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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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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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Release #1

Surviving Henry -- picture of dog on cover; book about a dog, Henry
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921242

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