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From Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Age 49

Joined Sunday, November 30, 2003

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Unless I've already agreed to, I will not be sending books overseas. Please do not ask." target="_blank">Join the Australian Bookcrossing group on Yahoo!" target="_blank">Join the Sydney Bookcrossing group on Yahoo!" target="_blank">Come along to a Sydney meetup!

Bookrings/rays I am currently running:

RAY: Mary Roach's Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Australia/NZ only.
RAY: Pankaj Mishra's The Romantics - a 1001 book! International.
RAY: Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome - a 1001 book! International.
RAY: Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory - a 1001 book! International.
RAY: Italo Cavalino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveller - a 1001 book! International.
RAY: Richard Flanagan's Wanting - part of DrCris's 2009 Miles Franklin Shortlist Reading Challenge. Australia only. Still open, PM me (or DrCris!) to join!
RAY: World of Love, Elizabeth Bowen - a 1001 book! International.

Miles Franklin Reading Challenge 2010

Want to read some quality Australian literature? Then sign up! We'll be reading & passing along the winner & shortlisted books of the" target="_blank">2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Truth, Peter Temple - WINNER
Lovesong, Alex Miller
The Bath Fugues, Brian Castro
Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey
The Book of Emmett, Deborah Forster
Butterfly, Sonya Hartnett

Participants are (so far): myself (tqd), Jubby, goodthinkingmax, and Fleebo.

What I've been reading:

Currently reading: The Long song, Andrea Levy.

Recently finished reading: The Invention of Curried Sausage, Uwe Timm.
Dog Boy, Eva Hornung.
Missus, Ruth Park.

Next bookcrossing book to read (in roughly planned order, although it's not set in stone):
Book Reason Going to
Summertime, J.M. Coetzee Bookray tbc
The Book of Emmett, Deborah Forster Bookray Fleebo
Butterfly Bookring Fleebo

Currently obsessed about:" target="_Blank">1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (not that there's any pressure, no...).

I've also joined the" target="_blank">Set It Yourself Reading Challenge, and will be reading 20 books this quarter, 5 of which will be previously registered by another bookcrosser, and 5 of which will be "1001" titles.

If you want to know how to do these drop-down menus," target="_blank">I've written up some instructions.

I'm also participating in the Sue Grafton Alphabet bookring (organised by Hawkette):

I''ve done DrCris's 2008 and 2009 Miles Franklin Award shortlist reading challenges. See DrCris's bookshelf for more information. (Go Aussie literature!) Plus, I've signed up for Fleebo's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Man Booker Prize shortlist reading challenge. You can visit Fleebo's bookshelf for more information.

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