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From Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

Age 50

Joined Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Home page aussiegarden.blogspot.com

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Last updated profile on 3 Aug 2013 (A work in progress and I'm behind on updating everything but getting there :)/ :(


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Joined the Yahoo group 1001mustreadbooks · Bookcrossing: 1001 Books Support Group

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Another fun site Postcrossing



My releases are mainly in Canberra


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1001 Books You Must Read...

1001 List Books that I have here or I have read and passed on.
If you are part of the 1001 library or have one from the list to exchange PM me, if I have it here. Australian Shipping pref. :-)






Past Bookrings I've hosted
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
Small Island by Andrea Levy. The "Best of the Best" winner of the Orange Prize Winners. Finished
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey. 1001 list book - Aus first at this stage.FINISHED.
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie - Australia only Fleebo Challenge participants are first on the list.
Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson. A 1001 list book - International
Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. A 1001 list book - International Turned into a ray
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A 2008 1001 list book FINISHED.
Saturday by Ian McEwan. A 1001 list book from the old list. - International. FINISHED
Embers by Sandor Marai. A 1001 list book - International.
The Road Home by Rose Tremain. 2008 Orange Prize Winner -Australia - IT'S HOME :-)
The Pages by Murray Bail (part of Dr Chris' Miles Franklin Challenge for 2009- AUS only.

Others in the Miles Franklin Challenge
Breath - jubby Read and passed on
The Slap - DrCris Read and passed on.
Ice - Goodthinkingmax Read and passed on.
The Pages - Freepages (me) Read and passed on.
Wanting - tqd AND Livrecache Read and passed on.
Addition - Freelunch Read and passed on.
Bookray I'm hosting

I list my International bookrings at www.bookringdirectory.net/welcome.html" target="_blank">The Bookring Directory!

Bookrings with me


The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugresic (1001 Book) (joined bookring in 2009)
Silas Marner by George Eliot (Reading =>Home To crimsontide next)
Snow by Orhan Pamuk (joined bookring in 2009) (TBR=>To crimsontide next)
Not Untrue and Not Unkind" by Ed O'loughlin


bookray with me.


Vineland by Thomas Pynchon (1001 Book) (Reading=>paused)

Bookcrossing Books Read in 2013
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (joined bookring in 2009)

Books Read in 2011
Room by Emma Donoghue.
The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
The Girl who Played with Fire
To the Nines
Beyond the Brink
Chicken with Plums

Last Reads in 2010
Stones into Schools
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman a A Top 100 most travelled book
Girl with a Dragon Tattoo



Bookrings I've been a part of in 2010



Bookrings I've been a part of in 2009



Australian Bookrings I was a part of in 2008



Australian Bookrings I was a part of in 2007



2008 Booker shortlist/longlist challenge

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (livrecache) Read and passed on.
The Secret Scripture by Sebastien Barry (dr Chris)Read and passed on.
The Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (star-light)Read and passed on.
The Clothes on their backs by Linda Grant (tqd)Read and passed on.
The Northern Clemency by Philip Henscher (miss-jo)Read and passed on.
A fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz (jubby)
Girl in a Blue dress by Gaynor Arnold (Sujie)Read and passed on.
The Lost Dog by Michele de Kretser (goodthinkingmax)Read and passed on.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif (Fleebo)Read and passed on.
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie (me)Read and passed on.

Bookrings I'm part of and are coming my way
Girl with Green Eyes by Edna O'Brien (joined bookring in 2009)
The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster. A 1001 book (joined bookring in 2009)
The Light of Day by Graham Swift. A 1001 book (joined bookring in 2009)
The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra. A 1001 book (joined bookring in 2009)
Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho(joined bookring in 2009)
Broken April by Ismail Kadare (1001 Book) (joined bookring in 2009)
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan (joined bookring in 2009)
The Household guide to dying by Debra Adelaide (joined bookring in 2009)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (joined bookring in 2009)
The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan (joined bookring in 2009)
Cigarettes by Harry Mathews. A 1001 book. (joined bookring in 2010)


Bookrings I've applied for
To try to keep track of what of I've done, and I think the PM system is on the blink on and off


Just keeping an eye on these out of interest
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee A 1001 book.
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Book Thief(finished)
Water for Elephants
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (currently last on list, Aus only shipping).(Lost)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Bookray) by Dai Sijie (PMed Sharky13 my address on 14 Nov 2008). This is a BC Top 100 Most Traveled Book(Stalled)





Postal Address
K.Ballantyne
PO Box 176
CALWELL ACT 2905
Australia

NB. If you send a book to me please PM me and I'll keep a special eye out for the book you've sent. :-)
RABCK Registered.



My Ex-Wish List....Many Thanks
I now use the granted section in the BC wishlist 2009




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