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About meI have been away from LibraryThing for a while now.
My husband passed away in October 2013 so I have had some major changes in my life.
I have 3 children (26,24 & 16), and 4 grandchildren. With just my 16 year old son at home now life is very different, but I am enjoying the time I have with him before he heads off into the big wide world. He is a serious guitarist, who thankfully enjoys a wide variety of good music from early blues to 80s rock (and nothing much after the 80s).
I have left all my little jobs and found full time work (admin at the High School my girls attended) and I have sold our home on a 1/4 acre section and bought a smaller, warmer and newer home with no garden, just pots!
Life is settling down and I am back to reading, and craft. My kids are amazing, and I find so much support in them and the grandchildren. I love to read, sew, quilt, scrapbook and knit.
About my libraryI like to read a variety of books, about the only thing I don't read is fantasy and science fiction. I am not a particularly fast reader, and don't have a lot of spare time to read but I just love discussing what I am reading, or have read :o)
My TBR is a list (several pages long) rather than BOMBS waiting to be read. As finances don't allow the purchase of many books I am an avid member of the Library, one day I may get around to putting all the TBRs on my wish list as a way of keeping track - rather than the sheets of A4 I currently keep adding to!
BEST READS OF 2014:
In Hitler's Bunker; A Boy Soldier's Eyewitness Account of the Fuhrer's Last Days
Bring Up The Bodies
The Bitter Sea
The History of Scotland
Under the Hawthorn Tree
Groups50 Book Challenge, Historical Fiction, Needlearts, New Zealand Thingamabrarians, Short Stories, What Are You Reading Now?
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationHawkes Bay, New Zealand
Favorite authorsNot set
Account typepublic, free
Member sinceNov 3, 2012
Currently readingThe Cookbook Collector: A Novel by Allegra Goodman
Crippen: A Novel of Murder by John Boyne