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From City of London, Greater London United Kingdom
Joined Thursday, July 5, 2007
Recent Book Activity
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Extended Profile
I'm an Australian who was born in Indonesia. I have a hard time catching up my Mt TBR. That's why I haven't released even remotely close to the number of books that I would like to release. I do believe that a book should be read by as many people as possible. That way the book fulfills its purpose of existence, and ends up a very happy book ;)

Book Ring/Ray I'm organizing
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (#13 of 13)
Out by Natsuo Kirino (#7 of 7) completed!
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro (#7 of 7) completed!

Book Ring/Ray I'm participating in
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards sent 06/11/07
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - stalled, replaced by another copy sent 29/05/08
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen holding (last on list)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy skipped
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd sent 22/10/07
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire stalled
Belle De Jour: Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Anonymous stalled
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult sent 03/04/08
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami stalled
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah sent 02/10/08
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger sent 04/12/07
The Blue-eyed Salaryman: From World Traveller to Lifer at Mitsubishi by Niall Murtagh stalled
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood sent 29/05/08
Lord of the Flies by William Golding holding (last on list)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier sent 12/09/08

Books Read in 2008
Books Read in 2003-2007

My "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" List

My latest book blog. My old book site. More here.

RABCK received
Binu and the Great Wall of China from Cassiopaeia 28.06.08
The Colour of Magic from JPix 03.04.08
The Handmaid's Tale from allysther 24.03.08
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from LeishaCamden 07.01.08 (read)
The Bookseller of Kabul from azuki 04.01.08 (passed on)
The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket from pepita-di-Corfu 12.12.07
The Stone Diaries from moogytee 13.11.07
The Reader from moogytee 13.11.07 (passed on)
Frankenstein from lake44 08.11.07
Vanishing Acts from Fulcrum 02.10.07 (passed on)
Emma from catsalive 28.09.07
When We Were Orphans from samutsari 10.09.07 (passed on)

My 2007 Holiday Wish List
(this is in relation to a holiday wish thread that's going on here)

- I know this is a long shot because I don't think there are many Japanese or Japanese speakers here =b. I'm currently studying Japanese and would really love to get a Japanese children book (as that's probably the only thing I can read in Japanese right now..) - not romanji. preferably hiragana or katakana. kanji doesn't hurt. basically the ones with Japanese characters in it (not alphabet)
- any bookcrossing supplies, especially the ones for Book Release. The stickers, bookplates, and STAMPS!
- Chai Tea from US (I once went to US for a short period of time and the Chai Tea there was great! I couldn't find anything as good anywhere else..)
- of course, books on my wishlist :)
- bookmark, plus your message or favourite quotes on it handwritten :)
- bookstrings (never had one before)
- okay i finally decide that I want WINGS anyway :D
- The Book Lover's Calendar (2008 will be AWESOME, but any year is cool too! :)

Have received:
1) Japanese children book, Japanese workbook, and Japanese magazine from suebooks (US)
2) Bookplates, book strings, book stickers, bookmark from boirina (Portugal)
3) Tea, drawing, coins, postcard, ornament, self-made earrings, and music CD from Snofferol (South Africa)
4) Bookplates, BC post-it notes, bookmark from Sobergirl (Finland)
5) Bookmark and book stickers from 4libros (US)
6) 13/10/07 WINGS from Mystery Winger! (looked like it's randomelement :)
7) 15/10/07 Surprise book, bookstring, bookplates, and a sweet card from BigKat (US)
8) 16/10/07 Bookmarks and postcard from dotdot (Finland)
9) 07/11/07 Frankenstein Book, Chai tea, and Halloween pencils from lake44 (US)
10) 07/11/07 Bookmarks from snowy652 (Canada)
11) 11/11/07 Book strings, bookmarks, and Greek sweets from sofiathereader (Greece)
12) 12/11/07 Hand-made bookmark from glitterlover (UK)
13) 11/12/07 Edgar Allan Poe book and a bookstring from pepita-di-Corfu (Greece)
BIG BIG THANKS to everybody! *HUGS* ~ from a very happy girl ;)

24/09/07 Have sent 3 surprise packages. 1 to US, 1 to Portugal, 1 to Greece. I really hope they all will arrive safe and sound, because I had to use surface mail. Keep guessing who you are :D. I plan to send at least 4 or 5 more. Yippee!
29/09/07 Sending another 3 surprise packages, 2 of them are books! 1 to Finland, 1 to Ireland, and 1 to US. Plan to send 3 more probably next week (2 of them are already fixed) :). I think I need to stop after this. Seriously.
20/10/07 Sent 2 more packages, to South Africa and Serbia.

Personal notes:
ISO list
Texaswren's Books We Love
BBC Top 100 Books
Playing International Surprise Book Excerpts
Thread on Japanese books

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