I am a self-confessed book nerd: i.e. I love reading, love books. Their smell, their covers, the worlds and knowledge contained within their pages.
Please note that the books I've registered don't necessarily say anything about my tastes - sometimes I have registered books because I didn't like them and hope someone else will get more from them than me!
ALSO, I am open to swaps, just drop me a line to let me know what you'd like.
My Wish List (thank you Cliff96)
Also a big to CasualReader for the amazing bookrelay website. Thanks for a new addiction!
Other challenges: I have been wanting to read all the Booker Prize Winners, as I found I often read them before I knew they had (or before they had won) the prize, and I generally thoroughly enjoyed them. I am also interested to see how the winning books differ through time. Some books don't have journal entries as I read them before I started BCing or they are in my PC that I don't always register. Track my progress here:
2006 - Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
2005 - John Banville, The Sea
2004 - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty
2003 - DBC Pierre, Vernon God Little
2002 - Yann Martel, Life of Pi
2001 - Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang
2000 - Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
1999 - J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace
1998 - Ian McEwan, Amsterdam
1997 - Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
1996 - Graham Swift, Last Orders
1995 - Pat Barker, The Ghost Road
1994 - James Kelman, How Late It Was, How Late
1993 - Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
1992 - Michael Ondaajte, The English Patient &
Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger
1991 - Ben Okri, The Famished Road
1990 - A.S. Byatt, Possession
1989 - Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
1988 - Peter Carey, Oscar & Lucinda
1987 - Penelope Lively, Paper Tiger
1986 - Kingsley Amis, The Old Devils
1985 - Keri Hulme, The Bone People
1984 - Anita Brookner - Hotel du Lac
1983 - J.M. Coetzee, Life & Times of Michael K
1982 - Thomas Kenneally, Schindler's Ark
1981 - Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
1980 - William Golding, Rights of Passage
1979 - Penelope Fitzgerald, Offshore
1978 - Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea
1977 - Paul Scott, Staying On
1976 - David Storey, Saville
1975 - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust
1974 - Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist & Stanley Middleton, Holiday
1973 - J.G. Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur
1972 - John Berger, G
1971 - V.S. Naipaul, In a Free State
1970 - Bernice Rubens, The Elected Member
1969 - P.H. Newby, Something to Answer For
My bookring/ray 'rules':
*Please try to read the book within 1 - 2 months, PM me if you need longer
*Please register when you receive the book and make a journal entry when you send it to the next reader
Bookrings I'm hosting:
Cookbook ring CLOSED
TRAVELLING AROUND THE WORLD :)
I've sent out PMs to all listed participants to see who wants to join bookring 2. It'll have same ID as last one, seeing as that seems to be irrevocably lost!.
ms-attitude-ca Canada *book is on its way here*
happy-frau New Zealand
American Psycho Bookray CLOSED
aset01 France *book is on its way here*
Kiss My Tiara Bookray (CLOSED)
sweetpea0678 USA *book is on its way here*
The Sound and The Fury Bookray (CLOSED)
Hellie UK *book is here*
Girlfiend in a Coma Bookray (CLOSED)
Hellie UK *book is on its way here*
Bookrings/rays I'm in (have taken some of the older ones out):
Snow Falling on Cedars hosted by soongsis2 I enjoyed this. Ready to release into the wild as dospescados has own copy.
The Alchemist hosted by sweetpeeps This book is amazing, it has really helped me realise a lot of things, everyone should read it!
Wind, Sand and Stars hosted by ottoshumato
Hey Nostradamus! hosted by luv2sewtjr
Slaughterhouse-Five hosted by Apolonia Wow, this is fantastic!
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit hosted by pam99
Possession hosted by miss-gonewest Read and released in to the wild.
One Hit Wonderland hosted by Kagi Fantastically funny. Sent to next BCer
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency hosted by LAbklvr
The Elegant Universe hosted by Caligula03 This book raises lots of questions! Have bought own copy as otherwise would take even longer with it...Sent to GrannyAnn.
Lolita hosted by daemonwolf I liked this. Sent to next BCer.
Strange Pilgrims hosted by Neuilly Sent to next BCer.
The Time Traveller's Wife hosted by iggi1812 Beautiful and unusual. Sent to next BCer
The Diary of Anne Frank hosted by Apolonia What a poweful book! Sent to Breeni.
The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail hosted by LyzzybeeSent to next BCer
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance hosted by icekween01 Read. Very interesting...sent to next BCer
Watching the English hosted by nice-cup-of-tea Sent to sqdancer
Lullaby hosted by cyberkedi This book gets better as you get into it. Sent to Natodd.
The Age of Innocence hosted by kab113 Read, sent to Sirannon
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things hosted by veruca Sent to mysteryfan03.
Pattern Recognition hosted by hunnyb
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers hosted by wyldewomin
Welcome to the Monkey House hosted by icekween01 Interesting collection of short stories. Sent to BigJohnLefty
Their Eyes Were Watching God hosted by silentmiaouw
Sex: A User's Guide hosted by vaginapagina and Rebecca84
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West hosted by luvtink81 Read, ready to send to next BCer
Oryx and Crake hosted by Jenatleisure Sent to next BCer.
Zanimal Cat Journal hosted by wyldewomin
Hôtel Pastis hosted by CatharinaL Ready to send back to CatharinaL
The Philosopher's Pupil hosted by Nell-Lu Finally sent to KarinAlyssa
Sacred Hunger hosted by 4-lele Really enjoyed this. Sent to geishabird.
The Favourite Game hosted by Marko167
Cats, cats journal hosted by Aliaskris29 Sent to GateGypsy
Raising Atlantis hosted by keithneese Hard to put down! Sent to next BCer.
Naked hosted by bethieb Sent to Breeze144.
The Dive From Clausen's Pier hosted by lauraloo99 Wow. Sent to next BCer
Middlesex hosted by AtHomeGoddess
Save Cash and Save the Planet hosted by laura0141 Lots of practical ideas to help save energy and be more ecological. Sent to kajia.
Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down hosted by nice-cup-of-tea
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly hosted by sunlightbulb Sent to pashmack.
The Girl Who Played Go hosted by EDDI Sent to next BCer.
Sputnik Sweetheart hosted by blakkat-BNE
A Million Little Pieces hosted by amymaew Finally sent off! :)
Never Let Me Go hosted by quinnsmom Sent to quinnsmom.
Cryptomonicon hosted by rascalapache Really enjoyed this. Sent to next BCer