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Since I started in 2005 much has changed. The girls have grown up, one has a family of her own, the other two are at uni. I am teaching fulltime and don't have much time to bookcross anymore. I do have a bookshelf in my classroom and a group of students who bookcross too

We are a mum and 3 daughters (18, 16 & 14) giving away our excess books. The girls love finding new and strange places to leave books. Hope they are found and enjoyed :)

So far we have been kindly wung by Hotflash, Grooble, Jamesmum, Chich, Guinneth, Tracey-Shannon and six times by a mystery winger/s. We love having wings and flapping around the site so thank-you all :)

I don't have many opportunities to check in with bookcrossing anymore. So if you're waiting for anything from me please be patient, I promise it will get there it may just take a little while :)

The books on our shelf do not necessarily reflect our reading tastes. We have loved BookCrossing so much that we have started buying books to release now that our excess shelves are almost depleted. Our true tastes are as follows:

The rating system…

This is the scale I use to rate books that I've recently read. It was 'stolen' from cathyinoz's bookshelf who 'stole' it from lmn60's bookshelf who 'stole' it from the really useful book rating system on scism’s bookshelf.

10: Excellent, at the top of its category. This book has impacted me deeply, challenged me profoundly, or has simply been a pure delight to read.
9: Great book - just a nitpick stands between it and a 10
8: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
7: Good book, but it didn’t grab me in a big way.
6: Decent, but not for me.
5: Maybe somebody else would like this. I didn't.
4: Only OK. Barely worth reading. The line between taking it and leaving it is very thin.
2-3: Has major problems. I don't recommend it.
1: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book.I didn't finish it!

Books read by Rach in 2008

Books read by Jess in 2008

Books read by Maddy in 2008

Books read by Rachel in 2007

Books read by Jess in 2007

Books read by Maddy in 2007

Books read by Rachel in 2006

Books read by Jess in 2006

Books read by Maddy in 2006

Books read by Rachel in 2005

Thanks to Flitterby, Paperbackpal and Texaswren for advice on how to make our profile page look like a rainbow :)

Rach's First Bookring 'A lifetime Burning' is currently on its way around the UK

Rach has participated in a few bookrings which have been lots of fun these are:

'Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton - Sandra Gregory's Story' hosted by michyj read by Jess

'Half of a Yellow Sun' hosted by Sally906

'The Kite Runner' hosted by michyj read by both Jess and Rach

'Small Book Bag' hosted by luckydipper

'All About Me Volume # 1 (Snowy652's journal)'

'The Time Traveler's Wife' hosted by Littlemave (My best read of 2006!)

'How to Make An American Quilt' hosted by Oldbroad

'Change the World for Ten Bucks' hosted by Sabavana

'The Secret Life of Bees' hosted by Leeny37 (also read by Jess)

'Adrian Mole: The Cappucino Years' hosted by sarahbear

'KD Lang: All You Get Is Me' hosted by Meeradji

'Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction' hosted by pinkozcat

'A Different Sort of Real - The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie, Melbourne 1918-1919' hosted by aleonblue (also read by Jess)

'Favourite Farm Animals in Cross Stitch' and 'Cross Stitch Castles and Cottages' hosted by dark-draco and

We all love doing international RABCK competitions for special occasions. So far we have had:

An international RABCK for cat lovers!

Was drawn on May 15th and won by Deepswamp (Sweden)

The Other Bolyn Girl Australian RABCK

Was drawn on 17/4/07 and won by sorcha-sidhe

A RABCK to celebrate our 2nd BC birthday

Was drawn on 5/3/07 and won by isisjem (UK). As it was our 2nd birthday we decided to have a 2nd draw just for the Aussie entrants and the winner of that was Bellamack

A surprise "colour" RABCK to celebrate my new teaching contract.

Was drawn on 30/1/07 and won by Hagathorn (USA), Etherea (USA), boirina (Portugal), mikime (Italy) and jessibud (Canada).

“Guess what we will be doing next Saturday" Int. RABCK!

Was drawn on 9/1/2007 and won by Froggirlwendy (Oz) and Missyprissy (USA)

International RABCK in honour of bookcrossing karma!

Drawn on 16/10/2006 and won by gypsysmom (Canada) and catsalive (Oz).

ISO: Books for South Africa

Drawn on 31/7/2006 was won by Aberpeter (USA) but Vanessave and Azuki got a prize as well for being such great bookcrossers.

A Quilting RABCK

Drawn on 25/6/06 was won by notnot (Norway)

An Australia only RABCK for a talking book

Drawn on 20/5/06 and was won by catsalive (Oz)

My goodness I have wings again international RABCK!

Was drawn on 25/5 (Jess' birthday)

Bookstrings were won by saidenuj (USA) and sollielle (Germany)

Beaded bugs were won by stagecrafty (USA) and froggirlwendy (Oz)

And an extra surprise went to ryanpillar (Oz)

A RABCK with a difference to celebrate our first BC birthday. The winner received a book on Australian wildlife AND a home-made bookstring AND a beaded bug AND a postcard. PLUS we had three runners-up who each received a little surprise. Drawn - 11/3/06.

The winner was ChubsieWhubsie (USA).

Runners-up were:

Amberkatze (Austria).
Macewoman USA).
Ronsar (Greece).

A RABCK to celebrate teaching!

Drawn on 31/1/06 and won by Pitchoune (France).

A RABCK to celebrate 3 big events – my birthday on 30/10, handing up my completed thesis on 2/11 and our 200th release we had 3 RABCKs one in each of my favourite bookcrossing genres. Drawn on 2/11/05.

Literature & fiction was won by 5478 (Oz)

Teens was won by Intrycksflikka (Finland).

Science Fiction & Fantasy was won by Cabby (Canada).

So far we have sent books to the following countries :) Canada, USA, Brazil, Austria, Finland, Germany, Portugal, France, Greece, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, UK, Maldives, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India,

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