Saturday, June 30, 2007

Catch #2!

It's very exciting to get an e-mail from titled "New BookCrossing journal entry for Vendetta (Revenge of the Sisterhood)!" I'm so glad someone caught this book, read it, and journaled it. According to the journal entry, they plan to release it so the book can continue its journey. BookCrossing is such a great idea.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wild Releases #24 & #25

I had to go to Lowe's at lunchtime to get a gift card for my brother-in-law (Shhhh! Don't tell him!) and I thought the Garden Center would be a great place to leave books--tables all over the place, tons of people, and little chance for me to be discovered! My first drop was done outside when I left Colleen McCullough's "Morgan's Run" on a table display of annuals. I went inside to get the gift card and came out through the Garden Center again. They had a really nice display of outdoor furniture and sun shelters (I even tried a couple out) and I decided to leave Fern Michaels' "Vendetta" on one of the coffee tables.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Wild Release #23

"Scarlet Feather" was another book I was carrying around all day yesterday intending to release it somewhere, but it never quite happened. I decided this morning that since I needed gas (yes, desperately again!) I would leave it on top of the pump at Sheetz and go in and get a sandwich for lunch while I was there. I never made it into the store for the sandwich because it was just easier to drive away after making the drop. I didn't want someone coming up to me and saying, "Hey! You left your book!" Crazy, I know, but that's me.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wild Release #22

My 22nd wild release was Agatha Christie's "Sparkling Cyanide." I carried this book around all day with the intent to release it, but somehow it didn't work out until I met my sister and her family for dinner at our local King's Restaurant on Route 119 South. I saw the newspaper boxes on the sidewalk outside the restaurant and thought that would be a good place for the book. It seems it was. By the time we came out again, the book was gone.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wild Release #21

My third and final release for "Release Patricia Cornwell" day was "Trace," which I left outside the Westmoreland County Courthouse on North Main Street. I needed to take some photos of the Courthouse for a project I'm working on and it was a pretty smooth drop on one of the planters that is near the sidewalk.

Wild Release #20

My second release on my self-declared "Release Patricia Cornwell" day was "Isle of Dogs," which I left in the Amtrak Train Station on Ehalt Street in Greensburg. I accidentally disturbed a couple of men who were eating their lunch at the table I intended to leave the book on; when I went to use the ATM behind them, they very gallantly excused themselves and gave me some privacy. Perfect for leaving my book behind!

Wild Release #19

Today is a "Release Patricia Cornwell" day. My first release is "Blow Fly," which I left in the Apartment Rental Guide box on the sidewalk on North Main Street in Greensburg, Pa. I'm happy to report that the last book I left there, Robin Cook's "Shock," is gone. I hope some journal entries start coming my way soon.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Wild Release #18

"Motion to Suppress" was left on top of the newspaper boxes on the sidewalk of the Helman-Ghrist Parking Lot on North Main Street in Greensburg, Pa., around 12:40 p.m. The parking lot is one of the busiest in the city thanks to its proximity to the Courthouse and the fact that it has meters--not just permit parking. Now, if only someone would pick it up before it rains!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Wild Release #17

I was in desperate need of gasoline at lunchtime; I often am because I hate to use my discounts from Giant Eagle unless my little orange "GET GAS NOW" light comes on in my car. Since a lot of BookCrossers have had success in leaving books at gas stations, I thought I'd try it myself. I left "Angel," by Barbara Taylor Bradford, on top of pump number 8 at the GetGo gas station at the Giant Eagle in Hempfield Square in Greensburg. I'm hoping someone sees the BookCrossing spine sticker and takes "Angel" home to enjoy.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wild Release #16

I left "Shock," by Robin Cook, in the same apartment rental guide box on North Main Street in Greensburg where I left "Little House in the Big Woods" about 10 days ago. I was pleased to see that LHITBW was no longer in said apartment rental guide box!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Catch #1!

Chocolat, by Joanne Harris, which I released on May 25, 2007, next to the Dove Dark Chocolates in my local supermarket, was caught yesterday at the same supermarket. It seems someone moved it to the books and magazines section, but I'm just so pleased it was found and journaled. BookCrossing is fun! I'm afraid this might have me hooked for good ;)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Wild Release #15

"The Long Winter" was my last "Little House" book to release. I decided to leave it outside of our Target, where I was doing a little lunchtime shopping, because there are always tons of families going in and out and I was sure I would hit the "target" audience. *groans at pun* The drop on the bench outside the front doors went beautifully. I spent about 15 minutes in the store and when I came out, the book was gone!

Wild Release #14

I left "Little House on the Prairie" on top of the newspaper boxes outside of our local Eat 'n Park this morning before I went inside for a breakfast meeting. This was my first Ziploc bag release--it was pouring down rain, and although the newspaper boxes were underneath an overhang, you never know which way the wind is going to blow. I checked the boxes when I came outside about 90 minutes later and the book was gone :)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Wild Release #13

I left Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House in the Big Woods" in the Apartment Rental Guide box next to the newspaper boxes on the sidewalk of the Helman-Ghrist Parking Lot on North Main Street in Greensburg. It has a little door on it, so the book is protected from the elements. Perhaps it will make an apartment hunter happy.