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wingsoffitta1wing

From Dovercourt, Essex United Kingdom

Age 36

Joined Thursday, March 23, 2006

Home page soffitta1-bookcrossing.blogspot.com/

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Currently reading - From the Land of Green Ghosts

Aug 2017 - currently sorting out another move, but with delays with the new flat, I am not sure when I will have all my books out of storage.


1001-Library Books in my possession:
** Apr 2017 Updating my list, please check my bookshelf and PM me if you want any books.

1. Ethan Frome - www.bookcrossing.com/---/2374345
2. Interview with a Vampire - www.bookcrossing.com/---/2879593
3. Portrait of the Artist - www.bookcrossing.com/---/4049016
4. The Trial - www.bookcrossing.com/---/5554853
5. Moll Flanders - www.bookcrossing.com/---/5669709
6. Memoirs of a Geisha - www.bookcrossing.com/---/5687744
7. The Mill on the Floss - www.bookcrossing.com/---/5980519
8. The Grapes of Wrath - www.bookcrossing.com/---/6006143
9. Hard Times - www.bookcrossing.com/---/6028185
10. Breakfast of Champions - www.bookcrossing.com/---/6998464
11. The Moonstone - www.bookcrossing.com/---/7193421
12. The Girls of Slender Means - www.bookcrossing.com/---/7446194
13. The Female Quixote - www.bookcrossing.com/---/7586622
14. Of Mice and Men - www.bookcrossing.com/---/7578471
15. Fathers and Sons - www.bookcrossing.com/---/7704783
16. The Spy who came in from the cold - www.bookcrossing.com/---/8110123
17. Around the world in 80 days - www.bookcrossing.com/---/8116743
18. A Woman's Life - www.bookcrossing.com/---/8343605
19. Oroonoko - www.bookcrossing.com/---/8389490
20. Crash - www.bookcrossing.com/---/8481415
21. The Vicar of Wakefield - www.bookcrossing.com/---/9745860
22. Silk - www.bookcrossing.com/---/9766917
23. Uncle Tom's Cabin - www.bookcrossing.com/---/9795116
24. The Rainbow - www.bookcrossing.com/---/9823863
25. Aesop's Fables - www.bookcrossing.com/---/9848302
26. Girl with Green Eyes (I have the trilogy) - www.bookcrossing.com/---/9939757
27. Nausea - www.bookcrossing.com/---/9961069
28. A Hero for our Time - www.bookcrossing.com/---/10173119
29. Flowers for Mrs. Harris - www.bookcrossing.com/---/10259526
30. The Book about Blanche and Marie - www.bookcrossing.com/---/11084982
31. Lucky Jim - www.bookcrossing.com/---/11259267
32. The Kreutzer Sonata www.bookcrossing.com/---/11327688
33. The Tale of Genji - www.bookcrossing.com/---/11329400
34. Almost Transparent Blue - www.bookcrossing.com/---/11893222
35. Eugene Onegin www.bookcrossing.com/---/11958716
36. Down Second Avenue - www.bookcrossing.com/---/11958742
37. Bel-ami - www.bookcrossing.com/---/11958957
38. She - www.bookcrossing.com/---/12068183
39. Baltasar and Blimunda www.bookcrossing.com/---/12068191
40. A visit from the goon squad www.bookcrossing.com/---/12079368
41-43. The Forsyte Saga (three books)
www.bookcrossing.com/---/12256670
www.bookcrossing.com/---/12093623
www.bookcrossing.com/---/12084932
44. Slow Man - www.bookcrossing.com/---/5673501
45. www.bookcrossing.com/---/6920492/


** EU 1001-Library VBB - PM me
** Calling all British 1001-Library Members for a Bookbox and VBB - PM me if you are interested


I heard about bookcrossing a while ago from a work colleague, but was recently sent a link and jumped on board! I travel a lot anyway and usually trade books with fellow backpackers or in youth hostels, and this really seems like an extension of that. I have released a few books and can't wait to see where they end up! I am always trying to discover new authors, so bookcrossing is a great way to read books you haven't heard of or considered before.

A note on my star system, I rate books in the categories they are in. A classic could get an 8 out of ten as well as a trashy read, this is because it is rated from my expectations of the book. Hope that makes sense :)

My bookshelf contains a mixture of books: ones I have read as well as ones that have been given to me by family, friends and colleagues. With regards to NSS, please only take my wishlist into account. Check out my library page for a more comprehensive list of my books. www.librarything.com/---/soffitta1" target="_blank">Click Here

OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

Read a book from each of the following countries. 24 Aug 2008 to the Opening Ceremony in London. OK, well this will have to make this a lifetime challenge!

AFRICA
ALG Algeria www.librarything.com/---/70629" target="_blank">The Sheltering Sky
ANG Angola www.bookcrossing.com/---/3770908" target="_blank">The Return of the Water Sprite
BEN Benin
BOT Botswana www.bookcrossing.com/---/7801842" target="_blank">The Wind and a Boy (From Being Here collection of short stories)
BUR Burkina Faso
BDI Burundi www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">The Zanzibar Chest
CMR Cameroon www.bookcrossing.com/---/6385007" target="_blank">The Shadow of the Sun
CPV Cape Verde
CAF Central African Republic http target="_blank">The Guardian of the Pool (From Madiba Magic collection of short stories) TBR
CHA Chad
COM Comoros
CGO Congo www.bookcrossing.com/---/5923373" target="_blank">The Poisonwood Bible
CIV Côte d'Ivoire - extract from Allah is not obliged taken from www.librarything.com/---/10717591" target="_blank">Making the World Legible
COD Democratic Republic of the Congo www.bookcrossing.com/---/6786887" target="_blank">Blood River
DJI Djibouti
EGY Egyptwww.bookcrossing.com/---/7428653" target="_blank">The Cairo Diary
GEQ Equatorial Guinea
ERI Eritrea extract from Heart of Fire taken from www.librarything.com/---/10717591" target="_blank">Making the World Legible
ETH Ethiopia www.bookcrossing.com/---/6204713" target="_blank">Children of the Revolution
GAB Gabon http target="_blank">The Snake Chief (From Madiba Magic collection of short stories) TBR
GAM Gambia
GHA Ghana www.bookcrossing.com/---/6828465" target="_blank">Bitter Chocolate
GUI Guinea
GBS Guinea-Bissau
KEN Kenya www.bookcrossing.com/---/6868536" target="_blank">Petals of Blood
LES Lesotho http target="_blank">Mmadipetsane (From Madiba Magic collection of short stories) TBR
LBR Liberia www.librarything.com/---/8811168" target="_blank">Blutsbrüder: Unsere Freundschaft in Liberia
LBA Libyan Arab Jamahiriyawww.bookcrossing.com/---/7584750" target="_blank">Tale of a Certain Orient
MAD Madagascar
MAW Malawi www.bookcrossing.com/---/7429003" target="_blank">Dark Star Safari
MLI Mali www.bookcrossing.com/---/6385007" target="_blank">The Shadow of the Sun
MTN Mauritania www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">Global Restructuring and Peripheral States: The Carrot & the Stick in Mauritania
MRI Mauritius
MAR Morocco www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">Hideous Kinky
MOZ Mozambique A Despedideira - Mia Couto (from Versoes (d)Escritos em Portugues)
NAM Namibia http target="_blank">The Message (From Madiba Magic collection of short stories) TBR
NIG Niger www.bookcrossing.com/---/11627681" target="_blank">Sahara
NGR Nigeria www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">The Other Hand
RWA Rwanda www.bookcrossing.com/---/7306631" target="_blank">An Ordinary Man
STP Sao Tome and Principe www.bookcrossing.com/---/5682011" target="_blank">Ossobo: Essays on the Literature of Sao Tome and Principe
SEN Senegal "Dakar: Where the music never stops" from www.bookcrossing.com/---/12168935" target="_blank">Right of Passage
SEY Seychelles
SLE Sierra Leone - We love China by Lindsey Hilsum taken from www.bookcrossing.com/---/6218302" target="_blank">The View from Africa
SOM Somalia www.bookcrossing.com/---/6385007" target="_blank">The Shadow of the Sun
RSA South Africa www.bookcrossing.com/---/6549681" target="_blank">Gem Squash Tokoloshe
SUD Sudan www.bookcrossing.com/---/5863476" target="_blank">The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Dafur
SWZ Swaziland www.bookcrossing.com/---/7801842" target="_blank">African Trombone (From Being Here collection of short stories)
TOG Togo
TUN Tunisia www.bookcrossing.com/---/6786897" target="_blank">Long Way Down
UGA Uganda - The War of the Ears by Moses Isegawa taken from www.bookcrossing.com/---/6218302" target="_blank">The View from Africa
TAN United Republic of Tanzania http target="_blank">The Enchanting Song of the Magical Bird (From Madiba Magic collection of short stories) TBR
ZAM Zambia www.bookcrossing.com/---/7705738" target="_blank">The Eye of the Leopard
ZIM Zimbabwe www.bookcrossing.com/---/7403784" target="_blank">An Elegy for Easterly

OCEANIA
ASA American Samoa www.bookcrossing.com/---/7077514" target="_blank">Something of Samoa
AUS Australia www.librarything.com/---/3331476" target="_blank">The House at Riverton
COK Cook Islands
FSM Federated States of Micronesia
FIJ Fiji
GUM Guam
KIR Kiribati
MHL Marshall Islands
NRU Nauru
NZL New Zealand www.bookcrossing.com/---/6097858" target="_blank">Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Stories
PLW Palau
PNG Papua New Guinea www.bookcrossing.com/---/6821538" target="_blank">Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea
SAM Samoa www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">Stevenson under the Palm Trees
SOL Solomon Islands www.librarything.com/---/100770718" target="_blank">Solomon Time TBR
TGA Tonga www.bookcrossing.com/---/4241141" target="_blank">Kisses in the Nederends
TUV Tuvalu
VAN Vanuatu

ASIA
AFG Afghanistan www.bookcrossing.com/---/6828462" target="_blank">A Thousand Splendid Suns
BRN Bahrain
BAN Bangladesh
BHU Bhutan www.bookcrossing.com/---/5230943" target="_blank">Danziger's Travels
BRU Brunei Darussalam
CAM Cambodia www.bookcrossing.com/---/6423476" target="_blank">Dancing in Cambodia, At Large in Burma
TPE Chinese Taipei
PRK Democratic People's Republic of Korea
HKG Hong-Kong www.bookcrossing.com/---/5080820" target="_blank">The Painted Veil
IND India www.bookcrossing.com/---/6307144" target="_blank">Q and A
INA Indonesia www.bookcrossing.com/---/6996156" target="_blank">The Flamboya Tree
IRQ Iraq www.bookcrossing.com/---/6817069" target="_blank">Salam Pax
IRI Islamic Republic of Iran www.bookcrossing.com/---/J_11630246" target="_blank">Ali and Nino
JPN Japan www.bookcrossing.com/---/6778557" target="_blank">Birthday Girl(from Birthday Stories)
JOR Jordan www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">Forbidden Love
KAZ Kazakhstan www.bookcrossing.com/---/10326262" target="_blank">In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared
KOR Korea www.bookcrossing.com/---/7390227" target="_blank">Fox Girl
KUW Kuwait
KGZ Kyrgyzstan www.bookcrossing.com/---/6962836" target="_blank">The Railway
LAO Lao People's Democratic Republic www.bookcrossing.com/---/6681777" target="_blank">Mother's Beloved
LIB Lebanon www.bookcrossing.com/---/7515431" target="_blank">Dreams of Water
MAS Malaysia www.bookcrossing.com/---/7077488" target="_blank">A River in Borneo
MDV Maldives "The Maldives: Not quite a desert island" from www.bookcrossing.com/---/12168935" target="_blank">Right of Passage
MGL Mongolia www.bookcrossing.com/---/6801219" target="_blank">Barbed Wire & Babushkas: A River Odyssey Across Siberia
MYA Myanmar www.bookcrossing.com/---/6423476" target="_blank">Dancing in Cambodia, At Large in Burma
NEP Nepal www.bookcrossing.com/---/7389296" target="_blank">Tea for Two
PAK Pakistan www.bookcrossing.com/---/6236724" target="_blank">The Age of Kali
PLE Palestine - Prisoner of Love TBR
CHN People's Republic of China www.bookcrossing.com/---/6778610" target="_blank">From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet
PHI Philippines
QAT Qatar
KSA Saudi Arabia www.bookcrossing.com/---/7737213" target="_blank">Girls of Riyadh
SIN Singapore www.bookcrossing.com/---/7349240" target="_blank">The Singapore Grip
SRI Sri Lanka www.bookcrossing.com/---/6778597" target="_blank">The Sandglass
SYR Syrian Arab Republic www.bookcrossing.com/---/5829311" target="_blank">In Xanadu
TJK Tadjikistan
THA Thailand www.bookcrossing.com/---/6777141" target="_blank">Siam or the Woman who shot a Man
TLS Timor-Leste
TKM Turkmenistan
UAE United Arab Emirates www.bookcrossing.com/---/6540873" target="_blank">Dubai Tales
UZB Uzbekistan www.bookcrossing.com/---/6428800" target="_blank">The Dancer from Khiva
VIE Viet Nam www.bookcrossing.com/---/7452820" target="_blank">The Tapestries
YEM Yemen www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">The Zanzibar Chest

EUROPE
ALB Albania extract from The Loser taken from www.librarything.com/---/10717591" target="_blank">Making the World Legible
AND Andorra
ARM Armenia
AUT Austria www.bookcrossing.com/---/6764173" target="_blank">The Hinge Factor
AZE Azerbaijan www.bookcrossing.com/---/J_11630246" target="_blank">Ali and Nino
BLR Belarus Summer in Baden Baden
BEL Belgium
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina extract from Clothes taken from www.librarything.com/---/10717591" target="_blank">Making the World Legible
BUL Bulgaria www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">Danube
CRO Croatia - extract of The Ministry of Pain taken from www.librarything.com/---/10717591" target="_blank">Making the World Legible
CYP Cyprus
CZE Czech Republic www.bookcrossing.com/---/6549627" target="_blank">The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
DEN Denmark www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">From the Ngong Hills
EST Estonia www.bookcrossing.com/---/4466720" target="_blank">Homo Novus
FIN Finland Finlandia: Los campeones del mundo Chapter 2 from the book www.librarything.com/---/10544371" target="_blank">Basta de Historia
MKD Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
MON Monaco
FRA France www.bookcrossing.com/---/6549674" target="_blank">Bonjour Tristesse
GEO Georgia
GER Germany www.bookcrossing.com/---/6549653" target="_blank">The Karnau Tapes
GBR Great Britain www.bookcrossing.com/---/6525200" target="_blank">Gentlemen and Players
GRE Greece www.bookcrossing.com/---/6525200" target="_blank">Hungry Ghosts
HUN Hungary www.bookcrossing.com/---/7291111" target="_blank">Embers
ISL Iceland
IRL Ireland www.bookcrossing.com/---/6778557" target="_blank">Close to the Water's Edge from Birthday Stories
ISR Israel www.bookcrossing.com/---/6778594" target="_blank">Ten Thousand Lovers
ITA Italy www.bookcrossing.com/---/7014233" target="_blank">The City of Falling Angels
LAT Latvia
LIE Liechtenstein
LTU Lithuania www.bookcrossing.com/---/7349242" target="_blank">Vilnius Poker
LUX Luxembourg
MLT Malta www.bookcrossing.com/---/7438587" target="_blank">The Intelligence Officer
MNE Montenegro www.bookcrossing.com/---/6881898" target="_blank">Montenegro
NED Netherlands www.bookcrossing.com/---/3396311" target="_blank">Amsterdam
NOR Norway www.bookcrossing.com/---/11738378" target="_blank">The Snowman
POL Poland www.bookcrossing.com/---/5503050" target="_blank">Heat and Dust
POR Portugal www.librarything.com/---/44458431" target="_blank">Portugal Diary
MDA Republic of Moldova
ROM Romania www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">Danube
RUS Russian Federation www.bookcrossing.com/---/6663930" target="_blank">The Black Monk
SMR San Marino
SRB Serbia www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">Danube
SVK Slovakia extract from The End of Freddy taken from www.librarything.com/---/10717591" target="_blank">Making the World Legible
SLO Slovenia
ESP Spain www.bookcrossing.com/---/4936224" target="_blank">Blood on the Saddle
SWE Sweden www.bookcrossing.com/---/7705738" target="_blank">The Eye of the Leopard
SUI Switzerland www.bookcrossing.com/---/" target="_blank">The Snow Cow
TUR Turkey www.bookcrossing.com/---/6778591" target="_blank">My Name is Red
UKR Ukraine

AMERICA
ANT Antigua and Barbuda www.bookcrossing.com/---/7098843" target="_blank">Mr. Potter
ARG Argentina www.bookcrossing.com/---/J_11632412" target="_blank">The Book of Murder
ARU Aruba
BAH Bahamas
BAR Barbados
BIZ Belize
BER Bermuda
BOL Bolivia www.bookcrossing.com/---/8224471" target="_blank">The Trail to Titicaca
BRA Brazil www.bookcrossing.com/---/6773805" target="_blank">Dona Flor and her Two Husbands
IVB British Virgin Islands
CAN Canada www.bookcrossing.com/---/6466141" target="_blank">The Gargoyle
CAY Cayman Islands
CHI Chile www.bookcrossing.com/---/6494057" target="_blank">The Stories of Eva Luna
COL Colombia www.bookcrossing.com/---/7422029" target="_blank">Paradise Travel
CRC Costa Rica www.bookcrossing.com/---/6773827" target="_blank">The Old Patagonian Express
CUB Cuba www.bookcrossing.com/---/6378039" target="_blank">The Aguero Sisters
DMA Dominica
DOM Dominican Republic www.bookcrossing.com/---/6487510" target="_blank">Dead Man in Paradise
ECU Ecuador www.librarything.com/---/63662589" target="_blank">Portrait of a Nation
ESA El Salvador www.librarything.com/---/76663720" target="_blank">Bitter Grounds
GRN Grenada www.bookcrossing.com/---/8025024" target="_blank">Buxton Spice
GUA Guatemala www.librarything.com/---/612154" target="_blank">Leyendas de Guatemala
GUY Guyana www.bookcrossing.com/---/7338639" target="_blank">This Body
HAI Haiti www.bookcrossing.com/---/6591441" target="_blank">Masters of the Dew
HON Honduras
JAM Jamaica www.bookcrossing.com/---/7060360" target="_blank">The Pirate's Daughter
MEX Mexico www.bookcrossing.com/---/5725445" target="_blank">The Poison that Fascinates
AHO Netherlands Antilles
NCA Nicaragua www.librarything.com/---/89689713" target="_blank">My Car in Managua
PAN Panama www.bookcrossing.com/---/6773827" target="_blank">The Old Patagonian Express
PAR Paraguay www.bookcrossing.com/---/J_11632412" target="_blank">Travels with my Aunt
PER Peru www.bookcrossing.com/---/6773825" target="_blank">Inca-Kola
PUR Puerto Rico
SKN Saint Kitts and Nevis
LCA Saint Lucia
VIN Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
SUR Suriname
TRI Trinidad and Tobago www.bookcrossing.com/---/6549643" target="_blank">The Magic Seeds
USA United States of America www.bookcrossing.com/---/5879683" target="_blank">The Wonderful O
URU Uruguay: Uruguay y Peru: Una Computadora para cada ninho Ch. 10 in the book www.librarything.com/---/10544371" target="_blank">Basta de Historia
VEN Venezuela www.librarything.com/---/63662466" target="_blank">Simon Bolivar: A Life
ISV Virgin Islands



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