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Member: June

Collectionslibrary book (15), Your library (122), All collections (128)

Reviews8 reviews

Tagscollege USAtravel (1), Environment (1), emergence complexity (1), LeCarre challenge (1), urban planning (1), computers (1), nonfiction (1), espionage (1), memory (1), mystery (1) — see all tags

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About me2011 Favorites

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
World and Town by Gish Jen
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert D. Kaplan

2012 Favorites

The Submission by Amy Waldman
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev
Just My Type by Simon Garfield
Moneyball by Michael Lewis

2013 Favorites

Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
Citizenville by Gavin Newsom
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Manual of Detection by Jedidiah Berry
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50-Something Library Thingers, 60-something Library Thingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, A Quieter LibraryThing, Anglophiles, Art & Books, Art History, Asian Fiction & Non-Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsAlbert-László Barabási, Pat Barker, H. S. Bhabra, Robertson Davies, Ivan Doig, Jack Finney, Jane Jacobs, P. D. James, Steven Johnson, Ward Just, Bryan Magee, John McPhee, Lola Oberman, Oliver Sacks, Henry David Thoreau (Shared favorites)

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Real nameJune

LocationSouth Carolina

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 1, 2005

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Depending on when you were at the Brooks Center, you might just have seen me slipping across the stage! During all five of my years at Clemson (three in graduate school and two as an instructor), I always worked as a stagehand there, and miss it terribly! I haven't been back in a few years, but my husband and I hope to take a visit in the next year or two. Meanwhile, it's always good to find another tiger wandering around, especially here where I spend so much time!
I see that Mark (msf59) has been commenting here. He was my first LT Friend...I guess, if you find my Library "interesting" must have some serious quirks?

That's jake with me

read on....

Hi June- You are my kind of reader! Alright! I never did get to the 4th Bangkok book. I plan on it though. It sounds like the series tails off. I have not read Cotteril's new series either, although I've heard good things.
I have still not read Leon and the Espinoza series sounds promising. We need more time in the day. don't we?

Hi June- Ready Player One was a lot of fun, especially if were in your teens or early 20s, during the 80s. Tons of references. I loved the 1st 2 Dr. Siri books and look forward to book 3. How far did you get in the series?
Speaking of warm climes, have you read Bangkok 8?

June- I love your book selections. 3 of your picks from last year, were favorites of mine, Sparrow, Cutting for Stone and Major Pettigrew. I also loved Moneyball and I am currently reading the Art of Fielding, which has been excellent.
Stop by my Challenge sometime, would love to have you!

Hi June- Sorry, it took a little time to get back to you. I was working and then messing around after, but I did not forget you. You asked about Elmore Leonard. I forgot how many terrific titles I have read by him but here's a few:
La Brava
Cat Chaser
City Primeval
Get Shorty
The Hot Kid
I could easily give you several more too! He is easily one of the best crime writers out there and I would really like to go back and reread some of these.

Glad to know you enjoyed my various Bookaccino threads. More impressive still that you took the time to go through them and you found something of interest there. By the way, it is always nice to make contact with other former librarians!
Hi June. Thanks for adding mine to your list of interesting libraries. It is always a pleasure to know that others are interested in what interests me.
Hi June, Thanks for adding me to your Interesting Libraries. Just curious, since we only share one book, what did you find appealing about my library? I also noticed that you had two of my favorites in your profile as favorite books in 2010 (Cutting for Stone and The Sparrow), but they aren't in your library at all, and I wonder why.
Hi June: Yes, baseball and mysteries are my favorites. I see that you're in the 75er group for 2011. Look forward to talking to you there.

Christopher Fowler, huh? I am definitely starting that series in 2011.
That's a great selection to have in common. I have a special love of biographies of scientists (my biography of scientists tag: Physicists predominate. Looking forward to further discussions!
Hi June, Honored by the "Interesting Libraries" shout-out. Thanks!
Hi, June ~ Thanks for adding me to your Interesting Libraries group. I'm curious to know what stood out in My Library that caught your interest. I see we don't share a lot of books (though that could be because I haven't been buying books much in the past 10 years, and I don't usually add library books to My Library).


Thanks for the heads up on 'Metamagical Themas'. I had been thinking it would be interesting to read a similar book to GEB written more recently, since there's been a fair amount of new information in the realms of Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Neurobiology, Physics etc since it was written. 'Metamagical Themas' is at least a little later. At 800 pages, though, I think I'll need a break before tackling it. Another book in a somewhat similar vein, though less mathematical and computer oriented is "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" (another challenge).

Hi June, Thanks for adding me to your "interesting libraries" network. I notice that we share 'Godel, Escher, Bach'. I'm about 2/3 of the way through reading it right now. I find it a challenge, with some chapters beyond me, but also absolutely fascinating.

Hi June,

Thank you for adding me to your 'interesting libraries' network. I see that you read 'True North' and really liked it. I have that book on my TBR tower, so it's encouraging that it's gotten 5 stars from you.

Hi June:

Thanks for adding me to your "Interesting Libraries" list. It looks like we both enjoy Robertson Davies' novels. You may want to try "The Rebel Angels" and "What's Bred in the Bone" next--those are two of my favorites. Good reading!



Thanks for marking my library as "interesting". Just curious, what did you find interesting? Have a good day.

Success! We are officially friends. Have a great Thanksgiving, June.

Hi, June . . .

I couldn't figure out what I did with YOUR invitation so I sent one to you. I hope you will accept. I need all the friends I can get . . . and anyone who recommends good books to me is bound to be a good friend.


It has just come to my attention -- yes, I usually am that slow -- that you extended an invitation to me to be LT friends and I did something to the invitation that apparently made it disappear. I would indeed like to be friends, but I don't quite know how to arrange it . . . please forgive me for being so clumsy about this.

I received a copy of Ward Just's A Dangerous Friend today . . . it's near the top of the tbr pile so I should get to it soon. I have another coming, although I can't remember which one -- it was very difficult to choose. Once I got to reading about them, I found I wanted them all, but limited myself to two.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Good morning, June,

Thank you for your suggestions. Just this morning I read the review of this book posted at the bookeywookey blog and the reviewer asked the same question of his readers -- what other Just books do you suggest? I didn't check out what they said, but I like the sound of the titles you list. Thanks again.

Have a great day.


Thanks so much for the message about Just's book. It will be awhile before I buy it (maybe I'll put it on my Christmas wish list) and then get around to reading it, but I am interested. Are there earlier books of his you would especially recommend?
I usually try to read a couple of books by a "new" (at least to me) author.

What are you reading now? I'm just finished with one book and about to start another -- I have too many in my TBR stack so choosing the next one is always interesting. So many books, so little time, as they say

Hi, June

Thanks for adding my library to your list. I see we have some favorite authors in common. I have been reading about Ward Just's new book -- I've never read anything by him before -- and I think I might like this one (Exiles in the Garden).

Good reading, June.

Hi! Thanks for adding me to your list. Have a good day. Mary Lou
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries, even though we only have one book in common ;)
" No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born.
There is nothing tangible.
There is just a feeling that your life is
different and that your capacity to love and care has
miraculously been enlarged with out any effort on your part.
It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you.
But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands,
and you discover rooms you never knew you had
until your friend moved in with you."
-- Steve Tesich
Thanks for the interesting library listing.

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