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CollectionsYour library (739), Currently reading (4), To read (613), Read but unowned (487), Favorites (59), Read in 2006 (23), Read in 2007 (42), Read in 2008 (41), Read in 2009 (55), Read in 2010 (71), Read in 2011 (60), Read in 2012 (54), Read in 2013 (43), Read in 2014 (58), Read in 2015 (35), Read in 2016 (54), All collections (1,227)

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Tagsfiction (679), adapted for the screen (340), tbr (279), non-fiction (217), young adult (158), autobiography (157), fantasy (157), humour (152), classic (140), romance (99) — see all tags

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About meI'm a 29 year-old English lass, living in the beautiful Peak District with my family and our three cats, Millie, Domino and Leo. I used to run a second-hand bookshop with my mum, and had a book blog called Book Addicted Blonde. Things that make me happy include blackbirds singing, bright flowers, simple food and smart sitcoms. I'm @agoddamnpiazza on Instagram.

My 75-Book Challenge for 2016: https://www.librarything.com/topic/211095




A few of my favourite books:
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs - Jeremy Mercer
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Attachments - Rainbow Rowell
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Warm Bodies / The New Hunger - Isaac Marion
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
Biblioholism - Tom Raabe
Notes from a Big Country - Bill Bryson

THE LAST THING I...
Watched: To Walk Invisible, the BBC's BEAUTIFUL new drama about the Bronte sisters
Ate: Potted beef and tomato sandwiches
Listened to: The news, to see if anyone wonderful died today, ugh
Bought: A tiny Snakes and Ladders set :)

MY TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2016
Newtown: An American Tragedy - Matthew Lysiak
A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish - Sue Bender
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (reread)
My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell (reread)
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the New Front Lines of Girlie-Girl Culture - Peggy Orenstein
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
The Parisian Christmas Bake Off - Jenny Oliver

About my libraryI have a bit of everything in my library - fiction, science, classics, biography, history, you name it! I have a tendency to fall hopelessly in love with fictional characters so if there's a brooding (anti)hero in it, it's probably a keeper. I have FAR too many unread books on my shelves, but that never stops me buying more. I made a collection of 'Read but unowned' books, which will hopefully continue to get bigger as I try to donate books I won't reread to our local charity shops. I used to keep a vague wishlist on here too but stopped because it was too difficult to maintain; I now keep it on Amazon instead, so that I can add and delete things fast, no matter where I've acquired them. :)

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2016

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charlie Brooker, Bill Bryson, Deric Longden, Daphne du Maurier, Caitlin Moran, Chuck Palahniuk, Rainbow Rowell, J. K. Rowling, Tabitha Suzuma, Oscar Wilde, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBookstore Brierlow Bar, Scarthin Books, Waterstone's Chesterfield

Favorite librariesChesterfield Library

Homepagehttp://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.com/

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Real nameEllie

LocationDerbyshire, England

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Member sinceJan 28, 2008

Currently readingDawn of the Dumb by Charlie Brooker
The Parisian Christmas Bake Off by Jenny Oliver
The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World by Christina Crook
Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon

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