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Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
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About meI am a public services librarian at the Capital Area District Library in Lansing. I read a lot of contemporary literary fiction for work reasons, and a lot of less-contemporary fiction of various stripes for my own pleasure. I used to read a lot more genre fiction than I do now, but that may change. Most of my non-fiction reading right now is focused on topics of interest for writing reasons. Queer and radical social history crop up a lot, as do the First World War; the Spanish Civil War; natural history; travelogues; and various biographies that touch on any of those themes. I read thematically: if I'm interested in learning about female foreign correspondents in the early 20th century, that's all I'll want to read about for a few months.
About my libraryI use LibraryThing to keep tabs on what I've read, not what I own. Because I recommend (rather than review) books for work, my reviews here are overwhelmingly positive: they're intended to encourage people to find books that interest them, not to engage in a critical conversation. Most of them are posted on CADL's website
Favorite authorsPat Barker, Michael Chabon, Dan Chaon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. M. Forster, Philip Hoare, Alan Hollinghurst, Barbara Kingsolver, Kelly Link, China Miéville, David Mitchell, David Peace, Marilynne Robinson, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)
Favorite librariesCADL - Downtown Lansing Library
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Real nameSara D.
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceMay 11, 2006
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