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Member: avaland

CollectionsYour library (3,521), Poetry (276), Read but No Longer Own (889), New England history (91), Margaret Atwood (52), Quilting, Sewing & Other Needlework (101), Joyce Carol Oates (82), juvenile (47), Boris Pasternak (16), Wishlist (2), Read but unowned (2), All collections (3,527)

Reviews425 reviews

Tagsfiction (2,039), read no longer own (895), nonfiction (581), science fiction (445), crime novel (279), poetry (270), short fiction collection (188), women's studies (180), literary reference (174), New England (167) — see all tags

MediaNot set (47), Book (3,478), Paper Book (3,236), Audiobook (21), Ebook (2), Video Recording (2)

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About meLongtime active member of LT, I think my library tells you everything you know about me except: I am wife to the best guy in the world, mother of three terrific now-adult children, and Nana to one ADORABLE grandson. Also able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and so on.

Besides reading and being hooked on, I work part time in a bookstore that I once worked full time in. I also sew, quilt, and paint/paper walls, furniture and other things. I like to garden, play in the woods, sing made up songs and laugh out loud (as often as possible). I enjoy baking, travel, museums of all kinds...really this list is endless.

I chronicle my reading intermittently with brief reviews on a joint thread with my husband, dukedom_enough, in the group Club Read 2017 HERE.



The Lamentations of Zeno by Ilija Trojanow (2016, German)
Soul At the White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession & the Writing Life by Joyce Carol Oates (nonfiction, 2016)


A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli (French, 2016)
The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknamvitch (US, 2017)
Exposure by Helen Dunmore (2016, UK)
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren (2016, history)
[Cockroaches] by Jo Nesbo
[The Hollow Man] by Oliver Harris
[Rather Be the Devil] by Ian Rankin


The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
The Golden Age by Joan London

About my libraryI enjoy all kinds and forms of fiction, in English and in translation. I'm fascinated not just with story, but also with the art of fiction itself. I also enjoy poetry, literary criticism, cultural studies, art history, historical fashion and dress, New England history, social history, women's studies, some science, contemporary issues...and whatever else might catch my interest at any time.

GroupsAll Things New England, Atwoodians, Board Room, Clarissa's Cottage, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014show all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Abigail May Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Atwood, Trezza Azzopardi, Anita Rau Badami, Julianna Baggott, Nicola Barker, Elizabeth Bishop, Martin Booth, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Octavia E. Butler, Alex Capus, Angela Carter, Suzy McKee Charnas, Nancy F. Cott, Mia Couto, A. J. Cronin, Charles L. Crow, John Crowley, Emily Dickinson, Assia Djebar, Susan J. Douglas, Thomas Dublin, Clare Dudman, Carol Ann Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Barbara Ehrenreich, George Eliot, Nawal El-Saadawi, Buchi Emecheta, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Gaskell, Amitav Ghosh, Sandra M. Gilbert, Lisa Goldstein, Kate Grenville, Ursula K. Le Guin, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Elizabeth Hand, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, David Herter, Reginald Hill, Nalo Hopkinson, Arnaldur Indriðason, Gish Jen, Ha Jin, Gail Jones, Graham Joyce, James Patrick Kelly, Jane Kenyon, Margo Lanagan, Margot Livesey, Joan London, Amy Lowell, Ian R. MacLeod, Henning Mankell, Maureen F. McHugh, China Miéville, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Beth Norton, Joyce Carol Oates, Yoko Ogawa, Sharon Olds, Boris Pasternak, Viktor Pelevin, Ian Rankin, Adrienne Rich, Kenneth Roberts, Mary Doria Russell, Robert Shearman, Elaine Showalter, May Swenson, Deborah Tannen, Sheri S. Tepper, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Jeff VanderMeer, Kate Douglas Wiggin, William Carlos Williams (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresOld Number Six Book Depot, Toadstool Bookshop - Milford

Favorite librariesHollis Social Library


Real nameLois

LocationHollis, New Hampshire, NH, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/avaland (profile)
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Member sinceOct 3, 2006

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