September 9th, 2005


I went Book Releasing & Bear Hunting for Mike!

417 AirBaer, originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea.

Books & Matching Bears!

I tried to match the book to the bear! Click on the first link for more details about the book (on and the second link for a photo of the bear :-) (on

Berlitz Kanada: Jack Altman was left with 472 Kuschelbaer

Ceylon. Sri Lanka: Charlotte Peter was left with 423 Keep Discovering

London: Polygott Guidewas left with 472 Kuschelbaer

Afrika: Emil Schulthess was left with 528 Blumenbaer

Woman of the Aeroplanes: B.Kojo Laing was left with 417 AirBaer

You shall know our velocity: Dave Eggers was left with 111 Welcome Teddys

The Five People you meet in Heaven: Mitch Albom was left with 304 Prinz Luftschloss


A positive way to honour Michael and remember his life.

As it came closer to today, the first anniversary of my cousin Michael's death, I wanted to do something positive and active to honour Mike and to remember his life. I decided to buy and collect books that had some relevance to Mike, and leave them for other people to find!

It's been a beautiful day here in Zurich, and I took an hour to wander around town and leave the right books in the right places. I spent time yesterday in a charity bookshop in Zurich, buying the right books to honour Michael and remember his life. I was really happy with my choices - i got travel guides for Africa, Sri Lanka, London and Canada, plus a novel about flying in Africa. I had 2 books here at home to release, one about 2 friends who go travelling and remember a friend of theirs who has just died, and a wonderful book called "The 5 people you meet in Heaven."

Michael Channer Memorial website
"Capt." Michael Channer Bookcrossing Challenge
Photos of Books & Releases
(My 2 journal entries below have the links to the books and photos....)

My thoughts today are with all of Mike's friends, family, collegues, but especially with Gerry and Sharon, and Melissa.