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Avainsanapilvi, Tekijäpilvi, Avainsanapeili
Nov 11, 2009
Oikea nimi
About My Library
My library collection is made up of all the books I have read since 2000, when I started recording what I was reading. I had considered myself a freak until a colleague recommended this website for the children at school. I am no longer alone. Many of my books are borrowed from my local library. However I love a bargain and have purchased a large number of my own books at book sales or heavily discounted. Another source is from my local book group which commenced in 2004. This has been eagerly anticipated from month to month, however since the death of one of our founding members in 2008 we have struggled to achieve the same level of laughter and fellowship. I hope to find some of what I feel I have lost through this website.
My 2010 50 Book Challenge here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/83110
My 2010 Alphabet Challenge here:

My 2011 75 Book Challenge is here:

My 2011 Alphabet Challenge is here:

My 2011 Books off the Shelf Challenge is here:

My 2012 Books off My Shelf Challenge

My 75 Book Challenge for 2012 is here

My 75 Book Challenge for 2013 is here

My Read Our Own Tomes (ROOT) Challenge 2013 here

My 75 Book Challenge 2014

My ROOT Challenge 2014

My Root Challenge 2015

Books Read 2015
1. Home by Toni Morrison 9/10
2. After Darkness by Christine Piper 9/10
3. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver 8/10
4. When god was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
5. The God Boy by Ian Cross
6. The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
7. The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
8. Philida by Andre Brink
9. A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel
10.Mr Allbones' Ferrets by Fiona Farrell
11.A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute
12.The Wine of Solitude by Irene Nemirovsky
13.Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner
14.Tomorrow by Graham Swift
15.In the Absence of Heroes by Anthony McCarten
16.A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
17.The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
18.Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
19.A History of Loneliness by John Boyne
20.The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
21.Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman
22.Mansfield by C.K. Stead
23.The Riders by Tim Winton
24.The Sweet Shop Owner by Graham Swift
25.Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett
26.Reach by Laurence Fearnley
27.Chronicler of the Winds by Henning Mankell
28.In the Kitchen by Monica Ali
29.Regeneration by Pat Barker
30.The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
31.Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
32.All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
33.The Sense of an Elephant by Marco Missiroli
34.Ru by Kim Thuy
35.Dear Life by Alice Munro
36.Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
37.A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
38.Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung
39.The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
40.Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
41.The Intentions Book by Gigi Fenster
42.The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker
43.Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
44.Dear Leader by Jang Jin-Sung
45.The Below Country by Nicholas Edlin
46.Man by Kim Thuy
47.Plainsong by Kent Haruf
48.The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
49.My Beautiful enemy by Cory Taylor
50.A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
51.Private Life by Jane Smiley
52.The Shag Incident by Stephanie Johnson
53.Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
54.David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky
55.How to be Both by Ali Smith
56.The Green Road by Anne Enright
57.Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
58.Carnival Sky by Owen Marshall
59.The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
60.Days of Grace by Catherine Hall
61.March by Geraldine Brooks
62.Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
63.The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa
64.Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
65.Songs from the Violet Café by Fiona Kidman
66.Theft by Peter Carey
67.The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna
68.The Armies by Evelio Rosero
69.The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
70.An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo
71.The Particular Sadness of the Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
72.Mr Wigg by Inga Simpson
73.A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
74.Wulf by Hamish Clayton
75.Altered Land by Jules Hardy

My Root Challenge 2016

My 75 Books Challenge for 2016

My ROOT Challenge 2017

My 75 Challenge 2017
About Me
I am married with three adult daughters.Outside of my family, my passion is reading.I am employed as a Primary School Library Manager. I enjoy my job which centres around fostering a love of reading in children. The regular holiday breaks allow me to not only spend time with my husband and daughters but also catch up on reading.Other favourite recreational pastimes are movies, walking and gardening.
I am blessed with 6 grandchildren, 3 of whom I pick up after school as their mum's work full time. This sometimes impacts on my reading output.
Paeroa, New Zealand
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