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From Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand
Age 34
Joined Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Recent Book Activity
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Extended Profile
I'm Kirsty, a born and bred Coaster (that's the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand) and currently live in Central Auckland with my wonderful partner Erik/earok

I've been into books since I was very little, I was the kid who had their mother tell them to put down the book.. or 'don't read in the dark, you'll ruin your eyesight!'

I like humourous books that make me laugh, books about animals (especially cats!), music, travel, GLBT fiction and non-fiction, biographies... I'm starting to get into fantasy a bit. I like reading a lot of young adult/teen fiction and kids books.
I'll give most books a try though.

As well as reading I'm also really into music. Other interests of mine include writing, photography, video games, cooking, sleeping, riding my moped (which was left in Greymouth), walking, travel and spending time with my friends and family. The cute picture on my profile is of my cat Cola, who stayed back with my family in Greymouth. I miss him.

I get a lot of books for the purpose of wild releasing so my registered books don't always reflect my personal taste in reading, since 2007 I have kept a list of what I have been reading on my BookCrossing bookshelf.

I'm interested in trades so if there is anything in my bookshelf that is avaliable (set by me) that you would like send me a PM. If there is anything that is marked TBR that you would like send a PM and I'll move it up in the pile (though a few of my TBR books might end up as Permanent Collection books). There is some books that due to their size I can only send within NZ but I will say so in their journal entries.
Note: Some of my availables are still in Greymouth but I will be able to get them when I visit. If it is one that you want I'll let you know

Am also starting to register some of the books in my permanent collection. I don't mind loaning some of these ones out though some I will only loan out to people in New Zealand etc. If I do loan you a permanent collection book could you please journal what you thought of it before you send it back.

Thought I'd start my wishlist though I'll be adding more books to it when I can think of which ones I'm after. If you would like something from my bookshelf but don't have anything off my wishlist to trade PM me anyway as chances are I'll find something off your bookshelf that I'll swap for.

I'm listed on with my up-to-date address.

I've attended two BookCrossing conventions so far, Wellington and Melbourne. I will be in Christchurch in 2009 (discoverylover has said that she'll hurt me if I don't!)

Auckland BookCrossers meet twice a month. Find out more at Auckland_BC

Books Read So Far in 2009

1. Open Invitation? - Karen Kendall
2. Pebble in a Pool - William Taylor
3. The World According to Clarkson - Jeremy Clarkson
4. Planes, Trains and Elephants - Brian Thacker
5. The Fables of Aesop - Aesop
6. The White Stuff - Simon Armitage
7. Billy - Pamela Stephenson
8. Single Fin – Aaron Topp (library book)
9. Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
10. A Friend of the Family - Lisa Jewell
11. Around the World in 80 Dates – Jennifer Cox (library book)

12. Ramones: An American Band - Jim Bessman (copy was missing too many pages to release)
13. New York - Lily Brett
14. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader - Anne Fadiman
15. Cat Haiku - Deborah Coates
16. La Cucina - Lily Prior
17. Grace Notes - Bernard MacLaverty
18. Air Guitar: the True Life and Daggy Times of Lounge-Room Rock Star - Anthony Griffis
19. Steel Beach - John Varley
20. Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About - Mil Millington
21. Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (borrowed from Erik's collection)
22. Cop Out: The End of my Brilliant Career in the NZ Police - Glenn Wood

23. Cats' Letters to Santa - Bill Adler
24. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - Azar Nafisi
25. Pedro and Me - Judd Winnick
26. Counting Heads - Wendy Innes
27. The Chisellers - Brendan O'Carroll
28. Deep Stuff - Michael Riddell
29. The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 - Sue Townsend (library book)
30. When You are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris
31. Only Uni - Camy Tang (library book)
32. Too Much Coffee Man's Parade of Tirade - Shannon Wheeler
33. Jaguars Ripped My Flesh: Adventure is a Risky Business - Tim Cahill
34. Lord John and the Private Matter - Diana Gabaldon
35. Cats are Better Than Men - Beverly Guhl
36. Wonderful Me! - Margaret Mahy
37. I Love You, Beth Cooper - Larry Doyle (library book)

38. Inside the Cannibal Pot - Graeme Lay
39. Working Stiff: The Misadventures of an Accidental Sexpert - Grant Stoddard
40. Change The World For Fifteen Bucks - We Are What We Do
41. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason - Nancy Pearl
42. My Side of the River: Tales from a Marlborough Vineyard - Ted Reynolds
43. Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations - Simon Rich
44. Love, Shelley - Kate Saksena
45. Erotic Writings (A New Zealand Collection
46. The Naked Rower: How Two Kiwis Took on the Atlantic--and Won! - Rob Hamill
47. Where Underpants Come from: From Checkout to Cotton Field - Travels Through the New China - Joe Bennett
48. Never Tear Us Apart (Queer As Folk Novel) - Quinn Brockton (library book)
49. The Bachelor's Cat: A Love Story - L.F. Hoffman
50. Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay - Annie Proulx & Larry McMurtry
51. Red China Blues - Jan Wong
52. The Cat Who Played Post Office - Lilian Jackson Braun

53. Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale - Murray Ball & Tom Scott
54. Skinny Dip - Carl Hiaasen
55. Comfort Me With Apples - Ruth Reichl
56. Greatest Cat Stories - Lesley O'Mara (Editor)
57. Florida Roadkill - Tim Dorsey
58. Vroom by the Sea - Peter Moore
59. Sex Kittens: Single Cats Seeking Same - Chris Akins
60. Barking - Joe Bennett
61. Amazing Rain - Sam Brown
62. Father Frank - Paul Burke
63. Lionboy: The Chase - Zizou Corder
64. Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo - Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence
65. Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
66. The Word on Love: A Biblical Celebration of Love - Barbour Publishing, Inc.
67. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
68. Garfield Sits Around the House - Jim Davis
69. Duet - David Hill
70. 25 Ultimate Experiences: Wonders of the World - Rough Guides
71. Cheeky Animals are Smarter than Jack - Jenny Campbell (Editor)
72. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams
73. Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
74. Footrot Flats 8 - Murray Ball
75. Heart and Salsa (S.A.S.S.) - Suzanne Nelson
76. The Silent Miaow: Manual for Kittens, Strays and Homeless Cats - Paul Gallico
77. Grim Tuesday - Garth Nix
78. Bookcrossing Through Middle-Earth - Skyring
79. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer

80. Martha and Hanwell - Zadie Smith
81. Long Way Round - Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
82. Dare, Truth or Promise - Paula Boock
83. Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid
84. Dramacon Volume 1 - Svetlana Chmakova (library book)
85. All The Hits So Far But Don't Expect Too Much - Bradley Hathaway
86. The Cat's Whiskers: New Zealand Writers on Cats - Edited by Peter Wells (library book)
87. Yoga For Cats - Traudl Reiner & Walter Reiner
88. Claudine and Annie - Colette
89. In God's Country: Travels in the Bible Belt, USA - Douglas Kennedy
90. Garfield: Does Pooky Need You - Jim Davis

91. My Movie Business - John Irving
92. Cats Are Better Than Kids - Beverly Guhl
93. Thoughts From Abroad - Simon Acland
94. American Jesus: Chosen (Book One) - Mark Millar (from Erik's collection)
95. Is That Really You, God? - Loren Cunningham (still need to journal)
96. I'm Not Eating Any Of That Foreign Muck (Travels With Me Dad) - Brian Thacker
97. Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling (still need to journal)
98. Hitched!: Wedding Stories from San Francisco City Hall - Cheryl Dumesnil (Editor)
99. Further Tales of The City - Armistead Maupin

100. Powder - Kevin Sampson (still to journal)
101. Cat Quotations: A Collection of Lovable Cat Pictures and the Best Cat Quotes - Helen Exley
102. Wish You Were Here - Rita Mae Brown
103. Sean and David's Long Drive - Sean Condon
104. Top hat and taiaha and other stories - Lindsay Charman-Love

105. The Dreaming: Volume One - Queenie Chan (need to journal)
106. Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
107. Bomb, Book and Compass - Simon Winchester
108. Touch Wood - Anonymous
109. Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers (Borrowed from a friend)

110. Bachelor Kisses - Nick Earls
111. Scottish Girls About Town - Various Authors
112. Creative Journal Writing - Stephanie Dowrick (still to journal)
113. Rock Priest - David Pierce (still to journal)
114. Songs For The Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure - Various Authors

115. No Plot, No Problem - Chris Baty (still to be journaled)
116. A Piano in the Pyranees - Tony Hawks

117. Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller (borrowed from church library)
118. Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction - Sue Townsend
119. West Coast Reins - Beverley Bassett Broad120. Air Babylon - Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anonymous
121. Red Moon Rising - Pete Greig & David Roberts (still to journal)
122. The Quotable Queer: Fabulous Wit and Wisdom from the Gays, the Straight, and Everybody In-Between - Minnie Van Pileup

Books Read in 2008

Books Read in 2007

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