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Bryony (BBGirl55) steps in to the unkown.

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Editat: des. 29, 2014, 6:29pm

Hi I'm Bryony, 31. I live with my Sister and Parents in Kent, England. I work for a large supermarket which takes up most of my time. But in my free time I like to read( this is a given), eat good food, watch tv, play video games, spend time with my few good friends. I on occasion try to write and this year will be taking part in NaNoWriMo in November, 50,000 words in 30 days I must be mad but apparently it is doable! I have been a Scout Leader since I was 18 and find it very enjoyable, if I mention the Boys and Girls here on this Thread I'm talking about the 30 or so miscreants that make up the troop I help at.

I read pretty much anything, I will give anything ago. Though saying that I read Fantasy, Science Fiction and Graphic Novels the most.

I have many reading plans this year. I will be taking part in some of the months of The British Authors Challenge. I am taking part in 2015 Category Challenge my thread can be found here: . Also 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes) where I hope to read at least 30 book bought before 2015 from my own shelf. my thread is here: .

I wish you all a good year of reading!

Editat: abr. 26, 2015, 6:05pm

Currently reading:

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How I rate books:

*****Best Book Ever. will read it again countless times.
****1/2Almost perfect, book will be kept, might read again.
**** Enjoyable book and would recommend to others.
***1/2 Enjoyable book.
*** Was good.
**1/2 had an ok story or was written ok.
** it had words it made sense I suppose.
*1/2oh no no no no!
* Blah!

Editat: des. 21, 2015, 7:18pm

And for the books I read last year its Meme time again

Describe yourself: Divergent

Describe how you feel: Guarded

Describe where you currently live: The Hidden Kingdom

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Your favorite form of transportation: The Divorce Express

Your best friend is: Cress

You and your friends are: Fairest in all the Land

What’s the weather like: Perfect

You fear: Snobs

What is the best advice you have to give: What You Want, Not What You Need

Thought for the day: Ready Player One.

How I would like to die: The Sleeping Princess

My soul’s present condition: Wide Awake

des. 27, 2014, 11:25am

Ok post away.

des. 27, 2014, 11:38am

Hi Bryony. Got you starred!

Another year in the 75 Book Group already - can you believe it?

des. 27, 2014, 4:11pm

Welcome back!

des. 27, 2014, 10:07pm

Welcome, Bryony!

des. 28, 2014, 9:53pm


Editat: des. 29, 2014, 5:43am

#7 Hi. I gave you a star as well. It was a very quick year 2014.

#8 Hi Jim!

#9 Hi Darryl *waves

#10 Hi!

Editat: des. 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Is It 2015 yet?

des. 29, 2014, 6:57pm

Hi Bryony :) I'm a big fantasy and GN fan so you might see me around. Looking forward to seeing what you read in 2015!

des. 29, 2014, 8:01pm

#13 Hi Melissa. Welcome to my thread. I read alot of Graphic Novels last year 33 in fact! There are still 17 on my TBR and aleast 5 or 6 that I will be buying in 2015.

des. 29, 2014, 8:39pm

Hi, and thanks for stopping by my thread. Looks like we might be seeing a lot of each other in 2015.

des. 29, 2014, 9:18pm

Bryony, I will of course be a regular in attendance on your thread in 2015. Have a wonderful new year my dear.

des. 30, 2014, 5:30am

#15 Hi, yep looks like.

#16 Hello Paul there are comfy chairs for you and Darrly in the cornor.

des. 30, 2014, 12:00pm

Hi Bryony! I read Valley of the Dolls a while back. It wasn't at all the book I thought it would be - rather more tragic than trashy, but in a good way!

des. 30, 2014, 1:12pm

Dropping my star, Bryony, and hoping to do a better job keeping up with you in 2015!

des. 31, 2014, 10:23am

#18 I've had it on my shelf for years thought it was about time it was read.

#19 when I find your thread I will give you a star also.

des. 31, 2014, 11:12pm


Happy New Year from your friend in Kuala Lumpur

gen. 1, 2015, 6:02pm

Happy new year and new thread, Bryony! Looking forward to following your reading again this year.

gen. 2, 2015, 5:45am

Thanks Paul and Micky for the new year wishes!

gen. 3, 2015, 10:05am

Hi there, Bryony! Love your answers to the book quiz. :) *Hugs*

gen. 3, 2015, 7:15pm

#24 Thank you. Hugs back.

gen. 4, 2015, 4:17pm

An so it begins...

Way back in 2010, My second year here on 75's. With every book I read I asked a question that related in some way to the book I had just read. So for this year i have decided pull it out and dust it off. feel free to answer questions if you so wish.

1.David Jason My Life by David Jason

For: Readers Group Source: Library I Can't Do it Alone #1

This was a very funny and moving. ****

Question: If you could have job besides the one you have now. What would it be? If you are still at School what Job do you aspire to have? If you are retired what job do you look back on and think 'I can't belive I did that Job'?

gen. 4, 2015, 4:20pm

My answer: 1.If you could have job besides the one you have now. What would it be?

I would love to be a writer. Create stories for people to read. to make they laugh, cry or make Happy or moved.

gen. 4, 2015, 7:05pm

>26 BBGirl55: Hmm, I think I'd really enjoy being a research analyst working for a firm like PEW. Exploring awesome research questions is one of my nerdy interests. :)

gen. 4, 2015, 7:07pm

#28 Now Micky that does sound cool.

gen. 4, 2015, 11:11pm

Helicopter pilot. That is my dream job.

Editat: gen. 5, 2015, 12:51am

Great question, Bryony. I would want to be one of two people:

Charles Isherwood: A theatre critic for The New York Times, who commutes between London and New York (my two favorite cities), attends plays several times a week and is paid to write reviews about them.

Whitney Balliett: The late long time contributor to The New Yorker, who lived in the city and was paid to write reviews of jazz concerts, jazz albums and books.

Editat: gen. 5, 2015, 4:51am

#30 Lori that sounds cool. I could never be trusted with a helicopter.

#31 Darryl I could see you as both, but would pick the first one so you spend more time over here. :)

gen. 5, 2015, 9:39am

>32 BBGirl55: Charles Isherwood is also a current contributor to the NYT, whereas Whitney Balliett passed away about 10 years ago. However, he was in NYC during the height of modern jazz in the 1950s and 1960s, though, and saw all of the great performers of the mid-20th century such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and others.

gen. 6, 2015, 12:15pm

Hi Bryony! I'm a big fantasy and GN reader, and Fangirl was one of my highlight books last year, so I'm dropping off a star.

And I'd be a writer :-)

gen. 6, 2015, 7:35pm

Is it cheating to say I'd work at a book store when I'm a librarian?

If I really really had to change jobs, I think I'd be a genealogist or some other type of researcher. I enjoy the research and sharing what I found with others.

gen. 7, 2015, 5:43am

#34 archetygirl (love the screan name ) I am enjoying Fangirl very much at the moment. I know it is goinv to be one of my top books this year.

Yes another want to be writer.

#35 Mary no it is not cheating!

gen. 7, 2015, 7:06am

Hello Bryony! I'm a bit late getting caught up with LT this year due to dodgy internet at home, but I'm glad I've found your thread. I hope perhaps I'll get back to Rochester again this year and meet up with you. We had such a good day last time.

I adored Fangirl so much that I found myself rereading it recently - usually I don't reread books so soon after the first time.

In answer to your question, my dream job would be a veterinary surgeon.

gen. 7, 2015, 6:05pm

#37 Hi Claire. It would be nice to meet up. I have the very last week in January off if you can make one of those days.

gen. 9, 2015, 7:40am

>38 BBGirl55: I won't be able to take a day off in the week as one of my colleagues has just given notice so we'll be short staffed for the next couple of months. I might be able to do one of the Saturdays at the end of the month, if you don't have to work them.

gen. 14, 2015, 6:42pm

#39 Hi Claire I left you a message on your home page.

Editat: gen. 16, 2015, 7:13am

2.Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

For: TBR Source: My shelf Anything Goes #1

This was a funny and easy going murder mystery. ***

Question: What is your Favorite type of Quiche?

gen. 15, 2015, 3:11am

Hmm...that's a tough question. As long as it doesn't contain broccoli nearly any quiche is fine with me. If I had to choose one I'd probably go with a salmon and cream cheese quiche.

gen. 15, 2015, 5:31am

#42 now that dose sound nice!

My answer to my own question: cheese and cramalsed onion, that is also my favorite type of omlett.

gen. 15, 2015, 5:53am

Today is my Thingaversary, 7th year. Persponing book buying till I get payed on 23rd.

gen. 15, 2015, 6:08am

Congratulations on your Thingaversary! I hope you come up with a nice list of books to treat yourself to.

Hmm, my favourite quiche ... cheese and onion is one of them, but I like pretty much any as long as they don't have big pieces of tomato in.

gen. 15, 2015, 3:11pm

Mmm, I made one with spinach and turkey bacon (I don't eat pork) last year and it was delicious.

gen. 15, 2015, 4:35pm

>46 MickyFine: As a fellow non-porker, that sounds delicious!

I eat quiche pretty often, usually mushroom (chanterelle & funnel chanterelle/yellowfoot) and whatever vegetable happens to be loitering in the fridge or freezer (broccoli, gren beans, baby spinach..) Sometimes leftover meat/poultry.

gen. 15, 2015, 6:42pm

#45 I prefer quiche with out Tomato too. I have a couple of things in mind nothing solid will keep you posted.

#46 Now that sounds yummy!

#47 I quite fancy mushroom quiche now!

gen. 15, 2015, 7:08pm

ok a few days ago I walked in to one of my local Charity shops and found five books so time to haul:

Babysitters Mystery Kristy and the Missing Child by Ann M. Martin
Babysitters Mystery Mary Anne and the Secret in the Attic by Ann M. Martin
Babysitters Mystery The Mystery at Claudia's House by Ann M. Martin
Babysitters Mystery Dawn and the Disappearing Dogs by Ann M. Martin
Babysitters Mystery Jessi and the Jewel Thieves by Ann M. Martin

Those that have been following my threads since 2009 know that during my pre-teen and early teen years I devoured most of The Babysitters Club books so finding five that I have not read was a very nice surprise.

gen. 16, 2015, 6:49am

My favorite kind of quiche? Any kind that I don't have to eat! *shudders* (Sorry - I'm demonstrably not a fan of the stuff - ha!)

gen. 16, 2015, 6:58am

>49 BBGirl55: Nice find! I get similarly excited when I find copies of the Chalet School books.

gen. 16, 2015, 6:59am

3.Babysitters Mystery Kristy and the Missing Child by Ann M. Martin

For: TBR Source: New Anything Goes #2

Quick easy read.***

Question: What where you favorite hiding places when you where a child and what are your favorite hiding places now that your grown-up?

gen. 16, 2015, 7:09am

4.Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

For: TBR Source: Kindle Only Sixteen #1

I loved this book. It was funny, quirky and very to the point every word was there for a reason. just Awesome! *****

Question: What do you Fangirl/Fanboy the most about?

gen. 16, 2015, 7:18am

> 51 Saskerfalcon: Another Chalet School fan! I know that feeling of joy at finding one you've been looking for :-)

> 41 BBGirl55: Favourite quiche would have to be the tuna one that I make. It's very nom-worthy. I'll try any quiche, though, as long as it doesn't contain tomato.

> 53 BBGirl55 I loved Fangirl when I read it last year. Huge chunks of it felt so familiar from my own experiences in fandom. My list of things I fangirl over is...extensive. Massive. Ridiculous. What I fangirl the most over at the moment, though, would be Doctor Who and everything Marvel :-)

gen. 16, 2015, 11:16am

#50 :)

#51 oh Babysitters is just the tip of the icebrug. A couple of years ago I was at one of my Scout groups jumble sales, I was on the book stall( was I going to be anywhere else) while sorting out the books before the sale started I found a very large box full of sweet valley twins books. I made a very odd noise and started to sort the box. I already had about 90 persent of the box but still I left with a lot of books that day.

#54 Not a fan of tuna. Sorry. Ironicaly I like all other fish and seafood. I really really liked FanGirl. You fangirl Marvel comics or movies or both?

gen. 16, 2015, 11:51am

> 55 BBGirl55 I started out with the movies, which then lead to the comics and a ridiculously long pull list :-) So, both. But the movies were my gateway drug and where I started finding fellow fen to fangirl with.

gen. 16, 2015, 5:35pm

#56 I was the other way round. I Grew up on British and european
comics it was only a matter of time before I found the american stuff. The main one back then for me was X-men and to this day they are still my favorite part of the marvel universe. Though Ironman is growing on me!

gen. 16, 2015, 7:52pm

My fangirl list is pretty massive but the fandoms that show up most often on my tumblr are probably Doctor Who and Once Upon a Time.

Have you seen they've rebooted Babysitters Club?

gen. 19, 2015, 7:40am

>53 BBGirl55: I loved Fangirl, so glad you enjoyed it too! It brought back memories of the year I spent at the University of Kansas, which is also a very large Midwestern campus.

As others have answered your Fangirl question, I'll go for the hiding place one. In summer I used to hide in the laurel bushes that grow on the green outside our house. And in winter, well, our house didn't really have any good hidey-holes so I just used to stay in my room with a book for as long as I could get away with it. I always dreamed of living in the sort of house where The famous five would go to stay, with secret rooms behind panelled walls, or tunnels in the window seat!

gen. 19, 2015, 7:41am

>54 archerygirl: Even though I'm now buying the Girls Gone By reprints for myself I still look for the old Armada paperbacks to give to my friend's goddaughter who's just starting the books.

feb. 1, 2015, 8:52pm

#58 Micky, yes I have seen. I'm not sure if I will be picking them up!

#59 I always dreamed of living in a house like that too!

feb. 2, 2015, 3:24pm

>61 BBGirl55: How can Claudia be Claudia without her crazy 80s style?

feb. 2, 2015, 5:38pm

#62 I'm with you. I might have a look to see what they do!

feb. 2, 2015, 6:07pm

5.Babysitters Mystery Mary Ann and the Secret in the Attic by Ann M. Martin

For: TBR Source: New Anything Goes #3

Quick easy read.***

Question: How far back can you go back in your family history?

Editat: feb. 26, 2015, 6:44pm

6.Making it Up by Penelope Lively

For: Readers Groups BAC Source: Library I Can't Do it Alone # Why Can't the English #1

My first experience with Lively was good. I enjoyed this book and the concept was interesting. ****

Question: Do you ever think about how your life would be if you had made different choices ?

Editat: feb. 3, 2015, 6:10pm

January Wrap up:

Books Read: 6

Audio: 1

Own: 4
Borrowed: 2

Female: 5
Male: 1

Best Reads:

feb. 3, 2015, 6:36pm

I have some questions to answer!

Question: What where you favorite hiding places when you where a child and what are your favorite hiding places now that your grown-up? The Library was one of my main hiding places when younger and as a grown-up it is still my hiding place.

Question: What do you Fangirl/Fanboy the most about? I Fangirl about a lot of things but mostly Doctor Who.

Question: How far back can you go back in your family history? On my Dads side of the family we can go back to the early 1800's. On My Mums side we can go back to my Great Great Grandparents Mid 1800's.

Question: Do you ever think about how your life would be if you had made different choices ? I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had stayed up in Sunderland after I had finished Uni.

feb. 3, 2015, 6:43pm

>67 BBGirl55: Is it normal for UK records to not go further back than the 1800s? I have one or two lines of family that I can only trace to the late 1700s but that's because of fires. Most of them I can trace to the early 1600s at least (one to the mid 1400s).

feb. 3, 2015, 6:55pm

#68 Records do go back further then 1800's. thats as far back as we have researched, rumor has it that my mums side goes back to William the Conquer but we have yet to see proof.

feb. 3, 2015, 7:24pm

>69 BBGirl55: Oh, that's exciting! I don't have any famous people in my family. It's a mix of farmers, fishermen, soldiers, sami people and the odd craftsmen. And witches.

feb. 3, 2015, 8:23pm

#70 yes it's exciting, there are a lot of French surnames on my Mums side so it could be possible, just a lot of serching too do. Saying that there are French and Scananavian names on my Dads side so maybe there as well.

feb. 26, 2015, 6:50pm

7.The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

For: Readers Groups Source: Library I Can't Do it Alone #3

Good, well writen, highly pradictable. ***

Question: Do you ever think you would be a different person if you where bought up in a different religon?

feb. 26, 2015, 6:54pm

>72 BBGirl55: Nice to see you back Bryony. I was brought up a different religion to the one the eventually embraced so it is difficult to answer your question too objectively. I am against organised religions which become so doctrinaire and controlling and are, IMO, the source of most of the ills in the world. Faith of all denominations is a wonderful thing when it is between God and ourselves.

Editat: març 6, 2015, 7:06pm

8.Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

For: TBR Source: Kindle Only Sixteen #2

Enjoyable, well writen Teen Fluff ****

Question: Which city would you most like to live in?

feb. 26, 2015, 7:04pm

>74 BBGirl55: I am quite happy in Kuala Lumpur as I was in Leeds. Somewhere on the South Island of NZ would be nice (I suppose only Christchurch would suffice) - New York and London in the suburbs somewhere would also be fine. Ealing area perhaps so I could get the tube to the book shops and libraries and theatres but not have the city too much in my face.

feb. 26, 2015, 7:06pm

9.Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan

For: TBR Source: My shelf Colour My World #1

For time readers of my Tread know that I love Vaughan and I love this series. This rather graphic, always funny and heart wrenching story takes yet another turn and left me with many questions. Comic and Graphic Novel fans if you are not reading Saga start now! *****

Question: If you could put yourself in to any TV show. Which one would it be?

feb. 26, 2015, 7:08pm

>76 BBGirl55: Seinfeld probably Bryony - it must be great fun.

feb. 26, 2015, 7:31pm

10.Buffy the Vampire Slayer New Rules by Christos Gage

For: TBR Source: My shelf Colour My World #2

I'm starting early with the Buffy this year. And Season Ten has started well. The writer and artist that did the Angel and Faith run for Season 9 have moved to the Buffy Title and are working their magic, and i mean literately giving our Characters the Power to rewrite magic. Well written and the art is a delight.****1/2

Question: If you could rewrite anything what would it be?

feb. 26, 2015, 7:41pm

#73 #75 #77: Hi Paul, February has been very Busy, just slowing down. I am like you I believe people should believe what they wish too. I am COE myself but don't force others to my way of thinking. I Like the Idea of London, I've not deiced where yet and yes I think Seinfeld would be a ripping Yarn.

feb. 26, 2015, 9:37pm

>78 BBGirl55: Well I am fairly constantly revising and editing my own humble poetry. If I could have written a sequel to a book then it may have been interesting to see where Dickens could have gone next with Oliver Twist.

feb. 27, 2015, 6:36am

Good to see you back, Bryony! I guessed you were busy with RL, but glad to see you've had time to read.

Of the cities I've visited I'd most like to live in Sydney, Australia or Victoria, Canada.
I don't watch YV so am not up on the current shows, but I'd like to be part of the team that makes a wildlife documentary, studying rare animals in a fantastic location :-)

feb. 27, 2015, 3:28pm

>74 BBGirl55: I love that one so much.

feb. 27, 2015, 6:09pm

#81 work has been crazy, in the middle of the big store clean. A Wildlife documentary sounds cool. I have a weeks holiday starting on 9th march if you want to come in to Rochester sometime that week.

#82 Micky I liked the book very much, I liked Fangirl more!

març 2, 2015, 3:44pm

>83 BBGirl55: Hmm, I'm not sure if I could pick between Anna and Fangirl. I love both of them quite a bit.

març 2, 2015, 3:51pm

Mostly lurking, but saw My Ideal Bookshelf on your currently reading list - looks really good, off to try and see if I can find it on the library catalogue! Thank you.

març 4, 2015, 5:19am

#84 I chose FanGirl only because I read in quicker. ;)

#85 Glad I could help :)

març 6, 2015, 6:53pm

11.Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

For: BAC Source: My Shelf Why Can't the English #2

Lavish, Quirky and Sad. A book of two halves.****

Question: what do you ask when you have no questions?

març 6, 2015, 7:06pm

February Wrap up:

Books Read: 5

Tree:3 (7)
Kindle:1 (2)
Audio: 1 (2)

Own: 4 (8)
Borrowed: 1 (3)

Female: 1 (6)
Male: 4 (5)

Best Reads:

Editat: març 6, 2015, 7:20pm

Hello March!

12.Ms Marvel Volume 1 No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

For: TBR Source: My shelf Colour My World #3

Another Graphic Novel to kick off March and this was a breath of fresh air. The book is quick, funny and well written. I like when the Fangirl's become the hero. ****1/2

Question: For those of you that like Superheros which would you pick to be?

març 6, 2015, 7:48pm

Question: Do you ever think you would be a different person if you where bought up in a different religon?


Question: Which city would you most like to live in?

London. I would love to live around Covent Garden.

Question: If you could put yourself in to any TV show. Which one would it be?

Doctor Who.

Question: If you could rewrite anything what would it be?

I would remove the last Chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I did not mind it as an end but I believe the Chapter before was a better place to end it. We would have had more questions unanswered.

Question: what do you ask when you have no questions?

This on :)

març 9, 2015, 10:09am

>76 BBGirl55: I really need to read Saga no 4, pronto! As soon as I've finished the books I'm currently reading, I'll get to it.

>89 BBGirl55: Glad to see you liked Ms Marvel, too. I've been curious about that one, but reluctant to try as I never read superhero GNs. But it seems different enough that I'd like it.

Editat: març 9, 2015, 9:00pm

#91 Saga 4 was so good! You don't really need to know about about the other Marvel superheroes, it gets drip-fed to you. But if you want a little backup before you go in, look up inhumans and Mutants in the marvel uninverse.

març 10, 2015, 5:05am

>91 PawsforThought: It's not so much lack of knowledge about the universe, but lack of interest in superheroes. It's not a genre that particularly appeals to me. But Ms Marvel stuck out when I heard/read about it. Doesn't seem like all the others.

març 10, 2015, 10:43am

It seemed different to me, it is more about discovring who you are.

març 10, 2015, 6:33pm

Ok so I am a little behind on my thread, I still have my Thingaversarie Haul to do( it was back on the 15th of January) but as I am on holiday this week and it is to late for DIY, I thought now was as good a time as any to fill you in on what I bought.

All were brought for my kindle:

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Landline by Rainbow Rowwell
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Gone by Michael Grant
Fifty Years of Doctor Who: The Adventures of the Time Lord told by The Times
The Ghosts of Heaven Marcus Sedgwick.

other books Hauled since:

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
Paris for one Jo Jo Moyes
Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Dream London by Tony Ballantyne
Looking for Jake and Other Stories By China Mieville
The Shadow of the Soul by Sarah Pinborough
Retromancer by Robert Rankin

març 12, 2015, 9:11am

>89 BBGirl55: I'd be Captain Marvel - Carol Danvers is my superhero :-) I'm glad you loved Ms Marvel. It's become one of my favourites!

>90 BBGirl55: I like to pretend that epilogue never happened and it ended on the final chapter. I know JK wrote the epilogue a long time before she finished the books and it's hard to throw out your babies...but it just didn't fit anymore.

març 12, 2015, 1:27pm

The Throne of Glass is good. I highly enjoyed it. :)

març 12, 2015, 6:56pm

#96 Carol Danvers is one of my fav marvel ladies, I love her as Captain Marvel. I heard that J K Rowling rewrote the epilogue after the main bulk of the last book was written. I don't know how true that was.

#97 I am looking forward to this book very much! I hope to get to it very soon.

març 26, 2015, 7:12pm

13.Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

For: TBR Source: Kindle I Can't Do it Alone #4

This one has been waiting a long time to be read. it was one of those I know of it because I saw the film but never read the book. Well now it has been read and I enjoyed it.***1/2

Question: If you found your self on a deserted Island with a Treasure Map, what would you like the Treasure to be?

març 26, 2015, 7:47pm

14.Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe

For: TBR Source: My shelf Colour My World #4

Another Graphic Novel! These Ladies are rude, flawed REAL Women and they are drawn that way too. I knew I would love this book. They are foul-mouthed, qurky and sexey and don't care who knows it. *****

Question: If you and your friend were a band renegades/assassins. What would you be called and why?

març 26, 2015, 8:01pm

Oh dear I bought more books:

A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman by Margaret Drabble
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
The Man With the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle
Doctor Who: Paradox Lost by George Mann
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

abr. 5, 2015, 9:21am

>101 BBGirl55: The Painted Veil in time for the B.A.C.? Good novel but I'll be reading again The Magician which is one of my favourites of his.

Hope you are having a lovely Easter, my dear.

abr. 6, 2015, 6:47am

#102 Paul Yes I hope to get to The Painted Veil for B.A.C, am in a bit of a reading slump at the moment.

Editat: abr. 13, 2015, 5:02pm

March Wrap up:

Books Read: 3

Tree:2 (7)
Kindle:1 (3)
Audio: 0 (2)

Own: 4 (3)
Borrowed: 0 (3)

Female: 1 (7)
Male: 2 (7)

Best Reads:

abr. 26, 2015, 6:46pm

reading slump over. Thank You Mr Fforde

15.The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

For: TBR Source: My Shelf Mix tape #1

This book has been sat on my shelf for a couple of years, since the day it came out in fact. As much as I would like to have read it then, I was busy with other books I felt I had to leave it. It got me out of my reading slump

This is the 7th Thursday Next book and it is as good as the others. full of puns, mystery and family at its core*****

Question: If you got a letter in the post telling you about your future. Would you read it?

abr. 26, 2015, 6:54pm

16.Ms Marvel Volume 2: Generation Way by G. Willow Wilson

For: TBR Source: My shelf Colour My World #5

Another Graphic Novel. The book is quick, funny and well written. I like when the Fangirl's become the hero. ****1/2

Question: Favorite supper Villain ?

abr. 27, 2015, 10:56pm

>106 BBGirl55: He has no super powers but Moriarty? :)

maig 4, 2015, 8:27pm

Happy Birthday, Bryony!

ag. 27, 2015, 6:16am


nov. 8, 2015, 7:02pm

Sorry everyone. I know I have been gone for a while, had a very large reading slump, very busy at work and the last couple of weeks I have not been quite ill. I hope to get back on here soon and I do have a few books to add here.

nov. 8, 2015, 7:05pm

Nice to see you Bryony.

I have not been quite ill.

Means you're ok right?

nov. 8, 2015, 7:14pm

That should have been quite ill. I have been having typo issues recently. I am on the mend a little sore but on the mend.

nov. 8, 2015, 7:16pm

>112 BBGirl55: Take care of yourself, my dear.

nov. 10, 2015, 6:28am

Hope you feel fully better soon, Bryony. Looking forward to hearing about your reading.

des. 21, 2015, 7:50am

#114 I feel much better now.

Has the new 2016 page gone up yet?

des. 21, 2015, 8:11am

Ok books read

17. Buried Alive by Jacqueline Wilson re-read listened to this time for readers group***

18. Companion Piece edited by L M Myles A book of essays about the companions of Doctor Who. I did not always agree with the oppinoin of the writer but was a very good read****

19.Lord of the Flies by William Golding This one was a long time coming. Another one for readers group. Enjoyed this very much very spooky and disterbing. ****

des. 21, 2015, 8:29am

20.Xenophobe's Guide to the English by Antony Miall and David Milsted This book made me Laugh read in one 35 minuet train ride. If was a riot. ***1/2

21. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch This has been sat on my shelf for awhile felt like reading it. It was funny, to the point and made me want to find out more. I loved the mix of fantasy and crime. Peter Grant is thrust in to this new world and I am looking forward to exploring it more. ****1/2

22. Fables: Happily Ever After by Bill Willingham The lZt but one in this serise and I am glad I stuck with it. This leaves you hanging before the last battle. As alway I love the writing and the art. It will be over soon. *****

des. 21, 2015, 9:35am

23. Rat Queens volume 2:The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe :) not for the faint hearted *****

24. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch As good as the first. To the point, sometime funny and very truthful. ****1/2

25. The Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin I had been meaning to read this so I did. Was good. ***1/2

des. 21, 2015, 9:46am

26. Fables: Farewell by Bill Willingham Beefed up final issue with lots of extras.I am sad that it is all over but it was time to finish. Same score as always. It started with Sisters and endded with Sisters. *****

27. Chew Volume 9: Chicken Tenders by John Layman Still funny! Still Grusome! Still Good! ****1/2

28. Saga Volume 5 by Brian K Vaughan Still so so good! Love Vaughan. *****

des. 21, 2015, 10:25am

29. Winter by Marissa Meyer I have waited an eternity for this book or at least it feels that way. This was a fitting end the seirise, emotonal, funny and full of action. Cress will always be my favorite but I have a soft spot for Winter.****

30. Jem and the Holograms volume 1: Showtime by Kelly Thompson This I have been waiting for.As a child born it the early 80's I sat and watched alot of saturday and Sunday morning cartoons; Thundercats, Transformers, The Racoons, He-man and She-ra. But mostly I watched Jem and the Holograms. Created the year after I was born in 1984 sunday morning re-runs of the show in the late 80's was one of my favorite things; right behind Barbie, Birthday cake and football. The fun, action, campness and music had me hooked; the theame tune is still my go to humming song. I was nervers about how the charecters whould stand in 2015 but they work they are different but still the same just updated. I really enjoyed this trade and can't wait for the next volume. The story was well writen( I still love Kimber), it flowed nicely and the art was the kind I realy like cutesy and poppy, with bright colours and big smiles. Was so worth the wait! So Happy! ****1/2

31. Armada by Ernest Cline I read Cline's first novel last year and it was my favorite book of the year. I did not enjoy this one as much but it was very very good. Compurter games take the forfront here, alien invasion, spaceships and tec geeks are go. It was witty and charming about having good morals, that family is important and trying not to misjudge what you see. This was very good. ****1/2

des. 21, 2015, 7:16pm

We can safly say that I will not make it to 30 books this year. Oh well roll on 2016!

des. 24, 2015, 4:59am

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas, and all the best for 2016. I hope we'll get to meet up again x

des. 24, 2015, 11:35am

Have a lovely holiday, Bryony

des. 24, 2015, 5:12pm

#122 Thank You Merry Christmas to you too. I will try.

#123 Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and the Family.

des. 26, 2015, 3:25pm


des. 26, 2015, 9:13pm

#125 Thank you *hugs back*

des. 30, 2015, 10:07am

31. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstin

Nice quick read, set in a library (what's not to love!). If my library was like this one I would never ever leave. ****

des. 30, 2015, 7:24pm

Top 5 Reads of 2015:

FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Woman Who Died a lot by Jasper Fforde
Saga Volume 4 by Brian K Vaughan
Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Rat Queens: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe

des. 31, 2015, 9:25am

>128 BBGirl55: I loved FanGirl and Saga. I've got behind in Fforde reading, so I really must make 2016 the year I catch up. And everyone is raving about Rat Queens, which implies that I should see if my library has the collected volumes yet.

des. 31, 2015, 10:55am

#129 Oh do read Rat Queens it is Fab.