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CollectionsYour library (1,386), Currently reading (16), Favorites (58), Wishlist (209), Loaned Out (12), Borrowed (200), Book Club (23), Review/Comment Pending (86), Unread (217), Unfinished (46), Recycled (50), Recycling (63), ARC (16), Travel (19), Reference (93), Audiobooks (2), Co-owned family (36), All collections (1,824)

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About me3 obsessions:

TRAVEL: Here's a map of where I've been. Doesn't even begin to cover where I want to go...:


I'm a tad camera-happy and "selected" (who am I fooling? large quantities of) photos all end up here.

MUSIC: All shapes and sizes. I try to be open minded, but I don't think I'm ever going to get the Bob Dylan thing. Or Coldplay (*shudder*). I'm on myspace but I don't update it very much (mostly just use it to investigate new music) and also lastfm where I try, but don't really succeed in keeping track of my gig going. One day I'll start commenting on that too. Maybe.

BOOKS: See below!

About my libraryStill not finished uploading all my books (not aided by the fact that I seem incapable of reducing my book buying habits, despite the massive unread pile I own), but getting there slowly...

I have just set up a separate account for my kindle books, to keep things separate and as there'll probably be a fair bit of overlap (particularly of the free classics!).

Here's my 75 books for 2014 ticker:

...The current thread for 2014 is HERE

I've been following the group for a couple of years, so my previous threads are here:

Thread for 2013
Thread for 2012
May - Dec 2011
Jan - Apr 2011
Final quarter of 2010
Third quarter of 2010.
Second quarter of 2010.
First quarter of 2010.
Second half of 2009.
First half of 2009.
Thread for 2008.

Diana Wynne Jones, my favourite childhood author (and still in my top five) sadly died in early 2011. In her honour (and because I wanted to anyway), I am now reading all her fiction in publication order. I have a thread for this here. This means that I've been putting off reading "Earwig and the Witch", but I may just have to cave in and read it before the end - I'm sure I'll be forgiven!

I'm keeping track of my niece's library (principally so I don't give her the same books twice), here:

In 2009, I also took part in the 999 challenge (although I shamefully didn't finish it).

Favourite new reads of 2012:
The Song of Achilles - Madeleine Miller
Everything Begins & Ends at The Kentucky Club - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Under the Frog - Tibor Fischer
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka

Favourite new reads of 2011:
Jane Austen Selected Letters
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson tied with The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov

Favourite new reads of 2010:
Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Maus - Art Spiegelman
Room - Emma Donoghue
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter

Favourite new reads of 2009:
Candide or Optimism - Voltaire
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Laclos
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
On the Beach - Nevil Shute

Favourite new reads of 2008:
Don't Tell Alfred - Nancy Mitford
The Thirteen Clocks - James Thurber
Basil Howe - G. K. Chesterton
After Dark - Haruki Murakami
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens

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Groups2014 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2008, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015show all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Jane Austen, E. M. Forster, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Diana Wynne Jones, Hanif Kureishi, Andrey Kurkov, W. Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresG. David, Heffers Bookshop, The Haunted Bookshop (Sarah Key Books), Waterstone's Cambridge

Favorite librariesRock Road Library, Saffron Walden Town Library


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LocationCambridge, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 19, 2006

Currently readingWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Diaries: Volume 1, 1939-1960 (Diaries) by Christopher Isherwood
The stranger by Albert Camus
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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