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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.
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.
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 Thingamabrarians —show all groups, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes
Favorite authorsLouis 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)
Favorite librariesPaeroa Public Library
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationPaeroa, New Zealand
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceNov 11, 2009
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