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From St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom
Age 60
Joined Saturday, May 21, 2005
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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.

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

Wild releases 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

I suspect 2021 is gonna be another big year for reading given we’re starting it in another lockdown so as I’ve rather enjoyed keeping tabs on my reading list, here we go with the 2021 list:-

Joe Country by Mick Herron
Regeneration by Pat Barker
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Puppet Show by M W Craven
Home Stretch by Graham Norton
The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Black Summer by M W Craven
The Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn
The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell
The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd
The Secret Fear by Solomon Carter
The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris
Skinners Rules by Quintin Jardine
Mistletoe and Murder by Carola Dunn
Grimm up North by David J Gatward
The Curator by M W Craven
Three Hours by Rosamund Lipton
By The Pricking of My Thumb not Agatha Christie
Dead In The Water Birthday Carola Dunn
Abducted by T R Ragan
Slough House by Mick Herron
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian Mckinty
I Hear The Sirens In The Street by Adrian Mckinty
Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden
The Bloody Tower by Carola Dunn
Police At The Station & They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf
Anthem for Doomed Youth by Carola Dunn
Oranges and Lemons by Christopher Fowler
The Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver
A Time of Mourning by Christobel Kent
Death of a Ghost by Marjery Allingham

Thought I’d like to keep a list of books I read whilst we live through the Coronavirus lockdown, there are likely to be quite a few and it’s a good way to clear the bookshelves of some physical books that have been on the TBR shelf for a long time...... some I’m enjoying more than others, some have been taking up undeserved shelf space!! Books read in 2020:-

The Sword of God by Mark Dawson
Salvation Row by Mark Dawson
Wife in the North by Judith O’Reilly
London Calling by Sara Sheridan
Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair
Dead Men’s Bones by James Oswald
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
Pulse by Felix Francis
The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan
Boris by Andrew Gimson
I See You by Clare Mackintosh
The Hartlepool Monkey by Sean Longley
Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
Not a Games Person by Julie Myerson
Control by Hugh Montgomery
The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Roundabout by Mel Wright
Holding by Graham Norton
Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
Old Baggage by Lissa Evans
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Blue Moon by Lee Child
Girl Woman Other by Bernadine Evaristo
The Watchmakers Daughter by C J Archer
How To Be Autistic by Charlotte Amelia Poe
The Cipher by Isobel Maldonado
Only The Innocent by Rachel Abbott
The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood
High Five by Janet Evanovich
Murder On The Flying Scotsman by Carola Dunn
Deep Shelter by Olive Harris
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Girl in Trouble by Stacy Claflin
The Winter Garden by Carola Dunn
The Gunpowder Plot by Carola Dunn
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

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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