Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bookcrossing books to give away

Fill a 3kg bag-
Diary z
Massachusetts brides
Black sunlight
Beyond suspicion
On beulah height
Eleven hours
French women don't get fat
It's not the end of the world, deenie and then again maybe I won't
Eat your heart out Victoria Chubb
The secret of terror castle
1st to die
Max remy nightmare vortex
7th heaven
A clear blue sky
Herbie rides again
Robotech metal fire
Tirra lira by the river
Mermaid SOS misty to the rescue
Wonder book of horses
Questions and answers about horses
Sea monsters of long ago
Baron beef burger and Desmond the dragon
The missing
4th of July
Family circle cookbook crazy for chocolate
Treasure island and kidnapped
The witches cradle
Outback legacy
Lily white
Unsolved crimes slime number nine
Family circle best of kids cooking
Unsolved crimes alien invasion
Jedi apprentice mark of the crown
Buck jones where are you?
Underbelly 9
Secret diary of Laura palmer
2nd chance
The third twin
The king of sleep
Asterix adventure games asterix to the rescue
Skeleton crew
The art and making of toy story
2nd chance
Main Street welcome to Camden falls
Chopper last man standing
Autobiography of dale cooper twin peaks
The outsiders, rumble fish, that was then this is now
Annette and the mystery of moonstone bay
Ultimate book of foul and funny facts
Where will all the animals go golden book
The rabbit is next golden book
The happy venture readers book one
The happy venture readers book two
Tolkien diary 1992
Chopper 10 1/2
Summer adventure
Midnight express
Kit hunter mystery of the mind
The rough guide to clarinet
Stage fright
Crocodiles of the gulf country (kids school reading book)
When the dolls woke
Captain underpants... Talking toilets
Captain underpants
Nicola and the viscount meg Cabot
45 and 47 Stella st
Weird yet true you and your body
Lead belly
Stuart little
Speaking to Miranda
Two minute mysteries
Our enemy my friend
Naughty fairies imps are wimps
Knocked out by my nunganungas
Murder by the book
Robot tech invid invasion
Robo tech ref field guide
Robo tech the sentinels
Robo tech the role playing game
Robot tech the return of the masters
Good news week 2
Circle of friends
Never to be released vol 2

Books Read 2013

1 Summer at Mt Hope
2 Indigo sky
3 A distant Land
4 Invisible
5 A History of Love
6 Jasper Jones
7 Every Boys got one
8 Next to Love
9Feeling sorry for Celia
10 Fiveways
11 The Storyteller
12 The Prodigal Sister
13 Lighthouse Bay
14 Second Chances
15 13 Little blue envelopes

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Books Read 2012

1 Cross fire
2 Lake of Dreams
3 Don't Blink
4 The light keepers wife
5 Before I go to sleep
6 Dear Me
7 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
8 How to crack an egg with one hand
9 Honeymoon
10 Extreme Motherhood The Triplet Diaries
11 the Mistake
12 The Mothers group
13 Holding the Baby
14 The wind through the keyhole
15 The Meryl Streep Movie club
16 The Light between Oceans
17 Save Me
18 Secret Mothers Business
19 Lone wolf
20 Between the Lines
21 Love Anthony
22 Days like These
23 The end of your life book club
24 secret life of a slummy mummy
25All I want is you
26 On Broken Shore
27 The Unfinished journals of Elizabeth D
28 The Storytellers daughter
29 The young widows book of home Improvement.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Alice Bliss


When Alice learns that her father, Matt Bliss, is being deployed to Iraq she’s heartbroken. Alice idolizes her dad, working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the occasional roofing job, playing baseball. After Matt ships out, her mother begins to crumble under the pressure of suddenly being a single parent and Alice struggles to fill the void as she balances the drama of adolescence with the effort of keeping her family together.

But Alice is supported by a safety net strung with relationships, including almost boyfriends, a grandmother, a baker with too many children, her track coach, her kid sister, her Uncle Eddie, and even her well meaning but complicated mom. She will learn to drive, plant her father’s garden, and fall in love, all while trying to be strong for her mother, and take care of her precocious little sister, Ellie. But the smell of Matt is starting to fade from his blue shirt that Alice wears everyday and his infrequent phone calls are never long enough.

Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving coming-of-age novel about love and its many variations: the support of a small town looking after its own; love between an absent father and his daughter; complicated love between an adolescent girl and her mother; and an exploration of new love with the boy-next-door. These characters’ struggles amidst uncertain times echo our own, lending the novel an immediacy and poignancy that is both relevant and real. At once universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a transforming story about those who are left at home during wartime, and a teenage girl bravely facing the future.

I really enjoyed this book, though it was sad, there were also some parts that were funny and parts where I thought "I can remember feeling that way" (at 15!).
I would like to know what happens to Alice next, whether Uncle Eddie settles down, if John comes home safely.. and more.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Things that Keep Us Here

The Things That keep us here by Carla Buckley.

Mum bought this book and loant it to me. (so I can't share it with anyone :( )

Mum was reading it while we had the floods and evacuation messages so she found it a bit ironic at the time.
I read it in 2 days (I would have read it all at once but these kids keep expecting me to feed them!)

So you can read about it here -

It's about a family trying to survive during an Avian Flu Pandemic.
I couldn't put it down and it really made me think about how unprepared we all are for any major disasters, be they flu or floods.
So many things fell apart so fast, if everyone is sick, there's no one to deliver milk or operate petrol stations or keep the power running etc.

Because of the floods here it only took 1 day of no normal deliveries for the stores here to run low on milk, and 2-3 days for there to be no vegetables,fruit, bread or milk. Our well built society falls apart pretty damn fast.

I did wish the chapters had "day 13" etc as it was hard to follow the time line and I did wonder how they had frozen vegetables and a loaf of bread after so long with out power.

I was sad when I got to the end of the book as I really liked the characters and would have been happier if the book had been a bit longer. It reminded me slightly of "The Stand" but possibly only because of the flu connection (and because The Stand is one of my fav books ever)

And here's a link with what you should stock your pantry with (just in case)-

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Books read in 2011

1 Conspiracy 365 October
2 Conspiracy 365 November
3 Conspiracy 365 December
4 One True Thing
5 The Things That Keep Us Here
6 Dear John
7 Beautiful Malice
8 Life as we knew it
9 The Dead and the gone
10 Mortal Remains (Temperance!)
11 No way to say goodbye
12 promises to Keep
13 The Postmistress
14Summer on Blossom st
15 Flush
16 Our enemy my friend
17 A Secret Word
18 Emmas baby
19 Candy
20 So what if I'm broken?
21 Beneath the Shadows
22 Building Brisbanes History
23 Life as we knew it
24 A darker Music
25 Lessons in Letting Go
26 Omega Park
27 An Accidental Terrorist
28 Sing you Home
29 Goodnight Beautiful
30 Left Neglected
31 The Night Bookmobile
32 Some one Else's son
33 Old Boyfriends
34 The Submerged Cathedral
35 Slow Cooking Sally Wise
36 The Pile of stuff at the bottom of the stairs
37 Bruce and Me
38 Blessings
39 Room (ebook)
40 Indelible Ink
41 Postcards from your lover
42 Come back to me
43 What Alice forgot
44 Angel Puss
45 Cloud Atlas
46 4th of July
47 5th Horseman
48 6th Target (ebook)
49 7th heaven
50 8th Confession (ebook)
51 9th Judgement (ebook)
52 10th anniversary (ebook)
53 Freeing Grace
54 Under the Influence
55 Black ice
56 Watch the world burn
57 Dash and Lily's book of dares
58 Trapped
59 Our father who art in a tree
60 Planning with Kids
61 Missing you Love Sara
62 Dead Lovely
63 Be careful what you wish for
64 One Book Many Brisbanes 6
65 Alice Bliss
66 Flash and Bones
67 Crossing Paths
68 We need to talk about Kevin
69 The Dickinson Papers
70 When you reach me (ebook)
71 To Love Honour and Betray
72 Six pack (nz bookweek writing)
73 Rescue
74 the color of Tea
75 Me of the never never
76 The sky is everywhere (ebook)
77 Good to a fault
78 In a perfect world
79 Moby duck
80 misconceptions
81 one summer
82 Water for Elephants (ebook)
83 Charley's web
84 Kill Alex Cross (ebook)
85 This world we live in

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Book Giveaway

Writers Blog NZ is giving away a copy of "Girl saves Boy" which looks like a great book, written by Steph Bowe who is just 16 years old! I was only looking at this book in a bookstore only a few days ago and wrote the name down in my notebook.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Who killed Dave?

This was the funniest book I have read in a long time, it was great to find a book that hadn't been Americanised at all.
Kind of like a cross between Neighbours, Cop Shop, Comedy Company and Kath and Kim.
We've all lived near a "Dave" or a "Dorothy" at some stage though I haven't met any blind phone sex workers, not yet anyway!
Completely different to Linda Cockburns last book that's for sure!
This book had me giggling often, rather embarassing on the bus!
A book you'd have to read to get the jokes, but not for the easily offended. I won't be passing this book on to my Mum!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Releases that have been caught

Books I have released that have been caught

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Books I found in the wild (page 22)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

wishlist not books

Moleskine book
squished pennys
tourist coins
American state quarter dollars
Burts bees Beeswax lipbalm
anything "wombles" related
A minimaglite torch
BC labels
Marshmellows or chocolate
smurf statues,
postcards (used or new whatever!)
anything Dr who (for my Drwho mad Daughter)
A long chatty letter
any books from my wishlist
those plastic wristbands that advertise stuff,
mix cds of your fav music
BC stuff
Black Bookcrossing polo shirt size Medium/Large
Tupperware keyrings
stickers (any)
moo cards
business cards
address labels
junk mail (I know an odd request but I love catalogues etc)
handwritten recipes
nice pens
xmas tree ornaments
8ply dk wool
Arcade fire cd Funeral