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From Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom

Age 48

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 if you are that desperate to get a book in the post.

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
84. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake - reading now
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

1. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (roundabout)
2. 50 Crazy Things to do In Norway by Marte Ostmoe (bookring)
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)
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)
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
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
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 (bookring)
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)
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)
48. Scream for Me by Karen Rose
49. Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie (bookring)
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
55. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
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
60. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (roundabout)
61. A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil by Christopher Brookmyre
62. Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose
63. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
64. Natural Causes by James Oswald
65. Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis (uncon)
66. The Haggis by Alexander Maclean
67. The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter
68. Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
69. The Two of Us by Andy Jones
70. The Little One by Lynda La Plante
71. Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clarke (bookring)
72. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
73. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (book group)
74. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (bookring)
75. The Verdict by James Patterson
76. The Crooked Spire by Chris Nickson (bookring)
77. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
78. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake (audio) - reading now
79. Conclave by Robert Harris (book group)
80. Small Island by Andrea Levy
81. Memoirs of Fanny Hill by John Clelland
82. Swallowing Grandma by Kate Long
83. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
84. The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
85. Five Go Gluten Free by Bruno Vincent
86. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon - reading now

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
The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Walden by HD Thoreau

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

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)

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)

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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