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jmcbeth

Age 46
Joined Tuesday, October 21, 2003
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4 weeks all time
books registered 0 358
released in the wild 0 62
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 16
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 38
tell-a-friend referrals 0 114
new member referrals 0 22
forum posts 0 78
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Note: I participate and organize bookrays, bookrings, and I free book into the wild. I do not mail books to people who PM me randomly asking for them, I do not have time or extra cash for this purpose. If you see a book I have that intrigues you, I'd suggest visiting your public library. It is not my job to save people a few $ on their amazon purchase... if you know what I mean!

I am grateful to Bookcrossing for the kick in the derriere to set books free rather than hoarding them, which is my instinct, but in reality not a good thing - for the minimal space in my apartment or for the poor kept books! :-) Not that I'm entirely successful at releasing them from my own hoard... but I'm working on it!

A few stats (I used to give numbers for all of these but I've lost track! have put numbers in brackets after releases to indicate how many have been caught.)

  • I have released books in: Manchester (innumerable, and many have been caught and journalled!); 2 in Leeds, 3(2) in London; 3(1) in Paris; 6(1) in Denmark; 1(1) in Jackson Hole; 2 in Utah/Arizona; 1 in Canada, so far!
  • number of RABCKs received: 5 (one sent to my mum)
  • number of RABCKs sent out: 4
  • Sweepstakes participation: 5th Tiara (Bookish-Angel


Bookrings/Rays I organize:

  • Max and the Cats -> Please PM me if you are interested, though the list is long Max is always open for more bookcrossers. This is quite a quick read, but an absolutely stellar one, well worth joining. Max has circumnavigated the globe once already, and is preparing for another crossing of the pacific as we speak! [currently lost... sob!]
  • The Creature in the Case by Garth Nix -> This bookray is now closed, and the Creature continues it's journey as a free book... :-)



Bookrings/Rays I'm on:


  • Globalization and its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz (this one is now marked "stolen by participant". sigh. If anyone else starts a bookring/ray with this one drop me a line and I'll sign up for it :-))
  • Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. I'm getting this more for my partner than myself since he is more of a WG fan but I may read it too. :-) [currently lost in the void...]
  • Lucky by Alice Sebold. --> read and passed on to the next reader
  • Ahborsen by Garth Nix -> read it and passed on to the next reader
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (I'm not on this ray anymore since I got a copy from a friend, but I'm keeping the link just to see what happens to this copy)
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho -> read it and passed on to the next reader
  • After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima -> read it and passed on to the next reader


  • My Wishlist and My Wishlist on Cliff's site (or see below)



    Lists:

    Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone Alphabet series (updated Jan 2007)

    Book Read? (Y for have read, N for haven't read and no copy, H for have copy)

    A is for Alibi Y
    B is for Burglar Y
    C is for Corpse Y
    D is for Deadbeat Y
    E is for Evidence Y
    F is for Fugitive Y, I think…
    G is for Gumshoe Y
    H is for Homicide N?
    I is for Innocent Y
    J is for Judgement N
    K is for Killer Y
    L is for Lawless N
    M is for Malice N
    N is for Noose N
    O is for Outlaw Y
    P is for Peril N
    Q is for Quarry N
    R is for Ricochet N

    M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin Series (Updated 1 May 2006)

    1. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (1992) Y
    2. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (1993) Y
    3. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (1994) Y
    4. Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (1995) Y (April 2006)
    5. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (1996) Y (June 2006)
    6. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (1997) Y (Jan 2008)
    7. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (1998) N
    8. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (1999) N
    9. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (1999) N
    10. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryham (2000) N
    11. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (2001) N
    12. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (2002) N
    13. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate (2003) N
    14. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (2003) N
    15. The Deadly Dance (2004) N
    16. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon (2005) N
    17. Love, Lies and Liquor (2006) N

    Dorothy L. Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey Novels

    1. Whose Body?
    2. Clouds of Witness
    3. Unnatural Death
    4. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
    5. Lord Peter Views the Body (12 Short stories)
    6. Strong Poison
    7. Five Red Herrings
    8. Have His Carcase Y
    9. Hangman's Holiday (short stories)
    10. Murder Must Advertise
    11. The Nine Tailors
    12. Gaudy Night Y
    13. Busman's Honeymoon
    14. In the Teeth of the Evidence (short stories)
    15. Striding Folly (short stories) Y
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