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Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:01,217
released in the wild:0979
controlled releases:0321
releases caught:1368
controlled releases caught:0269
books found:2460
tell-a-friend referrals:041
new member referrals:05
forum posts:01,251

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Secret Santa information:
Things I like: books, nice bars of soap, jelly beans, Maoam, Swedish things, crisps, socks, gloves, scarves
Things I don't like: liquorice, coconut, booze, plastic tat
Things I can take or leave: chocolate, fancy tea

***Note to self: I owe the Supply Store £1.***

Hello! Hallo! Bonjour! Hej!

If you think your PMs aren't getting through you can e-mail me at shnedwards at gmail dot com
You can write to me in English, Deutsch, français or svenska.

Reading now:
Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics by William Donaldson
A Game of Hide of Seek by Elizabeth Taylor (borrowed from LyzzyBee, for book group)

To be read soon:
A Sting in the Tale by Dave Goulson (borrowed from a friend)
Books for 2017 Convention in Oslo

Books read in 2016 (target: beat last year's total of 65 (and foreign-language total of 11)):
1. Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh (taken to meetup)
2. Like Life by Lorrie Moore (given to Heaven-Ali)
3. White Corridor by Christopher Fowler (reserved for now)
4. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch (given to samrana and juliako)
5. Den vita lejoninnan by Henning Mankell [SV] (RESERVED for a friend)
6. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch (given to samrana and juliako)
7. Oh Dear, Silvia! by Dawn French (wild-released)
8. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (given to my mum)
9. Amazing Disgrace by James Hamilton-Paterson (taken to meetup)
10. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (taken to meetup)
11. Vicious Circle by Mike Carey (sent to dark-draco)
12. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (unregistered for now; on DH's TBR pile)
13. Sindbad le marin by Anon [FR] (borrowed from LyzzyBee)
14. Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould (sent to linguistkris)
15. Harriet Said... by Beryl Bainbridge (given to my mum)
16. Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas (taken to Salcey Forest meetup)
17. Mr Wrong by Elizabeth Jane Howard (wild-released)
18. Smut by Alan Bennett (wild-released)
19. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami (wild-released)
20. The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson (unregistered, given to my mum)
21. Deeds Not Words by Katherine D'Souza (bookring for Birmingham Unconvention)
22. Eleven Minutes Late by Matthew Engel (sent to Poodlesister)
23. Die Erfindung des Abschieds by Friedrich Ani [DE] (AVAILABLE)
24. The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante (taken to Salcey Forest meetup)
25. Meet Mr Mulliner by PG Wodehouse (wild-released)
26. Timoleon Vieta Come Home by Dan Rhodes (wild-released)
27. The Quiddity of Will Self by Sam Mills (wild-released)
28. Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay (wild-released)
29. The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really Up To by Dean Burnett (unregistered, Robbie-Rabble to read)
30. 101 Things Birmingham Gave the World by Craig Hamilton, Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman et al (unregistered, for Unconvention raffle prize)
31. The Black Country by Kerry Hadley-Pryce (unregistered, for Uncon raffle prize)
32. Nice Work by David Lodge (unregistered, for Unconvention raffle prize)
33. Ethel and Earnest by Raymond Briggs (AVAILABLE)
34. In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan (sent to Bloedengel)
35. Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin (wild-released)
36. Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin (borrowed from my mum)
37. NW by Zadie Smith (wild-released)
38. Burley Cross Postbox Theft by Nicola Barker (wild-released)
39. Four Stories by Alan Bennett (taken to meetup)
40. The Laments by George Hagen (taken to meetup)
41. Number 11 by Jonathan Coe (RESERVED for Birmingham Unconvention)
42. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (RESERVED for Birmingham Unconvention)
43. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (RESERVED for Birmingham Unconvention)
44. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (RESERVED for Birmingham Unconvention)
45. Strandloper by Alan Garner (RESERVED for Birmingham Unconvention)
46. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford (RESERVED for Birmingham Unconvention)
47. Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann by Jonas Jonasson [SV] (AVAILABLE)
48. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (wild-released)
49. Leave it to Psmith by PG Wodehouse (PC)
50. The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson (AVAILABLE)
51. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe (AVAILABLE)
52. Owning Up: The Trilogy by George Melly (borrowed from my dad)
53. The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (library book)

Books read in 2015:
1. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (taken to Oxford Convention)
2. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd (taken to Oxford Convention)
3. The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell (taken to Oxford Convention)
4. Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames (taken to meetup)
5. Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley (taken to meetup)
6. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (taken to Oxford Convention)
7. Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi (taken to Oxford Convention)
8. The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek (taken to Oxford Convention)
9. The Awakening and Other Stories by Kate Chopin (given to Heaven-Ali)
10. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler (given to CatarinaAnna)
11. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace (taken to Oxford Convention)
12. Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn (taken to meetup)
13. Passing by Nella Larsen (taken to Oxford Convention)
14. Tjejtjusaren Sune by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson (taken to Oxford Convention) [SV]
15. L'homme aux cercles bleus by Fred Vargas (given to my mum) [FR]
16. Spindle's End by Robin McKinley (taken to Leeds meetup)
17. Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill (sent to HerbertLooby)
18. Books by Charlie Hill (given to LyzzyBee)
19. The Penelopiad By Margaret Atwood (taken to Leeds meetup)
20. Supersnuten Sune by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson (sent to teapot) [SV]
21. Winnie l'ourson by A.A. Milne (given back to LyzzyBee) [FR]
22. Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (given to my mum)
23. The Smoking Diaries by Simon Gray (taken to Leeds meetup)
24. How Language Works by David Crystal (PC for now)
25. Going into a Dark House by Jane Gardam (to give to LyzzyBee)
26. Anthropology by Dan Rhodes (taken to meetup)
27. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore (taken to meetup)
28. The Immoralist by André Gide (sent to Nakipa)
29. Sunes hjärnsläpp by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson (sent to teapot) [SV]
30. Lost Worlds by Michael Bywater (wild-released)
31. Sune och klantpappan by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson (sent to teapot) [SV]
32. The Water Room by Christopher Fowler (sent to millycat)
33. The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories edited by Christopher Dolley (wild-released)
34. Ghosting by Jennie Erdal (sent to Nakipa)
35. Er ist wieder da by Timur Vermes (PC for now) [DE]
36. The King's General by Daphne Du Maurier (wild-released)
37. Three Men in a Float: Across England at 15mph by Dan Kieran and Ian Vince (wild-released)
38. Hood by Emma Donoghue (sent to Vekiki)
39. Germania by Simon Winder (given to my dad)
40. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer (wild-released)
41. Spilt Milk, Black Coffee by Helen Cross (wild-released)
42. Death at the President's Lodging by Michael Innes (wild-released)
43. I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre (taken to meetup)
44. Stranger in the House by Julie Summers (wild-released)
45. Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracy Thorn (borrowed from LyzzyBee)
46. Beneath the Blonde by Stella Duffy (taken to meetup)
47. Superfreakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Leavitt (lent to LyzzyBee)
48. The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records by Stuart Maconie (given to LyzzyBee unregistered)
49. Flickan som inte ville kyssas by Rose Lagenkrantz (given to a friend) [SV]
50. Naked at the Albert Hall by Tracey Thorn (unregistered, saving for Uncon 2016 raffle)
51. Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch (taken to meetup)
52. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (wild-released)
53. Les aventures de Paddington by Michael Bond (to give back to LyzzyBee) [FR]
54. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (for book group, sent to sarahkb)
55. Thinking about It Only Makes It Worse by David Mitchell (taken to meetup)
56. Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger (sent to Vekiki)
57. The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe (RESERVED for Uncon)
58. Walking Home by Simon Armitage (unregistered)
59. Mieses Karma by David Safier (given to a friend) [DE]
60. Seventy-Seven Clocks by Christopher Fowler (RESERVED for now)
61. Ten-Second Staircase by Christopher Fowler (RESERVED for now)
62. Mrs 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico (taken to meetup)
63. The Humans by Matt Haig (PC for now)
64. The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell (wild-released)
65. Auferstehung der Toten by Wolf Haas (given to a friend) [DE]

Books read in 2014: 73 (no target)

Books read in 2013: 60 (no target)

Books read in 2012: 100 (out of a target of 89)

Books read in 2011: 88 (no target)

Books read in 2010: 83 (out of a target of 100)

Here's a list of stuff I like:
Weird stuff
Funny stuff
Foreign stuff (in the original for German, Swedish or French, in translation for everything else)
Gay/lesbian/bi/genderqueer/intersex stuff.
Did I mention weird stuff?
Stuff set in the following cities: Manchester, London, Berlin, Birmingham
Stuff relating to languages and linguistics
Combinations of the above

Also, I collect stamps for albatrosses.

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