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9. The Falcon's MALTESEr ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796280/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

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2018's Asian zodiac animal is the dog, and Chinese (Lunar) New Year falls on February 16 (the same date is also celebrated by Korea and some other Asian countries, and a number of countries follow the same zodiac cycle).

To allow for two weeks before & after that date, this challenge will run from February 2 to March 1 wherever you are.

Any type of release accepted; multi-challenge releases are encouraged.

Qualifying books should have a picture of a dog or puppy or one of these words in the title or author's name (if releasing books in another language, the word should translate into something dog-related):

bitch
brindle
bulldog
canine / canid
collie
cur
dog / doggie / doggy
hound
husky
mastiff
mongrel
mutt
pinscher
pointer
pooch
poodle
pup / puppy
retriever
schnauzer
setter
shepherd
spaniel
spitz
terrier
whelp

*** the word list is a work-in-progress, so check here before you release! ***

Any dog breed is ok, but the book's title must include the full name of the breed, not just the adjectives at the beginning: "cocker spaniel" works, but not just "cocker". If you're using a breed name, be sure to point it out in your post.

AKC list of dog breeds: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds

Just a few actions, because dogs should be easier to find than chickens, I hope...

bark
fetch
heel
howl
paw
slobber
wag
woof
yip
yowl

Also acceptable:

12
animal
astrology
cycle
lunar
moon
new
sign
symbol
twelve
xii
year
zodiac

As suggested by GoryDetails:

Any book with the number of a Year of the Dog in the title will work:
1862, 1874, 1886, 1898, 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, etc. You can extend the list out in either direction with multiples of 12 or use a calculator like this one: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/---/zodiac - I recommend using a mid-year date to avoid the ambiguity caused by the moveable date of the lunar New Year.

Embedded words are ok (because I don't want to make this *too* hard, and because I think it's fun to look for them). If you prefer not to use embedded words, that's fine too.

If you think of another word that should be on the list, go ahead and ask.
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I know this challenge is still a few months away but I thought I'd put my hand up before I forgot!

Now on the hunt for canine-related books...
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Thanks for posting early so we can look for doggies.
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Thanks for posting early so we can look for doggies.

I expect dogs to be easier than chickens, but we're in the midst of the fall church rummage sale season here, so I thought I should mention the challenge for those of you who like to plan in advance. :)
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...but PLEASE must mention the appropriate logo in your post here. Including a picture of the logo in a journal entry is even better.

Some hints here: https://bookriot.com/---/great-publisher-logo-designs-dogs-olives
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..so they will be ready for release in February. :)
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Spent some time this morning tidying my Mt TBRs (yes, there's more than one!). I thought I'd group my unread books into themes to make them easier to find and read for various release challenges.

Have found a couple of dog-related books I didn't know I had, including one called "Shaggy Muses: The Dogs That Inspired [various female authors]".
https://www.amazon.com/---/ref=sr_1_1?...

Perfect for this challenge!
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"Howl" about...WOOF, ARF, and BOW WOW, hyphen8 (Spencer Quinn's Series aka Peter Abrahams)? ; D They are Bowser and Birdie Children's Mystery Novels, so maybe BOWSER would count, too? ; ) Sorry, they are also currently in a box in storage and not registered yet, so I don't have any links to provide at this time.

Here's a link for information about the Author that includes a list of his Series. ; ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Abrahams_(American_author)
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"Howl" about...WOOF, ARF, and BOW WOW

Added woof to the list.

Remember, doggie pictures on the cover work too, so that ought to take care of "Arf" and "Bow Wow".
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"Howl" about...WOOF, ARF, and BOW WOW

Added woof to the list.

Remember, doggie pictures on the cover work too, so that ought to take care of "Arf" and "Bow Wow".

Thanks for your reply and reminder, hyphen8. ; ) Sadly, I was unable to bring any of my boxed books home from storage to be able to release any of my dogs, or participate in any of the February challenges I was so looking forward to. Hopefully I will be able to do so before the end of the year, and I'll see if I have any "pigs" to set aside for release next year. THANK YOU for hosting. ; )
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1. The Race for the Chinese ZODIAC ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14724280/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. Bulu: African Wonder DOG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14894749/ ), wild release, photo.

3. How Shall I Tell the DOG? ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14866143/ ), wild release, photo.

4. Started Early, Took My DOG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787291/ ), wild release, photo.
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1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14898104/ Head Over HEELs

Well done: I'd forgotten that I'd included "heel". :)
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1. The Race for the Chinese ZODIAC ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14724280/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

The thumbnail of the cover art made me think of an unhappy snake; since that's also one of the zodiac animals it wouldn't have been inappropriate. :)

2. Bulu: African Wonder DOG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14894749/ ), wild release, photo.

Love the decor of this LFL!
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Love the decor of this LFL!


It is a very cute one. And it's portable - it can be moved to allow for snowplowing and whatnot. It's in front of a charming little muffin shop, too!
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5. Must Love DOGs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14868508/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751541/ DOGS Helping People: Sled DOGS: Speeding Through Snow

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14701201/ From the Files of Madison Finn # 11: Heart to Heart [dog on the cover]

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2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14701201/ From the Files of Madison Finn # 11: Heart to Heart [dog on the cover]

Is that dog wearing deely boppers on its head?
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Is that dog wearing deely boppers on its head?


I had to look up deely boppers, but yeah, now that I know what they are, I guess so. : )
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Release #1

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14462168 MOONlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Not sure how many I will have, but here is the first one.
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14462168 MOONlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

Not sure how many I will have, but here is the first one.

That's perfect: thanks for playing!
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6. The YEAR OF THE DOG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871239/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Yep, this one is about the actual Year of the Dog, celebrations and all!] Update: caught!

7. Inubaka: Crazy for DOGs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14425047/ ), wild release, photo.
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6. The YEAR OF THE DOG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871239/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Yep, this one is about the actual Year of the Dog, celebrations and all!]


Perfect!
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6. The YEAR OF THE DOG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871239/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Yep, this one is about the actual Year of the Dog, celebrations and all!]

Haven't read my copy yet, but I do have one. :)
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Release #1

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1. The More the Terrier http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12428262

Well, it's a cute cover, even if you didn't care for the book.
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Squeaking in a release before tonight's site outage for a server upgrade:

8. Inside of a DOG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14337619/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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9. The Falcon's MALTESEr ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796280/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14717216/ The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her DOG

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897455/ Dr. DOG

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14674851/ The Complete DOG Book

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14697706/ Sick PUPPY

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14799338/ A Nose for Justice: A Novel [dog on the cover and in the story]

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14690549/ A NEW Owner's Guide to COLLIES

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14691950/ Wearable Arf: 16 Fabulous Fashions for Your Darling DOG

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14744897/ Paulette the Pinkest PUPPY in the World

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722392/ Lulu Walks the DOGS

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782872/ Good DOG. Stay.

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782914/ The Intelligence of DOGS: CANINE Consciousness and Capabilities

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14833775/ DOG Heroes: Sled DOGS

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684013/ If DOGS Could Talk: Tongues Unleashed!

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874128/ DOG Talk: Training Your DOG Through A CANINE Point Of View

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739624/ Sheep [dog on the cover and subject of the story]

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14820863/ Old English SheepDOGS

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751611/ Oogy: The DOG Only a Family Could Love

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871338/ Hipster PUPPIES

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875588/ DOG Diaries # 4: Togo

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731708/ Bad DOGS Have More Fun

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787339/ A Wedding TAIL: A Rescue DOG Romance

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10. The Discovery of Chocolate ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881545 ), for the greyhound on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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10. The Discovery of Chocolate ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881545 ), for the greyhound on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Nicely done! A chocolate stroll sounds like fun. :D
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24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738053/ Families Are Different [dog on the cover]

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759652/ Kiss Me, I'm Perfect! [dog on the cover]

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874095/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4: DOG Days

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762597/ Every Living Thing: Stories [dog on the cover]

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14834722/ I Want to Kill the DOG

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879381/ The Last Days of DOGtown: A Novel

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296556/ Men and DOGS

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741500/ The Dangerous Book for DOGS: a Parody

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753557/ Song DOGS: A Novel

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14783445/ Who Let the DOGS In?: Incredible Political ANIMALS I Have Known

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14758730/ Walt Disney's Surprise for Mickey Mouse [dog on the cover]

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843002/ Peeking Prairie DOGS

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36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881961/ Scooby-Doo! Picture Clue Book # 12: Meet Big Foot [dog on the cover]

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781043/ Pooh and the Dragon [dog on the back cover - The Poky Little Puppy?]

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731835/ The Ocean [dogs on the front and back covers]

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6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913050/ Sex, Drugs and Knuckledusters (dog on cover)
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12. Fruits Basket ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14405001 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [This series is about a family suffering under a zodiac-themed curse; the guy on the cover of this volume is the dog. The back cover has a picture of him in his dog form, cute little guy...]
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1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773516/ The Year at Maple Hill Farm (multiple challenges)
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7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919415/ The Curious Incident of the DOG in the Night-Time
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Surviving Henry -- picture of dog on cover; book about a dog, Henry
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921242
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Release 3

3. Little Lucy (puppy on the cover) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916381
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13. Skippy Jon Jones: Cirque De Olé ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881752 ), for the dog on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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controlled release

1. YEAR of Wonders - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900711

wild releases with photos

2. The Scruffy PUPPY - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14898632
3. Harry the Homeless PUPPY - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910727
4. Inside of a DOG - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917502

wild releases with photos: dog(s) on cover

5. The Pet War - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900686
6. Animal Madness - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911662
7. Framed - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900435
8. Old Yeller - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14918202

wild releases, no photos

9. One Good DOG - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919503
10. A DOG's Life - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1491674
11. Citizen CANINE - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919514

wild releases, no photos: dog(s) on cover

12. Merle's Door - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14834657
13. Stickeen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917957
14. Oops, Clifford! - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14915054
15. Swindle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910719
16. The Summer of Riley - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910714
17. Play Dead - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919906
18. Finding Zasha - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14918232
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8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924115/ Star of the School (Puddle the Naughtiest PUPPY)
9 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924121/ Shaggy Muses (book about dogs + dog on cover)
10 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924133/ The UnderDOG
11 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14929368/ Sick PUPPY
12 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924384/ Operation Green Thumbs (dog on cover)

Catch
1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924115/ Star of the School (Puddle the Naughtiest PUPPY)
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14. The Afterlives ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930183/ ), for the dog on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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13 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14934209/ The TWELVE Little Cakes

I finished reading this book *just* in time to release it for this challenge!
This is my last release for this year. Now to look for pig books for next year!
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Now to look for pig books for next year!

Yep - pigs, boars, hogs, shoats...

I won't be accepting "pork" because this is about the live animals, but "porker" will work because it's used to refer to a particular type of pig.

Also, there may be some tusks involved...I haven't decided yet. ;)
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Release 4

4. Sporting Spaniel Handbook http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14932980
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2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14931274 Orphaned PUP by Eleanor J. Lapp (Mine had a different cover with a pup on it.)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14931268 Lancaster Target by Jack CURrie

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3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13809487/ A Year in Provence (multiple challenges)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11357565/ Narrow Dog to Indian River (multiple challenges)
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Release #4

4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935935 Paris to the MOON by Adam Gopnik

This is my last release. Thank you for hosting the challenge!
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15. Narrow DOG to Indian River ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872137/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

That's it for me - thanks for the challenge!
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Released on time. Posted late.

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759653/ 12th of Never

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14793804/ Scooby-Doo! Readers # 10 : Valentine's Day DOGnapping

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Released on time. Posted late.

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741127/ Chicken Soup for the Cat & DOG Lover's Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, DOGS and Other Critters

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14742815/ Wiener DOG Art: A Far Side Collection

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14729716/ Choose Your Own Adventure: Space PUP

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781042/ Sprout and the DOGsitter

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919090/ Clifford's Loose Tooth [dog on the cover]

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907136/ Last DOG on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14744898/ DOGMan

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14772815/ DOG to the Rescue: Seventeen True Tales of DOG Heroism

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14754063/ The Adventures of Goliath: Goliath's Easter Parade [dog on the cover]

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781241/ DOGS

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14783446/ A Step by Step Book About Housebreaking Your PUPPY

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14708540/ The PUPPY Place: Buddy

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14742816/ The PUPPY Place: Snowball

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843363/ Wish Upon A Star [dog on the front and back covers]

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875354/ The PUPPY Place: Flash

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601817/ Dot and the DOG

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907109/ Jack Russell: DOG Detective: The Sausage Situation

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753366/ A Fish in His Pocket [dog on the cover]

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Released on time. Posted late.

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911609/ The Curious Incident of the DOG in the Night-time

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14783967/ They Eat PUPPIES, Don't They?: A Novel

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794269/ The Art of Photographing Children: Techniques for making Better Color, Black and White, Handcolored, and Digital Pictures [dog on the cover]


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Released on time. Posted late.

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762565/ The NEW Rules of Lifting for Abs: A Myth-Busting Fitness Plan for Men and Women Who Want a Strong Core and a Pain- Free Back

63 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14756039/ Rainy Days & Saturdays [dog on the cover]

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260004 The Feather Quest: A North American Birder's YEAR

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741501/ Secrets from the Dollhouse [dog on the cover]

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260005/ Birds on the Move: A Guide to NEW England's Avian Invaders


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Released on time. Posted late.

67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14799339/ Easter at Our House [dog on the cover]

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908948/ Charlie [dog on the cover]

69 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14805184/ DOG Ears

70 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779784/ Skinny BITCH: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want To Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous

71 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14758731/ Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates [dog on the cover]

72 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14840876/ NEW Adventures of Scotty the Westie DOG

73 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14723303/ The Book of the DOG

74 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897457 Lets Get Talking: Animals [dog on the cover]

75 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14770337/ The Blessing of the Animals: True Stories of Ginny, the DOG Who Rescues Cats

76 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14775272/ DOGS Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of DOGS

77 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738055 PAWS for Thought: How Animals Enrich Our Lives--And How We Can Better Care for Them [dog on the cover]

78 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764578 The DOGfather

79 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14684014/ My DOG Skip

80 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14820864/ Isle of DOGS

81 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14903579/ Skinny BITCH: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want To Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!

~ the end ~

Thanks for a fun Challenge!
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Why yes, I *am* late posting these for my own challenge...but I did release them at the right time...

wild releases with photos

19. DOG Tails - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930663
20. The YEAR of the DOG - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14932841
21. Cracker! (dog on cover) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14936361
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Why yes, I *am* late posting these for my own challenge


LOL! (I've done that before too.)

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