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I figure there will be valentine and president day challenges but let's not forget the ground hog who determines whether or not we will have 6 more weeks of winter. Of course, here in the southern states we can't tell much difference between the seasons anyway.

wild or controlled releases accepted.

The rules are release any books with the following words:

predict or prediction
Punxsutawney (can use pun(s))
six (as in 6 weeks)

or books with a picture of a groundhog, winter scene, spring scene, shadow...etc... any picture depicting the theme of this challenge. use your imagination. :-)


I don't think I have even one of those words (I released a Six a few days ago for your birthday challenge, but haven't posted it to the Challenge yet) but I'll see what I can dig up since I always enjoy your innovative challenges.

ETA: Found one! : )


And yes, I had to look up how to spell that. Once met someone from there.

Hope nobody drops the poor thing ( ).

I'll see if I can find anything...


I am working on the list to try to put as many words as possible to make it easier. I didn't realize how hard this would be until I started looking up words that would fit the challenge. LOL! but isn't that why we call them challenges?

I do remember when the mayor dropped that poor groundhog. I've always thought it was a cruel practice pulling the groundhog out of it's hole, putting it in a cage and then releasing it to see if it saw it's shadow.... but it has been a tradition for as long as I can remember.


OH MY GOODNESS!!! I knew there was a February Challenge missing from my list!

Found this thread clear back on page 2 of the Release Challenges Forum and tomorrow is GROUNDHOG DAY! I'll be releasing this one somewhere along the way when I am out for another Doctor appointment today. It will be for Multiple Challenges, and I will post the link and update the Journal Entry then. ; )

1. SNOW Kisses by Diana Palmer...Released at Tropical SNO Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Get well and come home to BookCrossing, zbird! : )


2. Brian's WINTER by Gary Paulsen,,,Multiple Challenges


As in, do you hope the groundhog sees his shadow, or not? :)

Also, are you accepting words in the subtitle?


Released on Groundhog Day:

1 - GROUND to a Halt: A Hemlock Falls Mystery

2 - The Little COLD Book: Advice, Remedies & Bedside Amusements


Printed off the word list to go hunting in the availables boxes that have taken over my daughter's former bedroom (she better not come back - there's no room!)



3. Tenderness by Dorothy Garlock...floral wreath on the cover pic


Controlled releases:

1. Diamond: The History of a COLD-Blooded Love Affair (cold) -

2. SNOWflake Bentley (snow) -

3. The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our HOLIDAY Spirits (holiday) -


3 - Star Trek New Frontier: Gateways # 6: COLD Wars


4 - Star Trek The Next Generation # 25: GROUNDed


wingNancyNovawing 4 yrs ago
release 1


4. The Cat in the HAT Movie Storybook...Themed/Multiple Challenges


wingNancyNovawing 4 yrs ago
release 2


5 - Clifford's Valentines [snow on the cover]

6 - WINTER Hawk


Wild releases: starred items include release photo

*4. The Georgia Review SPRING 2013 -
5. Gideon's Gift (snow on cover) -
6. SNOW Falling on Cedars -


5. Lost and Found (Madison Finn #6) by Laura Dower...Multiple Challenges



7 - Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew # 5: Case of the Sneaky SNOWman

8 - Star Trek Voyager: Section 31: SHADOW

9 - Star Trek The Next Generation # 25: GROUNDed

10 - Bound by SHADOW

11 - SHADOW Bound

12 - The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom by Dr. PHIL McGraw

13 - Love inspired: SNOWbound in Dry Creek



1. FREEZEr Burn ( ), wild release, photo.

2. FROZEN Assets ( ), wild release, photo. [Caught before I could make release notes!]


Have finally heard from zbird during the past week or so. Like many of us...she is still dealing with health issues and is currently unable to participate in BookCrossing at this time. I offered to help answer questions and such for the last Challenge (Vampires everywhere March 1 - 31 she has running for now...and also GroundHog and Clean Start. She said feel free. Maybe when she's up to peeking in on things, it will brighten her day to see the releases we have made. ; )



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