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CollectionsYour library (1,999), Currently reading (1), Favorites (45), All collections (1,999)

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TagsFiction (1,712), Novel (1,511), BoxedUB (343), Horror (305), Thriller (280), Non-Fiction (251), Mystery (246), 1001 (239), Short Story Collection (126), Sci-Fi (113) — see all tags

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About meMy wife and I have been married since 2005. We live in North Jersey, just a few minutes from the GWB. I work in the in IT for an insurance company. My wife has completed her Masters in Social Work is working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. We've both been pretty voracious readers. My tastes are all over the place, from thrillers to postmodern fiction, classics to contemporary. My wife love psychological thrillers and fiction that examines the human psyche.

About my libraryOur library is a combination of the books my wife and I own, minus some still in storage at my wife's mother's house which I have yet to catalog. It's over 90% fiction as we both love to get lost in a good novel. Often, one of us will complete a book then pass it to the other.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 30-something LibraryThingers, 50 Book Challenge, ARC Junkies, Arrested Development, Canadian Bookworms, Combiners!, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Favorite Bookstores, Feminist SFshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Roberto Bolaño, Dan Chaon, Tana French, John Irving, Kazuo Ishiguro, Stephen King, Jonathan Lethem, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Haruki Murakami, Chuck Palahniuk, Donna Tartt (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Clark, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Union Square, Brier Rose Books, Innisfree Bookshop, Montclair Book Center, Mystery on Main Street, Northshire Bookstore, NYU Main Bookstore, Sherman's Books and Stationery, Bar Harbor, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Strand Book Annex, Strand Bookstore, The Cranbury Bookworm, Womrath's of Tenafly, LLC

Favorite librariesBoston Public Library, Ridgefield Public Library

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Real nameDarin and Danielle

LocationBergen County NJ New Jersey

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Member sinceApr 12, 2006

Currently readingThe Returned by Jason Mott

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Hi Darin- Great review of "Train Dreams". I just finished it too. I have read and liked "Nobody Move" but NEED to get to "Tree of Smoke". I see we share a lot of books! Happy reading!

Hello! I followed a link from your great review of Purgatory to this page, and had to say "hi" since I am also one half of what our friends call "The Double D's" (Derrick & Dani). Anyway, enjoyed your review!

I very much enjoyed reading your review of A Game of Thrones and found it helpful. I just started reading it yesterday, love it so far, but have been reading reviews to help me get a handle on what is going on. So far, I can see that what you write is true.
see great books here! The Sea by Banville on your favorite list!?-- very cool
Sorry - I did an import from Goodreads and somewhere in the process, everything got jumbled. My reviews from Goodreads for one book have been applied to another book entirely. I will go through and do my best to clean it up. Is there a way to un-import books?
Just found you on Esta's profile. I am trying not to read any reviews of IT as it is waiting for me on the arm of the sofa.Your random books look interesting.
The groups I am in seem to have gone quiet so I'm on a fishing trip for members who read the same books.I'm in the UK so don't always have the same approach to things as those of you in the USA.
I've ordered a Kazuo Ishiguro book from the library. He seems to be the most popular modern writer at present.
Thanks for trying. . . .actually I had been surprised that the offer was made.
Thank you very much.
I just read your review of 2666:

"...thoughts of David Lynch and Italo Calvino on a two year bender in Mexico producing the love-child that is 2666 percolating in my mind. Then, a few pages later, some of the characters begin discussing David Lynch...whoa indeed."

I had almost the exact same experience, with the Lynch reference and others. Real genius.
Hi-I totally agree about [Everything Is Illuminated] might also like Foer's wife's book: The History of Love by [Nicole Krauss].
The Sea- John Banville
Thanks to "1001 books..." - otherwise I never think I would have read this! (well, even the write-up in 1001 Books didn't exactly make it sound thrilling...)
I can't even put my finger on why I enjoyed it so much :P
I think it's going to be something I'm going to be gifting to people, with the instruction "Just read it!"
I see from your posting that we both live in New Jersey and work in the city- i work in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.

Hi- saw you on world fiction- which is a favorite of mine. enjoy those reads.
I see affinity has been turned back on, and I saw a 99% sitting next to your name. Interesting. Who would have thought a "Progressive & Liberal!" (if that group is an indication) and a Conservative would have so many books in common?

Preston & Child series: Noticed that you included a "Pendergast Series" tag next to some of the books. That is one reason I had to stop reading their books, as I couldn't figure out why certain names sounded similar and people seemed to be reacting to others with some backstory that I didn't know. I will note that there are characters in "Thunderhead" that turn up in the "Pendergast Series" (or at least in one of the books in that series). The obvious solution is to just read their books in order of publication, but I haven't been able to get myself to read "Reliquary" yet.
I can recommend a scholarly assessment (though I have it out from the public library here) that you might like -- M. Keith Booker's 1994 "The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism" which goes through 1984, We, and BNW (classic dystopias). I had to go read We because of it. ISBN 031323093X. Cheers, -J
Hello. We seem to have similar tastes in books, so I thought I'd leave a comment. I aspire to have a library as big as yours.
We share about 30% or so of your library.

You've got good taste.

You look suspiciously like Vladimir Vladimirovich who doesn't appear in your author cloud. Are you working undercover?
I also share a lot of my favorites with you. One glaring omission you might want to check out is the Doc Ford series by Randy Wayne White. Keep reading!
I've only posted 23 books so far, and you shared 14 of those. I think you might have good taste!!!!!
we are the only people with New Mysteries of Paris.
We share a lot of authors! I enjoyed looking at your catalog and when I have more time, I will review it again. Thanks!
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