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1001 Books Group Australia - Virtual BookCrossing Book Box

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This group exists to support the development of the 1001 Books List Virtual Book Box in Australia, for Australian BookCrossers. It is indebted to the broader Oz VBB Group - after which it is modelled (in a general sense).

Group guidelines:
* Books suitable for exchange in this VBB will be any book listed in the first 3 editions of the '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die' book
* Members must be registered with BookCrossing and resident within Australia
* This VBB will run every 8 weeks (even months), with Round 6 to commence in August 2013
* Members are not required to read the books they have selected by the following round. Members are encouraged however to return books they have selected back to the VBB in later rounds so that other members may have the opportunity to read as many books as possible from the list
* Please respond to all PMs or emails within 5 days and post all books owing within 2 weeks
* Newbies will be added at the beginning of each round, at the end of the existing participant list.
* Newbies will be asked to commit 2 'seed' books to the box at the beginning of their involvement. Any books subsequently exchanged will be in addition to these books.

From the fifth round, new rules will apply:
*Books remaining unselected after five rounds should be replaced by members and will be removed from the active circulation list. If the holder of the book wishes, they can continue to make the replaced book available to members via a 'Replaced' list.
*Members can ask to temporarily skip a round if required but they will still be required to leave their books in the pool for selection during their absence. Other members requesting books from the temporarily absent member should be aware that it may be a lengthy wait for their books until the member is back in circulation.
*Members who are departing the group permanently may do so without having to replace the exact number of books they have taken out of the pool. This is too difficult an issue to police given that some members contribute above their required quota of books. The moderator will leave it up to those members who are leaving the group permanently to consider whether they feel they have left the group with a balanced contribution, and adjust accordingly.

Instructions at your turn:
* Make your selection from the available books on the bookshelf (all books marked 'Available' are so, regardless of their round number.)
Our bookshelf is here: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/1001...
*Post on the relevant discussion thread with the book/s you have selected and the book/s you will be replacing it with
* PM or email the book owners with your address and request they be sent to you
* I will then alert the next member that it is their turn to select a book.

Participant order of play (Round 10 - April 2014):
* running-gal (participating Round 10)
* dolphin-au(unconfirmed Round 10)
* crimson-tide (participating Round 10)
* Carole888 (unconfirmed Round 10)
* Davros-10 (unconfirmed Round 10)
* luckaye (participating Round 10)

* Please note - crimson-tide is travelling for a bit after round 10 and so there may be a delay in receiving books from her

Total members: 12 members

Members: jeniwren, Carole888, cat207, babemuffin, bookseekerAT, lakelady2282, PJLBewdy, luckaye, jonvanh, running-gal, Davros-10, 1001booksvbb_aus

Tags: virtual book box (1), location-based (1), australia (1), 1001 books list (1)

Administrators: 1001booksvbb_aus (creator)

Topics messagesLast message 
***Round 10 Update Thread - Post here at your turn*** 4crimson-tide, April 2014ignore
Congratulations ... over 100 books have passed through this shelf (approximately 10% of the list) 11001booksvbb_aus, March 2014ignore
***Round 9 Update Thread - Post here at your turn*** 81001booksvbb_aus, February 2014ignore
Rachel's (running-gal) Wish List Thread 11001booksvbb_aus, February 2014ignore
Books to be retired after February 2014 (Round 9) ... last chance to select 11001booksvbb_aus, January 2014ignore
***Round 9 Update Thread - Post here at your turn*** 11001booksvbb_aus, January 2014ignore
***Round 8 Update Thread - Post here at your turn*** 101001booksvbb_aus, December 2013ignore
Books to be retired after December 2013 round ... last chance to select 11001booksvbb_aus, November 2013ignore
***Round 7 update thread - post here at your turn *** 101001booksvbb_aus, October 2013ignore
***Round 6 update thread - post here at your turn *** 91001booksvbb_aus, August 2013ignore
FYI - list of books that will be retired from circulation after round 6 - (August 2013) 11001booksvbb_aus, July 2013ignore
***Round 5 update thread - post here at your turn *** 11luckaye, July 2013ignore
Books to be retired from circulation after round 5 - FYI - get in quick 11001booksvbb_aus, May 2013ignore
Proposed changes to the guidelines for the VBB going forward - comments please 10Davros-10, April 2013ignore
*** Round 4 update thread (April 2013) - post here at your turn *** 91001booksvbb_aus, April 2013ignore
Departing members 3babemuffin, April 2013ignore
*** Round 3 Update Thread - post here at your turn *** 131001booksvbb_aus, February 2013ignore
excel spreadsheet of 1001 books? 3bookseekerAT, February 2013ignore
*** Round 2 Update Thread - post here at your turn *** 131001booksvbb_aus, December 2012ignore
Fun - How do you choose your next 1001 book to read? 4Davros-10, December 2012ignore
Suggestions thread... add your ideas here 11001booksvbb_aus, December 2012ignore
Fun - What interesting reading themes/trajectories can you suggest from the 1001 Books list? 2running-gal, November 2012ignore
Round 1 roundup 11001booksvbb_aus, November 2012ignore
Fun - What book/s from the 1001 books list would you most like to see appear in our library? 3running-gal, November 2012ignore
Round 2 starting December 5th 11001booksvbb_aus, November 2012ignore

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Created: Sep 29, 2012

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