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Member: andreablythe

CollectionsUnread (154), Your library (611), Wishlist (158), Currently reading (2), Read but unowned (742), DNF (5), Favorites (122), All collections (1,452)

Reviews531 reviews

Tagslibrary (605), fantasy (328), nonfiction (294), unread (294), wish list (206), comics/graphic novels (201), young adult (193), science fiction (171), poetry (146), read before 2004 (135) — see all tags

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About meI'm an assistant editor at Light Metal Age magazine, and in my spare time I am working on my own novel at a glacial pace. Some of my poetry has been published in various tiny lit journals online and otherwise.

About my libraryI'll read just about anything, though my tastes tend to lean toward fantasy and science fiction. I am a great lover of poetry and literary works, as well.

My Current Fascinations/Obsessions: Steampunk and Zombies and Post-Apoc.

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 999 Challenge, Comics, Fantasy Forum, FantasyFans, Group Read--Late Winter 2010--, Livejournalers, Poetry Foolshow all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, Marisa Crawford, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles de Lint, Seanan McGuire, Toni Morrison, C. E. Murphy, Pablo Neruda, Marge Piercy, Marjane Satrapi, Jeff Smith, Bill Willingham (Shared favorites)


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Real nameAndrea Blythe

LocationBay Area, CA

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Member sinceSep 19, 2006

Currently readingThe 2013 Rhysling Anthology by John C. Mannone
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

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Voluminous, yes, but totally worth it, I am sure you too will enjoy them.
Hi Andrea,

The Group Reads discussion has moved to a second thread, thought I will just message you.

The year long read of the Penguin multi-volume read of Arabian Nights and the quarterly read of Bleak House suits me as well. I will not join in the Three Musketeers group read, I finally finished the entire series (5 books) last year.

It just felt like it was time :)
No problem! No rush.
Hey Andrea! I finished Solaris. Can't wait to discuss it with you. Let me know when you're done.
Hey Andrea. I did! I read the first chapter over lunch today. I think it's going to be good.
Hey! Happy New Year! Are we still reading Solaris together this month? Finally got my paws on a copy. Let me know.
Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your review of Paradise. Morrison is quite the storyteller. Someone appreciates the effort you put into your insightful review.
Good review of the Dreiser, though I think I was more forgiving on the length and detail of the novel. I just liked the slow pace on this one for some reason.
Nice review on Blindness. I didn't enjoy the novel as much as you did apparently, but I really like some of Saramago's other works.
- Joseph.
Nice review of Darkness at Noon. That one surprised me a bit - not my typical cup of tea, but turned out very enjoyable. That's what I've enjoyed about reading from my 100 best lists; discovering authors and books that I would otherwise not have picked up.
Great review of the Philip K. Dick. He is a favorite and I loved that book also.
I also have a Neruda on my nightstand that my wife bought for me. He is a wonderful poet. Nice review
Nice review of Under the Volcano, though I had an entirely different experience with that book. I didn't like any of the characters at all and I liked the overall story even less. still nice review.
I loved your review of Versed. I had such a hard time with it, and reviewing it without saying "this is awful". Yours was kind and neutral.

Thanks for your honest review!
Nice review of the Hemingway. You should try For Whom the Bell Tolls.....a little less bleak, but not much, and a better book, more engaging characters.
The first five books we share on the list were so eccentric a group, I figured your library must be an interesting one.
Indeed! Hello there, your own bad self! :-)
My absolute favorite zombie novel this year was Monster Island by David Wellington. I highly recommend it. I've heard a lot lately about Breathers. Let me know what you think of it!
Thanks! What Zombie books are you reading?
Noticed you liked Breath, Eyes, Memory, 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 novel since it's also about a young girl struggling to grow up in a violent atmosphere. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm currently out of physical copies). If you're interested, send me your e-mail address (mine is, and I'll send you the e-book. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


When You Find Peace

There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them -- so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right.

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.

No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.

World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.

We who work for peace must not falter. We must continue to pray for peace and to act for peace in whatever way we can, we must continue to speak for peace and to live the way of peace; to inspire others, we must continue to think of peace and to know that peace is possible.

To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.

~ Quotes by Mildred Norman Ryder
Peace Pilgrim (1908 - 1981)
The Highly-Rated Book Group has begun a Group Read of The Blind Assassin. Sign up here:

and don’t forget to join in my Book Quiz.

- TT
Thanks for adding my library, Blythe. I'm trying to make it more comprehensive and reflective of my actual reading past and present, but it goes slowly, I'm afraid.
From one Los Gatos person to another, I just wanted to say hi neighbor!

I'm co-moderating a book reading group over at LibraryThing with prizes in case you'd like to join us:

Hope to meet you around town. :)

Happy to meet you via LibraryThing and best wishes for 2009.
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