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CollectionsYour library (748), Currently reading (2), One day you shall be mine (134), Early Reviewer (43), To Be Read (103), Kindle (75), I'm just not that into you (20), Read but unowned (96), Favorites (73), All collections (851)

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TagsMystery (157), Historical fiction (151), Classic (140), Historical non-fiction (116), England (98), 19th century (82), 20th century (81), Kindle (67), Non-fiction (61), True Crime (58) — see all tags

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About meI am everything I have ever read.

What can I say - I have such a passion for reading. I always have a book at hand and stack just waiting to be devoured. To me, not reading is like not breathing; I cannot stop. Over the years my tastes have evolved. Right now I am deep in the middle of devoting myself to historial non-fiction, especially anything that satiates the Anglophile in me. There isn't too much that I won't read, although I don't find myself reading westerns, romance, or sci-fi novels. Having said that, I have a deep respect for Ray Bradbury (his novels are so beautifully written) and novels such as "Little, Big" and "Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell" (I never wanted that one to end). It's an old saying, but so true - So many books, so little time. My recommendations for readers include the authors Robertson Davies (especially "Fifth Business" and "The Cunning Man") and Nicholas Basbanes ("A Gentle Madness" is a must-read for any true bibliophile). Share your books!

About my libraryThe love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1807-1882

Groups18th Century British Literature, 18th-19th Century Britain, 50-Something Library Thingers, Agatha Christie, Anglophiles, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Books on Books, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Californians Who LT, Cats, books, life is all groups

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Margaret Atwood, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Ray Bradbury, Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, Susanna Clarke, Paul Collins, John Crowley, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lawrence Goldstone, Sally Gunning, P. D. James, David Liss, S. J. Parris, Ellery Queen, Deanna Raybourn, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Edward Rutherfurd, Oliver Sacks, Wesley Stace, Jacqueline Winspear (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresFriends of the Modesto Library Used Book Sale

Favorite librariesStanislaus County Library - Modesto Library, Stanislaus County Library - Turlock Library

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Real nameRenee

LocationModesto California

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Member sinceMar 20, 2008

Currently readingThe Medieval Foundation of England by Sir Arthur Bryant
The Adventures of Ellery Queen by Ellery Queen

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