A garage full of books

No, not mine (although the house is getting close to overflowing, so that might be the next step!), but Lytteltonwitch’s. She’s been complaining for ages that her garage is so full of books that she can’t get her car in it, so this morning she invited a bunch of bookcrossers over for lunch, with the…

A step closer to Sydney

My new passport has finally arrived (it’s really depressing when you realise your old passport expired a couple of years ago, but you didn’t notice, because you haven’t used it for so long!), so now I’m all ready for my Sydney trip. I’ve even gone and got some of the funny-coloured Monopoly money they use…

What did I say about bookrings?

Another two bookring books showed up at the weekend: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris and The Meaning of it All by Richard Feynman. At this rate, I’m never going to get those NZ books read, so I’m breaking the ettiquette slightly and alternating reading a bookring book and then a NZ book…

Releasing a Hungry Caterpillar at KFC

Bet the title made you look! No, I haven’t been infesting fast food restaurants with larvae, but I did release the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in the High Street KFC this afternoon – not my best themed release idea, but it just seemed to fit at the time. I was going…

The Book-Labelling Production Line

A couple of weeks ago, Lyttletonwitch, who is New Zealand’s most active Bookcrosser (she’s registered an amazing 3,682 books, and released 2,785 of them!), offered me a couple of bags of random books that she was clearing out of her garage (she gets a lot of her books for free – they’re normally ones that…

The Perils of Mount TBR

One of the joys (and sometimes banes) of a Bookcrosser’s life is the TBR pile – that tottering stack of books waiting to be read before you send them off into the world (by the way, I’m not going to explain every bit of Bookcrossing terminology I mention in this diary – other people have…

Bookcrossing and stuff

Well, you’re probably wondering what this Bookcrossing thing is all about. Basically, it involves giving away books. To complete strangers. Ok, so now you think I’m really weird, but bear with me. If you’re a booklover, then you’ve probably got shelves full of books, just sitting there collecting dust. “But they’re my favourites!” you exclaim,…