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cnfotp

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Age 37

Joined Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Home page spaces.msn.com/carolynconnection/

Recent Book Activity

Statistics

4 weeksall time
books registered 0 675
released in the wild 0 127
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 27
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 33
tell-a-friend referrals 0 60
new member referrals 0 10
forum posts 0 3,718

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Extended Profile

Last Profile Update: 4th May 2007


I have been offline for 6 months and apologise to all those who have books delayed as a result. I am currently unpacking and have so far located the following books. If your book is not listed here then please keep an eye out as I am sure to be journalling it soon and passing it on.

The Rice Mother (3614830)
Never Let Me Go (3795171)
Revenge (3385872)
Astonishing Splashes of Colour (4097285)
The Eyre Affair (2263858)



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(OLD PROFILE....)

I have always, right up until now, been an avid book hoarder (addicted to books even). I have assessed my collection recently and discovered that it contains 1/3 reference-nonfiction 1/3 fiction(read) and 1/3fiction (unread)! Although, I can't remember which category I put the poetry in..?

I am thrilled to have discovered bookcrossing, and sooooo excited to find out it is rampant in my beloved Oxford, and there are even bookcrossers in little old Didcot - who would have thought it! I enjoy lots of the different aspects of BC mainly: wild releasing; bookrings/rays; sending RABCKs; chit-chat and book talk forums. I have competed in 4 release challenges to date.


***I'm currently hosting the Well Travelled Wild Release Challenge - please see my post in the challenge forum for more details and to join in.****

Last updated at the end of June. New stats are forthcoming after my 2 week absence..

Who is playing:
In the UK
cnfotp, LovesBooks05, louisesalter, addyevans, JudeK, ben1001, RIVERSEYES, jenny72, Nelly99, constantweader
In Germany lady-liberty, soleille
In Greece aris1
In Canada gypsysmom, rapscallia, MajaMouse
In the USA KarmelK, RitznMMK, book-spy, genielady, kamalamalama, solittletime, spazcat, Erishkigal, sha, amermaid, polliwog, legbamel, yokaye, southernfryed, nicolesinger
In Argentina reulte
In Australia theadi, cat207

Thank you everyone who has signed up and has helped to get this challenge started.

Here is the condensed view of books currently offered: number of journalers last checked on 7th June
Isabella - offered by LovesBooks05 2 journalers
Man and Boy - offered by louisesalter 2 journalers
His Brother's Bride - offered by KarmelK 2 journalers
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - offered by me (cnfotp) 1 journaler
Dragon Fantastic - offered by rapscallia 1 journaler
Half Moon Street - offered by rapscallia 1 journaler
9/11 - offered by book-spy 4 journalers
Dachshund in Danger - offered by RitznMMK 1 journaler
Raptor to the Rescue (Rugrats) - offered by MajaMouse 2 journalers
What am I? (Little Golden Book) - offered by MajaMouse 1 journaler
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spyring - offered by MajaMouse 1 journaler
How to Talk Minnesotan - offered by solittletime 5 journalers
Cowboys are my Weakness - offered by KarmelK 2 journalers
While I was Gone - offered by Erishkigal 3 journalers
Coastliners - offered by cnfotp (me!) 2 journalers
Pop - offered by cnfotp (me!) 2 journalers
Pig Tales - offered by cnfotp (me!) 3 journalers
The Dead Poet's Society - offered by ben1001 2 journalers
A Dictionary of Dream Symbols - offered by spazcat 1 journaler
The Naked Sun - offered by aris1 1 journaler
Dracula - offered by aris1 2 journalers
A Novel of the Earth's Last Days - offered by gypsysmom 4 journalers
Cujo - offered by book-spy 4 journalers
The Lovely Bones - offered by Erishkigal 1 journaler
A Superior Death - offered by Erishkigal 1 journaler
Callahan's Legacy - offered by Erishkigal 1 journaler
Manifold Origin (link to come) - offered by Erishkigal 1 journaler
The Sinister Pig - offered by Erishkigal 1 journaler
Drown offered by me (cnfotp)
Internet Stories - offered by me (cnfotp)
Tales of the Night - offered by me (cnfotp)
Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nunga's - offered by Erishkigal 1 journaler
The Cat Who Had 14 Tales - offered by Erishkigal 1 journaler
White Oleander - offered by Erishkigal
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl - offered by jenny72 2 journalers
The Lovely Bones - offered by jenny72 2 journalers
No 2nd Chance - offered by jenny72 3 journalers
Priestess of Avalon - offered by reulte (link and number of journalers to come)
Dance of Anger - offered by reulte (link and number of journalers to come)
Invitation to Archaeology - offered by reulte (link and number of journalers to come)
SilkyDreamGirl - offered by yokaye 2 journalers
A Glimpse of Scarlet - offered by genielady 2 journalers
The Many Splendid Fishes of Hawaii - offered by KarmelK 1 journaler


All these books are currently looking for people to receive and/or release them. Please check out the Release Challenge forum for more details. Thanks :)

Also.. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe - offered by rapscallia and has been *so* popular it might not make it to its release spot in time!

Total books released into the wild for this challenge - 19 and 1 catch!

Here I've listed all the books released to help me figure out the prizes as they are won:
Goldhamster,Meerschweinchen und andere kleine Heimtiere released in Germany by lady-liberty
The Long Walk released in the USA by book-spy
Scarlet Letter released in the USA by book-spy
Rose Madder released in the USA by book-spy
The Fur Person released in the USA by spazcat
Vertical Run released in the USA by legbamel
Breakfast in Bed released in the USA by kamalamalama
Chopping Spree released in the USA by kamalamalama
The Gamble released by kamalamalama in the USA
Wild Orchids released in the USA by kamalamalama
Sunglasses After Dark released in the USA by KarmelK
The Leper of St. Giles released in the USA by kamalamalama
Cop Hater released in the USA by kamalamalama
Change of Heart released by KarmelK in the USA
The Fox Hunt Mystery - released in the USA by KarmelK
St. Peter's Fair released in the USA by kamalamalama
Pig Tales released in the USA by spazcat
Windswept released in the USA by KarmelK

Wild Catches for this Challenge!!
Bones released in the USA by KarmelK
KarmelK and nicolesinger win the prizes for the first wild catch!


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Oh, and in 2005 I received my free copy of Somebodies and Nobodies - thank you BC! xxx

If you see anything you like on my bookshelf drop me a PM - even if it is marked TBR. Only a handful of books marked with this status are reserved for my Permanent Collection so it is always worth asking me :)

If you have young children please check out my son's bookshelf here

A couple of people have asked so here it is: My Wish List (Thanks cliff1976!) It is a bit on the obscure side at the moment, but I am still working on it. :) Many special thanks to Xanthe-pup, jillbe, bailey bird, purple-pixie, nypon, hagathorn, leeny37 and book-spy who have all fulfilled a wish for me! :D


MY 'AMENDED-TO-BE-TRUE' STATS:
**Which are not true, and need updating. I'm working on it...**
Releases:
Wild releases: 95 (Wild catches: 14) (caught more than once: 2!) (known fatalities: 1)
OBCZ/meetup releases: 6 (OBCZ catches: 5)
Postal releases: 130 (Safe arrivals: 93+4 possibles with no JE+1 lost cause) (In the postal system: 32)
Controlled releases: 27 (Journal Entry on: 2 -all books are safe!)
Catches:
Bookrings received: 21 (In my possession: 1)
RABCKs(randoms) received: 12 (In my possession: 10) :D
OBCZ/meetup catches: 22 (In my possession: 9)
Wild catches: 1 (In my possession: 1)
My Stats for the Well Travelled Wild Release Challenge:
Books offered: 7
Books controlled released: 3
Books received: 5
Books wild released: 0


Bookrings currently in my possession:
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank On Chapter 8 and in love with it :)

Other books (on loan)
Metamorphasis on loan from tiatia, currently reading alongside other books

RABCK's due to be posted:
Italian textbook and dictionaries - Trekwoman (USA)
The Alchymyst's Cat - glory-to-glory


Books for the Well Travelled Challenge due out:
plenty to go to soleille this Monday. Need to sort out the list :)



My Bookrings and Bookrays - PM me if you are interested in joining...

Misery
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Geisha
Catch 22
The Constant Gardener
Waiting
Port Out Starboard Home






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Thank you for reading all of this info! You must be really interested in me lol!! ;)
Carolyn Nearly Fell Off The Planet

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