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Start saving your books for the 2017 Valentine Challenge. The original host, maggiemuffet is currently not very active on Bookcrossing. But I, along with others, I'm sure, would love the challenge to continue.

The rules will remain the same as previous years. The exception is that there will be fewer prizes - there will be two sets of wings awarded. One for the most points achieved and one random. I will be participating but, of course, will not receive a prize.

Rules: any romance is fine, but there is double points if the book has Love or variations there of in the title, Cupid, Heart and of course Valentine. Challenge starts Feb. 1st and runs to Feb. 14th. Books count wild released and control releases. The books DO NOT have to be romance, many books have the word heart or love in title and aren't romance. Here is a small selection of some books that would qualify:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4596090 Where the Heart Is
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4603783 Love & War
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4603807 Loves Music, Loves to Dance
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593975 Loving
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593972 Candy Hearts
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593970 Heartbreaker
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4593974 Fallen Hearts

RABCK will also count and they can be mailed before Feb.1st as long as it is noted in release notes it is for a Valentine gift.

2018 added rule: Covers count also eg hearts, cupid, bouquet of roses, chocolates, as they are synonymous with Valentine's Day.



Please add me to your participant list, and THANKS for hosting, awaywithfairies! : )

Say...for you, or anyone else that will be placing an order of any kind from the Supply Store...Wings, etc., for Challenge Prizes would count ; )...I am running a SHOW THE LOVE Valentine Contest over in the RABCK Forum in support of the Site. Wasn't sure if I should call it a "Sweeps or Sweepstakes", so I went with "Contest". ; ) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538417


so count me in.





I'll join again this year


1. Bleeding HEARTs ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14374375/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.



Nr. 1
Een BRUIDSJURK uit Warschau: roman
A WEDDING DRESS from Warschau: novel by Lot Vekemans




1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14386592/ A Light-HEARTed Look at Murder
2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14386605/ The Weight of a Human HEART
3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14386610/ Foolish Lessons in Life and LOVE


12. brava, VALENTINE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349623/
13. LOVING chloe http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7749359/

Neither is a romance



2. Consider Love ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14386020/ ), wild release, photo.


Het perpetuum mobile van de liefde - Renate Dorrestein
Transl. The perpetuum mobile of LOVE


3. Socrates in LOVE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339530/ ), wild release, multiple challenges.

4. LOVE Quest ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363827/ ), controlled release.

5. Death of a VALENTINE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14388056/ ), wild release.


1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295458/ HEART of a Cowboy

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259994 Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul: Stories of LOVE and Inspiration for the Single, Divorced and Widowed

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314342/ So Inn LOVE

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469670/ A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Stories to Open the HEART And Rekindle The Spirit

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259972/ Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul: HEARTwarming Stories for People 60 and Over

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14318697/ Between LOVE and Duty



6. Freefall ROMANCE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12978835/ ), wild release.

7. Embracing LOVE Vol. 4 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13733352/ ), wild release.

8. LOVEless Vol. 4 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11450930/ ), wild release, multiple challenges.



wingtomato68wing 3 yrs ago
Release 3




Nr. 3 De BRUID - M. Biesheuvel BRIDE


Nr.5 Vaarwel mijn LIEFSTE- Petra Nemcova LOVE

Nr. 6 Met HART en ziel - Nicholas Sparks HEART


9. Lovers' Games
10. A Father's Stake -- romance book
11. Breathless on the Beach -- romance book
12. Blazing Bedtime Stories -- romance book
13. Twice as Hot -- romance book


Nr. 7 Het einde een begin LOVESTORY

Nr. 8 Tussen schemer en dageraad LOVESTORY

Nr. 9 Rozen staan in volle bloei LOVESTORY

Those are the 3 last books for this challenge. Thank you awaywithfaries for hosting this challange :).


Just the one..but what's Valentine's without one dance? ;)

1. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14392930


All that I came up with for now...

1. The art of LOVE
2. RAKKAUDESTA (=of love) ja muista riivaajista
3. Petollinen RAKASTAJA (= lover)
4. Jos minulla ei olisi RAKKAUTTA (= love)
5. Marian RAKKAUS (= love)
6. Ten thousand LOVERS
7. P.s RAKASTAN (= love) sinua


I can't remember if pictures of hearts count or not. Thanks.


I can't remember if pictures of hearts count or not. Thanks.

Reviewing the rules (which currently remain as maggiemuffet originally wrote them), I can't see any reference to book covers. So I'm inclined to stick to just titles at the moment.

But, as covers are included in other challenges, I guess there's a change that they could be included next year!


Just poking around, I found this from 5 years ago, though it's up to you what you decide to do:



Just poking around, I found this from 5 years ago, though it's up to you what you decide to do:


You're quite right, it's there from several years ago but appears to not have been added to the "introductory notes".

To be honest, I can't really see the benefit in adding a new rule for this year when the challenge is already over but I'll make a note to add it to next year's rules.



This is it for me for this challenge - thanks, and Happy Valentine's Day! [I've posted some amusing Valentine-themed links in a Chit-Chat thread, including Google's amusing pangolins-in-love doodle game: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/539355 ]

9. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable LOVE Story of an Owl and His Girl ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358528/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.



Well, actually, it was yesterday according to my calendar!

I'll give everyone a couple of days to post any last minute releases and I'll total up the points - probably on the weekend.


7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469671/ Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the HEARTs and Rekindle the Spirits of Women

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14390387/ Naamah's KISS

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14227173/ Bloody VALENTINE: A Blue Bloods Book

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336170/ Men in Unform: A Vow to LOVE

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14291462/ Hold LOVE Strong: A Novel

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14239422/ Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul: Your Personal, Portable Support Group with Stories of Healing, Hope, LOVE and Resilience

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14335831/ Naamah's KISS

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14319991/ LOVE Inspired: Cattleman's Courtship

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469672/ Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II: 101 More Stories of Life, LOVE, and Learning

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718696/ Not Proper Enough [romance]

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124768/ My Notorious Gentleman [romance]

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718719/ Silk Is For Seduction [romance]

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879448/ A Rogue of My Own [romance]

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158037/ A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the HEART and Rekindle the Spirit

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794262/ LOVE or Something Like It: A Novel

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14364322/ Destined to Last [romance]

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276211/ LOVE Inspired: Hometown Proposal

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264217/ The LOVE Letter

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283069/ Naamah's KISS


26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879422/ LOVE Inspired Suspense: Note Of Peril

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339035/ That Perfect Someone: A Malory Novel [romance]

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794299/ The Frasers: Holding Out for a Hero [romance]

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469673/ Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the HEARTs and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296502/ Something to Believe In [romance]

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13091044/ Sweet Talk Me [romance] [CAUGHT]

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259997/ Chicken Soup for the Pet LOVEr's Soul: Stories About Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296529/ Destined to Last [romance]

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266551/ HEARTstone

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264174/ LOVE Inspired: Restless HEARTS

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260076/ Five Complete Novels: Moon Over Eden / No Time for LOVE / The Incredible Honeymoon / KISS the Moonlight / A KISS in Rome

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222862/ Naamah's KISS

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14228015 Friends and LOVErs

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266724/ A VALENTINE Wedding

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266756/ The Sum of All KISSes

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14352483/ HEART of Glass: An A-List Novel

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124984/ It's VALENTINE's Day

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276062/ Always in My HEART

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124985/ Strawberry Shortcake: The VALENTINE's Day Mix-Up

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296658/ SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob's Secret VALENTINE

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14288750/ Hot Property [romance]

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14389398/ Hot Property [romance]

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322961/ Midnight KISS

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266739/ From the HEART

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283054/ Soul KISSed


wingtomato68wing 3 yrs ago
Release 4


51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14292816/ Dear Cordelia [romance]

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794337/ A Match to the HEART: One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222918/ HEARTwishes: An Edilean Novel

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14284346/ LOVE's Encore

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469919/ The Calamity Janes [romance]

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294009/ LOVE Inspired: My Deadly VALENTINE

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14328776/ LOVE Inspired: The Cowboy's SweetHEART

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329331/ Redeeming the Billionaire SEAL [romance]

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124742/ Cordina's Crown Jewel [romance]

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296657/ The Sweetest VALENTINES

And two that won't count this year:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124990 Silly Goose [red heart on the cover]

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124987Glasses for D.W. [heart-shaped glasses]

- the end -


wingtomato68wing 3 yrs ago
Release 5


I have totalled up the points. The final results are available in the Google document below.


There were 175 books released in total.The top releaser was solittletime, who always does a sterling job in releasing books. 60 books released for a total of 99 points!

There are two prizes of wings for a month: one for most points earned and one random.

Solittletime has graciously declined a prize so the wings for most points earned goes to spazcat with 35 books released for a total of 50 points.

And the "drawn out of a hat" prize (using a random number generator https://www.random.org/ ) is SCOUT-FINCH. Three (3) books released for a total of six (6) points.

Thank you to everyone for participating and congratulations to the winners!


wingAnneleiswing 3 yrs ago
RE: Totals
Again a lot of books are released :)
Thank's again for organising awaywithfairytails.
And congratulations to the winners!


But I only released 25. If you haven't sent wings yet perhaps the next BC'er in line would benefit. If I've been winged, I'll pay it forward. Thank You!


But I only released 25. If you haven't sent wings yet perhaps the next BC'er in line would benefit. If I've been winged, I'll pay it forward. Thank You!

You're quite right. Looking back on my scribbles on a piece of paper, I can see that I marked down 10 books and then added them up as 20!

That makes your new total 40 points (instead of 50). But , even with 40 points, you still came top of the leaderboard after solittletime.

Sorry for the confusion. That's what happens when you try to do arithmetic late at night after coming home from an evening out!




1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14394543/ The Boss's Inexperienced Secretary


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