WINNERS ANNOUNCED March 2019 Oh, the Places We Can Go Release Challenge

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The March 2019 Oh, the Places We Can Go Release Challenge begins at 12:01 a.m. on March 1 wherever you live and ends at 12:00 p.m. on March 31 wherever you live.

Rules: Release at least 15 books with titles which include the name of one or more city, state, province, country, island, continent, planet, ocean, sea, river, lake, tributary, or interesting place to visit. All are acceptable. I’ve also amended my original rules to allow “fantasy” cities, states, etc. such as Atlantis, Hell, Heaven, Eden, etc.

Daedelys found a search engine for place names. Try: http://nona.net. It's terrific.

Wild releases are much preferred for this challenge, but any release will count. Extra credit will be awarded for clever or themed releases. Wings will be awarded at the completion of the contest.

As always, everyone is welcome to play. Come and join the fun. I'll update the list of members every few days.

Current list of players:

awaywithfairies
Booklady331
ekorren
GoryDetails
hyphen8
Maranlin
NancyNova
sakirmo
Secretariat
solittletime
SqueakyChu
starrdust

 

 

I'm in!

 

I like the search for place names, so I'm in again. Like in previous years I'll only accept titles where the word actually refers to a place, no arbitrary letter sequence equalities with arbitrary place names (aka "embedded" words). Also, like in previous years, please note that I have permanent wings due to my region manager responsibilities so please choose someone else for the wings ;)

 

I have a stash of books ready!

 

 

wingSqueakyChuwing 3 mos ago
Hmmm?
I haven't done this challenge before. I'll try it!

 

wingshawing 3 mos ago
RE: Hmmm?
I haven't done this challenge before. I'll try it!

Sent you a message on the lfl page. Welcome to this challenge its great and you will meet a lot of interesting people

 

I haven't done this challenge before. I'll try it!

Sent you a message on the lfl page. Welcome to this challenge its great and you will meet a lot of interesting people


Hi, sha! It's not as if I don't know anyone from BC as I've been a member here since 2003 and belong to a real life BC group (BCinDC), but it's fun to meet LFL stewards who are Bookcrossers, too! Thanks for the welcome!

All bibliophiles are destined to meet--in one way or another! :D

 

luv luv luv this challenge

 

I wondered whether you were joining this year. Usually you're one of the first to chime in. Hope you've been feeling well.

 

I wondered whether you were joining this year. Usually you're one of the first to chime in. Hope you've been feeling well.

Doing well, knock wood but I have become very superstitious in my old age (see the knock wood) I guess the Irish is kicking in lol

 

May I use the name of a district of a city, such as Wimbledon?

 

Wimbledon is a famous place as well.

 

Wimbledon is a famous place as well.

Oh, yeah! I didn't see "interesting place" as an option when I first read the rules. Thx!

 

and nona.net always helps me find the 2-5 letter places that are embedded in titles.

 

Good luck to everyone.

 

wingMaranlinwing 2 mos ago
Release #1
1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401986 OPEn (Ope, Gongola, Nigeria)

 

1. I've a Feeling We're Not in KANSAS Anymore ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617853 ), wild release, photo.

2. PALO ALTO ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15395105 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

3. 6 RAINIER Drive ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15396345 ), wild release, photo.

4. The CUBAn Affair ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15387629 ), wild release, photo.

 

 

1. Alice's Adventures in [WONDERLAND]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13414388

 

Released to the same LFL, with photos:

5. A Little BRAZILian Cookbook ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15386398 ), multiple challenges.

6. The NEW YORK Trilogy ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7854812 ), multiple challenges.

7. Etruscan Places: Travels Through Forgotten ITALY ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15306206 ) [Update: caught!]

 

1. Aunt CRETE's Emancipation, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15073843
2. Lunch at the PICCADILLY, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15392927
3. KENILWORTH by Walter Scott, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13340303
4. In HEAVEN as on EARTH by M. Scott Peck, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15392915
5. The Vicar of WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5960734
6. The Bridges of MADISON COUNTY, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15398393
7. Return to MANDALAY, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13340297
8. Sam Walton, Made in AMERICA, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15394033
9. The Artists of TEREZIN, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14227086
10. AMERICAn INDIAn Beadwork, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15397636
11. SCANDINAVIA--A Picture Book to Remember Her By
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15233734

 

2. [MADAGASCAR]: Born to Be Wild
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15281442

 

1. Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You -- Cool, Texas
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14648730
2. Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul - Chicken, Alaska
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14650373
3. John F. Kennedy, in his own words -- Kennedy, New Mexico
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14639670
4.Proud to Be: My Life, The Airforce, The Controversy -- Life, TN
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14630360
5. The Greatest GeneRATion -- Rat, France
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14630370
6. Dead Man WALKing -- Walk, Belgium https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14639682

 

8. AMERICA 1908 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14505271/ ), wild release.

Released to Little Free Libraries, with photos:

9. The GUERNSEY Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15306248/ ), multiple challenges

10. Island Kitchen: A Book of Seasonal Cookery from the CHANNEL ISLANDS ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15019115/ ), multiple challenges

11. The STOCKHOLM Octavo ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15089830/ ), multiple challenges

12. AMERICAn Born Chinese ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15395111/ )

13. An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in NEW ENGLAND ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14817008/ )

14. Life on the MISSISSIPPI ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377563/ )

 

I only just now woke up to the fact that it's March! I'm definitely in, so far only one release but there's more to come.

1. The BIRD TRIBUNAL
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15240255

 

1 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406867/ The DOG's Dinner (Guinea)
2 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406873/ MISERY Loves Cabernet (France)
3 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14508176/ By the Rivers of BABYLON (US, Czech Republic, New Zealand)
4 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406875/ The Spiritual Battle For CUBA
5 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406896/ SANTIAGO's Command (Chile)
6 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406897/ ZIMBABWE
7 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406901/ The RHINEmann Exchange (river in Europe)
8 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406902/ Etiquette Guide to CHINA
9 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406905/ AUSTRALIAns Yesterday and Today

 

3. [TREASURE ISLAND]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15361387
4. George [WASHINGTON] -- Soldier, Hero, President
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14545039

 

2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15407537 MOONlight Becomes You
3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15407534 Tears of the MOON
4. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15362772 The ApartMENt (Men, Viet Nam)
5. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15407531 DESTINations (Destin, Florida)
6. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12497411 Hotel VENDOME (Vendome, France)

 

 

15. Journey to MUNICH ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14394118/

Released to LFLs, with photos:

16. Tiny TOKYO ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15361979/ )

17. The Secret Wisdom of the EARTH ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15190164/ ), multiple challenges

18. THAMES: The Biography ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14817009/ ), multiple challenges

19. NEW YORK Murders ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202540/ )

 

5. To Know a W[OMAN] -- Oman, Arabian Peninsula. Western Asia
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11906020
6. [FRANKLIN] Forgets -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15392918
7. Hurry Up [FRANKLIN] -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13464978

 

wingMaranlinwing 2 mos ago
Release #7
7. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15407551 A Gentlewoman in Upper CANADA

 

8. [FRANKLIN]'s Nickname -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15396943
9. [FRANKLIN] Runs Away -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15396945
10. [FRANKLIN] Plants a Tree -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15392916

 

10 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221319/ The Lieutenant of INISHMORE (Ireland)
11 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409056/ SPICEd Up! (West Virginia, USA)
12 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409061/ A CASE of Exploding Mangoes (France, Italy, various US states)
13 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409064/ Tea TIME for the Traditionally Built (Indonesia, Norway, Mozambique, USA)
14 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409067/ Travellers' TALES 2 (Spain)
15 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409072/ Goddess of TROY
16 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409074/ A Short History of BRAZIL
17 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409077/ East of DENVER
18 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409079/ House of SAND and Fog (multiple countries)
19 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409081/ Lane BEACHLEY : Beneath the Waves (Maryland, USA)
20 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409083/ An Astronaut's Guide to Life on EARTH
21 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409084/ In the LITTLE World (various states USA)

 

20. The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in CARIBBEAN Cooking, Eating, and Island Life( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15408924/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

 

wild release with photo

1. Moloka'i - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15410489

 

http://bookcrossing.com/---/15322481 Anne in KINGSPORT
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388742 Betörende SÜDSEE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15314312 Celeste bedeutet HIMMELblau
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388701 Das Erbe der Carlotta Sonsino aus KAIRO
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15325040 Das Erbe von BJÖRNDAL
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15360226 Der Fünfzigjährige, der nach INDIEN fuhr und über den Sinn des Lebens stolperte
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388758 Der gute Mensch von SEZUAN
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15320993 Der Kopf von IJSSELMONDE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15352430 Die dunkle Wahrheit des MONDes
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15314284 Die Frauen von TYRINGHAM PARK
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15393411 Die Löwin von AQUITANIEN
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15394376 Die Matriarchen von ISIS
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15382334 Die Nebel von AVALON
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15376593 Die Straße nach EDEN
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15393418 Einstein überquert die ELBE bei HAMBURG
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15362439 Ein Tag im alten VENEDIG
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15362538 Ein Zimmer in PARIS
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15343780 Franz von ASSISI
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15362544 Frauen in LATEINAMERIKA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15143883 Götz von BERLICHINGEN
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15376560 Grausames SIZILIEN
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15369881 Hippokrates im HECKENGÄU
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15394368 Hochzeit in LAS VEGAS
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15308920 Hunde von RIGA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15371449 Ich kehre zurück nach AFRIKA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388722 In AFRIKA ist immer August
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15376562 Jenseits von AFRIKA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15322459 KARIBIK
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15352411 Mein INDIEN
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15362532 Mein Verschwinden in PROVIDENCE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15325018 Mein Weg führt nach TIBET
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15262065 Mozart auf der Reise nach PRAG
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15382308 NIPPON Connection
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15403598 SANSIBAR oder der letzte Grund
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15382307 Schatten über dem MOND
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15362449 Sommer in MAINE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15323450 TERRA Magna
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15311179 Töchter des HIMMELs
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15247685 Von Lämmern und Leuten in FRODA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15377888 Wiedersehen in BARSALOI
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15321019 Wiedersehen mit AFRIKA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15359593 Zwischen HIMMEL und Liebe
--------------------------------------------------------------
Afrika = Africa: continent
Aquitanien = Aquitaine: region of France
Assisi: town in Italy
Avalon: historical region of England
Barsaloi: place in Kenia
Berlichingen: village in Germany
Björndal ("bear valley"): places in Norway
Eden: fictional place (and many real places named after it)
Elbe: River in central Europe
Froda: village in Switzerland
Hamburg: city in Germany
Heckengäu: region in southwestern Germany
Himmel = heaven or sky
IJsselmonde: island in the Netherlands
Indien = India
Isis: here: fictional planet
Kairo = Cairo: city in Egypt
Karibik = Caribbean
Kingsport: town in Canada
Las Vegas: city in USA
Lateinamerika = Latin America: region of America
Maine: state of USA
Mond = moon: celestial body
Nippon = Japan: country
Paris: capital of France
Prag = Praha, Prague: capital of Czech Republic
Riga: capital of Latvia
Sansibar = Zanzibar: island in Tanzania
Sezuan = Sichuan: province of China
Sizilien = Sicilia: island in Italy
Südsee = "southern sea" = Caribbean
Terra = Earth
Tibet: Region in Asia
Tyringham: Town in USA
Venedig = Venice: city in Italy
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

11. [FRANKLIN] Goes to the Hospital -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13537464
12. [FRANKLIN] and Harriet -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655171/

 

wingstarrdustwing 2 mos ago
Release #2
2. The Little PARIS Bookshop – https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15091239

 

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7934186 head hunters of the AMAZON
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409996 FAVORite colors (Jalisco, Mexico)

 

7. The Prayer of JABEZ -- Kentucky
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411260
8. Secrets of The VINE -- VA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411261
9. John the Gospel of FAITH -- SD
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14628564

 

21. JAPAN Ai ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12518289 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Released to LFLs, with photos:

22. Cruising the LOUVRE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15208370 )

23. Bone Soup and a LAPLAND Wizard ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14915888 ), multiple challenges

 

wingMaranlinwing 2 mos ago
Release #8
8. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15413389 The Pagan STONE (Stone, Kentucky)

 

13. The Face is Familliar: The Selected Verse of Ogden [NASH] -- Nash, Texas, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14330935
14. [FRANKLIN] Says Sorry -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15396941
15. [WIMBLEDON]: A Celebration --Wimbledon, London, England, UK
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14437517

 

1. MOUNTAIN retreat https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14389010/ mountain, north Dakota
2. drift(WOOD) cottage https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9770243/ Wood, West Virginia
3. CHEYENNE's lady https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14168166/ Cheyenne Wyoming
4. return to west TEXAS https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7040423/ Texas the state or Texas, Alabama
5. SEAVIEW inn https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13363798/ seaview, California
6. home to SEAVIEW key https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12539614/ for seaview, California
7. SWEET water https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959140/ Sweet, Idaho https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14959140/

 

24. LOUISIANA Alphabet ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321884/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Released to LFLs, with photo:

25. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in PARIS at the World's Most Famous Cooking School ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14964125/ ), multiple challenges

 

12. INDIAns of the MESA VERDE, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15397634
13. The sHELL Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15081792

 

22 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411752/ ADVENTUREs in Correspondentland (Guyana, Tobago)
23 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411773/ WIND River (Germany)
24 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411777/ PUMPKIN Soup (Georgia, USA)
25 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411781/ SEAbiscuit (Indonesia)
26 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411804/ The Five People You Meet in HEAVEN
27 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411814/ JAPAN : A Working Holiday Guide
28 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411820/ Christ's Entry into BRUSSELS
29 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15413865/ The FRENCH Atlantic Affair (Argentina, Barbados, various states USA)
30 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15413867/ A HUNGER Like No Other (Germany)

 

16. Uncovered in [ISTANBUL]: [ANATOLIA] Steppe Mystery (Volume 2) --Istanbul, Turkey -- Anatolia, Turkey
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14687385?...
17. [ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15282745
18. [JACO]b Riis -- Jacó, Costa Rica, Central America
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15289043

 

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409993 rhyme with ME (Burkima, Faso
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15392905 privATE l.a. (Lima, Peru)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15361697 the couple next DOor (Bosnia)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409997 WE see shapes (Cameroon)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15414558 the boat RUNner (Indonesia)

 

8. (FIR)e https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7749321/ Fir Colorado
9. b(RIDGE) of sighs https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15080386/ ridge, Arkansas
8. STONEs from the RIVER https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7551487/ stone Kansas and river Illinois
9. close to SHORE https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15249409/ Shore, india and Lose Haiti
10. beach LANE https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10440899/ Lane, Tennessee
11. an (AMERICA)n summer https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9689407/ also SUMMER, new Zealand
12. dust of EDEN https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9689407/ Eden, Kentucky
13. KANSAS city cover-up https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14389081/ for the state and Kansas, Ohio

 

1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9835194/ Murder in Georgetown
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12511214/ The Enchantress of Florence
3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14474268/ Death in the Andamans
4. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15414427/ The History of Stilton Cheese (multiple challenges)

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

26. A Little RUSSIAn Cookbook ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15386401/ ), multiple challenges

27. We Are Not Eaten by Yaks, by C. Alexander LONDON ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15306209/ ), multiple challenges

 

19. [HOLLYWOOD] Kids -- Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14456391
20. Ma[DELINE] -- Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15289035
21. [GOLDEN] sword of Dragonwalk -- Golden, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15322533

 

14. FRANCE and NEW ENGLAND, volume 3, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14860667

 

http://bookcrossing.com/---/15255803 AFRIKAnische Tragödie
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15377883 BROOKLYN BRIDGE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15382317 Crazy MOON
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15308957 Das Böse unter der SONNE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15394388 Das Hotel NEW HAMPSHIRE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15371481 Der letzte Sommer in MAYFAIR
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15095900 Die Botschaft von KAMBODSCHA / The Embassy of CAMBODIA [bilingual edition]
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15393396 Die Jüdin von TOLEDO
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15376586 Die Nacht von SAN ROCCO
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15393400 Die ZÜRICHer Affäre
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15352398 Eine Messe für die Stadt ARRAS
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15371480 Ein König für DEUTSCHLAND
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15394366 Ein Tanzbär bleibt in TELGTE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388694 Flucht nach DELPHI
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15393401 Himmel über AFRIKA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15394380 Hotel EUROPA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388754 Hunde von RIGA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15376573 Im KONGO
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15207468 Kein Krieg in TROJA / Die Irre von CHAILLOT
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15376596 KYOTO
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15371471 Last minute LANZAROTE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15323442 MOND auf dem Wasser
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15352395 MOON Palace
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15207297 Mord im ORIENTexpress
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388737 Nachtzug nach LISSABON
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15402464 NEANDERTAL - Tal des Lebens
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15403571 OSTPREUßEN. Erinnerungen an ein geliebtes Land
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15362535 ROSEHILL
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15352419 The Other Face of the MOON
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15376558 TRIESTiner Freundschaft
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15371446 VIENNA (Eva Menasse)

Afrika = Africa: continent
Arras: town in France
Brooklyn Bridge: Bridge in New York, USA
Chaillot: hill in Paris, France
Delphi: historical city in Greece
Deutschland = Germany: country
Europa = Europe
Kambodscha = Cambodia: country
Kongo = Congo: river and two countries in Africa
Kyoto: city in Japan
Lanzarote: Island belonging to Spain
Lissabon: City in Portugal
Mayfair: district of London, UK
Mond = moon
Neandertal: Valley in Germany
New Hampshire: state of USA
Orient: Region of Europe and Asia
Ostpreußen = Eastern Prussia: historical region
Riga: capital of Latvia
Rosehill: various villages and hills
San Rocco: various villages and churches in Italy
Sonne = sun
Telgte: town in Germany
Toledo: city and province in Spain
Triest: city in Italy
Troja = Troy: historical city in Turkey
Vienna (Wien): city in Austria
Zürich: city in Switzerland

 

 

22. Pauline Frommer's [LAS VEGAS] - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15119671
23. The Courage of Sarah [NOBLE] -- Noble, Oklahoma, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15289032
24. [CHICO]'s Challenge -- Chico, California, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15358755

 

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409995 GOOD night (West Virginia)

 

wingstarrdustwing 2 mos ago
Release #3
3. LUCKY You – https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/155916 – Lucky, Pennsylvania, USA

 

wild release with photo

2. COAL RIVER - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15411337
Name of the town where the story takes place

 

15. Joseph in EGYPT by Thomas Mann, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8026912

 

25. A Walk [TO RE]member -- Töre, Norrbotten County, Sweden
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15415913
26. [FRANKLIN] in the Dark -- Franklin, Indiana, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000827
27. The [BATTLE] for God -- Battle, Rother, East Sussex, England
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14589502

 

9. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15416422 Chasing DESTINy (Destin, Florida)
10. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15416429 The Little PARIS Bookshop
11. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15416414 Twelve Days of CHRISTMAS (Christmas, Florida)

 

 

wingbooklady331wing 2 mos ago
#10 - 11
10. Now is the Time to Open Your HEART -- Arkansa
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14607070
11. Come the SPRING -- Spring, Texas
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15042594

 

28. A Wreath for [RIVERA] -- Rivera, Rivera Department, Uruguay
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14581695
29. The Magic D[REID]els -- Reid, Town of Gawler, South Australia
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15416394

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

28. A Goose in TOULOUSE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15369851/ ), multiple challenges

29. Gahan Wilson's AMERICA ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732703/ )

 

wingbooklady331wing 2 mos ago
#12
SONGS OF OURSELVES by KAREN KAERBIENER --- Song, Ghana
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7634650

 

 

34 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15419314/ ARCTIC Chill (New York, Rhode Island)
35 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15419316/ Magic School Bus : OCEAN Adventure (Maryland, North Carolina)

 

30. [ECHO]es From the Macabre -- Echo, Oregon, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15418045
31. [ISTANBUL]: Memories and the City -- Istanbul, Turkey
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8087636
32. Back in Time with Benjamin [FRANKLIN] -- Franklin, Tennessee, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15394935

 

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder -- San Luis Rey
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13399648

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

30. Pirate's Pantry: Treasured Recipes of Southwest LOUISIANA ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321932/ ), multiple challenges

31. AMERICA the Edible ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378961/ ), multiple challenges

32. Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog: Sniffing Out the Perfect Plot in PROVENCE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377576/ ), multiple challenges

 

33. [ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15097813
34. The Assassins of [ROME]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15179896
35. [CLAY] Things, Play Things! -- Clay, New York, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15285557

 

33. G is for Golden Boy: A MANITOBA Alphabet ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15408884/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

36. The Tailor of [GLOUCESTER] -- Gloucester, England, UK
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15338229
37. Bones to [ASH]es -- Ash, Surrey, England UK
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15347690
38. The Tailor of [GLOUCESTER] -- Gloucester, England, UK
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14945811

 

wild releases with photos

3. The Man from BEIJING - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15416078
4. CHINA Run - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15417098

 

 

 

5. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12511220/ The Birth of Venus (TX)

 

39. A Picnic with [MON]et -- Mon, Zealand Region, Denmark
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15409626
40. Two Girls of [GETTYSBURG] -- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764078
41. Abraham [LINCOLN] -- Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15395198
42. The [ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15327958

 

39. A Picnic with [MON]et -- Mon, Zealand Region, Denmark

I guess you mean the island in Sjælland region named Møn?

The letter Ø isn't really a variant of O but considered a different character in danish - although it might be common to replace it with an O if a charset or keyboard fails to provide the Ø.

(I know a bit about the nordic languages, so I guess I'm kind of sensitive there ;) )

 

39. A Picnic with [MON]et -- Mon, Zealand Region, Denmark

I guess you mean the island in Sjælland region named Møn?

The letter Ø isn't really a variant of O but considered a different character in danish - although it might be common to replace it with an O if a charset or keyboard fails to provide the Ø.

(I know a bit about the nordic languages, so I guess I'm kind of sensitive there ;) )

No problem. I just replaced my #39 with another qualifying book. Thanks for the information, though.

 

(I know a bit about the nordic languages, so I guess I'm kind of sensitive there ;) )

No problem. I'll just replace it with another qualifying book. Thanks for the information, though.

No problem, just do as you please. People are playing this challenge with different rules anyway (myself I'd not count that book because the "place" is not actually supposed to be one in the actual title).

Since you use "embedded" letter sequences, you'll probably find another place to make the same book qualifying easily enough anyway ;) Just mind that the suspected shortest village name in the world isn't "A" either, it's "Å" ;-)
https://de.wikipedia.org/---/File:%C3%85_i_Lofoten.jpg

For people who haven*t grown up with the various variants of the latin alphabet, it might be an interesting fact that English and Latin are probably the only larger european languages which stick to the 26 letter base alphabet. Also, that not every language considers letters with diacritics being "just variants" of the respective base letter. For example, in German the Ö is not considered a variant of O, but of the sequence OE, meaning that traditionally it's sorted together with OE (i.e. between OD and OF). The same letter in the nordic languages (e.g. Swedish) is considered a whole unique letter - being the 29th and last letter of the alphabet which ends with: ... Y Z Ä Å Ö.

It's probably mostly the hard technical limitations of typewriters and early computers, and still those of modern keyboard layouts why it became common to simply ignore diacritics. However, modern operating systems are all capable of using Unicode today, so at least the internal limitations have been lifted.

(P.S.: I admit that I ignore diacritics from time to time myself when registering books, since although my keyboard layout allows me to reach a good amount of non-base characters easily, some mostly eastern european ones are still quite complicated to include.)

 

I really like this information about the diacritics. I am using going to avoid using the Ø, but I'll continue to use any Spanish letter with an accent mark except for the ñ because I know it's a different letter than the n. Anyway, please speak up, if you find any more errors. I think the fun is in the chase, and I don't mind any of my books being disqualified. I run a reading challenge on LibraryThing and do not hesitate to disqualify
any book I don't think belongs in the challenge that I host! :D
because the "place" is not actually supposed to be one in the actual title

Really? Is that a rule for this challenge, or your own rule?

*confused*

 

because the "place" is not actually supposed to be one in the actual title

Really? Is that a rule for this challenge, or your own rule?
*confused*

It's my own "rule", and I thought I made clear that I wouldn't count that book myself but this won't mean anything for anyone else. Play the game as you like as long as it's within the global rules. I decided to play only a part of it (and I have reasons why I don't want to play the rest), but that shouldn't mean anything for anyone else.

Well, let me put it that way: I really like a challenge that is about place names. So I want to do a challenge that is about place names. But I don't think that the fact that a word shares a sequence of letters with some random place name somewhere in the world makes this word a place name. A carcass is neither a car nor an arc, not even an ass although it might have one.

There are so many, also so many short, place names in the world that it's probably possible to match almost every title to one of them if you try hard enough. So the challenge basically boils down to matching random letter sequences from the title to random letter sequences from a list of place names, while there is nothing in the title which is in any way connected to geography.

Well. Usually, when I see a challenge in the challenge forum, I read the rules until I see the point "embedded words are allowed", then I close the thread and never open it again. The main reason is, as explained above, that matching letter sequences to random titles is IMHO something entirely different than finding titles matching a specific theme (and I kind of dislike stuff that claims to be something different than it actually is). The other reason is that it's too much language-dependent for my taste. Languages are different in letter sequence variety, in the actual character set, and in how many short words there are. In one of the first challenges I took part years ago, which was about plant names, someone was lucky that in his language (neither english nor german) there was one two-letter plant name which, additionally to ocurring rather often within words, matched an equivalent of "the". There was a prize, but nobody else had the slightest chance of winning. Seeing these endless lists of identical matches felt like cheating to me, was both boring and frustrating, and convinced me that embedded words are not such a great idea.

However, I learned that most people here seem to like embedded words, and they have become standard for challenges. I don't like them so I usually stay out of the challenges.

I had joined this challenge many years ago, before I had made up my mind about this, and I don't want to miss it as I still like the search for place names very much. There is nothing to win anyway (for me, at least). Well, and my narrowed rules are still a subset of the official rules, so everything is fine, isn't it?

 

Sure. All is fine. I LOVE challenges with embedded words. In fact, that's what I'm liking most about this challenge. It's also the fact that I'm learning so many place names just from trying out random sets of letters. I just wanted to be sure that I wasn't going against actual challenge rules as I've never done this challenge before.

Again, in the challenge I host on LibraryThing, I encourage others to look for embedded words and be SURE to use them for my challenges. Others who offer to host challenges there with me, prohibit use of embedded words. So here I want to play by the most global rules, but not do anything prohibited by them.

A peek at the TIOLI challenges I host on LibraryThing. :D
https://www.librarything.com/---/304244

 

39. Take Me Out of the [BATH]tub and Other Silly Dilly
Songs -- Bath, Somerset, England, UK
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15288323
40. Two Girls of [GETTYSBURG] -- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764078
41. Abraham [LINCOLN] -- Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15395198
42. The [ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15327958

 

34. SPOON RIVER Anthology ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321934/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

35. 2-Rabbit, 7-Wind: Poems from Ancient MEXICO Retold From Nahuatl Texts ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15400001/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

36. The Essential Library for Irish-AMERICAns ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15340506/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

wingNancyNovawing 2 mos ago
release 14
14. shopaholic ties the k(NOT) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15358805/ for not, missouri

 

http://bookcrossing.com/---/15360203 DEUTSCHLAND einig Deppenland
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15402466 Die Toten von SANTA CLARA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15314310 Lady SUNshine und Mister MOON
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15388744 Mit Opa am CANAL GRANDE
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15362543 NIPPON Connection
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15403610 Rückkehr nach AFRIKA
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15371468 Traumland AFRIKA

Afrika = Africa
Canal(e) Grande: Body of water in Venice, Italy
Deutschland = Germany
Moon
Nippon = Japan
Santa Clara = various, here: Suburb of Sevilla, Spain
Sun

 

36 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14761100/ Bambi: RAIN & Shine (Germany, Austria)
37 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420805/ Tom Clancy's Net Force: POINT of Impact (Germany, Jamaica, USA)
38 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420807/ CHAIN Letter 2 (Venezuala, USA, Spain)
39 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420836/ Under the Banner of HEAVEN
40 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420838/ BEIJING Tai Tai
41 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420840/ Hello DUBAI
42 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420847/ ARCTIC Chill (New York, Rhode Island) - second copy
43 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420854/ The CHALK Circle Man (Texas, USA)
44 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420862/ Close RANGE (various states USA)
45 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420870/ 365 Ways to CHANGE the World (France)
46 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420882/ SAY It With Feeling (France, Niger, Paraguay)
47 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15421666/ Great AUSTRALIAn Journeys
48 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15422612/ The 5th WAVE (Arkansas, USA)
49 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15422630/ MANHATTAN Nocturne
50 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15422640/ The Woman From BRATISLAVA

 

43. The Missing 'Gator of Gum[BO LI]mbo -- Boli, Heilongjiang, China
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15071415/
44. Otherwise Known as Sh[EILA T]he Great (Eilat, Israel)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15290558

 

 

There is a link in the JE for any places that I had to look up:

1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15270120/ BILLY the Fish

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406889/ ABRAM's Daughers # 2: The Betrayal [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302930/ Proof of HEAVEN: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302073/ NIGHt's Touch

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302929/ NEW ORLEANS Beat: A Skip Langdon Novel

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15297074/ West of EDEN

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295219/ WYOMING Bride

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295220/ The PARIS Vendetta

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15305126/ The 12 Secrets of HIGHly Creative Women [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15196016/ T[HE] Edible Woman

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15268818/ Madonnas of LENINGRAD

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260152/ EaTING Animals

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718762/ Great Irish Drinking S[TORI]es

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469857/ B[READ] Machine: How to Prepare and Bake the Perfect Loaf

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302857/ Trouble RIVER

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14768265/ Real Irish COOKery

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15282771/ Hermit's PEAK: A Kevin Kerney Novel

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15286926/ Passenger to FRANKFURT

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943033/ A LITTLE Irish Cookbook

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410472/ ESPecially for a Woman

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406898/ Irish GOLD

22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310170 In Pursuit of ELIZA Cynster

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15406876/ The EARL's Mistress

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15270121/ Wild Animal BABY

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302858/ WILd, WILd Wolves


 

 

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