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Member: Novak

CollectionsUpstairs V (71), Upstairs VI (15), Upstairs X (148), Upstairs IX (2), Upstairs VIII (36), Upstairs VII (50), Jeffery Deaver (9), Frederick Forsyth (5), John Grisham (11), Lee Child (14), P.G.Wodehouse (8), Bernard Cornwell (9), Kindle (7), Your library (582), Currently reading (7), Wishlist (20), Thumbsdown (17), Been/Gone (38), To read (10), World's Best Reading (107), Terry Pratchett (65), Stephen King (30), All collections (1,070)

Reviews61 reviews

TagsFiction (150), WBR (Classics) (106), Romance (86), Discworld (49), History (30), Fiction PB (27), (23), Humour (20), Historical Fiction (18), Flashman (17) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,070), Paper Book (948), Ebook (70)

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About meMr boring bookreader. Hounded as a criminal by UK authorities (BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION or BBC) because I do not have TV or TV licence. The BBC are unable to accept that some of us don't want to watch TV.


About my libraryA tapestry, something for every mood. I'm working my way through my bookshelves (and floor) laboriously listing my books. I am about 80% into them but would be more advanced if I would stop reading them.

NOTE: Only books tagged "Your library" here are owned by me. The rest belong to others sharing the house library.

Most of my ratings are upwards of 3 stars because the majority of my reads are recommended by friends. The odd thumbsdown is usually something I chose for myself, a mistake. Life is too short to waste time reading junk, go with the recommendations; that's my experience but I generously refuse to take all the blame for it.. ..

Wishlist and Been and Gone list books I don't own.


Terry Pratchett comes up biggest in my author cloud. Why? Hmm, well, here is what his Granny says about opera:


"There's your heavy opera where basically people sing in foreign and it goes like:
Oh, oh, oh, I am dying,
oh, oh, oh, I am dying,
Oh Oh, I am dying,
that's what I am doing


Then there is your light opera where they sing in foreign and that goes like:
Beer, beer, beer, beer,
I like to drink lots of beer, beer beer,
Oh how I love beer,
lots of beer.
(Although sometimes they drink champagne instead.)

That's basically all of opera really."


Isn't that powerful writing??


I think he penned this very well too:

"Britain has been shaped for the better by many
pre-Christian, non-Christian, and post-Christian forces. We are a
plural society with citizens with a range of perspectives, and we
are a largely non-religious society."

Terry Pratchett 2014


Groups1001 Books to read before you die, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Bookcases, Brits, BritWit, Flashman and Fraser, Frequently Asked Questions, It's a LondonThingshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charles Dickens, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett (Shared favorites)

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameLord Lucan.

LocationExeter, England.

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Novak (profile)
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Member sinceSep 1, 2007

Currently readingNanga Parbat Pilgrimage by Hermann Buhl
The Find of a Lifetime: Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos by Sylvia L. Horwitz
Leonardo da Vinci: the Complete Works by Leonardo da Vinci
Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty, 1485-1917 by Richard Curtis
The General by C. S. Forrester
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