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I am a great believer of Karma and discovered this site through an article in the Irish Times, 21.3.07.

I am an avid book reader and have been since I was 7. Books to me have always been magic. When I was 7 I was at home sick from school, my Dad came home at lunchtime with 2 Enid Blyton books then returned to work. When he arrived back later that evening I asked him if he had brought anymore books as to his surprise I had both books finished. I read on average 2 books a week, loads more when on holidays. My favourite books I now keep to re-read and give the remainder away. However, I have so many books my friends can't keep up with them and I am only delighted to find this site as a way of sharing my books as the local charity shops don't want anymore.

Interestingly my Dad only ever read the daily papers from cover to cover, I now do that too and buy 2 papers, he wasn't a "reader" and neither is my Mother. Visiting my Dad's sisters and mother I discovered they all were and it was like manna from Heaven visiting their houses. When stuck into a book I have been known to avoid everything in the house just to stay with my character friends!

Favourite Books
I will read anything really apart from science fiction and fantasy. I love books that grab me as in I totally lose myself in the characters and the story and whereas cannot put the book down equally coming to the end will try and slow down as much as possible as I wont want to finish my relationship with my new best friend. I rely on other peoples recommendations, book reviews both through the media and internet and just cannot pass a book shop regardless of what country I am in. I regularily struggle with limiting the number of books I can buy as the problem always remains "how will I get them home?"

I must have at least 2 books lined up to read or I will shake!!! I have a wish list going on Amazon and I use their recommendations for me so haven't had a dried up bedside table in years.

Reading right now

Waiting to be Read

The Black Echo - Michael Connelly
The Black Ice - Michael Connelly
With Friends Like These - Nicholas Coleridge
Lies of Silence - Brian Moore
Third Degree - Greg Iles
Black Cross - Greg Iles
Tandia - Bryce Courtney
Spandau Phoenix - Greg Iles
Lazy Bones - Mark Billingham
The Devil's Punchbowl - Greg Iles
The Finkler Question - Howard Jacobson
And if you Play Golf You're My Friend - Harvey Pennick
Sleepyhead - Mark Billingham
Swimsuit - James Patterson
Scaredy Cat - Mark Billingham
Lifeless - Mark Billingham
The Burning Girl - Mark Billingham
Why Do I say These Things = Johathan Ross
The Tea House on Mulberry Street - Sharon Owens
The Art of Effortless Living - Ingrid Bacci
C'est La Folie - Michael Wright
Angels - Marian Keyes
Je t'ame a La Folie - Michael Wright
The Shadow of your Smile - Mary Higgins Clark
Incendiary - Chris Cleave
Start Early, Took my dog - Kate Atkinson
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton

Read since April 12
The Sinner - Tess Gerritsen
Everytime We Say Goodbye - Colette Caddle
A Royal Duty - Paul Burrell
Innocent - Scott Turrow
My Life in and out of the Rough - John Daly
The Piano Teacher - Janice YK Lee
Monday Mourning - Kathy Reichs
Ghostlight - Joseph O'Connor
The Phantom - Jo Nesbo
A Accidental love Story - Claudia Carroll

Read since April 11
The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks
The Rapture - Liz Jensen
The forgotten - Faye Kellerman
The Other Hand - Chris Cleave
Leaving the World - Douglas Kennedy
House Rules - Jodi Picoult
The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
RedBreast - Jo Nesbo
Nemisis - Jo Nesbo
The Devils Star - J0 Nesbo
The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett
The Redeemer - Jo Nesbo
One Day - David Nicholls
The Snowman - Jo Nesbo
The Leopard - Jo Nesbo
Cross Stitch/Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I, Alex Fross - James Patterson
The Midnight Palace - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Any Dream Will Do - Maria Duffy
The Cold Moon - Jeffrey Deaver
Selection of short stories - Jodi Piccouls - Kindle edition
Steve Jobs Biography - Kindle Ed
The Smoke Jumper - Nicholas Evans
The Girl who Came Home - Hazel Gaynor - K ED
True Colours - Vanessa Fox - K ed
Where the water is cold - James E Ryhal K ed
Caddy tales - Scott Werner - K ed

Read since April 10
Starter for Ten - David Nicholls
When Daddy comes Home - Toni Maguire
Simple Genius - David Baldacci
Buried - Mark Billingham
Girl Missing - Tess Gerritsen
Death Message - Mark Billingham
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
Q & A
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Precious (Push) - Sapphire
From the Wood to the Tees - Tom O'Connor
Remembering Rachel - Rose Callaly
Sleep No More - Greg Iles
Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
Blacklands - Belinda Bauer
Past Imperfect - Julian Fellowes
Direct Red A Surgeon's Story - Gabriel Weston
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
Snobs - Julian Fellows
Never Tell - Claire Seeber
Star Struck - Val McDermaid
The Fifth Victim - Beverly Barton
Kiss of Evil - Richard Montanari
Lazy Bones - Mark Billingham
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
In The Dark - Mark Billingham
Bad Friends - Claire Seeber
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
What You See is What You Get - Alan Sugar
Lullaby - Claire Seeber
Daddys Little Girl - Mary Higgins Clarke
Silent Scream - Karen Rose
Room - Emma Donoghue
Skippy Dies - Paul Murray
Chocolate Girls - Annie Murray
The Slap - Christos Tsolkas
The Postmistress - Sarah Blake
Eat, Pray, Love - ~Elizabeth Gilbert

Read since April 09
Random Acts of Heroic Love - Danny Scheinmann
Relentless - Simon Kernick
Captial Crimes Nashville and Berkley - Faye & Jonathan Kerrerman
Clean Cut - Lynda La Plante
East of the Sun - Julia Gregson
Fodor's Turkey
Written in Bone - Simon Beckett
Blood Memory - Greg Iles
Monday Mourning - Kathy Reichs
Don't tell Mummy - Toni Maguire
Darkhouse - Alex Barclay
Before I Die - Jenny Downham
Say Goodbye - Lisa Gardner
Shafted - Mandasue Heller
Turning Angel - Greg Iles
Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell
Thriller - edited by James Patterson
Wonder - Arthur Gordan
The Footprints of God - Greg Iles
Fractured - Karin Slaughter
The Brutal Art - Jesse Kellerman
The Interpretation of Murder - Jed Rubenfeld
90 Minutes in Heaven A True Story of Death and Life - Don Piper with Cecil Murphey
Sail - James Patterson and Howard Roughan
The Outcast - Sadie Jones
Deviant Ways - Richard Montanari
The Senator's Wife - Sue Miller
Mortal Fear - Greg Iles
Devil Bones - Kathy Reichs
24 Hours - Greg Iles
Dead Sleep - Greg Iles
True Evil - Greg Iles
The Quiet Game - Greg Iles
Kenya - Lonely Planet
The Choice - Nicholas Sparks
The Pirates Daughter - Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Out of Africa - Karen Blixon
A Star called Henry - Roddy Doyle
The 19th Wife - David Ebershoff
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Girl who played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest - Stieg Larsson
Whispers of the Dead - Simon Beckett
The Associate - John Grisham
December - Elizabeth H Winthrop
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

Read since April 08
A Time to Kill - John Grisham
The Deep End of the Ocean - Jacquelyn Mitchard
Tainted Lives - Mandasue Heller
Heartsick - Chelsea Cain
The Doctor's Wife - Elizabeth Burndage
Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult
The Front - Mandasue Heller
Forget me Not - Mandasue Heller
Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult
Hide - Lisa Gardner
The Game - Mandasue Heller
The Charmer - Mandasue Heller
The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari
Broken Angels - Richard Montanari
Black and Blue - Anna Quindlen
The Club - Mandasue Heller
Gone for good - Harlan Coben
The Blue Zone - Andrew Gross
The Skin Gods - Richard Montanari
The Perfect Husband - Lisa Gardner
Stolen Lives - Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi
Skin Privilege - Karin Slaughter
Restless - William Boyd
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Other Daughter - Lisa Gardner
The Third Victim - Lisa Gardner
The Next Accident - Lisa Gardner
The Survivors Club - Lisa Gardner
Alone - Lisa Gardner
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
The House at Riverton - Kate Morton
The Killing Hour - Lisa Gardner
Paula Spencer - Roddy Doyle
The Quickie - James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Unforgotten - Claire Francis
Step on a Crack - James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Double Cross - James Patterson
Midnight Club - James Patterson
Chase the Dime - Michael Connolly
The Five People you meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
A Bend in the Road - Nicholas Sparks
Dear John - Nicholas Spark
True Believer - Nicholas Sparks
At First Sight - Nicholas Sparks
Nights in Rodanthe - Nicholas Sparks
Message in a Bottle - Nicholas Sparks
The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
For one more Day - Mitch Albom
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
The Bone Garden - Tess Gerritson
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
Three weeks with my Brother - Jonathan Sparks
The Appeal - John Grisham
The Patient - Michael Palmer
Sunday at Tiffaneys - James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
Change of Heart - Jodi Piccoult
The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
Down River - John Hart
No Time for Goodbye - Linwood Barclay
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
You've been Warned - James Paterson & Howard Roughan
A Quiet Belief in Angels - R J Ellory
The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks
The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
Kerry Too Much Too Young - Kerry Katona
Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson - I hated it one of few books I didn't finish!
The Chemistry of Death - Simon Beckett
Lessons in Heartbreak - Cathy Kelly
The Kabul Beauty School - Deborah Rodriguez
A Prisoner of Birth - Jeffrey Archer

Read since I joined Bookcrossing March 07

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Stuart, a life backwards - Alexander Masters
Body Surf - Anita Shrive
The Pact - Jodi Picoult
Paper Moon - Tatum O'Neal
A Wedding in December - Anita Shrive
The Big Bad Wolf - James Patterson
Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult
Soft Voices Whispering - Adrienne Dines
Ordinary Miracles - Grace-Wynne Jones
Perfect Match - Jodi Picoult
Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby
Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult
Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult
The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult
How to be Lost - Amanda Eyre Ward
Honeymoon - James Patterson
My Sisters Keeper - Jodi Picoult
My Best Friends Girl - Dorothy Koomson
Icy Sparks - Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Jessica - Bryce Coutenay
Second Glance a novel - Jodi Picoult
Getting rid of Matthew - Jane Fallon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J K Rowling
Midwives - Chris Bohjalian
Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult
Love in the Present Tense - Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Color of Water - James McBride
Mercy - Jodi Picoult
Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
Electric God - Catherine Ryan Hyde
How to Breathe Underwater - Julie Orringer
Pigs in Heaven - Barbara Kingsolver
Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs
The Boy Named It - David Pelzer
The Big Picture - Douglas Kennedy
Pay it Forward - Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Abortionist's Daughter - Elisabeth Hyde
Sleep with Me - Joanna Briscoe
Harvesting the Heart - Jodi Picoult
The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver
Twelve Times Blessed - Jacquelyn Mitchard
Miracle on the 17th Green - Pames Patterson and Peter de Jonge
The Surgeon - Tess Gerritsen
Predator - Patricia Cornwall
Whistleblower - Tess Gerritsen
Call after Midnight - Tess Gerritsen
Life Support - Tess Gerritsen
In Their Footsteps - Tess Gerritsen
Bloodstream - Tess Gerritsen
Vanish - Tess Gerritsen
The Stuff of Dreams - Eileen Ramsay
Gravity - Tess Gerritsen
Body Double - Tess Gerritsen
Under the Knife - Tess Gerritsen
Naked Prey - John Sandford
The Sinner - Tess Gerritsen
Harvest - Tess Gerritsen
The Apprentice - Tess Gerritsen
4th of July - James Patterson with Maxine Paetro
5th Horseman - James Patterson with Maxine Paetro
Black Market - James Patterson
Triptych - Karin Slaughter
A Thousand Splended Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Blindsighted - Karin Slaughter
Kisscut - Karin Slaughter
A Faint Cold Fear - Karin Slaughter
Indelible - Karin Slaughter
Faithless - Karin Slaughter
Jewel - Bret Lott
Cruel and Unusual - Patricia Cornwell
The Mephisto Club - Tess Gerritsen
The Four Courts Murder - Andrew Nugent
Gone - Lisa Gardner

Rings and Rays

Soft Voices Whispering - Adrienne Dines - finished 22.4.07 and posted back to bookcrosser 23.04.07

Ordinary Miracles - Grace Wynne Jones, received from gizmopuddy at BCIE meeting to be passed onto kiwiinengland - done 28.05.07

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby, received from kiwiinengland and posted onto microsquid

Stuart a life backwards - Alexander Masters, requested by Vineangel then Kiwiinengland post out in September last I heard it was in NZ!

Trade will be no problem however I would prefer to trade person to person

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Many thanks to Cliff1976

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