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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.
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.
GroupsAnglophiles, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BookMooching, Bug Collectors, Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing, Geeks who love the Classics, Hacking LibraryThing, Historical Fiction, Japanese Culture, Literary Snobs —show all groups, Modern Library Collectors, New York Review Books, PaperBackSwap, Playing games and solving puzzles, Reading Globally, Tea!, What Are You Reading Now?
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 L. Ozeki, Helen Simonson, Betty Smith, Su Tong, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
VenuesFavorites | Visited
Favorite bookstoresBook-Go-Round, BookBuyers - Mountain View, Books Kinokuniya - San Jose, 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
Also onBookMooch, PaperBackSwap
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationNear San Jose, CA
Account typepublic, lifetime
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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