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Member: SouthernKiwi

CollectionsRehomed books (51), Read this year (21), Currently reading (3), To read (47), Your library (642), Read but unowned (401), Wishlist (28), All collections (1,128)

Reviews135 reviews

Tags2010 (159), non-fiction (148), 01 (135), historical fiction (130), fantasy (129), romance (119), 02 (118), historical romance (100), crime fiction (97), ebook (96) — see all tags

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About meBookworm. Animal lover. Sports junkie. University administrator. Novice traveller.

My 11 in 11 challenge thread begins here.
My 12 in 12 challenge thread starts off here.
My 2013 Categorical Challenge kicks off here.
My 2019 Club Read thread is here.
My attempt at the 2020 Categorical Challenge is here.

About my libraryMy library is primarily crime/mystery fiction, historical fiction, fantasy and non-fiction. I buy as many books as possible and I keep them all. I also make good use of the public library, generally when I can't afford pretty new shinys. If I find an author I like I'll often read as much of their work as I can get my hands on.

Notes on my collections:
- My Library Collection lists the books I own.
- The To Read Collection is my Mount TBR and all books are from my Library Collection.
- My Wishlist Collection has the books that I intend to buy at some point.

My rating system is:

* Didn't like it.
** Didn't particularly like it, but has some good features.
*** Average. In many cases 'brain candy' reads.
**** Very good, I just have a couple of small quibbles.
***** Excellent. Loved it.

A book with no rating is probably a book I read awhile back and can't remember well enough to rate. A one star rating is the lowest meaningful rating.

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2020 Category Challenge, Cats, books, life is good., Club Read 2019, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, New Zealand Thingamabrarians, Non-Fiction Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsSara Donati, Diana Gabaldon, Michelle Holman, Robert Jordan, Susanna Kearsley, Lisa Kleypas, Scott Lynch, George R. R. Martin, Nora Roberts, Brandon Sanderson, Kamila Shamsie, Bill Watterson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresUnity Books

Favorite librariesCentral Library, Wellington City Libraries, Karori Library


Real nameAlana

LocationWellington, New Zealand

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/SouthernKiwi (profile)
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Member sinceFeb 1, 2010

Currently readingA Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Inequality Debate by Max Rashbrooke
Dukes prefer blondes by Loretta Lynda Chase

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