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From Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Joined Thursday, February 03, 2005

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4 weeksall time
books registered 3 1,775
released in the wild 8 2,211
controlled releases 0 27
releases caught 10 1,030
controlled releases caught 0 19
books found 10 723
tell-a-friend referrals 0 23
new member referrals 0 20
forum posts 14 1,354

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People tell me I read lots. Yes I do and I know I read faster than most people I know. I have no idea though how much I read overall. When on holiday it seems to be at least a book a day and often two. When working but no TV at the house I am housesitting in it stays at about a book a day. But there are lots of variables, meetings, travel for work, mood. Hence the tally for my own interest . Perhaps when I have time I will list them all, but most books I read nowadays are in response to the challenges - 666, States, Canada, UK and the alphabet bookrings and the Southern Cross Book Exchange so reviews can be found under BookTalk forums. The only way I can clear my shelves as I am an indecisive selector and will often buy another book rather than choose one from my TBR shelves. As I am currently a nomadic/homeless house sitter this is not good, my son does not like my books "junking" up his house.

Books read tally
2016 x 89
2017 x 38

Joined Kiva in 2011, was the 100th member of the Bookcrossing Kiva team.
Very keen on solving my family tree puzzles.
Enjoy travelling to Bookcrossing Conventions and Unconventions. Have been to gatherings in Wellington, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, Canberra, Queenstown, Melbourne and Auckland.
I work in the education sector, with a particular interest in disability rights.
Love entertaining family and friends with good food and drink.
Love sharing my country with visitors, a tour guide retirement career beckons.
Have enjoyed the Southern Cross Book Exchange in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and have signed up for 2017

The 666 challenge which I particpated in in 2013 and completed in 2014 and 2015 but failed to complete in 2016, trying again 2017 is forcing me to read more widely and check through Mt TBR for suitable books. In 2016 and 2017 I am attempting to complete the States challenge which I began in 2015 and have signed up for the Canadian Province and United Kingdom challenges in 2016 (completed in September). They are a great way to clean out the bookshelves. I also enjoy the Alphabet bookrings. Thanks to all the wonderful organisers of challenges, rays and RABCKs.

In 2015 I hosted two book rays a colour word in the title and a number word in the title. Unfortunately one of these was stalled or is it sabotaged, when the books were not sent on. Very annoying, why choose to participate and then ruin the ray? Bad manners!

Challenges and Rings are great as I review my shelves and never cease to be amazed what is already available and lurking. Stops me being indecisive as I simply have to read a book to meet the challenges.

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