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Member: SeriousGrace

CollectionsAudio Book (58), Your library (6,722), Wishlist (2), Currently reading (5), Read but unowned (851), Favorites (176), Cooking (64), Early Review (87), E-Book (6), All collections (6,736)

Reviews926 reviews

Tagschallenge (5,371), fiction (4,091), nonfiction (2,436), BL (2,155), MBL (1,866), BLTG (1,712), aic (886), accomplished (809), leisure (791), family (752) — see all tags

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About meI surround myself with books and the ocean. It helps that I work in a library as a the director and I'm from Maine. My personal challenge is to read every book indexed in Book Lust, More Book Lust AND Book Lust To Go (all books by Nancy Pearl). Books tagged with BL, MBL, BLTG and the word "accomplished" are books I have finished reading specifically for the challenge.

About my reviews: you will have to read the BookLust "rules" in order to understand the nature of most of my reviews (see wordpress link).
Disclaimer: reviews on LibraryThing are extremely edited versions of full reviews on WordPress.

About my libraryI'm trying to catalog everything I have ever read, even if it's not in my collection anymore. I'm also tagging the books I would love to read when I have the time. The tag 'essential' means these are the materials I would rush into a burning building to save.

GroupsAlgonquin Readers Round Table, Atwoodians, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers, Book Lust, Caribbean Literature in English, Detectives, Early Reviewers, Flashman and Fraser, History: On learning from and writing historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsMitch Albom, Margaret Atwood, Trezza Azzopardi, Russell Banks, Nick Bantock, Kim Barnes, Chris Bohjalian, Ray Bradbury, Cathy Marie Buchanan, Amby Burfoot, Lee Child, Gwen Cooper, Rebecca Correia, Kristin Waterfield Duisberg, Bob Dylan, Janice Erlbaum, Tyler Florence, Karen Joy Fowler, Tom Franklin, Nikki Gemmell, Molly Gloss, Linda Greenlaw, Elizabeth Hay, Alice Hoffman, Elisabeth Hyde, James Joyce, Barbara Kingsolver, Thomas King, John Kralik, Jillian Lauren, Lynne McFall, Natalie Merchant, Tim O'Brien, Georgeann Packard, Christa Parravani, Andrew X. Pham, Jayne Pupek, Ashley Ream, Mark Salzman, Anita Shreve, Shel Silverstein, Katie Singer, Kathryn Glasgow Stern, Anne Tyler, Patricia Volk, Susan Vreeland, Katharine Weber, Alex Witchel (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesMonhegan Memorial Library


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Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationMonhegan Island, Maine

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 10, 2006

Currently readingDervish Is Digital (Tea from an Empty Cup) by Pat Cadigan
Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel by Laura Lippman
Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors by Dith Pran
A Song for Cambodia by Michelle Lord
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

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Happy to see you at LT, Grace!
That's exactly the analogy I use with people. Unfortunately, the light seldom went on with former students, who would invariably say, "That's different." Since different areas of the brain are used (I guess), they may be right.
Elle, Tully, and Hilfy Bit send greetings to Indiana and Cassidy.
I'm not sure how I got here, but there I am on your weighted "members with" list. I don't think that you're on mine. Looking at the extent of your library, I'm surprised. Anyway, 905 books in common is a serious commonality, and I see some wonderful travel books topping that list.
So --- well met! I'm guessing that you don't LT often these days, but if you ever feel like it, I'll welcome a visit.
Happy Reading!
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Gorgeous photo!
I love it there, and the trip out there too.
Monhegan! Wow, I'm impressed.
Hi SeriousGrace,

saw that you have interest in maritime books.

You should read this one:

Titel Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln: Fünfzig Inseln, auf denen ich nie war und niemals sein werde
Autor Judith Schalansky
Veröffentlichung Mare Verlag (2009), Edition: 5., Gebundene Ausgabe, 144 pages
ISBN 3866481179 / 9783866481176

It's amazing. Also available in english:

Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will / Schalansky, Judith (ISBN 014311820X)

Hope you enjoy it :-)

kind regards,
You really should read the other two books in the Border Triology since you liked All the Pretty Horses. They are as good, if not better in some ways.
Hi Estelle – Laurie from ArbeitenZeit Media here. Thanks for participating in Library Thing’s Early Reviewer program, and for winning a copy of Robert Hewitt’s NO INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED: An American Boyhood in the 1950s. This is to let you know that the books are on their way to us, and we expect to mail your copy, via USPS PRIORITY, on 2010 February 16. We are very pleased to be publishing this delightful look at one boy’s experiences, and look forward to your input.
"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, It feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond the horizons"

Richard Bach, "Illusions"
Absolutely! And I've realised there are always more fantastic places to uncover and delight in - I hike regularly and am constantly astounded by the awesome sense of peace and magnificence in nature. It's something one doesn't ever fully comprehend!

Out of interest, how many books are listed in Book Lust? I assume you love Pearl's choices? How many have you managed to read thus far?! If it's anything like 1001 Books You Must Read.. , it'll take a while yet ")
Along the lines of mistakes in More Book Lust, in the index: She put only the first sister, [[Jon Godden]] as the author of [Two Under the Indian Sun], when the other author, [[Rumer Godden]] is my favorite author. Try her books [China Court], [An Episode of Sparrows], and her autobiography in two parts, [A Time to Dance, No Time To Weep], and [A House With Four Rooms]. I love your picture! I love books and the ocean, too!
How are the Book Lust readings coming along? I feel like I am not making any progress, but then there are so many books to read if you are working from both volumes. Someone dared me to add in the Book Crush books, but I dont know if I am that crazy. If you are up for it, the Book Lust group is discussing having a small book club for the group. We will pick a new book from Book Lust each month, read it, and then discuss it through the group. Come by the group if you are interested.
I love Nancy Pearl too! What a rockstar she is!

hi seriousgrace...missed the part about Maine so I assume you are on the grandaughter's name is Ula Grace so that's what attracted me to your name...glad I did...ted
wow!!!...what a list...I'm impressed...I just started, so I've got a ways to go...what ocean are you on?...I'm on the might enjoy'the circus in winter" by cathy regards ted
Thanks for the inspiration. Books and the ocean sustain me as well. I am on the SC coast.
Hi there! You're listed as one of my "Members with Similar Books," so I checked out a few reviews on your blog. Awesome! Good luck in your Book Lust quest - I'd like to get through those someday too. I especially liked your Book Lust Rules and About Me pages - you are an entertaining writer and a great blogger. ;)

I'm new to LT and I was browsing around looking at members who share a lot of books with me. Came across yours and went to your personal site. The baby is adorable. Anyhow, I'm jealous of all your books and have these two recommendations:

A great curl-up-on-your-favorite-chair-with-a-cup-of-tea-and-the-cat work of fiction is A Short History of a Small Place by T.R. Pearson. Positively the best thing he ever did.

I also noticed you read Lusitania by Diana Preston. Go out and get Boxer Rebellion by her. It's gripping. Anyhow, I like your two sites and love your library.

Great to meet you! Thanks for accepting my friendship. I'm Looking forward to checking out your library and I hope you enjoy mine.
I'm a trained librarian, too, and am more than pleased to have discovered a trove of wonderful people and resources at Librarything. I just happened on the site a few days ago, and am completely hooked! I'm not sure I'm ready for the Book Lust challenge, but I'm always on the lookout for great reads!

Have a great week!!
you're welcome. Your library's really inspiring and a joy to visit!

Yes, I have watched the movie, Tuesdays with Morrie. Needless to say, I enjoyed the book more. Although I must admit Hank Azzaria and Jack Lemon made it worthwhile watching!
Thanks for your message. Being from Down Under, it's interesting to see which Aussie authors we share - and you've read,
I saw your post about working on both Booklust and Newbery lists and thought I'd drop by to say Hi! I was also surprised by how many books we share (80), normally when I share so many books with someone they're all Star Wars. Good luck on your challenge!

That is the most detailed system, I just add TBR to the ones I have not yet read. I think I am going to start a FaceBook book club to find other nutty people like us who want to read all these books. Have you seen the calendars yet? I wonder if there are other books on those or just the ones from the books.
I think it's going to take me the rest of my life to read the titles listed in both books. I just take them one at a time and pray I live long enough to finish. I keep a short list of titles with me and if I find myself in a situation to pick up a book from it, I do. Have you read them all yet?
Grosse Pointe Blank is definitely on my list of essentials, as well!
Great picture of the coast! I see we share a whole bunch of books...

We have a lot of books in commom. I just joined and saw your name on "books we share." We also share "grace."

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