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CollectionsYour library (958), Currently reading (2), To read (834), Read but unowned (423), Favorites (54), Classics (141), Children's & YA (198), Read in 2006 (23), Read in 2007 (41), Read in 2008 (42), Read in 2009 (55), Read in 2010 (71), Read in 2011 (60), Read in 2012 (54), Read in 2013 (42), Read in 2014 (58), Read in 2015 (10), All collections (1,381)

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About meI'm a 27 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 Twitter and Instagram. Because I can't seem to add it to my 'also on' platforms below, my handle for both is: blondebookgirl

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: The wedding episode of Outlander :P
Ate: A cup of tea and one of those Lotus Biscoff biscuits you often get with your drink in a cafe
Listened to: Ummmm... *tumbleweed*
Bought: A cushion and tote bag. The cushion has 'Bookworm University, est. 1907' on it (perfect for my library corner) and the tote says 'I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning bibliophile, do your research!' SHERLOCK BOOKISHNESS!

2015's reading:
1. French Milk - Lucy Knisley **
2. Running Like a Girl - Alexandra Heminsley
3. Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome - Rudy Simone **
4. Beautiful You - Chuck Palahniuk (SO BAD!)
5. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
6. Picking Up the Pieces - Paul Britton
7. Cross Stitch (Outlander 1) - Diana Gabaldon **
8. Say Her Name - James Dawson **
9. Mousetrapped: A Year and a Bit in Orlando, Florida - Catherine Ryan Howard **

** = 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. :)

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Booker Prize, Books on Books, What Are You Reading Now?

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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Real nameEllie

LocationDerbyshire, England

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Member sinceJan 28, 2008

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