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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

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Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:61,250
released in the wild:7931
controlled releases:5798
releases caught:2279
controlled releases caught:3594
books found:1558
tell-a-friend referrals:029
new member referrals:016
forum posts:13217,167

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Extended Profile


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Greetings and Welcome! Thank you for visiting My BookShelf and Profile Page!

Yes, my Profile pic really is a photo of my knees - but not close enough to see the scars! (LOL!)

My Profile tends to be a bit hit and miss, with some parts regularly updated and others just staying the same!

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My introduction to BookCrossing Unconventions in the UK was the Friday evening and most of Saturday in Edinburgh in 2009 which I loved - but it was far too short. Then I had a totally amazing full weekend at the UK Unconvention in Swindon, October 2010, did it all over again in Nottingham, September 2011, in Colchester, September 2012 and most recently in Leeds, September 2013 - just up the road from here! ...... It's been great to meet so many wonderful BookCrossers :-)


BCUK Unconvention 2013, Leeds, 27th - 29th September



BCUK Uncon, Colchester 2012, I came, I saw, I conquered!



BCUK Unconvention, Nottingham 2011, I'll be there!






BookCrossing UK Unconvention 2009, Edinburgh 3rd-5th July, I was there!



My thanks to all the clever people who've made the logos and banners on this page and allowed me to use them. Personally I wouldn't have a clue where to start!

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The logos below show how disappointed I was that I didn't make it to the Amsterdam Convention, April 2010! I still can't believe an Icelandic volcano caused such havoc and left me sulking at home when everyone else was enjoying themselves! Well, no, to be honest, I did find other things to do instead (grin!)....








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There's not a lot to say about me. My books are more interesting than I am! My husband and I are both retired - and I love having lots of lovely time to indulge my love of reading. He's not a reader and spends most of his extra free time diy-ing in the house and garden! We have two daughters, Kharli and Tree-hugger, one son-in-law and one grown-up grandson - all bookworms, one an active BookCrosser!

I love books and must have read thousands over the years. I'll try all sorts but am not too keen on soppy romances and prefer any sex and violence to take place off-page and behind closed doors!

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HOW I BOOKCROSS: I love sharing my books and am quite happy to swap some of them but regret that the postal budget won't stretch beyond the UK and then not very often. I rarely sign up for Rays and Rings as I'm not keen on reading to a deadline. I love Wild Releasing but don't have a very good catch rate so please be prepared that any book you send me may vanish into the Great Unknown for ever :-)

RELEASING BOOKS: From discovering BookCrossing on 27th August '05 to 31st July '08 I only did Release Notes if I was releasing a book into the Wild, whether the Truly Wild or the Semi-Wild of OBCZs and Meet Ups. I made Journal Entries for all books I passed on individually, whether in the post or in person.

As from 1st August '08 I've been Wild Releasing as before but using Controlled Releases where I was previously making Journal Entries.

After some initial confusion over where a Controlled Release takes place, since 1st October '08 I've used the actual location of the post office or meeting place where the book leaves my hands :-)

BOOKCROSSING FRIENDS: My policy was that, with just one or two very special exceptions, I only added BookCrossers to my Friends List when I'd met them in person, not when we shared books and/or PMs.

Since the introduction of Mutuality with the new Site I'm re-thinking my approach. I'm considering deleting it altogether. In the meantime, it's more or less frozen - and pretty much meaningless ....

WISH LIST: I know it's rather long - but it's not greed, it's to remind me which novels by some of my favourite authors I haven't read yet and would very much like to :-)

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Books I'm currently reading are listed here in the order I started them:

Annie Proulx - Bird Cloud
Stef Penney - The Invisible Ones
Theresa Tomlinson - A Swarming of Bees

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The box below lists all the books I've read this year in the order I finished them, latest on top, with any I've abandoned unfinished at the end, plus an extra category for books that I neither finished nor abandoned but dipped in and out, skimming and skipping my way through them:


Books Read in 2014




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The box below lists all 266 books I read in 2013 in the order I finished them, latest on top, with the 3 I dipped into/skimmed and the 19 I abandoned unfinished at the end:


Books Read in 2013




In June 2013, when I still hadn't finished the audio book I started in 2011, I admitted defeat! Unfortunately audio books just don't do it for me!


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The box below lists all 209 books I read in 2012 in the order I finished them, latest on top, with the 2 I dipped into/skimmed and the 12 I abandoned unfinished at the end:


Books Read in 2012




I still haven't finished the audio book I started in 2011!


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The box below lists all 227 books I read in 2011 in the order I finished them, latest on top, with the 5 I abandoned unfinished at the end:


Books Read in 2011




I acquired a Kindle in 2011 but haven't separated e-books from print in the reading list.
I started listening to one audio book, didn't finish it and have carried it over to 2012!


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The box below lists all 194 books I read in 2010 in the order I finished them, latest on top, with the nine I abandoned unfinished at the end:


Books Read in 2010




I listened to 3 audio books in 2010:
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (abridged)
Tracy Chevalier - Remarkable Creatures
Edith Wharton - Short Story Collection
I've discovered that I don't get on too well with them and generally fall asleep .....


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The box below lists all 217 books I read in 2009 in the order I finished them, latest on top, together with the nine I started but abandoned - and the two I just read extracts from!


Books Read in 2009




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The box below lists all 193 books I read in 2008 in the order I finished them, together with the six I started but abandoned - and one mistake!


Books Read in 2008




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The box below lists all 173 books I read in 2007 in the order I finished them, together with the three I started but abandoned:


Books Read in 2007




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The box below lists all 198 books I read in 2006 in the order I finished them, together with the two I started but abandoned!


Books Read in 2006







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