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CollectionsYour library (1,916), Dec/Jan Read (2), Currently reading (9), To read (40), Favorites (162), All collections (1,916)

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Tagsalready read (972), 1001 (272), 20th century British (153), 20th century American (137), Film (119), sci-fi/fantasy (99), 19th century British (97), mystery (96), 21st century British (96), Poetry (72) — see all tags

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Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 18th-19th Century Britain, Anglophiles, Barbara Pym, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Cats, books, life is good., Doctor Who, Girlybooks, I Love Jane Austen, I prefer men to cauliflowersshow all groups

Favorite authorsElizabeth von Arnim, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Muriel Barbery, Sebastian Barry, Emily Brontë, Fanny Burney, Jim Butcher, Octavia E. Butler, Agatha Christie, Susanna Clarke, Wilkie Collins, e. e. cummings, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, George Eliot, Jasper Fforde, Gustave Flaubert, Stephen Fry, Elly Griffiths, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, John Keats, Denise Levertov, Audre Lorde, W. Somerset Maugham, Edna St. Vincent Millay, L. M. Montgomery, Bill O'Reilly, Elizabeth Peters, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Barbara Pym, Christina Rossetti, Alexander McCall Smith, D. E. Stevenson, John Stossel, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, Dylan Thomas, Anthony Trollope, François Truffaut, Sarah Waters, Edith Wharton, Joss Whedon, Jeanette Winterson, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Union Square, Borders - Manhattan - Park Avenue, Partners & Crime, The Mysterious Bookshop

Other favoritesSymphony Space, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Real nameYuliya

LocationMiddleton, Massachusetts

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Member sinceMay 21, 2008

Currently readingMadame du Barry: The Wages of Beauty by Joan Haslip
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Dear Fatty by Dawn French
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
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Here's a new picture of Illyria, all grown up (1 and half).

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gosh! That looks exactly like my cat Illyria. She hasn't been doing any modeling for you, has she?
Haha. Seriously though, beautiful cat. :)
Hi Yuliya! That was my issue as well, having loved the series and watched it a fair few times over before I bought the books - but a lot of the reviews I read said that both the series AND the books were excellent, so I decided to take the plunge. Personally I really enjoyed 'Blood Price'. The demon dude causing all the mayhem is way creepier, and Corinne doesn't appear very much at all, but the Henry/Vicki/Mike thing is as excellent as ever. I bought the next couple of books straight away so I'll see how I get on!
Ellie
Lorna Doone? That's a long time ago. I dug out my copy and found that I had bougth it in July 1983 in Hay-on-Wye after a brief stay in wonderful Exmoor, where the book is set. I read it soon afterwards and don't remember a lot about it, only that it was an entertaining read. So, I would just persevere for a bit and it will probably become better soon! Hope you enjoy it.
Anna
To my surprise The Hunger Games was a hugely enjoyable read, full of suspense up until the last page. I am not usually into sf or YA, but this one was great. I have already ordered the sequel, which - according to the NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/books/review/Zevin-t.html?_r=1&partner=rss...) - is at least as good.
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. I have just returned the favour, since it seems we have quite a few books in common and share a love of British fiction. I hope you get to go to Alaska soon. I visited it in 2005 and fell in love with it rightaway.
Stumbled on your profile via the Barbara Pym Club. Love those photos and love North and South. It's the best! Great library by the way.
Thank you for the comment on my profile pic!
I am going to add your library to my favourite ones, so I will have time to browse through your shelves.
:-))
Oh my gosh, another lover of North and South, oh my life is complete!! I LOVE that miniseries. It solidly knocked Pride and Prejudice out as my favorite adaptation. BBC should be very proud of themselves for this totally brilliant work. Have you read the book?

LOL on the book buying, believe me, I can totally understand. I went into Barnes and Noble the other day to buy one book and ended up with three books and a journal(and I don't even journal). I have decided that I need to marry rich to fuel my book buying habits :)

Hope your having a lovely vacation.
Trish
Hey! I do like the show True Blood, I've watched all of season 1, and I agree with you about the naughty parts of the show - most of the time it's just not necessary, but this is HBO we're talking about; I don't think they know how to make a show without sex. Anyways, besides all that, the show is pretty good. It differs somewhat from the books - Tara's life is examined more closely, as well as Jason's, and the finale will have you scratching your head :)
I have not read the Dresden Files, what are they about?

And His Dark Materials is an amazing series, I could not put those books down! Well, I'm off to read...
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries! We have a lot of books in common, a lot that are some of my favorites! I noticed you liked Atonement...I love that book so much. Also, I saw you have the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Have you read them? I am quite addicted to them.
I did not know about that Jane Austen "film", thank you! Haha that was hilarious. I suppose the timelessness of Jane Austen inspires people to do with it whatever they will and adapt it in silly ways? Hahaha. I've never seen "Being Human"... I will have to check that out so thank you for that as well!
PS You like Jane Austen, as do I naturally... are you planning to read the Pride and Prejudice plus zombies novel? I already have it preordered, hehe.
You seem brilliant (in both the American and the British sense of the word). Just want to say that. I have only put up 100 books, and here you share over half. I am a Brit Lit student as well. You also love geeky sci fi like the Dresden Files and Doctor Who. You're amazing.
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