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Member: flashflood42

CollectionsYour library (3,920)

Reviews78 reviews

TagsMaine (1,215), Novel (778), 20c American (234), Children's lit (229), Drama (211), to read (166), Poetry (153), 20c English (134), Mystery (133), novel (105) — see all tags

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About meRetired English teacher, voracious and eclectic reader with an interest in literature from around the world (Chinese, Indian, Islamic) as well as US, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe. I am also learning Spanish (began in January 2009), doting on my very first grandchild (born in Dec. 2008), and celebrating my second grandchild born in Kazakhstan in 2010! I do a good deal of gardening (flowers and vegetables) in Maine and spend much time on yoga, Pilates, and other gym focused activities. For years, my life was spent working with my mind. Now it is time for my body!!!!

I've also joined not one, but two, book groups so am constantly reading books for our monthly meetings as well as wedging in some ones to read on my own. At present (April 2011), we've read Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies (I loved it) in one group, Edmund de Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes in the other one (marvelous) and I'm totally immersed in Jonathan Rabb's Berlin Trilogy (Rosa, Shadow and Light, and The Secod Son). On audio, at the gym I'm listening to The Count of Monte Cristo read by Jon Lee. If I were asked next month, or last month, I'd have a whole different list!!! Oh, the joys of retirement.

About my librarySo far I have catalogued most of my books in Maine and in Massachusetts but have yet to tackle my husband's and my art, gardening, and travel books. Most recently, we built some new bookcases in Maine so I'm moving quite a few books there and trying to tag them "Maine," tedious but important to do. Mostly contemporary novels and all of my mysteries. Oh, for more time...! I've also given boxes and boxes of books away to our local libraries. And there are many more that, had I more will power, I could give away.

GroupsGroup Reads - Literature, What the Dickens...?

Real nameTyler

LocationBoston, MA

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Member sinceMar 5, 2007

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