Tuesday, July 24, 2007

What happens when 16 obsessers are in one room?

Swapping madness ensues! This Columbus meetup brought Obsessers from near and far and good times were had by all.

I arrived a little before noon on Sunday. I saw a small group standing in the parking lot and decided to ask if they were there for BookObsessed. Thank goodness they were - gothamgal, BluesMan, and TinkEsq. Shortly afterwards, both cowgirl-up and Thursday5 joined us. We moved to the other side of the parking lot and found Pepper and Rebecca. Ri joined us with little Makaio.

Lunch was at a yummy place called Mozart's. The sandwich was good and the dessert was better. We stayed there for quite a while and then went to Ri's house where (eventually) the others joined us. Swapping madness ensued! As well as pizza at one point.

Then book shopping for some of us. First we stayed at the Half Price Books until they closed and kicked us out. Then off to The Book Loft which was just an amazing place - room after room after room of books. Several of us got lost! I only wish there had been more bargain books - though I was extremely happy to get an autographed copy of a wishlist book - The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin.
I was tired afterwards (didn't get much sleep after staying up all night to read Harry Potter) so went to the hotel and to sleep. I woke up early the next morning (this morning) and decided to get back on the road. And now I'm home.

Thanks so much to everyone who got to make it. It was fantastic meeting you! And thank you especially to Ri for hosting the swaps at her place.
So here are the pictures:

Rhonda (Sand) held on to Makaio during most of the swapping:

Pepper, Nou, Explorer, CTGMOM, Ri:

Shauney, cowgirl-up, Rebecca, Cherie, Pepper:

Thursday5, cowgirl, Shauney (foreground), Rebecca:

DragonGoddess and Cherie:


Pepper, reading off the pizza menu to us. Sadly, I didn't catch her when she was turning around to give us the "be quiet" face. *grin*:

(Tink and BluesMan were sitting on the couch next to me, so I didn't get any pictures of them. Sorry!)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A good one from the final Sunday night in Charleston

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Megi was kind enough to find this picture, which should've made it over here. That's Scott (redsoxguy), our new BookCrossing CEO there lifting his shirt. And the rest, from left to right, are Buffra, Rhonda (Matt's wife--I forget her BC name), Inkognitoh, Molyneux, MartiP, and CheriePie (me). I think that was BountifulPots who's cheek you can see peeking in between Rhonda and Inko.

Noumena had already went up to bed, and the bar had closed, so I brought down the bottle of Malibu from the room, someone else brought some vodka, and we mixed up our own drinks!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Hilton Head

Got home on Thursday night from Charleston.

We went down to Hilton Head and stayed at a beautiful resort. We had a view of the ocean and swimming pool and lots of lagoons. The ocean was a bit too cool to swim in but the weather was perfect. 75 and sunny with a little breeze coming of the ocean. Hilton Head has lots of bike paths which were nice until I had a major upset (:

I relaxed and just enjoyed life. What could be better :)

Hilton Head will be on a list of places I will go back to

Ok, here's my post on the blog...

Wow! It's already been a week. Oh how time flew! It was such a great time, I can't wait to meet all of you again. Ok, let me start off with all the books I happened to swap...

Thanks for a great swap everyone... and some pictures..

On Saturday we had a little cross word puzzle... I got a 'good 4 u' from Cherie after we all finished it. :-D

Oh and some wild releasing with Nou, Cherie, and Sci...

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Some of the books that I picked off the Table...

Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy

The Sherlock Holmes Novels: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; The Hounds of the Baskervilles; The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Evil that Men Do by Stephen G. Michaud

In my goodie bag... And the Goat Cried by Henry A. Buchanan

Phew! Ok, well that's it for now, but let me just say what I great time I had. :-D

Here I am, waiting on a plane again!

From sunday night

I nearly forgot i had taken this with my phone. After the hotel bar closed, the BookCrossers took over.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Some additional Reverse Scavenger Hunt Photos

An additional picture to go along with Nou's Reverse Scavenger 2: Somewhere Representative of Charleston release.

My "Somewhere Literary" release. If you look closely, or view the full-size, you can see the book Walden tucked into the tree. (Unfortunately I forgot to register that one. *blush*)

Additional photos for me and Nou's "Somewhere Wet" release. Here Turtle is preparing to leave the books.

My book is A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. Nou's post for her release can be found here

a wider view... quite pretty. :)

Before we even left the scene, this guy had grabbed our books. I caught a picture of him walking off with them. You can see the plastic bag in his left hand, and the back of my book A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Supplement to Nou's Somewhere Pink Release. As we were walking away, I turned around to snap a picture of a woman who'd sat down & picked up one of the books already.

Pics for Nou's Somewhere near a flag release. This is closer up but didn't quite show the flags...

...so instead I got a wide-angle view as well.

My "Somewhere especially Charlestonian" release was done at the Historic Charleston Foundation Headquarters.

A closer up of the book I left there.

Supplemental picture to me and Nou's Somewhere by a Cannon releases. My release was Wild Fire by Nelson Demille on the left.

My "Somewhere Cold" release was done Saturday night after our swap dinner at Sticky Fingers. I left On Thin Ice by Cherry Adair on this bench in front of Maggie Moo's Ice Cream Parlour.

A few photos from Saturday...

Here's a few more photos from Saturday which aren't particularly release-related (those to follow in a separate post).

Crossposted from flickr

Found these posted by czukie over on Flicker and decided to cross post here... try out flickr's blog this capability... and now, try to get them all into a single post! :P

CheriePie, Azuki and czukie
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CheriPie, Azuki and Mr Azuki
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Finally...I JE for one of my Charleston Wild Releases

Woo Hoo!!! I finally got a JE for one of my wild releases!!! Someone really did pick up one of those books we left by the elevator!! And no…we weren’t Librarians :)


I'm addicted! Make the whole world a library!





-----Original Message-----
From: BookCrossing Journal Alerts [mailto:JournalAlertsNOREPLY@bookcrossing.com]
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 7:31 AM
To: Ann
Subject: New BookCrossing journal entry for The Partner!


Someone has made a new journal entry on one of your books at

BookCrossing.com! We've displayed the entry below, but you can read all the

entries at http://bookcrossing.com/journal/4994932 anytime.


Book Title: The Partner

Author:     John Grisham


Friday, April 27, 2007


There was a group of book people in the hotel while we were here for a

visit.  I somehow don't think they were librarians.  I picked this up to

read when I found it by the elevator.  The book I brought was really crummy

and Grisham is pretty reliable.  I left it in the hotel when we left to go

back to Nova Scotia.




    By AnonymousFinder from n/a, n/a  n/a

    Book Rating:  out of 10




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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Extra discounts on the books we bought at Blue Bicycle Books

As I was adding the prices I paid for the 3 books I got from Blue Bicycle into my Book Collector software, I noticed that she made a mistake in my favor ringing them up.

Rather than just taking 10% off at the end, she took 10% off each subtotal. So first she rang in $3.50, hit the 10% off, which deducted 0.35, then she rang in another $3.50, and took another 10% off that subtotal (6.65) for another 0.67 off. (Subtotal now at 5.98.) Finally she rang in my last book, which was $5.98, and took yet another 10% off for $1.20. So the total before tax came to $10.76 when it should've actually been $11.68. w00t w00t!!

Live Swap books I got...

Okay, I've finally gotten myself organized enough to post the books I received in our Saturday night swaps. :D

· The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires by Katie MacAlister (offered by noumena)
· Carlisle Street by T. M. Wright (offered by SciFisstrs)
· In the Event of My Death by Carlene Thompson (offered by SciFisstrs)
· Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie by Marianne Stillings (offered by azuki)
· Daughter of the Game by Tracy Grant (offered by azuki)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I got a PM from bookczuk - apparently I won one of the raffle prizes!!! I guess the drawing was done at the Sunday breakfast (which I missed, being laid up that morning with that horrendous migraine) and they posted a list somewhere that I never saw...and I guess no one opted to tell me when I showed up later that morning.

I won the doggie basket, which is the one I put two of my three tickets in for. :)

Links are fixed

I went on to view my entry of the books that I listed. And found that the links didn't work. D'uh I didn't put a slash between journal and the number. Than after I fixed it I still couldn't get it going. D'uh again. I forgot to hit publish. LOL!
All fixed now :D

I took this for Sunny, who wasn't sure who Fabio was!!

This book was left on the book buffet table!

I believe this is St. Philip's??

Argh!! Breeni the pirate!

A look down a cobblestone street.