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wingazukiwing

From Miami, Florida USA

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Joined Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Home page azukibc.wordpress.com/

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4 weeksall time
books registered 7 2,401
released in the wild 8 1,641
controlled releases 0 537
releases caught 1 281
controlled releases caught 4 337
books found 0 1,060
tell-a-friend referrals 0 384
new member referrals 0 27
forum posts 2 2,097

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I love reading since I was a small child. My mother always brags that I was such a easy girl to care for, just give me some books and I would sit quietly for hours. I would even read dictionary (at least until I was old enough to go to library on my own, as our family was not a book-loving one)!

It's hard to say what type of books I like. I don't like sci-fi in general but Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow are on my top ten list. I seldom touch romances, though once in a blue moon one will touch my heart. However, in general I enjoy travelogues, memoir, books about food, Asian literature, paranormal and young adult fiction.

Besides books, I like tea, beer and wine, dark chocolate, and am adventurous in trying different cuisines. I enjoy traveling as well.

Recent good reads (or reading)
The Story of Sushi
The Golden Son

My Book Blog

My All Time Favorite Books
The Alchemist -- by Paulo Coelho
Ender's Game -- by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow -- by Orson Scott Card
Please Save My Earth -- Saki Hiwata (manga)
The Neverending Story -- Michael Ende
The Condor Couples -- Jin Yong
His Dark Materials Trilogy -- Philip Pullman
Hikaru no Go - Yumi Hotta, Takeshi Obata (manga)

My Favorite Authors
Joanne Harris
Barbara Kingsolver
Jasper Fforde
Christopher Moore
Orson Scott Card
Simon Winchester
Lisa See
Mary Roach
Michael Cunningham

My Wish List
My current wishlist is on BookCrossing. These are my top few for the time being.

The Fake Factor: Why We Love Brands but Buy Fakes - Sarah Mccartney
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child vol 3 and after - Keiko Tobe

OBCZs in South Florida
If you visit Miami, please come by one of my release zones! Books at the Paneras go really fast, so the basket may be empty, but for the other places they are pretty well stocked.

Panera Bread at Falls, Miami, Florida
Panera Bread at West Kendall, Miami, Florida
SpecialTEA Lounge, Miami, Florida
Miami Shores Community Center - Unofficial BCZ, Miami Shores, Florida
Bookleggers box, Wynwood, Florida


Finally, in 2015, we have a few Little Free Libraries in Miami!!

Hampshire Homes, Miami, Florida
El Portal City Hall, Miami, Florida
Wynwood Bookleggers Box, Miami, Florida


Moreover, there is a pop up library in Miami called Bookleggers where you can swap books. It pops up at different locations in Miami once a month, and if you are lucky you may find a BC book there!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/hunt/1/10/"Bookleggers Release Zone

There is no OBCZ in Fort Lauderdale yet, but they have several Little Free Libraries, which are as good as OBCZs. Please visit the website for more info.

Beach Community Center - Little Free Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3351 NE 33rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

Riverland Park - Little Free Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
950 SW 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Riverside Park - Little Free Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
555 SW 11th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Warfield Park - Little Free Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1000 N Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Nob Hill Soccer Club - Little Free Library, Sunrise, Florida
10200 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, Florida 33322

Flamingo Park - Little Free Library, Sunrise, Florida
12855 NW 8 Street, Sunrise, Florida 33326

Village Multipurpose Center - Little Free Library, Sunrise, Florida
2240 NW 68th Avenue, Sunrise, Florida 33313

Welleby Park - Little Free Library, Sunrise, Florida
11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, Florida 33351

If you visit Hong Kong, please visit our release zone there! It is a beautiful shelf inside a restaurant. Great selection of books.
Brunch Club & Supper, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

My Wild Books
Truly Wild Release in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Key Largo, Marathon (FL), New York, Kansas City, Charleston, Tarpon Springs (FL), Washington DC, Madison (WI), Raleigh (NC), Toronto, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Beijing, Lisbon, Bangkok, Oslo, Porto
Caught: 61!! (and 28 new members!)

Meeting of Minds (left at a Buddhist summer camp in Orlando, FL. 2 Generation Catch!)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (left at shopping mall food court in Orlando, FL)
Creamy Mami Manga (left at Lollicup OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Gone (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Dead in the Water (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Whirlwind (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Reap the Wind (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Rescue (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
On the Street Where You Live (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL and found in St. Louis MO Airport)
Thunderbird (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Hunt Club (left at Lollicup OBCZ in Miami, FL) (journalled after 1 year and 2 months)
Blow Fly (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)(journalled after 3.5 months)
Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Catch of the Day (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Hot Sky at Midnight (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Point of Origin (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL: First catch at the new OBCZ!)
Something Blue (released at Charleston BC Con: caught 2.5 years later in Mobile, AL!)
Brighter Than the Sun (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Zero Hour (released at Scavenger Hunt at Kansas City UnCon)
Back Roads (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Christmas on Conrad Street (Journalled two weeks after I left it at the NEW Starbucks OBCZ in Miami, FL, on the day it became an OBCZ)
Dry Ice (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Criminal Conversation (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Bourne Betrayal (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL, found in Metrozoo)
Big Bad Wolfe: At The Altar! (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Shaman Sings (left at un-OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Wicked Uncle (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Flower (released at Scavenger Hunt at Kansas City UnCon, journaled after 13 months)
Scofield Diagnosis (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL *released and caught twice!!)
Bus 9 to Paradise (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Red Cat (left at National Zoo in Washington DC, released at BC's 10th anniversary con)
The Blue Fox (left at National Zoo in Washington DC, released at BC's 10th anniversary con)
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (left at Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach, released for BC Monopoly)
The Seat of the Soul (left at Starbucks, Miramar)
Owl at Home (left at National Zoo during BC 10th Anniversary Con)
Life's A Beach (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Angels and Demons (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Ender's Game (gave out at World Book Night in Miami, FL)
Ender's Game (gave out at World Book Night in Miami, FL)
The Face on the Milk Carton ( Released at NC Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh, NC)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Marley & Me (left at Supper & Brunch Club OBCZ in Hong Kong)
Sweeney Todd (released at Bookleggers pop up library)
Canada (released via Paperbackswap.com, 2 catches, 1 new member)
Choke (a second generation release that was caught at CUHK, Hong Kong!!)
Mount Vernon Love Story Released at BC in KC, caught by another BCer. Released again and caught by someone from Florida!!
I Know It When I See It (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
Red Scarf Girl (left at SpecialTEA Lounge in Miami, FL, first catch at this OBCZ)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Paperbackswap)
The Whispering Room (Left at Starbucks Suniland, Pinecrest, FL - found after the OBCZ closed down several months ago)
I'm Nobody! Who Are You? (left at Supper & Brunch Club OBCZ in Hong Kong)
The Robber Bride (Bookleggers)
The Phantom Tollbooth (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
The Perfect Manhattan (released via Paperbackswap.com, 1 new member)
Never Let Me Go (released in HK OBCZ Brunch Club)
Love (released in OBCZ at Oakville Second Cup Coffee Shop)
The Girl with a Pearl Earring (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
French Children Don't Throw Food (Paperbackswap)
King Con (left at Panera OBCZ in Miami, FL)
1916 (Picked up at Kansas City UnCon and released at BC in DC Con, found after 5 years.)
Be Still My Vampire Heart (released in HK OBCZ Brunch Club)
If I Die in a Combat Zone (released during walk at the BC Con in Oslo)
The Ballad of a Small Player (released in HK OBCZ Brunch Club)
Lost in a Labyrinth (released in Little Free Library in Lisbon, Portugal)
The Feminine Face of Buddhism (Released at a Buddhism Camp in Orlando, Florida)
Vet Volunteers: Homeless (2nd generation release at BC Con in Oslo, book came on all the way back to the U.S.)
An Education (released in Moov Hotel in Porto, Portugal)


Wild Books I Caught
Tuesdays with Morrie
For the Beary Best Mom
Roo's New Baby-Sitter
The Bronx Kill

My Bookboxes
Yummy Yummy Virtual Bookbox - Foodie books and books with food titles. Every two months, new participants welcome. Please sign up at Bookobsessed.com.

BookRings/Bookrays I am in
Join Me
Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book
Living Islam Out Loud
The Man Who Ate the World in Search of the Perfect Dinner
Paper Lanterns


Bookboxes I Participate In
Food Bookbox
Medicine Chest Bookbox
MaryZee's Biographies of Things Bookbox
Manga Bookbox
Booklady331's CD Audio Bookbox
indygo88's CD Audio Bookbox
BigJohnLefty's CD Audio Bookbox
BigJohnLefty's #2 CD Audio Bookbox
Native American Bookbox
Books about Books Bookbox



My Completed Bookrays
Lonely Planet Signspotting - Help make it one of top 100 most travelled book!
Cafe Trinity (Completed)
Hero: Graphic Novel
Flowers For Algeron

Some of the Bookrings/rays I Completed

Funny in Farsi : A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
- thanks kristamd
Blessed are the Cheesemakers - thanks scotsbookie
The Olive Season - thanks laura0141
Inkheart - thanks silverstarry
Tall, Dark and Dead - thanks Amberkatze
Daughter of China - thanks dododumpling
The Village Bride of Beverly Hills - thanks Lobodyke
What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7? - thanks LadyKnightNiko
Little Angels : Life as a Novice Monk in Thailand - thanks Dei
Rescued
The Tale of Murasaki
Replay


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