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For anyone wanting to send me something as a surprise, please contact Diane-Fraser who holds my postal address at all times.
This is courtesy of the RABCK Address Contacts forum thread.
9 June 2019
I am currently reading The beggar and the hare by Tuomas Kyrö
I've been an active member of BookCrossing since 2009, and below are some of my proudest contributions to the community:
2008 - coordinated the Melbourne (Australia) meet-up group
2010 - launched the 666 Around the World Reading Challenge (now-a-days hosted by kiwiinengland)
2015 - introduced the Support BC's Supply Store Sweepstakes
2015 - created the Australasia Wishlist Tag Game
2018 - was recruited to be a BookCrossing Support Team Volunteer
Originally from England, spent 7 years in Australia from 2008, then went around the world for the later part of 2014. In 2015 I moved to the Republic of Kiribati in the equatorial pacific where there are NO bookstores(!) for 9 months. Arrived back to Australia late 2015 and spent the most part of 2016 in Melbourne, Australia before moving north to Queensland.
In 2017 we made our biggest move yet, and relocated to the USA!
ABOUT MY READING
I have a 'slight' idiosyncrasy in that I read an author's books in the order they were written, regardless of whether their books link on to one another or not.
This brings a problem when I lay my hands on a book that I am really keen to read, only to find that its the author's say 5th novel and I then have a whole heap of reading to do before I can actually get to the one I originally wanted to read!
I'm quite particular about what I do read.
I do gravitate to "dark" books, which usually involves some form of abuse or a bit of psychosis - basically a book that can disgust me in some way or make me cry!
I don't shock easily.
I am partial to the odd crime thriller, or mystery suspense, but it needs to be very good.
I'm most definitely not into sci-fi or fantasy, or horror.
I also think my chic lit reading days are behind me.
I love discovering new authors, and read a lot of debut novels.
You can find me as JoFiz on Twitter
You can find me as J4shaw on Goodreads
My 2017 Reads:
My 2016 Reads:
My 2015 Reads:
87 books....a new Personal Best!
My 2014 Reads:
52 Books in 52 Weeks successfully achieved....a new Personal Best!
My 2013 Reads:
Bookrings I'm hosting
Lucy Christopher's Stolen
Rachel Joyce's "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
Carrie Kabak's "Cover The Butter"
S J Watson’s "Before I go to Sleep"
Tanya Byrne's "Heart Shaped Bruise"
Nafisa Haji's "The Writing on My Forehead"
Debra Adelaide's "The Household Guide to Dying"
J.M. Coetzee's "Disgrace"
Lucy Kellaway's "Who Moved my Blackberry"
Heather O'Neill's "Lullabies for Little Criminals"
Jane Harper's "The Dry"