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From Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom

Age 70

Joined Wednesday, January 29, 2003

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Retired school librarian.

I particularly enjoy reading good children's books, and Shakespeare's poems and plays as well as going to the theatre to see and hear them. but I'll give most things a try (though not chick lit or thrillers).

My reading challenge for 2017 - the BetterWorldBooks Challenge:

A food memoir - French women don't get fat: Mireille Guiliano
A collection of short stories - Fen Country, by Edmund Crispin 12-02-2017
A young adult novel
A book with a colour in the title - The Green Road Into the Trees: Hugh Thomson
A book that's more than 100 years old
A book you picked based on its cover
A book set in a place you want to visit - Wind Off the Small Isles: Mary Stewart (Lanzarote)
A book based on a fairytale - The Sleeper and the Spindle: Neil Gaiman; illus. Chris Riddell
A National Book Award Winner - Walk Two Moons (Newbery): Sharon Creech 20-02-2017; Salt to the Sea (Carnegie): Ruta Sepetys
A book that takes place in a forest - Journey to the River Sea: Eva Ibbotson. (I suppose rainforest counts.)
A romance that takes place during travel - La Felicidad Es un Te Contigo; Mamen Sanchez 09-04-2017
A book under 200 pages - The Gifts of Reading; Robert MacFarlane 17/06/2017
A book over 400 pages
A banned book
A nonfiction book about nature
A fantasy novel
A book by a person of colour
A book by a female writer - Noonday; Pat Barker 05/06/2017
A book of poetry
A book set in Asia - The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra: Vaseem Khan 26/06/2017
A book about immigrants - Brooklyn: Colm Toibin 06/07/2017
A book about a historical event - The Mozart Question; Michael Morpurgo 08/-6/2017
A book with a child narrator - John Diamond: Leon Garfield. 23/08/2017
A book translated from another language
A book that's been adapted into a film - (Bonus: Watch the film and compare)

"No man can make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he himself could only do a little". Edmund Burke 1729 - 1797

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