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Round 72 - Starting Sunday December 1st, 2019

OZ VBB - The Australian Virtual Book Box

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1vbboz
Edited: Yesterday, 1:58am Top

OZ VBB
The Australian Virtual Bookbox - Round 72

Guidelines:


• 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 48 hours to respond and have your turn. If it appears that you may not have been sent a PM about your turn you will be given an additional 12 hours. If we still 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 take 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. TBR books are fine as long as you can read and send within a few months.
• 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, unless you know the books are on another participant's wishlist.
• 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. You don't need to PM the next person if you are last on the main list. People on the bumped list will be PMed by vbboz.

The order of play is:

amberC
lolkathryn
crimson-tide
book-a-neer
jeniwren
catsalive

Passing this round:
jennymidget
Billbooks

Bumped list:
aussieangel2 *** - It's your turn now

*** You have books to be replaced

2vbboz
Edited: Dec 1, 12:23am Top

I'd like to offer a big welcome to Billbooks, who is joining the box. Lovely to have you with us, Bill. :D
I'll add his initial books to the collection shortly.

3crimson-tide
Nov 28, 12:48am Top

I have removed Death by Water from the Extras collection, and replaced it with Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey - https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2948064

4vbboz
Nov 28, 6:12am Top

I've notified everyone of the new round and the new thread.
amberC is up first and I've told her she may take her turn early if she wishes.

5vbboz
Nov 28, 7:55pm Top

Billbooks is offering two books for Round 72:

The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15768252
and
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink - https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15704215

Thanks

6amberc
Nov 28, 8:23pm Top

I will exchange
My Best Friends Girl, Death of a Dreamer and House of Dark Delights

I would like to choose
A Sunless Sea

and I will replace them with:

Book Love by Debbie Tung
www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15562900

Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch
www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15311920

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13829644

The Pearlers Wife by Roxane Dhand
www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14975513

I will PM crimson-tide and aussieangel2

7jennymidget
Nov 29, 1:56am Top

Hi Folks! I'm jumping in early, as I have recently found out I am going to be moving overseas in the new year, and will be quitting the box but have quite a big 'book debt' to sort out. After consultation with crimson-tide, we decided that I should list the 14 books I am offering to replace my 14 in the box now, so that if there are things on people's wishlists they can grab them this round and I can post them before I leave (and help with my packing!) If there are things amberC wanted and didn't grab out (I got in a bit too late to beat her turn) I'll forward them on to crimson-tide for management, or amberC you can PM crimson-tide and me and sort something out.

I am skipping my turn at picking (obviously!) this round.

I am removing everything I have in the box currently from all rounds - 14 books in total. I have the following to offer:
1. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin – on Billbooks’s wishlist
2. Nation by Terry Pratchett – on Billbooks’s wishlist
3. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel – on crimson-tide’s wishlist
4. The Scar by China Mieville – on crimson-tide’s wishlist
5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth – on book-a-neer’s wishlist
6. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – on book-a-neer’s wishlist

Then I have a number of Anne Perry titles for the rest, as I had heard a few people are after Anne Perry's but they might not be on their wishlists:
7. Southampton Row
8. A Funeral in Blue
9. Treason at Lisson Grove
10. The Shifting Tide
11. Death of a Stranger
12. Slaves of Obsession
13. Long Spoon Lane
14. Buckingham Palace Gardens

I also offer two other Anne Perry's as Donations - Dorchester Terrace and Seven Dials.

We don't leave until January so I will have time to post anything picked this round.

Cheers - it's still aussieangel2's turn!

8vbboz
Nov 29, 3:26am Top

Great news about your new job jennymidget, but very sorry to see you leave the box. And thank you very much for replacing all the books, that's fantastic. I'll get on and replace all of those now - that will certainly keep me off the streets for a while. ;-)

If anyone is interested in any of the above books, I'd encourage you to choose them this round, so jennymidget can send them out before she leaves early next year. And if anyone had their eye on a particular book of hers that she just removed, then please say so and we'll sort something out and "re-replace" it.

I'll also contact amberC so she can have a second run at her turn, given the circumstances. Hope no-one objects to that.

9amberc
Nov 29, 6:55pm Top

Congratulations on the move jennymidget. I would like to take these ones off your hands.

Southampton Row
Treason at Lisson Grove
Buckingham Palace Gardens

I will replace them with:

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13535804

Girl Reading by Katie Ward
www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13168078

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey
www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13841101

It is still aussieangels2's turn

10vbboz
Dec 1, 12:25am Top

I have let lolkathryn know that it is now her turn.

11lolkathryn
Dec 1, 8:25am Top

Hi All,

Sorry to see you go Jennymidget!!

I have 2 books to replace (The Ressurectionist and Olive Kitteridge), and in their place I offer:

The Plot Against America https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5696605
Paula https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5816620/

I will also take The Scar, and replace with
THe Bonfire of the Vanities https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4875431/

I will PM jennymidget and crimson-tide now

Cheers,
Kathryn

12crimson-tide
Dec 1, 11:02am Top

I'd like to select:
Lies Sleeping from amberC
Bring Up the Bodies from jennymidget

Will replace with:
Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock - https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14579529
Rough Music by Patrick Gale - https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15770457

Thanks.

I shall contact amberC, jennymidget and book-a-neer.

13book-a-neer
Edited: Dec 2, 4:15am Top

I’d like to take

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

and replace them with

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12861804/

The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12316494/

I will contact jennymidget and jeniwren.

14vbboz
Dec 2, 10:37pm Top

A huge hello to catsalive, who has said she would like to rejoin the box.
Welcome back! 👍

15jeniwren
Dec 3, 1:10am Top

Hi
I will take Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock ( crimson-tide) and Book Love by Debbie Tung (amberC)

and put in

Too Much Lip by Melissa Lukashenko https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15580965 and A Special Providence by Richard Yates https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7123570

I will PM the next one up

Thanks :)

16catsalive
Dec 4, 11:50pm Top

Hello again, everyone. To start me off again, I'm putting in:

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12048537
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13220410.

Nice to see you all again :)

17catsalive
Dec 5, 4:06am Top

I'll take

Slow River by Nicola Griffith (crimson-tide)
Girl Reading by Katie Ward (amberC)
Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin (jennymidget).

Adding:

Closed for Winter by Jorn Lier Horst https://bookcrossing.com/journal/12048568
The Book Shop by Penelope Fitzgerald https://bookcrossing.com/journal/15700127
The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams & Deborah Beale https://bookcrossing.com/journal/15698280

I had trouble restricting myself to 3 books when I had no intention of taking any this first round back in the fold. Sigh! Plus ca change plus c'est le meme chose.

18vbboz
Yesterday, 2:07am Top

Billbooks has requested that he be skipped this round.

I have PMed aussieangel2 to let her know it is her turn again.
The round will be closed off in 48 hours

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