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J4shaw

From Boise, Idaho USA

Age 34

Joined Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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NOTE: If you have a Kiribati or Australian address for me, this is no longer current - I am now living in the USA.

13 October 2017
I am currently reading The Metaphysical Touch by Sylvia Brownrigg

ABOUT ME
Originally from England, spent 7 years in Australia from 2008, then went around the world for the later part of 2014. In 2015 I moved to Kiribati in the equatorial pacific where there are NO bookstores(!) for 9 months. Arrived back to Australia late 2015 and spent the most part of 2016 in Melbourne, Australia before moving north to Queensland.
In July of 2017 we made our biggest move yet, and have just arrived in the USA for the next few years!

ABOUT MY READING
I have a 'slight' idiosyncrasy in that I read an author's books in the order they were written, regardless of whether their books link on to one another or not.
This brings a problem when I lay my hands on a book that I am really keen to read, only to find that its the author's say 5th novel and I then have a whole heap of reading to do before I can actually get to the one I originally wanted to read!
I'm quite particular about what I do read.
I do gravitate to "dark" books, which usually involves some form of abuse or a bit of psychosis - basically a book that can disgust me in some way or make me cry!
I don't shock easily.

I am partial to the odd crime thriller, or mystery suspense, but it needs to be very good.
I'm most definitely not into sci-fi or fantasy, or horror.
I also think my chic lit reading days are behind me.


My 2016 Reads:
39 books.....


My 2015 Reads:
87 books....a new Personal Best!


My 2014 Reads:
52 Books in 52 Weeks successfully achieved....a new Personal Best!


2013 Reads:
I set the challenge at 45 books, to include 12 by Australian Female Authors to link into the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013
I managed 31 books in total, 7 by Australian female authors.


Bookrings I'm hosting
Lucy Christopher's Stolen
Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Carrie Kabak's Cover The Butter
S J Watson’s Before I go to Sleep
Tanya Byrne's Heart Shaped Bruise
Nafisa Haji's The Writing on My Forehead
Debra Adelaide's The Household Guide to Dying
J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace
Lucy Kellaway's Who Moved my Blackberry
Heather O'Neill's Lullabies for Little Criminals

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