Round 24 - Starting 8th May
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The Australian Virtual Bookbox
• Everyone who wants to participate volunteers two books. These need to be books you believe others would like to read, not rubbish you want to get rid of.
• List of books that are available at VBBOZ Books and books owed at In Transit
• If you would like to join, just let us know and you will be added to the next round.
• You have 24 hours to respond and have your turn. If we haven’t heard from you, you will be bumped to the end. If you are bumped you will be given 48 hours at the end of the round to place your turn along with others on the bumped list. If you find yourself on the bumped list you may post a request to be added to the end of the main list and take your turn as usual.
• Once a book of yours is removed from the box, please send it as soon as possible.
• if a book stays on the available list for more than two rounds it will be moved to the books to be replaced collection. Please keep track of these and replace them during your turn.
• Mid-series or end-of-series books are allowed in the VBB, but please limit yourself to offering only one such book at any time.
• I will update books in the VBBOZ Library.
To join in you will need to have been a bookcrossing member for at least three months, and to have "wild released" at least ten books. This condition may be waived at my discretion.
On Your Turn:
1. Select the books that you want to take out of the box and list them in your post. (please keep all posts in the relevant thread)
2. Replace with the same number of books (or more) and link to the BookCrossing journal pages for each book(s).
3. Check the “Books to be replaced” collection and replace if needed.
4. If you want to skip your turn, you have the option to be placed at the bottom of the list for another try this round.
5. PM the owners of your selected books to notify them of your selection and address.
6. Please PM the next person to let them know they're up.
The order of play is:
*** you have books to be replaced
So sorry everyone that this round has been slow to get started. I came down with the flu at a rather unfortunate time. I have messaged seldombites that it's her turn, so we should be all go soon!
I've had a look through the VBBOz and there's nothing that particularly grabs me so I think I'll skip my turn this round. I'll message catsalive now.
Apologies everyone, I've been busy & just got into my emails today. Just add me to the bottom of the list and I'll take my turn last.
Replacing Lucky for Me, Carnivores of Light and Darkness, The Light Bearer & Bubbles In Trouble
Web of Love by Mary Balogh http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5370321
The Gilded Web by Mary Balogh http://bookcrossing.com/journal/4799320
The Devil's Web by Mary Balogh http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5773022
The Dark Gate by Pamela Palmer http://bookcrossing.com/journal/8511844
Bloodline by Mark Billingham from seldombites
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson from crimson-tide
Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye from amberC
Tinker by Wen Spencer http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5727516
The Wizard of Seattle by Kay Hooper http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5058839
Black is the Colour of my True-love's Heart by Ellis Peters http://bookcrossing.com/journal/6669657
Will PM amberC, seldombites & crimson-tide.
Replacing Bad Love, Kissing Sin, Broken, The Lovely Bones and All Wrapped Up
Quintessence by Christine Leov Lealand http://bookcrossing.com/journal/8103036
What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5870637
Tell No One by Harlan Coben http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5707061
The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5626136
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood http://bookcrossing.com/journal/5983924
Nothing that grabs me this time.
I will PM jubby.
Removing primal needs and Archangel
Selecting The Wizard of Seattle (I'll PM catsalive)
The Covenant Rising by Stan Nichols - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7802700/
Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9792721/
Born of Empire by Simon Brown
PMing sally906 for her turn...
Darn - had my eye on The Wizard of Seattle will sulk for a while because its been nabbed - LOL!!
OK sulk over
I will take Tinker by Wen Spencer and in it's place I will put The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9845284
I haven't read this yet - but as soon as its picked I will read and send within a week (If I haven't read it already) - I am a very quick reader.
Will PM L1nda
I will replace Dead Famous with When My Husband Does the Dishes by Kerri Sackville http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9845321
I'll pm Carole888
Thank's L1nda. Taking out Life Studies and replacing with Black Dogs http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8238381/ (Apologies in case anyone wanted it as Life Studies is no longer with me.) I had a look but can't find anything this round so will skip. Probably for the best for the tbr pile is huge :) I'll pm livrecache, now.
editing to add bc link
I'm replacing four books: Shadows in Bronze, Songbird - Eva Cassidy, The Bug Wars, and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
And selecting two:
The Lost Dog - from wookiebender
The Blind Assassin - from amberC
So adding in six:
The Orchard Thieves by Elizabeth Jolley - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1899184
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6460483
Plain Truth by Jodie Picoult - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2944019
A Darker Domain by Val McDermid - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7309334
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9850223
The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9850211
PMing wookiebender, amberC and norfolk.
Thanks all. :-)
sorry to all if I was somehow responsible for holding things up - last time I checked in (yesterday I thought) I was next up and I was waiting for whoever was before me to take their turn..
..but I don't mind waiting 'til the end of the round :)
Right, I am taking back three books from Rd. 22 (The World Without Us, 10 O'clock Horses, Mindspeakers Call)
And I am selecting one book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7995715/ A Planet Called Treason
And my replacements are:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3328901 Star Trek: A Time to be Born by John Vornholt
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4187222 I Am Spock by Leonard Nimoy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7386683 The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2164495 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Replacing: It Sleeps in me
Taking: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz (jennymidget)
Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers by Michael Connelly
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Sent a message to Jeniwren to tell her it is her turn :)
I would like to select two books
The Orchard Thieves by Elizabeth Jolley _crimson-tide
Black Dogs by Ian McEwan _ Carole888
I am adding
Sophies Choice by William Styron http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9676569/
The Beacon by Susan Hill http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9700636/
I will pm wookiebender for her turn
Thanks! I'm not quite prepared - I have some books to register for this. I'll come back tonight and have my turn then.
Okay, underway now.
I'm taking back:
"An Awfully Big Adventure" by Beryl Bainbridge.
"The Beacon" by Susan Hill (that didn't get long in the box!)
"Odd and the Frost Giants" by Neil Gaiman
In exchange, I'll put in:
"Soulless" by Gail Carriger - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9862406
"Rocks in the Belly" by Jon Bauer - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9862400
"The Coroner's Lunch" by Colin Cotterill - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9862402
I'll PM Pat-the-rat, jeniwren & JennyMidget. Thanks all!
hi guys, i am passing this round as i am in tassie on holidays for a couple of weeks. Sorry for inconvenience. Pat
OK it must be my turn if Pat-the-rat has passed.
I will replace Rescue by Anita Shreve with The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
Nothing of interest for me in the box at this time so I'll pass.
I'll send a message to bekoh & let her know her turn has come.
May I be bumped to the end please? I'm too disorganised at the moment.
I have no books to replace.
I'm going to take:
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (Carole888)
And I'm replacing it with:
What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz - http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1582345
Will PM Carole888 and seldombites now.
I don't have any books to replace this round.
I would like to select The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry & The Coroners Lunch by Colin Cotterill.
I will replace them with Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8178816/
and Roadside Crosses: A Kathryn Dance Novel by Jeffery Deaver http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8449475/.
Thanks to Freelunch for letting me know that others were waiting for me to have my go here.
I had asked to be removed from this VBB last round, so pretty please, remove me.
Thank you and happy reading,
My apologies for missing my turn, thank you for adding me onto the end of the list.
I would like to request :
Quintessance: Erotic Adventures of Fantasy & Desire
replacing it with:
S#*t My Dad Says - Justin Halpern http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8595420/
This round is now complete - thanks to all! I'm going to Melbourne the first weekend in July, so I'll start Round 25 on Monday July 4th.
I am going away in July so can I be excluded from that round please - will join you again in September :)
I'm also going to be away in July, so I'd also like to be skipped next round, if possible. Thanks!
Sadly, no, I'd love to see NZ! The (vague) plan is to take the kids to the Gold Coast for Sea World, via their grandmother's place. Miss Boo's never travelled outside of Sydney, and it'd be nice to go somewhere warm in midwinter. :)
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