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From Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
Joined Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 4 1,586
released in the wild 0 1,693
controlled releases 6 656
releases caught 0 766
controlled releases caught 4 618
books found 3 843
tell-a-friend referrals 0 35
new member referrals 0 36
forum posts 28 1,161
Extended Profile
Mmmmm, books. They're amazing things. I love the idea of leaving books in unexpected places for people to find. There's nothing better than getting that e-mail which says someone has found one of the books you've released, except maybe the one saying they've read it and released it.

I don't have internet access at home, so it can take me a day or two to reply to any PMs.

There is an Edinburgh OBCZ at the entrance to Canongate Books, 14 High Street, ground floor of Oliver and Boyd building in Tweeddale Court. The doors are open usually between 8.30am and 7.00pm, Monday - Friday.

There is now an OBCZ in the Filmhouse Cinema cafe on Lothian Road. It's on the right hand side as you enter the cafe.

There are also a few Little Free Libraries. One outside the Glasshouses in the Botanic Gardens, one in Teviotdale Street (Stockbridge Colonies) and one on Scotland Street.

This map shows where in the world books registered by me have travelled

visited 63 states (28%)
Create your own visited map of The World

And this one shows which USA states they have travelled to. width="440" height="220" >
visited 40 states (80%)
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For my Bookcrossing year 25 Feb 2007 to 24 Feb 2008 I challenged myself to get more countries on my map filled in by sending books to travel in new countries. I tried to get at least one book to one country each month. The rule was that the books had to be ones that I registered. I made it by the skin of my teeth with a book I released as a RABCK 2 years ago finally arriving in Brazil on 22 Feb.
March - Country 1, Luxembourg - Tuesdays with Morrie
April - Country 2, South Africa - A Confederacy of Dunces
May - Counry 3, Austria - Treasure Island (travelling there with the assistance of the lovely teapot)
June - Country 4, Ukraine - Secret Life of Bees
July - Country 5, Belgium - Wilt in Nowhere
August - Country 6, Japan - Under the Duvet
September - Country 7, Malaysia - The Olive Season
November - Country 8, Israel - Fantastic Mr Fox
December - Country 9, Cyprus - The Hard Way
January - Country 10, Kuwait - The Virgin Blue
January - Country 11, Sri Lanka - Two for the Dough
February - Country 12, Brazil - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

For a previous Bookcrossing year, 25th Feb 2005 to 24th Feb 2006, I challenged myself to wild release 52 books in 52 different towns / villages. I completed the challenge on Saturday 18 Feb 2006.
1) Southport, Lancashire
2) Bowness on Windermere
3) Coniston
4) Hawkshead
5) Preston, Lancashire
6) North Berwick, East Lothian
7) Stirling
8) Alloa, Clackmannanshire
9) Dollar, Clackmannanshire
10) Falkirk
11) Glasgow
12) Musselburgh, East Lothian
13) Perth
14) Washington, Tyne and Wear
15) Birtley, County Durham
16) Livingston, West Lothian
17) Dundee
18) Chester-le-Street, County Durham
19) Wrexham
20) Inverness
21) Dumfries
22) Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
23) Penicuik, Midlothian
24) Blackburn, Lancashire
25) Belfast
26) Alford, Aberdeenshire
27) Aberdeen
28) Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
29) York
30) Linlithgow, West Lothian
31) Newcastle upon Tyne
32) Dalkeith, Midlothian
33) Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
34) Ayr, South Ayrshire
35) Prestwick, South Ayrshire
36) Troon, South Ayrshire
37) Irvine, North Ayrshire
38) Stevenston, North Ayrshire
39) Saltcoats, North Ayrshire
40) Largs, North Ayrshire
41) Gourock, Inverclyde
42) Ardrossan, North Ayrshire
43) Kilwinning, North Ayrshire
44) Dunbar, East Lothian
45) Bishopton, Renfrewshire
46) Johnstone, Renfrewshire
47) Paisley, Renfrewshire
48) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde
49) Greenock, Inverclyde
50) Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire
51) Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute
52) East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

Holiday gift giving and NSS
I like to take part in the NSS and holiday gift giving that goes on in Bookcrossing. Just adding some likes to my profile as I've found it useful to have an indication of others people's likes when putting together a parcel.
* Always happy to have chocolate EXCEPT anything with walnuts (yick) or Nestle choc.
* Always happy to receive BC labels and stickers.
* I also collect used stamps for the charity Love Quilts UK. If sending me stamps, please leave approx 1cm around the stamps when you cut them from the envelope. See more about the charity here

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