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About meI'm an avid - if indiscriminate - reader. Since I spend so much time in the car these days, a lot of my reading is done by audiobook, but nothing is quite as satisfying as curling up with a good hardcover book. I enjoy good books, good movies, good wine and smart, funny people to share them with. I'm a fairly talented cook (hence the big collection of cookbooks) and a bit crafty (see: books on quilting, cross-stitch, knitting, etc.) I appreciate well-chosen words, I'm a bit of a grammar freak, I don't watch much tv (although I am devoted to the things I do watch) but I spend a ton of time on the internet. I talk about books on forums, on Goodreads, and on other websites, but this is by far my favorite book place.

About my libraryI know that some people insist on streamlining their libraries, or collect specific titles and genres. Me? I want EVERYTHING. I want to see Clive Barker rubbing shoulders with Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. I want to surround the boring chick-lit stuff I get for Christmas with HP Lovecraft and see if something interesting rubs off. I want piles of books about far-flung destinations - real and fictional. Anything goes and everyone is welcome.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, ARC Junkies, Bloggers, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests, Hobnob with Authors, List Five Books Parlour Game, Made into a Movieshow all groups

Favorite authorsClive Barker, Robert Crais, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert B. Parker, Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte, Rex Stout (Shared favorites)


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Hello Lisa! Thanks a lot for stopping by just to explain "Road to Woodbury" in more details! :)
There's so much going on in the single threads that the risk of missing something is quite high.
So thanks a lot for the insight. Maybe I'll add that one to my brain candy shelf.
Have a nice Sunday!
Hi Lisa Hope you had a good New Year. It is a shame about Joseph Beth. They are closding in Pittsburgh and North Carolina. They were really great in getting us some authors to visit. At least I have photos of the many authors. Now I hear that borders and b&n are in trouble. There are no bookstores around here, so I have to rely on Amazon. There is a used book store in Marietta I try to get to when I'm there.
I know what you mean about reading. after I left the bookgroups I pigged out on Sir Walter Scott and a unhealthly dose of books about zombies.
I hope all ia well with you, and take care,
So good to hear from you. So sorry I'm not any help,just can't place that novel. I'm always reading your reviews,so insightful and have read a couple of your recommendations.
How are things up north? really fitting in to the rural life, so peaceful, have soon chickens and a momma and baby miniature donkeys, just for pets.
I bought a kindle put have to drive to Marietta or Wheeling until I can download any books.
Take care of yourself and keep reading and writing those review,
Love it, love it, love it!!!!! I read a little bit of everything as well and don't live all that far. I love it. I will be looking to your library in the future for what to read next (as if I didn't have my books planned out for the next couple years)!!
Huraah, you think I'm interesting! I've been telling people for years.

Random, but I was just looking at "Raven Stole the Moon" in a bookshop today..or yesterday, I guess that was. I didn't get it though. You'll have to let me know how it is. Or have you read it already?

Goodness. Look at me being all pushy. I meant to say "would you please let me know how you like it, once you've finished?" and then bat my lashes.

~ Kayla
About Chesil Beach Its poignant, compelling and quite devastating when you consider how sexual repression wasted so much loving potential in people's lives.
Hello Lisa,
how have you been? Still reading I see. It has been a cold winter down here, but not a lot of snow.
I really enjoyed your review of "Merciless". You have a talent writing reviews.
ps Did you go to the Akron Bookfair this year?
No problem. Send me your e-mail address (mine is and I'll e-mail you the e-book.

Thanks again,

i also loved this book. try mr.timothy or pale blue eye i think the author is ballard. these are both great historical crime fiction.

I don't see a thing wrong with it -- in fact, I was so distracted by the stack of books, I didn't even see her at first.

But seriously...
Where do you get these?
Have you seen the new Pin-Up calendar at your local bookstore? A bit too racy for work, but it'll look great next to my pulp art sci-fi calendar in my study.

- Michael

p.s. In my car (40 minute commute both ways five times a week), I'm currently listening to the second book in Ben Bova's Asteroid Wars. Not sure I'd recommend buying it, but it's worth checking out from the library.

Sorry for the slow reply.

Don't worry about the "purist" comment in my profile - it was meant as a kind-hearted jab at a friend of mine who began to list library books because she wanted to use LibraryThing as a way to keep track of books she'd read (peronsally, I use an Excel spreadsheet). Plus, to be completely honest, there is a small handful of books I still have listed that I've loaned out and will probably never seen again.

Speaking of pulp art - I'm assuming you've heard of the Hard Case Crime line of books. If not, here's the link:
I've been downloading the images and buying the books just for the art (although I do like hard-boiled mysteries, so I know I'll read the books - it's just a matter of putting them on that growing "to be read" list).

Looking forward to that new pin-up girl!!!
- Michael
Thanks for the visit!! Glad you liked my reviews - I certainly enjoy writing them. :)
I will definitely pass it on to one of them. Thanks so much:)
Hi Lisa, Is The Stories of Devil Girl gone yet? If not I would love to take it. Tracy
Thanks! I see you have Brad Meltzers 'Dead Even' tagged as 'unread'. I'm just getting started with LT so I'm assuming that means you haven't read it yet..right? lol. It was a great read! Also, check out his book 'The Zero Game', there are talks of making it a movie next year.

Thanks again!
Hey Lisa,

I'm Shane. I saw where you had read the book 'Creepers'. Just wondering if you'd read the follow up 'Scavengers'. I bought it but havent read it yet. Any comments on that one?? If you've read it.


Oh, I thought Creepers was fair. You're right about the New Jersey tough guys
Ok, I just have to say that you have the best profile picture on LT.
Hi Lisa, Just got back to the new place about an hour ago. It's about a 3hr run,a little longer with the dogs. Read your review and felt you handled 'The Terror' well. The copy I tried to read is a review copy. I found myself getting confused over the way Simmons jump from character to character and location and time. I felt it was too much work to keep it all straight. Like I said, his 'Carrion Comfort' was great.
Havent started the new King yet, but plan to go to the library tomorrow. (King has enough money, I'll save my money to buy a newer author).
By the way, Have you read or own 'Speaks the Nightbird' by robert McCammon? A 700+ psge novel that I never wanted it to end.
I'm glad to find I'm not intruding on your time. I'm always happy to find someone who appreciates the same genres as myself.
Hello Lisa, I checked out your blog. Very good and of course I had to leave a comment. Anyway, I no longer are moderating the books groups. Bobbie Wayne has taken them over. I am now living in the Southern part of the state, in a log home, two dogs, two cats, and 25 acres of woods. No high speed internet anywhere and thank god, the only walmart is 45 mins. away in West Virginia. Jan will be coming down after the house in Twinsburg sells.
See you later,
ps It took all winter to move my books down. Had to move them by pickup. Now I have to unpack them. I can find anything.
Lisa, thanks for the additional info on the "police" derivation. It still sounds wrong to me and I don't think I can get used to the use but it figures that there had to be a reason for its use in the book. Thanks again.
The book arrived in the mail today. Thanks again!
Lisa, please let me know if you ever get to the bottom of that "police" thing. Thanks for letting me know what you've found so still bugs me.
Lisa, her use of "police" as a singular noun bugged me to the point of distraction...I think I would have actually rated the book a bit higher if she hadn't done that. I wish someone could tell us where she came up with that and, more importantly, why.
I was wondering if you had read As Francesca? I am trying to place it on my "to read" list, and i am wondering how high it should go.
Hi Lisa, been looking at your library and I wanted to asked if you read 'The Shadow of the Wind'? bob
Have a book for you to read. Charlie Huston's 'Already Dead'. Also have you read anything by M J Rose? take care, bob
lisa, just finished Vertical Run by Joseph Garber. You where right, it was an exciting read.
I got to thank you for telling me about this site, I really am enjoying it. I'm going to add you to the watch group. I read the comment about Chesbro. If you haven't read Mongo, do so. I can't believe he hasn't a publisher anymore. A great talented lost. He has a new Mongo novel coming out, but it is only being published in France. Also try Chesbro's novel "bone".
see you later
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