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From St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom
Joined Friday, May 21, 2010
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"Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens." - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Happy to RABCK any books I have available (or can bump a TBR book up my list for you), if you bookcross them on when you're done.

PMs do sometimes go astray - if I don't reply please try again!

Currently taking part in:

Alphabet VBB round 26:
First Sentence VBB round 24:
Non fiction round 5:
Cat bookbox: (arrived/posted)
UK Christmas bookbox: (posted)
12 Days of Christmas Exchange:

Book Rays/Rings
My Antonia - Willa Cather:
DCI Ryan spiral: (up to book 15 sent)
Guess Who - Chris McGeorge:
Favourite book of 2022 roundabout:
Favourite book of 2023 roundabout:

Currently reading: The Mammoth Hunters
Next up:
An Uneasy Inheritance
Hot Flashes

I aim to read and review all books sent to me within a year of receiving them (it's currently more like two years). I currently have 176 books TBR. Note to self: don't sign up to any more until this becomes more reasonable!
1/12 167
1/1 168
1/2 164
1/3 169
1/4 169
1/5 165
1/6 162
1/7 165
1/8 167
1/9 166
1/10 165
1/11 162
1/12 176

As my personal challenge to release some of my favourite books ever, I have released the following:
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis -
(put into International VBB - Fiction/Literature)
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams - (wild released)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson - (wild released)
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons - (put into Alphabet VBB)
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman - (sent as RABCK)
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh - (put into Alphabet VBB)
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy - (sent to LightlyBentHalo for a classroom BCZ)
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy - (wild released)
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - (sent as RABCK)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - (wild released)
Watership Down by Richard Adams - (wild released)
The Little Witch by Otfried Preuβler - (sent as RABCK)
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams - (put into Books Beginning with L bookring)
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper - (put into my Christmas Bookbox)

The book that's taken longest to get back to me, after 3 1/2 years:

Loughborough Unconvention 2017

Birmingham Convention 2016

Oxford BC World Convention 2015

Books I owe:
DCI Ryan (for spiral) - yorkshire-lass
Favourite book 2022 - Poodlesister
The Dark is Rising - Plum-crazy
The Blindness - djf1968 - sent

For NSS:
My wishlist is up to date. I enjoy a wide range of genres and am willing to give most things a go but don't enjoy horror or the more violent crime books.
I like dark chocolate, also jelly sweets, and am keen on a variety of fruit teas. I am allergic to almonds.

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