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Age 40
Joined Friday, January 30, 2004
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I use the following scale for rating books, inspired by Scism's and catsalive's profiles.

10: Excellent, at the top of its category. This book has impacted me deeply, challenged me profoundly, or has simply been a pure delight to read
9: Great book - just a nitpick stands between it and a 10
8: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others
7: Good book, but it didn't grab me in a big way
6: Decent, but not my type of book
5: Maybe somebody else would like this. I didn't
4: Only OK. Barely worth reading. The line between taking it and leaving it is very thin
2-3: Has major problems. I don't recommend it
1: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book


I've been inspired by stormon to read a book by an author originating from every country in my lifetime. This is how I'm going so far:

Regarding The Booker Prize Ring of Books

The website for the Booker Prize Ring of Books was shut down at the end of July 2012. I no longer have the time to maintain it, or to convert it to the new Bravenet format. However, I have records saved of the contributors and bookring participants for all of the books, so please contact me through Bookcrossing if you need any information.

As most of the books have stalled, if you are in possession of any of the books and want to move them along, I would suggest contacting the book owners and returning the books directly to them.

The progress of the books is listed below:
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan (currently with rem_Lillyanna)
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (currently with tania-in-nc)
The Bone People by Keri Hulme (no longer available)
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer (currently with jenatleisure)
The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens (no longer available)
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (no longer available)
The Famished Road by Ben Okri (Copy 1) (currently with zzz)
The Famished Road by Ben Okri (Copy 2) (currently with tania-in-nc)
G. by John Berger (currently with jazz-ee2)
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker (currently with tantan)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (no longer available)
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (currently with dospescados or Lillyanna)
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner (journey complete)
How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman (currently with peggysmum)
In A Free State by V.S. Naipaul (no longer available)
Last Orders by Graham Swift (Copy 1) (no longer available)
Last Orders by Graham Swift (Copy 2) (currently with tania-in-nc)
Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee (currently with Jenatleisure)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (currently with rem_Lillyanna)
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (no longer available)
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (currently with rem_Lillyanna)
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (currently with rem_Lillyanna)
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald (no longer available)
The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis (currently with tantan)
Oscar & Lucinda by Peter Carey (Copy 1) (currently with jazz-ee2 or meganh)
Oscar & Lucinda by Peter Carey (Copy 2) (currently with rem_Lillyanna)
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle (no longer available)
Possession by A.S. Byatt (TBR by dospescados)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (currently with zzz or Lillyanna)
Rites of Passage by William Golding (currently with Jenatleisure)
Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth (no longer available)
Saville by David Storey (currently with tania-in-nc)
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally (no longer available)
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch (currently with tantan)
The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell (currently with peggysmum)
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (currently with Jenatleisure)
Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre (no longer available)

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