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About meI love reading, knitting, biking, yoga, art and poetry.

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Favorite authorsJane Austen, Elizabeth Berg, Maeve Binchy, Jane Green, Elin Hilderbrand, Haruki Murakami, Alexander McCall Smith, Anne Tyler (Shared favorites)


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The Fairies - William Allingham
Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl's feather!

Down along the rocky shore
Some make their home,
They live on crispy pancakes
Of yellow tide-foam;
Some in the reeds
Of the black mountain lake,
With frogs for their watch-dogs,
All night awake.

High on the hill-top
The old King sits;
He is now so old and grey
He's nigh lost his wits.
With a bridge of white mist
Columbkill he crosses,
On his stately journeys
From Slieveleague to Rosses;
Or going up with music
On cold starry nights,
To sup with the Queen
Of the gay Northern Lights.

They stole little Bridget
For seven years long;
When she came down again
Her friends were all gone.
They took her lightly back,
Between the night and morrow,
They thought that she was fast asleep,
But she was dead with sorrow.
They have kept her ever since
Deep within the lake,
On a bed of flag-leaves,
Watching till she wake.

By the craggy hill-side,
Through the mossses bare,
They have planted thorn-trees
For pleasure here and there.
Is any man so daring
As dig them up in spite,
He shall find their sharpest thorns
In his bed at night.

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl's feather
thanks Santa! can't wait to get reading.

Happy Holidays!
I'm so glad I could find something totally new for you, and if you like them at least two of them are the first one of a series. Happy reading!
Hi there. I noticed my book, Love and Other Natural Disasters, was in your library, and I wanted to let you know I'm doing an author chat for the next two weeks. It'd be great to see you there!
Holly Shumas
You're welcome - I liked it a lot - a nice twist on the chick lit genre. You have some great books, and we share a lot, so I'll be keeping an eye on what you read and review in the future. Happy holidays!
Thank you for adding me.
Alexandra Everist
Author of "A Katrina Moment" and "No Place to Call Home"
Hi! I'm excited that we overlap with Larry Doyle, Maud Casey, and Jessica Anya Blau!
My internet connection was down all last week. Thank you for the recommendations. I live in a smallish town with a great library, but it doesn't carry the latest books by most authors. I am going to start with Something Borrowed and Something Blue.
Hi, We seem to share a similar taste in literature -- 49 books.
I just discovered LibraryThing last night, and I am very excited about it.
What have you read lately that you really enjoy? I also love Alexander McCall Smith, but I can't get into the Scotland series.
Take Care,
Thanks for the friendship!
You did have Inn in your library. I just missed it!

Here you go:

It looks like you have read a fair amount of Ellie's books, but not Inn at Lake Devine. I think I have read all of hers, and this one is one on the top of my list. I remember staying in bed in bad on a Saturday and reading it straight through.

Have you read Adam Langer? He wrote Crossing California. I haven't read him before, but am reading his novel that will be published in 2008 now and it is a smart comedy. So if his new work is any indication of the past, I think you would like him.

An older book, from 1998, that I remember loving for its lightness and fun is Mail by Mameve Medwed.

My favorite recent read - althougth maybe not as light as you wold like - is John Williams's Stoner. Highly recommened!

Please let me know what you go with, even if it is not one of my recs.

Hi Bearette,

I am going to poke around in my library for a recommendation.

In the meantime, glad you like Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. I did too. I happened upon in back in July - here is my review:

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers… by Xiaolu Guo
She calls herself Z because nobody knows how to pronounce her name. Z travels from rural China to London, learning English along the way. Her explicit sexual awakening mirrors that of her growing understanding of languages and cultural differences. And yes, the story is told in the form of a dictionary. It may sound formulaic, but I found the novel creative and insightful.

Anyway, I will send another message with recs - haven't had a chance to look at your library, but if you haven't read much Elinor Lipman, should would be perfect.

Great to meet you! Thanks for accepting my friendship. I'm Looking forward to checking out your library and I hope you enjoy mine.
hello! we share 413 books and seem to like the same authors!!! thought that was cool! happy reading!
Hi Bearette,

I liked the last one too. I get galleys from the bookstore, so I can read things earlier. This one doesn't sound quite as exciting to me, but then again, it is not set in a bookstore!

I am currently reading the new Elizabeth Strout. She wrote Amy and Isabelle. I was looking for a fun and funny literary novel for the weekend (I have been in a slump) and someone at work handed this one to me. Pretty dark, actually - lots of mental illness - but I got taken in anyway.

The Great Man is up next for me. I will let you know how that is. I love things set in NY.

Hi! Thanks for being my LibraryThing friend. We share a lot of books! It's nice to meet you.

Lisa :)

I see you just added Penelope Lively's Consequences. I started it last night and am enjoying it so far. I read most of what she writes.

What are you reading now?


Looks like you read and enjoyed Astrid & Veronika. Any comments?

I am currently lovin a little gem - [The End of the Alphabet]. Check it out.

Hope you are having a nice summer.

Wow... we share a lot of books!!! Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list... I've added you to mine also! Have a great Tuesday!

Just poking through the new feature "new connections" and saw that we have a lot of the same books (130) and some of the same recent adds.

So I don't know if you need / want any recommendations, but I have a few that I think you would like, based on our similarities.

Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson (one of my favorites of the year, really validates women's friendships)

Have your read Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress from a few years back?

And Gail Tsukiyama - I have only read a few, but it appears that anything she writes gets great reviews.

What have you read recently that you loved?

Happy reading,
I know, isn't it? I saw a bunch of books in your catalogue that I had read or wanted to, so I added them. I didn't do the children's ones, though. Maybe later...
Hey! We share 36 books. That's a lot.
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