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Member: Ireadthereforeiam

CollectionsOwn, unread (20), Your library (579), Wishlist (39), Currently reading (7), All collections (644)

Reviews109 reviews

TagsNF (73), childhood (72), memoir (66), New Zealand (58), relationships (55), parenting (45), made into movie (45), bookclub (40), politics (40), travel (39) — see all tags

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Recommendations3 recommendations

About meLast 2014 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2013 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2012 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2011 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2010 75 Books Challenge thread

About my libraryThis is everything that I have read from 2006 to now. I dont list all books on my shelves, just a few, but once they're read they're on. I have found I'm drawn to North American writers of the 20th Century- seems odd to me but looking at my favourites it seems to be the case.

Am into writing that amazes me over a page-turning plot (in fact I have a thing against the 'page-turners' that I liken to candy floss; good going down, but certainly dont fill you up).

I love books that can describe normal people and their lives and make me feel like I really understand them and therefore realise that no-one AND everyone is normal!

And..... I always judge a book by its cover.

Off the Shelf Booker Winners To Read in 2014
The Finkler Question
The Remains of the Day
The Line of Beauty
The History of the Kelly Gang
Moon Tiger
The Gathering
Vernon God Little
Paddy Clark Ha ha Ha
How Late it was, How Late
Oscar and Lucinda
The Old Devils
Schindler's Ark
The Inheritance of Loss
The Like and Times of Michael K
The Sense of an Ending
The Sea, The Sea
The Ghost Road + prequels
Last Orders
Hotel du Lac
The Famished Road
Wolf Hall

Groups2014 Category Challenge, 2015, 15,000+ Pages Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, Art Books, Booker Prize, Books in Books, Bookspotting, Dystopian novelsshow all groups

Favorite authorsRichard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Chaim Potok, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresElizabeth’s Bookshop, Perth, New Edition Bookshop, Scorpio Books, UBS University Bookshop on Campus

Favorite librariesHalswell Library, New Brighton Library, South Christchurch Library, Upper Riccarton Community and School Library

Favorite listsBest Dystopias, Booker Prize, It's the end of the world as we know it!, Non-Fiction Worth Reading, Read the book and saw the movie

Real nameMegan

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 24, 2010

Currently readingHow To Make Gravy: A to Z, A Mongrel Memoir by Paul Kelly
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Kate Pickett
Why Social Justice Matters by Brian Barry
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I Am Right You Are Wrong: From This to the New Renaissance: From Rock Logic to Water Logic by Edward de Bono
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