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From Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom
Age 39
Joined Friday, September 19, 2008
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*Just a little note to apologise that my reading has slowed down as of late but I plan on getting back to normal now. The wedding went perfectly as did the honeymoon but it left little time for reading. Mrs Murray is now back on track, thank you to you all for your patience*

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Total number of 1001 books read in 2013;


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Hi everyone and thanks for checking out my shelf. I'm Danielle, I'm now 28 and have been bookcrossing for nearly 5 years. I joined when I was 23 hence my screen-name. I've had a love of books since I could read and bug everyone with my habit, reading instead of listening and talking almost constantly about my current book. I have my own house now and even have my own little library (which is not so little anymore as it's spreading throughout the house). My better half found an article about book crossing in the newspaper and I promptly signed up and find myself getting more and more addicted every day. I love bookmarks too, and have a large collection, now from around the world. I love anything colourful too so have a rather bright kitchen.

The few wild releases I have made have me checking every few days for journals, but alas not much luck so far but I'm not giving up hope.

I took part in World Book Night 2011 and distributed my chosen book, 'Love in the Time of Cholera', around my local city centre. No catches yet but I did see several very interested people take this wonderful book home. I also took part in World Book Night 2013 and gave away copies of 'Treasure Island' to the children at the nursery where I work. Still no journal entries but I know that some children are really enjoying reading with their parents and siblings.

I am willing to exchange and I do so often, if there's anything that catches your eye just PM me and we'll sort something out although my available list is small as my reading is rather dictated by the 1001 BYMRBYD list.

At the moment I am trying ferociously to read all possible books of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (all 3 editions). I am currently standing at around 400 but I am making slow and steady progress.

I am participating in soffitta1's UK and EU 1001 VBB's so a lot of my 1001 library books are waiting in those for new readers.

1001 Library Books available from me (just PM me if you're interested)

* Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Loius De Bernieres
* Dead Air - Iain Banks
* The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder
* The Street of Crocodiles - Bruno Schulz
* The Romantics - Pankaj Mishra
* Dom Casmurro - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
* Rashomon - Ryunosuke Akutagawa
* A Light Comedy - Eduardo Mendoza
* Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
* No One Writes to the Colonel - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
* The Fox - DH Lawrence
* Marya - Joyce Carol Oates
* The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
* Eugenie Grandet - Honore De Balzac
* The Shadow Lines - Amitav Ghosh
* The Royal Game - Stefan Zweig
* All Souls - Javier Marias
* The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

(There are many others camping on Mt TBR which I will get to soon)

That's about it for now, can't really think of much else to say. If there are any questions regarding my available list and a book you would like just PM me, and I will most probably send it along, there's nothing better than sharing with fellow book crossers.

And to all you avid book readers out there, happy reading.

* Currently reading*

The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco(1001 Library Book)
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (1001 Book on my Phone)
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (1001 Kindle File)

*1001 Bookrings currently reading*

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visited 17 states (7.55%)
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Bookrings of mine which have stalled;

The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway *(WickedWordz)*
The Talk of the Town - Ardal O'Hanlon *(Bibliocrates)*

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