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gussy916

From Singapore, Singapore Singapore
Joined Tuesday, September 27, 2005
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4 weeks all time
books registered 0 214
released in the wild 0 92
controlled releases 0 5
releases caught 0 60
controlled releases caught 0 4
books found 0 55
tell-a-friend referrals 0 84
new member referrals 0 10
forum posts 0 991
Extended Profile
updated :5th March 2008

Hello! Welcome to my bookshelf!



Thanks a ton Cliff1976!


Namaste!

It's been a while since I first logged onto bookcrossing and very hesitantly wrote out my first post. Many many many book rings, rays and RABCKS later I thought it was time for me to update my profile at last.

So many good things have happened to me since I joined here...I've been introduced to fantastic new authors like Barbara Kingsolver,Milan Kundera and even authors within my own country-India. Ive also discovered fun genres written by authors like Jennifer Weiner, Marian Keyes, Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Crusie which help me get by when I'm in the middle of my serious reads.

But most importantly I've gotten to know such tremendously generous and wonderful people here on BC.(My list of names can be found if you scroll a little lower)It's a bit surreal how the people here can go completely out of their way to fulfil that one wishlisted book, or send you a surprise pack of chocolates in the mail...and sometimes a special hug via PM's just so you know they care.

All I can say is that there is a special aura around the people of bookcrossing..and I hope its contagious!


Well..I'll stop now...so.....
Welcome.
(25 June 2006)



BOOK RINGS/RAYS THAT I'VE STARTED

1. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Closed
2. One Night@the Call Center by Chetan Bhagat Closed
3. Between Friends by Kathleen Rowntree Join this Ray!
4. The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur Join this Ray!
5. Parineeta by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay Join this Ring!
6. Q & A By Vikas Swarup Join this Ring!
7.Trace by Patricia Cornwell Join this Ray
8.An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof Closed
9. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Join this ring
10. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan Join this ring
11. The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham Join this ring

I'M ALSO PART OF THESE...
* The Birthday RABCK
~My Birthday RABCK buddy for 2006 is Katyan
~And for 2007 it's
Darjeeling
*
All About Me! A Journal for Bookcrossers by Snowy652
* The Penpals Bookcrossing Experiment organised by Skunkie86 ~My Penpal is Mnewman



RELEASE CHALLENGES
- May Their Light Always Shine Release Challenge on Dec 11, 2005
- Around the World Challenge 2006
- Lifetime Release Challenge

My Lifetime Release Challenge list of Countries

1.Germany - The Friendship Factor by Alan McGinnis sent to Nikel27-here
2.Canada - The Bad Boy by Roseanne Williams sent to Bookjunkie1 - here
3.Canada - Against all Odds by Kishore Shantabai Kale sent to Hollydolly - here
4.Finland - The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur sent to Katyan - here
5.France - The League of Night and Fog by David Morrell wild released in Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris - here
6.England - Devdas by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay sent to LyzzyBee - there!
7.USA - The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield sent to Diannc - here
8.USA - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivelsent to Mnewman - here
9.India - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time by Mark Haddon - here!
10.Australia - The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks sent to Felicia-fairy - here
11.Austria - The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur sent to Amberkatze - here
12.New Zealand - The Games People Play by Eric Berne sent to TheLetterB - here
13.USA - The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma sent to Chubsiewhubsie - here
14.Canada - Indian Folk Tales and Legends by Prathiba Nair, sent to Majamouse - here
15.Singapore - The Girlfriend's Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood by Viki Lovine sent to Charmaine my Sis-in-law - here
16.Denmark - Microwave Non Veg Cookery by Harveen Choudhary sent to Pulcherrima - here
17.Indonesia - The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler - Wild release
18.Kuwait - Holy Cow!An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald - sent to a Non bookcrosser - here
19.Norway - This Charming Man by Marian Keyes - Wild release here




My Personal List of Wonderful and Kind Bookcrossers ..since 2006 and counting!


Ever since I've joined Bookcrossing, I've been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the people here. Whether I've been included in Rings/Rays , sent RABCKS, Christmas wishes and little gifts in the mail or even the PM's that keep coming in reply to random posts that I make, every single gesture is wonderful and it makes me happy. This is my way of recognising these lovely people and remembering them so that sometime, somewhere I may be able to pay it forward...just like them!
(And a special thanks to Amberkatze from whom I got this amazing idea).



Schwerzer-mann Samulli Katyan Kinedi Christeph Piggydiva Storychaser YowlYY Cestmoi Hollydolly 1stlite Xtra Lotusflower77 Mnewman Kiki66 Dododumpling Shpriz1 Redhouse Suefitz Pinkozcat Tabby-cat-owner 4Libros Marie-Therese ShadowPi Flambard Kimmi Kemppu Morgail Celticstar Catsalive Rivercassini Fungirl503 Guinneth Rororosie Aramena Pulcherrima Lauraloo29 Badgerjim Rapturina Lonerunner Erishkigal Arugh48187 MichelleOwYeong Torchgirl Hshah Chich

And its happened again, after a year of being grounded, I'm flying again....thank you Erishkigal, you really have no clue how much this means to me at this time..:-)- 06 November 2007


I've been winged again! Thank you my surprise winger..it feels amazing to be flying again..what a nice welcome home :-)- 14 Nov 2006


Ive been winged again! What a fantastic surprise! Thank you my mysterious winger. Your little surprise has come at a very stressful moment and I could not be more grateful for such a lovely gesture. Thank you! 28 May 2006 -

I'm flying again! and this time its all thanks to 4Libros - Feb 2006 -


Thank you to the wonderful anonymous person who gave me my wings - Oct 2005-


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