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TagsTBR (304), acquired in 2011 (262), acquired in 2012 (124), fiction (108), read in 2011 (87), 11 in 11 (73), acquired in 2010 (49), non-fiction (37), acquired in 2013 (35), read in 2012 (26) — see all tags

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About my libraryMy library is becoming a much more accurate representation of the books I own. I also add in books I've read but don't own, if I've read them recently or if they're particularly memorable. I include books in my library that theoretically belong to my kids or my husband only if I've read them myself recently. I'm trying to remember to add audiobooks and kindle books that I acquire but I often overlook them.

Favorite reads of 2011:
Favorite fiction
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson (series)
Selected Stories - William Trevor
The Memory of Love - Aminatta Forna
Pereira Maintains - Antonio Tabucchi
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
Visitation - Jenny Erpenbeck
The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears - Dinaw Mengestu
Small Island - Andrea Levy
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
and also:
The Plague of Doves - Louise Erdrich
Paradise - Toni Morrison
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht
The War of the End of the World - Mario Vargas Llosa
A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan]
Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh

Favorite classics
The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James (R)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (R)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
My Antonia - Willa Cather

Favorite Non-fiction
Zeitoun - Dave Eggers
City: Urbanism and Its End - Douglas Rae
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - Ha- Joon Chang
Ill Fares the Land - Tony Judt
King Leopold's Ghost - Adam Hochschild
Chasing Goldman Sachs - Suzanne McGee

Favorite memoirs:
Life - Keith Richards
I Shall Not Hate - Izzeldin Abuelaish
Just Kids - Patti Smith
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Amy Chua

Favorite audiobook:
The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy, narrated by Alan Rickman

Favorite new-to-me children's/young adult books:

Emily Climbs - L. M. Montgomery
Luka and the Fire of Life - Salman Rushdie
When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
The Hunger Games trilogy - Suzanne Collins

Favorite read-alouds:
Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - J. K. Rowling
Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
Dancing Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Favorite reads/rereads of 2010

Fiction
Persuasion--Jane Austen
The Great Gatsby--F. Scott Fitzgerald
Of Mice and Men--John Steinbeck
Mansfield Park--Jane Austen
A Short History of Women--Kate Walbert
Wolf Hall--Hilary Mantel
The Help--Kathryn Stockett
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--Shaffer/Barrows
Burnt Shadows--Khamila Shamsie
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series--Steig Larsson
Middlesex--Jeffrey Eugenides
Cutting for Stone--Abraham Verghese
Middlemarch--George Eliot
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay--Michael Chabon
Waiting--Ha Jin
White Teeth--Zadie Smith

Children's and Young Adult Fiction
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime--Mark Haddon
Emily of New Moon--LM Montgomery
Seedfolks--Paul Fleischman
Heidi--Johanna Spyri
A Little Princess--Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Railway Children--E. Nesbit
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone--J.K. Rowling

Non-Fiction
Collapse--Jared Diamond
A Short History of Nearly Everything--Bill Bryson
The Spirit Level-- Wilkinson/Pickett
Survival of the Sickest--Sharon Moalem
Three Cups of Tea--Greg Mortenson
Outliers--Malcolm Gladwell
Getting to Calm--Laura Kastner
Aftershock--Richard Reich

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Author Theme Reads, Booker Prize, National Book Festival, Non-Fiction Challenge / Journalshow all groups

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Jane Austen, E. L. Doctorow, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Louise Erdrich, John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Naguib Mahfouz, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, Annie Proulx, Amy Tan, J. R. R. Tolkien, William Trevor, Anne Tyler, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBusboys and Poets - 14th & V, Nantucket Bookworks, Politics and Prose, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Second Story Books

Favorite librariesD.C. Public Library Mount Pleasant Branch

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Member sinceNov 7, 2010

Currently readingThe Mill on the Floss (Oxford World's Classics) by George Eliot
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The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People by John Kelly
Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson
TransAtlantic: A Novel by Colum McCann
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Anne,

Just an update that you should receive 3 packages total. One from Amazon, one from a third party dealer via Amazon and one I sent today media mail. That one will probably be received last. If you do not get any of the packages please let me know.

Roberta
Hello Anne, I spotted that today is your 3rd Thingaversary, so Happy Thingaversary!
Hey Anne,
Just wanted to point out that my challenge is the one I was referring to that would enable you to read the Iliad, if you are so inclined! I'll be listening to an audiobook version, featuring Derek Jacobi.
cheers,
Suzanne
I completely agree - it was a slow starter. So, did you like the reveal about the baby? Once she said I'm distantly related, I had a feeling.
I finished Possession yesterday! I still feel wrapped up in it though, and thought about it at odd times today at work. How are you progressing with it?
September sounds great. Start Tomorrow?
August, or any other time when you're ready, is good. No pressure at all.
Hi! Did we ever set a date for reading Possession?
Hi Anne,

Early on, doesn't Yakimov remind you of Harold Skimpole? The same free-loading attitude anyway.
Thanks, Anne. I maybe recall that you said that you were doing that. I was a Bible and Religion major, so Tillich was part of the course of study. It's been way too long since I looked at him and wonder whether I will again. Given my druthers, I'd choose Barth.
I'm always curious and not wanting to hijack your thread.... How do you come to be reading Tillich twice in March???
Nope, also flexible. (The only thing is that I might find myself disappearing from LT along with the ebb and flow of other commitments; I can't forecast those. If I end up in a limited-communication state while you and Victoria are ready to go, just go on without me!)
I just pinged VictoriaPL on her 12 in 12 thread about also possibly joining in in Possession this year, and I wanted to drop a line here too, so that you'd be just as aware too. Let me know if that is ok!
I've loved everything you had to say about the book, Anne. Somebody in a review here called it a "big trainwreck of a book." You reinforce my feeling that she was very much in control....so many parallels in the lives of the characters. I'll look forward to your official word in a review.
Right now I'm off to bed!
Peggy
Anne - I set up with drneutron (Jim) to have a tutored read starting in March and stretching it out over 2-3 months depending on how I find it. I haven't reconfirmed it yet, but would love to share the tutored read with you as I'm shaking in my boots a little about starting this one. I have a science qualification and was good at math but that was all so long ago.
I've also signed up for a year long group read of Don Quixote so I've got some challenging reading on the horizon!
Kerry
Hi Anne - An LTer just posted some useful links for reading Goder Escher Bach on the tutored reads thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/125440#3094791

Kerry
(who will be reading GEB next year!)
Possession sounds great! We'll get together later about when...
Just had to stop by and say hi! When I saw you giving 4 stars to The Wolves of Willoghby Chase I knew we both loved Joan Aiken! I loved her as a child , as well as Enid Blyton and E. Nesbit, L. M Montgomery. I see that we have 85 books in common! Eventually I get to you on the 75's thread, since I am there too

Deborah
Hi Anne. Your library showed up in 75ers as one of my "most similar," so I had to come by to say hello. We do share a lot of good books, and you are currently reading a fab selection! Nancy
I lived in North Chevy Chase and Rockville. Went to St. Anselm's Abbey School in NE and Catholic U. Class of 75, so I've been gone a while. Still visit regularly to see my parents plus two sisters.

Looks as if you liked Kavalier and Clay, right? I've heard good things and keep meaning to read it but other things get in the way.
Hi Anne, I noticed your thread on the 11 in 11 group and wondered if DC meant Washington. I see here that it does. Are you in the city? I grew up in the Maryland burbs and went to high school and college in DC. I also see that you said you're pretty new, so welcome!
Hi There. I'm a member of the 75 challenge group. I'm compiling a list of birthdays and sending messages to those whose birthday I don't have as yet. Would you please send your birthday either to the birthday thread, listed below,
http://www.librarything.com/topic/105833
or to my home page:http://www.librarything.com/profile/Whisper1
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