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From Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom
Age 53
Joined Saturday, January 15, 2005
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 0 1,093
released in the wild 0 385
controlled releases 0 24
releases caught 0 107
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books found 0 264
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new member referrals 0 3
forum posts 0 753
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I usually check my email everyday and respond to PMs as soon as received.
If you have not had a reply within a few days please PM me again or contact me via EMAIL

Currently reading:

Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family by Karen Tintori

Hello,and welcome to the Anglers Rest bookshelf.

I have always enjoyed reading since I was a child, and I always have a good supply to read. I love nothing more than getting settled on the couch with a cuppa, an apple and a totally absorbing book.....wonderful!" alt="Bookcrossing UK Unconvention, Birmingham, 30 June to 2 July 2006 - I was there!!" hspace="5" vspace="5" border="2" align="center">
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Books on my bookshelf are listed as:
PC - These are in my permanent collection; and include some books that are old and/or out of print,some that are my favourites,some that have been gifts,and some that are not practical to post.If there is anything specific from any of these books please let me know and I will see if I can help.
AVL - These are book that are available and that I will send out on a ring/ray,loan,trade or I might RABCK.
TBR - These are books that are in the expanding to be read pile.
RES - These are books that I have plans for.
TRAV - These are books that are away from home! or have been released.

Also listed as PC are my hubby's collection of books, these are mainly angling books. Hubby does also have his own (new) bookshelf at CraftyAngler

I always journal books that I have loaned out, or that I have received, so it is worth checking on individual books. If a book is on loan to a non BookCrosser, then I will edit the book listing.
Non BookCrossers are always encouraged to join us!

I spent about four months during 2004 looking through all my books in my study, many collected during the last 20 years,many of them history texts or academic books. I was ruthless, there were two piles, those to be kept and those to be listed on Ebay. It was a tough time, but I was fast and simply going out of room!

I am in the process of registering all the books I own; Its going to be a long job, as I have books everywhere, and I am gradually working my way through the house! Eventually my BookCrossing bookshelf will reflect every book that I come into contact with,including those in my permanent collection, all the books that I wild release, books passed on via Ebay and those read as part of a bookring. Books passed on via Ebay will also be registered on BookCrossing, so that perhaps I can see where they travel too and maybe BookCrossing will gather new members.

None of the books that I have been sent using the ethos of BookCrossing will be listed on Ebay, and will of course will continue their life spreading the BookCrossing message! Indeed, some of the Ebay pile may well be diverted onto BookCrossing!

I am half Italian, and have an interest in all thing Italian! I have quite a collection of books on Italy & Sicily where my own ancestors came from. These books are in my PC and I am always interested to talk to others researching their Italian ancestry. I am a founder member of the Anglo Italian Family History Society

Apart from reading, my main interest in Genealogy and local history. I am especially interested in my home town of Guildford. You might be interested to have a look at the ring for the Genealogical Journal If you are interested in taking part, please email me or send a PM.

These are lots of books that I want to read, or if they are more historical, its because I want to look at them for something I'm working on. I just got fed up with piles of post it notes and slips of paper with names of books on, so I put the lists together, and its a long list!! Thanks to Cliff1976 for the wish list.

Books read 2005
Books read 2006

Books read 2007

Books read 2008

My Birthday RABCK Experiment buddy is RoryG

I'm taking part in the Never Judge a book by its cover 2007 Challenge

In an effort to tidy up the profile I have moved details of completed book rings & rays,relays,trades, wild releases,release challenges and BookCrossing notes for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

Book Rays & Rings Joined ~ (All dates in red indicate when the following listed books are with me)

Books which have been stalled for sometime (pre 2008) have been removed,although should they start to move please contact me! .

The Story of the British Museum by Marjorie Caygill ~ boreal
Good Women of China: Hidden Voices by Xinran ~ wubbaducky
Visions of the Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich ~ breeze144
Beyond the Narrow Gate: The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to the Middle America by Leslie Chang ~ LyzzyBee ~
(16th Feb 2009 - 15th May 2009)

Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India by Pankaj Mishra ~ LyzzyBee
Tamarind Mem by Anita Rau Badami ~ LyzzyBee ~ Arrived 7th May 2009
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly ~ jig
Hanna's Daughter by Marianne Fredriksson ~ stormon
Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down by Nicey & Wifey ~ nice-cup-of-tea
Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK by Sam Jordison & Dan Kieran ~ WormyOne
Bloody Foreigners by Robert Winder ~ LyzzyBee
The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears ~ YowlYY
Knitticisms...and Other Purls of Wisdom by Kari A Cornell ~ SheWhoReads
Underground London by Stephen Smith ~ dododumpling
Benni Harper Mystery Series by Earlene Fowler (series ray) ~ craftykat ~ Sunshine & Shadow(BK 10) ~ (7th May 2009-15th May 2009)
Moreland Dynasty Spiral ~ taniazed
There’s No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Travelled, edited by Doug Lansky ~ dododumpling
The Clockmaker: The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville by Thomas Chandler Haliburton ~ ibis3
Bed & Breakfast by Lois Battle ~ LyzzyBee ~ (27th March 2009 - 6th April 2009)
Fatima's Good Fortune by J & G Dryansky ~ LyzzyBee
Gilard by Marilynne Robinson ~ literarylover
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Ann Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer ~ KatFinnegan
Monica Ferris Needlepoint Series Book Spiral ~ LyzzyBee ~ Crewel Yule(BK 8) ~ (Arrived 7th November 2009)~
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason ~ AlterEgoZoe (11th March 2009 - 15th May 2009)

Book Boxes Joined
Gift it Book Box icekween01
OBCZ Book Box ~ Ellistown-OBCZ

Book Boxes,Rings & Rays Started

The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Vroom with a View: In Search of Italy's Dolce Vita on a '61 Vespa by Peter Moore
The Wilkomirski Affair: A Study in Biographical Truth by Stefan Maechler

The Salt Letters by Christine Balint
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl edited by Nellie McKay & Frances Foster
Genealogical Journal
Two Tier Fiction Book Box
A nice cup of.....Tea, Coffee and Chocolate and Other liquid delights by Michelle Lovric
Quilt by Donna E.Smyth
The Book Lover's Mystery Series by Julie Kaewert - SPIRAL
Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Other BookCrossing Links
BookCrossing UK Mailing List
List of Rings & Book Boxes
Book Obsessed (Relay Forum)
Devon Book Crossers
BookCrossing Reading Group List
Saine's BC Labels
BC Labels

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Other Links
Offical PostCrossing Forum
Unoffical PostCrossing Forum

Postage: I usually send books to destinations outside of the UK by the cheapest method, which is usually surface mail.

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