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About meI love to receive ARCs so I can read and review them before they hit the stores. I find some readers prefer to hear the thoughts from amateur reviewers - I know I do. I also enjoy reading and reviewing books from debut authors.

I work in a silver jewellery store and can be found reading during quiet moments.

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About my libraryNever big enough and always adding to my TBR pile. I even have a book shed to store all my overflowing books. I'm trying to add my TBR books but it is a mammoth task. I'll get there eventually, Lol!

My favourite genres are memoirs of 'ordinary' folk, gothic faery tales, urban fantasy, books about books and anything that is Gypsy related. I aslo love a gripping crime thriller but I am hard to please in that genre.

My Top Ten for 2009 after much deliberations are as follows -
1 The Crying Tree - Naseem Rakha
2 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski
3 The Changeling - Terri Windling
4 The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
5 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell
6 Once Upon a Time in England - Helen Walsh
7 The Rapture - Liz Jensen
8 The Tin-Kin - Eleanor Thom
9 Under This Unbroken Sky - Shandi Mitchell
10 The Onion Girl - Charles de Lint

GroupsAdvance Reading Copies (ARCs), ARC Junkies, BCF, Black Books, Book Care and Repair, Books in Books, Books on Books, Charity Shop Swap - UK, Fairy Tale Readers, Fairy Tales Retoldshow all groups

Favorite authorsSteve Augarde, Kit Berry, Holly Black, Francesca Lia Block, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Coben, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Neil Cross, Chris Curley, Frank Delaney, Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Rod Glenn, Jacob Grimm, Linda Haldeman, Julie Hearn, Joe Hill, Susan Hill, Alice Hoffman, Shirley Jackson, Neil Jones, Garry Kilworth, Stephen King, Clive Linklater, Charles de Lint, Betty MacDonald, William Mayne, Christopher Morley, Edgar Allan Poe, Bill Richardson, Betsy Whyte, David Wroblewski, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBooks @ Hoddesdon, Books@Hertford

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LocationHertfordshire, England

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Member sinceFeb 5, 2008

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I stopped by to see who left five stars for one of my favorite books, The Unicorn Who Wanted to Be Seen. I also really like memoirs of ordinary people. But have decided I am not the person for ARCs. The pressure to get the book read and reviewed is too much for me. (I took months with the last one I got, and have withdrawn from the LT group for it!)
Aw, thank you for your comment Karen on one of my reviews :)
Thank you so much...a great book!
Thanks for reviewing a book I *won't* need to buy for my Alice in Wonderland shelf. :D

I just saw that you've rated Kin by Holly Black- is someone stealing my books again? ;P
Are you sure about the Dawn French book? I'd love it but please don't put yourself out.
Not read it Karen, I got offered it on Vine but I didn't know if it would appeal. Might hunt it out now.
I have an old tatty copy of Bambi and loved it! You have reminded me I need to read the follow up. Glad you enjoyed it.

I've just been too busy Karen getting better and getting back to nursery to have updated my books lately. Consequently (can you tell my mam's an English teacher) I missed your message.
Thanks for your comment. Apartment 16 won't be for everyone, but I think if you liked Banquet For The Damned, you should do fine with this one. :)
I'll let you know what I think of them! They do look good. I've read a couple of Alice Hoffman's books and enjoyed them. Looks like she has a new one out next year - The Red Garden. 'Garden' seems to be a trendy name for books at the moment! LOL.
Thanks for the tip kehs; I looked it up on Amazon, and it does look like my cup of tea exactly! I will have to add it to my wishlist :)
Sorry i don't need it, but you could sell it :)
are you going to watch the new pratchett fil tomorrow on sky? its going postal, I cant watch it here:(
Sorry it took so long to reply - I have been absent from LT for a while.
It really made my day to see that you enjoyed Seventh Heart so much. I'm so glad! Thank you for letting me know. And have a great week. :-)
Thanks for replying. I had just finished reading Silas Marner again for the 3rd or 4th time. The first time was in high school as a class assignment. I like reading English Victorian novels and when I noticed that we had Silas Marner in common I picked yours as an interesting library. I am almost finished with Middlemarch and I much say it is a great book. I think it will be one of my all time favorites and George Eliot a favorite author. Also I read Jane Eyre again not long ago and London by Edward Rutherford a while back. What is your favorite English Victorian novel? How did you like "To kill a mockingbird"? Maybe I can recommend some good American books. Hope to hear from you soon. Happy reading. PrairiePage
I'm glad you got The Seventh Heart. I know how the TBR pile goes!!! The chances of me ever getting to any particular book I have are darned low unless I commit to reading it next or next after that because I simply want to be absolutely certain I get to it for one reason or another. Otherwise it gets buried and is gone indefinitely - happens every time. :-) For that reason I only finish about 30-50% of all the books I start - if my interest flags, I'd rather try something else I already bought that has a greater chance of grabbing me. The Seventh Heart was one I never considered leaving unfinished, I thought it was great. Well anyway, if you read it, let me know what you think. Meanwhile, have a great holiday season.
You have an absolutely adorable profile pic! I love it! Where did you find it?
I tracked your G Bramwell Evens book to the Betsy Stanley memoir... and have more books on my wish list. Thanks for the reviews.
Thank you Aunty Karen :)
Hi! I noticed that you are the only other person who has catalogued Honey Bees and Fairy Dust--one of my favorite childhood books!
Thanks so much for the info and the link! The magazine looks very interesting, I'll certainly be checking out their website. Nice review as well :-)
Thanks everso. You are too kind.

thank god there's someone else who doesn't get 2666!
Hey! It's actually not out till the middle of April. I lucked out and received an Advanced Readers Copy.

I loved the story and the way Marr tells it. Plus the ending totally leaves it set up for the sequel. It was wonderful. I hope that came across in my review. I didn't want to give away too much of the plot. But, wow, it was so good.
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