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CollectionsYour library (912), Wishlist (204), Currently reading (6), Borrow from Chris (41), Borrowed From Chris (66), Read but unowned (3), The Works of Anthony Trollope (6), The Works of George Eliot (2), The Works of Louisa May Alcott (1), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (3), All collections (1,230)

Reviews67 reviews

TagsUnread (425), Kindle (404), Read (186), Audio (117), Virago (73), Read 2013 (69), Borrow from Chris (68), Read 2014 (63), WWI (62), Chris Shelf (61) — see all tags

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About meI retired at the end of 2011, and finally have time to read as much as I want. I do find that joining LT has made the never ending list of books I want to read miles longer. I did enjoy many audiobooks while working, as I spent a lot of time in the car. A good audiobook needs a good reader, and I have favorites. I know the audio book is an exceptionally good one when I want to sit in the car and listen for just a bit more. I also listen while walking on the treadmill or outside.

I have three grown children and seven terrific grandchildren. My husband and I have very different reading tastes. We both like mysteries, but that is probably the extent of our reading overlap.

About my libraryI enjoy books from many different genres. I love a good mystery and historical fiction, as well as non-fiction.

My "Library" on LT consists of the books I read in 2012 and 2013. I will add my 2014 reads as I go. Occasionally, I'll add books read prior to 2012 that I may no longer own, or those books that I have, but have marked as Unread. I am still trying to figure out how to keep up with all of the wonderful reviews that are adding to my "wishlist", while also making the time to actually read the books so that they can be moved to "read".

I have joined Club Read 2014 for another year, and will record my reading in this thread:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/162119
http://www.librarything.com/topic/171778 (Part 2)
https://www.librarything.com/topic/179660 (Part 3)

My reading for 2013 can be found in Club Read 2013 with my threads:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/149024 (Part 1)
http://www.librarything.com/topic/156165 (Part 2)
http://www.librarything.com/topic/161348 (Part 3)

MY STAR RATINGS:
* If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything
** Not my cup of tea (or coffee, whichever you prefer)
*** I liked it
**** I really liked it
***** Excellent or Fabulous

FAVORITE FICTION 2013

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell
Regeneration by Pat Barker
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
The Lucia & Mapp series - Queen Lucia; Lucia in London; Miss Mapp; Mapp & Lucia; The Worshipful Lucia; Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson

FAVORITE NON-FICTION 2013

Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett
Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home Edited by Penny Johnson and Raja Shehadeh

FAVORITE AUDIO 2013

The Matthew Shardlake mystery series - Dissolution; Dark Fire; Sovereign; Revelation by C. J. Sansom, Narrated by Steven Crossley
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini

MY 5 STAR BOOKS FOR 2012:
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (2012 Favorite book)
The Shortest Way To Hades by Sarah Caudwell

5 STAR AUDIO 2012:
War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk (2012 Favorite Audio)

GroupsAlmack's, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsJane Austen, E. F. Benson, Sarah Caudwell, R. F. Delderfield, Christopher Fowler, Tana French, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Georgette Heyer, P. D. James, Molly Keane, Hilary Mantel, David McCullough, Edna O'Brien, Ian Rankin, Dorothy L. Sayers, D. E. Stevenson, Anthony Trollope, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)

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Real nameColleen

LocationNorthwest New Jersey, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 21, 2013

Currently readingMrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale
The Dinner by Herman Koch
World's great romances by Various
We That Were Young (Women & Peace) by Irene Rathbone
A Murder Is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha Christie
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