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Member: Jawin

CollectionsTo read (342), Your library (1,573), Been and Gone (648), Wishlist (49), On loan (5), All collections (2,601)

Reviews1,090 reviews

TagsFantasy (679), Bookcrossing (441), Literature & Fiction (368), Mystery & Thrillers (252), Australian Author (224), Historical Fiction (140), Bookmooch (130), Management (98), Sci-Fi (84), Food & Wine (76) — see all tags

MediaNot set (163), Book (2,437), Paper Book (2,292), Audiobook (15), Ebook (21), Multimedia (1)

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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 two Westies - 13 year old Max the Magnificent; and 3 month old Loki, a terrorist in the making.

During the daylight hours, when not working, I can be found pottering in my lovely garden.

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. I'm Jawin on both BookMooch and Bookcrossing -you can check there for more details.

Ranking key:
5 ... Brilliant; highly recommended; will read again
4 ... Really enjoyed it; would recommend
3 ... Average rating; enjoyed it but wouldn't read again
2 ... Not to my taste, but others may enjoy
1 ... Can I have the time back?

My reading list for 2017:
The Shadow of What Was Lost, James Islington, Licanius Trilogy 1
Burial Rites, Hannah Kent
The Cheapside Corpse, Susanna Gregory,Thomas Chaloner 10
Murder on High Holborn, Susanna Gregory,Thomas Chaloner 9
Plague Land, S D Sykes, Somershill Manor 1
The Knight, Pierre Pevel,High Kingdom 1
I am Pilgrim, Terry Hayes
Where Roses Never Die,Gunnar Staalesen
The Locksmith's Daughter, Karen Brooks
Winter Pilgrims,Toby Clements, Kingmaker 1
Dream Songs II, George RR Martin
Broken Faith,Toby Clements,Kingmaker 2
Divided Souls,Toby Clements,Kingmaker 3
We Shall Inherit the Wind,Gunnar Staalesen

GroupsAustralian LibraryThingers, BookCrossing Australia!, Books Compared, FantasyFans, Humor, TinyCat

Also onBookCrossing, BookMooch

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Jawin (profile)
/catalog/Jawin (library)


Member sinceDec 5, 2006

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