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May 2016 Ultimate Challenge Thread

Wow! Last month's garden theme generated a lot of action. Here's the theme for May:

Post your May 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.

May: Arts and crafts—words related to arts and crafts (e.g., yarn, build, paint). Also, biographies of artists and books where one of the main characters is an artist or crafter or the story revolves around a piece of art, even without a theme word in the title.

Examples: The Girl with a Pearl Earring (features a painter), A Thread of Sky, The Silver Needle Murder

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.

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Wow! Last month's garden theme generated a lot of action. Here's the theme for May:

Post your May 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.

May: Arts and crafts—words related to arts and crafts (e.g., yarn, build, paint). Also, biographies of artists and books where one of the main characters is an artist or crafter or the story revolves around a piece of art, even without a theme word in the title.

Examples: The Girl with a Pearl Earring (features a painter), A Thread of Sky, The Silver Needle Murder

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.
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Nothing yet, will be back later in May with points

Starting off with 92 points YTD
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Nothing yet! I'll keep looking, though! I'm just doing 2-pointers and 3-pointers.

MTD: 0
YTD: 244
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Release:

1. Arthur's First Sleepover by Marc Brown http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13992863 1pt
2. A First Look at Animals Underwater by Diane James and Sara Lynn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14003085/ 1pt
3. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865712/ 1pt
4. Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13994492/ 1pt
5. why be Happy When You Could be Normal http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877413/ 1pt
6. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13485169/ 1pt
7. Torchwood: Lost Souls by Joseph Lidster http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13669954/ 1pt
8. News From No Man's Land: Reporting the World by John Simpon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11672760/ 1pt
9. Back with Vengeance CJ Carver http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11288437 1pt
8. A Mother's Promise by Dilly Court http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14029335/ 1pt


Released & Themed

1. The FAIRYTALE Doll Book:Introduced by the Three Bears by Valerie Janitch http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2pt (pattern book for doll making)

Read

1. Disordered Minds by Minette Waters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7985975/ 1pt
2.The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12799941 1pt
3. Gideon by Russell Andrews http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11337964/ 1pt

MTD 15pt
YTD 64pts
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2 points:
The Middle PLACE (lace) by Kelly Corrigan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13802208/

Mrs. WOOLf (wool) and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury by Alison Light
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13081231/

MTD: 4
YTD: 248
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3 points:
The Bird ARTIST by Howard Norman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1810806/

MTD: 7
YTD: 251
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2 points:
Eleven Days: a Novel by Lea CARPENTER
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12000621/

MTD: 9
YTD: 253
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Release
Flowers in the Attic - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13983593 - 1 point


Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 1
Total 100
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Released:
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevannes - 1 pt
The Queen of Subtleties - 1 pt
Both the above were released with pre-printed labels & I realised too late that I hadn't taken the numbers.......
the Poyson Garden 1 pt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8566614?...
The station master's Farewell 1 pt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13426500?...
Desert Rose 1 pt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10363938?...
Poppy Shakespeare 1 pt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11918418?...
Read:
The THREAD - 2 pts
Excellent Women 1 pt
PAPER Lanterns 2 pts
read & Released:
ALL WOUND UP - essays about knitting - 3 pts
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13770047?...
The GLASS BLOWER of Murano - 3 pts
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13426471?...
MTD :17
YTD: 90
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All released for this month's theme:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13863947/ False Impression [about a Van Gogh painting - see JE for more]

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13912770/ Zodiac FELTies: 16 Compelling Astrological Characters to CRAFT

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12876564/ Jazzy Jeans [about jazzing up jeans with craft and sewing - see cover illustration]

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13959672/ The Messy Book of Things to MAKE and Do

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11956638/ Porcelain PAINTER's Handbook

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13889614/ The Complete STENCILING Handbook

12 points so far this month
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2 points:
TRACE: Scarpetta (Book 13) by Patricia Cornwell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13705960/

MTD: 11
YTD: 255
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2 points:
Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to BUILDing Muscle the Natural Way by Michael Mejia, John Berardi
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13492114/

MTD: 13
YTD: 257
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Released for this month's theme:

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13982038/ Chasing VERMEER

14 points so far this month.
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Released
The Copper Beech - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13991028 - 1 point
Life and Laughing - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13619640 - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 3
Total 102
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1. The Last Judgment: An ART History Mystery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10060681/ (3 pts -- read, themed, released)
2. The TERRA COTTA Dog (http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14017764/ (3 pts -- read, themed, released)
3. STILL LIFE with Bread Crumbs http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13785258 (3 points -- read, themed, and controlled release)
4. The SCULPTRESS -- can't find the BCID at present -- (3 points -- read, themed, and released)
5. The SEWING Circles of Herat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13505530/ (2 points -- read and themed)

Releases of previous reads (1pt each -- 2 pts)
The Murdered Sun
Dead Man in Athens
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2 points:
More Annotated H.P. LoveCRAFT by H. P. LoveCRAFT, S. T. Joshi, Peter Cannon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13924030/

MTD: 15
YTD: 259
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Themed read and release
Girl With a Pearl Earring - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11855531 - 3 points

Release
India Black - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12782991 - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 7
Total 106
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3 points:
HeARTs (art) In Atlantis by Stephen King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13303977

MTD: 18
YTD: 262
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2 points:
The Seventh HeART by Marina Fitch
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11751134

Luck of the DRAW (A Freddie O'Neal mystery) by Catherine Dain
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12669668

The ART of Detection (Kate Martinelli) by Laurie R. King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13691201

Halsey and the Fine ART of Murder/a Mick Halsey Mystery by Charles Martell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13785114

How to Make an American QUILT by Whitney Otto
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13363612

MTD: 28
YTD: 272
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2 points:
Burning Bright (story is about an ARTIST and PRINTER) by Tracy Chevalier
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12952375

MTD: 30
YTD: 274
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2 points:
WEAVE-World by Clive Barker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12152113

Eleven Minutes: A Novel (P.S.) (one character is a PAINTER) by Paulo Coelho
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13078856

MTD: 34
YTD: 278
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2 points:
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia WOOLf (wool)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13925755/

MTD: 36
YTD: 280
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2 points:
Town Tamer (Long Rider) by CLAY Dawson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12555471

Leaving Home by ART Buchwald
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13436615

MTD: 40
YTD: 284
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Read:
A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard (A-)
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (B+)
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan (B+)
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

MTD - 5 points
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April: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8718965

May: Arts and crafts—words related to arts and crafts (e.g., yarn, build, paint). Also, biographies of artists and books where one of the main characters is an artist or crafter or the story revolves around a piece of art, even without a theme word in the title.


Luvaton norjalainen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11294018 Read & released, 2 pts
Lähikuva http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13982840/ Released, 1 pt
SIDEN SAMMET (Silk Velvet) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13693470/ Themed & released, 2 pts
Där man aldrig är ensam : Om läsandets KONST (Art) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13670102/ Themed & released, 2 pts
Murha lippuluukulla http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13693480/ Released, 1 pt
Nuori reportteri http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13762079/ Released, 1 pt
Matka omalla vastuulla http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13762089/ Released, 1 pt
Herrankukkaro http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13760869/ Released, 1 pt
Rohkea elämä http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000797/ Released, 1 pt
Rakas ystävätär http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000791/ Released, 1 pt
Myöhäinen avioero http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13995502/ Released, 1 pt
The Breaker http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13697833/ Released, 1 pt
Uncle Tom’s Cabin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13253050/ Released, 1 pt
Kevät http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000772/ Released, 1 pt
Herra Theodor Mundstock http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11709690/ Released, 1 pt
Valkoinen hevonen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13995504/ Released, 1 pt
Buick Rivera http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13982986/ Released, 1 pt
Amina http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11892997/ Read, 1 pt
Kati Amerikassa http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13253015 Read & released, 2 pts
Kaidalla tiellä http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14013702 Read & released 2 pts
Loving Sabotage http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12465478/ Read, 1 pt
Mustat lasit – vammaisuus valkokankaalla ja televisiossa http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13419407 Read & released, 2 pts
Ottakaa maisteri kiinni! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14013710/ Read, 1 pt
Parfyymi : Erään murhaajan tarina http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13106021/ Released, 1 pt
Mitigating Circumstances http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13697849/ Released, 1 pt
Luutnantti Borůvkan murheet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13697888/ Released, 1 pt
A PATCHWORK Planet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14013733/ Themed & released, 2 pts
Mukana kuvassa http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14033046/ Released, 1 pt
Pariisin Notre-Dame: 1482 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14037385/ Released, 1 pt
Howards End http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14013732/ Released, 1 pt
Murha Paviljongissa : ja muita juttuja kaupungin elämästä http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14034436/ Released, 1 pt
Svinalängorna http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14034408/ Released, 1 pt
Sulhanen pukeutuu mustiin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14042233/ Released, 1 pt


MTD 40 pts
YTD 82 pts

Previous points: Jan. 20, Feb. 4, March 12, and April 6. Total 42.

June http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8736201
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Release
The Search - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11698235 - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 8
Total 107
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2 points:
The Heist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon) (about an ART restorer) by Daniel Silva
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13341774

MTD: 42
YTD: 286
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All released for this month's theme:

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13932005/ The Ultimate QUILTing and PATCHWORK Companion

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13993385/ Zodiac FELTies: 16 Compelling Astrological Characters to CRAFT

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13836484/ Wendell Minor: ART for the Written Word: Twenty-Five Years Of Book Cover ART

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13913728/ Cézanne

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13821349/ Impressionism

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13826308/ Hopper

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13818622/ BRUSH With Death: An ART Lover's Mystery

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13993108/ The Picasso Scam: A DI Charlie Priest Mystery

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877474/ The Titian Committee: An ART History Mystery

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13889659/ HeARTsongs

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13898222/ Popular Mechanics: Trim CARPENTRY

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000477/ Window Basics: Easy & No SEW Treatments

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13983921/ True COLORS

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13853030/ FELT Frenzy: 26 PROJECTS for All Forms of FELTING

42 points so far this month

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Released
Seven Up - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773080 - 1 point
The MacGregors Alan & Grant - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13720875 - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 10
Total 109
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2 points:
The HeART Stirring Sermon by Avraham Reisen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13077370/

MTD: 44
YTD: 288
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Released for this month's theme:

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13726469/ Where the HeART Is

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13791426/ ORIGAMI on the Move: Cars, Trucks, Ships, Planes & More

46 points so far this month
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14026134 Die Nadel
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14025680 Herz auf Sendung
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14041004/ While My Pretty One Knits -
von Anne Canadeo

Jan. 19 pts.
Feb. 8 pts.
Mar. 44 pts.
Apr. 28 pts.
May 3 pts.
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3 points:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix POTTER
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000826/

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (has theme of stolen ART) by Robert M. Edsel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12504273/

MTD: 50
YTD: 294
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2 points:
Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix POTTER
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14030349

MTD: 52
YTD: 296
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2 points:
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious HandPRINTs by Donald J. Sobol
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14031488/

MTD: 54
YTD: 298
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2 points:
The Little Book of Farmyard Tales (Farmyard Tales Readers) by Stephen CARTWRIGHT & Heather Amery
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13925764/

MAY: 56
APR: 244
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YTD: 300
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Arts and crafts (no matching books this time)

Read:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13901156/ The Liar
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14011117/ Insurgent
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13901110/ Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13827674/ Tales of the City
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13818315/ Camp David

Read and Released:
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13790106/ Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Released:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9972666/ The English Patient
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12971241/ Gone Girl
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13901066/ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11282999/ American Psycho
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13818316/ James and the Giant Peach
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13617238/ Fahrenheit 451
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11541234/ The Other Hand

MTD: 14
YTD: 67 (53 from previous months)
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All released for this month's theme:

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13994427/ ART & Activities for Kids: ART Fun!

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13930597/ SEW Magical for Kids

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469864/ 100+ No-SEW Fabric CRAFTS for Kids

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13910654/ The WithDRAWING Room

54 points so far this month
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Themed real ease
The Wedding QUILT - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11446394/ - 2 points

Read and release
Other People - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14009445 - 2 points

Released
Carolina Moon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12138808 - 1 point
Fear the Worst - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8444033 - 1 point
The Copper Beech - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13991028 - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17
Total 116
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2 points:
A Treasury of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories by Beatrix POTTER
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14031492

May: 58
Apr: 244
Mar: 0
Feb: 0
Jan: 0
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YTD: 302
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2 points:
The ART of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition by M.F.K. Fisher, Joan Reardon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13291320

Jan 0/Feb 0/Mar 0/Apr 244/May 60
Total 304
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12764890/ Thread Reckoning (multiple challenges) [photo]
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13921836/ Needled to Death (multiple challenges)
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13929003 Sleepless in Scotland by Karen Hawkins (wild release = 1 point)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13550314 Secrets From the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford (wild release = 1 point)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13788240 Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes (controlled release = 1 point)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12620993 Further Chronicles of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery (read = 1 point)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14026510 Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (wild release = 1 point)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14033745 The Day I Owned the Sky by Robert Lee Scott (wild release = 1 point)
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14014576 The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith (read = 1 point)

Total for May: 7 points
Total for 2016: 40 points
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May points at 31/5 - 158 arts & crafts

Read:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220186 Rising to the Occasion by Linda Taylor
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220221 That Devil Called Love by Lynda Chater
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220182 Fly-fishing by Sarah Harvey
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220183 Looking for Andrew McCarthy by Jenny Colgan
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220191 Wedded Blitz by Tina Reilly
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220190 Working Wonders by Jenny Colgan
7 American Girls About Town by Various
8 Irish Girls Are Back in Town by Various
9 Sweet FA by Siobhan Curham
10 Weekend in Paris by Robyn Sisman
11 Under My Spell by Deborah Wright
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14009696 The Nanny by Melissa Nathan
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6669646 The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
14 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4627065 Where is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffett
15 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14027532 Inferno by Dan Brown
16 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13150844 Exes Anonymous by Lauren Henderson
17 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12867615 Old Maid by Suzanne Finnamore
18 Fourplay by Jane Moore
19 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12843784 Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark
20 Love Eternally by Deborah Wright
21 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6044895 A Cut Above by Lynda Page
22 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220194 The Elementals by Morgan Llywelyn
23 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4127939 The Dreaming Tree: The Dreamstone (Arafel #1) by C. J. Cherryh
24 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4127939 The Dreaming Tree: The Tree of Swords and Jewels (Arafel #2) by C. J. Cherryh
25 Second Chance by Jane Green
26 Handbags and Gladrags by Maggie Alderson
27 Fame Game by Claudia Pattison
28 Mad About the Boy by Maggie Alderson
29 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5526514 The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens

Released:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4252669 Marriage Most Scandalous by Johanna Lindsey
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3843985 Stuck In Shangri-La by Kasey Michaels
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5851746 Charmed, I'm Sure by Liz Ireland
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6045142 When I Think Of You by Liz Ireland
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5129755 sMothering by Wendy French
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7698072 Santa, Baby by Jennifer Crusie, Lori Foster, Carly Phillips
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7567251 Talk Gertie to Me by Lois Winston
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4257465 Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5706515 Very Merry Christmas by Lori Foster, Gemma Bruce, Janice Maynard
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4386961 The Perils of Sisterhood by Amy Alden
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054031 I'm Your Santa by Lori Foster, Dianne Castell, Karen Kelley
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053950 Romeo & Julia by Annie Kimberlin
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053936 Singletini by Amanda Trimble
14 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053937 The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom by Jo Barrett
15 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220172 Love in the Country by Rebecca Shaw
16 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220173 Just a Family Affair by Veronica Henry
17 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220174 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie by Marianne Stillings
18 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220175 Season of Wishes by Christina Skye
19 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220176 Bridge of Dreams by Christina Skye
20 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053947 Talk Nerdy to Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson
21 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053948 Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson
22 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053949 The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson
23 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054221 Delicious by Susan Mallery
24 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054222 Irresistible by Susan Mallery
25 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054223 Sizzling by Susan Mallery
26 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054224 Tempting by Susan Mallery
27 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053908 Legend of the Sorcerer by Donna Kauffman
28 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053903 Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
29 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053904 A Trick Of The Light by Tina Wainscott
30 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053907 Lady Mistress by Anne Laurence
31 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054048 Kiss Me Again by Margaret Moore
32 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6373845 Highland Knight by Cindy Miles
33 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3499031 My Lady Angel by Joanna Maitland
34 http://bookcrossing.com/---/10085283 A Precious Jewel by Mary Balogh
35 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054016 The Waterlord by Dawn Thompson
36 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054017 The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Medeiros
37 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054209 I Burn for You by Susan Sizemore
38 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053921 Surrender by Amanda Quick
39 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220177 The Return of the Earl by Edith Layton
40 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220178 White Knight by Jaclyn Reding
41 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053933 The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Rachel Gibson
42 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053934 How to Sleep with a Movie Star by Kristin Harmel
43 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053935 The Balance Thing by Margaret Dumas
44 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053938 Pick Me Up by Zoe Rice
45 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053939 Mother of the Bride by Lynn Michaels
46 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053940 Careful What You Wish For by Lucy Finn
47 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053941 Hello, It's Me by Wendy Markham
48 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053942 Good Girls Do by Cathie Linz
49 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053943 And Then He Kissed Me by Patti Berg
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Released:
50 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053944 Someone Like Him by Karen Kendall
51 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053945 Better Than Chocolate by Susan Waggoner
52 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053946 Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark
53 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053951 Seven Sunny Days by Chris Manby
54 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13900224 Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
55 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13900225 Quentins by Maeve Binchy
56 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4403806 Going Against the Grain by Linda Taylor
57 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220180 I, Gloria Gold by Judith Summers
58 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220181 Irish Girls About Town by Various
59 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220182 Fly-fishing by Sarah Harvey
60 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220183 Looking for Andrew McCarthy by Jenny Colgan
61 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220184 Reading Between the Lines by Linda Taylor
62 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220185 Beating About the Bush by Linda Taylor
63 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220186 Rising to the Occasion by Linda Taylor
64 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220187 Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
65 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220188 Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
66 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220189 Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy
67 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220221 That Devil Called Love by Lynda Chater
68 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054044 The Duchess Diaries by Mia Ryan
69 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3474442 Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
70 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053909 Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra
71 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054019 Untitled by Julie Kaewert
72 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054046 Dance of Seduction by Sabrina Jeffries
73 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13900223 Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock
74 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11421043 Death in Disguise by Caroline Graham
75 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053915 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
76 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12974946 Tesseract by Alex Garland
77 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13128322 Nine Lives by Frank Lean
78 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14009696 The Nanny by Melissa Nathan
79 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054246 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
80 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6669646 The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
81 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6753382 The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter
82 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14022084 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
83 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14022109 Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
84 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14022117 L'Intrusa by Håkan Östlundh
85 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14022146 Gidsel i Amman by Mogens Blom
86 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4627065 Where is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffett
87 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11058717 The Case of the Vanishing Corpse by Kel Richards
88 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11724763 King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine
89 http://bookcrossing.com/---/9734741 A Rain Of Death by John Logue
90 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14027532 Inferno by Dan Brown
91 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13121064 The Society of Sin by Sian Lacey Taylder
92 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13810227 A Rose For Winter by Laurie Lee
93 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12843784 Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark
94 http://bookcrossing.com/---/10191508 Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
95 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14038344 Middlemarch by George Eliot
96 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220194 The Elementals by Morgan Llywelyn
97 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5382606 The High Commissioner by Jon Cleary
98 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2205694 The Penniless Bride by Nicola Cornick

Themed:
1 Fly-fishing by Sarah Harvey (I know it's a sport, but there's quite an art to it)
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3843985 STUCK IN Shangri-La by Kasey Michaels
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5851746 CHARMed, I'm Sure by Liz Ireland
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054221 Delicious by Susan Mallery (cooking)
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054222 Irresistible by Susan Mallery (cooking)
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054223 Sizzling by Susan Mallery (cooking)
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054224 Tempting by Susan Mallery (cooking)
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053903 SILK and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053904 A TRICK Of The Light by Tina Wainscott
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053946 ICING on the Lake by Catherine Clark
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/10085283 A Precious JEWEL by Mary Balogh
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054209 I BURN for You by Susan Sizemore
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053945 Better Than CHOCOLATE by Susan Waggoner
14 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13900225 Quentins by Maeve Binchy (cooking)
15 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4403806 Going Against the GRAIN by Linda Taylor
16 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220185 BEATING About the BUSH by Linda Taylor
17 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220186 RISING to the Occasion by Linda Taylor
18 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220187 Rose COTTAGE by Mary Stewart
19 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3474442 HOUSEKEEPING by Marilynne Robinson
20 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053909 Sea WITCH by Virginia Kantra
21 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054046 DANCE of Seduction by Sabrina Jeffries
22 Under My SPELL by Deborah Wright
23 http://bookcrossing.com/---/11421043 Death in DISGUISE by Caroline Graham
24 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12974946 TESSERAct by Alex GARLAND
25 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12054246 The Kite RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini
26 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6669646 The Persian PICKLE Club by Sandra Dallas
27 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6044895 A CUT Above by Lynda Page
28 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4127939 The Dreaming Tree: The DreamSTONE (Arafel #1)by C. J. Cherryh
29 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4127939 The Dreaming Tree: The Tree of SWORDS and JEWELS (Arafel #2) by C. J. Cherryh
30 The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens
31 Handbags and Gladrags by Maggie Alderson
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Themed Read & Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12472295 The SEAMSTRESS - Maria Duenas

Themed Read:
PORTRAIT of a Lost Boy - Michael Bartram(Kindle book)
SKETCHES by Boz - Charles Dickens (Kindle book)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12989283 The Devil's WORKSHOP - Alex Grecian
The MINATURIST - Jessie Burton (kindle book)

Read:
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Audio)

Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12489742 London Belongs to Me - Norman Collins
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13835388 The Rehearsal - Eleanor Catton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12248332 Under the Skin - Michel Faber
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12421812 Damn his Blood - Peter Moore
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13163174 "Green Day": American Idiots and the New Punk Explosion - Ben Myers



Jan:21 / Feb:25 / Mar:29 / Apr:25 / May:17
YTD:117
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Themed read (2):
The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences … and Hysteria by Simon Doonan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1653371 Jane and the Man of the Cloth
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Knitter’s Gift by Bernadette Murphy

Read (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5541818 The Trouble with Harriet
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10062850 The Spice Box
The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs
For Your Safety Please Hold On by Kayla Czaga
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9755027 Cardington Crescent

Points this post: 13
Points this year: 46
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I went to release these 7 art-themed books at the Maine College of Art in the evening of May 31st, knowing that the front desk is manned 24/7 and that I've dropped books there late in the evening before, only to find the doors locked. Apparently they only staff the front desk, and thus have the doors unlocked, until 5:00 between semesters. Pooey.

I could have released them at Denny's (the only place open around here that time of night) but had already decided they belonged at the art school, so I went back and released the books on June 1st, too late to count for May's challenge. But, since I did try, I decided to list them here anyway, even though they really don't count.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260036/ MONET

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13725466/ A Dictionary Of ART and ARTISTS

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13818623/ THREADS of LACE from Source to Sink

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13906512/ ART and the Creative Unconscious

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13908725/ The Immaculate Deception [see JE}

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13930292/ The PORTRAIT

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13985758/ The NUDE: A Study in Ideal Form

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