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Age 36
Joined Saturday, December 27, 2003
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Extended Profile
I don't update my profile with my list of books read any more - now I used GoodReads instead. I can't ever remember or imagine a life without reading. I always have one book or another on the go, and I love getting and giving advice about good books.
I'm a TEFL teacher and teacher trainer, generally teaching English abroad. I've taught in Borneo, Paraguay, Brno in the Czech Republic and Sevastopol, Crimea and have trained teachers in many different countries. I was in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK from 2011-2013, during which time I volunteered at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. I'm now working as Director of Studies at a language school in Poland. I love teaching and learning new languages.

Baby Got Book by Sir Read-a-lot

I like big books and I cannot lie!
You other readers can't deny,
That when a book gets made full of itty-bitty text,
And a papery thing in your face,
You want to know what happens next,
’Cos you go at your own pace,
Even when I need some feeding,
I'm hooked and I can't stop reading!
By Savager - Thanks!

I have a blog, mostly dedicated to teaching, but with other things on there too.

I would love to read anything even vaguely travel related - the travel bug has bitten deep. :) Ich liebe auch auf Deutsch zu lesen und zu hoeren. J'aime aussi lire et ecouter en francais. Leo y escucho los (audio)libros espanyoles! Ctu maly knihy v cestinu ;) Czytam po polsku (a little!)" alt="Bookcrossing UK Unconvention, Birmingham, 30 June to 2 July 2006 - I was there!!" hspace="5" vspace="5" border="2" align="right">
I went to the BCUK Unconventions in Birmingham on the 17th July 2004 and 2nd July 2005. Thank you Steve and everyone else who made these such memorable days - I will never again be short of something to read!
The 2006 Uncon was on July 1st, again in Birmingham. This time it is LyzzyBee, perfect-circle, caffcaff and (someone else who I embarrassingly can't remember!) :s who are to be thanked - another brilliant day! :)
The meets were organised through the Book Crossing UK Yahoo chat site. Join BookcrossingUK for uk crossers to chat, join rings and rays, arrange RABCK's and have fun.

I was also at the Official Convention in London, April 2008. Thanks to netstation and molyneux for organising it all!

My Wish List

TY Cliff.

Long-distance travellers!
Where your wings are - David Almond; currently in Finland (18/6/08)
Nerve - Dick Francis; picked up in Durham, England...released in Ecuador!
Some of my wild catches - Those with a * in front show where people have joined Bookcrossing after finding the book
Hamlet - Shakespeare; at the Globe Theatre in London
Loadsa Jokes!; A1
City of Light - Lauren Belfer; in Durham
Night Without End - Alistair Maclean; in Durham
A pocket full of rye - Agatha Christie; Durham Police Station entrance
A flower that's free - Sarah Harrison; St. John's Ambulance Training Centre, Meadowfield, Durham
The Pizza Connection; New Inn, Durham
Come fish with me - J G Johnston; Castle, Barnard Castle
Love's Choices - Penny Jordan; Elvet Riverside, Durham
Sinner takes all - Wade Miller; Barnard Castle
Rachel's Holiday - Marion Keyes; Eldon Square Car Park, Newcastle
Talking to Addison - Jenny Colgan; LM Overton Opticians, Wolverhampton (2 year gap between release and journal entry!)
A Scientific Romance - Ronald Wright; Kingsgate Bridge, Durham
Thai Horse - William Diehl; Durham
The Year of the Virgins - Catherine Cookson; Langley Moor
Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown; Kensington, London
The Asking Price - Jessica Stirling; Durham
The World's Greatest Mistakes - Nigel Blundell; Trevelyan College, Durham
Detective Stories: Poirot, Miss Marple and others - Agatha Christie; Train from London to Durham (Not strictly a wild catch, as it was passed on, but since MaddyMaddison joined, I put it on the list!)
Palm Beach - Pat Booth; Durham (can't remember where!)
Marnie - Winston Graham; Durham Railway Station
*Undercover Cowboy - Beverly Bird; Suma's hairdressers, Langley Moor, Durham
*The Beachcomber - Josephine Cox; Souter Lighthouse, Marsden
*Discovering Britain: Where to see the best of our countryside - AA; can't remember where I left it (oops!)
*The Taproots of Falconhurst - Ashley Carter; Boat to the Farne Islands
*Cause Celeb - Helen Fielding; Royal Albert Hall, London
*Wild Mountain Thyme - Rosamunde Pilcher; Durham Train Station
*English Wild Animals: Tales from a Woodland - J. Fairfax-Blakeborough; Housestead's Fort, Northumberland; journalled in Tucson, Arizona!
Maggie Rowan - Catherine Cookson; University Health Centre, Durham
Lessons from the Golf Greats - David Leadbetter; Raglan Castle, Wales
*Life of Pi - Yann Martel; Durham Gilesgate Sports College
*The Gift - Danielle Steele; left at Durham Bus Station, caught in Mallorca!
Getting Home - Celia Brayfield; Tesco, Wellington, Shropshire
The Blue Bedroom - Rosamunde Pilcher; ILC International House Brno
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling ; Bratislava, Slovakia
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson; Durham, UK

The Pursuit of Happiness - Douglas Kennedy; Newcastle (released by perfect-circle and found two and a half years later!)
Hornet Flight - Ken Follett; Birmingham (released by weebly and found 3 years later!)

Double jumpers
Night Watch - Sarah Waters; in South America
Down Under - Bill Bryson; in Durham

Triple jumpers
**Baby Animals (A portrait of the animal world) - Paul Sterry; Sainsbury's, Alnwick; then Llandudno; then Llandudno

My personal reading record (via Google Docs)

You can also find me on Goodreads.

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