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About me2013 - Current 75 book challenge:

Current reading/challenge log :

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 40-Something Library Thingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Author Theme Reads, BookMooching, Dystopian novels, Hacking LibraryThingshow all groups

Favorite authorsIain M. Banks, Iain M. Banks, John le Carré, Daniel Clausen, William Gibson, John Twelve Hawks, Kazuo Ishiguro, Stieg Larsson, Jon McGregor, China Miéville, David Mitchell, Richard K. Morgan, Haruki Murakami, Ian Rankin, Charles Stross (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresTime Out Bookstore, Unity Books

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Real nameAlex

LocationAuckland, New Zealand

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Member sinceJan 4, 2010

Currently readingArcanum by Simon Morden
Neverwhere: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
The Echo by James Smythe
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: the Trilogy of Four: A Trilogy in Four Parts by Douglas Adams

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Happy 4th Thingaversary, Alex! I've enjoyed following your threads in the 75 Book Challenge group. I hope you have a great day.
Hi, Alex.

Thanks for the rec for The Ghosts of Nagasaki! I read it, enjoyed it, and reviewed it.

Hope all is going well in your part of the world.

Best - Joe
Hi Alex,
I've had a go-through of my books and your wishlist and have made a list for you to pick from. I've included a few random ones that weren't in your WL just in case they take your fancy!

Lords of Finance
The Siege by Helen Dunmore
Purple Hibiscus by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
Making Globalization Work by Joseph Stiglitz
Stasiland by Anna Funder
The Cellist of Sarajevo
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
What I talk about When I talk about Running - Haruki Murakami
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
The Draining Lake - Arnaldur Indridason

That's from the upstairs bookshelves - let me know if anything grabs you and if not I will go downstairs and have a clean out!!

Have a great weekend
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your message and for taking the time to come up with your list, definitely a couple of books that caught my interest but The bonesetters Daughter looks like the one I'd enjoy most.

Thank again,

Beep beep!! I'm your not-so-secret-Santa. I'll send you a list of books I have that fit with your wishlist in the next couple of days for you to pick something.

Stunning wellington day ahead - hope Auckland is nice too.
Hi Alex, are you interested in doing a Christmas book swap? Amongst NZ, Aus, and SE Asian dwellers from the 75 group.
My idea is for names to be drawn out of who is interested and whoever is designated the giver, makes a list of 10 books they are willing to part with, and the receiver picks the one most to their liking. All done through private messaging once I have drawn and allocated the people involved.
Me (megan)
Cushla (cushlareads)
Lisa (KiwiFlowa)
Paul (PaulCranswick)
Leonie (kiwinyx)
Kerry (Avatiakh)
Prue (PrueGallagher)
OK, now I need help. Who else have we got out there in the region?
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