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CollectionsYour library (693), Wishlist (52), Currently reading (5), To read (310), Read but unowned (246), Favorites (14), All collections (990)

Reviews92 reviews

TagsVNSA (110), 1001 (63), book club (58), 2013 (50), childhood favorites (46), 2009 (46), 2012 (46), 2011 (45), 2010 (43), 2014 (39) — see all tags

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Recommendations33 recommendations

About meMy profile pic is of my friends and I on our annual book sale date! 2/16/14

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Last year I read 50 books, and once again my 2014 goal is to read 50. If you want to see if I'm on track you can check my progress on this thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/163600

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: http://www.librarything.com/topic/82120

Other challenges I want to complete in 2014:

Eclectic Reader Challenge
Award Winning: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout finished 10/19 (Pulitzer Prize)
True Crime (Non Fiction)
Romantic Comedy
Alternate History Fiction: 11/22/63 by Stephen King finished 7/27
Graphic Novel
Cozy Mystery Fiction
Gothic Fiction
War/Military Fiction
Anthology: The Granta Book of the African Short Story by Helon Habila finished 4/26
Medical Thriller Fiction
Travel (Non Fiction): A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe by Faith Conlon finished 7/1
Published in 2014: The Taste of Apple Seeds by Katharina Hagena finished 3/16

Take It or Leave It Challenge
Challenges #1-6
1. Read a book whose title names an object usually found in the kitchen
2. Read a book from your 'average' year (on average my books were published in 2000)
3. Read a book that has a connection with the number "14": The Taste of Apple Seeds by Katharina Hagena finished 3/16 (published in '14)
4. Read a work of fiction from the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer finished 2/15
5. Read a book set in France before the 21st Century: Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris finished 10/8
6. Read a book by a Yorkshire Born writer

Challenges #7-12
7. Read a book you received as a present: Darwin: Portrait of a Genius by Paul Johnson finished 2/21 (from my nephew Kyle)
8. Read a book that has a glossary: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai finished 3/7
9. Read a book by the author of one of your favorite books of 2013: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King finished 3/23
10. Read a book that you discovered on an LT thread in 2013: Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane E. Muldrow finished 3/7 (Thanks coppers!)
11. Read a book that has two of something in the title
12. Read a mystery book where the lead investigator is a professional sleuth, but not one employed by law enforcement: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith finished 8/25

Challenges #13-18
13. Read a book by an author who died in 2013: A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson finished 10/6
14. Read a book that is about an athlete or athletes: Horse People: Scenes from the Riding Life by Michael Korda finished 5/25
15. Read a book that takes place during "The War to End All Wars" (1914-1918)
16. Read a book with an ugly cover
17. Read a book about the city, state, or country in which you live
18. Read a book by an author from Sub-Saharan Africa: The Granta Book of the African Short Story by Helon Habila finished 4/26

Challenge #19 Completed!
19. Read a book with a walking or standing figure on the cover: Something Missing by Matthew Dicks finished 2/6

20. Read a book by an author called Elizabeth or a version of that name: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout finished 10/19

Interesting link, The "Mad Men" Reading List: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/02/27/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, Haruki Murakami (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Mesa, 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

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Member sinceJun 28, 2008

Currently readingCatch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
30-Second Elements: The 50 Most Significant Elements, Each Explained in Half a Minute by Eric Scerri
Unions For Beginners by David Cogswell
Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and if You Were Not You Would Know About It by Gary Shove

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