Thursday, September 30, 2010

September Stats

Wild Releases: 10

Wild Releases: 172
RABCKs: 43
Catches: 30
Wild Finds: 2
Bookrays: 2

Wild Release #1009

There were still 90 minutes or so of daylight left when I left John Sandford's "Dark of the Moon" on top of a gas pump at GetGo in Greensburg. Don't wait for moonrise to go get it!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wild Releases #1004 - #1008

Today is the last day of the annual used book sale at Westmoreland Mall that benefits the YWCA of Westmoreland County, so I was sure to get there and support the cause (and my book-buying habit). My motivation was not purely selfish—I donated five books (whose titles are too embarrassing to mention) to the sale. If you're truly curious, you can see them here, here, here, here, and here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wild Release #1003

"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," by C.S. Lewis,  is my favorite Narnia book of the seven in the series. I probably have read this one 1003 times, so that makes this wild release a themed one, wouldn't you say? ;) If you are near the Eastgate Plaza Chick-fil-A sometime today, you just may find this on a ledge outside the front door.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wild Release #1002

The trouble with some of my friends—and me, I admit—is that being on time for things is just not that vital. I don't really mind, mostly because I hope that gives me some allowance when I'm at fault (which I am, far too often). Today, I was meeting a friend at Bob Evans Restaurant in Irwin, and I didn't mind that she was a little time-challenged because that gave me the opportunity to leave "The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends," by Stan & Jan Berenstain, on a bench outside the front door.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wild Release #1001 & RABCKs #292 - #295

I stopped by the post office today to ship out a few RABCKs and found it the perfect opportunity for a nice themed release, as well. I left "The Shipping News," by Annie Proulx, a "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" book on top of the FedEx box on the sidewalk outside the post office to commemorate my 1001st wild release on BookCrossing.

As for the RABCKs themselves, Elizabeth Berg's "We Are All Welcome Here" is on its way to babydoll857 in the UK—the winner of my Inspire my 1000th Wild Release RABCK.

Three audiobooks—"As Time Goes By," by Bob Larbey, "Playing with Boys," by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, and "Shattered," by Dick Francis—are on their way to the winner of the July/August 2010 edition of the International AUDIOBOOK Sweepstakes RABCK. Enjoy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wild Release #1000

My 1000th Wild Release! I spent weeks wondering what it would be, what fabulous theme I could plan; I even asked other BookCrossers to inspire me with ideas. In the end, I chose Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," which I left on a ledge outside The Chocolate Shoppe in Greensburg today, which just happens to be Roald Dahl Day. On to 2000!