True wild catches

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

I released this on 19 December 2005 in the little stone play cottage in Birchgrove Oval in Sydney.

Three years later, an anonymous finder has picked it up and left this message:

Journal entry 8 by Members Plus details...AnonymousFinderMembers Plus details... from n/a, n/a n/a on Thursday, November 27, 2008

Found discarded in a local bin.


What a pleasure that it's been found after so long!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

I released this at the Oxfam shop in West Hampstead on February 16, 2008. It was picked up by an anonymous finder who wrote this message:

Journal entry 3 by Anonymous Finder from n/a, n/a n/a on Monday, August 25, 2008

brilliant, what a good book. I didn`t want it to end but I still read it in about a week and a half (even though I had many things to do and am not the fastest reader). I recommend it to anyone who likes philosophy or has ever thought about society in a critical way, its complex and very relevant as well as being a beautifully written story full of human character and set in a deeply and thouroughly imagined futuristic world that is so reminiscient of ours and speaks of deep human meanings and purposes.
Beautiful, profound, easy to read, exciting... I don:t know what more to say except that I think its the first book that almost made me cry at the end not because it was sad or full of loss but because it felt so deep and meaningful...


book rating: 10 out of 10

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

I released this at Offshore Cafe in Glasgow, where I am currently visiting family. It was picked up by another BookCrosser who left this journal entry:

Journal entry 14 by MikeWoods from Glasgow, Glasgow City United Kingdom on Sunday, July 29, 2007

I've just found this book whilst leaving another bookcrossing book in Offshore cafe. Lucky me or what ?

book rating: not yet read

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Tutu-Mauve a la Radio by Lise Le Coeur

I released this on the mass releasing walk at the 2007 BookCrossing Unconvention in Brighton on Sunday 1 July 2007. I left it under the stone archways at the entrance to the Brighton Royal Pavilion. It was picked up by a member of the public, who joined and left this journal entry a few days later.

Journal entry 5 by charliebean from london, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 04, 2007

i didnt like the illustrations at all.
but its funny because ive learnt french this year, so i understamd all the text, but i was a bit disappointed by the story.


book rating: 3/10

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Natural Health Bible: Stay Well, Live Longer

I released this book in the Borojo Juice Bar in Clapham on 20 August 2006. One of the employees has found it, joined BookCrossing, and left this message.

Journal entry 6 by Wuasaby from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, November 09, 2006

I've found this book at the Borojo Juice Bar where I work, in Clapham North, London. A fantastic book, full of things I didn't know and others which I thought I knew, but were wrong. Still reading it.

book rating: 10/10

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Saturday, September 09, 2006

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - AGAIN!

I released this book this evening on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London. It was found and journalled almost immediately - even before I had a chance to make release notes. The Anonymous Finder has not joined (as yet) but left this lovely message (and even took a photo):

Journal entry 2 by AnonymousFinder from n/a, n/a n/a on Saturday, September 09, 2006

A friend and I were wandering around the Square Mile on a lovely late-summer Saturday evening when we chanced upon this book on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. I initially thought the bag would contain a book of scripture, they being the only kind of free book usually available, but was pleased and surprised to find The God Of Small Things, which is one of those books I'd always vaguely meant to read after recommendations from friends.

Reading the post below it's a bit odd to see it's dated February 2006 and it is now September. Maybe the book fell down a wormhole or a rip in the space-time continuum or something. :)

I think I'll release the book at a main-line London station.

Here is a photo of the book in the wild, just after its capture:


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I have had good luck releasing this book in religious-themed locations before. I previously released a copy at the Buddhist Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park and that was also journalled. Read all journal entries for that copy here.

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank

I released this on 20 July 2006 in the dining car of the London to Glasgow train. I actually saw it get picked up and I received this journal entry today:

Journal entry 3 from Anonymous Finder from n/a, n/a n/a on Friday, August 18, 2006

My daughter passed the book on to me, and I will probably leave it in the Lake District where I am due to go to soon. The book was not my style and I found it boring.


book rating: 1 out of 10

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