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Member: grkmwk

CollectionsYour library (935), Wishlist (60), Currently reading (7), To read (26), Read but unowned (151), Rex's reads (98), All collections (1,146)

Reviews76 reviews

Tagsfiction (275), read.2012 (128), nonfiction (121), faith (84), read.2013 (64), ARC (48), fantasy (46), read.2011 (43), TBR (39), food (37) — see all tags

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About meWe're crunchy liberal Moravians who have pursued careers that align with our passions: public radio and librarianship. Our interests are varied, occasionally overlapping, but more often defining the differences that keep our relationship exciting.

About my libraryWide-ranging subject coverage, thanks to years working in bookstores (LOVE the employee discount!) and general bibliophilic nature.

GroupsEarly Reviewers, Hogwarts Express, Librarians who LibraryThing, Tar Heels, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Michael Chabon, Diana Gabaldon, Ernest Hemingway, Nick Hornby, Anne Lamott, David Sedaris (Shared favorites)

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationNorth Carolina

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 7, 2006

Currently readingMoravian Daily Text 2014 by Morvian Church
Best Food Writing 2013 by Holly Hughes
Loving Yourself More: 101 Meditations on Self-Esteem for Women by Virginia Ann Froehle
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
A Burnable Book: A Novel by Bruce Holsinger
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Stopped by after you commented on my What Are You Reading post? Do you still work at a bookstore? I did for 20 years, but no longer. Yes I miss the employee discount, but also the ARCs! Thankfully I still have good friends in publishing who send me the occassional gift package.
Thanks for checking on us. We had a strange weather day, but we're fine. Our area was actually in a weird bubble with the weather. It went directly north and south of us.
I finished The Interestings this morning and I'm sorry to say you were right! Ugh. Did it have to be so long and uninteresting?
You are very welcome! I wanted to remind you to update your Amazon wish list . . . I didn't get the books from there, but that's where I got the titles ;-)

Congrats on the new bookcase . . . I always think I need just one or maybe two more!

Thanks, grmwk! I had to explain this to my mother, too. Your link helped explain more. Does your husband have an ereader with Borders?

I had wondered lately if Borders had been struggling even more. It wasn't long ago that I had to begin buying ebooks from Kobo instead of Borders, besides transfering my library. I saw it as a bad sign for the company.

While I continue to have friends (not from LT) who say to me, "How could you dare use an ereader? People needs jobs!" or "I'd never not read a real book!" my ereader comforts me. Getting newly purchased books on the day of release that I'm most eager to read would otherwise have become a thing of the past. It's hard to belief how difficult it's become to go bookshopping in the San Francisco bay area. LibraryThing Local's going to become very useful to me.

I've been neglecting LT lately and hope you and your family are all well! :)
about ten years ago a friend of mine fell while getting on the bus at the mid-winter conference in Philadelphia. It had snowed and there was a frozen hump of snow just shy of the sidewalk that she tripped over when she went to get on the bus. She already had some mobility problems (couldn't lift her feet very high off the ground) and this fall turned out to be a major injury. She really had problems after that. She finally took early retirement and moved back to her home area around Springfield, Missouri. She still works part-time as a children's librarian in that area, but her fall in Philadelphia cut short her career here in Alabama. Because of her fall I appreciate the bus drivers who take the time to get out and stand at the door of those buses. They are needed and welcomed.
Sorry to hear about the fall. That kind of thing can make a conference horrible instead of wonderful. We did have a good meet up. I didn't get much done at the conference this time. I spent most of Saturday in my section meetings and only went to the exhibits on Sunday. Didn't get a big haul of free books, but that's the way it goes sometimes. I did eat at a couple of really good restaurants so that made up for some things.
I'm not sure if I met you or not at the Librarything meet and greet. If we missed you I apologize. I did not know that the outdoors part of Cafe Du Monde is closed until 8:00 a.m. so we had to meet in the inside part. I had a small table and forgot the sign I had made so that people would be able to find out group. There were five of us there at various times. Tim and Abby were there. We had a good time talking. I really hope we didn't miss you.
yes, I will be hosting the meet and greet for LT at Cafe Du Monde. It is early in the morning, but come have a New Orleans breakfast with us. Abby and Tim will be there, as will I. I don't think there will be a very big group but those of us who do show will be quality! It will be fun to see other LT'ers and talk about the conference and books.
Thank you for the clarification. Like I said I don't want any trouble. I didn't know that there were other discussion that she (Tabby) had commented on. While she probably didn't mean any harm, I understand and appreciate the "call out" I guess is what you called it. I understand that you guys are trying to keep it at a PG rating for the younger members which is good. Being new myself, I didn't know that you guys were/are a tight knit group. It's good to know. I'm a writer (unknown and not famous) and I'm trying to get into the literary world as much as possible. I want to set a good reputation for myself, and meet new people with similar interests. So thank you.
I do understand and it's all for the best. Just a half day was so exhausting I just woke up!
So I felt really good today and I'm going to try going into work tomorrow (probably for a half day). Of course,I have no idea how that will effect me. When do you need to know for sure? Do you have a rental car?
At the moment that definitely works though I'll have to wait another day or two to see if my body will agree! I'll be in touch soon!
Hey! Let me know if you have any free time when you're around next week. Assuming back is better, maybe we can have dinner one evening.
Thanks for the link! Seems strange that she would pick a name so close to a maid she knew? I wonder who the courts will side with.

Also it's good to know you liked it too. I just finished reading the part where Hilly's yard is filled with toilets!
Hi! Thanks for your comment -- yes, I really enjoyed Bread Alone -- especially the descriptions of breadmaking and Seattle ( a favorite city of mine.) Now on to the sequel...Thanks for the recommendation!

I was going through the Best of 2008 thread and I saw someone had picked Garden Spells. It was the first time I'd seen it on any of the lists and I wondered who had picked it because I thought it was a cute story. And it was you! So I just wanted to say hi and see how you and Rex are doing!
I'm so excited you're learning to sew! I think you'll enjoy it. Just remember there are LOTS of facets to sewing, so if you try something and don't like it, don't give up on sewing altogether -- try another type of sewing. I don't really like to make clothes, but I love altering and I LOVE quilting. I hope you find a niche you enjoy!! Let me know if you have questions!

Addison is a dream baby. If all babies were like her, everyone would have a dozen children! I am absolutely loving mommyhood. It's the best!! Cloth diapers are going well too. I used the wet bag you gave us for the first time on an outing today -- it was fabulous! We went to a doctor's appointment and to Target. Doctor agrees that Addy is perfect! This was her 2-week check, just to make sure everything is going well. And it is!

Have a lovely day!
You're back! How's parenthood?
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