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From Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia
Joined Sunday, August 22, 2004
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 71
released in the wild 0 78
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 22
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 42
tell-a-friend referrals 0 3
new member referrals 0 3
forum posts 0 22
Extended Profile
Welcome to my bookshelf!

Bookrings I'm organising: PM me to join the ones that are OPEN.
Citizen Girl by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin (International, Closed, STALLED)
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Australia, FINISHED)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (Australia, FINISHED)
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith (Australia, FINISHED)
Espresso Tales Alexander McCall Smith (Australia, FINISHED)
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng (Australia, OPEN)
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (Australia, OPEN)
Now or Never: A Sustainable Future for Australia? by Tim Flannery (Australia, OPEN)

Rings/Rays I'm part of:
Key: TBR; I've read, but still have; I've read, and passed on.
Thanks tqd for the great instructions on how to do drop-down boxes which I found on your bookshelf.

I'm participating in the 2008 Booker Challenge (see Fleebo's bookshelf for details).
My book is Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. Challenge participants have been added to the ring automatically. Other interested people - PM me if you'd like to join (Australia only).

I'm participating in the 2007 Booker Challenge (see Fleebo's bookshelf for details).
My book is The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng.

Rings/Rays currently in my possession in the order I plan to read them. Please feel free to PM me if there's something you'd like me to hurry up with and I'll bump it up the list.
Not Untrue & Not Unkind

I participated in the Booker 2005 Longlist Challenge (see Fleebo's bookshelf for details). I have now completed this challenge - YAY!

My book was The Accidental by Ali Smith. It has now made it home safely!

I've taken the Book Quiz and apparently I'm Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

After stumbling down the wrong turn in life, you've had your mind opened to a number of strange and curious things. As life grows curiouser and curiouser, you have to ask yourself what's real and what's the picture of illusion. Little is coming to your aid in discerning fantasy from fact, but the line between them is so blurry that it's starting not to matter. Be careful around rabbit holes and those who smile to much, and just avoid hat shops altogether.

Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.

My Rating System
I have copied this from florafloraflora's bookshelf and adapted it slightly to suit my own system.

10. Excellent. I couldn’t put it down while I was reading it, and as soon as I finished I wanted to go back to the beginning and read it again.
9. Great book. Just a nitpick stands between it and a 10. I’d like to read it again when I get the chance.
8. Good book. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
7. Good book overall. I disliked or struggled with parts of it, but I'm still glad I read it.
6. Decent, but not my type of book and I wouldn’t read it again.
5. Average. I struggled to get through it, but perhaps others will like it.
4. Below average and barely worth reading. I didn’t enjoy it.
2-3. Poor. I would not recommend this book to others.
1. It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book.

wild release success rate: 16/71

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