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About meReader, writer, book-seller, librarian, book-group leader, weblogger, tap-dancer.

About my libraryBest & Worst Books of 2014
Best (read every word):

Brian Morton- Florence Gordon
Robert Galbraith- Cuckoo's Calling
Jonathan Lethem- The Disappointment Artist
Graham Greene- The Human Factor
Walter Moseley- Debbie Doesn’t Do it Anymore
Walter Mosley- Jack Strong
Gary Shteyngart- Little Failure
Jenny Offill- Dept. of Speculation
Sara Gran- Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead
Greil Marcus- The History of Rock 'n' Roll in 10 Songs
Ben Macintyre- A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby & the Great Betrayal
Austin Kleon- Steal Like an Artist
Dave Eggers- The Circle
Anything by Marcel Proust

(New: 5 non-fiction titles, 7 new-for-me authors)

Worst (never again):

Donna Tartt- The Goldfinch
Herman Koch- Summer House with Swimming Pool
Lydia Davis- Can't and Won't
Lydia Davis- The End of the Story
Evanovich & Goldberg- The Chase & The Job (series)
Menna van Praag- The House at the End of Hope Street


Books I Read Every Word of in 2013
They might be the best books, or not. But I couldn't put them down & I read all the words. What else is there?

Kate Atkinson - Life After Life
Aimee Bender - The Color Master
Dawn French - Oh Dear Silvia
Anne Hillerman - Spider Woman's Daughter
Norman Rush - Subtle Bodies

Christopher Brookmyre - The Sacred Art of Stealing
Raymond Chandler - Farewell, My Lovely & The Simple Art of Murder
Celeste Albaret - Monsieur Proust: A Memoir

Gary Shteyngart - Little Failure: A Memoir
Laura Lippman - After I'm Gone
Walter Mosely - Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore (not yet published)

...and always and forever, Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time.

Books read in 2014:

Books read in 2013 ::

Annual reading lists:

Best of 2012
The Night Circus - Morgenstern
Gone Girl - Flynn
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Sloan
The Buddha in the Attic - Otsuka
Chronic City - Lethem
The War of Art - Pressfield

Revenge - Ozawa
After Dark - Murakami
Bel Ami - Maupassant
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? - Semple
Lionel Asbo: State of England - Amis
Sorry Please Thank You - Yu

GroupsCueCat questions and help, Proust

Favorite authorsBerenice Abbott, John Barth, Ann Beattie, Samuel Beckett, John Burdett, John le Carré, Michael Chabon, Colette, e. e. cummings, Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Janet Evanovich, Kinky Friedman, William Gibson, Adam Hall, Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Lethem, Laura Lippman, Gabriel García Márquez, Yann Martel, W. Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Yoko Ogawa, Marcel Proust, J. D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Yu (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Fort Lauderdale, Underground Coffeehaus


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Member sinceJul 13, 2009

Currently readingSodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust
A Reader's Guide to Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" by David Ellison
The Modern Library In Search of Lost Time, Complete and Unabridged 6-Book Bundle: Remembrance of Things Past, Volumes I-VI (Proust Complete) by Marcel Proust
In Search of Lost Time Volume IV Sodom and Gomorrah (Modern Library Classics) by Marcel Proust
The Peripheral by William Gibson
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