Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Some excellent detective work led to the capture of "The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple." New BookCrossing member smurf4242 reports that it was "Found on a gas pump at Get Go in Hempfield. Plan to start reading it now." Nice work, smurf4242! Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
The Humane Society of Westmoreland County hosted its annual Whisker Walk today at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg. Sister No. 6, Cat No. 1, and I enjoyed a quick walk around the upper lake before heading home to watch the Steelers game. While there, I took the opportunity to release a few themed books along the walking path: "The Supernaturalist," by Eoin Colfer; "Little Miss Sunshine and the Wicked Witch," by Roger Hargreaves; "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley; "Beyond the Deepwoods," by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell; and "Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund," by Blaize Clement.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
This is amusing. I had an early morning appointment today for an oil change and inspection at Smail Mazda in Greensburg, the dealership where I purchased my car. While I was there in their waiting room, I got a call on my cell phone from someone at Smail Mazda who was wondering if there was anything they could do for me, such as schedule a service appointment. I had to laugh and tell them no because I was sitting in their waiting area at that very moment having my car serviced. What are the chances of that? Astronomical at best? Hopefully, the chances of Disney's "Tarzan" being caught are much greater. I left it on the children's table in the waiting room.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I don't know what possessed me to buy this book at the St. Florian's used book sale. In fact, being too scared to keep "It" in my possession for long, I left "It" (by Stephen King) at Sheetz in Greensburg on top of one of the gas pumps for a braver soul than mine.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- share books! it's good for the circulation
- it's better to give than to reshelve
- feeding the world its brain food!
- a book is a gift you can open again and again!
- never judge a book by its movie!
Another witch book is on the loose in Greensburg. I left "The Resident Witch," by Marian T. Place, on a window ledge on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the Penn Towers building. It is keeping company with the stuffed witch who resides in the window with some other festive Halloween decorations.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Another quick catch and another new member! "The Witches" was found by positanodreams, who says: "I found the book in the lobby of the First Commonwealth Bank (Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA). Plan to read the book & then leave it somewhere for someone else to enjoy. What a wonderful idea! I'm thrilled about this program." I'm thrilled as well. Thank you, positanodreams, and welcome!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
"Malice in Miniature" has been found by none other than the proprietor of Just Miniature Scale, who is now a BookCrossing member as well! miniaturescale reports: "I found the book on the window ledge of my shop right where it was left. I am so accustomed to picking up trash left on the ledge that I simply reached for it as I went past. When I realized it wasn't trash, advertising, or literature to save my soul from the fires of hell, I was intrigued. Being an avid reader I love this concept. I have read the book already being that I am in the dollhouse field; but, I will certainly leave it in a spot for someone else to find and enjoy! Thanks!" Thanks for the great journal entry, miniaturescale, and welcome to BookCrossing!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
When I saw this book at St. Florian's used book sale earlier this year, I knew just where I was going to release it: Just Miniature Scale in Greensburg. When I was younger, I wanted to buy every teeny tiny piece of dollhouse furniture the place sold. Unfortunately, my allowance—and my horrible saving practices—never allowed me to do so. Still, it was the perfect place to release "Malice in Miniature," by Margaret Grace, so I left it on the windowsill facing West Pittsburgh Street around 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
When I was a little kid walking into a grocery store, I made sure to check the prize bins of all the gumball and prize machines in the lobby as I walked by. Occasionally, I'd be rewarded by someone who wasn't careful enough in collecting their prize. Now I leave my own prize in the bins. If some little kid checks the claw machine in the lobby of the Hempfield Giant Eagle, he or she may be thrilled to find "My Little Blue Book."
Both my car and I needed sustenance as the lunch hour rolled around today. I put my car's needs above my own since its little orange GET GAS NOW BEFORE I SPUTTER, CHOKE, AND DIE light was on, and stopped first at the Hempfield Giant Eagle's GetGo gas station. After satisfying my Mazda's thirst, I left Hester Browne's "The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple" on top of the gas pump. That deed done, I satisfied my own hunger at the Subway in the new Lincoln Plaza on Route 30, but not before releasing another book: "Another Amy," by Marilyn Kaye, was left on a pole outside the main doors shortly after 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Today's wild releases were made in memory of Snowshoee, a Portuguese BookCrosser who passed away earlier this year while awaiting a heart transplant. Today would have been her 27th birthday. Mine were just two of dozens of worldwide releases that were inspired by this thread on the BookCrossing forums. Sister No. 6 and I braved the crowds and narrow, blocked-off streets of Ligonier to release "The Sweet Everlasting," by Judson Mitcham, and "Fair and Tender Ladies," by Lee Smith during Fort Ligonier Days. Please consider becoming an organ donor. I'm one.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Every college student could use an inspiring or humorous story at this point in semester, so I left "Chicken Soup for College Soul," by Jack Canfield, et al., on a windowsill of the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center on Harrison Avenue in Greensburg around 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
I happened to be driving past Boston Market on Route 30 in Greensburg today and I thought to myself, "You know, I never go there." So I did. Not to eat (this time, at least) but to release a book. I left Janet Evanovich's "Fearless Fourteen" resting against a cement column in the parking lot.