A Flight of Angels

by Various | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1401221475 Global Overview for this book
Registered by emmejo of Cortland, New York USA on 6/18/2015
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by emmejo from Cortland, New York USA on Thursday, June 18, 2015
When an angel falls in battle and plummets to Earth, he is found by a group of woodland fairies. Trying to decide what to do with the wounded man, they arrange a tribunal, each telling a story of angelic history meant to sway the others.

I picked this out of a $5 TPB bin at Eternal Con.

This is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel, with each tale given its own distinctive art style. The story can falter at times, but the flow of the art guides you through some weak points. The character design is brilliant and creative.

Journal Entry 2 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, June 19, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (6/19/2015 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book is one of the starting volumes for Round II of The Otherworldly Bookbook

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 03, 2015
I read this beautiful graphic novel while getting my books together for the bookbox, so I'll put it back in the box for others to enjoy. It is quite stunning, with lavish artwork and fascinating stories - and the occasional quip: "Sometimes a change of costume works wonders," says the serpent after shedding his skin to reveal the dark angel beneath! And then there's the incompetent angel Ham, NOT the guy you want for your guardian angel...

The range of time periods and art styles impressed me - and the conclusion of the impromptu tribunal on the angel's fate was... well, shattering...

Journal Entry 4 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, August 24, 2015
Took it out of the otherworldly box.

Journal Entry 5 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, May 05, 2016
Will be a companion book for my Far East/Asian book box.
Basically any book that is located in one of the Far Eastern Countries (here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_East - I'm basically counting everything on the list, except Russia) or author is from one of those countries. I tried to have a variety of books from different countries.

You may also want to check into the forum thread here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/529491

Order (subject to change):

GoryDetails (NH)
HI77 (FL)
imawinn2 (WI)
Azuki(FL)
Rhythmbiscuit (CO)
k00kaburra (CA)
mrsjones (OH)
Hyphen8 (HI)
freezone (MA)

Rules (and some borrowed from GoryDetails):
-- If you haven't participated in a bookbox before: the main difference between bookboxes and rings/rays is that the boxes are meant to move along quickly, without waiting for any books to be read. You take books from the box if you want to read them, replacing them with books you've already read (or have no interest in reading), and get the box moving again right away. If you don't already have some suitably-themed books on hand, plan on picking up a few in plenty of time to be able to register them and read them at your leisure before the box gets to you.

-- When you are contacted for your address by the participant ahead of you, please reply promptly - and if circumstances have changed for you such that you can't manage a bookbox at that time, whether due to lack of suitable books, a budget-crunch that means you can't afford postage, inability to get to a post office in a timely fashion, or any other factor, please ask to be skipped. (If the situation is temporary, please contact me to have your name moved farther down the list.)

-- When you receive the box, please post a reply in this thread to let everyone know it arrived safely, and contact the next in line to ask for their address so you'll have it handy when you're ready to mail the box.

-- Put at least one book in the box for each one you take out - or, if you like, take advantage of the "shrinkage" option and take out one or two books more than you put in - and list your selections and contributions in the bookbox journal's JEs. (You don't have to match genre for genre, but you should try to maintain some kind of variety.) Please don't add a huge amount of Manga/Manwha (or romance or children's books). A few are fine, but don't overload it.

-- Journal the books that you take from the box, so the contributors know where they are.

-- Mail the box within, at the most, two weeks. The media mail rate (applicable to books-only packages) will usually be the lowest. Please use delivery confirmation, and post the DC# in a reply to this thread. [If you can only get to a post office once a month, or if there are other factors that would make you take longer to move the box along, please let me know, and I'll take that into account when setting up the mailing order.]

-- Enjoy the books you claimed from the box!

Books:
Chang and Eng: A Novel (Thailand)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Laos)
The Red People of Macau (Macau)
Comfort Woman (Korean Author)
A Spirit from Heaven (Korea)
The Lotus Eaters (Vietnam)
Becoming Madame Mao (China)
Modernization and Revolution in China (China)
Shanghai Girls (China)
Dreams of Joy (China)
The Kitchen God's Wife (China)
Red Azalea (China)
The Vagrants (China)
The Good Women of China (China)
China Folk Handicrafts (China)
Women of the Silk (China)
Lizard (Japan)
Zoo 21 (Japan)
My Brother, My Sister and I (Japan)
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (Japanese Author)
The Five Star Stories (Japanese Author)
Lady Snowblood volume 2 (Japanese Authors)

Journal Entry 6 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, May 09, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (5/9/2016 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

On its way to GoryDetails for the Far East/Asian Bookbox.

USPS # 9549012717076130232584

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 12, 2016
The bookbox arrived safely today. I'll contact the next in line for an address, and will try to make my selections and get the box moving again soon.

Update: mailed on May 20 to HI77 in Florida, tracking # 9549012103466141139461.

My selections:

Red Azalea
A Step From Heaven
The Red Pole of Macau
The Kitchen God's Wife
Dreams of Joy
Lizard
Folk Handicrafts
Chang and Eng
Women of the Silk
The Vagrants

And my replacements:

Sea of Trees [Japan]
Le Colonial [Vietnam]
The Blue Sky [Mongolia]
Everything is Broken [Burma]
A Gesture Life [Japan/Korea]
Diwata [Philippines]
Goong, Vol. 6 [Korean]
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn [Japan]
Shinju [Japan]
Guan Yu [China]

Journal Entry 8 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2016
A flock of angels

so completely whacked out,
they make Looney Tunes look sane.

Journal Entry 9 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, July 01, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (6/28/2016 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Well, this book is on its way again! :)

Of course, I couldn't resist reading it first! ;)

It was a very fun fantasy. Kind of playful. It runs out like a Shakespeare play. Not over detailed into any one element but hints and moments here and there so you get the idea. I had fun with it. I'll have to look for a copy for myself in the future. ;)

OK! So, here's what I chose:


-Zoo 21 By Otsuichi

-The Blue Sky By Galsan Tschinag

-Goong V. 6 By Park SoHee

-Comfort Woman By Nora Okja Keller

-Diwata By Barbara Jane Reyes

-Becoming Madame Mao By Anchee Min

-Guan Yu: Blood Brothers to the End: A Chinese Legend by Dan Jolley

-Sea of Trees By Robert James Russell



And this is what I'm adding back in:



-Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Delicious Slimming and Anti-Ageing Secrets by Naomi Moriyama

-Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei by David Mura

-Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi by Jonathan D. Spence

-What the Chinese Don't Eat by Xinran

-When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

-Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham

-Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan

-Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East by Pico Iyer


Hopefully they'll find new readers!

Journal Entry 10 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, July 16, 2016
I am sending this box off today. Thanks for including me!

Taking out:
Emperor Of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-hsi by Jonathan D. Spence
When My Name was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham
Le Colonial by Kien Nguyen
The Good Women of China by Xinran

Replacing with:
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander
Jade Dragon by Sarah Milledge Nelson
365 Tao: Daily Meditations by Deng Ming-Dao
Binu and the Great Wall of China by Su Tong
Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic by Bette Bao Lord

USPS Tracking No. 9549021502616198000088


Journal Entry 11 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, July 24, 2016
Box has arrived, and thankfully undamaged despite sitting outside in the thunderstorm.

I was going through the books and found this one that doesn't look at all Asian. Then I noticed that this is the journal book. No wonder!

I do have a whole stack of books ready for the swap, hopefully I will find a new box soon to replace the damaged one and send it to the next person.

Journal Entry 12 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I enjoyed the book itself, very beautifully illustrated, and I was surprised that it was all drawn by the same artist.

I've taken out:
A Gesture Life
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Lady Snowblood
365 Tao
Goodbye, Vietnam
Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen
Jade Dragon

I've put in, trying to get a mix of different cultures:
A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Thailand)
Chopstick Childhood (China)
Rich Brother, Rich Sister (Japan)
A Thousand Miles of Dreams (China)
The Calligrapher's Daughter (Korea)
The Bondmaid (Singapore)
Songs of Willow Frost (China)
Cloud of Sparrows (Japan)
The Garlic Ballads (China)

Journal Entry 13 by mrsjones at Hamilton, Ohio USA on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Returned from a trip to find the box on my doorstep. That's always a nice way to come home. Will make my choices and mail it back out this weekend.

Journal Entry 14 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Box arrived today (10/12): looks like some interesting stuff, but I haven't really gotten a chance to look closely yet. I'll try to make my picks in the next few days and get the box moving again.

Journal Entry 15 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (10/18/2016 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I did look through this book a little, but I'm too swamped to read this right now (helping to register/journal & release purple58's books for her memorial service).

Headed back out in AlterEgoZoe's Asian/Far East Bookbox.

USPS tracking #9549 0104 3301 6292 0573 32
ETA 11/08/16

~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Unsurprisingly, the box is heavily weighted towards books for China and Japan at the moment (easiest to find - there are SO many out there!), so I'm trying to mix things up a bit. :)

It arrived with 9 Japan books, 11 China books, and 1 each for South Korea, Vietnam & Laos. (Plus the journal book.)

Adding to the box:

Year of Impossible Goodbyes (North Korea) - went to AlterEgoZoe
North Korea Kidnapped My Daughter (Japan & North Korea) - claimed by freezone
Killed at the Whim of a Hat (Thailand) - claimed by freezone
Shadow Theatre (Singapore) - claimed by freezone
A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Malaysia) - claimed by freezone
Shake Girl (Cambodia) - went to AlterEgoZoe

Read and put back in:

Echoes of the White Giraffe (South Korea; sequel to Year of Impossible Goodbyes) - claimed by freezone

Taking out:

Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat (Japan)
The Five Star Stories (Japan)
Shanghai Girls (China)
What the Chinese Don't Eat (China)
Covering (Japan)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Laos)

That leaves only 2 of the original books in the box. :)

BookCrossing: making the whole world a library!

Journal Entry 16 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Book is home thanks for everyone who participated in the far east box!

Journal Entry 17 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, June 12, 2017

Mailed to rhythmbiscuit: 95490127170872150758

Participant list (so far & subject to change):
RhythmBiscuit (CO)
Azuki (FL)
Hyphen8 (HI)-mailed
Freezone (MA)
HI77 (FL)
Back to AlterEgoZoe

Basically any book that is located in one of the Far Eastern Countries (here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_East I'm basically counting everything on the list, except Russia) or author is from one of those countries. I tried to have a variety of books from different countries.

Rules (and some borrowed from GoryDetails):
-- If you haven't participated in a bookbox before: the main difference between bookboxes and rings/rays is that the boxes are meant to move along quickly, without waiting for any books to be read. You take books from the box if you want to read them, replacing them with books you've already read (or have no interest in reading), and get the box moving again right away. If you don't already have some suitably-themed books on hand, plan on picking up a few in plenty of time to be able to register them and read them at your leisure before the box gets to you.

-- When you are contacted for your address by the participant ahead of you, please reply promptly - and if circumstances have changed for you such that you can't manage a bookbox at that time, whether due to lack of suitable books, a budget-crunch that means you can't afford postage, inability to get to a post office in a timely fashion, or any other factor, please ask to be skipped. (If the situation is temporary, please contact me to have your name moved farther down the list.)

-- When you receive the box, please post a reply in this thread to let everyone know it arrived safely, and contact the next in line to ask for their address so you'll have it handy when you're ready to mail the box.

-- Put at least one book in the box for each one you take out - or, if you like, take advantage of the "shrinkage" option and take out one or two books more than you put in - and list your selections and contributions in the bookbox journal's JEs. (You don't have to match genre for genre, but you should try to maintain some kind of variety.) Please don't add a huge amount of Manga/Manwha (or children's books). A few are fine, but don't overload it.

-- Journal the books that you take from the box, so the contributors know where they are.

-- Mail the box within, at the most, two weeks. The media mail rate (applicable to books-only packages) will usually be the lowest. Please use delivery confirmation, and post the DC# in a reply to this thread. [If you can only get to a post office once a month, or if there are other factors that would make you take longer to move the box along, please let me know, and I'll take that into account when setting up the mailing order.]

-- Enjoy the books you claimed from the box!

It's companion book is A Flight of Angels: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13428904

Books in the box:
1.Making More Waves (Various Asian Authors)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14322009
2. The Girl with Seven Names (North Korea)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14317656
3.Rich Brother Rich Sister (Vietnam; Japanese Authors)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8490045
4.Wild Swans (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1933624
5.Hiroshima (Japan)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14317653
6.The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (Japan)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13430157
7. The Tale of Genji (Japan)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14147510
8. Love in a Fallen City (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14322013
9. Sightseeing (Thailand)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14322021
10.The Woman Warrior (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14317649/
11. Fresh off the Boat (China)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14322025
12. The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shrangri-La (Nepal)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14586283
13.The Tale fo Kieu (Vietnam)-http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1928188

Journal Entry 18 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, August 03, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (8/3/2017 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed to rhythmbiscuit!

Journal Entry 19 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Wednesday, August 09, 2017
I'm glad the box made its way back to me.

I selected these:
Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Since Wild Swans was so hefty, I'll add a couple thinner volumes:
China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston
Waiting by Ha Jin
Nisei Daughter by Monica Sone
My Brother, My Sister, and I by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

So Chinese, Chinese American, and Japanese American.

Journal Entry 20 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, September 09, 2017
Nice to see this book again, and glad this box made it before the post offices closed for the hurricane. But then at this moment I guess I don't know if it'd be safer inside the post office or at my house.

Anyway, hunkered down inside the house with nothing to do and nowhere to go, I've gone through the box. I'd love it to be a bigger box, but I understand some readers' comment that it can be hard to carry to a post office. Should be able to mail it out soon after Irma is gone.

Journal Entry 21 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Sorry I spoke too soon! Well, we survived hurricane Irma okay, but power was knocked out, like 92% of people in Miami, and after it was restored, it was another week before we got wifi back. Then when I could get back to work after a not-so-fun "staycation", long hours at work as a major chunk of inventory was lost. Not to mention wifi at work took even longer to get restored.

Anyway, finally have time to get all this taken care of and send out.

I'm taking:
The Girl with Seven Names
China Men
The Tale of Kieu
Nisei Daughter
The Sailer who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Putting in:
Water Ghost (China)
Goodbye Vietnam (Vietnam)
The Waiting Child (China)
River Town (China)
Eat Sleep Sit (Japan)

Journal Entry 22 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 15, 2017
Wow, that was speedy! The box is now with me - the second one to arrive in a week! - and I've PM'd the next person for an address. Now I just need to make some decisions...and this time around I might actually read the journal book. :)

Looks like 7 of the original 13 books are still in the box, so I'll see if I can help with that a little.




Waiting on freezone's address. The plan is to mail this on Monday - then I'll come back here and add the tracking info.

Here are my changes.

Removing:

Fresh Off the Boat (Taiwan)
Goodbye, Vietnam (Vietnam)
Hiroshima (Japan)
The Last River (Tibet)
The Tale of Genji (Japan)
The Waiting Child (China)
Water Ghost (China)

Adding:

Kokoro (Japan) - stayed with freezone
Little Princes (Nepal) - ended up with AlterEgoZoe
The Pretenders (Philippines) - stayed with freezone
Rosario is Dead (Philippines) - claimed by HI77
The Skull Mantra (Tibet) - stayed with freezone
The Three-Inch Golden Lotus (China) - claimed by HI77
The Vine Basket (East Turkestan) - claimed by HI77




Of course, it helps to finish reading the journal book and replace it in the box *before* sealing it up! :p

(That's what happens when I decide to READ the journal book! It was some lovely artwork, though.)

Journal Entry 23 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (10/16/2017 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: headed back out in AlterEgoZoe's Far East/Asian bookbox.

USPS tracking # 9549 0104 3303 7291 3087 75
ETA 11/08/17

Journal Entry 24 by freezone at Leominster, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
I remember this book: very nice artwork and involving stories. Confusing, until I realized that it was a bunch of different writers and artists (d'oh).

Anyway, box arrived yesterday. (Yay!)

Some definitely look too thick (metaphorically, not literally) (or small of type) for me. I think this is what I'm going to choose:

The Pretenders by Jose
The Skull Mantra by Pattison
River Town by Hessler
Eat Sleep Sit by Nonomura
and Kokoro by Soseki

I will be adding:
The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan (Chinese-American)
The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston (Chinese-American)
Shadow Theatre, Cheong (Singapore)
My Life as Emperor, Su Tong (China)
and A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, Flint (Malaysia/Singapore)

Journal Entry 25 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, January 19, 2018
A huffy moment of mayhem,

then the leaves blow away
and the bare branches shiver.

Journal Entry 26 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The box is home. I'll be journalling all the books that made it to me. If there is something that hasn't been journalled, let me know.

I'll do a round 3 eventually and if there is interest. (Have to catch up and read books :D )

Journal Entry 27 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, November 03, 2018
Round 3 Far East box (rules same as previous rounds)

Shipping order:
Spatial (VA)
Debnance(TX)
HI77 (FL)
Rhythmbiscuit (CO)-asked to be skipped
Chicvolley99 (CO)
Azuki (FL)-asked to be bumped down
CanticleLost (FL)<—box is here
Hyphen8 (HI)
Nimrodiel (IL)
Imawinn2 (WI)-asked to be bumped down
Freezone (MA)
Back to AlterEgoZoe

Books in Box:
-Diwata (Philippines) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14000711
-Jia (North Korea) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15086907
-Shadow Theatre (Singapore) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14244617
-Bangkok Tattoo (Thailand) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15176377
-Wisdom Awaits Discovery (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14876368
-The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15122411
-Eating Chinese Food Naked (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14876365
-Waiting (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5966547
-The Bonesetter's Daughter (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7185186
-Across A Green Ocean (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14876361
-Riding the Iron Rooster (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15122415
-Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15086909
-Chinese Cinderella (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14991355
-The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (China) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14431884
-My Name is Sei Shonagon (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15176329
-Silk (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15176369
-Silence (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15176337
-Please Enjoy Your Happiness (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13718027
-Child of Fortune (Japan) https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14548675

Journal Entry 28 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (11/6/2018 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Tracking # 9549012717068310173022

Sent to Spatial today.

Journal Entry 29 by wingSpatialwing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Friday, November 09, 2018
The bookbox arrived today! Very fast! I've PMed Debnance and I hope to get it in the mail by next week.



Later: Great artwork! Interesting characters but felt the writing let it down a bit. :/
Though, it was at times funny, sad, intriguing, and full of feels!

Journal Entry 30 by wingSpatialwing at Far East/Asian Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 12, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (11/13/2018 UTC) at Far East/Asian Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

☰ ☱ ☲ ☳ ☴ ☵ ☶ ☷


I'll update with the tracking number when I mail the box out tomorrow.

Taking out:
Chinese Cinderella (China)
Silk (Japan)
Silence (Japan)
Diwata (Philippines)
Jia (North Korea)

Replacing with:
The Tale of the Incomparable Prince by Tshe Ring Dbang Rgyal (Tibet)
America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo (Philippines)
Where We Go When All We Were is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu (Japan)
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (Japan)
Peony in Love by Lisa See (China)

I also took one of the black and white bookmarks and added four Hell Bank notes. Anyone is free to take one.

Update: Tracking # 9549010295768317190617

☷ ☶ ☵ ☴ ☳ ☲ ☱ ☰

Journal Entry 31 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The box has arrived here in Texas! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and it's crazy busy here. I'd like to keep the box about a week or ten days so I'll have time to finish a couple of books I'd like to put into the box. Then I'll PM HI77 in Florida and send the box off.

Journal Entry 32 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The box has arrived here in Texas! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and it's crazy busy here. I'd like to keep the box about a week or ten days so I'll have time to finish a couple of books I'd like to put into the box. Then I'll PM HI77 in Florida and send the box off.

Journal Entry 33 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, December 17, 2018
I took out:
Please Enjoy Your Happiness (memoir; Japan)
Child of Fortune (fiction; Japan)
My Name is Sei Shoagon (fiction; Japan)
Wisdom Awaits Discovery (diary and letters; American West Coast)

I put in:
The Lily Theater
Night of Many Dreams
Wuhu Diary
Snow Country

I plan to mail this box off to HI77 later today.

Journal Entry 34 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Another day of dancing,

to solemn tunes
only in ones own head.

Journal Entry 35 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Thursday, January 31, 2019
Received in the Far East Bookbox

I will make my choices soon.

Journal Entry 36 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Friday, February 01, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (2/1/2019 UTC) at Denver, Colorado USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Released into the Far East Bookbox

Please enjoy!

Journal Entry 37 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, February 28, 2019
Received this a few days ago, sorry have been too busy to journal it sooner. Will make my selection this weekend.

Journal Entry 38 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Monday, March 04, 2019
I'm taking out:

Peony in Love
How to Cook Chinese Favorites
Along the River
Homesick
Across the Green Ocean
Japan

and putting in
The Girl with Seven Names (Korea)
Green Island (Taiwan)
One Thousand Million Hearts (Canada/Japan)
Brick Lane (England/Bangladesh)
Lost on Planet China (China)
The Namesake (India)

Thanks so much for the bookbox. I always enjoy this one.

Journal Entry 39 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Received from CanticleLost today (4/10), with 19 traveling companions (and some pens & bookmarks). I've sent a PM to nimrodiel and will be replacing the box and making my choices.




Ok, here are my round 3 moves:

Claiming:

Dreams of Joy (China)
The Girl with Seven Names (North Korea)
One Hundred Million Hearts (Japan)
Understanding Ancient Chinese Bronzes (China)

Contributing:

Bamboo People (Burma/Myanmar)
The Girl-Son (Korea)
Little Brother (Cambodia/Kampuchea)
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens (Mongolia)

Journal Entry 40 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (4/13/2019 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Saturday, April 13, 2019: headed back out in AlterEgoZoe's Far East Bookbox.

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BookCrossing: making the whole world a library!

Journal Entry 41 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Saturday, May 18, 2019
The book box made it to me on Thursday. It is going to sit here a little bit, as I am currently in the middle of a book for it. I don't see myself finishing it up until later this week.

I am claiming:

Walking The Himalayas
Shalom Japan: A Sabra's Five Years in the Land of the Rising Sun
The Elephant Vanishes
Shanghai Girls
Brick Lane

Adding in:

The Buddha in the Attic (Japan/America)
Monkey King (China/America)
Take What You Can Carry (Japanese/America)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Japan)
China Dolls (China/America)

I just noticed that many of my books are about people from these far eastern countries as they come into America (first generation arrivals), or as they are influenced by occurrences in our history such as the WWII internment camps of Japan. I hope this is ok...

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