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From Heathfield, South Australia Australia
Age 63
Joined Sunday, July 24, 2005
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I was given wings again thanks to smajd86 I am not sure what I did to deserve them, but a HUGE thankyou anyway.

My Wish List (thanks Cliff)

I guess being 47 I now have to admit what my mother has been telling me for a while, I am middle aged- no maybe I don't have to admit it I think I prefer to live in denial. I live in the Adelaide Hills, an area I adore for its weather and gardens, with a husband and two sons and a daughter. I am a teacher and librarian and over adore ( to quote my son) reading. I am a keen science fiction and fantasy reader. I also read a lot of children's and young adult books, I find it really helpful to keep up with current books for my students. I have piles of books all over the place at home and in my classroom. For the moment I have stopped posting overseas apart from rings I have signed up for due to the horrendous postage. This will probably change in the future.

Books Read in 2007

Books Read in 2006

Rays and Rings I have started

The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Rays and Rings I am Participating in

As Always Jack : A Wartime Love Story by Emma Sweeney hosted by jessibud
Balzac and the Little Chinese Princess by Sijie Dai hosted by Gorgeous Glo completed
The Pull of the Moon byElizabeth Berghosted by jessibud completed
Storyteller's Daughter by Saira Shah hosted by jessibud completed
The Price of Honor by Jan Godwin hosted by mrsordonez
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney hosted by cordelia-anne completed
Q's Legacy by Helene Hanff hosted by jessibud
Children of My Heart by Gabrielle Roy hosted by Ibis 3 completed
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden hosted by beatrice-s completed
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian hosted by Paige Turner 124 completed
Snowy's Journal #1hosted by Snowy652completed
They who do not grieve by Sia Figiel hosted by boreal completed
On Beauty by Zadie Smith hosted by bookworm-BNE completed
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian hosted by quinnsmom completed
Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredricksson hosted by stormon
Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing hosted by hunnyb
The Aguero Sisters by Cristina Garcia hosted by laura0141completed
Story Wallah edited by Shyam Selvadurai hosted by hobbit
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides hosted by SqueakyChu

Which HP Kid Are You?

5 Books 5 Countries 5 Continents Reading Challenge

1. USA- Coraline-by Neil Gaiman
2. Canada- Children of my Heart by Gabrielle Roy
3. Mexico- Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
4. Puerto Rica- Firefly Summer by Pura Belpre
5. Dominican Republic- How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents- Julia Alvarez
1. Hong Kong- The Feng Shui Detective by Nury Vittachi
2. Iran- Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
3. Japan- After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
4. Korea- Aloft by Chang Rae Lee
5. Malaysia- Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
1. Germany- A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka
2. Italy- I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
3. Spain- The Legend of the Wandering King by Laura Gallego Garcia
4. Norway- Through A Glass Darkly- Jostein Gaarder
5. England- Goodnight Mr Tom- Michelle Magorian
1. Guinea- The African Child by Camara Laye
2. Nigeria- Purple Hibiscus by Chamamanda Ngozi Adiche
3. Somalia- Desert Flower- Waris Dirie
4. Morocco- The Harem Within by Fatima Mernissi
5. Tanzania- The Princess who lost her hair bt Tololwa M. Mollel
Australia and Oceania
1. Australia-Victor's Quest by Pamela Freeman
2. Cook Island- Legends by Jon Jonassen
3. Samoa- They Who do not Grieve- Sia Fiegel
4. New Zealand-Teacher by
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