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București, Wallachia Romania


Thursday, November 25, 2010

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:094
released in the wild:026
controlled releases:1163
releases caught:05
controlled releases caught:1161
books found:0148
tell-a-friend referrals:00
new member referrals:04
forum posts:2628

Stats are updated every few minutes.

Extended Profile

New address as of April 2014. Please PM me if you're sending something older my way

TO-DO list:
* Icila's favourite (R)
* On Beauty (BR) (currently reading)
* Merolia's favourite (TBR)

1001-library available titles (feel free to PM me if you're among its friends)
The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

1001-library TBRs (also up for grabs, but you'll have to wait a bit before I read'em)
The Colour Purple, by Alice Walker
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon
They shoot Horses, don't they?, by Horace McCoy
Exercises in Style, by Raymond Queneau

Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to try to find out more about me. My pet Zuzu (pictured) also says hello and waves a paw at you. When joining BC back in 2010, I was pretty fast under its spell and did my best since then to become and remain an active member. I like to think of myself as a "social bookworm" and I hope BC is my perfect apple :)

Life's short, so I try to choose my lectures after recommendations of people I rely on. However, there are times when I find myself in a bookstore taking the first book that winks to me. My wishlist is more of a note-to-self of books I'd like to read, either by authors I'm fond of or simply curious and glad to find one day in a bookshop or in the mailbox. However, the list is promptly updated when I check a title off it.

Worried your PM got lost on its way? Please re-mail me at

I'm a fan of the 1001 books project and trust it to be one of my lifetime challenges. If you're a member/friend of the 1001-library and want some 1001 thing from my Av/TBR shelf, please PM me.

I'm glad to trade or simply share my books with anyone, but please note that I generally mail within Europe (unless a challenge or BR is involved).

I keep track of my 1001 reads using Google docs and Caroley's compiled list. Here's a link to my stats, if curious: 1001

Birthday Buddy:marsala on October 22nd

Completed bookrings (thanks for sharing!)
1. The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink, started by oppem, read in March 2011
2. Sorrows of Young Werther, by Goethe, started by Simson-Shilitoe, read in April 2011
3. Quicksand, by Nella Larsen, started by cally-c, read in May 2011
4. The Dice Man, by Luke Rhinehart, started by fairy-dust, read in July-August 2011
5. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, started by angela861, read in March 2012
6. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, started by oppem, read in April 2012
7. The Book of Proper Names, by Amelie Nothomb, started by SqueakyChu, read in June 2012
8. The Breast, by Philip Roth, started by Danielle23, read in August 2012
9. The Bitter Glass, by Eilis Dillon, started by Elskaliam, read in March 2013
10. Enduring Love, by Ian McEwan, started by gussy916, read in April 2013
11. Almost Transparent Blue, by Ryu Murakami, started by Danielle23, read in August 2013
12. Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbers, started by CityofLakesGirl, read in September 2013

Bookrings/Bookrays I signed up for (just my way of keeping track of those I'm waiting for):
Narrow Dog to Carcassonne [started by 4thEstate here]
Javatrekker: Dispatches From the World of Fair Trade Coffee [started by sfogs here]
Mud, Sweat and Tears [started by Scruffykaz here]
Burger's Daughter [started by imawinn2 here]
Cheese [started by dicentragirl here]
Flaubert's Parrot [started by shovelmonkey1 here]
Stuart, a Life Backwards [started by Huffpuff here]
On Beauty [started by Huffpuff here]
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba [started by hesiodo66 here]
American Gods [started by lunacia here]

Other fun stuff I've been a part of:

* Wishlist Tag Games, organized by schwester and DubaiReader here and here and here
* The Alphabet VBB, organized by greenbadger here and here
* International Alphabet Relay, organized by starflash here and here
* General Fiction European VBB, organized by pam99 here
* Flat Stanley for Simon, organized by MissMarkey here
* EU Birthday Sweepstake, 8th Edition, organized by Chremajora here, won by schwester
* First Sentences VBB, organized by collectorkerri here and here
* European Multi-Winner RABCK, dedicated to Thomas Hardy, organized by mafarrimond here, won by yorkshire-lass, Bloedengel and Into-the-Blue
* soffitta1's EU 1001-VBB here and here and here and here
* Poetry Postcard Sweepstake, organized by katrinat here, won by mafarrimond
* The First Spring RABCK, organized by me :) here
* INTL RABCK Sweepstake - March [2011], organized by Moriquen here, won by AngelFrouk [send only]
* Mission: BookCrossing, organized by UnwrittenLibra, more details here - wow, I'm still alive :)
* Colour my life RABCK exchange, organized by kasenka here, sent to lilacwhisper, received from kasenka
* EU Birthday Sweepstake, 3rd edition, organized by Kirjakko here, won by Frutz

And here's some of my reading stats since joining BC:

Goodreads, 2014

Goodreads, 2013

Goodreads, 2012


Amurgul zeilor stepei by Ismail Kadare [in RO]
Dead Line by Adina Rosetti [in RO]
Life at the Top by John Braine [in RO]

places I've released or sent books to (RABCKs, exchanges, BRs):

My books have visited 30 states (13.2%)
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