Bookbox I

Registered by Sunnybubble of Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on 10/7/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Friday, October 7, 2005
My first bookbox..I hope it's not the last!!
Rules
1) No Mills and Boon or similar
2) Don't hold onto it too long before passing on
3) Put in as many books as you take out ( If there is room!)If you want to fill gaps, that's fine too.
4) Journal when you get it, and when you send it on.
5)Have fun!

Participants:
Sterile
Dodau
CaffCaff
Star69
Giz-Angel
Redhouse
Celticstar
AnglersRest
foxy737
catrionamoore
Arturogrande
Caro1
CharlieBoots76
MissyZ
molekilby
Niccijl
Angellica<---It's here!
Blum

Contents ( Now I closed the box before I confirmed this, so I might miss some out - I also fitted in more than I anticipated):
Husbands - Adele Parks
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
The Sculptress - Minette Walters
Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller
Lucky - Alice Sebold
A Mad World, My Masters - John Simpson
Last Chance Saloon - Marian Keyes
Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett
Snake Oil - John Diamond
East is East - Ayub Khan-Din
Wycliffe and the Pea-Green Boat - W.J. Burley
A Clubbable Woman- Reginald Hill
The Snapper - Roddy Doyle




Journal Entry 2 by Sterile from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Received the box a minute ago! Just about to select the books. Will pass on to Dodau in the morning via Royal Mail. Thanks Sunlightbub for sending me the box, good stuff!!

Journal Entry 3 by Sterile from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Fished out the books that called to me:
Adele Parks - Husbands
Kate Atkinson - Case Histories
Reginald Hill - A Clubbable Woman
W J Burley - Wycliffe and the Pea Green Boat (Wishlist)

And sending on in the box are:
Ann Granger - Call the Dead Again
L A Graf - Star Trek Ice Trap
Sara Paretsky - Deadlock
Janet Evanovich - Two for the Dough
Garfield - Here we go Again

The pressie goes on with the box to Dodau in the morning of the 13th, unless I am told otherwise. Thanks for such a wonderful and inspiring collection.

Journal Entry 4 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 17, 2005
I hate being after Sterile on a bookbox list. She always pms me to see if I want anything from her availables, this time it was four. And then when I get the box there's always loads in there that I want. I've had a quick look and picked out 6 so far but there may be more. I have to clean the kitchen before I can look properly. I'll post again later.
Oh and thank you for the Barney DVD. I'm sending the boys to Burnley to watch it.

Journal Entry 5 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 17, 2005
I'll rate this box even though I don't normally. I have been very greedy and taken out 7 and to my shame only put back in five. But that is because the ones I took out are quite thin and the ones I put back in are fatter and I can't fit anymore in.
I have taken out
The Snapper
Notes on a scandel
Lucky
Garfield
Deadlock
Call the dead again
Ice trap.
Thanks Sterile for the last four.
I have put in
Bridget Jones Diary
Marazan
True History of the Kelly Gang
The Vampire Armand
Fine Night for Dying.
I've also left the chocolate in there as neither hubby or I like it. But thanks for it anyway Sterile. I've also replaced the Barney DVD with another freebie one from The Mail and added another little extra. I hav caffcaff's address so I'll pm her now to tell her it's here and get it out tomorrow hopefully.

Journal Entry 6 by dodau at by mail in to the next participant, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

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Journal Entry 7 by AngelChild from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 25, 2005
This actually arrived on the 20th, but its been stuck at the sorting office until today.... I didnt worry too much that i had a parcel at the post office as i thought it was my NSSS pressie, well it was, there were 2!!!! lol

Will have a rummage later, journal again and get an addy for the next person.... I dont think the chocolate will make it back in though ;o)

Thanks Girls :o)

Journal Entry 8 by AngelChild from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Ok, firstly, thank you dodau, my feet will be very well cared for from now on ;o)

I'm taking out:
The Sculptress
Carpe Jugulum
A Mad World My Masters
Snake Oil
East is East

I'm putting in:
Sleepless Nights
His Last Bow
The Wheel Of Fortune
Black Baby
Elizabeth And Her German Garden
Another Kind Of Life

Will PM star69 to arrange coffee, a natter, oh and handover.....


Journal Entry 9 by star69 from Sittingbourne, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, November 10, 2005
Got this from CaffCaff at our mini meet today.
My 2 favorite things books and chocolate, can't wait to get stuck into both.
Thanks CaffCaff for passing it on and thanks sunlightbub for organising it.

Journal Entry 10 by star69 from Sittingbourne, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, November 11, 2005
Ok I have taken out The Chocolate and a few books.
Two for the Dough Janet Evanovich
The Vampire Armand Ann Rice
Bridget Jones's Diary Helen Fielding

I am putting in
A perfect Evil Alex Kava
The Five people you meet in heaven Mitch Albom
I Capture The Castle Dodie Smith

I have PMed Giz-angel for her address just waiting for her reply.

Journal Entry 11 by star69 at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 14, 2005

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Sent to Giz-Angel.
Thanks for a great bookbox

Journal Entry 12 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
YAY I have the box! I'm going to have a hunt through it and play, and I will send it on next week to Redhouse. I'll be back before then to say what I've pinched :-)

Journal Entry 13 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, November 18, 2005
OK I am snagging:
A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava
The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
I capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I am adding:
PS I Love you by Cecelia Ahern
How to Survive Christmas by Jilly Cooper
Executioner: Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee (Audio)
Lady Killer by Meryl Sawyer

Something for everyone LOL!
THANKS very much for the chocolate which I ate 30 seconds after I found it - yum yum!

I will get this box out to redhouse next week a I have evil shifts until then.

Journal Entry 14 by lellie from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Yay!! A bookbox.
I came downstairs from the room I euphemistically call my office, and found it on the kitchen table, where Mr Redhouse must have left it on his way out.
The chocolate was on top of the box so I ate that whilst rummaging. Thanks very much for that, I started another diet this morning!
I've taken out:

Another Kind of Life by Catherine Dunne
Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
How To Survive Christmas by Jilly Cooper
Black Baby by Clare Boylan
and the Cider With Rosie Audiobook

Very greedy I know :)

Going back in are:
Mrs Kimble by Jennifer Haigh
With your Crooked Heart by Helen Dunmore
A Rose For Winter by Laurie Lee
English Correspondence by Janet Davey
Affinity by Sarah Waters

Now I've got to find a bigger box!
I'll do my best to mail this on this week
Thanks Philippa for a really great box.

Journal Entry 15 by lellie from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Monday, December 12, 2005
Sorry to hang on to this, I promise I will get it going asap but it may not be until after Christmas.
On the plus side, the bigger box I found left room for some more goodies so I'm ading a few extra surprise books.

Journal Entry 16 by celticstar from Denbighshire, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, December 16, 2005
Arrived this morning, filled with lots of brilliant books and other goodies. Just what I needed this morning for the pre Christmas blues... soon to be followed by the Christmas & post Christmas blues :)

I shall now go and make myself comfortable in a comfy corner with a box of books :)

I'll journal later with what I've taken and added

Journal Entry 17 by celticstar from Denbighshire, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, December 16, 2005
I've watched the film 'Where angels fear to tread' Can't say I saw much point to it LOL but it was ok and I've put another in the box to go with it and I've had the fortune cookie which promises me a great weekend... so thanks to whoever put those in.

Now on to the books...

Taking Out

PS, I love you - Celia Ahern
Executioner: Pierrepoint - Albert Pierrepoint
The ring of words - Poems from the Daily Telegraph (going to Staryn)
True history of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey (going to OddballDave)
Desperate Journeys (going to OddballDave)
A fine night for dying - Jack Higgins (going to OddballDave)
Last Chance Saloon - Marian Keyes (going to the fresh-start OBCZ)
English Correspondence - Janet Davey (going to the fresh-start OBCZ)


Putting In

Dance while you can - Susan Lewis
The Encounter - K.A Applegate (Animorphs)
Spellsinger - Alan Dean Foster
Iron Gate - Richard Herman Jnr
Yesterday's Spy - Len Deighton
The Gemini Contenders - Robert Ludlum
Nowhere? - Aaron Marc Stein
Hard Times - Charles Dickens
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood



Journal Entry 18 by celticstar from Denbighshire, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Sent this morning to AnglersRest

Journal Entry 19 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, December 22, 2005
Arrived today, thanks for sending. I'll have a look through the box over the next day or so and will get the box on its way again after the Christmas break.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Journal Entry 20 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, December 29, 2005
I've had a quick look through. I'm taking out:

The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Affinity by Sarah Waters

Putting in:

A sudden change of heart by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Basic Instinct by Michael Douglas
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Thanks for a great selection. I'll get the box on its way again after the New Year holiday.


Journal Entry 21 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, January 15, 2006
Yikes! I forgot to get this to the post office! On its way to foxy737 16th Jan by Parcel Force.

Journal Entry 22 by foxy737 from Westgate on Sea, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Arrived today just rummaging through and reading back of books to see what I fancy, will pm next on list and re-journal once I know in's and out's; will move on asap.

Okay had a look through only took out 2 books but squeezed in 9 since there was some room in this box.

2 books out were:-

Lady killer by Meryl Sawyer
The nature of the beast by Frances Fyfield

9 books in were:-

I Once knew an Indian woman by Ebbitt Cutler
C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Gerald's Game by Stephen King
Essential Reiki by Diane Stein
Healthy Pregnancy Cookbook by Jane Middleton and George Rapitis
The Princess Diaries - Third time lucky by Meg Cabot
James and the giant peach (play version) by Roald Dahl

Should give plenty of choice for those yet to receive this box.
hope you all enjoy it
Foxy737

Journal Entry 23 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 22, 2006
The postman staggered to the house with this exceptionally heavy box of books, desperately trying to prevent the box from completely falling appart spilling books and postman everywhere!

I found some books I wanted, Hubby spotted a book he wanted and my two-year-old son found a bag of chocolates that he wanted. As they have become rather battered and squashed along with the rest of the box and it's contents (if only boxes could tell stories) I have told him we will replace the goodies.

I have taken out:

I Once Knew an Indian Woman
Marazan
Essential Reiki
James and the Giant Peach - a play
Animorphs
His Last Bow
Spellsinger

When I find a suitable sized and strong box I shall send the parcel on; and let you know what I have put back in.

Journal Entry 24 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, February 3, 2006
I have tracked down and almost suitably sized box (at least I don't have to post it!) and I have included:

Colours of the Mountain by Da Chen
Eating Cake by Stella Duffy
The Kid by Kevin Lewis
Tales of Hopping Wood by Rene Cloke
Whistling in the Woods by Selina Young

To be dropped off at arturogrande's later today. She may also have to take out more books that she replaces due to the size of the box.

Journal Entry 25 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, February 6, 2006
Another fabulous bookbox - packed full with lovely books and wonderful goodies!

I've taken out:

The Dead Zone - Stephen King
Gerald's Game - Stephen King
The Little Friend - Donna Tartt
Elizabeth and her German Garden - Elizabeth von Arnim

I'll journal again when I know what I'm replacing them with.

Thanks for starting this box, sunlightbub (and for being great about changing the order around) and thanks to everyone else who has made it so good.

Journal Entry 26 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Right - here's what I'm replacing them with:

Longitude - Dava Sobel
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
High Society - Ben Elton
Dinner for Two - Mike Gayle

Now on its way to Caro1.

Journal Entry 27 by Caro1 from Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Have just picked this up from the post office after a long weekend away. Have had a quick peek and can see some titles I'm interested in. Thanks for posting arturogrande. More later.

Journal Entry 28 by Caro1 from Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 5, 2006
Sorry for taking longer than anticipated to move this on.
I've taken out -

A Rose For Winter by Laurie Lee
The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch
High Society by Ben Elton
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Colours of the Mountain by Da Chen
Mrs Kimble by Jennifer Haigh

...and put in -
The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
Let’s Meet on Platform 8 by Carole Matthews
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge
Moon Island by Rosie Thomas (Audiobook)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Thank you everyone for a great selection and especially sunlightbub for starting the box.
Posted to CharlieBoots76 yesterday, March 4.

Journal Entry 29 by Charlieboots76 from Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Many thanks Caro1 I recieved the book this morning, with a cheerfull knock from the postman and a warning that it was heavy. He wasn't kidding, there are loads of books in here!
I will have a look tommorow probably then sort out what I'm taking and adding. I allready have MissyZ's address but will pm her to see if she still wants it.

Journal Entry 30 by Charlieboots76 from Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 17, 2006
Sorry for the delay in sending this on, I have been feeling rough. Anyway I have had a look now and have taken out:

Pregnancy Cookbook (thanks!)
Yesterdays Spy
The Secret life of bees
Master Georgie

and have put in:

Scorpia
Revenge of a Middle Aged woman
My Sisters Keeper
One Pot Cooking (to replace the cook book I took out)

I'm sorry I havn't put the authours on but I posted the box yesterday and can't remember them all.
I also took a few of the choccies and added a couple of packets of sweets.

Many thanks to Sunlightbub for organising the box!

Journal Entry 31 by MissyZ from Clapham, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, March 20, 2006
Yay!
The box was waiting for me when I got back from London this weekend! :)

I'm taking out:
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Every Woman Knows a Secret - Rosie Thomas (audiobook)
A Sudden Change of Heart - Barbara Taylor Bradford
Basic Instinct - Michael Douglas

Putting in (rather a variety):
The Unfortunates - Laurie Graham
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

I've got moliekilby's address, so this will be posted on this week! Getting heavy...

Journal Entry 32 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Received on the weekend, have had a look through and will make choices by the weekend. I will journal again later.

Journal Entry 33 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, April 7, 2006
WOW! This is my first bookbox and I loved it. There were so many I could have picked but settled on:

Revenge Of The Middle Aged Woman (snagged by dirtydancer2)
Dinner For Two (We both liked the look of this)
C Is For Corpse
D Is For Deadbeat
The Handmaid's Tale

Putting in:

Thud!
The Sixth Lamentation
Sharpe's Waterloo
Dear Me
P.S. I Love You

Also swapped one of the DVD's and snaffled some chocolate and sweets.

This has been fun and I'd certainly do it again. It will be posted to niccijl on the weekend.

Journal Entry 34 by niccijl from Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 13, 2006
Received safely yesterday. Have already decided to take out:

PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz
Thud by Terry Pratchett (thanks Molekilby)

and I'm putting in

Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz
Zone of the Interior by Clancy Sigal
Eve Green by Susan Fletcher
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

I should have this packed up and ready to go by the beginning of next week.

Thanks sunlightbub (and everyone else)

Journal Entry 35 by niccijl at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 15, 2006

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Sent on to Angellica

Journal Entry 36 by angellica from Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Arrived safely this morning. Thank you

Journal Entry 37 by angellica from Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 6, 2006
Sorry! Finally had chance to go through this bookbox.. I didn't mean to hold on to it for so long - has 3 months gone already?

Taking out:

With Your Crooked Heart by Helen Dunmore
Eating Cake by Stella Duffy
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Putting in:
Smelly Bill by Daniel Postgate
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Being a mother by Helen Exley


Will PM Blum for her address

Journal Entry 38 by angellica from Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 7, 2006
Posted to Blum today

Journal Entry 39 by blum from Slough, Berkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Arrived this morning, bursting with books and goodies!

23.7.06- posting tomorrow. Sorry for the delay- busy end of term, sorting out holidays....etc!

Journal Entry 40 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 1, 2006
It's home..and has been for a while, but I've been away..Thanks so much to all of you for participating in my first bookbox..got some great reads back and enjoyed watching all the JE's.

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