Recent Book Activity
All My Sisters
Hotel Pastis : A Novel of Provence (Vintage)
The Lost Relic (Ben Hope 6)
Dead Man's Grip (Ds Roy Grace 7)
Down and Out in Paris and London
Flowers In The Attic (Dollanger Saga)
If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger Family 3)
A Time to Embrace
Fleisch ist mein Gemüse: Eine Landjugend mit Musik
Tod auf dem Jakobsweg
Zusammen ist man weniger allein.
And Another Thing: v. 2: The World According to Clarkson
Exposed (Maggie O'Dell)
The World According to Clarkson
In meinen Träumen läutet es Sturm
Essential Mediterranean Cookbook
The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression
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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:
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
I collect books with recipes inside (no cooking books): e.g. "Rosewater and Soda Bread" by Marsha Mehran.
I am reading: ...
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:
"Q and A" by Vikas Swarup ?
"Sark's New Creative Companion: Ways To Free Your Creative Spirit" ?
"The Household Guide to Dying" ?
Laurie R. King Sherlock Holmes Spiral ?
"Two Caravans" by Marina Lewycka ?
Bookrays I take part in:
"Veronika Decides to Die" ?
"The olive Farm" ?
"Test Your Cat: The Cat IQ Test" ?
"Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed" ?
"The man who mistook his wife for a hat" ?
"Run for Your Life" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
"Bodies in a Bookshop" by R. T. Campbell
"Sea of Poppies" by Amitav Ghosh ?
"Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy" by Gaarder, Jostein ?
"The Alienist" by Caleb Carr ?
"Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" by Azar Nafisi ?
"The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent
"The last Child" by John Hart ?
"Remarkable Creatures"by Tracy Chevalier ?
"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
Challenges/Games I take part in:
REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE
Free Books, What's The Catch? Challenge!
MISSION: BOOKCROSSING – a new RABCK/book chain game with a twist!