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About meI'm a bibliophile from the states. I love reading (obviously), traveling, art and theater. I always welcome book and travel suggestions.

I also have a book blog, Avid Reader's Musings, listed below.

Rating:
***** a must-read
**** liked it a lot
*** nothing special, but OK
** not my cup of tea
* a waste of time

About my libraryI've got a little bit of everything.
A Few Favorites: Ender's Game, Empire Falls, The Phantom Tollbooth, Falling Angels, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Time Traveler's Wife, Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, A Moveable Feast, Little Women, Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Nine Stories, The Hours, On Writing, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

My top books for 2007:
The Book Thief, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Jane Eyre, The Shadow of the Wind, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Water for Elephants, The Thirteenth Tale, Me Talk Pretty One Day, A Man Without a Country and All Over but the Shoutin'

My top books for 2008:
All the King's Men, Bridge of Sighs, Watchmen, Travels With Charley, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Glass Castle, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Nine and A Prayer for Owen Meany

My top books for 2009:
The Brothers K, The Hunger Games, Anna Karenina, Peace Like a River, Here is New York, The History of Love, Atlas Shrugged, The Portable Dorothy Parker, The Things They Carried and 84, Charing Cross Road

My top books for 2010:
I Capture the Castle, The Handmaid’s Tale, Great Expectations, The Remains of the Day, Maus, O Pioneers!, Still Alice, The Little Stranger, The Angel’s Game, The Pillars of the Earth, Columbine, City of Thieves, Briar Rose, The Polysyllabic Spree, The Help, Room

My top books for 2011:
David Copperfield, Good Omens, Sweet Thursday, The Sparrow, A Visit From the Goon Squad, Gift From the Sea, The Forgotten Garden, Persepolis 1, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, The Woman in Black, The House of Mirth

My top books for 2012:
The Count of Monte Cristo, The Fault in Our Stars, The Submission, Rilla of Ingleside, Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters, First Among Sequels, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, The Sign of Four, The Stand, The Yearling, The Likeness, In the Time of the Butterflies, As You Like It, The Return of the Native, The Prisoner of Heaven

My top books for 2013:
Cold Sassy Tree, The Night Circus, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Eleanor and Park, The Green Mile, Mythology, True Grit, A Song of Ice and Fire, Song of Achilles, The Brothers Karamozov, Divergent, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Where'd you go Bernadette, Native Son, In Harm's Way, The October Country

Groups100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 1010 Category Challenge, 20-Something LibraryThingers, 50 Book Challenge, 999 Challenge, Audiobooks, Author Alphabet Challenge, Early Reviewers, Favorite Bookstoresshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Jane Austen, John Berendt, Maeve Binchy, Bill Bryson, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster, Tana French, Neil Gaiman, John Green, Nick Hornby, Jhumpa Lahiri, C. S. Lewis, Liane Moriarty, Dorothy Parker, Ann Patchett, Richard Russo, J. D. Salinger, David Sedaris, Kurt Vonnegut, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresA Room of One's Own, Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Beehive Coffee and Books, Big Hat Books, Capitol Hill books, City Lights Books, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Foyles, Globe Bookstore & Café, Half Price Books - Avon, Half Price Books - North Indy IN, Indy Reads Books, Parnassus Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Strand Bookstore, White Birch Books

Favorite librariesIndianapolis Public Library - Central Library, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

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