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Post your February 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.

February: By air or by sea—things you would find in the air (e.g., kite, plane, bird, wind) or on or in a body of water (e.g., fish, boat, shell) and words associated with those things (e.g., egg, fin, feather, soar, float). Also words for bodies of water and for the sky (e.g., lake, river, atmosphere). Cover pictures also count. Some of these books will also work for the Great Backyard Bird Count Challenge: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/548749.

Examples: The Flying Troutmans, Black Rainbow, The Peppered Moth

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.
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January http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9058458

February: By air or by sea—things you would find in the air (e.g., kite, plane, bird, wind) or on or in a body of water (e.g., fish, boat, shell) and words associated with those things (e.g., egg, fin, feather, soar, float). Also words for bodies of water and for the sky (e.g., lake, river, atmosphere).

UFO in Her Eyes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14893512/ Read & themed, 2 pts
Roughing It in the Bush, or, Forest Life in Canada http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5491151 Read & released, 2 pts
Apricots on the NILE: A Memoir with Recipes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7697713 Read, themed & released, 3 pts
Kun kohdataan, kun erotaan : Runoja suuresta rakkaudesta http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14896090 Released & themed, 2 pts (moon on the cover)
Sukupolveni unta http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12937676 Themed & released, 2 pts (rainbow on the cover)
Tulevaisuuden varjo [Valikoima runoja] http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14856030 Themed & released, 2 pts (There's both a body of water – lake, sea or river – and the moon or the sun on the cover pic)

MTD 13 pts
YTD 28 pts

Previous months: January 15 pts.

March
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Benita Brown "Dreaming out loud" = read - 1
Rainbow Rowell "Eleanor and park = read = 1 +theme (Rainbow) = 2
The Summer House - Marcia Willett = read = 1

MTD = 4
YTD = 6
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In the challenge ?
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Here are the questions I've received so far:

Moon, sun, cloud: Yes! Also star, planet

Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Yes

Does the book need to have a picture of a bird? No

Pictures of UFOs on book covers? Yes!

Pictures of birds that aren't flying? Yes

I've edited the post to include cover pictures.

Here's a question for you: I don't think this challenge traditionally included cover pictures, and I can't remember if I've included them from time to time, but I'm happy to make this change. I changed this month's post to include them. What do you think about a more general change to allow them?

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Here's a question for you: I don't think this challenge traditionally included cover pictures, and I can't remember if I've included them from time to time, but I'm happy to make this change. I changed this month's post to include them. What do you think about a more general change to allow them?


I think it might depend on the actual Challenge theme. For some topics adding pix might be too broad. For others it would be perfect, and could be stated in the theme's rules. But that's just my opinion.

As an example in the Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge, Secretariat sometimes allows words in the title, sometimes it has to do with the author's name, sometimes a picture, and sometimes a combination of any of the above that she chooses.

[For example, in the Ultimate Challenge 's July's theme of verbs. There may be no verb in the title, but for any book with a person, or even an animal, I could make up an explanation that a character on the cover was doing something that fit for almost every cover. Like sitting, sleeping, dreaming, thinking. In my opinion, it would be too broad. But that's just me. You're the boss here!]


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Good points. Let's do it theme by theme, depending on what makes the most sense.
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Released for this month's theme:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751585/ His Cowboy Heart: A Montana Men Novel [clouds]

2 points for February so far

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Released for February's theme:

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14855010/ Westward Dreams: Runaway Heart [clouds on cover]

4 points this month so far
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Read and release
The Inheritance of Loss - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11383075 - 2 points

Jan 15 / Feb 2
Total 17
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Released for this month's theme:

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13792382 Closed for the Season by Mary DOWNing Hahn

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14800804/ Disney's Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher ROBIN

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759740/ Heart of Honor by Kat MARTIN

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14784007/ Love Inspired: Amish Redemption [clouds on cover] [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

7- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14717216/ The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog [bird on the back cover]

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14799338/ A Nose for Justice: A Novel [clouds on the cover]

16 points this month so far
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Read
Dead Tomorrow - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13470000/ - 1 point

Jan 15 / Feb 3
Total 18
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Released for this month's theme:

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14865992/ Love Inspired Historical: Promise of a Family [water and clouds on the cover]

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14697780/ Beloved Highlander [moon on the cover]

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14685889/ The Succubus Diaries: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi [moon on the cover]

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722617/ Shifting Calder WIND

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14817286/ Winnie the Pooh's Thinking Spot # 8: Fog: Why Is the Sky All Gray? [fog and an owl on the cover]

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14812739/ Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Friendship Day [clouds on the cover and ship in the title]

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14853110/ Pooh's Leaf Pile : A Winnie the Pooh First Reader [clouds on the cover]

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738314/ Pooh: Just Be Nice... to Your Little Friends! [birds on the cover]

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901335/ Only In My Arms [bird on the cover]

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14840874/ Blood Red [moon on the cover]

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14694509/ Simply Love [clouds on the cover]

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14761441/ In His Good Hands [water on the cover]

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14698754/ Dark WATER's Embrace

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810974/ Winnie the Pooh: Roo's Big Nature Day [dragonfly in the air, rock skipping on the water]

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755562/ The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Caws amd Effect [crow flying on the cover]

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14811279/ In the Rancher's Footsteps [clouds on the cover]

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14777100/ Pooh: A Wonderful WIND

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746044/ Pooh: Good as Gold [owl on the cover]

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753301/ The WIND in the Willows [water, clouds, and a butterfly on the cover]

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762597/ Every Living Thing: Stories [birds, shells, and a fish on the cover]

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14763630/ PARACHUTES & Kisses

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296556/ Men and Dogs [water on the cover]

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14769853/ Rules Of Engagement by Elizabeth MOON

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722511/ Cold Cold Heart [rain on the cover]

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14841683/ STARstrike

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751639/ Battletech: Blood Legacy: Blood of KerenSKY: Volume Two

68 points so far this month
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Released for this month's theme:

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14708410/ Spongebob Squarepants: Deep-SEA Tales[water and sea creatures on cover]

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14889599/ Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Case of the Sneaky SNOWman [snow on the cover]

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14788577/ WINGman on Ice

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14734566/ Walk Two MOONS [water and moons on cover]

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

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781043/ Pooh and the Dragon [Big Bird on the back cover]

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731835/ The Ocean [water on the cover]

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753491/ Pooh: A Hunny, Funny, Sunny Day! [bees, birds, and a butterfly on the cover]

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732694/ Malala Yousafzai: A True Book by ROBIN S. Doak

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875589/ The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses [seven birds on the back cover]

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876393/ BLACKBIRDS

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736002/ SisterCHICKS on the Loose!

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14709887 The Adventures of ROBIN Hood

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14750328/ The BIRDs' Christmas Carol

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14851067/ The NIGHTINGALE Legacy

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14690550 CHICKS Laying Nest Eggs : How 10 Skirts Beat the Pants Off Wall Street...And How You Can Too!

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826515/ A to Z Mysteries: The CANARY Caper

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260002/ The SPARROW

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469678/ Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom [dove on the cover]

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908886/ Catherine, Called BIRDy

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718757/ The Empty NEST: 31 Parents Tell the Truth About Relationships, Love, and Freedom After the Kids FLY the Coop

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751542/ Do PENGUINS Have Knees? and Other Imponderables

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14827262/ We'll Always Have PARROTS: A Meg Langslow Mystery

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736698/ The Cat Who Knew a CARDINAL

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14793805/ NIGHTINGALE Way

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908947/ STARcruiser Shenandoah # 4: Vain Command

120 points so far this month
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Read, themed & released: 3 points each
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10093279/ Plague Ship (multiple challenges)

Themed & released: 2 points each
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14187686/ Humpback Goes North (multiple challenges)

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Releases
Classic Starts: 20,000 Leagues Under the SEA http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919825/

Read
Walk Across the SEA. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12204158/
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READ:
The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn (B+)
This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff (B+)
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (A-)
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Themed read
SUNset song - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14277910/ - 2 points

Jan 15 / Feb 5
Total 20
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2. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya [on or in a body of water...embedded TAR on the sand that's on the shore, and/or SIEVE used in building a sandcastle ; D] As usual, I used your always encouraged "Creative License" on this one, jumpingin!!! ; ) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12276191

Feb: 3
YTD: 6

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