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Rivercassini

From London, Greater London United Kingdom

Age 50

Joined Monday, August 29, 2005

Home page bookaddictionuk.wordpress.com/

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Updated 30 July 2014

I took a looonnnggg break from Bookcrossing, if you can call 5 years a break. I've released a fews books and been to a few meetups in the interim, but the addicttion never goes away, and now I'm coming back and hope to be releasing again very soon


I blog about the books I'm reading at BookAddiction, and have just started a bookish website which I hope one day to develop into a bookshop.

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I'm a complete book addict - I love reading, but I love the books as well, and am always delighted to make the acquaintance of bookcrossers.

I like to trade books, so if you see something on my availables that takes your fancy, just send me a PM and we can take from there. You can follow my bookish adventures on twitter if you like - @bookaddictUK

Read in July 2014
1. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak


I know these lists below are a little dated...but I haven't kept them anywhere else, so until I find a new home for them, here they stay.
Read in 2009 (leisure reading only)
1. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (finished 14th January)
2. The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman (finished 20th January)
3. The Long Afternoon by Giles Waterfield
4. The Colour by Rose Tremain
5. The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
6. The Ice Princess Camilla Lackberg

Read in 2009 (local history)
1. Pubs of Wimbledon Village by Clive Whichlow (library book)
2. Wimbledon: A Surrey Village in Maps by Richard Milward and Cyril Maidment (library book)
3. Wimbledon Two Hundred Years Ago, The Village, Its People and Their Lives During the Reign of Geoerge III by Richard Milward (library book)
4. History of Wimbledon and Putney Commons by Norman Plastow (library book)

Read in 2009 (study reading)


Read in 2008 (leisure reading only)
1. The Poison that Fascinates by Jennifer Clement
2. Sei, The Glassblowers Apprentice by Andrew Davidson
3. Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
4. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
5. Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen by Arielle Eckstut
6. The Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
7. Broken by Daniel Clay
8. Giotto's Hand by Iain Pears
9. The Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
10. The Best of Father Brown by G K Chesterton
11. A Crime in the Neighbourhood by Suzanne Berne
12. The Changeling by Robin Jenkins
13. A Quiet Belief in Angels by R J Ellory
14. Grim Discovery by T E B Clarke
15. The Blackest Bird: A Novel of History and Murder by Joel Rose
16. How to Become Ridiculously Well-Read in One Evening edited by E O Parrot
17. Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
18. Sanditon by Jane Austen
19. Dissolution by C J Sansom
20. A Metropolitan Murder by Lee Jackson
21. Visons of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich
22. Shanghai Tango by Jin Xing
23. Desparate Remedy by Martin Stephen
24. In the Kingdom of Mists by Jane Jakeman
25. A Noble Radiance by Donna Leon
26. Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh
27. Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey
28. False Scent by Ngaio Marsh
29. The Book of Murder Guillermo Martinez
30. Book of The Dead Patricia Cornwell
31. My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time by Liz Jensen
32. Restless by William Boyd
33. The Past is Another Country by Gianrico Carofiglio
34. No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
35. The Road Home by Rose Tremain
36. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
37. All About Grooming by Carolyn Henderson
38. The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler
39. A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
40. Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo
41. March by Geraldine Brooks
42. A Lifetime Burning by Linda Gillard
43. Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers
44. The Horsey Life: A Journey of Discovery with a Rather Remarkable Mare by Simon Barnes
45. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
46. Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
47. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
48. A Disorder Peculiar to the Country by Ken Klaus
49. The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton by Kathryn Hughes - on a bookring
50. Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes by Albert Jack
51. Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovksy
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
53. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan


Read in 2007 (leisure reading only)
1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
2. Embers by Sandor Marai
3. Headlong by Michael Frayn
4. The Dangerous Sports Euthanasia Society by Christine Coleman
5. The Girls by Lori Lansens
5. A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
6. Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue and Cheese by Giles Milton
7. The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
8. Jane Austen by Claire Tomalin
9. A Conspiracy of Violence: Chaloner's First Exploit in Restoration London by Susanna Gregory
10. The End of Alice by A M Holmes
11. The Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick
12. The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig
13. The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk
14. The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
16. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
17. Mother Leakey and the Bishop by Peter Marshall
18. The House of Women by Alison G. Taylor
19. The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill
20. Wilful Behaviour by Donna Leon
21. Uniform Justice by Donna Leon
22. The Death List by Paul Johnston
23. The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill
24. Relentless by Simon Kernick
25. The Blair Years by Alistair Campbell
26. Cold Skin by Albert Sanchez Pinol
27. The Faces of Angels by Lucretia Grindle
28. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
29. The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
30. The Enigma of Arrival by V S Naipaul
31. Voices by Arnaldur Indridason
32. Joseph Knight by James Robertson
33. Women Who Love Books Too Much by Brenda Knight (on a book ring)
34. How to Read a Novel: A User's Guide by John Sutherland
35. Set in Stone by Linda Newberry
36. The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat by Stephen Lukes
37. The Weight of Numbers by Simon Ings
38. Sweet Thames by Matthew Kneale
39. Scuba Dancing by Nicola Slade
40. Under Orders by Dick Francis
41. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
42. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid - part of a book ring
43. The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
44. The Last Station by Jay Parini
45. A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
46. Stage by Stage by Jan Jones - part of a bookring
47. The Hamilton Case by Michelle de Kretser
48. Gents by Warwick Collins
49. The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
50. The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan
51. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
52. I'm Dreaming of a Shite Christmas

Read in 2006

1. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
2. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
3. With Blood by Alessandro Baricco
4. The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
5. The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez
6. Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
7. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
8. The Seventh Son by Reay Tannahill
9. Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
10. The Dante Club
11. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
12. Don't Make Me Laugh by Patrick Augustus
13. The Franchise Affair by Josehine Tey
14. The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham
15. The Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kristen Bakis
16. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
17. Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi
18. The Wishing Game by Patrick Redmond
19. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
20. The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
21. The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner
22. The Great Stink by Clare Clark
23. The Hound in the Left Hand Corner by Giles Waterford
24. The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum
25. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
26. The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
27. The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
28. So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
29. The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters: Temple - Part One
30. The Battle of Dorking by George Chesney
31. Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
32. The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
33. The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill
34. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
35. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
36. Property by Valerie Martin
37. Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
38. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
39. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
40. The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
41. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
42. Gone with the Windsors by Laurie Graham
43. Before She Met Me by Julian Barnes
44. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
45. Sons and Lovers by D H Lawrence
46. A Passage to India by E M Forster
47. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Read in 2005
1. Ingo by Helen Dunmore
2. Trace by Patricia Cornwell
3. Malicous Intent by Kathryn Fox
4. The Guardian of the Dawn by Richard Zimler
5. The Broker by John Grisham
6. The Angelic Darkness by Richard Zimler
7. The Life of Pi by Yann Mantel
8. The White Masai by Corrine Hofmann
9. Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner
10. Hunting Midnight by Richard Zimler
11. The Clerkenwell Tales by Peter Ackroyd
12. My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey
13. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
14. Running with Scissors by Augustus Burroughs
15. Henderson's Sphere by Ronald Wright
16. A Scientific Romance by Ronald Wright
17. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
18. Longitude by Dava Sobel
19. Sharp North by Patrick Cave
20. Blown Away by Patrick Cave
21. Come Closer by Sara Green
22. Wicker by Kevin Guilfoile
23. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
24. Unlucky in Law by Perri O'Shaughnessy
25. Dead Simple by Peter James
26. Silk by Alessandro Baricco
27. The Promise of Happiness by Justin Cartwright
28. Predator by Patricia Cornwall
29. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
30. Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
31. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtmanche
32. The Masquerade by Nicholas Griffin
33. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
34. Beloved by Toni Morrison
35. The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon by Richard Zimler
36. Small Island by Andrea Levy
37. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
38. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ritz Zafon
39. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
40. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
41. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
42. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
43. The Eye of the Beholder by Marc Behm
44. Afraid to Death by Marc Behm
45. The Rise of the Novel by Ian Watt
46. New Grub Street by George Gissing

I'm always on the look out for books I don't already have by or about:

William Hazlitt
Jane Austen
Salman Rushdie
Early 19th century English radical politics
Parliamentary history
Literary history or criticism related to early 19th century literature
Histories and critiques of the British empire
Anything to do with national identity and nation formation

I also enjoy

Mystery thrillers
Contemporary literary fiction

And you can visit my wish list too, which is kept at Amazon.co.uk :)






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