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About meI am blessed to love dogs and books and most people who also love dogs and books...
What more does one really need - friends, a dog, a book -
And of course:
- a computer to help write your own book
- a cat, two gerbils, a tank of fish and Great Music
- Beautiful Surroundings (inside or out)
- Order and Simplicity
- Positive Thoughts
(maybe even a place to live and some meaningful work!)
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
About my libraryI have just started to compile this library. I have traded, given away etc. most of my novels over the years - so I am trying to remember the names of the best novels i've read so I can share them with you!
Like - hm - what was I reading THEN - at that time in my life - at the coast - on that camping trip in the woods - on those particular school steps - in that coffee shop....
I look forward to continuing to add current books and am happy to know i'll not be likely to have to say to someone again - "I read a great book that I know you'd love but have no idea anymore what the name is - sorry..."
My Book Ratings:
5 stars - "Bedside" books
(well-written with something that has stayed with me and been "life-changing" in some way - books that bring me comfort year after year - books I want to wake up next to every day)
(I've given my brother's book, "Sea-kayaking Safety and Rescue" five stars - not because i'm into kayaking, or want it by my bed, but because he wrote it!)
4.5 stars - Better than Excellent, books to be savored
(meaningful/entertaining/well written/these won't go to the used bookstore very fast)
Very highly recommended
4 stars - excellent/entertaining/highly recommended
3.5 stars - Better than average - very entertaining
(can recycle even soon after reading)
3 stars - average
(made waiting for the Dentist not so bad - give these out on the street)
2.5 stars - barely more than mediocre
(why even bother when there are so many great books to read)
2 stars - boring (may as well watch some reruns on TV)
1 star - does anyone spend enough time with a one star worthy book to even rate it??
0 stars - I have not yet finished it, or have not yet decided on a rating.
GroupsChildren's Fiction, Happy Heathens, Writer-readers
Real nameSummer Lull
LocationGreat Pacific Northwest (Oregon)
Favorite authorsNot set
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceSep 3, 2007
Currently readingObedience by Will Lavendar