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7. Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing, by Shamini Flint.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150101

Released in Chinatown, Sydney, by a Chinese lion, with photographs. There is a lion on the cover.

 

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On Saturday, I released a book called "A Question of Loyalty" which is a historical fiction novel about the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. I left it at a place called the McKenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum, which is located in the one-time home of the leader of the rebellion during which the book is set.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14733578/ (photo)

 

This book was journalled today by people who found it just after I released it back in July. It was found by Americans who have had it travelling with them this summer. It has visited twice as many states in the past several weeks as I have in my entire life so far, lol, and is now going into a LFL at the finders' home in California. The finders seem excited about the idea of bookcrossing, and they've joined, so that's cool!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14733578/

 

It has visited twice as many states in the past several weeks as I have in my entire life so far


26 states since July? That's wild! Congrats on a great catch!

 

Thanks!

And yes, it sounds like these people have covered a lot of ground! Chris and I have a map of the USA where we colour in the states as we visit them, and so far we've filled in 13. Most of the time when we go into the US we're just in our border states (New York and Michigan).

 

Another pretty iconic thing in these parts is the Maid of the Mist-- the tour boats that take people up close the falls at Niagara.

Since 2013, the Maid of the Mist only operates from the USA side of the river and such tours on the Canadian side are run by Hornblower Niagara Cruises. That's a little bit of semantics though-- for ages you could go on the Maid of the Mist from both sides of the river, and since it's such an iconic thing that has been replaced here by a company that does the same thing under a different name, tourists from near and far still call it The Maid of the Mist, even though technically that's not a thing here anymore.

I released a book called "Strange Events of Ontario: Chilling Tales of Phantoms, Curses, and Hauntings" in front of the ticket wickets for the boat cruises, because the book contains the First Nations legend that gave us the name Maid of the Mist in the first place.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14850397/ (photo)

 

... for ages you could go on the Maid of the Mist from both sides of the river...

We went on the Maid of the Mist when I was a kid, in 1977...I'm not sure whether it was from the US side or the Canadian side since we visited both on that trip.

I released a book called "Strange Events of Ontario: Chilling Tales of Phantoms, Curses, and Hauntings" in front of the ticket wickets for the boat cruises, because the book contains the First Nations legend that gave us the name Maid of the Mist in the first place.

That must be a good story. :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14850397/ (photo)

Great timing on the photo! I never manage to get fireworks properly.

 

Thanks for the photo compliment!

Personally, I have never been on Maid of the Mist. I've been to the Canadian side too many times to count, and I've been to the American side several times as well, but I've never done the boat. I'm not fond of water, so I don't think I'd enjoy it! I did tell my friends' children I would go on it with them once, but there was some reason we couldn't go on it that day (I forget why), and it hasn't come up/we haven't been back together since! I may have evaded it, but if the kids ever remember, I suppose I'll have to take a boat ride with them!

 

with release photo

27. Beach Town - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15118917
At the beach.

 

Released in the "DOG waiting room" at the vet:

79 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14833781/ A DOG Named Christmas

80 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15113412/ Clifford the Big Red DOG: Clifford's Christmas

81 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15111662/ Jack Russell: DOG Detective # 10: Inspector Jacques

Released in the "CAT waiting room" at the vet:

82 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15035400/ Vet Volunteers: Homeless [cat on the cover]

83 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792846/ CATmas Carols

84 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15044028/ Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from KITTY)

 

My first release at the Poetree. (Click on the image in the release note to enlarge it to see the sign: "Stop and read the poetree" and to see the poems hanging from the tree.)

85 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874134/ Edna St. Vincent Millay's: POEMS Selected for Young People

 

Released in the Little Free Library that is owned by and looks like Trinity Episcopal Church (see the photo in the release note).

86 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15115444/ Rolling in the Church Aisles

 

Over the weekend I went to a Summer Festival hosted by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto. My friend and her husband (who's from Japan) are members of the JCCC, and they invited my husband and me to attend the Summer Festival with them. There was supposed to be Tanabata stuff, and we kind of had a Tanabata wedding, so they figured it would be a nice thing for us to come to (it was)! Anyway, while we were there I released the "Japan" book from a "Festive Foods" series. Each book in the series contains recipes for traditional foods as well as information about the culture and life in whichever country's festivals are featured in that particular book.

No JE yet (and I'm having a problem with the photo's orientation), but it was quickly taken.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15120699

 

Released at the Poetree. (Click on the image in the release note of the second or third books - for some reason it won't work on the first - to enlarge it to see the sign: "Stop and read the Poetree" and to see the poems hanging from the tree.)

87 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15086747/ I'm Glad I'm Me: Poems About You

88 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15050828/ If I Ran the School [24 Funny School Poems]

89 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14996464/ Selected Poems

 

A book about creative religious worship released at a church's Little Free Library.

90 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303578/ Reaching for Rainbows: Resources for Creative Worship

 

Great release! Their church-themed LFL box is so cute! In July I did a release at a church-themed LFL too. The release was only themed in a personal way (I left "The First Four Years" at the church where I got married on my fourth wedding anniversary), so I didn't post it here, but if you want to see the photo of the other church-themed LFL, here's the link:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14958224/

It's not a great photo of the box, but you can see its tiny steeple!

 

with release photos

28. The Epiplectic Bicycle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15107095 - CAUGHT!
On a bicycle

29. White Ninja - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15133392
Outside a Japanese restaurant

 

with release photo

30. The Hawaiʻi Snowman - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15133383
Released in Hawaii: released on the preschool grounds since the book was originally a fundraiser for them.

 

Released in the "cat waiting room" at the vet:

91 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205875/ CAT, You Better Come Home

92 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14768275/ The Diary of a Killer CAT

93 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260122/ CATnap: A Midnight Louie Mystery

94 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879288/ CAT in a Diamond Dazzle: A Midnight Louie Mystery

95 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469823/ Desiderata for CAT Lovers: A Guide to Life & Happiness

 

I left a children's book about Roberta Bondar (Canada's first female astronaut) at a rocketship themed playground over the weekend. The photo was taken a bit further away, so you can see a lot of the play structure in the picture. The book is visible on the bench on the left side of the photo.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14814525

 

Over the weekend, I left a book called "Highway Girl" at an unusually crowded rest stop along North America's busiest highway. I have had at least one catch from this rest stop in the past and as I said, it was very crowded when I was there (it was a long weekend and the highway was moving terribly slowly) so hopefully someone found a book to occupy their time in the passenger seat :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15144621 (with photo, though not a very interesting photo this time, I'm afraid)

 

Last year, during the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation, I read a book from the "Dear Canada" series called "A Country of Our Own: The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn." It was set in Ottawa at the time of Confederation. Over the weekend, Chris and I visited Ottawa and I left this book in Confederation Park-- not far from Parliament Hill. It was late and dark while we were in the park, but I left the book sitting on a bench near a big fountain that seemed to be the centrepiece of the park. The photo is dark but I think you should be able to see the book on the bench in the left side of the photo. The First Nations Veterans monument can be seen in the background, and behind that (across the street) is the Lord Elgin Hotel.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14665064/

 

This one was journalled this morning. Apparently it's off to Paris, France next!

 

This release was kind of themed, but only in a broad sense, and was kind of a joke between Chris and me.

I left a book called "Bloody Tower: A Tudor Girl's Diary" in an eastern Ontario town called Kingston. Kingston is home to Canada's Penitentiary Museum, and the book is about the Tower of London-- a very famous (infamous?) prison. Kingston is also home to some old fortifications called Martello Towers, one of which is now a museum. We actually wanted to see that museum while we were in Kingston, but it turns out that it's closed for the entire year! This was a source of frustration for us; Chris said "Bloody Tower..." about the closure and this book became a bit of a joke between us.

Anyway, between the Martello Towers and the Penitentiary Museum, Kingston seemed like a fiitting place to leave this book-- but I didn't leave it at the Pen Museum or in sight of the Martello Towers or anything, just in Kingston in general. I actually left it at a cafe just off of the highway. I'm not sure if it should really count as themed or not, but I thought I'd share it anyway. The photo is once again rather uninteresting.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15144617

 

I'm not sure if it should really count as themed or not, but I thought I'd share it anyway.


I'm glad you did. You've done a few other nice themes recently too.

 

Thank you! My favourite of my recent themes was the Space one, but there's been no JE on it yet.

 

Famous Tales of Mystery and Horror ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156173/ ), by Edgar Allan Poe, released on the Poe statue in Boston!

 

Great job! I love that you put it in the suitcase :)

 

Quite a dynamic sculpture! Is the raven coming out of the suitcase?

 

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15150337
Heretics, in a geocache called "Church Camp." Also in the One Word Title challenge for August.

 

JessicaEby 5 mos ago
RAF Theme
Last week I released a book about a young RAF officer during the Second World War. I left it at Camp Picton, an RAF Bombing and Gunnery School from that time. Camp Picton is now the home of Loch-Sloy Business Park, so there are various small businesses that use the old buildings. I left the book outside of an art gallery which was, back then, the officers' barracks. The book is on the sign in the foreground of the photo.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15154833/

 

A bit of background on this release:

When a Canadian dies serving abroad (a member of the armed forces, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, or a civilian serving with these organisations), their remains have to be examined by the chief coroner. The bodies are repatriated in a ceremony at our largest military airfield, CFB Trenton, where they are met by members of their family as well as dignitaries. The bodies are then processed close to 175 km to the coroner's office in Toronto. The route is pretty much a straight shot down highway 401; thus that section of 401 has been named The Highway of Heroes. There are dozens of overpasses between Trenton and Toronto so all kinds of people come from near and far to stand along the route, especially to fill the overpasses, as a tribute to the fallen and a show of support for the grieving families. It's nothing official, it's just a thing that people started doing which has become culturally important around here.


Anyhow, I released a book called "Highway of Heroes: True Patriot Love" which was written by a photographer/journalist who has covered a lot of these ceremonies and processions. I left it at a rest stop on the Highway of Heroes a little over a week ago. Unfortunately, there wasn't a great place to leave it, but in the end I left it propped against the foot of a photo-prop moose in a Mountie uniform.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15148149/



And if you're interested, there is a slideshow of some of the journalist's pictures here (many of them are in the book I released): https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

 

but in the end I left it propped against the foot of a photo-prop moose in a Mountie uniform.


Cute picture.

 

but in the end I left it propped against the foot of a photo-prop moose in a Mountie uniform.

Cute picture.

That moose is kind of awesome.

 

SF/fantasy-themed books released during WorldCon 76 (science fiction & fantasy convention)
with (mostly boring) release photos

1 catch so far.

31. Waldo & Magic, Inc. - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15107103
32. Beyond This Horizon - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15073075
33. Little, Big - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15160826
34. I, Robot - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15160827
35. Robert A Heinlein - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15155226
36. Methuselah's Children - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15152547
37. Fantastic Voyage - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15149427
38. Grumbles from the Grave - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15149422
39. Tain - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15133355
40. How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156331
41. Thera Awakening - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15149425
42. Beyond the Dar Al-Harb - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15152541
43. Outcasts - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156389
44. Gate of Ivrel - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15160828
45. X-Men Animation Special - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156366
46. Trio of Sorcery - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15149429
47. Hospital Station - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15107101
48. Wheel of Stars - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15133358 - CAUGHT!
49. Destello el dinosaurio - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15159072
50. Newer York - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156350
51. Aladdin - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15155023
52. Alternate Generals - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156342
53. The Great Hunt - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15152542
54. Tramp Royale - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15149426
55. Donovan's Brain - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10432835

 

with (mostly boring) release photos


Love that freebie rack. So anyone can leave anything there for anyone else to pick up for free?

 

Love that freebie rack. So anyone can leave anything there for anyone else to pick up for free?

Yes, it was up for the whole convention (officially Thursday-Monday, but I think people were registering as early as Wednesday) - mostly literature advertising various books, movies, tv shows, conventions, and clubs - including some newsletters. But also a few for freelance editors, proofreaders, etc. I wasn't the only one leaving books: I picked up a few that I registered & re-released. Someone even left some toys. :)

WorldCon was much more literary than I expected, which was wonderful for me, although the dealer room was slightly terrifying in terms of budget & luggage! :p

 

Released at the animal shelter:

96 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156064/ An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet: The Dalmatian

97 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15107498/ A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray

98 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15159783/ Jack Russell: Dog Detective # 1: Dog Den Mystery

99 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15101795/ Strider [about a dog which is also on the front cover]

100 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15172418/ Doggone: An Animal Instinct Mystery

101 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15167171/ Harlow & Indiana (and Reese): A True Story About Best Friends...and Siblings Too! [about 3 dogs which are also on the front cover]

102 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900616/ Wordsworth and the Tasty Treat [about a dog which is also on the front cover]

103 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15157208/ The Mystery of the Wrong Dog

104 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15113417/ My Dog Talks

105 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15141721/ Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

106 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15078829/ Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do: What Your Dog Can Teach You About Living a Happy Life

107 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15134019/ The Invisible Dog

 

Book of poems released under the Poetree [picture in JE]:

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410745/ Every Day's a Dog's Day: A Year in Poems

 

Today, we visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum which is being host to a B-29 Superfortress (an American WW2 bomber) on the last Canadian stop of its summer tour.

Recently, I read a book called "Flygirl" which is about a Women's Army Service Pilot who ultimately flies a B-29, so I thought it would be fun to release this book at the museum near the B-29 while it's here. The mascot of the WASP was a little gremlin named Fifinella, so when I found out that this particular B-29 is named "Fifi," I knew I had to make it happen, lol.

Luckily there was a shady rest area with picnic tables very close to Fifi herself, and that gave me a prime spot to leave my book on this very hot and sunny day. It was very busy, but I did manage to grab one of the picnic tables nearest the plane (as you can see from the photo) and I don't think I was even noticed by the random man who came and sat on the other side of the table, lol (he's cut out of the photo).

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15143561

 

Today, we visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum which is being host to a B-29 Superfortress (an American WW2 bomber) on the last Canadian stop of its summer tour.


Excellent themed release! I got to see Fifi myself when it stopped in Nashua; love those old warplanes!

 

That's very cool! I still haven't heard from the book I left with Fifi, but I am hopeful that I will eventually. Last year I did a few WW2 Aviation themed releases (4 I can think of off the top of my head), but I actually haven't heard from any of them. Oh well, maybe someday!

 

Yesterday I released a children's book called "Junie B., First-Grader: Aloha-ha-ha." It's about a girl in first-grade going on vacation to Hawaii, and the cover is made to look like a snapshot of a little girl at the beach. I released it on the last day of summer vacation, in a KidLit specific LFL in the little beach town that we visit with friends each summer. It's right across the street from the beach cottage we usually rent. I'd hoped to leave the book on the beach itself, but construction and weather prevented me from doing that, so I settled for the LFL instead.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14889550

 

Released at an origami class/exhibit, in Hawaii

56. The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15179122 (caught)
57. The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Origami Charms - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14726905

Released near the beach and a sign about the dangers of the surf

58. The Surfrider - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15179134 (caught)

 

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15118641
In the Lake of the Woods

Near the Lake of the Woods, in a geocache named for an island on the Lake of the Woods.

This is also in the Movie Books challenge.

 

59. Lady and the Tramp - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15191298
Children's book left near some children's toys on the beach.

 

Bears released at The Great Lost Bear:

109 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15141081/ Sugar Creek Gang # 2: The Killer BEAR

110 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15194547/ If You Love a BEAR

 

Book called "A Nurses Duty" by Maggie Hope, left in a hospital.

 

Released at the local animal shelter:

111 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15172419/ Some DOGS are Very Good

112 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15133300/ Walt Disney's 101 DALMATIANS

113 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15143722/ Change and Grow: PUPPY to DOG

114 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15143723/ SHELTER PET Squad # 1: Jelly Bean

115 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15183330/ PUPPY Patrol # 6: Tug of Love

116 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469704/ CATS 24/7: Extraordinary Photographs of Wonderful CATS

117 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794272/ Moses the KITTEN

118 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15111668/ Scooby-Doo Picture Clue Book: The CATnapped Caper

119 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469755/ PUSS in Boots. The CAT. The Boots. The Legend.

120 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15164483/ The CATS Nobody Wanted

121 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14768276/ CATS! CATS! CATS!: A Loving Look at Those Fabulous FELINES

122 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205876/ Simon and Schuster's Guide to CATS

123 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469824/ Cookie's Week [cat on the cover and the story is about that cat]

124 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15130811/ The Town CATS and Other Tales

125 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3446958/ The Twelve CATS of Christmas

126 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921928/ The Shy Little KITTEN

 

Released in the DOG-waiting room at the vet:

127 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15124964/ Animal Appetite: A DOG Lover's Mystery

128 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15171225/ It Shouldn't Happen to a VET

129 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15148205/ The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the DOG Show Mystery

130 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15150434/ The Snake, the Crocodile, and the DOG: an Amelia Peabody Mystery

131 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098819/ 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel Divided by 1 DOG = Chaos

132 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15166510/ DOGerella

133 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098820/ Knit Your Own DOG: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree POOCHes

134 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15183331/ Inside of a DOG: What DOGS See, Smell, and Know

135 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15171648/ An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet: The BICHON FRISE

136 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15196183/ Dr. Ackerman's Book of GREAT DANES

137 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601854/ Farm Animals: DOG and PUPPIES

138 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15168238/ Measuring Penny [3 dogs on the cover, and plenty more inside]

139 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15089324/ Clifford the Big Red DOG: Clifford The Firehouse DOG

140 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15126697/ Clifford the Big Red DOG: Clifford's Riddles

141 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15185852/ Clifford's PUPPY Days: The Smallest Snowman

 

with release photos

September Sapphire (blue) release left on a blue bicycle
60. Foundation's Friends - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15193066

Released at a Korean restaurant
61. 톰 소여어 모험 (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15200843
62. 피터 팬 (Peter Pan) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15200841

 

Released in the CAT-waiting room at the vet:

142 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15157027/ The Easter CAT

143 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879289/ 2 A.M. at the CAT's Pajamas

144 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15159794/ The CAT: A Novel

145 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15105749/ Do CATs Think? Notes of a CAT-Watcher

146 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719114/ What Is My CAT Thinking?: The Essential Guide to Understanding PET Behavior

147 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3544887/ Just CATs

148 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296758/ The Encyclopedia of The CAT

149 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260123/ The CAT Who Sniffed Glue

150 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15168237/ Seeing a Large CAT: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

151 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718735/ The CAT Who Saw Stars

152 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15162529/ CAT's Lair: A Leopard Novel

153 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15148206/ MagiCATs!

154 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15152396/ Nancy Drew Mystery Stories # 75:The Emerald-Eyed CAT Mystery

155 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15145895/ Clue # 3: The Case of the Invisible CAT

156 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15083339/ CAT To The Dogs: A Joe Grey Mystery

157 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15185765/ The CAT Who Went Underground

158 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14432019/ Cat of the Century: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

 

A rather obvious theme, but I enjoyed it:

The Sea, the Sea ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14143279/ ), wild release, themed, photo (with guest seagull!). And a quick catch! All the nicer as the book had been through several BCers' hands - and was a book that I enjoyed.

 

with release photo

63. Silver on the Tree - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15194905
Hanging from a tree

 

released at Southampton general Hospital.
Has a picture of a nurse on the front.

 

17. Camino Island, by John Grisham.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14922010

Released on an island - Mystery Island, Vanuatu.

 

released outside a Korean-run restaurant; with release photo

64. 어느 밤의 작은 모험 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15209866
65. 시튼 동물기 (Seton's Animals) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15209848

left outside a medical testing lab; with release photo

66. Steal This Urine Test - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911568

 

Book of poems released under the Poetree [picture in JE]:

159 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15204703/ A Very First Poetry Book

 

Released at the Jewish Community Center

160 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943596 JEWISH Pirates of the Caribbean [CAUGHT]

 

Released at the Jewish Community Center

160 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943596 JEWISH Pirates of the Caribbean [CAUGHT]

Well, that one does sound interesting!

 

with release photo

67. A Hawaii Japanese New Year with Yuki-chan - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15134086
left outside a Japanese restaurant

 

in a phone box in a place called Lover!

 

JessicaEby 4 mos ago
Catch!
I haven't had the chance to do any releasing in a while now, but I did get a JE this week on a book released in August. It was from my Space Themed release. I'm glad the finder enjoyed the book and the themed release :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14814525

 

Nice catch!

 

I did a kind of two-part themed release today in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. The book I left was called "Camp X: Shell Shocked." I left it at a newly opened square in town called Pat Bayly Square.

The first part of the theme relates to the first part of the title (Camp X) and to Pat Bayly. Pat Bayly was the first mayor of Ajax, but before that-- during WW2-- he was the man who handled communications for Camp X, the Allied intelligence base that was located nearby in Whitby, ON.

The second part of the theme relates to the second part of the title (Shell Shocked), to the content of the book itself, and to the location of the Square. Back in the 1940s, the site that has just been renovated into Pat Bayly Square was the site of Defence Industries Limited-- the largest munitions plant in the British Empire. The action of this particular book from the Camp X series takes place in/around DIL, and part of the new Square is a monument to the DIL workers (and other war workers).

The monument itself is a two-sided relief sculpture (depicting the plant workers on the front and soldiers on the back), and I left the book in a protective bag, hangning from the hand of one of the women filling shells on the line.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221075

 

I left the book in a protective bag, hangning from the hand of one of the women filling shells on the line.


Love the picture!

 

There is a BC Flickr site for great images like that.
https://www.flickr.com/---/pool/

 

The monument itself is a two-sided relief sculpture (depicting the plant workers on the front and soldiers on the back), and I left the book in a protective bag, hangning from the hand of one of the women filling shells on the line.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221075

Oh, nice!

 

One more release today, this one "Tudor" themed.

Chris and I went to a pub in Pickering (a town over from Ajax) called the Tudor Arms Pub, and on our way out I released a copy of "Bloody Tower: A Tudor Girl's Diary." It's a kids/YA book so I left it in the vestibule, propped up on some candy machines. The release photo for this one was difficult because of physical and situational constraints, so it's not a very good photo.... but you can see the name of the pub on the window and the book is there in the lower right of the photo.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15144618

 

Today I released a kids book at the Canadian Veterans' Memorial in Waterloo, Ontario. It kind of explains to kids what Remembrance Day is all about. We've got another month until Remembrance Day but I had a good opportunity to release it today, and I figured that it wouldn't necessarily be bad for someone to find leading up to the day, rather than on or just after the day itself.

I originally planned to leave it propped up on the monument, but as it's a kids' book I wanted to leave it where little hands could get to it... the memorial was a little bit high and was surrounded by a small garden, so instead of on the monument I left the book sitting on one of the large rocks edging the path around the statue (in the foreground of the release photo).


http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917439

 

BEARS released at The Great Lost BEAR:

161 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15150328/ The Berenstain BEARs Go Up and Down

162 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15156067/ BEAR and His Daughter: Stories

163 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15197813/ BEARdance

164 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15196011/ The BEAR Went Over The Mountain

165 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15171227/ Goldilocks and the Three BEARs

166 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15108987/ BEAR and Ball

 

Released at the local animal shelter:

167 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15148174/ Clue # 3: The Case of the Invisible CAT

168 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14768277/ CATS Sleep Anywhere

169 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14432020/ The Old Man and the Afternoon CAT

170 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15177578/ The Christmas Day KITTEN

171 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15067265/ PAW Patrol: Small PUPS, Big Adventures!

172 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15178851/ The DOG That Stole Football Plays

173 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15108184/ The Boxcar Children Mysteries # 53: The Guide DOG Mystery

174 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176277/ Pooped PUPPIES

175 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15139145/ Handbook of Behavior Problems of the DOG and CAT

176 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15194548/ Chicken Soup for the PET Lover's Soul [cat and dog on cover]

177 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15196184/ Stories of DOGS and the Lives They Touch

178 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15214809/ Sparky the Fire DOG

179 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15122881/ The Hidden Life of DOGS

180 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15134022/ My DOG Does My Homework!

 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15029236

released in front of the pharmacy (cure=medicine=pharmacy)

 

left in a very ancient British church

.http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14698244/



 

with release photo

68. 13デイズ - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15249417
Another one outside a Japanese restaurant.

 

Released in the PLAYground in the PARK:

181 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15118560/ Dora the Explorer Phonics: A Walk to PLAY PARK

 

Books of poetry released at the Poetree. [picture in JEs}

182 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15121161/ A Fire in My Hands: A Book of Poems

183 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15171650/ A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Poems

 

Wild Horses, by Dick Francis.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150114/

Released on a statue which comes from the poem:

THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away,
And had joined the wild bush horses - he was worth a thousand pound,
So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.
All the tried and noted riders from the stations near and far
Had mustered at the homestead overnight,
For the bushmen love hard riding where the wild bush horses are,
And the stockhorse snuffs the battle with delight.

Etc...

 

Nice themed release and release photo!

 

Thank you :)

 

19. Creature, by John Saul.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14461051

Released on a creature.

20. Barnacle Love, by Anthony De Sa.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875313

Fish on cover. Released under a fish sculpture.

 

Massachusetts Book of the Dead: Graveyard Legends and Lore ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14502623/ ), at a very atmospheric little graveyard

 

21. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City, by David Lebovitz
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15010984/
Released in a cafe. It even had a French Poodle waiting outside. There is a cafe on the cover.

22. A Flower in Season by Audrey Howard.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13997992/
Released among flowers (roses) in season.

 

with release photo

69. にんじん - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15249527
Book in Japanese left behind a Japanese Buddhist temple.

 

Motion to Dismiss ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13543538/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, themed, photo.

 

23. Silver Tower, by Dale Brown.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150113

Left near the Shot Tower, Tasmania.

 

This weekend I released a few books at cenotaphs/war memorials in honour of the Armistice centenary/Remembrance Day. There are photos of all of them. One has been caught so far (the first one).


"A Farewell to Arms," left at the cenotaph in Paris, Ontario (Chris wanted me to leave the Hemingway book in Paris...): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15174736/



"War Horse," left at a very small cenotaph in a small town called St. George, Ontario: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221074/



"War Nurse: A Second World War Girl's Diary," left at the lovely large cenotaph in the city of Brantford, Ontario:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15133936

***this one is the only Second World War book of the lot. I just had to do this one in this location because, I don't know if you'll be able to see from the pictures or not, but the statue and the book cover are very similar***



"True Stories of the First World War," left at the cenotaph in a small town called New Hamburg, Ontario: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15165691/



"Road to War: A First World War Girl's Diary," left at the Puslinch Township cenotaph located in Morriston, Ontario: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15132977/

 

This weekend I released a few books at cenotaphs/war memorials in honour of the Armistice centenary/Remembrance Day. There are photos of all of them. One has been caught so far (the first one).

Nicely done!

 

I just had to do this one in this location because, I don't know if you'll be able to see from the pictures or not, but the statue and the book cover are very similar***


Nice themed releases. And I particularly liked that photo.

 

Very short JE, but the finder joined the site. In the JE the finder indicated that he/she enjoyed the book and has re-released it somewhere in the same city where I left it (Brantford).

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15133936

 

with release photos

70. Stormy, Misty's Foal - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15251028
Released on a stormy day (in a dry spot).

71. Samantha's Craft Book - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15251024
Outside a craft supply store.

 

Released at the Jewish Community Center:

184 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15180117/ All About Hanukkah

185 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15146165/ Fridays Are Special

186 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125014/ The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story

 

I left these volumes of manga - each of which inspired a favorite anime series of mine - at a local anime convention:

Black Butler ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11659354/ ), wild release, photo.
[Update: caught!]

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12821005/ ), wild release, photo.

The Story of Saiunkoku ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13863907/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

Released at the Poetree. [Picture in JEs - click on the image to enlarge it]

187 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15231801/ The Best Poems Ever

188 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15181335/ Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations

189 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10146217/ 101 Great American Poems

 

Released on JUNIPER Lane:

190 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15172258/ Junk Day on JUNIPER Street and Other Easy-to-Read Stories [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

 

Released in a HOTEL:

191 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15229769/ HOTEL on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

 

Tonight, the first night of Hanukkah, I released "Feast of Lights" at a holiday light display in a public park.

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15249299

 

Lovely picture of a great themed release!

 

Thanks! It's been caught now and taken on a trip west (and north) by an AF. From the time I bought this book until now it's travelled about 3800 km!

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15249299/

 

Tonight, the first night of Hanukkah, I released "Feast of Lights" at a holiday light display in a public park.

Ooh, pretty!

 

Religious book released at a church Little Free Library. [see photo in JE]

192 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5127789/ Abide in Love: The Gospel Spirituality of John the Evangelist

 

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