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A big thanks for the heads up on the Louise Welsh. I could have easily missed it as I haven't seen it on Ereaderiq and didn't have it on my wishlist.
Hi Luci, yes I loved Lean on Pete, best book I've read in weeks, maybe months. I noticed you'd read it when it was first out - maybe a review copy? I'm interested in the Patricia Ferguson book you recommended via Good Reads. She's been on my radar since Peripheral Vision was nominated for the Orange prize several years ago but I still haven't read anything by her.
I saw the Virago group and must get along there. I have some treasured copies--wonderful books.
I always worry it makes me look as though I have a split personality: books about violent psychopaths and then . . . Barchester Chronicles!
Thanks for adding me to your 'interesting libraries' collection. I feel very flattered. You've reminded me that I haven't added Ian Rankin to my collection yet. And I MUST read Barbara Pym! I can't believe I haven't done this yet.
I was just looking through the latest Virago duplicates thread and noticed that you had asked for my spare copy of Margaret Laurence's 'The Diviners'. We dithered between my sending it or bringing it on the London Meet-up and didn't decide on either! Let me know your address and I'll send it - if you still want it, that is.

Charity shop purchases count only by halves. A little-known fact of book-buying. You're under the limit of 10, I'll wager.
Happy fourth Thingaversary, Luci!
Ohhhh; yeah, gotcha. Postage overseas is pretty horrific these days.
Thanks for thinking of that.
Thanks for the recommendation - I did find kidzdoc's library interesting!
Hi elkiedee!!!

He visto que tenemos algún libro en común, por ello te he añadido como amigo. Creo que puede ser interesante compartir opiniones sobre libros. Seguro que podemos intercambiar recomendaciones muy útiles.

Viendo tus gustos he visto que eres un fan incondicional de Isabel Allende como yo, y estarás de acuerdo de que sus libros enganchan desde el principio y son de lectura obligada!!Así que te recomiendo que leas la Isla bajo el mar, no te decepcionará.

Si tienes un ereader puedes descargarte este libro u otros muchos en mi website los libros son baratos, hay mucha variedad y además son de gran calidad!!!Así pretendo hacer la literatura más asequible para todos!!!
Un saludo!!!!!!
Y disfruta de la lectura!!!!!

Thank you for accepting and I'm looking forward to seeing your books/readings.
[I have a feeling we have similar tastes in kindle acquisitions, which is prob why our common books increased recently...?]
Ah no, seriously, I have _way_ too many books I haven't read yet anyway! ;o) - was more thinking from the angle that I should have thought to see if there's anything I have to give away that you might like. Too late now, but look forward to meeting up!
That's very kind of you! ...Nope, I've actually got it in paperback (although haven't got round to reading it yet), but thank you! I should have thought of that, but I'll be going straight to the station from work, so too late to check my supplies against _your_ wishlist...
Excellent, looking forward to it Luci!

Nope, my wishlist is pretty out of date - I haven't been very good at updating my library as I buy books - I tend only to add them when I actually read them these days (one of these days I'll have a proper sort through...!). I also haven't added much to it in the last couple of years... Feel free to peruse though! ;o)
Yes, clickety-clicked and downloaded this morning. Thank you!
Luci, I can't believe that somebody else here (that I know) is playing Bejeweled! I can eat up 15 minutes without turning a hair!
Yes, from Real Readers. I'm not entirely sure it's my cup of tea, to be honest. I thought they had struck me off their list as I didn't review the last book they sent me, but it seems not!
That sounds interesting and bargainous, I'll look into that. Thanks, Luci!

Thanks for checking out my library. We do have quite a few books in common; but with the size of your library, I'm sure you have books in common with everyone.
Of Love and Hunger is great, I recommend picking it up soon! It was a quick read too, so won't take up much of your time.

I'm looking forward to getting to the bio and am more likely to now you've told me of your Fitzrovia connections ;)
I just saw how many books we share... 582, WOW! I only know one person in the group I share more books with. But then of course, you do have a "few". ;-)
> elkiedee
the link for the book [the Getaway Car]that you added, to challenge #19 is not the right link. Just thought you might want to correct it.
Oh yes, thanks for reminding me about that. Peggy (LizzieD) also wrote a good review of My Cleaner recently which is the one I just bought. They've also got My Driver in the sale which I think is a sequel to My Cleaner. Sigh. I will probably end up getting all three. I hadn't heard of the publisher, Telegram, before.
Yep! There are some really interesting books this time. I've downloaded about 8 and have my eye on another 5 or 6... There are three books by Maggie Gee for £1 - I've downloaded one and I'm still considering whether to get the other 2.
Thanks for your note. I actually own an earlier edition too, but I hadn't gotten around to reading, and I snapped up the new one because it is complete and because I'm a big fan of NYRB books. The introduction is interesting too. Rebecca
Hi, I noticed you added me to your interesting libraries, thank you! I then noticed you'd recently added the same books as I've been adding. Falling prey to the Kindle daily deal? It keeps getting me.

I'm impressed by the size of your library and by the number of books you acquire and read each year. You make me feel a lot better about my habits!
Hi Luci. Amazon has The Stranger's Child for 20p!
Yes we're probably about 25 miles outside London- wherabouts in London are you? I used to catch that train on a daily basis when I was working in the City up until about 3 years ago and weirdly I quite miss the commute. It gave me 11/2 hours uninterrupted reading time every day which I certainly don't get now. I've been following your thread by the way - but I don't think I've posted yet. This is the first year that I've really actively participated on LT and I'm gradually posting on more and more threads.
Hi, just wanted to say hello and thanks for marking my library as interesting.
Ooh...thanks for marking ours as an interesting library...blushes and bows ;)
Thanks! Have a great Christmas.
You are the first person that I have noticed to have an Ellen Glasgow book in your collection. Some of the books that we share are among my favorites: True North, Anne Frank, and I have long been interested in Walter Mosley because he describes a world I know that I will never see.
I will look at your lists to find other books I might enjoy.

I am reading Hare With the Amber Eyes now and despite some very negative (sarcastic) remarks I've seen here I am enjoying this story of acquisition and loss. What struck me about it was the fact that the anti-semitic opinions being flouted at the time deWaal describes, are very similar to those I am hearing (and thinking) about today's corporatists, who span nationality and ethnicity... but are mainly white men??

Change is the only constant -- they tell us.
Thank you, Luci. That's what Liz said too, but I haven't read for context, so I'll have to try it out.
I haven't read Rebecca Shaw either.....
Hello, and thanks for visiting my page. Yes, I'm another Londoner, valiantly trying to read my way through all the stuff on my Kindle and not buy any more!
I know what you mean. It just brings out the worst prejudices, etc., in people. But I guess if people feel scared they don't know how else to respond. Lots of police in Crouch End this afternoon, and a group of young men wandering around my road whom I have never seen before. A bit scary. But hopefully will stop soon. Stay well.
I have a question about your Challenge: would "Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time" by Mark Adams count? His mode of travel is hiking (hence the 'step') and Machu Picchu is a major tourist / travel destination.... let me know.

BTW, great Challenge.
Hi Luci,
thanks for yesterday! Lovely to meet you. I've put the one picture from my mobile phone on my thread, and also made it (temporarily) my profile pic. The rest will follow when I get home as I have no way of uploading from my camera until then.
There is a new thread for the readathon this weekend, the other one wasn't updating.
Hi, I lurk on RISI (used to post but the forum got a bit too big for me) so have seen you there, and so know that you have been asked onto the Amazon Vine programme. I was invited onto it a couple of years ago and have had some brilliant books from it. I once got really lucky and got a Phillips Air-Fryer and a breadmaker in the same week.

I also chose The Paris Wife last week and what a beautiful book it is (nicer than the hardback that's in the shops).

Happy reading.

Don't know who the other Cantabrian was, sorry. We're all still scrambling to make contact with friends and family, so it may be a while before anyone hears.

Glad it arrived safely!

No rush with the Margaret Lawrence- I have (ahem)a few other books to read !

Hi Luci

I've read and reviewed We Had It So Good- Well written but lacking something IMHO!

If you'd still like me to send it, PM me your details and I'll post it off- probably on Tuesday or failing that, Thursday.

I see that we share so many books in our libraries - It is absolutely necessary to return you the compliment and mark yours as 'interesting' for myself.
Why, thank you for marking my library interesting! Be warned, however, many of those interesting books are on the TBR! If I didn't have to finish the endless Shantaram for February 1st, I'd knock some more off the cliff!
I don't think I ever made it to Tottenham since it's east of where I lived. As I'm sure you know, it's a lot easier to travel north and south on public transport than it is to travel east and west!

I'm glad your child is OK. That must have been a scary experience.
Hi Elkie Dee,

You are welcome to add me your interesting libraries list - quid pro quo!

I thought I read a lot of books - but you outstrip me 3 to 1 - almost one a day!

Merry Christmas,


Glad to see you're reading "The Homeward Bounders" which is a favourite of mine (although pretty much all Diana Wynne Jones would qualify under that head).

I see we share quite a few books in common (549 today, apparently) and probably more when I get round to excavating the piles on the floor and the double parking on the shelves and actually add them to my library.

London is the greatest temptation to me as I can't pass any bookshop without wanting to go in on the way to catch the train home so I try not to take a detour down the Charing Cross Road which has the worst siren calls of all!
Thank you for adding me to your list of most Interesting libraries, elkiedee. I've added you to mine as well. However, it's not because I'm returning the compliment - I'm just very impressed with your collection. Especially, your crime fiction section. Skimming through your lists I have already found several books I'd like to explore more.

Thank you again.
I ordered a used copy for a few cents, plus free shipping. I like to read Christmas books and so may get to it around Thanksgiving, though maybe not til December.
I managed to get The Xmas Factor in for the X book in TIOLI. It doesn't appear to be available in the U.S. though I can get it cheap from Amazon Canada.
I own an awful lot of LM Montgomery books but not all of them. Quite a lot of hers are available as free ebooks through Project Gutenberg, if you feel like reading some :)
Hi elkiedee, thanks for adding me your interesting library list. I see we have a great deal of books in common.
Hi. Don't be at all apologetic about not getting over to see me. I absolutely, definitely should not be around anyone with any cold-like symptoms, which does pretty much rule out everyone with little kids! We will meet some day, I'm sure.
Doh, that's like me asking if you know XYZ who lives in London!! Sorry. And there goes my excitement for the day. Lucy is surprisingly uncommon in NZ - I think I had one Lucy at uni with me, and none at school.

Right back to the housework...and mabye another coffee.

Lol. I don't currently use all of them. I think I favourited all the libraries I've ever been to... :)
I don't mind meeting your kids. Don't envy you little ones, hard work!
There's Eastbourne park behind the Triangle near you, too. Ooh duplicate books. Cool.
Hello, really sorry, I took it to the charity shop today, Ceri
Thanks for the offer (in Darryl's thread)
I'll be in London early Oct, and staying in Bloomsbury. I've been there before, but not for a while. I've been amassing a list of things to do. There seem to be a lot of book stores in the Bloomsbury area. Persephone is on my list - since we can't get any of the grey covers here in the US.

No, I'm not "catarina" - that's a play on my middle name, and the fact that I have 4 cats.

Nah, don't worry about it - seriously, I just want the book to go to someone who may appreciate it, rather than have it hanging around the flat. I only suggested Jacob on the offchance, so no need for an exchange ;o)
No problem at all - I hated to think of it going to waste, and any opportunity to attempt a Noisy Nora conversion... ;o) I've actually brought it up with me to Edinburgh, just in case - I'll send it as soon as I get to a post office.

Re books in return, really don't worry about it, but if you _do_ have a spare copy of Jacob Have I Loved hanging around (but only if), I'd love to borrow it - I've had it on the library waiting list for weeks now, which means it's probably lost...
Hi. I'd love to borrow that book, but even more I'd really like to meet you, too. I'll be at the hotel from Tuesday afternoon for at least a few days. Don't you work around there? Why not drop by after work one day next week? I would love to buy you a coffee or a glass of wine, or whatever. Or, after that, once I'm in the hospital, you could just drop the book off one day if you don't want to come in, or if you aren't totally well. Whatever is good for you.
lol u like th same books as me, soz just looking at ppls profiles i'm new!
Hey! Haven't heard from you in a while over on the A/AA lit group. Got anything new to recommend?
Calling all [[Alice Hoffman]] fans:

Over on the "Fans of [[Alice Hoffman]] site we have been tinkering with doing a group read. The group is fairly small but people who love [[Hoffman]] tend to REALLY love her work.

It has been decided that we will be doing two group reads this summer.
In July: [Probable Future] and
in August: [The Story Sisters], which is now out in paperback. Yea!~!

So if you care to join us for either or both of these reads, we will welcome you ever so gladly.
belva of:
(Fans of [[Alice Hoffman]]
Thank you for mentioning my review. I'm thrilled; the only way I'm a hottie these days is when I walk outside.
Thanks for mentioning "The Bookbag" with a little link in Stasia's thread. I'd not seen it before, and it looks like fascinating fun.

Many thanks for adding me to your list of 'Interesting Libraries'.I see that we share some 638 books so far. I also see that Sara Paretsky is one of your favourite authors. We met her a couple of weeks ago at a book signing,she is a lovely lady.
Best wishes
photos pls. came to see your kids :)
Hi Elkie,

Yes, I quite surprised myself! It was mainly due to a quiet bank holiday weekend without too much else to do (my children are getting to the more independent stage) and then today I have been home all day with my younger boy who was off school with a migraine. I also think that finding the book a bit of a slog initially made me more inclined to try to get it out of the way, though I ended up being quite impressed with it! I will be interested to see your thoughts.

Have added yours as an interesting library also (thanks for adding mine) - peeking into yours I can see lots that we have in common which I have not got round to cataloguing yet. Also lots more that are new to me. Just seen a Flambards book in your 'Random Books' list - Flambards Divided. I loved that series as a young teenager, but don't recognise the title of that one, so I'll have to check it out. Anyway, I look forward to much sharing of good books in future!
Thanks for adding me as an "interesting library" - I am flattered.
Ah. I see that we have a great number of mysteries and other goodies in common, including Lia Matera, Julie Smith, and Liza Cody, all of whom I have enjoyed. I really consumed mysteries like popcorn when I was teaching and was too exhausted by day's end to concentrate on anything else. Now with retirement, I'm finally stretching a little - and that's good.
I see that you have some of the Sigrid Harald books by Margaret Maron, whom I have met here in N.C. Used to love those and need to reread to see whether they stand up now.
If I haven't said what a pleasure it is to see you at VMC group, it is! Hope you and your mom are doing well these days!
Hey, ED!
I see that you just catalogued some Kate Charles! I loved her early books about the Anglican couple whose names I can't remember. Then I bought a bunch of others and haven't been as thrilled about them.
I'm also happy to see somebody else who reads 7 or so at the same time. Much as I try to break myself of the habit, it's my preferred method or madness.
oooh, hello, and thanks for comment! I adore Elizabeth Pewsey's Mountjoy books -- it's good to know that someone else does too!
Hello elkiedee,

Thanks for trying to help me with the review. I read some of your reviews (trying to learn) and was happy to read on one review that you are in the UK. My husband is a Brit! We live in Florida but spend time in the UK every year. It is nice meeting you here.
So, at your instigation I updated my challenge thread. I'd been meaning to do this but kept putting it off. And the more I put it off the longer the job became. So thanks for the shove.

As to how I find the books, I'm not certain I know what you mean. If you mean find the physical books, do note that for the most part I haven't. The majority of my catalog is a wishlist / bibliography of works of interest. I try to make this clear with collections and in my profile, but I worry a bit that some people won't notice. If instead you mean how do I find out about all these books, the answer is primarily book reviews, footnotes and bibliographies in books and articles I read, and LT.
Yay! Well, I can see where I'll be spending my spare minutes then... ;)
Ooooh, thank you!

Looking at the map (and bearing in mind I've never been to Monterey, so have no idea how the town is laid out) ;), we'll be quite near Wharf 11, between Lighthouse Avenue & Pacific Street if that helps - looks like quite a nice location?

As far as food is concerned, I like pretty much everything - plain old fashioned, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, simple/haute etc etc - food generally! The colleague I'm going with is Roman and can be a little bit one two about Italian food outside Italy, so unless an Italian restaurant/cafe is _really_ good and traditional, she'll quite probably pooh pooh it (although I may go on my own!)

Thank you - it's always good to get recommendations from people who know what they're talking about!


I saw your post about the Noir series (San Francisco)...I've been looking at purchasing these too. Have you read any before? I couldn't decide which to start with, but probably LA Noir. Such a great idea. Please let me know if they are purchase worthy or just to borrow from the library....


Welcome to 75 challenge book group. Thanks for stopping by my thread.


Thanks for finding my library to be of interest. Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you, my computer "contracted" some pretty nasty viruses that had to be eradicated. Anyway, I hope you get some reading ideas from my library and I'll hopefully get some from yours.

Take it easy,
Hi again, I just read your review of Noah's Compass and you're right - you did like it more than I did! But we do seem to agree about wanting to have seen more of Kitty. I loved the parts with her and Liam and would have liked the book so much better if that relationship had been the focus. Happy reading and stop by again! Joanne
I don't usually read series because the characters are too static and never seem to 'get on' with their lives. But Tess has held up really well. Though it's hard to imagine her married to Crow and a mother. Surely he would be a stay at home father and she could continue her usual life. Not a bad deal.

I see that you read Donna Leon too. I love the entire Brunetti family. Can't believe that Paola comes home from the university and whips up those lunches.

Hello, thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list, looks like we've got a few books in common. I'm going to take a look at your crime fiction if that's okay, they're my favourite books to read for relaxation, and I'm always on the lookout for new authors to follow. I've been reading a lot of irish fiction too over the last couple of months, for the first time in about 20 years!

Hi elkiedee,

Thanks for adding mine to your list of interesting libraries, and for your compliment. We 75ers have been far more chatty this year than last year, which has been enjoyable, but I've spent many hours catching up on posts so far this month.

I'll definitely follow your thread closely, since we have a good number of books in common. I've become more interested in British literature, after my trips to London in 2007 and 2009, and I'm glad that there are so many Brits on LT (FlossieT, lunacat, flissp, charbutton, cerievans, etc.).

Best wishes,

Hi and thanks for thinking I have an interesting library. Crime fiction has only recently become a regular staple of my reading diet and find myself enjoying the genre quite a lot. Being so new is the reason I've pointed my European & 50 States challenges that way. I know I'm going to read a lot of crime/mystery books so I thought why not use them to differentiate between the Reading Globally challenge?

I haven't got the time to investigate your library thoroughly as yet just glimpsed the books we share. Though anyone who has all the Christopher Brookmyre books is okay by me.
Hi Elkiedee

Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list. Although I think you may have added me twice.

Ah, a lurker. The moderators challenged everyone to participate in one discussion in 2010. Try to de-lurk for that and maybe I'll catch you on the list. I try to read at list one book per month in the group. I can't do all three because then I wouldn't get to read what I wanted to read. But I've read a lot of new to me authors because of 4MA so I deeply appreciate the group. I've only been around since Mar 2009. And, apparently this year in the 10 year anniversary, so I hope I find lots more to read.
FMRox (Raina)
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list.
Hi elkiedee, thanks for adding me to your list of interesting libraries. I just quickly scanned yours and see we have 372 books in common, so I would say we must have very similar tastes. In fact, I think I better mark your library as interesting to me if that's ok with you.

Judy (DeltaQueen}

Thank you for adding me as an interesting library .. and I do look forward to looking at yours more closely once I have a bit more time .

Hello, elkiedee,

Thank you for adding my library to your list. I see we share some books in common and you've recently added Faulkner's Light in August and selections by James Baldwin -- both are authors I admire.

I wish you well in the New Year! Thanks, again.

Thanks for adding me to you interesting library list. Happy New Year to you. I hope to see you on Girlybooks and VMC groups.
Hi, thank you for adding me to your "interesting libraries" last week. Welcome to LibraryThing! I see you've already joined some of my favorite groups (Virago Modern Classics, Girlybooks). I also read the message from Soupdragon below. She and I have uncannily similar reading tastes so it's no surprise you like both of our libraries!

I look forward to chatting about books with you!
Hi elkiedee,

Thank you for adding me to your interesting libraries. We do seem to have similar reading tastes. I thought I had read your library yesterday but it appears to have doubled since so will have another browse now!

I was interested to see you have copies of Come Back, Paddy Riley and Little Sister by Carol Birch. I read both last month and really enjoyed them but don't know anyone else who has them. I thought both were very well written and in each case completely drew me into the emotional world of the main character. (I think I'm supposed to say protagonist rather than main character but I'm not sure how to spell it!)
Even so 515 books in two (ish weeks) is pretty good going! It seems we have quite similar tastes in books given the books we have in common so I'll be checking out your library for recommendations (even though my TBR pile is ENORMOUS lol!
Hello, thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. Are you the same elkiedee on Dooyoo? Quick work adding all your books in 2 weeks, I started in february and only finished at the end of August. Now I am trying to thin down my bookshelves instead!
Look forward to seeing you around
I find it very user-friendly although I doubt that I'm using it to its capacity. I don't see any Georgette Heyer in our shared books, but if you're a fan, you might want to check out Almack's group which is experiencing something of a revival. (I especially like to be online and here when somebody else is so that I can chat in almost real time.)
Peggy again
Dear E'dee, I'm happy that you find my library interesting! We seem to share quite similar tastes, and I read and appreciated your review of *We --- Castle.* Do spend time with the Virago group; they are lovely, interesting women!
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