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From Balingup, Western Australia Australia
Joined Friday, September 12, 2003
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 2 3,404
released in the wild 0 1,928
controlled releases 7 925
releases caught 0 294
controlled releases caught 0 733
books found 0 1,115
tell-a-friend referrals 0 55
new member referrals 0 71
forum posts 15 2,160
Extended Profile

Thanks for taking the time to visit my bookshelf.

  “The truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books
without losing their composure or their desire for more.”
~ ~ Gabriel Zaid


I read a wide variety of books; even so, not all the books here on my shelf reflect my taste in reading. I often buy cheap books at garage sales etc with the specific aim of releasing them into the wild, and I'm also often given books by others to register for release. 

For other books in my personal collection that are not yet registered on BookCrossing see my library catalogue on LibraryThing

"To read is to live more and to live better."
~ ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon


My BookCrossing Wish List 

This is not meant to be a 'gimme' list, but a collection of books I think look
interesting and would be happy to read one day if they happened along.
And it is a deliberately long list - to help you folks out there who play along
on the tag games, exchanges, sweeps and all those other fun things
. . . where a decent sized wishlist makes life so much easier.

My address buddy is jeniwren.
So please contact me if you'd like her address for a surprise RABCK
- and she would be happy to give you my address if you wish to surprise me . . . ;-)


Accurate Release Statistics : as at 18th May 2020.
1947 wild releases  -  all wild releases are true wild releases.
1126 early controlled releases made by journal entry only (when that was the only option).
925 later controlled releases through the system.
So my total release number is now 3998.

NB . . . sometimes my wild releases have been caught before I can do an 'official' release note - that's why 'my' wild release number is higher than the BC one on my profile.
Catch Rate:  331 catches from 1947 wild releases  -------> 17.0%

Countries my books have travelled to after leaving me:


2. The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
3. Silas Marner by George Eliot
4. The Bookman's Wake by John Dunning
5. The Harp in the South by Ruth Park (Australia)
8. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
9. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
12. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
13. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
16. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)
19. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
20. Mara and Dann by Doris Lessing
22. A Small Sacrifice by Ellen Hart
23. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
24. Night Work by Laurie R. King
25. On Doubt by Leigh Sales

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