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wingearthcaroleannewing

From Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom

Age 48

Joined Thursday, September 04, 2008

Home page www.thehelix.co.uk/things-to-do/the-kelpies/

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4 weeksall time
books registered 7 642
released in the wild 9 643
controlled releases 3 472
releases caught 5 217
controlled releases caught 1 427
books found 12 848
tell-a-friend referrals 0 6
new member referrals 0 6
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I love books and love the idea of releasing them into the wild but don't have much luck with wild releases! Years ago when the BBC did their Big Read, I decided to read the top 100 books in order. I did 100, 99, & 98 then got bogged down in life - so now I'm ready to start again and I've added the rest of the 70s to my wish list. (ETA Oh no, I never ready a single BBC Big Read book in 2012 or 2013 or 2014!!!! but I have read the rest of the 80s, it's just Gormanghast that has held me up. I needed to read book 1 of the trilogy first but they are so big.) Now I've discovered there's a top 200 and after that I'm going to do the 1001 - but I do have a lifetime for that. Big plans!

I have a huge amount of unregistered books at home waiting for me to read them and I still can't resist a library sale so the pile keeps growing. I enjoy surprise roundabouts, so if you're involved in the Favourites, don't look at the bottom because they are listed below.

I've also combined my love of books with my rediscovery of the cinema. I now feel the need to read the book before I see the film. This has happened because I live near Scotland's oldest purpose built cinema which has been refurbished and opened again for business in 2009. I don't care if I'm a month or so behind and don't see the film immediately on its release, it's a wonderful little theatre. They also show classics occasionally so seeing Cary Grant or James Stewart on the big screen is a real treat.

Now I'm going to as many conventions and uncons as possible, I think I will follow the lead of other bookcrossers and add an NSS wishlist. I think the most important thing is I don't like chocolate. So sweetie choices are something chewy - Haribo always goes down well. Check my wish list for books but they are sometimes quite obscure. I try and put foreign authors on here in the hope that overseas bookcrossers can help but it will always be up to date before a convention.


100 BIG READ - TOP 100 BOOKS
100-85 All read

84. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake - reading next
83. Holes by Louis Sachar
82. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
81. The Twits by Roald Dahl
80. Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
79. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
78. Ulysses by James Joyce
77. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
76. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
75. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
74. Matilda by Roald Dahl
73. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell
71. Perfume by Patrick Süskind
70. Lord of the Flies by William Golding


2018 BOOKS READ
JANUARY
1. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (audio)
2. Submission by Michel Houellebecq (roundabout)
3. Grown Your Own Month by Month by Jo Whittingham
4. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (book group)
5. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (spiral)
6. Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre
FEBRUARY
7. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (audio)
9. In the Winter Dark by Tim Winton
10. B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton (spiral)
11. The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
12. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
13. Icebound by Dean Koontz
MARCH
14. Dirty Old Man by Moll French (bookray)
15. Ballet Shoes by Noel Steatfeild
16. C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton (spiral)
17. Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land (bookgroup)
18. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (roundabout)
19. Broken Skin by Stuart MacBride
20. Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
APRIL
21. Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason (audio)
22. D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton (spiral)
23. Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington
24. Celebrate the Holidays by The Clever Factory
25. A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke
26. Five Give up the Booze by Enid Blyton
27. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik (roundabout)
MAY
28. Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra
29. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
30. E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton (sprial)
31. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
32. The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (book group)
33. The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne (short story)
34. Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood (roundabout)
35. Mountain Calls by Mike King (unconvention author)
JUNE
36. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
37. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton (spiral)
38. The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
39. The Hard Way by Lee Child
40. Together by Julie Cohen (book group)
41. Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store: A Novel by Robin Sloan (roundabout)
JULY
42. The Folly: Settle's House of Mystery by Peter Brears and Richard Hoyle
43. Scottish Summer Stories by The Scottish Book Trust
44. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (audio)
45. Holy Island by LJ Ross
46. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
47. Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
48. The Dry by Jane Harper (bookgroup)
49. The Children of Men by PD James (roundabout)
50. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (roundabout)
51. Black Wood by SJI Holliday (uncon bookring)
52. Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke
AUGUST
53. G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton (spiral)
54. Exclusion Zone by JM Hewitt (uncon bookring)
55. Drawing the Line by Judith Carter (audio)
56. Hunger Within by JM Hewitt (uncon bookring)
57. Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent (Enid Blyton)
58. The Sport of Kings by CE Morgan (book group) - reading now
59. Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner - reading now
60. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves (audio) - reading now
61. The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly (roundabout)
62. House of Silence by Linda Gillard (bookring)
63. Willow Walk by SJI Holliday (uncon author)
64. A Basket Brigade Christmas by Judith Miller, Nancy Moser, Stephanie Grace Whitson (roundabout)
65. Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
66. Standing in the Shadows by Michelle Spring
67. The House by the Dvina: A Russian Childhood by Eugenie Fraser
68. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
69. The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home
SEPTEMBER
70. Shoes Were for Sunday by Molly Weir
71. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
72. Garnethill by Denise Mina


2018 BOOKS I DIDN'T FINISHED
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Raymond + Hannah: a love story by Stephen Marche (audio)


2018 FAVOURITE BOOKS SO FAR
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra


2018 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2017 ROUNDABOUT
January - Submission by Michel Houellebecq (lamilla)
February - Hagseed by Margaret Atwood (MathGirl40)
March - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (JudySlumps612)
April - The River at Night by Erica Ferencik (Aramena)
May - A Basket Brigade Christmas by Judith Miller, Nancy Moser, Stephanie Grace Whitson (Weeder)
June - Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store: A Novel by Robin Sloan (Icila)
July - Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (Marsala)
August - The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly (Fifna)
September - Wild by Cheryl Strayed (bookwormess)
October - (Estelle1806)
November - (dark-draco)
December - Why Did you Lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir


2017 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2016 ROUNDABOUT
January - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (My Favourite)
February - The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker (alexotanil)
March - The Minaturist by Jessie Burton (fifna)
April - We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (Lilykip)
May - The Blue-Eyed Salaryman by Niall Murtagh (Icila)
June - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Billbooks)
July - Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Leahjett)
August - The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (Lamilla)
September - (Nataliec7)
October - The Children of Men by PD James (dark-draco)


2016 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2015 ROUNDABOUT
January - Atonement by Ian McEwan (My Favourite)
February - A Month in the Country by JL Carr (elstaplador)
March - Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son by Rupert Isaacson (Dark-draco)
April - Under an English Heaven by Robert Radcliffe (Lamilla)
May - Women of the Silk: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama (Fifna)
June - Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach (Icila)
July - The Humans by Matt Haig (My Favourite)
August - Sculptor's Daughter by Tove Jansson (elstaplador)
September - Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (Dark-draco)
October - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Fifna)
November - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (catsalive)
December - Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman (Icila)


2015 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2014 ROUNDABOUT
January - The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (bluezwuzl)
February - Ignorance by Milan Kundera (Grovalskii)
March - Address Unknown by Katherine Kressmann Taylor (Lilyklip)
April - Room by Emma Donoghue (Icila)
May - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (marsala)
June - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Fifna)
July - Brief Loves That Live Forever by Andrie Makine (andrasthe)
August - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (katrinat)
September - Sarahmangan
October - dark-draco
My Favourite – A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen





Target for 2018 - 78
Books read in 2017 - 86
Books read in 2016 - 82
Books read in 2015 - 84
Books read in 2014 - 92
Books read in 2013 - 64
Books read in 2012 - 83
Books read in 2011 - 66
Books read in 2010 - 84
Books read in 2009 - 65

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