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Release 2

2. Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13709596

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Eponine38 reminded me that it’s almost time for this challenge. It first started in 2005 with maggiemuffet, and I started hosting it in 2010. This year, I’m taking it back to its roots.

The brief 2016 rules:
❄ This challenge runs from December 1st to December 25th.
❄ The books must depict Christmas or other December seasonal holiday, such as Kwanzaa or Chanukah, in some way – in the title, on the cover picture or the setting of the book.
❄ Any type of release will count – wild, OBCZ, LFL or controlled.

No established prized or anything, just for the fun of it. Let’s see how many we can release this year!
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Woo hoo!

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Count me in again!
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...now I just have to register them!
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I have a perpetual pile of Christmas books!
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I have a perpetual pile of Christmas books!


I do too. As soon as I get the December batch out the door, they start accumulating for booklady331's July challenge
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..and I always start registering them over Thanksgiving weekend..thanks for keeping the tradition going!
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i'm ready! Thanks for hosting this challenge.
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Shhhh...it's a surprise and the parcel is enroute!!! : ) These releases are part of a group of Friends of the Library Books I had purchased, but I didn't register them on MY Bookshelf, because I sent them off to MissMarkey's LFLibraryClub Class [Would you like to amaze some children? http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/10/535900], because I wanted MissMarkey's students to be able to have a COMPLETE Bookcrossing experience, including the book registration and labeling process, and perhaps even take part in a future Release Challenge when they do their releasing, as I also included some BC Release Bags, Bookmarkers, Stickers, and even Custom Labels for ResQgeek's upcoming Annual Becky's Hugs Release Challenge [This link is for the February 2016 Challenge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526652] for each student's book selection. ; ) Once I see that the books have been registered by the children on their LFLibraryClub Bookshelf http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/LFLibraryClub, I'll post them here for everyone to see...I'm SO exCITED about this!!! : D

1. [CHRIST, CHRISTMAS, TINSEL]...Cobweb [(Christ)mas]: The Tradition of [Tinsel] by Shirley Climo
https://www.amazon.com/---/0060290331

2. [ANGEL]...Left Out ([Angel]wings) by Donna Jo Napoli
https://www.amazon.com/---/ref=x_gr_w_bb_sout?...

3. [STOCKING]...Pippi Long[stocking] by Astrid Lindgren
https://www.amazon.com/---/0140309578

4. [CAROL in Author's name, and CHRIST in Christina, one of the main characters]...The Mystery at Walt Disney World (Real Kids, Real Places) by [Carol]e Marsh
https://www.amazon.com/---/0635021048
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1. Hogfather ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13867663/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [The Hogfather is the Discworld version of Christmas, only more... pork-themed {grin}, and the story is loaded with Pratchett-style nods to holiday traditions.]

2. A CHRISTMAS Homecoming ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13785014/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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Release #1

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14130009 Tidings of Great Joy by Sandra Brown (Christmas theme)

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1. No Room at the Inn and Other Stories from A Midnight Clear, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13559338/
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312954/ The Christmas Pony (multiple challenges)
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3. Peter Spier's CHRISTMAS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866295/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

4. Village CHRISTMAS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14290113/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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Whew, a catch already! Congrats, Gory!
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5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314491/ SILENT NIGHT/All Through the Night
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Wild release with photo

1. Jingle Bells - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14313795
Book based on the Christmas carol, with Santa, sleigh, holly, gifts, etc. on cover. Released next to the leftovers of the preschool's Friday "snow" delivery.
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1. Mistletoe Kisses http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6107578/ (Christmas theme stories)
2 Santa Baby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877144/ (Christmas theme stories)
3. A Holiday of Love http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13843503 (Christmas stories)
4. A Winter Love Story http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14168141 (Christmas setting for the story)
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Release #1

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5. The Physics of Christmas ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14309991/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

6. Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U. S. Expedition to the NORTH POLE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14100763/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [OK, this one is a bit of a stretch, but (a) the expedition passed several Christmases up there, and (b) - North Pole!] Update: caught!
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but (a) the expedition passed several Christmases up there, and (b) - North Pole!]

Well, obviously. :)
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#2

Our First Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314474/

.... and this one was caught - and read!
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Release #1

1. Together for the Holidays http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14128135
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Wild release with photo

2. The Biggest, Most Beautiful Christmas Tree - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14315754
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#3

A Christmas Feast, left in a restaurant.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312406/
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5. a time-travel Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6600474/
6. CHRISTMAS where they belong http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13689985/
7. Home for the holidays http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8517063/ (Christmas stories)
8. Just for Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12899204/
9. Mrs. Miracle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11908166/
10. CHRISTMAS cowboy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12941320/
11. Merry CHRISTMAS, my love http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6199216/
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#4

You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14319856/
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Het kerstfeest der vissers - Joop Waasdorp
The fisherman's christmas
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14111253
I've put it in the big christmas tree at one of the entrances to our village.

Mystery in white - J Jefferson Farjeon
(a christmas crime story)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13076278
I 'll leave it at the christmas market in Düsseldorf (Germany), which we hope to visit next week.
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Het kerstfeest der vissers - Joop Waasdorp
The fisherman's christmas
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14111253
I've put it in the big christmas tree at one of the entrances to our village.

Mystery in white - J Jefferson Farjeon
(a christmas crime story)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13076278
I 'll leave it at the christmas market in Düsseldorf (Germany), which we hope to visit next week.


And hopefully someone picks them up!
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2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14321661 CHRISTMAS In Cowboy Country by Janet Dailey
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14321677 The GIFT by Danielle Steel

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2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314253/ Christmas: A Celebration in Words and Paintings (multiple challenges) (controlled)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320411/ The Nutcracker and the Golden Pot (multiple challenges)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320429/ Santa Clawed (multiple challenges)
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7. Sweet Rein Vol. 3 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310000/ ), a manga about a girl Santa Claus and her were-reindeer - OK, not quite, but the "reindeer" does spend most of his time as a boy! Wild release, photo. [Update: caught!]
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Release 2

2. Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13709596
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Holiday Cheer: Festive Inspirations for Your Best Season Ever
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14285987/
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#6

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#4. A HOLIDAY for Love http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683328?... (stories about Christmas romance)
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13611165?...

Chritsmas wish by Lizzie Lane

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Release #3

3. A Clever Beatrice Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14196792
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Wild releases with photos

3. The Christmas Donkey - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322078
4. The Cat Who Came for Christmas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14227084
5. Noel - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14324573

Controlled release

6. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Ariel - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322877
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Catch :)

4. The Cat Who Came for Christmas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14227084

Looks like the book went to Florida.
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266691 His Best Friend's Baby [baby is wearing a Santa hat]

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8. A Very Special KWANZAA ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14327626/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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#5. Trial by ICE and Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683323?... (Northern Hemisphere chilly winter words always accepted)

#6. Touched by ANGELS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14181674?...
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#8

Shall I Knit You a Hat? A Christmas Yarn
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322904/
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2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276059/ I'll Be Home For CHRISTMAS

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14238136 ANGELS & Demons

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14230214/ An Amish CHRISTMAS

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314339/ The Lawman's CHRISTMAS Wish

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312598/ My Kind of CHRISTMAS: A Virgin River Novel

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266736/ YULETIDE Defender

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303570/ Home for the HOLIDAYS [also has holly on the cover]

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celebrating the Christmas holidays early with the LA based family!

Just a few more days to move the Xmas ones on out. I'm checking my remaining stash.
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12. A Cowboy for Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12911055/
13. Christmas jars http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6089298/
14. Snowflakes on the Sea http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13363790/ (Christmas setting)
15. Snowbound Surprise for the Billionaire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13689994/ (Christmas setting)
16. CHRISTMAS rogues http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9857079/
17. a stone creek CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14179378/

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Wild releases: no photos due to camera malfunction

7. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329522
>>> Movies mean popcorn which means stringing the popcorn to decorate the tree... :)
8. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Pooh - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14325724
9. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Doc - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323124
10. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Cinderella - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323177

Wild releases with photos

11. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Duchess - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329520
12. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Woody - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323063
13. The Night Before Christmas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330324

Controlled release

14. The Cat That Climbed the Christmas Tree - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330325
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9. Friends Make the Best PRESENTS ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14327644/ ), with a glittery sleigh full of gifts on the cover; wild release, photo. (And the author's name is "Holly"!)

10. Voices ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14327630/ ), a mystery set at Christmas time and centering on the death of a hotel's Santa Claus - not cheery, but seasonal! Wild release, photo.
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5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13079874/ The Night Before Christmas (multiple challenges)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13079850/ Flying with Santa (multiple challenges)
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13774084/ The Everything Christmas Stories Mini Book (multiple challenges)
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14318307/ Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (multiple challenges)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330315/ A Pussycat’s Christmas (multiple challenges)
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329818/ Christmas on West Seventh Street (multiple challenges)
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330084/ The Bite Before Christmas (multiple challenges)
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330097/ Deck the Halls (multiple challenges)
13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330319/ Willow at Christmas (multiple challenges)
14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330316/ The Best Christmas Ever (multiple challenges)
15. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330082/ A Child’s Christmas in Wales (multiple challenges)
16. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330313/ Santa’s Snow Cat (multiple challenges)
17. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330320/ Rudolph’s Adventure (multiple challenges)
18. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330092/ Two-Minute Christmas Stories (multiple challenges)
19. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330308/ The Night Before Christmas (multiple challenges)
20. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330310/ Christmas for a Kitten (multiple challenges)
21. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330091/ The Nutcracker Ballet (multiple challenges)
22. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312945/ Dogs’ Letters to Santa (multiple challenges)
23. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330317/ The Forgotten Helper: A Christmas Story (multiple challenges)
24. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330098/ One-Minute Christmas Stories (multiple challenges)
25. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13709583/ Hamster in the Holly (multiple challenges)
26. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330318/ Ultimate Christmas Trees (multiple challenges)
27. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330086/ The Elves and the Shoemaker (multiple challenges)
28. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312985/ Santa Paws and the Christmas Storm (multiple challenges)
29. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330090/ The Gift of the Magi and other stories (multiple challenges)
30. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320405/ Bear Hugs for You at Christmas (multiple challenges)
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11. The Snowman ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13867683/ ), wild release, multiple challenges.
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Release 1

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13706476 Silent Nights : Christmas mysteries
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1. Etsivätoimisto Henkka & Kivimutka ja laulava JOULUPUKKI (= Santa Claus)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310873
2. JOULUIHMEEN (= Christmas miracle) odotusta
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14321495
3. Hercule Poirot's CHRISTMAS
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320812
4. JOULUPUKIN (= Santa Claus) unelma
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312921
5. Valkoinen JOULU (= Christmas)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323759
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A Covington Christmas by Joan Medlicott
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14311458

Savannah, or a Gift for Mr Lincoln by John Jakes (set at Christmas, after Sherman's march)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14142792/

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likely the last set for me for 2016

18. The Knight before CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11403819/ a Christmas-time romance set in the Scottish highlands
19. the promise of CHRISTMAS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4710544/
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4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13447553 The GIFT by Danielle Steel (copy #2)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312776 ANGELS and Demons by Dan Brown
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312775 A Seaside CHRISTMAS by Sherryl Woods

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12. Some Kind of Fairy Tale ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231793/ ), which opens at Christmas; controlled release.

And that's it for me for this year; thanks for the challenge, and happy holidays!
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Wild releases with photos

15. Santa's Toy Shop - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330323
16. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Bambi - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323077
17. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Dalmatian Puppies - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329539
18. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Dumbo - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323085
19. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Buzz Lightyear - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329534
20. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Mickey - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323072
21. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Robin Hood - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14326854
22. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Beast - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323107
23. Wreck the Halls - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11246638
24. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Shines Again - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330330
25. The Animals' Christmas Eve - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330327
26. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Piglet - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329532
27. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Peter Pan - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329521
28. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Snow White - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14323183
29. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Belle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322878

Wild release: no photo

30. Christmas Mini Book/Ornament: Tigger - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329543
Almost missed this one! (It's harder to keep track with no photo to remind me.)

Thanks for the challenge and Merry Christmas. :)
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9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14261429/ A to Z Mysteries: White House White-out [Christmas tree on the cover]

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14082520/ A Virgin River CHRISTMAS

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14328774/ That HOLIDAY Feeling

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296550/ The GIFT

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294007/ Go, Diego, Go!: Diego's Family CHRISTMAS

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314820/ KWANZAA! A Celebration of African-American Heritage


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so many participants and moving those Xmas books along.

If you have any left over (and alas, I found a few yesterday), Booklady331 usually runs a Christmas in July challenge...in July. This one will be back next December.
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I still have a few released to make notes on tomorrow. I promise to do better next year!
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The book traveled across the United States to Canada.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14089254
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19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294069/ Avenger's ANGEL: A Novel of the Lost ANGELS

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This donkey was caught. :)

The Christmas Donkey - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322078

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