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About meIntroduction To Me:

I'm LT User #34,867. :)

Want to know what I'm doing? You can usually find me adding books to my Little Free Library, attending BookCrossing or LibraryThing Meet-Ups, baking, drinking hot chocolate, feeding 2 feral cats, babysitting my grandson, reading, solving Sudoku puzzles, or thinking up new TIOLI challenges,

In the past, I have been called "the Johnny Appleseed of books". :)

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Come visit the Little Free Library of Twinbrook!

My Reading Preferences:
I like both fiction and non-fiction. I prefer English translations of foreign (especially Middle Eastern or Asian) novels and books by lesser known authors.

My Wishlist on BookMooch: where I can try to actually find some of these books.

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“...perhaps at dark moments of their lives people need to remember the good times, as if their lives had been drenched in sunlight. Perhaps that is a good thing.” (S. by Slavenka Drakulic)

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Groups2016 - 15,000+ Pages Challenge, 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2017- 15,000+ PAGES CHALLENGE, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, A Group Thank You, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, BookCrossers, BookMooching, Clarissa's Cottageshow all groups

Favorite authorsJonathan Carroll, Pat Conroy, Curt Finch, Atul Gawande, Sayed Kashua, Yasunari Kawabata, Yehoshua Kenaz, Stephen King, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Patrick McGrath, Haruki Murakami, Natsume Sōseki, Tim O'Brien, Kenzaburō Ōe, Amos Oz, Edeet Ravel, Haim Sabato, Meir Shalev, Colm Tóibín, Akira Yoshimura, Michael Zadoorian (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Ellicott City, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Rockville Pike, Beach Book Mart, Daedalus Books & Music - Columbia, Emerald Isle Books & Toys, Friends of the Library Bookstore - Rockville, MD, Friends of the Library Bookstore - Wheaton, MD, Labyrinth Books, Second Story Books, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, Silver Spring Books, The Book Thing of Baltimore, Inc.

Favorite librariesBaltimore County Public Library - Catonsville Library, Rockville Library - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD), Twinbrook Library - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD)

Other favoritesKensington Day of the Book Festival, Stone Ridge Used Book Sale - 2009, National Book Festival, LibraryThing H.Q., BC in DC - Bookcrossers of MD/DC/VA, Tikvat Israel Congregation, Gaithersburg Book Festival - 2011, Kensington International Day of the Book Festival - 2013, Selah Books International

Favorite listsBest Israeli Reading, Books That Made Me Cry, Classic Manga


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Real nameMadeline

LocationRockville, Maryland

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Member sinceApr 15, 2006

Currently readingOur Revolution : A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders
My first year as a journalist : real-world stories from America's newspaper and magazine journalists by Dianne Selditch
Five dollars and a pork chop sandwich : vote buying and the corruption of democracy by Mary Frances Berry
It can't happen here by Sinclair Lewis

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