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Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:111,136
released in the wild:0820
controlled releases:7274
releases caught:0275
controlled releases caught:9229
books found:2373
tell-a-friend referrals:041
new member referrals:04
forum posts:11,116

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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:
L'homme aux cercles bleus by Fred Vargas (to give to my mum) [FR]
The Whole Story and Other Stories by Ali Smith
How Language Works by David Crystal
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado (RESERVED for Oxford convention)

Owed books, to be read soon:
Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin (borrowed from my mum)
Books for Oxford Convention 2015

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 (to send 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 (AVAILABLE) [SV]
52. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (RESERVED for Oxford Convention)
53. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris (RESERVED for Oxford Convention)
54. Självklart, Sune by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson (sent to k-line) [SV]
55. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (RESERVED for 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 (to give to The-Green-Man)
61. The News Where You Are by Catherine O'Flynn (RESERVED for Oxford Convention)
62. The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber (taken to meetup)
63. All Souls Day by Cees Nooteboom (RESERVED for Oxford Convention)
64. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel (to give 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 (RESERVED for Oxford Convention)
68. Sane New World by Ruby Wax (unregistered, on DH's TBR pile)
69. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (AVAILABLE)
70. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (RESERVED for Oxford)
71. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (AVAILABLE)

Books read in 2013:
1. The Stories of English by David Crystal (taken to Gothenburg)
2. Happy Birthday Or Whatever by Annie Choi (taken to meetup)
3. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (taken to Gothenburg)
4. Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen (wild-released)
5. A Beginner's Guide To Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi (sent to eicuthbertson)
6. Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson (taken to Gothenburg)
7. Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised As A Man by Norah Vincent (sent to VeganMedusa)
8. And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer (library book)
9. River Out Of Eden by Richard Dawkins (sent to Vekiki)
10. The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling (sent to GateGypsy)
11. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen (taken to Gothenburg)
12. The Best of Myles by Flann O'Brien (wild-released)
13. Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (taken to Gothenburg)
14. Set In Darkness by Ian Rankin (taken to Gothenburg)
15. Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins (sent to HI77)
16. Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol 2 by Eiji Otsuka (given to pippis)
17. Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol 3 by Eiji Otsuka (sent to HI77)
18. The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst (taken to Gothenburg)
19. How To Be An Alien by George Mikes (taken to Gothenburg)
20. Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol 4 by Eiji Otsuka (given to pippis)
21. Jeeves in the Offing by P.G. Wodehouse (taken to Gothenburg)
22. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon (sent to maid-of-kent)
23. Love of Fat Men by Helen Dunmore (taken to meetup)
24. I Feel Bad ABout My Neck by Nora Ephron (given to LyzzyBee)
25. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (sent to perfect-circle)
26. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (taken to meetup)
27. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl by Grayson Perry (taken to meetup)
28. SVJ by Roald Dahl (sent to babelfisk)
29. No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July (taken to meetup)
30. I Am A Cat by Natsume Soseki (sent to HI77)
31. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon (given to bookanooks)
32. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt (sent to dolphin-au)
33. Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart (sent to HI77)
34. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (borrowed from my mum)
35. Overcoming Anxiety by Helen Kennerley (PC for now)
36. Feeding Frenzy by Will Self (taken to meetup)
37. Tourist Season/Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen (PC while I wait for Robbie-Rabble to read it)
38. The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp (for Leeds Unconvention)
39. Huntress by Malinda Lo (for Leeds Unconvention)
40. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn (for Leeds Unconvention)
41. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (for Leeds Unconvention)
42. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (for Leeds Unconvention)
43. Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch (for Leeds Unconvention)
44. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (for Leeds Unconvention)
45. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (for Leeds Unconvention)
46. What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn (library book)
47. A Small Fortune by Rosie Dastgir (library book)
48. Gabriel's Gift by Hanif Kureishi (sent to msjoanna)
49. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach (sent to ApoloniaX)
50. Bryant and May on the Loose by Christopher Fowler (taken to meetup)
51. Lost At Sea by Jon Ronson (taken to meetup)
52. Meet Me in Mozambique by E.A. Markham (sent to eicuthbertson)
53. Egg Dancing by Liz Jensen (sent to bookfrogster)
54. Trumpet by Jackie Kay (given to juliako)
55. Vad händer om man vänder på Paris by Viveca Sundvall (sent to teapot)
56. How I Escaped My Certain Fate by Stewart Lee (given to Robbie-Rabble)
57. Uncut Confetti by John Hegley (taken to meetup)
58. Fishing in Utopia: Sweden and the Future That Disappeared by Andrew Brown (sent to Camperfan)
59. The World of Jeeves by PG Wodehouse (PC for now)
60. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (taken to meetup)

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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