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About meFormer English major (but it's like being Jewish, you never recover), for many years now a systems analyst, a sometime actor, a once-was musician. I read both fiction and non-fiction, some science and the kind of travel book that 'Blue Highways' represents, and my bookshelves are groaning with books I read years ago, books I mean to read, books I mean to reread. I LOVE talking about them. My profession doesn't generally put me in touch with a lot of readers - systems analysts and programmers are a very mixed bunch, but more and more of the group are very young, with business degrees, unlike us oldies who had to make a living after Liberal Arts. I spend a lot of time and money at the theater (why else live in NYC?), not much on travel (although my sig. other makes a valiant effort to get me out of the state). With work, the New York Times, my 6 years of back-issue New Yorkers, and other routines of daily life, I don't have as much time to read as I would like, but I hope to be inspired by all the readers I meet here.

About my libraryI have LOTS of books at home, too many just gathering dust, so I've been trying to read them (again or or the first time) and give away as many as I can bear to part with. Many books are registered on Bookcrossing. but not nearly as many as I actually have. I will start to list them here as well. Books placed in my collections here will not necessarily be in my possession even when I list them - many have been deaccessioned already, and some were borrowed from the actual library. I'm more interested in keeping track of my reading than my shelves.

edited to add on 01/28/2010: As I add the books from my shelves to my library here, the recommendations keep coming in. HELP! Such wonderful books, so little time.

edited to add, on 02/06/10: A note about the ever-lengthening 'to read' list. I've just gotten to the shelf of literary criticism that has sat virtually untouched for - well, at least three decades on the end I started with. I used to fancy myself an intellectual (after all, a degree in English and all that) and collected books I thought I really should read. Now some of them are yellowed, or dusty, or ominously academic-looking. I may not get to them ever. What I'm hoping is that after I face the sheer number of books crowding my apartment, I will find rules to use to divest myself of at least a quarter of them, maybe more. And then my number of books will decrease, but my number of appreciated books will rise. I hope.

update 01/11/12 I've updated my library divisions to use the 'read but unowned' category. It's a little awkward, since it includes books I've borrowed as well as books I've given away. I've also created an ebook category. This saves me from un-ease when I wonder if I have a book to lend or give to someone, because I can instantly check the category instead of the shelves.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Club Read 2011, Iris Murdoch readers, Magazines!!!!! New Yorker, Science, Atlantic, Mad......, Reading Globallyshow all groups


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Judy - I am not sure that I quite justify your tag but of course I'll do my best to help you.

The first trick is to save your pictures to your computer. If you have a windows operating system it will have a pictures option and you would save the pictures there. Alternatively if you have a facebook account you could save them to your facebook photos.

You then have two options either upload the picture you want to your profile page. On your profile page on the left hand side it will have the option "add another photo (or it could be picture)", click that and then click "browse" when it appears. This will take you automatically to your pictures section in windows for you to select from. Click on the one you want and then click upload on your profile and it will appear.

Alternatively open the picture on your computer and right click on it and select "copy image location". Then go to your thread and type:
"" and your picture will appear on your thread. You may find that the picture is too big so you can edit this by typing instead (as an example) the 400 can be 500, 600, 650 etc depending how big you want it. would have been great to have a meet=up and if our schedule hadn't been so darn busy, we'd have welcomed an excuse to take a day trip to Bar Harbor. It's such a gorgeous time of the year for day tripping. Unfortunately, (or maybe I guess luckily) we are in the midst of a book tour around the area promoting my husband Bob's new book "Strike from the Deep". If you're into thrillers, this might be one to look into. It's on Amazon, available in print and on Kindle. You can read excerpt at

He's appearing at a couple libraries, and fairs in the next few weeks, and he keeps thinking I'm like his business mgr/publicist.....LOL. We're having a ball, and enjoying the good weather and the chance to meet some wonderful folks. I've enjoyed following your thread on LT, and look forward to a time when we can meet up. NYC is on our trip list, so stay tuned. In the meantime, have a wonderful cruise. The weather should be perfect, and the lobster plentiful.
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I have a brand new computer at work; that's a good thing! The bad thing is that when installing my label maker program, it wiped out all addresses.

Can you please take a minute and send your address to me?

Judy--the link originally goes to the top of the page and in about a second it pops down to the entry you want and then you'll have to scroll down in that. better yet, you can do a word search (ctrl+f and then type in the word/phrase at the bottom of the browser window if you're in windows)for "Wiltshire" (sans quotes) and that will take you to one of the links and you can jig up and down from there. or not. i know time is tight for most of us.

hope Macy's fireworks didn't blow you away last night. good grief.
Judy--you'd said in my 75 thread that you wish there were some links to info on barrows and causeways and i *finally* managed to get them up. scroll to the bottom of this entry:

there are some wonderful websites to explore if you're interested. greatly enriched my reading of Crossing places.
Hi Judy

I know work is consuming, so I'm stopping in to say I hope this week is a better one for you than last week.


Judy--i just saw your message about 'perfume: the story of a murderer' on my 75 books challenge page. i'd forgotten all about it! i'm downloading it from NLS as i type. i'm in the middle of a bunch of books--just started 'Chaperone'--mahvelous book w/ an amazing narrator--am halfway through 'Middlemarch,'about an hour into 'wild sheep chase' and have 3 books going on my NLS player.

i'd love to start 'perfume' along with you but am restricted to audio format except for one large print loo read and that's currently a whopper by Orhan Pahmuk called 'Snow.' fascinating book.

since i tend to read between 5 and 10 books simultaneously of various genres, i can be a bit sloooow. especially if i need to reread bits as sometimes happens with audiobooks. still, if you see a spot looking in your reading horizon where it would fit, and you still feel like it, we could make a plan. maybe next year? it's only 8 hours, which ain't too bad. shall i save a slot for it?


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