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Roobarb14

From Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Age 50

Joined Friday, March 11, 2005

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Hi
I like various books. My favourite authors are Jane Austen, Daphne du Maurier, Theodor Fontane etc. I think I wouldn't release my favourite books. They are too special for me.

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Hallo,
ich mag sehr viele, verschiedene Bücher. Besonders die von Jane Austen, Daphne DuMaurier, Theodor Fontane etc. Von meinen ganz besonderen Lieblingsbüchern könnte ich mich bestimmt nicht trennen.

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Books

Books are friends who take you far
Wherever you would go,
From torrid lands and jungle ways
To northern fields of snow.

Books bring us gifts from long ago
And hints of future days,
And lead the mind refresingly
On unfamiliar ways.

Books are the chests of pirate gold
Where wealth in stories lies
As varied as the clouds that blow
Across November skies.

Solveig Paulson Russell


I Like a Book

I like a book. It tells me things
Of ancient peoples and their kings
And what they used to do;
Of giants in some far-off land
And things I hardly understand,
Both make-believe and true.

I like books. It's fun to see
How interesting they can be -
As people are. And so
I try to treat them like a friend
And many pleasant hours spend
In learning what they know.

M. Lucille Ford

2017
*Travel Tales; Alexander McCall Smith
*The World of Poldark; Emma Marriott - library book
*Murder in the Forum; Rosemary Rowe
*Love Overboard; Janet Evanovich
*Five on Brexit Islang; Enid Blyton (Bruno Vincent) - library book
*Five go on a Strategy Away Day; Enid Blyton (Bruno Vincent) - library book
*Thanks for the Memories; Cecelia Ahern
*Working Wonder; Jenny Colgan
*Bertie the Blitz Dog; Libby Parker - library book
*England - Streifzuege auf der Insel; Horst Zielske
*Closed Casket (Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot); Sophie Hannah - library book
*Seven Up; Janet Evanovich
*Ten Big Ones; Janet Evanovich
*

2016
+Nigella Lawson; Gilly Smith
+The Case of the Missing Books; Ian Sansom
+Keep Me Close; Clare Francis
+Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero; Harriet Evans

2015
*Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe; Jenny Colgan
*Do You Remember the First Time?; Jenny Colgan
*Penelope Goes to Portsmouth; M. C. Beaton

2014
+Christmas Magic; Nora Roberts
+Black Notice; Patricia Cornwell
+Das Herrenhaus (The Country House); John Galsworthy
+Operation Sunshine; Jenny Colgan
+Girl Meets Ape; Chris Manby
+The Leipzig Manuscript; Angus Ross
+Keep Me Close; Clare Francis

2013
*FS Freed; EL James
*Die Entdeckung der Currywurst; Uwe Timm (no BC book)
*Samantha Smythe's Modern Family Journal; Lucy Cavendish
*Once Upon a Christmas; Sarah Morgan
*Tod im Ebbelwei-Express; F. Demant (no BC book)
*Don't You Want Me?; India Knight
*Change for a Farthing; Ken McCoy
*Hidden Talents; Erica James
*Mr Commitment; Mike Gayle
*Full House; Maeve Binchy

2012
+A Christmas Beginning; Anne Perry
+The Swiss Family Robinson; Johann Rudolf Wyss
+Crow Lake; Mary Lawson
+Ostfriesen-Killer; Klaus-Peter Wolf
+An Advancement of Learning; Reginald Hill
+The Unfinished Clue; Georgette Heyer
+Train Dreams (German Translation); Denis Johnson (book found in a Dublin charity shop)
+If You Could See Me Now; Cecelia Ahern
+Lost Luggage Porter; Andrew Martin
+Kuestennebel; Gisa Pauly
+Fifty Shades of Grey; EL James
+FS Darker; EL James
+Not in the Flesh; Ruth Rendell

2011
*Ein Professor aus Heidelberg (Enchanted Snow); Archibald Joseph Cronin
*Simisola; Ruth Rendell
*Pride & Promiscuity - The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen; Arielle Eckstut
*Paper Money; Ken Follett
*Mud, Muck and Dead Things; Ann Granger
*Hanna's Daughters (Anna, Hanna och Johanna); Marianne Frederiksson
*Special Delivery; Danielle Steel
*Eine Reise nach Genf; Jaques Berndorf
*Pillow Talk; Freya North
*Caspar the Commuting Cat; Susan Finden
*Langenscheidt, Katze-Deutsch, Deutsch-Katze (kein BC Buch)
*A Christmas Guest; Anne Perry
*A Christmas Secret; Anne Perry

2010
+Driving Force; Dick Francis
+Knit Two (The Friday Night Knitting Club); Kate Jacobs
+Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl; Tracy Quan
+Remind me again, why I need a man; Claudia Carroll
+Growing up in a War; Bryan Magee
+Die Loewin von Aquitanien; Tanja Kinkel
+Von fremder Hand (A Finer End); Deborah Crombie
+Und alles nur der Liebe wegen; Heinz G. Konsalik
+A Drake at the Door; Derek Tangye
+A Reliable Wife; Robet Goolrick
+Some Lie and Some Die; Ruth Rendell
+Sunshine after Rain; Dee Williams
+Digging to America; Anne Tyler
+Irrwege der Liebe; M. L. Fischer
+Lipstick Jungle; Candace Bushnell
+Put on by Cunning; Ruth Rendell
+Harm Done; Ruth Rendell
+The Babes in the Wood; Ruth Rendell
+Weihnachtsgeschichten aus Berlin

2009
*Seven Tales; Hans Christian Andersen
*Der Vorleser; Bernhard Schlink (passend zum gerade angelaufenen Film)
*In a German Pension; Katherine Mansfield (York Library Book)
*From Doon With Death; Ruth Rendell
*How to be a Kraut; Roger Boyes (Bookring from Poppy17)
*Wallace & Gromit 2007 Annual
*Sex and the City; Candace Bushnell
*Devil's Advocate; Anonymous
*I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here; Francis Gilbert
*Katerina's Secret; Mary Jane Staples
*Let Me Call You Sweetheart; Mary Higgins Clark
*How I Became a Yorkshireman; Patrick Ryan
*Boy Meets Girl; Meg Ryan
*Die weisse Rose; Inge Scholl
*Shake Hands For Ever; Ruth Rendell
*Frisch gemacht; Susanne Froehlich
*The Friday Night Knitting Club; Kate Jacobs
*Ausgejodelt; Eva Rossmann
*April in Paris; Michael Wallner (Originalversion)
*Christmas Cookie Murder; Leslie Meier

2008
+Clifton and its people; Barbara Hutton (York library book)
+Culua - My other life in Mexico; Samantha Wood
+Ratte Ludwig, Band 3; Uschi Heusel (Heimat-Comic)
+The Loving Spirit; Daphne du Maurier
+East End Tales; Gilda O'Neill (York Library book)
+Kriminalfaelle aus der Reichsstadt Frankfurt; Dr. jur. Karl-Ernst Meinhardt (kein BC-Buch)
+The Last One; Angus Ross
+Die Taube; Patrick Sueskind (zum zweiten Mal, zur Auffrischung)
+Yesterday's Houses; Mavis Cheek
+Zarengold; Michael Kibler (Buchring von Bunte Amsel)
+The Lottery; Maria Edgeworth
+Der Inquisitor; Wolfgang Hohlbein
+The Mediterranean Billionaire's Blackmail Bargain; Abby Green
+Katzen lieben ihr Zuhause; Renate Fabel
+Athénaïse; Kate Chopin (short stories)
+Whistling for the Elephants; Sandi Toksvig
+I Don't Know How She Does It; Allison Pearson
+A Summer Collection; Short Stories; A Collection of Authors
+Lutefisk Buffet; Ed Fischer
+A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian; Marina Lewycka
+Tod allen Reichen!; Kari Koester-Loesche
+Lord Robert; Jean Plaidy (York Library book)
+Once Upon a Christmas; Childline Book, compiled by Esther Rantzen

2007
*The Huddersfield Job; Angus Ross
*Herrscher meines Herzens (Highland Bride); Colleen Faulkner
*Das Kajütenbuch; Charles Sealsfield (né Karl Postl)(kein BC Buch)
*Frisch gepresst; Susanne Froehlich
*Ein Liebhaber zu viel ist noch zu wenig; Gaby Hauptmann
*2 Buecher in 1: Mit der Liebe spielt man nicht / Herzen in Aufruhr; Marie Louise Fischer
*Diamanten Dynastie (Master of the Game); Sidney Sheldon
*Thanksgiving; Janet Evanovich
*Asterix in Britain; Goscinny and Uderzo
*Perfectly Impossible; Joan O'Neill
*Shopgirl; Steve Martin
*Death at la Fenice; Donna Leon

2006
+The Boy next door; Josie Lloyd and Emily Rees
+Das Erbe der Vaeter (Coat of Arms); Susannah Kells, deutsche Ausgabe
+Kishon
+Qwilleran's Short and Tall Tales; Lilian Jackson Braun (York library book)
+The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Alexander McCall
+Girl in Hyacinth Blue; Susan Vreeland
+Die Leihkatze oder wie man Katzen lieben lernt; Otto Schoenberger (Bookring Random-Poet)
+Die Tote im Klosterbrunnen (The Subtle Surpent); Peter Tremayne (Bookring kinedi)
+Where have all the boys gone?; Jenny Colgan
+Moominvalley in November; Tove Jansson (Ring nlc and kinedi)
+Wenn der Christbaum brennt; Brigitte Sinhuber (Hg.)
+Murders and Mysteries from the Yorkshire Dales; Peter N. Walker (York library book)
+Desert Dawn; Waris Dirie
+Isabella; Fiona Mountain
+The Gate of Angels; Penelope Fitzgerald
+Perfectly Correct; Philippa Gregory

2005
*Schuettelfrost (Winter Chills); Joy Magezis, deutsche Version
*Geheimnisse von Pittsburgh (Mysteries of Pittsburgh); Michael Chabon, deutsche Version
*Schatten der Macht (Memories of Midnight); Sidney Sheldon, deutsche Version
*Raum ohne Zeit; Clark Darlton
*Im Namen des Zaren; Leonid Jusefowitsch
*DuMont's Sherlock Holmes Rätsel: Der Hund von Baskerville; Simon Goodenough(kein BC-Buch)
*Baskische Heimkehr (Sweet Promised Land); Robert Laxalt, deutsche Version
*Four Weddings and a Funeral; Richard Curtis (as a story not the play version)
*Must Love Dogs; Claire Cook


Bookrings
+von BunteAmsel: Zarengold, weitergereicht an Philly-Evs
+Kraut Buch (poppy17) (Roger Boyes)
+Hanna's Daughters, stormon

My bookrings:
My first ever bookring, very disappointing
Common Place Buechlein mit The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
658-5450573
www.bookcrossing.com/---/5450573
seems to be with Schneeweischen for more than 365 days now...


Book Events
- Hamburg, ad hoc mini meetup, 2005
- Nancy, "Le livre sur la place", Sept. 2006
- York Book Fair, Sept. 2006
- Edinburgh, ad hoc private meetup, Dec. 2006
- Edinburgh Book Festival, Aug. 2007
- Durham meetup, probably the most historic meeting place of all meetups which took place in the underground cafe of Durham Cathedral, 2007
- Stockholm, May 2008: Tried to get in contact with the Stockholm Bookcrossers. Was not very lucky. Looked for their OBCZ at a shop/cafe near the main station in Stockholm. Shelf not found. Very sad. Could have been nice to exchange some books.
- Durham meetup, July 2008
- Frankfurter Buchmesse, Oct. 2008; ad hoc meetup mit Coburg crossern
- Brussels, early June: visited the Cafe Novo and found out that there is no OBCZ any more.
- Uncon in E'burgh, July 2009, brilliant event
- couldn't make it to the Amsterdam Convention (ash rain), 2010. Mini-meet in York instead to dry our tears.
- Uncon in Nottingham, very well organised, 2011
- Convention Dublin, 2012
- Uncon in Leeds, West Yorkshire, 27-29/09/2013

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updated 13/08/2017

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