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OVER 1100 TITLES RELEASED in the 2017 Canada Days Release Challenge - The Sesquicentennial Version

If you live in Canada you know that 2017 is our 150th birthday (aka the sesquicentennial) and probably many of the rest of you know that too. So, to make this year's challenge the biggest one yet I have decided to run it for 15 days from June 24 to July 8. The special theme for this year will be books that are set in the four provinces that joined Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Note the books must be set in these provinces, not just written by writers from the province.

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. Books can be released for multiple challenges if they fit.
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

Link to chart: https://docs.google.com/---/pub

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If you live in Canada you know that 2017 is our 150th birthday (aka the sesquicentennial) and probably many of the rest of you know that too. So, to make this year's challenge the biggest one yet I have decided to run it for 15 days from June 24 to July 8. The special theme for this year will be books that are set in the four provinces that joined Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Note the books must be set in these provinces, not just written by writers from the province.

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. Books can be released for multiple challenges if they fit.
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

Link to chart: https://docs.google.com/---/pub
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I had been saving books by Canadian authors (actually remembered to set up that availables box this year!)

But, I'll need to hunt through the availables stash to see if I have Canada setting ones - I didn't set those aside.

Thanks for running this. I'm guessing Canada is doing some celebrating this summer?
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Thanks for the early notice. I'll start saving books!
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Too bad I already released my New Brunswick book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14370283

I will strive to read more of the Canadian books I have in hand before June. :)
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Too bad I already released my New Brunswick book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14370283

I will strive to read more of the Canadian books I have in hand before June. :)

Maybe you could rescue it if it's still there in a while and re-release it for the Canada Days challenge.
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Too bad I already released my New Brunswick book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14370283

I will strive to read more of the Canadian books I have in hand before June. :)

Maybe you could rescue it if it's still there in a while and re-release it for the Canada Days challenge.

Yes, that is a tempting idea, but first I have to get over this stupid bug I caught that makes me not want to do *anything*. :(
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I hesitate to register any additional books until this is resolved, as I just hate seeing those blanks.

While there are work around, it is very time consuming when registering a lot of books. Crossing my fingers.
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Since the cover image has been resolved so nicely, I will definitely be participating in the challenge once again.

Thanks for hosting!
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Since the cover image has been resolved so nicely, I will definitely be participating in the challenge once again.

Thanks for hosting!

Glad to hear you will be back. It wouldn't be the same without you.
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Was thinking of Canada Days when I released this one a little while ago for Multiple Challenges including a "Themed" FAMILY DAY IN CANADA TODAY!!! ; D

Family Day by Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363743

I don't think I've ever had any books that met the criteria to participate in this challenge before, but will be looking for some to release for this year's extra special celebration!!! ; ) THANKS for hosting, gypsysmom!!! : )
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Was thinking of Canada Days when I released this one a little while ago for Multiple Challenges including a "Themed" FAMILY DAY IN CANADA TODAY!!! ; D

Family Day by Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363743

I don't think I've ever had any books that met the criteria to participate in this challenge before, but will be looking for some to release for this year's extra special celebration!!! ; ) THANKS for hosting, gypsysmom!!! : )

Love to have you even if you only release one. And check your release alerts for your area in a few weeks; I just might be releasing some Canadian books in and around Mesa and Phoenix.
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I'd like to join again, of course!
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I expect I can play - though I'm always torn between saving books for one challenge if they'd qualify for an earlier one {wry grin}. And often it isn't obvious that the author's Canadian, so some research may be required. But I know I have a couple of candidates at least, and by June there may be more.
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NorthernLights and GoryDetails.
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Looking forward to participating in this challenge again, as always. Thanks for continuing to host, gypsysmom
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I'm glad to see you back and look forward to your participation.
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This year, I'm even somewhat prepared.

My best release will be 'Fruit' by Brian Francis, which I can double-theme release during our Pride Festival. Unfortunately, the copy I have, thanks to the generous Mathgirl40, is the US version and has been stripped of references to Toronto or Canada, so I don't think it will count toward the special theme for the year (but of course, gypsysmom, you will make that call). The volume does include an interesting list of the changes required by the American publisher, as well as a comparison of Canadian and US chocolate bars. Anyway, the book is wonderful and hilarious.

Now to choose what I will bring to the Consular Office.
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I am delighted to include you JudySlump612 and I look forward to reading your releases. As to the question of Fruit being eligible for the special prize I would like to say yes but I think I have to refuse. The idea is for the books to showcase those provinces.
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Is that separate from or underlying the Canadian theme? What I mean is, are we limited to books set in the original 4 provinces, or do any Canadian books count, but ones set in those 4 provinces count more?

I am half-Canadian and my father always said my mother (the Canadian) married him as her Centennial project, so the Sesquicentennial is a biggie for me. I would really like to participate.
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Is that separate from or underlying the Canadian theme? What I mean is, are we limited to books set in the original 4 provinces, or do any Canadian books count, but ones set in those 4 provinces count more?


Any book written by a Canadian (even if they no longer live in Canada) or any book set in Canada counts for the release challenge. The special theme is an additional challenge for releasers and there is a prize for the person who releases the most books for the special theme. If you don't have any books for the special theme that is just fine. (Have I clarified anything? Feel free to post if you need any more information)

I am half-Canadian and my father always said my mother (the Canadian) married him as her Centennial project, so the Sesquicentennial is a biggie for me. I would really like to participate.

Sounds like an excellent reason to participate. Welcome.
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Lauraloo29 has started the annual Canadian Literature Sweepstakes. Books sent via the Sweepstakes won't count toward the Challenge, but help to spark interest. And somebody will get to be the lucky winner of new treats!

You'll find the thread in the Random Acts of BookCrossing Kindness forum
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Lauraloo29 has started the annual Canadian Literature Sweepstakes. Books sent via the Sweepstakes won't count toward the Challenge, but help to spark interest. And somebody will get to be the lucky winner of new treats!

You'll find the thread in the Random Acts of BookCrossing Kindness forum

Actually, I have allowed the books sent for the sweepstakes to count in past years so I hope that's an inducement. It is tons of fun to win a sweepstakes and almost as much fun to send a book to a sweepstakes winner.

Thanks for letting us know.
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Hi gypsysmom, thanks for pointing me in the direction of your Canada Days challenge (via the 52 Towns thread)!

I am already planning a couple of Canadian releases between June 24 and July 8 as we're expecting to be doing a little travelling/entertaining/celebrating then :) Is it okay to use books for both this challenge and 52 Towns?

I know I already have some books set in ON, QC, NS, and/or NB so I will make note of the extra aspect to this challenge, but I do have one more question-- what about books that are partially set in one of the Original 4?
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Hi gypsysmom, thanks for pointing me in the direction of your Canada Days challenge (via the 52 Towns thread)!

Delighted you will be joining us as I have been enjoying your releases in the 52 Towns thread.
I am already planning a couple of Canadian releases between June 24 and July 8 as we're expecting to be doing a little travelling/entertaining/celebrating then :) Is it okay to use books for both this challenge and 52 Towns?
Yes it is perfectly find to release books for both challenges.

I know I already have some books set in ON, QC, NS, and/or NB so I will make note of the extra aspect to this challenge, but I do have one more question-- what about books that are partially set in one of the Original 4?
I think books that are partially set in one of those provinces also will count. I'm pretty lenient when it comes to the rules if you make a good enough case.

Again, welcome aboard.
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mainly because I've been reading and posting your reading challenge, so I remembered!
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I know I have at least one. My problem is always finding it in my house.
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Less than four weeks to go now!
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I will be participating this year again and will be back on Canadian soil for the start of the challenge. Looking forward to it!
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I will be participating this year again and will be back on Canadian soil for the start of the challenge. Looking forward to it!

Aww, no long-distance releases this time but I am looking forward to having you closer to home.
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I'm in too!

I even have some books labeled and ready to go. So I'm feeling on top of things this year. Yay!

Your theme is taxing my brain though! I'll be darned if I can remember exactly which province the books I've read are set in. Even a quick look through doesn't always remind me. I could have sworn I'd read a ton from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but not so. Most of those turned out to be set in Newfoundland or Labrador. I've developed a real fondness for Louise Penny and Inspector Gamache for Quebec! :)

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Good to see you on board. You are right that there seem to be many more books set in Newfoundland and Labrador than in NB and NS but those darn independent Newfies didn't join Canada until 1949.
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check out this catch of a book released in the 2006 release (the release notes for some reason don't show up but I checked the details for the 2006 chart and I released this book on day 4 of that challenge):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2711253/

From Winnipeg to Djibouti in 11 years doesn't seem too long a time especially when I get such a charming entry.
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What a wonderful catch. Yes, that's why we do this. :)
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check out this catch of a book released in the 2006 release (the release notes for some reason don't show up but I checked the details for the 2006 chart and I released this book on day 4 of that challenge):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2711253/

From Winnipeg to Djibouti in 11 years doesn't seem too long a time especially when I get such a charming entry.


What a wonderful catch that is! Yes, this is why we are BookCrossers and a good reminder to never lose hope that your books will one day be caught.

By the way, I will be joining this challenge again this year! Looking forward to it.
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Love seeing all the old faithful back again. (and I mean old as in terms of seasoned, not aged).
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Get your books ready so you can hit the ground running. You can start releasing at 12:01 am (your time) on Saturday June 24th.
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Why, oh, why do I procrastinate so?

But, after a flurry of registering and labeling, I am now ready! Just 5 more sleeps!
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Out school library has helped me out this year and I have a pile of books to release for this year's challenge! Just finished registering like 30 copies of R.P. MacIntyre's The Blue Camaro!
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Yay! Happy to have you again.
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I'm in

Looking forward to getting a few books out there.
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...but I am taking one of my (few) Canadian books with me to release along the way. :)
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So far, I have one book registered - Fog Magic - and it is set in Nova Scotia, so it meets the special theme.

Yesterday, I received a message that a book I released in 2014 for the Canada Day challenge, Deadly Decisions, was caught/released! Made it from Saint Paul to Minneapolis in that time. For those who remember, my release note has a picture of the poutine I purchased from the shop where I released the book:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12745936/
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That's a good catch. I do the same thing in the summer with my weeding. I tell myself that once I finish I can sit down with a beverage and my book as a reward.
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Actually only 2 if you want to start releasing at midnight and sleep after!
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Tonight I start labeling all the books in my cupboard under the stairs!
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And another alumnus is heard from. Glad to have you back.
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you might be already able to release books.

Have at it.
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because my first release was for the Sweepstakes, too.

2. Le Canada by Margaret Smith (ed.)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520614

3. Le Québec en couleur by various authors
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520593

4. Le Manitoba au coeur de l'Amérique by Annette Saint-Pierre
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11044505

5. Le Chemin des âmes by Joseph Boyden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564193

6. Il pleuvait des oiseaux by Jocelyne Saucier
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14149162/

7. Tout bouge autour de moi by Dany Laferrière
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14149175

8. Dans mes yeux à moi by Josélito Michaud
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14149190

9. Medicine River (in French) by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583694

10. Aimititau! Parlons-nous! by various authors
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520606
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Nice group of releases in Canada's other official language.
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14605440 Canoe Lake by Roy MacGregor *theme - set in Ontario
I wish that I was going to Algonquin Park, in which case I would have released this book at Canoe Lake. But, alas - not this year!
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And yes, we're off! Even if we're a little bit damp in Winnipeg with the rain. :)

1. Flat Stanley - The Intrepid Canadian Expedition
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14601319

2. The Water In Between by Kevin Patterson
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14412751

3. Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14215519

4. The Seeker by Margaret Buffie
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14498989

5. Gallows View by Peter Robinson
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14502034

6. The Mikveh Man and other stories by Sharon Drache
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14573807
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Fruit, by Brian Francis
actually the US version, The Secret Fruit of Peter Paddington
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14418700/

And I appear to be the first from the USA!
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1. Bonechiller ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14490835/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Special theme: Set in a small town in Ontario.]

2. Under the Dragon's Tail (Murdoch Mysteries) ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14543263/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Special theme: set in Toronto, Ontario.]

3. The Cruelest Month ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14505268/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Special theme: set in Quebec.]

4. The Nature of the Beast ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14508010/ ), photo. [Special theme: set in Quebec.]

5. The Orenda ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564487/ ), photo. [Special theme: set in Quebec.]

6. Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14252942/ ), photo.

7. Canadian Short Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14598115/ ), photo.
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1. Thunder from the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12744274

2. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076301
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Went out tonight and hit some LFL's since the weather isn't really conducive to leaving books outside. These LFLs were all in the area known as Wolseley which is also known as the Granola Belt.

#2 Snow Job by William Deverell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11258535

#3 Epic Game by William Kowalski
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13860589

#4 In My Enemy's House by Carol Matas
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14399552

#5 Devil's Pass by Sigmund Brouwer
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14297637

#6 From Scratch by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14582215

#7 The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14204220
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A total of 38 so far. And I see one from _Figment_ in the sidebar so I'm sure there are more.

Here's the chart: https://docs.google.com/---/pub

Great work everyone! If you don't hear from me for a few days don't panic; I'm just off releasing and camping.
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1. The Best Canadian Essays 2011
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594300/
2. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594302/
3. The Sociology of Hockey in Canada
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594308/
4. The Practical Guide to Writing, Second Canadian Edition
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594309/
5. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552420/
6. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552425/
7. The Best Canadian Essays 2012
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594174/
8. Scienceworks
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594340/
9. Nightmare in Nagano
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594306/
10. The Luck of Ginger Coffey
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594343/
11. Blue Camaro
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14593888/
12. There Will Be Wolves
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14123254/
13. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552411/
14. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594347/
15. All of Baba's Children
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552474/
16. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558408/
17. Summer of Madness
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14123252/
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1. Fallen stellen by Eden Robinson (OT: Traplines)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583723

2. Dreckige Engel by Richard Van Camp (OT: Angel Wing Splash Pattern)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583716

3. Der englische Patient by Michael Ondaatje (OT: The English Patient)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583769

4. Unter Glas by Margaret Atwood (OT: Dancing Girls & Other Stories)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14067782

5. Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520640

6. Lauf, Jane, lauf! by Joy Fielding
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583750

7. Sag Mammi Goodbye/Ein mörderischer Sommer by Joy Fielding
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583743/

8. Die Campbells von Vivian O'Mara
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583739/

9. Die Familiengruft by Charlotte McLeod
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583739/
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7. Now You See her by Joy Fielding
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14573814

8. Dropped Threads edited by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14573817

9. The Great Depression by Pierre Berton
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14502137

10. Cherry Bites by Alison Preston
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14502044

11. At Home in the World by Jennifer Welsh
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14489968
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12. From Naked Ape to Super Species by David Suzuki and Holly Dressler
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14277557

13. Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14215571

14. *The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj *(themed - set in Ontario)
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/7893511

15. Tales from the West Coast
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14489476

16. *Promise Song by Linda Holeman* (themed, set in Ontario)
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14214409

17. *Reporter in Disguise by Christine Weldon* (themed, set in Ontario)
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14098959
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Here are my first couple of releases:

1. The Calling by Inger Ash Wolfe (set in Ontario)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14598255

2. Roses for a Diva by Rick Blechta (set in Ontario)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14606593
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3. The Forest by George Bugnet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076294

4. No Such Creature by Giles Blunt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10482128

5. Blackfly Season by Giles Blunt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076323

6. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13420738
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18. A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594285/
19. Blue Camaro
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14593883/
20. Sawbones Memorial
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558398/
21. Foreigners
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558396/
22. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558923/
23. Goodbye to Atlantis
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558885/
24. No Place for Kids
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558884/
25. Alexander Graham Bell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594205/
26. Tangled in Time
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594280/
27. Bluebeard's Egg
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594278/
28. Ellen/Elena/Luna
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558392/
29. Capture of Detroit (Book 1) (Battles of the War of 1812)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552513/
30. René Lévesque: Charismatic Leader
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552512/
31. Kitchen Music
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552511/
32. Trapped by Coal
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552510/
33. Thomas Carbide Willson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594207/
34. The Colouring Book
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552423/
35. Forward Pass
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14225880/
36. Inside Stories II
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594293/
37. Land of pain, land of promise: First person accounts by Ukrainian pioneers, 1891-1914
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552468/
38. Blue Camaro
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14593879/
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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558100/

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558604

The Prowler by Krisjana Gunnars
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12118583

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1) A Prairie as Wide as the Sea by Sarah Ellis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515856

Starting off this challenge with my most meaningful themed release on my own endless piece of prairie. We had the farm auction this weekend to sell all the equipment my late great uncle owned. This book was placed inside the front end loader that we used every year for the garden harvest, the one I have wonderful memories of Uncle Walt driving to pull up all the potatoes. It will be crossing many kms of prairie to reach it's new home 4 hours south with the book tucked into the cab.
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1) A Prairie as Wide as the Sea by Sarah Ellis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515856

Starting off this challenge with my most meaningful themed release on my own endless piece of prairie.
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Oh, that's wonderful! Excellent choice of book, and a really touching release spot.
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1) A Prairie as Wide as the Sea by Sarah Ellis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515856

Starting off this challenge with my most meaningful themed release on my own endless piece of prairie. We had the farm auction this weekend to sell all the equipment my late great uncle owned. This book was placed inside the front end loader that we used every year for the garden harvest, the one I have wonderful memories of Uncle Walt driving to pull up all the potatoes. It will be crossing many kms of prairie to reach it's new home 4 hours south with the book tucked into the cab.

That's a lovely story and a great release.
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7. Jack Absolute by C. C. Humphreys http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14608161
8. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14608177
9. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14608155
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20. Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520634

21. Blood Sports by Eden Robinson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564054

22. Wenjack by Joseph Boyden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520616

23. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564022

24. Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520637

25. Lauft, Füße, lauft by Fred Bodsworth
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583777

26. Ich hörte die Eule, sie rief meinen Namen by Margaret Craven
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583755/

27. Fluchtstücke by Anne Michaels
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583783/

28. In mir ist es laut und bunt by Arthur Fleischmann
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14027926/

29. Anils Geist by Michael Ondaatje
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13601729
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18. *Eleanora's Diary by Caroline Parry* (set in Upper Canada/Ontario)
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13204266

19. I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14502081

20. Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge by Jeffrey Simpson, Mark Jaccard, Nic Rivers
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14292006

21. Citizen Politics by Joanna Everitt, Brenda O'Neill
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14285504

22. The Microphone Wars by Knowlton Nash
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14099806

23. Imagine Democracy by Judy Rebick
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14277555
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*2017 theme books
2)Away from Her by Alice Munro * https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515829
3) The Alley Cat by Yves Beauchemin * https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515843
4) The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley * https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11545644
released outside the music department
5) Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs * https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515838
released in bio science by the dinosaur bones
6) Hominids by Robert Sawyer * https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515826
7) Humans by Robert Sawyer * https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515827
8) Hybrids by Robert Sawyer * https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515828
all three released together in front of the fossil display in earth science, where our anthropology department is.

regular Canadian releases
9) Tamarind Mem by Anita Badami https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515850
under a tree in the U of C Atrium
10) The Fencepost Chronicles by W.P. Kinsella https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515854
overlooking the hockey rinks in the Olympic oval.

Pictures of the themed releases to be added tonight when I can get to my phone cord. :)
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8. Stats Canada ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14598122/ ), photo.

9. Blood Lite II: Overbite ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14561245/ ), for several stories by Canadian authors; multiple challenges, photo.
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Catch

The Forest by Georges Bugnet
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076294
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RE: Catch

congratulations for getting the challenge's first catch.
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Wasn't able to report these yesterday as I kept getting a critical error... seems to have been fixed this morning though, so here we go!

39. The Shipping News
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552516/
40. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552418/
41. Prairie Fire - Vol. X, No. 1
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594099/
42. Prairie Fire Vol. X, No. 2
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14593925/
43. Blue Camaro
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14593886/
44. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594288/
45. The Immigrant Years
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552517/
46. Eternal Rockies
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14553271/
47. The Sociology of Hockey in Canada
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552416/
48. Singing from the Darktime: A Childhood Memoir in Poetry and Prose
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14569540/
49. Tom Longboat
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552460/
50. The Best Canadian Essays 2011
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594299/
51. The Best Canadian Essays 2010
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594307/
52. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594304/


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30. My Healing Journey by Mary Caesar
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583690

31. The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564101

32. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564158

33. The Red Power Murders by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564127

34. Truth & Bright Water by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564082

35. Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564089

36. Fall from Grace by Wayne Arthurson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564032/

37. Wenjack by Joseph Boyden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564199/

38. Die Tür/The Door by Margaret Atwood
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583782/
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I was travelling a little this weekend, so I did a few releases along the way:
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1. "An Ocean Apart: The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-Ling" by Gillian Chan. This book's author was born and raised abroad but now makes her home in Canada. The book is also set in Canada, though not in any of the Special Theme provinces (Vancouver, BC).

An Ocean Apart, by Gillian Chan (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604697
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2. "A Rebel's Daughter: The 1837 Rebellion Diary of Arabella Stevenson" by Janet Lunn. This book was written by a Canadian (she was born in the USA but has living in Canada since 1946 and has been a Canadian citizen since 1963). It is also set in Canada. It is a Special Theme book as it is specifically in Toronto, Ontario (even though it was Upper Canada at the time).

A Rebel's Daughter, by Janet Lunn (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14590058/

***Also, this book is my first catch for this challenge. It was journalled before I got a chance to make the release note (I added the release photo and a little note to the last entry made while the book was in my hands***
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3. "Nikolski" by Nicolas Dickner. This author of this book is from Quebec. It was originally written in French, although the copy I've crossed was an English translation. Both the original French and the English translation have won several Canadian literary awards. I think this one would be a Special Theme book as well-- it is set mostly in Montreal, with smaller portions set in a suburb of Montreal and the small town of Tete-a-la-Baleine, Quebec... although there are also small portions set in Saskatchewan and Venezuela.

Nikolski, by Nicolas Dickner (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14398227
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4. "The Mounties: Tales of Danger and Adventure from the Early Days," by Elle Andra-Warner. This nonfiction book's author is from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and the book is set in Canada. I don't remember for sure all of the settings in the book, but it's set almost exclusively (if not exclusively) in locations across the western provinces and northern territories.

The Mounties, by Elle Andra-Warner (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604766/
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The End of Absence by Michael Harris
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13445669

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558131

Why Men Lie by Linden MacIntyre
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558183
This book is set in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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5. "Ontario's Secret Landscapes" by Ron Brown. This book is another nonfiction book, it's a travel book which features 50 "secret landscapes" (places of interest that may not be very well-known) in Ontario. I left it at one of the places featured in the book, Pakenham's Stone Arch Bridge, which is the longest stone arch bridge in North America, and the only one on the continent with five spans.

Ontario's Secret Landscapes, by Ron Brown (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604778
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6. "Days of Toil and Tears: The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford," by Sarah Ellis. This book was written by a Canadian and is set in Canada. It is a Special Theme book as it's set entirely in Ontario. The first couple of pages are set in Kingston, and the rest of the book is set in the town of Almonte, which was the home to Canada's largest woolens mill at the time in which the book is set. That's where the child in the story works. I left the book at one of the old mill buildings, which is now the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

Days of Toil and Tears, by Sarah Ellis (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14590059
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You've chosen some really great release locations for all your books but I really liked the one for #4 because my husband and I visited this same location one summer when I was training in Ottawa/Hull and we had our picture taken in front of this bridge.
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Thank you for the compliment, gypsysmom, I'm glad you have been enjoying the locations :) It's really cool that you've visited the same bridge! We didn't take pictures in front of the bridge, but we did take pictures of the bridge itself. I'm excited to report that the book I left there has become my second catch from this challenge! It's quite a nice JE from someone who has taken it home to Arnprior for the time being, but plans to pass it on again.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604778/
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Great catch and they have now released it in a spot that means a lot to them.
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Thanks! And yes, they've now let it go again, cool :) It's nice that they chose a place that's significant to them-- and with the 157 year old oak tree planted by Edward VII (before he was Edward VII), it's kind of a Secret Landscape of its own!
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Thank you for the compliment, gypsysmom, I'm glad you have been enjoying the locations :) It's really cool that you've visited the same bridge! We didn't take pictures in front of the bridge, but we did take pictures of the bridge itself. I'm excited to report that the book I left there has become my second catch from this challenge! It's quite a nice JE from someone who has taken it home to Arnprior for the time being, but plans to pass it on again.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14604778/
And now they have a picture of their release location.
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There have been some great releases so far!

I have noticed a few titles that I have in my own pile of books to be released (though they may not make it out during this challenge as I'm also doing the 52 Towns challenge and have a number of semi-planned releases for later in the year). I've also noticed some other books that I don't have available right now but that bring back fond memories for me!

I wonder which Canadian book will see the most releases/be released by the most participants! This is fun :)
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24. The Northern Magus by Richard Gwyn
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14489472

25. The Arctic Grail by Pierre Berton
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14489364

26. Passchendaele by Paul Gross
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14277464
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27. Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14204547

28. One Hundred Monkeys by Robert Mason Lee
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14489396

29. Equal Shares by Dennis Lewycky and Keitseope Nthomang
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11516719

30. The Shadowy Horses by Susan Kearsley
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13550277

31. The Salvation of Yasch Siemens by Armin Wiebe
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/12705226

32. The Urban Saint by Paul H. Boge
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14502126
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Finally getting moving here!

1 Glace Bay Miner's Museum by Sheldon Currie (Nova Scotia)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14111424

2 Green Music by Ursula Pflug (Ontario)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14567310

3 Sitting in the Club Car by Paulette Jiles
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14567302

4 The Perfect Circle by Pascale Quiviger
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14567331

5 This Dear and Fine Country by Ray Guy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14567297
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53. My Country is Hockey
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552408/
54. Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594193/
55. The Spirit of Canada: Canada's Story in Legends, Fiction, Poems, and Songs
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594189/
56. Crowfoot: Chief of the Blackfeet
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558401/
57. Who Speaks For Canada?: Words That Shape a Country
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594195/
58. Treasures of the place: Three centuries of nature writing in Canada
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594282/
59. Blue Camaro
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14593881/
60. TAKE TEN An Anthology of One-Act Plays from Canada and Abroad
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594275/
61. Tretiak: The Legend
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594203/
62. Blackouts to Bright Lights
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594272/
63. Sandra Schmirler: The Queen of Curling
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594210/
64. Canadians All 8: Portraits of Our People
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565653/
65. Canadians All 6: Portraits of Our People
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565652/
66. Canadians All 8: Portraits of Our People
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565651/
67. Canadians All 4: Portraits of Our People
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565650/
68. Canadians All 5: Portraits of Our People
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565649/
69. The Blue Machines of Night
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594190/
70. For the Love of the Game : Tennis in Saskatchewan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594201/
71. Heroes in our Midst
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14594270/
72. Boy In the Burning House
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14560191/
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3. Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz (set in Quebec)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14610233/
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11) An Independant Woman by Claire Harrison http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14515848/

just the one today but all my pictures got added and the rest of my books registered. :)
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We're In This Together by Amy Jones
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14088259
This book is set in Ontario.

When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Razel Reid
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552104
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39. Hüter der Trommel by Richard Wagamese (OT: Keeper'n Me)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583660/

40. Die ohne Segen sind by Richard Van Camp (OT: The Lesser Blessed)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583664

41. Strand der Geister by Eden Robinson (OT: Monkey Beach)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583670/

42. Medicine River (German) by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583672

43. Wenn Coyote tanzt by Thomas King (OT: Green Grass Runnung Water)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583676

44. DreadfulWater kreuzt auf by Thomas King (OT: DreadfulWater Shows Up)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14583711

45. Lasst Knochen sprechen by Kathy Reichs
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13252985
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10. Dust by Arthur Slade http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14611284
11. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14611297
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33. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14164988

34. The Circus Performers' Bar by David Arnason
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14502052
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2. The Circus Performers' Bar by David Arnason
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14502052

It's in the sidebar as I type this. I love when I catch sight of them there. :)

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