Recent Book Activity
What Alice Forgot
Right Next Door: Father's Day\The Courtship of Carol Sommars
Iron Orchid (Holly Barker, No. 5)
Notes from a Small Island
I Know WHY the Caged Bird Sings
I Know WHY the Caged Bird Sings
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
The Cat in the Hat: Mini Edition (Dr Seuss Miniature Edition)
The Scarlet Letter
Quiet Times for Couples
The Dice Man
Let's Have Healthy Children.
Light on Snow
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Fair Stood the Wind for France
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WELCOME TO BOOKCROSSING AND MY PAGE - enjoy being involved in as much reading and sharing of books as you want!
I was surprised to 'catch' a book on my honeymoon and am now keen on Bookcrossing! I don't get to read enough as I seem to be so busy, however I prefer reading to TV/movies and used to read all the time when younger. I hope this will be the catalyst to setting aside more time to read.
Bookcrossing is great for me as I always liked to share my books - I only have a relatively small bookshelf of my all-time favourites, which are not listed here - and love to see things travel the globe and gain their own (hi)story!
My favourite books are based on true stories or history so I learn something along the way of a great plot. I also like a sense of humour (a Monty Python fan!), poetry (my friend Laura Forman has been published in 'Generation Txt' ISBN 978-0-9553846-1-5!!) and biographies.
My book treasure is 'Poems of Tennyson' - it was given to my great grandmother (Nana) from my great grandfather just after they were married in 1924.
Being a scientist, my Bookcrossing pages may not be very artistic or plentiful, but will be honest sharing and reviews as I try to make the time for more reading!
To see what I'm currently reading, find me on goodreads (AmFall).
For my progress on 1001 Books to Read Before You Die click here. With thanks to Arukiyomi and the 1001-Library Bookshelf.
MY BOOKCROSSING HISTORY:
»First book I found was Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices caught in Nov 2006 in a pub in Laugharne, Wales (where the author lived and died)
»First wild release was Generation Txt released in Jan 2007 at Philadelphia Airport in the US; it is still in the wild.
»First wild release that was caught/journaled was Effie in Venice: Effie Ruskin's Letters Home 1849-1852 released in Aug 2007 at Syon Park, London; it was re-released and is currently in the wild.
»Longest period between release and a catch is 11 months for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close released in May 2007 at Tim Horton's in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
»My only book to be found more than once is Popular Verse with some lovely descriptions of St. Just (Cornwall, UK) within the journal entries.
»Books to celebrate Canada Day (tagged on my bookshelf)
BOOK RING/RAYS PARTICIPATING IN:
COMPLETED BOOK RING/RAYS:
»Inspiration Sandwich by Sark Completed Jul 07
»Change Your Life Without Getting Out of Bed: The Ultimate Nap Book by Sark Completed Oct 07
»The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood Completed Jan 08
»Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood Completed Jul 08
»I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg Completed Aug 08
»Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Completed Oct 08
»Good Food, 101 Cakes and Bakes by BBC Worldwide Completed Jan 09
»Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou Completed Feb 09
»Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson Completed Mar 09
»Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Completed Apr 09
»The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa Completed Aug 2009
»Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Completed Dec 2009
Birthday RABCK Buddy:
Sudokugirl (5 April)
Countries I've sent my books:
Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, France, Iceland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, UK, US
RABCKs sent to:
anani-kalea, briz-cowgirl, coolboxuk, Sirah
RABCKs received WITH THANKS!!!!
gypsymom, pinklady 60, lauraloo29
Favourite BOOK QUOTES:
"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." Barbara Tuchman
"Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels." Hazrat Inayat Khan
"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens ..." Carlos Ruiz Zafon (The Shadow of the Wind)