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About meLife long reader and I'll read just about anything!

About my libraryI'm only listing books I've actually read. I personally find lists of people's unread books boring. Unfortunately, I haven't been careful with writing down what I've read, so there's a lot of books missing that I'll need to rediscover!

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books on Books, Dog Blessed, Maryland Librarythingers, Non-Fiction Readers, Simple Minded, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Nightshow all groups


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Saw you liked Bastard Out of Carolina, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reading my new novel and posting your opinions here (as well as on a few other book-related sites). Thought you might like it since it's also southern and a bit dark. I'd be glad to e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


You might like to play along. Would love for you to join us.

we share 170 books and we also share a love for elizabeth berg! cheers!
Another author that I closely associate with Elizabeth Berg's writing is Kaye Gibbons... she doesn't necessarily have the same hints of humor that Berg often shows, but her writing is beautiful. My favorites of hers are: "On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon" and more recently "Divining Women" -- her books are the same for me in that once I start, I can't put it down until I stop.

I'm currently reading "Foreign Correspondence" by Geraldine Brooks. I just finished "Year of Wonders" a couple weeks ago and loved her writing; I'm going to the National Book Festival in DC in September and she's going to be there, so I'd like to read as much of her writing as I can before that.
Hi avidreader.... I see that we share a love of Elizabeth Berg (and many others) -- I went to Chicago a few weeks ago for a book fair to meet Elizabeth Berg and Augusten Burroughs -- I'd seen Augusten a few times, but never Elizabeth, and she was so delightful in person -- definitely worth the trip. I also wanted to recommend a hysterical memoir called BITTER IS THE NEW BLACK by Jen Lancaster -- it's a must read, and is very quick. You can check out her site at to get an idea of how she writes. Enjoy!
Looks like someone besides me might be addicted to Patterson and Sparks. :-)
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