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From Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom
Age 41
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 also like watching various things on TV.

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:

Irvine Welsh - Glue (Bookclub, August 2014)
Herman Hesse - Steppenwolf (Bookclub, April 2013)

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

2021 - total so far 4

Jen Lancaster - Stories I'd tell in bars
Haruki Murakami - After the quake
Lee Childs - Killing Floor
Romesh Ranganathan - Straight Outta Crawley

2020 - total 28

Rebecca Skloot - The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (Bookclub, February)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One hundred years of solitude (Bookclub, March)
Mikhail Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita (Bookclub, January)
Nicholas Shakespeare - The Dancer Upstairs
Elizabeth Taylor - Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
Edwin A. Abbott - Flatland: A romance of many dimensions (Bookclub, May)
Victoria Hislop - Cartes Postales from Greece
Terry Pratchett - Going Postal
Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Alexei Sayle - Barcelona Plates
Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Richard Neill - Looking for La Bomba: The Cuban misadventures of a musical oaf
Freya North - Cat
Rosamund Pilcher - Coming Home
Susan Coolidge - What Katy Did
Susan Coolidge - What Katy Did Next
Delia Owens - Where the Crawdads Sing
Charles Portis - True Grit
Douglas Kennedy - Temptation
Susie Cornfield - Black Light
Elen Caldecott - How Kirstie Jenkins stole the elephant
Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express
C.S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters
No Such Thing as a Fish - The Book of the Year 2019
Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger
Travis Elborough - Our History of the 20th Century: As told in diaries, journals and letters
New Yorker - Christmas at the New Yorker: Stories, Poems, Humor and Art
Adam Kaye - Twas the Night Shift Before Christmas

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

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