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About meTeenage bibliophile and book blogger who plays trombone and French horn when not reading or working on homework (reading by choice, homework not). In my first year at Univ. of Oklahoma with majors in anthropology, history, and/or English lit with assorted minors and concentrations (how does one ever decide?!). I'm interested in almost everything under the sun with the exceptions of contemporary politics and economics, and my other pastimes include historical re-enactment and interpretation at colonial and Civil War sites.

Book Count for 2009: 88
Book Count for 2010: 92
Book Count for 2011: 108
Book Count for 2012: 139
Book Count for 2013: 101

Books I've read in 2014:
Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas
Time Before History by H. Trawick Ward
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
Taking What I Like by Linda Bamber
On the Historical Novel by Alessandro Manzoni
The Ballad of Barnabas Pierkiel by Magdalena Zyzak
Das Gold der alten Dame by Felix & Theo
Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Life in the Family by James D. Chancellor
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Heaven's Harlots by Miriam Williams
Story, Performance, and Event by Richard Bauman
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
J.B. by Archibald MacLeish
Alena by Rachel Pastan
Women, Family, and Utopia by Lawrence Foster
Always Emily by Michaela MacColl
Wisdom Sits in Places by Keith Basso
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
Jack in Two Worlds ed. William Bernard McCarthy
Orality & Literacy by Walter J. Ong
Telling Stories the Kiowa Way by Gus Palmer
Lincoln by Gore Vidal
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges

"I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx

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About my libraryI like to say I have eclectic tastes. Most of my library is children's/YA plus a lot of "classics" and other old(er) books. I used to collect (and still do sometimes) "vintage" children's mysteries such as Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Dana Girls, and Ruth Fielding. My current literary interests include pre-1950 sci-fi/fantasy novels, world fiction from before about 1920 or so, and modern dystopias, utopias, and magical realism, as well as retellings, add-ons, etc. of classic stories and novels. Oh, and folklore and mythology, and 18th century fiction, and anything from Black Coat Press, Valancourt Books, Zittaw Press, Penguin and Oxford Classics, NYRB...

My ratings:
5 stars - great book, loved it, perfect
4 stars - pretty good book, decent read
3 stars - hated it (children's books in a large series - i.e., Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, etc. - are often rated like this just because they're all basically the same)

Groups18th Century British Literature, Archaeology, Arthurian Legends, Bloggers, Dear America, dystopia, Dystopian novels, Fairy Tales Retold, Feminist SF, Geeks who love the Classicsshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Meg Cabot, Isobelle Carmody, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nancy Farmer, Henry Fielding, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Hesse, Aldous Huxley, Henrik Ibsen, Harper Lee, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Jane Loudon, George MacDonald, Tamora Pierce, Philip Pullman, Voltaire, Kurt Vonnegut, H. G. Wells (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresCoffee & A Good Book, Fireside Bookstore, Got Books, Literary BookPost

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics

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Member sinceAug 11, 2007

Currently readingAmerica's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century by Peter W. Williams
Punch and Judy in 19th Century America: A History and Biographical Dictionary by Ryan Howard
Christian Nation by Frederic C. Rich
Revisioning Red Riding Hood Around the World: An Anthology of International Retellings (Series in Fairy-Tale Studies) by Sandra L. Beckett
The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650-1950 by Richard Maxwell
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Hallo SusieBookworm,
I read with interest your reaction to Th. Mann’s novel ‘Lotte in Weimar’ and referred to it. I admire your perseverance despite not enjoying the long dialogues but more so your resolve to re-read it eventually. Yes, read it again, it is superb writing and a truly great novel, but wait until you reach 50! (At least here something to look forward to when getting older.) That will also give you many years to brush up your French or, ideally, your German so you can read it in the original. I doubt English will do it justice.
Best wishes,
Meister Pfriem
Hey there, just got word back from the LibraryThing people for the winners of the
book review giveaway. So congrats!

Also wanted to say thank you up front for agreeing to do a review for the
title for here on LibraryThing and on Amazon. This will really help me to
reach a lot more people and help to create some awareness around these
issues, so thank you for that!

I will be sending out the print editions this Friday, so expect to be receiving them sometime by the end of next week.

Cheers,
-Thomas
lol. Same goes for me and GoodReads. And yes, that "what to read next" option is looking very tantalizing right now.
Hi! Well, I'm not as active on my LibraryThing as I should be, so I've decided to change that. Your library is lovely. :)
Hello,
I noticed your question about literary historical fiction in the discussion thread. Unfortunately, "literary" has become almost a curse word these days among writers because to be so labeled is the kiss of death for sales, and well, people do have to make money to eat... But I completely get what you're looking for. I do a lot of historical fiction reviewing and it is pretty amazing what writers think they can do to history! Anyway, it seems like we make good "friends" in librarything, so I sent a request.
Judith
Hi Susie, thanks for the lead about Dystopia Press, I am sending them a query letter now..

All the best,

Robert
Congratulations on winning a copy of Passage by Sandy Powers. Your copy will be in the mail shortly!

Warm regards,

Paula
Susie, regarding HONEYMOON IN SPACE, I'm reading it on Project Gutenberg. I made an error in my message: it's George Griffith without the "s". There's a lot of romantic blather in the beginning, but a friend told me it soon gets better. Happy reading!
What a coincidence! I saw Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock at a book store yesterday. I picked it up but didn't buy it because it looked kind of old and damaged. But after getting home I kept thinking maybe I should have bought it after all. And now after seeing that you’ve added it I'm sure I must have it. But I can't go back to the store till Thursday. Hope no one else picks it up!
hi again,
then it's ok if i snag it too? :)

i did some digging, and it does appear at the webpage for the regional science library at Görlitz, Die Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften. i thought it looked familiar! i didn't get a photo do it's nice to have it now.

thanks,
dave
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Hi,
i noticed the nice library photo you have, is that the bibliothek at Görlitz?

-dave
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