CollectionsYour library (2,195), To read (826), Currently reading (10), Reviewed (885), Course (260), ebooks (105), Borrowed (73), Owned but given away (294), Read but unowned (379), On Loan (146), Bookcrossing (81), Favorites (22), All collections (2,628)
TagsFiction (1,615), Non-Fiction (688), Crime (402), Reference (344), Biography/Memoir (170), A816 (155), Dissertation (155), Historical (131), History (120), Children's Fiction (99) — see all tags
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About meI grew up surrounded by readers so it was inevitable that I would learn to read at a young age - my primary school teacher was not impressed and told my mother that she had 'impinged on my creativity!
I read across the genres, some might say indiscriminately but have a particular love for the novels of the nineteenth century, especially Wilkie Collins, Trollope and Thackeray, and nothing can beat a good twentieth century murder mystery.
I think I may be an ex-bookcrosser, but if you see a BX tag this book is also registered on Bookcrossing.
I also seem to have acquired an English Masters, which is a relief.
About my libraryGrowing...
I have a second LT account, which is private - riverwillow2 - which I'm using for my wishlist books.
Here is a quick clarification of how some of my Collections are comprised.
"Your Library" means all books owned by me and physically in my home or on loan to friends and family
"On Loan" refers to books owned by me, in my library, and loaned out to friends and family.
"Borrowed" refers to books I've borrowed which are still with me.
"Bookcrossing" relates to books registered on Bookcrossing.com, some of which may have been released.
All other collections should do what they say on the tin!
In an attempt to reduce the number of books languishing waiting to be read I joined the ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes Challenge with the intention of reading at least 100 physical books off my shelves during 2013 and getting my tbr mountain below 674 books, which I failed as I only read 77 ROOT books last year and my TBR total on the 1st January 2014 was a staggering 802 books. I am trying again for 2014 but am going for a lower total, 25 pre-2013 books, in the hope that I may read more and I'd like to be at 802 books or less on my TBR pile on the 1st January 2015. Books read towards this challenge so far are shown in bold on the below list:
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
The Ngaio Marsh Collection (2)- Death in Ecstasy, Vintage Murder and Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
Bed of Nails by Antonin Varenne
The Ngaio Marsh Collection (3) - Death in a white tie; Overture to death; Death at the bar; and The figure quoted… by Ngaio Marsh
Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smith
The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
Empire State by Adam Christopher
Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
Marco and the Blade of Night by Phil Rickman
The Cold Calling by Phil Rickman
Mean Spirit by Phil Rickman
The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James
An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas
Heirs of the Body by Carola Dunn
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
The Resurrectionist by James Bradley
The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas
Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James
Midnight Pleasures by Eloisa James
Enchanting Pleasures by Eloisa James
Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James
The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James
Once Upon A Tower by Eloisa James
As You Wish by Eloisa James
Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, Agatha Christie, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, BookCrossers, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Brits, Cats, books, life is good., Crime, Thriller & Mystery, E. F. Benson, Fforde Ffans —show all groups, Graduate Students, Happy Heathens, Helene Hanff, Hobnob with Authors, I Love Jane Austen, Literary Snobs, Open University, ReadaThing, Review Discussions, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes
Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Jane Austen, E. F. Benson, Christopher Brookmyre, Agatha Christie, Colette, Wilkie Collins, Jasper Fforde, Antonia Fraser, Neil Gaiman, Edward Gorey, Helene Hanff, Thomas Hardy, Hergé, James Joyce, Frank O'Hara, Terry Pratchett, Ian Rankin, Phil Rickman, Cari Rosen, Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Trollope, Richard Zimler (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBookseller Crow on the Hill, Foyles Bookshop Royal Festival Hall, Primrose Hill Books, South Bank Book Market, The Beckenham Bookshop, Watkins Books
Favorite librariesBeckenham Library
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceDec 2, 2007
Currently readingMuch Obliged, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Man in the Moss by Phil Rickman
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
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