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Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

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Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:0198
released in the wild:049
controlled releases:082
releases caught:010
controlled releases caught:056
books found:082
tell-a-friend referrals:07
new member referrals:01
forum posts:142,108

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Extended Profile


I am Australian, married to oozy67 and we have one adult son and one beautiful daughter in law. I love to read. I enjoy a range of books and read rather quickly. Finding time to do this is always a challenge though, and in the past couple of years my list of books read has dropped dramatically, partially because I am neglecting to record the books read here, and partially because I am reading fewer books.

I have registered a few books and left several in the wild.

I am attending the Auckland Bookcrossing UnConvention 13-15 November 2015 and the Athens Bookcrossing Convention in April 2016.

I love to travel. The countries I have visited include New Zealand (4), Fiji, Vanuatu, Noumea, Singapore, Malaysia (2), Thailand (2), USA (6), England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Russia (2), Japan (2), Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico (2), China, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Falkland Islands, Antarctica (Paradise Bay and Deception Islands), Ecuador (Galapagos Islands).

I love visiting the United States and have been to 29 states so far. My goal is to visit each one.

I have also travelled extensively in Australia, but luckily there is always more to see - this is a very big country.

Our next trip is to Tasmania in December 2014 and an African cruise and safari in April 2015. Life is good!


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13 April 2014 - Back from the Melbourne Bookcrossing Convention - a wonderful three days with some crazy people! Released a stack of books, and brought about 5 home, plus bought about 4 new ones from the guest authors.

12 March 2014 - Just back from a fabulous 5 & 1/2 week trip to South America, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands. Only left one book on our travels, which was picked up by a new reader.

17 November 2013 - I have been back for two weeks following a six week trip to the US, Hawaii, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, New Zealand and a trip up to Port Douglas, Queensland for a family wedding. Life is busy! We left a few books on the Celebrity Solstice and some have been journalled so that is exciting :)

9 April 2013 - Just completed a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Was wonderful, Oozy67 left a few books on the boat but none have been journalled as yet - fingers crossed! I have hardly read anything this year, and what I have finished I have forgotten to record here. Has been a busy year so far.

25 Dec - 1 January 2013 - had a wonderful week in Perth WA. Didn't leave any books though.

16-18 November 2012 - UnCANvention! We had a wonderful weekend welcoming bookcrossers from Austria, New Zealand and all around Oz to Canberra. Lots of fun!

16 October 2012 - Just returned from a tour of Western Canada, and a cruise from Vancouver to China via Alaska, Japan and Russia. Was fabulous!

8 July 2012 - Spent the first week of the month in Sydney. Passed a Jodi Picoult onto my sister, which will hopefully do the rounds of the family. Oozy67 left one at the Canberra Airport.

April 2012 - just got back from a weekend at the Gold Coast, QLD. Great weather. Passed two books to some friends who are living in Papua New Guinea - so who knows where they will end up. Oozy67 left some books at Canberra Airport.

March 2012 - the Australian UnCanvention dates have been announced - 16-18 November 2012 - looking forward to welcoming all to Canberra!

18-20 November 2011 - heading to New Zealand for the Wellington UnConvention with Oozy67 - looking forward to it!

7 November 2011 - just back from a trip to the US southern states and Panama Canal cruise. Left a few books on our travels.

27 August 2011 - just spent an afternoon with Auzikaz and the Canberra bookcrossers at King O'Malley's Pub in Civic. Picked up a lot of books!

25 January 2011 - just returned from a holiday in Adelaide and Port Lincoln. Oozy67 left a few books at the Canberra airport (his first wild releases) and one was jounalled! Must be beginners luck!!

3 November 2010 - had a great time at the Sydney UnConvention and at the dinner, after too many beers, agreed to attend the Wellington UnConvention in November 2011!

Heading to the Sydney UnConvention on 22-24 October! Looking forward to my very first one :)

30 July 2010 - Just returned from a big trip to Europe - had a wonderful time! Released two books in Plymouth but didn't get much reading done at all, too busy seeing all the sights.

31 March 2010 - Many thanks to Carole888 for the pack of books!!

24 October 2009 - my first wild release has been found in Washington State - it took almost two years!

27 September 2009 - met up with the Canberra bookcrossers yesterday in King O'Malley's pub. Was great to meet you all.

9 August 2009 - I have just returned from a trip through the US from New York to Los Angeles. Caught up with the wonderful Dr Slump612 and JudySlump612 in Minneapolis for dinner. Thank you for your hospitality and for all the books! Was great to meet you both.
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CONVENTION LIST
Sydney, October 2010
Wellington, NZ November 2011
Canberra, November 2012
Melbourne, April 2014


Bookrings/rays/bookbags I am participating in:
1. True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (sorcha-sidhe)DONE
2. No Place for a Woman (juli2007)
3. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (VividReader)DONE
4. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (lmn60) DONE
5. Atonement by Ian McEwan (foxygirlACT) DONE
6. Now or Never by Tim Flannery (star-light) DONE
7. Perfect Cooking with Wholefoods by Margaret Elliot (FrancesinSA) DONE
8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (FreePages)DONE
9. A is for author, B is for bookray (semding a book according to author) (imawinn2) DONE
10. MooMoo's crime book bag (sent to J4shaw 9 Feb 2009) DONE
11. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville (TheLostBook) DONE
12. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (L1nda)DONE
13. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfirld (Lady Indigo)DONE
14. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (Elddau1) DONE
15. Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka (Elddau1)DONE
16. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Carole888) DONE
17. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (The Lost Book) DONE
18. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (Goldenwattle) DONE
19. Ooku by Fumi Yoshinaga (Elddau1) DONE
20. Three kilo Aussie book bag (J4shaw)

Oscar's Book Club books for 2014
February - Holiday book
March - And the mountains echoed
April - Band aid for a broken leg
May - The Rosie Project
June - All that I am
July - Snake
August - The lieutenant
September - tba
October - tba
November - tba

Books read in 2014
1. Bonkers - Jennifer Saunders
2. W is for Wasted - Sue Grafton
3. The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse - Leann Sweeney
4. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
5. Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich
6. Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich
7. The Affair - Lee Child
8. The Breaker - Minette Walters
9. Four to Score - Janet Evanovich
10. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simson
11. High five - Janet Evanovich
12. Hot six - Janet Evanovich
13. All that I am - Anna Funder
14. Seven up - Janet Evanovich
15. Snake - Kate Jennings
16. That eye, the sky - Tim Winton
17. Hard eight - Janet Evanovich
18. The Lieutenant - Kate Grenville
19. S - Doug's library book (Ship of Theseus - V.M Straka)
20. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
21. To the Nines - Janet Evanovich
22. Botswana & Namibia - Lonely Planet
23. Cape Town & the Garden Route - Lonely Planet
24. Ten big ones - Janet Evanovich
25. Woebegon Boy - Garrison Keillor
26. Listening to Country - Ros Moriarty
27. Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich
28. At Home - Bill Bryson


Books read in 2013
1. V is for Vengence - Sue Grafton
2. Belonging
3. Dark Palace
4. New York Trilogy
5. An object of beauty - Steve Martin
6. A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchey
7. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
8. Antarctica - Lonely Planet
9. Hawaii - Lonely Planet
10. Thereby hangs a tail - Spencer Quinn
11. The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco - John Birmingham
12. Spook - Mary Roach
13. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel


Books read in 2012
1. Caleb's Crossing - Geraldine Brooks
2. The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
3. The lost continent - Bill Bryson
4. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
5. Best in Travel 2012 - Lonely Planet
6. Leaving Home - Garrison Keillor
7. The Happiest Refugee - Anh Do
8. Canada - Lonely Planet
9. Chicago - Alaa Al Aswany
10. Love among the butterflies - Margaret Fountaine
11. Butterflies and late loves - Margaret Fountaine
12. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
13. Breath - Tim Winton
14. Emma - Jane Austen (audio)
15. Moab is my washpot - Stephen Fry
16. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
17. South America - Lonely Planet
18. Juliet, Naked - Nick Hornby
19. The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult
20. Bliss - Peter Carey
21. The Land of Painted Caves - Jean M Auel
22. Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James
23. Fifty Shades Darker - E L James
24. Fifty Shades Freed - E L James
25. Alaska - Lonely Planet
26. Heart and Soul - Maeve Binchy
27. Welcome to my World - Miranda Dickinson
28. The Pact - Jodi Picoult
29. Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey



Books read in 2011
1. Dreams from my father - Barack Obama
2. The Greedy Bastard Diary - Eric Idle
3. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
4. Observations from a moving vehicle - The Sandman
5. Liberty - Garrison Keillor
6. Alice in La La Land - Sophie Lee
7. Think - Simon Blackburn
8. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde
9. One of our Thursdays is missing - Jasper Fforde
10. The Bell - Iris Murdoch
11. Pontoon - Garrison Keillor
12. Ooku - by Fumi Yoshinaga
13. Not meeting Mr Right - Anita Heiss
14. Crossing Paths (The Bookcrossing Novel) - Debbie Robson
15. Va Dinci Cod - A.R.R.R. Roberts
16. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
17. Hunting and Gathering - Anna Gavalda
18. Stately Pursuits - Katie Fforde
19. The Children's Book - A S Byatt
20. The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny
21. The Good Parents - Joan London
22. Alaska - Lonely Planet
23. Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs
24. 2007 Travel Guide - Lonely Planet

Books read in 2010
1. Life Skills - Katie Fforde
2. Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
3. Brick Lane - Monica Ali
4. U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton
5. The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
6. Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
7. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
8. London City Guide - Lonely Planet
9. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
10. The Rough Guide to Scotland - Rough Guide
11. Ireland - Eyewitness Travel
12. Emma - Jane Austen
13. The Guernesy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
14. Mr Darcy, Vampyre - Amanda Grange
15. A short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson
16. Northangar Abbey - Jane Austen
17. Eat, pray, love - Elizabeth Gilbert
18. The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
19. Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
20. Un Lun Dun - China Mieville
21. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
22. Dog on it - Spencer Quinn
23. Campaign Ruby - Jessica Rudd
24. Meltdown - Ben Elton
25. Liar - Justine Larbalestier
26. Bare - Toni Lee (not finished!)
27. Chicken with Plums - Marjane Satrapi
28. The Yacoubian Building - Alaa Al Aswany

Books read in 2009

1. The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet - Colleen McCulloch
2. How to break your own heart - Maggie Alderson
3. Heart and Soul - Maeve Binchy
4. Secret Scribbled Notebooks - Joanne Horniman
5. Children of Light - Lucy English
6. The Heavenly Body Diet - Margaret O'Sullivan
7. Europe - Eyewitness Travel
8. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
9. Kick Back - Val McDermid
10. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
11. Knit Two - Kate Jacobs
12. No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod
13. Las Vegas - Eyewitness Travel
14. Chicago - Lonely Planet
15. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
16. Top Ten New York - Eyewithess Travel
17. New York - Lonely Planet
18. California - Eyewitness Travel
19. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
20. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
21. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
22. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
23. Notes from a small island - Bill Bryson
24. Perfect Cooking with wholefoods - Margaret Elliot
25. The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
26. Momzillas - Jill Kargman
27. Bareback - Kit Whitfield
28. The Gone Away World - Nick Harkaway
29. Holding the Dream - Nora Roberts
30. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka
31. The Tall Pine Polka - Lorna Landvik
32. Two Caravans - Marina Lewycka
33. One Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini



Books read in 2008

1. T is for Tresspass - Sue Grafton
2. The Sea - John Banville
3. Those Faraday Girls - Monica McInerney
4. Reading Lolita in Teheran - Azar Nafisi
5. Road to Paradise - Paullina Simons
6. True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
7. Sea Glass - Anita Shreve
8. Don't stand too close to a naked man - Tim Allen
9. Billy - Pamela Stephenson
10. The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
11. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (audiobook)
13. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter Hoeg
14. Chinese Whispers - Marisa Mackle
15. A prisoner of birth - Jeffrey Archer
16. Vincenzo's Garden - John Clanchy
17. The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom - Jo Barrett
18. Flora's Lot - Katie Fforde
19. A walk in the woods - Bill Bryson
20. A potrait of the artist as a young man - James Joyce
21. Further under the duvet - Marian Keyes
22. Mrs Dalloway - Virgina Woolf
23. The Riders - Tim Winton
24. The guy not taken - Jennifer Weiner
25. Atonement - Ian McEwan
26. Dear Fatty - Dawn French
27. Now or Never - Tim Flannery


Books I have read in 2007 (at least, those I can remember and in no particular order)

1. The five people you meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
2. Everything she thought she wanted – Elizabeth Buchan
3. Mao’s last dancer – Li Cunxin
4. The curious incident of the dog in the night time – Mark Haddon
5. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
6. The great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J K Rowling
8. The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
9. Lost in a good book – Jasper Fforde
10. The Well of Lost Plots – Jasper Fforde
11. Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde
12. The Big Over-Easy - Jasper Fforde
13. Thursday Next, First Among Sequels – Jasper Fforde
14. I’m watching you - Karen Rose
15. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
16. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernières
17. Henry’s daughter – Joy Dettman
18. Jacaranda Blue – Joy Dettman
19. Mallawindy – Joy Dettman
20. The First Casualty – Ben Elton
21. Trunk Music – Michael Connelly
22. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
23. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
24. Home School – Charles Webb
25. The Lollipop Shoes – Joanne Harris
26. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
27. Joe Cinque’s Consolation – Helen Garner
28. A changed man – Francine Prose
29. For one more day - Mitch Albom
30. Maestro - Peter Goldsworthy
31. Unreliable memoirs - Clive James
32. The devil that danced on water - Animatta Forna
33. The Red Queen - Margaret Drabble







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