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From Adelaide, South Australia Australia
Age 43
Joined Monday, January 19, 2004
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Latest Update:
It has been some time since I last actively bookcrossed or attended a meetup or anything of the sort. There has been many changes in my life and It got pretty rough there for a while. I Am taking a hiatis from Bookcrossing for a while. I'm not sure how long for exactly. As I type this my kids are boxing up the last of the books I had been holding on for Bookcrossing so that I can pass them on to someone who will look after them as they deserve.

I am still a firm believer in the philosophy behind Bookcrossing, but now I must look after myself for a while. I can still be reached through PMs and I will make an attempt to actually answer them now. But I wont be doing anything in regards to swaps or RABCKS or anything of that sort.

If you have been trying to get hold of me because I have a book of yours, then please try again. I am providing a helpful friend with postage so that they may get back out there. How long that will take I'm not sure but we'll see.

Good luck with everything. I wish you all well. and Hopefully you will see me again some time in the future.



Hi! I have always been a bibliophile and find the whole concept of bookcrossing a truely amazing experience! Of course it's always very difficult to get rid of some books quite deliberately, so You will find some of my very favs listed as permanent collection. I am happy to loan these to friends, and if you ask for them I will consider it. But if you are an international person asking please see below about international RABCK!!!! In the mean time.....

I am a huge fan of Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Tamora Pierce, Isobel Carmody, JK Rowling, Anne McCaffrey, Clamp and many other authors.

I am addicted to bookstores and simply can not go past one with out stopping!!!! :-)

I have a bookring currently running Book of Heroic Failures: Official Handbook of the Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain by Stephen Pile PM me if you wish to join!

Note on international RABCK

Due to the fact I have received several people requesting books from me, I have decided to no longer send out books internationaly unless the requester is offering a trade. I am still happy to do a RABCK within Australia without trade, but I simply cannot afford the postage to other countries without some form of compensation. I really dont want to do this, but I am a student and pensioner and while I do work I simply dont earn enough to cover international postage. My apologises to all but that's the way it will have to be for now. Hopefully though in the future when I'm working full time this will change.

- The challenge is to read one book by a new author for every letter of the alphabet A to Z...26 books

This colour is the books I have read for this challenge
This colour is the books I have yet to read

A -
MARGARET ATWOOD - Wilderness Tips
B -
DAN BROWN - Angels & Demons
C -
SEAN CONDON - Sean & David's Long Drive
D -
E -
LAURA ESQUIVEL - Like Water For Chocolate
F -
G -
GUY GREGORY - Heros of Zara Keep
H -
STEPHEN HAWKING - A Brief History of Time - From the Big Bang to Black Holes
I -
BETSY ISRAEL - Bachelor Girl: The Secret History of Single Women in the Twentieth Century
J -
MIKE JEFFERIES - The Road to Underfall (Loremasters of Elundium)
K -
L -
M -
MERRILL MARKOE - What the Dogs Have Taught Me
N -
O -
P -
STEPHEN PILE - >Book of Heroic Failures: Official Handbook of the Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain
Q -
CAROL QUEEN - Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture
R -
S -
SUSAN SONTAG - The Volcano Lover
T -
MICHAEL TURNER - Fathom - Book 1 The world Below
U -
JEAN URE - A Proper Little Nooryeff
V -
W -
DAVID WEBBER - the Short Victorious War: Honor Harrington 3
X -
Y -
KO YA-SEONG - Under the Glass Moon, Book 1
Z -
ROGER ZELAZNY & ROBERT SHECKLEY - Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming

These are the books I'm currently reading!!!

J. CALVIN PIERCE - The Sorceress of Ambermere
SEAN CONDON - Sean & David's Long Drive
CAROL QUEEN - Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture

These are the books I've read so far this year

86/- The Clever Princess - Diana Coles
85/- Book of Heroic Failures: Official Handbook of the Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain - Stephen Pile
84/- A Proper Little Nooryeff - Jean Ure
83/- Fruits Basket - Book 1 - Natsuki Takaya
82/- Oath of Gold - Elizabeth Moon
81/- Trickster's Queen - Tamora Pierce
80/- The Outstretched Shadow - The Obsidian Trilogy Book 1 - Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
79/- Love Me Tender - Sandra Hill
78/- Promised Brides - Mary Jo Putney, Kristin James, & julie Tetel
77/- Whispers in the Woods - Helen R. Myers
76/- Someone's Been Sleeping in My Bed - Linda Jones
75/- Dancing at Midnight - Julia Quinn
74/- It Happened One Christmas - Susan Wiggs, Nancy Warren, & Jule McBride
73/- Minx - Julia Quinn
72/- The Viscount Who Loved Me - Julia Quinn
71/- The Wild Swans - Kate Holmes
70/- Forever Angels - Trana Mae Simmons
69/- The Duke and I - Julia Quinn
68/- Here Comes Santa Claus - Sandra Hill, Kate Holmes, & Trish Jensen
67/- Behind The Red Doors - Vicki Lewis Thompson, Stephanie Bond, & Leslie Kelly
66/- The Short Victorious War: Honor Harrington 3 - David Webber
65/- The Magic of Recluce - L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
64/- Sacred Ground - Mercedes Lackey
63/- Owl Knight, Book Three of The Owl Trilogy - Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon
62/- The Vision of Escaflowne, Vol. 2 - Katsu Aki
61/- xxxHolic, Vol. 4 - CLAMP
60/- X, Prelude: 01 - CLAMP
59/- Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" - Bill Watterson
58/- Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming - Roger Zelazny & Robert Sheckley
57/- Arrow's Fall - Mercedes Lackey
56/- Arrow's Flight - Mercedes Lackey
55/- Arrows of the Queen - Mercedes Lackey
54/- It's Not You It's Me - Alison Rushby
53/- Cassy - Elizabeth Lyle
52/- The Fairy Godmother - Mercedes Lackey
51/- The Battle of Evernight - Cecilia Dart-Thornton
50/- Flacco's Burnt Offerings - Paul Livington
49/- The Lady of the Sorrows - Cecilia Dart-Thorton
48/- The Ill-Made Mute - Cecilia Dart-Thorton
47/- In the Hand Of the Goddess - Tamora Pierce
46/- Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce
45/- Sword and Sorceress VII - Marion Zimmer Bradley
44/- Sword and Sorceress V - Marion Zimmer Bradley
43/- Sword and Sorceress IV - Marion Zimmer Bradley
42/- - Allison Rushby
41/- Gravitation - Vol 8 - Maki Murakami
40/- Gravitation - Vol 7 - Maki Murakami
39/- Lovestruck - Melanie La'Brooy
38/- Crescent Moon, Vol. 5 - Haruko Iida
37/- Heroic Visions II - Jessica Amanda Salmonson
36/- The Ship Who Won - Anne McCaffrey & Jody Lynn Nye
35/- The Complete Book of Farting - Alec Bromcie
34/- How to be a Complete Barstard - Adrian Edmonson
33/- Gravitation - Vol 8 - Maki Murakami
32/- Gravitation - Vol 7 - Maki Murakami
31/- xxxHolic - Vol 3 - CLAMP
30/- Girls' Night In - Marian Keyes, Fiona Walker, Freya North, Cathy Kelly.......
29/- Knight's Dawn - Kim Hunter
28/- East of Midnight - Tanith Lee
27/- The Moon and the Face - Patricia A. McKillip
26/- The Craig Charles Almanac of Total Knowledge - Craig Charles & Russel Bell
25/- The F Word - Jesse Sheidlower
24/- The Folk of the Fringe - Orson Scott Card
23/- Secret Valentines - Katerine Sutcliffe, Rachel Lee, Kate Freiman, & Sherry Lewis
22/- Master of the Misfit - John Cleve
21/- The Witches Trilogy - Terry Pratchett
20/- Fruits Basket - Book 6 - Natsuki Takaya
19/- Fruits Basket - Book 5 - Natsuki Takaya
18/- Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
17/- The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
16/- Black Unicorn - Tanith Lee
15/- What the Dogs Have Taught Me - Merrill Markoe
14/- The Road to Underfall (Loremasters of Elundium) - Mike Jefferies
13/- Crescent Moon, Vol. 4 - Haruko Iida
12/- Crescent Moon, Vol. 3 - Haruko Iida
11/- Crescent Moon, Vol. 2 - Haruko Iida
10/- Crescent Moon, Vol. 1 - Haruko Iida
9/- Fruits Basket - Book 4 - Natsuki Takaya
8/- Fruits Basket - Book 3 - Natsuki Takaya
7/- Fruits Basket - Book 2 - Natsuki Takaya
6/- Fruits Basket - Book 1 - Natsuki Takaya
5/- The Amazing Maurice and his Educted Rodents - Terry Pratchett
4/- The Ship Who Sang - Anne McCaffery
3/- His Immortal Embrace - Hannah Howell, Lynsay Sands & others
2/- Fathom - Book 1 The world Below - Michael Turner
1/- Girl's Night In - Marian Keyes & many others

Bookrings, Rays and Book Bags that I'm in

Sci Fi/Fantasty Book Bag - Australia Only - BookFrog

It's Not You It's Me (Red Dress Ink) - Allison Rushby

Hating Valentine's Day - Allison Rushby

The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett

Bachelor Girl: The Secret History of Single Women in the Twentieth Century - Betsy Israel

Lovestruck - Melanie La'Brooy

Books of interest to me

Lemony Snicket - The Hostile Hospital
Lemony Snicket - The Reptile Room
Lemony Snicket - The Carnivorous Carnival
Lemony Snicket - The Slippery Slope
Terry Pratchett - Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
Terry Pratchett - Witches Abroad
Terry Pratchett - Wyrd Sisters
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic
Terry Pratchett - Soul Music
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
The Geography of the Ancient World
The (London) Times "Atlas of European History"
The Island of the Lost Maps
Bill McLain - Do Fish Drink Water
Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman - Weird U.S. Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best kept Secrets
Dave Barry - Tricky Business
Angela Nissel - The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke
Rita Erlich - 50 Fabulous Chocolate Cakes
Terry Pratchett - The Pratchett Portfolio (Discworld)

My amazon wish list:

My Wish List:

How to make a Quilted-Elf

1 part pride

3 parts courage

3 parts joy
Layer ingredientes in a shot glass. Add curiosity to taste! Do not overindulge!


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this luminary that circles the earth every
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and lead you towards insight. The Moon is a
force that has legends attached to it. It
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