Catch Report

Nothing much to write about, so it must be about time for a catch report (is it seriously 6 months since the last one???):

  • Nine Uses For An Ex-Boyfriend by Sarra Manning – released in the College of Arts waiting area (I’ve had some good catches from there, actually – I really must get round to releasing some more books there, especially as it’s coming up to that time of year when students will be coming in to get enrolment advice), caught and re-released elsewhere in the university.
  • Life As I Find It by Mark Twain – released in Dunedin in 2006, where it was caught almost immediately, but the finder didn’t make a journal entry until last year.  In the meantime, it’s been very well travelled (read the journal entry!), and has now been re-released (I assume somewhere in the US?).
  • Miss Purdy’s Class by Annie Murray – this is why I like staying at the Wellington YHA.  Every time I stay there I take a pile of pre-numbered labels and register as many books as I can on their excellent book exchange shelf.  And it always pays off in a good catch rate (with most of them then being re-released in other YHAs around NZ and Australia).  This one has travelled to the Wanganui YHA.
  • Faithful Gardener by Clarissa Pinkola Estes – a second catch for a book I released in 2008 in Christchurch, which then travelled to Auckland, and has now been found in Nelson.
  • The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff – did I mention how much I like the Wellington YHA?
  • The Tree by Deborah Ratliff – a catch from our Bookcrossing Christmas Tree.  And even better, the finder got the joke!  Themed releases are so much more fun when the finder recognises what you were trying to do 🙂
  • Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan – a very brief journal entry on one of the books I released on a giraffe on Christmas Day. But hey, a catch is a catch, no matter how brief.
  • Life (and Death) in a Small City Garden by Philippa Swan – a second catch for a book I released in Alexandra in 2009.
  • Darkness and Light by John Harvey – remember what I said about the Wellington YHA? Yep, another catch.

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