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Ardachy

Ardachy

Joined March 2018

#BookCrosser, Little Free Library steward, LibraryThing member in Ipswich #UK
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Pickpick

An interesting idea for a novel brilliantly executed, highly recommend.

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Elmer's Friends | David McKee
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I am out leaving books on elephants.

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One of 39 books I released today in setting up an Official #BookCrossing Zone at the University of Suffolk in #Ipswich

Andrew65 Love Stephen Leather! 1y
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I spotted this book in a telephone box book exchange today. It was one I had released on a pub bookshelf over two years ago. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13862963

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The Story of Lucy Gault | William Trevor
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More #BookCrossing in Beccles #Suffolk.

TrishB Looks lovely 💕 1y
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Charlotte Gray | Sebastian Faulks
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#Bookcrossing in Beccles #Suffolk.
Sebastian Faulks is on of my #favouriteauthors

TrishB Just reading this one at the moment. 1y
Ardachy @TrishB #Engleby is one of his best in my view. 1y
TrishB And creepy..... 1y
Ardachy @TrishB Indeed. An added benefit for me was that, if I remember correctly, a lot of the action takes place in Cambridge which I am familiar with. 1y
TrishB Yes it definitely is - though they never actually say Cambridge! 1y
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I spent much of today putting up this book box for a friend in #Ipswich #Suffolk. Naturally I filled it with #bookcrossing registered books.

britt_brooke Love it! 1y
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Blueeyedboy | Joanne Harris
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A #bookcrossing book from one of my #favouriteauthors released on bench along Ipswich waterfront after an excellent lunch at The Last Anchor.

Lauram Do you ever stick around to see who picks it up? 1y
Ardachy @Lauram Only occasionally. Sometimes people will stop and look but leave the book where it is. Others may pick it up then leave it somewhere else. Others pick a book up to read it of course. I know this from journal entries I have received. 1y
Lauram I enjoy all the photos! 1y
Ardachy @Lauram Yay! This book has been caught. See the journal entry here http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15116688 1y
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The Story of Lucy Gault | William Trevor
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The first book I have read by this author and I was impressed. I liked the style of writing and it subtly added to the atmosphere and emotion of the book. The historical context of the book was familiar to me but again is subtly explained without too much detail. It is set mostly in the south of Ireland. I will happily read another book by this author if anyone has any recommendations as to which one.

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The Ripple Effect | Dominic Holland
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An amusing and entertaining read involving jam doughnuts and a #football club under threat from developers. It seemed like an appropriate read during the FIFA World Cup and I needed something lighter after some heavier reads. It served that purpose well.

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Rachel Joyce is one of my #favouriteauthors and I released this copy of her third book in Elmhurst Park, Woodbridge, #Suffolk. You can just see the book on the bench in the background. Whilst in Woodbridge I purchased her fourth book The Music Shop, anyone else read it yet?

TrishB I‘ve read The Music Shop and liked it - but didn‘t really like her others! 1y
Ardachy @TrishB I love the Harold Fry books and enjoyed Perfect but not as much. What made you read The Music Shop if you didn‘t like the others or did you come to it first? 1y
TrishB I‘m in a book of the month club and they all got picked 😁 1y
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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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A good read from one of my #favouriteauthors. Book released on a bench on Felixstowe seafront in #Suffolk. #BookCrossing

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 1y
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This was one of ten #bookcrossing registered books I left in the telephone box book exchange in the lovely village of Monks Eleigh in #Suffolk. The photo is of the nearby village sign which also features a book.

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A good read from one of my #favouriteauthors now #bookcrossing registered and released on a bench for someone else to read. The building is one of several Martello Towers situated on the #Suffolk coast.

TrishB Looks lovely 😁 1y
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Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Barbara Kingsolver is one of my #favouriteauthors and this seemed an appropriate time and place to release this #BookCrossing registered book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸☺️ 1y
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An #bookcrossing release at St Michael‘s church in Framlingham, #Suffolk. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14768364/

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗 1y
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The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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Book released on #Ipswich waterfront. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14942807/. The exhibit in the background is part of https://m.facebook.com/Photoeastuk/

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An excellent read from one of the authors booked to speak at the #BookCrossing #UK UnConvention in #Ipswich on 6th October 2018. I have turned it into a book ray. See http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14768361/

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I released this #bookcrossing registered book on a bench outside The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in #Ipswich #UK http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14942794/

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Crown of Blood | Nicola Tallis
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Pickpick

An excellent biography of Lady Jane Grey. Clearly well researched but written in an enjoyable narrative style. The photo is of Framlingham Castle as that features in the story and is fairly local to me.

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An entertaining if sad story told from the point of view of a pet Labrador which gives me an excuse to share a photo of our long departed Lab.

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More Than You Can Say | Paul Torday
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Paul Torday is one of my favourite authors. He wrote each book in a different style but all were very good in my view. This one was no exception. Photo shows a copy I released by The Sir Bobby Robson Bridge in #Ipswich #UK http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14982797/ #bookcrossing #FavouriteAuthor

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Dead Air | Iain Banks
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I see lots of people are posting their #FavouriteAuthor so I thought it would be rude not to join in. For me it is a close run thing with several authors in the frame. Have chosen Iain Banks on the basis that I get two for the price of one if I include the Science Fiction he wrote in the name Iain M Banks. A great talent lost to us far too early.

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The Saddler Boys | Fiona Palmer
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Whilst Litsy was down I took this book, along with several others to some telephone box book exchanges. Most went to this one pictured which is in Washbrook, #Suffolk, #UK http://www.bookcrossing.com/hunt/3/7366/101350/763226 #bookcrossing

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1. Apple
2. No
3. Slack and Twitter
4. An old Mac desktop.

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 2y
Ardachy Thanks @JoScho It was my first attempt at doing one of these. The screen shot and trimming was easier than I thought. Thanks to @CassiM for prompting me to try by tagging me in an earlier 4 questions. Have Littens got a name for these things? 2y
JoScho Well you answered them like a pro 😊 and I‘m not exactly sure other than daily prompts. A few others to look for are Tuesday tidbits @JenlovesJT47 Hump day post @MinDea Trivial Thursday @GarthRanzz and friyay intro @jesshowbooks there are also usually some weekend ones as well. @CSeydel does a fun weekend chat. They are good way to get to know each other and hopefully start some conversations ❤️ 2y
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Ardachy @JoScho Thanks for the pointers. 2y
CSeydel Plus @MrBook posts a Bookish Question is the Day which is usually good for some conversations. 2y
Jess7 Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 2y
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Europe at Midnight | Dave Hutchinson
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This was an interesting and entertaining read. Recommended for anyone who finds that one universe is not enough. Now time for it to go travelling so I have released it on Felixstowe pier. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14352165 #bookcrossing #UK

RaimeyGallant Do books travel well this way? I'm so intrigued. 2y
Ardachy @RaimeyGallant I get about one in five journaled but I am sure the others travel too. There are instances of books being journaled over 10 years after being released. Some of mine have had multiple journals in various countries but obviously that is the select few. 2y
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Enduring Love | Ian McEwan
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I released this #Bookcrossing registered book today. I loved this book and felt it matched this graffiti artists love for Dave.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14768678

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this idea!! 2y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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I have just started reading this book. It came to me from a #BookCrosser in #NewZealand together with the #postcard. The book has previously been in #Canada, #UK, #France, #Germany and #Spain so it is better travelled than I am. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12421194

Kaye That is so cool ! Does everyone put a postcard or signature or note of some type as it stops in their country ? Interesting ! 2y
Ardachy Not always @Kaye but it is not unusual. Bookmarks and labels are also a popular addition. 2y
Kaye Sounds like a lot of fun. Do they have a set length of time the book should be at one location, so that it keeps moving ? 2y
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Ardachy @Kaye No set time although some folk running formal book rays ask that it be moved on within an agreed period. Most #bookcrossing releases are ‘wild‘ which is to say they are left for a random person to pick up. 2y
Chellebearss What a cool idea! I‘ve never seen book crossing before 2y
Ardachy @Chellebearss let me know if you decide to try it. I am ardachy there too. 2y
Chellebearss @Ardachy thanks, I will try it out! I have a few that I could release :) 2y
SqueakyChu Hey @Chellebearss Did you ever try out BookCrossing? What happened? Did you like it? (edited) 1y
Chellebearss @SqueakyChu I released 5 in my area and haven‘t seen anything about them since. :-( 1y
SqueakyChu @Chellebearss LOL! Only about 2-5% of my books ever get journaled, but I‘ve released thousands of books since 2003 when I joined #BookCrossing so I do get some of my BC-registered books “caught” every now and then. I also meet up with other #BookCrossers in real life so that makes it more fun as well. 1y
SqueakyChu @Chellebearss Did you know that jessibud2 at LibraryThing is also an avid BookCrosser?! We used to write to each other on BookCrossing years before there was ever such a thing as #LibraryThing! 😃 (edited) 1y
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Six | Jim Crace
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I purchased this book from the lovely Stillwater Books in Felixstowe, Suffolk, 🇬🇧 having read a few Jim Crace novels before. I found this one interesting and I like his style of writing but he has not yet been able to push into my list of favourite writers. This is my #BookCrossing entry http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14768688 and you will find my list of favourite authors at www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/ardachy

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Be My Enemy | Christopher Brookmyre
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I released this BookCrossing.com registered book in Martlesham Wood today. Christopher Brookmyre is one of my favourite authors.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14768331/

Chelleo I should try BookCrossing soon! How long have you been participating? 2y
Ardachy @Chelleo Since 2006. I have registered and released over 11,000 books. If you like to pass on your books to others you should love it. 2y
SqueakyChu @Chelleo You should try it! I, too, have registered over 11,000 books. I‘ve been a member of #BookCrossing since 2003. 2y
Chelleo @Ardachy @SqueakyChu whoa!!! I‘ll check it out! 2y
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Betrayal | Martina Cole
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A donation found in my Little Free Library.

Ardachy Thanks @Jess7 I will check these out. 2y
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kwmg40 Nice to see a fellow BookCrosser and LibraryThing member here! 2y
RaimeyGallant Gotta love neighbourhood libraries. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 2y
sprainedbrain Welcome! 😃 2y
TheLibrarian Welcome!! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 👍🏽😉 2y
DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy! 😊 👋 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy! I‘m all about a #LFL ! 🌹 2y
Betty Welcome! There a Little Free Library in the park where I walk my dog. A special place indeed! 2y
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family! 2y
ReadingRover Welcome!!! I love Little Free Libraries!!! 2y
Ardachy Thanks for the welcome everyone. 2y
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