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Member: Florinda

CollectionsTo read (458), Your library (987), BEA2014 (18), Currently reading (20), Review copies (303), Review for SA (67), Audiobooks (63), E-books (54), donated/unshelved (183), Favorites (17), LT Early Reviewers (18), Books from BEA/BBC 2011 (17), Books from BEA 2012 (14), SheReads Book Club (6), All collections (1,256)

Reviews371 reviews

Tagsfiction (742), read (658), TBR (477), nonfiction (315), review copy (211), ARC (190), memoir (181), 3.75/5 (90), audio (56), 2010review (55) — see all tags

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About meI work with numbers. Words are my avocation and my escape. I read, I blog, I write, I buy books, I read some more. I have a great family - husband, son, stepdaughter, and stepson - that enables and supports my bookaholism.

About my libraryI read mostly general, semi-literary contemporary fiction - not much from particular genres, and not a lot of heavy reads (although I do appreciate thought-provoking material, I don't really want it to be *work*). I think my tastes are pretty varied. My forays into nonfiction are usually memoirs, with occasional side trips into various social-science areas.

My library is a mix of read and to-be-read; all the TBR-tagged booked are actually in my possession. However, not all of the "read" ones are, since I frequently give them away or donate them to the library after I'm done with them.

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, Bloggers

Favorite authorsMichael Chabon, Jasper Fforde, Alice Hoffman, Nick Hornby, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Madeleine L'Engle, Sue Miller, Christopher Moore, Carolyn Parkhurst, Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, Michelle Richmond, J. K. Rowling, Anne Tyler (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Thousand Oaks, Book Soup, Borders - Century City, Borders - Northridge, Borders - Simi Valley, Borders - Thousand Oaks, Diesel, a bookstore - Malibu, Portrait of a Bookstore, Vroman's Bookstore

Other favoritesLos Angeles Times Festival of Books

Favorite listsTop Five Books of 2014


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Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationSimi Valley, Caifornia

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Florinda (profile)
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Member sinceJan 4, 2008

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