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CollectionsYour library (620), Read but unowned (435), Currently reading (2), Wishlist (31), ROOTS Read (29), ARC (76), Book Group Books (52), Library Book (14), Kindle (72), Short List (4), Get Self/Borrow (23), To read (5), Concord Free Press (3), Favorites (80), All collections (1,119)

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About meDay-to-Day: I am a lawyer, about to (March 2014) move from being a busy private practice to a more laid back Court attorney. Looking forward to the change and more time to do the enjoyable things in life... like read!

Interests: Aside from reading, I have a plethora of interests ranging from socializing to coffee drinking to pilates and yoga to singing (especially harmonizing) to cultural activities of all kinds to shopping to sporting events to ... well, yes. pretty much, name it and I'll be willing to try it and will probably enjoy it.

About books and reading: I enjoy reading more than almost any other activity. I love books that are unique and inspired. I can forgive almost any writing style if the story is good enough. And I find that even the most beautiful writing cannot make up for a flat tale. I am open to suggestions and only wish I could find enough time to follow through on all of them. I have a tendency to choose fantasy/sci-fi when left completely to my own devices because those are the tales that allow me to enter into a completely different life and fully forget the "reality" around me. That being said, some of my favorite books are what I call "drama" -- The Plot Against America, for one.

About my libraryEclectic. I like to have a little of almost everything. I am willing to read pretty much anything (especially if it comes recommended highly enough). In perusing my library, you will find mostly fiction with a strong influence of fantasy and magical realism. You will also find sci-fi, "drama", western, mystery, young adult, children's, cookbooks, memoirs, history, law, latin american literature, russian literature, other-country-literature, etc.

GroupsARC Junkies, Early Reviewers, Reviews of Early Reviewers Books, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsTed Dekker, Charles Dickens, Patrick Rothfuss, Philip Roth, J. K. Rowling, Matt Ruff, Jeff VanderMeer (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBird Song Used Books, Bookworks

Favorite librariesErnie Pyle Library


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Real nameA. Allen


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Member sinceJun 27, 2007

Currently readingThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Magician's Lie: A Novel by Greer Macallister

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