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About meI live in Dublin. I get most of my reading done on the DART (commuter train) everyday. I have once or twice missed my stop with my nose in a book. I love a good book and want to get recommendations without any spoilers - I like a surprise. I am in the 75 in 2011 and Orange Jan/Jul groups. I have the most beautiful cocker spaniel in the world - Ralphy - he is more of a thinker than a reader.

Favourite Books of 2012
1.The Secret River
2.The Sisters Brothers
3.Doomsday Book
4.The Cellist of Sarajevo
5.Let the Great World Spin

Favourite Books of 2011
1. The Year of the Flood
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
3. Burnt Shadows
4. Room
5. I Shall Wear Midnight

Favourite Books of 2010
1. The Bride's Farewell
2. Brooklyn
3. Cloud Atlas
4. Enchanted Glass

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About my libraryMy library is made up of books I own, have owned, have read, have borrowed from the library and books I've wishlisted. I've tried to stop buying books and am making good use of my local library.

Groups30-something LibraryThingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, Book Nudgers, LTers with dogs, Orange January/July, Scottish LibraryThingers, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Douglas Coupland, John Irving, Ann Patchett, Barbara Trapido (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesFingal Public Libraries - Baldoyle Library

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Member sinceAug 13, 2006

Currently readingMe Cheeta: The Autobiography by Cheeta

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Hi Kirsty,

China Garden is the first Liz Berry I read and I enjoyed it. I checked out the book stores and you are right, her stuff does seem to be out of print.
I'll definitely have to move it to the top of my list! Someone in my class last semester raved about it, and I've heard nothing but amazing reviews. Thanks for the recommendation!

samawalla (Katie)

I wanted to check out your library after discovering we both love Angela Carter.

I thought you were possibly exaggerating about owning the world's most beautiful cocker spaniel but I can see you are absolutely correct. That Ralphy is a stunner- simply gorgeous. I can tell he knows he is pretty amazing but he handles it with dignity.


Your cocker is lovely!

On my profile I posted a picture of my own cocker spaniel. I love the breed (this is our second spaniel), they are so friendly and sweet. And those eyes, how can you deny them something?


Just wanted to say thanks for dropping by my thread :)

Ralphy has the most beautiful eyelashes that I have ever seen on a dog! he is sweet looking :)

Happy Reading!

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He looks cute- I also have a cocker spaniel- Sketchers-an old lady now!
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It looks cold!
You're welcome, Kirsty. I doubt that you'll be dull!

Brianah's birthday is coming up soon...maybe I'll send her and Paddington Bear a shipment of marmalade sandwiches and fish & chips.

Thanks for your kind words, kirsty. I'd like to say that my cross-stitch was my own design but unfortunately it was from a packaged set. I find it to be very relaxing but my first love is, of course, reading. How's the weather in Dublin this time of year?
I'm not sure that dainty is the word for our Abby, but she is a wonderful girl...silly and wacky but wonderful.
Your Ralphy is very handsome and looks so scholarly working on his books.
Thats a girl! Can't you tell by her girlish figure? lol
I envy you living in Ireland, we hope someday to visit.
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