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Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Berenstain Bears Accept No Substitutes by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Better Than Running at Night by Hillary Frank
Bleach 5 by Tite Kubo
Bleach 6 by Tite Kubo
Bleach 7 by Tite Kubo
The Bone Man by Frederic S. Durbin
Buy Jupiter by Isaac Asimov
Castro Valley by Devon Weston, Robert Phelps, Lucille Lorge
Cats Are Not Peas by Laura Gould
Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil by Christopher Pike
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Don't Ask by M. Rickert
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley
Finisterra by David Moles
Fragrant Goddess by Paul Park
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Happy Halloween Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
How Big is Your God? by Paul Coutinho
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Jingo by Terry Pratchett
Letters from Iceland by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice
Miss Bianca in the Orient by Margery Sharp
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
Osama Phone Home by David Marusek
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Return of the Indian by Lynn Reid Banks
Sleep No More by Greg Iles
Stray by Benjamin Rosenbaum and David Ackert
Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
The Turret by Margery Sharp
The Twilight Year by Sean McMullen
Two Weeks After by M. Ramsey Chapman
Unpossible by Daryl Gregory
Urdumheim by Michael Swanwick
Who Brought Tulips to the Moon? by S.L. Gilbow

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Betrayed by Elmo
BTC Database Complete
The Last Few Days
Neighbor Cats

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BTC CompleteBTC Database Complete!: 12/09/07

It has taken me just shy of a year but I have completely built my Book Traffic Control database. I now know how many books I have and how many I have gotten by month and year since joining BookCrossing in January 2003.

So far all these years contain months where I have been registering my books. Since I hadn't kept records of when I purchased books prior to joining BookCrossing, I have decided to use the registration date for the "Books In" table. Now that the database tables are built and complete for both "Books In" and "Books Out" I can now keep all my data current as I go. Next year (2008) will be my first with what I'd consider "pure data" in that it won't be confused with me registering masses of books I've owned for years.

I know with being an active BookCrossing and BookObsessed member and book lover, I won't be able to go all of 2008 without acquiring any new books. I also hope to continue doing ARC reviews and that will be another source of new books for me and new data points in my BTC database. Keeping all these factors in mind, my goals for next year are this: acquire only 100 books and release 400 books.

BTC Complete

The blue bars show the registration dates or arrival dates for books into our home library. The red bars show the flow of books out each year. As you can see I've released almost 400 books every year. If I keep with my goal of only 100 "new" books, I can make a sizable dent in our book collection and free up some well needed shelf space.

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Comment #1: Monday, December, 10, 2007 at 19:49:59

Susan Helene Gottfried

Unless I get a big influx of books this month, I'm going to have sent out more than I received -- although that doesn't count what I've bought. If I added all those in, I might have a stroke."