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CollectionsYour library (746), Currently reading (7), To read (24), All collections (746)

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Tagschildhood (23), England (22), USA (20), adoption (17), 19th century (16), humour (15), Edinburgh (15), crime (14), Scotland (13), London (12) — see all tags

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About mePicture of me as a baby with my brother - say Aahh! Now I am married and have two children - a girl and a boy. I have been a keen reader all my life but not an especially erudite one. I like to try blockbusters, classics, prize winners (except the booker prize winner which seems to guarentee I will hate it) and anything in the charity shop on a whim. I particularly like books that cover childhood and children. I also like children's literature.

About my libraryI started trying to catalogue everything I read from May 2008, give it a star rating and a comment. I have now become much more ambitious. I want to record every book I have read in my lfe. I will include the lot - the diet books, the self-help crazes, the teach-yourself short-hand/website design/Arabic - as a kind of diary of my enthusiasms and feelings at the time. Sometimes I cannot remember the book very clearly but so-be-it. Sometimes it jogs other memories - therapy my dears. So when I see someone has added a book that I have read I pop it into my library.

I will try to develop reviews under my specialism - books on childhood and adoption. Otherwise, I will only review when there are few people who have or I think I have something wonderful to say (which is often!). I would like to make contact with other book-lovers so please leave a comment.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, Amateur Historians, ARC Junkies, Audiobooks, Best of British, Brits, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, Food History, Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contestsshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Margaret Forster, Marian Keyes, Evelyn Waugh (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingWreck This Journal by Keri Smith
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge) by John O'Farrell
New Orleans for Dummies (For Dummies) by Julia Kamysz Lane
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Thanks Jen - my erudition is almost entirely a function of Emily leaving her books at home plus Wendy's English Lit degree!
I eagerly looked at the Battle for Christabel, expecting it to be about an obscure engagement in the Napoleonic Wars....imagine my suprise!
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