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From Wriggle Valley Villages, Dorset United Kingdom
Age 113
Joined Saturday, March 5, 2011
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21st April 2012: Collected 24 World Book Night books from Sherborne Library. Intend to give them out in Yeovil Town Centre prob. on Sunday. Hoping that 'The Player of Games' by Iain M Banks may appeal to people who enjoy role playing and electronic games. Went very well - the hat with 'Free Books' label helped!

2012 - please don't think I'm not releasing books... because I have a little network of local book exchanges, I find it cumbersome to release them all with book crossing, but simply note their destinations and date in the back of each book & this is updated when they are moved on. I'm only releasing them on Book Crossing when they've been round the whole network.

2011: I've always enjoyed reading and have found my ideal job as a school librarian. I keep a workplace book exchange and contribute to a network of exchanges in Dorset. Secondhand books are often available very cheaply at local sales and we have many generous local residents who donate books. Moving books around from one place to another keeps the selection fresh.

Local exchanges include a farm shop, GP's surgery, furniture emporium, village shop and a weekly village hall coffee morning. Where exchanges offer books for sale any money raised goes to charity.

2011: Saturday 5th March - World Book Night 2011. Chosen as a distributor, joined BookCrossing and gave away 48 copies of Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

List of books is a work in progress & not finished yet:

IQ84 by Haruki Murakami - outstanding - is a new writer's book fantasy or fact?
Pure by Andrew Miller - excellent historical tale set in France.
Kurt Wallanger - various in a sort of binge - Henning Mankell
Runemarks by Joanne Harris - a sort of Terry Pratchett meets Lord of the Rings.
The Player of Games - Iain M Banks - future world where game players are the celebs.
Tales from the Fast Trains - Tom Chesshyre - passed on to a travel writing fan in Chetnole

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and others, but preferred Fingersmith
Most books by Bill Bryson & other travel books
All (so far) by Lee Child
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit by J R R Tolkein
All by Stieg Larsson
All by Meg Rosoff (Young Adult) especially What I Was and The Bride's Farewell
Auslander by Paul Dowswell, also young adult set in ww2.
Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory & other literary rather than science, fiction
Stuart: A Life Backwards
Eating Chocolate Cake with Hitler by Emma Craigie (Young Adult)
Pompeii by Robert Harris and Fatherland.

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