Ink-heart's English Box

Registered by ink-heart of Wolfenbüttel, Niedersachsen Germany on 1/14/2006
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by ink-heart from Wolfenbüttel, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, January 14, 2006
This is my first book box ever,
and I am so excited!

I tried to find something for (almost) every taste and hope you will enjoy it.
Here are the books the box will start with:

Night over Water
Almost There
The Templar's Penance
The Evidence Exposed
Different Seasons
The Divine Wind
The Five Love Languages of Children
The Case has Altered
The Remains of the Day
The Thirty-Nine Steps
The Stars Shine down
The Matarese Countdown
Snow in April
Yorkshire Tales
Night Watch
Marble Gardens

And this is the list of the participants for the time being:

Some "rules"!

1. Please make a journal entry as soon as the box arrives.

2. Enjoy skimming through the books and take out whatever you like. Write a journal for each book taken out of the box, and make an additional note in the box journal, so that we all can keep track of its changing contents.

3. Replace the books you have taken out by new ones. - This needn't be exactly the same number (in fact, I wouldn't mind the box returning home a bit 'emptier' because there are some hardcovers in it whose space it might be hard to replace), but please make sure those after you have a wide enough range to choose from. - These books should also be listed in the box journal.

4. As to the contents and genres of the books: Everything goes. Just try to keep it a varied and interesting mixture. And there shouldn't be more than three non-fiction books at a time.

5. Please try not to keep the box longer than ten days, then send it on to the next participant.

6. Have fun! :o)))

Journal Entry 2 by keksi2 from Ann Arbor, Michigan USA on Sunday, January 22, 2006
The box arrived yesterday and today I found time to make my choices.

I´ll keep
The Evidence Exposed, Elisabeth George
The Five Love Languages Of Children, Chapmann & Campbell
Almost There, Nuala O´Faolain.
And I´ll send
Desert Flower, Waris Dirie
After Midnight, Robert Ryan
A Great Deliverance, Elisabeth George
on their ways.

Thank you so much ink-heart for starting this box! I had a great time with it :-)

Journal Entry 3 by jellycat from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Thursday, January 26, 2006
The box arrived today. I'll have a closer look at the books tonight.

I'm taking out:
Underworld - Don DeLillo
The Templar's Penance - Michael Jecks
Holes - Louis Sachar
Desert Flower - Waris Dirie
The Case has altered - Martha Grimes
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Marble Gardens - Deirdre Purcell

and these books will take their places:
I know this much is true - Wally Lamb
Wonders of the Invisible World - David Gates
Death of a Mystery Writer - Robert Barnard
Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
The End of the Pier - Martha Grimes
Room with a View - E.M. Forster
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
King Lear - Shakespeare
7 Cats and the Art of Living - Jo Coudert

Journal Entry 4 by Monchi1980 from Hochdonn, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Sunday, February 05, 2006
Ich hab die Box eben von meiner Nachbarin bekommen. Da es fast 23.00 Uhr ist werde ich nur kurz hineinschauen, und mich erst morgen mit der Box näher befassen!

I choosed:
Snow in April - Rosamunde Pilcher
The Notebook - Nicolas Sparks
Night over Water - Ken Follett

I only put two books into it, because otherwise I can´t close the box anymore :-)
Sushi for Beginners - Marian Keyes
The Valley of horses - Jean M. Auel


Habe die Box gerade eben bei der Post abgegeben!

Journal Entry 6 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, February 24, 2006
Got the box yesterday from the local post agency.

I took out the following:
The Wonders of the Invisible World
Thirty-Nine Steps
A Great Deliverance
After Midnight
Vernon God Little

Instead, I put in these:

The Moonstone
The Fruitful Darkness: Reconnecting With the Body of the Earth
The Christmas Train
And Then You Die
Under the Banner of Heaven

Thanks to everyone for sending it along. I tried to keep the box well-mixed and added some bookcrossing postcards to it, which I got at a meetup some time ago.
I already asked for Mary-T's address, so the box can hopefully continue on its journey soon.

Journal Entry 7 by Herrundmeyer at on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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on its way to the next participant

Journal Entry 8 by Herrundmeyer from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, March 07, 2006
This box has been returned to my place by DHL, claiming that the recipient is unknown. I'll PM Mary-T again for clarification.

Journal Entry 9 by Herrundmeyer at on Friday, March 10, 2006

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2nd try

Journal Entry 10 by wingMary-Twing from Bretzfeld, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, March 17, 2006
The box arrived this week. Thank you so much Herrundmeyer!
ink-heart, thank you for this nice box! :)

I will take out:
Michael Dibdin: And then you die
Wally Lamb: I know this much is true
Jon Krakauer: Under the banner of heaven

I will fill in the following:
Ken Follett: The pillars of the earth
Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Kathleen DeMarco: Cranberry Queen

This box will be travelling again as soon as I receive YviWinters address...

Journal Entry 11 by YviWinter from Hannover, Niedersachsen Germany on Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Nein, die Box ist gottseidank nicht verloren gegangen, aber ich musste mich durch das Kämpfen was man im Allgemeinen als Leben bezeichnet. Nun reist sie schnellstmöglich weiter!

Hier bleiben:
- Sushi for Beginners
- Cranberry Queen
- the Christmas Train

Hinzu kommen:
- Darkness Descending by Harry Turtledove
- Seven Daughters of Eve by Sykes
- Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley

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