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From St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom
Joined Friday, May 21, 2010
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"Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens." - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Happy to RABCK any books I have available (or can bump a TBR book up my list for you), if you bookcross them on when you're done.

PMs do sometimes go astray - if I don't reply please try again!

Currently taking part in:

Alphabet VBB round 21:
First Sentences VBB round 20:
Christmas bookbox:

Book Rays/Rings
My Antonia - Willa Cather:
Sue Grafton spiral:
Christmas bookring: (arrived and sent on)
The Man on the Street - Trevor Wood: (sent out)
Tell it to the Bees - Fiona Shaw: (sent out)
A Wanted Man - Robert Parker: (sent out)
The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong - Michael Cawood Green: (sent out)
Bookring with books once on your wishlist: (arrived and sent on)
Favourite book of 2020 roundabout:
Read it, swap it, leave it ring: (arrived and sent on)
Owl and the Lost Boy - Amy Wilson: (sent)
DCI Ryan spiral: (book 2 sent)

I aim to read and review all books sent to me within a year of receiving them (it's currently more like two years). I currently have 132 books TBR. Note to self: don't sign up to any more until this becomes more reasonable!
1/10 132
1/11 126
1/12 133
1/1 135
1/2 131
1/3 134
1/4 133
1/5 139
1/6 138
1/7 135
1/8 133
1/9 135
1/10 137

As my personal challenge to release some of my favourite books ever, I have released the following:
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis -
(put into International VBB - Fiction/Literature)
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams - (wild released)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson - (wild released)
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons - (put into Alphabet VBB)
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman - (sent as RABCK)
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh - (put into Alphabet VBB)
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy - (sent to LightlyBentHalo for a classroom BCZ)
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy - (wild released)
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - (sent as RABCK)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - (wild released)
Watership Down by Richard Adams - (wild released)
The Little Witch by Otfried Preuβler - (sent as RABCK)
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams - (put into Books Beginning with L bookring)
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper - (put into my Christmas Bookbox)

The book that's taken longest to get back to me, after 2years 6 months:

Ipswich Unconvention 2018
Ipswich Unconvention 2018

Loughborough Unconvention 2017
Loughborough Unconvention 2017

Birmingham Convention 2016

BC Convention, Oxford, 10th - 12th April 2015

Books I owe:
Favourite book 2020 - mathgirl40
DCI Ryan (for spiral) - yorkshire-lass

For NSS:
My wishlist is up to date. I enjoy a wide range of genres and am willing to give most things a go but don't enjoy horror or the more violent crime books.
I like dark chocolate, also jelly sweets, and am keen on a variety of fruit teas. I am allergic to almonds.

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