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From Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
Age 67
Joined Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 128 13,891
released in the wild 186 14,107
controlled releases 2 821
releases caught 34 2,214
controlled releases caught 1 586
books found 28 1,586
tell-a-friend referrals 0 37
new member referrals 0 57
forum posts 11 6,042
Extended Profile
"People disagreeing everywhere you look, makes you wanna stop and read a book." - Bob Dylan

"In the beginning I was just giving books away. I got a new book, I gave away an old one. I always keep just seven. But then I began to find that others were leaving books where I had left mine and I thought, these are for me. So now I replenish my library with the random gifts of unknown strangers and I never know what I will read next." - Salman Rushdie

I currently live in Ipswich but many of my releases were made when I lived in Essex and before that in Highland, Scotland.

I am a member of the 1001-library and have the following book available on behalf of the library:-
Wild Swans by Jung Chang

The name 'Ardachy' comes from the name of the Bed and Breakfast my wife and I ran on the Black Isle in Highland Scotland at the time I discovered BookCrossing.

Thanks to swan-scot. who was instrumental in my discovering bookcrossing. I enjoy walking and cycling so I release books to picnic tables and benches on local walks and rides. I am happy to consider trading books where the status set by me is 'Available' or 'To be read' although you may have to wait a little longer for one of the latter.

The figure for wild releases is accurate as I did standard journal entries for books passed directly to anyone prior to the introduction of controlled release stats.

My Little Free Library is here.

I am on the Suffolk BookCrossing Yahoo group and the Essex BookCrossing Yahoo group

I use this OBCZ directory and

I am also Ardachy on Litsy

I am also Ardachy on LibraryThing

I am also Ardachy on BookMooch

I am also Ardachy on Geocaching and am on the Facebook group
BookCrossing Geocachers

I am also Ardachy on Markeroni

I am a member of Flickr and my bookcrossing photos may be found here

World Book Club

I am a big supporter of micro-finance as a tool to help people get out of poverty. I am on the BookCrossing team on the following sites:-
Deki To find out how Deki works watch this

Links to websites of some of my favourite authors:-
Iain Banks
Stephen Baxter
William Boyd
John Boyne
Christopher Brookmyre
Chris Cleave
Richard Dawkins
Ben Elton
Andrew Greig
Mohsin Hamid
Joanne Harris
Tony Hawks
Elizabeth Haynes
Khaled Hosseini
John Irving
Kazuo Ishiguro
Barbara Kingsolver
Ursula K Le Guin
Marina Lewycka
Ben Macintyre
Alexander McCall Smith
Ian McEwan
Michael Palin
Paul Torday

You're I, Robot!

by Isaac Asimov

While you have established a code of conduct for many generations to
follow, your demeanor is rather cold and calculating. Brought up to serve humans, you
have promised never to harm them, to follow orders, and to protect yourself. Living up
to this code has proved challenging and sometimes even drives you mad. If you were a
type of paper, you would be pulp.

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