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wingAzukiwing

From Miami, Florida USA
Joined Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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4 weeks all time
books registered 7 3,027
released in the wild 6 2,127
controlled releases 0 744
releases caught 4 424
controlled releases caught 1 517
books found 2 1,446
tell-a-friend referrals 0 384
new member referrals 0 28
forum posts 5 3,369
Extended Profile

We've set up a tree grove for BookCrossing! It's called Bally Woods and is located in the Scottish Highlands.
Feel free to donate a tree or two, and together we'll turn our little grove into a forest!!
And maybe one day you can visit and even spot little Bally there!
treesforlife.org.uk/---/394821/











For my NSS partner:
I like:
FOOD- Dark chocolate as candy or drink, tea (but not mint or chamomile), mango, noodles, cookies. I am an adventurous eater and love trying new and different things.
COLOR-I like pastel colors and earth tones, like pink, lavender, cerulean, teal and peach.
SCENT:jasmine, almond, lavender, ylang ylang. Like scents that are fresh, natural and floral.
GENRES: Asian, travelog, manga, food, microhistory, memoirs, YA, non-genre, a little bit of paranormal stuff for quick reads. Definitely not a fan of romance, chick lit or mystery/thrillers.

I love reading since I was a small child. My mother always brags that I was such an easy girl to care for, just give me some books and I would sit quietly for hours. I would even read dictionary (at least until I was old enough to go to library on my own, as our family was not a book-loving one)!

It's hard to say what type of books I like. I don't like sci-fi in general but Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow are on my top ten list. I seldom touch romances, though once in a blue moon one will touch my heart. I usually hate mysteries but can name some cozy I've enjoyed. In general I read travelogues, memoirs, books about food, Asian lit, paranormal, microhistories, manga/graphic novel (not the superhero type) and young adult fiction.

Besides books, I like tea, beer and wine, dark chocolate, ice cream, and am adventurous in trying different cuisines. (*hate cinnamon, peppermint and licorice) I enjoy traveling as well. My favorite flower is sunflower, favorite colors pink, lavender, teal, cerulean and pastels.

Recent good reads (or reading)
Odin's Child
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My Book Blog

My All Time Favorite Books
The Alchemist -- by Paulo Coelho
Ender's Game -- by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow -- by Orson Scott Card
Please Save My Earth -- Saki Hiwata (manga)
The Neverending Story -- Michael Ende
The Condor Couples -- Jin Yong
His Dark Materials Trilogy -- Philip Pullman
Hikaru no Go - Yumi Hotta, Takeshi Obata (manga)

My Favorite Authors
Joanne Harris
Barbara Kingsolver
Jasper Fforde
Christopher Moore
Orson Scott Card
Simon Winchester
Lisa See
Mary Roach
Michael Cunningham

My Wish List
My current wishlist is on BookCrossing. These are my top few for the time being.

The Fake Factor: Why We Love Brands but Buy Fakes - Sarah Mccartney
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child vol 3 and after - Keiko Tobe

OBCZs in South Florida
While the Miami BookCrossers used to have several OBCZs in Panera, coffee shops and other businesses, currently we don't have any operating right now. However, there are quite a few Little Free Libraries. I love visiting LFLs and here's a list of them in South Florida.
SpecialTEA Lounge, Miami, Florida
Miami Shores Community Center - Unofficial BCZ, Miami Shores, Florida

Moreover, there is a pop up library in Miami called Bookleggers where you can swap books. It pops up at different locations in Miami once a month, and if you are lucky you may find a BC book there!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/hunt/1/10/"Bookleggers Release Zone

If you visit Hong Kong, please visit our release zone there! It is a beautiful shelf inside a restaurant. Great selection of books.
Brunch Club & Supper, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

My Wild Books
Truly Wild Release in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Key Largo, Marathon (FL), New York, Kansas City, Charleston, Tarpon Springs (FL), Washington DC, Madison (WI), Raleigh (NC), Toronto, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Beijing, Lisbon, Bangkok, Oslo, Porto, Bordeaux, Mainz, Berlin, Evora

Caught: 77!! (and 34 new members!)

Meeting of Minds (left at a Buddhist summer camp in Orlando, FL. 2 Generation Catch!)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (left at shopping mall food court in Orlando, FL)
Creamy Mami Manga (left at Lollicup OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Gone (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Dead in the Water (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Whirlwind (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Reap the Wind (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Rescue (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
On the Street Where You Live (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL and found in St. Louis MO Airport)
Thunderbird (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Hunt Club (left at Lollicup OBCZ in Miami, FL) (journalled after 1 year and 2 months)
Blow Fly (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)(journalled after 3.5 months)
Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Catch of the Day (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Hot Sky at Midnight (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Point of Origin (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL: First catch at the new OBCZ!)
Something Blue (released at Charleston BC Con: caught 2.5 years later in Mobile, AL!)
Brighter Than the Sun (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Zero Hour (released at Scavenger Hunt at Kansas City UnCon)
Back Roads (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Christmas on Conrad Street (Journalled two weeks after I left it at the NEW Starbucks OBCZ in Miami, FL, on the day it became an OBCZ)
Dry Ice (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Criminal Conversation (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Bourne Betrayal (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL, found in Metrozoo)
Big Bad Wolfe: At The Altar! (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Shaman Sings (left at un-OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Wicked Uncle (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Flower (released at Scavenger Hunt at Kansas City UnCon, journaled after 13 months)
Scofield Diagnosis (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL *released and caught twice!!)
Bus 9 to Paradise (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Red Cat (left at National Zoo in Washington DC, released at BC's 10th anniversary con)
The Blue Fox (left at National Zoo in Washington DC, released at BC's 10th anniversary con)
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (left at Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach, released for BC Monopoly)
The Seat of the Soul (left at Starbucks, Miramar)
Owl at Home (left at National Zoo during BC 10th Anniversary Con)
Life's A Beach (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Angels and Demons (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Ender's Game (gave out at World Book Night in Miami, FL)
Ender's Game (gave out at World Book Night in Miami, FL)
The Face on the Milk Carton ( Released at NC Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh, NC)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Marley & Me (left at Supper & Brunch Club OBCZ in Hong Kong)
Sweeney Todd (released at Bookleggers pop up library)
Canada (released via Paperbackswap.com, 2 catches, 1 new member)
Choke (a second generation release that was caught at CUHK, Hong Kong!!)
Mount Vernon Love Story Released at BC in KC, caught by another BCer. Released again and caught by someone from Florida!!
I Know It When I See It (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Red Scarf Girl (left at SpecialTEA Lounge in Miami, FL, first catch at this OBCZ)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Paperbackswap)
The Whispering Room (Left at Starbucks Suniland, Pinecrest, FL - found after the OBCZ closed down several months ago)
I'm Nobody! Who Are You? (left at Supper & Brunch Club OBCZ in Hong Kong)
The Robber Bride (Bookleggers)
The Phantom Tollbooth (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Perfect Manhattan (released via Paperbackswap.com, 1 new member)
Never Let Me Go (released in HK OBCZ Brunch Club)
Love (released in OBCZ at Oakville Second Cup Coffee Shop)
The Girl with a Pearl Earring (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
French Children Don't Throw Food (Paperbackswap)
King Con (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
1916 (Picked up at Kansas City UnCon and released at BC in DC Con, found after 5 years.)
Be Still My Vampire Heart (released in HK OBCZ Brunch Club)
If I Die in a Combat Zone (released during walk at the BC Con in Oslo)
The Ballad of a Small Player (released in HK OBCZ Brunch Club)
Lost in a Labyrinth (released in Little Free Library in Lisbon, Portugal)
The Feminine Face of Buddhism (Released at a Buddhism Camp in Orlando, Florida)
Vet Volunteers: Homeless (2nd generation release at BC Con in Oslo, book came on all the way back to the U.S.)
An Education (released in Moov Hotel in Porto, Portugal)
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn (released in Ibis Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal)
When Breath Becomes Air (released in Moov Hotel in Porto, Portugal)
Complete Rhyming Dictionary (released at Charleston BC Con: caught almost 11 years later in Vietnam!)
Half a Life (released via Paperback swap, found 3.5 years later at a Little Free Library)
The Blue Fox (left at National Zoo in Washington DC, released at BC's 10th anniversary con)
Eleanor the Queen (Released at Bordeaux BC con, re-released at the Lascaux Center)
Monkey Hunting (released in Little Free Library in Lisbon, Portugal)
The Road From Coorain (released in Moov Hotel in Porto, Portugal)
The Secret Garden (released in Little Free Library in Miami, Florida)
Wise Women (released in Little Free Library in Lisbon, Portugal)
What Was Lost (released in HK OBCZ Brunch Club and fled the politically unrest city 3 years later!)
The Advocate (Released in a hotel in Lisbon)
The Long Quiche Goodbye (Released in California, reported back 6 years later from Ohio that book was found in Seattle)
Hickory Dickory Dock (Released at a LFL in Miami)
So Far from the Bamboo Grove (Released at a LFL in Miami)
The Notebook (Released at a LFL in Miami)
Wanderlove (Released at a LFL in Lisbon, found after 3 years)
Sharpe’s Tiger (Released at a LFL in Tarpon Springs)
Just Married
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Released at a hotel in Lisbon)

Wild Books I Caught
Tuesdays with Morrie
For the Beary Best Mom
Roo's New Baby-Sitter
The Bronx Kill

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