Sunday, February 28, 2010

February Stats

Wild Releases: 15
Catches: 2

Wild Releases: 39
RABCKs: 27
Catches: 6
Wild Finds: 1

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wild Release #876

A thousand acres is a really big lot, so where better to leave Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres" than on a bench outside of Big Lots! in Greensburg? I couldn't think of a better place, so that's where you'll find it (if you're lucky!).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Catch #122!

"Eye of the Needle" has been found by new member ninabully, who reports: "My friend and I have been passing books back and forth for years. She was the one who found it at Fridays restaurant on the front bench.She was so excited we didnt know something like this existed. I was done with my book so I read it first. The book sucked me in I wasnt sure if I was going to like it. I loved it!!! I couldnt wait to see what was going to happen next, if he was going to get away. From the point he reached the island to the end I couldn't put it down. I was so proud of Lucy. I cant wait for my friend to read it so we can talk about it and send it on its way. Two thumbs up." I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Welcome to BookCrossing!

Wild Release #875

Looking for romance in Greensburg? You may find "The Wild Baron," by Catherine Coulter, propped on a lamppost flanking the old Main Street entrance to the Westmoreland County Courthouse. I hope you can handle him!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wild Release #874

Another gas station release today. This time, I left "For Us, the Living," by Robert A. Heinlein, on top of one of the gas pumps at the GetGo in Greensburg. Here's hoping for a gas station catch!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

RABCKs #276 - #279

Today's RABCKs have packages heading Across the Pond and Down Under.

Patrick Suskind's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" is on its way to earthcaroleanne in Scotland so she can start a bookray with it. There was extra room in the package, so I also included an audiobook of Agatha Christie's "Evil Under The Sun" and some Bookcrossing goodies.

"The Daughters of Cain," by Colin Dexter, and "Malice Domestic," by Elizabeth Peters, as well as some miscellaneous BookCrossing goodies, are on their way to JuneQueensland in Australia—the winner of the You've Got Mail Sweeps! I hope the package makes her smile.

Wild Release #873

Sister No. 6 and I went to JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store in Greensburg today. I took the opportunity to leave Betty Hechtman's yarn, "By Hook or By Crook," with the yarn in the back of the store.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wild Release #872

I met a couple of friends for lunch today at Hoss's Family Steak and Sea in Greensburg. In keeping with the seafood theme, I left "On Green Dolphin Street," by Sebastian Faulks, in a BookCrossing release bag on the ledge by the front door.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wild Release #871

Today I went to Home Depot, but I didn't go so I could buy something; I went so I could leave something. I left Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass" in the looking-glass (also known as mirror) aisle.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RABCKs #274 & #275 & Wild Release #870

The winner has been drawn for the January/February edition of the International Audiobook Sweepstakes RABCK, so I stopped by the post office today to mail off my package. The winner will be receiving two audiobooks from me: "My Forbidden Face—Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman's Story," by Latifa; and "Dinner for Two," by Mike Gayle. Congratulations and enjoy!

Since I was at the post office anyway, I decided to do a wild release as well. I left David Baldacci's "Hour Game" on a tall table in the lobby.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Wild Release #869

I found a new ledge in downtown Greensburg. This one is outside Vaccare's Pharmacy on North Main Street and it was the perfect size for "Monkey See, Monkey Die," by Cynthia Baxter.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Wild Release #868 & Catch #121!

I left Jane Austen's "Emma" on a ledge outside America's Best in Greensburg around 1 p.m. and before I could get back to work to make release notes on it, it was found! I love it when that happens! Thanks for the quick journal entry, AnonymousFinder, and have a great time in Vegas with Emma!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Wild Releases #866 & #867

It seems like I'm stopping more often to fill up my gas tank these days. Is it because I'm driving more miles, or because I want to leave more books on top of the gas pumps? Today, it was the latter. I left Jeffrey Cohen's "It Happened One Knife" on top of pump number 2 at the Sunoco on West Otterman Street in Greensburg.

Not content with just one release, later in the day I left Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods" on the bench by the mail and FedEx boxes outside 101 North Main Street in Greensburg.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wild Release #865

We celebrated Sister No. 6's birthday with some delicious pizza from Abie & Bimbo's on North Westmoreland Avenue in Greensburg. My job was to pick it up and bring it to her house. While I was there, I left one of her favorite books, "The Vampire Lestat," by Anne Rice, on their front steps.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Wild Release #864

The bench outside of the Greensburg Target's front doors looked so sad and empty today that I felt compelled to brighten it up with "The Promise," by Danielle Steel. (Un?)Fortunately, it didn't last long: the bench was empty again when I left the store.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Wild Releases #862 & #863

My first release for the new month was Brian Jacques' "Marlfox," which I left at the new McDonald's across from Westmoreland Mall in Greensburg. As of 1:30 p.m., it was sitting on a ledge by the tall tables nearest the soda machines. I can't guarantee it's still there!

My second release of the new month was James Herriot's "Every Living Thing," which I left in the waiting room of the Greengate Animal Clinic on Route 130 & Mt. Thor Road in Greensburg.