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This year, the GBBC - Great Backyard Bird Count - will be held from Feb. 12-15, and this bird-themed release challenge is held for the full month of February in its honor. [The bird count encourages people around the world to note the different types and numbers of birds they see during this period, and log the results online; here's the web site ( http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc ). It's fun and easy - you can participate just to report that one bird you saw outside your window or on the way to work, or you can keep more careful records throughout that weekend.]

This release challenge will run through the month of February, which gives us an extra day as this is a leap year {wry grin}. Qualifying books include: books about birds, with birds on the cover, and/or with birds, types of birds, or parts of birds ("beak", "feather", "quill", etc.) in the title, sub-title, or author. Associated words like "fly" or "perch" work, too. (If you aren't sure about a word being bird-related, make a convincing argument and I'll let it in!) Embedded words are fine, as long as they're within one title/sub-title word. The release notes should include a reference to the challenge and a link to the bird-count site. (Once the count's over people can still enjoy browsing the sightings around the world.)

You don't have to participate in the bird-count in order to participate in the challenge, though if you want to do so that'd be cool! (Posting your bird-counts here isn't necessary either, but might be fun, especially if you spot anything unusual.)

Because the count is for wild birds, only wild releases will count for the challenge.

Prizes: I'll give a book or wings-for-a-month to the person with the most qualifying releases, and to one other participant, chosen randomly.

Ready, set, bird!

 

wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
I'm in!
And I forgot that bird-related words count. I'll need to scour the stash again, as I don't have that many set aside.

 

I'll check my AVL pile and grab appropriate books at the library sale. I saw at least 40 sparrows and 15 robins today---in January! I have hope for an early Spring!

 

Thanks for hosting again.

 

I know I definitely have one book that qualifies. I'll need to search my stash for more!

 

wingeponine38wing 3 yrs ago
I'm in.

 

1. Bridge of BIRDs: a Novel of Ancient China That Never Was ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12909109/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

2. To Kill a MOCKINGBIRD ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810066/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

3. A Life in Hand: Creating the Illuminated Journal ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13803959/ ), for the birds on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

4. The PENGUIN Book of Homosexual Verse, by Stephen COOTe ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13803947/ ), multiple challenges.

5. Fine FEATHERs and Other Stories ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13803943/ ).

 

1. The Good House by Ann Leary http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13832542/ Cardinal on the roof.
2. No Man's Nightingale by Ruth Rendell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13831756 Title, obviously. Multiple Challenge.

 

I've been collecting books and I'd better get started releasing them!

 

1. A Murder of CROWS: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery by P. F. Chisholm
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13830569

This cemetery has some unique history http://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/mesa-cemetery/history, and the trees there are filled with a varitey of birds at various times of the year.

 

1. FLIGHT of the intruder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13687751/
2. the cat who talked TURKEY http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13812123/ (I don't know if a turkey can fly, but they are a "bird".....)
3. TAILspin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13737948/

 

wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #1

 

4. Rise of the Merchant Prince http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13017751/ (Lots of winged somethings on the cover)
5. star FLIGHT http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13738062/

 

2. Tenderness by Dorothy Garlock...little rose colored foil bird perched on the bottom left of the floral wreath on the cover pic...at least on the copy I released. The one on the cover pic attached resembles a Western Tanger with a slightly longer tail http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/196/overview/Western_Tanager.aspx, which was on the spine of the book I released...but the story is set in Tennessee.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13830603

 

6. NESTING Instincts: a BIRD's-eye View ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13838247/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

 

wingBasculawing 3 yrs ago
Books 1-4

 

7. The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642170 ), for the birds on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778723/ Walt Disney's Donald DUCK in America on Parade: A Little Golden Book

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13658001/ Pooh: The Grand and Wonderful Day: A Little Golden Book [bird on the cover]

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13659520/ We Like Kindergarten: A Little Golden Book [bird on the cover]

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13836477/ A Day in the Jungle: A Little Golden Book [bird on the cover]

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13688929/ Eloise Wilkin's Mother GOOSE: A Little Golden Book

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13658820/ RedHAWK's Return

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469664/ The BIRDcage: A Novel

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158031/ The Help [birds on the cover]

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13841028?... Bittersweet (Dove on cover)

 

1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13842761 How to Fall in Love (birds on the cover)

 

birds on the cover

 

If you upload a photo of the back cover into one of your JEs, I'll take it!

 

With release photo

1. Frightful's Mountain - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13844180

 

wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #2
2. The Help - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13846803
(birds on the cover)

 

8. Lady CHATterley's's Lover ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839024 ), multiple challenges, photo.

 

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718955/ Christopher ROBIN Gives Pooh a Party

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469665/ The Help [birds on the cover]

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718956/ Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets [bird on the cover]

 

3. Shore Life by Moira Butterfield...Themed/Multiple Challenges
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13841179


Oh my goodness...this was such a fun release. There were DOZENS of birds on the shoreline...at least a dozen and more of each variety...literally! No less than 100 total...I have never seen so many in one place at one time. A few were in the water, but most were napping, foraging, or preening on the shore. Wish I had photo taking capability. There were Mourning Doves walking along the shore among several varieties of Ducks including Mallards and two I haven't identified yet (beige colored, white colored) http://www.gf.state.az.us/h_f/waterfowl_species.shtml, Canadian Geese, White Faced Ibis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-faced_ibis, Great Tailed Grackles http://www.arizonensis.org/---/quiscalus_mexicanus.html , even some American Pipits http://www.arizonensis.org/---/anthus_rub.html in the shrubs with some little Verdin https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Verdin/id. I even saw a baby Jackrabbit, and a Rock Squirrel http://www.desertusa.com/---/rock_squirrel.html chasing a Whiptail lizard http://www.azreptiles.com/reptiles_of_az.php?name=Cnemidophorus_uniparens. THANKfully...no Rattlesnake in sight. With temps in the mid 80's already, hikers are already being warned to keep a close eye out!

 

Sounds like a great day! (And I gather you would not be interested in a snake-counting challenge {wry grin}.)

 

Sounds like a great day! (And I gather you would not be interested in a snake-counting challenge {wry grin}.)


If not for ResQgeeks' Becky's Hugs Challenge and your Great Backyard Bird Count Challenge, together with my love of creating Themed Releases, GoryDetails, I don't think I would have had such a FABULOUS time! The Canadian Geese near the bench along the shoreline where I placed the book, were taller than some of the children visiting the park with their Moms...and being stuffed with breadcrumbs and popcorn fed to them by the children (not necessarily a good thing for the birds), some of the Ducks were as large as some of their little toddler bodies! : D

HAHAHAHAHA! TOO FUNNY! : ) I might be "game" for a snake-counting challenge, but I think the only snake-counting I would do, would be at the Phoenix Zoo where they are behind glass in the Reptile Exhibit! ; D

I'm going to stick to counting birds in my backyard this weekend for the GBBC! : )

 

6. Used-To-Be-Lovers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6239618/
Birds flying above the shoreline on the cover

 

4. Marathon Miranda by Elizabeth Winthrop...Themed/Multiple Challenges
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13809897

 

 

 

Oh, thanks for the reminder. I've got a copy of Flipped around her somewhere, if I could just find it, I forgot there was a bird on the cover. : )

 

I have Penguin & Dove...with little pictures on the front cover.

 

I have Penguin & Dove...with little pictures on the front cover.



THEY DO, inDEED, Hyphen8...at least the pics do! : D

See GoryDetails' last post in conversation with me about the Penguin and the Puffin in the advanced announcement thread here...
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526721

 

I have Penguin & Dove...with little pictures on the front cover.


THEY DO, inDEED, Hyphen8...at least the pics do! : D

See GoryDetails' last post in conversation with me about the Penguin and the Puffin in the advanced announcement thread here...
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526721

That's what I thought...but I couldn't find it - because it was in the OTHER thread, where I didn't think to look! Thanks.

 

9. Death of a KINGFISHER ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773586/ ), photo. [Update: caught!]

10. The Old Lady and the BIRDs ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642165/ ), photo.

11. The NIGHTINGALE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13330484/ ), photo.

12. Blue Lightning ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13056536/ ), for the birds on the cover and the bird-watchers theme in the story; photo.

13. The BIRDwatchers ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13448068/ ), photo.

 

3 Mourning Doves collecting millet seeds from my backyard https://www.audubon.org/---/mourning-dove

Flock of 20+ Feral Pigeons... http://www.azwns.com/pigeon%20information.htm as opposed to these https://www.audubon.org/bird-guide?... ...amassed on the neighborhood power lines and cell phone tower in the park that is constructed to look like a palm tree #3 here http://twistedsifter.com/---/examples-of-cell-phone-tower-disguises ...or Palm here http://www.celltreesinc.com ...all quite amazing.

1 Female (no red on top of head) Gila Woodpecker https://www.audubon.org/---/gila-woodpecker ...they drink from my Hummingbird Feeders

1 Eurasian Collared Dove collecting pine needles from the ground for nesting material https://www.audubon.org/---/eurasian-collared-dove

 

As in: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/---/518VE2BIHdL.jpg

I'm going to release the book either way, but I figured I'd ask. :)

 

Sure!

 

5. The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars...Themed/Multiple Challenges
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13829722

 

14. Some Like It HAWK ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13642116/ ).

15. The WINGS of the DOVE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839590/ ), multiple challenges.

The following are controlled releases so they don't count for this challenge, but as bird-themed books I thought I'd mention them:

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13747410/ )

The Bedside Book of Birds ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13806721/ )

 

6. AngelWINGS: One Leap Forward by Donna Jo Napoli...Embedded WINGS
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13851955

7. Rosie SWANson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President (Geek Chronicles) (No.2) by Barbara Park...Embedded SWAN
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13809925

8. A Bantam First SKYLARK: The White Stallion by Elizabeth Shub...Pic of BIRD in NEST in upper left corner of cover, word SKYLARK in Title.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13851958

 

 

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 3 yrs ago
I'm in!
1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery (CROW picture on cover)
by Alan Bradley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6080703/

This is my first experience with a forum release challenge...and I've been a BookCrosser since 2003! :O

 

This is my first experience with a forum release challenge...and I've been a BookCrosser since 2003!


What???? How is that possible? 99.9% of my releases are for Release Challenges. I love them! Hope you do to. And join others.

[And since you might not be familiar with other Challenges, here's the link for my Into the Wild Wild Release Challenge from last April. I'll be running it again from April 21 - 27 if you want to join this year. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/517603 ]

 

And since you might not be familiar with other Challenges, here's the link for my Into the Wild Wild Release Challenge from last April. I'll be running it again from April 21 - 27 if you want to join this year. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/517603


My plan is to see how they go from now forward and just do one theme per month.

I might have participated here on the forum in the past for the Becky's Hugs release, but I think I probably did that right on the Becky's Hugs Facebook page instead. I truly can't remember.

 

 

2. The BIRD Artist by Howard Norman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1810806/

3.The Fourth CROW (Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery)
by Pat McIntosh
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13306768/

4. The PELICAN Brief by John Grisham
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13665136/

 


Great Job, SqueakyChu...and WELCOME ABOARD! : D

So happy you decided to join in some of the release challenges. You will love them. Several months ago some of us were discussing whether or not there was an official calendar to show what challenges ran throughout the year. There really isn't, although most get announced ahead of time. I did keep the link to that discussion on my Bookshelf because with all of the input from several BCers, it does give an idea of what is coming up so you can start saving books for the various challenges. Many of us like to find more than one challenge a certain book might qualify for. ; )

Here's the link...
Resource: Challenge Calendar Info Lists http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/522340

I also have the links to all of the challenges I participated in during 2015, or am currently participating in, or planning to participate in (so far) during 2016 on my Bookshelf http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf ...along with the name of the BCer who hosts/hosted it. You are more than welcome to take a look and see what kind of guidelines and releases are done for each one. ; )

 

Thanks! Those are great resources. I'll be sure to use them. I have soooo many books to release. This will help me prioritize which ones should go first. :)

 

5. Forever Odd (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by Dean Koontz
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12931379/

6. The Grey King (Dark Is Rising Sequence) (two flying SWANs on front cover) by Susan Cooper
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13681133/

7. A Small Town in Germany (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by John le Carre
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13802209/

 

5. Forever Odd (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by Dean koontz
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12931379/

Oh, I remembered Penguin, but I forgot about Bantam! :)

 

Oh, I remembered Penguin, but I forgot about Bantam!

Ha!

 

16. That's Why They're in Cages, People ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13823635 ), for the parakeet on the cover.

 

wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
A catch!

 

Paper Sailors - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839545


Congrats on the catch!

 

8. The Unknown Bridesmaid (STORK symbol for Europa editions on the front cover) by Margaret Forster
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6472447/

9. The Sesame Street treasury. Vol. 1: Starring the number 1 and the letter A (Big BIRD and another smaller BIRD on the front cover) by Linda Bove
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13504201/

10. The Secret Life of Bees (PENGUIN symbol on the front cover) by Sue Monk Kidd
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13516101/

 

11. SwordBIRD by Nancy Yi Fan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13592058/

12. HorseFEATHERS and Other Curious Words by Charles Earle Funk, Charles Earle Funk Jr
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13291246/

 

Title is...Lost and Found (Madison FINN #6) by Laura Dower...if FINN counts, this will be #9...it's okay if it doesn't. ; ) It's a pretty little bird to share (Wikipedia link below).
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13809905

FINN would be the partial weaver bird species found in India and Nepal...aka Finn's Weaver, Finn's Baya, aka Yellow Weaver.

https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Finn%27s_weaver ...I like the photo better than the artist's illustration on this one. ; )

 

Wild releases: starred items include release photo

2. Simple Experiments in Time - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13847576
(bird on back cover)

3. The Witch of BLACKBIRD Pond - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13849391

4. The Pit and the Pendulum - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800855
Penguin (publisher logo) on front & back covers

5. Lilith's BROOD - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13812171

*6. つるのおんがえし - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13829861
Title translates loosely to "The Grateful Crane" and the front cover shows a crane; there are also a number of other little birdies floating around the cover.

7. Chains - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13842578
Flying birds on front and back covers

 

*6. つるのおんがえし - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13829861


Oooh! Thanks for posting that in Japanese. I'm trying to learn some Japanese characters. I see one that I recognize...but don't know what it means. It's that loopy character. I'll ask my older son who knows some Japanese.

 

*6. つるのおんがえし - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13829861

Oooh! Thanks for posting that in Japanese. I'm trying to learn some Japanese characters. I see one that I recognize...but don't know what it means. It's that loopy character. I'll ask my older son who knows some Japanese.

I'm fairly terrible at Japanese myself, but I wish you luck (I think a language that makes you learn THREE new character sets is a real challenge) - I usually get stuck on the kanji but this title is all in kana (because it's meant for little kids) so I can at least read it.

If by loopy, you mean the third character, it's pronounced "no" but doesn't have a separate meaning - more like a letter. I'm used to the Hepburn romanization style, so I'd transliterate the title as "tsuru no ongaeshi".

 

If by loopy, you mean the third character, it's pronounced "no" but doesn't have a separate meaning - more like a letter. I'm used to the Hepburn romanization style, so I'd transliterate the title as "tsuru no ongaeshi".


Yes. I see that character a lot, but I'm really new at this. I never paid much attention to Japanese characters before. This is so interesting.

I know Hebrew and love using a language whose letters are in characters that are different from Latin ones. It's great fun to learn.

 

 

13. Frightful's Mountain (picture of FALCON on front cover) by Jean Craighead George
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13802240/

14. ROBIN Kane: The Candle Shop Mystery by Eileen Hill
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13291234/

15. Black SWAN Green: A Novel by David Mitchell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7923425/

 

Because the count is for wild birds,


Is this challenge for wild birds only? Does that mean I have to remove the books I already released for the Bantam ROOSTER which can be considered a domestic bird?

 

Is this challenge for wild birds only? Does that mean I have to remove the books I already released for the Bantam ROOSTER which can be considered a domestic bird?


Nope, any birds are OK for the release challenge. It's the releases themselves that have to be wild, in honor of the wild-bird count!

 

Nope, any birds are OK for the release challenge. It's the releases themselves that have to be wild, in honor of the wild-bird count!


Okay. Thanks!

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860840/ Homeless BIRD
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11997986/ The Fledgling (multiple challenges)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13526090/ Songbirds (multiple challenges)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860839/ OWL in Love (multiple challenges)

 

17. Hamlet ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860767/ ), for the raven on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

18. My Family and Other Animals ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860769/ ), for the "Penguin" on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

19. A Fast and Brutal WING ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13244309/ ), wild release, photo.

20. TSUBASA: Reservoir Chronicle ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13858929/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. ["tsubasa" means "wing".]

 

16. Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying (picture of an EAGLE on the front cover) by Kenneth Davids
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13291313/
This is my book's cover: http://www.librarything.com/---/covers/ The eagle is on top of the vintage coffee maker.

17. America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction (picture of an EAGLE on the front cover) by Jon Stewart, the writers of The Daily Show
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13496079/

18. Wake Up, Night (A Glow-in-the-Dark, Lift-the-Flap Book) (picture of an OWL on the front cover) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13785989/

 

1. Have You Seen My DUCKLING?, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800927/

 

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860106 Los cuervos no saben contar (Crows can't count)

 

19. Medieval and Tudor Drama: Twenty-Four Plays (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by John Gassner
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12024466/

20. The Haunting of Josie (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by Kay Hooper
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13805367/

21. The KITE Runner by Khaled Hosseini
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12079565/

 

wingJackie700wing 3 yrs ago
Release #3
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13863880

 

 

22. Adam Bede (Penguin Classics) (PENGUIN symbol on the front cover) by George Eliot
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13134178/

23. Children of the ALBATROSS by Anaïs Nin
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13540022/

24. The Least Likely Bride (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by Jane FEATHER
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13588372/

 

21. Pie in the Sky ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810783/ ), for the birds on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

 

Wild releases with photos

8. Eye of the Storm - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2944919
Dove (publisher logo) on cover

9. Invitation to a Wedding - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13864071
Birds on front cover & spine

 

25. PENGUINs (Our Wild World) (picture of PENGUINs on front cover) by Cherie Winner
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865312/

26. Richard Scarry’s Things That Go (A Golden Look-Look Book) (picture of OWL on front cover) by Richard Scarry
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865314/

27. My Little Book About Jemima Puddle-DUCK (picture of DUCK on front cover)
by Beatrix Potter (Author); Emily Thornton Calvo (Contributing Editor)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865317/

 

28. Goldilocks (3-in-1 Fairytale Treasures) (DUCK picture on front cover) by Igloo Books LTD (publisher)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865310

 

2. The Lord's Prayer for Children, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13849129/
(Picture of bird on cover)

 

29. French Verse, The PENGUIN Book of (The Penguin Poets ; D182)
by Various Authors
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13717812/

30. Far Tortuga: A Novel (Bantam ROOSTER on the front cover) by Peter Matthiessen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13124368/

31. Shroud for a NIGHTINGALE (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #4)
by P. D. James
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13667848/

32. Kidnapped! (Sweet Valley High, No.13) (Bantam ROOSTER on the front cover) by Francine Pascal
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13681130/

33. Only Emma (PUFFIN book symbol on front cover) by Sally Warner
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13690672/

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 3 yrs ago
Question:
Most of my wild releases go into my own and other Little Free Libraries. If I "catch" a "bird release" placed into my LFL by another BookCrosser, may I also then release the same book for this release challenge, or must the same book be released by only one person?

 

Most of my wild releases go into my own and other Little Free Libraries. If I "catch" a "bird release" placed into my LFL by another BookCrosser, may I also then release the same book for this release challenge, or must the same book be released by only one person?


Oy, the complications! I suppose it doesn't matter how you got the book as long as your release meets the challenge specs, so even if the book was released earlier for the same challenge it should be fine.

 

Oy, the complications!


Haha!

I suppose it doesn't matter how you got the book as long as your release meets the challenge specs, so even if the book was released earlier for the same challenge it should be fine.


Thanks!

I've been having lots of fun with this challenge. Can you tell I've been going a bit overboard with it?! :D

 

I think you've gotten addicted to Release Challenges, like I am. It's so much more fun releasing for a Challenge (or even finding a book that meets multiple challenges) instead of just releasing. It looks like you are really enjoying your first one, and I'm glad to see it. : )

 

I think you've gotten addicted to Release Challenges, like I am. It's so much more fun releasing for a Challenge (or even finding a book that meets multiple challenges) instead of just releasing. It looks like you are really enjoying your first one, and I'm glad to see it. : )

It is really fun, although I want to stick to one challenge at a time, at least for now.

 

34. Pirates Past Noon (PARROT on front cover) by Mary Pope Osborne
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13699396/

35. Horse Show (Saddle Club #8) (Bantam SKYLARK label on front cover) by Bonnie Bryant
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13555818/

36. The Ugly DUCKLING by Iris Johansen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13524260/

 

37. Touch and Feel: Farm (CHICK and HEN on front cover) by DK
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776902/

38. Cradle and All (white BIRD on front cover) by James Patterson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13374691/

39. The Mystery of the Phantom (ROBIN Kane, No. 2) by Eileen Hill
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13291237/

 

40. Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Little Golden Book) (two CHICKs and one CHICKEN on front cover) by Golden Books
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13717814/

41. Galapagos: A Novel (Delta Fiction) (two GALAPAGOS TWO FOOTED BOBBIES on front cover) by Kurt Vonnegut
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13081234/
See journal entry for the link to the picture on the actual book.

42. The Murder of the Maharajah (two BIRDs flying on front cover) by H. R. F. Keating
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13077369/

 

43. Cinderella (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) (two BLUEBIRDS on front cover) by Walt Disney
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776923/

44. 1 Zany Zoo (picture of ten BIRDs on front cover) by Lori Degman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776906/

45. The End of the Wasp Season: A Novel (multiple BIRDs flying on front cover) by Denise Mina
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13551501/

 

46. Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose by ROBIN McGraw
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13217397/

47. Star Rebel (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by F. M. Busby
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13634051/

48. The Big Book of Things to Do and Make (BIRD on front cover) by Helen Jill Fletcher
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865311/

 

2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13868876/ CHICKEN Soup for the Surviving Soul
3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13868879/ The COCKY Who Cried Dingo

Cocky is short for cockatoo. If that's not acceptable, the book's about birds and has birds on the cover!

 

Here's another release that I forgot to make release notes for. I released it two days ago:

3. 10 Little Rubber DUCKS, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13850623/

 

48. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-DUCK by Beatrix Potter
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865315/

49. Little Red Riding Hood Sleepy Time Stories (two very small BIRDs on front cover) by Christine Deverell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866618/
Better cover picture. The birds are in the tree, but are hazy on this picture.
http://www.librarything.com/---/6520348

50. Riding Shotgun (Bantam ROOSTER on front cover) by Rita Mae Brown
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13528841/

51. The Confederate General Rides North (five flying GEESE on front cover) by Amanda C Gable
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12569913/

 

Are books released to anyone at a Bookcrossing meetup considered wild releases for your challenge? I always make them wild releases because I don't know who will take them or if anyone other than a BC member will take then.

 

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