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From București, Wallachia Romania
Age 34
Joined Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Extended Profile
update June 8th, 2020: I'm married! Please replace Dreptu with Cernea if you already have my address :)

To-mail list - updated July 11th '21 - if/when mail to destination country is allowed
R: send Pippi Longstocking to sfogz in NZ
TBR: T, U in the Sue Grafton spiral
TBR: A History of the World in 100 Objects

Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to try to find out more about me. My pet Zuzu (pictured) also says hello and waves a paw at you. When joining BC back in 2010, I was pretty fast under its spell and did my best since then to become and remain an active member. I like to think of myself as a "social bookworm" and I hope BC is my perfect apple :)

Life's short, so I try to choose my lectures after recommendations of people I rely on. However, there are times when I find myself in a bookstore taking the first book that winks to me. My wishlist is more of a note-to-self of books I'd like to read, either by authors I'm fond of or simply curious and glad to find one day in a bookshop or in the mailbox. However, the list is promptly updated when I check a title off it.

Worried your PM got lost on its way? Please re-mail me at roxana dot dreptu at gmail dot com

In 2016 I'm trying the Birthday Group on for size. So if that's why you're here, first of all, thank you for trying to learn more about me! I'm easy to please and I have no strong dislikes or allergies. Although I guess I should mention I am not religious, sorry about that. For the past two years I have also been a Postcrosser (same username) and I have recently taken up Geocaching (therox). I'll be attending the BC Convention in Athens. I love almonds, bitter cherries, boardgames, British tea, cardgames, chocolate, coffee, comics, Coursera, dominoes, earrings, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, felines, flying, fridge magnets, Game of Thrones, Hayao Miyazaki, introverts, Inside Out, IT stuff, jigsaw puzzles, Kinley, kissing, Kurt Cobain, linguistics, macarons, mulled wine, nerdy stuff, Oreos, postcards, posters, quinine, random thoughts, squirrels, stamps, Star Wars, stickers, traveling, umbrellas, volcanoes, wordplay. I know how to solve Rubik's Cube. I'm trying to go to gym more often this year (so far, so good). I am M-sized. I studied French in school (now trying to improve it with Duolingo) and I know some Spanish (mostly from las telenovelas that I used to watch in my early teens, but also trimmed with Duolingo's help). I still have the cat, she's 6.

I'm a fan of the 1001 books project and trust it to be one of my lifetime challenges. If you're a member/friend of the 1001-library and want some 1001 thing from my Av/TBR shelf, please PM me.

I'm glad to simply share my books with anyone :)

I keep track of my 1001 reads using Google docs and Caroley's compiled list. Here's a link to my stats, if curious: 1001

Birthday Buddy:marsala on October 22nd

Completed bookrings (thanks for sharing!)
1. The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink, started by oppem, read in March 2011
2. Sorrows of Young Werther, by Goethe, started by Simson-Shilitoe, read in April 2011
3. Quicksand, by Nella Larsen, started by cally-c, read in May 2011
4. The Dice Man, by Luke Rhinehart, started by fairy-dust, read in July-August 2011
5. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, started by angela861, read in March 2012
6. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, started by oppem, read in April 2012
7. The Book of Proper Names, by Amelie Nothomb, started by SqueakyChu, read in June 2012
8. The Breast, by Philip Roth, started by Danielle23, read in August 2012
9. The Bitter Glass, by Eilis Dillon, started by Elskaliam, read in March 2013
10. Enduring Love, by Ian McEwan, started by gussy916, read in April 2013
11. Almost Transparent Blue, by Ryu Murakami, started by Danielle23, read in August 2013
12. Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbers, started by CityofLakesGirl, read in September 2013

Bookrings/Bookrays I signed up for (just my way of keeping track of those I'm waiting for):
Narrow Dog to Carcassonne [started by 4thEstate here]
Javatrekker: Dispatches From the World of Fair Trade Coffee [started by sfogs here]
Mud, Sweat and Tears [started by Scruffykaz here]
Burger's Daughter [started by imawinn2 here]
Cheese [started by dicentragirl here]
Flaubert's Parrot [started by shovelmonkey1 here]
Stuart, a Life Backwards [started by Huffpuff here]
On Beauty [started by Huffpuff here]
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba [started by hesiodo66 here]
American Gods [started by lunacia here]

Other fun stuff I've been a part of:

* Wishlist Tag Games, organized by schwester and DubaiReader here and here and here
* The Alphabet VBB, organized by greenbadger here and here
* International Alphabet Relay, organized by starflash here and here
* General Fiction European VBB, organized by pam99 here
* Flat Stanley for Simon, organized by MissMarkey here
* EU Birthday Sweepstake, 8th Edition, organized by Chremajora here, won by schwester
* First Sentences VBB, organized by collectorkerri here and here
* European Multi-Winner RABCK, dedicated to Thomas Hardy, organized by mafarrimond here, won by yorkshire-lass, Bloedengel and Into-the-Blue
* soffitta1's EU 1001-VBB here and here and here and here
* Poetry Postcard Sweepstake, organized by katrinat here, won by mafarrimond
* The First Spring RABCK, organized by me :) here
* INTL RABCK Sweepstake - March [2011], organized by Moriquen here, won by AngelFrouk [send only]
* Mission: BookCrossing, organized by UnwrittenLibra, more details here - wow, I'm still alive :)
* Colour my life RABCK exchange, organized by kasenka here, sent to lilacwhisper, received from kasenka
* EU Birthday Sweepstake, 3rd edition, organized by Kirjakko here, won by Frutz

And here's some of my reading stats since joining BC:

Goodreads, 2015

Goodreads, 2014

Goodreads, 2013

Goodreads, 2012


Amurgul zeilor stepei by Ismail Kadare [in RO]
Dead Line by Adina Rosetti [in RO]
Life at the Top by John Braine [in RO]

places I've released or sent books to (RABCKs, exchanges, BRs):

My books have visited 30 states (13.2%)
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