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Pass the Book by the Numbers – December 31st, 2010

2010 ends with another international Pass the Book highlight thanks to our old friend book 1073, most passed copy of Pay the Piper, which was registered with a fourth reader on Christmas Day… in Tokyo, Japan!  Book 1073 has traveled 6770 miles across the Pacific Ocean, and become our second 2011 book to cross the International Date Line. Take a look at this week’s registrations, which also include two books that we’re seeing for the first time:

1073 Tokyo, Japan 12/25/10 12:14 PM
627 Ellicott City, MD, USA 12/28/10 06:12 PM
1044 Ellicott City, MD, USA 12/30/10 06:33 PM

Congratulations to all of our 2011 book-passers, who are sending specially-marked copies of Pay the Piper to so many great places. There are now books in Australia, India and Japan, as well as Maryland, Virginia and Michigan. Here are the current totals:

Secret Hour Pay the Piper Total
Active Copies 233 111 344
Number of Passes 333 124 457
Passed Twice 57 10 67
Passed Three Times 17 2 19
Passed Four Times 4 1 – Book 1073 5
Passed Five Times 1 – Book 446
Passed Six Times 1 – Book 562

Keep reading, registering and passing the book, and check back next week for more Pass the Book 2011 by the Numbers.

One Response to “Pass the Book by the Numbers – December 31st, 2010”

  1. Pass The Book » Blog Archive » Pass the Book by the Numbers – Friday July 22, 2011 Says:

    [...] contest features another long-distance international pass. Book 1073, registered in Tokyo, Japan on December 25, 2010, was passed 1093 miles this week to Shanghai, China. Book 1073 is the first copy of Pay the Piper [...]

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