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From Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom
Age 43
Joined Thursday, September 02, 2004
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Favourite TV Programmes
Heroes, House, Medium, Tru Calling, Alias, ER, SATC, Angel, Buffy, Dark Angel, ANTM, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Top Gear, Desparate Housewives, Greys Anatomy, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Gossip Girl

Music Currently Loving
The Fratellis, The Feeling, Orson, James Morrison, Paulo Nutini, The Zutons, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, My Chemical Romance, Jet, Kaiser Chiefs, Ghosts, Kings of Leon, Newton Faulkner, The Enemy, The Pigeon Detectives, Scouting for Girls, Linkin Park, Air Traffic, Oasis.

Best Albums of the Year 2006
The Feeling - Twelve Stops and Home
Orson - Bright Idea
Paolo Nutini - These Streets
The Fratellis - Costello Music
Kasabian - Empire
Sam's Town - The Killers
Shine On - Jet
Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
Eyes Open - Snow Patrol

Best Albums of the Year 2007
Yours Truly, Angry Mob - Kaiser Chiefs
Favourite Worst Nightmare - Artic Monkeys
The World is Outside - Ghosts
Hand Built by Robots - Newton Faulkner
Infinity on High - Fall Out Boy
We Live and Die in These Towns - The Enemy
Wait for Me - Pigeon Detectives
Scouting for Girls - Scouting for Girls
Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park
Fractured Life - Air Traffic

Gigs 2005
U2 (City of Manchester Stadium, June)
Oasis (City of Manchester Stadium, July)
Stereophonics (MEN Arena, September)
The Levellers (Octagon Sheffield, October)
Embrace (MEN Arena, December)

Gigs 2006
Oasis (Hallam Arena Sheffield, February)
Bon Jovi (City of Manchester Stadium Manchester, June)
The Feeling (The Leadmill Sheffield, June)
Beautiful Days Festival (Devon, August)
Orson (The Octagon Sheffield, October)
The Zutons (The Dome Doncaster, November)
The Feeling (Hull University, November)

Gigs 2007
The Killers (Hallam Arena Sheffield, February)
Kasabian (rescheduled from Dec 2006 Hallam Arena Sheffield, March)
KT Tunstall (Leeds Uni, October)
My Chemical Romance (Hallam Arena Sheffield, November)
Stereophonics (Hallam Arena Sheffield, November)
Terrorvision (The Plug Sheffield, November)
Kaiser Chiefs (Hull Ice Arena, December)
Shed Seven (Leeds Uni, December)
Orson (Leeds Uni, December)

Gigs 2008
Linkin Park (Sheffield Arena, January)
Athlete (The Plug Sheffield, January)
The Hoosiers (Hull Uni, February)
Versus Cancer 2008 feat. The Enemy, The View, Athlete, The Fratellis, The Farm, Happy Mondays, Fun Lovin Criminals, Inspiral Carpets (MEN Arena Manchester, February)
Newton Faulkner (Leeds Uni, February)
The Feeling (Leeds Uni, March)
Scouting for Girls (Hull Uni, April)
The Automatic (Welly Hull, April)
The Pigeon Detectives (Sheffield, May)
Bon Jovi (City of Manchester Stadium, June)
Jack Johnson (MEN Arena Manchester, July)

Gigs 2009
The Killers (Sheffield Arena, March)
Snow Patrol (Sheffield Arena, March)
Oasis (Heaton Park, Manchester, June)

Last Film I Enjoyed
X-Men3, Lord of War, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, March of the Penguins, Transformers!!!

Brief Bio
I work full time as a Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator, own house, no kids. I love reading (need it be said!) for the pure escapism so obviously love watching films as well. My other main passion is music, I love going to gigs and listening to music (new and old) at every opportunity. I also enjoy exercising ie Body Combat, Body Pump and Pilates, it helps me lose the calories from my drinking on nights out with friends! Love travelling and exploring different countries (including my own)! I am addicted to BookCrossing if for nothing else than the opportunity to expand my horizons on the types of books I read. Since joining BX I have read Autobiographies, Mystery/Thrillers, SciFi, BookClub Recommended Reads, True Stories among others and "met" lots of lovely, generous people. However, don't expect to see horror/vampire stories among this list as I don't like anything scary (in films either). I am not ashamed to admit I am a complete wuss and am still scared of Jaws!

You can PM me with a request for any book listed as available on my bookshelf and I will happily post it out to you. Unless it is a hardback or large paperback, these I will only send to UK people who request them. Sorry but these are just too expensive to post abroad.

I am willing to lend out the books listed as my "permanent collection" but obviously on the understanding that they will be returned to me by post :)

This is My Wish List so if you have any of these books and are willing to post any of these out please PM me (again I can post them back to you afterwards if they are part of a permanent collection).

Here is my Bookshelf all on one page thanks to CasualReader.

My Favourite Books for 2007:
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
Spirit Walker by Michelle Paver
The Scilian by Mario Puzo
Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
Soul Eaters by Michelle Paver
Outcast by Michelle Paver
MotorMouth by Janet Evanovich
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman

Non Fiction
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

My Favourite Books for 2006:
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J K Rowling
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card
Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud
Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud
Non Fiction
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki
The Two of Us by Sheila Hancock
Dude Where's My Country by Michael Moore
Yes Man by Danny Wallace

My Favourite Books for 2005:
Harry Potter Books 1-5
Gone with the Wind
Ender's Game
Shadow of the Hegemon
Speaker for the Dead
One for the Money
Ten Big Ones
The Matarese Countdown
Non Fiction
Tuesdays with Morrie
Join Me
Not on the Label (a must read book)
Round Ireland with a Fridge

My Favourite Books for 2004:
The Da Vinci Code
Want to Play
Live Bait
The Green Mile
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Time Traveller's Wife
Can you Keep a Secret
Non Fiction
Fast Food Nation
Touching the Void
Stupid White Men
Notes from a Small Island

Currently Reading:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Bookring)

Books on my To Be Read Pile
Eats Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss (via Greenmetropolis)
I know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (RABCK from Sobergirl)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (via Bookrelay)
Beyond Lands of Never - A Further Anthology of Modern Fantasy (Bookray)
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (via Bookrelay)
Lost Continent by Bill Bryson (via Greenmetropolis)
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou (via Bookrelay)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (via Bookrelay)

Books I have read in 2008
Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella (Bookring)
Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson (Bookring)
Undead and Unemployed by Mary Janice Davidson
Undead and Unappreciated by Mary Janice Davidson
Undead and Unreturnable by Mary Janice Davidson
Undead and Unpopular by Mary Janice Davidson
Twisted by Jonathon Kellerman (bookray)
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory (bookring)
31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell
The 6th Target by James Patterson
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (bookray)
There's No Toilet Paper . . . on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure (Travelers' Tales) by Edited by Doug Lansky (Bookring)
Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (re-read)
Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud (re-read)
Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud (re-read)
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Glitz by Louise Bagshawe
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
The Lifeguard by James Patterson
Cell by Stephen King
.................. and others I've forgotten to log!!!

Books I read in 2007

Books I read in 2006

Books I read in 2005

Books I read in 2004

Bookrings I am running:

Bookrays I am running:
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger STILL OPEN (with silverstarry)
Silverstarry has taken over half of the bookray. Here is the link to silverstarry's ray
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser NOW CLOSED

Lost/MIA Bookrings/Rays
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
Jennifer Government by Max Barry

Completed Bookrings/Rays
A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy

Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

BookRing/Ray Code:
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