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gen. 19, 2007, 8:15 pm

Feel free to post any here if they are open for new participants.

Editat: gen. 19, 2007, 8:24 pm

I'm starting a new international bookray for The Virgin Suicides. Please PM me via BookCrossing to join. It'll be ready to travel in a few weeks. Hope I can get some LTers interested in joining this bookray.

I didn't like Middlesex all that much, but I just started The Virgin Suicides and think it's great so far! Both books are open bookrays.

The Virgin Suicides


By the way, if you join any of my bookrays, feel free to add these books to your LT library bookshelf while they are in your possession! :-)

Editat: març 3, 2007, 11:46 am

I have a new international bookray that I just started last night. The book is a trade paperback.

It's Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri's debut short story collection for which she won the 2000 Pulitzer prize for fiction.

I've read The namesake by the same author but liked Interpreter of Maladies much more.

Please send me a PM via BookCrossing with your mailing preferences if you'd like to join.

I highly recommend this book -- especially if short stories are "your thing".

Editat: abr. 4, 2007, 4:37 pm

Here's a new one I'm offering -- the graphic novel Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi.

BookCrossing link to this book

PM me with mailing preferences if you'd like to join.


Editat: abr. 22, 2007, 9:13 pm

I'm starting a new Bookray with an autographed hardback copy of a mystery novel given to me by its author today at the Day of the Book festival in Kensington, Maryland.

Please PM me through BookCrossing with your mailing preferences if you'd like to join.

What Goes Around Comes Around: A Mystery Novel Featuring Bartender Brian McNulty

maig 8, 2007, 11:03 pm

New international bookray offer...

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Please PM me through BookCrossing with your mailing preferences if you'd like to join. Thanks!

maig 21, 2007, 7:42 am

I have four International bookrings in progress at the moment. none of them have left Australia yet and they're all open to new participants:

- The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
- Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan
- Time On My Hands by Peter Delacorte
- Tinker by Wen Spencer

links to all four can be found on my bookcrossing bookshelf page, please PM me via BookCrossing if you're interested:

Editat: jul. 20, 2007, 9:41 am

I'm starting a new (U.S. ONLY) bookring:

Obasan by Joy Kogawa.

The novel is by a Canadian author who writes about the displacement of Japanese in Canada during World War II.

Please send me a PM through Bookcrossing if you'd like to join. Thanks!

jul. 20, 2007, 11:56 am

SqueakyChu, I cannot figure out how to PM via BookCrossing. I have looked everywhere on the site. Is there something in the account setup or preferences that would disable this feature?

jul. 20, 2007, 2:04 pm

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You're probably just not looking in the right place. If you can't find it, use this link to PM me.

To actually find it, look on my profile. Under where it says View books caught by SqueakyChu, "All Books, To Be Read...", you'll see a link to "Send SqueakyChu a private message". Click on that and you'll come up with the same messenging screen.

Let me know if you still can't find it.

Editat: ag. 4, 2007, 12:20 pm

New bookray starting today...

Persepolis 2 - Marjane Satrapi

I'd recommend you read Persepolis first. This is the second volume of that series.

PM me with mailing preferences if you want to join this international bookray for this graphic novel

Editat: ag. 19, 2007, 4:38 pm

New bookray for The Muse Asylum by David Czuchlewski. It's about an elusive author and one man's descent into paranoiac madness.

I loved the book! To join the bookray, please send me a Private Message through BookCrossing with your mailing preferences.

Link to this book's BookCrossing page.

des. 16, 2007, 11:55 am

Just a reminder...

I currently have 29 active bookrays/rings posted on my BookCrossing profile.

All remain open for new participants. Browse the list, and PM me with mailing preferences if you find any you'd like to join.

Happy Holidays, fellow BookCrossers!

Editat: gen. 16, 2008, 11:28 pm

Is there anyone left who has not yet read The Kite Runner? If you are one who has been left behind and still want to read it, please send me a PM via BookCrossing with your mailing preferences. I'm sending out this trade paperback as a bookray.

Here's the link to my book on BookCrossing. Enjoy!

feb. 6, 2008, 10:38 pm

Newbie question here, what is a bookray? and I might as well ask, what is a bookring?

feb. 6, 2008, 11:02 pm

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I'm so glad you asked!

A bookray is a book that travels from person to person according to a list of participants who sign up to read a particular book. My bookrays travel the world over.

A bookring is like a bookray, but the returns to the person who started the book traveling. A bookray ends with the last person on the list who may do what he or she wants with the book.

There is a list of the books that I currently have traveling on my profile at Bookcrossing. My screen name there is also SqueakyChu.

There is no cost to be on a bookray or a bookring other than the postage to mail the book to the next person. A trade paperback in the US can be sent media mail for $2.13. The same book would cost about $5 to ship to Canada and $11 to ship to Europe or other continents.

To join one of my bookrays, all that is required is to send me the request via a BookCrossing private message and tell me your mailing preferences (i.e. To where are you willing to ship?). I take all shipping preferences very seriously and never require anyone to ship to somewhere they'd rather not.

feb. 7, 2008, 11:24 pm

Is there a place to look up bookrays and bookrings? Or do you just have to look though peoples pages?

Editat: feb. 8, 2008, 10:35 am

Try this Bookring, Bookray, BookBox Forum. There are new listings every day. You can join existing ones or even start your own!

feb. 8, 2008, 11:46 pm

Thanks! I'll try that.

feb. 8, 2008, 11:52 pm


Editat: feb. 11, 2008, 10:50 am

Here's a BookCrossing bookray for LT members only!

It's my Early Reviewers copy of Gossip of the Starlings by Nina de Gramont. This book is an advance readers copy (ARC).

Being that the ER program is meant for publicity, I'd like to request that all of those who request this book be prepared to post a review of it here at LT. Otherwise, it works just as my other bookrings and rays do EXCEPT that it will be posted to US members only (for now).

I'm thinking that once LT members have finished reading this book, I might either (1) open it up for those outside the US, or (2) open it up for BookCrossing members who are not members of LT.

To request it, simply PM me via BookCrossing or send me a message on my LT profile.

Here's the link:

I'd like to express my appreciation to Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill for sending me this ARC. The book is due out in June, 2008.

feb. 19, 2008, 9:09 pm

Oh, by the way, I recently finished Gossip of the Starlings (mentioned in post # 21) and liked it very much. If you haven't signed up for that bookray yet, it's not too late!

juny 14, 2008, 3:45 pm

New bookray offering:

The Genizah at the House of Shepher

Private message me through Bookcrossing, if interested.

juny 17, 2008, 6:11 pm

I'm offering The End Of Mr Y - you can PM me on the thread if interested.

juny 23, 2008, 11:22 pm

I am starting an Australia Only bookring for 'Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch'. If anyones interested, you can PM me through LT or BX or email me at:

I'm hoping to get a few more names before I post it off.

Editat: jul. 14, 2008, 7:13 am

I just listed Hunger Point on the Forum. It has been traveling since March 2003!!! I hope to keep it going. I haven't finished it yet so I can't tell you what it's about, but I am enjoying it.

Please PM me at

If you want to be a part of it.

des. 27, 2008, 12:54 pm

Anyone interested in participating in a bookray for The Pianist? I'll start an international bookray if I get at least five takers. Send me a PM through Bookcrossing. I'll let you know whether or not this bookray will take effect or not.

See this thread:

març 16, 2009, 10:39 am

There is also a bookring directory where you can look them up, but I have lost the link. Perhaps someone else has it.

març 22, 2009, 2:11 pm

For the person who asked about how to look up bookrings and bookrays, here is a link to the bookring directory. I found it soon after posting the above message that I had lost the link.