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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.
I am blessed with 5 grandchildren, 3 of whom I look after 2 days a week as their mum's work full time. This sometimes impacts on my reading output.

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:
My 2010 Alphabet Challenge here:

My 2011 75 Book Challenge is here:

My 2011 Alphabet Challenge is here:

My 2011 Books off the Shelf Challenge is here:

My 2012 Books off My Shelf Challenge

My 75 Book Challenge for 2012 is here

My 75 Book Challenge for 2013 is here

My Read Our Own Tomes (ROOT) Challenge 2013 here

My 75 Book Challenge 2014

My ROOT Challenge 2014

My Root Challenge 2015

Books Read 2015
1. Home by Toni Morrison 9/10
2. After Darkness by Christine Piper 9/10
3. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver 8/10
4. When god was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
5. The God Boy by Ian Cross
6. The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
7. The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
8. Philida by Andre Brink
9. A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel
10.Mr Allbones' Ferrets by Fiona Farrell
11.A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute
12.The Wine of Solitude by Irene Nemirovsky
13.Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner
14.Tomorrow by Graham Swift
15.In the Absence of Heroes by Anthony McCarten
16.A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
17.The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
18.Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
19.A History of Loneliness by John Boyne
20.The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
21.Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman
22.Mansfield by C.K. Stead

Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 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 Readsshow 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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Member sinceNov 11, 2009

Currently readingTHE RIDERS. by Tim. Winton

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