I joined BC a long time ago, but real life got in the way. Four and a half years later I found my way back, and now I am loving every minute of it! I'm reading new books and authors, venturing into different genres, but most importantly, I'm meeting some truly wonderful people.
I just love BC! :D
And.... I have now learned how Mount TBRs form. ;)
If you've got a book of mine, feel free to keep it or release it wild,
even if you live in an area where BC isn't strong, I don't mind. :)
I'm at my computer almost daily, so if I'm not responding to PMs it most likely means they're not getting through. In that case, send me an email to vedranaster at gmail dot com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
If my PM function has been disabled, I didn't do it, it's a system glitch.
Send me an email or do an ISO in the forums;
Rings & Rays and RABCK forums are your safest bet.
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Profile pic - Shaun the Sheep © Aardman Animations Ltd.
HOST OF THESE RINGS AND RAYS:
• Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut - international ray ... CLOSED & COMPLETED
• Coraline by Neil Gaiman - international ring ... CLOSED & COMPLETED
• InterWorld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves - international ring ... CLOSED but NOT YET COMPLETED
• Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - international ring ... CLOSED but NOT YET COMPLETED
• Neuromancer by William Gibson - international ring ... CLOSED but NOT YET COMPLETED
• Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut - international ring ... CLOSED but NOT YET COMPLETED
Also hosting a permanent postcard RABCK. If you want a postcard from Zagreb, Croatia, send me a PM with your postal address, using the code CROCARD in the title of the PM, and I'll send you a postcard when finances and my busy schedule allow. :)
My preferred genres: comedy, SF, mystery/thrillers
I also thoroughly enjoy scientific books but written for us "ordinary" folk.
A good conspiracy theory book also always feels very welcome in my hands. :)
Well, come to think of it, I enjoy all the books except for the ones which I don't. ;)
There's often no way of knowing whether I'll like a book until I start reading it.
BC is a great site for exactly that - testing the waters - finding new authors and genres to read.
Horrors are a mysterious genre to me, I often muse whether to register a book as horror or mystery or fantasy... I enjoy horrors, but of the psychological kind, not the ones with loads of gory details. Think movies and you'll know what I mean - Ring was fantastic, Saw is just plain horrible. :)
Favourite authors, currently: Neil Gaiman, Niccolò Ammaniti and Scarlett Thomas.
Other authors I've enjoyed: Dennis Lehane, Haruki Murakami, Garth Stein, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alice Sebold, Agatha Christie, Peter James, Paul Micou, Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Maeve Binchy, Ray Bradbury, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald, C. S. Lewis, Clive Barker ...
Authors I probably won't try reading again: Anne Rice, Susan Hill
Genres I mostly avoid: romance, chick-lit
Some acquaintances never return books. :(
But in his defence, he did "loose" it during a break-up...
I don't expect books are at the top of ones list of priorities in such a situation.
No longer missing it like hell...
Received a copy of The Thief of Always as a wonderfully sneaky surprise RABCK from ghir! :D
I keep my Wishlist updated - if something's on it, I want it. :D
My wishlist is huge, and will probably grow even bigger, because it is mostly a reminder to myself so as not to forget books people have recommended me.
Note that some of the books on my wishlist might become part of my permanent collection. Though, I must admit that if I stumble onto something that I really love, the more likely scenario is that I'll try and get a new copy for my bookshelf, and let the BC copy go spread it's wonderfulness around. :)
Particularly would like to get my hands on:
Collected Folk Tales by Alan Garner
Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale & Stan Redding,
The Dead Zone by Stephen King,
Paul Micou - any book except The Cover Artist
The Halfmen of O by Maurice Gee
Andra by Louise Lawrence
Side Effects: Death - Confessions of a Pharma-Insider by John Virapen
Blind Faith by Ben Elton
Other interests and likes: travelling, cooking (I just LOVE stir-fries), movies, photography, web page design, graphic design, ice-skating, swimming, cats, Garfield, Wallace and Gromit & Shaun, James Rizzi, crafts (jewellery making, FIMO, sewing, greeting cards, gift wrapping...), choir singing - now long-time neglected - just like my stamp collecting......
If you find something you like among my availables or TBRs (status set by me), feel free to send me a PM and I'll let you know if I'm able to ship it your way at that particular moment (finances don't always allow me to ship internationally). If at the same time you also offer me something I've got on my wishlist, chances are I won't be able to resist the urge to swap. ;)
I apologise in advance that you will most likely not receive any goodies with the shipment, even though I love to throw in a postcard, tea or anything I might find out you like by doing some forums snooping ;) - however, I am currently only able to ship "surface media mail" which means - no goodies. Darnit! ;(
Sandman: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman & Co. - bookspiral
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Booklist for 2013:
11) The Door In The Wall And Other Stories by H. G. Wells ... READ
10) Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled by Nancy Mairs ... UNFINISHED - bookring
9) Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox ... READ - RABCK from daffodil-2 :)
8) Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe ... GAVE UP, for now; too glum to read right now - bookray
7) Matched by Ally Condie ... READ - RABCK from wal-89 :)
6) The Sandman: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman ... READ - book spiral
5) Twisted Window by Lois Duncan ... READ
4) Switched (Fear Street, No. 31) by R. L. Stine ... READ
3) The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón ... READ - RABCK from KiwiinEngland :)
2) All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe ... READ - bookray
1) Grrl Alex: A Personal Journey to a Transgender Identity by Alex Drummond ... READ - bookray
16) Trash by Andy Mulligan ... READ - for work
17) Of Mice and Men (Penguin Classics) by John Steinbeck ... READ
18) Friends from Philadelphia and Other Stories (Penguin 60s) by John Updike ... READ - Never Won a Sweepstake, from jules5 :)
19) Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman ... READ - bookray
20) The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo ... READ - Never Won a Sweepstake, from hakkalina :)
21) Bennie Black Lamb by Unknown Author ... READ - RABCK from maju30 :)
22) Lucky by Alice Sebold ... READ - bookray **
23) The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham ... READ - Never Won a Sweepstake, from jules5 :)
24) The Sandman Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman ... READ - bookring
25) Have Space Suit - Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein ... READ - bookray
26) 31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell ... READ - bookray
27) Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach ... READ - RABCK from BSAChris :) **
28) Surviving Galeras by Stanley Williams ... READ - Volcanic bookray **
29) Garfield - This is Your Life by Jim Davis ... READ - RABCK from JPix :)
30) The Small Hand by Susan Hill ... READ
31) Children of the dust by Lousie Lawrence ... READ
32) Ako ostanem by Gayle Forman ... READ
33) Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen ... READ - bookray
34) Creatures of the Night by Neil Gaiman & Michael Zulli ... READ - bookring
35) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess ... READ - RABCK from ghir :)
36) The Sandman Vol. 3 by Neil Gaiman ... READ - bookring
37) Chasing the Falconers (On the Run 1) by Gordon Korman ... READ - book spiral
I'm in a dystopian phase, so here's a dystopian list of sorts, of the books I've read
and those I'd like to get my hands on. Any new recommendations welcome. :)
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell … READ
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson … READ
Animal Farm by George Orwell … READ
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro … READ
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury … READ - bookring
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess … READ
V for Vendetta: New Edition by Alan Moore, David Lloyd … READ - bookray
Matched by Ally Condie … READ
Neuromancer by William Gibson … TBR - PC (?)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy … TBR - RABCK from ravencat
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks … TBR - Never Won a Sweepstake, from redfox5 :)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding … TBR
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. … TBR - RABCK from JPix :)
Fourth Realm Trilogy by John Twelve Hawks … TBR - RABCK from 4evagreen :)
1) The Traveler (The Traveller in the UK)
2) The Dark River
3) The Golden City
Blindness by José Saramago … TBR - RABCK from Nakipa & nismo :)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley … TBR - RABCK from Moem :)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick … TBR - RABCK from judygreeneyes :)
The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner … TBR - RABCK from Diabetes-3136 :)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson … TBR - RABCK from quietorchid :)
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin … TBR - RABCK from maid-of-kent :)
Blind Faith by Ben Elton
The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
The Bar Code Rebellion by Suzanne Weyn
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Diamond Age, or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
The Sword of Spirits trilogy by John Christopher
1) The Prince In Waiting
2) Beyond The Burning Lands
3) The Sword of the Spirits
The Book of The New Sun a four volume novel by Gene Wolfe
1) The Shadow of the Torturer
2) The Claw of the Conciliator
3) The Sword of the Lictor