***I'm now living in Lichfield, Staffs, I moved house in early 2008, please do not send any books to addresses in Rubery or Rowley Regis.
I manage the bookshelf, an OBCZ, at the Coffee Lounge based within the BMI on Margaret Street, Birmingham. I am always happy to make arrangements to meet up for a coffee!
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I am a member of BCBirmingham. and also BCUK
I'm registered on RABCK with my new address!!!
I’m always happy to send books out to active bc members (by rabck or trade/swap). If you see a book on my available list, please feel free to contact me. If sending abroad, it will usually be sent by surface mail to keep costs down.
Thank you to Cliff for my wishlist. Some of the books on my wishlist are wanted for my personal collection. Please bear this in mind.
Books read in 2009
1. Getting rid of Matthew - Jane Fallon
2. Neptunes Daughter - Beryl Kingston
3. Stage by Stage - Jan Jones
4. An old Fashioned Arrangement - Susie Vereker
5. The Tea House on Mulberry Street - Sharon Owens
6. Me and Mr.Darcy - Alexandra Potter
7. Smitten - Janet Evanovich
8. One True Theory of Love - Laura Fitzgerald
9. Rocken Edge - Wendy K. Harris
10.The Eternal City - Domenica de Rosa
11.The Gardener - Prue Leith
12.My Nine Lives - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
13.Special Delivery - Zoe Barnes <------- Current read
BookRings/BookRays that I am waiting for
Watershed (Transita) - Maggie Makepeace
Scuba Dancing (Transita) - Nicola Slade <------ with me!
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Atonement - Ian McEwan with me! I'm at the end of the ray!
The Tiny Little Bookbox hosted by Lellie
Public Confessions of a middle aged woman aged 55 3/4 - Sue Townsend
Three cups of Tea - Greg Martensen
Last Breath - Micheal Prescott
Chick Lit/Romance book exerpts hosted by Plum-Crazy
For clarity (and with thanks to Gizmopuddy & Microsquid) I will 'rank' my bookshelf with the following system:
10: Excellent, at the top of its category. This book has impacted me deeply, challenged me profoundly, or has just been a pure delight to read.
9: Really great book, with most (but not all) of the elements of a perfect 10.
8: Great book, gripping, well written, one that I would recommend to others.
7: Good book, enjoyable
6: Decent read, interesting, but didn’t grab me in a big way
5: Not my type of book, but I can see why other people would like it.
4: Only OK. Could take it or leave it.
3 Has major problems. I don’t recommend it.
2: Irritatingly bad. Life is too short!
1: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book. Total waste of trees.