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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 and a cranky cat. Missy is gorgeous 8 year old Westie that I rehomed when she was 5. Max is 11 and came to live with us last year. Zali, the 12 year old Burmese, is also a relatively new addition. She does not like the Westies at all, and rarely moves unless I deign to relocate her from one comfy bed to another. During the daylight hours, when not working, I can be found playing 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.
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 2016:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N K Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy 1)
The Broken Kingdoms, N K Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy 2)
The Kingdom of the Gods, N K Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy 3)
The Awakened Kingdom, N K Jemisin (novella)
Clash of Kings, M K Hume (Prophecy 1)
Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn 5)
Even Dogs in the Wild, Ian Rankin (Rebus)
Firefighter, Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners 3)
WarHeart, Terry Goodkind (Richard and Kahlan 4)
The Fifth Season, N K Jemisin (Broken Earth 1)
Death of an Empire, M K Hume (Prophecy 2)
Web of Deceit, M K Hume (Prophecy 3)
Whites, Richard Price
Captive Prince, C S Pacat (Captive Prince 1)
Prince's Gambit, C S Pacat (Captive Prince 2)
Kings Rising, C S Pacat (Captive Prince 3)
The Killing Moon, N K Jemisin (Dreamblood 1)
The Shadowed Sun, N K Jemisin (Dreamblood 2)
The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
The Emperor's Knife, Mazarkis Williams (Tower and Knife 1)
Knife Sworn, Mazarkis Williams (Tower and Knife 2)
The Tower Broken, Mazarkis Williams (Tower and Knife 3)
Warrior of the West, M K Hume (King Arthur 2)
The Bloody Cup M K Hume, (King Arthur 3)
Now is the Time, Melvin Bragg
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein
The Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold, Peter V Brett
The Daylight War, Peter V Brett (Demon Cycle 3)
The Skull Throne, Peter V Brett (Demon Cycle 4)
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, Katarina Bivald
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
Member sinceDec 5, 2006