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About meAnnual winner of "bookworm of the year" award. Lives in a house with more than one towering Wall of Books. Likes cats.

About my libraryIt's quite large and spread out over every room in the house.

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Hello Katerina - I am a librarian at the Hayward Public Library, and thought you might be interested in some upcoming events at the Library. Next Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 6 pm, bestselling author Gail Tsukiyama will be reading from and discussing her latest novel, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, at the Hayward Main Library. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms traces the life paths of Japanese brothers Hiroshi and Kenji, who are forced to put their dreams on hold in the wake of World War II and find their destinies intertwining with those of a famous sumo master and master maker of Noh masks. Books will be for sale and available for the author to sign.

In March we are sponsoring a Hayward community Big Read of A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. Several authors (including Ernest Gaines via live video) will be appearing at several locations throughout Hayward. We have a kick-off event starting at noon on March 5, when members of the community will be doing a public reading of A Lesson Before Dying at Eon Cafe, across from Chabot College. And on March 11, author Lalita Tademy will be appearing at the Main Library to talk about her novels Cane River and Red River, which are based on painstaking research she conducted on her Louisiana-based ancestors. Contact me for more information, or go to the Library's website at

I run the "Mostly Literary Fiction Book Discussion Group" at the Hayward Main Library. We meet the 2nd Monday of every month. Please feel free to join us. If you can't attend meetings, we also discuss our selections online at

Best wishes,

Sally Thomas ("mostlyliterary")
Nice to hear from you re. Rasputin's Daughter. Thanks also for the compliment!
I finished reading Rasputin's Daughter and then searched for feedback/reviews left by other readers. I have to agree with you. It really was a tedious read and quite oh my...
I have been a reader since earliest childhood. In grade school, I would win the "Bookworm of the Year Award" with tedious, unsurprising regularity. Today I have a customized license plate holder that says "I'd Rather Be Reading." My house is contains more than one Wall of Books. I feel uncomfortable visiting people who have no books at all.

I tell everyone who will listen that I think that reading is the very key to the universe.
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