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Recent Book Activity


Statistics


4 weeksall time

books registered:0617
released in the wild:3651
controlled releases:0116
releases caught:0232
controlled releases caught:099
books found:0328
tell-a-friend referrals:064
new member referrals:026
forum posts:321,524

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)









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Conventions

About Me

BookCrossing Edinburgh

My Interests

Books I'm reading and have read in the last 8 years

Bookrings I’m Hosting

Bookrings I’ve Joined

Recommended Reads

Books wild released in the last 7 years (mostly complete)

My Counters

When I last updated this page










Conventions I've been/going to:

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 currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland, so I don't have access to any of my PC books.

My address in Rabck.com 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 Edinburgh BookCrossers? We meet on the first Thursday of every month at Hemma at 75 Holyrood Road from 7:30pm and would love to meet you!








My Interests

Things I like: conventions, Neil Gaiman, travel, markeroni, chocolate (with a preference for dark), tea, knitting, good movies, 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 in the last 8 years:


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

2008:






2007:












BOOKRINGS:

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)
Scoobs-buddy
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)


COMPLETED

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

*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 2014, along with their release location
(a * indicates it has been journalled after releasing, ~ indicates I have read it)






2013:






2012:






2011:






2010:







2009:






2008:












My Counters
















YAY YOU HAVE FINALLY REACHED THE END OF DISCOVERYLOVERS BOOKSHELF SO YOU GET A HUG!!!! *HUG*





Last updated 25 November 2014 (UK time)



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