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From Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom
Age 42
Joined Sunday, August 22, 2004
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I'm a 26-year-old teacher of French and Spanish, living in Sheffield, England. I've loved reading for as long as I can remember - we used to make weekly trips to the library when I was a child and I would always take out the maximum number of books I could (14, I think!) and would have finished them by the following week, to the astonishment of our local librarian! I don't have as much time for reading now, but I always have a book with me so I grab the chance whenever I have a spare moment, and I nearly always read a bit before I go to bed, however tired I am.

My other major passion is travelling - I've travelled around Europe quite extensively and have lived in Canada and Iceland, as well as travelling around the USA and Canada for a few months. I also love listening to music, cooking, photography (I develop my own black & white photos when I have time) and cinema.

I usually have some books available for anyone who wants them, I'm happy to either swap them if you have a book available that I'd like to read, or to just send them to you, so just send me a message if I have a book you're interested in. There aren't many on the list right now cos I moved house recently and took all my available books at a local bookcrossing meetup beforehand so I didn't have to take them all with me, but hopefully my available list will start to build up again soon.

It's hard to say what kind of books I like best because I tend to like authors rather than particular genres, but you can see my wishlist HERE.

I'm also looking out for books by the following authors:
- Chrystine Brouillet
- Philip Pullman (except Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife or The Amber Spyglass)
- Gabrielle Roy
- Caroline B Cooney (except Freeze Tag or The Snow)

I'm also interested in books on cookery (preferably vegetarian or food from a particular region, e.g. Thai or Italian), on teaching languages or teaching in general, on travel (biography/memoir types rather than guidebooks) and on Canadian culture/history. I'd really like more books in French as well, so if you have any you don't want any more then let me know. If you have a book that isn't on my wanted lists but that you think I'd like, feel free to recommend it to me - I'm always on the lookout for new books!

I've just started my first bookray, for The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad. It turned out to be ridiculously popular and more than 20 people wanted to join in, so apologies to those who ended up towards the end of the was first come, first served! If anyone else wants to join, feel free to send me a PM with your location and shipping preferences and I'll add you to the might be a while before it gets to you though!
When you receive the book, please make a journal entry so the sender knows it got to you OK, and it would be great if you could try not to hang onto it for too long cos otherwise this bookray will take years! When you finish with it, send a PM to the person after you on the list and ask for their address so you can pass it on. Keep us posted with what you think of the book and where it is - hopefully it'll make it all the way around to the last person on the list!

Here is the order it will travel in:
1. Pennywhistler (London, England) <--- sent 2nd Feb 06
2. Celticstar (Shropshire, England)
3. Merimag (Shropshire, England)
4. Skunkie86 (Milan, Italy)
5. Butterfly-noir (Lisbon, Portugal)
6. OpheliaPhillips (North Yorkshire, England)
7. Jaycee1972 (Alfreton, Derbyshire, England)
8. Abrokenstarr (Hertfordshire, England)
9. Fantasyman (Hertfordshire, England)
10. Hollyberry (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)
11. Antheras (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
12. Katiesmama (Florida, USA)
13. Shpriz1 (New York, USA)
14. Tobysrus (Massachusetts, USA)
15. Dospescados (New York, USA)
16. Lemongrass (Illinois, USA)
17. Octoberskye (Massachusetts, USA)
18. Lobodyke (Kentucky, USA)
19. Surfenkitten (New Jersey, USA)
20. Nancyluvsbooks (Mississippi, USA)
21. Sherria (Connecticut, USA)
22. Tiatia (Virginia, USA)
23. Aramena (Oklahoma, USA)
24. Bigjohnlefty (Iowa, USA)

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