647226/ Can't Say Goodbye

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11366277/ Where Are the Children?

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11463189/ A Texas Chance

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11254542/ The SEAL's Stolen Child

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11367469/ The Dwelling Place

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11575750/ Mrs. Miracle

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11565722/ The Road Taken

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11019584/ Confessions

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11143488/ All Mortal Flesh: A Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alstyne Novel

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11428088/ Whispers and Lies

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10459730/ Little Book of Nursery Tales

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11017317/ Olive Kitteridge

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11087149/ Deadly Reckoning

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10307647/ A Bride for Dry Creek and Shepherds Abiding in Dry Creek

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11075227/ The Sooner The Better: A Deliverance Company Novel

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11240818/ The Shipping News

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11406976/ The Girl Next Door

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11009229/ The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11536597/ Step Ball Change: A Novel

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11642914/ Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea: A Novel

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9861284/ The Kitchen House: A Novel

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10508858/ 8 Sandpiper Way

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11641414 The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home [CAUGHT]

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11653639/ "A Salty Piece of Land" by Jimmy Buffet

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5536075/ "Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve

 

 

 

6. Everyone Else's Girl by Megan Crane
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10369415/ (houses on cover)

 

1. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11274151/
(The ocean can be seen on the lower right-hand corner of cover.)

 

 

3. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11274154/
(A thin sliver of water can be seen on the cover at the end of the dock upon which the two women are walking.)

 

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11525456 "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Borrows

 

 

jare 6 yrs ago
Week 2 releases
Houses on cover:

1. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11570528 (apartments on cover, evidenced by tv antennas on top)
2. Bag of Bones: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11614737 (house on cover)

 

 

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11598423/ Stones from the River
2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11640767/ The Sea Hunters II (cover art is different)
3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11535829/ Mutant Message Down Under
4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11570267/ Sea Glass
5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11564937/ The Plains of Passage (cover art is different)

 

there it is so bloody cold, brrrrrrrrr
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4603747?... Worth the Risk (beach scene)

 

 

Very nice catch, slt, and she was so excited. Congrats.

 

3. A Village Dilemma by Rebecca Shaw, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10167210/
(pond on cover)

 

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11653417/ Call it Courage

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11653432/ Wake's Edge

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11653433/ Summer School! (different cover---mine had a swimming pool in the background)

 

 

 

4. Fly High, Fly Low by Don Freeman, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10491848/
(Bird is flying over San Francisco Bay on cover.)

 

Monday is Australia Day and in honor thereof we're going to celebrate by using the colors of the ABORIGINAL FLAG -- Black, Red, and Yellow. If your cover has any or all of those colors it is good for release. Have fun.

 

1. Arto Paasilinna: Neitosten karkuretki http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11652197/ (water on the back cover)
2. Frederick Marryat: Peter Simple merillä http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11300825/
3. Raija Oranen: Huviretki http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10395379/
4. Anita Shreve: Merilasia http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11404040/
5. Judith Lennox: Askel tuntemattomaan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11652200/
6. Tami Hoag: Mustat vedet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11652199/

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11665410
2. 2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11665411
Lovely weather (for us) for Australia Day, thinking of those in the Eastern States though, between the floods and bush fires they are doing it tough

 

jare 6 yrs ago
Week 3 releases
Books with water on the cover:
3. The Ultimate Reality Show: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11659100
4. The Third Option: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11659077
5. Hot Stuff: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11659089

 

 

Water

1. The Sound of Waves - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11626717
Big ocean waves on the cover

 

Aboriginal flag colors (black, red, yellow)

1. The Key to Life - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7901120 (red, yellow)
2. Lost in Shangri-La - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11503538 (black)
3. Little Brother - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11549913 (red, black)
4. Kindred - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11404091 (black)
5. Last Man Out - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11570553 (red, black, yellow)

 

 

 

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