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From Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom
Age 62
Joined Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Hi, I am married and I have 5 children ranging in age from 29 to 13 and a daft dog called Sophie. I love reading and will read anything and everything from dictionaries to cornflake packets. I am a freelance proofreader and copy editor (looking for commissions), and presently have a summer job selling ice cream. My husband is a stonemason and is mad about railways and steam engines.
I have lots of books, on many subjects, some of which I am willing to share with others and will offer them on my bookshelf, so keep checking to see if I have anything you might wish to trade. I especially like to read biographies and factual books.

I'd like to say thank you to all who have sent books to me, whether as RABCKs, trades or bookrings/rays. I look forward to the postman coming each day, wondering if he has a parcel for me!" border="0" alt="Grammar God!">
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

Congratulations! If your mission in life
is not already to preserve the English tongue,
it should be. You can smell a grammatical
inaccuracy from fifty yards. Your speech is
revered by the underlings, though some may
blaspheme and call you a snob. They're just
jealous. Go out there and change the world.

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Wish List
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
Buster Midnight's Cafe by Sandra Dallas
Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas
Who Moved My Cheese?
Make Way For Ducklings

Currently reading
Taking on the World by Ellen MacArthur

Currently listening to

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Read during 2004 - 38 books

Read during 2005 - 31 books

Read during 2006

1/ 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour by Joseph E Persico
2/ Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
3/ The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
4/ Counting My Chickens by Deborah Devonshire
5/ Chicken Soup for the Soul (a 2nd helping of)
6/ The World According to Jeremy Clarkson
7/ Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
8/ Annie Sugden's Country Diary
9/ Big Chief Elizabeth by Giles Milton
10/Join Me by Danny Wallace
11/Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine
12/The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency
13/Letter to Louise by Pauline Collins
14/What's it all about? by Cilla Black
15/The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
16/Giles cartoons series 24
17/The Planets by Dava Sobel
18/Too Many Mothers by Roberta Taylor
19/A Song Flung up to Heaven by Maya Angelou
20/Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by A McCall Smith
21/A Sheep's Eye View
22/Kalahari Typing School by A McCall Smith
23/Chocolat by Joanne Harris
24/Faraway by Lucy Irvine
25/Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey
26/Boy in the Blitz by Colin Perry
27/Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
28/Swift as Desire by Laura Esquivel
29/Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
30/The Sunday Philosophy Club by AMS
31/44 Scotland Street by AMS
32/Lucky Man by Michael J Fox
33/Parcel Arrived Safely by Michael Crawford

Listened to during 2006

1/Blue Shoes and Happiness
2/Telling Tales by Alan Bennett
3/'Tis by Frank McCourt

Read during 2007

1/Blue Shoes and Happiness by AMS
2/Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary by Vivian Cook
3/I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Deric Longden
4/Father's Day by Hunter Davies
5/The Book of Heroic Failures by Stephen Pile
6/Ricky by Ricky Tomlinson
7/I, Tina by Tina Turner
8/The Full Cupboard of Life by AMS
9/Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinod
10/Cockeyed by Ryan Knighton
11/Espresso Tales by AMS
12/Enough to Make a Cat Laugh by Deric Longden
13/Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss
14/Bertie, May & Mrs Fish by Xandra Bingley
15/ How to Get Up When Life Gets You Down by Lionel Blue & Jonathon Magonet
16/Hovel in the Hills by Elizabeth West

Listened to during 2007

Bridges of Madison County

Profile last updated 17/10/07

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