Joined Friday, September 11, 2009
Home page www.christinalawrenceblog.wordpress.com
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I recently have started to crochet a quilt so if you want to get rid of your scrap pieces of yarn, I'd gladly take them :-).
I love stationery, postcards and notecards and sending and receiving chatty letters. I am also a fervent collector of journals (which I then fill with my writing :-)). As far as books go, I love mysteries and thrillers, but nothing too gruesome, and some chick lit.
I have been a BookCrosser since September 11, 2009. I started doing it so I could get rid of some of the books that I knew I wouldn't want to read again. Slowly, but certainly, however, my house is filling up with "BookCrossing books" - books I specifically got for bookcrossing. Most of them are books I got for free or for a very small price.
My favourite author of all time is P.G. Wodehouse. I cannot read him enough, I probably have read all the books I have by him at least 4-5 times. He is a skilled stylist, he masters the English language superbly. My favourite novels by him are the Jeeves & Wooster series and the Blandings Castle series.
Unfortunately, most of the books I have by him are in Dutch, as I started collecting his books when I was still in the Netherlands and wasn't comfortable reading in English yet. I am slowly exchanging my Dutch copies for English copies. Once I start receiving or buying Wodehouse books of which I have the Dutch version, I will put the Dutch version on my shelf for Dutch RABCKs. So if you're Dutch or you like to read in Dutch, keep checking and let me know what you are interested in.
If you want to surprise me with something, motherof11 has my address.
I love this quote by Terry Pratchett:
"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily bbe proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one that looks as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more stairways than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read."