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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 18:
First Sentences VBB round 17:
Shrinking VBB round 12:
Crime/Mystery bookbox: (arrived and sent on)

Book Rays/Rings
My Antonia - Willa Cather:
Read it, Swap it, Leave it: (arrived and sent on)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog: (sent)
Bookring with East in the title:
Bookring with West in the title:
Water Creatures ring: (arrived and sent on)
Sue Grafton spiral:
Favourite book of 2019 roundabout:
Christmas bookring:

I aim to read and review all books sent to me within a year of receiving them. I currently have 131 books TBR. Note to self: don't sign up to any more until this becomes more reasonable!
1/1 91
1/2 91
1/3 100
1/4 96
1/5 98
1/6 103
1/7 99
1/8 97
1/9 97
1/10 97
1/11 107
1/12 133
1/1 137

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 2years 6 months:

Ipswich Unconvention 2018
Ipswich Unconvention 2018

Loughborough Unconvention 2017
Loughborough Unconvention 2017

Birmingham Convention 2016

BC Convention, Oxford, 10th - 12th April 2015

Books I owe:
Favourite book 2019 - estelle1806

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.

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