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Member: elsyd

CollectionsYour library (526), Favorites (1), All collections (526)

Reviews161 reviews

TagsFiction (124), Historical Fiction (50), Memoir (20), Children's Fiction (16), History (15), Western Fiction (9), True Story (6), Self Help (5), Americana Fiction (4), Comedy (3) — see all tags

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About meI am 81 years old and have been reading since early childhood. I raised 5 children, all of whom are avid readers.

About my libraryI have not added any books to my library that I have not actually read. Occasionally I find it hard to remember whether I read the book or saw the movie. If there is any doubt, I do not add it. I feel very strongly about this, because this is a Library/Reading site, and if a story is worthwhile, then I feel we owe the author the courtesy of reading his words. Every once in a while, in a 1000 page book you find a short little sentence that really sets you back on your heels. These are the things you miss in a movie. I mention this because, in perusing other members books, I see Titles that were movies and not books, therefore shouldn't be included, in my opinion.

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Member sinceMay 12, 2009

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I just reread The Heart is a Lonely Hunter after 60 years....and having Library Thing now to give me someone to talk about the experience I am checking out other reviewers.

We appear to be about the same age, but our opinion is so different. I had finished the book before I realized how young she was, and she must have had some long conversations with her mentors there in NYC...but she is spot on, especially with her take on racism. And to me, living in the South right now....things have really not changed that much. Also with the growing unemployment the statement about ownership by large corporations is spot on.

In any case, glad to read your review.

Also I see you have the book about the Essex. One newspaper op ed piece has quoted from Moby Dick about the effect of "oil"...this time a different kind of oil and the personal tragedy leading to the search for the oil...in the case of the Essex in the far off Pacific instead of under the seas, is amazing.

I am a bit surprised we do not share more books.
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