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From Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia
Age 60
Joined Tuesday, July 7, 2009
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Feb 2014- If you are waiting for a book from me (and it may have been quite a while), please send me a pm to remind me of the book and your address. I have caught up with some but I do still have a few older books I am sorry I am still behind but the good news is I am in a reading zone lately.

Books I'm reading now:
A Suitable Boy - (I wish I had started this one but I havent yet but I am keeping itup here on this list so that I eventually do get to it)
Indian Givers (3/4 way through)
Saving Fish from Drowning (1/2 way through - I know I owe this book as part of a book ring - I hope to finish it soon)

Other rings or rays with me
The Great Indian Novel
Mr Rosembaums List.

Books read in 2014
The lies of Locke Lamora
Like bees to honey by Caroline Smailes
Lirael by Garth Nix
Whale Rider
Magicians end by Raymond Feist
A crown Imperilled by Raymond Feist
A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond Feist
Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier
Assassins Quest by Robin Hobb
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Books read in 2013
sarahs Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Breath, eyes, memory by Edwidge Danticat
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin
Monster A Lee Martinez
The road Cormac McCarthy
After dark Haruki marakuma
The quintessential Bird the Art of Betty Temple Watts by Viola Temple Watts

Books read in 2012
Hearts blood. By Juliet Marillier
Heart if darkness by Joseph Conrad
Troll A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo bookring from ruzena
Bodies in a Bookshop
An Unequal Music by Vikram Seth (rabck from ApoloniaX)
The Slap (book ring)

Books read in 2011
The BookSeller of Kabul
When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs (book ring)
The Tree Bride (part of asian vbb)
The White Tiger (book put into one of the Asian Vbbs)
Red Dog (Book I put into the Global VBB)
Hullaballoo in the Guava Orchard ( abook I put in the south asian vbb)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ( a book ray)
Creatures of the Night by Neil Gaiman, Michael Zuli (book ring)
Half of a Yellow Sun ( a book I put in to the African VBB)
The Big Sleep ( a bookring)
The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen (bookray)
A Mercy by Toni Morrison (bookray)
The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (bookring)
Kennedys Brain by Henning Mankell (a book I put into the African VBB)
The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez (an asian vbb book)
This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Anata Toer (a book I put into the south east asian VBB)
Maru by Bessie Head (a book annimanni sent me as part of the african vbb)
Sputnik Sweatheart by Haruki Murikami ( a book I put in the Japanese VBB)
The Caliph's House by Tahir Shah (a book I put in the Afican VBB)
The Cave by Kate Mosse ( a quick read bookring)
The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy ( a bookray)
Children of Light by Rob Smith ( a rabck from Minesayn)
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn (bookring)
Books read since the start of the new financial year:
The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
McGowan's Rob Smith (RABCK from Minesayn)
The Heretics Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Try it again, Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz (a stowaway rabck)
The Constant Princess (bookring)
The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler (book ring)
Tins (bookring)
Dictionary of Macqaio (a book I put in the east asian vbb)
Surprised by Joy by Maurice Saxby (Travelling in Lisagt's kids & YA bookbag)
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Travelling in Lisagt's kids & YA bookbag)
A First Look at Whales by Millicent E Selsam and Joyce Hunt (Travelling in Lisagt's kids & YA bookbag)
Nowhere Man by Alesander Hamon
A short History of Tractors in Ukranian ( a rabck to me and also into the Global VBB)
the Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan ( the book came to me as part or the RABCK im memory of Kalman and I have put it into the East Asian VBB)
The Red Leather Diary by Lily (bookring)
Mr Muo's Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie (book I put in the East Asian VBB)
Lost Boy Lost Girl by Peter Straub (book ring)
What I Loved by Siri Husvedt (bookray)
Miss Chopsticks by Xinran (book I put in the east asian VBB)
Marrying Buddha by Wei Hui (book I put into the east asian VBB)
UFO in Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo (book I put into the east asian vbb)
Delhi is Not Far by Ruskin Bond (book from the asian vbb)
Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey (bookring)
The Italian Romance (book I put in the global VBB)
Disgrace by JM Coetzee (bookring)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Book ring)
Animals People by Indra Sinha (book I put in the contemporary asian vbb)

Books read since my summer holidays:
Too soon old, Too Late Smart by Gordon Livingston (a surprise rabck)
How I became a Nun by Cesar Aira (bookray)
Alanna, The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (first in a book spiral)
The Alchemist's Daughter by Katherine McMahon (a rabck prize)
The Secret Life of Bees (June book of the month bookclub read)
Love and Vertigo by Hsu-Ming Teo (book I put into the Asian VBB)
Alice I have Been by Melanie Benjamin (bookring)
The Wide Sargasso Sea (bookring)
The Queen's Fool by Phillipa Gregory (bookring)
Bless Me Ultima ( a book I bought for the May bookclub read)
Short Border Handbook by Gazmend Kapllani (bookring)
Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (book ring)
The Insufficiency of Maps by Nora Pierce (one I put into the Two Worlds VBB)
The Godmother by Mercedes Lackey (a book ring)
Desirable Daughters (another one I put into the South Asian VBB)
The 39 Steps by John Buchan ( a suprise rabck fom Cat207)
The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (rabck from Keeta1)
Difficult Daughters by Manjur Kapur (a book I put into the South Asian VBB)
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri ( a book I put into the South Asian VBB)
Sexing the Cherry by Jeannette Winterson (rabck from Keeta1)
The Road Home by Rose Tremain (bookring)
The Book of Proper Names by Amelia Nothomb (bookray)
Autobiography of a Geisha by Saho Masuda (book I put into the Contemporary Asian VBB)
Being Emily by Anne Donovan - bookring
Jonathon Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach(came in Mozettes Book Baggy - read and sent on)
Startling Moon by Liu Hung (a book I put into the Contemporary Asian VBB (I think))
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (bookray)-
Maidenhome by Ding Xiaoqi (book of short stories - I put into the contemporary Asian VBB)
Twitterature by Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin (I bought this one this week because I couldn't resist - it's very funny & now sent on as part of the rabck weird book exchange)

Books I read while on holidays at the beach - 2010:

Heartsblood by Juliet Marillier (A Christmas present from my daughters)
One Moonlight Night by Caradog Pritchard (bookray)
Send Bygraves by Martha Grimes (Bookray)
McGowans Call by Rob Smith (Part of the New year Calendar exchange from Minesayn)
Rattling the Cages by Morag Kirk (A book of short stories I bought at the Dover (Tas) Post Office because I know the author and her daughter was in my class at school. The author emigrated from Scotland and has a wicked (quirky)sense of humour.)
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (Bookring)
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh ( a book I put into the Contemporary Asian VBB)
The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ( a book I put into the contemporary Asian VBB)
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn (book ray)
Mr Snow (Mr Men) by Roger Hargreaves (a RABCK from yorkshirelass)
The Sea by John Banville (a RABCK from ApoloniaX)
The Secret Life of Cows by Glen Wexler (part of the 12days of xmas bookcrossing rabck from chicagoguy5049)
Fup by Jim Dodge - a book ray
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xialo Guo ( a book I put into the Contemporary Asian VBB)
The Tiger By the River by Ravi Shankar Etteth ( a book I put into the Contemporary Asian VBB)
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich (a surprise from Elddau 1)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (from my mothers shelf)

I enjoy reading all kinds of books, although in the last 2 or 3 years the majority of books I have read have been fantasy books. More recently I have read a lot of books sent in Asia by virtues of the VBBs I joined. My sister has a large collection of fantasy and I have been working my way through her library. About two years ago I read my way through all of Raymond Feist's books. Although there is a new one just out - so I am saving up for that one. I also enjoy books by Sara Douglass, Karen Miller, Anne Bishop, Kate Forsyth and Fiona McIntosh.

I have read quite a few crime, action and detective books also, I enjoy James Patterson, John Grisham and Janet Evanovich.

I also like to read some classics, biographies and feel good books and some books written for teenagers are great reads, for example John Marsden and Melina Marchetta write great stories which I can't put down.

Book Ray Rings Boxes, Bags and Spirals I am participating in:

First Line Virtual Book Box - round 2 - CollectorKerri - Three books arrived - (three sent on their way)
Three Cups of Tea Aus only book ring - McBeff - received, read and sent on
OxTail Book Spiral (Earth, Air, Fire & Water) - deludeddaydream - all receved and returned
Lost Book of Salem - Lisagt (read and sent on - a great book I thoroughly enjoyed)
Legends - Bindibooks
Bartmimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud Bookray - Urla
The Elegance of the Hedgehog bookray - AJsmom
Bodies in a Bookshop by RT Campbell bookray - GoryDetails
Song of the lioness books by Tamora Pierce - Bluemchenblatt first one read and sent on
An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton - Tsjara
Candy by Luke Davis - MooMoo1977
Lost Boy Lost Girl by Peter Straub - Bookworm Lady - read and sent on
One Moonlit Night by Caradog Pritchard -Thelostbook - read and sent on
The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld ray - fairy-dust
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey - received and read - on its way again
Black Boxes by Caroline Smailes - L1nda - read and sent on again

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