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wingshnedwardswing

From Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Joined Thursday, August 18, 2005

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books registered 4 1,237
released in the wild 7 998
controlled releases 3 328
releases caught 1 372
controlled releases caught 0 272
books found 7 472
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Extended Profile

***Note to self: I still 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
Hanteringen av odöden by John Ajvide Lindqvist [SV] (borrowed from a friend)
Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
45 by Bill Drummond

To be read soon:
Books for 2017 Convention in Oslo

Books read in 2017:

1. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (RESERVED for Oslo Convention)
2. Neither Nowt Nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire by Ian McMillan (PC for now)
3. A Book for Her by Bridget Christie (taken to meetup)
4. Wool by Hugh Howey (RESERVED for Oslo Convention)
5. Walking Away by Simon Armitage (given to LyzzyBee)
6. Thatcher Stole My Trousers by Alexei Sayle (given to LyzzyBee)
7. The Pie at Night by Stuart Maconie (given to LyzzyBee)
8. Shift by Hugh Howey (RESERVED for Oslo Convention)
9. The Accidental Office Lady by Laura Kriska (AVAILABLE)
10. Dust by Hugh Howey (RESERVED for Oslo Convention)
11. The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter by Yasmin Hai (AVAILABLE)
12. Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces 2011-2016 by Stewart Lee (PC for now)
13. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (RESERVED for Oslo Convention)

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 (taken to Uncon)
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 (taken to meetup)
51. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe (taken to meetup)
52. Owning Up: The Trilogy by George Melly (borrowed from my dad)
53. The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (library book)
54. A Game of Hide of Seek by Elizabeth Taylor (borrowed from LyzzyBee, for book group)
55. The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler (RESERVED for Caterinaanna)
56. A Sting in the Tale by Dave Goulson (borrowed from a friend)
57. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (RESERVED for Oslo)
58. Stalin Ate My Homework by Alexei Sayle (given to LyzzyBee)
59. The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex by Mark Kermode (PC for now)
60. Grunts by Mary Roach (PC for now)
61. Barrel Fever by David Sedaris (taken to meetup)

Books read in 2015: 65 (no target)

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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