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From Napier, Hawkes Bay-Poverty Bay New Zealand
Age 45
Joined Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Extended Profile
I'm a book fiend. I love books. I'm a reader, a writer, an online Spiritual and Sci-Fi/Fantasy second-hand book retailer, a former book buyer for an independent store, a women born in the 1970s list owner on GoodReads, a former book reviewer for the Bookseller's Association of New Zealand, and .
kingfan30 hooked me up to Bookcrossing and I was sold on the idea. I now have an Official BookCrossing Zone (OBCZ) of my own at NEATH THE ROSE in Napier, New Zealand, and anyone is welcome to pick up and/or drop off/post books to my zone. Even if it looks like we don't online, we always have BookCrossing books to pick up at our OBCZ. To find us: NEATH THE ROSE is on Shakespeare Road, just up the hill from the Napier CBD, New Zealand (View our zone for details or PM me for postal address).

I'm open to wishlist grants (giving when I have the postage, receiving, always) and random gifting if you're in the gifting sort of way. If you'd like my address to secretly send me anything, please PM my address buddy Diane-Fraser to get my address. I'm more than happy to receive and send on BookCrossing journals too.
Re: Wishlist Tags & Birthday Group ideas - If you don't have a physical book I'm after (no ebooks or audio books thanks), I'm willing, happy and grateful to receive BookCrossing Supply Store Supplies, Chocolate, Sweets, pretty things, Soy Candle melts (I love Sweet Orange, Lavender, Cherry, Pineapple in particular). I'm also a stationery FIEND. I have a thing for pretty notebooks and purple inked pens. My favourite colour is purple...My real name is Penny and I am searching for images/prints of Penelope waiting for Odysseus (like the legend/myth). Not Odysseus at all, just Penelope herself, waiting. I also like pictures of Ravens (peaceful, happy looking ones). I like all sorts of things really, except coffee and regular, caffeinated tea (which I don't drink and my country doesn't like posted into the country anyway), and I'm allergic to the smell of Roses. I do love Lavender though!
BookCrossing Supply Wishes include: Book Plates in English, Book Release bags in English, Stickers, Stick notes, Bookmarks in English, Econo labels, Tote bags, Jewellery, Wings etc. Anything that supports the BookCrossing Supply store makes me happy :D

(from Sweeps, Wishlist tag games, and RABCKs):
1. Chocolate and Bookcrossing items from yorkshire-lass
2. Sweets from Sakirmo
3. Love Came So Lightly book of poems and bookmark from glenystasmania
4. Good Bones by Margaret Atwood, bookmarks and BookCrossing items from jeniwren
5. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde & A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin from book-a-neer for the Classics Sweepstakes June 2019
6. Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Animal Farm by George Orwell & Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden from crimson-tide
7. Abuse of Power by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg & a bookmark from Harobed82 for the RABCK International Sweepstakes May/June 2019
8. The Tin Box by Holly Kennedy & a bookmark from sedna5213 for the Canadian Literature Sweepstakes 2019
9. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty, bookmarks and bookcrossing plates from Harobed82 for the Intl Bookmark and Book Sweepstakes July 2019
10. An envelope full of BookCrossing Supplies including book plates, re-usable address labels, bookmarks, release bags and bookcrossing stickers from Arvores for an International Wishlist tag
11. Three months of Wings from someone anonymous but much appreciated
12. The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion from mattandmandy75 as an Australasia Wishlist tag game tag
13. Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert from Mankyi
14. Highland River by Neil Gunn, bracelet, tea and hare mobile from Olivia_Lo for the Spurtle Sweepstakes 2019
15. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho and a great collection of book crossing supplies from Mcsar as an International Wishlist tag game tag
16. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami for a wishlist tag and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson for a random wishlist grant from lamelemon
17. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins as the decoy of the Celestial Sweepstake September 2019 from Lady_Indigo
18. Para Handy Tales by Neil Munro as the decoy in the Home Sweet Home Sweepstake, from pam99
19. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier for an RABCK, from greenbadger
20. Bookcrossing labels, bookplates and postcards for Holiday Gift Giving (HGG) 2019 from Poodlesister
21. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson for an International Wishlist tag, from Lamilla
22. A purple inked pen, a magnetic memo pad and two bookcrossing bags for HGG 2019 from Lauraloo29
23. The PowerBook by Jeanette Winterson for a Wishlist tag, from crimson-tide
24. Bass Guitar Sheet Music for Xmas for HGG 2019 from RNAi
25. An envelope of Stationery goodness for Stationery Sweeps from rahar109
26. An envelope of Stationery goodness for Stationery Sweeps from Poodlesister
27. A parcel of Stationery goodness for Stationery Sweeps from pumpkinpussycat
28. A parcel of Stationery goodness for Stationery Sweeps from anathema-device
29. 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood for an RABCK from Lady_Indigo
30. A parcel of Stationery goodness for Stationery Sweeps from Florence71
31. 'Dewey' by Vicki Myron for the one-book-a-month-giveaway plus BC supplies and stationery items for HGG 2019 from mcsar
32. A parcel of Stationery goodness for Stationery Sweeps from Lamilla
33. A parcel of Stationery goodness for Stationery Sweeps from ???
34. 'Dancing Girls' by Margaret Atwood for a wishlist tag from crimson-tide
35. 'The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants' by Ann Brashares and 'The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants Official Scrapbook' by Delia Ephron at a BookSwap Meet from zimra
36. An envelope of Stationery for Stationery Sweeps from kirjakko
37. 'The Devil Wears Prada' by Lauren Weisberger, a reusable BC envelope and BC labels for an RABCK from Sherlockfan
38. Some pretty notepads for HGG 2019 from Tabby-Cat-Owner
39. 'The Library of Unrequited Love' by Sophie Divry and BC labels etc for guessing closest to newborn nephew's weight from Trojanhorse
40. 'The Alchemist' by Michael Scott for a wishlist tag from adrienne10
41. 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith for a RABCK from anathema-device
42. 'Booky Wook 2' by Russell Brand for a wishlist tag from BNeilsen
43. 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell for a wishlist tag from Edwardstreet
44. A box of mixed goodies including a Louise Hay calendar for Secret Santa from LadyIndigo
45. 2 Wishlist books 'The Tent' by Margaret Atwood and 'We are all Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler for an RABCK from kiwiinengland
46. 'Mrs de Winter' by Susan Hill for an RABCK from Nakipa
47. 'The Tarot Workbook' by Emily Peach for an RABCK from ???
48. A parcel of Stationery goodness for the Stationery Sweeps Round 3 2019 from RNAi
49. 'Daughters of Darkness' and 'Speak its Name' by Kathleen Jowitt as decoy for the International Lesbian Fiction Sweepstake Round 2 from elstaplador
50. 'The Little Stranger' by Sarah Waters as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from hippolein
51. 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from sedna5213
52. 'Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas' by Adam Kay and 'Uprooted' by Naomi Novik, with BC labels as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from Poodlesister
53. 'Wilderness Tips' by Margaret Atwood as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from Arvores
54. 'Irish Ghosts & Hauntings' by Michael Scott as decoy of Amazing Supernatural Sweepstakes from Delphi_Reader
55. 'Bridget Jones's Guide to Life' by Helen Fielding and 'Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe' by Danny Wallace as winner of Wings or Wishlist Sweepstake January 2020 from russbaum
56. 12 BC Bookplates (shelves of books) from the BC Supply store for ??? from ???
57. 'The Etymologicon' by Mark Forsyth as winner of Wings and Wishlist January 2020 from Lamilla
58. 'No Plot? No Problem!' by Chris Baty for an RABCK from claudia_amorim
59. 'Some 'Kookie' Heart-shaped Push pins, a purple ink pen, chippies, Whittaker's Chocolate, Chocolate Pretzels, a Chocolate Egg, and 'The Handmaid's Tale' (2017 edition) by Margaret Atwood for the St. Valentine's Day Exchange from BNeilsen
60. 'The Complete Polysyllabic Spree' by Nick Hornby, 'When in Rome' by Ngaio Marsh and 'Artists in Crime' by Ngaio Marsh for Wishlist tag/RABCKs from crimson-tide
61. 'My Booky Wook' by Russell Brand, 'Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a fat, lazy slob who did good' by Kevin Smith, 'Paper Towns' by John Green, ' Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell, 'Magnificent Vibration' by Rick Springfield and 'Just Listen' by Sarah Dessen for Wishlist tags from mattandmandy75 and Crazy_Cat_Kid
62. 'The Rules of Gentility' by Janet Mullany for an RABCK from JessicaEby
63. An envelope of Stationery goodness as Decoy in Round 1 2020 of the Stationery Sweeps from kirjakko
64. A Postcard from sedna5213 and an envelope of BC goodness for the You've Got Mail Sweeps from minesayn
65. An envelope of BC goodness - Book plates, a bookmark and letter for the You've Got Mail Sweeps from Poodlesister
66. An envelope of BC goodness - Book plates and awesome postcard for You've Got Mail Sweeps from bookfrogster
67. A parcel of BC goodness - Book plates, Book marks and lovely stationery items for You've Got Mail Sweeps from claudia_amorim
68. A parcel of BC goodness - Book plates and Stickers for You've Got Mail Sweeps from Abi-Gibby
69. A letter from leah152 and an envelope of postcards and a bookmark from glenystasmania for You've Got Mail Sweeps
70. A parcel containing 'The Devil and Miss Prym' by Paulo Coelho and BC labels, stickers etc for You've Got Mail Sweeps from saskiasosmile
71. 'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' by Jen Campbell as a Wishlist tag from Poodlesister
72. 'The Secret Life of Bees' by Sue Monk Kidd as an April book giveaway from Sparkish
73. A lovely letter and BC bookplates from Poodlesister
74. 'Just Desserts' by Mary Daheim and 'Dying for Chocolate' by Diane Mott Davidson for the You've Got Mail Sweepstakes March 2020 from rubyrebel
75. An envelope of BC Book Plates and labels for the You've Got Mail Sweepstakes March 2020 from ILoveToRead2
76. A purple parcel of two purple pens, a purple notebook and Chocolate in a purple wrapper for Wishlist tag from leah152
77. The Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy, Small Steps by Louis Sachar, and I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith as Wishlist tags from crimson-tide
78. BookCrossing Supplies for a Wishlist tag from Arvores
79. 'Slade House' by David Mitchell for a Wishlist tag from jeniwren
80. 'A Compromising Position' by Carole Matthews for an RABCK from lauraloo29
81. 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger, book giveaway by Sfogs
82. 'A Street Cat Named Bob' by James Bowen, RABCK from greenbadger
83. 'Carol' by Patricia Highsmith, Wishlist tag from Bookworm-lady
84. 'Trailer Park Fae' by Lilith Saintcrow as Decoy for the Supernatural sweepstake, from emmejo

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