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fredam

From Yateley, Hampshire United Kingdom
Age 58
Joined Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Home page www.amaliz.co.uk
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I love to read anything and everything and wish I had more hours in the day to do it! OK, my 9 year old has just reminded me that I dont like to read war novels. Too true, historical novels are good, but anything involving wars in this century make my eyes glaze over. LOL Favourites would be mysteries, thrillers and horror novels, although I collect anything regarding ancient history, druidry/celtic, and other esoteric stuff.

Currently reading:




Bookrings:

www.bookcrossing.com/---/book_-The-Holy-Blood-and-the-Holy-Grail-Michael-Baigent,-Richard-Leigh,-Henry-Lincoln

Bookrays:

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Kindqvist - 581-7336703
Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes - 886-3768810


Wish list:

As a Cherokee who lives in England, I search constantly for any books regarding Native Americans or American history, as I cannot find anything here - especially children's non-fiction books or novels, as there is absolutely nothing here to teach my child his heritage. You wouldn't beleive how hard it is to find Charlie Brown! LOL

I also avidly collect books on autism, mental health and teaching children with disabilities, ancient history/religion/archeology, druidry and celts, knights templar, etc. There are so many books since The Da Vinci Code hit the shelves. It is difficult to find something with different information.


Other than those above - I read anything anyway, so wishing for something with print on it! However, I can see that looking at other BC'er's available lists will cause my house to burst at the seams. LOL So, I will stick to what is really important - the History/Cultural and Psychology/Psychiatry.


PLEASE DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING WISHLIST AS IT IS OUT OF DATE & I HAVE FORGOTTEN MY LOGIN INFORMATION THERE. DOH.



2009 Goal - A stressfree year without a goal - but a small goal-like idea to clear out yet more of the TBR's (currently about 130 if there are 50 per page here) - so buying a "minimum" of books and accepting the fact that the print in some of them is just too small to read!

July

26) Morvern Callar by Alan Warner - 2
25)Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Kindqvist - 9
24) The Birthing House by Ransom - 6

June
23) Snow Blind by P J Tracy - 6
22) The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner - 8
21) Unless by Carol Shields - 8 - 1001 books

May
20) Bounjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan - 1001 books
19) The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carer - 7 1001 books
18) Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard - 8 1001 books

April
17) Small Favour (Dresden Files 10) by Jim Butcher - 9
16) Enduring Love by Ian McEwan = 6 1001 books
15) White Night (Dresen Files 9) by Jim Butcher- 9

March

14) Proven Guilty (Dresden Files 8) by Jim Butcher
13) Dead Beat (Dresden Files 7) by Jim Butcher - 8 (yes, read again in sequence)
12) Blood Rites (Dresden Files 6) by Jim Butcher - 8
11) Death Masks (Dresden Files 5) by Jim Butcher - 8
10) Summer Knight (Dresden Files 4) by Jim Butcher - 7
9) Grave Peril (Dresden files 3)- by Jim Butcher - 7

February

8) Fool Moon - 2 by Jim Butcher - 7
7) Storm Front - 1 by Jim Butcher - 7
6) Oscar Season by Mary McNamara -8
5) Heretic by Bernard Cornwell - 7

January

4) Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell - 7
3) Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell - 8
2) The Company of Liars by Kate Maitland - 9
1) 7th Heaven by James Patterson - 8

2008 Goal - 100 books by the end of the year! Obviously I didn't do the maths before making the goal!

December

100) Gone by Jonathan Kellermand - I MADE IT!!!!!!
99) Dead Beat by Jim Butcher - 9
98) The Middle Ages by - 7
97) On the Street Where you Live- Mary Higgins Clark - 7
96) Chasm by Stephen Laws - 8
95) F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton - 7
94) E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton - 7
93) D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton - 7
92) The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson - 7

November (sb to 91)

91) Drop Shot by Harlan Coben - 8
90) Mine to Kill by David St. Clair - 8
89) Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden - 8
88) Cell by Stephen King - 8
87) The Silent Man by Cherith BaLDRY -
86) The Buried Cross by Cherith Baldry - 7
85) Christ the Lord by Anne Rice - 4
84) Skellig by David Almond - 8
83) The Sherwood Hero by Alison Prince - 5

October (s/b 83)

82) Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
81) Will Storr vs. The Supernatural by Will Storr
80) Customs Of Kingdoms of India by Marco Polo - 5
79) Cold is the Grave by Peter Robinson - 8
78) The Prophet by Khalil Gibran - 7
77) Roofworld by Christopher Fowler - 8
76) The Historian by Elisabeth Kostova - 8

September (s/b 75)

75) Put on by Cunning by Ruth Rendell - 7
74) Ancient Rites and Ceremonies by Grace A. Murray - 6
73) The Thrall's Tale - Judith Lindbergh - 8
72) The Beginner's Guide to Changing the World by Isabelle Losada - 10
71) Can-cans. Cats & Cities of Ash by Mark Twain - 8

August

70) The Cobra's Heart by Ryszard Kapuscinski - 8
69) Blackstone's Pursuits by Quintin Jardine - 9
68) The Hundreth Man by Jack Kerley - 8
67) The Veiled One by Ruth Rendell - 7
66) Borneo Celebes, Aru By Alfred Russel Wallace - 7
65) Cold Ghost by Clive Wright - 8
64) I am David by Anne Holm - 10
The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman -not counted as print too small so only partially read
63) From the Meadows of Gold by Mas'Udi - 6
62) Written in Bone by Simon Beckett - 9
61) Sold as a Slave by Olaudah Equiano - 7
60) A Journey to the End of the Russian Emire by Anton Checkhov - 7
59) Piracy, Turtles & Flying Foxes by William Dampier - 7
58) The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais - 8.5
57) Life on the Golden Horn by Mary Wortley Montague - 9
56) Across the Empty Quarter by Wilfred Thesiger - 7
55) An Ancient Evil by P.C. Doherty - 8

54) Bel Canto by Anne Patchett - 10 """""


July

53) Adventures in the Rocky Mountains - Isabella Bird - 8
52) Snakes with Wings & Gold Digging Ants - Herodotus - 8
51) Jaguars & Electric Eels by Alexander von Humboldt - 7
50) Inca by - 7
49) The Llama Parlour by - 7
48) In the Heart of the Amazon by Walter Henry Bates - 6
47) The Shipwrecked Men by Cabeza de Vaca - 7
46) Escape From the Antartic by Ernest Shackleton - 7

to June 28 s/b 50

45) Chocolat by Joanne Harris - 9
44) The Breaker by Minette Walters - 8
43) The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen - 9
42) Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit? by S. Lowe and A. McArthur - 7
41) The Woods - Harlan Coben - 10
40) The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella - 8
39) Single & Single by John le Carre - 8
38) The Tenderness of Wolves by ~Stef Penney - 9
37) Remember When by Nora Roberts and J.D Robb - 5


May 2008 (should be 42)

36) How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young - 5
35) Fox Evil - Minette Walters - 7
34) The Cleaner - Brett Battles - 9
33) Daughter of the Eagle - Don Coldsmith - 9
32) Ice by Stephen Bowkett - 7

April 2008 (should be 32)

31) Anansi Boys by Neil Gainan - 8
30) The Damascened Blade by Barbara Cleverly - 8
29) The Paperchase by Marcel Theroux - 8
28) The Distant Echo by Val McDermott - 9
27) I was There by Hans Peter Richter
26) Dead Sky by Tami Hoag - 9
25) The Poor Mouth by Flann O'Brien - 8
24) The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters - 9

March (should be to 24)

23) The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank - 7
22) A Gathering of Spirit, edited by Beth Brant - 6
21) Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino - 6
20) Hide by Lisa Gardner - 7
19) The Sound of Butterflies by Rachael King - 7
18) Blaze by Richard Bachman - 10
17) The Dig Tree by Sarah Murgatroyd - 10
16) The Shakespeare Secret by J.l. Carrell - 8
15) The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2 by Scott Kelby - 9
14) Heartsick by Chelsea Cain - 7
13) Monica's Story by Andrew Morton - 7
12) Antelope Wife by Louise Edrich - 10

February (should be to 16)

11) The Last Testament by Sam Bourne - 8
10) The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby - 9
9) Die for Me by Karen Rose
8) The Lost Sword Triad - FRed SAberhagen - 8
7) Survival of the Fittest - Kellerman - 8
6) Severed by Simon Kernick - 8
5) To Have or To Be by Erich Fromm - 9 (1/2 finished as print is too small lol
4) Heart of Darkeness & The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad - 8

January (should be to 8)

3) Killers - Nigel Cawthorne - 2
2) Buried by Mark Billingham - 8
1) Sepulchre by Kate Moss - 9

2008 Goal - 100 books by the end of the year! Obviously I didn't do the maths before making the goal!

Books read in 2007:

December

42) Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell - 7
41) The Infinite Plan - Isabel Allende - 8
40) The Ghosts of Sleath - James Herbert - 8
39) The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo - 5
38) Not Dead Enough - Peter James - 7
37) Under the Western Acacia (Ramses)by Christian Jacq - 8

November

36) Panic - Jeff Abbott - 8
35) Looking Good Dead - Peter James - 7
34) Ricochet - Sandra Brown 7

August

33) Relentless - author unknown, current thriller
32) Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History
by Giles Milton - 7
31) Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson -10

July

30) Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince - J K Rowling - 8
29) Orcs by Stan Nicholls - 6
28) Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman - 6


June

27) Riverworld - Philip Jose Farmer - 6
26) The Secret of Crickley Hall - James Herbert - 8
25) Cachalot by Alan Dean Foster
24) Nor Crystal Tears - Alan Dean Foster - 8

May
23) To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Phillip Jose Farmer -7
22) Hiding From the Light by Barbara Erskine - 7
21) A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett - 8
20) Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Oliver Sacks, Temple Grandin 6


April

19) Bullying, a Guide for Parents & Teachers - 7
18) Tell No One by Harlan Coben (Onmibus) - 9
17) Back Spin by Harlan Coben (Omnibus) - 7
16) Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness by J.Randy Taraborrelli - 9

March

15) Raising the Roof by Jane Wenham Jones - 8
14) Visible Worlds by Marilyn Bowering - 7
13) Taking Sides by Emma Lee Potter - 7


February

12)Key of Valor: The Key Trilogy #3 -Key Trilogy(Paperback))by Nora Roberts -6
11)Key of Knowledge: The Key Trilogy#2-Key Trilogy by Nora Roberts -6
10)Key of Light: The Key Trilogy #1 -Key Trilogy(Paperback))by Nora Roberts -6
9) Survivor in Death (In Death (Paperback)) by J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts - 7
8) Visions in Death (In Death (Paperback)) by J. D. Robb - 7
7) Portrait in Death (In Death (Paperback)by Nora Roberts -7

January

6) Cracking the Davinci Code by Simon Cox - 4
5) Cross by James Patterson - 8
4) L is for Lawless - 6
3) The Bone Pedlar by Sylvian Hamilton - 6
2) The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - 8
1) The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine - 4

Books read in 2006:

December

71) Lisey's Story by Stephen King - 8
70) Phantom Fear by Pete Johnson - random review
69) Mother's Helper by A. Bates
68) Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
67) A Dark Devotion by Clare Francis

November

66) Exclusive by Sandra Brown
65) Martha Peake by Patrick McGrath
64) Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes I only read part of this, but I list it because of the effort required to read the part of it I managed to get through.
63) Angel Rock by Darren Williams
62) Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

October

61) Captives by Tom Pow (Random Children Review)
60) Scenes from a Poisoner's Life by Nigel Williams
59) The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
58) Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
57) Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
56) Grim Discovery by T.E.B. Clarke
55) Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James
54) The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne
53) 1st to Die by James Patterson
52) Silence and Shadows by James Long

September

51) Labyrinth by Kate Moss (bookring)
50) 2nd Chance by James Patterson

August

49) The Seventh Son by Reay Tannahill
48) Elephantasm by Tanith Lee
47) American Psycho (Picador Thirty) by Bret Easton Ellis

July (obviously on holiday)

46)Local Girls by Alice Hoffman
45)The Little House by Philippa Gregory
44)Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
43)The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez
42)The Wicker Man
41)Faithless by Karin Slaughter
40)Almost Night by Prospero, Ann
39)The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson

June

38) Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M.C. Beaton
37) Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton
36) Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
35) Endangered - Your Child in a Hostile World by Johann Christoph Arnold
34) Boiling a Frog by Christopher Brookmyre
33) The Anonymous Venetian by Donna Leon
32) Foetal Attraction (Picador Thirty) by Kathy Lette

May

31)Property of by Alice Hoffman
30)Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1960s A S.)by Joan Didion

April

29 Golden Buddha by Keven McClure
28 Quest for White Bull by
27 Once in a House on Fire by Andrea Ashworth
26 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
25 Angels by Marion Keyes
24 The Chocolate Box by Leslie Elisabeth Watts
23 Tangled Web by Ken McClure
22 Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

March

21) Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1960s A S.) by Joan Didion
20) Dreamers Discoverers & Dynamos by Lucy Jo Palladino
19) Once In a House On Fire by Andrea Ashworth
18) Flaubert's Parrot (Picador Thirty) by Julian Barnes
17) Fear the Fantastic (Everworld 6) by K.A. Applegate
16) Discover the Destroyer(Everworld 5) by K.A. Applegate

February

15) Realm of the Reaper (Everworld 4) by K.A. Applegate
14) Growing Together: Parent-child Relationships as a Path to Wholeness and Happiness by David Fontana
13) Enter the Enchanted (Everworld 3) by K.A. Applegate
12) Some Lie and Some Die by Ruth Rendell
11) Land of Loss (Everworld, 2) by K.A. Applegate
10) Search for Senna (Everworld, 1) by K.A. Applegate
9) Femme Fatales: True Stories of the Most Vicious Women on Death Row by Tom Kuncl
8) The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
7) "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg
6) The Nature of the Beast by Francis Fyfield

January
5) True Nature and Great Misunderstandings: On How We Care for Our Children by John Breeding
4) The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses: What to Do When Your Child Is Labeled a Problem by the Schools by John Breeding
3) Wings by Terry Pratchett
2) Digger by Terry Pratchett
1) Trucker by Terry Pratchett

Books read in 2005:

Predator by Patricia Cornwall
Jazz Funeral by Julie Smith
Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters
He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Holiday in Death by JD Robb
Disordered Minds by Minette Walters
The THird Policeman by Flann O'Brien (bookring by catrionamoore)
Children who are not yet Peaceful by Donna Goertz
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child
by Daniel Goleman, Maurice Elias, Steven Tobias, Brian Friedlander
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
Decipher by Palou
The Way of All Flesh (Wordsworth Classics) by Samuel Butler
Best of Hans Holzer: Ghosts, Hauntings and Possessions Bk.1 (FATE Presents)
by Hans Holzer, Raymond Buckland (BC gift)
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (bookring)
An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan (bookring)
The Bad Mother's Handbook by Kate Long (bookring)
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwall
The Silent Cradle by Margaret Cuthbert
The Abomination by Paul Golding
Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
The Ice People by Maggie Gee
Hope by Mary Ryan
Painting the Dark by Liane Jones
Whisper of Evil by Kay Hooper
Touching Evil by Kay Hooper
The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield
The Season of the Witch by Jean Stine
Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell
and others I cant remember and havent listed. LOL That is what happens when you decide to list them in September!!!






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