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From Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway
Age 47
Joined Tuesday, July 4, 2006
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You think you used to see me around the forums, but now ... not so much?
Correctly observed; my retirement from non-book-related forum activity here is effective from June -08. No longer worth it.
You know who you are: Mission accomplished, big man. Hope you're real proud of yourself.


I'm not sure where my very first pair of wings came from, but THANK YOU to whoever's behind it. :-) (Findabair, you were the #1 suspect ... !!)
I have no idea where my second pair of wings came from either (on March 7th, my mom's birthday :-) but again, THANK YOU, my mysterious benefactor ... !! :-)
My third pair of wings appeared mysteriously on May 14th. Thank you, mystery winger!!! :-)
Surprise - wings again on November 16th!! Thank you, whoever you are!! :-)
March 2nd: I've got wings again! OMG! :-D Thank you so much to someone out there ... !!! :-)
April 5th: Someone's wung me again!! Wow! Thank you so much!!
August 24th: I've been wung! Five minutes ago! :-o Someone must like me. :-) Thank you, whoever you are!!


I'm 35 years old.
I live in Oslo, the capital of Norway, in a two-bedroom apartment decorated in an eclectic sort of IKEA meets flea market style.
I love chocolate.
I keep freshwater turtles. I have 2.0.0. Chinemys reevesii (Herman and Henrik) and 1.0.0. Trachemys scripta elegans (Raphael). The picture shows my littlest turtle Hadrian who became ill and died unexpectedly in late August -07. :-(
I like to travel and to see new places.
I like to play board games and card games.
I'm a big fan of Keanu Reeves, ElfQuest, The Phantom of the Opera, and the even more fantastic opera musical Which Witch.
My favorite author is Terry Pratchett. My favorite book is 'The Count of Monte Christo'.
I love movies. My all-time favorite movie is 'Gone with the Wind'.
I LOVE the Eurovision Song Contest ... !! This year's big night was Saturday, May 29th. It was extra fun because it was right here in Oslo. Yay for Düsseldorf 2011!!

Before BookCrossing, I usually read mostly fantasy and science fiction, along with some nonfiction - mostly WWII and turtle books in 2006, for some reason - but since becoming an active BCer, I've started reading a much more varied selection of literature. :-)


Books I am currently reading:

'My Elvis Blackout' by Simon Crump
'Nürnberg-intervjuene' by Leon Goldensohn
'Kjære Voltaire' by Margit Volsø

'The Wasp Factory' by Iain Banks LOST!! TEMPORARILY ... ??

'Medinas juvel' by Sherry Jones, read by Anna-Maria Käll

Books read in 2010 (most recent on top, books listed under month in which finished)
'Släpp inte taget' by Harlan Coben AUDIO
'Monster' by Knut Nærum AUDIO
'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' by Muriel Spark
'Tapte døtre' by Xinran
'Darkly Dreaming Dexter' by Jeff Lindsay
'Appelsinpigen' by Jostein Gaarder
'Åpent sinn eller høl i hue?' by Dyrendal/Pettersen/Søderlind, eds.
'Luftslottet som sprengtes' by Stieg Larsson AUDIO
'Kong Leopolds arv' by Adam Hochschild
'Reven var alt dengang jeger' by Herta Müller
'The Monk' by Matthew Lewis
'Babettes gjestebud' by Karen Blixen
'Jenta som lekte med ilden' by Stieg Larsson AUDIO
'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House'
by Kate Summerscale
'Slaves and Obsession' by Anne Perry AUDIO
'Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land' by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
'Regnbogane' by Olav H Hauge
'Musketerene tyve år etter', volume 1, by Alexandra Dumas
'Kurtby' by Erlend Loe AUDIO
'Affliction' by Russell Banks
'Veien følger hjertet' by Iselin B Alvestad AUDIO
'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Penguin 60)
'Åndenes hus' by Isabel Allende AUDIO
'Fred & Rose' by Howard Sounes
'Swastika Night' by Katharine Burdekin
'Geek Love' by Katherine Dunn
'Stalingrad' by Antony Beevor AUDIO
'The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters' by GW Dahlquist
'Ved elven Massacre' by Edwidge Danticat
'Duty and Desire' by Pamela Aidan
'The Complete Phantom of the Opera' by George Perry
'Menn som hater kvinner' by Stieg Larsson AUDIO
'Slepe rundt på døde dyr' by Hans Sande
'The Way Through the Snow' by Lian Hearn
'What Should I Do If Reverend Billy Is In My Store?' by Bill Talen
'De dødes tjern' by Bernhard Borge AUDIO
'Natt til fjerde november' by Karin Fossum
'Seierherrene' by Roy Jacobsen AUDIO
'De profundis' by Oscar Wilde
'Talking with Serial Killers' by Christopher Berry-Dee
'Inkheart' by Cornelia Funke
'Dette blendende fravær av lys' by Tahar ben Jelloun
'When We Were Orphans' by Kazuo Ishiguro AUDIO
'American Eve' by Paula Uruburu
'Death of a Nobody' by Georges Simenon (a Penguin 60)
'Svik' by Karin Alvtegen
'Tennyson's Gift' by Lynne Truss
'Skygge' by Karin Alvtegen AUDIO
'Dead Ends' by Michael Reynolds
'Making Money' by Terry Pratchett
'Den lille prinsen' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry AUDIO
'Twitterature' by Aciman/Rensin
'Men ikke hvis det gjelder din datter' by Jan Guillou AUDIO
'Rør himlen' by Susan Madison
'Bartleby' by Herman Melville (a Penguin 60)
'Trankebar' by Yngvar Ustvedt
'Perfect Happiness' by Rachel Billington
'Kunzelmann & Kunzelmann' by Carl-Johan Vallgren AUDIO
'The Maltese Falcon' by Dashiell Hammett
'QuixotiQ' by Ali al Saeed

Books read in 2009 here.
134 printed books, 36,389 pages.
54 audiobooks.
Books read in 2008 here.


Bookrings/rays I am hosting (all open unless otherwise noted; PM to join):
'Egalias døtre' by Gerd Brantenberg BOOK IS WITH AHAVA
'The Bomber' by Liza Marklund BOOK IS WITH LEMONITSA
'Katharina Blums tapte ære' by Heinrich Böll BOOK IS WITH LUNACIA
'Spares' by Michael Marshall Smith' BOOK IS WITH FINDABAIR
'Ligge i grønne enger' by Anne B Ragde (audio) BOOK IS WITH SEMLASSON
'Fatherland' by Robert Harris BOOK IS WITH ANADYOMENE
'Ute' by Natsuo Kirino BOOK IS WITH STAB92
'Som om jag inte vore där' av Slavenka Drakulic BOOK IS WITH FINDABAIR
'Brideshead Revisited' by Evelyn Waugh (audio!!) BOOK IS WITH LUNACIA
'The Fifth Child' by Doris Lessing BOOK IS WITH FTARAZU
'Cold Comfort Farm' by Stella Gibbons BOOK IS WITH JANNIKE
Shark Attack!! 2 books + journal w/DVD 5/5 1ST BOOK IS ON THE ROAD!
'Join Me' by Danny Wallace BOOK IS WITH LUNACIA
'Mystic River' by Dennis Lehane BOOK IS WITH SKYFIRE20
'Gör vad ni vill men döda henne inte' BOOK IS WITH BAMP
'When the Emperor Was Divine' by Julie Otsuka
'Half Gone' by Jeremy Leggett
Abigail Reynolds 5 book spiral (Pride & Prejudice sequels)
'Chasing Ghosts' by Paul Rieckhoff WILL BE OFFERED SOON ...
'1066 and All That' by Sellar & Yeatman TBR
'Vanunu. Hans kamp og kampen for ham' by Fredrik S Heffermehl TBR
'The Odyssey' by Homer TBR
'The Long Ships' by Frans G Bengtsson
'Silke' by Alessandro Baricco (6 readers! :-)
'Villskudd' by Gudmund Vindland (1 reader)

Bookrings/rays I am participating in (title of book + hosted by):
'The Gun Seller' (samulli) 12/16 BOOK IS READ
'Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (shpriz1) 9/9 AM 10TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
'How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World' (miketrollstigen) NOT SURE WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THIS BOOK ...
Various Jane Austen sequels (ktwalker) AM 3RD IN SPIRAL. 6TH BOOK IS READ
'Freakonomics' (laura0141) 12/14 BOOK IS 'READ'
'The Kite Runner' (deepdowne) AM NEXT IN LINE BUT RING SEEMS STALLED ...
'Mansfield Revisited' (AgnesXNitt) AM NEXT IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
'At Swim, Two Boys' (ealasaidmae) THINKING OF SKIPPING ...
'Now All We Need Is A Title' (rumble-bee) 9/9 AM 11TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
'Lirael' (AliceF) 9/9 AM 4TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
6 Tales of the City books (AliceF) AM 4TH? 5TH? IN THIS SPIRAL. 6TH BOOK IS READ
'Unusually Stupid Americans' (brewster13) 9/9 AM 9TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
??? 'The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action' (Bluestocking88)
'Pulp Friction' (Jare) 9/9 AM 4TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
'The Accidental Office Lady' (SKingList) 9/9 AM 5TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
'The Mayne Inheritance' (Hearth-Crafter) 9/9 AM 6TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
'Enslaved by Ducks' (appaloosatb) 4/23 BOOK IS READ AND READY TO BE PASSED ON
'Vampyre. The Secret History of Lord Byron' (taniazed) 9/9 AM 6TH AND LAST ON THIS RING
'Talk to the Hand' (Ilios) 9/9 AM 8TH IN LINE FOR THIS BOOK
??? funsour's add-to journal (funsour)
'The Gift of Rain (Heaven-Ali) 2/20 BOOK IS READ
'History Without the Boring Bits' (taniazed)
'Giving. How Each of Us Can Change the World' - audio (MicheleReads) 12/9 BOOK IS 'READ'
'The Blue-Eyed Salaryman' (SKingList)
'Prairie Springs' (LRWilliamson) 7/27 BOOK IS READ AND READY TO BE PASSED ON
'Letter to a Christian Nation' (flambard) 9/13 BOOK IS READ
'My Father's Keeper' (AmyMS88)
'Peony in Love' (pennydainty) I AM LAST ON THIS RAY
'Geek Love' (spaceystacey)
'The United States of Wal-Mart' (??) 1/30 BOOK IS READ
'Inkheart' (imawinn2)
'Grotesque' (MooMoo1977) 8/24 BOOK IS READ
'Night' - audio (FeistyPom2Love)

Bookrings/rays I have participated in & completed (title of book + hosted by):
'Fire in the Turtle House' (2012)
'Jenny' (Deepswamp)
'Brev till en bokhandel' av Helene Hanff (Findabair)
'We Need to Talk About Kevin' (Perdue)
'The Shadow of the Wind' (redhouse)
'House of Bush, House of Saud' (FeralReader)
'Asperns brev och Skruvens vridning' (mariabokmal)
'Natten innan de hängde Ruth Ellis' audio (stormon)
'Classics. A Very Short Introduction' (Gothmarcus)
'Birdwing' (Minerva101)
'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (totoroandmei)
'Black Rain' (totoroandmei)
'Sucka mitt hjärta men brist dock ej' (Sobergirl)
'Living Jewels' (GlitterLover)
'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (aleonblue)
'The Conjuror's Bird' (samulli)
'The Virgin Suicides' (Crestfallen)
'The File on H' (Jinglefish)
'Midaresomenishi: A Legend of Samurai Love' (laevina)
'Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze' (Cross-patch)
'Silence of the Grave' (Triggerfish)
'Den stora sömnen' - audio (nalle42)
'Queen's Own Fool' (sistert)
'One Hundred Great Books in Haiku' (VeganMedusa) I GOT TO KEEP THIS BOOK ... ! :-o :-D
'Memoirs of a Geisha' - audio (Smurphie)
'Det angår også deg' (lunacia)
'The Yankee Girl' (Thursday5)
'The Left Hand of Darkness' (laevina)
'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' (Pell)
'Join Me: The True Story of a Man Who Started a Cult by Accident' (rapturina)
'Rabbit-Proof Fence' (YowlYY)
'Mystic River' (brewster13)
'The Ginger Tree' (lauraloo29)
'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges' (franaloe)
'Eyewitness Testimonies: Appeals from the A-bomb Survivors' (Vikki)
'The Crimson Petal and the White' (Aisling78) FOUND THIS BOOK ELSEWHERE, ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
'84, Charing Cross Road' (Tarada)
'Flickan som lekte med elden' - audio (Deepswamp)
'Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan' (SKingList)
'Mannen i sjön' - audio (Deepswamp) CAUGHT THIS AT MEETUP, ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
Panzeranzis målarbok :-)
'Edward Finnigans upprättelse' audio (Deepswamp)
'Strangers' (Jinglefish)
'The End of Faith' (Genevalove)
'Luftslottet som sprängdes' - audio (BAMP) 2/10 BOOK IS WITH LILC
'Stevenson under the Palm Trees' (Annelis)
'En annan tid, ett annat liv'/'Ö-morden' - audio (asa-swe)
'The Book of Ebenezer Le Page' (GorgeousGlo)
'Feng Shite' (Veleta)
'Pride & Promiscuity' (Rivercassini)
'The Darwin Conspiracy' - audio (Deepswamp)
'Foreign Devil' (GorgeousGlo)
'Presidentens val' - audio (aggeelin)
'Twilight' (MoonBeam056)
'The Book of Lost Things' - audio (carlissa)
3 Keys of the Kingdom books (book 1-3) (vampirequeen)
'Hvem fulgte Doruntine hjem?' (Findabair)
'The Magnificent Ambersons' (Haugtussa)
'The Crimes of Charlotte Brontë' (AgnesXNitt)
'Buddhism. A Very Short Introduction' (GothMarcus)
'Naked Pictures of Famous People'
'Desert Dawn' (???)
'Glennkill' (aggeelin)
'The Translator' (MarciNYC)
'American Fuji' (totoroandmei)
'One Thousand White Women' (WingedMan) RAY GOT STALLED; FOUND BOOK ELSEWHERE
'I Am the Cheese' (Pookledo)
'How I Became Stupid' (EvaLowrain)
'Borstal Boy' (sota48)
'Spring Moon' (Pell)
'When the Emperor was Divine' (pkboo)
'Me of Little Faith' - audio (krl112)
'The Tokaido Road' (Annadlx)
'Closely Observed Trains' (Jinglefish)
'The Ballad of Typhoid Mary' (bodesoda)
'The In-Between World of Vikram Lall' (loveamystery)
'Real Murders' (catshepsut)
'The Muse Asylum' (SqueakyChu)
'How to be a Villain' (chich)
lottiotta's travelling stamp album (lottiotta)
'Ella Minnow Pea' (spaceystacey)
'Affluenza' (GorgeousGlo)
'Cereus Blooms at Night' (ArtisticAlias)
'Evelina' (Heaven-Ali)
'I Choose to Live' (michyj) 7/23 BOOK IS ON ITS WAY TO SNOFFEROL
'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (Jannike)
'Linda - som i Lindamordet' - audio (Deepswamp)


I co-manage an OBCZ here in Oslo - OsloS-OBCZ. It's in a cafe in Oslo Central Station. Contributions are welcome! PM me anytime for further info.
I also manage a temporary zone - SkeiveFilmerBCZ - which will be a week-long mass release at the Cinematheque in Oslo in June. (See box below.) Again, donations are welcome and PM anytime. :-)


My birthday buddy for 2007 was crimson-tide from Australia. A v. good BookCrossing experience! :-)
My birthday buddy for 2008 was KiwiinEngland [currently] in Dublin.


Books released: +11 controlled releases that I haven't done release notes on.
Really wild releases: 69
(+6 books wild released abroad on my behalf)
Wild releases caught: 16 (incl. 6 from an OBCZ)
Current catch rate: 23,18%
3 of books found are not real books, but 'projects' ... :-)
First controlled release under new system: July 23rd, 2008

All of my books listed as AVL are available for trade or maybe RABCKs at my discretion (ask nicely ... ;-) ... and I also have a huge pile of books waiting to be registered. :-) I just can't stop buying books ... ! ;-)

My address is on :-) But please PM before sending on any rings or rays.
I don't always get my PMs, so if you PM for my address or whatever and don't hear back in a few days, please try again!



Personal challenge 2008: to turn one new country on the map below red every month!
May: One book wild released on my behalf in Lome, Togo.
April: A wild release has travelled far and wide with its AnonymousFinder! :-)
A contribution sent to BC Japan for a book fair in May.
One book wild released on my behalf in Dili, East Timor.
March: RABCK sent to blackteiwaz in Costa Rica (mailed March 5th).
One book being wild released on my behalf in Vietnam.
February: One book wild released on my behalf in Vilnius, Lithuania by a non-BCer friend.
January: One book sent to KiwiinEngland in Ireland for release.
Surprise RABCK to meexia in Singapore, sent in December, arrived in January.
A bookring reached marko167 in Switzerland.
One book wild released on my behalf in Tallinn, Estonia by my mother, Kari43.

Books registered by me have travelled to these countries:

19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
68. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
73. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakulic
85. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
86. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
89. The Hours - Michael Cunningham
90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
101. Silk – Alessandro Baricco
122. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
154. The Crow Road - Iain Banks
166. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
190. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
195. Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
214. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
238. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
252. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
266. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
276. The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
300. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino
301. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
302. The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan
312. The Shining – Stephen King
320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
329. Fateless – Imre Kertész
335. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
338. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
349. Sula - Toni Morrison
357. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
413. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
457. Rabbit, Run - John Updike
468. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
473. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
475. Borstal Boy - Brendan Behan
477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
478. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
489. Giovanni's Room – James Baldwin
494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
508. The Lord of the Flies – William Golding
521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
526. The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
537. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
563. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
564. Animal Farm – George Orwell
565. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
574. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
579. The Outsider – Albert Camus
599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
623. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
660. The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
675. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
677. The Well of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
734. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsun
749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
789. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
794. Dracula – Bram Stoker
797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
813. Hunger - Knut Hamsun
820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
879. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
893. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
906. The Count of Monte Christo – Alexandre Dumas
907. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
933. Persuasion – Jane Austen
936. Emma – Jane Austen
937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
946. The Monk - Matthew Lewis
958. Evelina - Francis Burney
987. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
985. Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
996. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous

Janet Aylmer: Darcy's Story
Pamela Aidan: An Assembly Such As This
Abigail Reynolds: The Last Man in the World
Mary Street: The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy
Abigail Reynolds: From Lambton to Longbourn
Abigail Reynolds: Impulse & Initiative
Emma Tennant: Elinor & Marianne
Alexandra Potter: Me and Mr Darcy
Abigail Reynolds: Without Reserve
Emma Tennant: Pemberley
Arielle Eckstut: Pride and Promiscuity
Emma Tennant: The French Dancer's Bastard TBR
James Tully: The Crimes of Charlotte Brontë
Julia Barrett: Presumption
Emma Tennant: An Unequal Marriage
Rachel Billington: Perfect Happiness
Linda Berdoll: Mr Darcy Takes A Wife

Contributions are very welcome!

Books already registered:
Radclyffe Hall: The Well of Loneliness RES
Poppy Z Brite: Lost Souls (lunacia) TBR
Johanna Sinisalo: Bara sedan solen sjunkit OUT ON LOAN
Poppy Z Brite: Lost Souls
Gerd Brantenberg: Egalias døtre OUT ON LOAN
Armistead Maupin: The Night Listener TBR
Mark Richard Zubro: Another Dead Teenager TBR
Darwin Porter: Hollywood's Silent Closet TBR
Gudmund Vindland: Korinternes gjerninger TBR
Radclyffe Hall: Ensomhetens brønn
Armistead Maupin: Maybe the Moon TBR
Books to be registered:
Gerd Brantenberg: Sangen om St Croix
Gerd Brantenberg: Sangen om St Croix
Gerd Brantenberg: Sangen om St Croix

Afghanistan - tbr (waiting for bookray)
Albania - Ismail Kadare: The File on H
Algeria - Albert Camus: The Outsider
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina - Alberto Manguel: Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
Australia - Doris Pilkington: Rabbit-Proof Fence
Azerbaijan - waiting for a book loan ...
Bahrain - Ali al Saeed: QuixotiQ
Belarus - tbr
Belgium - Sabine Dardenne with Marie-Thérèse Cuny: I Choose to Live
Bosnia-Herzegovina - tbr
Brazil - Paulo Coelho: Veronika vil dø
Burkina Faso
Cameroon - Mongo Beti: Mission to Kala (abridged)
Canada - Tanya Huff: The Fire's Stone
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Channel Islands - GB Edwards: The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
People's Republic of China - Daj Sijie: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Czech Republic - Franz Kafka: Forvandlingen
Chile - Isabel Allende: Åndenes hus
Colombia - tbr
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia - Slavenka Drakulic: Som om jag inte vore där
Cuba - tbr
Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Kyusun Chung: The Yankee Girl
Denmark - Bjarne Reuter: Når snerlen blomstrer
Dominican Republic
Egypt - Naguib Mahfouz: Akhenaten. Dweller in Truth
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Faroe Islands
Finland - Mika Waltari: Egypteren Sinuhe
France - Jules Verne: 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea
Germany - Günter Wallraff: Avsløringen
Greece - tbr
Guatemala - tbr
Haiti - Edwidge Danticat: Ved elven Massacre
Hungary - Imre Kertesz: Mannen utan öde
Iceland - Arnaldur Indridason: Silence of the Grave
Indonesia - tbr
India - I, Phoolan Devi
Iraq - Riverbend: Bagdad brenner
Iran - Kader Abdolah: Spikerskrift
Ireland - Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Italy - Umberto Eco: Rosens navn
Japan - Natsuo Kirino: Out
Kenya - MG Vassanji: The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
Kyrgyzstan - Chingiz Aïtmatov: Jamilia
Lebanon - tbr
FYR Macedonia
Malaysia - Tan Twan Eng: The Gift of Rain
Marshall Islands
Mexico - Laura Esquivel: Hjerter i chili
Morocco - Tahar ben Jelloun: Dette blendende fravær av lys
Nepal - waiting for RABCK
Netherlands - Yolanda & Bob Snoijnik: Gör vad ni vill men döda henne inte
New Zealand - Keri Hulme: Margfolket
Nicaragua - tbr
Nigeria - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Purple Hibiscus
Norway - Sigrid Undset: Kristin Lavransdatter, volumes 1-3
Papua New Guinea
Poland - Andrzej Sapkowski: The Last Wish
Portugal - Sarah A Hoyt: Ill Met By Moonlight
Puerto Rico - tbr
Republic of the Kongo - tbr
Republic of Korea
Romania - Herta Müller: Reven var alt dengang jeger
Russia - Boris Akunin: Vinterdrottningen
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa - reading now
San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia - tbr
Serbia - tbr
Sierra Leone
Somalia - Waris Dirie & Jeanne d'Haem: Desert Dawn
Solomon Islands
South Africa - Andre Brink: Gribbenes land
Spain - Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind
Sri Lanka
Sudan - Daoud Hari: The Translator
Sweden - John Ajvide Lindqvist: Låt den rätta komma in
Switzerland - JF Federspiel: The Ballad of Typhoid Mary
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand - tbr
Tibet - tbr
Timor Leste
Trinidad and Tobago - tbr
Turkey - tbr
Tuvalu - Gerd Koch: Songs of Tuvalu
Uganda - tbr
Ukraine - Andrey Kurkov: Death and the Penguin
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom - William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair
USA - John Steinbeck: Cannery Row
Vatican City
Vietnam - tbr
Zimbabwe - Doris Lessing: The Fifth Child

A. Alvtegen, Karin: Skygge
B. Billington, Rachel: Perfect Happiness
C. Coben, Harlan: Släpp inte taget
D. Danticat, Edwidge: Ved elven Massacre
E. Ellis, Bret Easton: Glamorama
F. Funke, Cornelia: Inkheart
G. Guillou, Jan: Men ikke om det gjelder din datter
H. Hammett, Dashiell: The Maltese Falcon
I. Ishiguro, Kazuo: When We Were Orphans
J. Jelloun, Tahar ben: Dette blendende fravær av lys
K. Kallentoft, Mons: Sommerdøden
L. Larsson, Stieg: Menn som hater kvinner
M. Madison, Susan: Rør himlen
N. Nærum, Knut: Monster
P. Pratchett, Terry: Making Money
R. Reynolds, Michael: Dead Ends
S. Saaed, Ali al: QuixotiQ
T. Truss, Lynne: Tennyson's Gift
U. Ustvedt, Yngvar: Trankebar
V. Vallgren, Carl-Johan: Kunzelmann & Kunzelmann
W. Wilde, Oscar: De profundis
X. Xinran: Tapte døtre
Z. Zweigbergk, Helena von: Hun som bar skammen

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I've come up with a clever idea ... or at least an idea which I think is clever. (May not be the same thing, I'm aware of that.) I bought an apartment in December 2005 and moved in in February 2006. Outside my front door, on the wall beside it, there is a little peg or hook, kind of thing, set into the concrete. Probably something the previous owners left behind that they used to hang a flowerpot from or something. I don't really remember from when I was there looking at it.

I've been wanting to use this for something myself, but haven't really been able to figure out what. Flowers are out - that is just so not me. I got a really cool fake traffic sign recently, 'Turtle Crossing', which I wanted to put there ... but since turtles are illegal as pets in this country I don't really want to advertise that I have them, so I put that on the door to the living room instead.

I also love flea markets and normally buy more than I should whenever I go to one. (Which is why BookCrossing is so perfect, because now I can buy a gadzillion cheap books with a clear conscience ... ! :-D) This spring I picked up a bunch of ... miscellanea, let's say ;-) at one of the flea markets I went to, some weird shelf things and the like. One of these is made out of some sort of wicker, it has two levels and a two-inch edging in the front so that things don't fall out of it. It has just enough room for - wait for it - six paperback books. I had no real idea what to use it for when I bought it, but now of course I've realized that it was absolutely Meant to hang outside my front door full of books with a little home made poster about BookCrossing next to it. And now it does. Kismet!? :-D

Unfortunately I live on the top floor so only two of my neighbors normally pass my door. But that's something, at least, and they do have guests occasionally. :-) And I have guests from time to time myself, of course, and when I do I will certainly encourage them to take a look at the shelf and see if there's anything they're interested in. I actually considered a shelf inside the apartment, in the hall somewhere, where I could put BC books waiting to be released, and tell my visitors to take anything with them that they wanted to read. But this way, outside the apartment, open to anyone passing by and outside my control, is much better - and much more in the spirit of BookCrossing. :-)

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