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From Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom
Age 40
Joined Thursday, August 24, 2006
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Hello, I live with my husband just outside Bury. I love reading; I think I read a pretty wide range of books (especially as I'm still working through the 1001 Books to Read before you Die list, only 800 and something to go!) although I still love a good girly book (Sophie Kinsella and Jen Lancaster are my favourites)!

As well as reading I'm also into music and I'm currently learning Italian. I like watching various things on TV. At the moment I am loving Peaky Blinders and revisiting Friends on Netflix.

My main passion is travelling. I think my life's ambition is to see as much of the world as possible and enjoy meeting as many new people as I can!

My husband, Stubee, has been a member of Bookcrossing for ages and introduced me to it and it's brilliant. I generally like to keep the books I buy or get given as I will quite often read books more than once (although this is problematic as we now need yet another bookcase - we've constructed a library in a cupboard but still don't have enough space!). This is why most of my books are marked as Permanent Collection. However, if there is something you would like to borrow please let me know and I am willing to lend out these books as long as they are returned!

Books I'm currently reading, halfway through/distracted from and next TBR:

Mikhail Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita (Bookclub, January 2020)
No Such Thing as a Fish - The Book of the Year 2019
Irvine Welsh - Glue (Bookclub, August 2014)
Herman Hesse - Steppenwolf (Bookclub, April 2013)

Books I've read in the last year or so:

2020 - total so far 0

2019 - total 26

Terry Pratchett - Small Gods (Bookclub, February)
Ian McEwan - The Child in Time
Phillip K Dick - The Man in the High Castle (Bookclub, March)
Danial Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (Bookclub, April)
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness (Bookclub, May)
Jane Harper - The Dry
Jane Harper - Force of Nature
Kamila Shamsie - Home Fire
Alan Paton - Cry, The Beloved Country (Bookclub, June)
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - Good Omens
Wayne Barton - Peach (Bookclub, July)
Jojo Moyes - After You
Barbara Pym - Quartet in Autumn (Bookclub, August)
Celeste Ng - Little Fires Everywhere
Sophie Kinsella - Can You Keep a Secret?
Robert Galbraith - The Silkworm
Frank Morelli - No Sad Songs (Bookclub, September)
Robert Galbraith - Career of Evil
Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five
Emily Organ - Limelight
Cordelia Fine - Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the myths of our gendered minds (Bookclub, October)
Neil Gaiman - Norse Gods (Bookclub, November)
Emily Organ - The Rookery
Rory Stewart - The Places In Between (Bookclub, December)
Robert Galbraith - Lethal White
New Yorker - Christmas at The New Yorker: Stories, Poems, Humor and Art

2018 - total 20

Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep (Bookclub, January)
Donna Leon - The Death of Faith
Isaac Babel - Red Cavalry (Bookclub, February)
Matt Haig - How to Stop Time
Maggie Shipstead - Seating Arrangements (Bookclub, March)
László Krasznahorkai - Satantango (Bookclub, April)
Gail Honeyman - Elinor Oliphant is completely fine
Graham Greene - Brighton Rock (Bookclub, June)
Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton (Bookclub, May)
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita (Bookclub, July)
Lian Hearn - Across the Nightingale Floor (Bookclub, August)
Tim Marshall - Worth dying for: The power and politics of flags
Estelle Ryan - The Gauguin Connection
Stephen King - Carrie (Bookclub, September)
Fredrik Backman - My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
Christopher Hitchens - Why Orwell Matters (Bookclub, October)
Paul Carter - Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: (She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse)
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Francesca Hornak - Seven Days of Us
Bohumil Hrabal - I Served The King Of England (Bookclub, January)

2017 - total 25

Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore (Bookclub, January)
Muriel Barbery - The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Bookclub, February)
Tony Parsons - The Murder Bag
Tom Michell - The Penguin Lessons
Patrick deWitt - The Sisters Brothers
Daniel Mason - The Piano Tuner (Bookclub, April)
Jhumpa Lahiri - Interpreter of Maladies (Bookclub, May)
Oscar Hijuelos - The Mambo Kings play songs of love (Bookclub, June)
Julia Chapman - Date with death
Khaled Al Khamissi - Taxi
Donna Leon - Acqua Alta
Dulce Chacon - The Sleeping Voice (Bookclub, July)
Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence
Micki Browning - Adrift
Michael Connolly - The Black Echo
Bill Bryson - The Road to Little Dribbling
Francesca Segal - The Innocents (Bookclub, August)
Michael Connolly - The Black Ice
Naomi Alderman - The Power (Bookclub, September)
Robert Galbraith - The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Byron - The Road to Oxiana (Bookclub, October)
William Boyd - Restless (Bookclub, November)
Jenny Oliver - The Sunshine and Biscotti Club
Robin Sloan - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Thomas Penn - Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England (Bookclub, December)

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