Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mini-Challenge: Join BookCrossing



I am a long-time BookCrossing member and I would love to see more bloggers become members.

What is BookCrossing? From the website:

"Here is BookCrossing in 4 easy steps:
Pick one of your books-one you have read or one you haven't read.
Click on "register book" under the "My Shelf" tab. [If you can't see the "My Shelf" tab at the top of the page, you may need to log in to the site.] Follow the prompts to register the book and generate a BCID (BookCrossing ID).
Write the BCID in ink inside the cover. Add a label or write the BookCrossing info. you can add some additional markings, stickers, notes, etc to make the book noticeable, if you wish.
Release the Book."
It is a fun way to share books with others.

My mini-challenge would be to join BookCrossing and comment on my blog leaving your new BC name or, if the person is already a member, simply post his or her BC name.

Then list your three favorite books from the list below. I send each person who posts his BC name a book from the list until I run out of books.

I would love to give away all the books I read during the Read-a-Thon that are registered at BookCrossing to those who join BC or post their BC name.

Here are the books I am going to try to read that are registered at BookCrossing:

*The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
*Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast
*Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss
Goodnight, Bush: An Unauthorized Parody
*Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (ARC)
*The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang
*The Traveler by Darin and Daniel Simkin
*Boyology: A Crash Course in All Things Boy by Sarah O'Leary Burningham (ARC)
*Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Peter Sis (ARC)
Albert Einstein:The Miracle Mind by Tabatha Yeats (ARC)
*Joey Fly, Private Eye by Aaron Reynolds
*The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
The Old Man and the Sea
*A Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
*Good-bye, Mr. Chips by James Hinton
*Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
*Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
*The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
*The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
*(George) by E.L. Konigsburg
That Night by Alice McDermott
*Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
*To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
*The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
*Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl by Albert Marrin (ARC)
*The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
*Allie Finkle's Fules for Girls: Best Friends and Drama Queens by Meg Cabot (ARC)
*Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim: A Visual Novel by Tom Corwin
*Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
*Tomorrow: Adventures in an Uncertain World by Bradley Greive
Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
*Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

*Have already been claimed

35 comments:

  1. My name on bookcrossing is : lovejessicamarie

    I have known about bookcrossing for a while now and actually had a post about it a while back!
    http://bookslovejessicamarie.blogspot.com/2009/04/bookcrossing.html

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  2. I love BC! (I am Scribacchina there as well) And you are a great bookcrosser for releasing so many books at a time! Thanks!
    My choices would be:
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Member of the Wedding
    Hotel du Lac
    Again, thanks (and thanks for spreading the word about BC!

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  3. my bookcrossing id is turnbullbooks - thanks for reminding me about my account which I haven't used since I did a wacky cross-country trip in 2005

    from the list my three faves are Being There, the Metamorphosis and To the Lighthouse

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  4. Hi Debbie! I just joined (BC name RelatedReading) and have already picked out a book to release. BC is such a wonderful idea and I'm so glad I found out about it through your blog!

    My top choice is:
    1. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
    And other ones that look interesting:
    2. Breakfast at Tiffany by Truman Capote
    3. (George) by E.L. Konigsburg

    Thanks for the challenge and for sharing BC!

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  5. Great way to get more bookcrossers, I'm already one under the name katrinat

    1. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
    2. Good-bye, Mr. Chips by James Hinton

    Goodluck in trying to read that massive stack

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  6. hi! I admit, I haven't logged into bookcrossing in awhile... I think my BC name is bkclubcare - YEP! (found my cheatsheet of pswds...)
    Happy Reading! wait - am I supposed to go somewhere else to leave this?

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  7. My BC ID is oisec :-)

    My three farovite books would be
    Breakfast At Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
    A Streetcar Named Decire (Tennessee William)
    To The Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)

    Great idea to get others to join BC :-)

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  8. Never knew about BookCrossing; thanks for pointing me to it! My new BC ID is shelburns and I registered the book I'm reading right now, Follow Me #893-7132499.

    My 3 from your list are:
    Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls...
    Good-bye, Mr. Chips
    Boyology

    Good luck with your reading!

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  9. Never knew about BookCrossing; thanks for pointing me to it! My new BC ID is shelburns and I registered the book I'm reading right now, Follow Me #893-7132499.

    My 3 from your list are:
    Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls...
    Good-bye, Mr. Chips
    Boyology

    Good luck with your reading!

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  10. Interesting. I've never really taken part in BC except for when i marked a book i received from bookmooch. It's really interesting to see a book's history though. My id is rakshari.ü
    Boyology, Breakfast at Tiffany, The Metamorphosis look interesting.

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  11. Never knew about BookCrossing; thanks for pointing me to it! My new BC ID is shelburns and I registered the book I'm reading right now, Follow Me #893-7132499.

    My 3 from your list are:
    Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls...
    Good-bye, Mr. Chips
    Boyology

    Good luck with your reading!

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  12. my BC name is tbbycatt

    hopefully this is the right place to post this ;)

    1. Allie Finkle's Fules for Girls: Best Friends and Drama Queens by Meg Cabot (ARC)

    2. Joey Fly, Private Eye by Aaron Reynolds

    3. The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Peter Sis (ARC)

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  13. Hi, debnance! I signed up with the username nfmgirl. My three favorites from your list would be:

    The Great Fire by Jim Murphy

    The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss

    Breakfast at Tiffany by Truman Capote


    Thanks so much!

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  14. I'm a bookcrosser too! My BC name is meexia.

    My top 3 books from your list (ones I'd like to read):
    Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
    The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang
    Breakfast at Tiffany by Truman Capote
    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

    Okay that's four. I couldn't pick three :P

    Thanks for hosting!

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  15. I've created a BookCrossing account. My BC name is utahalison.

    My picks are:
    Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls
    Boyology
    To the Lighthouse

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  16. I love bookcrossing too! my name is Krissa.

    my 3 interest books would be:
    Breakfast at Tiffany by Truman Capote
    Boyology: A Crash Course in All Things Boy by Sarah O'Leary
    Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

    Thanks! =D

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  17. My id is iheartmonster. I just joined! Thanks for that tip :o)

    Allie Finkle
    Boyology
    Amelia's Notebook

    Thanks!!

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  18. My name is sarahlouhoo

    My choices in no particular order:
    The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
    The Old Man and the Sea
    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

    This is probably the most generous mini-challenge ever!

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  19. I have been a member of bookcrossing for awhile. My BC name is waitmantwillie.
    Thanks for the great giveaway, my top three picks would be:
    Burningham (ARC)
    Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
    That Night by Alice McDermott

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  20. I just joined bookcrossing last week - my name there is kherbrand - but have not listed any books yet.

    My choices would be A Member of the Wedding, That Night and The Moon and Sixpence.

    Thanks for spreading the word! = and sharing the books!

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  21. I was sure I had a membership there as a friend sent me some bookcrossing books. I haven't read them yet so I never had to post a review or anything but I can't seem to login. So I joined (again?) as callista83

    Top 3 books:
    Six Word Memoirs by Celebrities...
    The Black Pearl by Scott O' Dell
    (George) by E.L. Konigsburg

    Thanks!

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  22. I just joined--thanks for nudging me to do this, I've been meaning to for a while! I'm Ali-Worducopia.

    My top books on your list are:
    The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang
    Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast
    Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (ARC)

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  23. Here's mine -
    http://blondierocket.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/bookcrossing-mini-event/

    My username is blondierocket.

    My three choices would be:
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    To the Lighthouse

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  24. My BC name is florida-fan. I've been a member for a while but have never found a book, but I'm still hoping!

    The 3 from your list that I'd pick:

    Hotel du Lac
    Death in Venice
    Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

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  25. What a fun idea! My BC name is jeskawest. The three books I am interested in are The Black Pearl, The Old Man and the Sea, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
    Now I have to go spend more time at book crossing!

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  26. This is great! My BC name is Thatsthebook. The three books I would be interested in would be:
    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

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  27. I totally forgot to post my books.... :(

    1.Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl by Albert Marrin (ARC)
    2.Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
    3.Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

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  28. i'm pookielocks on bookcrossing!

    i'd love to read:
    1. Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
    2. That Night by Alice McDermott
    3. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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  29. I haven't been active since we moved back to Japan, but really should get into it again. My ID is tanabata.

    I'd love to read:
    Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak
    Tales from Outer Suburbia
    The House on Mango Street

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  30. i'm darbyscloset and would love the 6 word mem. on love and heartbreak, george, amelia's notebook, or house on plum st.
    Thanks so much!
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

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  31. My Screen name is rooted.

    Thanks for offering us the books.

    Count me in for:
    Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast

    The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell

    The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss

    gautami.tripathy[a]gmail.com

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  32. Hey! Great challenge idea and also the perfect way for me to release a box of books I have hanging around. Thanks for the prompt! My Nice New id is PetaBee.

    tel du Lac by Anita Brookner, Allie Finkle's Fules for Girls: Best Friends and Drama Queens by Meg Cabot & Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

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  33. Great idea. I had heard of bookcrossing before but never explored it.

    I've joined. MY name is Violetcrush

    Thanks for the challenge. Here are my book choices
    The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
    The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss

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