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wingRosieCanberrawing

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I am the Bookcrosser formerly known as rmjwold.

***Canberra Bookcrossers meet up monthly. If you are interested in joining us please PM me for more details. ***

***Australia is hosting the 2020 Bookcrossing Convention at the Gold Coast 17-19 April 2020. If you are interested in attending and would like some advice on travelling to Oz please PM me and I will help you.***

I am Australian, married to oozy67 and we have one adult son and daughter in law, and a beautiful little granddaughter. My passions are travel and books, which is why I love Bookcrossing.

Trips to Norfolk Island, the South Pacific, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines are on the travel list for 2019.

The 70+ countries I have visited on my travels include New Zealand (6), Fiji, Vanuatu (3), Noumea (3), Singapore(2), Malaysia (3), Thailand (3), USA (7), England (3), Canada (3), Wales, Scotland (2 - Shetland Islands), Northern Ireland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany (2), Finland, Estonia, Russia (2), Japan (3), Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico (2), China (2), Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Falkland Islands, Antarctica (Paradise Bay and Deception Islands), Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Mauritius, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Monaco, Spain (2), Italy, the Vatican, Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, Malta, Croatia, Slovenia, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Hong Kong, Belguim, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Morocco, Portugal, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea.

I love visiting the United States and have been to 36 states so far. My goal is to visit each one. I have also travelled extensively in Australia, but luckily there is always more to see - this is a very big country.

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CONVENTION (and UnConvention) LIST
Sydney, October 2010
Wellington, NZ November 2011
Canberra, November 2012
MELBOURNE, April 2014
Auckland, November 2015
ATHENS, April 2016
Darwin, July 2016
Norfolk Island, October 2019
GOLD COAST, April 2020

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Books read in 2019
1. Chronicles of Fairacre: Village School - Dora Saint (Miss Read)
2. Chronicles of Fairacre: Village Diary - Dora Saint
3. Chronicles of Fairacre: Storm in the Village - Dora Saint
4. The Pearl Thief - Fiona McIntosh
5. Blowing the Bloody Doors Off - Michael Caine
6. Look Alive 25 - Janet Evanovich
7. The Girl on the Landing - Paul Torday
8. Finding Hannah - Fiona McCallum
9. Tribute - Nora Roberts
10. The Spotted Dog - Kerry Greenwood
11. Echo Burning - Lee Child
12. Worth Dying For - Lee Child
13. The Other Wife - Michael Robotham
14. The Playboy Prince (The Royal Cordinas) - Nora Roberts
15. Cordina's Crown Jewel (The Royal Cordinas) - Nora Roberts
16. 61 Hours - Lee Child
17. Perfect - Rachel Joyce
18. Gossip from Thrush Green - Dora Saint (Miss Read)
19. Without Fail - Lee Child
20. Gone Tomorrow - Lee Child
21. Identity Crisis - Ben Elton
22. How Opal Metha Got Kissed, Got Wild, And Got a Life - Kaavya Viswanathan
23. Parky - Michael Parkinson
24. Over the Gate - Dora Saint (Miss Read)
25. The Shepherd's Hut - Tim Winton
26. World of Chickens- Nick Earl
27. A Painted House - John Grisham
28. Blade of Honour - Sandy Paull
29. Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindlewald - J.K. Rowling
30. From Doon with Death - Ruth Rendell
31. Reading in Bed - Sue Gee
32. Witness Protection- Sandy Paull

Books read in 2018
1. Three wishes - Liane Moriarty
2. Hardcore 24 - Janet Evanovich
3. Sheila - Robert Wainwright
4. Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
5. The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling
6. My Story - Julia Gillard
7. Espresso Tales - Alexander McCall Smith
8. A story dreamt long ago - Phyllis McDuff
9. The space between us - Thrity Umrigar
10. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
11. Shelter in place - Nora Roberts
12. Year One (Chronicles of the One, Book 1) - Nora Roberts
13. The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom - Alexander McCall Smith
14. Unusual uses for olive oil - Alexander McCall Smith
15. The Careful Use of Compliments- Alexander McCall Smith
16. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
17. The Brightest Star in the Sky - Marian Keyes
18. Metro Girl - Janet Evanovich
19. The Year that Changed Everything - Cathy Kelly
20. Full Tilt - Janet Evanovich
21. Falconer's Crusade - Ian Morson
22. Reckoning - Magda Szubanski
23. Visions of Sugar Plums - Janet Evanovich
24. Persuader - Lee Child
25. High Noon - Nora Roberts


Books read in 2017
1. Turbo Twenty-Three - Janet Evanovich
2. Breathing Lessons - Anne Tyler
3. The Pursuit - Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
4. The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story - Ian Molly Meldrum
5. You belong to me - Karen Rose (unfinished)
6. Prince: Purple Reign - Mick Wall
7. Commonwealth - Ann Patchett
8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling, J. Tiffany, J. Thorne
9. The Fifth Letter - Nicola Moriarty
10. Holy Fools - Joanne Harris
11. Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
12. Tigerlily's Orchids - Ruth Rendell
13. The Lake of Dreams - Kim Edwards
14. The Secret Lives of Dresses - Erin McKean
15. It's not you Geography, it's me - Kristy Chambers
16. With a single spell - Lawrence Watt-Evans
17. Kathmandu- Lonely Planet
18. Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton
19. Dangerous Minds - Janet Evanovich
20. A Few of the Girls - Maeve Binchy
21. Repacking your bags - RJ Leider and DA Shapiro
22. Come Sundown - Nora Roberts
23. Chestnut Street - Maeve Binchy
24. Bellegrand - Paullina Simons
25. A Song in the Daylight - Paullina Simons

Books read in 2016
1. X - Sue Grafton
2. Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich
3. Ultimate Travel list - Lonely Planet
4. San Sombrero- Gleiner, Stitch, Cilaro
5. The House of Memories - Monica McInerney
6. The Heist - Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
7. According to Yes - Dawn French
8. More Fool Me - Stephen Fry
9. A Life Like Other People's - Alan Bennett
10. Do travel writers go to hell? - Thomas Kohnstamm
11. Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
12. The Innocent - David Baldacci
13. A Wanted Man - Lee Child
14. Invasion of Privacy - Perri O'Shaughnessy
15. Make me - Lee Child
16. Wildcat Under Glass - Alki Zei
17. Mr Mac and Me - Esther Freud
18. The Fry Chronicles - Stephen Fry
19. Maeve's Times - Maeve Binchy
20. A perfectly good family - Lionel Shriver
21. Life - Keith Richards
22. The Wooden Sea - Jonathan Carroll


Books read in 2015
1. The Full Cupboard of Life - Alexander McCall Smith
2. Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich
3. Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse - David Mitchell
4. Lean Mean Thirteen - Janet Evanovich
5. Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich
6. Mother of God - David Ambrose
7. The Pale Horse - Agatha Chritstie
8. Parker Pyne Investigates - Agatha Christie
9. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
10. The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George
11. Finger Lickin Fifteen - Janet Evanovich
12. Behind The Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo
13. Sizzling Sixteen- Janet Evanovich
14. Time and Time Again - Ben Elton
15. Smokin' Seventeen - Janet Evanovich
16. Explosive Eighteen - Janet Evanovich
17. Amsterdam - Eyewitness Travel
18. Notorious Nineteen - Janet Evanovich
19. Takedown Twenty - Janet Evanovich
20. Top Secret Twenty-One - Janet Evanovich
21. The thinking woman's guide to real magic - Emily Croy Barker
22. While my pretty one knits - Anne Canadeo
23. Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin
24. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - Mark Bittner
25. Once in a Lifetime - Cathy Kelly
26. Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
27. The House on Willow Street - Cathy Kelly
28. The Honey Queen - Cathy Kelly
29. 1st to die - James Patterson
30. 2nd chance - James Patterson
31. A Nest of Occasionals - Tony Martin
32. Lolly Scramble - Tony Martin
33. Minding Frankie - Maeve Binchey
34. The Job - Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
35. Secret Keeping for Beginners- Maggie Alderson
36. Love Your Sister - Connie & Samuel Johnson
37. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
38. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J.Jacobs

Books read in 2014
1. Bonkers - Jennifer Saunders
2. W is for Wasted - Sue Grafton
3. The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse - Leann Sweeney
4. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
5. Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich
6. Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich
7. The Affair - Lee Child
8. The Breaker - Minette Walters
9. Four to Score - Janet Evanovich
10. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simson
11. High five - Janet Evanovich
12. Hot six - Janet Evanovich
13. All that I am - Anna Funder
14. Seven up - Janet Evanovich
15. Snake - Kate Jennings
16. That eye, the sky - Tim Winton
17. Hard eight - Janet Evanovich
18. The Lieutenant - Kate Grenville
19. S - Doug's library book (Ship of Theseus - V.M Straka)
20. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
21. To the Nines - Janet Evanovich
22. Botswana & Namibia - Lonely Planet
23. Cape Town & the Garden Route - Lonely Planet
24. Ten big ones - Janet Evanovich
25. Woebegon Boy - Garrison Keillor
26. Listening to Country - Ros Moriarty
27. Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich
28. At Home - Bill Bryson
29. Diary of a Foreign Minister - Bob Carr

Books read in 2013
1. V is for Vengence - Sue Grafton
2. Belonging
3. Dark Palace
4. New York Trilogy
5. An object of beauty - Steve Martin
6. A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchey
7. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
8. Antarctica - Lonely Planet
9. Hawaii - Lonely Planet
10. Thereby hangs a tail - Spencer Quinn
11. The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco - John Birmingham
12. Spook - Mary Roach
13. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel


Books read in 2012
1. Caleb's Crossing - Geraldine Brooks
2. The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
3. The lost continent - Bill Bryson
4. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
5. Best in Travel 2012 - Lonely Planet
6. Leaving Home - Garrison Keillor
7. The Happiest Refugee - Anh Do
8. Canada - Lonely Planet
9. Chicago - Alaa Al Aswany
10. Love among the butterflies - Margaret Fountaine
11. Butterflies and late loves - Margaret Fountaine
12. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
13. Breath - Tim Winton
14. Emma - Jane Austen (audio)
15. Moab is my washpot - Stephen Fry
16. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
17. South America - Lonely Planet
18. Juliet, Naked - Nick Hornby
19. The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult
20. Bliss - Peter Carey
21. The Land of Painted Caves - Jean M Auel
22. Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James
23. Fifty Shades Darker - E L James
24. Fifty Shades Freed - E L James
25. Alaska - Lonely Planet
26. Heart and Soul - Maeve Binchy
27. Welcome to my World - Miranda Dickinson
28. The Pact - Jodi Picoult
29. Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey



Books read in 2011
1. Dreams from my father - Barack Obama
2. The Greedy Bastard Diary - Eric Idle
3. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
4. Observations from a moving vehicle - The Sandman
5. Liberty - Garrison Keillor
6. Alice in La La Land - Sophie Lee
7. Think - Simon Blackburn
8. The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde
9. One of our Thursdays is missing - Jasper Fforde
10. The Bell - Iris Murdoch
11. Pontoon - Garrison Keillor
12. Ooku - by Fumi Yoshinaga
13. Not meeting Mr Right - Anita Heiss
14. Crossing Paths (The Bookcrossing Novel) - Debbie Robson
15. Va Dinci Cod - A.R.R.R. Roberts
16. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
17. Hunting and Gathering - Anna Gavalda
18. Stately Pursuits - Katie Fforde
19. The Children's Book - A S Byatt
20. The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny
21. The Good Parents - Joan London
22. Alaska - Lonely Planet
23. Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs
24. 2007 Travel Guide - Lonely Planet

Books read in 2010
1. Life Skills - Katie Fforde
2. Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
3. Brick Lane - Monica Ali
4. U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton
5. The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
6. Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde
7. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
8. London City Guide - Lonely Planet
9. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
10. The Rough Guide to Scotland - Rough Guide
11. Ireland - Eyewitness Travel
12. Emma - Jane Austen
13. The Guernesy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
14. Mr Darcy, Vampyre - Amanda Grange
15. A short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson
16. Northangar Abbey - Jane Austen
17. Eat, pray, love - Elizabeth Gilbert
18. The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
19. Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
20. Un Lun Dun - China Mieville
21. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
22. Dog on it - Spencer Quinn
23. Campaign Ruby - Jessica Rudd
24. Meltdown - Ben Elton
25. Liar - Justine Larbalestier
26. Bare - Toni Lee (not finished!)
27. Chicken with Plums - Marjane Satrapi
28. The Yacoubian Building - Alaa Al Aswany

Books read in 2009
1. The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet - Colleen McCulloch
2. How to break your own heart - Maggie Alderson
3. Heart and Soul - Maeve Binchy
4. Secret Scribbled Notebooks - Joanne Horniman
5. Children of Light - Lucy English
6. The Heavenly Body Diet - Margaret O'Sullivan
7. Europe - Eyewitness Travel
8. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
9. Kick Back - Val McDermid
10. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
11. Knit Two - Kate Jacobs
12. No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod
13. Las Vegas - Eyewitness Travel
14. Chicago - Lonely Planet
15. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
16. Top Ten New York - Eyewithess Travel
17. New York - Lonely Planet
18. California - Eyewitness Travel
19. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
20. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
21. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
22. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
23. Notes from a small island - Bill Bryson
24. Perfect Cooking with wholefoods - Margaret Elliot
25. The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
26. Momzillas - Jill Kargman
27. Bareback - Kit Whitfield
28. The Gone Away World - Nick Harkaway
29. Holding the Dream - Nora Roberts
30. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka
31. The Tall Pine Polka - Lorna Landvik
32. Two Caravans - Marina Lewycka
33. One Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini



Books read in 2008
1. T is for Tresspass - Sue Grafton
2. The Sea - John Banville
3. Those Faraday Girls - Monica McInerney
4. Reading Lolita in Teheran - Azar Nafisi
5. Road to Paradise - Paullina Simons
6. True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
7. Sea Glass - Anita Shreve
8. Don't stand too close to a naked man - Tim Allen
9. Billy - Pamela Stephenson
10. The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
11. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (audiobook)
13. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter Hoeg
14. Chinese Whispers - Marisa Mackle
15. A prisoner of birth - Jeffrey Archer
16. Vincenzo's Garden - John Clanchy
17. The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom - Jo Barrett
18. Flora's Lot - Katie Fforde
19. A walk in the woods - Bill Bryson
20. A potrait of the artist as a young man - James Joyce
21. Further under the duvet - Marian Keyes
22. Mrs Dalloway - Virgina Woolf
23. The Riders - Tim Winton
24. The guy not taken - Jennifer Weiner
25. Atonement - Ian McEwan
26. Dear Fatty - Dawn French
27. Now or Never - Tim Flannery


Books I have read in 2007
1. The five people you meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
2. Everything she thought she wanted – Elizabeth Buchan
3. Mao’s last dancer – Li Cunxin
4. The curious incident of the dog in the night time – Mark Haddon
5. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
6. The great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J K Rowling
8. The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
9. Lost in a good book – Jasper Fforde
10. The Well of Lost Plots – Jasper Fforde
11. Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde
12. The Big Over-Easy - Jasper Fforde
13. Thursday Next, First Among Sequels – Jasper Fforde
14. I’m watching you - Karen Rose
15. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
16. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernières
17. Henry’s daughter – Joy Dettman
18. Jacaranda Blue – Joy Dettman
19. Mallawindy – Joy Dettman
20. The First Casualty – Ben Elton
21. Trunk Music – Michael Connelly
22. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
23. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
24. Home School – Charles Webb
25. The Lollipop Shoes – Joanne Harris
26. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
27. Joe Cinque’s Consolation – Helen Garner
28. A changed man – Francine Prose
29. For one more day - Mitch Albom
30. Maestro - Peter Goldsworthy
31. Unreliable memoirs - Clive James
32. The devil that danced on water - Animatta Forna
33. The Red Queen - Margaret Drabble





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