Friday, April 30, 2010

April Stats

Wild Releases: 10
Catches: 1
Wild Finds: 1
Bookrays: 1

Wild Releases: 79
RABCKs: 35
Catches: 12
Wild Finds: 2
Bookrays: 1

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wild Release #916

It's been getting worse and worse, so today I finally decided to do something about it. The interior of my car was filthy! Remnants of winter's salt and spring's seed and leaf coverings were all over the floor, not to mention the ever-present dust and cat hair all over the seats, so I headed to DeGennaro's Car Wash on Route 119 in South Greensburg to use their giant vacuums. Twelve minutes and eight quarters later, my car was thanking me. After I put the vacuum hose back in its place, I left Stephen J. Cannell's "King Con" behind to keep it company.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wild Release #915

While running errands around town today, I managed to find a tiny moment to leave "Mayhem in Miniature," by Margaret Grace, on the ledge outside Just Miniature Scale on South Pennsylvania Avenue in Greensburg.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wild Release #914

It was money that made me visit First Commonwealth Bank on East Pittsburgh Street in Greensburg today (alas, not my own). It was love (of BookCrossing, of course) that made me leave "Love Nor Money," by Linda Grant, behind. You can find it in the lobby with the free home guides.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wild Release #913

My mother is very susceptible to advertising, particularly Olive Garden ads on TV. Within days of seeing a commercial for their newest entrĂ©e, she suggests that we go there for dinner. Guess what she saw a few days ago. That's right—an Olive Garden commercial. Guess where we went for dinner tonight. That's right—Olive Garden. Not that I minded too much: 1) I didn't have to cook; 2) their food is usually quite edible; and 3) the benches outside are a perfect place to leave a book. Guess what I put on the bench outside the Olive Garden in Greensburg. That's right—"Full Blast," by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes.

RABCK #287

The second of my 3rd BC Birthday RABCKs was entrusted to the U.S. Postal Service today. "The Year of Fog," by Michelle Richmond, and some BookCrossing goodies are headed to kobie03 in Canada. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Catch #128!

Well, hello, old friend! "Mum's the Word: A Flower Shop Mystery" was logged in today by an AnonymousFinder in Islamorada, Florida, one year, seven months, and one day after I last saw it in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Thanks for checking in, and enjoy!

Wild Release #912

The parking lot of Rejuvenate Skin Care Center on South Main Street in Greensburg was disturbingly empty around 1 p.m. I'm hoping everyone just left for lunch and that someone will return soon to catch Sidney Sheldon's "The Naked Face," which I left on a brick ledge outside the big picture window.

Monday, April 19, 2010

RABCKs #285 & #286

The winner has been drawn for the March/April edition of the International Audiobook Sweepstakes RABCK! The lucky duck will be receiving two audiobooks from me: "Dead Even," by Brad Meltzer; and "Lily White," by Susan Isaacs. Congratulations and enjoy!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wild Release #911

It's Sunday night and most, if not all, of the stores in downtown Greensburg are closed. That didn't stop me from leaving a little gift for someone who may be wandering the streets. If they're wandering near Greensburg Art Supply on East Pittsburgh Street, they may find Kathryn Reiss's "Paint by Magic."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wild Release #910

It's Tax Day in the United States, so our local Chick-fil-A was celebrating Tax Relief Day. Anything we bought there today we can get for free during the month of May as long as we bring our receipt dated 4/15! In the spirit of giving out free stuff, I left "The Tax Inspector," by Peter Carey, on the ledge outside the front door.

Wild Release #909

The largest body of water in Greensburg is probably Twin Lakes, so I headed there at lunchtime to do this themed release. I left Walter Lord's "A Night to Remember" on a bench at the boathouse on this 98th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wild Release #908

If you happen to be at Sheetz in Greensburg today, check the top of one of the gas pumps for Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's "Buried Evidence."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wild Find #4!

I found a BookCrossing book in the wild—and it looks awfully familiar! I ran into "The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12" (which I last saw in December 2009 when I gave it to Mom to share with her book club members) at the Christian Layman Corps store in Greensburg. Mom tells me I shouldn't be surprised since several of her book clubbers volunteer there. I left it on their shelves for someone else to find, and I found an armful of other books to bring home with me.

Friday, April 09, 2010

RABCK #284 & Bookray #2

March 26 was my third BC birthday and to celebrate, I offered three RABCKs of any book from my TBR or AVL lists, or one month of Members Plus/Wings from the supply store. The three lucky winners randomly chosen on March 31 were: 1) hakkalina; 2) wendyv; and 3) kobie03.

Today, I put wendyv's package in the mail: James Dickey's "Deliverance" is travelling with Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" (my second-ever bookray) and oodles of BookCrossing goodies. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Wild Release #907

It's a glorious Spring day here in Greensburg, Pa., and even though it's April Fool's Day, I'm not pulling your leg! I will, however, let you figure out exactly where I left "Pursuit of Justice," by Mimi Latt. My only hint? It's somewhere inside or outside the Westmoreland County Courthouse. Happy hunting!