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From Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Age 42
Joined Tuesday, February 21, 2006
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Welcome to my bookshelf. The books I have registered aren't necessarily reflective of my taste in reading (if I can even really be said to have taste in reading, since I try and read a little bit of everything), as I sometimes buy books specifically to wild release them, and my husband sometimes gives me his unwanted books to release.


It's a new year, and once again I'm getting back into releasing some books. I have quite a few to sort through and send on their way, but I'm working on it.

Reading Goals for the Year:

Read at least 50 books.
Read some more poetry.
Get through some of my TBR pile.


Wilderness Tips


Alphabet Title Challenge 2020

I I Don't Get It - Shannon Wheeler
L Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
P Punching Zoo: Cyanide and Happiness
T Tag - Keith Giffin
W Wynonna Earp Season Zero - Tim Rosen

Ultimate Read and Release Challenge 2020


I've been a Bookcrossing member for over ten years, but my involvement ebbs and flows, depending on where I'm at with the rest of my life. Just now I'm pretty keen and participating in a few reading and releasing challenges and releasing books in Brisbane and the surrounding area.

Total books read 2019: 83

Current Challenges

2019 Sci Fi Release Challenge

2019 Ultimate Read and Release Challenge

The Alphabet Title Challenge
I didn't succeed at this one last year, but I'm giving it another try.

My progress so far:
B Beautiful Bad- Annie WArd
C Codename Vilanelle - Luke Jennings
D- Day Men Volume 1- Matt Gagnon
H Haphaven - Norm Harper
J- Jem and the Holograms Vol. 2: Going Viral
N- Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs- Molly Harper
O- Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin- Sarah Graley
T The Burning World - Isaac Marion

Planned reads for this Challenge:
Everything Leads to You- Nina Lacour
Equal Rites- Terry Pratchett
Glass Lions- JD Glass
How Not to Be a Boy- Robert Webb
Jessica Jones
Likewise- Ariel Schrag
Let's Pretend this never happened- Jenny Lawson
Othello- Shakespeare
Pixie Dust
Quiet Girl in a noisy world
Restoration- Angela Slatter
Undad vol 1
Valerian vol 1
We Are Okay
When the Clock Strikes Thirteen
Zombies Run- Naomi Alderman

Books Read 2009


1. Love and Other Near Death Experiences ~Mil Millington


2. A Midsummer Night's Dream ~Shakespeare (on audio)
3. Specials~ Scott Westerfeld
4. El Dorado ~Dorothy Porter
5. Liquor ~Poppy Z. Brite
6. Much Ado About Nothing ~Shakespeare (on audio)

7. Snuff ~Chuck Palahniuck
8. Seven Little Australians ~Ethel Turner (on audio)
9. The Graveyard Book ~Neil Gaiman
10. Going Postal ~Terry Pratchett (on audio)

11. Dearly Devoted Dexter ~Jeff Lindsay
12.Vet in Harness ~James Herriot
13. His Last Bow ~Arthur Conan Doyle (on audio)
14. Dexter in the Dark ~Jeff Lindsay
15. Holes ~Louis Sacher
16. Anne of Avonlea ~L.M. Montgomery (on audio)
17. The Body in the Library ~Agatha Christie

18. Guards! Guards! ~Terry Pratchett (on audio
19. Let the Right One In John Allen Lindquvist

20. The Stone Rose~ (on audio)
21. Feast of the Drowned (on audio)

22.Real World~Natsuo Kirino
23. Spindle's End ~Robin McKinley (on audio)
24. The Lucy Family Alphabet ~Judith Lucy (on audio)

25. The Forest of Hands and Teeth~
26. Dexter by Design ~Jeff Lindsay

27. Unnatural Selection ~Mel Odom
28. A Taste for Death ~P.D. James (on audio)

You Only Live Twice~Ian Fleming (on audio)
Everything is Illuminated ~Jonathan Safran Foer (on audio)

Books Read 2008

1. The Right Attitude to Rain ~Alexander McCall Smith
2. The Wind in the Willows ~Kenneth Graeme (on audio)
3. Darkly Dreaming Dexter ~Jeff Lindsay (on audio)
4. Uglies ~Scott Westerfeld
5. Taken at the Flood ~Agatha Christie (on audio)
6. Circle of Flight ~John Marsden
7. Cat Among The Pigeons ~Agatha Christie
8. As it Were: A satirical and humourous look through history ~Jonathan Biggins (on audio)
9. Casino Royale ~Ian Fleming
10. Giants of the Frost ~Kim Wilkins (on audio)
11. Pretties ~Scott Westerfeld
12. Sputnik Sweetheart ~Haruki Murakami
13. The Clocks ~Agatha Christie (on audio)
14. Neverwhere ~Neil Gaiman
15. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 ~Sue Townsend
16. Asking for the Moon ~Reginald Hill (on audio)
17. Marked P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
18. The Strange Case of Dr. Jeykell and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson (on audio)
19. The Hound of the Baskervilles ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (on audio)
20. The Coffin Dancer ~Jeffery Deaver
21. Yes Man ~Danny Wallace
22. The Sign of the Four ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (on audio)
23. Sifting through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way ~Charles Bukowski
24. Land of Loss ~K.A. Applegate
25. How to Be Good ~Nick Hornby
26. The Sunday Philosophy Club ~Alexander McCall Smith
27. Underworld ~Reginald Hill (on audio)
28. Skipping Christmas ~John Grisham
29. Murder on the Links ~Agatha Christie
30. Perfect Match ~Jodi Piccoult
31. Jizzle ~John Wyndham
32. A Pinch of Snuff ~Reginald Hill (on audio)
33. The Gum Thief ~Douglas Coupland
34. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul ~Douglas Adams
35. The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett (on audio)
36. Go Ask Alice ~anonymous
37. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe ~C.S. Lewis
38. Ruling Passion ~Reginald Hill
39. Nylon Angel ~Marianne De Pierres
40. The Last Days ~Scott Westerfeld
41 Journey to the Interior of the Earth ~Jules Verne (on audio)
42. As You Like it ~William Shakspeare (on audio)
43. Elephants Can Remember ~Agatha Christie
44. The Careful Use of Compliments ~Alexander McCall Smith
45. Timequake ~Kurt Vonnegut
46. The Return of Sherlock Holmes ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (on audio)
47. Broken ~Kelley Armstrong
48. An April Shroud ~Reginald Hill
49. The Road ~Cormac McCarthy
50. Ozma of Oz ~Frank L. Baum (on audio)
51. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz ~Frank L. Baum (on audio)
52. Evil Under The Sun ~Agatha Christie (on audio)

Challenges I am Taking Part In 2008

The Ultimate Challenge 2008

Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 10,000 pages
Pages read so far: 6307

Bookrings I have started:

The Ressurectionists ~Kim Wilkins

The Hinge Factor~ Erik Durschmied

No Logo ~Naomi Klein

The Curious incident of The Dog in the Night-Time ~Mark Haddon

Poirot Investigates ~Agatha Christie

The Devil Wears Prada ~Lauren Weisberger

Bookrings/Rays I have taken part in 2007:

The Rum Diary ~Hunter S. Thompson

A Clubbable Woman ~Reginald Hill

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maitenance ~Robert Pirsig

The Visit ~Friedrich Durrenmatt

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings ~Maya Angelou

My Virtual Agatha Christie Collection
I've decided to read and 'collect' through Bookcrossing all 66 of the mystery novels of Agatha Christie, plus the Miss Marple and Poirot short story collections. I won't actually keep the books, but they will pass through my hands at some point, through bookrings, or before being wild released. Of course this will probably take me a very long time, but I'm in no hurry.

And Then There Were None (1939) ~From Perryfran's bookray. Now in the Whodunnit bookbag.

The Unexpected Guest ~Read for Smurphie's bookring

The Pale Horse~ Put into Hinerangi's Whodunnit bookbag.

Poirot Stories
Poirot Short Stories ~Read for Smurphie's bookring
Poirot Investigates (1924) ~sent on a bookring

Miss Marple
The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side(1962) ~In Hinerangi's Whodunnit bookbag.
The Moving Finger(1942)
The Murder at the Vicarage(1930)
The 4.50 From Paddington(1957)~ To go in an Agatha Christie bookbox

Ariadne Oliver
The Pale Horse(1961)~ To be wild released

Bookrings/Rays I have taken part in 2006:

The Red Room ~ Nikki French

Atonement ~Ian McEwan

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy ~Douglas Adams

South of the Border, West of the Sun ~Haruki Murakami

Never Let Me Go ~Kazuo Ishiguro

We Need To Talk About Kevin ~Lionel Shriver

Girl With A Pearl Earring ~Tracy Chevalier

The Book Thief ~Markus Zusak

Poirot Short Stories ~Agatha Christie

Mrs Dalloway ~Virginnia Woolf

Challenges I Took Part In 2006:

The 2006 A-Z Last Name Release Challenge

A- Pride and Predjudice ~Jane Austen
B- The Bone Flute ~Nicole Bourke
C- Edward Britton ~Gary Crew, Philp Nielson
D- Rose, 1944 ~Helen Dunmore
E- Silas Marner ~George Eliot
F- The Great Gatsby ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
G- The Banker's Convenient Wife ~Lynn Graham
H- Little Miss Scatterbrain ~Richard Hargreaves
I- The World According to Garp ~John Irving
J- The Turn of the Screw ~Henry James
K- Lullabye and Goodnight and Undercover Protector ~Susan Kearney
L- To Kill a Mockingbird ~Harper Lee
M- Tomorrow, When the War Began~ John Marsden
N- Red Hart Magic ~Andre Norton
O- Animal Farm ~George Orwell
P- The Exchange Student Pamela Pollack
Q- Newsgathering on the Net ~Stephen Quinn
R- The God Of Small Things ~Arundhati Roy
S- The Sorcerers of Majipoor ~Robert Silverberg
T- The Fellowship of the Ring ~J.R.R. Tolkein
U- Villages ~John Updike
V- The Bad Boy ~Leah Vale
W- Innocent Mistress Margaret Way

X- Maidenhome ~Ding Xiaqui
Y- Dragonwings ~Lawrence Yep
Z- Virginia's Getting Hitched ~Carolyn Zane

1001 Books Read and Release Challenge

1.Veronika Decides To Die- Paulo Coelho #90

2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #390

3. Cat's Eye- Margaret Atwood #199

4. The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupery #574

5. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte #904

6. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd- Agatha Christie #695

7. The Shipping News- Annie Proulx #133

8. Around the World in 80 Days- Jules Verne #848

9. The Curious Incident of The Dog In the Night Time #19

10. The Third Man- Graham Greene #535

11. The Island of Dr. Moreau- HG Wells #796

12 Fingersmith- Sarah Waters #24

13. The Talented Mr Ripley- Patricia Highsmith #495

14 Atonement- Ian McEwan #42

15. The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy #301

16. Slaughterhouse Five- Kurt Vonnegut #375

17. A Modest Proposal- Jonathan Swift #982

18. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich- Alexandr Solzenhitsyn #432

19. Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro #1

20. The Purloined Letter- Edgar Allan Poe #909

21. The Pit and the Pendulum- Edgar Allan Poe #911

22. The Fall of the House of Usher- Edgar Allan Poe #916

23. God Bless You Mr Rosewater- Kurt Vonnegut #417

24. The Devil and Miss Prym- Paulo Coelho #52

25. The Invisible Man- HG Wells #791

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