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All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my Angel Mother. ~ Abraham Lincoln

In honor, in memory, with love...for all Mother's everywhere...a month long release.


1. Any type of release...Wild, Controlled, RABCK, OBCZ, LFL, or even a "GIFT" to a Mother or Mother Figure, to someone who has lost a Mother or Mother Figure, to a Daughter, a Daughter-in-law, an Aunt, a Sister, a Niece, a Friend, a Friend's Daughter...

2. Words in Titles, Subtitles, and Author Names.

3. Embedded words within words or across words.

4. Images relating to any acceptable word/words.

5. Flower/s (the word, or any name of flower), which coincides with GoryDetails' April Showers/May Flowers Challenge Because some Mother's and other people have allergies to the pollen and scent of flowers...I will also be allowing Plant/s and parts of plants...the word/s, and/or image/s.

6. Releases for Multiple Challenges.

7. The word Mother in any language. Here's a link to a list of some examples.

8. The word Grandmother in any language.

9. Female Given Names.

10. Books whose THEME is related to, or about a Mother...THANKS, Jackie700!!! ; )


Word list is below...add others you may think of.
Be creative, and share your thoughts in your post!!! ; )


Happy Mother's Day (any of the words in any of their forms), May, Sunday, Holiday/s, Family, Families

Mother, Mother-in-Law (any of the words), God Mother (any of the words), Step/mother, Other/mother...MIDWIFE and MIDWIVES (Thanks, awaywithfairies), and I'll add WIFE and WIVES, as well. ; )

Mom, Mum, Mommy, Mummy, Mam, Mammy, Motha, Momma, Ma, Mama, Maw, Madre, Mère, Mutti, Mor...ME...for yourself, or the Vietnamese word for Mother...THANKS, SqueakyChu!!! ; D

Parent, Guardian, Matriarch, Grandparent, Grandma, Grandmother, Gramma, Granny, Grannie, Gran, Nana, Noni

Angel, Friend, Confidant, Unconditional, Love, Care, Respect, Protection, Caregiver, Care, Giver

Motherhood, Mother-to-be, Son/s, Daughter/s, Boy/s, Girl/s, Tweens, Teens, Kid/s, Child/ren, Infant/s, Baby/ies

Offspring, Off, Spring, Twin/s, Triplet/s, Quadruplet/s, Quad/s, Quintuplet/s, Septuplets, etc. etc.

Woman, Women, Female, Pregnant, Pregnancy, Surrogate/acy, Birth, Biological, Adopt/ed/ing/ion/ive, Foster/ed/ing...LADY (Thanks, hyphen8), and I'm also adding "Miss", "Ms.", "Mrs.", "Madam", "Ma'am", etc.

Memory, Honor, Thanks, Appreciation, Craft/s, Gift/s, and any type of gift. Use your imagination, and explain your creative thinking.

Card/s, Book/s, Poem/s, Journal/s, Draw/ing, Color/ing, Picture, Frame, Manicure, Pedicure, Spa Day (either word)

Chocolate/s, Breakfast in Bed (any of the words), Brunch, Lunch, Supper, Dinner, Picnic, Celebration

Flower/s (the word, or any name of flower, which coincides with GoryDetails April Showers/May Flowers Challenge

Gemstone (word or any stone name), Birthstone (word or any stone name), Diamond/s, Pearl/s, Emerald, Ruby, Opal, etc.

Ring, Earring, Necklace, Bracelet, Charm, Tat, Tatoo


THANKS for joining in the FUN!!! : D

CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS...which started as being in order of sign up,
which wasn't...and isn't...required, so are obviously not alphabetical. ; )



An early release in Becky's Memory...Word "Gift" in the Title, and the words "Mother's Day" on the card the boy is holding on the cover.

1. The Gift by Susan McCloskey


I want to participate in memory of my beloved mother Alice Katz...and also in memory of my dear grandmothers (whom I sadly never met) Teresa Stein and Mathilda Katz.

I'll start collecting books now!


but not now! I'm in.


wingspazcatwing 1 yr ago
I'm in...
I'll see what I can come up with!



Can't wait, starting to look for books



I've added female given names to the list of acceptable words and you can post your releases here. Thanks for participating!!! : )


Count me in.


or will there be another thread?


Yes, please post here, SqueakyChu ; )...AND...I'll use this opportunity to post some exCITing "Mother" and "Grandma" news here, as well!!! : D...I DID post this in the NJABBIC Thread, too...and welcome others to share their news and yours about your Mother & Grandmothers above here, SqueakyChu ; )...with our BC Family in any of my threads, as well!!! Happy Sunday all!!! : ) Full-term healthy (Thank you, God) tiny little 6lbs, 5ozs, 18.5" Baby Granddaughter due 5/8 BARELY made it to the hospital to be born 4/28. Dad, Mom, Baby, and STILL tiny (she was 6lbs, 4ozs, 19.5") little 2-1/2 year old Big Sister are doing fine. Blessings to all!!! : )


Full-term healthy (Thank you, God) tiny little 6lbs, 5ozs, 18.5" Baby Granddaughter due 5/8 BARELY made it to the hospital to be born 4/28. Dad, Mom, Baby, and STILL tiny (she was 6lbs, 4ozs, 19.5") little 2-1/2 year old Big Sister are doing fine. Blessings to all!!! : )

How exciting! Congratulations!


What is her name?


1. The Green Snake and the Beautiful LILY ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

And congrats to BOOKWORMINUSALL and family!


1. Fra[ME]d in Lace (Needlecraft Mystery) by [MONICA] Ferris

2. Born in Sha[ME] (Born in Trilogy, Book 3) by [NORA] Roberts

3. The List by Steve [MA]rtini

4. What My [MOTHER] Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That [MA]ttered Most by Elizabeth Benedict (editor)|


1. Gift From the Sea - Anne Morrow Lindbergh


5. [A[ME]LIA]'s 6th-Grade Notebook by [(MA)RISSA] Moss

6. Disney 101 Dal[MA]tions by Disney Enterprises (publisher)

7. So[ME] of My Ancestors are Otto[MA]ns and Turks by [JUDY] Light Ayyildiz

8. The [SON]: A novel (signed by the author) by Jo Nesbo

9. [BABY]bug (February, 2016) by Ladybug (publisher)


wingJackie700wing 1 yr ago
2. Dorothy Day by Kathy Hennessy


10. The Last Time I Saw [MOTHER] by [ARLENE] J. Chai

11. [KATE] Hannigan's Girl: A Novel by [CATHERINE] Cook[SON]

12. Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, No. 4) by [(MA)RY] Pope Osborne

13. [MA]m[MA]ls (Eyewitness Explorers) by David Burnie


2. Getting MOTHER's Body ( ), wild release, photo.

3. Furry Logic: PARENThood ( ), with a mother koala and baby on the cover. [Update: caught!]


wingJackie700wing 1 yr ago
3. Little Altars Everywhere - Rebecca Wells


14. [(M{A)(MA)}], Do You Love [ME]? by [BARBARA] M. Joosse |

15. The Gyrth Ch[ALICE] Mystery by [(MA)RGERY] Allingham

16. A Place for Murder by [EM(MA)] Lathen

17. Hairy [MA]clary's Showbusiness by Lynley Dodd

18. Thank You, [A(ME)LIA] Bedelia (I Can Read Book Level 2) by [PEGGY] Parish

19. Hairy [MA]clary's Caterwaul Caper (Hairy Maclary Adventures) by Lynley Dodd

20. Shogun by Ja[ME]s Clavell


wingJackie700wing 1 yr ago
4. The Lord God Made Them All - James Herriot


21. Rally Round the Flag [BOYS]! by [MA]x Shulman

22. Th[E (MA)]tarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

23. Lights Out Tonight by [(MA)RY] [JANE] Clark

24. The Base[ME]nt Baseball Club by Jeffrey [KELLY]

25. Hand in Glove by Ngaio [MA]rsh |


26. Panda [BABY]: At Home in the Bamboo Grove
by [SARAH] Toast

27. The Re[ME]dy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis by Th[O(MA)]s Goetz
Oma = grandmother in German

28. Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in A[ME]rica by Jay [MA]thews

29. Ancient Ro[ME] (Civilizations of the Ancient World) by [DEBORAH] Kops


30. The End of the Pier by [(MA)RTHA] Gri[ME]s

31. [FAMILIES] by [(ME)R(EDITH)] Tax

32. [M(E]MO)irs of a Muse: A Novel by [LARA] Vapnyar

33. The [MA]n from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

34. [MA]rley & [ME]: Life and [LOVE] with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan


LOVE your "ME"s, SqueakyChu, and will be adding it to the list!!! ; D


LOVE your "ME"s, SqueakyChu, and will be adding it to the list!!! ; D

"ME" is such an easy word to find...and it is the Vietnamese word for mother. I found it in your master list for the word "mother" in different languages.

I never really intended for it to mean "me" personally, but...oh, well! After all, I am a mother and a grandmother. Haha!


4. Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental toMAto Farmer ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.



Absolutely!!! ; ) That may open up the possibility of "Miss", "Ms.", "Mrs.", "Madam", "Ma'am" and the like, which are all okay by me, as well!!! All are respectful ways to address a woman, young lady, or girl. I'm not keen on "Chick", "Old Lady", "Broad", etc., but then many of you may be too young to know some of which apologies for my irreverence!!! ; ) I'll try to edit the main Forum Post sometime tomorrow to reflect the change. I was running behind on many things before I ended up a bit under the weather, so I just stopped in to see if there were any questions. PERfect TIMing, hyphen8!!! ; D I'll double check to see if I missed any above here with my quick skim and failing eyes tonight, when I check back in.



35. The [BOOK] of [CARDS] for [KIDS] by Gail [MA]cColl

36. The Drifters by Ja[ME]s A. Michener

37. The Little [BOOK] of Bedti[ME] Stories by International Greetings USA

38. What's In A Na[ME]? by Turner Stimp[SON]


5. Turn! Turn! Turn! ( ), for the apple blossoms on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

6. What Did You Eat Yesterday? ( ), for the flowers on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

7. Garlic and SAPPHIREs: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


HAHAHAHAHA!!! : D Always LOVE your Journal Entry Book Reviews, your releases, and your photos, GoryDetails..."SAPPHIRE" in particular here. ; D
Always wondered what it would be like to be a food critic. Your detailed book summary really made me laugh. Bet it really was a fun one to read. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the Grandbaby congrats up there!!! ; )


wingJackie700wing 1 yr ago
Resistance by Anita Shreve

I just realized that most of my releases are based on the books' connection to mothers, not on words in the title. Sorry if I strayed too far from your intention, BOOKWORMINUSALL. I'll come up with some books with appropriate titles :-)


I just realized that most of my releases are based on the books' connection to mothers, not on words in the title. Sorry if I strayed too far from your intention,
No apology needed!!! ; ) This is why I was wanting everyone to use their creativity and explain what their thoughts were in their posts. For some reason...using a book's theme never crossed my mind, and it is a GREAT IDEA...THANK YOU!!! : D


39. The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales fr[O(M A)] Strange Ti[ME] (Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1) by Hunter S. Thomp[SON] |
OMA = German for grandmother

40. Without a [MA]p (A Memoir) by (ME)ER(EDITH)] Hall

41. Golf is Not a Ga[ME] of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rot[ELLA] |

42. The Devil's Cave: A Mystery of the French Countryside by [MA]rtin Walker


43. [MA]gic Hour by [SUSAN] Isaacs

44. There Once Was a [MA]n Named Michael Finnegan by [(MA)RY] [ANN] Hober[MA]n

45. Jack & [JILL] (Alex Cross) by Ja[ME]s Patter[SON]

46.The Apple and the Arrow by [MA]ry and Conrad Buff

47. Worth Dying For by Lee [CHILD] |


48. A[ME]rican Sniper [Movie Tie-in Edition]: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice

49. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: The Further Adventures of Charlie Bucket and Willie Wonka, Chocolate-[MA]ker Extraordinary by Roald Dahl

50. [MA]gical [MOM]ents (Board Book) by Disney Enterprises, Inc.

51. Rainbow's End by [(MA)RTHA] Gri[ME]s

52. Pax Britannica: Cli[MA]x of an Empire by Ja[ME]s Morris


1 - The Hangman's DAUGHTER
2 - The Cookbook for KIDS
3 - Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S. So Does MAY) (JUNIE B. First Grader)
4 - Party Time! Teachable Moments for KIDS
5 - With a DAUGHTER's Eye: A Memoir of MARGARET Mead and Gregory Batesman
6 - An Introduction to the Old TestaMEnt: The Canon and Christian iMAgination
7 - Ghost Towns Alive: Trips to New MExico's Past
8 - Introducing the New TestaMEnt: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey
9 - The Jewish Annotated New TestaMEnt
10-http:/ The Mystery of the 99 Steps: NANCY Drew Series #43
11- Bound Hearts: ShaMEless Embraces
12- Fancy NANCY: Pajama Day
13- JUNIE B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying
14- NANCY Drew 54: The Strange MEssage in the ParchMEnt
15- Mrs. Peregrine's Home For Peculiar CHILDREN
16- Hungry GIRL: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories
17- ME! Just Like You, Only Better
18- One-Night BABY
19- Accompanying ALICE
20- Song of SUSANNAH
21- CARRIE's Protector
22- All the Hungry MOTHERS


ABsoLUTEly, BruceAlexander...WELcome...GOOD to "SEE" you!!! ; D You have some GREAT RELEASES there... THANKS for joining in!!! ; )


8. 101 Uses for a MAine Coon Cat ( ), wild release, photo.

9. The Mammoth Book of the MUMMY ( ); wild release, multiple challenges.


53. Rashi's [DAUGHTERS], Book 1: [JOHEVED] by [(MA)GGIE] Anton

54. McKenna (American Girl) (American Girl Today) by [(MA)RY] Casanova

55. Groovy Tubes: [MA]gical Creatures (Groovy Tube Books) by [KATE] Torpie

56. The Illustrated Guide To Shark Etiquette: The Third Sher[MA]n's Lagoon Collection by Jim Too[ME]y


57. Spongebob Squarepants Classroom Crack-ups by David Lew[MA]n

58. How to Write and Decode Secret [ME]ssages (Codemaster) by [MA]rvin Miller

59. Eat This...It'll [MA]ke You Feel Better by Dom Deluise


All were Themed/Multiple Challenge Wild Releases. ; )

2. This is Your Life: [MAY] 10 [HAPPY] Birthday by Natalis Press

3. Crimson Joy (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker
[ROSES on the cover]

4. Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
[Joseph's Coat ROSES (they turn colors...I have some...they first bloom yellow, then turn to orange, and then to cool!) in window boxes on the cover]

Happy Mother's Day Weekend all!!! ; )


"Me", "Lady", "Miss", "Ms.", "Mrs.", "Madam", "Ma'am" and "Books whose THEME is related to Mother". ; ) I've noted whose creativity inspired each addition, and also separated the categories with a space to make them easier to theory. ; D


separated the categories with a space to make them easier to read



10. The White Witch of ROSEhall ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


Happy Mother's Day!


60. The Red Tent by [ANITA] Dia[MA]nt

61. Mr. [MA]ugham Himself by W. So[ME]rset [MA]ugham

62. Clear: A Trans[PARENT] Novel by Nicola Barker

63. Jewish [MOTHER]s by Lloyd Wolf, Paula Wolfson


Is it OK to include books released earlier in May? If so...
#1: KRISTY's Big Day ( )


Not to late at all, Readermax...WELCOME!!! : D The Challenge runs the entire month of May, so any release made during that time will count, and I've added your name to the participants list. Thanks for joining in!!! ; )


wingJackie700wing 1 yr ago
6. Second Nature by Alice Hoffman


It's rainy today, so most of these went into a Little Free Library, but as it actually is Mother's Day I figured I had to do *some* releasing today!

11. Never Tell Your MOTHER This Dream ( ), wild release, photo.

12. VERONICA Decides to Die ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [It's more cheerful than it sounds!]

13. Sensational Sugar aniMAls ( ), wild release, photo.

14. Black Butler, Vol. 10 ( ), for the rose on the cover (it's tiny, part of the logo at the bottom) - and possibly for the tea-tray being offered on the cover; tea wasn't in the list of meals, but I imagine mothers would enjoy having someone else serve them tea! Wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

15. The Travels of MArco Polo ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


I haven't signed up for the challenge but have realized that I've released a few books that qualify.

2 LILY in Bloom
3 LILY's in London
4 May You Be the MOTHER of a Hundred SONS
5 Forget You Had a DAUGHTER
I can't see the words "midwife" or"midwives" on the list but I figure that it kinda qualifies - midwives help women become mothers!


I haven't signed up for the challenge but have realized that I've released a few books that qualify.
No registration was required, awaywithfairies...WELCOME!!! : D
I can't see the words "midwife" or"midwives" on the list but I figure that it kinda qualifies - midwives help women become mothers!
I think this is brilliant!!! : ) I have added you to the participant list, and will add these two words to the word list, as well as WIFE and WIVES...THANKS!!! ; )


Where Have All the BOYS Gone? by Jenny Colgan


Where Have All the BOYS Gone?
Looks like the "boys" travelled to a sunny beach in SPAIN...HOW FUN!!! : D Your name has been added to the list of participants, Diane-Fraser...WELCOME...good to "see" you...and THANKS for joining in!!! ; )


64. Ozzie And [MA]ck (Leap Frog) (Tag Reading System 4-8 years) by [TRISH] Holland

65. Desperate [ME]asures by Robert Tine

66. The Expression of the [EMO]tions in [MA]n and Ani[MA]ls (Phoenix Books) by Charles Darwin

67. The Orphan [MA]ster's [SON]: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize - Fiction) by Adam John[SON |


68. How Do Dinosaurs Say I [LOVE] You? by [JANE] Yolen

69. The Fix-It [KID] by [SUZANNE] Barchers

70. And if You Play Golf, You're My [FRIEND]: Further Reflections of a Grown Caddie by Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake


71. [MA]gic Alphabet: A Fun Changing Pictures Book by [YVETTE] Lodge

72. What Re[MA]ins : A [M(E]MO)ir of Fate, [FRIEND]ship, and [LOVE] by [CAROLE] Radziwill

73. Cargo of Eagles by [(MA)RGERY] Allingham

74. The Host by [STEPHENIE] [ME]yer


75. The Prince of the [MA]rshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory Stewart

76. If You Lived at the Ti[ME] of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by [ELLEN] Levine

77. Fried Green T(O[MA])toes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel by [FANNIE] Flagg
OMA = grandmother in German

78. [MOR]e Weird [MO(M]E)nts in Sports by Bruce Weber


79. [ME]et Robert E. Lee (Step Up Books, 18) by George Swift Trow

80. Phineas L. [MA]cGuire Gets Cooking Part 1 by [FRANCES] O'Roard Dowell

81. Job: A Co[ME]dy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein

82. Sweet [ME][MOR]ies by LaVyrle Spencer

83. Koala Does HIs Best by Dr. [(MA)RY] [MA]nz Simon

84. Don't Talk to Strangers by [CHRISTINE] [ME]hlhaff


16. MOTHERs of Influence ( ), wild release, photo.

17. His MAjesty's Dragon ( ), wild release, photo.


I wasn't able to get out and about to do the special releases I had planned to do ON Mother's Day (hope yours was the best it could be), so it is especially heartwarming to see so many great releases here everyone!!! ; ) I've added a few more names to the list of growing participants...let me know if I missed anyone...and please PM me your addresses before the challenge is over, as I'd like to send you something!!! ; )


wingJackie700wing 1 yr ago
7. Cross Justice by James Patterson


85. Reckless [ANGEL] by [JANE] Feather

86. P.S.: A Novel by [HELEN] Schul[MA]n

87. Ll[A(MA)] Paj[A(MA)]s by [SUSAN] Cly[ME]r
AMA = mother in Basque
ME = mother in Vietnamese

88. Enchanted (Sonnet Books) by VICTORIA] [MA]lvey

89. Centennial by Ja[ME]s A. Michener

90. The Lark and the Wren (Bardic Voices, Book 1) by [(ME)RCEDES] Lackey
ME = mother in Vietnamese

91. [CAROL]ina Moon by [NORA] Roberts

92. Cat's [ME]ow: A Novel by [(ME)LISSA] de la Cruz
ME = mother in Vietnamese

93. Murder at The Washington Tribune (A Capital Crimes Novel) by [(MA)RGARET] Tr[U(MA)]n
UMA = mother in Ladino

94. [A (MA)]n Called Intrepid: The Secret War by William Steven[SON]
AMA = mother in Basque


23 - Comanche WOMAN
24 - Go West, Young WOMEN!
25 - Luscious LADY
26 - JENNIE: The Life of LADY Randolph Churchill
27 - The MAckenzies
28 - Listen CHILDREN
29 - Six Great Sherlock HolMEs Stories
30 - Alejandro's Revenge by ANNE MAther
31 - An Unexpected Delivery by LAURIE Page [cover shows a mother & father with their newborn]
32 - Unanswered Prayers by PENNY Richards
33 - Looking for Life in the Universe by ELLEN Jackson
34 - Big Mouth & Ugly GIRL
35 - A Perversion of Justice by KATHRYN Medico & MOLLYE Barrows
36 - SoMEone To Love
37 - Hungry GIRL: 200 Under 200: Recipes Under 200 Calories
38 - MEan Streak
39 - VBS 2014 New TestaMEnt With Psalms and Proverbs


95. [MA]sterpieces of the Uffizi by [MA]rghe[RITA] Lenzini

96. The Bear Went Over Th[E MO]untain by [(ROSE)(MARY)] Wells |
EMO = mother in Frisian

87. Push: A Novel by [SAPPHIRE]

98. Journey Through Heartsongs by [MA]ttie J. T. Stepanek

99. Awakening Joy for [KIDS] by Ja[ME]s Baraz, [MICHELE] [LILY][(ANN)A]

100. Heaven's Com[MA]nd: An Imperial Progress by Ja[ME]s [MOR]ris
ME = mother in Vietnamese

101. Newco[ME]r's Handbook for Moving to Washington D.C. Including Northern Virginia and Suburban [MA]ryland by Mike Livingston
ME = mother in Vietnamese

102. Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush vs. Gore (Oxford History of the United States, vol. 11) by Ja[ME]s T. Patter[SON]
ME = mother in Vietnamese

103. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed A[ME]rica Forever by Bill O'Reilly, [MA]rtin Dugard
ME = mother in Vietnamese

104. Wear Sunscreen: A Pri[ME]r for Real Life by [(MA)RY] Schmich
ME = mother in Vietnamese

105. Goodbye Darkness: A [ME]moir of the Pacific War by William [MA]nchester
ME = mother in Vietnamese

106. On the Air: Pioneers of A[ME]rican Broadcasting by [AMY] Hender[SON]
ME = mother in Vietnamese

107. Rando[M A]cts Of [MA]nage[ME]nt: A Dilbert [BOOK]
by Scott Adams
ME = mother in Vietnamese

108. Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass (Scientists in the Field Series) by [p(MA)RY] [KAY] Cars[SON]


wingJackie700wing 1 yr ago
8. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain


18. Delusions of GRANDMA ( ), wild release, photo.

19. MAISIE Dobbs ( ), wild release, photo.


wild releases, no photos

1. NORA & Kettle -
2. Aloha, LADY Blue -


109. A [MA]n Lay Dead: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #1 (Inspector Roderick Alleyn) by Ngai{O (MA)]rsh
OMA = grandmother in German

110. The [GIRL] Who Loved Tom Gordon : A Novel by Stephen King

111. [VERONICA] by Roger Duvoisin

112. Nowhere to Run: A Novel by [(MA)RY] Clark [JANE] |

113. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Ke[ME]l[MA]n
ME = mother in Vietnamese

114. [FREDERICA] in Fashion (Six Sisters Series) by M. C. Beaton

115. [(MA)RJORI(E] [MO)R]ningstar by Her[MA]n Wouk
EMO = mother in Frisian

116. [SOPHIE]'s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder

117. October Sky (The Coalwood Series #1) by Ho[ME]r Hickam
ME = mother in Vietnamese

118. 2nd Chance by Ja[ME]s Patter[SON]
ME = mother in Vietnamese

119. Death of a Gentle [LADY] (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 24) by M. C. Beaton

120. The [BOOK] Borrower: A Novel by [ALICE] [MA]tti[SON]


121. Up Front by Bill [MA]uldin |

122. Monkey [ME] and the Pet Show: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #2) by Timothy Roland
ME = mother in Vietnamese

123. Swing Low Sweet [HARRIET] (signed by the author) by [RHONDA] Hicks Rucker

124. [ME]ssage From Forever by [(MA)RLO] [MOR]GAN
ME = mother in Vietnamese

125. Th[E (MA)]gic School Bus In The Ti[ME] of the Dinosaurs by [JO({ANN}A)] Cole
EMA = mother in Estonian

126. Scooby-doo Reader #05: Shiny Spooky Knights (level 2) by [GAIL] Her[MA]n

127. Ti[ME] for Bed, Little Chick (Reading Level 1) by [(MA)RY] Packard
ME = mother in Vietnamese

128. Disney's Toy Story Little Green Army [ME]n: Little Green Army [ME]n (Toy Story 2) by [NANCY] [PARENT]
ME = mother in Vietnamese

129. What [MA]kes a Rainbow? by [BETTY] [ANN] Schartz

130. The [M(A]NA)tee That Flew: The True Story of a Florida [M(A]AN)tee (signed by the author) by John C. Oberheu
ANA = mother in Azen (Latin script)


131. Ani[MA]logies by Michael [MA]crone

132. [MA]m[MA]ls (Eyewitness Explorers) by David Burnie

133. The Sixth [MA]n (King & Maxwell Series) by David Baldacci

134. In the Night Kitchen (Caldecott Collection) by [MA]urice Sendak

135. Fun To Read Library: Welco[ME] Back Snow White: Volume 11 by Disney
ME = mother in Vietnamese

136. Ti[ME] To Cha-Cha-Cha! (Bear In The Big Blue House) by Kiki Thorpe
ME = mother in Vietnamese

137. Teddy [MA]rs Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker by [MOLLY] B. Burnham

138. The Stallion of Box Canyon (Treasured Horses Collection) by Jah[(ANN)A] N. [MA]lcolm

139. Gentle from the Night by [(ME)AGAN] Mckinney
ME = mother in Vietnamese

140. Ani[MA]ls on th[E MO]ve by [ANN] and Myron Sutton
EMO = mother in Frisian


41 - A World SHE Doesn't Belong To
42 - You Belong to ME
43 - For the BABIES' Sakes
44 - The Blackmail BABY
45 - Lost BOYS: Why Our SONS Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
46 - CHILDREN of the Mind
47 - MOLLY Ivins Can't Say That, Can SHE?


wild releases with photos

3. Hawaiian KIDS Cookbook -
4. The Other AMANDA -
5. Mufaro's Beautiful DAUGHTERS -
6. A FAMILY Home -
7. On My HONOR -


141. Will Earns his [MA]rk: And Other Stories of Long Ago by Editors of Highlights for Children (compiler)

142. Polar Bears Past Bedti[ME] (Magic Tree House, No. 12) by [(MA)RY] Pope Osborne
ME = mother in Vietnamese

143. [SARAH], Plain and Tall by [PATRICIA] [MA]clachlan

144. Boys Are Dogs by Leslie [MA]rgolis

145. My Weirdest School #5: [MISS] [DAISY] Is Still Crazy! by Dan Gut[MA]n

146. Dolphins! by [(MA)RGARET] David[SON], Ian Andrew

147. Escape (Island #3) by Gordon Kor[MA]n

148. On the Way Ho[ME]: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota t[O (MA)]nsfield, [MISS]ouri, in 1894 by [LAURA] Ingalls Wilder
OMA = German for grandmother
ME = mother in Vietnamese

149. Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented [BOOK]s for the Blind (Scholastic Biography) by [(MA)RGARET] David[SON] |


With Memorial Day Weekend upon us here in the USA, I'm hoping to get a few more of my books for this Challenge registered and ready to release with the ones I had hoped to release ON Mother's Day. I was thinking that since many people who don't travel somewhere for the weekend get together with family and friends at many of the City Parks for Family Fun, Reunions and such, I will "blanket" some of the picnic tables and benches in a few this weekend, in hopes the books will find good homes. ; )


MIDWIFE and MIDWIVES (Thanks, awaywithfairies), and I've added WIFE and WIVES, as well...because many Women are Wives AND Mothers!!! ; )

And I do have a little something I'd like to send each participant (if you'd like), so don't forget to PM me with your address. I only have SqueakyChu's so far. ; )


150. Ten Little [LADY]bugs by [(ME)LANIE] Gerth

151. The Know-It-All: One [MA]n's Humble Quest to Beco[ME] the S[MA]rtest Per[SON] in the World by A. J. Jacobs
ME = mother in Vietnamese

152. Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia [MA]rquez

153. Hello, [MRS.] Piggle-Wiggle by [BETTY] [MA]cDonald

154. My Notorious Life: A Novel by [KATE] [MA]nning

155. [LOVE] Lessons (Helping Hands Homeschooling, Book 1) by [(MA)GARET] Daley


20. This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling MOTHERhood to Get the Lives We Want Today ( ), wild release, photo.


Boekentrol's MUM (10n3k3) will be celebrating her 80th Birthday on July 23 and Boekentrol has had a Birthday Card request running in the (Not-So-) Random Acts of BookCrossing Kindness Forum for that past few weeks. Thought it would be WAY COOL if she was to receive 80 cards from her fellow BCers for her "Crown Birthday", so I thought I share the link for those who may be interested. ; )

OT? Birthday card shower request


I'll do that! I PMed her.


with release photo

8. The Killer ANGELS -


156. The [FRIEND]s of [ME]ager Fortune by David Adams Richards
ME = mother in Vietnamese

157. [(MA)THILDA] Savitch by Victor Lodato

158. Pretty Things Easy to [MA]ke: 25 [GIFT] Ideas for [GIVING] and for Keeping by [HILARY][MOR]e
MOR = mother in Danish

159. Midnight on th[E MO]on (Magic Tree House, No. 8) by [(MA)RY] Pope Osborne
EMO = mother in Frisian
Frisian is spoken by people who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.

160. The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott [MO(M]A)day |



161. [M(E]MO)irs of a Geisha: A Novel by Arthur Golden
ME = mother in Vietnamese
EMO = mother in Frisian
Frisian is spoken by people who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.

162. Forest [FRIEND]s by Disney Enterprises

163. Temptress (Onyx Novel) by [LISA] Jack[SON]

164. Great A[ME]rican Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (Barnes & Noble Classics) by [CORINNE] De[MA]s
ME = mother in Vietnamese

165. Our [VERONICA] Goes to [PETUNIA]'s Farm by Roger Duvoisin

166. The Two Princesses of Ba[MA]rre by [GAIL] Levine



21. A Fatal GRACE ( ), wild release, photo. [Update: caught!]

22. The Little Book of MAgic Tricks ( ), wild release, photo.


167. Hissy Fit by [(MA)RY] [KAY] Andrews

168. Cer[EMO]ny (Contemporary American Fiction Series) by [LESLIE] [MA]rmon Silko
EMO = mother in Frisian
Frisian is spoken by people who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.

169. Thai Home-Cooking from Kamol[MA]l's Kitchen (Plume) by William Crawford, Kamol[MA]l Pootaraksa

170. Episode of the Wandering Knife by [(MA)RY] Roberts Rinehart

171. Ciao, A[ME]rica!: An Italian Discovers the U.S. by Beppe Severgnini
ME = mother in Vietnamese

172. Hunting Down [A(MA)NDA] by Andrew Klavan

173. [BARBIE] [MA]riposa (Step into Reading) by [CHRISTY] Webster

174. Haven by John R. [MA]xim

175. A Case of Exploding [MA]ngoes by Moham[ME]d Hanif
ME = mother in Vietnamese


176. What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable by John Brock[MA]n

177. The [WIFE] Of Reilly by [JENNIFER] Coburn

178. On the Street Where You Live : A Novel by [(MA)RY] Higgins Clark

179. Slicky Boys (A Sergeants Sueño and Bascom Novel) by [MA]rtin Limón

180. Honor Thy [WIFE] by [NOR(MA)]n Bogner

181. Cashel[MA]ra by [SUSAN] Howatch

182. The Miracle Ball [ME]thod for [PREGNANCY]: Relieve Back Pain, Ease Labor, Reduce Stress, Regain a Flat Belly by [ELAINE] Petrone
ME = mother in Vietnamese

183. The Lost Father by MONA Simp[SON]

184. Little [ME]rm[MA]ids and Ugly Ducklings by Spirin Gennady
ME = mother in Vietnamese

185. Through the Seasons: An Activity Book for [ME][MOR]y-Challenged Adults and [CAREGIVER]s by [CYNTHIA] R. Green, [JOAN] Beloff
ME = mother in Vietnamese
MOR = mother in Danish

186. His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof [MA]rriage by Willard F. Jr. Harley

187. Stolen Sea[SON]: A Journey Through A[M(E]RICA) and Baseball's Minor Leagues by David Lamb
ME = mother in Vietnamese


23. Karakuri ODETTE ( ), wild release, photo.


with release photo

9. Third Grade ANGELS -


188. The [MISS]ing Cupcake Mystery (Tony and Lauren Dungy Ready-to-Reads) by Tony Dungy, [LAUREN] Dungy

189. Who's My [FRIEND]? by [HEATHER] Hennins

190. Blue City by Ross [MA]cdonald

191. [MA]squerade by [JANET] Dailey

192. Ani[MA]l Clowns (Books for Young Explorers) by [JANE] R. McGoldrick

193. A CHILDREN's Treasury of Nursery Rhy[ME]s by Author unknown
ME = mother in Vietnamese

194. The Inner Voice of [LOVE]: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom by Henri J. M. Nouwen

195. [LUNCH] in Paris: A [LOVE] Story, with Recipes by [(E{*LIZ*A})(BETH)] Bard

196. A Horse for [(MA)NDY] by Lurlene McDaniel, Bill Robison

197. Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, No. 5) by [(MA)RY] Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

198. The Forgotten [GIRLS] by [SARA] Blaedel

199. [JEMI(MA)] Puddle-duck Board Book (Peter Rabbit) by [BEATRIX] Potter

200. My [MOM]'s the Best [MOM] by Stuart Hample

201. Floating in My [MOTHER]'s Palm by [URSULA] Hegi

That's it for me!

Total # released: 201 books

Thank you for a fun challenge, BOOKWORMINUSALL.


That's it for me! must be exHAUSted, SqueakyChu!!! ; D
Total # released: 201 books
Amazing number of books, all with your creatively embedded "Signature Stamp"!!! : D
Thank you for a fun challenge, BOOKWORMINUSALL.
Thank YOU, for participating. ; )


I had an unusually large number of releases this month because (1) this challenge was an easy one, and (2) I had been saving books pretty much all year for the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. There, together with my local BC group, BCinDC, we released over 1,500 free BC-registered books! :D


This is it for me. Thanks for the challenge!

24. The Prairie GIRL's Guide to Life ( ), wild release, photo.


I'm sorry I couldn't do more.


2. All Things BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL (because my mom is both)

3. All Things WISE and WONDERFUL (same reason as #2)

4. FLOWERS in the Rain...

5. CHICKEN SOUP for the GOLDEN SOUL (because Mom always made chicken soup when I was sick or feeling down and she has a golden soul). I have no idea how Bill O'Reilley's book is showing up.

6. CHICKEN SOUP for the WOMAN'S Soul


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