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How about the word "outback"?

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(I'm posting this early because I'm quite busy the next few days and want to make sure this is up and ready to go.)

Here's the info/rules:

This challenge will run from 00:00 (your time) on March 1st through 23:59 (your time) on March 31st.

1) Qualifying books must include a word relating to one of the four elements. Author's names as well as titles will count. If in doubt, please post here with word questions, but check the word list first!

***Earth (includes words like rock, ground, gravel, mud, etc.)
***Air (includes words like breeze, wind, gust, storm, etc.)
***Fire (includes words like flame, ashes, lava, smoke, etc.)
***Water (includes words like ocean, wave, rain, lake, etc.)

--Partial word list:

2) Embedded words are fine (ie. DIRTy).

3) I will also accept proper names of rivers, oceans, volcanoes, mountains, forests, etc. (Ex. "Nile, Mt. Everest, Atlantic") However proper names of continents, countries, states, islands, providences, and so forth will NOT be accepted. **For those, check out Secretariat's Oh, the Places We Can Go challenge, also running in March.

4) Please include the name of the challenge in the release notes, in combination with other challenges is fine. Wild releases and controlled releases count.

5) Standard release challenge posting rules apply. (Please post all releases in a new post -- do not edit posts to include new releases!! Once I've read your post, I won't read it again. Please include number of releases in the title as well as a numbered list in the post itself. Also, please capitalize any embedded words to make it a little easier on me!)

6) Please post any catches, also in numbred order, they are great for encouragement!

7) International participants are more than welcome!! Foreign language books are totally acceptable. I just ask that the applicable part of the title be translated into English. (Typical American that I am, I can't read anything but English.)
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1. Narrow Dog to Indian RIVER ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. Olympians: Poseidon: EARTH Shaker ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

3. FIREships ( ), wild release, photo.

4. To Build a FIRE and Other Stories ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

5. The Big WAVE ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

6. Catching FIRE ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught.]

7. It Was on FIRE When I Lay Down on It ( ), wild release, photo.

8. From the Ngong HILLs ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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What about the word "bog"?
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1. Curious George and the Hot [AIR] Balloon
2. Snow [FLOWER] and the Secret Fan
3. Dead [WATER]
4. The Perks of Being a Wall[FLOWER]
5. Dead Simple by Jon [LAND]
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How about "bush"? In Australia, it's a commonly used term for wilderness.
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Yes on bush!
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6. The Search for the Great [VALLEY]
7. [WIND] in the Willows
8. The Cat Who Moved A [MOUNTAIN]
9. Mending Fences by Sherryl [WOOD]s
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I almost forgot this one, Firegirl...THANKS for HOSTING!!! : ) I sent some DIRT to a fellow BCer as a surprise RABCK that I think counts as a controlled release!!! ; )

1. Talking DIRTy Laundry with the Queen of Clean by Linda Cobb
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9. Cod: a Biography of the Fish that Changed the WORLD ( ), wild release, multiple challenges.
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What about the word "steppe'?
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How about the word "outback"?
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How about "grit"?

Google defines it as "small loose particles of stone or sand". And both stone and sand are already accepted...
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11 Boyfriends, Burritos & an OCEAN of Trouble
12 COASTing
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15. Enter a Murderer by Ngaio [MARSH]*
16. The Leprechaun's [GOLD]
17. Best Friends [ROCK]
18. The Art of Racing in the [RAIN]
19. [ROCK]ville Pike*
*Caught by BookCrosser merope33
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Hmmmmm. I would say that's similar to a proper name of an ocean so, yeah, go for it!
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10. The ELEMENTals ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

11. Faery LANDs Forlorn ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1. Hidden in the EVERGLADES
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20. The Wes[TIN]g Game
21. The Girl on the T[RAIN]
22. Perish Twice by Robert B. [PARK]er
23. The [DIAMOND] Princess and the Magic Ball
24. The Berenstain Bears on the [MOON]
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My area's under a winter storm warning for an upcoming heavy snow, so I nipped out today ahead of the real elements to release a few books!

12. Arctic SUN on My Path ( ), wild release, multiple challenges. [Update: caught!]

13. ICEbreaker ( ), wild release, photo.
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25. The [ICE] Princess by Camilla Läck[BERG]*
26. [OCEAN] Tales
27. Catching [FIRE] **
28. The Forget[TIN]g
29. Secrets of the Natural [WORLD]
30. Man and Materials: [MINERAL]s

*berg = mountain in German
**Caught by BookCrosser merope33
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31. [PEARL] [MOON] by Katherine [STONE]
32. Grand Avenue by Joy [FIELD]ing
33. The Hermit Of Eyton [FOREST]
34. Two Dollar Bill by Stuart [WOOD]s
35. A Walk in the [WOOD]s
36. Clover by Dori [SAND]ers
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1 - Growing Spiritual REDWOODS
2 - Crimson SHORE
3 - DESERT Solitaire: A Season in the WILDERNESS
4 - Riders of the Purple SAGE
5 - Over the Edge: Death in the Grand CANYON
6 - RAIN: A Natural and Cultural History
7 - Edge of Taos DESERT: An Escape to Reality
8 - MOUNTAIN Biker's Guide to New Mexico
9 - The ROCKhound's Guide to New Mexico
10- Great RIVER: The RIO GRANDE in North American History. Volume 1, Indians and Spain. Volume 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 volumes in 1
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37. The [WORLD] of Tennis
38. In the [COUNTRY] of Men
39. The Great Failure by Natalie [GOLD]berg
40. [STORM] of the Century
41. King[S AND] Queens of Eng[LAND]
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11 - My Sister the Vampire #3: Re-Vamped! by SIENNA Mercer
12 - ADOBE Houses for Today: Flexible Plans for ADOBE Homes
13 - The Mystery of STONE Circles
14 - The Santa Fe House: Historic Residences, Enchanting ADOBEs and Romantic Revivals
15 - El Rancho de las Golondrias: Living History in New Mexico's La Cienega VALLEY
16 - Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand CANYON
17 - Wild PLANTS of the Pueblo Province: Exploring Ancient and Enduring Uses
18 - The Small ADOBE House
19 - The Girl on the tRAIN
20 - Song of the RIVER
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What about "rust?"
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15. Tales of the GOLD Monkey ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

16. WATER Spirits ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

17. Deadly QUICKSILVER Lies ( ), wild release, photo.

18. AIRship Andy, or The Luck of a Brave Boy ( ), wild release, photo.
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42. Education as an Art: The Rudolf [STEIN]er Method*
43. The [ROCK] Hunters
44. Dr. Dolittle's Caravan by Hugh Lof[TIN]g
45. [SUN]set Express
* Stein = stone in German
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19. SILVER Spoon ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

20. ICE Island: The Expedition to Antarctica's Largest Island ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

21. How To Make an Apple Pie and See the WORLD ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

22. Echoes of the SEA: Scotland and the Sea ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

23. The NITROGEN Murder ( ), wild release, photo.

24. Death in the Truffle WOOD ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

25. Vanity fAIR ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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4. STAR witness
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46. [WIND]s of Change
47. Praying for Sheet[ROCK]
48. [STONE] Cold by Robert B. [PARK]er
49. The Wedding by Nicholas [SPARK]s (also: PARK)
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50. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur [GOLD]en
51. [WATER] for Elephants
52. The Addict by Michael [STEIN]*
53. Cold [FIRE]
54. Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the [WORLD]
*Stein = stone in German
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These are all controlled releases, to an "Indigenous Peoples" bookbox ( ):

26. EVERGLADES: Buffalo Tiger and the RIVER of GRASS ( ), multiple challenges.

27. Tunkashila: From the Birth of Turtle ISLAND to the Blood of Wounded Knee ( ), multiple challenges.

28. Buffalo Bird Woman's GARDEN: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians ( ), multiple challenges.

29. Forty Days Without SHADOW ( ), multiple challenges.
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55. [STONE] Angel
56. The [WORLD] of Winslow Homer, 1836-1910
57. The Midwife's Apprent[ICE]
58. Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza, Calzone
by Al[ICE] [WATER]s
59. The [BOG]gart
60. Overture to Death by Ngaio [MARSH]*
*caught immediately by a neighborhood BookCrosser who seems to especially look for books by this author! :D
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2 - Daughter of EARTH

3 - The Hungry OCEAN: A Swordboat Captain's Journey

4 - Mary Queen of ScotLAND and the ISLES: A Novel

5 - The LAND of Mango SUNsets

6 - The Pumpkin Muffin Murder: A Fresh-Baked Mystery by Livia J. WashBURN

7 - Strawberry FIELDS: A Novel

8 - Town in a Blueberry Jam: A Candy Holliday Murder Mystery by B. B. HayWOOD

9 - Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake by Barbara PARK

10 - GarFIELD Hams It Up


12 - CSI: New York: Blood on the SUN

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Since you allow wood and forest, how about orchard? Thanks.
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Orchard and rust are both good!

I will be updating the release chart tomorrow, when I have the night off from work. You all are doing great! Keep it up!
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30. In the WOODs ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

31. Build Your Own EARTH Oven ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

32. Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals from Around the WORLD ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

33. The WOODs ( ), wild release, photo.
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67. By the [SHORE]s of [SILVER] [LAKE]
68. Buried In a [BOG]
69. The Busy [WORLD] of Richard Scarry: The Treasure Hunt
70. Something Upst[AIR]s
71. The [GOLD]en Compass
72. The Lonely [PLANET] Bluelist 2006
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1. Mango Elephants in the Sun (multiple challenges)
2. Rosemary and Crime (multiple challenges)
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34. Clockwork Universe: STEAMpunk vs. Aliens ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

35. Ketchup CLOUDs ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

36. While the WAVES Roar ( ), wild release, photo.

37. Patterns in the SAND ( ), wild release.
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13 - CLOUDy With a Chance of Meatballs

14 - The Biggest SNOWman Ever

15 - Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the WORLD: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule

16 - On Foot: Guided Walks in EngLAND, France and the United States

17 - Return to Hawk's HILL

18 - Dinners for Two, Menus and Music Vol IV: Recipes from Romantic COUNTRY Inns

19 - The Biggest SNOWman Ever

20 - STARbucks Passion for Coffee: A STARbucks Coffee Cookbook

21 - At the Apple ORCHARD

22 - CLOUDy with a Chance of Meatballs

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73. The [WORLD]'s Greatest Toe Show
74. The Passover Journey: A Seder Companion
by Barbara [DIAMOND] [GOLD]in
75. [SMOKE] Screen
76. T[RAIN]s
77. [EARTH]'s [SOLAR] System
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1. Schindlers LIJSt: (ijs=ice in Dutch)
2. Ik heb je nooit een rozenTUIN beloofd: (tuin=garden in Dutch)
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38. The COAL Black ASPHALT Tomb ( ), wild release, photo.

39. The GOLDen Lane ( ), wild release, photo.

40. OCEAN of Secrets ( ), wild release, photo.

41. Homesick for Another WORLD ( ), wild release, photo.

42. AIR Gear ( ), wild release, photo.

43. This LAND That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

44. Weight of WATER ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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3. En uit de BERGEN kwam de echo: (bergen=mountains in Dutch)
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78. Born in [ICE]*
79. Jame[S AND] the Giant Peach
80. Carousel Animals: [IRON]-on Transfer Patterns
81. Mole by [TIN]g Morris
82. Say "Ahhh!": Dora Goes to the Doctor by Phoebe Bein[STEIN]**
*This book went out for its second annual Four Elements challenge. Whee!
* *Stein = stone in German
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45. YELLOWCAKE ( ), a kind of uranium ore; wild release, photo.

46. FIRE Punch ( ), wild release.

47. EARTH Poems ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

48. EARTHian ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

49. The Great FIRE ( ), wild release.
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29 The Truth About DIAMONDs
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83. The [COPPER] Beech
84. The Napping House by Audrey [WOOD]
85. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence [HILL]
86. House of [SAND] and [FOG]
87. The [SUN]day Philosophy Club
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50. Houses of STONE ( ), wild release, photo.

51. The Last Town on EARTH ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

52. Beneath the Dark ICE ( ), wild release photo.

53. Ancient Egypt: Thebes and the NILE VALLEY in the year 1200 BCE ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

54. TIDELAND ( ), multiple challenges, photo.
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88. The Revelation of Father Hankey by Robert [WOOD]
89. Daughter of [SMOKE] & Bone
90. Updated Realistic [ROCK] Drum Method
91. King[S AND] Queens Of Eng[LAND]: Book 2
92. Brother Eagle, Sister [SKY]
Profile Image The Good EARTH Native Shrubs and WOODy VINES of the Southeast:LANDscaping Uses and Identification The Tulip: Symbol of SUN and spring Exotic Orchids : (Successful IndoorGARDENing)

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