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From Stepney, Greater London United Kingdom
Age 57
Joined Saturday, May 21, 2005
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 253
released in the wild 0 243
controlled releases 0 27
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I love this site, I became quite addicted to it at one time but have dipped in and out since...... I had a tendency to hoard books so this site gave me a real incentive to release some of those books to a new audience and I got the opportunity to read a much wider range of books through book rings and trades. I have reached my ambition to fit my book stack inside my bookcase instead of spilling out in all directions and am grateful to bookcrossing for the help with that!! I now read and release and minimise the to be read pile! I’ve found time to join a local book club and am loving reading regularly again.

Always happy to trade books so if you see something you'd like to read on my "available" shelf please let me know.

Currently reading:-
The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller

Catches of my wild releases:-
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson caught at the Railway Station Staff Office in Wickford, Essex in June 2005
Certain Prey by John Sandford caught at the Thomas Kemble pub in Rettendon, Essex in February 2006
The Sweetest Taboo by Carole Matthews caught at the Blackwater Medical Centre in Maldon, Essex in November 2006
Dr Death by Jonathan Kellerman caught on the ATM machine at the RBS office in East London in December 2006

Caught by me:-
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruig Zufon caught in the Little Book of Furniture Shop in Spitalfields, East London in November 2005
The Journal of Antonio Montoya by Rick Collignon caught in Starbucks at Freeport in 2008
The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller caught at a Little Free Library in Scotland Street, Edinburgh in May 2018

Books I’ve read in 2018:-
Zealots Bones by DC Mann
Frozen Grave by Lee Week’s
The Midnight Line by Lee Child
Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter
Black Water Lillies by Michel Bussi
The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler
Slow Tide by Christopher Fowler
Slow Horses by Mick Herron
Dead Lions by Mick Herron
The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
Real Tigers by Mick Herron
Dark Winter by David Mark
Girl Zero by AA Dhand
Black Widow. By Chris Brookmyre
Streets of Darkness by AA Dhand
Conspiracy of Death by JD Rob
Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
When The Music’s Over by Peter Robinson
The Girl Before by Anthony Capella
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
Ghost Riders travels with American Nomads but Richard Grant
Breaking Cover by Stella Rimington
Killing Hour by Andrew Gross

Books I've read in 2015:-
The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore

Books I've read in 2013:-
The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Do Not Pass Go by Tim Moore

Books I've read in 2011:-
For Tibet with Love by Isabel Losada
Cleo by Helen Brown
This Book Will Save Your Life by A M Homes
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble
Divas Don't Knit by Gil McNeil
Needles and Pins by Gil McNeil

Books I've read in 2009:-
The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland - bookring
Housewife Up by Alison Penton Harper
The Chocolate Lovers' Club by Carole Matthews
The Reluctant Landlady by Bernadette Strachan
Housewife on Top by Alison Penton Harper
London Underground by Stephen Smith
Fly Away Peter by Stevie Morgan
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

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