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CollectionsYour library (611), Read but unowned (457), Currently reading (7), Wishlist (24), ROOTS Read (46), ARC (78), Book Group Books (55), Library Book (24), Kindle (75), SantaThing Gifts (10), Short List (12), Get Self/Borrow (23), To read (5), Concord Free Press (3), Favorites (81), All collections (1,131)

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About meDay-to-Day: I am a lawyer, working for the courts. My job involves a lot of reading, researching, writing, reviewing, and of course analyzing law.

Interests: Aside from reading, I have a plethora of interests ranging from socializing to coffee drinking to hiking to singing (especially harmonizing) to cultural activities of all kinds to shopping to snow-boarding (just learning) to sporting events to ... Yes, I have a broad range of interests. I also greatly enjoy just sitting in front of the fireplace reading a book, lying in a hammock in the backyard reading a book, sitting in a hottub reading a book, going to coffee shops to read books, shopping for books, discussing books, reading about books, and thinking about books. I like books a lot. ;)

Specifically about books: 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) *except* for porn, mindless romance, and rape-fantasies or anything nearing there. 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", mystery (both complex and standard), young adult, children's, cookbooks, memoirs, history, law, latin american literature, russian literature, other-country-literature, etc.

Groups2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), ARC 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


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 27, 2007

Currently readingThe One Year Chronological Bible, NLT by God
The Court of the Air (Jackelian World) by Stephen Hunt
The Room: A Novel by Jonas Karlsson
Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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