2021 Never Judge a Book by Its Cover Release Challenge: 1st Quarter

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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115867 The Hard Way

Hope this isn't too late for Week 1?

 

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Welcome to this weekly challenge: please join in at any time!

GENERAL INFO:

A cover/book theme will be posted weekly - I will try to post them on Friday (probably evening) HST¹ (UTC -10) so they will be available on Saturday for most people.

This may be a type of image, a color, a word in the title, something about the author's name, a particular type of book, etc. I'll try to include some examples when I can.

If you wish to suggest a theme, please send me a PM. :D

1) The goal is to release books based on the theme for the week: any type of release is acceptable.

1a) Feel free to join in at any time and participate as much as you wish. If you can't find a book for a particular theme, don't panic: you are not *required* to have something every week. This is supposed to be fun, not stressful!

1b) If you get a catch from a wild release, please share it here.

2) You may choose Saturday OR Sunday as your overlap day. On that day you may release for either the previous week's theme or the new one.

2a) Any given book may only be counted for ONE week. You decide and state which week you are releasing it for.

3) For images, both the front and back of the book are considered "the cover". Please try to include the relevant image in your journal entry if possible, especially if you have a different cover or are using the back. (If your book has a dust jacket, the front and back of the dust jacket are the cover.)

3a) If you aren't able to post an image, please describe it in your journal entry or release notes: "unlike the one that's shown, MY copy has a green cover with purple spots" and so on.

4) Post your releases here with a link to the journal entries: please do not edit previous posts to add more releases. You should have a new post for each week/theme that you release books for.

4a) If you take release photos please let us know so we can see them. :)

5) This isn't a competition and there are no prizes; I hope you enjoy playing!

6) If you have questions, please ask.

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HISTORY OF THIS CHALLENGE:

It looks like Apolonia started this challenge in 2004, then danesnboxers ran it from 2005-2010. Most recently, Secretariat was the host from 2011-2020. Thank you to all the previous hosts!! I've cribbed from Secretariat for the description above. :)

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OVERVIEW for 2021: re-do weeks will be as follows:

1st quarter: week 13 (beginning Saturday, March 27)
2nd quarter: week 26 (beginning Saturday, June 26)
3rd quarter: week 39 (beginning Saturday, September 25)
4th quarter: week 52 (beginning Saturday, December 25)
----> you may choose to do a 4th quarter re-do or a review of all themes for the year

Guest host ekorren² will post the themes for these weeks:

1st quarter: FEBRUARY: weeks 5-8 (beginning Saturday, January 30)
2nd quarter: MAY: weeks 18-21 (beginning Saturday, May 1)
3rd quarter: JULY: weeks 27-30 (beginning Saturday, July 3)
4th quarter: DECEMBER: weeks 48-51 (beginning Saturday, November 27)

Guest host NancyNova³ will provide the themes for these weeks:

1st quarter: MARCH: weeks 9-12 (beginning Saturday, February 27)
2nd quarter: JUNE: weeks 22-25 (beginning Saturday, May 29)
3rd quarter: AUGUST: weeks 31-34 (beginning Saturday, July 31)
4th quarter: NOVEMBER: weeks 44-47 (beginning Saturday, October 30)

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2nd Quarter thread: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/574022
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For the FIRST QUARTER:

Weeks 1-4: themes from hyphen8¹
Weeks 5-8: themes from ekorren²
Weeks 9-12: themes from NancyNova³
Week 13: 1st quarter re-do
---> list of themes for 1st quarter: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9645301

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¹ Hawaii does not participate in Daylight Savings. You can look up HST here: https://www.timeanddate.com/---/hast
² What time is it in Germany? https://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_DE.aspx
³ What time is it in Pennsylvania? https://24timezones.com/---/time

 

Thank you for taking this challenge over, hyphen8, and for all the information.

Although I’m not releasing right now because of the Covid surge, I would really miss this Challenge if it didn’t continue, and will join back in as soon as it feels safe to be out releasing.

 

Thank you for taking this challenge over, hyphen8, and for all the information.

Although I’m not releasing right now because of the Covid surge, I would really miss this Challenge if it didn’t continue, and will join back in as soon as it feels safe to be out releasing.


I'm not getting much releasing done either because of COVID, but I didn't want to see this go by the wayside. EVENTUALLY, some of the old and perhaps some new releasing places will appear.

 

I will give it a try.

 

I will give it a try.

Yay! Glad to have you...and whoever else wants to play. :D

 

I just found you here.

Thanks for all the information, I have worked out that I am 18 hours ahead of you (time wise) so it will be interesting to see when the details appear.

I love this challenge and am grateful to all the hosts in the past and upcoming,

 

winghyphen8wing 4 mos ago
2021 Week 1
< edited subject to say 2021 >

I’m posting this a little early since it's the first of the year, it's a holiday, and I'm not working anyway. If/when I get a job the themes will most likely be posted when I get home from work.

Starting the year off with a relative softball:

Titles *on the front cover* that are in ALL CAPS. All words of the main title (before the colon) should be all caps.

So this book is fine: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15568562/

This one's not, because only the first word is all caps: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16087615/

If the letters are different sizes, like this one, that's fine, as long as they're capitals: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15895994/

Or if they're interestingly-shaped capital letters like these, that's ok too:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15921008/

This one is acceptable - the main title is all caps even though the subtitle is not:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16033042/

As always, if you have questions, please ask!

 

 

That seemed gentle, hopefully they qualify.

Looks good: thanks for playing!

 

Its perfect timing for me, just before lunch on Saturday.

 

 

Titles in all caps
wild release with photo

1. The Far Ends of Time and Earth - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16110189

 

 

the only book I can find I am reading! lol

 

the only book I can find I am reading! lol

Well, you have until Saturday.. :)

 

Titles in all caps
wild releases with photo (released together)

2. What If? (Volume 1) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16110971
3. What If? (Volume 2) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16110972

 

Titles in all caps
wild releases with photos

4. Children of the Mind - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16112586
5. Fossil - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113513

 

1. Radical by David Platt, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16043991

 

 

Yay, you found TWO! :D

 

Yay, you found TWO! :D

still trying to finish my book by Sat!

 

wingNancyNovawing 4 mos ago
Week 1
An ABC book - THE CINDERELLA PLAN https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16056151/

 

winghyphen8wing 4 mos ago
2021 Week 2
< edited subject to say 2021 >

For this week, please release books with the illustrator credited on the cover. If possible, please include the cover image that shows this.

Many of these will be children's books, like these (including some for older children, not just picture books):
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6860031
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16108662
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15357003

Graphic novels should also work:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16072906
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15505190
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13494015

Another possibility is books of photographs or other graphic work by a single artist:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16052159
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4091034

If the author is the illustrator, please say so in your journal entry:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16072902
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15801210

If you're not sure...please ask. :D

 


1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115392 - Illustrated by Author
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115413 - Illustrator mentioned on cover

 

2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115413 - Illustrator mentioned on cover

It does meet the requirement...but that's quite a title! :p

 

2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115413 - Illustrator mentioned on cover

It does meet the requirement...but that's quite a title! :p

I know, but its quite an interesting book about a doctor who worked in a STD Çlinic. Got it in an op shop, and did wonder if I should put it out there via this site. Nowhere near as racy as it sounds

 

2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115413 - Illustrator mentioned on cover

It does meet the requirement...but that's quite a title! :p

I know, but its quite an interesting book about a doctor who worked in a STD Çlinic. Got it in an op shop, and did wonder if I should put it out there via this site. Nowhere near as racy as it sounds

Is that why you were quarantine because of the STD's? LOL, not you but Aussie territory, are you able to travel yet?

 


Is that why you were quarantine because of the STD's? LOL, not you but Aussie territory, are you able to travel yet?




I don't think the quarantine is helping the STD rate :), but our governments are all in favour of it. All our different states have different rules, but they have just decided nationally that all incoming international travellers (who must have approval to travel here) have to be tested before the flights, wear a mast during and then do 14 days hard lockdown, in quarantine facilities on arrival. Then be tested twice during that time. They have also reduced the number of people accepted back into the country. Both because of the limited quarantine accommodation and the new more infectious strain. I am hoping the vaccine proves effective as this could go on forever. In Western Australia we have had no community transmission for months and our only cases are still only returned travellers, from overseas and interstate who have been quarantined. Our state government has decided several times to close the borders while flights are in transit and the passengers on arrival have to decide whether they will turn round and fly back or enter quarantine here. Depending on the status of the states they have arrived from. But there have been several cases of 'escapees' from quarantine who fortunately tested negative, so we have been lucky so far. I'm sure our medical facilities would be overwhelmed with a major outbreak. From here we could probably go anywhere because of our no infections but I for one feel much safer in our cocoon.

 

I'm so glad to see *someone* taking pandemic precautions so seriously! Not so in so many of our states here in the US.

 

I'm so glad to see *someone* taking pandemic precautions so seriously! Not so in so many of our states here in the US.


It is easier for us being an island and on the West Coast we are pretty isolated
And as a nation we generally follow rules if we think they are for the greater good. There are exceptions of course. I fear it will hit us hard sooner or later tho.

 

I'm so glad to see *someone* taking pandemic precautions so seriously! Not so in so many of our states here in the US.


It is easier for us being an island and on the West Coast we are pretty isolated
And as a nation we generally follow rules if we think they are for the greater good. There are exceptions of course. I fear it will hit us hard sooner or later tho.

hopefully not, stay safe!

 

We'd have had a much lower rate of infection if Americans could just follow rules!

 

The rules in Canada seem similar to Australia, although we have more infections - rising numbers than you do. Each province has different rules, but here in Ontario we have been in lockdown since December 26 until at least January 23. This means everything closed except essential services (groceries, drug stores, etc., restaurants can do take-out only, schools closed). Still cases are rising - probably from December gatherings although people were told not to do that. Quebec is starting a curfew 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Talk of having that here too. Federally, border with U.S. remains closed for the foreseeable future except for essential business. However, that is the land border - one can still fly to and from the U.S. Anyone flying in from other countries must prove a negative Covid test was done before getting on the plane, then 14 day quarantine upon arrival. Although international travel is allowed, the Feds have strongly advised against it since March. The big thing now is several high profile people vacationed out of the country during Christmas, while telling everyone to stay home! Most have been disciplined or resigned their positions.

 

2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115413 - Illustrator mentioned on cover

It does meet the requirement...but that's quite a title! :p


I know, but its quite an interesting book about a doctor who worked in a STD Çlinic. Got it in an op shop, and did wonder if I should put it out there via this site. Nowhere near as racy as it sounds

Eek. Is the title is meant literally then?! :p

Sounds like it could be interesting to read but inspecting questionable “equipment” is a job I can pass on! :o

 

I'm mailing this one to a friend when the post office opens again on Monday.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115781

 

wingshawing 4 mos ago
hyphen,
Once again I am reading a book with wk 2 on the FC. Love the book and should be able to finish by Saturday. book is:
The Tale of Despereaux

 

Once again I am reading a book with wk 2 on the FC. Love the book and should be able to finish by Saturday. book is:
The Tale of Despereaux

Oh, I love Despereaux! Enjoy.

 

Once again I am reading a book with wk 2 on the FC. Love the book and should be able to finish by Saturday. book is:
The Tale of Despereaux

Oh, I love Despereaux! Enjoy.

Disturbing isn't it? Love the little mouse book, so cute. Haven't seen the movie

 

 

1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15711156 Snowfall on Haven Point (title in capital letters)

 

1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15719888 The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (illustrated by the author as shown on the cover)

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115867 The Hard Way

Hope this isn't too late for Week 1?

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115867 The Hard Way

Hope this isn't too late for Week 1?

I’m guessing you released it on Sunday your time, so then it depends if you’re going with Sunday as your overlap day...

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115867 The Hard Way

Hope this isn't too late for Week 1?

I’m guessing you released it on Sunday your time, so then it depends if you’re going with Sunday as your overlap day...

Yes, I'll have Sunday as overlap day, thanks :)

 

 

 

1. Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16115895

 

I'll link to them all here so they're easier to find at the end of the quarter.

Week 1 - Main title in all caps
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9638577

Week 2 - Illustrator credit
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9643849

Week 3 - Images of headwear
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9648269

Week 4 - Metallic foil
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9652894

Week 5 - Authors named Christopher (or variants thereof)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9657515

Week 6 - Equines (horses, etc.) - word or picture
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9661863

Week 7 - Masks - word or picture
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9666317

Week 8 - Special characters in the author's name
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9670576

Week 9 - Three-part author names
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9674990

Week 10 - Vehicles for travel
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9680158

Week 11 - Timepieces
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9684599

Week 12 - Three of a kind
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9688865

 

I just saw this summary. Thanks. It is very helpful.

 

I just saw this summary. Thanks. It is very helpful.

I've always kept a list for myself, so I decided to put it in the thread with links to the original posts for each theme. I find it useful, so I'm glad you do too.

It makes things easier when it's time for the quarter re-do. :D

 


1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16177290
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16177292

Both books have titles in capital letters and are 'fat' books, so winning.
List of the releases for the quarter was helpful, thanks.

 

I'm still not sure if I should use Saturday or Sunday as overlap day. For now I'm going with Saturday and will probably keep that provided the themes are reliably up on Saturday morning, UTC+1 (+2 in summer), which would be Friday evening in Hawaii. However, we consider the weekend to fully belong to the old week and Monday to be the first day of a week, so the challenge going until Sunday just feels more natural to me.

I tried to include cover pictures, either as cover pics or as journal photos (which allows more details, since those aren't shrunk so much). The BC/google/amazon picture search really is not much help for non-english books. The accessible part of the database is quite restricted and in most cases won't return any cover, or just "some" edition - which is hardly ever the one in your hands.

Please mind that searching a picture on the internet any other way than through the BC search, downloading it and then uploading it to BC is NO GO. Don't even think about it. There's no way this can be legal unless explicitly allowed for the single picture in question.

So, taking pictures yourself and uploading them one-by-one is the only (still questionable from a legal point) option left, and due to the total fail of BC to recognize EXIF orientation tags combined with the weird assumption that all book covers have the same length/width ratio and orientation, even this hardly turns out as it should without significant extra work preparing the photos to get around the BC flaws.

Anyway, here we are:

http://bookcrossing.com/---/15371473
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15666847
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15777762
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15848052
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15988871

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000131
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000132
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000163
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000184
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000187

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000227
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000259
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000377
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000410
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000419

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000420
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000429
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000450
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000504
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000505

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000515
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000520
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000534
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000535
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000554

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000605
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000732
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000735
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000764
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000820

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000830
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000853
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000870
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000873
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000918

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000970

 

this is way more than I likely ever wanted to know about the covers on the bookcrossing site. I only knew that for most books registered now, the covers disappear even though it is shown in a selection. Unless I'm releasing something, I hardly ever go back and fix.

 

winghyphen8wing 3 mos ago
2021 Week 3
< edited subject to say 2021 >

Sorry! I was trying to start a new knitting project and had to re-do the beginning of the hat multiple times, so I was distracted.

Appropriately enough, this week's theme is images of headwear: hats, caps, helmets, crowns, turbans, tiaras, hijabs, etc. Worn or unworn, so a hat on a table or held in the hand is fine. Space helmets and balaclavas are ok too.

I'm looking for items that go over/around the top of the head - not masks or eyeglasses which are more for the front of the face/head.

As usual, please include an image if possible, and ask if you have questions.

Examples:

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16108141
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16100211
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16066889
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16002647
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6884715

 


1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16120843 - Nurse wearing cap
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16120840 - girl wearing tribal Maasai headwear

 

Thanks gilliap - I’m always glad to see your releases. Since they’re often the first for a given subject, they reassure me that the theme is not *too* obscure. :)

I like the Maasai headdress.

 

Thanks gilliap - I’m always glad to see your releases. They reassure me that the theme is not *too* obscure. :)

Guess what? found one that I am not reading lol, oh for wk 3

 

Guess what? found one that I am not reading lol, oh for wk 3

Just as well: if it went for three weeks straight, that would seem a bit odd. :o

Also: one of *my* current reads fits the week 3 theme; I haven’t looked for anything else yet. :)

 

Oh dear, I am still in 2020 too, will sort for next week. I post my releases immediately as I register and document them. Usually release on the Monday following. If I don't do it asap on the weekend it probably wouldn't happen. Mainly reading non fiction it gives a great variety for covers and there is also a big market here on Sunday morning, I buy books here occasionally for a specific week.

 

Thanks gilliap - I’m always glad to see your releases. Since they’re often the first for a given subject, they reassure me that the theme is not *too* obscure. :)

I have already released 19 books for the new week 3 on saturday afternoon (including 13 in parcels I sent off to other BCers, plus one that would have matched but I counted it for week 2), so you can safely assume the theme is NOT quite obscure ;-) I found a few more in my stock.

Btw: I would have packed more books today if we had actually planned to visit a public bookshelf. We did, but we only went there after spontaneously rerouting our walk to avoid confrontation between our horse and a free-running Rottweiler, so I dropped off just a few books I had packed for eventual wild releases.

General question - I usually collect my releases through the week and post them all at once after the week is over, whenever I find the time to finalize the list. Would you prefer to see my first releases earlier? I might be able to post a first batch during the weekend sometimes, however, I will never promise anything apart from that I will probably always seriously try to find at least one book :)

 

Short answer: whenever you wish.

Thanks gilliap - I’m always glad to see your releases. Since they’re often the first for a given subject, they reassure me that the theme is not *too* obscure. :)

I should have said "they're often the first releases _posted_ for a given subject".

General question - I usually collect my releases through the week and post them all at once after the week is over, whenever I find the time to finalize the list. Would you prefer to see my first releases earlier? I might be able to post a first batch during the weekend sometimes, however, I will never promise anything apart from that I will probably always seriously try to find at least one book :)

You are always free to post your releases (if any) when you choose: all in one batch after the week is over is fine. I just feel better knowing that at least one person successfully found a book to release for the week. :D

 

so I was distracted.


Yes, you were distracted back to 2020. : )

 

so I was distracted.


Yes, you were distracted back to 2020. : )

Hey, it only took three weeks for someone to point it out...!

I did it the first week (it was Jan. 1 and my brain hadn’t caught up) and have been doing copy and paste to be consistent with the weekly post titles.

Sorry, fixed now. Thanks for letting me know. May I try using John Scalzi’s “it’s not actually 2021 until after January 20” reasoning? :p

 

May I try using John Scalzi’s “it’s not actually 2021 until after January 20” reasoning? :p


Yes!

 

I love Scalzi! He writes a great blog and very funny tweets.

 

I love Scalzi! He writes a great blog and very funny tweets.

...and he writes some pretty good books too. :p

I have quite a few of them on my BC shelf. (28, which doesn’t count my unregistered keepers.)

 

 

(Actual cover pictures may be in the header or any journal entry including the final release note. Cover pictures in the header may be different editions.)

http://bookcrossing.com/---/15961962
Note on cover: "Mit Bildern von Susann Opel-Götz" = "With pictures by Susann Opel-Götz"

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000236
children's book, two names - Sempé is illustrator

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000400
Note on cover: "Mit Zeichnungen des Autors" = "With drawings by the author" (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000525
cartoons, one name - text and pictures by Franziska Becker

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000586
graphic novel, one name - text and pictures by Axel von Criegern

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000745
picture book, two names - pictures by Stephen Biesty

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000766
graphic novel, two names - drawn by Baciliero

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000821
comics (weird ones), one name - text and pictures by Mœbius (pseudonym for Jean Giraud)

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000933
picture book, one name - text and pictures by Bernadette (Bernadette Watts)

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000943
picture book, two names - pictures by Peter Connolly

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000953
two names on cover - pictures by Doris Rübel

 

 

The Accidental Mrs. Mackenzie https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16048123/
Cowboy with a hat and bonus - bride has a wedding veil

 

1. Bettyville by George Hodgson, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122095
2. The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122071
3. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122064
4. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122062

 

Titles in all caps
LFL release with photo

6. The Patricia Cornwell Audio CD Treasury - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113574

wild release with photo

7. Forty Thousand in Gehenna - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113577

 

Illustrator credit on cover
LFL releases with photos

1. illustrator Käthi Bhend - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113551
2. illustrator Kevin Hawkes - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113565

controlled release

3. illustrator Jim Henson - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11664985

 

Headwear
LFL release with photo

1. hat - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122736

 

These titles are being released into my Mill Cove Little Free Library:
1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122735 (baby wearing a hat)
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122737 (boy wearing a hat)
3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122738 (pied piper wearing a jester hat)
4. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122939 (girl wearing a mop cap)
5. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122940 (line of men wearing fedoras)

 

 

Jumping in to start tracking my releases 😊
Week 1 (all caps)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5130966/ The Motive
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15741133/ Waltzing the Cat

Week 3 (headgear)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16124454/ Kosher Chinese (hat)

 

Week 3 (headgear)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16124454/ Kosher Chinese (hat)

Great cover, and it does sound interesting. :D

 

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15492074 Zorro

Sounds like a good one, and that’s definitely a hat! :)

 

winghyphen8wing 3 mos ago
2021 Week 4
(This time I've got the year right...)

For week 4, please release books with shiny metallic foil¹ on the cover: this will most often be found in the form of accents and highlights. Please mention which part is foil and show the cover if possible: I know foil doesn't always photograph/scan well.

Some examples:

title in foil - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113513
title in foil - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15568562
title, author name, and accents in foil - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15805507
author name in foil - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15994246

Holographic foil is fine, like this (and most other books I've seen by this author/artist): https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14713199

In some cases the whole cover may be metallic, with a design printed on it; you'll be able to tell by the way the light hits it, although we may need to take your word for it. Here's one of those: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16100205

Also acceptable: metallic book award logos on the front cover, like the ones below (must be shiny). In this case I will accept award logos that were actually stuck onto the physical book after publication as well, if they're foil.

https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11737314
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12483772

If you think of something else that might work, please ask!

¹Noun definition #1 here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/---/foil

 


1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16125809 - Book title in foil
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16125810 - Author name in foil

Lovely and early, thank you. Took me a few minutes, and script was the only option.

 

I struggled a bit with the description, but from your examples I would assume the theme is not actually "foil" (which, strictly speaking, includes the vast majority of books since most covers are laminated with very thin plastic foils), but "metallic" (which can also be ink and doesn't need to be foil)?

(Metallic titles or similar should be no problem for me, btw - I probably have some in my stock of US editions and a place to release english books. Metallic print is much less common in Germany)

Won't use those "Bestseller!!!" or "Buy me, I'm less expensive than a car!" stickers, although they do exist even in holographic variants in Germany - I tend to remove them while you still can or cover them with the BC label if you can't, since they often get damaged or dirty when getting older. The book looks better without them, usually ;)

 

winghyphen8wing 3 mos ago
Foil
I struggled a bit with the description, but from your examples I would assume the theme is not actually "foil" (which, strictly speaking, includes the vast majority of books since most covers are laminated with very thin plastic foils), but "metallic" (which can also be ink and doesn't need to be foil)?

I've added the word metallic to clarify, although to me, "metallic foil" is a bit redundant. I would not normally think of plastic as foil, especially non-metallic plastic.

https://www.macmillandictionary.com/---/foil_1

 

wingekorrenwing 3 mos ago
RE: Foil
I struggled a bit with the description, but from your examples I would assume the theme is not actually "foil" (which, strictly speaking, includes the vast majority of books since most covers are laminated with very thin plastic foils), but "metallic" (which can also be ink and doesn't need to be foil)?

I've added the word metallic to clarify, although to me, "metallic foil" is a bit redundant. I would not normally think of plastic as foil, especially non-metallic plastic.


Well, I am sure that I found terms like "plastic foil" or "adhesive foil" many times on the packaging of such products, just as well as in the dictionary. Maybe it's a british vs. american thing?

Thank you for clarifying. I will need to take a few books from my list, but there are still some left, so it's ok :) (However, the fact stays that "metallic elements" can be printed with metallic inks instead of made from aluminium foil. I'm not really sure how to distinguish these.).

 

Also acceptable: metallic book award logos on the front cover, like the ones below (must be shiny). In this case I will accept award logos that were actually stuck onto the physical book after publication as well, if they're foil.

I immediately thought of the Newberry award books. I'll have to dig upstairs to see if I have any around

 

 

1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15719890 The Amish Christmas Sleigh (picture of a woman wearing an Amish cap)

 

1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11584308 Like We Used To Be (foil roses on the cover)

 

 

I released the following books into my Little Free Library, Nina's Book Nook:

1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16127069 (Newberry Honor Book silver foil accent)
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16127073 (entire cover is in bronze metallic color with "N" raised)
3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16127078 (title in raised gold letters)

 

Pictures included for most, but not all books. Correct pictures may be in the header or anywhere in the journal entries, those in the header may be random editions added by BC.

http://bookcrossing.com/---/14808759
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15828965
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15829619
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15900320
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15963230

http://bookcrossing.com/---/15994914
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15999251
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15999289
http://bookcrossing.com/---/15999297
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000073

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000081
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000113
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000144
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000152
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000165

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000225
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000257
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000438
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000537
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000538

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000565
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000585
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000719
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000738
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000742

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000777
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000842
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000878
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000889
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000901

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000911
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000921
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000932
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000961
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000962

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000972
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16000981
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16035845
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16112256
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16114024

http://bookcrossing.com/---/16114027
http://bookcrossing.com/---/16119651

 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11493224 The Switch (Author name in foil)

 

 

1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16122786 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values [motorcycle helmet on the back cover]

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16125748/ May I Bring a Friend? [the King and Queen wear crowns]

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15771569/ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs [hat on the front cover, scarf on the back]

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15737881/ Julie of the Wolves [a fur hood]

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15927719/ My Secret Guide to Paris [a beret]

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15483465/ Here Comes Exterminator!: The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero [both the jockey and a spectator have caps on]

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16125740 The Time Warp Trio # 1: Knights of the Kitchen Table [both Merlin and one of the kids are wearing hats, the knight has a helmet]

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16116693/ First Comes Scandal: A Bridgerton Prequel [the carriage driver is wearing a hat] [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

 

Yay, you are feeling able to release books again! I’m so glad for you, because it means the virus numbers in your area must be down, and because you should feel less frustrated. :)

 

1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15635538/ Night Fall

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15575815/ The Sixth Station

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15635233/ The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15927726/ Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book One: The Lightning Thief

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16058678/ Morrigan's Cross

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16129595/ Magic Tree House # 46: A Merlin Mission: Dogs in the Dead of Night

 

1. Children of the Lamp--The Akanaten Adventure by Philip Kerr, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16126745
2. House of Cards by William D. Cohan, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16126742
3. A Way in the World by V. S. Naipaul, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16126728

 

Headwear
wild releases with photos

2. jester hat - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113507
3. helmet - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113570

controlled release

4. cap - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113555

wild release with photo

5. pilot wearing headgear - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113550

 

Metallic foil
wild release with photo

1. full metallic cover - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16113564

 

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