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From Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom
Joined Thursday, August 18, 2005
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
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Extended Profile
Here's a list of stuff I like (for NSS and whatnot):
BBC radio, Berlin, Birmingham, cake, comedy, crisps, dark chocolate with nuts in, fingerless gloves, films, flapjacks, Germany, herb and fruit teas, Japan, London, Manchester, maps, musical history/biography, nuts, olives, owls, podcasts, popular science, quirky comics, rainbows, red pandas, Scandinavia, scarves, short stories, soap, socks.

Here's a list of stuff I DON'T like:
alcohol, coconut, liquorice, romance novels, sweets, true crime

Reading now:
Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics by William Donaldson
Bryant and May and The Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler

To be read soon:
For Heaven-Ali's Muriel Spark readalong:
Curriculum Vitae (Nov/Dec)

Books read in 2018:

1. Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin (wild-released)
2. Winter by Ali Smith (PC for now)
3. Bitterfittan by Maria Sveland (unregistered for now)
4. A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray (given to LyzzyBee)
5. Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
6. Dead Souls by Ian Rankin (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
7. Theft by Finding: Diaries Volume 1 by David Sedaris (given to sakirmo)
8. Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
9. The Wife by Meg Wolitzer (taken to Bordeaux Convention)
10. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark (taken to meetup)
11. Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
12. Anagrams by Lorrie Moore (taken to Bordeaux Convention)
13. The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
14. The Bachelors by Muriel Spark (unregistered)
15. Untold Stories by Alan Bennett (taken to meetup)
16. The Movie Doctors by Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo (permanent collection)
17. It's Only a Movie by Mark Kermode (permanent collection)
18. The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz (taken to meetup)
19. De kommar att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar by Johannes Anyuru (AVAILABLE)
20. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (taken to meetup)
21. The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark (given to katisha50)
22. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (unregistered, given to NubiaLion)
23. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (sent to Sparkish)
24. Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
25. Färjan by Mats Strandberg (AVAILABLE)
26. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
27. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar (unregistered; given to NubiaLion)
28. The Go-Away Bird: Stories by Muriel Spark (unregistered)
29. The Diet Myth by Tim Spector (e-book)
30. English Passengers by Matthew Kneale (wild-released)
31. The Long Utopia by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett (e-book)
32. Headlong by Michael Frayn (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
33. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (given to Poodlesister)
34. Sawn-off Tales by David Gaffney (taken to Ipswich Uncon)
35. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (taken to meetup)
36. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark (taken to meetup)
37. Eating for England by Nigel Slater (taken to meetup)
38. The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson (wild-released)
39. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (given to my mum)
40. Bryant and May Off the Rails by Christopher Fowler (e-book)
41. Smile by Raina Telgemeier (unregistered, given to NubiaLion)
42. Der Schwarm by Frank Schätzing (RESERVED for Mainz Convention)
43. Kometen kommer by Tove Jansson (RESERVED for a friend)

Books read in 2017:

1. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (taken to Oslo Convention)
2. Neither Nowt Nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire by Ian McMillan (PC for now)
3. A Book for Her by Bridget Christie (taken to meetup)
4. Wool by Hugh Howey (taken to Oslo Convention)
5. Walking Away by Simon Armitage (given to LyzzyBee)
6. Thatcher Stole My Trousers by Alexei Sayle (given to LyzzyBee)
7. The Pie at Night by Stuart Maconie (given to LyzzyBee)
8. Shift by Hugh Howey (taken to Oslo Convention)
9. The Accidental Office Lady by Laura Kriska (wild-released)
10. Dust by Hugh Howey (taken to Oslo Convention)
11. The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter by Yasmin Hai (taken to meetup)
12. Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces 2011-2016 by Stewart Lee (PC for now)
13. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (taken to Oslo Convention)
14. The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (taken to Loughborough Uncon)
15. Alys, Always by Harriet Lane (wild-released)
16. The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle by Michael Booth (unregistered; given to a friend)
17. Les enfants terribles by Jean Cocteau (taken to Oslo Convention)
18. New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani (taken to Oslo Convention)
19. Hedda Gabler and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen (taken to Oslo Convention)
20. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire (taken to Oslo Convention)
21. Ban this Filth! Letters from the Mary Whitehouse Archive by Ben Thompson (ed.) (wild-released)
22. Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe (given to a friend)
23. Dead Men's Boots by Mike Carey (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
24. Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy (taken to Oslo Convention)
25. Sacred Country by Rose Tremain (taken to meetup)
26. Kickboxing Geishas: How Modern Japanese Women Are Changing Their Nation by Veronica Chambers (taken to meetup)
27. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman (taken to Loughborough Uncon)
28. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (sent to suedo)
29. Who Will Run The Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore (taken to Oslo Convention)
30. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson (wild-released)
31. All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman (given to a friend)
32. My Dining Hell: Twenty Ways to Have a Lousy Night Out by Jay Rayner (given to a friend)
33. Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness by Jon Ronson (given to my mum)
34. How To Be Both by Ali Smith (taken to meetup)
35. Hanteringen av odöden by John Ajvide Lindqvist [SV] (borrowed from a friend)
36. The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell (library book)
37. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang (sent to winner of sweepstakes)
38. Birds of America by Lorrie Moore (wild-released)
39. Naive. Super by Erland Loe (wild-released)
40. Red Shift by Alan Garner (sent to winner of sweepstakes)
41. Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry by BS Johnson (wild-released)
42. Thicker than Water by Mike Carey (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
43. Sidetracked by Henning Mankell (library book)
44. Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot (given to MegMac)
45. The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono (permanent collection)
46. Willard and his Bowling Trophies by Richard Brautigan (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
47. Den femte kvinnan by Henning Mankell [SV] (AVAILABLE)
48. The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
49. Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
50. Dad, the Donkey's on Fire by Ian McMillan (wild-released)
51. With Nails by Richard E. Grant (wild-released)
52. Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf (given to LyzzyBee)
53. Populärmusik från Vittula by Mikael Niemi [SV] (given to a friend)
54. The Power by Naomi Alderman (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
55. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
56. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
57. Sommarboken by Tove Jansson (unregistered, personal collection)
58. A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
59. One Step Behind by Henning Mankell (taken to Loughborough Unconvention)
60. The Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov (taken to meetup)
61. Brandvägg by Henning Mankell (AVAILABLE)
62. Autumn by Ali Smith (taken to meetup)
63. Hatchet Job by Mark Kermode (permanent collection)
64. Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians ed. by Robin Ince and Johnny Mains (AVAILABLE)
65. Winter Garden by Beryl Bainbridge (taken to meetup)
66. Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North by Robert Ferguson (unregistered; to lend to a friend)
67. The Naming of the Beasts by Mike Carey (AVAILABLE)
68. The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry (PC for now)
69. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner (AVAILABLE)
70. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace (AVAILABLE)
71. Strip Jack by Ian Rankin (wild-released)
72. The Black Book by Ian Rankin (wild-released)

Books read in 2016: 61 (out of a target of 65)

Books read in 2015: 65 (no target)

Books read in 2014: 73 (no target)

Books read in 2013: 60 (no target)

Books read in 2012: 100 (out of a target of 89)

Books read in 2011: 88 (no target)

Books read in 2010: 83 (out of a target of 100)

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