I forgot to add – had a few good catches over the past week:
Crisis on Conshelf Ten by Monica Hughes was caught in Akaroa, Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy was caught at the hospital (I released it in the botanic gardens, so it had travelled, but not very far!), and Through a Brief Darkness by Richard Peck, which I released in The Boardroom cafe in October 2003 was caught in another cafe nearby. And most exciting of all, Shards of Alderaan by Kevin J. Anderson was caught in Auckland by someone who works for a Christian radio station – he PMed me and told me he was so taken by the Bookcrossing idea that he mentioned finding the book on his radio programme, and so did his friend at another station! So lots of good publicity for Bookcrossing there!
Also, Good Wives by Louisa M Alcott that catsalive caught from me at the convention and then released in Queenstown was caught, and Neuromancer by William Gibson, which I sent to lovemylife in the USA, and which she passed on to someone else who released it into the wild, was caught by an anonymous finder (it’s great when a book with a bit of history gets caught!). Skyring‘s been up to his usual watery tricks with Two Against the Tide by Bruce Clements, which he caught off me at the convention (he said on the forums that it actually got washed up on shore pretty quickly, and he saw some people picking it up – they just haven’t journalled it yet), and the cheat book has had some interesting entries recently… (with much attendant speculation on bcnz and BC-AUS as to who exactly is responsible for them)