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Tagsfiction (536), NYC (127), memoir (101), addiction/alcoholism (87), made into a movie (78), single/divorced women (67), infidelity (62), drinking/drug use (50), L.A. (44), dating relationships (43) — see all tags

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About meWhat would we do without books? I think I came out of the womb reading one.

Late 40's - never married, no children. "One bad relationship away from becoming a crazy cat lady!"
Not surprisingly, I like books that reflect the chaos, irony, hysterical moments, turmoil, and ultimately, the acceptance of my life's current status.

I've lived in the Seattle area for over 8 years having moved here from the Midwest, where I grew up. Don't really have a profession to speak of, as I'm figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.

About my libraryA lover of lists, over 8 years ago, I started a list in an Excel document--at first from memory--of every book I've ever read. What I haven't included are books I wouldn't have ordinarily read, but were required for high school and college. And those books that I wouldn't admit to reading (Bridges of Madison County, anyone?!)

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, Seattleites

Favorite authorsAnita Brookner, Kate Christensen, Pat Conroy, Douglas Coupland, John Irving, A. L. Kennedy, Rosemary Mahoney, Tim Sandlin, David Sedaris, Jane Smiley, Jerry Stahl, Paul Theroux, Bruce Wagner (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceNov 10, 2006

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