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About meI am a lifelong reader and an enthusiastic library patron. I teach college English, so I am always looking for great new books to teach.

About my libraryI have a few thousand books (I've never counted all of them)and am running out of space for them. The majority of my books are fiction although I read a lot of women's memoirs, too. The books are in no particular order although I will group like authors together sometimes. I like finding a book I forgot I had, so the random arrangement doesn't bother me, even though it means sometimes I buy a book I already own. Slowly but surely I am working at cataloging all of them.

2 1/2 stars - It's OK.
3 stars - I like it.
3 1/2 stars - I like it a lot.
4 stars - I love it.
4 1/2 stars - Almost perfect.
5 stars - Perfect.

Groups2017 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, Club Read 2017, Reading Globally, Reading Globally II, TinyCat

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Julia Alvarez, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, A. S. Byatt, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Jane Gardam, Alice Hoffman, Siri Hustvedt, Penelope Lively, Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor, Meg Wolitzer (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceMay 12, 2010

Currently readingA Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx (Vintage) by Elaine Showalter
Whorled by Ed Bok Lee
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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