The Space Shuttle Collection

by NASA | Journals |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 7/20/2013
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17 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, July 20, 2013
Vintage collection of Space Shuttle postacrds (20). The three shuttles shown are the Challenger, The Columbia, and the Discovery. So that tells how old it is. Here is a postcard collection that is a true 'biography of things'....

MaryZee's Biography of Things Bookbox by 6of8 now has the following in it:

Oranges
Consider the Eel
Packing for Mars
Rubbish!
Bananas
In Harm's Way
On The Courthouse Lawn
Deadly Feasts
Flu
An Air That Kills
The Meaning of Everything
The Physics of Star Trek
Coal
Battle Stations

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Monday, July 22, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (7/22/2013 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Took out the cover postcard of the Challenger launching. It was a pretty sight. I did not miss one Challenger Launch on the TV, never failed to thrill me.

Sent off as the replacement journal for the renewed box of 6of8's MaryZee's Biography of Things Bookbox. Travel far ....

Journal Entry 3 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Saturday, July 27, 2013
The MaryZee bookbox has made it to Colorado. Thought I would just leave the Space Shuttle in the box to continue on the travels!

Journal Entry 4 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Saturday, July 27, 2013
So it didn't take me too long to go through the box :-) -- I chose four (Packing for Mars, Rubbish, The Physics of Star Trek and Deadly Feasts) and added in (The Eternal Bliss Machine, American Vampires, The Lives of a Cell, and Why There is Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste) -- I am going to Brunch with Books organized by Stinalyn, who advises she has MANY books that need homes, so thought I would wait to seal up the box to see if she has anything worthy of this most excellent honoring of a great Bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 5 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Headed out yesterday...
Sent off to Oliviapoolside via media mail
tracking #9549 0101 2665 3211 3267 47

Journal Entry 6 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, August 05, 2013
Received thanks will go through soon

Journal Entry 7 by wing6of8wing at -- Somewhere, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, August 08, 2013
I am just going to add a little note here, so that the journal for this book box shows up on my shelf and I can keep track of where it is if anyone asks.

Thanks for participating everyone!

Journal Entry 8 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, August 26, 2013
Sorry I have taken so long with the box. I hope to mail it out today.

I will take An Air That Kills

and put in:

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Journal Entry 9 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, August 30, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (8/29/2013 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA

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Mailed the book box off to HI today, but darn it forgot to take one of those fabulous postcards!

Journal Entry 10 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The box arrived today (9/10/13) somewhat worse for wear. As far as I can tell, nothing was lost, but just in case, I'm listing the contents here. (Larger photo here.)

16 books showed up in the box:

The Space Shuttle Collection (this book)

American Vampires
Bananas
Battle Stations
Coal
Consider the Eel
The Eternal Bliss Machine
Flu - here's a copy on my bookshelf
In Harm's Way - here's a copy on my bookshelf
The Lives of a Cell
The Meaning of Everything
On The Courthouse Lawn
Oranges
Packing for Mars - not the copy the box started with; this is the same ARC I read in 2011
Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste *

..and Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul, which doesn't seem to be registered.

* Someone's "Winter Canyon Adventure 2013" CD was inside this book; do you want it back?? - solved!

Journal Entry 11 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, September 22, 2013
Weiterferne would prefer not to receive the box until the beginning of October, so I'm trying to see what else I can get read before sending it out, probably some time next week.

Journal Entry 12 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ok, this is my story and I'm sticking to it:

Putting in:

Flags of the World [claimed by GoryDetails]
LEGO: A Love Story [claimed by azuki]
More of The Straight Dope [claimed by GoryDetails]
The Secret Life of Lobsters [claimed by weiterferne]
The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill [claimed by booklady331]
What the Great Ate [claimed by booklady331]
Wicked Plants [claimed by azuki]

Taking out:

Bananas
Coal
Consider the Eel
The Meaning of Everything
On The Courthouse Lawn
Oranges
Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste

Journal Entry 13 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/25/2013 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Headed back out in MaryZee's Biographies of Things box - thank you quietorchid!

Seeing a shuttle launch would still be on my bucket list if they hadn't stopped doing them...

ETA 10/16
DC 9114901123086446233061

Journal Entry 14 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Saturday, October 12, 2013
Found the box today - was a bit hidden on the porch. Not to be seen from the front and not to be seen from inside. Hope it wasn't there for days.

Journal Entry 15 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Saturday, October 26, 2013
What a nice little postcard selection! (I like the space shuttle and am a bit sad that it wasn't to remain in Houston at the space center. So I took a postcard!)

Don't know if it was me or the box, but I found less interesting books this time (and thought that some don't seem to belong in there). But found two hopefully good reads:

Flu
The secret life of Lobsters

Replaced them with:
Longitude
Made in America

Journal Entry 16 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (10/26/2013 UTC) at Houston, Texas USA

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Will bring the box tomorrow to the post office to travel on to azuki.

Journal Entry 17 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Box is here. I am in the middle of reading a book to put in there but should be able to get it out in a week or so.

Journal Entry 18 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Box is ready to go out to Booklady331 along with an audiobook stowaway which I think she may like.

Taking out:
Packing for Mars
Made in America
Wicked Plants
LEGO: A Love Story

Putting in:
The Bialy Eaters: The Story of a Bread and a Lost World
The Claddagh Ring
The Chair
Beethoven's Hair

Journal Entry 19 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, November 24, 2013
Arrived a couple of days ago and I journaled at the old thread. I found this as I was repacking to send out.

I took out:
Battle Stations (for my husband)
What the Great Ate
The secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill

Put in:
Disease Fighting Foods
Lhasa Apsos
Tools and Techniques

Thanks. It was fun to go through. Off to NancyNova

Journal Entry 20 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, December 02, 2013
The box was waiting for me when I got back from my holiday trip. A bit ragged, so going to replace the box.

In the middle of reading one to go into the box, so will PM the next in line and get this moving in a week or so.

Journal Entry 21 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, December 23, 2013
Took out:
The Bialy Eaters
The Claddagh Ring

Putting In:
Why Do Fish Drink Water?
Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?

Replaced the box. Will post the tracking # when I get back

Journal Entry 22 by wingNancyNovawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, December 23, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (12/23/2013 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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On it's way to eponine38.

Tracking ID: 9114901230801010080419

Journal Entry 23 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, January 05, 2014

Journal Entry 24 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, January 05, 2014
Eponine38 handed the Biographies of Things box off to me today; many thanks! Will make my selections and get it moving again soon. [Of the postcards, my favorite's the one showing the Challenger being carried piggy-back by the modified 747; I still recall how jaw-droppingly impressive that was the first time I saw it, and it still boggles my mind!]

Update: Since nobody's claimed the Chicken Soup for Cat & Dog Lovers book, I've gone ahead and registered it, and am including it in my choices even though it isn't a biography of things. (If the person who included it did register it, and if they notice this note, please get in touch with me; if I haven't released the book yet I can renumber it.)

My choices include:

Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul
Lhasa Apsos
Tools and Techniques (Handyman Club)
Prevention's Disease Fighting Foods
Flags of the World
The Eternal Bliss Machine
Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?
More of the Straight Dope
Longitude (I see that this one was from MaryZee herself... I'm pleased to see another of her books still traveling)
The Victorian Internet
In Harm's Way
American Vampires

And I'm adding:

The Poisoner's Handbook
The Buried Book
Consider the Fork
The Evolution of Useful Things
London Under
Proust and the Squid
The Billionaire's Vinegar
Heave Ho: My Little Green Book of Seasickness
Red House
White Bread
The Big Necessity
Down with the Old Canoe
A Natural History of the Senses

And I left in:

Spam - I managed to read this one while the box was with me; great fun.

The Chair - I was tempted to take this one, too, as the history-of-chairs and the bits about ergonomic seating postures looked interesting, but I figured I'd already snarfed enough from this box!

Update, Jan. 10: the box is on its way to Elizardbreath in Arkansas, tracking # 9114901075742501916686 . Hope it travels safely, and that people enjoy the books!

Journal Entry 25 by wingelizardbreathwing at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I have not been so excited for a bookbox to arrive for a really long time! Not only is this my first bookbox in Arkansas, but it's a special one that I've participated in several times. What a wonderful little postcard book---and Gory packed everything so nicely. It's really a blessing to get a quality box. I can't wait to go through it! PMing the next in line now.

I sent the box to msJoanna just now. I forgot tracking (grrr...) but since it's only going a few hours north, I'm sure it will be fine! Can't wait for the next round!

Journal Entry 27 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Tuesday, June 02, 2015
The Book Box is now in Virginia!

Journal Entry 28 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 29, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (8/29/2015 UTC) at Centreville, Virginia USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Passing the Biography of Things bookbox back to 6of8 today.

Journal Entry 29 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Saturday, September 05, 2015
I picked up the book box from Melydia last weekend and I am hoping to get it back on the road soon. I will add a list of the contents of the book box before it leaves my hands.

Journal Entry 30 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, September 21, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (9/21/2015 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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The Biography of Things bookbox is back on the road again for another round.

PARTICIPANTS (order can be changed upon request):
quietorchid (MN)
hypen8 (HI)
Bulan-Purnama (OR)
faramir10 (TX)
Readertoo (TX)
Azuki (FL)
Katiesmama (FL)
NancyNova (PA)
Freezone (MA)
eponine38 (MA)
GoryDetails (NH)
and back to me, 6of8 (MD)


CURRENT CONTENTS OF BOX:
How Carrots Won the Trojan War, by Rebecca Rupp
Imponderables, by David Feldman [the book that launched a dozen more]
The Art of Kissing, by Hugh Morris
Longitude, by Dava Sobel
Famous Letters, by Author Unknown
The History of Money, by Jack Weatherford
The Chair, by Galen Cranz
Hometown, by Tracy Kidder
Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
Heave Ho: My Little Green Book of Seasickness, by Charles Mazel
A Brief History of Philosophy, by Derek Johnston
Consider the Fork, by Bee Wilson
The Shelf: From LEQ to LES, Adventures in Extreme Reading, by Phyllis Rose
The Hope Diamond, by Richard Kurin
The Big Necessity, by Rose George
Beethoven's Hair, by Russell Martin
Krakatoa, by Simon Winchester
A Natural History of the Senses, by Diane Ackerman
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Isaac's Storm, by Erik Larson
The Secret Life of Sharks, by A. Peter Klimley

Journal Entry 31 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Monday, October 05, 2015
Wow. Two years later and the bookbox has come again. Great to see the box, and I'll make my choices and send it on within two weeks.

-also neat bag with bookmarks and a few labels! Fun to look through, and I'll swap out a few.

Journal Entry 32 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Friday, October 23, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (10/23/2015 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Sent off to Oregon in the MaryZee's Biographies of Things Bookbox!

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Journal Entry 33 by faramir10 at Lubbock, Texas USA on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Received the bookbox today. Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 34 by faramir10 at Slaton, Texas USA on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
This bookbox is finally on it's way. After having to move a lot sooner than I expected, I'm getting my house back in order and got the box mailed today. I took out 3 books and put in 3 books.

Journal Entry 35 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, January 28, 2016
This big box arrived today (1/27) - judging from the postage on the box, it's 18 lbs.

It will take me a little while to go through the box and figure out what's going on, but I enjoyed flipping through the postcards again.

Just for fun, here are some lovely space-themed cakes: Sunday Sweets... In... SPAAAACE!

And one particularly memorable (if slightly NSFW) cake shuttle: This One's For The Ladies

Journal Entry 36 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, January 29, 2016
Timing is everything: this book arrived yesterday, and today (January 28) is the anniversary of the Challenger explosion...so I was looking at the postcards again and I pulled out my souvenir button.

(Larger photo here - after following link, click on image to zoom.)

Journal Entry 37 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, February 01, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (2/1/2016 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Allrighty then...the shuttles and their accompanying box-o-books are heading back out again in time and headed for New Hampshire.

Adding these (subject in parenthesis when it's not obvious from the title) = one extra because two of mine are nonfiction children's books.

The Big Oyster [claimed by GoryDetails]
Consider the Eel [claimed by eponine38]
Deadly Ants [claimed by azuki]
The Devil's Picnic ("forbidden fruit") [snuck into the box when I wasn't looking and claimed by GoryDetails]
Diamond [claimed by freezone]
The Man Who Invented Christmas (A Christmas Carol) [claimed by azuki]
The Meaning of Everything (the OED) [claimed by NancyNova]
Old Man River (Mississippi River) [claimed by GoryDetails]
Oranges [claimed by GoryDetails]
The Secrets of Sand [claimed by GoryDetails]
Snowflake Bentley (snowflake photography) [claimed by GoryDetails]
Tower of London [claimed by GoryDetails]
The Wire That Fenced the West (barbed wire) [ended up with 6of8]

Taking out:

The Big Necessity
Home Town
The Hope Diamond
Isaac's Storm
Rats
and 6 others.

My apologies to your mail carrier: the box now weighs almost 23 lbs...because some of my books are large with glossy clay-coated pages.

USPS tracking # 9549 0104 3303 6032 6852 67
ETA 2/22/16

Journal Entry 38 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The bookbox, complete with journal, reached me today - many thanks! Will try to make my choices and get the box moving again soon. [The selection's excellent, and very tempting - and while there are several books that I've read before, only one of them was actually registered by me!] The selection of bookmarks and bookplate labels is also very tempting; I chose a few, and contributed some of my own for others to enjoy.

I'm taking out:

Oranges
The Big Oyster
The Shelf
The Chair
Fast Food Nation
The Secrets of Sand
Tower of London
Old Man River
The Devil's Picnic
Snowflake Bentley

And adding:

Poseidon's Steed: the Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality
The Searchers: Making of an American Legend
Candyfreak
Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life
Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World
The Secret Life of Dust
The Great Bridge: the Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
On Paper: The Everything of Its 2000-Year History
The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name
Guillotine: Its Legend and Lore

After a request for a delay from azuki, and after checking with 6of8, I mailed the box to katiesmama in Florida on Feb. 27; estimated arrival March 4, tracking # 13151490000018943957. Enjoy! (Azuki will now follow katiesmama in the mailing order.)

Journal Entry 39 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2016
I'm taking:

Poseidon's Steed
Mauve
The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Necklace
Deadly Ants
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Secret Life of Dust
Microcosm

and putting in:

Anatomy of a Rose
Dancing on the Grave
Tilt: A Skewed History of The Tower of Pisa
Latitude Zero
In Gear
Just My Type
Hats
Mickey Mouse: The Evolution, The Legend, the Phenomenon!

(BTW I don't see this actual journal book in the box. I guess it's somewhere with one of the previous players?)

Journal Entry 40 by wingelizardbreathwing at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Thursday, April 14, 2016
My very favorite bookbox---I'm so glad it's still running. I think I've been doing this one since about 2006!

I received this a few days ago and will send off shortly.

Took out:
The Searchers by Glenn Frankel
In Gear: Smithsonian (read and put back in)
The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester
Just My Type by Simon Garfield
Hats: National Geographic Moments (read and put back in)
Mickey Mouse by Heide/Gilman

Added:
2 mentioned above
Is There a Cow in Moscow by Charles Harrington Elster
Star-Spangled Manners by Judith Martin
Forgotten Bookmarks by Michael Popek
Coffee Love by Daniel Young

Sending to NancyNova in the morning.
Tracking #:9549010712576146160006

Journal Entry 42 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The box is here! Amazing what tape will do - every square inch of the box is covered

Journal Entry 43 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, June 02, 2016
So many choices, but narrowed it down:

Taking out
The Meaning of Everything (that was on my wishlist - score!)
Hats
The Great Bridge
Smithsonian in Gear
Tilt
Forgotten Bookmarks (and I have a new owner for that one already)

Putting in
Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Quotable Quotes for the Booklover
Angel Island
The Bialy Eaters
Off Road Biking
Fit For Nothing

Will be moving along shortly

Journal Entry 44 by wingNancyNovawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, June 02, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (6/2/2016 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Continuing to move along in the Things bookbox. I did take a few of the accompanying book labels and a book mark.

If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it. Then, when you are ready, pass it along for someone else to enjoy! Thanks and happy reading!

Journal Entry 45 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Box arrived today. I have some more reading to do but will get it moving as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 46 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (7/13/2016 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Traveling to 6of8; tracking #9549012445326195005088

Removed:
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13434875
Dancing on the Grave: Encounters with Death http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13724236/
Latitude Zero: Tales of the Equator http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10170362/
Consider the Eel: A Natural and Gastronomic History http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10206613/
The Big Necessity http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13434868/

Added:
Jello: A Biography http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14104704/
Rat: How the World’s Most Notorious Rodent Clawed its Way to the Top http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14104666/
The World in a Phrase: A History of Aphorisms http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14104657/
The History of the Snowman http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14104717/
A Brief History of Tea http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12315876/
The Story of the Space Shuttle http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14066074/

Journal Entry 47 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, July 31, 2016
The book box returned home to me and I finally had a moment to process it. Looks like there were only two round-trippers, which is good. I am taking the contents of the box to meet-up tomorrow because some of the locals have expressed an interest. After that, we shall see what happens. I will likely get the next round going in late September. Anyone interested in participating can send me a PM.

Journal Entry 48 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Friday, January 20, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (1/20/2017 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book is in the Biography of Things BookBox and is off to travel the country.

Any future reader or recipient of this book is encouraged to leave a journal entry here on the BookCrossing site to let prior readers know the fate of the book. You can make an anonymous entry without joining the BookCrossing movement, but if you are interested in joining, it is a free and spam-free community where your contact information is not shared with others. Best of all, members receive private messages via e-mail from books like this one when those books are journaled, allowing for long-term relationships between books and readers.

Journal Entry 49 by wingelizardbreathwing at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Sunday, January 29, 2017
I took out:

Books in a Box by Stuart Stotts
Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati
Civilisation by Kenneth Clark

I put in:

Mickey Mouse: The Evolution, The Legend, The Phenomenon!
Paper: An Elegy by Ian Sansom
Opening Pandora's Box by Ferdie Addis

Contacting the next in line now!

I sent the box to eponine38 yesterday.

Tracking: 9549010712577030051257

Journal Entry 51 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Box is with me. I'm still reading and may need a week or so to finish, but will get this moving as soon as I possibly can.

Journal Entry 52 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sorry to have kept the box so long.

Taking out:
The Evolution of Useful Things
Opening Pandora's Box
Paper: An Elegy

Adding:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13538648/ Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10449250/ The Claddagh Ring
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14415054/ Who Cut the Cheese? A Cultural History of the Fart :-)

I plan to hand the box off to GoryDetails tomorrow.

Journal Entry 53 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, February 24, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (2/24/2017 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Handed box to GoryDetails today.

Journal Entry 54 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, February 26, 2017
Interesting to see this little postcard-book again! The bookbox is with me, and I hope to make my choices and get it moving again soon. [The forum thread with the current mailing order is here.]

Update: mailed today to BCer azuki in Florida; tracking number: 13153210000060139957 . Travel safely! My choices and replacements below.

Taking out:

Chloroform: the Quest for Oblivion
Jell-O: A Biography
The Wandering Scholars
Is There a Cow in Moscow?
Seabiscuit
Rat
Anatomy of a Rose
The Claddagh Ring
Biography of a Germ
Horsemen of the Esophagus
Angel Island

And putting in:

Glass, Paper, Beans - extrapolating from a glass of coffee and a newspaper
Ivory Vikings - about the Lewis chess pieces
Just My Type - about fonts
The Finger - about (surprise!) fingers
The Fallen Sky - about meteorites
And a Bottle of Rum - New World history via rum cocktails
The Dirt on Clean - history of cleanliness
Something From the Oven - reinventing dinner in 1950s America
A Gentle Madness - about books and bibliophiles
The Brewer's Tale - history of the world via beer
Word Freak - about Scrabble
Righteous Porkchop - about changing practices in farming

Journal Entry 55 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, March 12, 2017
Glad to see this little book again, much slimmer than I last saw it. : )

The box arrived sooner than I expected, so I have to either do a read-a-thon and read up more books to put in, or I'll need to be more picky about my selection and put back some books. Will send this out in a couple of weeks.

Also, this is the list of participants for the current round:

2017 Participants

Elizardbreath
Eponine38
GoryDetails
Azuki
DebNance
NancyNova
Hyphen8
heartthumper
rhythmbiscuit

Journal Entry 56 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, April 05, 2017
I'm taking out:

Righteous Porkchop
And a Bottle of Rum
The Brewer's Tale (which should make for a very nice dinner, and...)
The Fingers (to eat the pork chop with!)

Putting in:
The Little Book of Coffee Law
Twinkie, Deconstructed
Caviar
Designer Dogs
Deadly Ants

I have to admit my offering is not quite as delicious a feast as what I took out, but hopefully someone will enjoy it!

Journal Entry 57 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Saturday, April 08, 2017
This wonderful bookbox arrived today! More later....

Journal Entry 58 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I have chosen:
Glass Paper Beans
Brunelleschi's Dome
Just My Type

I'm replacing them with:
Library
The Art of Travel
Salt Sugar Fat

I'll mail this out tomorrow.

Journal Entry 59 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, April 17, 2017
The box is here! One of my set aside books is already in there (darn!), so need to read another replacement. Will PM the next in line, so it's ready to go when the replacement is done.

Journal Entry 60 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, May 15, 2017
I have chosen:
Designer Dogs
The Wire that Fenced the West
Library
The Art of Travel


Replaced with:
The Book of Origins
Closer by the Mile
Tilt
The Meaning of Everything

Box will head out again tomorrow

Journal Entry 61 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, June 01, 2017
The shuttles are here again, although it looks like we're now down to 11 postcards...and 9 notes from the people who kept a postcard, which I'd never realized before - that's a nice touch.

A bunch of interesting stuff in here, and a couple of familiar books. :)

I'll double-check heartthumper's address before sending the box and its journal on again.

Journal Entry 62 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, June 08, 2017
I had to replace the box, which now weighs 22+ pounds....it's sealed up and will be mailed in the next couple of days. I'll post the tracking number here once I have it.

Putting in:

Hello Kitty [traveled to 6of8 with the box]
Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel [traveled to 6of8 with the box]
Napoleon's Buttons [claimed by rhythmbiscuit]
On Bullshit [traveled to 6of8 with the box]
Rainbows, Curve Balls and Other Wonders of the Natural World Explained [claimed by rhythmbiscuit]
Salt [traveled to 6of8 with the box]
The United States of Arugula [traveled to 6of8 with the box]

Taking out:

The Book of Origins
Caviar
The Dirt on Clean
Ivory Vikings
Tilt
Who Cut the Cheese?

Journal Entry 63 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, June 09, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (6/8/2017 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Thursday, June 8, 2017: the box is headed for Kansas.

USPS tracking # 9549 0104 3304 7159 1663 62
ETA 6/27/17

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 64 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Thursday, July 06, 2017
This huge box arrived last night and I haven't even started going thru it! Will message the next in line. Thanks!

I removed The Little Book of Coffee Law & A Gentle Madness

Journal Entry 65 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Saturday, July 15, 2017
Mailed Thursday to rhythmbiscuit in Northglenn, Colorado.
Tracking #9449010200883507745361

Journal Entry 66 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The box arrived today. I look forward to going through it and selecting my books. I had saved Salt for this box, but I see it already contains a copy. :(


Journal Entry 67 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
I chose these:

Rainbows, Curve Balls...
The Fallen Sky
Napoleon's Buttons

I put in:

The Lost City of Z
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Brunelleschi's Dome
and The Professor and the Madman can keep The Meaning of Everything company in the box since they're about the OED and by the same author. :)

Journal Entry 68 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Utah USA on Monday, August 14, 2017
The book box made it back to me last month at my mother's house. It will shortly drive cross country when I go back home. I will be doing another round of the book box, probably in November. If you are interested, send me a PM.

Journal Entry 69 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Monday, January 22, 2018
Posting a journal entry here in case it proves a better way of reaching interested parties. I am taking sign-ups to participate in this book box again. Feel free to PM me or respond on the forum thread.

Thanks!

Journal Entry 70 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (2/10/2018 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book is in the Biographies of Things book box and on its way to Florida.

Any future reader or recipient of this book is encouraged to leave a journal entry here on the BookCrossing site to let prior readers know the fate of the book. You can make an anonymous entry without joining the BookCrossing movement, but if you are interested in joining, it is a free and spam-free community where your contact information is not shared with others. Best of all, members receive private messages via e-mail from books like this one when those books are journaled, allowing for long-term relationships between books and readers.

Journal Entry 71 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Box has arrived safely in Florida.
I will try to get it out before my trip next week.

Journal Entry 72 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, April 07, 2018
First off, thank you everybody for being so understanding of my unexpected hold up of the box while I went out of country for family emergency.

I've selected:
Consider the Fork
Salt
United States of Arugula
Hello Kitty
Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair

and put in:
To Cork or Not To Cork
Ask Click and Clack
Poseidon's Steed
At Home
Ballpoint

Will mail the box out early next week.

Journal Entry 73 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, April 28, 2018
Nice to see the space shuttle postcards again!

I need to finish reading the replacements for this bookbox, then will be back to post

Journal Entry 74 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
This box is ready to move again this afternoon:

Taking out:
To Cork or Not to Cork http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11458322
Salt Sugar Fat http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14489795
Poseidon's Steed http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13839027
The Court at Windsor http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14891763

Putting In:
Longitude http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11302361
The History of the Snowman http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14345500/
Splendid Solution http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7961216
Level 4 Virus Hunters of the CDC http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7325554

Journal Entry 75 by wingNancyNovawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Released 8 mos ago (5/15/2018 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it. Then, when you are ready, pass it along for someone else to enjoy! Thanks and happy reading!

Journal Entry 76 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
This increasingly battered postcard book (still with 8 postcards) reached me in the latest round of the Biographies of Things bookbox. Will post my choices and replacements here. (Part of the fun is looking through the titles chosen by previous participants, some of which I've added to my own wishlist!)

Update, 5/26: I missed the window to mail this before the Memorial Day weekend, so it'll go out on Tuesday the 29th. I've taken out:

The Meaning of Everything
Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC
The Thames: a Cultural History
Soda Poppery
The History of the Snowman
Something from the Oven
Ask Click and Clack
Closer by the Mile
Word Stems
What To Talk About

And I'm adding:

Rust: The Longest War (corrosion)
Portrait of Dr. Gachet (van Gogh's portrait of Gachet)
The Rituals of Dinner (table manners)
Bicycle: The History (bicycles)
Biography of a Germ (bacteria that cause Lyme disease)
Dark Light (adoption of electricity)
Playing with Trains (model trains)
The Hanging Tree (British public attitudes towards public executions)
Tupperware (Tupperware)
Blackboard: a Personal History of the Classroom (the classroom)
The End of Night (natural darkness)

Journal Entry 77 by wingelizardbreathwing at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Saturday, June 09, 2018
The box is with me!

I've removed:

The Hanging Tree
The Rituals of Dinner
Dark Light
Portrait of Dr. Gachet

I'm putting in:

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee
To the Letter by Simon Garfield
Book Clubs by Elizabeth Long
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

I'll be sending this box along to innae in the morning. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 79 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Monday, July 02, 2018
SO great to see this little book again! The box has made it to Colorado, a bit worse for wear, I will be updating so the box will make it further (although, I may have to cut out the pretty tape used to get it this far and add that to the box with the books, as it made me smile :-)

I will get choosing, and get it headed out again soon!

Journal Entry 80 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, August 02, 2018
Yay, the shuttles are back! (I wish.)

This box arrived on the first of August, with two of my wishlist books in it...!

I'm still finishing/registering books for the box, but will try to get it out soon.

Journal Entry 81 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, August 10, 2018
Well, I've made my choices and PM'd rhythmbiscuit for an address.

I hope to get this box out in the next few days.

Removing:

Consider the Fork
Deadly Feasts
The End of Night
The Lost City of Z
Splendid Solution

Adding:

Ether Day (anesthesia) [claimed by rhythmbiscuit]
Hot Peppers
The Irish Famine
The Periodic Table
The War of the Worlds (the story and its impact)

Journal Entry 82 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, August 31, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (8/29/2018 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Box mailed to rhythmbiscuit Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

ETA 9/17/18
USPS tracking # 9549 0104 3302 8241 3391 85.

Released for Secretariat's 2018 NJABBIC Challenge (week 34: fire).

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Journal Entry 83 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Friday, October 05, 2018
After the box's arduous journey on the Pacific Ocean, it finally arrived!

I selected:

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
Biography of a Germ
Ether Day

I put in:

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
Salt: A World History
Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

Journal Entry 84 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Monday, October 29, 2018

Released 3 mos ago (10/14/2018 UTC) at Northglenn, Colorado USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed box back home. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 85 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Friday, November 02, 2018
Home again -- with lots of really cool books inside of it!

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