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About meI love to read. I can't remember when I first became addicted to reading, but I learned at a very young age to always take a book along. Our family often travelled to relatives homes and occasionally there wasn't much to do there, so a book was helpful, if not a necessity. For as long as I can remember, I have never been without a book...and often more than one on the go at any one time.

The past couple of years have found me very busy surrounding myself with books in the form of a used bookstore called "Never Without A Book"! What else?! :) Being a member of LibraryThing, and participating in the Early Reviewer Program has expanded my reading exponentially! Surrounding myself with books in the almost heaven! All I need is more hours in the day so I can read more!

About my libraryMy Library is very eclectic. I have, and will read, almost anything. I find my taste has changed and grown over the years. Occasionally I'll get stuck in a particular topic, but I don't write anything off. There's just to many good books and authors out there! What you will see in my LibraryThing Library are those books I've read in time since I joined, with a few exceptions for books I've wishlisted but don't own, and books I've read but have given up to my store. I'm trying to narrow down those that are worth keeping around and bear reading a second or even third time.

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 50-Something Library Thingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 999 Challenge, 999 The Brothers Karamazov, ARC Junkies, Blog the Book, Bloggers, Book reviewers, BookMoochingshow all groups

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Sorry to hear about your store. :(
Hello Kathryn,
I hope 2013 finds you well.
I passed here to see how you are getting on with TRUST: A NEW BEGINNING.
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
Have a great day.
Cristiane Serruya
Hi, Kathryn,
I passed here to inform you that I've shipped today your review copy of my book Trust: A New Beginning.
You should be receiving it in the next ten days.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of books.
All the best,
Cristiane Serruya
Hi Kathryn,

it's snowing in London today !
Thank you again for requesting When The Siren Calls in the giveaway. Congratulations on winning. I distribute review copies using the industry standard method used by all big publishers. Before I get into the download instructions, here's two free books you can download in the normal way, fast and simple, so please help yourself.

"Erotic Seduction" by Moll Molone (warning, contains adult content.)

"When the Siren Calls -Prequel" by Tom Barry (check price, free in most countries, Amazon US sometimes charge 99c)

Now to the real deal:

To download the full 325 pages of When the Siren Calls you will need to follow a free sign up process. Sorry about that, but the bonus is you will then get free access to hundreds of books, including from best selling authors, so it's worth the bother. Here's the link to go to, hit request, and follow the instructions

I will get an alert you've requested it, and I will "Approve" your request, guaranteed. So, if you only want my book, just enter the minimum data in the sign up process.

So, if you're still with me, you can now get all three books digitally signed here✓&search=When+the+Siren+calls&co... (Just enter Erotic Seduction into the search box.)

And we're done. If you chose to pass on the sign up process, at least you got two free books.

I would really appreciate anything you can do to promote When the Siren Calls. Tweet it, review it, blog about it. When I notice one of my readers is actively promoting my book, I typically post them a free physical copy as a thank you.

Thanks again for bearing with me, and do let me know how the process worked (because I want to make it as easy as I can for other winners.)

And, as a further thank you, if you have a book, a website or blog or facebook page, a product link or anything else you'd like me to tweet to my 3,500 twitter followers, i"d be pleased to oblige. Just send what you'd like tweeted to my email address, or a DM on twitter.

Finally, if you might be interested in a free three night stay in beautiful Tuscany, the setting for When the Siren Calls, check out the offer here

Best wishes
Tom Barry

Thanks for your comments about Sunny Side Up. I'm glad you picked up on what the book is about. I'm wanting to know more about what the younger generations are thinking about the world these days and i don't have that much opportunity to speak with them. My friends' children are all over the world and i don't have contact with them. I hope that as you get further into the book, you'll continue to feel like reading. I present the material as it struck me at the time, so there's not always explanation about what i didn't yet understand. Best wishes, BJ
awesome! I'm glad it arrived so quickly. Hope your granddaughter enjoys it :)
wow it must have been sent via sea. I hope the book doesn't take two months to reach you!
Hi Kathryn
Congratulations on winning a copy of ThinkBeings in the Members Giveaway.
I will be posting it tomorrow. I live in South Australia so it might take a couple of weeks to get to you.
Hope you enjoy it!
Hayley Morton
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I dunno. As you can tell, the one Grissom is on is quite caved in so very cosy. Our two store cats love boxes, bags, anything they can get into as well. Shakespeare has even gone so far as to crawl under the area rugs and we had to watch our step or either trip over him, or step on him. I'll try and find a picture.
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What is it about cats and boxes??? All my cats have loved to be on or in boxes.
Hi Kathryn,

Are you a member of Goodreads? I was wondering if you could post your review on Goodreads? Also I was wondering if you could post your review on I have a few reviews on but nothing yet on the Canadian site.
Thanks again for taking the time to review my book.
Thanks for letting me know that the book arrived. I look forward to hearing your comments. Thanks again,
Hello Kathryn,
I have mailed your copy of Betrayal today. I hope you will enjoy reading it.
Best wishes,
Hi Kathryn,

Thanks so much for the recommendation. I took a look at Persian Pilgrimage/Soul of Iran, and I'm going to try to get a hold of it, as I think I'd really like it.

My first exposure to Middle Eastern literature was Naguib Mahfouz, and I still retain a passionate love for his books, especially The Cairo Trilogy.

I read your profile, and I had to laugh when I saw the bit about wanting more hours in the day to read. My screen saver on my laptop says "Life is short. Read faster." It's nice to meet a kindred spirit :)

Take care, and happy reading!

Hi Kathryn,

You might want to check out my new suspense novel LAKE CHARLES.
It's been getting good reviews from readers and critics.

Take care and happy reading to you!

Ed Lynskey
I am a rather frequent customer at Never Without A Book and you may recall we conversed about blogging and the sources we have for books. I requested "friend" status.

I got my SantaThing books today. Thanks so much for making such great choices. I look forward to reading them very much.
Glad to hear that you have received at least one of your Santa Thing books!! It was fun to pick out books that are outside of what I usually purchase. I really hope you enjoy them!!

Hooray! Glad to hear you've started receiving your SantaThing books!
it was well written, I actually didn't finish it today I got caught up in a computer game, I think I'm actually going to start my next book so its started and finish Love in the Tine of Cholera later this week.
In reply to your comment about Love in the Time of Cholera. I have about a chapter to go right now, hoping to finish it today. I liked it, but at times found it hard to read, and not being able to connect to the characters as well as I like to.
Saw you post a message and see that you love to read. I thought you would be interested in joining my thread. Looking forward to see you there.
I'm glad you liked it! I couldn't seem to get through the first two chapters.

I'm very jealous, I wish I could play with that many books! It sounds like once things settle down it will be lots of fun (lots of work, but lots of fun too). I don't have a Facebook but I've been thinking about it. Now I have another incentive :-)

I was just stopping by to see if you ever had a chance to read "Secrets Unveiled" (just out of curiosity), but I see you've been very busy. Congrats on the new store! Best of luck with it :-)
That's so exciting about the bookstore! Are you targeting certain types of books or all kinds? I have always wanted to have a cafe/bookstore, but that's definitely not feasible for me right now. However- so glad it's feasible for you and best wishes for it succeeding! What are you naming the store?
Oh, and I forgot to tell you how happy I am for you and your store. You are living the dream! Wishing you all the best with it.
I will let you know when I get it in the mail. Then, when you get it maybe you could send me a postcard from Canada. My brother works for Nortel, which is a Canadian company. He lives in Texas, but he has been to Canada many times. I, however, have never been there. I hope that I get it to you soon. :)
Guess what? Today when I went to the store, I remembered to get a coffee mug of Oklahoma for you! I am sure that you totally gave up on me! Anyway, I wasn't sure what you were looking for in a mug. This one says Oklahoma on it and has a photo of a cowboy on a horse at sunset. It doesn't have a map of OK on it. Is that ok? Let me know where you would like for me to send it, and I will try to get it in the mail. Just to let you know, I am not that good at mailing things, but I do have a package to send to a friend in Mexico and another to send to Texas. Having three to send should get me in gear. Hope you are having a great day!
So sorry I haven't gotten the book in the mail yet. I'll try to have it out this week. Yikes- time is flying. I apologize for the delay!

LibraryThing contacted me and indicated you were one of the winners of the Early Reviewer Giveaway (for my novel, Dirty Little Angels). Please send me your e-mail address (mine is, and I'll send you a copy of the e-book.

Thanks for entering the giveaway,

Hubby mailed it out this morning. Enjoy!
I'm willing to send it to Canada. PM your address and I'll get it off to you.
Hi Kathryn,

PM your address and I will send The Common Bond off to you. You may want to check out Donigan Merritt's website as well. I requested the book after reading about him.

Thanks for the nice comments about my review!!

Irene Yeates
Wow, that was pretty fast! Thanks for letting me know you got it. I hope you enjoy it!

Hi there...everytime I visit your library I mean to drop a note about your beautiful cat. We recently adopted a b/w Tuxedo buddy from the shelter. He's FIV positive so he can't go outside, we adopted two of them (both FIV cats) so they sit in our windows and bask in the sun, and are delightfully spoiled. If cats could read, I'd come back in my next life as a prima kitty.
Maybe after I get a little better I can find you a mug from Oklahoma. Crossing the panhandle from north to south is really quick! Not much there. I am from Texas and crossing Texas takes a while. There are two major cities in Oklahoma and only really small towns in the panhandle. Did you like New Orleans? I haven't been there in a long time. It had pluses and minuses. One big plus was the wonderful food. Must be a different part of Canada that is getting all the snow. I don't know what to think about global warming. Hope that you are having a great day!
Hi Kathryn...

I saw someplace (which thread who knows?) that you might be interested in a group read of Dante’s Inferno. I am planning to start my read on Feb 25th. While I’m not planning to do a college level course in this, I do want to spend a little more serious reading time with this one than I have on some of the others. Please see to sign up and join the party. Looking forward to 'reading' with you.

Tina (aka tutu)
I heard that Canada has had a lot of snow this year. The panhandle of Oklahoma is really different from the part that I live in. I live in Northeastern OK which is hilly and greener, by which I mean there are more plants and trees. Plus we have black dirt instead of the red clay out west. There is some dramatic landscape in the panhandle area with mesas. I hope this makes sense. I am a little under the weather. My brother works for a Canadian company, Nortel. But he lives in Dallas. He goes to Ontario a lot, though. It seems like a pretty good company to work for.
I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma -- about the geographic center of the continental US. We have had an ice storm and my daughter has been out of school all week. The snow part is pretty, it is just the ice that I don't care for. I have a daughter in college who lives in Texas, which is where is am from. I also wish there was more time to read. :) There is so much to choose from out there! I am also doing the 999 challenge, although I think it will be hard to read 81 books. Still, I can try!
Hi, Thanks so much for your invitation to be a friend! I enjoy the 50 book challenge group so much and look forward to more conversations on books! I like you your photo of your cat. I have a sweet dog named Tera. She is a golden retriever and is always happy. Have a great day!
I'm glad they finally got there!
You're quite welcome! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!

HI there- Happy New Year! I saw your post on the 999 challenge that you are planning to start off with Dante. There are several of us (I have to get the names together from back threads) who have talked about doing a semi-group read on the[Inferno] during Lent. Ash Wednesday is last week of Feb, so I'm going to start then. If you'd like to join in the comments/discussion, please let me know. I'll gather the names and some very loose ideas about how to proceed in early Feb. Anyway, love your kitty.
Enjoy your New Year
Just wanted to let you know that I am still planning to send the books - I just waited too long and then couldn't cope with the long lines at the post office. Now that it's post-Christmas, I should be able to get into a post office and get them mailed this next week. Thanks for being patient!
I'm not sure what it would cost to send to Canada. If I can do it for around $5 I'd be glad to send you both books. Do you want to send me your address and I will try and send them out this week? I'll let you know if it is too expensive to do right now, but I'm thinking it should be affordable. Thanks!
Just had to tell you that I had the chocolate and it was delicious. I actually do not believe that I have ever had chocolate combined with hints of citrus. It was so good. Really, really good. Again thanks a mil.
It didn't take to long for the book to get to you. I hope you enjoy it.
I found it brought out a variety of emotions. We took a guided tour of West Point a couple of summers ago. We weren't shown any of the academic buildings.
I would like to have seen the library. Cindy
I'm writing because I noticed you have a book by Andrew Dornenburg in your library. I wanted to let you know that he'll be on LibraryThing for a few weeks (until December 5th), participating in an Author Chat. So stop on by and ask Andrew a question:

Andrew Dornenburg Author Chat
I will send you a message when I mail it okay. Just so you know when to expect it. Enjoy!
Thank you so, so much. I just got the book. Thanks a mil. I LOVED the extra surprise, that was an extra sweet(no pun intended)touch. I am looking forward to reading it.

Have a lovely day.
I popped the book in the mail today from DC- the nice postal employee said it should be delivered by early next week.
It's yours! Drop me a line with your address and I'll pop it in the mail.
Hi Neverwithoutabook. I went home and asked my Mum about the 365 Bedtime Stories book - she knew exactly which book I was talking about and knows where it probably is (she's fairly certain we didn't throw it out or give it away), so I'm going to do some digging (literally, it's buried in a cupboard in a wooden crate under some suitcases) and see if I can find it. I'll let you know if I do. If I find it I'll have my bedtime reading sorted for the next year ;-)
Hi. "In Hovering Flight" was claimed. Sorry. I ahve to find it to update.

I will absolutely send it to Canada for you :) Happy to!
I reserved so you can be sure to get it if you want.
take care :)

I saw your posting on ARC junkies about A fist full of Diamonds. I would love to read and review it but I am in New York and I have no idea if you will be willing to send it over here. But if that is not a problem, let me know and I will send you my address.

I am in the 999 and I see that you have a category devoted to John Sandford's "Prey Series". I am looking forward to your reviews of them as it amy help me recall which books I have read and which ones I didn't. I have a bad habit of reading series books out of order sometimes and I honestly don't know where I left off. Let me know which ones you are missing, I may be able to help, as I think I have some duplicates!

I think I will be reading Secret Prey in my Miscellaneous category.
I know a whole bunch of people are still waiting for hat book, so I'm going to check in with the publisher. But don't worry, I'll mark yours down as missing - so your lack of a review won't count against you for getting future books. And if it does show up, all the better!


Many thanks for your email, Kathryn. I hope you enjoy reading the titles you pick. Thank you for writing.

Thank you for accepting.

Happy reading,

Ed Lynskey
Hi, there is always room for another friend
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