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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:11,160
released in the wild:0909
controlled releases:0292
releases caught:0334
controlled releases caught:1245
books found:0421
tell-a-friend referrals:041
new member referrals:05
forum posts:91,187

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***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:
Les aventures de Paddington by Michael Bond (borrowed from LyzzyBee) [FR]
Flickan som inte ville kyssas by Rose Lagenkrantz [SV]
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Mieses Karma by David Safier [DE]
Instances of the Number Three by Sally Vickers (library book)
The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records by Stuart Maconie

To be read soon:
Books by authors appearing at Birmingham Literature Festival, 8th - 17th October 2015 (
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (for book group, to send to sarahkb)
Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger (to send to Vekiki)
Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos (borrowed from a friend)
A Sting in the Tale by Dave Goulson (borrowed from a friend)
Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin (borrowed from my mum)

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 (to give 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 (AVAILABLE)
27. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore (AVAILABLE)
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 (AVAILABLE)
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 (PC for now)
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 (AVAILABLE)
47. Superfreakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Leavitt (to lend to LyzzyBee)

Books read in 2014 (no overall target but 50% must be in a language other than English):
1. The Children's Book by AS Byatt (sent to Iamalemon)
2. Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf (library book) [DE]
3. Whisky Galore by Compton MacKenzie (taken to meetup)
4. Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn (taken to meetup)
5. Fludd by Hilary Mantel (taken to meetup)
6. Ture Sventon i Stockholm by Åke Holmberg (sent to teapot) [SV]
7. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach (given to discoverylover)
8. The Butt by Will Self (taken to meetup)
9. The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge (given to my mum)
10. Das Schloss by Franz Kafka ("wild-released" (lost)) [DE]
11. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (taken to meetup)
12. Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles (taken to meetup)
13. En olustig början by Lemony Snicket (sent to teapot) [SV]
14. Plays by Oscar Wilde (sent to Rochester74)
15. Die Taube by Patrick Süskind ("wild-released" (lost)) [DE]
16. Nicke Nyfiken får ett jobb by H.A. Rey (sent to elis-fromSweden) [SV]
17. Small Island by Andrea Levy (taken to meetup)
18. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (taken to meetup)
19. Never Mind the Quantocks by Stuart Maconie (library book)
20. Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson (sent to safrolistics)
21. Paperboy by Christopher Fowler (sent to safrolistics)
22. Die Apothekerin by Ingrid Noll (sent to Alerion) [DE]
23. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (given to discoverylover)
24. Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel (given to my mum)
25. Life Mask by Emma Donoghue (taken to meetup)
26. Ludde blir en lirare by Viveca Lärn (sent to k-line) [SV]
27. Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks (taken to meetup)
28. Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt (given to Robbie-Rabble for time being)
29. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber (sent to Tsjara)
30. The Red House by Mark Haddon (given to my mum)
31. Young Adolf by Beryl Bainbridge (given to my mum)
32. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (given to wyldetwo)
33. Moon Palace by Paul Auster (taken to meetup in York)
34. Swing Hammer Swing by Jeff Torrington (taken to meetup)
35. Der Richter und sein Henker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (sent to Alerion) [DE]
36. Talking Myself Home: My Life in Verses by Ian McMillan (library book)
37. Paperweight by Stephen Fry (taken to meetup)
38. The Scar by China Miéville (taken to meetup in York)
39. The Wonderful O by James Thurber (PC for now)
40. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (taken to meetup in York)
41. The Road to Mars by Eric Idle (taken to meetup)
42. Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales (given to my mum)
43. The Uses of Literacy by Richard Hoggart (borrowed from my mum)
44. The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera (unregistered World Book Night copy)
45. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (taken to meetup)
46. Les malheurs de Sophie by Comtesse de Segur (AVAILABLE) [FR]
47. Jim Giraffe by Daren King (taken to meetup)
48. Emil und die Detektive by Erich Kästner (sent to tuittupeppi) [DE]
49. Lovetown by Michal Witkowski (taken to meetup)
50. Life! Death! Prizes! by Stephen May (taken to meetup)
51. Den underbara sagovärlden by Bröderna Grimm (taken to Oxford Convention) [SV]
52. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (taken to Oxford Convention)
53. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris (taken to Oxford Convention)
54. Självklart, Sune by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson (sent to k-line) [SV]
55. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (taken to Oxford Convention)
56. The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe (taken to meetup)
57. Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez (taken to meetup)
58. The Radleys by Matt Haig (taken to meetup)
59. The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin (taken to meetup)
60. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (given to The-Green-Man)
61. The News Where You Are by Catherine O'Flynn (taken to Oxford Convention)
62. The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber (taken to meetup)
63. All Souls Day by Cees Nooteboom (taken to Oxford Convention)
64. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel (given to my mum)
65. Big Money by P.G. Wodehouse (taken to meetup)
66. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch (given to Samrana in her NSS)
67. Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife by Mary Roach (taken to Oxford Convention)
68. Sane New World by Ruby Wax (unregistered, on DH's TBR pile)
69. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (taken to meetup)
70. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (taken to Oxford Convention)
71. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (taken to meetup)
72. The Whole Story and Other Stories by Ali Smith (taken to meetup)
73. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado (taken to Oxford convention)

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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