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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.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, Reading Globally, 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
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A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children by Caroline Kennedy
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
The Last Policeman: A Novel (The Last Policeman Trilogy) by Ben H. Winters
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