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From York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom
Age 43
Joined Friday, March 7, 2003
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Extended Profile
I'm from North Yorkshire, currently in York, but used to live in Sweden (Karlstad and Linköping) and in Edinburgh. I love Scotland. Mad about Japan. Very interested in Scandinavia. I read books in English and Swedish. Other interests include snailmail, old Hollywood films, travel, languages, history, music, concerts, tea, chocolate, monkeys, dressmaking, taking photos and countless other random things =)

I do put all my books onto bookcrossing, even the ones I'd never want to give away, as I also see this site as a bit of a bookjournal for me. And what I think I want to keep forever today, might not seem so necessary to keep in a couple of years... who knows. I do also have some books on my shelf that have come my way by various routes and I've never read as they're not my taste, and just passed straight on.

I used to be Opheliaphillips on here, but grew out of that old teenager username a long time ago so have updated to my current monkey identity.

I am on bookmooch where I trade some books and I also use goodreads.

I was at the Nottingham UK Uncon September 2011
I gave away Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day for WBN 2012
I was at the Sweden convention in Göteborg April 2013
I was at the Leeds UK uncon 2013
I was at the Finland Tampere convention 2024

Bookrays I have arranged:
The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson - FINISHED 2011
Desert Dawn - Waris Dirie - FINISHED/MIA 2009
The Savage Garden - Mark Mills FINISHED (04/2009)
The Miracles of Santo Fico - D L Smith FINISHED (11/2007)
On the Beach - Nevil Shute FINISHED (07/2007)
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata FINISHED (06/2007)
Love of Fat Men - Helen Dunmore FINISHED (01/2007)
Bookrings I've organised
My Forbidden Face - Latifa FINISHED (09/2008)
Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan FINISHED (03/2008)
A Spy in the House of Love - Anais Nin: Lost in the post (2007)
The Diving-bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby: FINISHED (05/2007)
Kollektivt Självmord - Arto Paalisinna: FINISHED/Fizzled out (04/2007)
The Silence of Islands - N D Williams: FINISHED (06/2006)

Bookrings I’ve taken part in

Death of an Eye - Dana Stabenow 08/23
Home - Julie Myerson 02/10
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shafer & Annie Barrows 08/09
Bitter Sweets - Roopa Farooki 11/08
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg 09/08
Mama Makes Up Her Mind - Bailey White 08/08
Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser 08/08
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali 08/08
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 04/08
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin 03/08
Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult 03/08

The Ringmaster's Daughter by Jostein Gaarder 03/08
Belle de Jour 01/08
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon 01/08
One Thousand Paper Cranes by Takauki Ishii 12/07
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs 10/07
Sarajevo Marlboro by Miljenko Jergovic 08/07
The Yankee Girl - Kyusun Chung 07/07
Illumination Night - Alice Hoffman 06/07
101 Things you didn't know about Jane Austen - Patrice Hannon 06/07
Jane Austen: The World of her Novels - Deirdre Le Faye 06/07
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult 05/07
Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult 03/07
Buried Treasure: Travels Through the Jewel Box - Victoria Finlay 03/07
Anita and Me - Meera Syal 02/07
The Palm-Wine Drinkard - Amos Tutuola 02/07
Talk to the Hand – Lynne Truss 12/06
Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones 12/06
Paradise – A L Kennedy 11/06
The Bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad 07/06
The Teahouse on Mulberry Street – Sharon Owens 06/06

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