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Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand


Monday, February 23, 2004

Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:0647
released in the wild:0689
controlled releases:0122
releases caught:0242
controlled releases caught:0104
books found:0359
tell-a-friend referrals:064
new member referrals:026
forum posts:021,619

Stats are updated every few minutes.

Extended Profile

"Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back."
(Second Glance – Jodi Picoult)



About Me

BookCrossing Wellington

My Interests

Books I'm reading and have read in the last 10 years

Bookrings I’m Hosting

Bookrings I’ve Joined

Recommended Reads

Books wild released in the last 9 years (mostly complete)

My Counters

When I last updated this page

Conventions I've been/going to:

BC UnCon, Bordeaux, 21st - 23rd October 2016

BC Convention, Oxford, 10th - 12th April 2015

About Me

Hey there! I came across bookcrossing when Sherlockfan released this book at the bus stop down the road from my old house. I found it walking home from uni and brought it home. I chose my username that evening and signed up and haven't looked back since! I have always loved reading, as seen in my pic above! One of my earliest memories is being read Winnie the Pooh by my Dad, whose copies of those books were extremely old, and we weren't allowed to touch! The background of this page is the print from my famous bookcrossing pajamas!

I've met (both in person and online) some wonderful people through bookcrossing, but especially on the f&g forum, at conventions, at our local meetups, and on LiveJournal. I hope to meet many more through my life!

My hobbies include reading (duh), travelling, the outdoors, writing (I write a couple of not very often updated blogs, my travel blog, and Hello It's Me with Skyring), and walking. I also attend our monthly meetups :)

My two favourite authors are Neil Gaiman and Michael Morpurgo with my absolute favourites of theirs being The Graveyard Book and Private Peaceful respectively. See below for some more of my fave books of all time. My favourite genres are historical, murder mysteries, children and teenage books and generic fiction!

I'm from New Zealand but am currently moving around a lot, so I don't have access to any of my PC books.

My address in is no longer current and I can’t seem to log in to change it – please don’t send stuff to me there!

Would you like to meet Wellington BookCrossers? We meet on the first Thursday of every month at One Red Dog at 5:30pm (or upon request at other times) and would love to meet you!

My Interests

Things I like: conventions, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, travel, markeroni, chocolate (with a preference for dark, and a particular dislike for the nestle brand), tea, knitting, good movies, and Doctor Who!

As I´m sure you can tell, I also LOVE bright colours!! Thanks to yvi-1 for the excellent article on html formatting to enable me to be able to change the colour of the text!!!!

What I'm currently reading:

What I've read since 2007:

See here for books read in 2016

See here for books read in 2015

See here for books read in 2014

See here for books read in 2013

See here for books read in 2012

See here for books read in 2011

See here for books read in 2010

See here for books read in 2009




If you would like to join, pmail me with any preferences you might have! When you are done with the book, please pmail the next person on the list for their address.

The Arty Writing Thread Book
(restricted to F&Gers)
is going to:
Carrie1 (US)
Cafekat (US)
CreativeMGE (US)
Scoobs-buddy (US)
WingedMan (US)
Non BC friend of WMan (okayed by me)
Scoobs-buddy (US)

OK the book got back to CreativeMGE and then I stole it and have it in my possession currently. It also managed to get to Phoenix-Flight and I need to get it on it's way again to SerenityBlue.

SerenityBlue (CA)
Folde (US)
JoolsW (UK)
Misterteapot (EU)
Sujie (AU)
back to me (NZ)


The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
went to:
Bearyfriend (Singapore)
Hshah (India)
PussInBooks (UK)
Hippolein (Finland)
Bookwormess (Finland)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (CLOSED) (Stalled and continued here
went to:
Ruby11 (AKL, NZ)
Rarsberry (Chch, NZ)
MarcieNZ (Chch, NZ)
FutureCat (Chch, NZ)
TheLetterB (Dunedin, NZ)
Wombles (Australia)
Seethroughfaith (Finland, EU)
Qantaqa (Germany, EU)
Risa29 (Luxembourg, EU)
Nell-Lu (Edinburgh, Scotland)
JoolsW (West Yorkshire, England)
CITIBELLE (Hereford, England)
MissMarkey (Oxfordshire, England)
AnglersRest (Devon, England)
Vekiki (London, England)
Jozebedee (Cheshire, England)
KiwiinEngland (Dublin, Ireland)
CynthiaA (Ontario, Canada)
Pooker3 (Winnipeg, Canada)
NMReader (New Mexico, USA)
Sarradee (Texas, USA)
Purrabella (Florida, USA)
Hopi100 (Virginia, USA)
Carenhf (New Jersey, USA)
Krl112 (New Jersey, USA)
ComradeCamper (slowish reader; close to end, Wisconsin, USA)
Lobodyke (Kentucky, USA)
WingedMan (last, Kentucky, USA)

These are the bookrings I am currently in on:
- Volume 1: BookCrosser's Art (Midgetviking)
- Santa Steps Out by Robert Devereaux (WingedMan) (stalled and continued here)

And the one's I've had (since 27/10/07):
- Gilgamesh (Saki)
- Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (Livrecache)
- Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja (WingedMan)
- Eden Close by Anita Shreve (Pinkagirl)
- Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold(Kayjay33)
- The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea (WingedMan)
- Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (Smurphie)
- As Always, Jack: A Wartime Love Story by Emma Sweeney (Jessibud)
- The Journal Rock Doggie by Bookcrossers Everywhere! (RockDg9)
- My Sister From The Black Lagoon by Laurie Fox (Scoobs-buddy)
- Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo (Hakkalina)

Some books I've enjoyed*:

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Bridge To Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
Peeling The Onion - Wendy Orr
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells
Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin
Pedro and Me - Judd Winnick
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

*I've read it at least twice and laughed/cried/all of the above both/all times I've read it.

Here's my list of books released in 2016, along with their release location
(a * indicates it has been journalled after releasing, ~ indicates I have read it)









My Counters


Last updated 8 May 2016 (New Zealand time)

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