CollectionsTo read (246), Your library (1,415), Been and Gone (594), Wishlist (41), On loan (3), All collections (2,285)
TagsFantasy (545), Bookcrossing (441), Literature & Fiction (338), Mystery & Thrillers (197), Australian Author (186), Bookmooch (130), Management (98), Sci-Fi (74), Food & Wine (74), Historical Fiction (71) — see all tags
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About me"A room without books is a body without a soul" Cicero CVI-XLII BC
I joined Bookcrossing after a big write up in the Weekend Australian in August 2003 - my name is Jawin there too - and that eventually led me here. I've been looking for places like these all my life. People here don't look askance at having a Mt TBR; they don't roll their eyes when I buy more books (or book cases); and they understand the excitement of sharing great stories.
I share my house with a cat and two Westies. Merlin the Monstercat is 14 years old and in his prime weighed in at over 8 kgs - he is definitely top of the pecking order. Xena, Princess Warrior, is 12 years old; Missy is 6 years old. Of course, they're both absolutely gorgeous.
My other on-line addiction is Scrabble - and I'm always ready to play!
About my libraryI read just about anything - except mushy or really macho stuff. Favourites are fantasy, historical fiction and mystery. I support Australian authors when I can.
My list is a work in progress. So far, I have done almost all of my professional library, all my Bookcrossing shelf, and Mt TBR. However, I still have a loooong way to go!
My catalogue does not necessarily reflect my reading tastes, though. I have registered lots of books through Bookcrossing, including things I have read and don't intend to keep, some personal collection books that I have allowed out on loan, and many things that were bought specifically to release and I have not read myself. These days, because of the risk of suffocation by collapsing book piles, I am only keeping things I need for work, or that I will read again, or that I enjoyed enough to recommend to others. Anything else is listed on Bookmooch or will eventually be Bookcrossed.
I have reviewed and ranked books acquired for my personal collection from 1 January 2007, and I intend to add in rankings and reviews for older books as time permits.
If a book is tagged Bookmooch and has not left the house, then it is available on request. I've also included rankings and reviews for Bookcrossed books that I have read as I've added them in. If a book is tagged just 'bookcrossing', chances are it is not still in my possession - you can check here for more details http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/jawin/
My reading list for 2013:
Red Country, Joe Abercrombie
Queen of Ambition (Ursula Blanchard 5), Fiona Buckley
A Pawn for a Queen, (Ursula Blanchard 6), Fiona Buckley
The Legacy of Lord Regret, (Strange Threads 1), Sam Bowring
A Masterly Murder, (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles 6), Susanna Gregory
An Order for Death, (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles 7), Susanna Gregory
A Summer of Discontent, (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles 8), Susanna Gregory
A Killer in the Winter, (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles 9), Susanna Gregory
The Hand of Justice, (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles 10), Susanna Gregory
The Wings of the Sphinx, Andrea Camilleri
In the Evil Day, Peter Temple
A Memory of Light, (Wheel of Time 14), Brad Sanderson
The Mark of a Murderer, (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles 11), Susanna Gregory
The Tarnished Chalice, (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles 12), Susanna Gregory
GroupsAustralian LibraryThingers, BookCrossing Australia!, Books Compared, FantasyFans, Humor
Also onBookCrossing, BookMooch
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia
Favorite authorsNot set
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceDec 5, 2006