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About meI'm a 27 year-old English lass from the beautiful Peak District. I was at university in lovely York, but left before I could graduate thanks to various health problems. Now I'm back home with my family and our two cats, Millie and Domino. My mum and I left our second-hand bookshop, Book End, behind in early 2014 after four and a half years of working together. I have a thing for chocolate chip muffins and minced beef and mushroom stroganoff (not at the same time).

I have a book blog called 'Book Addicted Blonde' (previously 'Musings of a Bookshop Girl'), and am also on Twitter and Instagram. Because I can't seem to add it to my 'also on' platforms below, my Instagram handle is: blondebookgirl

THE LAST THING I...
Watched: Bad Education on BBC iPlayer
Ate: Caramel latte macchiato
Listened to: For the First Time in Forever reprise, from Frozen
Bought: World War Z on DVD

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

2014's reading:
1. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
2. Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter 1) - Jeff Lindsay **
3. Casino Royale (James Bond 1) - Ian Fleming
4. Opium: Reality's Dark Dream - Thomas Dormandy
5. The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
6. Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
7. Lightning Rods - Helen DeWitt
8. A Note of Madness (Flynn Laukonen 1) - Tabitha Suzuma **
9. Kiss Me First - Lottie Moggach
10. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson **
11. Screen Burn - Charlie Brooker
12. Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
13. The Shock of the Fall - Nathan Filer **
14. Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs: The Left Bank World of Shakespeare & Co. - Jeremy Mercer **
15. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Peculiar Children 1) - Ransom Riggs
16. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee **
17. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
18. The Library of Unrequited Love - Sophie Divry
19. The New Hunger (Warm Bodies 0.5) - Isaac Marion **
20. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
21. Robin Ince's Bad Book Club - Robin Ince
22. The Double - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
23. Life Support - Tess Gerritsen
24. Bossypants - Tina Fey
25. Damned (Damned 1) - Chuck Palahniuk
26. Lady Audley's Secret - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
27. Doomed (Damned 2) - Chuck Palahniuk
28. Boys Don't Knit (Boys Don't Knit 1) - T.S. Easton **
29. Lisey's Story - Stephen King**
30. Geek Girl (Geek Girl 1) - Holly Smale
31. Lullaby (Watersong 2) - Amanda Hocking**
32. The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave 1) - Rick Yancey
33. How to Build a Girl - Caitlin Moran**
34. A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of being Struck by Lightning - Gretel Ehrlich
35. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Christopher Moore**
36. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (TFoHaT 1) - Carrie Ryan
37. Ghost World - Daniel Clowes
38. We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
39. A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood
40. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
41. Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter 1) - Thomas Harris**
42. And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks - Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs
43. Ketchup Clouds - Annabel Pitcher
44. Woolgathering - Patti Smith
45. World War Z - Max Brooks**
46. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
47. Austenland (Austenland 1) - Shannon Hale**
48. Our Zoo: The real story of my life at Chester Zoo - June Mottershead**

** = favourites of the year so far

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 Mind charity shop. 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. :)

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, 2013 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Booker Prize, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Books on Books, Booksellers, The 12 in 12 Category Challengeshow all groups

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

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Favorite bookstoresBook End, Bookstore Brierlow Bar, Minster Gate Bookshop, Oxfam Bookshop - Low Petergate, York, Scarthin Books, Waterstone's Chesterfield, Waterstone's Leeds, Waterstone's Meadowhall

Favorite librariesBakewell Library, Chesterfield Library, University of York - JB Morrell Library (JBM)

Homepagehttp://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.com/

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Member sinceJan 28, 2008

Currently readingDawn of the Dumb by Charlie Brooker
Project X by Jim Shepard
The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems 1951-1993 by Charles Bukowski
Harry: A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

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