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CollectionsYour library (1,664), Currently reading (3), To read (1,104), Read but unowned (420), Favorites (3), Kindle (50), All collections (2,082)

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TagsCrime (501), Virago Modern Classics (294), 1001 (263), Guardian 1000 (219), read14 (90), read10 (87), read09 (85), read12 (84), Contemporary fiction (79), read11 (79) — see all tags

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About meI'm a librarian by training - I have been working from home on a web site and am a freelance information specialist (apparently). Married, no children, but we have recently adopted two cats, Lyra and Blizzard, and are well and truly under the paw.

About my libraryMany years ago I realised that you didn't have to read every book you owned before buying more, and since then, the brakes have been off. Moving to a smaller house three years ago forced some ruthless pruning of the collection, but there are still boxes of books in the garage that have never been unpacked. I mainly read fiction, with a particular fondness for crime, as well as modern and classic fiction. I'm also interested in literary criticism, the psychology of music and World war II social history. Although I part with most of my crime novels when I've read them, I am trying to collect the works of Henning Mankell, Sjowall and Wahloo, Alexander McCall Smith and Lindsey Davis. I also like the Persephone books and Virago Modern Classics.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, Barbara Pym, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Crime, Thriller & Mysteryshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Taylor (Shared favorites)

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameSue

LocationRural Lincolnshire

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 3, 2009

Currently readingThe Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith In Markets Has Cost Us Our Future by Larry Elliott
Music and the Mind by Anthony Storr
Do They Think You're Stupid? by Julian Baggini

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