Breathing Lessons

by Anne Tyler | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 042511774x Global Overview for this book
Registered by crrcookie of Tecumseh, Oklahoma USA on 12/28/2008
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by crrcookie from Tecumseh, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, December 28, 2008
In early Ocober 2008 I made a trip to the Book Thing in Baltimore to stock up on books. I am just now getting the chance to register this book.

Journal Entry 2 by crrcookie from Tecumseh, Oklahoma USA on Saturday, April 18, 2009
This book will be travelling with me during the BC in DC Bookcrossing Birthday Bash! The BookCrossing website turned 8 years old on April 17th and we wish to celebrate by meeting with other BookCrossers and dining out and well ... BookCrossing.

We will be walking around DC on April 18th and leaving books in our wake. If this book gets picked up before I get the chance to make release notes then I will edit this entry. Otherwise, look below for the details about where I left this book.

There was a brainstorm as we were trying to find places to theme release our books. I believe it was melydia that came up with the idea to release this one in some water where it might need "Breathing Lessons". The little pool at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden seemed to be just the place.

This book was released for the 2009 Movie/TV Books Release Challenge from the release challenge forum.

This is release #48 for this challenge.

This book is being counted for the 2009 Track Your Challenge Releases from the release challenge forum. This book is being released for one or more other challenges.

This is release #432 for the year that qualifies for this challenge.

Journal Entry 3 by sinequa on Saturday, April 18, 2009
Horray! I've found a bookcrossing book! It was totally wonderful and unexpected! I was spending the day in DC--part of a "girls' weekend" with my sister, nieces and a girlfriend. We took a detour into the sculpture garden on the mall in front of the Hirshhorn around 4 pm. My nieces were drawn to the reflecting pool (it was a gorgeous warm day and they wanted to jump in!).

At one corner of the pool, sitting on the edge, was a book in a double ziptop bag. Hmmmm. I went over to look at it, then looked around for someone missing a double bagged book. Two guys and a girl walked by. The exchange went something like this:

We all look at the book in a bag.

me: It's a book. (Call me Captain Obvious)

her: Yeah, there's another one over there (gestures to a park bench)

me: (thinking I'm being punked) I keep looking around for the candid camera. I think someone's watching to see how people react to this situation.

We all laugh politely. They walk on. I regard the book again.

Then a light bulb goes on. I pick up the bag. Written on the side of the book I see ""

"Oh my gosh!" I exclaim to no one in particular, "It's a bookcrossing book!" Jumping up and down with glee (like my three year old niece) I open the plastic bags like it's Christmas morning. I may have actually squealed with delight.

Remembering myself, I looked up and around. Several people were looking at me and smiling. I figured it was because I had made such a spectacle of myself. Now, after reading that there was a BC in DC event today, I'm wondering how many of the folks hanging around might have been watching and waiting to see how the book was caught.

I did go over to investigate the other book that was on the bench. It, too, was in a ziptop bag. I decided to leave it for another book lover. Finding this one had already made my day.

crrcookie, I found your photo of this book release. This is exactly how I found it. Thanks for taking the pic.

I started reading it on the drive back to Baltimore. I find it amusing that crrcookie picked up this book at the Baltimore Book Exchange, that the story begins in Baltimore, and that the book is now returning to Baltimore. After I read it I'll have to decide if I take it back to the Book Exchange to release it, or take it further afield.

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