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CollectionsYour library (3,236), Read in 2014 (115), Read in 2013 (178), Read in 2012 (216), Read in 2011 (175), Read in 2010 (248), Childhood faves (157), Currently reading (1), Wishlist (192), Read but unowned (1,719), Read in 2009 (299), All collections (5,645)

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TagsREAD >2011 (2,171), TBR 2012 & PRIOR (1,243), RLD (1,166), READ 2012 (218), WISHLIST (192), READ 2011 (184), READ 2013 (180), READ 2014 (115), TBR 2013 (95), TBR 2014 (77) — see all tags

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About meLike everyone here, we love to read and will read just about anything. We are trying to remember and document everything we have read so far (bit of a daunting task) so we can see how our tastes have changed over the years.

2010 Challenges:

250 Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/80908
10/10/10 Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/78795
Cdn Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/83844
BOTS Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/81977

2011 Challenges:

BOTS Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/106566
250 Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/106797
11/11/11 Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/97172

On-going Challenges:

1001 Book Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/93054
Canadian Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/83844

About my libraryOur library has a little bit of everything. We keep all our faves and donate the rest to friends/family/charity.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 2014 Category Challenge, 250 book challenge, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Canadian Bookworms, Canadian Fiction/Non-Fiction Reading Challenge, Canadian Literature, Dystopian novels, Girlybooks, It's a LondonThingshow all groups

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Favorite bookstoresUniversity of Toronto - University College Book Shop, University of Toronto - Victoria University Bookstore

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Real nameDanielle & Rob

LocationCanada

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Member sinceNov 29, 2008

Currently readingWhat the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin

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Oo yes please! Do you have any interest in The Trumphiant Cat, Poetry and Prose (http://www.librarything.com/work/191204/book/103209157 ) or Snow Falling on Cedars? You should post them and let me mooch them so you at least get some points out of it.

Was looking up what books to take out of storage for the What is Stephen Harper Reading challenge. Did you see his site (Whatisstephenharperreading.ca) seems to have been hijacked? It redirects to some spam site. Good thing I own the book :P Thinking of posting the list in the thread when I get back. Just up to 'An Uncommon Reader' now.
Reading Just Gone was quick because it was interesting and short! Thanks.
Penny
Thank you, "Just Gone" arrived in the mail today. I have added it to my waiting pile.

Penny
Sooo sorry to be so late in replying! Moving has been hectic. Moved from Edmonton to Regina last week, and today I start packing for a week in Alaska lol! Anyway, if you still have them I would love to have 'A Confederacy of Dunces' and 'Wordstruck'. I take over my place the last week of August or so (TO) and will send an address before then.

Thank you for your patience! :)
Hello! Just letting you know I saw your note today and will look through them tonight! Officially got my apt. in TO last week! :)
Yes to pretty much all that you said! TO would be a post doc, but that is generally (underpaid) research work. Slight chance of Edmonton. If in TO I would love to set up a get together. May try a bookmooch meeting, bookcrosser meeting, and/or set up a Canadian books bookclub to get to know some new people! Hopefully I will also have more time for librarything as well. Right now I am reading most of the easy quick stuff so I can get rid of it rather than pack it. Sadly took down about 5 bags of books for selling. *sigh*

Then they had this stack of Wyndhams... I could not resist. They are so hard to find you know? I have a sneaking suspicion people hang on to them. At least I do. So when I saw one more yesterday I snapped it up. Turned out to be the same one, with a newer cover. I thought of you immediately once I realized :P Will go post these books for you shortly, just making a quick cup of tea.
Any interest in a copy of 'The Secret People' by Wyndham? If so may post both books for you fairly soon on bookmooch, and likely mail next month. :)
My mum had circulation problems for years and sat with her feet up, but she never had any sores like I have.
Hi
I have circulation problems in my legs and some times they break out into open sores. The last time that happened it took 11.5 months to heal them. I had nurses coming into my home. This time they are trying to get a head start before they develop further. I turned 65 on December 30 and I have decided it is not going to be a good year!...

Penny
JUST finished running the statistics for my thesis. Or at least the first batch I will show my supervisor, I suppose things may change after that. :)

Anyway, do you have any interest in a uncorrected proof copy of The Line by Olga Grushin? (Set in Russia). The descriptions are wonderful. 'Back then, the sky was like milky glass, the roofs like wet bark, the trees like cobwebs in the air'.

ps- Thank you so very much for the magazines, I enjoy them a lot. :)
I had a good Christmas as well! My brother gave me an entire series of a graphic novel I have never heard of, should be fun. :) Feel free to send to Sask, I think our packages to each other are small this year, but that is good, will give us more time to catch up :P
Finally finished reading the dragonfly of chicoutimi! So sorry for the long wait. The play itself was easy, it was the french essays intrepreting it afterwards that took a bit. Will post it for you later today. Am in sask for a couple more weeks, so will send fairly shortly. Will very be lucky if I make it to 90 books in my 12 in 12 challenge this year :P
I finally made it over the 100 mark. One of my problems is I have too many books waiting yo be read and I waste time dithering (unusual behavior for me) about what I will read next. Hopefully, I will be more focused in 2013...
Any interest in a Time reading program special edition of Bread and Wine by Ignazio Silone?
The Green Knight I was able to get for my kindle from Gutenberg, so I will pass on that one. Am I correct in understanding that Chocky was the Wyndham you had up for offer? I will be thrilled to have that one, one of the few I am missing at the moment.

Do you have any interest in Fixer-Upper: A Novella A Novella by Lorne Elliott? Small, set in PEI. I got a bookcrossing copy from England, so it was a ways in coming back home :P Going to take it to Edmonton to read either way.

So I have chocky for you, and the Stephen Harper play as soon as I finish the blasted book, I think that is it so far?

Do you need a copy of 'The Trouble with Lichen' by Wyndham?
How do. All is well here. Nearing graduation so trying to finish my thesis, get publications together, and apply for jobs all at the same time! Cuts into reading time. I did just finish Cloud Atlas (Ok but over-rated) and am going to see the movie shortly with my bookclub. Hows by you?
Thank yo :)
I am willing to give authors a second chance, it must be so difficult to keep coming up with ideas for the same characters, in this case Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, and then write a quality book. What I hate is to see a 'good' author go down the tubes like Patricia Cornwell. I understand she is back with quality books but she lost me as a reader after 2 very questionable books.
I miss not being to quickly flip back to check something in what I have already read or flip to the end, I don't have page numbers instead percentage read to which I have adjusted. It doesn't feel right in my hands but I certainly not give it up. Being able to adjust the font and listen to Audible books plus it will read any book to me are all great positives.
I now have a Kindle and I have been down loading free or nearly free books. Many are single short stories or novellas. It sure helps the numbers. With four months left I am aiming for 125. That is 55 more...
Yes I would love a copy of Casino, thank you! :)
Thank you so much! I will love using this :)
Starting to pack, so going to start to post your books for you, as I come across them in my 'things to pack for Regina pile'. Any interest in:
Inukshuk. It is a nice early reviewers copy, and with a signed postcard. Set in Northern Alberta.

http://www.librarything.com/work/12117706/book/86916547

Let me know, I leave on Thurs :)
Hey, awesome, that does sound right up my alley! Thank you!! :)
Understood! :)
Do you still need a copy of The Red Leather Diary? I have a very nice softcover I can mail with the rest :)
Depends where you are mailing to! If you want to mail to BC, I am leaving on the 28th, so if you mail it soon should be fine. If you want to mail to sask to save on shipping (Which is fine) mail it to arrive around the start of Aug or so. :) (Will be there for about 2 weeks, it can arrive before me, that is fine).
Any interest in a hardcover of Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History,signed by both authors? Just finished it, it is a great book. :) That jello book sounds like fun, perfect for the season :P
Wow that is exciting, congratulations!! I hope you get the picture soon! :)
LMAO! You go girl :P I keep expecting my Kindle to start rejecting books based on being too full, but so far it has behaved!
Any interest in a softcover of Dawn of the Dreadfuls, that goes with P&P&Zombies? Looks like it was never read!
You and me both!!! :)
Any interest in 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' in paperback form?
http://gutenberg.ca/

Another good site, especially for Canadian books.:)
Glad you like it! I will also pass on the Larry Mccurty book (Forgot to say that last time!). Portable technology is great isn't it? :)

Ha!, you have the same problem I have :P

A nook eh? How do you like it? Which format(s) can a Nook make use of? (epub, mobi, pdf, etc?)
I would love Leaning Leaning and Funny Boy. I already have Ella Minnow and Good to a Fault and will pass on The Sentimentalists (But thank you!).

I have a few books set aside for you I am going to mail near the end of July. Going to start on the French play book soon so I can send it to you for the English play in it for Stephen Harper Reading.

Are you interested in 'The Seeds of Time' by Wyndham? It does not look like you have that one yet. It has a fold down the front cover, but the cover lies flat and the book seems fine. Penguin version. If you are interested I can add it to the pile :)
Hey sorry! I was out of town :P I will look through that list today, sorry for the delay! :)

Janice
Thanks for your note. I will continue to post what I read. I am glad you like my blurbs, I write those to help me remember the book. I posted yesterday so people who wondered why I was in the 250 challenge and had no chance of being any where close. The two things that are major problems in reading is my attention span has shrunk and I fall asleep.

Penelope
I will set them aside for you! :) May as well wait for a bit, unless you want to get them out of your house :P I am in no hurry either way. If you wait until June/July you can mail them to Sask which is closer, or you can mail them to BC anytime you like :)

Blackberry Wine was my first Joanne Harris and I just *loved* it. I will have to read more of hers, I see our library has a bunch. Which is your favourite so far?
Any interest in Blackberry wine (Joanne Harris) or Windup Girl (Which I am reading now)?
Great, I will add it to the pile!
I take it you don't want Winnowed Wisdom? (Still up for grabs if you do).
Sounds good, I will put the Voynich book away for you! Have tons of fun in Boston! I can't think of anything specific I am dying for right now, but will put my mind to it :P Trying to cut down on books as well, not doing as well as I should haha. :P
Any interest in a vintage New Canadian Library copy of Winnowed Wisdom by Stephen Leacock?
I would love that book thanks! Been so bad this month.. read almost nothing. I need to get back on track!! (Still on the first 15 pages of Windupgirl for the reading challenge.. wups!).
Would love a copy of Nardis, thank you! I am back in BC now.. there is no rush on the book however we can easily wait until we have a few :)
Wups! Oh well I do want to start on some right away, so that will work out for me :P I am reading Drown for the What is Stephen Harper Reading, do you want my copy when I am finished with it?
Are you going to join us for Fforde February in the 12 in 12? I really need to catch up with my reviews... :P
Heheheh I understand. Thanks!!
Thanks. I have another box of books I requested en route to me. The figure skating is over and the tennis is winding down so I will devote more time to reading.
Hey! I can relate. At the local used bookstore they are now used to me checking librarything to see if I have a book on occasion :P I have Island Walkers already, but would love to have the other two! :) Thank you for thinking of me!
Yikes!! I understand, I am still recovering from my trip :P Take all the time you need, I am in no rush. Which exams, and how do you think you did?

ps- Looks like I still have to mooch them from you! :)
Thank you so very much for the lovely SantaThing books! You chose very well indeed and I can't wait to get stuck into both of them! Where are you in Canada? I lived in Alberta as a child for about 6 years. I hope you and your family are enjoying your Christmas and that your Santa was as good to you as you've been to me. Thank you again.

- Helen xx
Part 2 - Oh, and I see that you just rated Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with 4 stars. I couldn't resist buying that one just on appearances alone. Good to hear it's actually readable.
Ha ha! Love your picture. Is that the one at King's Cross? If so, we've been there. (also been to the one at the Whimsic Alley store in Los Angeles).

Anyway, I see that you have a book titled Singled Out in your library. Have you read it? Thoughts? Did you know the author is Virginia Woolf's grandniece? (Vanessa Bell's granddaughter).
I have Anthem on my kindle, but thank you for the thought :) I will be sure to save both those books for you :)
Thanks! I actually came into a copy of that book and figured it was not the time to get into a new series, so I had better not get started :P Think this one will be sold to the used book store.
Hola! Any interest in the book A Certain Justice by P.D. James?
Just grow sage and zuchinni. :P
All three please! When have you ever known me to turn down food writing books?

Excited, took over the garden at the apt here. New super let it go to pot (trees!) so I just started digging it up again and planting in it (Also considering some guerilla gardening in my area). I have wanted a garden for so long. Worked 9:30-6:30 today, then discovered that if I moved the pile of random assorted things (mostly bags of leaves?) back, it is really only half the garden! It is a decent size, but not huge. Clearing out the plants takes the most time. Those roots are huge and go everwhere! At times I almost think the plant might fight back the roots are so large. Should get me into shape I hope. Mostly planting things I am hoping people won't know to steal (eg. not tomatoes or strawberries :P).
Both sound great, count me in! :)
I have a copy of Property for the Stephen Harper challenge that I had angeled from England. When I get up to that point, I can send it to you after me :)

I also have a copy of The Museum Guard that I think I can part with after I have read, I will move it up a notch on mount TBR (Likely August-Sept).
I wonder if there would be enough interest to make The Snow Walker a group read? I was thinking of reading it this year as well.
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