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Member: HelenBaker

CollectionsYour library (738), Wishlist (227), Currently reading (1), To read (320), Read but unowned (537), Favorites (55), Ebooks (11), All collections (1,504)

Reviews314 reviews

TagsAmerican Fiction (100), New Zealand Fiction (97), Australian Fiction (78), English Fiction (69), Fiction (29), New Zealand Author (25), Paeroa and Waihi Libraries (23), Waihi Library (21), Historical Fiction (19), Irish Fiction (19) — see all tags

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About meI am married with three adult daughters.Outside of my family, my passion is reading.I am employed as a Primary School Library Manager. I enjoy my job which centres around fostering a love of reading in children. The regular holiday breaks allow me to not only spend time with my husband and daughters but also catch up on reading.Other favourite recreational pastimes are movies, walking and gardening.
2010 brought the safe arrival of a lovely granddaughter, Grace.
October 2011, our first Grandson arrived early. He is a handsome redhead and another on the way for 2012. Exciting times!

About my libraryMy library collection is made up of all the books I have read since 2000, when I started recording what I was reading. I had considered myself a freak until a colleague recommended this website for the children at school. I am no longer alone. Many of my books are borrowed from my local library. However I love a bargain and have purchased a large number of my own books at book sales or heavily discounted. Another source is from my local book group which commenced in 2004. This has been eagerly anticipated from month to month, however since the death of one of our founding members in 2008 we have struggled to achieve the same level of laughter and fellowship. I hope to find some of what I feel I have lost through this website.
My 2010 50 Book Challenge here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/83110
My 2010 Alphabet Challenge here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/88415

My 2011 75 Book Challenge is here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/105073

My 2011 Alphabet Challenge is here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/105212

My 2011 Books off the Shelf Challenge is here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/106035#2406321

My 2012 Books off My Shelf Challenge



My 75 Book Challenge for 2012 is here
http://www.librarything.com/topic/129608

My 75 Book Challenge for 2013 is here
http://www.librarything.com/topic/146876

My Read Our Own Tomes (ROOT) Challenge 2013 here
http://www.librarything.com/topic/146875

My 75 Book Challenge 2014
http://www.librarything.com/topic/163914

My ROOT Challenge 2014
http://www.librarything.com/topic/163913

Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Alphabet Challenges, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Monthly Author Reads, New Zealand Thingamabrariansshow all groups

Favorite authorsSebastian Barry, Louis de Bernières, Peter Carey, Alan Duff, Maurice Gee, Witi Ihimaera, Lloyd Jones, Sadie Jones, Barbara Kingsolver, Lori Lansens, Ian McEwan, Roma Tearne, Rose Tremain, David Vann, Tim Winton (Shared favorites)

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Real nameHelen

LocationPaeroa, New Zealand

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 11, 2009

Currently readingEating peacocks by Barbara Else

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