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About meMy husband can't understand how I can sit and read all day long. He hates being indoors and doesn't really read at all (which is beyond my comprehension!). I just tell him that my reading keeps me sane and makes me nicer to be around; he's good with it. We live in the beautiful N. Calif. wine country on about 4 acres, with five horses and three dogs (two big, one little. I'm actually outside quite a bit with that lot to hang around with, and an ever increasing garden to deal with. We show cutting horses, a sport in which the horse and rider interact with cattle in the manner of actual ranch work. These horses are incredible atheletes. I am 59, a former High School Biology teacher, and I row on a local river. I read mainly sf, fantasy, and mystery/thrillers, with the occasional "literary" book thrown in, but since joining LT my reading has expanded.

My new philosophy for life:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in an attractive and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
chocolate in one hand, a glass of red wine in the other,
body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and
screaming "WOOOOOO HOO what a ride!"




About my libraryYour library is for books I own and/or have read starting from the time I joined. Since joing LT, my TBR pile has become so big that it's mathematically impossible for me to read them all before time runs out. Many uncatalogued books are still in boxes in storage. I can't even remember what I have, they've been there so long. But we live in a tiny old house which MUST be remodeled so I can have walls of bookshelves.
I have been adding books that I am sure are in my boxes, and my wishlist(kept separately)is growing rapidly as I read the posts in several different groups.

GroupsBookMooching, Californians Who LT, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Kids and Grandkids. LT by Proxy, Science Fiction Fans, The Green Dragon, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, James Lee Burke, Ivan Doig, Kate Elliot, Dick Francis, Molly Gloss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Farley Mowat, Carol O'Connell, Eliot Pattison, Dan Simmons, Wallace Stegner, Sheri S. Tepper (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBook Passage, Chanticleer Books, Copperfield's Books - Petaluma, Copperfield's Books - Santa Rosa, Copperfield's Books - Sebastopol, Paperbacks Unlimited, Point Reyes Books, Readers' Books, Treehorn Books

Favorite librariesMarin County Free Library - Novato Library, Marin County Free Library - Point Reyes Station Library, Marin County Free Library - South Novato Library, Sonoma County Library - Petaluma, Sonoma County Library - Rohnert Park - Cotati, Sonoma County Library - Santa Rosa Central, Sonoma County Library - Sebastopol

Other favoritesWells Fargo Center for the Arts, The Uncarved Block

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Thanks for the heads-up on Booktrap - I'll seek out the Hobnob with Authors group
Hi Kasey,

Thanks for the heads up. All the different sites are sometimes a challenge to navigate. Helpful advice like yours goes a long way to make things a wee bit easier.

Kindest regards,

Kasey---

I enjoyed your review of Robert McCammon'a "Boy's Life", which is indeed a delight, and is a favorite novel of both my wife & my self.

You might also enjoy Robert Lee's short, comic novel about a Montana fishing guide, entitled "Guiding Elliott" . . . and, finally, thanks for your wonderful, terse, lively "new philosophy of life"---I'm planning to quote it promptly to several friends!

Whooo-hooo! What a ride!

All The Best,

---"j.a.lesen"
Just checking out your shelf and saying hi :)
Yes, I still have bubble envelopes. I would list it under one of the Trees of the World listing, which would be 1 point. I'd prefer an extra point or so, since it would be at least 20 envelopes, not 6. :)
http://bookmooch.com/s/trees+of+the+world

Most of the spare envelopes are 2's (8.5x11). Do you want any larger or smaller sizes?
Thanks! :) Maybe whoever decides the levels really likes horses? Or, they think they are incomprehensible to children? I don't get that lexile thing at all.
Pick a charity.

To thank you for all you've done for my aunt & the senior center, I'm donating points to a BM charity. Do you have a favorite? I was going to smooch you points but I saw you have a ton.

Thanks again for all you've done!
Hiya! Yeah, it's always nice to know that our reviews are appreciated and not just consigned to be filed away, as unappreciated and unread as a dissertation.

Chtorr. I can't bear to reread it, not with the cliff-hanger at A Matter For Men. And especialyl since it only serves to remind me that there are three new books that have yet to be published. I'm sure they're worth the wait, but . . . I was going to say "but the wait is killing me," only to realize that the reading might kill me, considering what Gerrold usually makes his heroes go through.
Pleased t'meetcha!

Re: Your library
I can relate. I sometimes have nightmares of all the books I have in storage turning into mold. Do you think it'll be a copyright violation to scan them into a personal digital library?

:D

P.S. I didn't reciprocate out of some misplaced feeling of obligation; I like your reviews and would like to keep an eye on them, even though I can see that'll only further inundate my library.
Thanks for the welcome :) I love western- I once had a reining horse. My profile foal is my Arabian, Perri, as a baby. I've had Arabians and Quarabs since I was 13, and I'm in my fifties. Before that, QH, App, Paint. Eight horses on four acres! That's worse than me, with 6 on 5. But I know CA is a special case. I recently read (Equus, maybe?) that each horse produces 10 lbs of manure daily :D
Wow, that's a small world! My brother-in-law is from Glen Ellen and he's a veterinarian who came up to Canada to study and work in the '70s. My sister worked in the same vet clinic and the rest is history, BIL wanted to move back home and sis went with him. They own a vet clinic on the main street now. If you're ever in town, you should drop in and say hi for me, ;-) Yes, I've visited a few times and love it there. And when I get a chance to go back I'll definitely let you know!

When we lived on Vancouver Island, I was over to Salt Spring Island all the time as my oldest friend lives there. It's my favourite place, although Quadra Island is pretty nice too...lol.

Take care
Hi Kasey, just visiting to show up on your map :-) We share 119 books!

My sister and BIL live in Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley - gorgeous country! Lucky you.
yup, mine came back. I love it.
See that blue triangle in the middle of the continent, KAz? That's me, waving at you from Nebraska! Mary Lou

PS: I live in the very middle of cow country and rodeo country. So I know a bit of what you know!
The dots on your map just occur whenever someone visits your profile. Fun, eh?

I love your life! I want to be a rodeo announcer, but I haven't been to a rodeo since I was a preteen. Sigh. I lived most of my life in the City! of Seattle, but spent youthful summers in Idaho and Oregon on some family friends "spreads". I did have a horse in the summer, a couple of times, but mostly I just fed the orphan calves. I gained a life long love of animals, and the outdoors.

I am now a retired school teacher, taking care of kids (my niece's) and each day I am lucky enough to pass by a small "spread" with a couple-three horses in pasture. I made friends with the little old lady who owns the place and love to chat with her and use her "top soil" in my garden.

Glad you stopped by and gave me a dot, and now I've done the same for you!
Thought I would stop by and get to know you better. We share some great books! I am also from N. California, although I suspect a bit further north than you are. Have you seen the Californians group here? It isn't terribly active, but has potential. If you are interested, you can find it on my profile page to check out. :)
Hi Kasey,
Thank you for angelling "Sand of the Arena"!
Hi Kasey,
Well; you must be my lucky charm - a copy of One Shot has now been angel-mooched for me; and would you believe it another copy is now listed. Unbelievable - you mention a book and whammo!
I felt I should share this with you - and thank you, as you are most definitely the catalyst. :)

It is still hot here - too hot; last night broke all records! Roll on cool change.
Hope you are having a nice weekend.
xx L.
Hi Kasey,
Please may I have The Hard Way by Lee Child and happy to have it delayed to find some more - I already have the other but as The Visitor - the link is wonky *sigh*. :(
I'm lman on BM too - are you OK to send to me - don't worry if not; I am totally understanding of postage costs these days.
x L.
Thanks for reserving them - I'm off to mooch them now!

I'm new to Clive Cussler but enjoying him so far - and he did mention in one of his books "the Cussler car museum" - which I thought was a really strange bit of self-promotion/mentioning - but if he has a collection then I guess it makes sense!
Hi, I would love Vanishing Acts if you are happy to send to the UK? I understand if you don't want to do 2-4-1 to the UK.
I would also like to mooch The Music of the Spheres which is in your BM inventory - but let me know if that would burst open the Media Mail flat pack - if so I would rather just have Vanishing Acts.

Thanks
Yvann
And did I give you the link for this one too (The Magic finger): http://bookmooch.com/m/detail/BM1291003820829312910?
So funny - I just opened up my computer and your requests came in - except for this one. :)

I will be posting on the weekend at the latest.
~ Lyn
Mooched now - thanks so much!
Would "For Kings and Planets" still be available, Kasey?

Thanks,
Michelle
The wait is not a problem. Thanks Kasey!
I see that you just sent the books today. Thanks! But are you ok with sending the Mieville book separately? Obviously it would have been better from your perspective to include it with the other two...
LOL!
Hmmm...I'm sure it is closer to 30! You ARE so nice (and not just because you are a tad older - by thatmuch - huh?)
It's kinda scary how fast the years go by. Not quite sure where they all went either.

I worry I won't have enough time to read all these books. :)
I forgot to say - I am 55 too!!! Were you born in 1955 - I was! I'll really like you if you are older than me.... oldies but goodies (so I'm told).
:0
:)
~ L.
Exactly - that classic Snoopy dance IS the *happy dance*! LOLOL!

Oh Kasey, you make me feel so much better... do not look at my TBR - it is ridiculous! Actually I am not sure it is correct as I may have catalogued some as 'to read' by mistake - or maybe not!
I just can't stop - I enjoy getting them as much as reading them; almost!

I am so glad you like Case Histories - I actually gave that 5 stars too (as I now see you did) and wrote this over-the-top glowing review, but at the time it really connected with me. Sometimes I think your mood and the goings-on around you at the time impact on the perception of the book. I was hooked from the first page; I just really wanted to know what happened to Olivia!

And I understood all your messages. I also agree with your rating of Bridge of Souls; that series became meh.
Must go do work...yes I'm at work; supposedly working.

xx Lyn

That's awesome! I checked BM first this morning and saw the Adams book. When i saw the user name i thought it was just a happy coincidence, but obviously you've been doing some detective work! Thanks a ton for taking the time to do that, and for picking both books up for me! I just placed mooch requests for both of them.
Bonne journée,
JF
Aww... i'd love it! Thanks for remembering! Very nice of you, Kasey. :)
#2
And thank you for taking the time to investigate my wish-list - I truly appreciate all this effort!
~ L.
Kasey! Are you kidding? Only two!!!
I've been fretting about trying to find some books to go with yours - and I sooooo want these two books! My goodness - I love you! I'm hyperventilating with delight! The Lovesey are so hard to come by, especially this series. And I think I added the Qiu Xiaolong from you - did I? Who cares...I love the sound of these books. :)
THANK YOU!!

I'm off to mooch them now... I hope you got some for yourself???
OMG *bounce bounce* *boogie boogie* *happy (uncoordinated) dancing* Oh wow! Err...do you err...get the picture? Heee

xxx Lyn
That's Giants baseball! My blood pressure was skyrocketing!
OMG, I love the FREAK!!!!!
Hi Kasey,
Oooh, what fun! I love book sales! Which is kinda weird as we don't NEED any books - but isn't there something so fulfilling coming home with bags of books; AND THEY ARE NOT EVEN FOR US MOST TIMES!!! Help.

Well; I'm just starting to collect Qiu Xiaolong - so any of his you may find, though I am not sure how available they are... and I see you have some - yes? Are they good? I love a story behind a crime and some history in the mix etc... I am also looking for Jass and The Dying Crapshooter's Blues (and don't I love that title) by David Fulmer to fill in the ones missing from my series.

But really, the best is for you to get what you like and what you can find and then I can see what you have on the list - yes? I would be happy just to see the list and if any are on my wish-list and good for posting all this way - I worry so much about weight etc - then I will be jumping in there; and finding it difficult to contain my joy! But I won't expect any - because that usually jinxes everyone. And there are lots of others awaiting your return too. :)

I should be going to a huge book fair this month too - it is usually v good, so I will check out your wish-list too. I love having lots of books (not for me) to try to find at these things - I end up looking at books I would never have considered and another whole schema opens up. And then my TBR gets even taller! *sigh*

But it is true - you can never have too many books! EVER! TRULY! heeeee
Thanks so much for all this - much appreciated.
~ Lyn
Kasey,
Would you like me to find another to go with 'Unicorn'? Sorry, was madly mooching at work and now at home I have time to write to ask. Please do delay and let me find a companion for postage costs; and thanks so much again. You made my day so much better as well as very entertained by out pimping thread. I am looking forward to this book very much - I can easily wait a bit though. :)
~ Lyn
I am so excited about this year's team! I've always been into pitching, so I'm enjoying this team more than all those Bonds/Kent slugfest teams with people like Woody pitching (although I love Woody as a person and he should have started game 7!!!). Anyhoo, GO GIANTS!!! I think we can take the Braves.
Thanks so much! I look forward to reading it!
You're a doll... Thanks, Kasey! It's so much nicer to acquire a collection from one owner, especially from our friends here on LT. ;-)

Hi Kasey, could you reserve them for tc53591, there is another 'Tani' on bm in CA. I am from Oregon. ;-) Thanks!
Hi there! Am I too late for Middlesex? If not, I'd love to have it. I'm fakeplants on BM. Thanks!
Hi...would love to mooch Christine Falls by Benjamin Black, I'm saharatea on BM. Thanks!!!
Kasey- Is it to late for "Dark Places"? If not, I'll take it! I'm msf59 on BM also!
Thanks
Mark
I am happy to get a chance to send a book to you :) I hope you enjoy it. I wound up with two copies, wups!
Thanks for the long comment. Same granddaughter just called and said she and her mom are suddenly getting along again. I read another book of my own daughter's that made me feel better about our communication thing. Book...Your're grounded till you're thirty.
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Am into two books about colonial Philadelphia history I just happened to buy at a thrift store sale that really go together and give a perspective I had never had before...plus they are fun to read,gossipy stuff about that saint Benjamin Franklin, who wasn't r really.

First finished The Storm Gathering, the Penn Family and the American Revolution by Lorett Treese , an evening's reading and can't wait to finish A Little Revenge Benjamin Franklin and His Son by WS Randall. William Fran...his was a mainstay for his father and his own son Temple wrote one of the first if not the first biography of Benjamin.

I guess I am avoiding historical fiction because I want the"real thing". But I am going to try
Came across you because I wanted to see who else had The Common Thread. Seems to be a great book and just wish my granddauther and her mother could quit screaming at each other and read it..or that I had had it when my own mother was still alive.

Love your philosophy.

And the boxes.....

Last year I bought rubbermaid boxes and then put most of my collection in them and used tags to identify the boxes. I have a condo with about 400 books, some books in my house and...a basement with the other books. I really don't want to look at shelves of books all the time...like the surprise of finding them again.

I can get a lot of really cheap Friends of the Library fiction, but not sure what I want. I am going to take a look at your fiction for ideas.
thanks so much, kasey. I have requested it. I worked so hard on BM requests this week-end (sending out 20 books today) that I went to bed early last night without checking my e-mail, LT or BM anymore!!!
AND thank you for reserving it for me, I have wanted to read it for a long time.
If Video Night by Pico Iyer is available I'd love it.....saharatea on BM. Thanks!
Hi, Kasey! How funny ~ I just this minute finished "Blood Trail" by C.J. Box and came on LT to post it to my 100 book challenge thread when I saw your note. Yes, I liked it, but it wasn't the beginning of the series, so now I need to go back and read the first one. It's so much fun to find a new series. I haven't read the others you mentioned, so thanks for the suggestions. I've got them on my list now to check them out.

I loved the Mallory mysteries by Carol O'Connell a lot, and also her "Judas Child" stand-alone. Wasn't excited about her last one though, something with "bones" in the title. I hope against hope she'll write another Mallory mystery, but I'm afraid "Find Me" was her last.
Hi! I'd love the Lee Childs book if it's available still. I'm saharatea on BM. Thanks!
I'm going to go broke, I can see, trying to buy books I see here. I'm going to have to check out bookmooch and just get more addicted to books. HA!

I read where your husband doesn't know how you can sit and read all day...well he doesn't understand, its not about sitting and reading, it about taking your mind away to whatever you are reading about. I enjoy the "solitude" of reading even in a room full of people.

If you have any recommendations, please pass them along.

Nikki
Take your time. I've been on fire the last couple of days - wishlist hits are coming at me like a swarm of gnats. Ah well, it never rains but it pours. Soon the drought will return. I'm mixing my metaphors.

I keep telling myself that today is the day I'll start cataloging my books but I haven't been right yet. :)
May I please mooch your copy of Dawn? I'm zora25 on BM. Please, please, please...
LOL yep. What's great is how many of them really enjoy it. My aunt is a lucky one in that other than when she was preparing for and healing from surgery, she could drive and has some disposable income so if there was a book she *really* wanted right that minute, she could go to B&N. But some their only outing is the sr. center and since they'd read through all the books.. Their whole library was one small shelf when this started so now two carts. They're thrilled.
Great! Off to mooch.

When I get access to a scanner - maybe this weekend - I'll scan the thank you. It's amazing to see how much they appreciate these little things.
When I met a few at the center this weekend and one woman just dove right into the box. So cute. They're genuinely thrilled.
I connected them with a used book store in their town and he said rather than purging his remainders that he has no space for, he'll think of them.
Thanks! I'll definitely take them.
I'm making a massive box for them from a friend's library - she's moving out of state so if you want to send them to me and I'll put them in the box - or send direct. I'm going back up in mid July and looking forward to hand delivering box.

Thanks so much for thinking of this little project that could :-)

Are they listed? I don't see them but I know BM is being cranky since it went down last night
Thanks! I'll go check it out.
That is a good way to describe "Little, Big"- like floating from one dandelion seed to another. I think that is my problem. .I keep hoping the story is going somewhere. I'll have to try to pick it back up though because the weather is so hot here and seems like it might be good for reading this kind of story.
thank you thank you
Just dropped by to say hi (Hi!) An interesting library you have there and I'm happy to see we share some great books. I hope "The Lies of Locke Lamora" reaches you soon and you enjoy reading it.

Riikka
Kasey- It's yours! I'll reserve it for you!

Mark
Done - thank you so much. I'll ask about any partial series they may have. My aunt goes down once or twice a week for classes they offer so she can check in easily.
Absolutely - the 3/1 sounds perfect. THey really like mysteries so I'm sure whatever you put together will be well appreciated. Thanks again - just let me know what to mooch.
I didn't see it on Pimp, I was mostly off line this weekend.
Hi Kaz, would definitely be interested in the One for the... ones that you have. Don't see them in your inventory. Did I miss them? I know she loved the ones you sent previously. Let me know - thanks :)
YAY, you found me :) your have a lot of books in your library! I still need to add a bunch, and I need to get reading...I am about to really delve into Howard Zinns: A Peoples History of the United States, which I am really looking forward to seeing that I am just finishing a great history class. I dont ever have time to read my own stuff during the school year. Anyways, great to be connected to you on here. Talk to you soon :)

-Camille
No worries, I am just happy that I will get a chance to read them :)
Thank you so much!!! I really do appreciate it. I have no problem waiting, even a few months :P I hope someday I can send a book to you :)
I know the feeling. I am afraid that one day a stack will fall and take out the baby.
I finally posted and reserved A Pale View of Hills on BM for you. Sorry about the delay!
Sorry for taking so very long to get back to you about Rewilding the World. Life got in the way. It is well written and covers some interesting territory regarding conservation efforts globally. I'd recommend taking a look because its important to see the different issues surrounding. Ultimately, how we deal with the natural world is just as much a people issue as it is a nature issue. The more people engaged, thinking, and empowered, the better for the environment. The only battle one loses is the battle that is not fought, and all that jazz.
Kasey,
Hiya, Woody here. Thanks for the tip, ha ha I look forward to hearing from you, will study the hlp on here to learn about the site. Write when you can, I will too!

your friend,

Woody : )
Hahahahahahaha! I just about spat my tea all over the monitor while as I reading your message. *HUGE laugh-out-loud* Oh dear, I needed that; so good to have a laugh! Thank you *wiping tears from eyes*
Hah! I know how to do a HUGE raspberry back now - look out! I am never going to archive that comment so I can refer to it boundlessly. I use to use this one: ;p~ but it pales into insignificance alongside yours!!!

Seriously, that is very sweet, and if you would like the transaction record please do list it; but if you ever need some points in the future and you don't ask me for help though, I will be immeasurably miffed. Immeasurably, I tell you! :)

I have been having some poor mooching experiences of late, but in one easy moment it is all wiped out by the gorgeous members of this site - like you. There was a thread in the "Off topic" group about how someone got ribbed by co-workers about only using this site and not belonging to facebook, myspace etc. They just don't get it - people on this site are the rarest of rare: truly NICE!!

No more need be said.
Hi Kasey,
Thanks so much; I've mooched the two books.

Now, in regards to the third, could I also get Bet Me? That seems like a fun read... and don't we all need those at times! But no need for a freebie... I am happy to fill a flat-rate and you are not doing a deal internationally. Smooch me one (maybe) back, if you so desire, but I am VERY happy for you to get more points to make your TBR pile even higher. LOL!
Unless you have another you would like to recommend...

Thanks again, and no rush with posting...at your convenience.
~ Lyn
Umm... that should be The Oath by John Lescroart...
I was typing very quickly at work - when I should have been working. :)
Hi Kasey - would I be able to mooch Passage from you - are you OK to send it to Australia? If it is too much then don't worry - I do understand. I can take Oathas well, to help with postage costs but I don't want to be greedy.
My BM id is lman too if it is OK.
~ Lyn
My sincere pleasure! I've listed them up on BM as reserved for you:

High: http://bookmooch.com/1573225517
Bookends: http://bookmooch.com/0743202457
Unicorn: http://bookmooch.com/067149449X
Kasey,
Thanks for your message about Vermeer's Hat. I didn't mention in my review that the book has lovely color "plates" of all the paintings and artifacts mentioned in the book which is really helpful.

I hope you enjoy it,

Anne
KAzevedo - you asked on the "What are we reading thread" about my opinion of Snow Crash. My comments are in post 10 on my 75 Books Challenge thread here - http://www.librarything.com/topic/87980 (also submitted as a review on the book page)

calm
Thanks, but I've procrastinated with those books so long my grandchildren have grown into them. I'm letting them skim what they want, and the rest go to the library sale.
I just though I'd say Hi. I saw that you left a message on Brian Neary's page. Like you, he sent me his book to review. I'm originally from Colorado, although now I'm living in Missouri. It looks like we have some things in common, including age, book interests, etc. I'll watch for you at the Crime, Thriller, & Mystery group, where I'm also a member. As far as the groups are concerned, I hang out probably the most at "75 Books Challenge for 2010."

All the best,
Becky
(labwriter)
Oh hey nice to meet you! Yes this is my 19th year (I think, I can't hardly keep track)... my plan is to retire in about 6 years when my son graduates from high school, go to Dauphin Island Sea Lab near Mobile Alabama and work as a cook in their cafeteria in exchange for a cabin on the beach.

My library is currently mostly on shelves in the garage with two or three bookcases full in the house. I love biology & geology and very nearly took an advanced degree to teach at the university level... but just wasn't a good enough researcher and writer. I love teaching, but like you I get worn down by all the things OUTSIDE of teaching science.

Well anyway nice to meet you and I'll be sure to peruse your library as you take it out the boxes...
I finished "Remains of the Day" yesterday and it was excellent. Humorous while also being poignantly sad. I'm going to check out more by Ishigiro.
Hi,
I live in Napa and was very interested in your post about the thrift store. One of our favorite day outings is to go to Petaluma, stop into wonderful Copperfield's and eat in the Thai restaurant around the corner. Could you please tell me where the thrift store is so I can include it on my next trip?

Have you visited the thrift store in Sonoma? They have a vew books, not that great, and a wonderful array of dinnerware, jewelry, and old clothes. It's called The Church Mouse (I think) and is on the south side of the square.
Kasey- I finished "Never Let Me Go" and thought it was excellent. What a strange, unforgettable book!
I loved you review but I'm glad I read it afterward. I think reading it cold, without knowing anything about it, enhanced my experience and when I put a review together, I plan on being stingy with the descriptions. I look forward to reading more of his work. I did love "Remains of the Day"!
Take care and see you around!

Mark
Kasey- Thanks so much for sending me the link for the "Never Let Me Go" discussion! I'm not going to read it until I'm finished. I'm over halfway done but there's nothing better than reading something and watching it unfold, and having no idea where it's going.
I see you had recently read "West With the Night", which I have also recently read and loved. I see that you have read Ken Bruen! That's great! He's my hero of the moment! I've read the 1st 2 Jack Taylor books, with the next 2 waiting in the wings. Funny, I just started "Open Season" by CJ Box, after hearing good things and it begins very well!

Mark
The only thing I've read by Kazuo Ishigiro is Remains of the Day. I liked it. I'll have to work in Never Let Me Go. The reviews I'm seeing are interesting. I just joined the Moby Dick group read. I remember liking it - way back in HS.
I've been reading in a kind of sporadic fashion. I took up a knitting book by Elizabeth Zimmerman in an effort to improve my skills. That has taken quite a bit of time. I've also been somewhat overwhelmed with promoting my etsy business - new to facebook, blogging, etc. none of which come naturally to me. All that computer time is really cutting into my reading.
Hi - how's the reading going?

Finally replying to your note on the Briar Rose group read - have you read this book? Are you going to do the group read? I just finished it, and am very interested to discuss. I may have to sit on my thoughts until April...
I should have The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian sent out tonight, but as for my user name, its the culmination of too much to drink one night in college and trying to find something 100% unique :) I've used it ever since -Carrie
I have The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian reserved for you on BookMooch. I'm not sure if you got received the mail or not, but my user name is "TheDivineOomba" on BookMooch -Carrie
No problem! Thanks for leaving me a note about it. I have two small children and am notoriously scatterbrained. Its a QP in very good condition. I will probably get it listed by the end of this month. (once I get more caught up) I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
Hello there -
I saw your list of books on the Topic: upcoming fiction-heavy library sale and saw that you are looking for a copy of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

I have a nice hardcover copy of it, its signed, maybe by the author or maybe the illustrator, or maybe its just a random scribble :) I was saving it for my niece, but considering she's only 19 months and won't be reading this book for years, and that my box of books for her is threatening to take over my apartment, I'll offer it to someone who really wants it.

I bought the book at a library book sale a few years back so I don't know the history of it.

Just let me know if you want it, and I'll reserve it for you on BookMOoch.
Hi Kasey - meant to reply sooner, but haven't been back to LT in a few days.

I wish I could say we do something really productive with our horses, but they do a lot more eating than working - LOL! We have three (a couple of the ones in the background aren't ours), and we mainly trail ride and occasionally work some cattle with them. I have a "Shut up and Ride" goal set for this summer, though, so maybe they'll do more working and less eating - hope springs eternal....
Kasey, thanks for your gracious comment about my entry in the GD depression thread. I'm not sure I said it any better, just differently. I read your profile and noted that we're very close to the same age and have similar genre interests. We share a handful of books, but given our common interests I suspect you have a few more I'll be interested in. I'd like to come back and poke around when I have more time, so I hope you don't mind my marking you as an interesting library. Keep hanging in there! best, Jim
Hi Kasey,
Thanks so much for your message! I will definitely read One Hundred Years of Solitude sooner rather than later! Your review is excellent.
Those two dogs of mine are border collie/labradors, but there might be something else in the mix as well. Its funny you asking if they are mountain dogs - a friend breeds them and we often talk about how their markings are so similar.
Judy

I am so jealous that you will meet Rebus for the first time. I plan on a full reread but reading them for the first time...
Her latest non-series one "The Darker Domain" (from 2008) is really good if quite different from her usual style. I like her style - regardless of what she writes. Had been planning to reread all that she had written one of those days and I will... just do not know when :) And how to combine it with the rest of the authors that I want to reread (although I love reading McDermid and Ian Rankin in the same week - they are so similar and so different at the same time)

Never watched the series but planning on get it on DVD when/if it is published. :)
Thanks for visiting and commenting! I'm glad you enjoyed my review of Last of the Saddle Tramps - I'll have to see if I can't track down a copy of 12 Miles to Paradise. Love you profile picture, by the way - looks like you're riding quite a rocket :)
Thanks for asking. I've only read two Goodis books. I can't recommend Nightfall to you. But I loved Shoot the Piano Player.
Happy reading to you as well. I am adding Briar Rose from your list to my TBR. (:
In the SciFi forum you had mentioned that you loved Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang and wondered how it holds up. I wanted to report back that it stands quite well these days. I've been reading a lot of '70s scifi lately and many books are WAY too dated. This one was very enjoyable regardless of its age.

I don't know if you tend to reread books or not, but if so, don't be scared to pick this one up again if you track down the box it's buried in!
just sent you a copy of oom. Should arrive by New Year's.
Hi!

Oh man I remember when most of my books were in boxes, I hated it! So one Christmas years ago I asked my husband for a program called Bookography for my computer. It's a library database and you can just scan in the bar codes for books. Worked beautifully. I went through every box and scanned the books, then numbered each box so that under "location" I could list a box number. Made finding old favorites easy. Only hard part was cataloging all my antique books since they had no bar codes or ISBNs.

When I heard about LibraryThing at first I was like "ho hum who needs it?" Then after several double trips to the bookstore because I bought things I already owned I decided being able to check what I owned while standing in the bookstore was the only way to go. Transferring everything from my old software to here only took a couple hours. Now I just enforce the rule that no books leave the shopping bag until they are logged in. LOL Otherwise I'd end up with a huge backlog really fast!

I'm off to curl into bed with a good book, talk to you later!
Gin
Hello! Yes I did enjoy Malevil. It is an interesting representation of rebuilding society in microcosm. Sorry, it will not go on BM as I got it from my local library. Hope you enjoy it.
Hi there! It is amusing the similarity in our book circumstances, not to mention reading preferences, along with the unusual version of Kathryn. I checked out your profile page and we have 40 books in common. And since you have only started cataloging, that's a significant overlap.

I am 56 (57 in February) and live in the northern VA, Washington DC suburbs, in a small 1950's ranch (what a silly word for such a little house)that needs considerable updating. Built-in bookshelves come much later. I am lucky in that there used to be a small furniture store near me that sold Amish-made, solid wood bookcases at pretty much the same price that upmarket particle board bookcases cost. So I have a number (not enough, of course) of actual shelves.

I dream of built-in shelving in a media room in the basement and/or turning my attic into a Cape Cod 2nd storey with master bedroom and library. Not holding my breath. So two-tiered stacking, many crates and rotating books in and out of available shelving. At least it keeps them dusted.

Nice to to have "met" you. Looking forward to "seeing" you around in our common groups and reads and checking on the growth of your catalog.
Sorry I'm a bit late replying. LOL, I'm glad you enjoyed the carrots comment in the BM group. I'm not usually so snarky, but something irked me about the situation. I didn't intend any nastiness, and I'm glad the tone came across humorously! Sometimes it's hard with text.

I'm on PBS too. I like using both BM and PBS. It's interesting how books are readily available on one site and highly wishlisted on the other sometimes.

Yay, another convert to the joys of cataloguing one's personal library :). If you need any help using any of the features, feel free to ask. Can't promise I'll know the answer, but I can at least point you in the right direction!

Take care, and I'll see you around!

~ww
Hi, and thanks for the interesting library add! I had a giggle when I read your profile — my husband is the same! I will have to use your line about reading making you a nicer person to be around. So true!

I see you are new to both LT and BM. How did you find them? Aren't they great? I'm addicted to both. Who knew that cataloguing books could be so fun?

And I noticed your copy of The Lord God Made Them All. Herriot is one of my all-time favorite authors and his books are the perfect comfort read. Good stuff! :)
I saw your post on the forum.

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