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About meI've been reading all my life it seems. I grew up in a small CT. town that had little in the way of socializing or commerce, unless you counted the bait shop. I learned early on, that if I was bored, I'd have to get myself a bunch of library books and transport myself elsewhere.
Some of my fondest memories are of reading throughout the years in an old apple orchard with cows milling around eating the grass until milking time.
I love my family, animals, and friends and books. I feel blessed to have been taught to read and love books.

About my libraryIf I've listed it then that means I've actually read it. I use LT more as a way to keep track of what I've read and what I haven't.

***** magnificent, one of the best things I've ever read
****-**** 1/2 very nearly one the best things I've ever read. Probably won't give it away but will keep it, in case I want to re-read.
***1/2 Above average, better than mediocre but not quite great. But good.
*** Good. A solid read. Someone else might like it more or less than me. I wasn't blown away by it but it was good.
**-**1/2 Credit for doing something well, maybe the writing or a twist but definitely not a good book. But there was something I thought showed promise. Otherwise its a wonder it got published.
1/2-*1/2 Doesn't bear thinking about ever again.

Groups18th Century British Literature, 40-Something Library Thingers, All Things New England, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Daphne du Maurier fans, Historical Fiction, Lovers of Little Black Dress books, LTers with dogsshow all groups

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Favorite bookstoresDuke University Gothic Bookshop

Real nameDiane

LocationDurham, NC

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Diane, it was a great book!
Have you read Emma Larkin's book about Burma? The first book she wrote, "Finding George Orwell in Burma"? I thought that was fab, if you're looking for more to read about the country. Her second book wasn't nearly as good, alas.
cheers,
Suzanne
Thanks for the "interesting library" flag, Diane!
Love your definitions of what warrants how many stars...

cheers,
Suzanne
Hi, Diane,

I'm so glad you liked Coffins . . . and thank you for leaving me a message to say so.
The Washington Post's Ron Charles' review made me think I'd like it -- he's one reviewer I can usually trust to guide me to books I will like --

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/book-review-the-coffins-of-lit...

I'm looking at the books we both own . . . some favorites of mine there . . . seeing Eva Moves the Furniture makes me want to read it again, but I don't have the time to read all the books in the TBR stack, much less reread the ones I always promised myself I would.

Thank you again for writing to me. mollygrace
That's really sweet of you - thanks. I have a few holiday-reading recommendations to come after I get through with the world's biggest pile of ironing. Nothing quite as great as Middlemarch, though, sadly.
Oh dear, I do hope you don't think I was ignoring your message, I just got back from holiday and have only just checked in again to LT - hence the extreme lateness of reply. I hope I'm still in time to be of some use. The actor I'm sure I mentioned (because I consider him one of the most beautiful creatuires ever to have walked this earth) is Rufus Sewell, who plays Ladislaw. The version in question is the BBc one and also features Juliet Aubrey (as Dorothea), Robert Hardy (as her father, I seem to recall) and Patrick Malahyde as Casaubon (and if anyone was ever in any doubt as to why she would prefer Ladislaw, this choice of the two leading men leaves no doubt at all!) I'm really thrilled to find another convert to this wonderful book - and, hopefully, wonderful screen adaptation too. Isn't it weird how personally we take these things?

BTW, if Rufus/Ladislaw has the same effect on you as he has on me you would doubtless also love him in Cold Comfort Farm. Phew!
Thank you for getting in touch! We do seem to have a lot in common!

Don't worry too much about your daughter. She may turn out to be a reader yet! The teen years with all that reading for school really take a toll on teens reading for pleasure!

Here's a link to a site that has the Amelia Peabody books in order (You may have to copyn and paste the url.):

http://ameliapeabody.com/bookshelf.htm

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the first in the series, The Crocodile on the Sandbank. Normally, it doesn't bother me to read a series out of order, but there is so much ongoing character developement and there are new characters in almost every book, so this one is worth reading in order.

You're right that I'm having so much fun reading it! There is so much humor and the characters are always so unique and interesting.

I hope you enjoy!
Thank you for getting in touch! We do seem to have a lot in common!

Don't worry too much about your daughter. She may turn out to be a reader yet! The teen years with all that reading for school really take a toll on teens reading for pleasure!

Here's a link to a site that has the Amelia Peabody books in order (You may have to copyn and paste the url.):

http://ameliapeabody.com/bookshelf.htm

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the first in the series, The Crocodile on the Sandbank. Normally, it doesn't bother me to read a series out of order, but there is so much ongoing character developement and there are new characters in almost every book, so this one is worth reading in order.

You're right that I'm having so much fun reading it! There is so much humor and the characters are always so unique and interesting.

I hope you enjoy!
Thank you for getting in touch! We do seem to have a lot in common!

Don't worry too much about your daughter. She may turn out to be a reader yet! The teen years with all that reading for school really take a toll on teens reading for pleasure!

Here's a link to a site that has the Amelia Peabody books in order (You may have to copyn and paste the url.):

http://ameliapeabody.com/bookshelf.htm

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the first in the series, The Crocodile on the Sandbank. Normally, it doesn't bother me to read a series out of order, but there is so much ongoing character developement and there are new characters in almost every book, so this one is worth reading in order.

You're right that I'm having so much fun reading it! There is so much humor and the characters are always so unique and interesting.

I hope you enjoy!
Diane, I appreciate your choosing my library for your interesting libraries list. I, too, discovered early in life that love of being "transported" by a book. We lived in the country -- in Texas -- and I could often be found in one of my favorite reading spots -- for instance, there was this old white bench on the far side of the barn, shaded by a big pecan tree.

mollygrace
Hi enaid

Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries!

Dee
Hi Diane, Well that's good news! I'm glad to hear Amazon will work with you on that. I have a Nook Color and I'd be pretty sad if I broke it!

Congrats on being a good Amazon buyer! Amazon would probably consider me a good customer, too, (except for the Nook) but I'm not sure I'd want my husband to realize just HOW good... :)

Thanks for the dog compliment. She's a good girl. We also have a cat, so one of each (dog, cat, teen).

Happy Kindling!
Joanne
Thanks for checking out my library, Diane. Ralphy thanks you very much for the compliments.

Best wishes

Kirsty
Hello again!
I hope you don't mind me writing to you more. I appreciate making contacts, that'll improve my english (at this point I should probably apologize for my sometimes rather odd english. I hope it's not too bad).
Where do you come from? Oh I see, North Carolina, isn't it. What's it like there. Until now I only had first hand information on the southern states, though hearing of a more middle situated would be interesting. As you already might have figured out I am from Germany, rather from the north (so I expect it does not make that much difference here as it does in the USA), currently living in Greifswald and studying there.
If I am allowed to ask: What do you work as?

Good bye
Dominique
Thank you :) I have not read the Scarlet Letter yet, but I started it once and it sounded quite intriguing.
Thrre dogs, isn't that quite, well, exhausting at times? I mean I just have a little dog, but she needs some attention :) what kind of dogs do you have then, if I am allowed to ask?
Best wishes
Dominique
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