To allow for two weeks before & after that date, this challenge will run from January 22 to February 18 wherever you are.
Any type of BookCrossing release accepted (wild, controlled, Little Free Library, charity donation, etc.); multi-challenge releases are encouraged, because...why not? In particular, I'm finding that quite a few children's books will work for both this challenge and ResQgeek's Becky's Hugs challenge in February: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/557778
Qualifying books should have a picture of a pig or boar (front cover, back cover, or spine) or one of these words in the title or author's name (if releasing books in another language, the word should translate into something pig-related):
drove (group of pigs)
gilt (thanks Gory!)
pig / piglet / piggy
porker (must be "porker"; just "pork" is not acceptable)
*** The word list is a work-in-progress, so please check here before you release! If you think of another word that should be on the list, go ahead and ask. You may notice tributes to some fictional pigs in the list: this is not a coincidence. ***
Any pig/hog breed is ok, but the book's title must include the full name of the breed, not just parts of it: "Large Black" works, but not just "large" or just "black". If you're using a breed name, be sure to point it out in your post.
Here are a couple of lists of breeds:
cloven hoof / hooves (I will accept "cloven" or "hoof" or "hooves" but not just "clove")
Adjectives (cheating a little here):
As suggested by GoryDetails:
Any book with the number of a Year of the Boar in the title will work:
1863, 1875, 1887, 1899, 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, etc. You can extend the list out in either direction with multiples of 12 or use a calculator like this one: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/---/zodiac - I recommend using a mid-year date to avoid the ambiguity caused by the moveable date of the lunar New Year.
Embedded words are ok (because I don't want to make this *too* hard, and because I think it's fun to look for them). They should be in the same language as the text of the book. If you prefer not to use embedded words, that's fine too.
Words should relate to LIVE animals, so no food/cooking terms (bacon, chicharrónes, cracklings, ham, pork, etc.). Note: I will accept "porker" since that's slang for a pig. [Just for the heck of it, here's Charles Lamb's "A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig": http://essays.quotidiana.org/---/dissertation_upon_roast_pig/ ]
If you can find a publisher logo of a pig on your book I will accept it, but PLEASE mention the appropriate logo in your post here. If you can link to a picture of the logo or include it in your journal entry, that's even better.
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