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About meHere is my 75 Books thread:

http://www.librarything.com/topic/86238

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, Monthly Author Reads, New Zealand Thingamabrarians, THE ANYTHING CULINARY BOOK GROUP, What Are You Reading Now?

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Real nameJillian

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand.

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Member sinceFeb 6, 2010

Currently readingThe Winter House by Nicci Gerrard

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Hello, Jillian...I am a brand-new member and have enjoyed seeing what other people's libraries have in common with mine. I am a fan of books printed in the UK (even though I live in the States) which is probably why we have similar titles. I also visited New Zealand last summer as my daughter was living in Wellington and we took the ferry/train to Christchurch-I literally cried when I saw news clips of the last earthquake. If you have any titles to recommend, I would love to hear them. Thanks!
Hi Jillian, hope you and your family are safe. This is so very frightening and tragic. Thinking of you
Helen
Hallo Jillian,

we share 405 books! I have added you to my "interesting libraries".I have also enjoyed your reviews on the 75 books challenge group. I hope to join you next year. In the mean time I love browsing your library.
Love your book picture.
Hi Jillian I see you have added Room to your library. I have placed my first order with Book depository UK as it hasn't been easy to obtain here. Also very much cheaper and no charge for shipping. I wait with baited breath ...
OMG!!! I am loving browsing your library.
Hi there,
we share 333 books, and you have an extremely interesting library :-) So I added you to my list!
I will have fun rummaging in your collections...

Hi Jillian I noticed you have just added The Sound of Butterflies. This really deserved it's Best First book Award. I spotted this copy for only $7.99 in Paper Plus today. What a great price. A bargain is always a thrill! Hope you enjoy it.
Considering we have 190 books in common, I figured that you're a likely person to lead me to other books I might like, so it only seemed natural to add your collection to my interesting library list. :o)
Hi- great to see the sun thats for sure! I just got Rhubarb and Jasper Jones out of the library! Took your 4.5 star rating as a good recommendation! Loving Rhubarb so far, particularly as I used to live in Fremantle where it's set. (memories!)
Hello Jillian--

I wanted to stop by and thank you (belatedly) for making mine one of your interesting libraries. I'm very flattered. I'll be back to browse your library too.

I hope to see you around the 75 Book Group.

Deborah

P.S. I've always wanted to go to New Zealand. It must be very beautiful.
You're very welcome. I'm still in the process of cataloging and enjoying immensely all my new LT connections. I've long wanted to visit NZ and I'm curious to know if there are any books that you feel accurately portray your home, either fiction or non-fiction.
I read and admired The Bone People when it first came out but that's about the extent of my NZ lit experience.
Oh my! And that book already has a gazillion reviews. It was so amazing I wanted to think about it some more. Thanks for letting me know!
Here is my link. Thanks for your interest.
http://www.librarything.com/topic/90545
I'm looking for your thread re. our 75 challenge group. Can you please send the link to me. I want to be sure to be aware of what you are reading.

Thanks.
Linda
Hi
I finished A Guide to the Birds of East Africa and read your review! You captured the book expertly. Thanks for your great review.

Linda
hi! Im in Chch too- it feels random to see another NZer here let alone someone from Chch, and we share heaps of books- nice to meet you!
Hi, Lid. See you have added the Cairo trilogy (Mahfouz). Have you read it yet? If so, did you enjoy it? The reason I ask is that it is a great favourite of Margarets. Cheers
David (Barbara Seville)
Hi Lidbud, thanks for telling me you found my review helpful. I hope you let me know if you do become converted to Middlemarch like I did! It might help you to know that even this third time around, I was a good way in before I really fell in love. You have to get immersed in the world of Middlemarch, and get rid of expectations about how 'entertaining' it might be, and instead become interested in the characters as they really are.

Well, that's what I found anyways...

:) CM
Hello

Thank you for consideering my collection worth adding to your interesting libraries list ...

I do like your pictures of piles of books - for me a very familiar sight as I have (yet again) managed to outgrow my bookshelves.

I shall look forward to having a closer browse through your 'shelves'

Cheers
Hello Jillian! I consider the "Interesting Libraries" addition a very nice compliment, and it seems we share some *very* good books!

I'll see you round the Thing
RMD
Crikey..we have 149 books in common..That does not happen every day, believe me...but the ones we do are so good....

I don't know what you're about exactly..but i finally own a copy of INKHEART..and i love that title...

What say?
JUDE
Hi Lidbud
I just noticed your latest activity i.e. Geraldine McCaughrean. I had the pleasure of reading Stop the Train last year when a friend bought it along to book group. It was delightful and at times laugh out loud. Have you read it yet?
Most of us just go with the flow - plan a little ahead but not too much. I set up some goals, similar to yours - read more NZ fiction, read more Israeli fiction, join a few group reads of classics etc etc. I also plan a little at the start of each month where I focus on clearing my tbr shelves.
The 75 books challenge - is really just a heading for an enthusiastic bunch of readers - some make it, some don't, and some go way over, but it's very supportive, fun and the best group to join by far. I read far too many books last year and this year I plan on reading less, though I have accumulated so many I should be taken out & shot!

I liked most of the regulars on the TM book forum, but it just got too quiet. I love the diversity of reading you find on the groups here - the 75 book challenge alone has been really dangerous for my book buying habits - but you find out about so many great reads.
I hope you join the group and start a reading thread.
Last week the Women's Bookshop's Summer Season of International Women's Writers started - I've been to sessions with Sarah Dunant & Marina Lewycka and have Xinran, Sarah Waters, Andrea Levy and Elizabeth Kostova to look forward to in March. Now I just have to catch up on my reading - I've only read books by 2 of these writers.
Hi Lidbud - I used to post on the book threads on TM but moved over here to LT about a year ago. I just caught your post on the 75 books challenge group intros. Looking forward to discussing books with you again.
Kerry (mitzi12 on TM)
Hi Lidbud

Another few thoughts!

Having had a browse through your library, there are a few of books which I read years ago but haven't read as I would like to re-read at some point! I loved Gone with the Wind, Katherine and Forever Amber.

I loved The Historian which is on your list. Have you read Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon or Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clark? Both excellent books in my opinion. It took me a couple of tries with JS&MrN, but the second time round I thought it was fabulous.

If you enjoy historical fiction (my favourite genre), I would recommend anything by Elizabeth Chadwick or Tracy Chevalier.

Vanessa
Hi Lidbud

Not knowing your favourite genres, I thought I'd just send you my top 10 for 2009:

1. Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
3. Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
5. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
6. The Way the Crow Flies by Anne Marie MacDonald
7. The Time of Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick
8. The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
9. Ferney by James Long
10. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Hope you see something on there which you like the sound of!

Thanks for add me to your interesting libraries and happy reading.

Vanessa
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