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CollectionsRead this year (16), Currently reading (2), To read (61), Your library (437), Read but unowned (374), Wishlist (42), All collections (881)

Reviews113 reviews

Tags2010 (159), non-fiction (111), historical fiction (110), fantasy (107), 01 (90), crime fiction (89), romance (88), 02 (81), 2011 (79), police procedural (72) — see all tags

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About meI'm in my mid 20's and have been a bookworm for as long as I remember. I have a honours degree in Building Science and have just completed my BA in Classics. I love animals and volunteer at the local SPCA shelter with the feline team, which I love. Being a Kiwi who grew up rurally, I'm a big sports fan and while I'm currently only an arm chair traveller that will change. One day.

My 11 in 11 challenge thread begins here.
My 12 in 12 challenge thread starts off here.
My 2013 Categorical Challenge kicks off here.

About my libraryMy library is primarily crime/mystery fiction, historical fiction, fantasy and chic lit with a healthy dose of 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 a 'fluff' read.
**** 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, Cats, books, life is good., Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Happy Heathens, Historical Fiction, New Zealand Thingamabrarians, Non-Fiction Readers, Romance - from historical to contemporaryshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Jennifer Crusie, Sara Donati, Diana Gabaldon, Georgette Heyer, Michelle Holman, Robert Jordan, Susanna Kearsley, 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, lifetime

URLs /profile/SouthernKiwi (profile)
/catalog/SouthernKiwi (library)

Member sinceFeb 1, 2010

Currently readingThe Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning

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