My Open Apology
First of all, I hereby apologize to all the bookcrossers whose bookring/bookray books I am holding on to. On several occasions, I promised to send them out but there is really a lot of things going through in my life and I just forgot to do them. This is unreasonable and inconsiderate of me and I wish to seek for your forgiveness. I apologize for being irresponsible and for not replying to some of the PMs. To all the bookring/bookray book owners, I will send out all the books by the end of this year. I will journal them and mail them out asap. As I'm facing financial problems as well, I might not be able to send all out by airmail but I will definitely mail them out.
Secondly, I want to thank all of those who sent me well-wishes whether it's via PM, cards or postcards. I am very touched that there are people who understand what I am going through and who has been very forgiving and supportive. I apologize that I'm not able to reply to all of you one-by-one. But, I want to say, THANK YOU!
Lastly, I will be away from BookCrossing for quite some time until I can get my life fixed. So, please do NOT send me anymore bookring/bookray books as I most likely will not have anytime to read them. Thank you so much for your understanding.
It has been great to be part of the Bookcrossing family. But, at the moment, my real life demands more commitment from me so I have to stop this activity and do some very slowly reading on my own. Thank you for making my Bookcrossing life a wonderful one! I will be back some time next year. Till then, take care everyone and have a good 2010 year ahead!
I am taking a break from Bookcrossing activities for a couple months after August. I will be back in January 2010. For the Color Challenge and Readathon that I've been organizing/participating, I will only be participating for the last time in October 2009. For all the bookrings/rays/boxes that I'm participating, do not worry, I will journal the books, read them and pass them on. I need to take a rest because I've been sick almost all of this year and now I have my graduate and scholarship applications to worry about. I don't really think I can handle all these while being sick. While I'm taking my rest from the forums and activities, I'm sure I'll have more time to read. But at the same time, I know I will miss everyone! Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity and I hope to see you guys soon!
Join us in the latest SUMMER 24-HR READ-A-THON!!!
Set your goals NOW and join in a summer full of BOOKS!!!
If you would like to know more about the Read-A-Thon, please contact either chucklesthescot, MyopicMeringue or myself!
I am fairly new to the book realm. It isn't like I have never read. In fact, I read on a fairly regular basis. Nevertheless, I feel that in the past I have always read my books superficially and that does not do justice to the books and the authors themselves. I am a new leaf now. I want to be more involved in the books - to actually understand the heart and soul of the book and to fall in love with the books ...
I just get into BookCrossing recently, and as I browsed through fellow BookCrosser's profile, I'm really amazed by how much everyone else can read except me. That prompted me to make some plans for myself too. I have participated in some activities and I
consider myself an active Bookcrosser now :)
If you saw some books on my TBR/AVL shelf that you would like to have, please don't hesitate to pm me. I'll be more than happy to share them with you or trade some books too!
My Birthday Buddies are:
Plum-Crazy (November 3rd)
Chucklesthescot (August 11th)
I am also listed on RABCK.com! :)
An overview of my Bookcrossing activities:
What am I reading now:
1. The Vampire Beach
2. Lucia, Lucia
3. Lord of The Flies
My July & August TBRs
1. Queen of the Orcs
2. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
3. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
4. Magician by Raymond Feist
5. The Whitechapel Conspiracy
The "Read 10 1001-Books Challenge" for Year 2009
1. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (Completed!)
2. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers (Completed!)
3. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers (Completed!)
4. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Completed!)
5. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
6. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (Completed!)
7. The Magus by John Fowles
8. The Book of Evidence by John Banville
9. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (Completed!)
The Set-It-Yourself Challenge #8 (SIY #8) - July 09 to September 09
2009 COLOR Challenge
I am organizing The COLOR Challenge! Feel free to sign up anytime and join in the fun! :D
For an overview of the challenge and additional information, please check out The Color Challenge Website.
Other Challenges I'm taking part in:
1. The Ultimate Challenge 2009 hosted by cambridgelass
2. 2009 Spills and Chills Read and Release Challenge hosted by Jare
3. 2009 Pages Read Challenge hosted by perfect-circle
Bookrings/rays/boxes that I'm hosting
1. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (Bookring)
2. The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho (Bookray)
Please feel free to PM me and join them anytime if you're interested! :)
RABCK game that I am playing now:
1. Mission BookCrossing hosted by UnwrittenLibra
Bookrings/bookrays/bookboxes that I signed up:
1. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells hosted by ealasaidmae
2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood hosted by DitteL
3. Virtual Bookbox hosted by bookworm2525 (completed!)
4. Surprise Bookbox hosted bychristina82
5. Surprise Bookring hosted by christina82
6. Intl. Bookray game: "A" is for Author, "B" is for Bookray hosted by imawinn2
7. Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho hosted by solskinn (Read and Passed on!)
8. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman hosted by bestfriends
9. Jeffery Deaver's Location Scout Trilogy hosted by jsmeltser
10. The Tea, Read and Journal Bookbox hosted by Mozette
11. New & Improved Shroffland Int'l Winter Potboiler VBB by Shroffland (Completed!)
12. Last Breath hosted by dastephan6
13. Agatha Raisin Spiral hosted by Tinina67
14. Total Silence hosted by Plum-Crazy(Read and Passed on!)
15. Tea House on Mulberry Street hosted by madnad (Read and Passed on!)
16. Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs hosted by penelopewanders
17. The Eyre Affair hosted by TheLostBook
18. Hardboiled/Hard Luck hosted by Rosella05
19. Driving over Lemons hosted by NMReader
20. Bookmarked for Death hosted by Heaven-Ali
21. Labyrinth hosted by Dreamer-kitty
22. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series Book Spiral hosted by Dreamer-kitty
24. The Secret History hosted by SqueakyChu
25. The Whole Truth hosted by spaceystacey
26. The Queen of The Orcs Trilogy hosted by Dreamer-kitty
27. American Gods hosted by KiwiinEngland
28. The Castle of Otrando hosted by angela861
Books that I have read from October to December 2008
Books that I have read since January 2009
Book Count: 54
Pages Read: 6194 of 28000