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About meI'm excited about discovering Isabel Allende's books ..... And I've been reading Alice Munro. The Book 'View from Castle Rock' is significant to me because in this book she describes the early settling of my home area and the fictional characters speak to my imagination on how it was for my ancestors.

About my libraryGot the bookcases organized. When I was buying a new bookcase for my expanding collection, a furniture dealer actually said that bookcases were not used anymore because everything was digital with pads and such. Poor little man.

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Favorite bookstoresFincher's - Goderich, The Bookery

Favorite librariesHuron County Library - Brussels Branch, Huron County Library - Seaforth Branch, Huron County Library - Wingham Branch

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Oh my yes; it's definitely possible to become addicted to books. Endorphins all the way! That's how my book collection got so huge. I need my endorphins during the dark, cold winters here in Alaska. ;-)

I'd like to apologize. You recently won my novel, Dirty Little Angels, through The LibraryThing Member Giveaway. Unfortunately, I mistakenly posted the giveaway as a physical book instead of an e-book, so when I received the list of winners, no emails were included. Are you interested in receiving a free e-book version of the novel? If so, send me your e-mail address (mine is, and I'll send you a free copy.

Sorry for the confusion,

Don't think we'll be there. Gary's more into ATVs than dirt bikes. Have fun!
Are things getting lively in Walton this week? :)
Dear Jeanne Kirby,
Thank you so much for reviewing Last Train From Berlin.
I appreciate your kind comments and especially the fact that you found reading about "the wartime struggles of ordinary people"
interesting, because that's precisely the story I wanted to tell. I am grateful for readers like you.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Most sincerely,
Irene Magers
Hi Jeanne,

I haven't made it to the Blyth sale in 4 or 5 years now. My husband is always planting that weekend, which means I'm busy doing barn chores, and taking the kids to Clinton Fair. I used to really enjoy it when I could get there. This year will be the first year in ages that I'll miss the Rotary book sale in Goderich. It is this weekend at the craft sale on the Square, and has always been very good. But I'm going on vacation tomorrow, so that's out for this year.

I quite agree about second hand bookstores. As a poor student it was a necessity for me to frequent them and I found them to be full of treasures.
Hi Jeanne, it seems we are birds of a feather. I have read, like you, hidden away sneakily in corners since childhood, partly because of unapproved 'trash' literature, partly because I was supposed to be doing something. I don't see that the trash literature hurt me any, because I went on to read real literature ravenously as well. To this day I cannot go anywhere, expecting to sit and wait, as in a doctor's office, without a good read in my bag. If I happen to forget it I rue it dreadfully, as I am not a fan of women's magazines. Tut, tut!

My library, like yours, started out as various piles in every room, grew into bookcases in every room and is now in the process, thanks to LibraryThing, of getting organized. I am so happy to have found this site full of people who seem to be bookaholics as myself. Best regards.
The attitude of the cat in the picture is the least of it. This is a (very spoiled) feral cat who taps on my living room window if she doesn't get fed in a timely manner! :) Her name is Lord Bravery.

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