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Murder HOUSE - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14869857 - 3 points
HOME - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8045585 - 3 point

Jan 12
Total 12


Complete Thread
Post your January 2018 reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.

This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/548408.

Each book can earn up to three points:

Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.

Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.

Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.

January: Home—types of homes (e.g., house, hut, flat, apartment), parts of homes (e.g., window, door, room, key), and words related to moving from one home to another (e.g., pack, truck, box).

Examples: The Buddha in the Attic, Room, Blackbird House

Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.


What a great start to the new year. We'll see how long I can keep this up! :)


I'm proud of you! And thanks for running this Challenge.


Confused.com in right, kingfan30!!! ; ) This thread was posted one week ago https://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/548409, and the one here 5 days ago. Which one should we be using, jumpingin?


Please use this one. I don't know what happened. THIS was the original thread, because I posted "Posted early this month!" right after creating the original post. And that was right after posting the year-long list of themes, which is also listed as 6 days ago, not one week ago.

It's a mystery! :)


Anna Jacobs - Jessie = read = 1
Tony Hawkes - One Hit wonderland = read = 1

total = 2


Thank you for sorting this again, it really does help with deciding what to read next :-)

Maura's game - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14844907 - 1 point
Rebecca - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14844865 - 1 point
The Cat Who Came for Christmas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283757 - 1 point

Jan 3
Total 3


Placing this here so it doesn't get lost when I delete the other thread:

1. Touched by Angels by Debbie Ma[COMBE]r

3 Points...I hope, using "Creative License" for "COMBE" for a theme word, for the beautiful Combe House Hotel in the UK http://www.combehouse.co.uk. A Hotel is a type of Home for many these days, after losing everything to many different disasters, and/or loss of income due to job loss, or inability to work due to health issues...and there IS a photo of a house on the book's cover. ; ) DEFinitely points for a Registered TBR that has been read and moved along. ; ) Thanks for continuing to run this excellent challenge jumpingin!!! : D I'm trying to get back to and stay on track with my BC Reading and Releasing for 2018 and this might just be the ticket!!! ; D


THANK YOU, jumpingin...I was going to see about moving it once you decided which thread to use!!! ; ) TIS a mystery, as actually, the other thread is the thread you started when you started the one for the year-long list of themes. You can tell by the sequential link numbers. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/548408
This thread's link is several later https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/548542 ...but no worries now...all is resolved. ; ) Thanks for catching this, kingfan30!!! ; )


January: Home—types of homes (e.g., house, hut, flat, apartment), parts of homes (e.g., window, door, room, key), and words related to moving from one home to another (e.g., pack, truck, box).

Kimeä metsä http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12973581/ Released, 1 pt
Jään luoksesi (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Kyläkaukalon lupaus (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Jääkansi (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Finnjävlar : Suomiperkeleet Ruotsissa (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Satumaailma XXVI : Kuvallinen taruaarre nuorisolle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875884 Read & released, 2 pts
Vanikan palat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11696184 Released, 1 pt
Intialaista viisautta http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14814014 Released, 1 pt
Finalaska : Unelma suomalaisesta osavaltiosta (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Hornanperän uusi Paholainen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14882379 Read, 1 pt
Lempi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5082106 Read, 1 pt
Kaksi rantaa (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Poirot Loses a Client http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14814084 Released, 1 pt
Murder Is Easy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14814070 Released, 1 pt

MTD 15 pts
YTD 15 pts

February http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9071746


Super-Cannes - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13251936 - 1 point

Read and release
Children of Dune - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8089599 - 2 points

Jan 6
Total 6


read: The spy, by Paulo Coelho - 1 point
read: A Sixpenny Song, by Jennifer Johnston - 1 point


To Siri With Love by Judith Newman (B+)
Girl In the Dark by Anna Lyndsey
The Brand New Catastrophe by Mike Scalise
Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda (B+)
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella (B+)
People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Perry
Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff


Themed read and release
Murder HOUSE - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14869857 - 3 points
HOME - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8045585 - 3 point

Jan 12
Total 12


Released for this month's theme:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14859216/ Bleak HOUSE

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739572/ There's a Country in My CELLAR

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14693164/ Summer HOUSE with SWIMMING POOL: A Novel

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14777099/ In the HOUSE of the Interpreter: A Memoir

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14687440 The Cider HOUSE Rules [CAUGHT]

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810242/ Trap DOOR: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14812738/ There's a Nightmare in My CLOSET

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14841682/ Fred the Little Black TRUCK as Told by Eva Marie

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738313/ Flowers in the ATTIC

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14704512/ Eight KEYS

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14780911/ Wishbone Mysteries # 8: KEY to the Golden Dog

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879386/ To the LightHOUSE

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14704431/ The Man in the WINDOW: A Thriller

26 points for January so far


Released for this month's theme.

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722616/ I Left My Back DOOR Open: A Novel

28 points so far for January


Read, themed, & released
1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13434875/ Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder (multiple challenges)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14191422/ Opening Pandora’s Box (controlled; multiple challenges)


wingsakirmowing 11 mos ago
January 1 - 8
1. Riisuttu TALO (= house)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14863787 [theme/release] 2 p.
2. Helvetin KELLARISSA (= cellar)
[theme/read - non-BC] 2 p.
3. Dead as a DOORnail
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874826 [theme/release] 2 p.
4. PÖYTÄÄN (= table) ja VUOTEESEEN (= bed)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14855087 [theme/release] 2 p.
5. KEITTIÖ (= kitchen) slangin sanakirja
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14862708 [theme/read/release] 3 p.
6. Bone HOUSE
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14557064/ [theme/read] 2 p.
7. Virtahepo OLOHUONEESSA (= living room)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14855319 [theme/release] 2 p.
8. The High WINDOW
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14862938 [theme/release] 2 p.


17 points


Themed read and release
Ape HOUSE - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14537301 - 3 points

Jan 15
Total 15


15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753490/ Adventures in Colonial America: The FARM: Life in Colonial Pennsylvania

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731834/ Teach Yourself Visually WINDOWS xp

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14885699/ My Dad Fixed the LightHOUSE

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9070529 The Cat Who Brought Down the HOUSE

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14709886/ The SHACK

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14708409/ A WINDOW Opens: A Novel

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826514/ Cold Comfort FARM

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14692243/ I Capture the CASTLE

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792840/ The Beach HOUSE

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732693/ A HOUSE is a HOUSE for Me

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14734565/ The Great WALL Of China

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14734873/ HotHOUSE: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14789094/ Alaska's Secret DOOR

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14788576/ Fatima the Spinner and the TENT

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736001/ The Round HOUSE: A Novel

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14845005/ The LightHOUSE Society: A Jack Chandler Novel

60 points so far for January


January: Home (types, parts of and moving)

2) Pax by Sara PennyPACKer
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14856192/ HIGH RISE
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12818080/ Wolf HALL

1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7721342/ Survivors
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14343208/ The A-Z of Curious Bristol: Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13511828 The Lord of the Rings - The Two TOWERs
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14765596/ Harry Potter and the CHAMBER of Secrets
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13818318/ Bots: The Origin of New Species
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13819873/ American INTERIOR
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11322120/ Shogun

MTD: 16
YTD: 16


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14857476 Where You Belong by Barbara Taylor Bradford (wild release = 1 point)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14854449 Anne’s HOUSE of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery (wild release, theme = 2 points)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12617518 Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear (read, controlled release = 2 points)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14854453 One Day at A Time by Danielle Steel (wild release = 1 point)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14867225 Undercover by Danielle Steel (read = 1 point)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14059740 South of Superior (controlled release = 1 point)
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881405 Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O. J. Simpson Got Away With Murder by Vincent Bugliosi (wild release = 1 point)
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14887007 Winter Love, Winter Wishes by Jane Claypool Miner (wild release = 1 point)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14462168 MoonLIGHT Over Paris by Jennifer Robson (read, theme = 2 points)
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14895011 Grace by Shelley Shepard Gray (read, wild release = 2 points)

Total for January: 14 points
Total for 2018: 14 points


Released in January for January's theme:

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14890727/ Mad HOUSE: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings

62 points for January's theme.


I finished The Archaeology of HOME this morning, but I will count it, since I read the bulk of it in January, and since it would still be on Mt. TBR were it not for this challenge. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9773019/


Themed read (2):
The House of All Sorts by Emily Carr
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11772761/ Suite Franҫaise

Read (1):
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Released (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10110425 Red Sky at Morning


Feeding My Mother – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14854961 (Read: 1 point)
A Cotswold Killing – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14853679/ (Read: 1 point)
A Measure of Light – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14352735/ (Read: 1 point)
Just Between Us – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10217804/ (Read: 1 point)

Gone Girl – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317321 (Released: 1 point)

January Total Points: 5
Year-to-Date Total Points: 5


wingcally-cwing 11 mos ago
cally-c points
Themed Read:
Slaughter-house Five - Kurt Vonnegut (Kindle book)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14487497 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Foundation - Isaac Asimov (Kindle book)
The Beatles Boxed Set - Joe Bensam (Kindle Book)
Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning - Hallgrimur Helgason (Kindle book)
The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Kindle book)
Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase - Louise Walters (Kindle book

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655323 Saturday Night Peter - Peter Kay
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655354 The Sleeping Buddha - Hamida Ghafour
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12056585 Oh Dear Sylvia - Dawn French
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12963946 The Watcher in the Shadows - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13450232 May I Have Your Attention Please? - James Corden
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12902827 Someday I'll Find You - Richard Madeley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2134517 Pearls’ Girls & Monty Bodkin – P.G. Wodehouse
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14745528 Restless - William Boyd
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12993652 The Rose of Sebastopol – Katharine McMahon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13905866 The First Casualty - Ben Elton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13422060 Gabriel’s Gift - Hanif Kureishi
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13422054 Slow Man - J.M. Coetzee

Jan: 26
YTD: 26



3 POINTS (themed, read, (to be) released):
1. The Rosie PROJECT - Graeme Simsion (own copy for now). TBR since Dec. 2017.
2. The Murder ROOM - P.D. James. TBR since 2010. (still to register)
3. BLINDness - José Saramago. TBR since March 2016. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8013376

2 POINTS (themed release):
1. The Kissing GARDEN - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871318
2. De man op de BODEM [The Man on the FLOOR] - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872212
3. The LAMP of the Wicked - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12440060 (released in Oss)

1 POINT (released):
*** Tunbridge Wells, 13 January (for my MIL to take to share at her club, so not expecting any JEs):
1. The Death of a President 20 - November 25, 1963 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6069479
2. Winter Solstice - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6085597
3. A Sparrow Falls - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6107506
4. The Hunt for Red October - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6131426
5. The Phantom Major - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6139285
6. The Second Lady - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6141072
7. Playing With Fire - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6291919
8. Must I Go Down to the Sea Again? - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6970228 (spotted my MIL reading this one herself :D)
9. The Lonely Sea - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6971644
10. Snow Falcon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12765670
11. Silhouette Christmas Stories, 1990 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871308
12. Masquerade - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871310
13. The Silk Vendetta - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871311
14. Safe Bet - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871313
15. Guardian of the Heart - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871314
16. Trunk Music - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871315
17. The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871316
18. The Holcroft Covenant - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871319
19. The Ghost of Flight 401 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871331
20. The Train Robbers - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871335
21. Right on Time - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7885576
22. Dennis Wise: The Autobiography - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11225477
*** Dutch New Year’s Meeting, 14 January at OBCZ-Westerpark in Amsterdam:
23. Clear and Present Danger - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4125387
24. Mansfield Park - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5124289
25. Recoil - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5839495
26. The Rainmaker - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6085066
27. The Bourne Supremacy - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6228754
28. One Hit Wonderland - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872209
29. Engleby - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872213
30. Girl - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872210
31. Die je niet ziet - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872211
32. De Celestijnse Belofte - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8423005

MTD: 47
YTD: 47


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