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CollectionsYour library (444), Currently reading (2), To read (137), Read but unowned (23), All collections (445)

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TagsHistory (145), American History (72), American history (51), Fiction (39), Biography (38), history (34), World War II (33), Political Science (29), Non-Fiction (26), Women's Studies (20) — see all tags

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About meI am an avid reader, partially due to having a B.A. and a M.A. in history. I particularly enjoy reading American history as well as English history (as long as its early modern, tudor/stuart time frames). I also enjoy reading various other fictional and nonfiction books.

About my libraryI have many history books and well as historical fiction. Also have quite a few memoiors. I also have various popular fiction novels and literature. Most of these books I own either as a hard copy or as a ebook.

GroupsAmerican History, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Elizabethan England, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, Feminist Theory, Graduate Students, Great Depression Book Club, Historical Fiction, History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace, Midwest Writers/Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsStephen E. Ambrose, Dan Brown, Antonia Fraser, Gerrie Hugo, David M. Kennedy, George Orwell, Victoria Holt, Ayn Rand, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jean Edward Smith, David Starkey, Alison Weir (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJun 29, 2007

Currently readingCrime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

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I just found you notices and note of 23 Oct. So sorry.

I read the notice about being added to your list of interesting libraries. Without reading them, I took the ones below that said that you had graciously also added me to your friends and connections lists as old notices from LibraryThing.

Enjoying 'Mary'. I have never really been that interested in Anne or Henry VIII. I guess that at some point I'll feel compelled to read "Lady in the Tower".

I am fascinated to learn about the Boleyn family. I think you could call them Boleyn (ten spellings--83 for Shakespeare)Inc from the way they maneuvered themselves into offices. If you ever find a good Bio on Thomas please let me know.

With an MA in history can't you deduct your books?

I still can't understand 'cloth of gold' and it pops up in most of my books on this age. Ha.


I saw the review you did on the 'Now We Know' book and looked up your profile. You and I seem to have 'shockingly' similar interest in the types of history that we enjoy.

I saw that you bought 'Mary Boleyn'. I bought it yesterday (walked into a Books a Million book store to see if they might have a book that might interest me and walked $119.99 lighter--LOL)
From things that I had read previously, I had already concluded that Mary,
(along with H8's sister Jane(?), was actually more interesting than her sister.

I have my first grandson who just reached his 3 month birthday, therefore the wife and I are still a little bit on cloud nine. LOL (My daughter took him to his first Ole Miss football game 4 wks. ago. Can you imagine being 8 weeks old before you ever attend an Ole Miss football game? Ha.)

Bottom Line-- Since we have such similar interests in the types of books that we seem to enjoy, would you please put me in your friends/connections/whatever list so that I can keep up with what books you have come across.

Are you still alive and well Heather? Haven't been on LT much myself this last year or so. What are you up to these days?


I noticed we have several books in common. Since your library is considerably more extensive than mine, and I'm looking for my next book, I've picked out 4-5 books from your library from the more interesting subjects. Keep up the prolific reading and thanks!

Jeff Gerbracht
Noticed you liked The Sound and the Fury, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also southern, a bit violent, and a bit dark :) I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter)in case you'd like to read more about the novel before you commit:


May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart
...something good is going to happen to you.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you be set free from the prisons of guilt, fear, disappointment and despair.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
mind you, and embrace you in belonging.

- John O'Donahoe
I was reading your entry on The Fountainhead and it got me thinking about a few things, principally that much of my own writing has a similar viewpoint (a long journey back from oblivion to right too many wrongs). Actually I was recommended to join this site and this is my first entry. I was told I'd get much better exposure, though it seems to be a site more for establsihed publishers to get their books reviewed than for individual authors like myself to make the right contact.

Anyway my own book Convergence documents the surprisingly cut-throat world of science and reflects the real-world experiences of tens of thousands of young researchers everywhere. There are four main storylines, each involving a woman seemingly unrelated to the other three. Convergence begins by slowly taking the reader into the world of science and discovery, an apparently benign culture full of supportive people. However, despite the moral purity of the four main protagonists, sinister undercurrents undermine each storyline as the novel progresses. Thus, although starting out purely as a science mystery, Convergence develops into a slow-burning political drama. At the core of the novel are ethical and moral issues that are frequently revisited throughout the book, echoing similar themes contained within The Demon Haunted World and Contact (by Carl Sagan).

Subject to availability, a limited number of free copies of Convergence have been set aside for review purposes. Send email to Christopher Turner at if you wish to have a free copy for review. Please mention Library Thing in the body of your email.


We only a share a couple of books, but I see you're a history buff. I just finished a fiction book by David Morrell called "Creepers". I was very surprised at how good it was. I know it doesn't sound like history, but trust me 'It's a great read'.

Just a suggestion-

i love your "picture". Maybe I should get an adorable drawing to match my person (not the real image). Naw, I am too old!! Thank you for the note about liking my books. Sometimes reading seems like my life----.
Yes, the book is there as mine, but it has not yet arrived. I am behind in reviewing the books I have already received. The life that is real sometimes gets in the way of the books.
Send me a copy of your review?
Just to let you know that I've seen the Kite Runner in the theater and it was just as good as the book... they cut out a few things, but everything kept to the original story...
Hey just a note that I appreciate your review of Jean Edward Smith's FDR. Between you & Joycepa's comments in a talk thread, I think I'll have to get my hands on a copy :)
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