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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:0184
released in the wild:023
controlled releases:0100
releases caught:04
controlled releases caught:087
books found:084
tell-a-friend referrals:01
new member referrals:04
forum posts:0693

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Extended Profile


ISO: I'm wanting to host a complete Xanth and Discworld spiral, which involves me collecting around about 70ish books. At the bottom of my profile you'll find a complete list of each series with * next to the ones I own. If you have any of the ones I don't or do (I can always use them instead of my own copies) and are willing to offer a trade please let me know.

I speak English, a bit of French and German (probably about a 8-10 year old reading standard)

The reason I've had so many catches is that I won the International Sweepstake for October. Thank you to everyone that sent me books I'll endeavour to read them asap and set up either RABCKs or Rays. If you're interested in a book that someone else has sent me drop me a PM and I'll put it to the top of my TBR pile and send it to you as soon as I've finished

University student from St Andrews, Scotland, studying chemistry. I love historical fiction, fantasy and sci-fi books :). Well actually I love all books!

I'm head of the bardic & Clothier's guild in the university's medieval society so I'm always looking for sheet music and clothing patterns to use!

I'm currently trying to work my way through Elizabeth Chadwick's books as I do some renacting at uni and really enjoy reading about the period. I love historical fiction from around 1066 up until the end of the Elizabethan period.
I also want to start reading the Xanth series (Piers Anthony) and Discworld (Terry Pratchett) in order.

My favorite book of all time is The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy-Douglas Adams. I own about 7 copies of it in various forms and still collecting.

I love charity bookshops especially the ones with the 50p/£1 bookshelves and you'll vary rarely see me walk pass without having a look in.

I'm on RABCK.com

If I am sent a book I'll usually pass it on via either a RABCK or a Ray rather than wild releasing it.

My Birthday Buddies

Wibba (UK) July 22nd
Caramae (Netherlands) Oct 3rd
(If you'd like to be my birthday buddy drop me a PM)

Historical Fiction Book Club

In October I started a Historical Fiction reading group on the Book Talk Forums. Anyone can sign up . PMs are sent out when an update occurs. Click to take you to the book club information thread Last year there were a few teething problems but hopefully this year it will run smoother. Previous reads and threads are listed on this website: http://historicalfictionbookclub.webs.com/

My Shelves

TBR

If the book wasn't initially registered by me I'll happily send it to you after I've read it, just drop me a PM to let me know you want it and I'll put it at the top of my mount tbr. Books registered by me you can ask for but there is generally a mixture of things that are going into my PC and things that are going to travel, it depends if I'm creating a collection or on how much I enjoy it but it doesn't hurt to ask!

Available
Free to take/trade just ask and I'll try and post it to you budget depending. These books will probably end up being deposited somewhere unless they are one of my favorites in which case I'd rather they ended up with a BC!

Private Collection
Will loan these to people on the understanding that I get them back. This is until I run out of room on my shelves at home in which case they will probably end up in my available.

Reserved
These are usually reserved for Rays or a RABCK so check the forums.

2010 Reads

#2 The Diving Bell and The Butterfly -
#5 If Beale Street Could Talk
#6 The Running Vixen - Elizabeth Chadwick
#3The Lady and the Unicorn - Tracey Chevallier
#19Coraline - Neil Gaimen
#23Stupid Science by Lealand Gregory
#16Darwin: A Graphic Biography - Simon Gurr, Eugene Byrne
#7All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
#8From Dead To Worse- Charlaine Harris
#9Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
#24 The Foretelling - Alice Hoffman
#10In the company of cheerful ladies - Alexander McCall Smith
#18The Innocent- Ian McEwan
#11The Comfort of Strangers - Ian McEwan
#12I, Elizabeth - Rosalind Miles
#13Guenevere - Rosalind Miles
#14The Italian Woman - Jean Plaidy
#1 A Wedding in December - Anita Shreve
#4 Mockingbird - Sean Stewart
#15Queen of Swords - Judith Tarr
#21Bigg Time A Farcical Fable of Fleeting Fame by Ty Templeton
#20The Book Theif - Markus Zusak

Current Reads

#22Saturday- Ian McEwan
#17Wideacre - Philippa Gregory
#25Katherine - Anya Seton
#26One Good Knight - Mercedes Lackey

Book Rings I'm Running
I list my bookrings at The Bookring Directory!

All my rings and sprials remain open until they reach the last reader to sign up PM me!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- Mark Haddon Now Travelling Journal Here

The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick (Both Editions) Older Edition Now Travelling Journal Here

A Spell for Chameleon- Piers Anthony (Xanth Book 1) Journal Here Now Travelling

The Lovely Bones-Alice Sebold Now Travelling

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett Now Travelling

Anne Rice Book Spiral

* The Witching Hour (1990) Now Travelling
* Lasher Now Travelling
* Taltos
* Interview with the Vampire (1976)
* The Vampire Lestat (1985)
* The Queen of the Damned (1988)
* The Tale of the Body Thief (1992)
* Memnoch the Devil (1995)
* The Vampire Armand (1998)
* Merrick (2000)
* Blood and Gold (2001)
* Blackwood Farm (2002)
* Blood Canticle (2003)

Elizabeth Chadwick Mini Spiral - The Marshall Family
A Place Beyond Courage
The Greatest Knight
The Scarlet Lion

Rings/Rays I am involved in

Coffee at Lukes
Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce
Story of the Eye
Spiral The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith books 4,5 & 6 currently with me
Monster Blood Tattoo Book 1: Foundling
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
Creative Bookring - Illustrate a Book
Mystery Bookring
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' leap of faith
Mystery Book
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
Wreck This Journal
Historical Romance Bookbox
Stupid Science by Lealand Gregory awaiting Instructions
Lily Bard Mystery Spiral by Charlaine Harris

Completed BookRings/Rays




RABCKs I am Running

Stick or Twist RABCK
Clearing the Shelves

Books read June 2009-end


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
Life the Universe and Everything - Douglas Adams
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish - Douglas Adams
Young Zaphod Plays it Safe - Douglas Adams
Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams
P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
A Spell for Chameleon- Piers Anthony
Portrait of an Unknown Woman - Vanora Bennett
The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown
The Greatest Knight - Elizabeth Chadwick
The Scarlet Lion - Elizabeth Chadwick
A Place Beyond Courage - Elizabeth Chadwick
The Wild Hunt - Elizabeth Chadwick
Artemis Fowl- Eoin Colfer
And Another Thing - Eoin Colfer
Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
Cause Celeb - Helen Fielding
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination- Helen Fielding
Gloriana's Torch - Patricia Finney
Making History - Stephen Fry
The Jane Austin Bookclub
The White Queen - Philippa Gregory
Futurama-o-rama - Matt Groening
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- Mark Haddon
A Spot of Bother- Mark Haddon
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Heroes V1. - Chuck Kim
Heroes V2. - Chuck Kim
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
Tears of the Giraffe- Alexander McCall Smith
Morality for Beautiful Girls - Alexander McCall Smith
The Kalahari Typing School For Men - Alexander McCall Smith
The Full Cupboard of Life - Alexander McCall Smith
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
An Earthly Knight - Janet McNaughton
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Lost Girls - Alan Moore
Watchmen - Alan Moore
Madame Serpent -Jean Plaidy
Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
The Witching Hour- Anne Rice
Lasher- Anne Rice
Taltos - Anne Rice
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Public Confessions of a Middle Aged Woman - Sue Townsend
Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir



XANTH BOOKS BY PIERS ANTHONY

1. A Spell for Chameleon Del Rey 77 (Travelling as a ray see above)
2. The Source of Magic Del Rey 79 *
3. Castle Roogna Del Rey 79 *
4. Centaur Aisle Del Rey 82 *
5. Ogre, Ogre Del Rey 82 *
6. Night Mare Del Rey 83 *
7. Dragon on a Pedestal Del Rey 83 *
8. Crewel Lye Del Rey 85 *
9. Golem in the Gears Del Rey 86 *
10. Vale of the Vole Avon 87, TOR 2000 *
11. Heaven Cent Avon 88, TOR 2000 *
12. Man from Mundania Avon 89, TOR 2000 *
13. Isle of View Morrow Avon 90 *
14. Question Quest Morrow Avon 91 *
15. The Color of Her Panties Avon 92
16. Demons Don't Dream Tor 93 *
17. Harpy Thyme Tor 94
18. Geis of the Gargoyle Tor 95
19. Roc and a Hard Place Tor 95
20. Yon Ill Wind Tor 96
21. Faun & Games Tor 97
22. Zombie Lover Tor 98
23. Xone of Contention Tor 99 pb 00
24. The Dastard Tor 2000 pb 01
25. Swell Foop Tor 2001 pb 02
26. Up in a Heaval Tor 2002 pb 03
27. Cube Route Tor 2003 pb 04 *
28. Currant Events Tor 2004 pb 05 *
29. Pet Peeve Tor 2005 pb 06 *
30. Stork Naked Tor 2006 *
31. Air Apparent Tor 2007 *
32. Two to the Fifth Tor 2008 *
33. Jumper Cable Tor Oct. 2009 *
34. Knot Gneiss Tor (2010)

Discworld Books

*The Colour of Magic
*The Light Fantastic
*Equal Rites
*Mort
*Sourcery
*Wyrd Sisters
*Pyramids
Guards! Guards
Eric
Moving Pictures
Reaper Man
Witches Abroad
Small Gods
Lords and Ladies
Men at Arms
Soul Music
Interesting Times
*Maskerade
*Feet of Clay
Hogfather
Jingo
The Last Continent
Carpe Jugulum
The Fifth Elephant
The Truth
Thief of Time
*The Last Hero
*The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Night Watch
*The Wee Free Men
Monstrous Regiment
*A Hat Full of Sky
Going Postal
*Thud!
*Wintersmith
Making Money
*Unseen Academicals
I Shall Wear Midnight (2010)



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