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CollectionsDNF (2), From Goodreads (30), To Read - Suspense Only (89), Children's Books (47), Your library (21), Currently reading (2), To read (167), Wishlist (37), Read but unowned (303), All collections (598)

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Tagsto-read (6), maeve kerrigan (1), nanking (1), mental illness (1), suspense (1) — see all tags

MediaBook (598), Paper Book (591), Audiobook (3), Ebook (4)

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About meI love to read. I enjoy being spooked a little. When I'm not reading I'm working, cleaning, cooking, exercising and caring for a little one, cats, dogs, and a husband. When I used to have free time I would paint, draw, and sculpt and I also used to sing in rock bands.

About my libraryI love anything well-written and suspenseful. I seek out mostly thrillers, mysteries, true historic disasters, and some supernatural/haunting stories. Then occasionally I need to recover with something cheerful and/or humorous. Every now and then I like a Gothic romance.
"Read But Unowned" contains anything I've read over the past couple of years and some books worth remembering from years past. I've rated the books I've read but I don't have the time or confidence to write any reviews. The ratings tend to be pretty high because I don't take any chances with books - I research every book carefully before I pick it out to avoid disappointment. "To Read" would be books I have researched and had on a spreadsheet (I'm a little too organized) so I could find them at my library or order them there; "Wishlist" are the books no nearby library has but many of them can be requested at my library; "Currently Reading" is pretty self-explanatory. "My Library" has the books I actually own, which are mostly children's books for my daughter.
Update: I'm so hooked on suspense/crime that I've had to add a "To Read - Suspense Only" category which I will mainly use to choose my books to read.
I'm open to suggestions...

GroupsBritish & Irish Crime Fiction, Connecticut Nutmeggers, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Ghost Stories, Past and Present, Picture books, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, S. J. Bolton, Madeleine Brent, Harlan Coben, Tana French, Mo Hayder, Jim Kelly (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - North Haven, JB Bargain Books / Wholesale Books

Favorite librariesMiller Memorial Central Library (Hamden Public Library), North Haven Memorial Library

Real nameLesley


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Member sinceNov 27, 2007

Currently readingThe Cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craighead George
Everything You Want Me to Be: A Novel by Mindy Mejia

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