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It's October 1st (yes, I know it early on the 2nd for some of you!) TIME to send those TICK TOCK books out into the world. Good luck and good releasing!


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Book titles must contain words that refer to time measurement: second, minute, hour, day, year, time, eon, decade, Christmas, century, millennium, a.m. (or am), moon, etc.

Here is a link to the list of approved words (PLEASE check the list BEFORE asking if a word is acceptable. And if a word is NOT on the list, please check to make sure it is acceptable BEFORE releasing):

The following eras of time will also be acceptable: Civil War, Cold War, Depression, Industrial Revolution, Jurassic, Renaissance, Reformation, World War I, World War II. However, in order for them to be acceptable, the entire phrase must be present. For example, the phrase "civil war" would be acceptable but the worlds civil and war by themselves would not count. There may be other periods of time (those on the geological time scale come to mind), but PLEASE ask about them before releasing to make sure they are acceptable.

A number alone is NOT acceptable, as in "Four Blind Mice." Plurals are acceptable. Embedded words are acceptable ("rAMifications", “Red Badge Of CourAGE”). Non-English language books are fine as long as the time reference is in the same language as the book. A.M., P.M and A.D. are fine in any language.

Ordinal numbers first through thirty-first may be used either spelled out (third, fourteenth, etc) or in number/suffix form (3rd, 14th, etc), but if you use the number/suffix form the suffix MUST be present (6th, not 6). Please ask if you have questions about this rule.

Books must be released between midnight (your time) on Wednesday, October 1 and midnight (your time) on Friday, October 31st. Wild or controlled releases are OK but please only post wild catches. OBCZ releases count as wild releases. Dual releases with other challenges are fine.

Record your releases on this thread. When you record your releases, PLEASE number each book and include the link and title of the book. Keeping a running total in your subject line would also be helpful. Please do NOT edit old posts to add books, make new posts each time.

Good luck and good releasing!


Yay! I love this Release Challenge. Thanks for running it.


wingNancyNovawing 3 mos ago
Had the books separated based on last year's list - I was hoping this challenge would be back!


wingSqueakyChuwing 3 mos ago
I already have two boxes of books all set to go!


I also have books ready and waiting!





Hope I'm posting in the right thread (and there's not a separate release thread coming).

1 The DAY of the Gecko
3 WHEN Beauty Tamed the Beast
4 DEAD in the Dog
5 The Devil All the TIME
6 FOREVER Vampire


this is the right place! release and post away!


1. The [DAY] Snuffy had the Sniffles


It's October 1st (yes, I know it early on the 2nd for some of you!) TIME to send those TICK TOCK books out into the world. Good luck and good releasing!



1. DEATH by Lobster ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.



2. The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances [AFTER] Fifty
3. The [LIGHT]house




It's been a VERY rainy day, so all my releases are to LFLs, with photos:

2. The Book of Extraordinary DEATHs ( ), multiple challenges.

3. The Penguin Book of FIRST WORLD WAR Poetry ( ), multiple challenges.

4. In the TIME of the Butterflies ( ), multiple challenges

5. I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 ( ), multiple challenges

6. DEAD Man's Switch ( ), multiple challenges

7. DEAD City ( ), multiple challenges


4. [ONCE] Upon a [TIME]
5. Growing Up Female: A Personal Photo[JOURNAL]
6. Di Gi Char[AT] The[AT]er - Dejiko's [SUMMER] Vaca[AT]ion


8. A Modern Book of HOURS ( ), wild release, photo.

9. SEPTEMBER ( ), wild release, photo.



7. [WHILE] I Was Gone
8. Carl Goes to [DAY]care
9. The [NIGHT] [BEFORE] [FIRST GRADE] (also: FIRST and AD)
10. [FIRST-GRADE] Bunny (also: FIRST and AD)



10. The MIDNIGHT Hunt ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

11. EPIPHANY ( ), wild release.

12. Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the TWENTIES ( ), controlled release.



11. The Icarus [AGE]nda (also: END)
12. Indians and the [OLD] W[EST]
13 Arthur's [FIRST] Sleepover


I see Old on the list. Will you allow New?


yes, I will accept New


1. I Have Lived a Thousand YEARS



13. How to Stop TIME ( ), wild release, photo.

14. About TIME ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

15. The One Hundred NIGHTs of Hero ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

16. My YEAR Zero ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.




wingNancyNovawing 3 mos ago
release 18



18. The [MIDNIGHT] Horse (also: NIGHT)
19. The [AM]azing [DAY]s of Abby Hayes: The Declar[AT]ion of Independence
20. Arthur's Really Helpful [BEDTIME] Stories (also: TIME)
21. Mummies in the [MORNING]






One WEEK has flown past, keep up the great releasing!




Released to LFLs, with photos:

17. The Meaning of NIGHT ( ), multiple challenges

18. Y is for YESTERDAY ( )


controlled releases

1. LAST Human -
2. The GAMe (am) -

wild/LFL releases with photos

3. Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin PATch (at) -
4. Behind ChocolATe Bars (at) -
5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NIGHT-Time - - CAUGHT!
6. Everything You Need to KNOW about Asian-AMerican HISTORY (now, am, history) -


Released to LFLs, with photos:

19. The HALLOWEEN Tree ( ), multiple challenges

20. HALLOWE'EN Party ( ), multiple challenges


26. M[AT]h for All [SEASON]s
27. The Itsy [BIT]sy Pumpkin
28. Yang the [THIRD] and Her Impossible F[AM]ily
29. Sing-Along Story [TIME]: Nursery Rhymes



30.[20TH] [CENTURY] Ghosts
31. Show Me How [FAST] It Is!
32. Story [TIME] With Clifford


wild release with photo

7. SUMMER Things -



33. Blue's [BEDTIME] Nursery Rhymes (also: TIME)
34. Happy [EVER][AFTER] (also EVE)
35. Middle[MARCH]


36. A Widow for One [YEAR]
38. [ONCE] upon a Dark [NOVEMBER]
39. It's Potty [TIME] for Girls




1 - 102 MINUTES: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

2 - The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival AMong AMerica's Great White Sharks

3 - NIGHT Fires

4 - Golden DAYS: Memories of a Golden Retriever

5 - One Hundred and One DalmATians

6 - All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (ThAT I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School

7 - Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Dog Did ThAT!

8 - The Poky Little Puppy's Wonderful Winter DAY

9 - A Prince AMong Dogs and Other Stories of the Dogs We Love

10 - Clarence the Copy C[AT]

11 - C[AT]s: The Ultimate C[AT] Lover's Guide

12 - The Encyclopedia of the C[AT]

13 - APRIL's Kittens

14 - Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library C[AT] Who Inspired Millions

15 - Warriors: C[AT]S of the Clans

16 - C[AT] and Mouse

17 - C[AT] and Mouse

18 - C[AT]'s Eyewitness

19 - Marsh C[AT]

20 - How to MOON a C[AT]: A C[AT]s and Curios Mystery

21 - Curiosity Thrilled the C[AT]: A Magical C[AT]s Mystery

22 - I AM a little rabbit.

23 - It's Like This, C[AT]

24 - Hate That C[AT]

25 - Animal Ark # 10: Ponies AT the Point


wild releases with photos

8. Protect and DefEND (end) -
9. Mummies in the MORNING -


21. The LAST One ( ) - released inside the library, photo is of the monument to early colonist Hannah Duston in the nearby park. [Update: caught!]

22. Four Past MIDNIGHT ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

23. The MOONlit Road and other Ghost and Horror Stories ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

24. Book of the DEAD ( ), multiple challenges; released on a window ledge near the library for shelter from the rain. The photo is of the monument to early colonist Hannah Dustin in the nearby park.


40. The Scari[EST] Stories You've [EVER] Heard (also: EVE)
41. [DEATH] Without Company (also: AT)


26 - Animal Ark # 31: Mare in the MeADow

27 - Phantom Stallion # 3: DARK SUNshine

28 - Phantom Stallion # 2: Mustang MOON

29 - Big Apple Barn # 6: Roscoe and the Pony ParADe

30 - The LegEND of Red Horse Cavern

31 - DARK Horses

32 - Diablo, My DreAM Horse

33 - Dance with the Devil: A DARK-Hunter Novel

34 - Scooby-Doo! and You: The Case of the B[AT]ty V[AM]pire: A Collect the Clues Mystery

35 - Magic Tree House # 37: A Merlin Mission: Dragon of the Red DAWN

36 - The Haunting of Derek Stone: City of the DEAD and Bayou Dogs

37 - TIME and AGAIN

38 - Washington Irving's The HeADless Horseman

39 - FALLing Home

40 - The C[AT] Who Talked to Ghosts

41 - Killing TIME

42 - The Haunting of Derek Stone: City of the DEAD and Bayou Dogs

43 - A Natural HISTORY of the Senses

44 - Murder in TriplicATe

45 - Inspector Imanishi InvestigATes

46 - Meatless DAYS

47 - DIAL M for MeAT Loaf: A Culinary Mystery

48 - Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting With Your SLOW Cooker

49 - A True Book: Australia and NEW Zealand

50 - AMish Promises



43. [LIFE] Expectancy
44. My [LIFE] as Emperor
45. The Little [OLD] L[AD]y Who Was Not Afraid of Anything


51 - FIRST Women: The Grace and Power of AMerica's Modern First L[AD]ies

52 - The M[AT]arese COUNTDOWN

53 - The TENTH Circle

54 - The LAST Don

55 - The SEVENTH Commandment

56 - Boss for a DAY

57 - The Green Mile Part 5: NIGHT Journey

58 - The Green Mile Part 4: The Bad DEATH of Eduard Delacroix

59 - Wicked Cruel: Three Urban LegENDs

60 - LIFE in the Deserts

61 - My LIFE as a FIFTH-GRADE Comedian

62 - The FOREVER Wars

63 - The BroADway Ballplayers # 1: FRIDAY NIGHTS Nights by Molly

64 - V[AM]pire Plagues: London, 1850

65 - MIDNIGHT Is a Place

66 - eBay Listings ThAT Sell For Dummies

67 - Remember the L[AD]ies: The FIRST Women's Rights Convention

68 - MONDAY Mourning

69 - Percy Jackson & The Olympians Book Four: The B[AT]tle of the Labyrinth

70 - YOUNG Sherlock Holmes: The Storybook

71 - Strong Women and Men BeAT Arthritis

72 - Real Happiness: The Power of MeditATion

73 - AMerican Born Chinese

74 - The LAST Lecture

75 - The Full Cupboard of LIFE


wild release with photo

10. Stories from the TWILIGHT Zone -


76 - The No. 1 L[AD]ies' Detective Agency

77 - Star Wars: Specter of the PAST

78 - DARK MOON Rising

79 - ShADows at the Fair: An ANTIQUE Print Mystery

80 - DARK Stranger

81 - Born in DEATH

82 - Star Wars: The OLD Republic: Revan

83 - Jason: An Anita Blake, V[AM]pire Hunter Novel

84 - Star Trek: I. K. S. Gorkon Book One: A Good DAY to Die

85 - Isaac Asimov's MOONS

86 - Sh[AD]ow on the Fells

87 - The THIRD Option


2. I'm Thinking of ENDing Things



16. The W[EST] Rand Jive Cats Boxing Club


50. Wh[AT} To Do [WHEN] You Grumble Too Much
51. The Good Citizen: How a [YOUNG]er [GENERATION] is Reshaping [AM]erican Politics (also: AT)
52. Still [SUMMER]
53. [EVER]y Man a Tiger (also: EVE)


Where has all the TIME gone? Another week has passed, only a couple more to go!



Will you allow "Morrow?"

From The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition:


n. The following day.
n. The time immediately subsequent to a particular event.
n. The morning.




25. Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 ( ), wild release, photo.

26. The Terrible HOURS ( ), wild release, multiple challenges.



wingMaranlinwing 3 mos ago
Release #5


58. Look [AGAIN]!: The [SECOND] ultim[AT]e spot-the-difference book
59. Misty's [TWILIGHT] (also: LIGHT)
60. The [AM]erican [ERA]
61. [DEAD] to the World (also: AD)


Tick Tock releases 11-13

controlled releases

11. Honolulu Prepares for Japan's ATtack: MAY 15, 1940 to DECEMBER 8, 1941 (AT, May, December) -
12. ATomic Chili (AT) -

wild release with photo

13. Thief of TIME -


62. Away Laughing on a [FAST] C[AM]el
63. [FOURTH] Gr[AD]e R[AT]s
64. Living [DEAD] In Dallas (also: AD)
65. Liber[AT]ing the Gospels



66. Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-[MINUTE] Argument Between Two Gre[AT] Philosophers
67. An Unthymely [DEATH] and Other Garden Mysteries (also: AT)
68. Oral [HISTORY]
69. My Losing [SEASON]


controlled releases

14. The END of NIGHT -
15. 1001 NIGHTs of Snowfall -
16. The Calvin and Hobbes TENTH Anniversary Book -
17. A CHRISTMAS Carol -
18. HAMakua Hero (am) -



wingNancyNovawing 2 mos ago
release 25


wingNancyNovawing 2 mos ago
release 26


27. NIGHTmares and Geezenstacks ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Released to LFLs, with photos:

28. YEAR of the Fires ( )

29. Tesla: Man Out of TIME ( )



In This Grave HOUR by Jacqueline Winspear


70. Clarice Bean, Don't Look [NOW]*
71. A Good [LIFE]
72. The Middle [AGE]s, Volume II: Re[AD]ings in [MEDIEVAL] [HISTORY]
73. The Witching [HOUR]

*This book had also been released for the 2016 Tick Tock Challenge!


Released to various LFLs, with photos:

30. The WINTER Beach ( )

31. A DEATH in the Venetian Quarter ( ), multiple challenges

32. FINAL Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality ( )


74. The [AGE] of Wonders
75. A [DAY] [AT] the Dentist's
76. The [NIGHT] of the Stars


Released to LFLs, with photos:

33. Anarchy and OLD Dogs ( )

34. Queen of LAST Hopes ( )


77. Marvin K. [MOON]ey, Will You Please Go [NOW]!
78. The Corpse H[AD] a F[AM]iliar Face
79. Willie the [SLOW]poke


10 - No SECOND Chance
11 - SUMMER at Mustang Ridge
12 - The Fig eATer
13 - FIRST Among Equals
14 - The Paying guESTs
15 - National Geographic Guide to the National Parks: SouthwEST
16 - Cacti of the SouthwEST
17 - Prescription for Nutrional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using vitAMins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements
18 - Women Who Can Dish It Out: The LIGHTer Side of the Ozarks
19 - Rocking Horse CHRISTMAS
20 - The Clash of civilizATions: Remaking of the World Order



88 - Mother Earth F[AT]her Sky

89 - The Long WINTER

90 - P[AT]chwork Mysteries: TIMEless Treasures

91 - Magic Tree House # 1: Dinosaurs BEFORE DARK

92 - The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living DEAD

93 - The HISTORY Channel Presents HISTORY's Mysteries: The DEAD, the Doomed, and the Buried

94 - LEGO The B[AT]man Movie: Being B[AT]man

95 - The Pleasing HOUR

96 - EverEST Book One: The ContEST

97 - EverEST Book Two: The Climb

98 - EverEST Book Three: The Summit

99 - The Watercolourist’s YEAR

100 - Three WEEKS with My Brother

101 - My LIFE

102 - Sounds of Children AT Play on the Hill

103 - ADventures in TIME and Space With Max Merriwell

104 - It's NEVER Too LATE


106 - The HeAT of the MOON

107 - The Wicked DAY

108 - EveryDAY Zen


110 - SUNRISE on the Mediterranean

111 - Opening TIME: A Pubgoer's Companion

112 - This OLD Man: All in Pieces

113 - The NEXT Accident

114 - NIGHT School: A Jack Reacher Novel

115 - The TENTH Case

116- NEVER Go Back


Since you allow school grades, like first grade and kindergarten, would you allow freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior?

Thanks, slt




117 - Open SEASON

118 - Warriors: The NEW Prophecy Book Two: MOONrise

119 - Star of LIGHT

120 - B[EST]-Loved Poems

121 - TOMORROW Girls # 1: Behind the G[AT]es

122 - The First Four YEARS

123 - MOMENTS for Each Other

124 - Magic Tree House # 16: HOUR of the Olympics

125 - Inspector Hopper's Mystery YEAR

126 - Sparky and Eddie: The FIRST DAY of School

127 - Crispy in the BIRTHDAY Band

128 - Potty TIME

129 - The Truck That Drove All NIGHT

130 - SPRING Forward

131 - Sesame Street: Good NIGHT, Little Grover!

132 - These Happy Golden YEARS

133 - All I Really Need to Know I Learned in KINDERGARTEN: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things

134 - Perfect TIMING

135 - TIME Bomb: An Alex Delaware Novel

136 - SPRING Fancy

137 - The Turnabout YEAR

138 - GinghAM Bride

139 - The Case of the CIVIL WAR Medal

140 - A MidNIGHT Clear

141 - Magic Tree House # 33: Carnival at CandleLIGHT

142 - Mine Till MidNIGHT


In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear


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