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CollectionsYour library (932), Currently reading (11), To read (793), Read but unowned (458), Favorites (63), Non-fiction (558), Classics (158), Poetry and drama (27), Children's & YA (222), Read in 2006 (23), Read in 2007 (43), Read in 2008 (42), Read in 2009 (55), Read in 2010 (71), Read in 2011 (60), Read in 2012 (54), Read in 2013 (44), Read in 2014 (59), Read in 2015 (35), Read in 2016 (26), All collections (1,386)

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About meI'm a 28 year-old English lass, living in the beautiful Peak District 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 blueberry 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 Instagram (derbyshirelass87).

My 75-Book Challenge for 2016:

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

Watched: Employable Me on BBC iPlayer
Ate: A mug of tea and a rocky road mini bite
Listened to: Purple Rain :(
Bought: A couple of Mountain Dew lip balms

2016's reading:
1. Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
2. Knots and Crosses (Rebus 1) - Ian Rankin
3. Zoo - James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
4. Very British Problems Abroad - Rob Temple
5. 21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) - Steve Stack
6. Newtown: An American Tragedy - Matthew Lysiak **
7. The Pearl - John Steinbeck
8. Give a Boy a Gun - Todd Strasser
9. The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet - Dr Michael Moseley
10. A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby **
11. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon - Gideon Defoe
12. Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish - Sue Bender
13. An Age of License: A Travelogue - Lucy Knisley
14. Breathing Room - Marsha Hayles **
15. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
16. Little House in the Big Woods (Little House 1) - Laura Ingalls Wilder **
17. Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
18. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
19. It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini **
20. Gold - Dan Rhodes
21. Biblioholism: The Literary Addiction - Tom Raabe
22. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde **
23. My Family and Other Animals (The Corfu Trilogy 1) - Gerald Durrell **
24. The Suicide Shop - Jean Teulé
25. Kindred Spirits - Rainbow Rowell **

** = 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 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, TinyCat

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charlie Brooker, Bill Bryson, 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)


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

Favorite librariesChesterfield Library


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Member sinceJan 28, 2008

Currently readingA Play On Words by Deric Longden
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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Dawn of the Dumb by Charlie Brooker
The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems 1951-1993 by Charles Bukowski
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