This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Search Jawin's books

Random books from Jawin's library

Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell

Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

Black Tide by Peter Temple

Revenge of the Spellmans: A Novel by Lisa Lutz

The AQIS Import Risk Analysis Process Handbook by AQIS

The Houdini Girl: A Novel by Martyn Bedford

Members with Jawin's books

Member gallery (6)

(see all 6 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

Jawin's reviews

Reviews of Jawin's books, not including Jawin's

Helper badges

FiverTenner

 

Member: Jawin

CollectionsAudio Books (20), To read (338), Your library (1,673), Been and Gone (681), Wishlist (49), On loan (5), All collections (2,747)

Reviews1,193 reviews

TagsFantasy (741), Bookcrossing (441), Literature & Fiction (382), Mystery & Thrillers (264), Australian Author (232), Historical Fiction (191), Bookmooch (130), Management (98), Sci-Fi (85), Food & Wine (76) — see all tags

MediaNot set (160), Book (2,586), Paper Book (2,407), Audiobook (37), Ebook (27), Multimedia (1)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud

About me"A room without books is a body without a soul" Cicero CVI-XLII BC

I joined Bookcrossing after a big write up in the Weekend Australian in August 2003 - my name is Jawin there too - and that eventually led me here. I've been looking for places like these all my life. People here don't look askance at having a Mt TBR; they don't roll their eyes when I buy more books (or bookcases); and they understand the excitement of sharing great stories.

I share my house with two Westies - 14-year-old Max the Magnificent; and 12-month-old Loki (aka Little Bastard), a terrierist in the making.

During the daylight hours, when not working, I can be found pottering in my lovely garden.

My other on-line addiction is Scrabble - and I'm always ready to play!

About my libraryI read just about anything - except mushy or really macho stuff. Favourites are fantasy, historical fiction and mystery. I support Australian authors when I can.

My list is a work in progress. So far, I have done almost all of my professional library, all my Bookcrossing shelf, and Mt TBR. However, I still have a loooong way to go!

My catalogue does not necessarily reflect my reading tastes, though. I have registered lots of books through Bookcrossing, including things I have read and don't intend to keep, some personal collection books that I have allowed out on loan, and many things that were bought specifically to release and I have not read myself. These days, because of the risk of suffocation by collapsing book piles, I am only keeping things I need for work, or that I will read again, or that I enjoyed enough to recommend to others. Anything else is listed on Bookmooch or will eventually be Bookcrossed.

I have reviewed and ranked books acquired for my personal collection from 1 January 2007, and I intend to add in rankings and reviews for older books as time permits.

If a book is tagged Bookmooch and has not left the house, then it is available on request. I've also included rankings and reviews for Bookcrossed books that I have read as I've added them in. If a book is tagged just 'bookcrossing', chances are it is not still in my possession. I'm Jawin on both BookMooch and Bookcrossing -you can check there for more details.

Ranking key:
5 ... Brilliant; highly recommended; will read again
4 ... Really enjoyed it; would recommend
3 ... Average rating; enjoyed it but wouldn't read again
2 ... Not to my taste, but others may enjoy
1 ... Can I have the time back?

GroupsAustralian LibraryThingers, BookCrossing Australia!, Books Compared, FantasyFans, Humor, TinyCat

Also onBookCrossing, BookMooch

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Jawin (profile)
/catalog/Jawin (library)

TinyCathttps://www.librarycat.org/lib/Jawin

Member sinceDec 5, 2006

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 128,806,488 books! | Top bar: Always visible