@LGBTQIA Bookbox 2015

by Various Authors | Gay & Lesbian | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingKateKintailwing of Burke, Virginia USA on 6/28/2015
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 28, 2015
A US-only bookbox circulated for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etc. literature. Includes LGBT authors, themes, characters of any genre including yaoi.

Feel free to read the Blade issue I'm including in the box, just keep it in the box for the next reader.

Tentative Order of Participants:
KateKintail, VA
GoryDetails, NH
quietorchild, MN
lynmarenjensen, CA
hyphen8, HI
emmejo, NY
Grayflank, NJ
haahaahaa98, MA
KateKintail, VA

1. When you receive the box, make a journal entry for THIS BCID to let us know it's safe & sound with you.
2. Take some books out of the box, and put the same number of books back in.
3. PM the next person in the list above for his/her address.
4. Right before sending it out, please make another JOURNAL ENTRY(not release notes!) here stating what you took out and what you put in, so we can keep track of the box's contents.
5. Send the box along in a timely fashion (Media Mail is fine, though you can send it faster if you want; Delivery Confirmation is included in Media Mail now).
6. If you need to be skipped for whatever reason let the person who PMed you know. I can add you back at the end of the list if you'd like.
7. Be kind and respectful- keep the box moving (don't sit and read all the books- that's not how a bookbox works).

Journal Entry 2 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 28, 2015
Here's the starting lineup for the bookbox:

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The Drag Queen of Elfland: Short Stories by Lawrence Schimel
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
Fadeout by Joseph Hansen
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez
Tommy's Tale: A Novel by Alan Cumming
M. Butterfly: With an Afterword by the Playwright by David Henry Hwang
Lucky by Eddie De Oliveira
Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer
Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned by Judd Winick
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Drop...Dead: The DJ Murders by Tonne Serah
Bears on Bears by Ron Jackson Suresha
Love Control Vol 1 by Ai Hasukawa
Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian

Journal Entry 3 by wingKateKintailwing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, June 29, 2015

Released 8 yrs ago (6/29/2015 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Mailed out to Gory! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, July 2, 2015
The box arrived safely today, just ahead of a thunderstorm - and after a very quick trip! I hope to make my choices and get the box moving again very soon.

Later: I'm listing my choices and contributions below; if you'd rather be surprised, don't read any further!

Taking out:

Bears on Bears
So Hard To Say
The Drag Queen of Elfland
M. Butterfly
Tommy's Tale
Drop... Dead
Pedro and Me
Trans-sister Radio

And I'm putting in:


The Boy Who Picked the Bullets Up
What Did You Eat Yesterday? Vol. 3 [manga]


Raising My Rainbow
That's MR. Faggot To You
Monsters in the Closet


Truly Kindly
Shy Intentions


Hasty Hearts
Raising Hell

*** Mailed on 7/7.

Journal Entry 5 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, July 11, 2015
Got the box today, and pm'ed Lynmarenjensen. I'll start looking through and get the box on its way within 2 weeks.

Enjoyed the box, which is now on its way to CA. Expected arrival 7/27.

I took out:
What Did You Eat Yesterday? vol. 3 by Fumi Yoshinaga
Raising my Rainbow by Lori Duron
Grief by Andrew Holleran
Fadeout by Joseph Hansen
Transition by Chaz Bono with Billie Fitzpatrick

and added:
A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King
The Funny Thing is... by Ellen Degeneres
Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by Judith Brown
Invisible Life by E. Lynn Harris
Sleeping Bones by Katherine V. Forrest

Thanks for including me!

Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, August 29, 2015
The box has passed through California and is now safely in Honolulu.

I'm trying to finish one more book and I may replace the box, but I'll try to get it back on the road soon.

The box currently has 17 books + the Blade issue; I've read 3 of them previously (A Grave Talent, Aimee & Jaguar, and Beyond Magenta), and failed to finish one (Tipping the Velvet).

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, September 4, 2015
So...I realized tonight that the last time I had a LGBT box and mailed it to emmejo, things did not go well.

I've replaced the box, and taped it securely, but I feel a bit like I need to hold my breath when I let it go traveling again.. :s

Anyway, I've sent a pm to emmejo, and the box should be headed back out early next week.

I'm selecting these books:

Boy Meets Boy (KateKintail)
The Funny Thing is... (quietorchid)
Invisible Life (quietorchid)
Sleeping Bones (quietorchid)
That's MR. Faggot To You (GoryDetails)

And adding these, plus some rainbow ballycumber labels for anyone who wants some. I couldn't resist adding the penguins at the last minute - I'm sure they'll find a good (if perhaps temporary) home somewhere further down the list.

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (claimed by emmejo)
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as A Girl by John Colapinto (claimed by emmejo)
The Desert Peach: Beginnings by Donna Barr (claimed by emmejo)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (claimed by Greyflank)
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill (claimed by emmejo)
The Serenity Murders by Mehmet Murat Somer (claimed by emmejo)

Journal Entry 8 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Released 8 yrs ago (9/8/2015 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Mailing the box Tuesday 9/8. It's headed north & east, but probably by boat, so it will take a while.

I'll post the tracking number here once i have it.

Well, because I'm particularly worried about this box, apparently the clerk neglected to give Dad the receipt with the tracking number. So now I get to hold my breath for the next three weeks or so... The only consolation is that I did put a "USPS tracking" sticker on the box, so hopefully they'll be a little more careful with it - they won't know that I don't have the ^#&@^%&$#^& number, right? :s

Journal Entry 9 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Saturday, September 12, 2015
So much for taking a while; the box is already here! I probably won't get to go through it thoroughly until middle of next week, but on a quick flip through there are a lot of books that look good, so I think I'll be swapping out a bunch.

Journal Entry 10 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, September 17, 2015
Taking from the box:
Rethinking Normal
The Serenity Murders
Truly Kindly
As Nature Made Him
Monsters in the Closet
Immodest Acts
And Tango Makes Three
The Boy who Picked the Bullets Up
Aimee and Jaguar
Tipping the Velvet (swapped the copy in the box for I copy I had to add to the box)
Raising Hell
The Desert Peach: The Beginnings
Beyond Magenta

And I added:
The Oracle's Queen: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13473263/
Fadeout: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7655452/
Affliction: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13117510/
Magic's Price: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11194106/
Santa Olivia: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13549652/
Orlando: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13495959/
Sarah: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13047020/
Sacred Country: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12948840/
Tipping the Velvet: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1121757/
The World's Greatest First Love, Vol 1: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13404923/
Don't Say Any More, Darling: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12833718/
Leather Spirit Stallion: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13587912/
Raising My Rainbow: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13496105/
Capricious: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13495399/
Nina Here Nor There: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13549670

Journal Entry 11 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, September 24, 2015
Got this in the mail today. Sorry for the delay, between car trouble, the unpredictable rural internet, and the itty bitty P.O. only being open a couple hours a day, it took me a while to get it there.

Tracking number is 9114 9011 8986 6568 3315 26

Journal Entry 12 by Greyflank at Brick, New Jersey USA on Saturday, October 3, 2015
Hi! I'm waiting on haahaahaa98's addie, but at least I can take the time to do this today...

I am taking out...
LEATHER SPIRIT STALLION (well, that title sure speaks to me)

I am putting in
INDIGO RAIN http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13368058/
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNDEAD http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5583115
DEFINITELY DEAD http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12669025
THE URSA MAJOR AWARDS ANTHOLOGY http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13253629
A PIECE OF MINE http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3248432
FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4058452

Hey, I'm mentioned in one of these. :-) Try to guess which one.

Once I get the addie and this in the mail, I'll post the tracking number here.

Journal Entry 13 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Received! thanks.

Journal Entry 14 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Thanks for a great bookbox.

Took out:

Tipping the Velvet
The World's Greatest First Love, Vol. 1: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13404923/
Don't Say Any More Darling: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12833718/
Renai Sousa: Love Control 01: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6194167/
Indigo Rain: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13368058/
Sacred Country: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12948840/
Hasty Hearts: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/283675/
Erotique 1: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13537320/
Orlando: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13495959/
Affliction: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13117510/
Sarah: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13047020/
Further Tales of the City: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4058452/

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Visa for Avalon by Bryher
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
The Sky Below by Stacey D'Erasmo
My Education by Susan Choi
Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton by Diane Middlebrook
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow
Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke
Answered Prayers by Truman Capote
Tommy's Tale by Alan Cumming

Journal Entry 15 by winghaahaahaa98wing at LGBTQ+ Bookbox in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Saturday, December 26, 2015

Released 7 yrs ago (12/26/2015 UTC) at LGBTQ+ Bookbox in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Mailed off to Katekintail!

Journal Entry 16 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, January 7, 2016
According to tracking #, says delivered to PO Box of KateKintail.

Journal Entry 17 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Monday, January 11, 2016
It made it home to me. Thanks for participating, everyone!

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