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About meMy profile pic is of me 17 years ago, reading The Vampire Lestat on my wedding day.

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Last year I read 35 books. I'm 40 years old so my goal this year is to read 40 books. If you want to see if I'm on track you can check my progress on this thread.

I also started a new Alphabet Challenge. The Alphabet Challenge, 26 books with authors all beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, can be found here.

Other challenges I want to complete in 2016:

Eclectic Reader Challenge
A book about books: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan finished 6/25
Serial killer thriller:
Paranormal romance:
A novel set on an island: Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton finished 2/29
Investigative journalism (non fiction):
Disaster Fiction:
Steampunk sci fi:
Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize:
Psychology (non fiction):
Immigrant Experience fiction:
YA historical fiction: The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman finished 6/19
A debut author in 2016: Running with Rhinos by Ed Warner finished 5/12

What's In A Name Challenge
(Read a book with these things in the title)
A country:
An item of clothing:
An item of furniture:
A profession: Mr. Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald finished 2/21
A month of the year:
A title with the word ‘tree’ in it:

Interesting link, The "Mad Men" Reading List:

About my libraryUsually I only keep a book after reading it if I love, love, love it (or as I like to say, it becomes a part of me). What you see in my virtual library are those books, an embarrassing amount of books waiting to be read, and a few books from my classroom library which is far too extensive to even begin entering in earnest.

I also enjoy wasting time using the "Read but Unowned" category. I have been a chronicler since I was a kid and have pieced together some of my reading life pre-LibraryThing through photos, journals, and lists of books I read during my summer breaks as a child. It's been fun entering them here and seeing which ones I remember!

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Fall 2008 Reading Group, Aboard the Jolly Roger, Alphabet Challenges, Arizona Trading Post, Banned Books, Happy Heathens, King's Dear Constant Readers, LTers with dogsshow all groups

Favorite authorsTracy Chevalier, Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Harper Lee, Haruki Murakami, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Mesa, Changing Hands Bookstore, Chautauqua Institution Book Store, City Lights Books

Favorite librariesChino Valley Public Library, Phoenix Public Library - Burton Barr Central Library

Other favoritesVNSA Book Sale

Favorite listsFavorite Literary Love Stories, Top Five Books of 2013, Top Five Books of 2014, Top Five Books of 2015


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Member sinceJun 28, 2008

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