August 2014 Ultimate Theme Read/Release Challenge

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Welcome to this long running challenge! Start at any time. This is for readers and releasers.

August's theme is Royalty. I have the usual Kings, Queens, Dukes and Duchesses myself. But anything that can be tied to royalty past or present is acceptable! Just give me a reason why it should be included.
Here's a word list that might help: http://tinyurl.com/nokcusy

How the challenge works:
The challenge is intended for readers and/or releasers. You can list all the books you read/release or only log those for the theme – your choice. There are points, just to keep track of your personal best (and for bragging rights). All kinds of books count: audio, e-books, registered, library, borrowed. All kinds of releases count: wild, controlled, rabck, OBCZ, etc.

Foreign language titles are fine (include a translation for me please). EMBEDDED WORDS are fine (and if I forget this year again, REMIND ME!)

Points:
Any book read = 1 point
Any book released = 1 point
Theme book = 1 point
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Max = 3 points

There’s no prize for the most points or anything (just bragging rights!), but I will continue to do some random drawings for supplies, wings or a wishlist book throughout the year.

??’s – PM me or post a question. Have fun!

 

How about a title that's the name of a queen, even though the word "queen" isn't part of the title? I'm thinking of a nice biography of Anne Boleyn.

 

How about a title that's the name of a queen, even though the word "queen" isn't part of the title? I'm thinking of a nice biography of Anne Boleyn.


Hmmm...what's the title? Maybe there's something in there that might work.

 

http://www.amazon.com/---/ref=sr_1_1?...

But the word princess isn't in the title

 


Hmmm...what's the title?


"Anne Boleyn"

 


Hmmm...what's the title?


"Anne Boleyn"

Yes, I'll allow the title of a well known royal. So "Diana - Her True Story" would also be allowed, but titles that just happen to contain "Anne" or "Diana" would not.

 

Release and Theme (2 points)
The Rose and the SHIELD http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7541264/
waKING up in Charleston http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12482118/
the QUEEN of Everything http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12573504/
Sand CASTLE Bay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12560567/

Read (1 point)
Six Years https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews

MTD: 9
YTD: 416

 

Released & themed:
1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12627588/ The Little PRINCE
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12815903/ Polite as a PRINCESS (dual with Playground challenge)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12833699/ Five Minute PRINCESS Stories
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12663369/ The Little PRINCE
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12663938 The KING and his Three Children (multiple challenges)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12627595 The PRINCESS Test
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12865147 The PRINCESS and the Frog
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12810593/ La Reine Liberté (Reine = QUEEN)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12810925/ La Nuit des Enfants Rois (Rois = KINGS)
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12864108 Disney PRINCESS Storybook Treasury

10 x 2 = 20 points

 

RELEASED:
- The Horse Boy, By Isaac Rupertson 1 pt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12462868/
- Buiten is het Maandag, by Bernlef 1 pt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11059259
- The Invisible Man, by H G Wells 1 pt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11575074?...

READ and THEME: Jacoba, Dochter van Holland, by Simone van der Vlugt 2 pts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9842896/
(the theme comes in, because 'Daughter of Holland' was Jacoba's official (royal) title (one of them)

READ and RELEASED
- The Summerbook, by Tove Jansson 2 pts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10055931?...
- The last continent, by Terry Pratchett 2pts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12343460/


READ
- Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese 1 pt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12831823/




MTD 10
YTD 87
Jan 6/Feb 11/March 14/ April 5/ May 20/ June 19/ July 7

 

READ (1 point)
How Lucky You Are by Kristyn Kusek Lewis
The Vacationers by Emma Straub (A - perfect beach read!)
Love Sick by Frances Kuffel
The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O'Neal (B+)
Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward (A-)

RELEASED (1 point)
Secrets of a Bollywood Marriage http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11203814/
Spice Box http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11772810/
Windfall http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11203791
Corsair http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11203798?...
Next http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11203799?...
Tensleep http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11203776?...
Hearts Afire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12272396?...

RELEASED WITH THEME (2 POINTS)
The Raven PRINCE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11203782
To Wed a Wicked PRINCE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12272393?...


MTD -16

 

wingminesaynwing 5 yrs ago
Released:
A Boy Called "It" by Dave Pelzer (1 point) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6093999
Innocence by Dean Koontz (1 point) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12035164
Sand Dollar Island by Rob Smith (1 point) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827972

MTD: 3 points
YTD: 150 points

 

All royalty-themed releases:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12762006 The Songs of the KINGs: A Novel

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12752516/ DIANA: Her True Story

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12817310/ KING's Ransom: An 87th Precinct Mystery

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780283/ The Little PRINCE

 

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12762006 The Songs of the KINGs: A Novel

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12752516/ DIANA: Her True Story

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12817310/ KING's Ransom: An 87th Precinct Mystery

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780283/ The Little PRINCE

I figured someone had Diana or one of her bios!

 

wingminesaynwing 5 yrs ago
Read:
Fall on your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (library book) (1 point)
Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg (1 point) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12838541

MTD: 5 points
YTD: 152 points

Quick question: I am about to read The Boleyn Reckoning, the last in an alternative historical series about a king whose parents are Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII (in other words, a son from their marriage survived and became king). Would this count as a themed read? Okay...so it wasn't quick at all; it needed an explanation first. Whether or not it counts, I'm reading it! :)

 

wingNancyNovawing 5 yrs ago
RE: Read:
Fall on your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (library book) (1 point)
Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg (1 point) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12838541

MTD: 5 points
YTD: 152 points

Quick question: I am about to read The Boleyn Reckoning, the last in an alternative historical series about a king whose parents are Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII (in other words, a son from their marriage survived and became king). Would this count as a themed read? Okay...so it wasn't quick at all; it needed an explanation first. Whether or not it counts, I'm reading it! :)


Anne Boleyn is a famous enough royal, so yes, the title would count.

 

Two ultimate read/release/themes in this batch for 3 points:
Their Little PRINCESS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10530990
SandCASTLES http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6085611

REad (1 point)
Single with Children http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7630353
Hollywood or Bust http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12186106
What Matters Most http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6482822
An Ostrich a Day http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255244
The Treasure Chest https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Warriors in the Crossfire https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews

REad and Theme (2 points)
Dancing with the DUKE https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Apron StRINGs https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
The LADY and the Cowboy https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews

RElease and Theme
The Dark QUEEN http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12732151/
KING of a Small World http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12705330?...
PRINCESS Sultana's Circle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12705337?...

MTD: 32
YTD: 439


 

Read
Torn Apart - Non bookcrossing - 1 point

Read and released
Old Goriot - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11583813 - 2 points
The Unadulterated Cat - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12253339 - 2 points

January 13 / February 6 / March 15 / April 11 / May 6 / June 12 / July 15 / August 5

Total 82

 

Read:
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Light Between Oceans - M L Stedman
Used and Rare - Larry and Nancy Goldstone
Three Act Tragedy - Agatha Christie
Gunn's Golden RULES - Tim Gunn wtih Ada Calhoun
The PRINCE of Frogtown - Rick Bragg

Released:
Running in the Family - Michael Ondaatje
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12674153/
Joyland - Stephen King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12207865/
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12863073/



Read & Released:
Solaris - Stanislaw Lem
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12863121/

August: 13 points
Year to date: 131 points

 

Read:
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Light Between Oceans - M L Stedman
Used and Rare - Larry and Nancy Goldstone
Three Act Tragedy - Agatha Christie
Gunn's Golden Rules - Tim Gunn wtih Ada Calhoun
The PRINCE of Frogtown - Rick Bragg

Released:
Running in the Family - Michael Ondaatje
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12674153/

August to date: 8 points
Year to date: 126 points


Royalty RULE, so give yourself an extra point!

 

Notes from an exhibition - 1pt
The PRINCES in the Tower -2pts
The Queens Head - 2pts
mtd:5
YTD 137

 

Read:
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (e-book) (1 point)
There's A Bat in Bunk Five by Paula Danziger (library book) (1 point)

Released:
Afterburn/Aftershock by Sylvia Day http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12035159 (1 point)

MTD: 8 points
YTD: 155 points

 

All royalty-themed releases:

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12788434/ KING of the Corner

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12779772/ EMPIRE in Black & Gold: Shadows of the Apt Book One

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12758340/ Her ROYAL Spyness: A Mystery

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12769447/ The Revenge of the Shadow KING

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742708/ The Little PRINCE

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12798605/ The Chronicles of Narnia: PRINCE Caspian

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12783612/ The CASTLE of Llyr

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12799968/ Zane Grey's Arizona Ames: KING of the Outlaw Horde

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12794276/ TSAR: A Thriller

26 points this month

 

Oooohhh...there's an empire in here. Good one!

 

wingminesaynwing 5 yrs ago
Read:
Read:
A Winged Thing, and Holy by Mary Gray Kaye ( 1point) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12853879
Cowboy Justice by Melissa Cutler (1 point) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12864144
From Grandmother, With Love by Regina Vincent Clark (a poetry book) (1 point)

MTD: 11 points
YTD: 158 points

 

August points on 31/8 - 151 royalty

Read:
1 The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053876 Makeover by Lynda Chater
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11178269 Hot Pursuit by Gemma Fox
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7139690 The Hollow by Agatha Christie
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7139690 The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7139690 Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12827925 Spanish Disco by Erica Orloff
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053877 A Kept Woman by Louise Bagshawe
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053878 Launderama by Sue Margolis
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12836815 No Strings Attached by Clare Dowling
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12836826 Yours, Faithfully by Sheila O'Flanagan
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7315915 Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053879 One Wish by C. J. Card
14 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12836892 An Eligible Bachelor by Veronica Henry
15 http://bookcrossing.com/---/9976531 A Child's Game by John Connor
16 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8546465 Homemade Sin by Kathy Hogan Trocheck
17 http://bookcrossing.com/---/9851747 Rubbish Boyfriends by Jessie Jones
18 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5462342 Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
19 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8541236 Blood Rules by John Trenhaile
20 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4533734 Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman
21 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053880 Accidentally Engaged by Mary Carter
22 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053881 Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich
23 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053882 Turning Point by Helen Townsend
24 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8541243 Breakbeat by Rod Duncan
25 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053883 Red Letter Day by Colette Caddle
26 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5707080 Following the Wake by Gemma O'Connor
27 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12846747 A Crime Remembered by Jeffrey Ashford
28 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12846754 The Skeleton in the Grass by Robert Barnard
29 Living Dangerously by Katie Fforde
30 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053889 The Last Lighthouse Keeper by Alan Titchmarsh
31 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053890 Caroline's Sister by Sheila O'Flanagan
32 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053891 Table for Three by Jennifer Bacia
33 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7309266 Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie
34 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4821845 A Walk on the Wild Side by Robert Westall
35 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053893 Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls by Jane Lindskold
36 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6010679 Midworld by Alan Dean Foster
37 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5174317 Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
38 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053894 Stardust by Neil Gaiman
39 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6258581 A Curious Affair by Melanie Jackson
40 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2553689 The Silver Branch by Patricia Kennealy
41 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2553697 The Copper Crown by Patricia Kennealy
42 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2553701 The Throne of Scone by Patricia Kennealy
43 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12699752 Pink Slip Party by Cara Lockwood
44 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053895 The Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva
45 Kiss of Death by P. D. Martin
46 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054116 A Babe in Ghostland by Lisa Cach
47 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053843 Tempt Me with Darkness by Shayla Black
48 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11809482 First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones
49 Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts

Released:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053859 Mortal Remains by Kathy Reichs
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12846747 A Crime Remembered by Jeffrey Ashford
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12846754 The Skeleton in the Grass by Robert Barnard
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053847 The Foundation Trilogy / The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5462342 Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8541243 Breakbeat by Rod Duncan
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8541236 Blood Rules by John Trenhaile
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053882 Turning Point by Helen Townsend
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8546465 Homemade Sin by Kathy Hogan Trocheck
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053875 I Take This Man by Valerie Frankel
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053880 Accidentally Engaged by Mary Carter
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053884 Saving Faith by David Baldacci
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6010679 Midworld by Alan Dean Foster
14 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3781162 Angels and Demons Dan Brown
15 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053901 Dragon Burning by Craig Shaw Gardner
16 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054127 The Far Kingdoms by Chris Bunch, Alan Cole
17 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054128 Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverberg
18 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054129 Dragonlord of Mystara by Thorarinn Gunnarsson
19 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054130 One King's Way by Harry Harrison, John Holm
20 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054131 The Hammer and the Cross by Harry Harrison, John Holm
21 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054132 Lord of Cragsclaw by Bill Fawcett, Neil Randall
22 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054133 Lord Darcy Investigates by Randall Garrett
23 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054117 The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
24 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053819 Storm Front by Jim Butcher
25 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053820 Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
26 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6545698 Life as We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
27 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6563972 The Dead and the Gone by Susan Pfeffer
28 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12865713 Dye's Kingdom: Wanting It Forever by Madison Hayes
29 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12865715 Insatiable by Sherri L. King, S. L. Carpenter, Elizabeth Jewell
30 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12867623 Sable, Shadow and Ice by Cheryl J. Franklin

 

31 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6288274 Black August by Dennis Wheatley
32 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4618879 The Mysterious Commission by Michael Innes
33 http://bookcrossing.com/---/10200662 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
34 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053877 A Kept Woman by Louise Bagshawe
35 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053883 Red Letter Day by Colette Caddle
36 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053899 Our Kate by Catherine Cookson
37 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053881 Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich
38 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053808 The Making of Minty Malone by Isabel Wolff
39 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053900 Double Wedding by Patricia Scanlan
40 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053897 The Distant Echo by Val McDermid
41 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053890 Caroline's Sister by Sheila O'Flanagan
42 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053817 A Question of Love by Isabel Wolff
43 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053809 The Trials of Tiffany Trott by Isabel Wolff
44 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053865 Kiss Him Goodbye by Victoria Routledge
45 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053811 Hidden Star by Nora Roberts
46 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053812 Captive Star by Nora Roberts
47 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053813 Secret Star by Nora Roberts
48 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053828 A Married Man by Catherine Alliott
49 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053827 Not That Kind of Girl by Catherine Alliott
50 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053834 If You Could See Me Now by Cecilia Ahern
51 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053803 A Woman's Place by Barbara Delinsky
52 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053824 Imperial Light by Mary Corran
53 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053816 Behaving Badly by Isabel Wolff
54 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054137 The Legend of Banzai Maguire by Susan Grant
55 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054098 A Season of Miracles by Heather Graham
56 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054104 The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer
57 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054113 Prey by Michael Crichton
58 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054115 Never Too Late by Cathy Kelly
59 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054108 Private Practices by Stephen White
60 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054109 Manner of Death by Stephen White
61 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054106 Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell
62 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054111 The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
63 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054139 Key of Light by Nora Roberts
64 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054140 Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts
65 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054141 Key of Valor by Nora Roberts
66 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054142 Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts
67 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054143 Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts
68 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054144 Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts
69 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054097 Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz
70 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054093 The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver
71 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054107 False Scent by Ngaio Marsh
72 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054105 Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
73 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054091 Once Upon a Pillow by Christina Dodd, Connie Brockway
74 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871056 Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter
75 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871057 The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn by Colin Dexter
76 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871058 Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter
77 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871059 The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter
78 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871060 The Riddle Of The Third Mile by Colin Dexter
79 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871061 The Wench is Dead by Colin Dexter
80 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871062 The Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter
81 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12871063 The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter
82 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11231255 The Way Between the Worlds by Ian Irvine
83 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12862106 Woman to Woman / She's the One by Cathy Kelly
84 http://bookcrossing.com/---/9976531 A Child's Game by John Connor
85 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11178269 Hot Pursuit by Gemma Fox
86 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12039835 Dark Angel / Lord Carew's Bride by Mary Balogh
87 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12699752 Pink Slip Party by Cara Lockwood
88 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12813649 Diamonds and Daisies by Bernadette Strachan
89 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12836815 No Strings Attached by Clare Dowling
90 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12865708 The Baby Trail by Sinead Moriarty
91 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12865704 The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Themed:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053859 Mortal Remains by Kathy REICHs
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2553697 The Copper CROWN by Patricia Kennealy
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2553701 The THRONE of Scone by Patricia Kennealy
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054127 The Far KINGdoms by Chris Bunch, Alan Cole
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054128 LORD Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverberg
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054129 DragonLORD of Mystara by Thorarinn Gunnarsson
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054130 One KING's Way by Harry Harrison, John Holm
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054132 LORD of Cragsclaw by Bill Fawcett, Neil Randall
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054133 LORD Darcy Investigates by Randall Garrett
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12865713 Dye's KINGdom: Wanting It Forever by Madison Hayes
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053824 IMPERIAL Light by Mary Corran

 

Imperial - didn't think of that one!

 

Haven't posted for 2 weeks, so this is a long one :-)

Read (1 point)
Ain't too Proud to Beg http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7393949
The Birth House https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Husbands and Other Strangers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12792544
A Light in the Storm https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Playing with Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6308489
When We Met https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Don't Go (library)
Before We Kiss https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Until We Touch https://www.librarything.com/---/111987151
Handcuffs and High Heels https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Freakonomics http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7579247
Their Secret Son http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7618252
The Surprise Baby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12246721
Pioneer Girl https://www.librarything.com/---/reviews
Do You Take This Cowboy? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12483462

Release and Theme (2 points)
QUEEN takes KING http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12464144?...
The SHEIKH's secret Son http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7630371?...
a voice for the PRINCESS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7289741?...
The PRINCE and the showgirl http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255242?...
The VISCOUNT who loved me http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12464150?...
LADY Sophia's Lover http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12211452/
Pure PRINCESS, Bartered Bride http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11912111?...
This DUCHESS of mine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7593878?...
The Ruby KNIGHT http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12819116?...
Desperate DUCHESS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6600262/
Imprudent LADY http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6238510/

MTD: 70
YTD: 477

 

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12833880/ Out of the Channel: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in PRINCE William Sound

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12782465/ Rodeo QUEENs and the American Dream

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12778026/ The Lost THRONE

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780637/ Protecting the PRINCESS

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780285/ The Accidental PRINCE [CAUGHT]

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12821019 Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas (wild release = 1 point)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12821020 The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith (read = 1 point)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836288 Friends Forever by Danielle Steel (read = 1 point)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836285/ Surfacing by Margaret Atwood (wild release 1 point)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12705221 Homecoming by Cathy Kelly (wild release = 1 point)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7116699 Dear Exile: The True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a Year) by an Ocean by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery (controlled release = 1 point)
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836276 Maeve’s Times by Maeve Binchy (read = 1 point)
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12856208 After the Fire by Belva Plain (wild release = 1 point)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12870216 First Sight by Danielle Steel (read, wild release = 2 points)
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12871826 Postcards by E. Annie Proulx (wild release = 1 point)

Total for August: 11 points
Total for 2014: 78 points

 

Themed Read & Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11246412 My Last DUCHESS - Daisy Goodwin

Themed Read:
The Good SOLDIER - Ford Madox Ford (Kindle book)
The History of Rasselas, PRINCE of Abyssinia - Samuel Johnson (Kindle book)
CASTLE Rackrent - Maria Edgeworth ( Kindle book)
The COUNT of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Kindle Book)
The PRINCESS of Cleves - Madame de La Fayette (Kindle book)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11149785 I Capture the CASTLE - Dodie Smith


Themed Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11643139 Home to Roost: And Other Peckings - Deborah Devonshire (Dowager DUCHESS of Devonshire)

Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12509887 The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - Alan Garner
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11627657 An Atlas of Impossible Longing - Anuradha Roy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8612389 Emotionally Weird - Kate Atkinson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12009463 Joyland - Stephen King


Jan:19 / Feb:17 / March:15 / April:11 / May:24 / June:16 / July: 24 / August:21
YTD:147

 

Yeah - an "ultimate" one for you!

 

I know! So many free for Kindle 1001 books that fit in with this theme!

xx

 

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12811171/ Prodigal PRINCE Charming

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12796540/ Weep No More, My LADY

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12767321/ The Hellhound KING

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12814551/ The Cupcake QUEEN

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12792515/ Italian PRINCE, Wedlocked Wife

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12774128/ KINGdom Of Moonlight

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12819608/ The ROYALs

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12776141/ Magic Tree House Research Guide # 2: KNIGHTs And CASTLEs

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827524/ Disney's The Lion KING

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12818006/ Oedipus the KING

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12825288/ PRINCE Caspian

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12772038/ Dragon PRINCE: Book 1

60 points so far this month; more to post

 

Looks like I forgot to post here for all of August! Will try to update:

Read:
The Stake by Richard Laymon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12454849/
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8641273/
Smokey Joe's Café by Bryce Courtenay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3126647/
The Tavern on Maple Street by Sharon Owens http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11340295/
House by Tracy Kidder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11690968/
Grange House by Sarah Blake http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12861584/
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/509037/
Blue Screen by Robert B. Parker http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12871090/

Read and Themed:
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842083/
The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12101383/

Released:
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12602858/
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7641765/
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/822863/
The New Kids by Brooke Hauser http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11339053/
Too Much Tuscan Sun by Dario Castagno http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12131907/
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12785526/
Impulse by Frederick Ramsey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11448575/
Manor of Death by Leslie Caine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12851280/
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680317/
Dead Game by James Neal Harvey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1153134/

Released and themed:
The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11374963/


YTD: 164 MTD: 24

 

Read
Therese Raquin - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12840035 - 1 point
Alcatraz from Inside: The Hard Years, 1942-1952 (non bookcrossing book) - 1 point

Themed read
KINGdom of Shadows (non bookcrossing book) - 2 points

January 13 / February 6 / March 15 / April 11 / May 6 / June 12 / July 15 / August 9

Total 86

 

Read:
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews (library book) 1 point
Life Support by Tess Gerritsen (1 point)...to be sent out, will add link then

Released:
Quicksand by Iris Johansen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10235271 1 point

MTD: 14 points
YTD: 161 points

 

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12783613/ PRINCE of Fire and Ashes

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12817313/ The Children of KINGs: A Novel of Darkover

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827985/ Guardians of the KEEP: Book Two of the Bridge of D'Arnath

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12806717/ Dragon PRINCE: Book 2: The Star Scroll

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12833881/ Treason KEEP

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742712/ The Lion's LADY

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12541090/ Lucky's lADY

 

 

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12838014/ We Three KINGs

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742630/ A ROYAL Threesome

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12831808/ The KINGs' Tales

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827527/ BucKING the Sun: A Novel

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12774129/ To Visit the QUEEN

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780928/ KNIGHTts & CASTLEs

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12864913/ PRINCESS Academy

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742713/ QUEEN of Sorcery

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12766003/ The Irish PRINCESS

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827986/ Emily Windsnap and the CASTLE in the Mist

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12840338/ QUEEN of Sorcery

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12850484/ The Beet QUEEN

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12806720/ Wedding For A KNIGHT

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12811173/ RULEs

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12779776/ Magic KNIGHT Rayearth 2

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12869565/ By Order of the PRINCE

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780639/ If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My PRINCE?

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12783615/ QUEEN Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World: A Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12814553/ El Pony De La PRINCESA

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12792517/ Dracula, PRINCE of Many Faces: His Life and Times

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780287/ KING Lear

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827528/ Reader's Digest Condensed Books: A Falcon for a QUEEN / Meeting With a Great Beast / Blockbuster / The Shape of Illusion / Duel in the Snow

63 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12864146/ The QUEEN's Confession

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12867550/ Death of a PRINCE

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12794281/ The Exception to the RULErs: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12838016/ The KING's Orchard

67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12858924/ DIANA: Her New Life

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12812826/ The Keys to the KINGDOM: How Michael Eisner Lost His Grip

69 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12856239/ The KING's Fifth

70 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12871079/ The EMPEROR's Tomb

All releases on the theme. 140 points this month.

~~ the end ~~

 

August - Royalty

Read:
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11814587 ROYAL Assassin
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12425240 Assassin's Quest
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5468596 Jude the Obscure

Read and Released:

Released:
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11753031 Dragon, Sword, and KING

MTD: 6
YTD: 70 (64 from previous months)

 

August
Royalty – anything to do with royalty, included the titles, accoutrements and actions


Harvest http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12163229/ Read & released, 2 pts

Harmo ja minä : Andalusialainen elegia (Harmo/Platero and I: An Andalusian elegy) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11394192/ Released, 1 pt

Ihmissusi (Werewolf) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11766795/ Released, 1 pt

Yötaivaan alla (Under the night sky) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12461844/ Released, 1 pt

Paholainen ruumiissa (Devil in the body) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12474420/ Released, 1 pt

Kurdisissi, elämän ja kuoleman merkitys! (A Kurd guerilla, meaning of life and death!) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11892991/ Released, 1 pt

Tähdenlento (Shooting Star) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12816024/ Released, 1 pt

Murha aluevesillä (Murder on territorial waters) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12761903/ Released, 1 pt

Sattuma korjaa satoa (The chance is harvesting) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11396004/ Released, 1 pt

Sisäpiha (The court / Inner court) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12816821/ Released, 1 pt

Ken vartijaksi PRINSSIN valitaan (Who will be chosen as the prince's guard) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12739836/ Themed & released, 2 pts

Kalastajakylän PRINSSI (Prince of the fishing village) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11397806/ Themed & released, 2 pts

Muistojen vartija : Läheiseni sairastaa Alzheimerin tautia (Memory guard: My loved one has got Alzheimer's disease) (Non-BC book) Read, 1 pt

The PRINCE and the Pauper http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12566584/ Themed & released, 2 pts

Oma taivas (One's own heaven) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11505256/ Released, 1 pt

Sofian maailma : Romaani filosofian historiasta (Sofia's world: A novel on the history of philosophy) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12503634/ Released, 1 pt

Vilenin pojat ja Juvonen (The Vilen boys and Juvonen) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12637213/ (I've actually read it in June but didn't remember to list it then) Read & released, 2 pts

TurkisKUNINKAAN perintö (Legacy of the fur king) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11656486/ Released, 1 pt

Miksei musiikkia maanantaisin? (Why not music on Mondays?) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11507113/ Released, 1 pt

Omenapuu laulaa (Apple tree is singing) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11914098/ Released, 1 pt

Suurpyytäjä (Big game hunter) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12585253/ Released, 1 pt

Dover ja hankala raskaus (Dover and awkward pregnancy) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12825547/ Released, 1 pt

Savurenkaita : Kun patruuna Bogdanoff tehtaan perusti (Smoke rings: When master Bogdanoff established a factory) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12762036/ (Not a good translation but close enough) Released, 1 pt

Maanantaiaamu (Monday morning) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10250293/ Released, 1 pt

Sementtipuutarha (The Cement Garden) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11644377 Released, 1 pt

Viattomat (The innocent ones) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842522/ Released, 1 pt

Naisen talloma (Stomped by a woman) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12844739/ Released, 1 pt

The Tuner of Silences http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12424314/ Read & released, 2 pts

Viimeiset luostarinasukkaat (Last residents in a nunnery) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12424314/ Released, 1 pt

Puck of Pook's Hill http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12811038/ Released, 1 pt

Maammo, oleks historiaa? (Granny, are you history?) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12739817/ Released, 1 pt

Rukousnauha (The rosary) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12725706/ Released, 1 pt

Lähikuva (Close-up) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12461826/ Released, 1 pt

Point of Origin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12866684/ Released, 1 pt

Villikissa katsoo lasin takaa (Wildcat is looking behind the glass) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12461770/ Released, 1 pt

Elämän keinu (The swing of life) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10250142/ Released, 1 pt

Uddarbon pappi (The minister of Uddarbo) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12461525/ Released, 1 pt

Pimeyden ydin (The core of darkness) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12461525/ Released, 1 pt

PRINSESSAN av Burundi (Princess of Burundi) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12183785/ Themed & released, 2 pts

RUHTINATTAREN rikos (Crime of a princess) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7753699/ Read & themed, 2 pts

Syvyyden avaimet (Keys to the deep/bottom) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12844733/ Released, 1 pt

Kuin kissantassun hipaisu (Like a touch of a cat's paw) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11914695 Released, 1 pt

Nauravan kuun harju (Ridge of a laughing moon) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842477/ Released, 1 pt

Rakasta minut (Love the whole of me) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12849949/ Released, 1 pt

LappKUNGENS dotter (The Lapp King's Daughter) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12825552/ Read & themed, 2 pts

Jennifer Valtiovalta (Jennifer Government) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11480573/ Released, 1 pt

Kosto (Revenge) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12870455/ Released, 1 pt

Kun KUNINGATAR Silvia itki ja muita kertomuksia (When Queen Silvia cried and other stories) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12870473/ Themed & released, 2 pts

Epitaph of a Small Winner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11901377/ Released, 1 pt

Kiristäjä (The blackmailer) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12870471/ Released, 1 pt

KUNINGASajatus (the term means ”the leading thought” but the Finnish words mean ”The King
Idea”) Non-BC book Read & themed, 2 pts

Kulmakujan perhe (The Corner Alley family) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12448510/ Read, 1 pt

Silmissä siintävät vuoret http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12551388/ Released, 1 pt

Hommes (Men) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12844748/ Released, 1 pt

Hullu vapaana (Hmm, maybe... A nutcase is out?) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12771757/ Released, 1 pt

What's the Worst That Could Happen? http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12825534/ Released, 1 pt

LiejuKUNINKAAN tytär (The mud king's daughter) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842457/ Themed & released, 2 pts


Previous points: Jan. 42, Feb. 48, March 62, April 29, May 55, June 54, July 38 pts. Total 328 pts.

MTD 69 pts
YTD 397 pts


Updated to correct previous points (or months, as a matter of fact)
Edited to add Kulmakujan perhe (forgot I read it in August)
Deleted one Werewolf too many and corrected the points. (Just realized I had listed Ihmissusi twice.)
Edited on Sept. 7, 2014 to add the last (I hope!) five books on the list.

 

Themed read (2):
The King of Torts by John Grisham

Read (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8377894 Shoulder the Sky
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12864119 The House of Thirty Cats by Mary Calhoun
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A Writer’s Space by Eric Maisel

Points this post: 7
Points this year: 104

 

This might be my first catch for this Challenge all year....and with a new member yet!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12272393

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827986/ Emily Windsnap and the CASTLE in the Mist

 

#1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12841932 Ranger’s Apprentice Book 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan (Read – 1 Point)
#2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12843530 Downton Tabby (Read and Released – 2 Points)
#3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12872297 Great Australian Railway Stories (Read – 1 Point)
#4 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12825452 All The Cats In The World (Read – 1 Point)
#5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12592261 Tropic Of Cancer (Read – 1 Point)

MTD: 6 Points
YTD: 160 Points

Sorry for the delay.

 

Theme: Royalty

THEMED, READ & (TO BE) RELEASED (3 POINTS):
1. The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance - Edmund de Waal, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11026036
2. The Other Boleyn - Philippa Gregory, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12970068
3. The Bear / The Grizzly King - James Oliver Curwood, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12970072
4. The Spider King's Daughter - Chibundu Onuzo, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11719357
5. The Realm of Shells - Sonia Overal, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10519518
6. De bavianenkoning [The Baboon King] - Anton Quintana, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12970061
7. King Rat - James Clavell, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12900499

READ & (TO BE) RELEASED (2 POINTS)
1. The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Bank, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12970077
2. The Bridge on the Drina - Ivo Andric, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10256905


 

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