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wingearthcaroleannewing

From Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom

Age 47

Joined Thursday, September 04, 2008

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I love books and love the idea of releasing them into the wild but don't have much luck with wild releases! Years ago when the BBC did their Big Read, I decided to read the top 100 books in order. I did 100, 99, & 98 then got bogged down in life - so now I'm ready to start again and I've added the rest of the 80s to my wish list. (ETA Oh no, I never ready a single BBC Big Read book in 2012 or 2013 or 2014!!!!) Now I've discovered there's a top 200 and after that I'm going to do the 1001 - but I do have a lifetime for that. Big plans!

I have a huge amount of unregistered books at home waiting for me to read them and I still can't resist a library sale so the pile keeps growing. I enjoy surprise roundabouts, so if you're involved in the Favourites, don't look at the bottom because they are listed below.

I've also combined my love of books with my rediscovery of the cinema. I now feel the need to read the book before I see the film. This has happened because I live near Scotland's oldest purpose built cinema which has been refurbished and opened again for business in 2009. I don't care if I'm a month or so behind and don't see the film immediately on its release, it's a wonderful little theatre. They also show classics occasionally so seeing Cary Grant or James Stewart on the big screen is a real treat.

Now I'm going to as many conventions and uncons as possible, I think I will follow the lead of other bookcrossers and add an NSS wishlist. I think the most important thing is I don't like chocolate. So sweetie choices are something chewy - Haribo always goes down well. Check my wish list for books but they are sometimes quite obscure. I try and put foreign authors on here in the hope that overseas bookcrossers can help but it will always be up to date before a convention.

Also - I don't read my emails every night. I spend enough time on the computer at work without doing the same at home. So please don't harass me if I don't respond to emails immediately. My address in on rabck.com if you are that desperate to get a book in the post.


100 BIG READ - TOP 100 BOOKS
100-91 All read
90. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
89. Magician by Raymond E Feist
88. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
87. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
86. Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson

85. The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - reading now
84. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
83. Holes by Louis Sachar
82. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
81. The Twits by Roald Dahl
80. Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson


2017 BOOKS READ
JANUARY
1. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (roundabout)
2. 50 Crazy Things to do In Norway by Marte Ostmoe
3. Garmann's Street by Stian Hole
4. The Bullet Trick by Louise Welsh
5. Exposure by Helen Dunmore (book group)
6. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (audio)
7. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
8. A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendall
9. The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker (roundabout)
FEBRUARY
10. Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks
11. The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson (book group)
12. Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
13. Double Cross by James Patterson
14. Faceless Killer by Henning Mankell
15. The Minaturist by Jessie Burton (roundabout)
16. Nemisis by Jo Nesbo
17. The House on Cold Hill by Peter James (audio)
MARCH
18. A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray (book group)
19. The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo
20. Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson
21. The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - paused
22. Not Dead Enough by Peter James
23. Craic Dealer by Dara O'Briain (audio)
24. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
25. Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure by Joyce Grenfell (audio)
26. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
APRIL
27. The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin
28. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (roundabout)
29. To Siberia by Per Petterson (bookring)
30. Missing Presumed by Susie Steiner (book group)
31. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
32. Private Games by James Patterson (audio)
33. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
MAY
34. The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg
35. Phantom by Jo Nesbo (audio)
36. The Green Road by Anne Enright (book group)
37. The Blue-Eyed Salaryman by Niall Murtagh (roundabout)
38. Caron's Courage: Remembered by Her Mother by Glorian Hunniford (audio)
39. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
40. The Muse by Jessie Burton
41. The Tesseract by Alex Garland (audio)
JUNE
42. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (roundabout)
43. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (audio)
44. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connolly (audio)
45. Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography by Betty Boothroyd (book group)
46. Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
47. Trace by Patricia Cornwell (audio)
JULY
48. Scream for Me by Karen Rose
49. Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie
50. Why Did You Lie by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (book group)
51. Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers (audio)
52. The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
53. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
54. Ed's Dead by Russell D McLean
AUGUST
55. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (audio) - reading now
56. Coffin Road by Peter May
57. Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde (roundabout)
58. A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale (book group)
59. The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdourdottir - reading now
60. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (roundabout) reading next
61. Natural Causes by James Oswald (Bloody Scotland)
62. Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose (Bloody Scotland)
63. The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter (Unconvention)
64. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (October book group)
65. Conclave by Robert Harris (November book group)
66. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - reading next
67. Small Island by Andrea Levy - reading next

2017 BOOKS I DIDN'T FINISHED
Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (audio)
You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free by James Kelman


2017 FAVOURITE BOOKS SO FAR
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson
The Muse by Jessie Burton
Why Did You Lie by Yrsa Sigurdardottir


2017 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2016 ROUNDABOUT
January - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (My Favourite)
February - The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker (alexotanil)
March - The Minaturist by Jessie Burton (fifna)
April - We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (Lilykip)
May - The Blue-Eyed Salaryman by Niall Murtagh (Icila)
June - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Billbooks)
July - Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Leahjett)
August - The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (Lamilla)
September - (Nataliec7)
October - (dark-draco)


2016 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2015 ROUNDABOUT
January - Atonement by Ian McEwan (My Favourite)
February - A Month in the Country by JL Carr (elstaplador)
March - Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son by Rupert Isaacson (Dark-draco)
April - Under an English Heaven by Robert Radcliffe (Lamilla)
May - Women of the Silk: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama (Fifna)
June - Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach (Icila)
July - The Humans by Matt Haig (My Favourite)
August - Sculptor's Daughter by Tove Jansson (elstaplador)
September - Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (Dark-draco)
October - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Fifna)
November - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (catsalive)
December - Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman (Icila)


2015 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2014 ROUNDABOUT
January - The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (bluezwuzl)
February - Ignorance by Milan Kundera (Grovalskii)
March - Address Unknown by Katherine Kressmann Taylor (Lilyklip)
April - Room by Emma Donoghue (Icila)
May - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (marsala)
June - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Fifna)
July - Brief Loves That Live Forever by Andrie Makine (andrasthe)
August - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (katrinat)
September - Sarahmangan
October - dark-draco
My Favourite – A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen




Books read in 2017 -
Books read in 2016 - 82
Books read in 2015 - 84
Books read in 2014 - 92
Books read in 2013 - 64
Books read in 2012 - 83
Books read in 2011 - 66
Books read in 2010 - 84
Books read in 2009 - 65

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