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From Napier, Hawkes Bay-Poverty Bay New Zealand
Age 46
Joined Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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I'm a book fiend. I love books. I'm a reader, a writer, an online Spiritual and Sci-Fi/Fantasy second-hand book retailer, a former book buyer for an independent store, a women born in the 1970s list owner on GoodReads, a former book reviewer for the Bookseller's Association of New Zealand, and .
kingfan30 hooked me up to Bookcrossing and I was sold on the idea. I now have an Official BookCrossing Zone (OBCZ) of my own at NEATH THE ROSE in Napier, New Zealand, and anyone is welcome to pick up and/or drop off/post books to my zone. Even if it looks like we don't online, we always have BookCrossing books to pick up at our OBCZ. To find us: NEATH THE ROSE is on Shakespeare Road, just up the hill from the Napier CBD, New Zealand (View our zone for details or PM me for postal address).

I'm open to wishlist grants (giving when I have the postage, receiving, always) and random gifting if you're in the gifting sort of way. If you'd like my address to secretly send me anything, please PM my address buddy Diane-Fraser to get my address. I'm more than happy to receive and send on BookCrossing journals too.
Re: Wishlist Tags & Birthday Group ideas - If you don't have a physical book I'm after (no ebooks or audio books thanks), I'm willing, happy and grateful to receive BookCrossing Supply Store Supplies, Chocolate, Sweets, pretty things, Soy Candle melts (I love Sweet Orange, Lavender, Cherry, Pineapple in particular). I'm also a stationery FIEND. I have a thing for pretty notebooks and purple inked pens. My favourite colour is purple...My real name is Penny and I am searching for images/prints of Penelope waiting for Odysseus (like the legend/myth). Not Odysseus at all, just Penelope herself, waiting. I also like pictures of Ravens (peaceful, happy looking ones). I like all sorts of things really, except coffee and regular, caffeinated tea (which I don't drink and my country doesn't like posted into the country anyway), and I'm allergic to the smell of Roses. I do love Lavender though!
BookCrossing Supply Wishes include: Book Plates in English, Book Release bags in English, Stickers, Stick notes, Bookmarks in English, Econo labels, Tote bags, Jewellery, Wings etc. Anything that supports the BookCrossing Supply store makes me happy :D

(from Sweeps, Wishlist tag games, and RABCKs):

'The PowerBook' by Jeanette Winterson for a Wishlist tag, from crimson-tide
'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood for an RABCK from Lady_Indigo
'Dewey' by Vicki Myron for the one-book-a-month-giveaway from mcsar
'Dancing Girls' by Margaret Atwood for a wishlist tag from crimson-tide
'The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants Official Scrapbook' by Delia Ephron at a BookSwap Meet from zimra
'The Devil Wears Prada' by Lauren Weisberger for an RABCK from Sherlockfan
'The Alchemist' by Michael Scott for a wishlist tag from adrienne10
'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith for a RABCK from anathema-device
'Booky Wook 2' by Russell Brand for a wishlist tag from BNeilsen
'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell for a wishlist tag from Edwardstreet
'The Tent' by Margaret Atwood and 'We are all Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler for an RABCK from kiwiinengland
'Mrs de Winter' by Susan Hill for an RABCK from Nakipa
'The Tarot Workbook' by Emily Peach for an RABCK from LadyIndigo
'Speak its Name' by Kathleen Jowitt as decoy for the International Lesbian Fiction Sweepstake Round 2 from elstaplador
'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from sedna5213
'Wilderness Tips' by Margaret Atwood as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from Arvores
'Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe' by Danny Wallace as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from russbaum
'The Etymologicon' by Mark Forsyth as winner of Wings and Wishlist January 2020 from Lamilla
'No Plot? No Problem!' by Chris Baty for an RABCK from claudia_amorim
'The Complete Polysyllabic Spree' by Nick Hornby, 'When in Rome' by Ngaio Marsh and 'Artists in Crime' by Ngaio Marsh for Wishlist tag/RABCKs from crimson-tide
'My Booky Wook' by Russell Brand, 'Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a fat, lazy slob who did good' by Kevin Smith, 'Paper Towns' by John Green, ' Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell, 'Magnificent Vibration' by Rick Springfield and 'Just Listen' by Sarah Dessen for Wishlist tags from mattandmandy75 and Crazy_Cat_Kid
'The Rules of Gentility' by Janet Mullany for an RABCK from JessicaEby
'The Devil and Miss Prym' by Paulo Coelho for You've Got Mail Sweeps from saskiasosmile
'The Secret Life of Bees' by Sue Monk Kidd as an April book giveaway from Sparkish
'Just Desserts' by Mary Daheim for the You've Got Mail Sweepstakes March 2020 from rubyrebel
'The Seven Chinese Brothers' by Margaret Mahy, 'Small Steps' by Louis Sachar, and 'I Capture The Castle' by Dodie Smith as Wishlist tags from crimson-tide
'Slade House' by David Mitchell for a Wishlist tag from jeniwren
'A Compromising Position' by Carole Matthews for an RABCK from lauraloo29
'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger, book giveaway by Sfogs
'A Street Cat Named Bob' by James Bowen, RABCK from greenbadger
'Carol' by Patricia Highsmith, Wishlist tag from Bookworm-lady
'Trailer Park Fae' by Lilith Saintcrow as Decoy for the Supernatural sweepstake, from emmejo
'The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics' by Olivia Waite from elstaplador
'Spectacles: A Memoir' by Sue Perkins as an RABCK from Sparkish
'The Familiars' by Stacey Halls and 'Where The Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens for Wishlist tags from claudia_amorim
'How to be a Good Wife' by Emma Chapman for March's Book giveaway from Icila
'Just Like Fate' by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young, 'Looking for Alaska' by John Green, 'Letters to the Lost' by Brigid Kemmerer, 'The Natural Way of Things' by Charlotte Wood, 'Normal People' by Sally Rooney from mattandmandy75
'These Witches Don't Burn' by Isabel Sterling, 'The Lollipop Shoes' by Joanne Harris, 'Lady Chatterley's Lover According to Spike Milligan' by Spike Milligan, and 'Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories' by Margaret Atwood by OPPEM birthday group members.
'You Made Me Late Again!' by Pam Ayres and 'The Second Summer of the Sisterhood' by Ann Brashares for Australasian Wishlist tag from xtrdnry.
'Dark Fever' by Karen Marie Moning for my birthday from C_.
'Life: An Exploded Diagram' by Mal Peet for an RABCK from kiwiinengland.
'Dearly' by Margaret Atwood for my birthday from LadyIndigo
'The Heart Goes Last' by Margaret Atwood for my birthday from over_the_moon
'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' by Deborah Moggach for my belated birthday from mcsar
'Eucalyptus' by Murray Bail and 'Gang of Four' by Liz Byrski for the 2021 Australian Literature Sweepstake from keeta1
'No More Boats' by Felicity Castagna for the 2021 Australian Literature Sweepstake from LadyIndigo
'What Alice Forgot' by Liane Moriarty for the 2021 Australian Literature Sweepstake from Edwardstreet
'May We be Forgiven' by A.M. Homes for a Wishlist tag from xtrdnry
'The Last Little Blue Envelope' by Maureen Johnson for an RABCK from Lamilla
'Ammonite' by Nicola Griffith as Decoy of the Lesbian Literature Sweep Round 4 from erishkigal
'Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure' by Joanne Harris for an RABCK from dschinny
'The Shiralee' by D'Arcy Niland for the 2021 Australian Literature Sweep from catsalive
'The Daughters of Artemis' by Lauren Wright Douglas for an RABCK from erishkigal
'Dancing with Mr Darcy' by Sarah Waters for HGG 2020 (extended) from soozreader
'All That I Am' by Anna Funder as winner of the 2021 Australian Literature sweep and 'Fake Baby' by Amy McDaid from kiwiinengland
'Are You Dave Gorman?' by Dave Gorman & Danny Wallace for a Wishlist tag from mattandmandy75
'The Family Tree' by Jane Godwin and 'The Dry' by Jane Harper as winner of the 2021 Australian Literature Sweep from mattandmandy75
'Remembering Babylon' by David Malouf as winner of the 2021 Australian Literature Sweep from mcsar
'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr and 'Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener' by M.C. Beaton as winner of the You've Got Mail Sweepstake from gaboyd
'Exposed: Spring 2014' as winner of the You've Got Mail Sweepstake from hobbit
'How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher's Dog' by Johann Peter Hebel as winner of the You've Got Mail Sweepstake from Delphi_Reader
'Counting Back from Nine' by Valerie Sherrard as winner of the You've Got Mail Sweepstake from lauraloo29
'Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth' by Margaret Atwood as an RABCK from KarenBC
'The Love Parade' by Matthew Branton from the First Lines Book Exchange Round 19 from kizmiaz

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