The Birthday RABCK Experiment

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Journal Entry 1 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, May 16, 2005
The Birthday RABCK Experiment !

*** Woo Hoo!! 570 participants to this day ***

The purpose of this experiment is to set up teams of two BookCrossers who will send each other a book for their respective birthdays (hence the RABCK), the book being chosen from the other participant's wish list.

Here's what you have to do if you want to become a member of the Birthday RABCK Experiment (BRE):
1) Make sure you have a wish list set up with Cliff1976 (if you don’t, click here to create one).
2) Send me a PM with your personal details:
- your birthday (day + name of month)
- your address
- your shipping preferences (where you are willing to ship to)

I will do my best to team people up according to their location & shipping preferences and will then let participants know by PM who their Birthday RABCK Buddy (BRB) is.

[After you & your birthday buddy have exchanged books (after both birthdays have come and gone) you can either decide to get "reshuffled" so as to get a new birthday buddy for the following year, keep the same partner for ever & ever & ever or you can just say goodbye and go RABCK elsewhere:) If you decide to reshuffle, just PM me to let me know!]


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As of April 2006, no new entries can be made to this journal. Please join the Birthday RABCK Experiment Group at to journal your experience with the BRE and upload your photos. Thanks!

Journal Entry 2 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, May 16, 2005
The list of BRE members (along with their birthday, location, a link to their wishlist & their shipping preferences) was getting too big for a journal entry so I've moved it HERE.


Australia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Canada Denmark Egypt Finland France Germany Greece Hong Kong India Iran Ireland Israel Italy Japan Malaysia The Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal Srrbia Republic of Singapore South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland The UK The US Venezuela

Journal Entry 3 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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Don't worry if you don't find your name on the list, making up teams can take quite a few days...

Journal Entry 4 by wingT02S03B11D20wing from Springport, Michigan USA on Sunday, May 29, 2005
Just wanted to say that I think this sounds like a fun idea and am happy to have "met" dancing-dog.

Journal Entry 5 by tho on Monday, May 30, 2005
Just a quick note to say that CosmicGirl's present was mailed last week, and although it didn't get there by her birthday it arrived today so it wasn't that bad :-) I'm sorry for the delay, but I had a hard time finding the book I wanted - Saramago's "All names", one of my favourites by this Portuguese author. Anyway, Happy Belated Birthday, CosmicGirl, and I'm glad you liked the surprise :-))

Journal Entry 6 by fungirl503 from Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
I am sending lady-sybil 5 books for her birthday July 7th. I won't be in town because I will be on a ship in alaska with my mom for a week :D These are the books are mailed to her: SONG OF SUSANNAH STEPHEN KING


Journal Entry 7 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Friday, June 3, 2005
I sent off Dawn by VC Andrews to Book-spy as a surprise birthday RABCK.

Journal Entry 8 by bandaids from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 6, 2005
This experiment is a work of genius!

Thanks so much to Xana for my first birthday present of the year!

(Even though it's not until tomorrow!)

Journal Entry 9 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, June 6, 2005
Congratulations bandaids! You're the first person to receive a "birthday RABCK book" :D


And congratulations Xana for your excellent timing!

Journal Entry 10 by Xana from Genève, Genève Switzerland on Monday, June 13, 2005
Wow! What an honour!
bandaids I hope you enjoy it. I couldn’t help but take a pick at the book during a train ride and it definitely spiked my curiosity!

Will be looking forward to hear about the other team's experiences!

Journal Entry 11 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Congratulations to LyekkaMarengo, our 100th member!!

And thanks again everyone for participating & making the Birthday RABCK a success !!

Journal Entry 12 by yokaye on Wednesday, June 22, 2005
jillmari's birthday book is on its way. :) Hope she enjoys the book and has a wonderful birthday tomorrow!

Journal Entry 13 by BarkLessWagMore from Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, June 23, 2005
I sent off Faking It as an early birthday present to innea.

Journal Entry 14 by fungirl503 from Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, June 24, 2005
lady sybil sent me two books for an early birthday :) so I could have books for my trip to alaska! The books she sent me is MONEY, MONEY, MONEY BY ED MCBAIN. NOCTURNE BY ED MCBAIN.

Journal Entry 15 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Friday, June 24, 2005
I have send "Great Expectations" to ibis3 for her birthday. Im sorry for the delay! I hope you had a great day!!

Journal Entry 16 by MissPiggy13 from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Monday, June 27, 2005
I received a lovely Carl Hiaasen Book last week from Heaven150 which - of course- I couldn't wait for my birthday to open. Have began reading :)

Journal Entry 17 by Ibis3 from Newcastle, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Thanks Ftarazu! I was so thrilled to receive Great Expectations (I hadn't looked here beforehand, so it was a complete surprise). I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

Journal Entry 18 by Suureal from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Thank you so much sunlightbub!

I joined the b-day rabck experient deliberately after my special day. I didn't expect a present ;-) that soon! You really caught me off guard! I immediately started reading it, carrying it with me all the time, you never know if you get a chance when you get stuck somewhere!

Journal Entry 19 by jillmari3 from Lake Worth, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Thank you SO much to my bookcrossing birthday buddy! I received the book I wanted ON my actual birthday, with a handmade bookmark tucked inside .. it was so special and thoughtful . . I LOVED it!

Great idea, and thanks so much for starting this experiment!!



Journal Entry 20 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Thursday, June 30, 2005
Despite the fact that my birthday had already passed since I joined this experience, my buddy decided it didn't matter and I should get a present anyway. So today I got a surprise on my mail today (they actually left it on my mailbox, which is a miracle in itself, as my postal office hardly ever does that). A book from butterfly-noir, a very nice surprise (though she did tell me she was sending a book, she did not tell me which) and I'm looking forward to reading it... I'll make the time between my loans and bookrings, I promise. :)

Thank you again, butterfly!

Journal Entry 21 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, June 30, 2005
I just received chich's PM. I am now officially a member of the BRE!!!
I'm so excited! Thanks chich for your wonderful idea! I will try to get other Greek bookcrossers to join as well. :-DDD

Journal Entry 22 by Brookler from Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, July 3, 2005
Lisagt sent me TWO books and really made my birthday shine. Can you believe she sent me "Almost French" not knowing that I leave for France in two days?! Then, worried that I was on a Bookring for said book, and not realising it was a *stalled* Ring, she sent another similar-type book, "On Persephone's Island", just to be sure I wasn't disappointed.

Little did she know how very much I wanted "Almost French"! It will be coming with me to France, where it will either be wild-released or sent to the next BXer in the stalled Ring. "On Persephone's Island" will wait on the top of my TBR pile for my return.

Thanks so very much to Lisagt and to Chich for making this all happen!

Journal Entry 23 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Monday, July 4, 2005
Glad you liked your bday surprise Brookler! It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it!
Have a great time in France! Lisagt

Journal Entry 24 by Mistlerose from Frankston, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, July 5, 2005
I have already started picking books for my buddy and her birthday is over a month away. I can't wait.

Journal Entry 25 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Sunday, July 10, 2005
I was a bit late mailing out the package to rainbow3, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that her birthday RABCK arrives within a reasonable amount of time. I think I'm more excited about this than the birthday gal! LOL Here's wishing I could follow this package to Scotland and deliver it to rainbow3 personally. :)

Thanks for starting this, chich!

Journal Entry 26 by Xana from Genève, Genève Switzerland on Monday, July 11, 2005
I've just got back home from a few days away and found my birthday present from bandaids: No Logo by Naomi Klein.

Thank you so much! My first Bday present of the year :)

Journal Entry 27 by Gizmopuddy from Maynooth, Co. Kildare Ireland on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Came home today to find my wonderful Birthday rabck from CanPou, PS I love you by Cecilia Ahern. I was so delighted to get this. My kids tried to persuade me to hold off opening it until Monday, but I was too excited I had to open it.

Thank you so much CanPou, Thank you so very much to Chich for going to the trouble to organise this

Birthday wishes to everyone else around this time

Journal Entry 28 by TinkEsq from Akron, Ohio USA on Thursday, July 21, 2005
My book was a little late in arriving, but it's still my birthday month so what does it matter?! :) I just received The Time Traveller's Wife from bookmanu in Portugal. I've been looking forward to reading it for awhile so I think I'll be moving it to the top of my TBR. :)

Journal Entry 29 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Monday, July 25, 2005
I received my bday book today from Brookler -thanx- a little late but as TinkEsq said "it's still my bday month so what does it matter!" Exactly! The book is 'Fall on your knees' by Ann-Marie MacDonald and came with a lovely bookmark so THANX to Brookler and chich for starting this lovely little adventure for me...

Journal Entry 30 by Vickyloo from Barry, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, July 28, 2005
This is a fantastic idea!

I sent my buddy, Sterile, a book off her wishlist (a Janet Evanovich novel, I can't remember which one!) - albeit a few days late. Hope she enjoys it!

Journal Entry 31 by Flicki from Aurich, Niedersachsen Germany on Friday, July 29, 2005
This is so great! I got 'The Namesake' by Jhumpa Lahiri from Beloved49! One of my best birthday presents! :-) Thank you so much!!! Oh, and also thanks to chich for the congrats! :-)

Journal Entry 32 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Friday, July 29, 2005
Received my books today from Suebo! She sent me two VC Andrews books that I have been needing to finish having the whole set! Web of Dreams and Garden of Shadows. Love them!!

Journal Entry 33 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Monday, August 1, 2005
I sent my birthday RABCK today to butterfly-noir. Here's hoping it arrives safely and on time. A birthday card was also sent, so let's see if they both arrive at the same time. Hope you like the book, butterfly, and have a great and special B-day. Hugs.

Journal Entry 34 by butterfly-noir from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, August 2, 2005
the book and the birthday card from xeyra arrived today ( although my birthday is only tomorrow). It's great to receive a birthday present earlier :)

thanks to xeyra and congratulations to chich for having this great idea.

btw: happy birthday to all of you :)

Journal Entry 35 by melinda010100 from Janesville, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, August 13, 2005
I received a package from Ireland in the mail on Aug 10th! And I debated with myself about opening it...but I couldn't resist. There inside was a card and a pretty present wrapped in festive paper and a note telling me that I couldn't open it until AUG 11th!
Guess what the first thing I did when I got out of bed on the morning of my birthday was???

Mirp sent me a book off my wish list 'The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud' and a very appropiate refrigerator magnet that says "When I married Mr. Right I didn't know his first name was Always"!! I certainly started my birthday with a big smile!!! Thanks, Mirp!!!!!

Journal Entry 36 by tempestsans from Canton, Georgia USA on Monday, August 15, 2005
sent a little package off to squirrel818 on book from her wish list (i won't say which cuz it could spoil the surprise), a tiny goodie bag and a surprise 2nd book. she should also be seeing something come her way from our own BC supply store (OID40844) in time for her big day thursday...Happy Impending Birthday squirrel818!

Journal Entry 37 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I've really enjoyed chatting with and getting to know T02S03B11D20. I mailed out her birthday present yesterday and although it may not arrive in time (it's so hard to get the timing of this right!), hopefully she'll be surprised! Don't forget to wish her a happy birthday this Saturday (Aug 27) :)

Thanks for putting this together, chich - it's a lot of fun!

Journal Entry 38 by Mistlerose from Frankston, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I posted 2 books off to gypsyrose for her birthday yesterday. They were on her wishlist so I hope she enjoys them.

Journal Entry 39 by wingT02S03B11D20wing from Springport, Michigan USA on Thursday, August 25, 2005
I got my Birthday RABCK today from Dancing-dog. I know I should have waited until Saturday to open them but....I didn't! I was too curious! Thank you Dancing-dog for the two books from my list: Gravity by Tess Gerritsen and Bubbles a Broad by
Sarah Stroymeyer. Also, thanks for the know that will get alot of use!

Journal Entry 40 by wingT02S03B11D20wing from Springport, Michigan USA on Monday, September 12, 2005
Today I sent out some books for Dancing-dog's birthday. BUT...I forgot to enclose a card, so I will have to use this entry to say that I hope she has a great birthday! I was only able to find one thing off her wish list, so I hope you also enjoy the other things I sent!

Journal Entry 41 by TeenieBeanie from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 18, 2005
I received my Birthday RABCK from Etherea. She sent me Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Along with 2 bookmarks, a bookcrossing pin and a birthday card. The book is from my wishlist. Thanks Etherea for everything, I can't wait to read this book!

Journal Entry 42 by TinkEsq from Akron, Ohio USA on Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Sending "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman to bookmanu in Portugal for his October birthday. I love this book and was really happy to see it on his wishlist! Not sure how long it takes for packages from the US to get to Portugal, so I figured I would give it about three weeks.

Journal Entry 43 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Woo-hoo!! Some books arrived today from T02S03B11D20 - one on my wishlist that I've wanted for a long time, one that looks really good and a little "sneak preview" book - these are great! Thanks T02S03B11D20 for helping make my birthday a happy one :-D

Journal Entry 44 by tho on Monday, September 26, 2005
Just a quick note to say that I've received CosmicGirl's b-day present a few weeks ago before I went on vacation: it was "Just between us", by Cathy Kelly, a book that was on my wish list. Thanks so much, it was great :-)

Journal Entry 45 by badral on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Oh my god!!! I received my package today!!!
I couldn't wait until monday; I opened the parcel as soon I received it. It was so heavy... When I opened it I couldn't believe it. One book (undomestic goddess by Sophie Kinsella), 1 birthday card, 1 postcard, 1 bookmark and lots of candys (more than a kilo I'm sure).

Thank you thank you thank you RlyLv2Rd. And thank you chich for this fantastic idea.

Journal Entry 46 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Mailing out Suebo's package on Friday. Her birthday is on Tuesday so it should get there in time! Sending her two books from her wishlist. Didn't register them with BC though, I'll leave that up to her! Enjoy!!!

Journal Entry 47 by bookmanu from Cascais, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Saturday, October 1, 2005
Thanks Chich for setting up the Birthday RABCK Experiment - It works!

And thanks again, TinkEsq for the great book,(Neil Gaiman's,American Gods) I've been wanting to read it for some time. The birthday card and post card you sent are fantastic too.

My birthday is still 2 weeks away but I couldn't resist opening the package.

Journal Entry 48 by meldc from Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Sunday, October 2, 2005
just to thank you for this idea. I am happy to participate !

Journal Entry 49 by moraelyn from Rialto, California USA on Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Thanks to PRCS! I received my Birthday gift about 2 weeks ago, but was strictly forbidden from opening it until today. And I actually made it! I came really close to opening it last night, because who would've known? Hehe.

More than I expected! Thanks PRCS. I received Lady Chatterly's Lover by DH Lawrence which has been on my list for a while to read, and Kiss the Girls by James Patterson, which although I've read many of his others I've never gotten around to reading this one. And a third book! Communion by Whitley Strieber, which sounds fascinating. AND a little book for notes, and other items to help in bookcrossing, along with a sweet card and drawing from her son. Very Exciting!! And a great birthday :)

Thanks chich for the experiment.

Journal Entry 50 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Well, I managed to get Mozette's books out to her on her birthday. I couldn't do it before as I was waiting for a book that was on her wishlist - Under the Tuscan Sun. I also included a Leunig book for a bit of light relief. I hope she gets them soon & enjoys them. This is hard work but rewarding.

Journal Entry 51 by Loca-Bandoca on Wednesday, October 5, 2005
The Millam's present is going today, sorry it's three~days late but I couldn't do it sooner. Happy birthday Millam, hope you'll like it.

Journal Entry 52 by wingethereawing from Little Rock, Arkansas USA on Thursday, October 6, 2005
I joined the Birthday RABCK experiment on my birthday. When I joined I didn't really expect to get something this year as it was so late. But, TeanieBeanie was a great RABCK'er. She not only sent me a book from my wish list (Multiple Choice), but also she wrapped it and sent a card! Thanks so much TeanieBeanie for the special treatment:)

Journal Entry 53 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, October 10, 2005
The pack from my Birthday RABCK Buddy RoryG arrived on last Friday, and sat on my desk tempting me! I opened it this morning and received from Rory G, The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif along with a lovely bookmark and postcard. Thanks so much, this book has been on my wish list for a while.
The photo of my Birthday RABCK is HERE

Journal Entry 54 by hobbit from Poughkeepsie, New York USA on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
What fun. I love birthdays, and I'm looking forward to participating in this. Thanks, chich, for all the work of organizing it!

Journal Entry 55 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, October 13, 2005
I received my lovely RABCK from Mozette today. Thankyou.

Journal Entry 56 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Just a short note from me, as I also joined the Birthday RABCK in June.

My Birthday RABCK Buddy is chrisim/Finland her birthday is in April 21th

Looking forward to let you know what I will sent to her Birthday:

Received my Birthday RABCK from Chrisim/Finland:
Colleen Coble "Wyoming"

Thank You, the book arrived on time for my Birthday, now I am looking forward to the next round.

Journal Entry 57 by Ibis3 from Newcastle, Ontario Canada on Thursday, October 20, 2005
I'm just getting ready to send Ftarazu her RABCK and was curious to know if those who have done this already register the book before sending it or leave it up to the recipient to register it if they want to. Please PM me to let me know.

Random Thought: As I was looking at the wonderful messages on the journal page, I was thinking how nice it would be to meet some more BXers through the Birthday RABCK Experiment. Perhaps once we reach the 1 yr anniversary of the BRE, chich might reassign everyone to new BRBs (i.e. once one full exchange between current Buddies has been completed).

Journal Entry 58 by Mistlerose from Frankston, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, October 25, 2005
A big thankyou goes out to Gypsyrose02 who sent me Ancestors of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and a $20 book voucher. With the book voucher I brought Death by water by Kerry Greenwood.

Journal Entry 59 by Ibis3 from Newcastle, Ontario Canada on Thursday, October 27, 2005
Sent a book from Ftarazu's Wishlist to her today (I don't want to ruin the surprise). The post office said it should be there in two weeks, so it ought to be there in time.

Journal Entry 60 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, October 27, 2005
Just to say that I have posted off my parcel to my birthday RABCK buddy RoryG.
I've posted the parcel via surface early to avoid the Festive rush, as RoryG's birthday is on 18th December.


Journal Entry 61 by vannessave from Los Angeles, California USA on Monday, October 31, 2005
I had so much fun with the project. I have a lot of ideas for next year. I was able to send of two books to my birthday buddy CEILI who surprised me (and my son) beyond belief with 2 books (ERAGON and ELDEST) we really wanted. This has been one of the best birthday months I've had in a while. I can't wait for next year because I have some ideas...

Journal Entry 62 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Just got my book! Its The Rule of Four and Im looking forward to read it. Thanks so much Ibis3 for this lovelly surprise!!

Journal Entry 63 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Wednesday, November 2, 2005
I sent LyekkaMarengo's package today! It contains two books from her wishlist (I'm not telling which ones, it's a surprise!), and a couple of other stuff...
I hope it arrives on time, I don't know how long it will take, but I'm guessing about a week.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Journal Entry 64 by MissPiggy13 from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Saturday, November 5, 2005
When I signed up for this and was buddied up with someone- my birthday was in a few weeks and hers had just passed- felt a little bad...

So today I sent a little package off to Heavan150. You may open when you recieve it and I hope you like it- though it has no birthday card :( I forgot !!

Journal Entry 65 by darjeeling on Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Now that I've a Birthday RABCK Buddy it's time to say that I'm in.

Happy Birthday to all of us!

Journal Entry 66 by rem_BSM-942247 on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I received my gift from my birthday buddy this week. She was very generous, sending me TWO books and a fab pair of elephant socks! Thanks so much ((hugs))

Journal Entry 67 by tempestsans from Canton, Georgia USA on Tuesday, November 22, 2005
my gift from squirrel818 was wedge tightly in my mailbox today by my not so "up" mailperson...but it was still in tact and contained not only a lovely book of plays by thornton wilder but also a "stress" reducing package of bath goodies, candle and assorted teas...this is such a nice way to share with other bookcrossers and my thanks to squirrel for a lovely give and wishes and to chich for running this!

Journal Entry 68 by Tammychi from Firenze, Toscana Italy on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Since I love celebrating others' birthdays so much, I've been sending postcards to all experiment participants who have registered with
But I just realized I did not write that this was part of chich's Birthday RABCK Experiment!

Recipients: bookmaniac70, Ramya, redhouse, fungirl503, nursie42

Journal Entry 69 by fungirl503 from Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, December 5, 2005
sending this book to jackson371..sorry it is late.

Journal Entry 70 by meldc from Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Wednesday, December 7, 2005
i have received a wonderful book by Satnam : the chronicles of Narnia.
It was a great birthday gift.
I think i will keep it to read on christmas holydays but i just want to say i am very happy about this exchange.

Journal Entry 71 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Wednesday, December 7, 2005
I sent goodthinkingmax her little birthday package today Image Hosted by Her birthday isn't until January 5 but I wanted to avoid the Christmas "postal craze", especially since the package has to travel all the way from France to Australia! Image Hosted by

Happy Birthday Goodthinkingmax!!

Journal Entry 72 by astro2480 from Lismore, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 13, 2005
My gift off to my buddy cicakgirl today. I hope it arrives on time with the Christmas break!

Thanks chich for organising this ... it's a great idea.

Journal Entry 73 by mlburgess2 from Nicholasville, Kentucky USA on Monday, December 19, 2005
I sent Indygo88 this gift for her birthday. I hope you enjoy, Happy Birthday! =)

Journal Entry 74 by SciFisstrs from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
I thought this experiment was a great experience. My birthday partner and I had loads of fun opening up our packages. My partner was irishcoda and I received Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier,and A Merry Little Murder by Shelley Freydont. Just in time for Christmas :D

Journal Entry 75 by Irishcoda on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
This was fun! My partner was SciFisstrs and I enjoyed "meeting" her very much and learning we have ancestors from the same country! :) I got 3 books that have been on my wish list for quite a while and so I am thrilled and look forward to reading them!

I think the experiment's a success & hope others feel the same way. :)

Journal Entry 76 by katyan from Detroit, Michigan USA on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
I just sent a birthday book to Gussy916 last week! I hope she'll enjoy it, the book was one of the best books I've read! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And Peaceful Christmas & Happy New Year to all the Birthday RABCK buddies!

Journal Entry 77 by travellinglight from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, December 22, 2005
Catflap made my day! And it's not even my birthday yet! Two paperbacks (John Gideon's Red Ball and G.M. Hague's The Devil's Numbers) came here for Christmas... along with a box of Green & Black's organic chocolate. So lovely, Catflap! Thank you very much!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, everyone!!!

Journal Entry 78 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 22, 2005
What a fantastic idea. Can't wait to get my Birthday Buddy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone :-)

Journal Entry 79 by Loca-Bandoca on Friday, December 23, 2005
I got my present today, thank you so much, Millam.
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Merry Christmas to you all.

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Journal Entry 80 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, December 23, 2005
I mailed my present to Potat1556 today. I'm not sure when it'll arrive, with the holiday season and everything, but it should get there before her birthday on January 17. Hope you enjoy it!!!

Journal Entry 81 by chich from Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Friday, December 23, 2005
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A very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years to all of you!

Thanks for making the Birthday RABCK such a success Image Hosted by!

Journal Entry 82 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I just popped by the post office to mail out a couple of books to KiwiWonder! I just received my Birthday RABCK buddy's details yesterday, and even though chich said that she isn't expecting a book till 2007, I can't possibly not send her something for 2006! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the package will make it to NZ in record time and arrive by Jan 3! :) I sent KiwiWonder 'The Eyre Affair', which was on her wishlist, and an extra book. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to pull together additional goodies! Anyway, birthday wishes to KiwiWonder and all the best for the new year!

Journal Entry 83 by angellica from Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 29, 2005
Just joined this experiment today :)

Just wanted to wish you all all the best for 2006 :)

Happy bookcrossing.

Journal Entry 84 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, December 30, 2005
I joined today and hours later I already got a "Birthday Buddy"! This is not only fast, but really fantastic! There are still some months to wait - so the birthday mail will have time to get ripe and wrapped up in a special way...

Journal Entry 85 by gussy916 from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Friday, December 30, 2005
Thank you so much Katyan! I got my most wanted book of the year...'The Curious Incident of the Dog...' i've been hoping to get this book forever and you read my mind!
I thank you also for the beautiful lil doggie keychain that looks so much like Satya! My first bday gift and what a lovely one!
Thank you! and hugs to you and Satya..and some more for the super awesome Sarah (chich) who takes the time out consistently to orgainse and run something this wonderful and crazy!
Happy New Year All!

(Here's a pic of my Snoopy and the Dog Katyan sent me)

Journal Entry 86 by surmisez from Worcester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, December 31, 2005

Mailed to this book to Erishkigal along with a red leather bookmark.  The quote on the bookmark states:

"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible."  That says it all.

Thanks to chich for organizing this great feat!

Happy Birthday to all!

Journal Entry 87 by kalasue from Kalamunda, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Craftycomrade and I are both a bit behind with our gifts but I am posting off today... She had "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" on her wishlist so I am sending her "The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka" which includes "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator".

Happy birthday!!


Journal Entry 88 by cathepsut from Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, January 5, 2006
Just joined this RABCK. Not sure, if I should register now already or not, but here I am anyway! Looking forward to getting the address of my mystery birthday buddy...

Journal Entry 89 by roshini on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Recieved my B'day gift from Kimkerry-Two books that I have been wanting to read for a long time and it really made my day.Finished one already-Curious incident of the dog at night time,marvellous read,The other one- a brief history of nearly everything,I cant wait to start.Thanks so much to Kimkerry and Chich.

Journal Entry 90 by wingerishkigalwing from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I am so incredibly *thrilled* --sumisez sent "Wicked" for my birthday--she picked the book I most wanted!! I love the music, and the premise, and now I finally get to read the book-YAY! And the red leather bookmark she sent
is beautiful, merci beaucoup, surmisez--I'm looking forward to using it in
many many books.

This rabck, sumisez' gift, is especially precious to me this year. New Year's
Day my (almost 82 yr old) Mum took a really nasty fall --surgery to put a plate in- was on the 9th. So, I spent my b-day in hospital. To come home and open Wicked was just awesome!

Thank you, sur misez!

And thank *you*, chich, for putting this all together--what a fabulous gift you've given all of us!!!

Journal Entry 91 by legbamel from Fargo, North Dakota USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I finally got leakey386's birthday present out to her yesterday - I wanted to send a few other things but it took me so long to find a book for her and get to the post office that I figured I'd better mail it as it was before I missed her birthday entirely. So watch out, leakey386 - there will soon be an "unbirthday" package in the mail for you as well!

Journal Entry 92 by nona35 from Syros - Σύρος, Cyclades Greece on Friday, January 13, 2006
It's here!!!!!I received my Birthday present this morning from my buddy (StoryChaser) including Middlesex, a beautiful card and a tasty chocolate. Thank you buddy and thank you chich for doing this. I'm so happy! *nona35 jumping up and down*

Journal Entry 93 by firrantello from Morganton, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, January 18, 2006
My partner's birthday is later this month *waves to LoriPed* but I was online getting another friend a present and decided to go ahead and buy hers as well.
Wasn't sure to get a new or a used book, or to put a BCID on it or not, so I opted to go the safest bet: new without a BCID.

Should get there the next week or two!

LoriPed: Hope you enjoy it when it gets there!

Journal Entry 94 by leakey387 from Leakey, Texas USA on Friday, January 20, 2006
I'M So Happy.
still-legbamel sent me a j.A. jance book that was on my wish list.Just started reading this author and just love her books thank you so much. wish legbamel's birthday was sooner. but you never know when something will be in the mail do you ????

Journal Entry 95 by wingdark-dracowing from Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 27, 2006
This sounded like such a good idea that I could't resist joining. I'm planning to pop to the shops and get my 'partner' their birthday book, so it can be in the post and hopefully arrive in time.

Journal Entry 96 by wingdark-dracowing from Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 1, 2006
My Birthday book is on its way.

Journal Entry 97 by kiki66 from Gauting, Bayern Germany on Friday, February 3, 2006
I got my birthday present from MissGrace these days!!
thanks so much - I'm really looking forward to read this book and I LOVE this fantastic 'musical' bookmark you sent with it!!
What a nice idea..

Well, your birthday is in a few months so just wait ;-))


Journal Entry 98 by apapsa from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Saturday, February 4, 2006
I sent my birthday partner her present through, and it's already there!!! They were two books from her wish-list: Tanequil by Tery Brooks and The Sound of Thunder by Wilbur Smith.

I hope you enjoy the books dark-drako!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!! :D

Journal Entry 99 by Potat1556 from Oberweningen, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, February 4, 2006
Fantastic idea and I received this book quite soem time was a book I have been waiting and lookign for , for such a long time. Thanks for letting me be a part of it...thanks Xeyra for the gift.

Journal Entry 100 by apapsa from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, February 6, 2006
I received my gift today from dark-drako!!! It's a great book that I've been meaning to read almost since I joined BC!
Small Gods

Thank you dark-drako and thank you chich for this project! :o)

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