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CollectionsYour library (3,683), Wishlist (3), Currently reading (1), To read (815), Read but unowned (6), All collections (3,688)

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About meI'm a 40-year-old bookaholic, like almost everyone on here. I live in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

I'd like to think I collect books, but since I set them free when I am done you might say I'm more like a temporary hoarder. :)

About my libraryIt's such a mish-mash. What it really entails is bits from my Mum (cast-offs and things I may never read), books from friends, but lots of my particular interests. All the thrillers, mysteries and horror were definately bought for me and usually by me. Some of the paranormal and romance are mine as well, as I do like to dabble in almost anything.

Growing up, my brother's friends used to think I was morbid because of the books I read. But I could never quite figure out why it was okay for boys to read lots of horror books, but it was wrong for girls too? Then again, I've never been the one who followed the herd.

There are times when I sit in front of all the unread books and think I have nothing to read. Nothing tickles my fancy, which probably explains why I have a mixture of non-fiction, true crime, horror, cozy mysteries, yucky romances (just don't tell anyone, it may ruin my image!) and heavy duty thrillers. I can never tell what kind of trashy reading I'll be caught up in. I'm usually willing to give anything a try, but I have a really hard time with sci-fi/fantasy. I think I need to be able to believe the story could be real, and since I don't believe in aliens and monsters, they can be a little hard to take.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Awful Lit., Best of British, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Can You Recommend?, Canadian Bookworms, Chick Lit, Cozy Mysteries, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Early Reviewersshow all groups

Favorite authorsKeith Ablow, Peter Abrahams, Jeffrey Ames, Max Barry, Matt Beaumont, Mark Billingham, Bob Reiss, Alice Blanchard, Peter Blauner, Giles Blunt, Anthony Bourdain, Jan Burke, Augusten Burroughs, Tori Carrington, Lee Child, Jeremy Clarkson, Lowen Clausen, Harlan Coben, Liza Cody, Kate Collins, Douglas Coupland, Jennifer Crusie, Casey Daniels, MaryJanice Davidson, Rebecca Drake, Eileen Dreyer, Brendan DuBois, Selma Eichler, Bret Easton Ellis, Nancy Fairbanks, Kathryn Fox, Anne Frasier, Brian Freeman, Nicci French, Meg Gardiner, Shane Gericke, Charlaine Harris, Derek James Hawkins, Mo Hayder, Sparkle Hayter, Greg Iles, Jack Kerley, Jack Ketchum, J. A. Konrath, Cecile Lamalle, Richard Laymon, Dennis Lehane, Laura Levine, Jeff Lindsay, Bentley Little, John Lutz, Stuart MacBride, Phillip Margolin, Christopher Moore, Margaret Murphy, Walter Dean Myers, Jonathan Nasaw, Hilary Norman, Mark Nykanen, Thomas O'Callaghan, Gemma O'Connor, Lynda La Plante, Sheila Quigley, Ian Rankin, Pamela Ribon, Peter Robinson, John Sandford, Barbara Seranella, Michael Slade, Walter Sorrells, Lou Jane Temple, P. J. Tracy, Andrew Vachss, Cathy Vasas-Brown, Elaine Viets, Marcos Villatoro, Martyn Waites, Minette Walters, Gillian White, Stephen Woodworth, Margaret Yorke (Shared favorites)

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LocationOshawa, Ontario, Canada

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Member sinceOct 24, 2005

Currently readingCrime Scene: Inside the World of the Real CSIs by Connie Fletcher

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I only registered with this site a few days ago. I can't seem to take myself away and read my book now.
I was really surprised that we share 16 books and surprised to see that you are from Toronto. I am just east of you in Whitby. Almost neighbors.
I don't have many books listed yet as there is only so much time in a day. I am going to have to take a closer look at your other books. Seems to me, we enjoy the same books. I am a mish mash myself.
One of the books that I think you might be interested in is "A Better Place" by Alan Beaton. He was born and raised in Toronto and the story takes place in Toronto. This is his first book. I was impressed. You might be too.
I listened to Exit the Rainmaker by Jonathan Coleman, and librarything said you had read the book. Do you remember what type of loan Julian Nance Carsey obtained to buy his house and property in Maryland? He found two or three other people to go into the loan with him and I think it was a business type of loan. Thank you for your time.


Danielle Shreve
Ah, small world isn't it!
I've only read one of Sheila's books thus far (Bad Moon Rising) which I found very interesting as I could relate to all the places and landmarks mentioned within it.
Next time I see Sheila I shall let her know how widespread her fanbase is.
Hello, just noticed you were a top fan of Sheila Quigly and we appear to share the same interest of books (Ian Rankin). Thought you'd find it interesting to know that I live by Sheila and see her about town often, she'd be thrilled to know she has fans in Canada.
Hi, I wanted to invite you to join our group, Romance From Historical To Contemporary, the best romance group on LT! Our members love all kinds of romance, and we have lots of fun discussing, recommending, and reviewing. We'd love to have you! Hope to see you there.

Hey Jebbie,

My apologies for the delay in response. I'm fighting off a cold I picked up a few days ago, so I've been lying in bed and actually reading (yes, reading!) some of the books I've had on the mountain (boy, you called that one right) for a long time (they're sci-fi, so probably not of interest to you).

Thanks for the recommendations on Nasaw and Nykanen. I've looked at Nasaw's stuff before but never bought, however, I'll give him a second look. Nykanen I've never heard of, I think, so I'll track him down and see if he appeals to me. I do like some British thriller/mystery writers and Billingham is one of them. In fact, at one point I liked him enough to shell out a fair amount of dough for 2 signed, first/first copies of Sleepyhead, which have been steadily dropping in value ever since, natch:( I've read the first 3 books by him, I think, and I continue to buy his books but am a couple behind. Sandford's Prey series (not sure if you intended him to be under the Brit designation since both author and character are American) I've read almost all of, but am again 2-3 books behind (got a little burned out on Lucas, but I like the series). Other UK authors I think are good are Adrian McKinty (Irish author--you must read Dead I Well May Be, amongst others) and Ken Bruen (another lad from the Emerald Isle. I thought The Guards was great). Brian Freemantle's Charlie Muffin spy thrillers are excellent, too, and I like John Burdett's Hong Kong and Thai set books. I've tried to read Ian Rankin, but keep getting bogged down, though I own many of his books, figuring I just need to read more of him. I'll confess, though, I'm a sucker for UK period stuff and tend to like that more than the "chain-smoking, go to the pub for a pint" types. Part of the problem is I just don't have easy access to a lot of UK authors that are possibly more routinely published up in The Great White North, since you guys have had that British Commonwealth thing a bit more recently than we have;)

Okay, I've had breakfast and now it's time to go back to sleep and kill off the last of this cold (I got sick while on vacation, of course).


Hi, Jebbie! Thanks a million for reading Mad About Max! I'm so happy you liked the story. :)

Lisa :)
Hello Jebbie,

Thanks for taking an interest in my library. I was on your page a couple of days ago (am I losing my mind, or have you changed your profile page since then?) because, for some reason, I was seeing who else owned These Guns for Hire, a book with a wrap-around cover that never ceases to amuse me. I was going to leave a comment about it but decided to do it later because I'm a damn slow writer and can procrastinate about anything if I put my mind to it:)

Like you, I have acquired many more books than I've actually read and the sad fact is I've only read, maybe, 10-15% of the books we share. Of them all, Berlin Noir by Philip Kerr would probably be my top pick for a "must read." In general, I also like the first 6 Michael Connelly's with Last Coyote being my favorite and Black Ice my least favorite. Harlan Coben is usually good for a laugh and a twist ending, in his stand-alone books, anyway. Dennis Lehane's Boston P.I. duo books are quite good, though the first book, A Drink Before the War is probably the weakest. I also like pretty much everything by John Lawton, Carol O'Connell and Lee Child (although I'm getting a bit tired of Reacher's invincibility). Child's Running Blind aka The Visitor is one of the few books I've read where I set the book down about two-thirds done and really tried to figure out how the bad guy was doing his killing, with no luck, natch. I also liked P.J. Tracy's Monkeewrench aka Want to Play?

Well, I think I'll stop here, but I'd certainly be interested in any recommendations you may have for me.

Take it easy,

Hi! Thanks for being my LibraryThing friend. I hope you have a great week!

Lisa :)
Thanks for joining the Canadian Bookworms!

I like the you think, Jebbie. "The best of us." Indeed!!
Hello, Jebbie! Funny how we move in the same literary circles...
Dear chick-lit reader,

I’m a belgian university student that loves chick-lit. Would you like to help me with my thesis and write to me why you (personally) like reading chick-lit? What is it about chick-lit that appeals to you? What are your favourite books and why? Your help would mean a lot to me!

Best wishes,

Ester Wellens
thanks for recommending bookcrossing, but i am a little uncertain exactly how it works. would u mind terribly, emailing me or leaving a comment with a brief explanation. :)
we have 193 books in common. u seem to have great taste in books!
Hi Jeb! Krin511 here, and I'm adding you to my watchlist too! :)
Hi Jeb, I'm adding you to my watchlist. :)
Hello to my fellow relayer and Canadian! Good to see you here.
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