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From Seissan, Midi-Pyrénées France
Age 51
Joined Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Our move to France happened 2 years ago, but I still have plenty to do and can't be as active as I would like and as I used to be. I am a bit slow answering my PMs at the moment, but I will answer them! And if you see something on my TBR shelf, that you like, contact me!

I love books - I really do. There is nothing (nearly nothing) better than reading a good book. (Whatever good means to you.)
One of my earliest memories of reading: hiding in the wardrobe of my mother with a pillow, my teddy, a torch and my favourite book, so I can read in peace and my sisters don't disturb me! :-)
Today I can read without hiding in a wardrobe, though sometimes my cat demands quality time and that means undevided attention (my husband demands this too from time to time. ;-))

I am a pretty enthusiastic bookcrosser: I like to trade, take part in and organize bookrings and -rays, RABCK etc.
There are a lot of incredibly generous and friendly bookcrossers out there, but I also have my own little "blacklist" with people who stall, cheat or are simply careless/thoughtless/annoying/rude or just from a different planet.

I went to the 2009 World Convention in Christchurch, NZ. I had a great time and made some friends. There is a site on flickr with lots of convention photos - just visit my flickr site if you want to have a look.

My Birthday Buddy is bsliv1219 - we celebrate our birthdays on the same day!

My fav. authors:

Jeffery Deaver
Karin Slaughter
John Katzenbach
Matthew Reilly
Jilliane Hoffman
Diana Gabaldon
Rebecca Gable
Juergen Kehrer
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I collect books with recipes inside (no cooking books): e.g. "Rosewater and Soda Bread" by Marsha Mehran.

I am reading: ...

RABCK received:

thanks to Sarahbear, labmomnm, ukcanaus, RockDg9, bargainqueen, davemurray101, Oak-MediaCenter and hyphen8 and to all the others...
And many "thank yous" to my birthday buddys.

Bookrings I take part in:

"Total Silence" (psychic suspense)

"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd

"The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox"

"Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West"

"Broken" cancelled due to lack of interest.

"Daughter of Fortune"

"The Thirteenth Tale"

"Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World"

"The Honourable Schoolboy"

"Wife for Hire"

"Eleven Minutes"

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

"Embers" by S. Marai

"Q and A" by Vikas Swarup ?

"Random act of bookcrossing madness. Lets break a bookcrossing record"- This book was not lost. It showed up 99 days after it was send.

"Under a Blood Red Sky" by Kate Furnivall

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

"Sark's New Creative Companion: Ways To Free Your Creative Spirit" ?

"Un Lun Dun"

"The Household Guide to Dying" ?

"Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow" I found this book at the NZ World Convention in Christchurch 2009.

"On the Way Home" cancelled

"Cathedral of the Sea" by Ildefonso Falcones

"Bollywood Nights" by Shobhaa De

"Sun at Midnight" by Rosie Thomas

Laurie R. King Sherlock Holmes Spiral ?

"The Nature of Monsters" by Clare Clark

"Dexter by Design" by Jeff Lindsay

"Two Caravans" by Marina Lewycka ?

"Hearts & Minds" by Amanda Craig

"The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner

Bookrays I take part in:

"A" is for Author, "B" is for Bookray

"There's a Hippo in My Cistern"

"American Psycho"

"Past mortem" by Ben Elton

"Veronika Decides to Die" ?

"The Book of Proper Names"

"The Shack"

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

"Marley & Me" by John Grogan This got a bit lost (3 months)on its way to Sheepette and was replaced by her.

"The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova I got this book as a RABCK from livrecache.

"The olive Farm" ?

"Test Your Cat: The Cat IQ Test" ?

3 Jeremy Clarkson books

"Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed" ?

"The man who mistook his wife for a hat" ?

"Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer I found this book at the NZ Convention in Christchurch 2009.

"Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski

"Cross Country" by James Patterson

"Run for Your Life" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

"Storm Catchers" by Tim Bowler

"A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" by Marina Lewycka I found this book in Pookie's book bag!

"Bodies in a Bookshop" by R. T. Campbell

"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult

"Corsair" by Clive Cussler, Jack DuBrul

"Flowers In The Attic (Dollanger Saga)" by V.C. Andrews category Teens

"Sea of Poppies" by Amitav Ghosh ?

"The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter" by Sharyn Mccrumb

"Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy" by Gaarder, Jostein ?

"New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer

"Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)" by Stephenie Meyer

"The Alienist" by Caleb Carr ?

"Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" by Azar Nafisi ?

"The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent

"The Silent Sea (The Oregon Files)" by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

"Mistress of Rome" by Kate Quinn

"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen

"Sharp Objects"by Gillian Flynn

"The last Child" by John Hart ?

"Remarkable Creatures"by Tracy Chevalier ?

My bookrings/bookrays:

"People of the book" - Geraldine Brooks ,Bookring

"The Tilecutter's Penny" by Caiseal Mor ,Bookray/RABCK

"Agatha Raisin" bookspiral

"Buying a piece of Paris" by Ellie Nielsen ,Bookray

"The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver ,Bookray


MooMoo's crime fiction book baggie ray

MooMoo's surprise book baggie

Mozette's Anything Goes! BookBaggy

Big Book Giveaway Mystery/Thriller Book Baggie

MooMoo's surprise book baggie

Pookie08 & juli2007's winter bookbag

MooMoo's crime fiction book baggie ray

Mixed Favourites Book Baggie! by Mozette

Challenges/Games I take part in:


Free Books, What's The Catch? Challenge!

MISSION: BOOKCROSSING – a new RABCK/book chain game with a twist!

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