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amidabutsu

From Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Age 41
Joined Saturday, September 17, 2005
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I have this thing: I love to find books. I particularly love the summer, when everyone is moving in and out and leaves free stuff on the curb. There are always some books there. Most of the time, not so good, since they're left behind, but I think every book deserves a chance. So a lot of books in my BookCrossing shelf are stray books that come from the street.

I do like to read almost everything. I'm definitely interested in queer literature, fiction and non-fiction, anything to do with social justice, history, and education. I do like a good detective story here and there. I enjoy comic books and graphic novels. I like to read in French even though I don't do it as much as I probably should. I am also always interested to read works written by people who are 1. not European 2. not white 3. not male 4. not Christian and 5. not dead.

read in 2017

- The Female of the Species, by Mindy McGinnis
- The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett
- Drama, by Raina Telgemeier
- Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
- Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy, by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and more
- Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max, by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and more
- Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan, by by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and more
- Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time, by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and more
- Sister, by Raina Telgemeier
- The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly, by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
- Il était une fois Mafalda, by Quino
- Chagrin d'école, by Daniel Pennac
- The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King
- The Witches of New York, by Ami McKay
- All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
- Le chat fait des petits, by Philippe Geluck
- La terre promise, by Jul and Achdé
- Les petits hommes: Le guêpier, by Seron
- Les petits hommes: Les prisonniers du temps, by Seron
- Le Scrameustache: La saga de Thorgull, by Gos
- Le charme discret de l'intestin, by Giulia Enders
- Quand sort la recluse, by Fred Vargas
- L'Arabe du futur - tome 1, by Riad Sattouf
- L'Arabe du futur - tome 2, by Riad Sattouf
- L'Arabe du futur - tome 3, by Riad Sattouf
- Les Dingodossiers - tome 2, by Marcel Gotlib and René Goscinny
- The Little Beach Street Bakery, by Jenny Colgan
- Summer at little Beach Street Bakery, by Jenny Colgan
- Le génie des alpages: Comme des bêtes, by F'murr
- Le piège à renards du Seigneur, by Jørn Riel
- La fête du premier de tout, by Jørn Riel
- Chroniques de Jérusalem, by Guy Delisle
- The Lightkeeper's Wife, by Karen Viggers
- Homecoming, by Yaa Gyasi
- Une vie, by Simone Veil
- The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, by Terry Pratchett

Total: 35

read in 2016

- The Dragon Head of Hong Kong, by Ian Hamilton
- The Water Rat of Wanchai, by Ian Hamilton
- Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology, by Cory O'Brien
- Catherine Certitude, by Patrick Modiano and Sempé
- F this Test: Even More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers, by Richard Benson
- Thinks..., by David Lodge
- L'extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui était resté coincé dans une armoire ikea, by Romain Puértolas
- Unnatural Issues, by Margaret Lackey
- Home from the Vinyl Cafe, by Stuart McLean
- Terminus radieux, by Antoine Volodine
- Quatre jours de liberté, by Sylvie Desrosiers
- Coeur de glace, by Pierre Boileau
- Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons, by Bill Watterson
- The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion
- Die in Plain Sight, by Elizabeth Lowell
- "A" is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton
- Le secret de la manufacture de chaussettes inusables, by Annie Barrows
- Calvin et Hobbes : Tous aux abris !, by Bill Watterson
- Calvin et Hobbes : Je suis trop génial !, by Bill Watterson
- Calvin et Hobbes : Le monde est magique !, by Bill Watterson
- Sœurs Chocolat, by Catherine Velle
- Made in France, by Michèle and Franck Jouve
- Intrigue à Giverny, by Adrien Goetz
- Blake et Mortimer : La marque jaune, by Edgar P. Jacobs
- Blake et Mortimer : L'énigme de l'Atlantide, by Edgar P. Jacobs
- Blake et Mortimer : S.O.S. Météores, by Edgar P. Jacobs
- Blake et Mortimer : Le piège diabolique, by Edgar P. Jacobs
- Blake et Mortimer : L'affaire Francis Blake, by Jean Van Hamme and Ted Benoit
- Blake et Mortimer : L'étrange rendez-vous, by Jean Van Hamme and Ted Benoit
- Il a jamais tué personne, mon papa, by Jean-Louis Fournier
- James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
- Millénium - Ce qui ne me tue pas, by David Lagercrantz
- Votre chat et vous, by Valérie Dramard
- Les Derniers Jours de nos pères, by Joël Dicker
- Le Football, ombre et lumière, by Eduardo Galeano
- La Traversée de la nuit, by Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz
- Largo Winch : L'Héritier, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : Le Groupe W, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : O.P.A., by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : Business Blues, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : H, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : Dutch Connection, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : La forteresse du Makiling, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : L'Heure du Tigre, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : Voir Venise..., by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : ... Et mourir, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : Golden Gate, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- Largo Winch : Shadow, by Jean Van Hamme and Philippe Francq
- XIII : Le Jour du soleil noir, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Là où va l'Indien..., by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Toutes les larmes de l'enfer, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : S.P.A.D.S., by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Rouge Total, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Le dossier Jason Fly, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Là où va l'Indien..., by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : La Nuit du 3 août, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Treize contre Un, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Pour Maria, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : El Cascador, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Trois montres d'argent, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Le Jugement, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : The XIII mystery: L'Enquête, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- XIII : Secret Défense, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren
- This Book is Gay, by James Dawson
- The adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Hicks
- Way to Go, by Tom Ryan
- Mystery of the Tempest, by Sam Cameron
- Money Boy, by Paul Lee
- Totally Joe, by James Howe
- Yoko Tsuno: Le Maléfice de l'améthyste, by Roger Leloup
- Yoko Tsuno: Le Secret de Khâny, by Roger Leloup
- Just One Evil Act, by Elizabeth George
- Blake et Mortimer: Le Serment des cinq Lords, by Yves Sente and André Juillard
- Gracefully Grayson, by Ami Polonski
- La succession, by Jean-Paul Dubois
- The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett
- XIII: Lâchez les chiens !, by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance
- 100 Things You Don't Know About Nova Scotia, by Sarah Sawler
- How the French Won Waterloo (or Think they Did), by Stephen Clarke

Total: 80


read in 2015

- La Princesse des glaces, by Camilla Läckberg
- Finding Magic, by Tanya Huff
- Girls With Slingshots, volumes 1 to 8, by Danielle Corsetto
- Le Prédicateur, by Camilla Läckberg
- Boule de Suif, by Guy de Maupassant
- La Parure, by Guy de Maupassant
- Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty), by Jeremy Greenberg
- Le Horla, by Guy de Maupassant
- La main, by Guy de Maupassant
- The Tide Turns: D-Day Invasion, by Doug Murray and Anthony Williams
- Weird Canadian Laws, by Lisa Wojna
- The Boy Who Talked to Animals, The Hitch-Hiker, The Mildenhall Treasure, by Roald Dahl
- How to Build a Girl: A Novel, by Caitlin Moran
- Les enfants du bonhomme dans la lune, by Roch Carrier
- Le tailleur de pierre, by Camilla Läckberg
- L'oiseau de mauvais augure, by Camilla Läckberg
- Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
- Marcellin Caillou, by Sempé
- Halifax Street Names, by Shelagh MacKenzie (editor) with Scott Robson
- If I'm a Stay-At-Home Mom, Why Am I Always in the Car? (Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 11), by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman
- Matilda, by Roald Dahl
- My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Backderf
- Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
- The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
- The Queer Art of Failure, by Judith Halberstam
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley
- The Sixth Wife, by Jean Plaidy
- Bow Grip, by Ivan E. Coyote
- The Postman (Il Postino), by Antonio Skármeta
- A Matter of Time, by David Manuel
- Historic North End Halifax, by Paul A. Erickson
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
- Summon the Keeper, by Tanya Huff
- Harbour Hopper’s Best Halifax Stories, by Dianne Marshall
- Once upon a Dyke: New Exploits of Fairy Tale Lesbians, by Karin Kallmaker, Therese Szymanski, Julia Watts and Barbara Johnson
- The Second Summoning, by Tanya Huff
- Quand les fruits racontent des histories d'hommes, by Jean-Yves Maisonneuve
- Long Hot Summoning, by Tanya Huff
- Macchabée sous les pavés, by Claire Mazard
- Mes sincères condoléances, by Guillaume Bailly
- Bring Back the Cat, by Reginald Hill
- Rendez-vous dans le noir, by Otsuichi
- 50 Ways to Kill a Slug, by Sarah Ford
- Le poil et la plume, by Anny Duperey
- Temps glaciaires, by Fred Vargas
- Paroles de fruits, by Jean-Yves Maisonneuve
- How to Shit in the Woods, by Kathleen Meyer
- Le lecteur de cadavres, by Antonio Garrido
- Les mille et unes gaffes de l'ange gardien Ariel Auvinen, by Arto Paasilinna
- La mer à mots choisis, by Hervé Hamon
- Cocaine Blues, by Kerry Greenwood
- Alexis d'Haïti, by Marie-Célie Agnant
- The Cat Who Blew the Whistle, by Lilian Jackson Braun
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
- Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
- Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
- Macbeth: The Graphic Novel, by William Shakespeare, Clive Bryant and John Macdonald
- Snuff, by Terry Pratchett
- Le médecin malgré lui, by Molière
- In One Person, by John Irving
- Yukon Ho!, by Bill Watterson
- Deaf Sentence, by David Lodge

Total: 62


read in 2014

- Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver
- Au revoir là-haut, by Pierre Lemaitre
- Billie, by Anna Gavalda
- How to be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran
- Hana's Suitcase, by Karen Levine
- Canadian Spies - Tales of Espionage in Nazi-Occupied Europe During World War II, by Tom Douglas
- The Virgin Cure, by Ami McKay
- The Tunnel King, by Barbara Hehner
- Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman
- World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks
- Le Testament français, by Andreï Makine
- Trains and Lovers, by Alexander McCall Smith
- Le Caveau de famille, by Katarina Mazetti
- Les Fourmis, by Bernard Werber
- Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese
- The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
- Black Loyalists: Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Free Black Communities, by Ruth Holmes Whitehead
- La Peste, by Albert Camus
- Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue
- Monster, by A. Lee Martinez
- Slava, by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
- Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, by Jillian Lauren
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond
- Johannes Cabal the Detective, by Jonathan L. Howard
- The Bees, by Laline Paull
- The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, by Catharina Ingelman Sundberg
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
- The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson
- La tortue d'Eschyle et autres morts stupides de l'histoire, by Collectif (5 writers)
- Les deux écoles, by Yves Viollier
- Les Chats de hasard, by Anny Duperey
- Before Women had Wings, by Connie May Fowler
- Le septième fils, by Arni Thorarinsson
- Platon La Gaffe - Survivre au travail avec les philosophes, by Jul and Charles Pépin
- Petit dictionnaire des étymologies curieuses, by Pierre Larousse
- Fantômette contre le hibou, by Georges Chaulet
- Fantômette à la Mer de Sable, by Georges Chaulet
- Hot, Wet, and Shaking - How I Learned to Talk about Sex, by Kaleigh Trace
- 1000 Years of Annoying the French, by Stephen Clarke
- The Silvered, by Tanya Huff
- My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy, by Andrea Askowitz
- The Library of Shadows, by Mikkel Birkegaard
- With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn, by Amber Dawn (editor) and Trish Kelly (editor)
- City of Silver, by Annamaria Alfieri
- Something to Declare, Good Lesbian Travel Writing, by Gillian Kendall (editor)
- Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi
- Blood Ties, by Tanya Huff
- Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales of Our Life and Times, by James Finn Garner
- A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
- The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
- Les ignorants, by Étienne Davodeau
- Une Histoire populaire de l'empire américain, by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki and Paul Buhle
- How Poetry Saved my Life: a Hustler's Memoir, by Amber Dawn

total:52

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