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Post your November 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.

November: Music and dance—words related to music and dancing (e.g., song, listen, hear, score, names of instruments). Also, biographies of musicians or dancers and books where a main character is a musician or dancer, even without a theme word in the title.

Examples: Dancing in a Distant Place, Border Music, Listen to Their Voices

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.

 

Release
Poirot Investigates - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469989/ - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 1
Total 199

 

READ:
Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life by Kelsey Miller
The Writing Class by Jincy Willett B+
Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen
My Sweet Angel by John Glatt
Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

RELEASED AND THEMED:
The Body in the CAST (musical, opera) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14181607?...
Smoky Mountain TRACKS (cuts on a CD or album) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14181606?...

MTD: 9

 

October http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8804059

November: Music and dance—words related to music and dancing (e.g., song, listen, hear, score, names of instruments). Also, biographies of musicians or dancers and books where a main character is a musician or dancer, even without a theme word in the title.


Pyhät ilveilijät http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11757824/ Read & released, 2 pts
Kaitselmus johtaa KATRILLIA (quadrille) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14248410/ Themed & released, 2 pts
LAULAVA salapoliisi (singing) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14207504/ Themed & released, 2 pts
Sininen silmäpari http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5861129/ Released, 1 pt
Vanhan rouvan salaiset paperit http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10053149/ Released, 1 pt
Urhea nuoruus http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14191749/ Released, 1 pt
DANCE Hall of the Dead http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9977109/ Themed & released, 2 pts
A Good Man in Africa http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11696162/ Released, 1 pt


MTD 12 pts
YTD 307 pts


Previous points: Jan. 20, Feb. 4, March 12, April 6, May 40, June 53, July 41, Aug. 70, Sept. 17, and Oct. 32 pts. Total 295 pts.


December http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8847952

 

Releases of previous reads
Reading Lolita in Tehran

Themed reads
1. MUSICophilia (currently unregistered)
2. 12 STEPS to Becoming a More Organized Woman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11160603
3. French LESSONS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7936129

Theme appropriate release
Tutu Much Ballet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14141259/

2016 points
Jan 14
Feb 19
March 16
Apr 8
May 16
June 24
July 36
August 19
September 39
October 10
November 8
YTD -- 209

 

Released and themed (2 points each)

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14218883/ Songs of the Fluteplayer (multiple challenges)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14287796/ Tapped Out (multiple challenges)

 

Read and release
In The Forest - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7204679/ - 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 3
Total 201

 

Released for this month's theme:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14261427/ The MUSIC Lovers: A Harry Stoner Novel

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264158/ The SONGcatcher: A Novel

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222974/ My Swordhand Is SINGING

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14270977/ ELVIS Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of ROCK 'N' ROLL in Hollywood

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223105/ SING And Read Storybook: B-I-N-G-O! [CONTROLLED RELEASE] https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14246588/ Let's SING About Animals [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14239418/ YANKEE DOODLE [CONTROLLED RELEASE] https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

14 points so far this month.

 

Themed read
La's ORCHESTRA saves the world - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11424929/ - 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 5
Total 203

 

Released for this month's theme:

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266690/ ELVIS Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of ROCK 'N' ROLL in Hollywood

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14246821/ The MOZART Season

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14273371/ Miss Seeton SINGS

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222894/ The SONGcatcher

22 points so far this month

 

Released for this month's theme:

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266720/ The MUSIC Lovers: A Harry Stoner Novel

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14206816/ The MUSIC Lesson: A Novel

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14288746/ MOZART: A Life

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266735/ The ROLLING STONES: The Story Behind Their Biggest SONGS

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469750/ The Cat Who SANG for the Birds

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14173981/ Can't Help SINGIN': The American MUSICAL on Stage and Screen

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14224356/ The Lucy VARIATIONS [see description in JE]

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259971/ Remembering SINATRA: A Life in Pictures

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214643/ SONGS for the Missing: A Novel

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14228011/ WHITNEY: Tribute to an Icon

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276058/ NEIL SEDAKA: ROCK 'N' ROLL Survivor: The Inside Story of His Incredible Comeback

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14208267/ The TRUMPET of the Swan

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090940/ When Marian SANG: The True Recital of MARIAN ANDERSON

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14182762/ FRANK SINATRA: An American Legend

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14208653/ CASH: The Autobiography [JOHNNY CASH]

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14227169/ COMPOSED: A Memoir by ROSANNE CASH

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14220852/ ELVIS Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of ROCK 'N' ROLL in Hollywood

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222934/ SOUND of the TRUMPET

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14207464 WhaleSINGER

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14162930/ Reader's Digest Condensed Books: LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART / Children of the Dust / Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer / The Magic Bullet [CONTROLLED RELEASE] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14208709/ Easy to Remember: The Great American SONGWRITERS and Their SONGS [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14257225/ The Inner Voice: The Making of a SINGER [RENEE FLEMING] [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

66 points so far this month

 

Release
La's Orchestra Saves The World - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11424929 - 1 point (themed collected earlier)
The Perfect Husband - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13436167 - 1 point
Copycat - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13291382 - 1 point

Read and release
Ragged Trousered Philanthropist - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12280464 - 2 points
The High Mountains of Portugal - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303656 - 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 12
Total 210

 

Music and dance

Read:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14161217/ The Humans
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163127/ The Golden Fool
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14185947/ The Woman in Black
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14238049/ Sand
1) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14190011/ A Monster Calls
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14116340/ Before I go to Sleep

Released:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12383651/ The Godfather
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14235624/ The Law of the PLAYground
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14235644/ The Tempest - Contemporary Critical Essays


MTD: 11
YTD: 125 (114 from previous months)

 

 

Themed Read & Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264773 Love Me Do; 50 Great BEATLES Moments - Paolo Hewitt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13358682 Anger is an Energy -John Lydon (Johnny Rotten biog.)

Themed Read:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13163188 Nobody Like You - Marc Spitz (about Green Day)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11426212 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Don't Look At Me In That TONE Of Voice! - Alex Cotton

Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12489766 Spell it Out - David Crystal
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2425425 The Knowledge of Water - Sarah Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13218979 Butcher's Crossing - John Williams
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13287011 People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12489746 When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man - Nick Dybek
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10246507 Firmin - Sam Savage
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13982838 The Seven Daughters of Eve - Bryan Sykes


Jan:21 / Feb:25 / Mar:29 / Apr:25 / May:17 / June:23 / July:12 / Aug:27 / Sept:28 / Oct:16 / Nov:19
YTD:242

 

November points on 30/11 - 61 (music & dance)

Read:
1 A Lesson in Love by Gervase Phinn
2 Breakfast at Darcy's by Ali McNamara
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5560301 The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6231110 Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin
5 Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop by Jenny Colgan
6 West End Girls by Jenny Colgan
7 Operation Sunshine by Jenny Colgan
8 Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
9 A Leap of Faith by Trisha Ashley
10 Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend by Jenny Colgan
11 Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
12 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
13 The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
14 The Secret of Happy Ever After by Lucy Dillon
15 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291342 Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
16 Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid
17 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291343 The Preacher by Sander Jakobsen
18 The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
19 The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan
20 The Icebound Land by John Flanagan
21 Oakleaf Bearer by John Flanagan
22 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12769437 Atonement by Ian McEwan
23 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6476321 Drive Me Crazy by Kate Angell
24 The Case of the Missing Bronte by Robert Barnard
25 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13808904 The Love Detective by Alexandra Potter
26 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4336636 Desert Heat by by J. A. Jance
27 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2332933 Gone to the Dogs by Emily Carmichael
28 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4787185 Bum's Rush by G. M. Ford
29 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6669642 Show Her The Money by Stephanie Feagan
30 She's on the Money by Stephanie Feagan
31 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5634481 Run for the Money by Stephanie Feagan
32 Rattlesnake Crossing by J. A. Jance
33 Beams Falling by P. M. Newton

Released:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/12053893 Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls by Jane Lindskold
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/10484939 The Skeleton in the Closet by M C Beaton
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13934004 Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13386537 The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14152456 Night by Elie Wiesel
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14113079 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8053222 Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14244312 The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13788565 Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Themed:
1 West End Girls by Jenny Colgan
2 A Leap of Faith by Trisha Ashley
3 Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend by Jenny Colgan
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291343 THE PREACHER by Sander Jakobsen
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6669642 Show Her The MONEY by Stephanie Feagan
6 She's on the MONEY by Stephanie Feagan
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5634481 Run for the MONEY by Stephanie Feagan
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291342 Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
9 A Lesson in Love by Gervase Phinn
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6231110 BLOOD HUNT by Ian Rankin
11 THE AWAKENING of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/2332933 Gone to the Dogs by Emily Carmichael
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6476321 Drive Me Crazy by Kate Angell
14 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4336636 Desert Heat by by J. A. Jance
15 RATTLESNAKE Crossing by J. A. Jance
16 Beams FALLING by P. M. Newton
17 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4787185 Bum's Rush by G. M. Ford
18 CHRISTMAS at Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop by Jenny Colgan
19 Little Beach Street BAKERY by Jenny Colgan

 

Released:

1. Dissolution by CJ Sansom http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8926760/ 1pt
2. Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14232373/ 1pt
3. The Golden Keel by Desmond Bagley http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13773499/ 1pt
4. Undead Ed and the Howling Moon by David Grimstone http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295432/ 1pt
5. Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295251/ 1pt
6.A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14067733/ 1pt
7. Not Dead Enough by Peter James http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12114925/ 1pt
8. My Little Book of Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14304851 1pt
9. My Best Book About Farms by Ladybird http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14277337/ 1pt
10. Friendship According to Humphrey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14304854/ 1pt

Read & Released:

1. Killing the Angel in the House by Virginia Woolf http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14022008/ 2pt
2. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/476328/
2pt
3. Vengeance is Mine Inc & Other Stories by Roald Dahl http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12941144/ 2pt
4. The Pavillion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13887214/ 2pt

MTD 18
YTD 133

 

Themed read
POP Babylon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14307269/ - 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 14
Total 212

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276680 The Midnight Curse by L. M. Falcone (wild release = 1 point)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11290346 News From Heaven: The Bakerton Stories by Jennifer Haigh (controlled release = 1 point)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12606195 The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King (read, theme = 2 points) The main character plays the dulcimer and teaches piano.
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14285854 True Canadian War Stories edited by Jane Dewar (wild release = 1 point)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6065560 Diana by Sarah Bradford (wild release = 1 point)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14304467 The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (wild release = 1 point)
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14304458 The Danger by Dick Francis (wild release = 1 point)
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14305684 A Home at The End of The World by Michael Cunningham (wild release = 1 point)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13614167 Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff (read = 1 point)

Total for November: 10 points
Total for 2016: 125 points

 

Read (1 point):
Being Perfect by Anna Quindlen
I Wrote This for You by Anonymous
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7747135 Burnt Shadows
The Elephants of Style by Bill Walsh
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9795527 There’s a Seal in My Sleeping Bag

Points this post: 5
Points this year: 98

 

Released in November for November's theme:

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264213/ Select Editions: I Heard That SONG Before / The Long Walk Home

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14230213/ NEIL SEDAKA: ROCK 'N' ROLL Survivor: The Inside Story of His Incredible Comeback

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14234371/ Starting Over: The Making of JOHN LENNON and YOKO ONO's Double Fantasy

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283065/ All About The SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and What It Plays

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176746/ Poems That SING to You

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294068/ Winter SONGS to SING

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14228605/ SILENT NIGHT

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303742/ AMAZING GRACE

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223002/ Steel GUITAR

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264141/ Loves MUSIC, Loves to DANCE

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295384/ IT HAD TO BE YOU & All Our Tomorrows

88 points so far for November

 

Released in November for November's theme. Posted late.

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294005/ SILENT NIGHT

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214514/ Cadillac JUKEBOX

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223050/ CAPRICCIO

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294659/ MUSIC, MUSIC for Everyone

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266752/ Let's SING and Play

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14209754/ Disney's Pocahontas SING-Along

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14285403/ SINGsation: A Novel

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176747/ Tae's SONATA

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267697/ LULLABY and Good Night

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14189632/ Shotgun LULLABY: A Conway Sax Mystery

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469669/ To Be SUNG Underwater: A Novel

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14272722/ Solomon's SONG

112 points this month

 

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