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GUERNSEY Challenge

A release challenge in Guernsey.

The aim is to re-kindle bookcrossing on the Island. It goes hand in hand with the recent (February 2016) Random Acts of Kindness Project (The Dandelion Project)
http://kindness.gg/---/#section-about-think-kind
they’ve had on the Island. There’s also some Geocaching that takes place and these 2 activities complement each other too!

No time limit – just however long it takes to release a book in each Parish.

No prizes, just the pleasure of visiting each and every parish.
(I’ve pinched the wording for this challenge from msrubble – I hope you don’t mind.)

Rules:

1.Books can be about whatever by whomever.

2.I will be trying to release some books that relate directly to Guernsey or Islands – so give yourself a bonus point if you manage this too.

3.Try and release a book in each of the 10 parishes: (for those that aren’t local): Castel, Forest, St Andrews, St Martins, St Peter Port, St Pierre du Bois, St Sampsons, St Saviour, Torteval and Vale

4.All releases must be wild. Releases to OBCZs, charity shops, ‘hedge’* shops! will be considered wild.

5.Releases that fit multiple release challenges are welcome.

6.After journaling your release, record it here with a link to your journal entry. Please mention in your release note that the book was released as part of this challenge.

7.Please feel free to share any catches here and new members resulting from this challenge.

*On Guernsey, people sell their own produce (veg, fruit and flowers) on their hedge with an honesty pot to put the money in. I was brought up on tomatoes from ‘the hedge’. In more recent years the hedgerow shops have diversified to include books and DVDs!

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A release challenge in Guernsey.

The aim is to re-kindle bookcrossing on the Island. It goes hand in hand with the recent (February 2016) Random Acts of Kindness Project (The Dandelion Project)
http://kindness.gg/#section-about-think-kind
they’ve had on the Island. There’s also some Geocaching that takes place and these 2 activities complement each other too!

No time limit – just however long it takes to release a book in each Parish.

No prizes, just the pleasure of visiting each and every parish.
(I’ve pinched the wording for this challenge from msrubble – I hope you don’t mind.)

Rules:

1.Books can be about whatever by whomever.

2.I will be trying to release some books that relate directly to Guernsey or Islands – so give yourself a bonus point if you manage this too.

3.Try and release a book in each of the 10 parishes: (for those that aren’t local): Castel, Forest, St Andrews, St Martins, St Peter Port, St Pierre du Bois, St Sampsons, St Saviour, Torteval and Vale

4.All releases must be wild. Releases to OBCZs, charity shops, ‘hedge’* shops! will be considered wild.

5.Releases that fit multiple release challenges are welcome.

6.After journaling your release, record it here with a link to your journal entry. Please mention in your release note that the book was released as part of this challenge.

7.Please feel free to share any catches here and new members resulting from this challenge.

*On Guernsey, people sell their own produce (veg, fruit and flowers) on their hedge with an honesty pot to put the money in. I was brought up on tomatoes from ‘the hedge’. In more recent years the hedgerow shops have diversified to include books and DVDs!
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to let them know.... so maybe I'll have some books to search for when I go over in the summer!
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What an excellent idea. I wasn't sure how many other Book Crossing people lived here. It will be interesting to see.

I live in the Vale and work in St Peter Port. Typically I leave books either in the "help yourself and donate to charity" book case at work, or with charity shops. I've never yet had a wild release caught, as I sometimes think people either don't have access to the internet, or can't be bothered to sign up and go through the motions. One day though.....

I got creative for the Random Act of Kindness week recently. I became a book ninja. I thought I'd go to somewhere fairly public, where people are coming and going quite frequently, and see if I can spot someone who might appreciate the particular book I had to give away. So for instance I sat in my car at the main post office, where people go to pick up parcels and waited until I saw someone who looked a likely candidate, then as soon as they went in and there was nobody around, I put my book on their windscreen and legged it. The objective was that nobody would see me doing it. I put the Random Act of Kindness message on the book too. Still had no catches though. I would love to have seen the faces of the people who caught the books, but at least I know they've actually gone somewhere rather than languishing on a charity shop bookshelf for years.

I will give this challenge a go. I would be interested in how other people present their books. I'm always worried that someone will pick it up like a discarded newspaper and throw it in the bin.
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Hi misty46
There seem to be lots of people in Guernsey that signed up to bookcrossing but then are not active. A shame as I thought it would appeal to island culture - re-cycling etc. I loved the Random Act of Kindness Week idea so am hoping that perhaps if I leave a few books next time we come over to Guernsey it might appeal to someone.
I have left a couple of books in our self catering accommodation over the past few years but with no catches yet!
Thanks for replying
best wishes
Chocbrownie
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1/10 Vale

You don't seem to have had much response to this :(

I released a book into the wild in the Vale today. I left it on an empty hedge veg stall opposite L'Ancress bus terminus. I did forget to mention this challenge in the release notes, so I'm off to see if I can edit them now.
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haha - I hoping to release some in some hedge boxes too - my family think I'm mad!
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2/10 Castel

I just released a book at Grande Rocques bus shelter yesterday, so that's my Castel one done. Being very sad, I then sat in my car watching it for about half an hour, willing someone to go past and see it. Nobody did. I'm hoping someone picked it up later.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14129660

I've only ever had one book I've released picked up. That was on holiday recently in CenterParcs. I was in the spa and left it on a bench in the changing room.

I know what you mean about the family. I consider myself a book ninja :)
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Released in a Hedge Veg box - we bought some beans too!

The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13933971?...
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Released in the Hedge Veg box opposite Cobo Bay.
I've often purchased Fressias from here.

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14087151?...
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Released One Day by David Nicholls. Placed it on the windscreen of a car in St Martins Marks and Spencer car park.

It was a wrench letting this book go, as it's one of my favourite reads for a long time.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12808417
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I liked that book too! We also tried to release in St Martins today but I 'chickened' out as the 'Hedge veg' owner pulled into his drive - so I bought my flowers and scarpered!!!
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Released at the charity book shop in the Arcade.

One Man's War by Frank Stroobant:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562439?...
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Released in the PEH. Tried to add to St Andrews but it wouldn't allow me to as it's already in St Peter Port section - opps.

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13798904?...
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Released in books for sale in a driveway next to Les Camps Methodist Church on the Route des Camps, opposite the Co-op.

Going Dutch by Katie Fforde:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14020963/
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Did Park Run then released:

Don't Stop me Now by Vassos Alexander:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13948818

in 2nd hand books for sale at Pembroke Beach Kiosk.
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Released 2 books at the Charity shop (GO2) in New Street on the Bridge.

How I Caused the Credit Crunch by Tetsuya Ishikawa:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14025636/

and...

Hopeful (Autobiography) by Omid Djalili:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13781149/
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Released in Hedge Veg box behind Forest Stores.

The Information Officer by Mark Mills:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13933963/
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Sorry, forgot to post this one, which I did some time ago.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12808420/

I got cheeky and posted it through the letter box of the HSBC bank on the Bridge. Hoping that one of the people that works there would like it.

I must get on with this. I've either been reading books I wouldn't want to pass on to someone as they weren't very good, or the book was quite a long one or I haven't had a chance to get to the higher parishes.
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Released by placing on someone's car windscreen in car park at work.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160297#25883642
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Left in bus shelter at Footes Lane, which I think is just inside St Andrews.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160295#25954214
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Released a couple of days ago at the Reservoir.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160294#26010196
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Left at the bus stop opposite the Imperial.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160293
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9/10 Forest

Left at Co-op garage opposite Forest school

Only St Peters left to do.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160292
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Left in the toilets at L'Eree. I'm finished!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160291

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