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Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

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Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:111,233
released in the wild:7991
controlled releases:0325
releases caught:2370
controlled releases caught:0269
books found:2465
tell-a-friend referrals:041
new member referrals:05
forum posts:01,251

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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
Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces 2011-2016 by Stewart Lee
Hanteringen av odöden by John Ajvide Lindqvist [SV] (borrowed from a friend)


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 (AVAILABLE)
4. Wool by Hugh Howey (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 (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)
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 (PC for now)
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 (AVAILABLE)

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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