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xoddam

From Springwood, New South Wales Australia
Age 45
Joined Tuesday, June 21, 2005
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I divide my time between Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Please PM me for an address before sending anything my way.



Books read 2008:
January:
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany


Books read in 2007:
January:
Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor
Atten Davidborough, Life on Air
M J Hyland, Carry Me Down
Poul Anderson, After Doomsday
Robert Silverberg, The World Inside
Poul Anderson, The Boat of a Million Years
February:
Andrew McGahan, The White Earth
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Richard Harland, The Black Crusade
Maggie Helwig, Between Mountains
Marianne Wiggins, Eveless Eden (re-read my sister's copy).
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
March:
Murray Bail, Eucalyptus (sister's copy again -- no BC page)
Georgia Savage, The House Tibet
Clive Hamilton and Sarah Maddison (eds), Silencing Dissent: How the Australian government is controlling public opinion and stifling debate
April:
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
William Wall, This is the Country
Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men
Xinran, Sky Burial
Sarah Waters, The Night Watch
May:
Lian Hearn, Grass for his Pillow
Lian Hearn, Brilliance of the Moon
Don DeLillo, White Noise
Markus Zuzak, The Book Thief
June:
Anthony Capella, The Food of Love
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
July:
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
Thad Carhart, The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years in Tibet
Boris Akunin, The Winter Queen
August:
Aziz Chouaki, The Star of Algiers
Clive Hamilton, Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
Stephen Fry, Revenge
September:
Tracy Quan, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl
Sarah Waters, Fingersmith
Vonda N McIntyre, Fireflood and Other Stories
Timothy Mo, The Monkey King
Mil Millington, Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About
Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon, Pride of Baghdad
October:
Irvin D. Yalom, The Schopenhauer Cure
Farah Ahmedi and Tamim Ansary, The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky
Bunty Avieson, A Baby in a Backpack to Bhutan
Tim Powers, On Stranger Tides
November:
Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
Timothy Mo, Renegade or Halo2
Li Cunxin, Mao's Last Dancer
December:
Kate Grenville, The Secret River
Vikram Seth, Two Lives
Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of my Melancholy Whores
Joyce Carol Oates, Small Avalanches and other stories


Books read in 2006 (I never kept track before, this is sort of a new years' resolution):
January:
Jane R Goodall, The Walker
Harry Thompson, This Thing of Darkness
Ian McEwan, Saturday
Tim Flannery, The Weather Makers (not a BC copy, link is to the book's own site)
Marina Lewycka, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Sara Paretsky, Deadlock
Patricia Bernard, We are Tam
Augusten Burroughs, Dry: A Memoir
Sadeq Hedayat, Blind Owl
Margaret Atwood, Wilderness Tips
February:
Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman
Richard Beasley, Hell Has Harbour Views
Leigh Redhead, Peepshow
Kerry Greenwood, Death at Victoria Dock
Virginia Woolf, Orlando
March:
Leigh Redhead, Rubdown
Helen Garner, Joe Cinque's Consolation
Stendhal, Scarlet and Black
April:
Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way
Marianne Wiggins, Evidence of Things Unseen (borrowed copy, link is to National Book Award site)
Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black
May:
Ali Smith, The Accidental
Andiee Paviour, The Would-Be Wife
Myla Goldberg, Bee Season
Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors
Richard Neville, Amerika Psycho
Amory Lovins, et al, Winning the Oil Endgame (the book is downloadable as a .pdf from this site)
J M Coetzee, Slow Man
Walt Patterson, The Energy Alternative (Author's site, book downloadable as .pdf)
Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain and other stories
June:
Voltaire aka J-M Arouet, Candide
Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow
(only half read: Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer, Not Without My Daughter)
Allison Rushby, Hating Valentine's Day
July:
Roger McDonald, The Ballad of Desmond Kale
Jean-Christophe Grangé, The Crimson Rivers
David Lake, The Changelings of Chaan
Rusty Young, Marching Powder
Mark Bittner, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
August:
James Meek, The People's Act of Love
Yann Martel, Life of Pi (not BC registered yet, now on loan to a friend)
Rachel Cusk, In the Fold
Anonymous, You
Josephine Hart, Sin
Janni Visman, Sexeducation
Dan Jacobson, All for Love
September:
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, This Earth of Mankind (Thanks Calissa!)
Linda Jaivin, The Infernal Optimist
Kathrine Kressman Taylor, Address Unknown
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
Philip Roth, The Plot Against America
October:
Victoria Hammond, Letters from St Petersburg
Peter Høeg, Borderliners
Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies
Monica McInerney, Odd One Out
Truman Capote, My Side of the Matter
John le Carré, The Constant Gardener
George Monbiot, HEAT: How to Stop the Planet Burning
Edward St Aubyn, Mother's Milk
November:
John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Wu Ch'Eng-En, Monkey
H G Wells, The First Men in the Moon
Marianne Wiggins, Bet They'll Miss Us When We're Gone
John Pilger, Freedom Next Time
December:
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Geraldine Brooks, Foreign Correspondence
Dai Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

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