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Member: dablackwood

CollectionsYour library (2,165), To read (5,213), Read but unowned (319), Favorites (1), All collections (5,980)

Reviews171 reviews

Tagsnovel (6), memoir (4), mystery (2), marriage (2), tragedy (1), marital affairs (1), chick-lit (1), children (1), poetry (1), fathers and sons (1) — see all tags

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About meI'm a recently retired librarian who is trying to figure out the next phase. I love the luxury of taking my time in the morning and having more leisure with my newspapers, magazines and books. I have three grown children and two grandchildren so I stay busy traveling to read to them.

About my libraryWay too many books - too little time to read them! But, I just keep adding interesting titles and hope that one day.....

GroupsWhat Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsIan McEwan, Philip Roth (Shared favorites)

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LocationNorth Carolina

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 20, 2009

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Hi Debbie,

Yes, I add kids' books that left an impression on me as I think of them I have such a distinct memory of All of a Kind Family. I was in 4th grade, had chicken pox, and actually stayed up all night, for the first time in my life, reading it. A perfect and memorable distraction from all the itching!!

I am very envious of you there in No Carolina, in April. I went to college at Duke and have friends in the Triangle, and let me tell you, there is nothing like Spring in North Carolina. Here in Maine it's still brown and budless (picture an Andrew Wyeth field). Haven't even had a crocus yet, though it won't be too long.

Thanks for admiring our dog, Mahjong. She is a mature lady and a real sweetheart.
Hi Debbie,
Have you read Patrick Hamilton's work in the past? If not, I would suggest reading Slaves of Solitude before reading Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky. It is a better novel, not as dark as his other books. Here is a website for the film version of Twenty - - Let me know what you think about the book.
Gary Severance
hi debbie thanks for adding me. you have some great books in your library. my taste has changed a lot since i started on librarything in 2010. i would read a lot of chick-lit and horror novels. now i am more on a british writer binge and also books with an edge such as missing children fiction. and some non fiction sociology books.happy new year from maureen
Hi, I came across your review for "The Sandcastle Girls" and when I checked out your library I saw that we have quite a few of the same books, but what I found interesting is that they are some of the more intriguing titles in my library, about half of which I have read.
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