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CollectionsYour library (1,796), Currently reading (2), To read (17), Read but unowned (7), All collections (1,796)

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Tagsfiction (160), mystery (48), nonfiction (41), Texas (33), suspense (32), family (32), short stories (27), thriller (20), history (18), politics (15) — see all tags

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About meI am a co-owner of Bookadelphia, a traditional book publisher; a co-owner and contributing editor at Lone Star Literary Life, a weekly newspaper reporting on all things bookish in Texas; a book reviewer for Kirkus Reviews; a freelance literary critic; a writer; a blogger; a public speaker; a moderator at the Texas Book Festival; and a panelist at Books in the Basin. My reviews appear or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, [PANK], Bookslut, Pleiades Journal, South85 Journal, The Review Review, Concho River Review, Monkeybicycle, Mosaic Literary Magazine, World Literature Today, Rain Taxi, The Collagist, High Country News and Atticus Review. I am a member of National Book Critics Circle, Writers' League of Texas and PEN America. You can find me on the web at, on Facebook as Texasbooklover and on Twitter @txbooklover.

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About my libraryI have a large and eclectic library. Please take a look. I am sure you will find something to appreciate and enjoy. I have posted a few reviews, please let me know what you think of them. Happy hunting!

GroupsAmerican History, Banned Books, Bloggers, Book reviewers, Deep South, Evolve!, Feminist Theory, Happy Heathens, Literary Snobs, Progressive & Liberal!show all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Nevada Barr, Ann Beattie, Chris Bohjalian, Larry Brown, James Lee Burke, Raymond Carver, Michael Chabon, Dan Chaon, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Díaz, Annie Dillard, Andre Dubus, Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ellen Gilchrist, Lauren Groff, Jane Hamilton, Andre Dubus III, Molly Ivins, Jonathan Kellerman, Barbara Kingsolver, Madeleine L'Engle, John Lescroart, Alice McDermott, Ian McEwan, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Tim O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, Sara Paretsky, Annie Proulx, Ellen Raskin, Richard Russo, John Sandford, Jane Smiley, John Steinbeck, Anne Tyler, Jess Walter, Eudora Welty, Stephen White, Marion Winik (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJul 23, 2010

Currently readingHollow: A Novel by Owen Egerton
No Knives in the Kitchens of This City: A Novel (Hoopoe Fiction) by Khaled Khalifa

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