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Post your April reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.

This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/526594.

Each book can earn up to three points:

Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.

Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.

Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.

April: Gardening—words related to gardens and plants, including names of flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables (e.g., dig, spade, rose).

Examples: Spadework, Cold Sassy Tree, Brunswick Gardens

Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.


wing6of8wing 2 yrs ago
Fitting Words?
I had a couple books set aside for April because I thought they would fit, but I will double check. One has the word SUN and one has the word EARTH, two things that I find to be essential for plant life. Are those okay?


Yes, these are both fine!


Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Piece of Mind by Michelle Adelman (B+)
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katerina Bivald (B+)
American Housewife by Helen Ellis (B+)
The Widow by Fiona Barton
A Dog Named Boo by Lisa Edwards
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Released and Themed:
Murder in the MAZE (Garden Maze depicted on cover) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13933616
Hot ROCKS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12731687?...
LILY Quench and the Treasure of Mote Ely http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13933617?...
DANDELION Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13941087?...
The Paperwhite NARCISSUS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13948990?...
MUM's the Word http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13948993?...
DANDELION Wine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12731672 (I should have taken a picture, because I released this on Flores St.!) (Flowers in Spanish...)
The Turn of the Screw/DAISY Miller http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12731689?...

Teaching Makes a Difference http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/666328?...
Jamaica Inn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13550681?...



Jamaica Inn - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13858715 - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 1

Total 82


I am new to this challenge so I hope I'll be doing this correctly. I know others started in January, but I want to do this challenge only for the month of April and only for themed releases. Here goes...!

Body of Evidence by Patricia D. CORNwell

MTD: 2
YTD: 2


This Body by LAUREL Marian Doud

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane SetterFIELD

MTD: 7
YTD: 7


Hunt's Complete TOMATO Sauce Cookbook by Hunt-Wesson Foods Inc.

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 6) by LAURELl (laurel) K. Hamilton

MTD: 11
YTD: 11


The Secrets of Droon #7: Into the LAND of the Lost by Tony Abbott

HULLabaloo in the GUAVA ORCHARD: A Novel by Kiran Desai

A Whole New Life (An Arizona Mystery) by Betsy THORNton

MTD: 17
YTD: 17


Three Cups of TEA: One Man's Mission to Promote PEAce - One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson, David OLIVEr Relin

2 points:
Dear Emily by FERN Michaels

MTD: 22
YTD: 22


2 points:
Boy in the WATER by Stephen Dobyns

No Lease on Life: A Novel by Lynne TILLman

The Truth About STONE Hollow by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

MTD: 28
YTD: 28


2 points:
The Great FIELD: Soul at Play in the Conscious Universe by John James

OLIVE's Ocean by Kevin Henkes

Dead WATER (Mysteries & Horror) by Victoria Houston

MTD: 34
YTD: 34


2 points:
C Is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) by Sue GRAFTon

MTD: 36
YTD: 36


2 points:
Recipes From The Dump by Abigail STONE

MTD: 38
YTD: 38


2 points:
A Heartbeat Away by Michael PALMer

Secrets of EDEN: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian

Son of ROSEMARY (rose, rosemary): The Sequel to Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

MTD: 44
YTD: 44


PEACHES for Monsieur le Cure - 2 points
Map of the world - 1 pt
33 Teeth - 1 pt
The Butcher of Smithfield - 1 point
Human Croquet - 1 pt
Fractured -1 pt
The Lives she left behind - 1 pt
The Geurnsey literary and POTATO peel pie Society - 2 pts
The WILLOWS in winter - 2 pts
Sarah THORNhill - 2 points
The Poyson GARDEN - 2 pts
'X' Sue Grafton - 2 pts ( you graft on new varieties of roses etc)
Two late posts, read only;
POPPY Shakespeare - 2 pts
Desert ROSE - 2 pts
Brave New World - 1 pt

MTD 23 points
YTD: 73


2 points:
The how and why Wonder Book of MUSHROOMs, FERNs, and MOSSes by Amy Elizabeth Jensen

Drinking COFFEE Elsewhere (Today Show Book Club #11) by ZZ Packer

MTD: 48
YTD: 48


2 points:
A Bumpy Ride (Vacation At SUNshine Farm #1) by Andrea Wandel

The RAINmaker by John Grisham

MTD: 52
YTD: 52


Haven't had a catch in a while, so was glad to see this catch from an enthusiastic AF...


Haven't had a catch in a while, so was glad to see this catch from an enthusiastic AF...

Nice catch!


Hooray! I've always wanted an IKEA catch.


2 points:
All of Me: A Voluptuous Tale by Venise BERRY

The AlPINE (pine) Vengeance: An Emma Lord Mystery by Mary Daheim

MTD: 56
YTD: 56


Themed release
Midnight BAYou - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12805057 - 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 3

Total 84


2 points:
White APPLEs by Jonathan Carroll

MTD: 58
YTD: 58


wing6of8wing 2 yrs ago
6of8 April
The Power of POPPY Pendle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13934479/ 3 points (read, themed, and released)
The BEAN TREES http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10325805/ 3 points (read, themed, released)
The Murdered SUN http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10502352/ 2 points (red and themed)

April points = 8


2 points:
The CORNflake House by Deborah Gregory

MTD: 60
YTD: 60


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13921854/ The Lost Flower Children (multiple challenges)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13967691/ Discovering Trees (multiple challenges)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13921856/ The Body in the Ivy (multiple challenges)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13967684/ Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane (multiple challenges)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13967693/ The Black Flower (multiple challenges)

Edited 8/31/16 to add this catch:


2 points:
The Andromeda StRAIN by Michael Crichton

The Guernsey Literary and POTATO Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer

MTD: 64
YTD: 64


2 points:
A Secret GARDEN by David Douglas Duncan

MARIJUANA Myths MARIJUANA Facts: A Review Of The Scientific Evidence by Lynn Zimmer, John P. Morgan

The Ethnic Vegetarian Kitchen by Shanta NimBARK Sacharoff

MTD: 70
YTD: 70


2 points:
A Very Merry Santa Claus Story (Sparkleand Glow Books) by Joanne BARKan

The Legend of Buddy BUSH by Shelia P. Moses

TEA for Ruby (Paula Wiseman Books) by Sarah Ferguson The Duchess of York

PEPPERMINT by David A. Sohn

MTD: 78
YTD: 78


3 points:
The FOUNTAIN of Age by Betty Friedan

2 points:
Billy BUDd and Other Tales by Herman Melville

The Train to Lo Wu by Jess ROW

The Missing HYDRANGEAs (Church Choir Mysteries) by Eileen Berger

HawTHORNe's Short Stories (Vintage Classics) by Nathaniel HawTHORNe

The Monkey's Fist by William D. PEAse

MTD: 91
YTD: 91


2 points:
77 Shadow STREEt (tree) (with bonus novella The Moonlit Mind): A Novel
by Dean Koontz

MTD: 93
YTD: 93


3 points:
The WATER Is Wide by Pat Conroy

2 points:
"Q" is for Quarry (A Kinsey Millhone Mystery, Book 17) by Sue GRAFTon

With Evil Intent by C. N. BEAN

True Blue by Luanne RICE

GARDEN Spells (Bantam Discovery) by Sarah Addison Allen

MTD: 104
YTD: 104


2 points:
The BEEs: A Novel by Laline Paull

Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices Change Your Life by Tommy NewBERRY

Slow Waltz in CEDAR Bend by Robert James Waller

MTD: 110
YTD: 110


2 points:
Pete the Cat I Love My White SHOEs (hoe) by Eric Litwin James Dean (Illustrator)

Seeking PEAce: Chronicles of the Worst BUDdhist in the World by Mary Pipher

MTD: 114
YTD: 114


2 points:
CRANBERRY Queen by Kathleen De Marco

MTD: 116
YTD: 116


2 points:
Caddie WoodLAWN (Fiction) by Carol Ryrie Brink

STALKer (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #12) by Faye Kellerman

The SAPphire ROSE (The Elenium) by David Eddings

MTD: 122
YTD: 122


3 points:
Romeo and Juliet by William ShakesPEAre

2 points:
Labyrinth by Kate MOSSe

"I" is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries) by Sue GRAFTon

MTD: 129
YTD: 129


2 points:
Courtney the Clownfish Fairy (Ocean Fairies #7) by DAISY Meadows

Serious GARDENer, The: Reliable ROSEs (New York Botanical Garden) by New York Botanical Garden

That Old Cape Magic: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) by RiCHARD (chard) Russo

MTD: 135
YTD: 135


2 points:
Move on: Adventures in the Real World by Linda EllerBEE

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 6) by LAURELl (laurel) K. Hamilton

PLUM Lucky (Stephanie PLUM: Between the Numbers) by Janet Evanovich

MTD: 141
YTD: 141


2 points:
The Last Precinct: Scarpetta (Book 11) by Patricia CORNwell

PEPPER, Silk & Ivory: Amazing Stories about Jews and the Far East by Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, Ellen Rodman Ph.D

MTD: 145
YTD: 145


2 points:
Floating in My Mother's PALM by Ursula Hegi

The Manchurian Candidate by RiCHARD (chard) Condon

MTD: 149
YTD: 149


All released for this month's theme:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839975/ Send No FLOWERS

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13878498/ The Lost GARDEN

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13933489 HEMLOCK Bay: An FBI Thriller

6 points this month so far


2 points:
APPLE Turnover Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) by Joanne Fluke

Undercurrents by Ridley PEARson (pea, pear)

MTD: 153
YTD: 153


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800068
SALBEI, Rosmarin und Mord von Tamar Myers

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13889066/
Snow Falling on CEDARS von David Guterson

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13840413/
Du und dein GARTEN. Tausend Ratschläge für alle Jahreszeiten.

ZWETSCHGENdatschikomplott: Ein Provinzkrimi von Rita Falk

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11457358/
Papa, warum heißt die ANANAS nicht Mampf?: Ehrliche Antworten auf verblüffende Kinderfragen von Wendell Jamieson

LILIENträume: Roman (Die BLÜTEN-Trilogie, Band 2)
von Nora Roberts

7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13881324/
Ein Hauch von BitterMANDEL von Kathy Hepinstall

8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13880429
Valerie Gefangen auf COTTON Fields - Valerie Band 4
von Ashley Carrington

9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12992232
Voices in the GARDEN von DIRK BOGARDE

10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9714075/
Der Name der ROSE von Umberto Eco

11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13886054
THREE CUPS OF TEA von Greg Mortenson

12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13880442 Die Dienstagsfrauen zwischen KRAUT und Rüben von Monika Peetz

13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13957771
Der verborgene Garten von Kate Morton (park)

14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13959635
Der Penlow Park. Roman.von Lawrence Sanders

Jan. 19 pts.
Feb. 8 pts.
Mar. 44 pts.
Apr. 14 pts.


2 points:
One Thousand CHESTNUT TREEs by Mira Stout

EcHOEs by Maeve Binchy

Bed of ROSEs (The Bride Quartet, Book 2) by Nora Roberts

MTD: 159
YTD: 159


2 points:
Magic Pony #1: A Dream Come TRUE (rue) by Elizabeth Lindsay

An APPLE From Eve (Best of Betty Neels) by Betty Neels

MTD: 163
YTD: 163


2 points:
Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 3) by LAURELl (laurel) K. Hamilton

MTD: 165
YTD: 165


Little Girl Gone http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13952567 - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 4

Total 85


2 points:
Old MacDonald (Bunny Read's Back) by ROSEMARY (rose, rosemary) Wells

American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of BUSH by Kevin Phillips

Weave-World by Clive BARKer

The CUTTING by James Hayman

MTD: 173
YTD: 173


3 points:
RiCHARD (chard) Scarry's Watch Your Step, Mr. Rabbit! (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)
by RiCHARD (chard) Scarry

MTD: 176
YTD: 176


2 points:
A GARDENER's (garden, gardener) BOUQUET of Quotations by Maria Polushkin Robbins

MTD: 178
YTD: 178


2 points:
Secrets of the VINE: Breaking Through to Abundance by Bruce Wilkinson

MTD: 180
YTD: 180


2 points:
The Sportswriter by RiCHARD (chard) Ford

If You Desire (The MacCarrick Brothers, Book 2) by Kresley COLE

No Place Like Home by FERN Michaels

We Are WATER: A Novel by Wally Lamb

MTD: 188
YTD: 188


3 points:
Little BEE: A Novel by Chris Cleave

MTD: 191
YTD: 191


2 points
Alif the Unseen by G. WILLOW Wilson

MTD: 193
YTD: 193


Read and release
Crime & Punishment - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11542575/ - 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 6

Total 87


Erdbeermond: Roman von Marian Keyes

Donnerstags im Park: Roman von Hilary Boyd

Tödliche Orchidee von Elizabeth Gage

Die Blume von Surinamvon Linda Belago

Der Sommer der Blaubeeren: Roman
von Mary Simses

Bitte laßt die Blumen leben von Johannes Mario Simmel

Blume des Satans von Erica Spindler

Blick in den verzauberten Garten von Barbarba Whitnell

Land der Dornen: Australien-Saga von Colleen McCullough

Die Rosenzüchterin von Charlotte link

Tief im Wald und unter der Erde von Andreas Winkelmann

Fliedernächte: Roman (Die Blüten-Trilogie, Band 3) von Nora Roberts

Garten der Frauen von Patricia Gaffney

Wer stirbt schon gerne unter Palmen .....von Heinz G. Konsalik

Jan. 19 pts.
Feb. 8 pts.
Mar. 44 pts.
Apr. 28 pts.


2 points:
Middle of Nowhere by Ridley PEARson (pea, pear)

R is for Ricochet by Sue GRAFTon

MTD: 197
YTD: 197


2 points:
Walt Disney's Bambi and the BUTTERFLY by Walt Disney Productions

BreadFRUIT: A Novel by Celestine Vaite

DIGger by Joseph Flynn

MTD: 203
YTD: 203


Themed read and release
crASH and burn - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13964572/ - 3 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 9

Total 90


3 points:
OLIVE Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

MTD: 206
YTD: 206


2 points:
PEACH Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery) by Ellery Adams

Knowledge is Power (Amazing Days of Abby HAYes Super Special, No. 2) by Anne Mazer

MTD: 210
YTD: 210


3 points:
The ORCHID Thief: A TRUE (rue) Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Susan Orlean

2 points:
The Cave by Anne McLean MattHEWs (hew)

MTD: 215
YTD: 215


2 points:
EUCALYPTUS: A Novel by Murray Bail

MayFLOWER: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick

MTD: 219
YTD: 219


I was delinquent in releases earlier this month. Finally getting some out the door

All 2 pointers
HONEYSUCKLE summer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8626205/
say it with FLOWERS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12950330/
fireBLOSSOM http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7188390/
DAISY fay and the miracle man http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8305165/
SUNFLOWER http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9933164/
the blue FLOWER http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672331/
the inn at ROSE harbor http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13812130/

MTD: 14 YTD: 88


3 points:
Joy Comes in the Morning: A Novel by Jonathan ROSEn

2 points:
Sea Glass SUNrise (The Brides Of BLUEBERRY Cove) by Donna Kauffman

MTD: 224
YTD: 224


1. Toast by Nigel Slater http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9622055/ 1pt
2. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13626610/ 1pt
3. Agent Zigzag by Ben MacIntyre http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8773790 1pt
4. Positive Mental Attitude Pocketbook by Douglas Miller http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13687445 1pt
5. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10780649/ 1pt
1. Cleanbreak by Val McDermid http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7085690
2. Murder Being Done Once by Ruth Rendall http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11337990/ 1pt

MTD 7pts
YTD 49pts


2 points:
A Stir of Echoes by RiCHARD Matheson

The Unfortunate Decisions of DAHLIA MOSS (A DAHLIA MOSS Mystery) by Max WireSTONE

The Raphael Affair (Art History Mystery) by Iain PEARs

MTD: 230
YTD: 230


All released for this month's theme:

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879276/ New LEAF: A Mystic Creek Novel

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879254/ Night GARDENing: A Novel

10 points so far this month


All released for this month's theme:

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879477/ SAGEBRUSH Knights: Four-in-One Collection

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879279/ Please Don't Eat My GARDEN!: Expert Strategies & Old-Time Remedies to Protect Your Yard & Bird Feeder from Freeloading Animals

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879479/ PLUM Lovin': A Stephanie PLUM Between the Numbers Novel

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879246/ Helen Van Pelt Wilson's Own GARDEN and Landscape Book

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879271/ Miracles on MAPLE Hill

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879275/ Back on BLOSSOM Street

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879476/ GARDEN View: A GARDENing Mystery

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879277/ Home at ROSE Cottage

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879258/ Wild ORCHIDS

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879280/ Greenhouse GARDENER's Companion: Growing Food & Flowers in Your Greenhouse or Sunspace

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879473/ Project MULBERRY

32 points so far this month


2 points:
Isle of Dogs by Patricia CORNwell

MTD: 232
YTD: 232


All released for this month's theme:

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879278/ Time and the GARDENer: Writings on a Lifelong Passion

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879237/ The Wild PALMS

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879259/ Wild APPLES

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879478/ A Mystic GARDEN: Working with Soil, Attending to Soul

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879474/ A Taste of BLACKBERRIES

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718682/ The WildFLOWERS: Into the GARDEN

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879253/ Vanish with the ROSE

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879281/ The Organic GARDEN Book

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879251/ Better Homes and GARDENS: ANNUALS, PERENNIALS, and BULBS

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879252/ FOLIAGE House PLANTS

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13869128/ Remember Me: A ROSEwood Novel

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854575/ Purple CANE Road

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469565/ The Art of Arranging FLOWERS: A Novel

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13863946/ SEEDS of Success: A Leader, His Legacy, and the Lessons Learned

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469589/ GARDEN Project Workbooks: Getting Ready for Winter: Pruning, Protecting and Other Fall Tasks

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469642/ The Secret GARDEN

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13892764/ A Heckuva Job: More of the BUSH Administration in Rhyme

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13925647/ The POTty Book For Boys

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718751/ The Complete Guide to Using Color in Your GARDEN: How to Combine PERENNIALS, ANNUALS, TREES, and SHRUBS for a More Beautiful Landscape

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794312/ Sees Behind TREES

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865335/ WhiteTHORN Woods

74 points so far this month


2 points:
U is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Novel by Sue GRAFTton

MTD: 234
YTD: 234


2 points:
Great American Short Stories: From HawTHORNe (thorn, hawthorn) to Hemingway (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Corinne Demas

The Rescue by Nicholas SPARKs (park)

MTD: 238
YTD: 238


2 points:
MesSAGE from Nam by Danielle Steel

LipSTICK Jungle by Candace BUSHnell

MTD: 242
YTD: 242


Themed release
STONE cold - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13979281 - 2 points

Themed read
FLOWERS in the attic - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13983593/ - 2 points
The Copper BEECH - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13991028 - 2 points

Read and release
Jingo - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12253341 - 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17
Total 98


2 points:
Silent Witness by RiCHARD North Patterson

MTD: 244
YTD: 244


April points at 30/4 - 36 gardening

1 To Green Angel Tower: Siege by Tad Williams
2 To Green Angel Tower: Storm by Tad Williams
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2263633 The Easy Sin by Jon Cleary
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4664502 A Place to Come Home To by Melody Carlson
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4686182 The Venetian House by Mary Nickson
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4533692 Moo by Jane Smiley
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5028202 Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220179 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5370641 The Legacy of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5048244 Where Have All the Boys Gone? by Jenny Colgan
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220180 I, Gloria Gold by Judith Summers
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220181 Irish Girls About Town by Various
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13900224 Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
14 Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy
15 Quentins by Maeve Binchy
16 Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
17 Stand By Me by Sheila O'Flanagan
18 Christmas Magic by Cathy Kelly
19 The House of Memories by Monica McInerney
20 Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
21 Reading Between the Lines by Linda Taylor
22 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4403806 Going Against the Grain by Linda Taylor
23 Beating About the Bush by Linda Taylor

1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13933620 Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12488129 Broken Skin by Stuart MacBride
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13788573 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13988851 Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan

1 To Green Angel Tower: Siege by Tad Williams
2 To Green Angel Tower: Storm by Tad Williams
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13933620 Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4664502 A Place to Come Home To by MELODY Carlson
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220180 I, GLORIA Gold by Judith Summers
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13900224 Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
7 Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy
8 Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
9 Beating About the Bush by Linda Taylor


Themed read (2):
The Occupied Garden by Kristen den Hartog and Tracy Kasaboski
How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? by Doretta Lau
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9751431 Death in the Devil’s Acre

Read (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8117812 A Thread of Sky
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11099951 Love in Amsterdam
Disarming the Narcissist by Wendy Behary

Released (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5538970 Saints of Big Harbour

Points this post: 10
Points this year: 33


2 more 2 pointers

blue DAHLIA http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13981964
The bride of WILLOW creek http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6047110

MTD: 18
YTD: 92



1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13901102/ David Mitchell: Back Story
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13949351/ Only When I Laugh
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13949152/ Divergent

Read and Released:
3) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12425346/ DiVINE Comedies: Omnibus 3: "Here Comes the Sun", "Odd and Gods"

2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664180/ The Mangle sTREEt Murders
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13651717/ The PsychoPATH Test

MTD: 10
YTD: 53 (43 from previous months)


March http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8688928

April: Gardening—words related to gardens and plants, including names of flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables (e.g., dig, spade, rose).
Spadework, Cold Sassy Tree, Brunswick Gardens

The Beauty of Humanity Moment http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12905228/ Released, 1 pt
LOOTUSmaan tuuli (lootus = lotus flower) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13990133 Themed & released, 2 pts
Punaisen NEILIKAN perintö (neilikka = carnation) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13760394 Themed & released, 2 pts
Kuulin pöllön kutsuvan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13982972 Released, 1 pt

MTD 6 pts
YTD 42 pts

Previous points: Jan. 20, Feb. 4, and March 12. Total 36.

My May http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8724425


All released in April for the month's theme:

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469503/ The Wind in the WILLOWS [CONTROLLED]

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469566/ Treasury of GARDENing: Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables & Herbs, Landscape Design, Specialty GARDENs

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090938/ Burpee American GARDENing Series: GARDEN Designs

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157955/ Better Homes and GARDENs Complete Guide to GARDENing

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469643/ Burpee American GARDENing Series: Shade GARDENing

84 points so far this month


Themed Read:
The GARDEN of Unearthly Delights - Robert Rankin (Kindle)
The GRASS is Singing - Doris Lessing (Kindle)
HARVEST - Jim Crace (Kindle)
Song of The UnderGROUND - Wendy Reakes (Kindle)
The Illegal GARDENer - Sara Alexi (Kindle)
The Physic GARDEN - Catherine Czerkawska (Kindle)
Virgin SOIL - Ivan Turgenev (Kindle)
Tapas, CARROT Cake and a Corpse - Sherri Bryan (Kindle)
Confessions of an English OPIUM-Eater - Thomas de Quincey (Kindle)
The Adventures of HuckleBERRY Finn - Mark Twain (Kindle)
Bowl of FRUIT [1907] - Panayotis Cacoyannis (Kindle)
Notes From the UnderGROUND - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Kindle)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13218976 The Bletchley Girls - Tessa Dunlop

Jan:21 / Feb:25 / Mar:29 / Apr:25


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13089018 The Heart Has Its Reasons by Maria Duenas (wild release = 1 point)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13786768 The Language of FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (wild release, theme = 2 points)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13963344 Send No FLOWERS by Sandra Brown (wild release, theme = 2 points)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13979841 Home for the Holidays by Debbie Macomber (wild release = 1 point)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13991852 Wild IRIS Ridge by Raeanne Thayne (wild release, theme = 2 points)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13788240 Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes (read = 1 point)

Total for April: 9 points
Total for 2016: 33 points


All released in April for that month's theme:

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13924064/ Paint Me Rainbows by FERN Michaels

86 points for April


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