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From Maynooth, Co. Kildare Ireland
Age 59
Joined Thursday, January 22, 2004
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Extended Profile
Profile pic, not the Gizmo I took my screenname from, but the Gizmo, my Gizmo took his name from!!

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About Me and Mine
Wife, worker, Mum,1 hubby, 2 children (both now bookcrossers), 2 cats, 3 terrapins. .(Abbreviated version - other too long) My passions in life after my family, animals and books are Formula 1 (Michael Schumacher in particular),Liverpool FC and music. Mum of Johnnydsgirl and Sharpshooter

Thank you so so much to Wyando for compiling these.

My Stats:

So far I have sent books to UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Iran, Malaysia, South Africa, Finland, Romania, Australia

My latest intention with regard to Mt.TBR is to read books given to me by others first and to pass them on their journey, because I have no guilt as to how long my own are sitting there, but I do feel guilty about others

My Wish List

Something for the weekend - Pauline McLynn
Round Ireland with a fridge - Tony Hanks
received from SirRoy with thanks

Stupid White Men - Michael Moore

received from HoserLauren with thanks

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly - The Teenage Dirtbag Years - Paul Howard
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly - The Miseducation Years - Paul Howard
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly - PS I scored the bridesmaid - Paul Howard
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly - The Orange Mocha-chip Frappacino Years - Paul Howard
Me talk pretty one day - David Sedaris
received from Mirp with thanks

A child called it - Dave Pelzer

received from PenguinSilja with thanks

The Lost Boy - Dave Pelzer

received from Anfield with thanks

A Brother's Journey - Richard Pelzer

received from BCUKUnCon with thanks

PS I Love You - Cecilia Ahern

received from CanPou as part of the birthday Rabck with thanks

How to be Good - Nick Hornby

received from house-elf with thanks

Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser

received from Mrs.Danvers with thanks

Bookrings/Rays/Boxes - I have participated in:
Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody organised by Catrionamoore
The Road to McCarthy organised by Chelseagirl
Birthday RABCK organised by Chich
Dave Barry Book of Bad Songs organised by glade1
One Hit Wonderland organised by Kagi
East Side Gallery(Deutsch-English-Français-Español organised by Kagi
As Nature Made Him organised by Starbytes
Under the Duvet organised by MyopicMeringue
Running With Scissors organised by Safrolistics

Bookrings/Rays/Boxes - I am waiting to participate in:
The Pillars of the Earth organised by AussieQ8
The Literary Movement Bookbox organised by Raindrop162004

Bookring/Rays Organised By Me:
Star of the Sea
Mystic River
Secret Life of Bees
Suddenly Single
Double Wedding
The Shadow Of The Wind

Complete, and now on a journey of discovery
Rachels Holiday
Keane: The Autobiography

Permanent Collection
Any books in my Permanent Collection (mainly F1 books) are available to lend only. If you wish to read one, please send me a PM. Unfortunately as most of them are large hard back books, I would have to ask that postage be paid.

Book Rating
I was having much trouble rating my books, and stumbled across this excellent rating system on Scism's bookshelf. I am reprinting this with permission, and hopefully to aid others.

Kudos to Sugarkane and Scism for this:
10: Excellent, at the top of its category. This book has impacted me deeply, challenged me profoundly, or has simply been a pure delight to read.
9: Great book - just a nitpick stands between it and a 10
8: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
7: Good book, but it didn't grab me in a big way.
6: Decent, but not my type of book.
5: Maybe somebody else would like this. I didn't.
4: Only OK. Barely worth reading. The line between taking it and leaving it is very thin.
2-3: Has major problems. I don't recommend it.
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