Friday, August 31, 2007

Wild Release #52

My guide to the sky can be "Your Guide to the Sky." The book's front cover touts itself as an "ideal introduction to amateur astronomy for anyone." It's a little more complex than I care to tackle, so I set this "like new" book free. If you're quick, you should be able to find it with General Nathanael Greene's statue in St. Clair Park on North Maple Avenue in Greensburg.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wild Release #51

This is another book that was being kept for sentimental reasons. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" is now free to begin a brand new adventure in the parking lot of the Barnes & Noble in Greensburg where I left it propped against a light pole. Should I wish for its experiences to be a little less--or a great deal more--exciting than Bridget's were in this book? Perhaps it will write home once in a while and let me know.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Wild Releases #49 & #50

I spent a good deal of time this past weekend conducting an inventory of my bookshelves and making sure that every book I owned was registered and properly labeled (I still have 30+ to go--where do they all come from?!?). One of the books I came across was "Bridget Jones's Diary," by Helen Fielding. I read it when it first came out and was keeping it purely for nostalgic reasons so I decided it was time to let Bridget go. I set her free in the world on a bench in the Helman-Ghrist parking lot on North Main Street in Greensburg.

I also finished reading "On What Grounds," by Cleo Coyle. It is the first book in a series of Coffeehouse Mysteries, and apart from the typographical errors that were very distracting, it was a good book with characters I'm interested in reading more about. I decided that a coffee shop would be the best place to leave the book, so I dropped it on a table outside The American Coffee Shop on North Main Street.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Catch #7!

This one took a little while to check in! I released it on May 21, 2007, at the Greensburg Post Office. Three months later, "An American Childhood," by Annie Dillard was caught at the St. Vincent DePaul thrift store in Greensburg. It traveled two blocks--wonder how it got there? Thanks for rescuing it, kind Anonymous Finder! Enjoy :)

RABCKs #1 - #11

RABCK is an acronym for "Random Acts of BookCrossing Kindness." BookCrossers will often offer to mail their books to other BookCrossers who express an interest in receiving them.

When I first joined BookCrossing, a member named 4libros asked for some help with an Upward Bound/TRIO project this November. She was asked to supply 100 children's books and 100 books appropriate for teen-aged mothers and she needed the assistance of the BC community. I joined many others in volunteering to help. I was sure I would find appropriate books at the YWCA's book sale that is held in September, and I would send some to her then. Somehow I managed to collect enough books on my own without having to wait for the sale, so I mailed them to her today.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wild Release #48

I left "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," by Judith Rossner, at Citizens Bank on South Main Street on my way back from lunch. It's on top of a planter of lovely flowers near the back door by the parking lot. Happy hunting!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

WIld Release #47

Today I left the last of my Lemony Snicket books, "The End," in the Apartment Rental Guide box on the sidewalk of the Helman-Ghrist parking lot on North Main Street. I have left books there before and they have disappeared, but none have been journaled ... yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Wild Release #46

My sister, niece, and nephew wanted to go out to dinner tonight, so I had another opportunity to leave a book. I left Lemony Snicket's "The Penultimate Peril" on a chair inside Jioio's Restaurant on Carbon Road in Greensburg while we were waiting for a table. By the time we were done, someone was sitting on the chair and the book was nowhere to be seen.

Wild Release #45

"The Grim Grotto," by Lemony Snicket, is another book I recently reclaimed from my niece. I left it at The American Coffee Shop on North Main Street in Greensburg, on a table on the sidewalk. Enjoy!

Wild Release #44

I finally got "Wicked," by Gregory Maguire, back from my niece and I couldn't wait to release it. I left it in the box office window of The Palace Theatre this morning on my way to work. I hope it's found by a theater/book lover soon! Happy hunting!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Catch #6!

What a great way to start off the month! I'll definitely be leaving more books at The American Coffee Shop since "The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories," by Agatha Christie, was caught and journalled by an anonymous finder! My niece told me that her friend saw it on the table where I left it and was really excited to see it there, but left it for someone else to find. Gratefully, they did. Enjoy the book, AF, good luck, and hope to see you join BookCrossing someday!