Recent Book Activity
The Last Precinct
Gale Force (Weather Warden)
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
With No One as Witness
Broken Homes (Rivers of London 4)
One Fine Day In the Middle of the Night
The Hollow Crown
Thin Air (Weather Warden)
Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)
The Red Badge of Courage
Heat Stroke (Weather Warden)
Ill Wind (Weather Warden, Book 1)
The Russia House
Dragonfly In Amber: (Outlander 2)
Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Reach Fat City: A Grown Up's Book for Kids at Work
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I'm a TEFL teacher and teacher trainer, generally teaching English abroad. I've taught in Borneo, Paraguay, Brno in the Czech Republic and Sevastopol, Crimea and have trained teachers in many different countries. I was in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK from 2011-2013, during which time I volunteered at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. I'm now working as Director of Studies at a language school in Poland. I love teaching and learning new languages.
Baby Got Book by Sir Read-a-lot
I like big books and I cannot lie!
You other readers can't deny,
That when a book gets made full of itty-bitty text,
And a papery thing in your face,
You want to know what happens next,
’Cos you go at your own pace,
Even when I need some feeding,
I'm hooked and I can't stop reading!
By Savager - Thanks!
I have a blog, mostly dedicated to teaching, but with other things on there too.
I would love to read anything even vaguely travel related - the travel bug has bitten deep. :) Ich liebe auch auf Deutsch zu lesen und zu hoeren. J'aime aussi lire et ecouter en francais. Leo y escucho los (audio)libros espanyoles! Ctu maly knihy v cestinu ;) Czytam po polsku (a little!)
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I went to the BCUK Unconventions in Birmingham on the 17th July 2004 and 2nd July 2005. Thank you Steve and everyone else who made these such memorable days - I will never again be short of something to read!
The 2006 Uncon was on July 1st, again in Birmingham. This time it is LyzzyBee, perfect-circle, caffcaff and (someone else who I embarrassingly can't remember!) :s who are to be thanked - another brilliant day! :)
The meets were organised through the Book Crossing UK Yahoo chat site. Join BookcrossingUK for uk crossers to chat, join rings and rays, arrange RABCK's and have fun.
I was also at the Official Convention in London, April 2008. Thanks to netstation and molyneux for organising it all!
Where your wings are - David Almond; currently in Finland (18/6/08)
Nerve - Dick Francis; picked up in Durham, England...released in Ecuador!
Some of my wild catches - Those with a * in front show where people have joined Bookcrossing after finding the book
Hamlet - Shakespeare; at the Globe Theatre in London
Loadsa Jokes!; A1
City of Light - Lauren Belfer; in Durham
Night Without End - Alistair Maclean; in Durham
A pocket full of rye - Agatha Christie; Durham Police Station entrance
A flower that's free - Sarah Harrison; St. John's Ambulance Training Centre, Meadowfield, Durham
The Pizza Connection; New Inn, Durham
Come fish with me - J G Johnston; Castle, Barnard Castle
Love's Choices - Penny Jordan; Elvet Riverside, Durham
Sinner takes all - Wade Miller; Barnard Castle
Rachel's Holiday - Marion Keyes; Eldon Square Car Park, Newcastle
Talking to Addison - Jenny Colgan; LM Overton Opticians, Wolverhampton (2 year gap between release and journal entry!)
A Scientific Romance - Ronald Wright; Kingsgate Bridge, Durham
Thai Horse - William Diehl; Durham
The Year of the Virgins - Catherine Cookson; Langley Moor
Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown; Kensington, London
The Asking Price - Jessica Stirling; Durham
The World's Greatest Mistakes - Nigel Blundell; Trevelyan College, Durham
Detective Stories: Poirot, Miss Marple and others - Agatha Christie; Train from London to Durham (Not strictly a wild catch, as it was passed on, but since MaddyMaddison joined, I put it on the list!)
Palm Beach - Pat Booth; Durham (can't remember where!)
Marnie - Winston Graham; Durham Railway Station
*Undercover Cowboy - Beverly Bird; Suma's hairdressers, Langley Moor, Durham
*The Beachcomber - Josephine Cox; Souter Lighthouse, Marsden
*Discovering Britain: Where to see the best of our countryside - AA; can't remember where I left it (oops!)
*The Taproots of Falconhurst - Ashley Carter; Boat to the Farne Islands
*Cause Celeb - Helen Fielding; Royal Albert Hall, London
*Wild Mountain Thyme - Rosamunde Pilcher; Durham Train Station
*English Wild Animals: Tales from a Woodland - J. Fairfax-Blakeborough; Housestead's Fort, Northumberland; journalled in Tucson, Arizona!
Maggie Rowan - Catherine Cookson; University Health Centre, Durham
Lessons from the Golf Greats - David Leadbetter; Raglan Castle, Wales
*Life of Pi - Yann Martel; Durham Gilesgate Sports College
*The Gift - Danielle Steele; left at Durham Bus Station, caught in Mallorca!
Getting Home - Celia Brayfield; Tesco, Wellington, Shropshire
The Blue Bedroom - Rosamunde Pilcher; ILC International House Brno
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling ; Bratislava, Slovakia
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson; Durham, UK
The Pursuit of Happiness - Douglas Kennedy; Newcastle (released by perfect-circle and found two and a half years later!)
Hornet Flight - Ken Follett; Birmingham (released by weebly and found 3 years later!)
Night Watch - Sarah Waters; in South America
Down Under - Bill Bryson; in Durham
**Baby Animals (A portrait of the animal world) - Paul Sterry; Sainsbury's, Alnwick; then Llandudno; then Llandudno
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