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From Thornbury, Victoria Australia

Age 66

Joined Tuesday, August 12, 2003

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4 weeksall time
books registered 2 1,415
released in the wild 14 1,262
controlled releases 0 60
releases caught 8 276
controlled releases caught 0 42
books found 3 465
tell-a-friend referrals 0 159
new member referrals 0 23
forum posts 8 2,828

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Welcome to my bookshelf. I registered on this amazing site after seeing an article in the Weekend Australian Aug 2003.
Bookcrossing has helped me to combine two of my favourite activities - reading and travelling! I have released books in Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Singapore, France, Sweden, England, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba, Croatia, USA, Malta, Ireland, Scotland, Greece and Hungary and of course Australia as well .
I have been to International Bookcrossing Conventions in Christchurch, New Zealand, Washington DC and Dublin, Ireland. I missed the Amsterdam Convention when we got stuck in Edinburgh due to Volcanic Ash! Melbourne hosted the anniversary convention in 2014 and I was thrilled to be a part of the organising committee. In 2015 I attended the Oxford Convention and most recently, the fabulous Greek convention in Athens in April 2016.

One of my favourite books has become my signature releasing book - a book I love to leave in exotic destinations. So far I have had success with these two copies-
Dr Seuss's "Oh the places you'll go" at Machu Picchu, 17 years after dreaming of going there one day! ..and another copy in April 2011 at Dr Seuss Sculpture Park in Springfield, Massachusetts - two catches and two new members!

Wild releases caught: 205 @ 29th May 2017.

This is my longest catch to date, just 3 months short of 8 years! -
and another recent catch at 6 years 4 months
The Power of One

Some of my favourite wild release catches :-
Round Ireland with a Fridge
One Woolly Wombat
Beach Road
Elmo Loves You - this one has had five different catchers
The Beach
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

In my first three years of bookcrossing I read my age each year - since then I have stopped counting - hoping that I will stop getting older!

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