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Oldest TBR Reading & Release Challenge 2016

This is a challenge to read and release the oldest book on Mount TBR. I know that I have kept books around that I really do want to read, but there are always other books that I choose to read first. So, this poor book remains at the bottom of the pile.

To find the oldest book in your personal Mount TBR, sort the TBR books "in your hands" by registration date ascending. The first one listed should be the book that is your oldest TBR.

My oldest TBR is "At the Still Point", a memoir by Carol Buckley. It is from when I first joined bookcrossing, 2004. I am going to display the link to this book along with the title and author. When I have read this, I will display the release.

If you find that you truly do not want to read this book, then mark it available and find what your oldest TBR truly is.

After you have read your oldest TBR, you can then read the new oldest TBR. This challenge is for the year 2016, but people can start it now if they want.

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This is a challenge to read and release the oldest book on Mount TBR. I know that I have kept books around that I really do want to read, but there are always other books that I choose to read first. So, this poor book remains at the bottom of the pile.

To find the oldest book in your personal Mount TBR, sort the TBR books "in your hands" by registration date ascending. The first one listed should be the book that is your oldest TBR.

My oldest TBR is "At the Still Point", a memoir by Carol Buckley. It is from when I first joined bookcrossing, 2004. I am going to display the link to this book along with the title and author. When I have read this, I will display the release.

If you find that you truly do not want to read this book, then mark it available and find what your oldest TBR truly is.

After you have read your oldest TBR, you can then read the new oldest TBR. This challenge is for the year 2016, but people can start it now if they want.
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This is my oldest TBR. It is "At The Still Point", a memoir by Carol Buckley.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1370965/

I shall hunt it down at the bottom of a box somewhere and begin reading it.
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is Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7392883/

I am hoping to start reading it soon :)
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I love the idea of this challenge! For the past couple of years I've challenged myself to read my 12 oldest TBRs registered by other Bookcrossers, and I've discovered some great books languishing on the mountain.

My oldest TBR on my BC shelf was registered by me in 2007: Saints of Big Harbour by Lynn Coady, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5538970.
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..... For the past couple of years I've challenged myself to read my 12 oldest TBRs registered by other Bookcrossers, and I've discovered some great books languishing on the mountain.



That's a great idea for the ABC non-romances, which I didn't do so well with this year.
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I love the idea of this challenge! For the past couple of years I've challenged myself to read my 12 oldest TBRs registered by other Bookcrossers, and I've discovered some great books languishing on the mountain.

My oldest TBR on my BC shelf was registered by me in 2007: Saints of Big Harbour by Lynn Coady, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5538970.


Congratulations jumpingin on reading your oldest TBR. What book is your oldest TBR now?
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Next up is a mystery I registered in 2007: The Trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell
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Oooh - I like this one!

I made great inroads into the ABC TBRs last year, but not much of a dent in my own.

I have several all registered on April 15, 2008. So, I'll pick the first one listed on LibraryThing's sort order:
The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047661
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Oooh - I like this one!

I made great inroads into the ABC TBRs last year, but not much of a dent in my own.

I have several all registered on April 15, 2008. So, I'll pick the first one listed on LibraryThing's sort order:
The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047661


You'll like reading this book, NancyNova. I love Maeve Binchy's books.
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Oooh - I like this one!

I made great inroads into the ABC TBRs last year, but not much of a dent in my own.

I have several all registered on April 15, 2008. So, I'll pick the first one listed on LibraryThing's sort order:
The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047661


You'll like reading this book, NancyNova. I love Maeve Binchy's books.


Well, this one got abandoned. I usually love Maeve's books, but this one just was going a wee bit too slow for me. Now the figure out the next one.
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After searching through all my boxes of books, I was unable to find "At the Still Point" by Carol Buckley. It is possible that I might find this months from now in the boxes I've already searched but for now I am going to consider this book "in the wild" and read my next oldest TBR:

Miracle to Believe In by Barry Neil Kaufman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1722151/
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After searching through all my boxes of books, I was unable to find "At the Still Point" by Carol Buckley. It is possible that I might find this months from now in the boxes I've already searched but for now I am going to consider this book "in the wild" .....


I've done that. And then when I look at the bookshelves again, there's the dang book front and center.
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... and some of those have been in the house since we lived in BROOKLYN (ELEVEN years ago!)
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... and some of those have been in the house since we lived in BROOKLYN (ELEVEN years ago!)


Hmmm...so you can make them TBR as of whenever you register them perhaps? {grin}

Actually, that's what I did when I was moving in 2008. There's a plethora of books all registered on the same day in April - the day I sat myself down to add them and then pack them up for the move!
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... and some of those have been in the house since we lived in BROOKLYN (ELEVEN years ago!)


Well, the challenge is only for registered books so you can ignore all those books you've never registered and still find your oldest registered book to read.
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is Karma Cola by Gita Mehta http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1460576/ Hoping to start reading it today.


Congratulations, Tarna on reading your oldest TBR. It sounds like an interesting book, but I think that hearing about it is enough, not sure that I would want to read it.
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This is similar to what I already do with the Mount TBR and Keep Them Moving Challenges.

I registered a load of books on December 12, 2002, when I was new to Bookcrossing. To begin, I will choose one of these TBR books.
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1. Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/406656

Then it seemed I could not locate the next couple TBRs. Next, I chose:

2. Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/406617
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1. Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/406656

Then it seemed I could not locate the next couple TBRs. Next, I chose:

2. Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/406617


Congratulations, rhythmbiscuit on completing this challenge, and now there a new 'oldest' TBR that needs to be read. So, I hope that you continue with this challenge. By the way, it looks like 'Celia Garth' was an interesting book. I also hate it when they tell you all that happens in the book summary.
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I gave up on Narcissus and Goldmund after about 50 pages.

Next up: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/406629
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OK, I decided against reading Heart of Darkness right now. So I've only completed one this year. :(

I will make my next Oldest TBR selection soon.
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OK, I decided against reading Heart of Darkness right now. So I've only completed one this year. :(

I will make my next Oldest TBR selection soon.


I don't blame you. It's not my cup of tea....I have no desire to read the book, but it is one of those books that they love to force students to read in school. Fortunately, I escaped having to read it.
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Finished--2001: A Space Odyssey
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/406620

I liked it, but having never seen the film, the book wasn't about what I thought it would be about.
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Finished--2001: A Space Odyssey
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/406620

I liked it, but having never seen the film, the book wasn't about what I thought it would be about.


Congratulations on reading your second oldest TBR. (I have never seen the movie either.)
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Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford--TBR since 2002!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/408637

Next up: Sanctuary by William Faulkner
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Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford--TBR since 2002!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/408637

Next up: Sanctuary by William Faulkner


Congratulations on reading your oldest TBR. I remember seeing this book being carried around by fellow students in high school. I never had to read it in high school though.
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also started, because it's a short story book for the bedtime selection:

A Place Called Home edited by Mickey Pearlman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047632

bought in a used bookshop in ????? definitely before 4/2008! But that's when it was registered. There's 20 short stories, so this one will be the nightstand book for the rest of the month.
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it's a situation....it's the 6th book in the series, and I can't possibly read them out of order! I also have 3 out of the 5 previous ones - also all TBRs of mine. So, ordered up the missing in the series from the library & when they come in, will have a regency romance series reading binge.
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Torchwood: The House that Jack Built by Guy Adams http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11287890

This one had worked its way to the top 12 of the pile in my SIY challenge last year but still didn't make it to number one. Now it has :)
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Since my "TBR" list is largely composed of books I have already read but haven't yet reviewed, it took me a while to find the actual oldest-registered-book-I-haven't-read; seems it's this one, from 2012:

Black Butler Vol. 11 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11483452/ )

Will try and get it read and released soon!

Update: finally released this one. Now to find the next oldest...
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I set this as a goal for this year.... some are ones that hit the ten-year mark during the upcoming months.

I believe there are about a dozen in this category.... and if I knock those out, I'll keep going and try and work on other "oldies", in order (more or less).

A few of them are on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die challenge, so will try and RABCK rather than wild release so that others in the challenge can attain their goals too.....
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Just now finished 1776 by David McCullough, which has been on mt TBR since March 1, 2006 - close to ten years....
Intend to RABCK it and have PMed somebody for address.....
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Just now finished 1776 by David McCullough, which has been on mt TBR since March 1, 2006 - close to ten years....
Intend to RABCK it and have PMed somebody for address.....


Congratulations, BigJohnLefty. It looks like you are the first to actually read your oldest TBR!
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Brilliant

I had decided to do this at the beginning of the year, so great to see a challenge set up. Having seen the dates of some of yours on here, I don't feel so bad that my eldest is 2012. It's a biggy though Bleak House by Charles Dickens - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10120410/
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I had decided to do this at the beginning of the year, so great to see a challenge set up. Having seen the dates of some of yours on here, I don't feel so bad that my eldest is 2012. It's a biggy though Bleak House by Charles Dickens - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10120410/


"Bleak House" will take a long time, but do not get discouraged. My older daughter is reading it and she recently commented to me that it feels like she has been reading it forever.
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I think thats why I have had it for a while!! When I read Le Mis I would occasionally drop out and read a book to have a bit of a break and then return, this may be the same.
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The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11287907
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The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11287907


Congratulations, DianeFraser! You have read read 3 TBRs for this challenge in one month. I hope that you will continue to chip away at your Mount TBR.
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well, I have 50 books all registered in April 2008 by me, so I'll keep plugging away at the stash.

The next up is Forgiving by LaVryle Spencer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6068004

Taking it's turn because it's a state I need for the states challenge, then it will likely be wild released as it's not really bookbox material.
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well, I have 50 books all registered in April 2008 by me, so I'll keep plugging away at the stash.

The next up is Forgiving by LaVryle Spencer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6068004

Taking it's turn because it's a state I need for the states challenge, then it will likely be wild released as it's not really bookbox material.


And it did go out the door!

Back to regency England with the first in a series, so I can get to what is now the oldest TBR of mine on the list. So, will maybe hit that one in March as I need to readin 1- 5 first, and they're all 400+ pagers
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well, I have 50 books all registered in April 2008 by me, so I'll keep plugging away at the stash.

The next up is Forgiving by LaVryle Spencer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6068004

Taking it's turn because it's a state I need for the states challenge, then it will likely be wild released as it's not really bookbox material.


And it did go out the door!

Back to regency England with the first in a series, so I can get to what is now the oldest TBR of mine on the list. So, will maybe hit that one in March as I need to readin 1- 5 first, and they're all 400+ pagers


Congratulations, NancyNova! It looks like you finally read one of your oldest TBR. However, in going through your oldest TBRs, you found some books that you didn't really want to read so were ejected from Mount TBR and hopefully released.
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is Persian Brides http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1983638/ Have to read something else before starting it but I've promised to release it next month, so...
Karma Cola, my oldest, is read and will be released later, probably next month.

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is Persian Brides http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1983638/ Have to read something else before starting it but I've promised to release it next month, so...
Karma Cola, my oldest, is read and will be released later, probably next month.



Congratulations Tarna on reading your second oldest TBR which actually became your oldest once you'd read your oldest TBR. Good Luck on reading Faulkner. I have read him before, thanks to the influence of bookcrossing and he is not easy to read.
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I've been reading my oldest TBR, 'A Miracle to Believe In' by Barry Neil Kaufman. It was published in 1981, and it is about parents struggling to help their severely autistic 4-year-old son. It has 379 pages, the print is small and I have only read 72 pages. Yet, I am going to continue reading this book because I do want to know how these parents managed to help their autistic son.
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Diane-Fraser--3 books (Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline, Torchwood--The House that Jack Built by Guy Adams, and The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay)

Tarna--1 book (Karma Cola by Gita Mehta)

BigJohnLefty-- 1 book (1776 by David McCullough)

NancyNova--1 book (Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer)

rhythmbiscuit--1 book (Celia by Gwen Bristow)

Totals for January:
Number of oldest TBRs read: 7

Well done!!
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We get stats in this challenge too {grin}

Thank you!
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Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11287918/
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Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11287918/


Congratulations, Diane-Fraser on reading your fourth oldest TBR!
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I'm using my catalog on LibraryThing as my official list because it combines the books that I have split into reserved (romances) and TBR (nonromances) together
https://www.librarything.com/---/nancynova (then make sure the setting is "To Read" and the sort is on "Date Acquired".

Two more done:
A Place Called Home http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047632
although now read, this is waiting patiently to be released in the "P" bookring
Beyond Seduction http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6046990
this one will likely leave next week for the wild

That leaves 3 more that were all registered on 4/15/2008 - not sure which one will surface to be read next.


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I'm using my catalog on LibraryThing as my official list because it combines the books that I have split into reserved (romances) and TBR (nonromances) together
https://www.librarything.com/---/nancynova (then make sure the setting is "To Read" and the sort is on "Date Acquired".

Two more done:
A Place Called Home http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047632
although now read, this is waiting patiently to be released in the "P" bookring
Beyond Seduction http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6046990
this one will likely leave next week for the wild

That leaves 3 more that were all registered on 4/15/2008 - not sure which one will surface to be read next.



Congratulations NancyNova on reading two more of your oldest TBR books. I am currently reading a "P" book as well for the P bookring, although it is the third "P" book that I've read for the bookring. I'm picky and I'm not sure people will like the first two "P" books that I've read.
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I'm using my catalog on LibraryThing as my official list because it combines the books that I have split into reserved (romances) and TBR (nonromances) together
https://www.librarything.com/---/nancynova (then make sure the setting is "To Read" and the sort is on "Date Acquired".

Two more done:
A Place Called Home http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047632
although now read, this is waiting patiently to be released in the "P" bookring
Beyond Seduction http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6046990
this one will likely leave next week for the wild

That leaves 3 more that were all registered on 4/15/2008 - not sure which one will surface to be read next.




Congratulations, NancyNova on reading two oldest TBRS in February.
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that I registered is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hoessini http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7680728

It is also one of the earliest books on my Goodreads TBR list so I will read it soon. I do have a few other books that I am reading right now (on SIY list for the first quarter) so will be read it as soon as possible. I love the idea of this read and release challenge; thanks for the suggestion.

I usually pull from the earliest registered books from other BCers even if it was received more recently than others, but this is a great way to read down books otherwise.
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Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6049586

I registered 50+ books between 4/15 and 4/19 2008, so I could pack them away for the move. I've ordered up sequels, prequels and the like from the libraries, so the order may depend on what comes in when.

The prequel for this book came in, so that makes it the next read.

I KNOW I read the first book before "The Christmas Box", which was the first book the author ever wrote, not intending to be an author at all! But I don't remember it, so I'll read that e-book first, then move on to The Timepiece which I've never read at all.
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I have now read 137 pages out of 379 pages. At this rate, it will take several more months to read this book, but I am actually pleased that I am plugging away at this book instead of letting it sit in a box indefinitely.

Just want to say, I am going on a trip this month and it won't be one of the books that I will be bringing with me. However, I hope that I will be able to make some headway with the book in the second half of the month.
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I had to look back to see what the book was. Is it worth the struggle to read it?
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And jumped over what I advertised as the "next up".

One started - ummm - not for me (no idea why I bought it except that it was a quarter!)
One started - and oops - I read that. After 30 pages, I'm sure I read that - so out it goes
And for the third - short read and done! Open House by Elizabeth Berg http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6064131 Easy read, but alas, not one of her better books.

Now moving on to some promised TBRs, but will be back with another from the 47 stash.
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NancyNova (2 books--A Place Called Home by Mickey Pearlman and Beyond Seduction by Stephanie Laurens)

Diane-Fraser (1 book--Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale)

Good Job, NancyNova and Diane-Fraser. I hope more bookcrossers will join us.
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Bleak house - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10120410/


Crime and Punishment is my next oldest, there seems to be a theme developing here!!!
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Bleak house - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10120410/


Crime and Punishment is my next oldest, there seems to be a theme developing here!!!


Congratulations, Kingfan30 on finishing Bleak House. I just went on vacation with my older daughter and she brought Bleak House with her and finished it. She had been working on it for a couple years. (She told all about it so now I know a lot about the story of Bleak House.)

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A few more culled and a few read:

Beau Crusoe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6065116 Regency camp, although good for a laugh

Dakota Born http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6089457 (and the rest of the Dakota trilogy which was also sitting in my TBRs from 2009 & 2010). If you liked Debbie's Cedar Cove series, you'll like this trilogy. Same concept, different town.

Now off to read new books for school for a while, then will delve back into this stash.

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A few more culled and a few read:

Beau Crusoe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6065116 Regency camp, although good for a laugh

Dakota Born http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6089457 (and the rest of the Dakota trilogy which was also sitting in my TBRs from 2009 & 2010). If you liked Debbie's Cedar Cove series, you'll like this trilogy. Same concept, different town.

Now off to read new books for school for a while, then will delve back into this stash.



Congratulations NancyNova on reading two more "oldest" TBRs. Hope to see you back here soon.
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The CHARM School by Nelson DeMille
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5937812

I couldn't put the book down. I kept wanting to read and read. Why did I wait so long to read this book?
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The CHARM School by Nelson DeMille
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5937812

I couldn't put the book down. I kept wanting to read and read. Why did I wait so long to read this book?


Congratulations booklady331 on reading one of your oldest TBRs. I am glad that you enjoyed it so much.
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Reforming Cole - nope - sent to the availables within 10 pages
Now on Beauty Shop Tales - light, but holding my interest better.
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I am about to finish: Back with Vengeance by C.J. Carver http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11288437/

It could be some time before I get to the sixth as I have promised another bookcrosser 3 books off my TBR and they have priority - I will be back!! :)
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Gory-Details--1 book (Black Butler, Vol. 11 by Yana Toboso)
kingfan30 -- 1 book (Bleak House by Charles Dickens)
NancyNova -- 3 books (Beau Crusoe by Carla Kelly, Dakota Born by Debbie Macomber, Open House by Elizabeth Berg)
Diane-Fraser -- 1 book (Back with Vengeance by C. J. Carver)
jumpingin -- 1 book (Saints of Big Harbour by Lynn Coady)
Tarna -- 1 book (Persian Brides by Dorit Rabinyan)

Congratulations Everyone on getting those oldest TBRs off your virtual shelf and virtual mountain (Mount TBR) and getting them back into circulation!! I am very pleased with the progress made this month. I hope some other bookcrossers join us.

Progress report on my oldest TBR--I have now read 178 pages out of 379 pages. There has not been a lot of progress with the autistic child but I am expecting a miracle (because of the title). There is a team of people working with this child. I did go on a vacation for ten days and this book did not come with me. Therefore, I hope to make more progress this next month.
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Now meandered off into a series that's newer stash - 2013/2014 and some ARCs. But will get back into the April 2008 stash again soon.
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Oldest TBR

tabby-cat-owner pointed out this challenge to me. I have actually thought about doing this myself but always seem to put it off. I have decided to try to read at least one of my oldest TBRs per month for this challenge. I currently have a couple of other books that I need to finish and then I will try to get to my oldest which is:

They Had A Glory by Davenport Steward
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2213574/

I obtained this book from a book trading site back in 2005! This book had a BC label and I'm pretty sure it was the book that led me to bookcrossing. Steward was an historical novelist from the 1950s. I read several of his books back in the 70s but never got around to this one. Hopefully I will get it read before the end of April.
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from 4/2008.

Skipping the Grisham (which is #1 in the lineup) because I just finished a mystery thriller & need to clear the brain.

#2 in the line up is a reading/day for a year book - so that will be demoted until next January.

So, #3 is Fanny and Sue by Karen Stolz. Can't tell much yet from the back cover, but it's set in Missouri - one of the states I need for my challenge!
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Crime & Punishment http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11542575/


Congratulations on reading this one so quickly.
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Fanny and Sue was very dry - abandoned a few pages in.

So, now back to the #1 on the stash: The Runaway Jury by John Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047096
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Fanny and Sue was very dry - abandoned a few pages in.

So, now back to the #1 on the stash: The Runaway Jury by John Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047096


The Runaway Jury was a runaway book, once it got started. Now for the next one.....
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Fanny and Sue was very dry - abandoned a few pages in.

So, now back to the #1 on the stash: The Runaway Jury by John Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047096


The Runaway Jury was a runaway book, once it got started. Now for the next one.....


Congratulations on reading two of your oldest TBR books in the month of April and for removing a few from Mount TBR.
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there were 2 registered on 4/17/08 - and Quentins by Maeve Binchy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6052146 surfaced.
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"They Had a Glory" by Davenport Steward
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2213574

For now, I'm putting this one in my permanent collection but may later include it in a book box or wild release it.

My new oldest TBR is The Pit: a Story of Chicago by Frank Norris.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4061371/

I registered this one in 2006 and hope to get it read in May.
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"They Had a Glory" by Davenport Steward
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2213574

For now, I'm putting this one in my permanent collection but may later include it in a book box or wild release it.

My new oldest TBR is The Pit: a Story of Chicago by Frank Norris.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4061371/

I registered this one in 2006 and hope to get it read in May.


Congratulations on reading your oldest TBR and welcome to the challenge.
I had some ancestors in Kentucky at that time. They eventually ended up in Indiana.
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plum's challenge this month. But I am staying with the April 2008 registered stash. There were 50 when I started this challenge, now down to 35 due to reading/culling.

So the plum-challenge match is The Looking Glass by Richard Paul Evans http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6085312

Looks like a short read.
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Congratulations again on the following for reading their oldest TBRs. Thank you for participating in my challenge.

Kingfan30 1 book (Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky)
NancyNova 2 books (Beauty Shop Tales, The Runaway Jury by John Grisham)
perryfran 1 book (They Had a Glory by Davenport Steward)
rhythmbiscuit 1 book (Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford)

As for me, I am still reading what I thought was my oldest TBR, "A Miracle to Believe In" by Barry Neil Kaufman. I have read 223 out of 379 pages. The young autistic boy is making slow headway followed by regression. I am impressed with and nostalgic for the idealism and generosity and sacrifice of the people in this book. I actually found the oldest TBR that I couldn't find in January, so that book will be next. One reason my progress is so slow with this book is that I am reading a bunch of other books concurrently.

Anyone is welcome to join us....
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eeekkkk....after the first few pages, I realized I read The Looking Glass years ago. No use reading it again, when there's plenty more in the stash!

So, another April 2008 book chosen because it fits the states challenge: A Painted House by John Grisham. This is touted as a non-lawyer book, so hopefully it's different enough from The Runaway Jury to keep my interest.
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Not quite my eldest, it's about third on the list. I think the eldest is still stuck in a box somewhere from when we moved six months ago, must try and find it.

Jingo - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12253341
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Not quite my eldest, it's about third on the list. I think the eldest is still stuck in a box somewhere from when we moved six months ago, must try and find it.

Jingo - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12253341


Guess that means unpacking....or finish the ones that are unpacked first :-)
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by John Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6083497
A really good book - much better than the latter non-legal thrillers of his (Bleachers and Calico Joe I didn't think were as good).

Now off to read some Early review books and bookbox matches, so alas no more ROOT books for me for a while.
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I've now read my second-oldest TBR (not yet released):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5541818 The Trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell

Next up will be The Rest of Us by Jacquelyne Mitchard, if I can find it. I registered it in 2007.
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Next up will be The Rest of Us by Jacquelyne Mitchard, if I can find it. I registered it in 2007.


Those darn things hide from us, don't they? And the next time I look, it's right on the shelf that I KNOW I looked at!
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I have read The Rest of Us (http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5567348). Next up is Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley, registered by me in 2007.
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Finished The Pit: a Story of Chicago by Frank Norris.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4061371/

For now, I'm making this one available and may later include it in a book box or wild release it.

My new oldest TBR is The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4168291/

I registered this one in 2006 and hope to get it read soon.
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Visitation by Frank Paretti 2/7/06 [528 pages]
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3666360
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Whiskey Island by Emilie Richards http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6067003 because I had declared it in the siy challenge, so bumped it up and let the early review books languish.

And now that I'm finished it, librarything let me know it's part of a series, and I HAVE the next book (registered by me in 2011), so reading that one next. The Parting Glass http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10101455
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Although I haven't finished the last of the three books promised to another bookcrosser I am taking a break and do not want to take that book with me to have to bring it all the way home again. So I am starting to read Disordered MInds by Minette Walters today and will make sure it is rad and left somewhere. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7985975/
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The Land by Mildred D. Taylor 7/12/05 (382 pages)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3028991

Read this wonderful book and released it to babypooh.

Wish I had read it earlier as it really is a great book.
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Wish I had read it earlier as it really is a great book.


I've been finding the same thing...some great books lurking.
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I want to congratulate everyone that was able to finish one of the oldest TBRs this month. I am still working on my first book. I know that it is hard to believe but I did have several other books that needed to be read in order to be passed on to others. I have read 265 pages out of 379 pages and do plan to continue reading. I am going on a trip in June and plan to take this book with me. If I finish it, it will hopefully be released wherever I happen to be.

kingfan30 1 book (Jingo by Terry Patchett)
NancyNova 3 books (A Painted House by John Grisham, Whiskey Island by Emilie Richards, The Parting Glass by Emilie Richards)
jumpingin 1 book (Trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell)
perryfran 1 book (The Pit by Frank Norris)
booklady331 2 books (The Visitation by Frank Peretti, The Land by Mildred D. Taylor)
Diane-Fraser 1 book (Disordered Minds by Minette Walters)

9 oldest TBR books were read this month by 6 participants.


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4. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata--completed!

I stopped reading Sanctuary by William Faulkner. No one behaves in life like they do in a Faulkner novel.

Next up: going to try either A Passage to India by E.M. Forster, or The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett.
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7. Gideon by Russel Andrews http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11337964/
8. Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11301677/

Still almost 4 years behind :(

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All my books from 2012 done, now on to 2013

Don Quixote - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11542587/
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All my books from 2012 done, now on to 2013

Don Quixote - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11542587/
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All my books from 2012 done, now on to 2013

Don Quixote - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11542587/


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