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CollectionsYour library (870), Wishlist (466), Currently reading (39), To read (563), Read but unowned (295), Favorites (32), Attempted to read but quit (296), All collections (1,932)

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About me==================================================​
I like to read well-written fiction, including historical and literary fiction, and the occasional classic novel. I'm always trying to find good book recommendations though.

I try to track all of my reads (and attempted reads), as well as my personal collection and wishlist. I don't always post a review, but I usually rate a book when I complete (or quit on) it.

I really like paperback books, especially trade-sized, but I also like old and plastic-wrapped (library) hardcover books too.

I love going to local library book sales and used bookstores.

I don't keep most books I read, unless I think I'll read them again sometime. I usually swap them on BookMooch or PaperBackSwap, but occasionally I'll sell them online or donate them to a local library.

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About my libraryI've logged just about every book I own, plus a good number of the ones I've read over the past several years.

I've also started adding wishlist books to track those.

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GroupsAnglophiles, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BookMooching, Bug Collectors, Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing, Geeks who love the Classics, Girlybooks, Hacking LibraryThing, Historical Fiction, Japanese Cultureshow all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Kevin Baker, T.C. Boyle, Gabrielle Burton, Susanna Clarke, Liza Dalby, Chitra Divakaruni, Firoozeh Dumas, Ron Hansen, Jonathan Harr, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Nick Hornby, Barbara Kingsolver, Sinclair Lewis, Daphne du Maurier, Vladimir Nabokov, Janis Cooke Newman, Yoko Ogawa, Ruth Ozeki, Helen Simonson, Betty Smith, Su Tong, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBook-Go-Round, BookBuyers - Mountain View, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Friends of the Los Gatos Library Bookstore, Recycle Book Store - San Jose

Favorite librariesSanta Clara County Library - Cupertino Library, Santa Clara County Library - Saratoga Library

Favorite listsBBC Big Read, Favorite Dickens novels?, Picaresque Novels, Recommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

Homepagehttp://www.bitsandpieces.org/books/

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Member sinceJul 18, 2006

Currently readingA Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Strivers Row by Kevin Baker
Good Bones by Margaret Atwood
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier
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I read your review of Woolf's "The Voyage Out," and sympathize with a couple of your opinions. The philosophical sections don't always gel with the rest of the book, and it has something of an unfinished quality about it, but then, "Voyage" was Woolf's first novel, and she was still working out the kinks. It might be better to start with "Mrs. Dalloway," which is short and, in my view, about as perfect as a novel can get. Orlando is more upbeat and fun, while "To the Lighthouse" is also a masterwork, though it's pacing can seem slow. Thanks for your take, anyway.
thank you for the compliment of thinking that my library is interesting. I think so too. Of note: I grew up in the Bay Area, went to Los Altos High School, albeit, a long time ago. And it is to my childhood that I trace my love and interest in japan, and thus the huge amt of books about Japan in my collection. Happy reading!
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