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From Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom
Age 48
Joined Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Recent Book Activity
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Bookrings I started:

(PM me if you're interested, but many of them seem to have stalled... would very much welcome PM's about reviving them as well, please!)



Where it's at now

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Where it's going next


Bel Canto Ann Patchett Replacement copy with soulbalm, who's finished the book (loved it) and actually met the author at the Edinburgh festival! 17 August 2008 mlbish International
Call After Midnight Tess Gerritsen Received a message from chelseagirl to say the book was definitely posted on to Rillaith some weeks ago... 16 April 2007
  • Rillaith
  • dixxy-D
  • brunton11
Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire Amanda Foreman rosiewhippet has sent it on its way to the next reader. 3 March 2008 etripney UK
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury soulbalm may not start reading it for a week or two (or three) as she has another bookring book to read and also a book to read for her book group (which is next week! Eeeeks!) She's looking forward to it though. 5 September 2007
  • caffcaff
  • katisha50
  • dark-draco
  • archai
  • bigcurlyloz
Astonishing Splashes of Colour Clare Morrall cnfotp just unpacked this book; will pass it on in the next couple of days and sincerely apologise for the various hold-ups. 4 May 2007
  • moontree (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
  • flanners (Havant, Hampshire, UK)
  • clairemagnolia (Blackpool, Lancashire)
  • martinburo (Norwich, Norfolk)
Carter Beats the Devil Glen David Gold riverwillow (Beckenham, Kent, UK) has just received this book - typically - when there is an essay due, so planning to hide it somewhere safe so as not to be tempted to read it and get on with the essay. 30 March 2007
  • DianeO (Chesterfield, Derbyshire)
  • ellie02 (Southampton, Hampshire)
Vernon God Little DBC Pierre riverwillow (Beckenham, Kent, UK) collected this yesterday from the sorting office, hoping to get this read and back on the move soon as I am really looking forward to reading this one. 1 July 2007 Due to come home to me next. UK
I Count: Your step-by-step guide to climate bliss Stop Climate Chaos Molyneux (Oxford) had forgotten all about joining this ring, so it was a nice surprise when she found this on her desk at work! 5 September 2008
  • PurpleElephant (Cambridge)
  • Blaze30 (Lancaster, Lancashire)
  • Tregossip (St Austell, Cornwall)
Tales of the City (six book spiral) Armistead Maupin First book arrived home with me this morning. 2 February 2008 International
Second book arrived home with me this morning. 18 March 2008
Third book arrived home with me yesterday. 28 May 2008
Fourth book back home on its shelf. 22 July 2008
The fifth book arrived at unknowncritic's door (North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA) safe and sound! 20 July 2008
The sixth book arrived in LeishaCamden's mailbox today. 15 May 2008
The Ten Word Game Jonathan Gash ldpaulson called it "a rollicking good read for a holiday weekend." 29 May 2007
  • VLR (London)
  • Amanida (Chertsey, Surrey, UK)
Archangel Robert Harris On its way to benacre (Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK). 3 February 2007
  • VLR (London)
  • juliako (Birmingham, UK)
  • LindyLouMac (Italy)
L.A.Noir: The Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy James Ellroy On its way to Lambkin (Coventry, West Midlands, UK). 22 February 2007
  • VLR (London, UK)
  • brunton11 (Salford, Greater Manchester, UK)
My Dark Places James Ellroy On its way to Lambkin (Coventry, West Midlands, UK). 22 February 2007
  • YowlYY (Nottingham, UK)
  • juliako (Birmingham, UK)

Bookrings that have come home to me:



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Where it's at now

The Undomestic Goddess Sophie Kinsella 7.2 5 December 2006 Travelling!
Classic Adventures Spike Milligan 7 17 December 2006 TBR
Beneath the Diamond Sky Christopher Wakling 7 17 January 2007 TBR
Oranges are not the Only Fruit Jeanette Winterson 7.3 24 March 2007 TBR
Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn 8 27 March 2007 TBR
A Small Death in Lisbon Robert Wilson 7.3 10 April 2007 TBR
Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn 7.3 April 2007 TBR
Lucky Alice Sebold 8.375 30 May 2007 TBR
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy 6.6 29 August 2007 TBR
The Republic of Love Carol Shields 7.3 3 October 2007 TBR
A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley 8 15 November 2007 TBR and reserved for Heaven-Ali
The Stone Diaries Carol Shields 7.6 15 November 2007 TBR
Hour Game David Baldacci 7 6 December 2008 TBR
Nineteen Eighty-four George Orwell 7.7 9 December 2007 PC
A History of the World In 10½ Chapters Julian Barnes
  • Izzles(Southampton, Hampshire, UK)
6 Didn't come home... got lost in the post and replaced... see next item! TBR
A History of the World In 10½ Chapters Julian Barnes
  • Pakasanelly (Colchester, Essex, UK)
  • Amanida (Chertsey, Surrey, UK)
7 10 January 2008 TBR
Icarus Russell Andrews 6.5 23 January 2008 TBR
Tales of the City Armistead Maupin 8.2 2 February 2008 PC
Gone Kit Craig 0 8 March 2008 Travelling!
Underdogs Rob Ryan 7 25 February 2008 TBR
More Tales of the City Armistead Maupin 7.75 18 March 2008 PC
The Surrendered Wife Laura Doyle Didn't come home... RubyBlueLady to release at her discretion.
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri 9 Didn't come home... got lost in the post and replaced... see next item! TBR
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri 10 9 May 2008 Reserved for Bibliocrates
Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami 8.5 9 May 2008 TBR
Further Tales of the City Armistead Maupin 7.4 27 May 2008 PC
Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out Jason Hazeley, Robin Halstead, Joel Morris, Alex Morris 8 28 April 2008 TBR
Larry's Party Carol Shields 6.66 8 June 2008 TBR
Something wicked this way comes Ray Bradbury 7.3 (not including 5 who couldn't get into it) 3 January 2009 PC
Lirael Garth Nix 8.3 Didn't come home... nifferdoodle to release at her discretion... last seen at The Long Stone Pub in Dublin, Ireland
Abhorsen Garth Nix 8.4 Didn't come home... nifferdoodle to release at her discretion... last seen at The Long Stone Pub in Dublin, Ireland
Babycakes Armistead Maupin 7.75 22 July 2008 PC

Bookrings that are waiting to start:

Note: new rings will be sent out gradually(PM me if you're interested).




Blood and Guts in High School Plus Two Kathy Acker
Clean Break Val McDermid
The Complete Stories Of Saki Hector Hugh Munro (Saki)
Derailed Jame s Siegel
  • Henk1977 (London, UK)
Lies, Inc. Philip K. Dick
  • bigcurlyloz (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK)
  • mikime (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
  • JeffsBeauty (Plainfield, Connecticut, USA)
  • Lambkin (Coventry, UK) - note, moved to the end of the list because she's not been heard from for a little while
Lucky Alice Sebold
Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction Timothy Gowers
Now Wait for Last Year Philip K. Dick
  • bigcurlyloz, Swanage, Dorset, UK
  • juliako, Birmingham, UK
  • Amanida (Chertsey, Surrey, UK)
  • mikime (Rome, Italy)
The Sandman: Dream Hunters Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano

Proud to say I've sent books to many countries... not quite all the countries in the world, but so far, I've sent books to:
  • Canada
  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Cyprus
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
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