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Member: DivineMissW

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About meLOVE LOVE LOVE to read! I go through bursts of curiosity and I want to read everything I can about a particular topic. Right now is it is Tudor to Elizabethan history. Long live the King and the Queens!

About my libraryMadison Heights Public Library in Madison Heights Michigan. They have the BEST Librarians

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Ancient History, nook lendme buddies

Favorite authorsMaeve Binchy, Jeffery Deaver, Elizabeth George, Malcolm Gladwell, Beverly Lewis, Rosamunde Pilcher, Laura Joh Rowland, Alexander McCall Smith, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, Isabel Wilkerson, Cindy Woodsmall (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesMadison Heights Branch Library

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Member sinceOct 21, 2010

Currently readingLethal by Sandra Brown

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Thank you! I'm a complete novice at LT, so please excuse the delay. =) All the best!
You're welcome - not sure why I typed peaces rather than pieces - my mind must have drifted a bit.
My period's not the Empire itself but the transition between Rome and Medieval. For that I'd suggest Chris Wickham's _The Inheritance of Rome_ as a good starting point with Guy Halsall's _Barbarian Migrations_. Two others which may be helpful but are essay collections are Bowersock, Brown and Graber's _Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World_ and Thomas Noble's _From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdom's_. There are additional books I could recommend if you're interested in the people who took over, post-Rome.

I've not found a single book for the Western Empire. For the East, the best overview I've found is Warren Treadgold's _A History of the Byzantine State and Society_. It's very large. What I have for the West are a bunch of books that cover parts and peaces, both topically and chronologically. There likely is a single book as an overview, I just don't know what it is.

Hope this helps, at least some.
Not sure what happened, but LibraryThing did not notify me that you were a winner. It's not a problem, send me your email address and I will send you a PeaceMaker ebook.

Sorry about the mistake,

Congratulations on winning a copy of Soaring Above Co-Addiction by Lisa Espich. Your copy will be on its way shortly!

Warm regards,

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It appears that yours (and two others from LibraryThing) were not sent out, but the problem has been rectified. I just put in the order now.

Hope you enjoy and look forward to the review!

If you did not already know, the author Ms. Wilkerson (Warmth of Another Sun) will be on C-Span 2, Tuesday Dec 28 8 p.m. E.T.

Just wanted to confirm that you are one of the LibraryThing Giveaway Winners! We will be sending out your copy of The Village by T F Rhoden on 30 Dec 2010.

We look forward to your review here on LibraryThing and on Amazon.

Happy Holidays,
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Congratulations! It's really fun when they arrive.

I used to request too many books and then receive more than I wanted. Now I'm more selective about author, publisher, subject matter, so that I won't end up with a backlog of things that I don't really want to finish. I avoid some independent and self-published works because they're so iffy.

When you write the review, put your personality into it, and, if it's fiction, don't give away the plot!

You're a librarian, right? If so, no problem!
Congratulations on the Early Reviewers book!

I don't have any profound tips except to make sure you do the review. That will keep more books coming to you. I get one about every other month now. I post my reviews here, but I also usually post them to Amazon too. Sometimes the publisher has a special request, so I'll do whatever they ask me to. I don't write long reviews that get into the plot too much. Some reviews are WAY too detailed, in my opinion. Maybe it's just because I'm too lazy! Of course, I'll never give away an ending or other revealing details.

What book did you get? I just finished [A Plain and Simple Christmas]. I've gotten a couple of Amish-themed books to review.
Thanks for the friend request! I haven't been on here in a couple of weeks since I started a new job and spent a lot of time finishing my current book.
Aloha to you DivineMissW. Mahalo for adding me to your Interesting libraries. We do share quite a few titles. Nice to meet you.
I was imagining small individual collections but don't know how they could be kept track of.

The Library of Congress used to collect one of everything published in the US. I think that that they've cut back. And one isn't enough anyway. However there is the L of C's organization, The Center for the Book. They might be doing something. I think that I'll check when I get time.
A while ago, when Amazon announced that they were selling more e-books than hardcovers, I stopped taking good hardcovers with worthwhile content to Goodwill. Instead, I have an 'archive' bookcase (1 so far) for books that I've read but want to preserve.

This was a hard decision, since I like to buy good books at Goodwill and know that others do also. BUT I don't know what Goodwill does with them when they haven't sold after a while.

Maybe we should all have this kind of 'archive' and register them somewhere.


PS I do still sell books that I'm done with, though, if someone will buy them. Can't afford not to.
Ooo - looks like you can recommend lots of good books to me! I just wish I had more time to read them all!
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