corner corner 2016 Canada Days release challenge - PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED (CONTINUE TO POST YOUR CATCHES HERE)

Forum | << Release Challenges | Refresh | Search

corner corner

Sort Options Toggle Stats Options


Profile Image

2016 Canada Days release challenge - PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED (CONTINUE TO POST YOUR CATCHES HERE)

The challenge starts at 12:01 am (your time) on Friday June 24 and continues until Monday July 4 at 12 midnight (your time). That will give us 11 full days of releasing and it runs over Quebec's National Holiday (on the 24th), Canada Day and Memorial Day in NL (on July 1) and US Independence Day (July 4)! You may wild release books anytime during that period to count for the challenge as long as they are written by Canadians or are set in Canada.

The special theme for this year is French-Canadian literature. That includes any books written originally in French or set in a French-Canadian settlement. I have decided to allow any of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache books since they all involve life in Quebec with interactions between Anglos and Francophones. If you don't have any books that fit the special theme do not despair as there are many opportunities to win prizes. See below.

Here are the rules for the challenge:

1. Books written by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants count.
2. Books set in Canada even if they are not written by Canadians count.
3. Books must be wild-released but I will allow OBCZ releases as well. Also books sent for the Canadian Literature sweepstakes count.
5. Anyone can join.
6. There will be prizes distributed as follows:
a) Prize for most books released in Canada
b) Prize for the most books released outside of Canada
c) Prize for best release location
d) Prize for most books reflecting the special theme released by one releaser
e) Prize drawn at random from the Canadian participants
f) Prize drawn at random from the non-Canadian participants
g) Prize drawn one month after end of challenge for best catch
h) Some just because prizes

Over 600 books were released this year, 476 by Canadians and 144 by non-Canadians. Here's the final chart: https://docs.google.com/---/pub

Complete Thread

  1 2 3 Next 

Profile Image
The challenge starts at 12:01 am (your time) on Friday June 24 and continues until Monday July 4 at 12 midnight (your time). That will give us 11 full days of releasing and it runs over Quebec's National Holiday (on the 24th), Canada Day and Memorial Day in NL (on July 1) and US Independence Day (July 4)! You may wild release books anytime during that period to count for the challenge as long as they are written by Canadians or are set in Canada.

The special theme for this year is French-Canadian literature. That includes any books written originally in French or set in a French-Canadian settlement. I have decided to allow any of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache books since they all involve life in Quebec with interactions between Anglos and Francophones. If you don't have any books that fit the special theme do not despair as there are many opportunities to win prizes. See below.

Here are the rules for the challenge:

1. Books written by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants count.
2. Books set in Canada even if they are not written by Canadians count.
3. Books must be wild-released but I will allow OBCZ releases as well. Also books sent for the Canadian Literature sweepstakes count.
5. Anyone can join.
6. There will be prizes distributed as follows:
a) Prize for most books released in Canada
b) Prize for the most books released outside of Canada
c) Prize for best release location
d) Prize for most books reflecting the special theme released by one releaser
e) Prize drawn at random from the Canadian participants
f) Prize drawn at random from the non-Canadian participants
g) Prize drawn one month after end of challenge for best catch
h) Some just because prizes

Over 600 books were released this year, 476 by Canadians and 144 by non-Canadians. Here's the final chart: https://docs.google.com/---/pub
Profile Image
1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10135513 Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book,
Bill Richardson
Profile Image
Congratulations uppity in being the first to post a release.
Profile Image
As you can see I released it at a Little free library. Over time I've had only one journal from there. Chilliwack is not an easy place to release books but as I've never missed this challenge I will do as many as I can. I will try and combine it with never Judge a Book.....
Profile Image
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7070303 Claire and her grandfather. Claire et son Grand-pere. Bi lingual
Profile Image
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8595281 Grabrielle Roy. translation

That's a Gabrielle Roy book that I haven't read. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.
Profile Image
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7727660 Junk Pile Jennifer. John F. Green
Profile Image
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6649644 Turtle Valley Gail Anderson-Dargatz With the turtle garden ornaments. Themed.
Profile Image
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6649653 Pilgrim, Timothy Findley
Gillier Prize
Profile Image
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13554042 Canadian Spies Tom Dougas Themed, at the Cenotaph.
Profile Image
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7573361 The Shipping news, Annie Proulx
Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1993 National Book Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.
Profile Image
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8637220 The Morningside Years, Peter Gzowski
Profile Image
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7573361 The Shipping news, Annie Proulx
Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1993 National Book Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

I saw a woman pick up this book and read some of it. But I'm not holding my breath.
Profile Image
Now that the winner has received this book I feel I can post it:
The Return by Dany Laferriere:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857112/

This is the first of my releases for the Canada Days release challenge and it fits the special theme in that Laferriere writes in French. Laferriere was born in Haiti but had to leave in 1976 when Baby Doc Duvalier was in power. He came to Montreal and has lived there ever since.
Profile Image
1. Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14049012

2. Corvus by Harold Johnson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14027912

3. Truth and Bright Water by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14027901

4. Strand der Geister by Eden Robinson (OT: Monkey Beach)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14027899

5. Cocksure by Mordecai Richler
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13914418

6. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13928700
Profile Image
I cherished dreams of being the first to list my releases, but uppity and NorthernLights have headed me off. Still, at least I've got the bronze medal here.

1. Fallen Angel by Jerry Langton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13541408/

Gypsysmom, would you like us to post links to our CanLit Sweeps releases, maybe in a PM to you, so you can verify them? Even though lauraloo29 has rightly discovered herself to be the winner, I'd like her to enjoy some suspense, and not know exactly what books are headed toward her.
Profile Image

Gypsysmom, would you like us to post links to our CanLit Sweeps releases, maybe in a PM to you, so you can verify them? Even though lauraloo29 has rightly discovered herself to be the winner, I'd like her to enjoy some suspense, and not know exactly what books are headed toward her.

Yes it would be nice to keep the suspense building a little longer. If the winner has received the book then the link can be posted here. If you want you can wait until she receives the book; otherwise pm me with the link and I will count it.
Profile Image
1. A Rule Against Murder ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074422 ) by Louise Penny; French-Canadian, photo.

2. Graves of Ice: The Lost Franklin Expedition (I Am Canada series) ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13950154 ), photo.
Profile Image
Since this book has been received, I will now post this as my release #1:

Jun 21/16 1. The Outlander by Gil Adamson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564386


Profile Image
Off to a slow start today...

2. Stuffed by Sarah Junkin
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11023242

3. Self by Yann Martel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9958590

4. The Two-Headed Calf by Sandra Birdsell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564423
Profile Image
My wonderfully forbearing husband drove me around to 4 Little Free Libraries in the general vicinity of where we live, then he got out and place the books in the LFL and then drove me home. He's waiting right now to watch a video with me so I have to be quick but I'm pleased to see all the releases so far and hope to see more.

#2 Raspberry House Blues by Linda Holeman (a Winnipeg author):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857092/
#3 Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks (also a local writer; this book won the Stephen Leacock Award a few years ago)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12394387/
#4 Mobile 9: A Novel by Bill Haugland (set in Montreal during a bombing crisis so I am submitting this for the 2016 theme of French Canadian literature and living)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877223/
#5 The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre (on the CBC list of Books that Make you Proud to be Canadian)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13094512/
Profile Image
I’m back for another round of the Canada Day release challenge. I look forward to it every year! I’ve lost track, but this is at least my 9th year participating. Here are my first 3, with any luck I’ll get another one released tonight.

1. The Fifth (and Probably Last) Morningside Papers
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074534/

2. Saskatchewan History Along the Highway
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13458645/ - I left this one at a gas station just off of highway #46 going through Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

3. The Sociology of Hockey in Canada
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074563/
Profile Image
1. The Trillionist by Sagan Jefferies http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076314
Sagan Jefferies is the pen name of curler Ed Lukowich of Calgary.

2. The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076322

A family member is wild releasing the books for me in Golden B.C. today.
Profile Image
June 24 Edinburgh

1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807903 Jake & the Kid by W.O. Mitchell
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807894 The Rain Ascends by Joy Kogawa

Between Sing-song and myself, we should have two per day to release in Europe. In Oslo today!
Profile Image
June 24 Edinburgh

Between Sing-song and myself, we should have two per day to release in Europe. In Oslo today!

Way to spread the word about Canadian literature. Looking forward to following your travels vicariously.
Profile Image
4. Nationalism Without Walls: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Canadian
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074559/

5. The Creative Host
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074554/
Profile Image
I hope I have gotten everyone's releases. The Google Docs format is not as user friendly for me as Excel but I it works without having a website so that's why I am using it. Please let me know if you spot any mistakes or omissions:
https://docs.google.com/---/pub
Profile Image
7. Der lange Weg by Joseph Boyden (OT: Three Day Road)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14057277/

8. My Healing Journey/Meine Reise zur Heilung by Mary Caesar
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13914432/

9. Die Lehrjahre des Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler (OT: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13914420/

10. Liebes Leben by Alice Munro (OT: Dear Life)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13567331/

11. Fluchtstücke by Anne Michaels (OT: Fugitive Pieces)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562454/

12. Zu viel Glück by Alice Munro (OT: Too Much Happiness)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562451/
Profile Image
Again my obliging husband took me out for a drive to release some books. We started off at a cool little coffee shop in the heart of Osborne Village
#6 Some Great Thing by Lawrence Hill
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7172991/
This book is set in Winnipeg and is based upon Hill's experiences writing for the Winnipeg Free Press. I'm sure if Little Sister Coffee Company had been open when he was here that Hill would have visited it. This book fits with the special theme because one of the main things Hill writes about is the French language challenge and the ensuing violence between French speakers and English speakers.

#7 The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories by various authors
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13685158/
I released this book at a bus stop in old St. Boniface. One of the stories in this collection is written by Gabrielle Roy who grew up in St. Boniface. Obviously this is another book for the special theme.
Profile Image
3) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807885 Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers *themed release of a 2016 theme book!
4) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807881 Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs *theme book, partially set in Montreal.
Profile Image

Release #1

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076259 8/Super8/16 by Andre Lafrance (Canadian author)

Profile Image
5. 419 by Will Ferguson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564396

6. A Fine Daughter by Catherine Simmons Niven
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564381

7. A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564285

8. A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051922

9. Afterimage by Helen Humphreys
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564433

10. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories by Vincent Lam
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564299

11. By the Standing Stone by Maxine Trottier
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564335

12. City Man, The by Howard Akler
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564438

13. Concrete Forest : The New Fiction of Urban Canada by Hal Niedzviecki
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564259

14. Corked: A Memoir by Kathryn Borel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564302

15. Dear Canada: Banished From Our Home: The Acadian Diary of Angelique Richard, Grande-Pre, Acadia, 1755 by Sharon Stewart
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743108

16. Dear Canada: Footsteps In the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott, Rupert's Land, 1815 by Carol Matas
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051943

17. Drowning in Darkness by Peter Oliva
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564355

18. Even more ghost stories of Alberta by Barbara Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564267

19. Grey Seas Under by Farley Mowat
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051920

20. Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack: A Memoir by Austin Clarke
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564255

21. Half-Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564264

22. Half-Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743084

23. How Insensitive by Russell Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564390

24. In a Glass House by Nino Ricci
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564298

25. Jason and the Deadly Diamonds by Linda Hutsell-Manning
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051946

26. Labyrinth Of Desire by Rosemary Sullivan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564272

27. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743092

28. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743095

29. Luna by Sharon Butala
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564350

30. Lure by Deborah Kerbel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564351

31. Miss Wyoming by DOUGLAS COUPLAND
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564448

32. Nights Below Station Street by David Adams Richards
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564428

33. No Place Fit for a Child by Wade Bell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564421

34. Odori by Darcy Tamayose
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9853930

35. Promenade by Sherrie E. Tutt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564430

36. Random Passage by Bernice Morgan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564253

37. Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564269

38. The 1st Circle: Under a Blood Red Moon by Ryan T McFadden, Eileen Bell, Billie Milholland
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10179371

39. The Dead Are More Visible by Steven Heighton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743054

40. The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564289

41. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564414

42. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743106

43. The Girl From Away by Claire Mowat
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564266

44. The Girls by Lori Lansens
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743103

45. The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564282

46. The Lights Go on Again by Kit Pearson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564286

47. The Prairie Bridesmaid: A Novel by Daria Salamon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564270

48. The Worm turns by Author unknown
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564364

49. Time Bandit by Q.C. Harry S. Campbell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742998

50. Tracing Iris by Genni Gunn
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564258

51. Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564256

52. Water Wings by Kristen Den Hartog
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11332137

53. Weird Canadian Words by Edrick Thay
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051938

54. Whiskey Eyes by Ken Rivard
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564252
Profile Image
Well I see you are back in top releasing mode. Good for you!
Profile Image
Release #3. Self by Yann Martel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9958590 caught June 25/16
Profile Image
And congratulations on the first catch of the challenge.
Profile Image
5) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807886 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

6) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807891 Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs *theme release - author lives in Montreal.
Profile Image
5) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807886 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

6) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807891 Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs *theme release - author lives in Montreal.


Both theme released! The first was released in the "what cures what?" exhibit in the pharmacy museum at the folk museum, and the second was released on an exhibit of the bones reovered from a grave viking ship burial!
Profile Image
Fracula also has the first catch. Here's the chart:
https://docs.google.com/---/pub
Profile Image
I only have 2 releases this year as I didn't really think ahead when I went on vacation with only 2 Canadian books!

An Audience of Chairs - Joan Clark
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10243625

You and the Pirates - Jocelyne Allen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11209550
Profile Image
I only have 2 releases this year as I didn't really think ahead when I went on vacation with only 2 Canadian books!

An Audience of Chairs - Joan Clark
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10243625

You and the Pirates - Jocelyne Allen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11209550

And the first one is a book I registered. Since it is now in Portugal it is official; my books travel more than I do. Thanks for spreading the word about Canadian literature in Portugal Matty.
Profile Image
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080144 The Progress of Love by Alice Munro (Canadian author)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080142 Laughter-Silvered Wings: Remembering the Air Force II by J. Douglas Harvey (Canadian author)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080136 The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (Canadian author)

Profile Image
1. Firewing by Kenneth Oppel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13706775
2. Sunwing by Kenneth Oppel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13539107/
3. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13539095/
4. Woman in the Mists by Farley Mowat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13549487/
5. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13699207/

Profile Image
Do I have to report Ru? Rcv'd on Weds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13833900/
Profile Image
Do I have to report Ru? Rcv'd on Weds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13833900/

Yes please post the sweepstakes releases here once the recipient has the book in her hot little hands. Good choice.
Profile Image
55. 419 by Will Ferguson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564395

56. Adultery by Richard B Wright
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564273

57. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564250

58. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564303

59. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564375

60. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564391

61. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories by Vincent Lam
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564300

62. Death on the Rocks: A Lucy Trimble Mystery by Eric Wright http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564442

63. Stories from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564424

64. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8354526
Profile Image
3. The Murder Stone by Louise Penny http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076299

4. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8330775/

5. Still Life by Louise Penny http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076303/

6. Payback by Margaret Atwood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076306
Profile Image
13. Family News by Joan Barfoot
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13947905

14. Lebenslang ist nicht genug by Joy Fielding (OT: Death Penalty)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13914412

15. Der Brief by Matt Cohen (OT: Elizabeth and after)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13914417

16. Verdammter Zigeuner by Ronald Lee (OT: Goddam Gipsy)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13928574/

17. Der Regenkönig by Saul Bellow (OT: Henderson the Rain King)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14057286/

18. DreadfulWater kreuzt auf by Thomas King (OT: DreadfulWater Shows up)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13947893/
Profile Image

New chart

Shows 128 releases to the end of the third day. Good work everyone!
https://docs.google.com/---/pub
Profile Image
1. His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13597890
2. (Theme) The Angel's Jig by Daniel Poliquin (translated by Wayne Grady) http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14032175
3. (Theme) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14048687
4. Santa's Helper by Grant S. Anderson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/12412695
5. Sweet Like Saltwater by Raywat Deonandan http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13599800
Profile Image
6. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14038318
7. (Theme) Therese & Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel by Michel Trembay (translated by Sheila Fischman http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/6698857
8. The Soul of All Great Designs by Neil Bissoondath http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11271129
9. Writing in the Time of Nationalism by Linda Leith http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11854538
10. The Perfection of the Morning by Sharon Butala http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14076799
11. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/8412360
12. Under the Ribs of Death by John Marlyn http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11278229
13. Apples to Oysters by Margaret Webb http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13563152
14. Verdict in Blood by Gail Bowen http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14067811
15. Out of the Blue by Sarah Ellis http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14077849
16. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14078217
17. The Night We Stole the Mountie's Car by Max Braithwaite http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14031891
18. Small Mercies by Ernest Hillen http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14059843
19. Conserve Water, Drink Wine by Ronald S. Jackson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14059845
20. Crosswinds by Byrna Barclay http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/7830314
21. The Broken Record Technique by Lee Henderson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/9942835
22. Euphoria by Connie Gault http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/10122793
23. Somewhere Else by Jan Guenther Braun http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/10126225
24. Bonk on the Head by John-James Ford http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11271118
25. One Man's Trash by Ivan E. Coyote http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13993018
26. Fauna by Alissa York http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14002487
27. The Crooked Heart of Mercy by Billie Livingston http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14009835
28. All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14029804
29. On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light by Cordelia Strube http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14070283
30. Since Daisy Creek by W.O. Mitchell http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14077832
31. Power Play by Eric Walters http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079320
32. Childhood by Andre Alexis http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13599787
33. Timmy the West Coast Tug by Jeremy Moray http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13658396
34. The Bathroom Book of Canadian Trivia by Angela Murphy http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13697880
35. The Racing Worm Brothers by Gary Barwin http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13821951
36. Simon with Two Left Feet by Angela K. Narth http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13821953
Profile Image
Re: #11 - The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Not sure if you got to read this one, but an amazing book! The copy I read was circulating within the Calgary BC community and then I found a couple copies to release. I really wanted to keep one for myself, but my shelves are groaning!

Profile Image
I haven't read the book yet. I've had a couple of copies grace my bookshelf and while I keep thinking I should read it I always end up picking something else instead. Then I feel guilty so I release it so I won't have to keep passing it by. I'm sure its time will come though.
Profile Image
Re: #11 - The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Not sure if you got to read this one, but an amazing book! The copy I read was circulating within the Calgary BC community and then I found a couple copies to release. I really wanted to keep one for myself, but my shelves are groaning!


I agree it was amazing but as far as I know he hasn't written anything else. I was following him on FB but haven't seen anything from him for a long time.
Profile Image
37. I Must Say by Martin Short http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14069933
Profile Image
6. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660730/
7. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13539162/
8. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660702
9. Life or Pi by Yann Martel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13957362/
10. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13472455/
Profile Image
6. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660730/

Good themed release spot quietorchid
Profile Image
8. The Belonging Place
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074580/

9. Value of Facing a Challenge: The Story of Terry Fox
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074584/
Profile Image
Does it count as a catch if some journals but doesn't take the book with them?

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074563
Profile Image
Does it count as a catch if some journals but doesn't take the book with them?

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074563

I say yes. I bet your finder was not Canadian though. I mean what kind of self respecting Canadian could pass up on a book about the sociology of hockey?
Profile Image
Does it count as a catch if some journals but doesn't take the book with them?

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074563

Yes, of course it counts. Congratulations!
Profile Image
65. 419 by Will Ferguson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564397

66. A Circle of Birds by Hayden Trenholm
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564429

67. A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8354484

68. A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051924

69. AB Negative: An Anthology Of Alberta Crime by Axel Howerton, Robert Bose, Susan Calder, Dwayne E Clayden, Therese Greenwood, Janice MacDonald, Randy McCharles, Brent Nichols, Al Onia, R. Overwater, Kevin P Thornton, Jayne Barnard, Sharon Wildwind, S. G. Wong
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743082

70. Badass on a Softail by T.F. Rigelhof
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564409

71. Coppernob by Wing George
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564408

72. Dreamspeaker by Anne Cameron
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564399

73. Eating Between The Lines by Kevin Major
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564445

74. Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace by David Adams Richards
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051932

75. Hidden Gifts: Castle Mountain Lodge Series by Elena Aitken
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564401

76. High heels 'n' oil rigs by Beverley Jones
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564403

77. In the Field by Claire Tacon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564363

78. Player One: What Is To Become of Us by Douglas Coupland
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051733

79. Running on Empty: Alberta after the Boom by Andrew Nikiforuk
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051947

80. Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10090426

81. The Bay of Love and Sorrows by David Adams Richards
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564440

82. The Empty Room by Lauren B. Davis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564293

83. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8149676

84. The Prophet's Camel Bell by Margaret Laurence
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564279

85. The Sundog Season by John Geddes
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564439

86. The U.S. of EH?: How Canada Secretly Controls the United States and Why That's OK by Kerry Colburn, Rob Sorenson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051933

87. Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051913

88. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564309

89. Weird Canadian Places: Humorous, Bizarre, Peculiar & Strange Locations & Attractions across the Nation by Dan de Figueiredo
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051936

90. Your Secrets Sleep With Me by Darren O'Donnell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051915
Profile Image
Only managed one release today. It's hard to release books when one has to hobble around with a cane!
#8 The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857111
Profile Image
Releasing one with a cane is enough of a feat! When I was on crutches, I had people running after me for 2 blocks yelling "Ma'am, Ma'am! You dropped this!" Very sweet in a 'Minnesota Nice' kind of way, but annoying.
Profile Image
5- Still Life by Louise Penny (theme)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13842613/

6- Canada by Richard Ford
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080170/

7- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080138/
Profile Image
38. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079756
39. Belle Falls by Sherri Vanderveen http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079282
40. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M. G. Vassanji http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13516221
41. De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079292
42. Martin John by Anakana Schofield http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079746
43. Sister Crazy by Emma Richler http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079314
44. Haitian Graves by Vicki Delany http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13403361
45. (Theme) The End by Roch Carrier http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14038322
46. (Theme) Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14064797
Profile Image
10. The Life and Times of Greg Clark : Canada's Favorite Storyteller
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13458616/

Cracked the bike out for its first ride of the season and biked around Wascana Lake to deposit my collection of Wascana Short Fiction & Poetry Anthologies. It was a lot easier biking home!

11. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083464/

12. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083430/

13. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083467/

14. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083457/

15. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083453/

16. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083444/

17. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083440/

18. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083437/

19. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083433/

20. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14083430/

21. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081770/

22. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081769/

23. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081771/

24. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081772/

25. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081773/

26. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081774/

27. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081775/

28. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081776/

29. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081777/

30. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081778/

31. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081779/

32. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081780/

33. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081781/

34. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081782/

35. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081783/
Profile Image
Wow that's a lot of books on a bike. And since all those Wascana anthologies were released at Wascana Park I think they are all in the running for the best release location prize.
Profile Image
Yeah it was! I filled a hiking backpack and strapped it to my rear bike rack. I was worried on the way there about hit a big bump - I thought my front wheel might fly up but it wasn't too bad. I don't think I'll do it again, I just wanted to get that release done in one shot. :)
Profile Image
19. 364 - Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times by Tom Jackson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14067209

20. Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13811936

21. Welcome Song for Basby by Richard Van Camp
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13811935/

22. Ces enfants d'ailleurs by Arlette Cousture (themed)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13928565/

23. Mon père aussi était horloger by Gabrielle Poulin (themed)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13840685/

24. Conteurs franco-canadiens (themed)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13567326/

25. Dear Life by Alice Munro
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562447/

26. Certainty by Madeleine Thien
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12508634/

27. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11484573/
Profile Image
Now we are at 251 total releases thanks to Pooker3 posting her releases from the beginning. There have been 20 books released for the special theme and there are two catches. Excellent work. Keep them coming.
https://docs.google.com/---/pub
Profile Image
1. The Tin Flute – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13010038 – Canadian Author: Gabrielle Roy, winner of the Governor General's Award and the Prix Femina of France. Themed Release: story of a family in the Saint-Henri slums of Montreal, Quebec
2. The Stone Angel (Copy #12) – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076100 – Canadian Author: Margaret Laurence

Profile Image
11. The Box Garden by Carol Chields http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040272/
12. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13657153/
13. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040473/
14. The Outlander by Gil Adamson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040506/
15. Star in the Storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14033461/
Profile Image
3. Evil Geniuses in a Nutshell ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13913409/ ), Canadian author; photo.
Profile Image
One more for June 28

36. Shakey : Neil Young's Biography
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074555/

Profile Image
My sweetie and I went to the biggest park in Winnipeg, Assiniboine Park, last night. It was a little humid and the mosquitoes made their presence known but it was worth it to see the flowers in the English Garden and the sculptures in the Leo Mol Garden. I managed to stealth release so I didn't have anyone running after me with my books as I hobbled away on my cane. I took pictures and I am particularly proud of the first release spot because I have been wanting to leave a book there ever since this sculpture was donated by Babs and Izzie Asper to the park.

#9 Happiness Economics by Shari Lapena
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857094/

#10 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857087/
This is an illustrated version of this classic. There is a particularly great picture of the scene where Anne cracks Gilbert over the head with her slate.

#11 Last Summer in Louisbourg by Claire Mowat
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877211/
This is a theme book since Louisbourg was the fortress controlled by the French on Cape Breton Island until the English conquered it. Claire Mowat was Farley Mowat's wife and a gifted author in her own right.

#12 Blue Trust: The author, the lawyer, his wife and her money by Stevie Cameron
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13857089/
Profile Image
Oh, I love that reading woman release! I'm going to have to sneak one in there too one of these days. Or maybe a whole stack of books beside her! :)
Profile Image
Oh, I love that reading woman release! I'm going to have to sneak one in there too one of these days. Or maybe a whole stack of books beside her! :)

Thanks. It just begs for releases doesn't it?
Profile Image
8- The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081246/

9- The Republic of Love by Carol Shields
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854533/
Profile Image
28. Das Gleichgewicht der Welt by Rohinton Mistry (OT: A Fine Balance)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12356168/

There is a little error in the chart regarding the dates. I released #19-27 on June 28.
I did not release anything on June 27. That probably caused the error.
Profile Image

There is a little error in the chart regarding the dates. I released #19-27 on June 28.
I did not release anything on June 27. That probably caused the error.

Thanks for pointing that out. I will correct with the next update.
Profile Image
47. Rebel Daughter by Doris Anderson
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14081761

48. Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14081755

49. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14081754

50. Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14081758

51. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079461

52. Bluenose Ghosts by Helen Creighton
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079462
Profile Image
As always, if you notice any mistakes please let me know. Total releases equal 276 with 61 being released by non-Canadians. And some of the Canadians have been releasing books abroad so one-quarter of the releases have occurred outside Canada. I am so pleased about that statistic!
https://docs.google.com/---/pub
Profile Image
today near Gatwick
7) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14057771 A Year Less a Day by James Hawkins
8)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14048332 The Penguin book of Canadian Jokes by John Robert Colombo
9)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807884 Home from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean

Yesterday in Stavanger
10)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807880 Vancouver by Gail Sattler - themed release of a Christian romance at the Stavanger Cathedral!
11)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12670419/ Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen (sing-song released)

We are on our way home tomorrow morning and I have to buy a book at the airport since I am completely out. :)
Profile Image
I have credited sing-song with the one release so the chart will only show 10 releases for you. Hope that's okay.
Profile Image
That's ok! I just wanted it to be tracked! We will post together again today.
Profile Image
16. Fall on Your Kees by Ann-Marie MacDonald http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040261/
17. Yarrow by Charles De Lint http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13824236
18. Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13472435/
19. The Snow Walker by Farley Mowat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040487/
20. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040351/
Profile Image
91. All That Matters by Wayson Choy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564312

92. Bachelor Brothers Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564287

93. Barker by Wayne Tefs
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742915

94. Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes: Humorous, Witty, Ridiculous & Inspiring by Lisa Wojna
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051935

95. Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9917124

96. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures: Stories by Vincent Lam
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743093

97. Canada vs United States by Jeff Pearce
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051939

98. Down There by the Train by Kate Sterns
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564394

99. Going to the Zoo by Laura Lush
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564398

100. Half-Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743086

101. Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada by Ron MacLean, Kirstie McLellan Day
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564323

102. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743090

103. My Father's Son: Memories Of War And Peace by Farley Mowat
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564265

104. One Hundred Million Hearts by Kerri Sakamoto
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564308

105. Opium Dreams by Margaret Gibson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564281

106. Secret Gifts: A Castle Mountain Romance by Elena Aitken http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564343

107. Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behavior and Emotional Life of Bears by Else Poulsen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051945

108. Snowboarding: Learning to Ride From All-Mountain to Park by Liam Gallagher
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564339

109. Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564446

110. The Bear: A Novel by Claire Cameron
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743099

111. The Calyx by Donald Neil McIlhone
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564389

112. The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564305

113. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564283

114. The Legend of the Tragic Book I by Chad W. McGhie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564354

115. The Little Gift Book of Canada by Elaine. Jones
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051941

116. The Suspect by L.R. Wright
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051930

117. Things Go Flying by Shari Lapena
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564304

118. Unless: A Novel by Carol Shields
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564413
Profile Image
#4 A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny (theme release)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12626036/

#5 The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14085303/

Canadian BookCrossers, your country is being well served by this particular Consul, who pops in to see what books we've brought, and thank us for the visit. Looking forward to repeating this next year.
Profile Image
Yay! One of the Wascana Poetry Anthologies found a home
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081769
Profile Image
Another Wascana Poetry Anthology!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14081783/
Profile Image
Congratulations on two more catches. This one is especially nice since they joined and they have great plans for the book. I hope that makes that laden bike trip worthwhile.
Profile Image
10- In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080143/

11- Larry's Party by Carol Shields
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12687339/

  1 2 3 Next 

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.