2019 Into the Wild wild-release challenge, Apr. 18-30:

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(The challenge dates were announced as Apr. 18-24 in the list-of-all-challenges thread, but I noticed that this year's BC Anniversary Convention in Mainz, Germany is on Apr. 26-28, so I wanted to extend the challenge a bit.)

This is a short challenge, set around April 21, International BookCrossing Day; it also overlaps the 2019 BC Anniversary Convention in Mainz ( https://bcmainz2019.wordpress.com/ ). (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, starting on April 18th, through the 30th.

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/

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 books can we release?


Thanks for posting the Challenge. And for extending the dates.


Usually don't have any


1. Into the WILD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15470417/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Update:caught!]

Released to LFLs with photos:

2. The Happy Prince and Other Stories, by Oscar WILDe ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15400046/ ), multiple challenges

3. WILD Women, WILD Voices ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321895/ )



with release photos

1. Wild - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15429174
2. The Wild Shore - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15431457
3. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15431459


Happy International BookCrossing Day!

4. The WILD Reel ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15322427/ ), photo

Released to LFLs, with photos:

5. WILD Thoughts from WILD Places ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15314983/ )

6. WILD Nights! ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15375187/ )

7. 4B Goes WILD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15471701 )


with release photos

4. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15473011
5. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15473000


8. Where the WILD Things Are ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15399954/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


9. Wild ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15474816/ ), multiple challenges


1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15174554/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469758/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794061/ America's Favorite Backyard WILDlife

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260026/ The Call of the WILD, White Fang & To Build a Fire

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15270098/ The Call of the WILD

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843401/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718737/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601831/ The Call of the WILD

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469594/ The Call of the WILD

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879291/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461591/ The Call of the WILD

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461566/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469826/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205878/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461581/ The Call of the WILD

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15468057/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260125/ Warriors # 1: Into the WILD

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843402/ The Call of the WILD

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943790/ Jackie's WILD Seattle

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15468129/ Phantom Stallion # 1: The WILD One

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15025992/ WILD Horses


10. The Tenant of WILDfell Hall ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15480615/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


with release photos

6. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15475097
7. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15473766
8. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15479709
9. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15482344
10. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15482340
11. WILD About Books - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15482342
12. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15482347
13. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15482338

That's probably it for me, unless I unexpectedly encounter another "wild" book to release by Tuesday. Thanks for the challenge!


11. Summer and Fall WILDFLOWERS of New England ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15445603 ), multiple challenges, photo.

And that's it for me! I'll wait a few days for people to post any last-minute releases, and then tally the results and award prizes.


Just one release for me in this challenge.

Our Town by Thornton WILDer - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15486609


22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15305264/ WILD Babies

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410474/ Even Dogs in the WILD

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461621/ The Best Book of Wolves and WILD Dogs

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843378/ Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls WILDer

26 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463397/ The Magic School Bus: A Science Chapter Book # 3: The WILD Whale Watch

27 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15305318/ Race the WILD # 1: Rain Forest Relay

28 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15462748/ Race the WILD # 2: Great Reef Games

29 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463873/ So WILD A Heart

30 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14811920/ The WILDflowers # 1: Misty

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15067249/ WILD Heat

32 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461637/ The WILDflowers # 3: Jade

33 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469859/ WILDalone: A Novel

34 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260154/ Savage WILDerness: A Novel


35 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463843/ The Immortals # 1: WILD Magic

36 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15067274/ Ghouls Gone WILD: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

37 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304993/ Rules of the Game by Lori WILDe

38 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15174576/ The Magic School Bus: The WILD Leaf Ride

39 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461555/ Going WILD

40 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296563/ WILD Pitch

41 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410505/ WILD Orchids

42 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15469486/ WILD Orchids

43 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469551/ Updraft by Fran WILDe

44 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463372/ Into the WILD

45 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14768270/ WILD Life

46 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463767/ Cowboy, It's Cold Outside by Lori WILDe

47 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304602/ A Wedding for Christmas by Lori WILDe

48 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410620/ Into the WILD

49 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15462742/ WILD Life

50 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943013/ Million Dollar Cowboy by Lori WILDe

51 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463414/ Texas WILDcat

52 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15469455/ WILD Mountain Thyme

53 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463409/ WILD Fire

54 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15224106/ WILDfire In His Arms

55 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14768242/ The WILD Thornberrys Survival Guide

56 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304577/ A WILD Kind of Magic

57 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921937/ The Secret Sense of WILDflower

58 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921961/ WILD Card

59 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461651/ WILDcard

60 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15224079/ Tom Clancy's Power Plays: WILD Card

61 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15461653/ WILD Cards II: Aces High

62 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15462627/ The Ruthless Caleb WILDe

63 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15026017/ Too WILDe to Tame

64 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10146220/ WILD Bells To The WILD Sky

65 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15462768/ WILD


66 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469731/ WILDerness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison

67 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15174553/ Going WILD

68 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794277/ WILD Mind: Living the Writer's Life

69 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463394/ WILD Ride: Earthquakes, Sneezes and Other Thrills

70 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718799/ The WILD Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932

71 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463377/ WILDer Boys

72 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15025993/ The WILDerness of Ruin

73 -https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15305293/ Mennyms in the WILDerness

74 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15270100/ The Call of the WILD

75 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843403/ The Call of the WILD

~ the end ~

Thanks for running the Challenge this year, Gory. I really enjoyed it.


Thanks to all who participated! Between us we released 103 books - most of them by the ever-awesome solittletime, who is Challenge Winner Emeritus as she's opted out of prizes.

I'll be granting wings to hyphen8 for "most books released by someone who isn't solittletime" {wry grin}, and to originalslicey as randomly-chosen participation prize.

Thanks again - and a heads-up: I won't be running this challenge next year. If someone else wants to take it on I'll certainly play, though!


I'll be granting wings to hyphen8 for "most books released by someone who isn't solittletime" {wry grin}

Well, that's a surprise. Thank you!


https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15463394 Wild Ride: Earthquakes, Sneezes and Other Thrills

I guess the JE refers to this: "Imagine the literary love child of Joan Didion and Walt Whitman and you have something approaching the heady blend of precision and elegy that is Bia Lowe."


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