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My most exciting wild release to date!

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I've come to the conclusion that there are more books out there than I'm ever going to have the time to read, so I don't struggle on with books that aren't really doing it for me. Having said that I have very catholic taste and will give more or less anything a chance!

I love the social aspect of Bookcrossing and organise the Leeds Bookcrossers Meetup.

Have a look at my bookshelf to see what else I've been picking up, or the list below to see what I've actually got round to reading!

My PC (Permanent Collection) books will probably be released at some point, so just drop me a line if you see anything you fancy.

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This is a record (mostly to jog my memory) of the books I've read recently. It's a little patchy in places...

The smiles - :-) - are there to indicate the books I really enjoyed, and the frowns - :-( - are for ones I wished I'd not wasted my time on!

Currently reading:
Persuasion by Jane Austen

(oh dear - I've not been very good at recording my reading this year!)

February 2012
The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas

January 2012
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson :-)
One Day by David Nicholls :-)

December 2011
A Children's Book by AS Byatt :-)

(missed a few here!)

September 2011
One Last Breath by Stephen Booth
Black Dog by Stephen Booth
Blind to the Bones by Stephen Booth

August 2011
Making Money by Terry Prachett
Dance with Death by Barbara Nadel

July 2011
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

June 2011
Worth Dying For by Lee Child
Dancing with the Virgins by Stephen Booth
May 2011
The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

Whoops - haven't been keeping up with this recently!

July 2009
Lost Oasis by Robert Twigger :-)
The Ghost by Robert Harris:-)
The Liar by Stephen Fry :-)

(There are a few missing months here - will fill it in when I have time to remind myself!)

April 2009
Ratking by Michael Dibden.

March 2009
Talking Heads by Alan Bennett
The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho

February 2008
The Cutting Room, Louise Welsh
Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie

January 2009
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
1066 And All That

Villette by Charlotte Bronte

The Joke by Milan Kundera

The Lighthouse by PD James
My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart :-(
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

September 2008
The Floating Book by MR Lovric

August 2008
Blood River
The Invisible Man by HG Wells

July 2008
Full Tilt by Charlotte Hughes and Janet Evanovich
Little Green Man by Simon Armitage

June 2008
The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E.Bowman,
Pig Island by Mo Hayder :-(
The Truth by Terry Pratchett

May 2008
A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava :-)
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
America Unchained, Dave Gorman :-)
Life After Death by Douglas Coupland :-)
Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out :-)
My Antonia by Willa Cather

April 2008
The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier

March 2008
A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley Mysteries) by Elizabeth George
Deal Breaker by Harlen Coben :-)
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen :-)

February 2008
The Ballad of Lee Cotton by Christopher Wilson:-)
Bravemouth by Pamela Stephenson

January 2008
An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch
One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding :-)
Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawkes
Himalaya by Michael Palin

Viking: Sworn Brother by Tim Severin
The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfield

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
Stupid White Men
Atonement by Ian McEwan :-)

October 2007
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
The Geographer's Library by John Fasman

September 2007
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
The Island by Victoria Hislop

August 2007
To the Baltic with Bob (Griff Rhys Jones) :-( -
The Complete Grimm's Fairytales
The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter)

July 2007
The Children of Men (PD James)
The Elephant Vanishes (Murakami)
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives

June 2007
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Marina Lewycka)

May 2007
First Cadfael Omnibus: "Morbid Taste for Bones", "One Corpse Too Many", "Monks-hood" (Ellis Peters)
Imperium by Robert Harris

April 2007
Some Lie and Some Die (Ruth Rendell)
Hideous Kinky (Esther Freud)
Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)

March 2007
Tell No One (Harlen Coben)
Iris - A Memoir of Iris Murdoch
The Kite Runner
The Accidental (Ali Smith)

February 2007
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

January 2007
Father Brown collection by GK Chesterton
Viking - Odinn's Child by Tim Severin :-)

December 2006
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

November 2006
One Hit Wonderland by Tony Hawks :-)
Life's Lottery by Kim Newman
Longitude by Dava Sobel
Seven Up by Janet Evanovitch :-)
Firedrake's Eye by Patricia Finney
The Treatment by Mo Hayder

October 2006
Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews:-(
Hotel World by Ali Smith
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
The Forth Bear (Jasper Fforde):-)

September 2006
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
Unless by Carol Shields
A Scientific Romance by Ronald Wright
Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson :-) :-) :-) (I'd forgotton how much I love those little moomins!)
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson :-)
A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh
The Big Over Easy (Jasper Fforde):-)
The Course of Honour by Lindsey Davis:-)

August 2006
Sovereign by CJ Sansom
Carter Beats the Devil :-)

July 2006
Sense and Sensibility
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) :-)
Well of Lost Plots (Jasper Fforde):-)
Mansfield Park
The Book of Illusions

June 2006
Tulip Fever
Join Me :-)
Life of Pi :-)
Lost in a Good Book:-)

May 2006
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

April 2006
Cross Bones

March 2006
The Shadow Of The Wind :-)
Metro Girl
Deja Dead
The Eyre Affair :-)

February 2006
Nobody Loves a Centurion

January 2006
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
One for the Money:-)

December 2005
If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things :-)
Casanova or The Art of Happiness

October 2005
The Time Traveller’s Wife
Angels and Demons
84 Charing Cross Road :-)
Pride and Prejudice :-)
The Devil's Acolyte
Recalled to Life (Dalziel & Pascoe Novel S.)
The Killer's Guide to Iceland :-)
The Lovely Bones

September 2005
Digital Fortress :-(
Hey Nostradamus!
Malice Aforethought
The Curse of the Pharaohs :-)
The Lady and the Unicorn :-)
Morality for Beautiful Girls (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency S.)
Tears of the Giraffe (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency S.)

August 2005
Axe for an Abbot
Miss Garnet's Angel :-)
Pompeii :-)

July 2005
The Boy Who Saw True
Full Circle: A Pacific Journey with Michael Palin

June 2005
Flight of a Witch (Inspector Felse Mystery S.) :-(
The Terracotta Dog

May 2005
The Pilot's Wife
Funny Valentine

April 2005
Swift as Desire :-)
The Colour of Magic (A Discworld Novel)

March 2005
Diary of an Ordinary Woman

February 2005
Hiding from the Light

January 2005
The Shipping News
Unhallowed Ground

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