A Day in the Life of a BookCrosser

Registered by Zarylia of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 4/7/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Zarylia from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, April 07, 2004
I've had this lovely hardcover journal for several years now. Unfortunately it is somewhat structured and I'm a "stick everything you can in and write backwards, forwards, sideways, and upsidedown" sort of person so you can see how this was a problem. I've found a wonderful solution though: a BookCrossing Journal!

Basically, on each page the front is all these fill in the blank kind of questions (ex. In the news today... or Something that made me smile today...) and then the back is just blank so you can write notes, doodle, make lists, write poems, collage things, compose a symphony (I don't actually know anyone who could, but if you're that talented, please, feel free ;-P), etc... bascially whatever you want (hopefully it will be sort of related to your day, hence the title, but if it's not, no big deal).

So I'm going to start a bookring and everyone who receives the book will fill in the stuff on the front and then do whatever they want on the back and eventually we'll kind of have an idea of the stuff that makes up the day of a Bookcrosser. I'm not sure how to set it up so the people at the top of the list get to read more than just a few entries. If anyone has any ideas I'd welcome suggestions...

Ok, on to post this in the forums...

Journal Entry 2 by Zarylia from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, April 08, 2004
Here's the list for the bookring, and I think I'll probably end up sending the journal around twice so everyone can see as many entries as possible. If you would prefer not to receive it a second time let me know and I'll post a separate, second time around, list.

MaraJade - Australia *finished*
Readinator - Australia *finished*
felicia-fairy - Australia *finished*
taniazed - Australia *finished*
ann-718my - Malaysia --asked to be skipped--
defiant - California, USA *finished*
moraelyn - California, USA --not responding--
Czersk - Minnesota, USA *finished*
reader1107 - Wisconsin, USA *finished*
Aramena - Oklahoma, USA *finished*
breezygirl67 - Mississippi, USA --not responding--
Kinia2 - Tennessee, USA --not responding--
kdhnow - North Carolina, USA --not responding--
buzzgirl - Ontario, Canada *finished*
cestmoi - Ontario, Canada - US/Canada *finished
seekmyface - New York, USA --not interested--
elizz273 - New York, USA *finished
In-my-world - United Kingdom --not BookCrossing--
quizgirl - United Kingdom *finished
Scarlett17 - United Kingdom *finished
loribee - United Kingdom *finished
stubee - United Kingdom<---------Current Reader
Scrawler - Michigan, USA- int'l
WintersQT4Ever - Michigan, USA - US & Canada
abs - California, USA - prefers US

Journal Entry 3 by Zarylia from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Warsaw/Poland - Sent this off to MaraJade today by surface mail. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by MaraJade from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, August 10, 2004
It's finally here! I was getting worried about it because it was taking so long but it's here and it's fine! I will send it on to the next person very soon.

Journal Entry 5 by MaraJade from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, August 21, 2004
I've done my two pages. I've sent the journal to Readinator today.

Journal Entry 6 by Readinator from Woodend, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Marajade sent me this journal as part of the 'A Day in the Life of a Bookcrosser' journal. Unfortunately it ended up on a shelf, and I forgot I had it for a time. Anyway, I have *finally* filled in my pages and am moving it on today.

Thanks Zarylia for allowing me to be part of this, and I'm very sorry to have held up proceedings by 1. not journalling it and then 2. taking so long to act upon it.

Hope the journal has an interesting journey!

Journal Entry 7 by Readinator from Woodend, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Sent to felicia-fairy by ordinary parcel post on Wednesday 20/10.

Edited: 21/10 to correct posting date

Journal Entry 8 by emmafiles from Murrumba Downs, Queensland Australia on Monday, October 25, 2004
Received over the weekend - when I was at a very exciting Writer's conference, so I will use Sunday as one of my days.
Should have the book out again next week.

Journal Entry 9 by emmafiles from Murrumba Downs, Queensland Australia on Thursday, October 28, 2004
This was great fun.
My writing changed dramatically in the two days, reflecting my state of mind I guess.
Fascinating to see what was on the minds of others at the time.
Sending on this week.

Journal Entry 10 by taniazed on Monday, November 08, 2004
Just Received this today! I'll get it filled out & sent asap!

Thanks Zarylia!

I really enjoyed filling this out!
Happy Wigilia!!!

Journal Entry 11 by taniazed at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 20, 2004
Released on Monday, December 20, 2004 at about 7:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring Controlled Releases.

RELEASE NOTES:

released to the next person in the ring: defiant

Journal Entry 12 by defiant from San Diego, California USA on Thursday, December 30, 2004
Hi! This is COOL. I'll do mine and send it out as soon as New Year's weekend is past.

RELEASE NOTES:

On its way to Czersk. Happy trails.

Journal Entry 14 by Czersk from Roscoe, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Just came today. I have been terribly bored in school lately, so I will finally have something to fill my time. Great idea Mags!

Journal Entry 15 by Czersk from Roscoe, Minnesota USA on Sunday, January 30, 2005
All right- journal read and filled out-- off to the next BCer.

To Wisconsin!

Journal Entry 16 by reader1107 from Tucson, Arizona USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2005
How awful that I received this and forgot to post a journal entry! I will do my part and mail it out this week, and post a comment at that time. My apologies!!

Released 14 yrs ago (3/1/2005 UTC) at Enjoy! in Controlled Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed out today to the next person on the list, after adding my info. I thought about it so many times, but I guess it only works if you have a pen in your hand and the book in front of you!

Thanks for including me in this book's journey!

Journal Entry 18 by Aramena from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Received today!

Journal Entry 19 by Aramena from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Have not been able to get a response from Breezygirl67 after PMing her twice for her address, so I'm PMing the next person today.

Journal Entry 20 by Aramena from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Just wanted to let everybody know that I am not intentionally hanging on to this journal! I PMd Breezygirl67 for her address twice and got no response, and then the same with Kinia2, so today I have PMd kdhnow!

Journal Entry 21 by Aramena from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Yay, I'm finally able to send this journal on! kdhnow never responded to my PMs for her address, so I finally got Buzzgirl's address. I have a few other books waiting for me to go to the post office so I should get this out today or tomorrow.

Journal Entry 22 by buzzgirl from Dunnville, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
... got it yesterday july 19, 2005. the new harry potter book came in the mail too!! (had preordered!) Hooray!! so i'll get to the journal soon, and send it along. it's quite fascinating, reading what everyone's written so far. i am reminded how similiar we all are. sobering, considering the state of our world.

Journal Entry 23 by cestmoi from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Monday, November 07, 2005
Just arrived today. I'm going to wait til Sunday to add my comments as that's my lazy, hang around the house with a pot of tea and lots of books day so I can devote some quality time to it. I've skimmed through some of the entries and feel as if I will get to know a little piece of all of you by the time I'm through.

Journal Entry 24 by cestmoi from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Added my page today :) This was such a wonderful idea.

The bookcrosser "seekmyface" is no longer in the database, so I'm not sure what to do next. I'll do a forum search to see if s/he has changed user names...do any of you know who this person is?

November 16 - UPDATE
Ok, found out that seekmyface is actually now Beloved49. PM'd her but she is no longer interested, so I'll pm the next person!

November 24 - UPDATE
The next person hasn't responded to my pm after a week and In-My-World has a message on her bookshelf saying she is no longer using the site, so I'll keep going to the next one - pm'ing quizgirl today.

November 26 - UPDATE
Success at last!!! On its way to quizgirl via a bookcrosser courier in December. She will still get it faster this way than me sending it surface mail during the Christmas rush.

Journal Entry 25 by elizz273 from Salem, Virginia USA on Monday, January 09, 2006
cestmoi actually sent it to me, b/c i finally checked my email. i'll send it on to quizgirl soon.

it's possible that i'm the worst bookcrosser EVER, as i received this journal more than two weeks ago, and kept forgetting to sign in that i had it. but i understand that bookcrossers are kind and benevolent people, and i'm sure you will indulge me. it's been very interesting reading everyone's entries.

Journal Entry 26 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, January 19, 2006
Received yesterday. As I signed up almost two years ago for this I'll make my entry right away and get it off to the next participant. Zarylia must be aching to read all the brilliant entries in her journal.

Journal Entry 27 by quizgirl from Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 19, 2006
Oops didn't realise I wasn't signed in.
Quizgirl here, announcing receipt of Day in the Life of a Bookcrosser Journal
- over and out.

Journal Entry 28 by quizgirl from Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, 2006
I must sincerely apologise to all participants for not forwarding this book. I have no excuse, merely my usual habit of procrastination.
It is now on its way to Scarlett17.

Journal Entry 29 by Scarlett17 from Bexley, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, June 02, 2006
I'd forgotten all about this book, and had moved house since I was asked for an address for it, so it was a real surprise. Since I've moved 200 miles to a new area, I intend to write about two days of me exploring my new surroundings!

Journal Entry 30 by loribee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, June 16, 2006
Delighted to receive this great journal today. I am so looking forward to reading it and contributing myself.
A wonderful, life-enhancing project. Many many thanks to Zarylia and all who have helped it on its journey.
I have read the first entry and am wondering what I was doing then, on 21st April 2004!

Journal Entry 31 by loribee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, July 13, 2006
In the mail to stubee in Manchester. This really is a great project!

Journal Entry 32 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, July 17, 2006
Arrived today, I'm really looking forward to reading the journals and then adding mine once I've come to the end. You never know I may not be in England when I write my entry.

Journal Entry 33 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
You may have all though this has been LOST but fear not I found this in a box after a clear out at my house, sorry I've had it so long. I remember reading quite a lot of the entries and found it fascinating, although I hadn't got round to making an entry myself.

Scrawler and WintersQT4ever have replied to say they're not interested in taking this so I've just PM'd abs who will hopefully want to take it. Once I get an address I’ll make an entry and send it on its way.

EDIT 19.04.07 - Abs has also decided to pass on this so I'm at a bit of a loss, I'm PMing Zarylia to find out what she'd like me to do.

Journal Entry 34 by stubee at Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Thanks to the people in the forums I’m re-starting this journal. Hopefully we get more people join further down the line but the current mailing order is as follows:

dolph1n - Chester, Cheshire, UK. (UK Only)
Cfreckle - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK. (UK Only)
Historybee2020 - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK. (UK Only)
WildPlace - South Uist, Scotland, UK. (Will ship anywhere) <--- It's here.
Femke85 - Sweden. (Will ship anywhere)
JosefinJ - Kristinehamn, Värmland, Sweden. (Will ship anywhere)
Chicvolley99 - Denver, Colorado, USA. (US Only)
JudySlump612 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (Will ship Anywhere)
nimrodiel - Evanston, Illinois, USA. (US Only)
Minesayn - Huron, Ohio, USA. (US Only)
HI77 - Fort Myers, Florida, USA. (US Only)
Spatial - Arlington, Virginia, USA. (Will ship Anywhere)
ResQgeek - Alexandria, Virginia, USA. (US Only)
missprisy - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA. (US Only)
nojokeva - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. (Will ship Anywhere)
leah152 - Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia. (Will ship Anywhere)
JemmaJ - Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK. (UK/EU posting only)
Arvores - Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira, Portugal. (Will ship Anywhere)


Please write two entries and then pass onto the next person once it’s been round everyone send it to me and I will hopefully be able to share a PDF copy to everyone who participated.

If you have any friends that would like to join in please do feel free to let me know and I will add them.

So here goes…… it’ll be on its way to dolph1n as soon as I have an address.

Journal Entry 35 by stubee at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 20, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (6/19/2019 UTC) at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Wrote an entry in the journal on 18/06/2019 and posted to dolph1n yesterday lunchtime.

Can't wait to see this go around the world again and then hopefully back to me (full) so I can read your entries.

Journal Entry 36 by dolph1n at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 20, 2019
This was behind the door when I came home. I've cut the grass and now the kettle is on. The rest of the afternoon will be spent reading it.

Journal Entry 37 by dolph1n at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (6/25/2019 UTC) at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to the next person.

Journal Entry 38 by dolph1n at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (6/26/2019 UTC) at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This is on its way to the next person.

Journal Entry 39 by Cfreckle at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 08, 2019
This actually arrived safely through my letterbox several days ago but it looks as if it didn't work when I registered it. I have written in it (which was fun) and will post it when I next go to the post office xx

Journal Entry 40 by Cfreckle at Oban, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (7/20/2019 UTC) at Oban, Scotland United Kingdom

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This came back to me from historybee2020 but as I missed the post office before I left, I've posted this from Oban on the first day of my Scottish holidays. Hope you enjoy reading and journaling in it xx

Journal Entry 41 by WildPlace at South Uist, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
This has arrived safely with me - I was on holiday for a week so only just delivered to me yesterday. I'll do my journalling and send on to the next person. I'm enjoying reading the previous entries :)

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