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The challenge started at 12:01 am Sunday June 24 (in the time zone where the release takes place) and ran to midnight on Saturday July 7 (again in the time zone where the book is released). Any books written by Canadians or set in Canada will count. The special theme for this year will be books by or about Robertson Davies.

Here are the rules for the challenge:

1. Books written by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants count.
2. Books set in Canada even if they are not written by Canadians count.
3. Books must be wild-released but I will allow OBCZ and LFL releases. Books can be released for multiple challenges if they fit.
5. Anyone can join because there are prizes for Canadians and non-Canadians.
6. There will be prizes distributed as follows:
a) Prize for most books released in Canada
b) Prize for the most books released outside of Canada
c) Prize for best release location
d) Prize for most books by or about Robertson Davies released by one releaser
e) Prize drawn at random from the Canadian participants
f) Prize drawn at random from the non-Canadian participants
g) Prize drawn one month after end of challenge for best catch
h) Some just because prizes

Here is the link to the chart:
https://docs.google.com/---/pub

 

I'm in! However, I doubt I have anything that meets the theme this year. We'll see what I can scrounge up!

 

I'm in! However, I doubt I have anything that meets the theme this year. We'll see what I can scrounge up!

Welcome back. Don't worry too much about the theme; just have fun releasing Canadian books.

 

Although the more Robertson Davies books I read, the bigger fan I am, and the harder it's going to be to give any of them up. I console myself that I will be bringing unexpected joy into the lives of people who might not have read him yet, thus making the world a better place.

Minneapolis now has a Tim Hortons, and I will certainly release something there. Any suggestions about what would be thematically most appropriate?

 

Although the more Robertson Davies books I read, the bigger fan I am, and the harder it's going to be to give any of them up. I console myself that I will be bringing unexpected joy into the lives of people who might not have read him yet, thus making the world a better place.

I console myself with buying duplicate copies of his books; some are quite easy to find at used book sales and I guess it is an indication of his waning reputation that they are usually quite reasonable. The Children's Hospital Book Market sale here had many of his books in hard cover priced at only $1. I'm hoping my little challenge might result in a resurgence of his popularity.

Minneapolis now has a Tim Hortons, and I will certainly release something there. Any suggestions about what would be thematically most appropriate?

Maybe a hockey book like Indian Horse or King Leary or even Essex County graphic novel which has a hockey theme as I recall.

 

winghyphen8wing 3 yrs ago
Well..
..in the past I've gotten several Robertson Davies books from the $1 carts outside of The Strand in NYC - generally right around the time of this challenge - but I'm not making it there this year. So I may not have any books for the special theme (I haven't come across any recently) , but I do have _some_ other Canadian books to release.

One upside to not making my usually-annual trip: I won't have to pack most of my Canadian books to release them for this challenge!

 

winggypsysmomwing 3 yrs ago
RE: Well..
..in the past I've gotten several Robertson Davies books from the $1 carts outside of The Strand in NYC - generally right around the time of this challenge - but I'm not making it there this year. So I may not have any books for the special theme (I haven't come across any recently) , but I do have _some_ other Canadian books to release.

One upside to not making my usually-annual trip: I won't have to pack most of my Canadian books to release them for this challenge!

All Canadian books work for this challenge; enjoy staying home.

 

wingNancyNovawing 3 yrs ago
I'm in!
and making a note to myself to remember. Nothing by DAvies (although I'll keep checking the used book sales), but I finished reading the Anne series this year and put them aside.

 

The only Robertson Davies book that I found on my book shelf is a former library book, from our local library here.

 

winggypsysmomwing 3 yrs ago
Welcome
NancyNova and NorthernLights. I'm getting the feeling that the special theme releases might be rather light this year.

 

I encourage you to check your stack of books; you might be surprised at what Canadian authors you have there. Even one release qualifies you for the random prize.

 

_Figment_ 2 yrs ago
I'm in!
I've got a stack to distribute, but a very tight release window where I can actually get them out. I'll do my best, but it'll be a lighter year than last I'm afraid!

 

I've got a stack to distribute, but a very tight release window where I can actually get them out. I'll do my best, but it'll be a lighter year than last I'm afraid!

I'll bet Pooker3 will be relieved to hear that!

 

I've got a stack to distribute, but a very tight release window where I can actually get them out. I'll do my best, but it'll be a lighter year than last I'm afraid!

I'll bet Pooker3 will be relieved to hear that!


Hahaha! Last year was truly awesome.

But, what makes you think I'd be so competitive, gypsysmom? ;)

Now, I wonder what that fracula's up to?

 

that I have anything to release for this challenge, but one never knows. I'll go take a look. Ever since my trip to visit jessibud in Ontario last year on Canada Day (150 years!), I've become more aware of Canadian authors.

I'll join your challenge!

 

that I have anything to release for this challenge, but one never knows. I'll go take a look. Ever since my trip to visit jessibud in Ontario last year on Canada Day (150 years!), I've become more aware of Canadian authors.

I'll join your challenge!

Welcome. If you have any romance novels check to see if the author is Canadian. Apparently we have quite a thriving romance writers group here. I found one list here:https://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com/---/canadian-romance-authors.html

 

If you have any romance novels check to see if the author is Canadian.

I don't recognize any of the names of the romance writers, but I did find three other non-romance books I'll release. I'll continue to look as books filter through my Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) here in Rockville, Maryland, USA. When I was in Canada, jessibud did give me some children's books by Canadian authors...but I'm keeping those for my grandchildren! :D


 

I have a few theme books purchased from used book stores.

 

I have no themed books, but do have some others by Canadian authors. Thank you for hosting as always!

 

Anyone there releasing for this challenge?

 

Have fun everyone sharing Canadian writing with the world. There are so many great writers in Canada that I love showing them off. I will be spending the next few days in Manitoba's national park, Riding Mountain, where I will be doing releases. I may not have internet access which is the drawback of going away as the challenge starts but when I get back I will have the pleasure of seeing what everyone is releasing. I apologize for going missing just as the challenge begins but it is maybe our only opportunity this summer to get a camping spot there because it is a very popular spot once school is out. Be assured I will be thinking of you and wishing for lots of catches for all.

 

Enjoy your time at Riding Mountain National Park!

 

1. Canada by Hilary Cunningham (ed.)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14963102

2. Canada Year Book 1992 by Jonina Wood (ed.)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14963119

3. Forts of Canada by Leslie F. Hannon
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14963109

4. Modern Canadian Plays by Jerry Wasserman (ed.)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14963138

5. Agaguk by Yves Thériault
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15012406

 

1. Felice by Angela Davis-Gardner
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871231/

2. The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871242/

3. The Haunting of L by Howard Norman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871237/

4. The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Iain Lawrence
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15093026/

5. Dear Life by Alice Munro
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15095400/

6. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15095410/

7. The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15095418/

8. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14880230/

 

1. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098434/

2. The Penguin Book of Crime Stories by Peter Robinson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098543/

3. The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098575/

4. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098449/

5.419 by Will Ferguson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098555/

6. A Boy of Good Breeding by Miriam Toews http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098546/

7. The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098564/

 

1. The Worldly Years by John English
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15097894
2. The Final Confessions of Mabel Stark by Robert Hough
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15014475
3. Sugar Bush by Jenn Farrell
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15014469
4. An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil by Jim Munroe
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/10229115
5*. The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15014450
6. The Porcupine's Quill Inc Reader
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/3848932
7. Gethsemane Hall by David Annandale
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14215618
8. Wed of Angels by Lillian Nattel
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14215590

 

JudySlump612 2 yrs ago
June 24
#1 Lady of the Roses, by Sandra Worth
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11622282/

#2 Malarky, by Anakana Schofield
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12713220/

 

1. The Cunning Man, by ROBERTSON DAVIES ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15094067/ ),photo.

2. Maple Leaf Rag: Travels Across CANADA ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14014160/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

3. The Hangman ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15033753/ ), Canadian author and setting, photo.

4. Green Grass, Running Water ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14345756/ ), Canadian author; multiple challenges, photo.

5. Strange and Curious: Unusual NEWFOUNDLAND Stories ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14676363/ ), photo.

 


1. Gold on Ice: The Story of the Sandra Schmirler Curling Team
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042629/

2. Wooden Hunters
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15029616/

3. Anne of Green Gables
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15080634/

4. Scenic Wonders of Canada
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042660/

5. Canada: a Year of the Land
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042687/

6. Ducks of Canada and the Northern Hemisphere
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15070347/

7. The Wascana Poetry Anthology
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15029638/

 

1. Rilla of Ingleside http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13017785/ set in PEI
2. Sharing Spaces http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8456582/ set in Labrador
3. Close Neighbors http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255238/ set in Ontario
4. Irene http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255266/ set in Alberta
5. Marriage by Capture http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14389044/ set in the Canadian Wilderness

 

1. Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies (themed released)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098777

2. Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14799119/

 

6. Denn alle tragen Schuld by Louise Penny (OT: Still Life)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14820617

7. Knochen lügen nie by Kathy Reichs (OT: Bones Never Lie)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14803127

 

6. The Forest ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14986508/ ), Canadian author and setting (Alberta); multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

7. The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14681397/ ), Canadian author and setting (British Columbia); photo. [Update: caught!]

8. Deadly Women of ONTARIO ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655919/ )

 

8. Deadly Women of ONTARIO ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655919/ )


I believe I released a copy of that book last year. The stories were indeed intriguing. When I saw that you released it in Acton I thought you were in Ontario, then saw it was Acton MA. Acton, Ontario is not far from where I live.

 

When I saw that you released it in Acton I thought you were in Ontario, then saw it was Acton MA. Acton, Ontario is not far from where I live.


Very cool! I didn't know there was an Acton, Ontario. Extra points for "cities with the same names as cities in Canada"? {wry grin}

 

I thought you meant Acton, ON too! It's about 45 minutes' drive from where I am in Cambridge. I don't go there often, but often enough that I've done a few releases there over the years :)

 

When I saw that you released it in Acton I thought you were in Ontario, then saw it was Acton MA. Acton, Ontario is not far from where I live.


Very cool! I didn't know there was an Acton, Ontario. Extra points for "cities with the same names as cities in Canada"? {wry grin}

I haven't thought of that but it might be a consideration in some of the "just because" prizes.

 

Congratulations on your catch. First catch of the challenge goes to a non-Canadian.

 

6. The Forest ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14986508/ ), Canadian author and setting (Alberta); multiple challenges, photo.


Got a catch on this one, though it seems that despite my having left it in a very public location with lots of foot traffic, it sat where it was for days, and the finder had to rescue it from a post-rainstorm soaking. [If rain's in the forecast I use release-bags for out-in-the-open releases, but I was sure somebody'd find this one well before the rain moved in.] Anyway, it's nice to see that the finder went to the trouble of rescuing the book!

 

1. Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maude Montgomery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907843?...

2. Swarm by Lauren Carter
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14734743?...

3. Who has Seen the Wind by W. O. Mitchell
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14906242?...



 

8. Saskatchewan scenic secrets
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15070351/

 

1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10492837

 

8. Tayaout, fils d'Agaguk by Yves Thériault
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15012429

9. The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies (special theme)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14963132

10. Requiem by Frances Itani
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14803147

11. Wie Barney es sieht by Mordecai Richler (OT: Barney's Version)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921683

 

8. The Halifax Connection by Marie Jakober
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100371/

9. What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies (featured author)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098426/

10. The Song Beneath the Ice by Joe Fiorito
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100373/

11. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100369/

 

2. Lighthouse by Robert Munsch
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14545038

 

with release photos

1. A Rose-Red City by Dave Duncan - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098926

2. The Little Country by Charles de Lint - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15041058

 

4. Decaf Coffee Dates: Stories & Insights from Winnipeg Seniors by Larissa Peck
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14863518

5. An Unexpected Break in the Weather by Deborah Schnitzer
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14909587

 

And I've done very little releasing! I am hoping to get some CanLit out during this challenge, and I'll be following along either way! Thanks for hosting again, gypsysmom, it's a great challenge!

 

And I've done very little releasing! I am hoping to get some CanLit out during this challenge, and I'll be following along either way! Thanks for hosting again, gypsysmom, it's a great challenge!

We would love to have you participate in whatever way you can.

 

9. Edmund and Hillary by Chris Jackson
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14665869
10. Bang Crunch Stories by Neil Smith
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/7299732
11. Everything I Needed to Know About Business, I Learned from a Canadian by Leonard Brody and David Raffe
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14277546
12. A Doctor's Calling by Morris Gibson
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14084594
13. The Beautiful Children by Michael Kenyon
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/10202461
14. The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14627371

 

15. My Union, My Life by Jean-Claude Parrot
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14291426
16. The Last of the Crazy People by Timothy Findley
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14098958
17. No Margins by various authors
https://www.bookCrossing.com/---/8351555
18. Angel in the Full Moon by Don Easton
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14657180
19. The Hermetic Code by the Winnipeg Free Press
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14180959
20. Boy's Night Out by James Wallen
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14215611
21. International Dateline by Dawn Howat
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/8420097
22. The Cult of Efficiency by Janice Gross Stein
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15097888

 

9. Into the Dinosaurs' Graveyard: Canadian Digs and Discoveries ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617813/ ), photo.

10. Bud the Spud ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15001806/ ), set in Canada; multiple challenges, photo.

11. Deadly Canadian Women: The Stories Behind the Crimes of Canada's Most Notorious Women ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655955/ ), photo.

 

10. Bud the Spud ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15001806/ ), set in Canada; multiple challenges, photo.


I *love* that you did Bud the Spud! I released a couple of books of Stompin' Tom lyrics, but I've never had a copy of Bud the Spud go through my hands. My mom died when I was pretty little and I often don't remember her super well, but I definitely remember that she used to sing Stompin' Tom songs, and Bud the Spud was a common one! (Now my husband sings it too, and laughs at Tom's pronunciation of "potatoes" and how it comes out more like "bud-ay-duhs")

 

10. Bud the Spud ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15001806/ ), set in Canada; multiple challenges, photo.


I *love* that you did Bud the Spud! I released a couple of books of Stompin' Tom lyrics, but I've never had a copy of Bud the Spud go through my hands. My mom died when I was pretty little and I often don't remember her super well, but I definitely remember that she used to sing Stompin' Tom songs, and Bud the Spud was a common one! (Now my husband sings it too, and laughs at Tom's pronunciation of "potatoes" and how it comes out more like "bud-ay-duhs")


Thanks for the lovely anecdote! I'd never heard of Stompin' Tom before, and only selected the book because of this challenge - well, and because some of the patrons of that LFL had mentioned children who liked trucks. Don't know if that one will ever get a JE, but I'm glad to know you remember it fondly!

 

3. The Wars by Timothy Findley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14825391

4. Hellhole by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10469503

For #4, the second author is the Canadian. Is this book OK, or do all the authors have to be Canadian? Unfortunately, I can't use the "Canadian setting" criterion since this is a sci-fi novel set on another planet. Contrary to what some might initially think, "Hellhole" does not refer to a Canadian location. ;-)

 

3. [The Wars] by Timothy Findley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14825391

4. [Hellhole] by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10469503

For #4, the second author is the Canadian. Is this book OK, or do all the authors have to be Canadian? Unfortunately, I can't use the "Canadian setting" criterion since this is a sci-fi novel set on another planet. Contrary to what some might initially think, "Hellhole" does not refer to a Canadian location. ;-)

Sure that is just fine. You made me chuckle with your clarification of "Hellhole".

 

6. China Dog by Judy Fong Bates
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14909216

7. Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14766841

 

JudySlump612 2 yrs ago
June 28
#3 What's Bred in the Bone, Robertson Davies (theme)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787210/

When the tipping point arrived, I found only one Davies book I was willing to give up, and that only because I also had a complete copy of The Cornish Trilogy. So what lucky potential readers deserved this treat? Volunteer blood donors, that's who! This prized volume is now available on the bookshelves in the donor waiting area of the collection site where I volunteer. I believe gypsysmom, a dedicated blood donor herself, will approve.

 

#3 What's Bred in the Bone, Robertson Davies (theme)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787210/

When the tipping point arrived, I found only one Davies book I was willing to give up, and that only because I also had a complete copy of The Cornish Trilogy. So what lucky potential readers deserved this treat? Volunteer blood donors, that's who! This prized volume is now available on the bookshelves in the donor waiting area of the collection site where I volunteer. I believe gypsysmom, a dedicated blood donor herself, will approve.

Very nice. I've released a book or two at the blood donor clinic but we don't have a bookshelf there so I just left them on a table. Hope this release results in another Robertson Davies fan.

 

 

12. Eisiges Herz by Giles Blunt (OT: By The Time You Read This)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14803123

13. Das Verhängnis by Joy Fielding (OT: The Wild Zone)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15012385

 

June 24
#1 Kiss Me by Andrew Pyper
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7686469
#2 The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14793690

June 25
#3 High Spirits by Robertson Davies (theme)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11258527

June 27
#4 White Sand Blues by Vicki Delaney
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14623556
#5 By the Time You Read This by Giles Blunt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13443981
#6 High Meadows by Ivan Ashley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13514454

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15101224 The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (author born in Brantford, Ontario)


 

115 releases to date, 6 books by Robertson Davies released and 1 catch so far.
https://docs.google.com/---/pub

 

I'll have to edit it. I just saw a catch of one of the books _Figment_ released on the sidebar. But I'll wait until he announces it.

 

115 releases to date, 6 books by Robertson Davies released and 1 catch so far.
https://docs.google.com/---/pub

Thanks for the chart! I just wanted to mention one correction: one of my June 24 releases was a themed release. I'm hoping to have a couple more before the challenge is done. :)

 

115 releases to date, 6 books by Robertson Davies released and 1 catch so far.
https://docs.google.com/---/pub

Thanks for the chart! I just wanted to mention one correction: one of my June 24 releases was a themed release. I'm hoping to have a couple more before the challenge is done. :)

Of course you did. Thanks for letting me know about the mistake. I have corrected it now.

 

Thanks for letting me know about the mistake. I have corrected it now.

Thank you, gypsysmom, for the correction and for continuing to run this excellent release challenge!

 

I don't have many Canadian releases, but I LOVE the chart! :D

 

I haven't gotten the email yet! My service seems to be down for maintenance... I went through and checked my releases and found some catches!

June 25
Scenic Wonders of Canada
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042660/

June 28
Saskatchewan Landscapes
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042669/

Native Foods and Nutrition
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15029633/

 

I haven't gotten the email yet! My service seems to be down for maintenance... I went through and checked my releases and found some catches!

June 25
Scenic Wonders of Canada
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042660/

June 28
Saskatchewan Landscapes
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042669/

Native Foods and Nutrition
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15029633/

Wow, even better. Congratulations!

 

It was a lovely night to be out in Winnipeg's verdant neighbourhoods. I just hope these books get found before the storm that is predicted for early tomorrow morning arrives because I was unaware that anything was brewing and I didn't put them in baggies.

#7 Murder Among the Pines by John Lawrence Reynolds
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15002959

#8 Spadework by Timothy Findley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7628698

#9 The Double Hook by Sheila Watson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15076831

#10 Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies (theme)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15076842

 

My first release for this challenge was done this evening.

1. The Breadwinner, by Deborah Ellis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14695615

As this book is about a young girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan, I released it at an Afghanistan War Memorial in nearby Woodstock, ON.

 

My first release for this challenge was done this evening.

1. The Breadwinner, by Deborah Ellis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14695615

As this book is about a young girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan, I released it at an Afghanistan War Memorial in nearby Woodstock, ON.

That's a wonderful release. And it's good to have you on board this year.

 

Thank you :) I haven't heard from it yet, but fingers crossed. And if not, hopefully someone is reading it anyway!

 

 

8. The Tale of Two Nazanins by Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Susan McClelland
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100314

 

3. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6080703

At this time last year, I was in Toronto visiting jessibud and awaiting the celebration of Canada Day (150 years!), It was a lovely trip. I also got to attend a BookCrossing meetup at Harboard House in Toronto. That sure was fun!

 

23*. What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15014445
24. My Mother's Ghost by Margaret Buffie
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14702321
25. Just Call Me Boom Boom by Martyn Godfrey
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14665171
26. The Mystery at Wildcat Well by Robert Collins
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15097889
27. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14662450
28. Standing on Richards by George Bowering
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/3867922

 

29. Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15054569
30. A House Divided by Paul Waldie
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14489387
31. Clear the Track, It's Eddie Shack by Eddie Shack
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14677612
32. The Birth House by Ami McKay
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14702315
33. The Beauty Box by Bonnie Dunlop
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/15014474
34. A Place called Hecla by Doris Benson
https://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14606477

 

https://docs.google.com/---/pub

Books released - 131 ( 87 by Canadians, 44 by non-Canadians)
Books by or about Robertson Davies - 9 (6 by Canadians, 3 by non-Canadians)
Catches - 4 (3 by Canadians namely _Figment_, 1 by a non-Canadian namely GoryDetails)

Hope everyone is having fun! I sure enjoy reading your posts and release notes.

 

9. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100318

Since we are in Ontario for the weekend, I couldn’t miss an opportunity to release a book in another province.

 

12. Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755604/ ), photo. [Update: caught!]

13. Sacre Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15033713/ ), photo.

14. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14717119/ ), Canadian author and setting; photo.

15. Loyalists and Layabouts: The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, 1783-1792 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617873/ ), photo.

16. Thanksgiving Day in Canada ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14815666/ ), photo.

 

14. Green Grass Running Water by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14941370

15. Wenn Coyote tanzt by Thomas King (OT: Green Grass Running Water)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15097089

16. DreadfulWater kreuzt auf by Thomas King (OT: readfulWater Shows Up)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15097106

17. Truth & Bright Water by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14949991

18. Medicine River by Thomas King
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15097103

 

4. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14282373

 

19. Cocksure by Mordecai Richler
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14803134

20. Das Herz des Bösen by Joy Fielding (OT: Shadow Creek)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14803140

 

wingMattywing 2 yrs ago
I got a catch!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14909216

I’m so excited about this catch. The finder wrote a cute note.

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14909216

I’m so excited about this catch. The finder wrote a cute note.


What a great catch! And yes, it is a cute JE.

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14909216

I’m so excited about this catch. The finder wrote a cute note.

And that's a good reason to update the chart. You can see the coloured square here:
https://docs.google.com/---/pub

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14909216

I’m so excited about this catch. The finder wrote a cute note.

That's such a nice story! Congratulations on the great catch.

 

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14662628 The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison (Canadian author)

 

12. The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies (featured author)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15098415/
13. Among the Departed by Vicki Delany
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106736/
14. Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead by various Canadian authors http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106771/
15. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106794/

 

17. Don't Get Too Comfortable ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100263/ ), by Canadian author David Rakoff; some chapters set in Canada as well. Photo.

18. Objects of Worship ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14640018/ ), by a Canadian author; some stories with explicitly Canadian settings; multiple challenges, photo.

 

17. Don't Get Too Comfortable ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100263/ ), by Canadian author David Rakoff; some chapters set in Canada as well. Photo.

18. Objects of Worship ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14640018/ ), by a Canadian author; some stories with explicitly Canadian settings; multiple challenges, photo.

That first book sounds hilarious and what a great spot to release it.

 

I did one release in the afternoon at a Little Library in my neighbourhood and then 4 at the park after supper. In the afternoon it was cloudy and there were even a few drops of rain so I bagged all the books for tonight's release. And wouldn't you know it, there is hardly a cloud in the sky now. Oh well, better safe than sorry.
#11 Fifth Business by Robertson Davies (theme author)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15076846/
#12 White Girl by Sylvia Olsen
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106840/
#13 Stars by Eric Walters
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106840/
#14 A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15105673/
#15 The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies (theme author)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15076837/

 

5. Tempest Tost by Robertson Davies (theme release)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106528

6. The Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913835

I have a special fondness for Tempest Tost, as it was the book that introduced me to Robertson Davies, over 30 years ago. This challenge motivated me to pick up a copy and do another reread of it.

 

I did a few more Canadian releases this afternoon, here they are:



2. Famous Dead Canadians 2, by Joanne Stanbridge http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14695608

I left this book on a nice shady bench (it's in the 40s with the humidity here right now!) outside of the Norwich Museum and Archives in Norwich, ON. It's not visible in the release photo, but there is a Government of Ontario historical plaque there dedicated to one of the people profiled in the book, as she was born in Norwich.

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3. Canadian Inventors (Scholastic Canada Biographies), by Maxine Trottier http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14441975

I left this book in London, ON at St. George's Public School. I chose this location because the book is geared to kids in the elementary age range and one of the inventors featured in the book was just a kid herself (in grade 6) when she began her career as an inventor. At the time, she was a student at St. George's, which is why I chose that school specifically. It's summer vacation here right now, so I left the book hanging on a fence right up at the street's sidewalk. The fence forms a walkway which is the only way to enter the schoolyard at this time of year. The yard contains a play structure, a baseball diamond, and some basketball courts, so I'm hoping kids might still go there over the break to play. The book is hard to see in the release photo, but it's there in the foreground on the left side.

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4. 150 Years of Canada: Year-by-Year Fascinating Facts, by A. H. Jackson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106246/

In the town where I lived as a small child, they are creating something called the Prime Ministers Path. In the grounds around a building called Castle Kilbride, they are gradually installing statues of each of Canada's PMs. The fifth statue was just unveiled on 28 June. Since this book gives small glimpses of what was going on in Canada year-by-year throughout our history from Confederation to the present, I thought that the work-in-progress path featuring all of our PMs was a fitting place to leave this. It gave me a chance to check out the statues that have been installed since last time I was there, in January of 2017, and I left the book in the hands of the newest statue, Kim Campbell. Since she was Canada's first female PM she definitely made the cut of Fascinating Facts, and as her statue is newly unveiled I figured there would be a lot of traffic around her this weekend. I guess I was right because I made my release note in the car on the way home, and between the time I submitted the release note and the time I uploaded the photo I'd taken on my phone, it was journalled by an AF!

 

with release photos

3. The Winter Pony by Iain Lawrence - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15068818
4. The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8178524

 

Happy Canada Day, everyone!!

 

It's here! Happy Canada Day to all my fellow bookcrossers :) Here's a song for everyone (especially GoryDetails, with the recent Stompin' Tom release):

https://youtu.be/FHD655hmaUQ

 

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