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2017 New Year/self-improvement challenge, Jan. 1-31:

[Thanks to solittletime for the nudge; I'd forgotten I'd done this challenge last year!]

I'm feeling a bit short of themed release challenges just at the moment, and while there will be some coming up soon - I'll be offering another Great Backyard Bird Count challenge in February and a Wine+Food challenge in late Feb./early March - I thought I'd offer a simple "New Year resolution"-themed challenge this month, for:

Self-improvement books!

No need to sign up, just post your releases. Any kind of release will count. Can include books you found helpful as well as those that you did not. Might be a good opportunity to cull any no-longer-used books from the keeper shelves, too - I know I have quite a few lying around...

I'll accept any explicitly self-improving books - diets, how-to-quit-smoking, exercise books, improve-yourself philosophies - as well as memoirs (facetious or otherwise) on self-improvement methods, such as A. A. Jacobs' delightful Drop Dead Healthy ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12636017 ).

And, because it's a New Year challenge, books about New Year or with "New Year" in the title count too, even if they aren't explicitly self-help books. [Holiday-themed mysteries set at New Year's would count, for example.] This is an expansion over last year's challenge, in hopes of finding more candidates for release.

I'll offer a prize for the most releases, and another randomly-chosen winner.

Here's a link to last year's thread, showing the titles released then:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/515301

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[Thanks to solittletime for the nudge; I'd forgotten I'd done this challenge last year!]

I'm feeling a bit short of themed release challenges just at the moment, and while there will be some coming up soon - I'll be offering another Great Backyard Bird Count challenge in February and a Wine+Food challenge in late Feb./early March - I thought I'd offer a simple "New Year resolution"-themed challenge this month, for:

Self-improvement books!

No need to sign up, just post your releases. Any kind of release will count. Can include books you found helpful as well as those that you did not. Might be a good opportunity to cull any no-longer-used books from the keeper shelves, too - I know I have quite a few lying around...

I'll accept any explicitly self-improving books - diets, how-to-quit-smoking, exercise books, improve-yourself philosophies - as well as memoirs (facetious or otherwise) on self-improvement methods, such as A. A. Jacobs' delightful Drop Dead Healthy ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12636017/ ).

And, because it's a New Year challenge, books about New Year or with "New Year" in the title count too, even if they aren't explicitly self-help books. [Holiday-themed mysteries set at New Year's would count, for example.] This is an expansion over last year's challenge, in hopes of finding more candidates for release.

I'll offer a prize for the most releases, and another randomly-chosen winner.

Here's a link to last year's thread, showing the titles released then:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/515301
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I don't remember this one, but will have a few to release for the 2017 version. ; )

THANKS for hosting, GoryDetails!!! : )
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2017? ;)

Dunno if I have any, but I'll take a look. It doesn't look like I managed to find any last time. :(
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slated for a later 2017 challenge. I'll just rustle through the availables and pull them out for the January box, which is EMPTY so far!
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1. Sometimes I Wake Up Grumpy... and Sometimes I Let Him Sleep ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339533/ ), wild release, photo.
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Thanks for running this one again. I haven't looked for titles that fit yet, but I'll go through my shelves soon.
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2. How to Be Happy, Dammit ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339532/ ); wild release, photo.
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2. How to Be Happy, Dammit ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339532/ ); wild release, photo.

Love that title. :)
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Only ones I've turned up so far

1. Shape You Self http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810922/
2. Body for Life http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810923/
3. Talking to Alzheimer's http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13839283/

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3. Character Makeover ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339531/ ), wild release, photo.
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4. The Know-It-All ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14351463/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. (Was pleased to find this, another of A. J. Jacobs' self-improvement experiments, at one LFL; released it at a different one.)
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Right; has to be the phrase "New Year".
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5. Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339604/ ), wild release, photo.
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6. Kokology: The Game of Self Discovery ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14351559 ), wild release, photo.
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release 4

4. NEW YEAR's resolution: Baby http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6545425/

I'm sure there's a few folks who resolve to have a wee one!
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7. Think Like a Freak ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14351556/ ), wild release, photo.

8. Get on the Ball ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4679261/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

9. This Year I Will... ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14361237/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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Here's one.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14378522/ Simplify Your Life by Marcia Ramsland.
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Mom tutors at a local university & brought home a batch of these quite a while ago. It *finally* occurred to me that they would work for this challenge!

Wild releases with photos

1. Young Person's Guide to Wisdom, Power, and Life Success - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14378353
2. Young Person's Guide to Wisdom, Power, and Life Success - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14378552
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11. The Happiness Project ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14032001/ ), wild release, photo.

That's it for me. I'll wait a couple of days to let people post any late-breaking releases, and then make my awards. Thanks for participating!
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Thanks to everyone who participated! NancyNova had the most releases and will be receiving a wishlist book ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231716/ ). I've randomly chosen Megi53 for a prize as well - wings are on the way!
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Thanks to everyone who participated! NancyNova had the most releases and will be receiving a wishlist book. I've randomly chosen Megi53 for a prize as well - wings are on the way!

Yay for the winners, and thanks for the challenge. :)
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2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14285406/ Awakening Intuition: Using Your Mind-Body Network for Insight and Healing

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14308801/ Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317567/ Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

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Released on time. Posted late.

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14307523/ Hungry for Health

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264162/ Be an Outrageous Older Woman

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310171/ Walk It Off: 20 Minutes a Day to Health and Fitness

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266694/ The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14238182/ Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14335563/ This Is How: Help for the Self: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314822/ The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14234375/ How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14371545/ Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14224360/ The Fat Flush Plan

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14257229/ Reader's Digest Family Guide to Natural Medicine: How To Stay Healthy the Natural Way

~ the end ~

Thanks for running the challenge again, GoryDetails.
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I rec'd An American Plague from GoryDetails as a participation thank you - and it's already pulled into the short stack to be read and rabck'd to another bc'r in the tag game!

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