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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 a Westie. Merlin the Monstercat is 16 years old and in his prime weighed in at over 8 kgs - he is definitely top of the pecking order. Missy is gorgeous 8 year old Westie that I rehomed when she was 5.
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.
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 2015:
The Poison Throne, Moorehawke Trilogy 1, Celine Kiernan
The Crowded Shadows, Moorehawke Trilogy 2, Celine Kiernan
The Rebel Prince, Moorehawke Trilogy 3, Celine Kiernan
Sword Song, Saxon Chronicles 4, Bernard Cornwell
The Burning Land, Saxon Chronicles 5, Bernard Cornwell
Death of Kings, Saxon Chronicles 6, Bernard Cornwell
Life in Seven Mistakes, Susan Johnson
Severed Souls, Richard and Kahlan 3, Terry Goodkind
Inheritance, Inheritance, Book 4, Christopher Paolini
The Young Lion, Lion 1, Blanche d'Alpuget
The Lion Rampant, Lion 2, Blanche d'Alpuget
The Strangler Vine, Blake and Avery 1, M.J. Carter
The Law of Nines, Terry Goodkind
The Third Kingdom, Richard and Kahlan 1, Terry Goodkind
Confessor, Richard and Kahlan 2, Terry Goodkind
Severed Souls, Richard and Kahlan 3, Terry Goodkind
Martyr, John Shakespeare 1, Rory Clements
The Giant O'Brien, Hilary Mantel
The Queen of the Tearling, Tearling 1, Erika Johanssen
A Few Right Thinking Men, Rowland Sinclair 1, Sulari Gentill
Terms and Conditions, Robert Glancy
Revenger, John Shakespeare 2, Rory Clements
Ember and Ash, Pamela Freeman
Prince, John Shakespeare 3, Rory Clements
Traitor, John Shakespeare 4, Rory Clements
Heretics, John Shakespeare 5, Rory Clements
Queen's Man, John Shakespeare 6, Rory Clements
Sacrilege, Giordano Bruno 3, S J Parris
Treachery, Giordano Bruno 4, S J Parris
The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson
The Castings Trilogy, Pamela Freeman
The Secret Dead, Giordano Bruno 0.5, S J Parris
Game of Mirrors, Inspector Montalbano 18, Andrea Camilleri
Laidlaw, Laidlaw 1, William McIlvanney
The Quick, Lauren Owen
A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, Marie Brennan
Cold Comfort, Officer Gunnhilder 2, Quentin Bates
Sorrow's Anthem, Lincoln Perry 2, Michael Koryta
The Bethlehem Murders, Matt Rees
Devious, New Orleans Thrillers, Lisa Jackson
Proof of Guilt, Inspector Rutledge Mysteries, Charles Todd
Robert B Parker's Wonderland, Ace Atkins
Beastly Things, Commissario Guido Brunetti, Donna Leon
Breaking Point, A Joe Pickett Novel, C J Box
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