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CollectionsYour library (1,074), Wishlist (29), Currently reading (2), To read (5), Read but unowned (1), Favorites (1), All collections (1,105)

Reviews133 reviews

TagsFiction (579), 2009 (81), 2010 (62), 2012 (61), Non-Fiction (60), 2011 (55), Classic (51), Romance (49), Biography (43), Children's (41) — see all tags

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About meI am a former editor and writer. If I don't have a TBR pile by my bed, I can't sleep! I am the mom of three kids (see pictures) and often read to them at night, so some notable Children's selections will be on my list. I am the Director of Marketing and Accounting for a small start-up company called Clarus Water Solutions. I also love TKD. And working in glass.
(I am an Obessive-Compulsive Bookworm.)

Also, I am a Cool Nerd Queen (and I took a test to prove it) LOL!

About my library

My library is composed of books I have read. I have a small wish list for books that I want to read. I don't differentiate between those I've borrowed or those I own. I like to read mostly Fiction, but can be persuaded to try almost any genre.

You can find my current thread here:

Favorites from 2012

Chess Story, by Stefan Zweig
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead, by Christiana Miller
1Q84, by Haruki Murakami
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Book of Jonah, by Stephen Dau
Never Let me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Million Heavens, by John Brandon
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Honorable Mentions

Morgue Drawer Four, by Jutta Profijt
Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Messenger by Lois Lowry
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
Fifty Shades of Gray maybe not so honorable, but amusing!

Here are my favorites from 2011 (in no particular order)
Charlie Bone Series, by Jenny Nimmo (YA)
The Ask and the Answer, by Patrick Ness
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht
A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
Spooner, by Pete Dexter
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
The Vanishers, by Heidi Julavits
Life Itself, by Roger Ebert

Favorites from 2010 include:
Shades of Gray, by Jasper Fforde
The Widow Clicquot, by Tilar J, Mazzeo
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barberry
The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
Author Patricia Briggs

and 2009
The Fool, Christopher Moore
The Cry of the Sloth, Sam Savage
Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls
The Twin, Gerbrand Bakker
Inkspell, Cornelia Funke
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie
A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick
Last Night in Montreal, Emily St John Mandel
The Last Bridge, Teri Coyne
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
A Thousand Spendid Suns, Hosseini
Lamb, Christopher Moore
Tinkers, Paul Harding
The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry

Groups100 Books in 2009 Challenge, 1010 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Fourth Place, Girlybooksshow all groups

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Richard Bach, Charlotte Brontë, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Louise Erdrich, Jasper Fforde, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Stephenie Meyer, Christopher Moore, Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, Nora Roberts, J. K. Rowling, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, Anne Tyler, Jules Verne (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAnnie Bloom's Books

Favorite librariesMultnomah County Library - Capitol Hill Branch, Multnomah County Library - Hillsdale Branch

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Real nameKim as in Kim(berly)

LocationPortland, OR

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 2, 2008

Currently readingDirty Love by Andre Dubus III
Willow by Julia Hoban

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Hi Kim - Thanks for checking up on me! It's nice to know I was missed.

I am not going to post in the 2014 group. I kept getting behind in 2013, and it became a chore to keep up. I have enough other chores in "real life", so I am giving myself permission to drop this one. I will still be reading the group and lurking on many threads, though... and may even comment here and there. :)

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Rhonda, Emma, Elisa, Jan and Kim
Kim- It was great to see you back making the rounds! I've been meaning to check in with you and see how you were doing and you CAME BACK!Hope all is well in your world. Big Hug!

Hi Kim! I hope your summer is going well. I started a thread for a PDX LT meet-up in September. I hope you can make it!
Yes, we'll do something sometime!

I so wanted to go tonight and meet you, too. But I had a last-minute thing to do last night, and had hubby take kid duty then. When I got home at 9:30pm, he went back to work to finish what he'd left and was there until the wee hours. So I felt guilty asking him to take kid duty tonight, too.
Well, shoot. I am not going to be able to make it tonight. My hubby is not able to be home with the kids tonight, so I'm on duty.

Have fun!
Just got this note as part of a larger thing from the Oregon City School District. I don't think the original information said anything about tickets. They're free, but I guess you gotta get them ahead of time. (Probably a good idea... our poor little library is SMALL.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Seating is limited and tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 pm. You MUST have a ticket and be in the building by 6:45 pm or your seat will go to another person. Free tickets are limited to two per person and will be available for pick up at the Library beginning Thursday, March 7. No phone reservations.
This event is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Oregon City Public Library.
Ok-strike two.

I am picking someone up at the airport that evening. However, I did order the book from Powell's and I will pick it up Saturday.

I will have to get in on the next event.

I am going to check my travel schedule for work today. This looks like a good event and it close to where I live. Looks like tickets have to be picked up from library after the 7th.

Let me know if you decide to attend.

I think I may be in town. Maybe I can pick up her book at Powell's in the mean time.
What day is she at the library? Sounds like a good topic. Is she local?

Coffee is always good.
Work but we have a house in Phoenix as well so I will stay there.

Is this the first LT meet up? Or have you folks met before? Any time you folks get together or just want to grab a cup of coffee let me know. I love to make friends that have a passion for reading.


No, I did not go to Yale. I have friends back east. I moved to Portland last year from Chicago. However, I also have lived in the southwest and spent my childhood in the northwest.

I have been on LibraryThing for quite some time and thought it would be nice to get to know some locals. Unfortunately, I will be in AZ the week everyone is meeting up.

Jennifer ( ponder)

Kim, Feb 28 works for me. Thanks so much for taking the initiative on this. I'm looking foward to meeting you both.
Hi Kim (and Jan if you read this!),

I wouldn't be able to make a Tuesday afternoon event. I'm at work Monday through Thursday. But if the Tuesday afternoon event works for you two, please feel free to do it without me!

My schedule is pretty full, so it would be an exercise in frustration if you felt you had to accommodate me. Best bets for me are Thursday evenings (except the first Thursday of the month). I know that is very limiting, so don't feel bad if you chose another time!

Great! I'll wait to hear from you. I love the idea of meeting someone from LT.
Berly, I would love to meet up with you at Annie Bloom's. Sounds like we may have a lot in common. I have a fairly open schedule, Wednesday is the only day I'm busy, so let me know what will work for you.
Hi Berly, thanks so much for dropping by. I notice you list Annie Blooms as your favorite bookstore. Mine too. I just moved to Tigard this summer from Eugene so I'm still exploring book stores. I love this area!
Hey, Berly; how are you? I'll drop by on your thread tonight or tomorrow; also, of course, check out your library!
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