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CollectionsYour library (465), Currently reading (1), All collections (465)

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Tagsfiction (294), non-fiction (156), women (69), memoir (65), historical fiction (60), travel (53), classic (42), young adult (35), fantasy (35), africa (32) — see all tags

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About meEnglish teacher, occasional traveler, avid reader, amateur chef, aspiring writer.

About my libraryI'm working on a long-term project to read a book from every country in the world. I keep a thread documenting my global reading here in the Reading Globally group.

I review every book I add to my library because it helps me remember them. Anything not reviewed has not yet been read. Here is a guide to my rating system:

5 stars -- superb. I am unable to criticize this work and do not doubt that I will think of it many times in the future.

4.5 stars -- a thoroughly satisfying work that will stick with me for a long time, but some imperfections in writing prevent me from giving it a full five stars.

4 stars -- a solid book. It is well-written and interesting, but not likely to be an influence on me.

3.5 stars -- a good book, but some problems with writing prevented me from enjoying it fully.

3 stars -- a mediocre read that I somewhat enjoyed but would not likely recommend to others.

less than three stars -- I regret reading this work and would not recommend it to others.

GroupsAsian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Books Compared, High School English Teachers, Historical Fiction, Livejournalers, Middle Eastern Literature, Reading Globally, Teachers who LibraryThing, Travel and Exploration literature

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Kazuo Ishiguro, David Mitchell, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

Real nameMeredith

LocationTulsa, OK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 9, 2007

Currently readingDreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi

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