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From Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom
Age 51
Joined Sunday, December 4, 2011
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 32 2,608
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Extended Profile
I've got much more into Bookcrossing since a Little Free Library was installed near where I live. I'm reading more books as a result. I've also started acquiring books without a home to Bookcross.

Join UK Bookcrossers at the Newcastle Unconvention from 1st-3rd October 2021

If you want my address to send a RABCK: please contact Clairby11xxx who holds my address at all times.
This is courtesy of the RABCK Address Contacts forum thread.

I read a lot of thrillers but not exclusively. I read series in order after collecting the whole series. If you give me a non-wishlist book which is not the first in a series, I may decide to release it without reading it. Mount TBR is already too high!

For Not so secret parcels, exchanges and Oppem's Birthday Group - I like:

wishlist books, any book from the Tower Hamlets School Library Services Must Read 2021 list for my teacher friend (I’ll read and journal them before passing on).

Copies of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for my teacher friend.

Milk chocolate, and chocolate bars with peanuts, raisins or nuts (no Nestlé please), Fazer Susu Original bars are perfect for me, toffee and caramel and chewy or soft sweets.

Cloth face masks

BC supplies (especially envelope reuse labels) and wings extensions,

Chatty letters, and nice stamps to save for other Bookcrossers.

Plant a tree (virtually via a charity or in your garden) or some insect friendly plants and tell me about it. I have a virtual grove of trees you can donate to here

Donate to, or volunteer for, a literacy charity and tell me about it. Or donate to, or volunteer for, your favourite charity and tell me about it.

Donkey-themed gifts and I like the Moomins especially Snorkmaiden and Little My.

Pen refills (Parker compatible ballpoint/Rollerball blue or black ink),

Postcards and writing paper (I’d love some more MC Escher Sky and Water writing paper/envelopes even if it was just one sheet, and I really like the kikki.K paper I've seen) .

Eco-friendly, ethical, plastic-free and fair-trade things too.

I’d love some Oppem Birthday Group labels to put on my envelopes or return address labels with my profile photo, BC name and real name and address.

I don’t like:
fruit teas, green tea or flavoured black tea
Knick knacks or ornaments
Glitter, confetti, sequins, unless they are biodegradable

If you give me something which I’m not going to use, I will try my best to find it an appreciative home!

Books to read soon

Books to Send

Books sent
Books read in 2021
121. Troubled Blood - Robert Galbraith
120. 21st Century Yokel - Tom Cox
119. Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart
118. The Rules of Backyard Croquet - Sunni Overend
117. Foster Sons and Cotton Girls - Pauli Kallio
116. Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin - Catherine Ferguson
115. Owl and the Lost Boy - Amy Wilson
114. The XX Brain - Lisa Mosconi
113. Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata
112. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - Kim Michele Richardson
111. The Law of Innocence - Michael Connelly
110. The Whistler - John Grisham
109. Cycling Home From Siberia - Rob Lilwall
108. The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts - Annie Darling
107. The Twentieth Train - Marion Schreiber
106. Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
105. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
104. The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Hiro Arikawa
103. Say No More - Karen Rose
102. Truth or Dare - MJ Arlidge
101. Amber’s Donkey - Tracy and Julian Austwick
100. London - Matthew Green
99. Spoon Fed - Tim Spector
98. Say You're Sorry - Karen Rose
97. Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
96. The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan
95. Ghost Heart - RJ Ellory
94. A Year at Castle Court - Holly Hepburn
93. Priestdaddy - Patricia Lockwood
92. Meet Me In Hawaii - Georgia Toffollo
91. When You See Me - Lisa Gardner
90. Never Tell - Lisa Gardner
89. I Call Myself A Feminist - Various
88. The Girl in the Ice - Robert Bryndza
87. The All-Night Sun - Diane Zinna
86. Someone to Trust - Mary Balogh
85. A Sea Change - Veronica Henry
84. Black Horses for the King - Anne McCaffrey
83. Travels with Boogie - Mark Wallington
82. 365 Ways to Change the World - Michael Norton
81. The Ladybird book of Dating
80. The Ladybird book of the Hangover
79. Lucy in the Sky - Paige Toon
78. A Girl Called Owl - Amy Wilson
77. Housekeeping - Marillyne Robinson
76. The Devil and the River - RJ Ellory
75. The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club - Sophie Green
74. The Running Hare - John Lewis-Stempel
73. Loving Chloe - Jo-Ann Mapson
72. Let Her Fly - Ziauddin Yousafzai
71. The Man Who Planted Trees - Jean Giono
70. Fair Warning - Michael Connelly
69. I Remember You - Harriet Evans
68. First Lady - James Patterson
67. A Year at the Star and Sixpence - Holly Hepburn
66. The Deb’s of Bletchley Park - Michael Smith
65. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
64. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
63. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottleib
62. I’ll Take New York - Miranda Dickinson
61. The Little French Guesthouse - Helen Pollard
60. The Coffin Dancer - Jeffrey Deaver
59. Under a Cornish Sky - Liz Fenwick
58. The True Tails of Baker and Taylor - Jan Louch
57. Pieces of Her - Karin Slaughter
56. The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz - Jeremy Dronfield
55. The Perfect Bride - Eileen Putman
54. Rogue's Salute - Jennifer Blake
53. The Firebird's Feather - Marjorie Eccles
52. A Father for Christmas - Paula Tanner Girard
51. False Angel - Edith Layton
50. A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings - Helen Jukes
49. A Friend Like Henry - Nuala Gardner
48. Out of Sight - James Patterson
47. The Duke’s Governess Bride - Miranda Jarrett
46. The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror - Elizabeth McGregor
45. The Little Café at the End of the Pier - Helen Rolfe
44. The House We Call Home - Jenny Oliver
43. Someday at Christmas - Lizzie Byron
42. Etta, Otto, Russell and James - Emma Hooper
41. After Dead - Charlaine Harris
40. Dead Ever After - Charlaine Harris
39. Deadlocked - Charlaine Harris
38. Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
37. 101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes - Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas
36. A Question of Blood - Ian Rankin
35. Small Steps with Paws and Hooves - Spud Talbot-Ponsonby
34. A Touch of Dead- Charlaine Harris
33. Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
32. Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
31. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
30. All together Dead - Charlaine Harris
29. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
28. Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
27. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
26. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
25. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
24. Dead until Dark - Charlaine Harris
23. The Third Twin - Ken Follett
22. How to Stop Time - Matt Haig
21. The House of Hopes and Dreams - Trisha Ashley
20. Crimson China - Betsy Tobin
19. The Other Bennet Sister - Janice Hadlow
18. Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory
17. The Girl With The Louding Voice - Abi Daré
16. Unnatural Causes - Dr Richard Shepherd
15. Look Alive Twenty-Five - Janet Evanovich
14. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
13. Hardcore Twenty-Four - Janet Evanovich
12. My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferranti
11. Night Shift - Charlaine Harris
10. Day Shift - Charlaine Harris
9. Midnight Crossroad - Charlaine Harris
8. The Rose Garden - Marita Conlon-McKenna
7. The Binding - Bridget Collins
6. A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall - Jane Linfoot
5. Five Go Parenting - Bruno Vincent
4. The Donor - Clare Mackintosh
3. A Surprise Christmas Wedding - Phillipa Ashley
2. Vanishing Cornwall - Daphne du Maurier
1. All Fall Down - MJ Arlidge

Books read in 2020 - 201

Books read in 2019 - 178

Books read in 2018 - 195

Books read in 2017 - 142

Books read in 2016 - 161

Books read in 2015 - 153

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