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From Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom
Age 71
Joined Saturday, May 28, 2005
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 0 337
released in the wild 0 57
controlled releases 0 1
releases caught 0 32
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books found 0 294
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"We never tire of the friendship we form with books"

I love BookCrossing!! Since joining I have read the most amazing books that I would have never have found if it hadn't been for other bookcrossers. I have been sent RABCKS, joined bookrings and now I have set up the StGeorges OBCZ and am starting my own bookrings. I find the whole concept very exciting and the bookcrossing community very kind and generous. I love to get recommendations of books to read because then I read titles I might never have thought to try. Thank you to SerenityBlue for introducing me!

I have joined BCUK which is a discussion group for anyone, not just people from the UK, where you can find lots of info on bookrings/rays, meet-ups and more. It's a lively, chatty group where you can find help and advice on any topic not just bookcrossing. I have also joined
Bcuk Extra
which is a great place where you can go bookswapping, join virtual bookboxes and generally join in the fun.

For Hampshire Bookcrossers there are two groups set up to provide information on meet-ups in Hampshire and to discusss venues etc. BCHants and Southampton Bookcrossers.

When I first joined I didn't have a long wish list, as one of my aims was to read a variety of books that I might not have otherwise have chosen, hopefully recommended by other BCers. However as this is now happening the wish list is growing (Thank you BC!) and I am using it to help me remember authors I have enjoyed and other books by them I would like to read. Apart from blood thirsty books, I would like to try any books that have been read and enjoyed by others and hope to find even more great books that I may never have thought to read.

For anyone wanting to move books on that are not appearing on wish lists and you don't want to wild release Bookmooch is a great place to swap books. You just register books you want to give away and gain points for each one that is chosen. You can then use those points to mooch books from other people.

I am currently reading:
Always Dakota - Debbie Macomber

Books I've read in 2009 (rings/rays below)
Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

Link to the books I read in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Bookrings/Rays I've taken part in 2009
Dakota Born by Debbie Macomber
The Hindi-Bindi Club - Monica Pradhan
My Favourite Wife - Tony Parsons
Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
An Old Fashioned Arrangement
Veil of roses by Laura Fitzgerald
The Last Taboo by Bali Rai
The Ladies of Garrison Gardens by Louise Shaffer

Link to the Rings/Rays of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Bookrings/Rays still to come
Fatima's Good Fortune by J & G Dryansky
Tall Pine Polka - Lorna Landvik
One True Theory of Love - Laura Fitzgerald
The Translator - Leila Aboulela

Bookrings/Rays I have started. Please PM me to join open rings

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Champagne & Polar Bears by Marie Tieche

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Calendar Girl by Tricia Stewart - STALLED
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Don't Wake me at Doyles by Maura Murphy

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may be few in number, they are high in importance.
You feel most comfortable when you can follow the
crowd and let others make decisions.
But that's not to say you can't make up your own
mind if you need to.

Faithful and true,
Piglets make the best friends.

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E Energetic
R Respectable
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E Explosive
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