Joined Sunday, September 25, 2005
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I stumbled on bookcrossing September 2005 when looking on the internet for a book for my sister-in-law, and have got quite fired up about it, much to the bemusement of family and friends who think its just another of my bizarre ways (like using freecycle
and making a point of refusing carrier bags in shops)I am gradually finding more and more ramifications - I've been to a couple of local meet-ups, signed up for more bookrings than I can really cope with, coped with a bookbox and an audio bookbox, and attempted
to send a RABCK to Slovakia, except it landed up in Dorset.I don't read nearly as much as most bc-ers I've come across, mostly just the monthly book for the book group I belong to.
Jan 2008: I was given a copy of '1001 Books To Read before You Die'for Christmas - we all promptly went through it to see who had the highest score. I did really badly at about 120, but in my defense I have read some of those several times over, and I have read an awful lot that weren't in there. Still I find I have lots of them unread on my bookshelf so I am setting myself the challenge of reading one a month and then releasing it.
January 'Cry, the beloved Country' by Alan Paton
well ... the best laid plans of mice and men... this year life took over from my resolutions and all I've managed is the 2 books a month for the bookgroups I belong to.Oh well. theres always next year.
Skating to Antarctica by Jenny Diski
anything by Barbara Kingsolver (esp Animal,Vegetable,Miracle)
anything by Helene Hanff
The flax of dreams (4 books) Henry Williamson
Diary of an ordinary woman -Margaret Forster
Peacock Dancing - Sharon Maas