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CollectionsYour library (315), Wish I didn't list (131), Gave Up (17), Currently reading (17), Early Reviewers (6), All collections (491)

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About meDecember 2010
I'll try to give the standards that I've been skimming in other introductions, but I never think of myself as having a static life to define in broad strokes.

I can only give these statement that are true at this moment:

I am 37 - but most people guess me in my mid-twenties upon meeting me in person.

I live in Pittsburgh, PA - but sometimes I ask myself "How did I get here?"

What I think is amazing:

The breadth of things I do not know, and the ephianies upon discovery.

That I live in a world where millions are watching and loving a television show that I have never heard of, and if I am really lucky, will never have to watch myself.

June 2006
I'll read just about anything that people recommend - hence some of those books on my list. Besides the book that I am currently reading I am always listening another book on my ipod. Please don't start with how that is not really reading a book. To me that is like saying bottled water isn't really water. I listen to unabridged versions, and can actually pay as much attention as I do to a regular book.

About my library2010
Note to any author - Please ignore the hubris of my librarything page. Remember that it is a personal account of every book I have read, and if I actually met you I would be humbled by your real talent of making several coherent sentences that develop into a paragraph, chapter and story that you have managed to publish and get into my hands. All I can really boast about is my parallel parking skills.

2006
I am chronicling books that I have read not books that are on my bookshelf. I had started in a notebook, and was so delighted to find librarything because it was everything I ever wanted to convert my notebook to virtual reality.

I've added books to the end of my list that I read before I started keeping track and writing reviews. I'll get to them...someday.

About my star rating system - The one star books are not really that bad to only rate one star. It is just that I don't read those horrible waste of time books that would normally get a one star rating. Those books are completely off my radar and would be afforded a big zero.

5 stars - I really loved this book, and of course you should read it.

4 stars - I liked this book a lot, and thought about it when I wasn't reading it. It also stayed with me long after I read it.

3 stars - I'm glad I read this, and would recommend if appropriate.

2 stars - I was happy enough to read this, but I am not recommending it to others.

1 stars - Why did I keep reading?

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Member sinceJun 25, 2006

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Noticed you liked The Glass Castle, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a dysfunctional family (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

http://christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
Thanks for providing an explanation of your rating scale. Very helpful. I only found this website two days ago and I'm hooked. I decided to only post what I liked but can see the benefit of rating all read books. Anyway - thanks for the info.
I liked Dark River, but I think it needed to spend more time in the different realms. I was more curious about that than how they alluded the vast machine. Maybe book 3 will be more about that.
Don't audiobooks rock?
check out my new pic. isn't she a doll!?
Hi Tanya. I hope you're having fun at home. I wanted to let you know that I changed my username on here. See you when you return. ~ Jen
I agree so much regarding The World To Come. I read your review after I complained about the metaphorical ending which was not worth sorting out.
suesbooks
Hi Tanya! Thanks for the comment re: Anna Karenina--I'm glad I'm not the only who feels that way :)
I enjoyed browsing your library! We share a lot of the same books & yours gave me a few ideas for my wishlist. Thanks! :')
I'm so hooked! I wrote a paragraph about it and said that a customer told me about it and it's going in to the library staff newsletter next week so everyone will know about it. Thanks again!!
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