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From Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom
Age 54
Joined Sunday, December 4, 2011
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 33 3,725
released in the wild 21 2,344
controlled releases 20 2,773
releases caught 4 216
controlled releases caught 23 2,471
books found 8 1,752
tell-a-friend referrals 0 0
new member referrals 0 17
forum posts 32 5,248
Extended Profile
I've got much more into Bookcrossing since a Little Free Library was installed near where I live. I'm reading more books as a result. I've also started acquiring books without a home to Bookcross.

Join UK Bookcrossers at the Newcastle Unconvention from 29th-31st July 2022

If you want my address to send a RABCK: please contact Clairby11xxx who holds my address at all times.
This is courtesy of the RABCK Address Contacts forum thread.

I read more non-fiction than I used to. During the pandemic I’ve had no commuting time to read and I have found it much harder to read anything depressing. I’ve read more chick lit (helps me get to sleep) and humorous travelogues and books about rewilding and connecting to nature. I like Regency romance. I don’t like horror. I read series in order after collecting the whole series. If you give me a non-wishlist book which is not the first in a series, I will probably release it without reading it. Mount TBR is already too high! If you send me a book I really don’t want to read I will do my best to find it an appreciative home or wild release it.

For Not so secret parcels, exchanges and Oppem's Birthday Group - I like:

wishlist books, my preference is for the chick lit books on my wishlist because they help me get to sleep and I get through them very quickly. I also pass them on to a friend who is also a poor sleeper and a friend who has health problems. They really appreciate them even if they don’t journal them and they put them on community bookshelves once they have finished with them.

I’ve recently found out that I have a poor blood sugar response and so I’m eating less sweet stuff. I’m trying to eat dark chocolate rather than milk and I prefer it with mint or fruit and or whole nuts. That way it has a smaller effect on my blood sugar. I’m trying not to eat sweets at all.

Marmite cashews or peanuts and other plain, salted and roasted nuts. I love macadamia nuts in any form, they are probably my favourite nut. I don’t like walnuts but my mum does so they’d never be wasted.

BC supplies (especially bookplates and envelope reuse labels) and wings extensions (please tell me because I can never remember when they are due to run out),

Chatty letters, and nice stamps to save for other Bookcrossers.

Plant a tree (virtually via a charity or in your garden) or some insect friendly plants and tell me about it. I have a virtual grove of trees you can donate to here

Loose black tea (unflavoured) and non fruity caffeine-free herbal teas, especially mint tea. I drink a lot of Pukka teas - Three Mint, Three Ginger and Lemon Ginger and Manuka Honey. I drink ground coffee but never instant.

Donate to, or volunteer for, a literacy charity and tell me about it. Or donate to, or volunteer for, your favourite charity and tell me about it.

Donkey-themed gifts and I like the Moomins especially Snorkmaiden and Little My.

Pen refills (Parker compatible ballpoint/Rollerball blue or black ink),

Postcards and writing paper.

Eco-friendly, ethical, plastic-free and fair-trade things too.

My skin has become very sensitive so I only use very gentle natural products with essential oils

I don’t like:
fruit teas, green tea or flavoured black tea
Knick knacks or ornaments
Glitter, confetti, sequins, unless they are biodegradable

If you give me something which I’m not going to use, I will try my best to find it an appreciative home!

Books to read soon
February’s Book Club read
Nothing to Envy for LittleSuz
Red Sauce Brown Sauce
The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter for riffraff71

Books to Send

Books sent
Two wishlist books to kiwiinengland with her NSS
Hotel du Lac for Rach260

Books read in 2023

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

174. The Twelve Dates of Christmas - Jenny Bayliss
173. The Summer That Changed Us - Cathy Bramley
172. Love & Freedom - Sue Moorcroft
171. The Vanishing Witch - Karen Maitland
170. Summer Wedding - Sarah Morgan
169. Naming the Bones - Louise Welsh
168. Happy Place - Emily Henry
167. Asking for It - Louise O'Neill
166. Two Feet, Four Paws - Spud Talbot-Ponsonby
165. A Vintage Summer - Cathy Bramley
164. A White Christmas on Winter Street - Sue Moorcroft
163. The Cat Who Covered the World - Christopher S Wren
162. Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky - Holly Martin
161. 1177 BC - Eric. H. Cline
160. Not Just for Christmas - Natalie Cox
159. Strangers in my Sleeper - Peter Riordan
158. A Golden Cornish Summer - Phillipa Ashley
157. Summer at the French Café - Sue Moorcroft
156. Return to Cornish Bay - Phillipa Ashley
155. Sleep - Petra Hawker
154. Ivy Lane - Cathy Bramley
153. The Little Bed and Breakfast by the Sea - Jennifer Joyce
152. The Little Book of Humanism - Andrew Copson
151. The Long Weekend - Veronica Henry
150. The Wrong Knickers - Bryony Gordon
149. Scotland's Stories - Scottish Book Trust
148. The Moira Monologues and More Moire Monologues - Alan Bissett
147. Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay - Ali McNamara
146. Notting Hill Carnival - Candice Carty-Williams
145. Evie in the Jungle - Matt Haig
144. A Christmas to Remember - Anton du Beke
143. Dating Dr. Dil - Nisha Sharma
142. Once Upon a Christmas - Edited Esther Rantzen
141. Christmas on the Isle of Skye - Kirsty Ferry
140. Celebration - Scottish Book Trust
139. The Little Theatre by the Sea - Rosanna Ley
138. The North Water - Ian McGuire
137. Toksvig’s Almanac 2021 - Sandi Toksvig
136. Seven Days of Us - Francesca Hornak
135. Pereira Maintains - Antonio Tabucchi
134. The Christmas Sisters - Sarah Morgan
133. The Village of Lost and Found - Alison Sherlock
132. The Cold Moon - Jeffrey Deaver
131. Christmas at Rachel’s Pudding Pantry - Caroline Roberts
130. No Plan B - Lee Child
129. Rachel’s Pudding Pantry - Caroline Roberts
128. The Scarred Woman - Jussi Adler-Olsen
127. A Patchwork Family - Cathy Bramley
126. The Ladybird Book of the Meeting - Jason A. Hazeley
125. Live Lagom - Anna Brones
124.Cheshire Crossing - Andy Weir
123. The Wisteria Society of Scoundrels - India Holton
122. The Clever Guts Diet - Michael Mosley
121. Breakfast at Darcy’s - Ali McNamara
120. The Travellers - Chris Pavone
119. My Kind of Happy - Cathy Bramley
118. One Summer in Italy - Sue Moorcroft
117. Retreat to the Summer Sun - Jo Thomas
116. China Witness - Xinran
115. A Killing Frost - Seanan McGuire
114. Broken Glass - Alain Mabanckou
113. The Unkindest Tide - Seanan McGuire
112. The Hanging Girl - Jussi Adler-Olsen
111. Night and Silence - Seanan McGuire
110. Stay With Me - Ayobami Adebayo
109. The Brightest Fell - Seanan McGuire
108. Once Broken Faith - Seanan McGuire
107. A Red-Rose Chain - Seanan McGuire
106. The Winter Long - Seanan McGuire
105. Chimes at Midnight - Seanan McGuire
104. Ashes of Honor - Seanan McGuire
103. Watch me die - Erica Spindler
102. One Salt Sea - Seanan McGuire
101. Late Eclipses - Seanan McGuire
100. The 57 Bus - Dashka Slater
99. The Pursuit - Janet Evanovich
98. An Artificial Night - Seanan McGuire
97. Doing Harm - Maya Dusenbery
96. Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus
95. A Local Habitation - Seanan McGuire
94. From the Mull to the Cape - Richard Guise
93. Rosemary and Rue - Seanan McGuire
92. Five Go Absolutely Nowhere - Bruno Vincent
91. The Town Musicians of Bremen - Janosch
90. A History of Britain in 21 Women - Jenni Murray
89. Dear Mrs Bird - A.J. Pearce
88. Wedding Days at Halesmere House - Suzanne Snow
87. A Town Called Solace - Mary Lawson
86. Desert Star - Michael Connelly
85. Snowfall Over Halesmere - Suzanne Snow
84. The Runaway Bride - Felicity York
83. End of the Line - Robert Scragg
82. Winter Wonderland - Belinda Jones
81. Love Only Once - Johanna Malory
80. A Match Made in Devon - Cathy Bramley
79. The Spectator Bird - Wallace Stegner
78. His Wicked Kiss - Gaelen Foley
77. The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - Milly Johnson
76. Glory - NoViolet Bulawayo
75. Summer at the Kindness Café - Victoria Walters
74. Book Lovers - Emily Henry
73. Sins of a Duke - Suzanne Enoch
72. No. More. Rubbish Excuses! - Martin Dorey
71. Calculated Risks - Seanan McGuire
70. Imaginery Numbers - Seanan McGuire
69. Ruined by Moonlight - Emma Wildes
68. A Gentleman's Honor - Stephanie Laurens
67. That Ain't Witchcraft - Seanan McGuire
66. Tricks for Free - Seanan McGuire
65. Homer's Odyssey - Gwen Cooper
64. Magic for Nothing - Seanan McGuire
63. Jessie's Little Bookshop by the Sea - Kirsty Ferry
62. Pennine Walkies - Mark Wallington
61. Chaos Choreography - Seanan McGuire
60. Pocket Apocolypse - Seanan McGuire
59. In the Dream House - Carmen Maria Machado
58. Half-Off Ragnarok - Seanan McGuire
57. Is There a Pigeon in the Room? - Cameran Wylie
56. The Magic of You - Johanna Lindsey
55. Midnight Blue-Light Special - Seanan McGuire
54. Relatively Guilty - William HS McIntyre
53. Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire
52. Alright Here - Alan Bissett
51. Letters from Lighthouse Cottage - Ali McNamara
50. Beauty - Raphael Selbourne
49. Cat and Mouse - MJ Arlidge
48. One More Christmas at the Castle - Trisha Ashley
47. Still Water - John Lewis-Stempel
46. Spare - Prince Harry
45. Cornish Clouds and Silverd Lining Skies - Ali McNamara
44. Two for Joy - Helen Chandler
43. Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café - Jessica Redland
42. Kate and Clara's Curious Cornish Craft Shop - Ali McNamara
41. The Imagination Chamber - Philip Pullman
40. Daisy's Vintage Cornish Camper Van - Ali McNamara
39. The Ladies of Missalonghi - Colleen McCullough
38. The Lemon Tree Café - Cathy Bramley
37. Landlines - Raynor Winn
36. Paradise for Two - Betty Neels
35. Appleby Farm - Cathy Bramley
34. All That is Buried - Robert Scragg
33. A Perfect Cornish Escape - Phillipa Ashley
32. A Perfect Cornish Christmas - Phillipa Ashley
31. A Perfect Cornish Summer - Phillipa Ashley
30. Little Village of Second Chances - Gina Hollands
29. Nothing Else Remains - Robert Scragg
28. Hetty's Farmhouse Bakery - Cathy Bramley
27. Treacle Walker - Alan Garner
26. Playing the Moldovans at Tennis - Tony Hawks
25. The :Little Flower Shop by the Sea - Ali McNamara
24. The Pharmacist - Rachelle Atalla
23. Twelve Deaths of Christmas - Jackson Sharp
22. Twisted Twenty-Six - Janet Evanovich
21. The Cornish Cream Tea Holiday - Cressida McLaughlin
20. Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea - Cressida McLaughlin
19. The One - Maria Realf
18. Hope and Happiness in Bluebell Wood - Ali McNamara
17. The Twins of Auschwitz - Eva Mozes Kor
16. A Year at Meadowbrook Manor - Faith Bleasdale
15. The Path to the Sea - Liz Fenwick
14. Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell
13. Forever at Conwenna Cove - Darcie Boleyn
12. The Garden of Little Rose - Suzanne Snow
11. The Little Teashop of Lost and Found - Trisha Ashley
10. Toby the Cross-Eyed Stray - Celia Haddon
9. Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik
8. Phosphate Rocks - Fiona Erskine
7. The Staycation - Cressida McLaughlin
6. The Christmas Bookshop - Jenny Colgan
5. Brown Sauce - Pauline Lagan
4. A Wedding at the Comfort Food Café - Debbie Johnson
3. A Gift from the Comfort Food Café - Debbie Johnson
2. Dirty Beasts - Roald Dahl
1. A Thousand Ships - Natalie Haynes

Books read in 2022 -238

Books read in 2021 - 218

Books read in 2020 - 201

Books read in 2019 - 178

Books read in 2018 - 195

Books read in 2017 - 142

Books read in 2016 - 161

Books read in 2015 - 153

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