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CollectionsYour library (1,405)

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TagsMystery & Thriller (267), Urban Fantasy (234), Romance (231), Sexuality (179), Fantasy (81), Science Fiction (69), Spirituality (63), Poetry (59), Psychology/ Education (44), Classics (44) — see all tags

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About meCURRENTLY READING:

Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom
Interpersonal Process in Therapy Edward Teyber
DSM-IV-TR Casebook by R.L. Spitzer
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by American Psychological Association

(Apparently, Grad School has taken over my reading life.)

Non-academic reading:

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens





Good Links: www.fantasticfiction.co.uk, www.hulu.com

About my libraryFiction clearly reigns in my library, although I do enjoy the occasional non-fiction read. I love poetry, Psychology and when I'm not reading everything in sight, I like to watch foreign films.

I own all the books listed here, but there are several boxes in storage I have yet to list...who has the time? Although many were purchased new, most of my books were incredible bargains from used local bookstores, or discovered in second-hand bookshops while traveling.

GroupsBattlestar Galactica, Books that made me think, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Hogwarts Express, Jim Butcher, Poetry Fool, Psychology, Science Fiction Fans, The Green Dragonshow all groups

Favorite authorsIlona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Jean M. Auel, Kage Baker, Anne Bishop, Donna Boyd, Patricia Briggs, Suzanne Brockmann, Dan Brown, Sandra Brown, Emma Bull, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Anita Diamant, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Stephen Dunn, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Janet Evanovich, Vince Flynn, Mark Del Franco, Robert Frost, Diana Gabaldon, Kahlil Gibran, Louise Glück, Simon R. Green, Denise Hamilton, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Emma Holly, Kay Hooper, Greg Iles, Omar Khayyám, Dean Koontz, Lora Leigh, C. S. Lewis, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Louis MacNeice, Naguib Mahfouz, Stephenie Meyer, Donald Miller, Karen Marie Moning, Devon Monk, Alan Moore, Carol O'Connell, Mary Oliver, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Rice, Karen Robards, Nora Roberts, Carl R. Rogers, J. K. Rowling, Mary Doria Russell, William Shakespeare, Wen Spencer, Anne Stuart, Henry David Thoreau, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Carrie Vaughn, S. L. Viehl, J. R. Ward, Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, Connie Willis, William Wordsworth, Irvin D. Yalom (Shared favorites)

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Real nameTina

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Rawry!
Hi Tina,
I actually just finished SL Viehl's Afterburn. I think that might've been her best book to date, on par with Blade Dancer if not surpassing it. Right now I'm reading Tony Ballantyne's Recursion. It's a pretty interesting and unique book.

-Ash
Hi Tina,

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. It's been rather crazy around here. How were your holidays? Are you doing the 999 Challenge? What are you reading now? I am hard at work on my list.

~Leah
Hi! Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. Sorry it took so long for me to say hello. I am reading the Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose. It's not bad. What are you currently reading?

~Leah
Thanks for adding me to your 'interesting libraries.' :)
Thanks for the invitation Tina!! I tried to figure out how to find you but I didn't have any luck. I am glad that you found me.

Thanks huggles,

Monica
Thanks for the accept, Tina! Lovely to meet you here. I did so love As Meat Loves Salt!

Hugs

Axxx
Thanks for the add to interesting library. I usually don't read romance unless they have a supernatural element to them.
Captain's Fury is also amazing. I can't pick a favorite between it and Cursor's Fury. Cursor's I loved every single moment. Captain's I never didn't like it, I just wasn't as in love with EVERY page like with Cursor's, but there are moments in Captain's that just blew me away. When you've finished with Captain's jump into the two message boards titled "Codex Alera - Tavi - Spoilers" and "Captain's Fury." We'd welcome another voice on these topics. These also pretty well describe what I'm talking about, though I've posted on a bunch of other boards. Join us in our obsession of Tavi!!
Hello. I saw that you'd read the first three of the Codex Alera series. Weren't they utterly amazing? Have you read Captain's Fury yet? Do you think you have a favorite between the Dresden files and the Codex Alera series? 0:-)
My favorite reads? Well, I would have to go by genre I guess..

Mystery - Kasey Michaels, Kay Hooper, Dame Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Ann Perry, J.D.Robb (those are the first names that come to mind)
SciFi/Fantasy - Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes Lackey, Andre Norton, & Ann McCaffrey
Romantic Suspense - Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell
Erotica - Lora Leigh and Lisa Marie Rice
Romance - Dara Joy, Stephanie Laurens (older books), Lori Foster, Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Susan Mallery, Shannon McKenna
Urban Fantasy - Laurell Hamilton, Christine Feehan, Patricia Briggs, Lara Adrian

That's just what's floating at the top of my head right now...
Check out my reading list on goodreads.com. I'm jjmachshev there too...
J
Rowan Gant is a Wiccan. So is the author - I think he pretty much describes himself. Rowan Gant is sensitive to the "Other Side", i.e. the dead can contact him. He ends up trying to solve wrongful deaths, mostly connected with serial killers. The books aren't overly "fantastic" or "supernatural". Sellars tries to ground the whole thing in the actual Wicca. It's obviously still fiction and he doesn't claim it's for real.

IMO the first 2 books or so are not actually written that well, it's all full of too many flowery adjectives and adverbs and the description of Rowan Gant's wife just gets annoying. Many other people that I shared the books with, felt the same way. But once you get past that, the books are really good. I am now up to #7 (I think) - or is it #6?
Thanks!! I laugh when I tell people I'm a readaholic, but it's really true. This year I determined to keep count. So far in 2008, I've read 132 books of varying length and different genres. I'm not sure what that says (you're the one interested in psyches!) but I'm sure it says something!!

I usually have 3-4 going at one time, from different genres so I don't get bored.

Thanks for stopping by...
J
Oh don't beleive a word that Amy says!!! LOL! I NEVER twisted her arm...I just gently proded her with a sharp, pointy stick and gave her a gift subscription! Eventually you'll see Booklover over here too, but she will be under the name Dearheart.
So should I close Books & Chat and move everyone over to here??? LOL!
Thanks for the recommendations! I have read the first one of the Dresden Files and liked it. Have you ever read any of the Rowan Gant books by M.R. Sellars?

I am trying very hard, not to get hooked on another series - I can't get any of them here, lots of mail gets lost on the way to me and it's just a lot of hassle... Plus I have a ton of books on my shelf....

Maybe I look them up, before I go home in July... ;)
Hi Tina,
funny - you are the third person I met this week that used to live in Cairo... ;)

So far 2008 was not great for book. I am enjoying the Kitty Norville series. I've read the first three so far.

And I just read the second Mercy Thompson book by Carrie Vaughn, Blood Bound. That was quite nice as well.

Cathy
Hi Tina,
thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. I see we both have been bitten by the Urban Fantasy bug...
What are those pictures? They are really nice...
Cathy
Hey Tina! I actually joined LT in August, but haven't done anything with it until this last week. I'm glad to see you here!
Hey Tina! It's Amy :) I thought I'd pop in to say hello! I'll have to check out your library in much more detail! Dianne twisted my arm (she's good at that!) to get over here to post my books.
Hi, Tina.

Okay, I have never posted before, but I randomly did a "Shared Favorites" search and found you, with some of my fave authors on your list. Plus, my real name is also Tina. Just wanted to say, You Rock!

Later- Tina
Thanks for adding me to your Interesting Libraries! I'm glad to see that you read Marjorie M. Liu. (She and I attended Clarion together.) She's a super-talented and super-nice person.
Thanks for the Interesting Libraries add!

Surely there are more interesting libraries than mine, but I'm on a free account, so I can only add so many of my books...
my apologies to myself for not leaving an "interesting" mark here sooner. how can i resist a woman who a0 is far enough away and b) has so much erotica and c) has the same abount of thrillers. and poetry to boot!. now, if you only had an erotic thrilling poetry tag ... well, that would just sink me. good seeing your name up here again, tinazee.
The Jim Butcher group can be a quiet one....we're all a bunch of lurkers. but almost anytime you post someone will post back. =)
I don't think my first comment took....so I hope this one does! Thanks for the help Tina Iappriciate it. You are right, this is a great place!
Dianne
Thanks for your kind comment about my books. :-)
Tina,

Thank you; I'm thrilled you've enjoyed my books! And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my page.

Have a great evening,
Patti
Hi-
For science fiction, I recommend anything by David Brin. Dan Simmons has written in just about every genre, but his science fiction is particularly good. My all-time favorite author is Harlan Ellison. You can't go wrong with any of his short-story collections. For mystery/thriller, it sort of depends on what genre you're looking for. I'm a big fan of William G. Tapply (the Brady Coyne series). Stephen White has some excellent books, and I find he's getting better as he goes along. Some newer authors I really like are Karin Slaughter and Julia Spencer-Fleming, especially the latter. Let me know if you have any questions about particular authors in my library.
Hi hi - Jasper Fforde is a really fun author. Lost in a Good Book is the sequel to The Eyre Affair which might be a better place to start but if you're not too concerned about reading things in order, all the books are great. Also, his other series starts with The Big Over Easy and is also really funny. Hope you enjoy his stuff! -el :)
Thanks for the comments about my library. It includes books from more than fifty years of reading. The novels you recommended are two of my favorites. I am currently in a group rereading The Brothers Karamazov (for about the fifth time), and David Copperfield is my favorite among Dickens' novels (Great Expectations and Bleak House are close behind). Another couple of my all time favorite novels are All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West and The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa.
Hi Tinaz - I see you added me to your interesting libraries. We have 51 great books and 7 favorite authors in common! It looks like you're pretty into the Dresden Files. I've only recently discovered Jim Butcher (I'm catching up on the series, only read 1-3) but I'm really impressed so far. Nice to "meet" you and happy reading!
Cheers -
el :)
Hi Tina! Thanks for the nice comment on my covers. I can't take any credit (because my publishers get to decide what the artwork looks like), but I think they're pretty cute.

Lisa :)
Thanks for adding my library as an interesting one. What led you to pick my library as interesting? Would you recommend any favorite authors? While I noticed we have few books in common I am reading one, Hard Times by Dickens, right now along with several others not on your list. I also just finished reading Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo and would highly recommend it.

Jim
Hi! Thanks for being my LibraryThing friend. It's nice to meet you. We have some great books in common!

Lisa :)
I find that by having several books 'in progress' at various places, enables me to steal a few moments here and there throughout the day. Then when my attention is fully enraptured, then I do not feel quite so guilty for doing nothing except making a pot of ginger peach tea and enjoying the pages as they slip through my fingers like leaves on a crisp fall day. If you are jealous of my collection or time, then you would positivly detest my brother. He is an abbot in a monastery in New Mexico, and an insomniac...so he reads all the time. Anything amd everything. Perhaps it runs in the family...reading that is. Both of my parents were never allowed to go to any type of formal schooling...so they had to rely on the children to help them in matters of reading and such. I suppose that is why all three of us have found ourselves in some type of book related careers, myself? I work in a public library.

Try taking a few minutes here and there for the quality reading...and intersperse it with your required reading and test taking...a bit of an oasis filled with words to make the day go by easier....
Thanks for counting our library as an interesting one. We don't share many favorite authors, so what made you pick ours? Is there anyone on your list you think we might like? What are you reading now? I am up to the letter "G" in Clive James' fascinating new book, Cultural Amnesia.

-Jim
Thirteen Moons...I think that is the title, from Frazier, the Author of Cold Mountain, great book, and when I listened to it, the reader was excellent also. Also re-reading Julian Jaynes "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind'... very enlightening...to me anyway, and as an after-dinner mint have been going over "The River That Flows Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain" by William H. Calvin. And for pure pleasure, while enjoying a small glass of port after dinner...(I am nothing if not lazy and content when I read purely for pleasure...have been browsing through "Glances Backward: An Anthology of American Homosexual Writing, 1830-1920". I tend to read multiple titles throughout the day, never without something to read or listen to...fiction, nonfiction, prof. journals, etc....Have to keep those synapses firing....lol

What about you???Inquiring fans want to know????
So you think that my collection is rather interesting?...Esoteric, enigmatic, always in a state of flux, as it were? I thank you for considering my small collection to be somewhat interesting. Unfortunately, I see a pareing down of my nutritional and some travel narratives as I am moving from a 4 BR 2 story colonial to a 2 BR townhouse.....ackkk!...I hate getting rid of books.....Hmmm???Perhaps I can make a sofa of books, and the end tables of books and.......ah well, once a biblioholic...always a bibilioholic.....

Your collection is interesting and intriguing also. How long have you been an avid reader/collector? Any particular favorites that you could not possibly part with? One particular title that could get you through a week long storm...with no power, no electricty? Reading and cooking by candlelight?

I always revert to Proust's Rememberance of Things Past...I know it seems tedious to some, but when read and shared by candlelight...you are drawn into his world....an amzing book. Too bad too many people are 'forced' to read it as a collegiate requirement...but then again...it does introduce the student to his work...that they may never has discovered.

Until later!!
The Physician and the Actor by G.A. Hauser was good, but it's only in print and a M/M romance. and Shelly Laurenston is also very good (Here Kitty, Kitty and Pack Challenge). elisa
Lisey's Story was really good. Different from most of his books. You should read it.
Hello, i just got done reading Lisey's Story by Stephen King. What about you?
thanks. It's my hobby and my passion. I love to share with friends what I love and find interesting. elisa
thanks. I see we have also tradizional romance in common, mostly paranormal. We have very similar tastes! If you like I have a LiveJournal and a Blog (you find the link in my profile) where I play with romance in general. In September, for example, I have Shelly Laurenston has a guest (I see she is one of your favourite authors) and I have just hosted J.L. Langley. ciao, elisa
Thank you!! I'm trying to get all my books up so I can explore other libraries more.
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