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From Newquay, Cornwall United Kingdom
Joined Tuesday, January 2, 2007
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last updated March 2014

I would still like to get a local Bookcrossing Meet if anyone is interested to meet, talk about books, swap, release then please PM me.

Happy New Year to all those lovely bookcrossers I have met and hope yet to meet for your generosity, love of books and spirit of fun and adventure.

Had a struggle to read last year but already getting back into a more usual reading mode this year.
I need to do a thorough check of books on my shelf as some releases may not have been recorded whilst my computer was down.
I have two bookcases of books I am planning to try and empty:-) I will check for RABCKS then wild release or give to charity shops which accept Bookcrossing books.
I have only had one wild released book logged so far:-(

All the people on my 'friends list' are people I have met on rings or rays, or swapped books with. It is a way to remind me and also I joined BC to meet readers from around the world so it is nice to see how I am doing..bit weak on the non UK so far but..I hope to improve that.

Rounding up 2008

Top 10 books for the year 2008

I have sneeked in 11 because 1 was my all time favourite of the year
Patricia Duncker - Hallucinating Foucault - (ex library buy)

The other 10 are in no particular order..and out of a 106 I read in 2008 it seems a lot of my top ten have something to to do with BCUK so
Thanks folks xx

The Cleft - Doris May Lessing
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers - Xiaolu Guo / Asian
Book Box
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro RABCK
No Word From Gurb - Eduardo Mendoza VBB
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See / Asian Book Box
The Snow Goose - Gallico Paul / BC Ring
The Summer Book - Tove Jansson / Truro book club loan
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston / RABCK
This Earth of Mankind - Pramoedya Ananta Toer Oxfam find
The Country Girls - Edna O'Brien / RABCK

Quote of the moment

"The evening was stretching itself. The day's muscle had begun to relax."

"A cat is an idea of freedom made flesh"

"But what could be odder than the way books which chime with one's condition or stage in life insinuate themselves into one's hand?

Some of TBR are without many notes as I will do that once read..some of these might be available if someone particularly wants to read one.
All 'available' are available just ask, happy to trade. PC are also poss available in right circumstances.

Bookrings joined 2008
to be added ..but had great pleasure out of
Soffitta1's Asian Book Box
Katrinat's around the World VBB

Bookrings Joined 2007
(Book – author…ring started by)

Varjak Paw - S F Said Soulbalm .READ
It’s a Dog’s Life – C M Schultz … Bibliocrates. READ
A Spy in the House of Love – Anais Nin…OpheliaPhillips
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull…LiziG
Blessed are the Cheesemakers …Scotsbookie READ
The Powerbook – Jeanette Winterson …QuantamAyla. READ
Southern Cross - Jann Turner, Bookfrogster. READ
Cellophane - Marie Arane READ
Yes Man - Danny Wallace, Pumpkinhead READ
A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley, AliceF READ
Wild Herb Soup - Emilie Carles, Choffy
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, J-D Bauby READ
The Children of Green Knowe - L Boston, Smallbluepebble READ
The Chimneys of Green Knowe - L Boston, Smallbluepebble READ
Moon Palace - P Auster, Geetheflea READ
Fun Home - Alison Bechdel, Tinkaday READ
George and Sam - C Moore, Chelseagirl READ
There You Go - Oren Ginzburg, Dolpin1 READ
Scent of Water - Alice Hoblyn, Cassiopaeia READ
The Woman Warrior- Maxine Hong Kingston, Babydoll85 READ
Born on a Blue Day - Daniel Tammet, Vespa READ
Day of the Triffids- Wyndham, Molekilby READ
A Sunday at the pool in Kigali - G Courtmanche, Marie-therese READ
Salt - Jeremy Page, Bookfrogster READ
Double Fault - L Shriver, Geetheflea READ
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, J-D Bauby, Pakasanelly READ
Broke Through Britain - P Mortimer, dododumpling READ
The Swimming pool Library - , Angellica, READ

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