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52 towns in 52 weeks challenge 2018

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page."


Bookcrossing is about letting books travel. Travel with books, travel for books. Make this a world of travelling books.
Go where you never went before, and find the surprises waiting there for you. Leave a book to be the next visitors surprise.



What's this challenge?
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The goal of this challenge is to release books in at least 52 different towns throughout the year 2018. This is an average of one per week, but doesn't need to be one each week.
You're welcome to join also if you're sure you won't make the 52 - just try and make it as many as possible.


Some rules...
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* You can join the challenge at any time, and also count books you released before joining as long as they were released in 2018 (local time).
* Wild, OBCZ and geocache releases count.
* Controlled releases and meetup handovers do not count.
* Public transport vehicles can't usually be assigned to one town because the vehicle will leave the city limits. They don't count, then. Just release another book at the station and you're fine ;)
* You need to release the books yourself at the place in question. You cannot release a book "to" some place, but only "at" some place. It's always the place where the book leaves YOUR hand which counts.
* Geocaches count for the town where the box lies, even if the listing coordinates are somewhere else.
* Of course you can visit the same places as in previous years again. New year, new challenge.
* Please include at least the following in your posts: Sequential number, country, state/province/region and name of the town, and a link to the books journal. Really, please do mention the country in each post. I don't always know without looking it up where you live.
* Please post only one release for each town. If you release more than one book, choose one freely.
* Report as many releases as available in one posting, but don't add new towns by editing old postings. You never know at which time I actually copy the numbers from your post, and I usually won't see any later changes as I read the forum "latest first".
* If you like, you may also report about catches.
* You're welcome to explore the release spot surroundings and report about your adventures along with the release.

NB: Most countries (at least in Europe) have some well-defined low administrational unit called town, municipality, Gemeinde, kommun or something like that which resembles the definition of a town used in this challenge (and in most areas, also by BC for release notes), and make it rather easy to assign any square metre of land to a specific town e.g. by using openstreetmap.org. I am aware that there are countries where such a division doesn't apply to every area. If you live in a country where large areas are unincorporated while only specific settlements have a different status, you could e.g. assign your releases to the nearest town.


Most important: Have fun! Go explore!

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"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page."


Bookcrossing is about letting books travel. Travel with books, travel for books. Make this a world of travelling books.
Go where you never went before, and find the surprises waiting there for you. Leave a book to be the next visitors surprise.



What's this challenge?
----------------------

The goal of this challenge is to release books in at least 52 different towns throughout the year 2018. This is an average of one per week, but doesn't need to be one each week.
You're welcome to join also if you're sure you won't make the 52 - just try and make it as many as possible.


Some rules...
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* You can join the challenge at any time, and also count books you released before joining as long as they were released in 2018 (local time).
* Wild, OBCZ and geocache releases count.
* Controlled releases and meetup handovers do not count.
* Public transport vehicles can't usually be assigned to one town because the vehicle will leave the city limits. They don't count, then. Just release another book at the station and you're fine ;)
* You need to release the books yourself at the place in question. You cannot release a book "to" some place, but only "at" some place. It's always the place where the book leaves YOUR hand which counts.
* Geocaches count for the town where the box lies, even if the listing coordinates are somewhere else.
* Of course you can visit the same places as in previous years again. New year, new challenge.
* Please include at least the following in your posts: Sequential number, country, state/province/region and name of the town, and a link to the books journal. Really, please do mention the country in each post. I don't always know without looking it up where you live.
* Please post only one release for each town. If you release more than one book, choose one freely.
* Report as many releases as available in one posting, but don't add new towns by editing old postings. You never know at which time I actually copy the numbers from your post, and I usually won't see any later changes as I read the forum "latest first".
* If you like, you may also report about catches.
* You're welcome to explore the release spot surroundings and report about your adventures along with the release.

NB: Most countries (at least in Europe) have some well-defined low administrational unit called town, municipality, Gemeinde, kommun or something like that which resembles the definition of a town used in this challenge (and in most areas, also by BC for release notes), and make it rather easy to assign any square metre of land to a specific town e.g. by using openstreetmap.org. I am aware that there are countries where such a division doesn't apply to every area. If you live in a country where large areas are unincorporated while only specific settlements have a different status, you could e.g. assign your releases to the nearest town.


Most important: Have fun! Go explore!
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1. Cold Sassy Tree
Immokalee, Florida, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14846303

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1. Bungendore, NSW, Australia.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822972

Themed release. Title: The Christmas Belles (Rosabelle and Annabelle). Released on a Christmas tree with bells. (Late, at New Year, so the tree, photographed, is dying.)
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Brought a tramping pack off Trademe, for daughter's Jamborree.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14855913
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2. Green Eggs and Ham
Felda, Florida, USA
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14856844/

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1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14861234/ Menangle, NSW, Australia
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I will list my releases here, although I don't expect to get anywhere near 52...

1. Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
The Journal of William Thomas Emerson - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14856974
Released January 2; with release photo
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3. Christmas with You
Fort Myers, Florida, USA
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322784/

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2. Reid, ACT, Australia.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150034

Themed release. Title: The Bronze Horseman. Released with bronze horsemen. This is the Boer War Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, ACT. Photographs.
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3. Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14822965

Themed release. Title: Between the Sheets. Released...'Between the Sheets' :) Photograph.
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4. Garran, ACT, Australia.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150099

Themed release. Title: Blood Oath. Released at the Blood Bank.. Photograph.
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5. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150087

Themed release: Title: Monkey Grip. Released opposite a pub called the '3 Wise Monkeys'. It has 3 large monkeys over the door. Photograph.

Caught & Journalled.
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Release 6

6. Bondi, NSW, Australia.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150089

Themed release: Book set in Bondi, released in Bondi.
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I am excited to do this challenge again in 2018. We don't anticipate a lot of travelling this year, but we'll see where the year takes us! Hopefully it'll take me to at least 52 towns ;)

20/01/18; I did my first release of the year tonight, at a cinema I like called Cinestarz in the town of Burlington (about 45 mins away). My husband and I saw the most recent Thor movie this evening, but as the theatre is also showing Justice League right now, I thought it would be an appropriate place to release a children's book about Superman. The book was called "The True Story of Superman," and I left it on a counter in the common area of the cinema.

1. Burlington, Ontario, Canada (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14823004
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Good release. You could also log this in 'Themed Releases'.
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Release 7

7. Haymarket, NSW, Australia.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150101

Themed release too. Book set in China, released in Chinatown in Sydney.
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21/01/18; Today is Lincoln Alexander Day in Canada, a day dedicated to the memory of Canadian statesman Lincoln Alexander. Linc was our first black MP, first black cabinet minister, and the first black person to serve as a vice-regal representative (he was Ontario's lieutenant-governor) in post-Confederation era Canada (there was a governor of mixed-race in British Columbia, but that was in the mid-1800s, before there was a Canada). He was also Chancellor of the University of Guelph, in my neighbouring city, for 15 years. I left his autobiography (entitled '"Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy': The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir") at U of G, sitting on a bench outside of Alexander Hall, which is named after him.

2. Guelph, Ontario, Canada (photo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14348865
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21/01/18; Today is Lincoln Alexander Day in Canada, a day dedicated to the memory of Canadian statesman Lincoln Alexander.

I enjoy reading your Canadian history lessons. :)
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2. Waimānalo, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
The Beast - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14879319
Released January 19; with release photo
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8. Ultimo, NSW, Australia.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14728472

Themed release; released beside a cat statue.

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