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Member: amckie

CollectionsRoommate Challenge (42), Kindle (198), Audiobooks (31), Your library (820), Currently reading (1), To read (367), Read but unowned (426), Favorites (40), All collections (1,551)

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Tags.Fiction (664), .Non-Fiction (495), 2010 (264), .Young Adult (233), 2009 (196), 2011 (189), Women (142), Politics (138), @ 813 (122), _USA (118) — see all tags

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About meA twenty-something bibliophile addicted to buying and reading books!

About my libraryI love reading, and will read almost anything. My library is a collection of books that I loved, that I keep for reference, or that I haven't yet read. Anything I didn't enjoy goes to BookMooch to facilitate getting more books that I may love even more.

A quick note about my tags: any tags beginning with . are about the book format, anything starting with _ indicates the location of the story, anything starting with @ is the Dewey Decimal Number and / or Library of Congress Classification Number, and anything else is about the content / story.

Groups100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 1010 Category Challenge, 20-Something LibraryThingers, 999 Challenge, BookMooching, Cats, books, life is good., Dewey Decimal Challenge, Feminist Theory, LC Classification Challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Assia Djebar, Dubravka Ugrešić (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBookmark, Mountain Bookshop

Favorite librariesToronto Public Library - Runnymede


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Real nameAmy

LocationToronto, ON, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 26, 2008

Currently readingFrom the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers by Marina Warner

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You're welcome! I plan on following your Nigerian reading closely - you've unearthed some wonderful novels!
Best wishes, Claire
Oh, I see you didn't like Beside the Sea as much as everyone else. I'm curious to read your review somewhere next week :)
I added you to my interesting libraries. I came here through your blog. Just wanted to let you know where the add came from.
Thank you for the input. I ordered my electronic reader on Monday the 11th. It's an environmental reason more than any other reason for me, but I also see benefits for when I go back to reference past books. I seem to always be searching for that example I think I remember, but can never find (i.e. the RAF airlifting cats in southeast asia for some reason).

I went cross country skiing through an unbelievably beautiful landscape this morning. PEI must be gorgeous in the winter?

Happy New Year to you, Amy! And thank you so much for mentioning that book. I read about it in the New York Times and I wanted to buy it for my son's birthday--which is today! :-) I think I would have forgot about it without your reminder. Whew! I'm glad to hear you liked it so much; it makes me feel more confident about giving it to him. See you on the threads! Bonnie
I do hope you like both of them. I'm not one for nonfiction, so I'm hoping that one is right up your alley. The YA book though is one of my favorites and I was hoping it would appeal to you too.
Thanks! I have been busy with the dog business, so haven't been here for a while> hope your Christmas and new year are great!
re.: pond scum
Yeah, if only I had not spent the time reading those ... sadly that is the price you pay for "recommendations":-)
Noticed you liked The Glass Castle, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a dysfunctional family (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


what do you do for work that brings you to MN?
did you get to half price books? what did you think. I think the st louis park one is best and probably closest to bloomington.
Thanks for adding me to your Interesting Libraries. If enough people seem interested in the tags, I might make a group wiki page linking to all the tag pages, when I can find the time.
Yes, there is a chain in the twin cities area called half price books. there are a few of them up there. They would be in the phone book.
When I moved down here I was bummed because they don't have them around here. That is one reason I started the whole Bookmooch thing.
Ooh super, thanks. Yah I didn't get any of my books from home up yet. That will be a job for a rainy day this spring.
How embarrassing for me... but yes it is neat.
I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed Persepols 2. I read the Complete Persepolis earlier this year, and I loved it. I'm actually planning to watch the movie this weekend. I hadn't heard of Payback until I saw it on your wishlist, but it sounded very interesting, and I love Margaret Atwood--I may have to add it to my own TBR list.
Thanks for my books! I am now reading Brother, I'm Dying. So far it is great. I have heard lot's of good things about the Omnivore's Dilemma too.
You also have good books in your library. We have very similar tastes.
Thanks again!
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