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... 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
Originally uploaded by bookczuk.

CheriPie, Azuki and Mr Azuki
Originally uploaded by bookczuk.

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 []
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! We've displayed the entry below, but you can read all the

entries at 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




Tell your friends!

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.


One morning on the hotel TV, there was something about the buildings getting these big bolts installed to help hold them together.

And we saw one! (Along with my finger - oops!)

A house that I just thought was neat. :)

Cemetaries and more!

I was fascinated with the old cemetaries and probably could have spent all day there if Ap and Breeni hadn't pulled me away.

A really old stone that looked kinda cool.

Breeni and Ap taking it all in.

The circular church that we found to be quite interesting.

One of the oldest stones I could find. It's dated 1752.

Can't remember the year on this one, but thought with the broken stone and the light filtering down that it looked really cool.

Queen Street in downtown Charleston. I sent this pic to my gay boyfriend Jordan to let him know I was thinking about him. LOL