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CollectionsYour library (2,517), Wishlist (41), Favorites (189), Reviewed (415), A stack (1,581), B stack (816), C stack (894), Canada (255), Global (406), Read 2012 (114), Read 2013 (143), Read 2014 (150), Read 2015 (148), Read 2016 (23), Checklist (133), Shortlist (718), bea (326), bcp (194), Currently reading (6), All collections (2,557)

Reviews415 reviews

TagsBritish mystery (468), #bea (328), British literature (288), British fiction (239), Europe (213), Biography (204), #bcp (197), History (181), #be (179), Canadian (169) — see all tags

MediaBook (2,558), Paper Book (2,465), Audiobook (19), Ebook (6)

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Recommendations213 recommendations

About my libraryA work in progress. My collection in LibraryThing contains books that are either currently in my possession or that I have read recently but no longer own. I have read thousands of books before joining LibraryThing that are not listed. Although I read all kinds of material I particularly enjoy literary fiction, history, natural history, biography, feminist literature, and mysteries. An added bonus is if the story is set in a country other than mine.

If you drop by, feel free to leave a message. I'd love to hear from you.

As well as other groups, I will be participating in:
   • Club Read 2016
   • 2016 Category challenge

Completed challenges:
   • Commonwealth challenge
   • Europe Endless challenge
   • Canadian Fiction/Non-Fiction challenge
   • 2014 Category challenge
   • 2015 Category challenge

I try to keep track of the countries where my books are set. These are the 189 countries visited so far. I hope to fill some more of the countries this year as part of the 2016 Category Challenge. The list includes Antarctica, which doesn't show on this map.



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My ratings:
Obviously, my personal taste is the crux of the rating. Although it's difficult to rate books that are essentially different, my rating simply indicates how much I enjoyed them or how memorable they were. I also consider if I would recommend the work, and to whom.

Groups2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, All Writers Considered, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Canadian Bookworms, Canadian Fiction/Non-Fiction Reading Challenge, Cats, books, life is good., Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014show all groups

Favorite authorsElizabeth von Arnim, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Colin Bateman, H. E. Bates, Alan Bennett, E. F. Benson, Pierre Berton, Michael Bond, C. Alan Bradley, Charlotte Brontë, Agatha Christie, Deborah Crombie, Robertson Davies, Colin Dexter, Michael Dibdin, Gwynne Dyer, Kim Echlin, E. M. Forster, Dick Francis, John Galsworthy, Jane Gardam, Elizabeth Gaskell, Germaine Greer, Christopher Hitchens, James Joyce, Margaret Laurence, D. H. Lawrence, Laurie Lee, Henning Mankell, W. Somerset Maugham, Denise Mina, W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, Stuart Neville, George Orwell, Sharon Kay Penman, Beatrix Potter, Peter Robinson, Vita Sackville-West, Ian Sansom, Dorothy L. Sayers, Carol Shields, Muriel Spark, William Trevor, Anthony Trollope, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Evelyn Waugh, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAudreys Books, Greenwoods' Bookshoppe, Munro's Books, Otter Books, Pack Rat Annie's Used Books, Russell Books, Waterstones Belfast Fountain

Favorite librariesEdmonton Public Library - Strathcona Branch, Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Library, Linen Hall Library - Belfast, Northern Ireland, Scott Polar Research Institute Library, University of Alberta Libraries - Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta Libraries - Rutherford Library (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Favorite lists1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read

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Real nameVivienne

LocationBritish Columbia, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/VivienneR (profile)
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Member sinceMay 23, 2007

Currently readingThe world of Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
The cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith
Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The lost painting by Jonathan Harr
Be careful what you wish for by Jeffrey Archer
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