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CollectionsYour library (17), Currently reading (15), Standard Paperback (133), Small Paperback (24), Other Size (23), Kindle Books (20), Children's Books (3), Craft Books (8), Recipes (1), Lent Out (12), Read but unowned (19), All collections (258)

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About meI read a lot, but not as much as I used to. This may have something to do with having a baby in June 2011. The best thing about returning to work after maternity leave is being able to read on my commute.

About my libraryI enter books as I read them, and eventually get rounding to writing what I thought of them as well.

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Real nameAlison Sakai


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Member sinceAug 20, 2006

Currently readingInfinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian
The Faber Book of Contemporary Latin American Short Stories by Nick Caistor
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm
Harrington on Hold 'em: Strategic Play v. 1: Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments by Dan Harrington
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I was interested in your review of the Heart is a Lonely Hunter which I just reread after 50 years. Yes, I actually cried real tears. I guess there were a lot of reviews and additions to LT because of O.W.'s book club. However, it interests me that most people focus on the individuals in the book and not on the larger themes they talk about....while written probably when Hitler was invading Poland...there is projection of the tragedy of the Jews in Germany by the boy next door.
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