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About meHowdy! There are five us including Ling, a large gray "Sabby" (Tabby, Siamese mix).

Half of us are still learning to read, and the other half are trying to transmit a lifelong love of learning and reading. Ling likes to occupy the laps of any sessile readers.

About my libraryThis is our family library or at least the parts we have listed thus far. For mom's special collection see "thepam" on LT.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Amateur Historians, American Civil War, Ancient History, ARC Junkies, Blog the Book, Bloggersshow all groups


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Currently readingBefore Columbus: The Americas of 1491 by Charles C. Mann

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p.s. and I hope you don't mind I linked your blog on my "Inspired to Teach" facebook page -- TD
Hey Pam,

Good to hear from you (again), and it's no problem to link/point/connect to anything you'd like. Great idea, I'd be honored!


Joel aka TeacherDad
I searched for your thread after seeing your post on the Best Reads for May thread. I'm still catching up on so many.
Hi Pam - The Thin Executioner sounds right up our alley, I can cope with a bit of horror. Liam is almost 16 and Shan is his favourite writer. If you look at my profile pics you'll see him with a Darren Shan book. He's not a reader so I have to be happy that he at least reads something.
I've now starred your thread so I'll keep up with it, I've had trouble this year keeping up with all the posts in the 75 book challenge group.
Hi There

I'm way behind on the threads for our 75 challenge group and found yours this evening.

I have many of your recommendations in my tbr pile.

Thinking about it is fun, actually doing it is something else. We decided to move a bedroom, the playroom, and the office into different rooms. It sounded like a good idea until we actually did it last weekend. The house is still in disarray and my back still hurts.
I was looking for a picture of something and came across the one of me reading. It seemed like a good profile picture.

Hope the weekend wasn't too busy.


Thanks for your review of BLIND DESCENT. FYI, the hardcover edition, available from Random House on June 15th, has almost three dozen 4C images from three expeditions.
Also, I'll be appearing on The Daily Show w. Jon Stewart June 15 or 16 to talk about the book.
Thanks again!

Jim Tabor
Hey Pam, thanks for the comment on my blog. Dierdre was very excited someone had actually read her review. How have you been?

Love the profile pic!
That happens. I'm not going to get to it for awhile--I've got books in queue ahead of it.

Do you have a thread in the challenge? What is it called?
Have you made it out yet? I'm at work watching the snow fall and I'm glad I don't have to be here for the next two days.
I went to work on Friday and just came home last night. My wife did a lot of shoveling while I was gone. Our street is unbelievably clear, especially compared to the December storm. Has the cul-de-sac been plowed yet?
My wife did a Wegmans run yesterday, so we're loaded up with milk, dog and cat food, and so forth.
Down the street is probably a good idea. We seem to be listed as the last street to be plowed in the county. The snow usually melts before they get to us. During the big storm in December it took two for them to get to our street. I'm not looking forward to this weekend.
It looks nice, but I'm about done with shoveling the driveway. Well, except for the two feet we're supposed to get this weekend and Doug Hill said we may be getting some more next week.
Thanks, I thought the picture was fitting considering all the snow of late.
Hey Pam, since you know a good bit about children's books I have a question for you. I'm trying to find some books regarding evolution and human origins for my 9 year old. Any recommendations?

Hi Family,
I was reading "Ancient History : History in the news Part III : Message #207" and wondered
how (what HTML) you got that snazzy "read Article" link up?
Obviously I am still learning that stuff else I would have made a direct link to the post in question. :-)

Yours, Guido.
opps Pam. I'm sorry I was confused. The thought you were a new member, now I see you are my friend "ThePam!. Hello and Happy New Year. I look forward to reading your posts and seeing the books you are reading.

Hi There and welcome to the 75 challenge group. Thanks for visiting my thread. I'll track yours down and do the same.


Thank you very much! This year I have decided to try and keep some sort of record of what we read to her and her responses (at the back of my own reading journal). I'm hoping that I can keep it up so that when she gets older she doesn't have those frustrating moments when she can't remember a particular book which was a childhood favourite, since we'll have a way of working it out.

I look forward to having a proper nose through your wonderful library!

Hello, PamFamilyLibrary -

I just read your review for Ring of Fire by Pierdomenico Baccalario. I'm inquiring for one of my children, age 13, currently enjoying the Eragon series. Another reviewer says that Ring of Fire would be appropriate for 10-12 year olds. But the story, as described, seems as though there is more to it, and perhaps would hold the attention of a 13 (and a half) year old. I think I'm asking the expert! Thanks for your help.
I've only read about 30 pages, but I'm not having any problems with it. I've been reading a good bit about the Revolutionary period over the last year. While I haven't read much about Wilkinson before, I have somewhat of a grasp on the events.
I had almost as hard a time reviewing Half moon as I did reading it, but I've finally done it. Of course you can feel free to link to any of my reviews. Maybe one day I'll get more then three hits and the server will crash. I just started Artist and am enjoying it much more then half moon.
Yes, I read The Penelopiad. I thought it was fair to good—sort of a mild recommendation.

I've never read anything else of Atwood's, though she's high on my list. I've bought four or five of them and they just haven't percolated up to the top of the list. I'll add that one as well.


can do. You have yourself a great day!~!
I so very much appreciated your review on "The Lost City of Z". I read a review from Mark about the book on LT and was fascinated by the subject matter; went delving and found your review. I had already been on Wikipedia and and saw what they had to say. I must say that I cannot wait to get my hands on this one but will wait for the paperback to come out or until my name comes up on the wait list at the library. I am #95 at this time but they have 12 copies so it shouldn't take too awfully long.
Thank you for your research and all you had to add to the description of this wonderfully sounding book.
I read BM the same way I read the other McCarthy books -- breathlessly, ceaselessly, without a break to read any other book. I think it is the horror -- and the nagging knowledge that he is so right that the human condition is dominated by awful, ceaseless, britality and evill -- that pins me to the book like a moth on a pin. I usually read 5-6 books at a time, but the Cormac books seem to suck me in and paralyze me so I cannot stray.

My only objection to "The Road" is why didn't he find or fashion backpacks or knapsacks instead of those infernal shopping carts???
My life too has gotten in the way of LibraryThing (how tragic!) so my apologies as well for the long pause in discussion. But first: there are more than one Pam LibraryThings???

I agree with you about Cormac's description of place. It often actually takes my breath away. I am taking my time with the other volumes, but I am thinking about perhaps going back and reading them chronologically. That is not always the best approach with an author, of courese. I have been told that his earlier novels are very different from the ones we have ben discussing. I wish I had not seen the NCFOM film because that makes me less anxious to read the book, though there is little doubt I will eventually get to it. I loved The Road, though knowing who was slated to play the lead in the movie made me "see" Viggo Mortensen pushing the shopping cart while I was reading it.

I welcome more comments from you on the Cormac subject. Ciao!
Who's the sci-fi reader? Fantasy is my genre of choice followed by sf. :)
Hi Pam,

Thank you for taking the time to write with kind words last week. I only just saw the comment. I also enjoyed your review of The Lost City of Z. (Funny that we both commented on the maggots, LOL.) I think you've got a little more experience writing these reviews than I do. Your work seems a little more polished. But I'm getting to enjoy writting about books--especially the ones I really enjoy. You just want to encourage everyone to read the good ones.

Thank you again for saying hello. Happy New Year to you! :-)

I'm writing because I noticed you have a book by Roger Scot Johns in your library. I wanted to let you know that they'll be on LibraryThing for a few weeks (until December 1st), participating in an Author Chat. So stop on by and ask Roger a question:

Roger Scot Johns Author Chat
I want to thank you for your review of [Kluge]. I see far too many reviewers on the internet, as a whole, who seem to love everything they read or are to afraid to say they don't like a book for fear of not being offered free books to review.

I just started a review site and will be using you as one of very few honorable reviewers to help keep me honest.
Very good review of [Kluge]. There's too much pseudo-analysis, psuedo-science, deconstructionism-for-the-heck-of-it (except for money made from books that sneer) going around, masking as some sort of superior intellectualism.

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