[POST HERE] 2018 Into the Wild wild-release challenge, April 18-24:

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I've enjoyed solittletime's Into the Wild challenges of years past, and as she's not hosting one this year I'm presenting my own variation. This one's a short, one-week challenge, centered on April 21, International BookCrossing Day; it also overlaps the 2018 BC Anniversary Convention in Bordeaux ( http://bc2018bdx.blogspot.fr/ ). (If you happen to have any of the International BC Day bookplates on hand, this would be a great time to use them!)

Challenge rules: WILD release books with the word "wild" in the title or subtitle, or the author's or illustrator's name, for just one week, starting on April 18th, through the 24th.

For books in languages other than English: there may be several synonyms for "wild", but please choose just one - ideally, whichever one is used for "wild release" on this site, though if your language doesn't use a single word for that kind of "wild", go with whatever's closest in intent.

Embedded words are okay. (Like WILDe or even WILDerness.) Books like
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157944 or
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012562 or
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012651 work.

Books released at OBCZs and LFLs are considered wild.

No need to sign up - just start posting in this thread on April 18 your time. Please keep track of your own release-counts. The release posts should include the book's title (and, if the "wild" word is in the author name or subtitle, that as well), plus a link to the book; if you've added a release photo and/or if the release spot is especially interesting, feel free to mention that.

Please include the name of the challenge in the release notes. A link is even better. And if you participate in any of the following, feel free to post your releases there as well, to help spread the word:

Flickr's "Celebrating BookCrossing Wild Releases" group: https://www.flickr.com/---/610310@N25

Facebook's "Bookcrossers" group: https://www.facebook.com/---/2224064277/ [and/or other BC-related FB groups]

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bookcrossing_official/

And on International BC Day itself, April 21, there's a Facebook event on the official BookCrossing page: https://www.facebook.com/---/1271144939652295/

I'll award wings for a month to the person with the most releases, and also to another participant - either chosen randomly, or as recognition for an especially marvelous release.

How many wild books can we release?

 

I will play, even though I can’t host it anymore. But not, of course, for prizes.

 

I will look through my books

 

 

1. WILD Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14898674/ ), photo.

2. Breaking WILD ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617849 ), photo.

 

wingNancyNovawing 11 mos ago
darn it!
released the solo book I had ahead of this....arrggghhhh!

 

released the solo book I had ahead of this....arrggghhhh!


Don't you just hate when that happens! {rueful grin} I turned up a small stack of books I'd saved for the 4 Elements challenge just the other day; can't decide whether to save them for next year (and risk forgetting them again) or to release them now and get the poor things moving.

I don't know if this would help, but I have sometimes turned up unexpected qualifying books by doing a print-list on my books-in-hand and using the browser's "find" function to look for embedded challenge-words. I did that for "wild" and turned up two or three more books than I'd thought I had - though then I had to go rummaging through the shelves to try and find them... Sometimes I find it quicker to dash off to the cheapest thrift shop and buy extra copies of Into the Wild or Call of the Wild than to locate the books lurking somewhere in my house!

 

found one!

Digging through an availables box and viola - a lurking wild one

 

a lurking wild one


Yay!!

 

winghyphen8wing 11 mos ago
RE: darn it!
released the solo book I had ahead of this....arrggghhhh!

I hear you: I only had the one so I was *very* careful to save it...and then almost forgot to release it on Saturday!

 

released the solo book I had ahead of this....arrggghhhh!

I hear you: I only had the one so I was *very* careful to save it...and then almost forgot to release it on Saturday!


That'd be this one, right?

Wild Hearts ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15007262/ )

Nice photo!

 

released the solo book I had ahead of this....arrggghhhh!

I hear you: I only had the one so I was *very* careful to save it...and then almost forgot to release it on Saturday!

That'd be this one, right?

Wild Hearts ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15007262/ )

Nice photo!


Yep, that's it. I didn't realize I'd forgotten to post the release here..but today I got a journal entry from Omaha, which also added a state to my "where my books have gone" list. :D

 

3. The Call of the WILD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15001811/ ), photo.

4. Uncles, by Russell WILD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722296/ ), photo.

 

From my book-release roadtrip for International BC Day - yeah, I was saving up the "wild" books for this:

5. The Sound of a WILD Snail Eating ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964228/ ), photo.

6. Olympians: Artemis: WILD Goddess of the Hunt ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871026/ ), photo.

7. Gone WILD: an Endangered Animal Alphabet ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813446/ ), photo.

8. WILD New England ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722299/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

9. WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930514/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [And a catch!]

10. The WILD Rose ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14729969/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

11. Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the WILDerness ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876333/ ), photo.

12. The WILD Trees ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964239/ ), photo.

13. The Horizontal World: Growing Up WILD in the Middle of Nowhere ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14351534/ ), photo.

14. Into the WILD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964093/ ), multiple challenges.

 

Post those releases up until midnight of April 24 (your time).

 

I couldn't possibly let this challenge pass me by, considering my name. ;-) Thank you for running it for us this year, GoryDetails!

1. WILD Swans: Three Daughters of China ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013066/ )

2. WILD Game Cookery: The Hunter's Home Companion
( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013094/ )

3. WILDcats Over Casablanca: U.S. Navy Fighters in Operation Torch
( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013099 )

 

4. A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori WILDe
( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013072/ )

5. Angel in Scarlet by Jennifer WILDe ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013074/ )

6. WILD Man Creek ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013069/ )

7. Wycliffe's WILD Goose Chase ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013068/ )

8. The Call of the WILD ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013085/ )

9. WILD Kat ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013070/ )

 

10. WILD at Heart: Discovering The Secret of a Man's Soul
( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013087/ )

11. Flying the Alaska WILD ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013104/ )

12. A Chant to Soothe WILD Elephants ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013082/ )

13. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls WILDer ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013080/ )

And that's all from me this year. I'll try to do better next year. Haha!

 

And that's all from me this year. I'll try to do better next year. Haha!


Well played!

 

wingTrojanhorsewing 11 mos ago
Managed 1!
1. WILD Weather http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013468 (photo, themed, multiple challenges)

 

heading to the train station where they like the quirkier books

Magic gone WILD http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14213116/

 

heading to the train station where they like the quirkier books

Magic gone WILD http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14213116/


Oh, that looks like a scream! Glad you found it in time!

 

Thanks for participating! Given the very short time span, we didn't do badly at all; over 30 books in two countries (including four US states).

Wings go to wilderwoman for most releases, and to NancyNova, for the quirky, "lurking" wild one!

 

Thank you for the wings, GoryDetails! Sorry I'm so late to acknowledge them.
I wasn't expecting to win anything. Teach me to check back more often! Thank you, again! :-)

 

Released on time. Posted late. Thanks for hosting this Challenge, GoryDetails.

1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14453134/ Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool, & WILD Experiments

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431959/ WILD Mountain Thyme

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452628/ Tom Clancy's Power Plays: WILD Card

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452478 Arizona WILD [CAUGHT]

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452629/ Yukon WILD: The Adventures of Four Women Who Paddled 2,000 Miles Through America's Last Frontier

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943479/ The Call of the WILD

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943470/ Questions and Answers: WILD WILD World

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431928/ Heaven in a WILDflower

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943468/ The WILD Road: A Dirk & Steele Novel

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942984/ Christmas at Twilight: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori WILDe

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943476/ Cowboy, It's Cold Outside: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori WILDe

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431909/ Born To Be WILD

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14453125/ WILDest Dreams: A Thunder Point Novel

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14453128/ WILD Orchids

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942973/ WILDest Dreams

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942974/ Wyoming WILDcat

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942975/ Locusts and WILD Honey

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452477/ WILD Horse Springs: A Ransom Canyon Romance

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943469/ WILD Fire: A Novel

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431911/ WILD Man Island

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943477/ WILD Life

22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943471/ The Call of the WILD

 

I was happy to receive this anonymous Journal Alert from a Navy veteran today: WILDcats Over Casablanca: U.S. Navy Fighters in Operation Torch
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15013099

 

Released on time. Posted late.

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943480/ Field Guide to Alaskan WILDflowers Commonly Seen Along Highways and Byways

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452479/ Born to Be WILD: Rediscover the Freedom of Fun

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452625/ The Call Of The WILD / The Cruise Of The 'Dazzler'

26 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943467/ WILD Country Companion

27 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452480/ WILD about Southwest Cooking

28 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431910/ WILDflowers Through the Seasons

29 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14453129/ Succulent WILD Woman: Dancing With Your Wonder-Full Self

30 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942977/ WILD at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452627/ WILD Mountain Thyme

32 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942978/ The Call of the WILD

33 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431960/ WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

34 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942983/ WILD Life

35 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14942976/ WILDerness of Mirrors: A Novel

36 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452634/ Lizzie McGuire: Lizzie Goes WILD!

37 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431956/ The Call of the WILD and White Fang

38 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14844054/ Cowboy, It's Cold Outside: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori WILDe

39 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14878087/ WILDe in Love: The WILDes of Lindow Castle

40 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787345/ Born To Be WILD: A Novel of the Others

41 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874101/ WILD for the Sheriff

~ the end ~

Again, thanks very much for taking this Challenge over and hosting, GoryDetails.

 

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