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Collectionsebook (251), Donated, sold, or gave away & didn't read (15), Tried to read, couldn't finish (50), Your library (1,018), Wishlist (2), Currently reading (2), To read (65), Read but unowned (329), Favorites (17), All collections (1,034)

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Tagsromance (297), young adult (243), vampires (189), fiction (120), mystery (102), paranormal romance (97), horror (88), witches (75), children's lit (72), high school (62) — see all tags

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About meI am discovering that I really enjoy young adult fiction, and that I read entirely too many vampire novels.

About my library"A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded."
— Lemony Snicket (Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid)

I rate books mostly on how well I liked them, not how well they were written or reviewed. It's not totally fair to the author because it's completely subjective, but there you have it.

GroupsINTPs, Oregonians, Post-apocalyptic Literature, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

Favorite authorsDaniel Abraham, Ruth M. Arthur, Amy A. Bartol, Gail Carriger, Lincoln Child, Susan Ee, Elizabeth Enright, Karina Halle, Dean Koontz, Stephenie Meyer, Douglas Preston, Shay Savage, Anita Shreve, L. J. Smith, Alexandra Sokoloff, C L Stone, Gene Stratton-Porter, Anne Stuart, Lois Tilton, F. Paul Wilson, Violet Winspear (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresClackamas Book Exchange, Laurie's Paperback Exchange, Multnomah County Library - Title Wave Used Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Wallace Books

Favorite librariesOak Lodge Library

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Real nameJanet

LocationMilwaukie, OR

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 18, 2009

Currently readingSomething Wicked This Way Comes (Grand Master Editions) by Ray Bradbury
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

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Hi Janet,
This copy of The Burning Men was on Amazon, and was not an ARC. It's $1.99 here:

I don't know when the next Cade book is coming out, but it can't be soon enough!
Janet- I saw on the Oregon group that you are in Milwaukie. I am right on the border at Jennings Lodge. I will miss the meetup at the library but I look forward to connecting with some of the local group.
Something along that line. It's been so many years ago that I read it that now they only thing I can remember is not liking it.
i just read your necroscope review and sorry to point this out but harry keogh was a nercoscope not a necromanser that was dragsoni
Hello and many thanks for your kind comment - glad I raised a laugh with the review!
Hi Janet - finally finished the book today and grateful for that! I'm not sure I could face another one...certainly not just yet!

I love FG Cottam. I find his stuff quite dark with some moments of real spookiness that make me look over my shoulder. I especially enjoy the way he weaves real people into the story such as Alistair Crowley and Dennis Wheatley - be really interested to hear what you think about it...and what you think about the other Sarah Langans.
Thumbs up for your review of The Keeper - it's exactly how I feel reading it :o)
Your copy of Wild Evolution will be mailed today.
Oh thanks! I'm almost afraid to review Anita Blake books because people get so upset when you say there's too much sex in them. But it's getting so ridiculous. I think 'Bullet' had about 5 pages of actual plot. Yet, I keep reading the series...I must be a glutton...
It's okay. I guess I just have terrible luck when it comes to young-adult vampire books... Maybe I'm just too picky.
hey thanks for the note...I thought your characterization of the Helen/Pendergast relationship pretty much nailed it so why not quote? Yeah, I don't know what it is about the P novels that keeps me coming back, but ever since Cabinet I've been anticipating each one like mad.
Thanks for replying! These seem right up my alley, especially Companions of the Night. I'm happy to say that my library has a copy so I'm going to go pick it up tomorrow.
Hey Mumu - I did not know that, about the movie. I'm trying to envision Ben Afleck in any kind of horroresque role, and I just can't keep a straight face. Maybe I'll give it a try, anyway; I've always had a soft spot for "Phantoms", as it was and remains one of the few books to successfully give me that creeped out sensation. Ah, literary nostalgia ... - Booknerd
Ms. Harris was very funny. I so enjoyed going and seeing her. She mentioned there will be no more of the Lily Bard Series which was a disappoint to me but she answered all questions graciously with the humor you would expect. Like the nerd I can sometimes be I pre-ordered Dead in the Family for my Nook forgetting that I was also getting a copy with the book signing! Maybe I'm old school but I like having a hard copy for the shelf all the same!!! Now, I'm waiting for my DVD set of TRUBLOOD Season 2 to arrive. In the meantime I'll finish Spirit Bound. many books and so little time!!!
Hi Sylvia! I'm sorry it's taken me awhile to respond. I have only recently started looking again at Librarything--for awhile it was just one more thing I really, really wanted to get to and couldn't.

I have hundreds of vintage Scholastics to put on here, and I do intend to do it--along with hundreds of books that aren't vintage Scholastics! I mostly read and collect children's and YA books, but I have many, many types of books.

About the Scholastics, though, I think of it as a way of documenting them since the company never did--so it's up to those of us who collect them. Also so many of them are nostalgic for people, and even just having a cover and using the summary from the book itself (I feel lazy doing that, but even that is, in a way, documenting) helps people find their lost books.
I'm glad I helped you with A Candle in Her Room. I find that Ruth M. Arthur's plots do tend to stay with you over the years.

Now that collections is here, I'm in the process of adding the books that I read as a kid (in the 70's for me), so we will probably gain more of those old books in common.
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