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From Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland
Age 71
Joined Friday, August 15, 2003
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Extended Profile
Thank you to the kind person who winged me for December!

My alter ego, overthemoon on flickr and on LibraryThing.
On bookcrossing I used to be silentmiaouw.
Instagram: @downweaselway - weasel way being my translation of the street in front of my windows and leading to the forest, chemin du Furet.
On facebook I'm Barbara Ender Jones. When I signed up there were already several other BEs, so I added my maiden name, and all three give the name my boss asked me to use professionally, thinking it sounded more English.

Some random things I like
samples of textured paper, natural fabrics, yarn (not polyester or other artificial fibre), postcards showing artworks/paintings, feathers, shells, dried seedpods, Indian things such as sweetgrass, beads, anything out of the ordinary, dangly earrings, tea, chocolate and local specialities - and anything to support the BC site. Or one of your favourite recipes, written out by hand (and I will make a collection).

and what I do not like
fridge magnets (my fridge is not magnetic), plastic, stickers, touristy souvenirs, salty licorice!

Books read in 2019
1 Oz, Amos: A tale of love and darkness
2 Le Guin, Ursula: The left hand of darkness
3 Baxter, John: The most beautiful walk in the world: a pedestrian in Paris
4 Gregory, Philippa: Wideacre
5 Walters, Minette: The Echo
6 Liu, Ken: L'homme qui mit fin à l'histoire
7 Gélin, Simone : L’affaire Jane de Boy
8 Clech, Thierry : le temps d’une île
9 Sansom, C.J.: Sovereign
10 Honeyman, Gail: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
11 Dibdin, Michael: Dead Lagoon
12 Deutsch, Lorant: Métronome
13 Boyd, William: The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
14 Hermes Gower, Imogen: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
15 Boyd, William: Sweet Caress
16 Rosenbaum, Thane: How Sweet it is! (It's happened again, two books with the same word in the title, total coincidence)
17 Canigüz, Alper: L’agence secrète
18 Paasalinna, Arto: The year of the hare
19 McCall Smith, Alexander: The revolving door of life
20 Boyd, William: Waiting for Sunrise
21 McCall Smith, Alexander: Heavenly Date and other flirtations
22 Chevalier, Tracy: New Boy
23 McCall Smith, Alexander: The Bertie project
24 Shields, Carol : The Stone Diaries
25 Du Maurier, Daphne: MAD (Rule Britannia)
26 Tyler, Anne: A spool of blue thread
27: Jolliet, Matias: Rosablanche
28: Boyle, T.C.: The women
29: Okparanta, Chinelo: Under the Udala Trees
30: Mytting, Lars: The sixteen trees of the Somme
31: Hiraide, Takashi: The guest cat
32: Odojewski, Wlodzimierz: Une saison à Venise
33: Picoult, Jodi: Change of Heart
34: Taylor, Sam: The Republic of Trees
34: Haruf, Kent: Our souls at night
35: Granger, Ann: A mortal curiosity
36: Miéville, China: The last days of New Paris
37: Kingsolver, Barbara: The bean trees
38: Drakulic, Slavenka: Frida's Bed
39: Hustvedt, Siri: The summer without men
40: Harrison, Tony: Under the clock
41: Capus, Alex: Le Roi d'Olten
42: Zarian, Kostan: Un bateau sur la montagne
43: Reading Lolita in Tehran (reading)
44: Lagercrantz, David: The girl who takes an eye for an eye

Books read in 2018
Covin, David: Raisins in milk
Durrell, Gerald: How to shoot an amateur naturalist
Lodge, David: Thinks…
Aïtmatov, Tchinghiz: Djamilia
Kermani, Faiz: The toad who loved tea
Bainbridge, Beryl: Every man for himself
Bobin, Christian: Tout le monde est occupé
Pushkin, Alexander: The Queen of Spades
Huidobro, Norma: Une soupe de diamants
Carey, Peter: Jack Maggs
Baricco, Alessandro: Soie
Maxwell, Gavin: Ring of Bright Water
Ballard, J.G.: The Drowned World
Arditi, Metin: La fille des Louganis
Perry, Anne: Cardington Crescent
Roman, Philippe: Cochon
Wiedermann, Volker: Ostende
Travis, William: Beyond the Reefs
Quint, Michel: In our strange gardens/Effroyables jardins (bilingual edition)
Grin, Micha: En vrac
Chappuis, Mélanie: Un thé avec mes chères fantômes
Arditi, Metin: L'enfant qui mesurait le monde
Eschbach, Andreas: Des milliards de tapis de cheveux
Hoffmann, E.T.A.: The Sandman
Valognes, Aurélie: Mémé dans les orties
Manook, Ian: Les Temps Sauvages: Yeruldelgger
Boyle, T.C.: The Relive Box and other stories
Stark, Freya: The Southern Gates of Arabia
Fitzgerald, Penelope: Offshore
Maupin, Armistead: Logical family, a memoir
Lobe, Max: Confidences
Newby, Eric: Something wholesale
de Rosnay, Tatiana: The house I loved
Smith, Dodie: Look back with love
Kohn, Michael: Dateline Mongolia
Sutcliff, Rosemary: Blue remembered hills
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi: Americanah
Xinran: The good women of China
Mackintosh, Clare: I let you go
Hrabal, Bohumil: Trains étroitement surveillés
Toibin, Colm: Brooklyn
Capek, Karel: Lettres d'Angleterre
McCall Smith, Alexander: The woman who walked in sunshine
Cloarec, Françoise: Séraphine
Flagg, Fannie: The Whole Town's Talking
Lescarret, Philippe: Nous n'irons plus au bois
Harris, Robert: Fatherland
Bovon, Stéphane: Le dragon de Gérimont
Robinson, Peter: Aftermath
Werber, Bernard: Demain les chats
Xinran: Sky burial
Gélin, Simone: Sous les pavés, la jungle
Bower, Simon: Dead in the water
Nirvanas, Paul: Psychiko
McCullers, Carson: The Ballad of the Sad Café
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa: Je sais qui tu es
McCall Smith, Alexander: A distant view of everything
Bovon, Stéphane: Gérimont
Carr, Caleb: The Alienist
Tschumy, Daniel: Un jour en ville
Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi: Half of a yellow sun
Sacks, Oliver: Uncle Tungsten
Ghosh, Amitav: The Shadow Lines
Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul: La Fissure
Vickers, Salley: Miss Garnet's Angel
Miéville, China: King Rat
Wohlleben, Peter: The hidden life of trees
Chappuis, Laure: la petite bête
Andric, Ivo: Titanic et autres contes juifs de Bosnie
Paxman, Jeremy: The English
Colombani, Laeticia: La Tresse
Ondaatje, Michael: Warlight
Akutagawa, Ryûnosuke: La Vie d'un Idiot
Trollope, Joanna: Marrying the Mistress
Cusset, Catherine: Indigo (lu au 3/4)
Robinson, Peter: Children of the Revolution
Carter-Johnson, Arabella: Iris Grace
Xinran: Baguettes chinoises
Deghelt, Frédérique: La Grand-Mère de Jade
Gaiman, Neil: Stardust
Al Aswany, Alaa: The Automobile Club of Egypt
Robinson, Peter: Piece of my Heart
Zivkovic, Zoran: La bouquineuse
Boyle, T. Coraghessan: East is East
Jonasson, Jonas: The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden
Bernières, Louis de: So much life left over
Madjidi, Maryam: Marx et la poupée
Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assassin
Durrell, Lawrence: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
Packham, Chris: Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
Vargas, Fred: Temps glaciaires
Robinson, Peter: In a Dry Season
Kyrö, Tuomas : Les tribulations d’un lapin en Laponie
Macdonald, Helen: H is for Hawk
King, Lily: Euphoria
Durrell, Gerald: Rosy is my relative
Keyes, Daniel: Flowers for Algernon
Hosseini, Khaled: Sea Prayer
Arditi, Metin: Juliette dans son bain
Vickers, Salley: The cleaner of Chartres
Strout, Elizabeth: Anything is possible
Lescarret, Philippe: Blanc sec et série noire
Bühler, Michel: Un notable
Ahern, Cecilia : The marble collector
George, Elizabeth: Believing the Lie
Boyle, T.C.: The women
Allende, Isabel: City of the beasts
Tan, Amy: The Hundred Secret Senses
Baricco, Alessandro: Novecento: Pianiste
Boyle, T.C.: A friend of the earth
Ransom, C.J.: Lamentation
Olafsdottir, Afdur: Rosa Candida
Jones, David: In Parenthesis
Nicholson, Christopher: The Elephant Keeper
Rebétez, Monique: Le passage de la Déroute
James, Henry: Daisy Miller
Priestley, Chris: Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth
Durrell, Gerald: Encounters with Animals
McCurry, Bonnie: Steve McCurry: Une vie en images
Sloan, Robin: Sourdough
Cleave, Chris: Little Bee
Paris, Gilles: Autobiographie d'une courgette
Hogan, Ruth: The keeper of lost things
Galan, Alain: Chafouine
Shields, Carol: Small ceremonies
Robinson, Peter: Sleeping in the ground
Swasky: Love Gaudi
Oz, Amos: A Tale of Love and Darkness
This makes a total of 128, of which 49 in French.


Books I read in 2017:
Glykos, Alain : Parle-moi de Manolis
Harris, Joanne : The Lollipop Shoes
Bourdeault, Olivier: En attendant Bojangles
Boyle, T.C.: The harder they come
Cauwelaerert, Didier van: La femme de nos vies
Brinks, André : Philida
Ogawa, Ito : Le restaurant de l’amour retrouvé
Kipling, Rudyard : Kim (started)
Canin, Ethan : The Palace Thief
Lewinsky, Charles: un village sans histoires
Leigh Fermor , Patrick : The Broken Road
Boulanger, Mousse: Les Frontalières
Baronian, Jean-Baptiste: Le Bureau des risques et périls
Cuneo, Anne : Passage des Panoramas
Hulanicki, Barbara & Pel, Martin : The Biba Years
Bryson, Bill: Down Under
Maupin, Armistead: Mary Anne in autumn
Pryce, Malcolm: The unbearable lightness of being in Aberystwyth
Koch, Herman: The Dinner
Haldas, Georges: La légende des cafés
Monk Kidd, Sue : The Invention of Wings
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa: Why did you lie?
Gale, Patrick: A place called Winter
Roger, Marie-Sabine: Les encombrants
Garcia, Cristina: Dreaming in Cuban
Nesbo, Jo: Nemesis
Christie, Alix: Gutenberg’s Apprentice
Turell, Dan: Minuit à Copenhague
Bender, Aimée, The particular sadness of lemon cake
Chérel, Guillaume : Un bon écrivain est un écrivain mort
Hole, Stian : Le Ciel d’Anna
Brandreth, Giles : Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile
Jansson, Tove : The summer book
Lemaître, Pierre : Au revoir là-haut
Jonker, Peter : The Song and the Silence : Sitting Wind
Lagerlöf, Selma: Mon journal d’enfant
Maitland, Karen: Company of Liars
Durrell, Gerald: La terre qui murmure
Twain, Mark : A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (finished in June)
Atwood, Margaret: The Handmaid’s Tale
Manook, Ian: Yeruldelgger
Lepic, Alice: Paris caché
Fournier, Jean-Louis: Le CV de Dieu
Hines, Barry: A Kestrel for a Knave
Brandreth, Gyles: Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death
L’Engle, Madeleine: A Wrinkle in Time
Brandreth, Gyles: Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers
Hofmann, Blaise: Estive
Pilcher, Rosamunde: Under Gemini
Vernet, Thierry: Noces à Ceylon
Tremain, Rose: The Gustav Sonata
Boyle, T.C.: Drop City
Sedgwick, Marcus: Floodland (children’s book)
Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul: The reader on the 6.27
Coben, Harlan: Play dead
Capus, Alex: Léon et Louise
Lortchenkov, Vladimir: Des mille et une façons de quitter la Moldavie
Allingham, Margery : Sweet Danger
Gaiman, Neil : American Gods
Coe, Jonathan : The terrible privacy of Maxwell Sim
Carter, Angela: Nights at the circus
Nesbo, Jo: The Thirst
Hawkins, Paula: The girl on the train
Arnim, Elizabeth von: The Caravaners
Perry, Anne: Long Spoon Lane
Warêgne, Sandrine: Le banquier du quai du Mont-Blanc
McLain, Paula : The Paris wife
McCall Smith, Alexander: The dog who came in from the cold (Library)
McCall Smith, Alexander: Precious and Grace (Library)
Pamuk, Orhan: Snow
Coe, Jonathan: Number 11
Geda, Fabio: Dans la mer il y a des crocodiles
Gyasi, Yaa: Homegoing
Mawer, Simon: The glass room (library)
George, Nina : The little Paris bookshop
Robinson, Peter: When the music is over
McCall Smith, Alexander: A distant view of everything (library)
Thuy, Kim: Mân (library)
Liu, Ken: The Paper Menagerie
Walker, Brenda: Poe’s Cat (didn’t finish)
Pullman, Philip: Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
Mawer, Simon: The girl who fell from the sky
Pullman, Philip: Lyra’s Oxford
Proulx, Annie: Barkskins
Carrère, Emmanuel: L’Adversaire
Parlatano, Sophie: Petite voie intérieure
Janulewicz, Romano Vlad: Petits papiers meurtris
Blais, Madeleine: To the New Owners
Perry, Anne: A Christmas Promise
Coetzee, J.M.:.Life and Times of Michael K
Walker, Alice: Possessing the secret of joy
Barnes, Djuna: Nightwood
Töpffer, Rodolphe: Voyages et aventures du Docteur Festus
Robinson, Peter: Caedmon’s Song
Davidson, Lionel: The Rose of Tibet
Copic, Branko: Un jardin couleur de mauve
Arnim, Elizabeth von: The solitary summer
Neruda, Pablo: Odes to common things
Leyshon, Nell: La couleur du lait
Robinson, Peter: The summer that never was
Heyerdahl, Thor; The Kon-Tiki Expedition
Bradbury, Ray: Dandelion wine
Bassani, Giorgio: The smell of hay
Sanchez Pardon, Daniel: Barcelona
Divakaruni, Chitra: Queen of Dreams

Feb 2017: I just removed the long list of links and RABKs, trades etc. from my profile because the links are not working. I've saved it all so maybe will put it back one day.

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