The OBCZ Book box

Registered by Ellistown-OBCZ of Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 5/10/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Ellistown-OBCZ from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 10, 2005
The Idea

To take books that have remained stagnant at the OBCZ and send them on a journey whilst the community centre is closed for summer. Other OBCZ managers may choose as many or as few books as they would like for their OBCZ and can use the bookbox as an opportunity to allow some of the more permanent books at their OBCZ to travel.

Other bookcrossers may particpate choosing books from the box and replacing them with other books.

The contents of the box when it returns can be released at Ellistown OBCZ in September.

The Rules

No one likes rules, but there always rules. To be included please PM catrionamoore.

This box must be fast moving. Only people who agree to move it on quickly will be included as the box will start its travels around the end of June/begining of July and needs to be returned by the very begining of September.

Please make sure the box is reasonably full. I will not be pedantic and insist you replace the same number of books as you remove as this may not be logistically viable.

If the box needs replacing please do so. A box sent Standard Parcel may be up to 1.5 metres long but it's combined length and girth must not exceed 3 metres.

Particpants - For the new round of particpants please see the JE from Catriona at the bottom

Journal Entry 2 by Ellistown-OBCZ from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 07, 2005
The contents fo the box are

Garfield's Tales of Mystery
The Unofficial X-Files Companion
The New Unofficial X-Files Companion
A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
The Lost boy by Dave Pelzer
Wings by Terry Pratchett
Unnatural Selection - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Through the Night and Day by irma Walker
The Secret Book of Gnomes volume 8
Foe by JM Coetzee
The Fox Busters by Dick King-Smith
Viking at School by Jeremy Strong
Sweethearts and Valentines
Italian cookbook
Other People by Martin Amis
7 Day Detox Plan

Journal Entry 3 by wingAngelChildwing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Thank You Thank You Thank You! ;o)

The post man arrived with this at 7.25 this morning..... If it hadnt been for this box, we'd still be in bed now (i have to leave the house at 8 for the school run)!!!!

Will have a rummage and journal later what i've taken and put in....

RELEASE NOTES:

I've taken out:
Italian Cookery; Martin Amis Other People; The Bottle Factory Outing Beryl Bainbridge; Foe J M Coetzee; 7 Day Detox Diet Plan; Sweethearts & Valentines. I've also taken Wings by Terry Pratchett for tiggsybabes and Vikings At School for tigzz....

I wont list what i've put in (10) as half of them wernt even mine! lol (came home with me from the meet up in Tonbridge for wild releasing...)

All ready to go off to next person when i get an addy....

Thanks catrionamoore :o)

Update: 22/07 Taking to Birmingham with me tomorrow to give to LyzzyBee

Journal Entry 5 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, July 24, 2005
Journalling as me but will catch and release the books as Hudsons-Bham.

Received from caffcaff yesterday when she came to the Birmingham meetup at the Hudsons-Bham OBCZ. Brought some books back from the OBCZ to add to the box and will pick some out tomorrow. I have anglers-rest's address but am seeing weebly next Saturday - would it be a good idea to amend the order so I can pop it to her next week? Let me know by Tuesday, otherwise will post to Anglers-Rest.

Journal Entry 6 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 27, 2005
I have taken 7 and added 7. At least one of those I took was one of catriona's, possibly more! Will add the ones I took to my OBCZ when I pop in tomorrow, so that was good timing.

Journal Entry 7 by LyzzyBee at on Wednesday, July 27, 2005

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Sending to anglers-rest this morning.

Journal Entry 8 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Saturday, July 30, 2005
The box arrived today from LyzzyBee.
Just about to ask weebly for her address, ready to forward the box.

Journal Entry 9 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, August 07, 2005
I have finally decided what I am removing from the box and the replacements.

I am taking from the box:

Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie
No Birds Sing by Jo Bannister
Mr Commitment by Mike Gayle
A man named Dave by Dave Pelzer

I am adding to the box:

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Fairytale by Monica Kulling
A sydney Sovereign by Michael Ackland
Reading between the lines by Linda Taylor

The box will be off to weebly this week.


Journal Entry 10 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 12, 2005
This arrived this morning. I have tried to take books out which have been in from the start -as it would be such a shame if any travelled the whole circle back home. I am putting back in a mix of adult and children's books. The books I am putting in are not from my OBCZ but are from my own collections as I want to try and send on this box quickly - but I will wild release or load up the OBCZ's with the books I have taken.

Taken Out:
UnNatural Selection (Buffy)
Garfield Tales of Mystery
The Fox Busters - Dick King Smith
The Sword Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Year the Cloud Fell by Giambastiani
Guide to Working Abroad
The Secret Book of Gnomes
Reading Between the Lines by Linda Taylor
Streets Ahead by Keith Waterhouse
The 2 Unofficial Xfiles Companions

Adding in
5 x First Readers (Takeaway, The Tooth, There's a Monster in My House, TV, Winnie's New Broom)
Sorry Miss by Jo Furtado
The 2nd Little Book of Hugs
Suspicios Minds by Martin Edwards
Hush a bye by Susan Moody
Disordered Minds by Minette Walters
Guardians of Time by Poul Anderson
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques
STarter for 10 by David Nichols
Maori New Zealand Rough Guide mini
Girl with a Pearl Ear-ring by Tracy Chevalier
and maybe a few more kids books if there is a corner.

Journal Entry 11 by Sterile from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Arrived today thanks to Weebly. Already chosen Minette Walters - Disordered Minds,
Martin Edwards - Suspicous Minds
Poul Andererson - Guardians of Time
Michael Ackland - A Sydney sovereign.

Replacing these books with: Graham Greene - Brighton Rock
George Martin and Lisa Tuttle - Windhaven
Sarah Dunant - The Birth of Venus
Penn Williamson - Mortal Sins
E.R Braithwaite - To Sir, With Love.

I have in anticipation already asked Mytilus for an address and am ready to send on the box in the morning.

Journal Entry 12 by Sterile at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, August 18, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (8/18/2005 UTC) at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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The box has done Bed & Breakfast at mine, and now is traveling down to Mytilus in Plymouth.

Journal Entry 13 by Mytilus from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 23, 2005
It's here!

Thank you!

I've no idea what to swap yet and will sort that out this evening. In the meantime, I'm just about to PM Dodau for her address.

Journal Entry 14 by Mytilus from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, August 25, 2005
Oops. Meant to journal this yesterday.

I've taken out:
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Mortal Sins by Penn Williamson

And I've replaced these with:
The Wheel of Justice by William E. Holland
The Woman who Painted her Dreams by Isla Dewar
Under the Duvet by Marian Keyes
The Collected Stories of Angela Huth by Angels Huth
Devil's Waltz by Jonathon Kellerman
Lord Peter - Dorothy Sayers

Thank you!

Journal Entry 15 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 27, 2005
Arrived early this morning. Luckily hubby heard the postman as I didn't. I've taken an incredible 11 books out but 6 of those are the first readers for DS1. He starts school in Sept and will be learning to read. However I feel a bit guilty so if anyone wants some of them pm me and I'll split them. Ok I've taken out
Sorry Miss
The Tooth
Takeaway
Theres a monster in my house
TV
Winnies new broom
Hush-a-bye
Angela Huth, collected stories
Under the duvet
Devils Waltz &
Castaways of the Flying Ductchman.

I haven't got any young kids books but I will put in some Enid Blyton I have instead. I'll journal again when I'm filling the box.

Journal Entry 16 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 08, 2005
Arrived safely home this morning. Thank you to everyone who took part, I've already had a couple of catches from other OBCZ's from books that I put in the box so I hope everyone else gets a catch or two.

Yesterday the community centre was looking a little lacking in books, yet today someone has filled two shelves! I have decided to split the contents of this box between my OBCZ and the one at Sutton Cheney.

Anyone ready for another one?

Journal Entry 17 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, August 06, 2007
I'm resurrecting this bookbox for another journey, with journal of course.

To avoid any possible confusion the list of participants for round 2 has now been removed.

If you are looking for a list of particpants for another round please keep scrolling down.

Journal Entry 18 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 12, 2007
Second box from CM in two days. Cured my withdrawel symptons lovely. I''ve taken out
Ready or not
Cats eyes
And put in
London Irish
Starter for Ten
Blindsighted

Journal Entry 19 by dodau at by mail in to the next participant, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (8/15/2007 UTC) at by mail in to the next participant, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 20 by geetheflea from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, August 20, 2007
Came this morning - after work will have a look through all the books properly. Thanks for sending it to me dodau!

Journal Entry 21 by geetheflea from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, August 24, 2007
Taken out:
London Irish
Starter for Ten

Put in:
The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw by Sheila Hancock
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Also will be sticking in some random things such as Harry Potter keyrings!

Enjoy!

RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to Sterile

Journal Entry 23 by Sterile from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 30, 2007
arrived this morning - thanks!! have selected some for the cafe and will replace with some off my shelves. Going on holiday soon so will have to wait for a week to be posted. Will pm the next in line now and hopefully secure an address to make the transition quicker.

Journal Entry 24 by Sterile at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (9/12/2007 UTC) at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sending the obcz in a box traveling to pastures new! 13th September 2007

Journal Entry 25 by veganknitter from Bolton, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thank you everyone.

I note that the box is due back to its home toute suite so I will be quick taking out / replacing books.

I am also planning to start 2 new OBCZs in Rivington, near Bolton, Lancs so some of the books will go towards that too (hope that doesn't break the rules)

I particularly like the Harry Potter keyrings, donated by geetheflea.

Journal Entry 26 by veganknitter from Bolton, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, September 15, 2007
Having had a rummage in this lovely box, I decided to take out the books that had originated at Ellistown OBCZ as it would be a bit rotten if they went all the way home again.

So I took out:

"The Man's Book" (3 novels)
"Of Life and Love" - A Reader's Digest book of 3 books
The Rat-a-Tat Mystery by Enid Blyton
A Reader's Digest condensed book of 4 books
Angel - The Casefile
Rune Might
Sins of the Fathers by Susan Howatch
Eternity by Greg Bear
The Unconquerable by Helen MacInnes
Glamara by Sara Hylton
Firefox Down by Craig Thomas
Dr Who and the Genesis of the Daleks.

All of these are destined for OBCZs, apart from the Dr Who book which I plan to wild release at the Who Shop in East Ham, Rune Might, which I will pass onto a pagan friend (or wild release), and Angel - The Casefiles which, erm, I am keeping (blush).

I shall put at least 12 books back.

I plan to have a blitz of the Bolton Community College OBCZ on Monday, plus look through my availables of which I have many.

Journal Entry 27 by veganknitter from Bolton, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, September 22, 2007
Have now had a good old rummage and putting in:

Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Sharyn McCrumb
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Fog - James Herbert
Reader's Digest condensed novels - Of Love and Life
The Lost World - Michael Crichton
The Fires of Sinhala - Colin de Silva
The Runaway Jury - John Grisham
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
Blood of Victory - Alan Furst
Breaking the Trust - Lucy Clare
The Lost Souls' Reunion - Suzanne Power
The Crunch - Karen Amen

Off to Cassiopaeia when I can borrow a wheelbarrow


Released 11 yrs ago (9/28/2007 UTC) at A Controlled Release in A Controlled Release, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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To be sent to Cassiopaeia

Journal Entry 29 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Delivered today by a real live postman! Very excited to see one of those, I have been out working all day until an hour ago. Will go through box in the next few days and send it back home soon, taking postal disruptions into account.

Taking out
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Hen's Teeth by Manda Scott
Blood of Victory by Alan Furst
The Perfect Storm by Sabastian Junger

Putting in
Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharp
The Wench is Dead by Colin Dexter
The Rovers Return Pub Quiz
Cricket Archive by Benny Green
Photo Finish by Nick Embricos

Journal Entry 30 by wingCassiopaeiawing at By Post in OBCZ Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (10/16/2007 UTC) at By Post in OBCZ Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sent today by Parcelforce, returning to CatrionaMoore, should take 3 to 4 working days.

Journal Entry 31 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 18, 2007
The journal, and more importantly its accompanying box have returned home today.

Thank you again to everyone for particpating. There are three books that tickled my fancy - a perk of the job - and the rest shall be distributed between my OBCZ in the community centre here in Ellistown and in the church at Sutton Cheney.

The Ellistown OBCZ will be closed for a week next week as it is half term. It will also be the following week when I am passing the church and will be able to drop some of the books there too.

So round two is home...who is ready for round three?

Journal Entry 32 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 18, 2007
Some people are very keen!

Already the requests for inclusion for round three are coming in.

Participants

sterile
ladykis
raeliz64
AnglersRest
candy-is-dandy
starflash
Amber-moon
jazz-ee2
angellica
kitten99

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