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From Sitges, Barcelona Spain
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Joined Wednesday, October 22, 2003
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Absolute book nut, never ever without something to read. Originally from Finland, lived in UK for about 30 years, but moved to Madrid in January 2004. Since then have decided to earn a bit of cash so am contracting over Europe. THE First twelve months (Feb 2005-Feb 2006) in Brussels passed well enough and am now for a year going to be in Basel, Switzerland. Not bad considering I am travel phobic (terrified of flying and scared of driving).

My big authors are Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Irving, Frank Herbert, Chuck Palahniuk and Iain Banks.

Mediterranaen junkie, currently saving for a casa rural/brasserie somewhere in the south of France or in the Catalan region of Spain. Intend to end my days living in this most wonderful part of the world.

New big passion is sailing. After an experimental week tryout in Greece have decided that yachting will have to become one of my regular weekend and holiday activities.

Collect Booker Prize winners.

Manic Leeds Utd supporter for my sins.

I am willing to LEND books from my PC but and it is a big but, only to people I know and can trust. Sorry, if you are new and eager but my PC is important to me and whilst I enjoy sharing, only when I am convinced that there is a good chance of the book being returned to me.

When the PM system is not functioning please use the below email address, please put bookcrossing in the subject line so I can distinguish it from spam. Thanks :o)

My Rings/Rays are listed below, PM with location and shippin preferences to join:

The Nobel Spiral.

In short it is a book spiral (series of rings, each book following the previous with 1 month delay between each). Each book is one of the works of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The work from each author will be chosen either by selecting the authors seminal work or if this is not obvious or if I think there may be a problem with this book then by consulting with the mages of BookTalk.

Here’s the running order:

geetheflea<==== Snow is on it's way here
iliotropio <==== The Hive and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich are here
**********************Sorry to say Fotomiep is suspended from the spiral temporarily (I hope) as there has been no contact from her for a couple of months and two books are no presumed lost. I will purchase two replacements. Fotomiep please contact us to let us know that you are OK, anyone who has info please let us know if everything is OK.************************
fotomiep<==== The Plague and Siddhartha are here
Marsala<==== Blindness is here
Moonwoolf<==== For Whom the Bell Tolls are here
Bibliocrates <==== Pygmallion is here
jaenelle<===== Waiting for the Barbarians is here

I will try to mix up nationality and decade of the winners so we all get a good mix of styles, subject and method.

Book 1 - Waiting for the Barbarians J. M. Coetzee, South Africa, 2003
Book 2 - The Plague Albert Camus, Algeria/France, 1957
Book 3 - Siddhartha Hermann Hesse, Germany, 1946
Book 4 - For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemmingway, USA, 1954
Book 5 - Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw, Ireland, 1925
Book 6 - The Hive Camilo José Cela, Spain, 1989
Book 7 - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia, 1970
Book 8 - Blindness José Saramago, Portugal, 1998
Book 9 - Snow Orhan Pamuk, Turkey, 2006
Book x - The Waste Land T. S. Eliot, USA, 1948

The Silent by Jack Dann - Ray completed.

The First Rule of the Ring is you do not talk about the Ring bookring : Fight Club by Chuck Palahuik - The Ring was completed successfully and the book now resides in my PC. Many thanks Space Monkeys

The Going Straight to Hell Bookring : The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa - STALLED by bookreadera

Winnie the Pooh audiobook Bookray. STALLED BY WILLOWSNOW :O(

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You're Love in the Time of Cholera!

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by
sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give
consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the
one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions
barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff
could get you killed.

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"If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this is useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned... Tyler"

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