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Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Saturday, October 09, 2004

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Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:01,384
released in the wild:0244
controlled releases:08
releases caught:029
controlled releases caught:00
books found:0136
tell-a-friend referrals:057
new member referrals:06
forum posts:013

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Extended Profile


I have had my nose in a book all my life, reading everything I could find. I loved Biggles and William as a child and still collect any of the works of Capt. WE Johns that I can find.
I will read most things (but don't like chick lit) and love bookcrossing as it has introduced me to many books I wouldn't normally consider. Having completed a course on children's literature, I am currently reading a lot of children's books, both old favourites and new (to me) authors and illustrators. I have certainly developed great enthusiasm for both picturebooks and for young adult dystopian novels! Since we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson this year, I am planning to re-read all her books. I'm also reading the Carnegie shortlist in an effort to pick a winner (The Bunker Diary is number one for me so far!)

As for bookcrossing, I tend to wild release rather impulsively so very rarely make release notes - the stats on my page won't reflect the large numbers of books I have released. Books on my bookshelf do not necessarily reflect my taste in reading, although books in hand on my PC shelf do. I'm happy to pass on books marked as available (just ask!) but not those on TBR or PC. I haven't yet found a wild bookcrossing book.

CURRENTLY READING
Then – Alison Brackenbury
Blood Family - Anne Fine

BOOKS READ SO FAR IN 2014 Fiction (f) Non-fiction (nf) + score out of 10
January
Death Comes to Pemberley – PD James (f)(3)
Everyone’s Reading Bastard – Nick Hornby (f) (7)
A Country Doctor’s Notebook – Mikhail Bulgakov (f) (7)
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells – Sebastian Faulks (f) (8)
Tinder - Sally Gardner (f) (9)
Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Jansson (f) (8)
Heggerty Haggerty and the Dreadful Drought – Elizabeth Lindsay (f) (3)
Life After Life – Kate Atkinson (f) (8)
The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle – Beatrix Potter (f) (5)

Book-of-the-month for January: Tinder - Sally Gardner

Books Read in February
Sculptor’s daughter – Tove Jansson (f) (8)
Longbourn – Jo Baker (f) (8)
The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher - Beatrix Potter (f) (9)
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies - Beatrix Potter (f) (7)
The Tale of Two Bad Mice - Beatrix Potter (f) (8)
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes - Beatrix Potter (f) (3)
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse - Beatrix Potter (f) (7)
The Tale of Mr Tod - Beatrix Potter (f) (8)
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers - Beatrix Potter (f) (8)
The Tale of Pigling Bland – Beatrix Potter (f) (8)
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan - Beatrix Potter (f) (6)
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles – Beatrix Potter (f) (8)
Almost English – Charlotte Mendelson (f) (7)
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion (f) (6)
Moominvalley in November – Tove Jansson (f) (10)
Born on a Blue Day – Daniel Tammet (nf) (7.5)

Book-of-the-month for February: Moominvalley in November – Tove Jansson

Books Read in March
The Last Minute – Eleanor Updale (f) (4)
Bonk – Mary Roach
Gulp – Mary Roach (nf) (7.5)
Apocalypse Z: The Beginning – Manel Loureiro
Apocalypse Z: Dark Days - Manel Loureiro
All the Truth That’s in Me – Julie Berry
Moominpappa at Sea – Tove Jansson

Book-of-the-month for March: All the Truth That’s in Me – Julie Berry

Books Read in April
The Bunker Diary – Kevin Brooks (f) (9)
The Food Police – Jayson Lusk (nf) (5)
The Wake – Paul Kingsnorth (f) (10)
Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier (f) (4)



TOP TEN BOOKS READ IN 2013
The Lifeboat – Charlotte Rogan
Zone One – Colson Whitehead
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
Killing Us Softly – Dr Paul Offit (non-fiction)
Rose Under Fire – Elizabeth Wein
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
When We Were Bad – Charlotte Mendelson
More Than This – Patrick Ness
Moonfleet - John Meade Falkner
Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh

MOST HATED BOOKS READ IN 2013
Another tie between
The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
A Prison Diary – Jeffrey Archer

TOP DOZEN BOOKS READ IN 2012
Another excellent year for good books!
The Sisters Brothers - Patrick DeWitt
The Outlander - Gil Adamson
The Island - RJ Price
The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers
Railsea - China Mieville
Atonement - Ian McEwan
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat - Dave Shelton
The White Darkness - Geraldine McCaughrean
The Rabbits – John Marsden and Shaun Tan
The Englishman’s Boy – Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Outlaw Album – Daniel Woodrell

MOST HATED BOOKS READ IN 2012
A tie between two dreadfully disappointing books
Smut – Alan Bennett
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit – Emma Thompson

TOP TEN BOOKS READ IN 2011
(but actually a top dozen because I read so many great books last year – and the last 3 are a trilogy, so have to count as one)
Infidel – Tim Hetherington
The Junior Officers’ Reading Club – Patrick Hennessey
The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
Master Georgie – Beryl Bainbridge
Going After Cacciato – Tim O’Brien
We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
The Sentimentalists – Johanna Skibsrud
Phantom Noise – Brian Turner
Poachers – Tom Franklin
Tomato Red – Daniel Woodrell
Hell at the Breech – Tom Franklin
The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
The Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness
Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness

MOST HATED BOOK READ IN 2011
Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card

TOP TEN BOOKS READ IN 2010
The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry
Mathilda Savitch – Victor Lodato
FeersumEndjinn – Iain M Banks
Hodd – Adam Thorpe
Keeper – Andrea Gillies
The Well and the Mine – Gin Phillips
Here, Bullet – Brian Turner
Burmese Days – George Orwell
War – Sebastian Junger
Dark Matter – Michelle Paver

MOST HATED BOOK READ IN 2010
The Wild Things – Dave Eggers

TOP TEN BOOKS FROM 2009
Village of Stone – Xiaolu Guo
Fallen – David Maine
Explorers of the New Century – Magnus Mills
Generation Kill – Evan Wright
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer – Nathaniel Fick
God’s Own Country – Ross Raisin
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Ron Hansen
A Mercy – Toni Morrison
The Purity Myth – Jessica Valenti
Small Island – Andrea Levy

MOST HATED BOOK READ IN 2009
The Graduate – Charles Webb

TOP TEN BOOKS FROM 2008
Unstrange Minds: A Father Remaps the World of Autism - Roy Richard Grinker
The House of Sleep – Jonathan Coe
The Kite Runner – Khaled Husseini
Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All - Rose Shapiro
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
Lullabies For Little Criminals – Heather O’Neill
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
Bad Science – Ben Goldacre

MOST HATED BOOK READ IN 2008
Dirty Weekend – Helen Zahavi

TOP TEN BOOKS FROM 2007
The Accidental – Ali Smith
Joe The Only Boy in the World – Michael Blastland
The Brief History of the Dead – Kevin Brockmeir
Stuart A Life Backwards – Alexander Masters
Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Winter's Bone - Daniel Woodrell
God is not Great – Christopher Hitchens
Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name – Vendela Vida
Better : A Surgeon's Notes on Performance – Atul Gawande
On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan

MOST HATED BOOK READ IN 2007 (disappointingly, a BC book that my
daughter found in the wild)
Desert Claw - Damien Lewis

TOP TEN BOOKS FROM 2006
Astonishing Splashes of Colour – Claire Morrell
Where’s My Cow – Terry Pratchett
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
The Long Dry – Cynan Jones
The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
Black Juice – Margo Lanagan
About Grace – Anthony Doerr
Tsotsi – Athol Fugard
Arthur and George – Julian Barnes

MOST HATED BOOK READ IN 2006
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull – Richard Bach

TOP TEN BOOKS FROM 2005
The Ninth life of Louis Drax - Liz Jensen
The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
Snake Oil - John Diamond
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnelly
Skinny Dip - Carl Hiassen
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

MOST HATED BOOK READ IN 2005
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown



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