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CollectionsYour library (1,220), Art & Architecture (124), Books About Books (7), EBook Library (39), Fiction (124), Literary Non-Fiction (83), Food and Cookery (131), History (26), Hobbies & Crafts (9), Music & Dance (4), Mysteries and Crime (474), Natural History (14), Reference (6), Science & Math (5), SciFi and Fantasy (94), Sports (4), Travel (52), Temporary Storage (26), Gave Away (72), Favorites (21), All collections (1,332)

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TagsEnglish Mystery (243), U.S. Mystery (101), Historical Mystery (90), Fantasy Fiction (72), Canadian Author (54), Auto/Biography (40), Classics (36), Donated to Library (34), Italian Mystery (33), NYC (28) — see all tags

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About meEven though I'm a very slow reader, I love to read - cookbooks, travel books, fiction, mystery, sports - but my favourites are mysteries.

About my libraryBit of an LT purist so this is where I keep track of books I own. The exception is my 'read, gave away' collection - I keep track of these books mainly so I won't rebuy them ('This book looks familiar... maybe I should try it...' - already did and didn't like it' or 'I thought I had this book... where did it go?' and saves me hours of searching for something that I gave away/donated). I do have a wishlist of books (what book loving person doesn't??) under another profile - KeiCee1.

My rating system:

1 star - could not finish/didn't like the book
1.5 stars - finished the book, but skimmed most of it. Didn't like it.
2 stars - read the book, didn't hate it but didn't like it either - wouldn't mind donating or giving away.
2.5 stars - read the book, it had some interesting bits but not enough to make it an interesting read.If it's part of a series, I'll probably read the next book and see if there's an improvement.
3 stars - interesting/solid read
3.5 stars - solid read but just missed being a really enjoyable read; probably skimmed a bit.
4 stars - Really enjoyed the book; would recommend to family/friends and reread in the future.
4.5 stars - Something (writing style, character development) kept the book from being a life long favourite.
5 stars - Life-long favourite book

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries, Read it, Track it!

Favorite authorsGerald Durrell, Martha Grimes, Farley Mowat, Patricia Moyes, Carol O'Connell, Iain Pears, Louise Penny, Ruth Rendell (Shared favorites)

Real nameJulia

LocationNY

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 2, 2007

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