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Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

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Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:2750
released in the wild:0428
controlled releases:013
releases caught:0147
controlled releases caught:06
books found:0107
tell-a-friend referrals:066
new member referrals:03
forum posts:01,080

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Hoping to register most of my books this summer...and then get releasing!

STATISTICS
Wild releases(not including book zones)...............116
Catches.....................18
Books found in the wild.....2

UPDATED: 20th September 2010

BACKGROUND
I'm married with 3 grown children. I heard about Bookcrossing on the radio and have been hooked ever since. Yahoo!!

BOOKSHELF: Books on my bookshelf are not necessarily books that I like to read. Books in my "real" permanent collection ( see favourite authors) give a more accurate idea of my preferences, although most of my permanent collection has not been registered.

AVAILABLE books will be released at some stage, so if you want to trade just ask. I will also bump up any of my TBR's if anyone wants one.

AUTHORS i like (or have liked in the past) : Rohinton Mistry, Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Dostoyesvsky, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Hermann Hesse, Matthew Pearl, Anita Shreve, John McGahern, Chaim Potok, Kate O'Riordan, Hilary Mantel, Patrick Gale, Colm Toibin,Isabel Allende, Ian McEwan, Barbara Kingsolver.

Favourite authors at the moment: Barbara Kingsolver, Ian McEwan, Colm Toibin.


Book Rings/rays I'm waiting for are:

"The Life of Charlotte Bronte" (nordie)
"The Bone Woman" (frangipani08)



Currently reading:

Le prochaine fois.................... A. Levy
Crime and Punishment........ Dosteoyevsky

Jan 09
1. Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas(bon).....Sempe-Goscinny
2. The Cement Garden(quite good))..........Ian McEwan
3. Revolutionary Road(good).........Richard Yates
4. Dreams from my Father(very good)......Barack Obama
Feb
5. Saturday(very good).................Ian McEwan
6. The Secret Scripture(very good).....Sebastian Barry
March
7. The Reader(very very good)...............Bernhard Schlink
8. Oliver Twist(good)...............Dickens
9. The Uncommon Reader(very, very good)........Alan Bennett
10. With my Lazy eye(good)...........Julia Kelly
11. The Collector(ring, very good).............John Fowles
12. Amsterdam(very good).................Ian McEwan
April
13. The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (good)...R.L. Stevenson
14. Prodigal Summer(very, very good)........Barbara Kingsolver
15. The White Tiger(fair).....Aravind Adiga
May
16. Dracula.....Bram Stoker
17. Rabbit-Proof Fence......Doris Pilkington
18. Ender's Game....Orson Scott Card
19. La Vie est Comme Ca.....Sempe Goscinny
20. Clandestine in Chile......Gabriel Garcia Marquez
21. Animal Dreams........Barbara Kingsolver
22. Five go to Mystery Moor.....Enid Blyton.
23. Catch 22..........Joseph Heller
June
24. Maigret Tend un Piège..... Georges Simenon
25. The Wasp Factory........Iain Banks
26. Charlotte Gray............Sebastian Faulks
27. Interpretation of Murder......Jed Rubenfeld
July
28. Engleby......Sebastian Faulks
29. Small Island.....Andrea Levy
30. Auschwitz, The Nazis and the "Final Solution" Laurence Rees
31. Arcadia.................Jim Crace
32. Providence...........Anita Brookner
August
33. Double Fault........Lionel Shriver
34. Diving Bell and the Butterfly...Jean Domenique Bauby
35. The Island.......Victoria Hislop
36. Brooklyn..........Colm Toibin
37. On Beauty.........Zadie Smith
38. The Child in Time....Ian McEwan
39. No Night is too Long......Barbara Vine
40. The Grass is Singing......Doris Lessing
41. The Alchemist............Paulo Cuelho
42. Wash the Blood clean from my Hand.....Fred Vargas
September
43. Setting free the bears.....John Irvine
44. The Reluctant Fundamentalist....Mohsin Hamid
45. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.... Kate Summerscale
46. Notes on a Scandal.....Zoe Heller
47. Out Stealing Horses.....Per Petterson
October
48. Shirley.......Charlotte Bronte
48. My fundamental career.......
49.

Books read in 2008:
January
1.Instances of the Number Three(good)............Sally Vickers
2.A Thousand Splendid Suns (very good) .............Khaled Hosseini
3.The Book Thief (good)...........................Markus Zusak
4.Sunset on Kutsatsu Harbour...............Dan Maloney
5.Vacant Possession(very good)........................Hilary Mantel
6.Beyond Black(good).............................Hilary Mantel
7.The Memory Keeper's Daughter (ring-very good).............Kim Edwards

February
8.The Cat Sanctuary (good).......................Patrick Gale
9.What I loved (ray-very good).............................Siri Hustvedt
10.The Gathering (good)............................Anne Enright

March
11.Eva Luna(quite good).................................Isabel Allende
12.The cleft (very good) ..............................Doris Lessing
13.1984 (very good) ..............................George Orwell
14.Brokeback Mountain(very good).......................Annie Proulx
15.To Kill a Mocking Bird (very good)...................Harper Lee
16.Latifa (good) .......................Latifa
17.On Chesil Beach(excellent)..........................Ian McEwan

April
18.Pride and prejudice(excellent)......................Jane Austen
19.The South(quite good)................................Colm Toibin
20.The Penelopiad (quite good)...........................Margaret Atwood
21.Three letters from the Andes(good).............Patrick Leigh Fermor
May
22.Death in the Andes (quite good).......................Mario Vargas Llosa
23.The Yellow Dog (ok)...........................Georges Simenon
24.Stiff (ring-very good)...........................Mary Roach
25.The White Rock, an exploration of the Inca Heartland (excellent)................................Hugh Thompson
26.The Virgin Blue (good holiday read)..........................Tracy Chevalier
June
27. Daughter of Fortune(very good).....................Isabel Allende
28. Christine Falls(ok).........................Benjamin Black
29. Cochineal Red(excellent)...........................Hugh Thompson
July
30. The Jane Austen Book Club(quite good)...............Karen Joy Fowler
31. Ben in the World (good).............................Doris Lessing
32. Sense and Sensibility (good)..........Jane Austen
33. Stories of Eva Luna(very good)......................Isabel Allende
34. The Pleasure of my Company (quite good).......Steve Martin
35. Man and boy (ok)...................Tony Parsons
August
36. In the Mind's Eye (very,very good)............Lucy Grealy
37. A Beggar in Paradise (very,very good)......Chris Conroy
38. My Place (good)....................Sally Morgan
39. A Lifetime Burning (quite good)................Linda Gillard
40. Loving and Giving (very good).........Molly Keane
41. Vanish (fair).......................Tess Gerritsen
42. Next of Kin(quite good)...............John Boyne
43. Rachel's Holiday(good)...............Marian Keyes
44. A Spot of Bother (quite good)........Mark Haddon
45. Time after Time(very good)..........Molly Keane
September
46. The Birth of Venus(very, very good)..............Sarah Dunant
47. The Fatal Englishman(good)........Sebastian Faulks
48. The Green Mile (very good).......Stephen King
49. Survivor (good)...............Chuck Palahniuk
October
50. Notes from an Exhibition(good).....Patrick Gale
51. The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud (ok)...Ben Sherwood.
52. Atonement (excellent).........Ian McEwan
November
53. The Boy in the Moon (very good)....Kate O'Riordan
54. Paula (very good).............Isabel Allende
55. Fire in the Blood(good).......Irene Nemirovsky
December
56. Vernon God Little(ok)........CBC Pierre
57. The Glass Palace(quite good)....Amitav Ghosh
58. Marley and Me(very good)........John Grogan
59. Human Traces (very good)........Sebastien Faulks
60. The Translator(very good).......Daoud Hari



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