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From Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom
Age 43
Joined Friday, February 11, 2005
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I'm oliveoyle.

I've been BookCrossing for nearly two years now and I absolutely love it. I've wild released quite a few books, though without much success, I'm afraid. But I don't let that stop me! I live and work in Sheffield (UK) but I've got friends dotted around the country and a few overseas so I try to release books wherever I go!

On a more personal, getting-to-know-me level: I studied English Literature at university and I work in publishing, which has always been my ambition so I'm happy as a pig in poo! I'm an avid reader but I don't spend all my time with my head in a book (honest!) - I also like going out to the boozer with mates, going to gigs and festivals, eating out, visiting new places in the UK and abroad, and going to the theatre. I like cats, music, wine and my bed. I dislike war, small mindedness and peas.

That's all from me!


NB. Due to financial circumstances I am having to cut down on the amount of book swaps I do and the bookrings/book boxes/book relays I join. I will, however, continue to participate in the bookrings, book relays and book boxes I have already joined. If you fancy something off my Available list feel free to PM me, although please be aware that it maybe a "no". If I can, I'll swap for something off your Available list or the price of postage.

Currently reading:
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

A Few Faves:
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Riders, Rivals and Polo all by Jilly Cooper
Glastonbury: An oral history of the Music, Mud and Magic by Crispin Aubrey and John Shearlaw
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Margrave of the Marshes by John Peel and Sheila Ravenscroft
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell" target="_blank"> width=124 height=175 border=0 alt="The WeatherPixie">

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I believe you belong in Pride and Prejudice; a
world of satire and true love. A world where
everything is crystal clear to the reader, and
yet where new things seem to be happening all
the time. You belong in a world where your
free-thought puts you above the silly masses,
and where bright eyes and intelligence are
enough to attract the arrogant
millionaire/prejudiced young woman of your

Which Classic Novel do You Belong In?
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