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About meAbout me – I am an architect and interior designer living in New York City. I am originally from Louisiana and have been doing a lot of reading in that area. I read primarily fiction – mostly literature and fantasy/sci-fi. My nonfiction reading is usually architecture related, but I do dabble in history, science, sports, and travel. I love to cook and have been spending more time doing that as well as reading through my cookbooks.

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About my libraryMostly: Fiction/Literature, Fantasy/SciFi, Architecture, Cooking, Football, and Nature.

If you notice any bad data in my library, please let me know. I would be more than happy to fix it.

GroupsArchitext, Arthurian Legends, Booze!, Brooklynites, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Commodity Histories & Micro-Historiesshow all groups

Favorite authorsJames Agee, Dante Alighieri, Jean Anouilh, Charlotte Brontë, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, Robert Graves, Aldous Huxley, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, Tim O'Brien, Edgar Allan Poe, Sharon Shinn, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstores192 Books, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - 82nd & Broadway, Bent Pages, Book Culture, Housing Works Used Book Cafe, Idlewild Books, Kitchen Arts & Letters, McNally Jackson Booksellers (New York), New York School of Interior Design Bookstore, Phaidon | Store, Posman Books @ Chelsea Market, Printed Matter, Strand Bookstore, Taschen Store New York, The Frick Collection Museum Shop, Urban Center Books, Ursus Books and Prints, Westsider Used and Rare Books, Whitney Museum of American Art Bookstore

Favorite librariesColumbia University - Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, New York Public Library - Morningside Heights Branch, Pratt Institute Library Manhattan Campus, The Morgan Library & Museum

Other favoritesNew York Society for Ethical Culture, The Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Museum of Modern Art, KGB Bar, NY Art Book Fair, American Museum of Natural History, New Museum Store, MoMA PS1, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Half King Bar and Restaurant, Museum of the City of New York, The Library Hotel

Favorite publishersBroken Levee Books, Chin Music Press, Columbia University Press, NYRB Classics, Pomegranate, W.W. Norton, Yale University Press

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Member sinceDec 16, 2007

Currently readingThe Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin
Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia by Joël Robuchon
McSweeney's Issue 37 by Dave Eggers
The New York City Audubon Society guide to finding birds in the metropolitan area by Marcia T. Fowle
The Southern Review- Autumn 2011 Vol. 47, #4 by Jeanne M. Leiby
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Hello janepriceestrada,

This is Malik of nautilus_library from the group Crescent City Connection. Hope all is well with you. The group has become dormant mostly due to my apathy, but i have posted a new topic to revive the group, namely, the issue of the Times-Picayune's announcement that they will cease being a daily newspaper.

I think this is a terrible move and i know i'm not the only one. I was thinking that maybe the group would be a good venue for LT'ers with Crescent City connections to share thoughts and ideas, since LT'ers appreciate the printed word if anyone does. And if you know of other folks not members of the group who might be interested it would be great if they wanted to join in. If you have any thoughts or ideas they would be most welcome. I thinking this is a terrible move by the TP and if there is anything folks could do about it i want to be part of that effort.

It still says on the top of the group page that the group is dormant, but LT says that posting something will wake it up. I've posted, and someone has already replied so i'm hoping that dormant announcement will soon disappear as the group is fully awake now!

Malik of nautilus_library
If you like the story "We Are Taking Only What We Need" from OA, you should know that it is also the title story of Stephanie Powell Watts's first collection, a finalist for the 2012 PEN/Hemingway and the first Chautauqua prize, plus several others.
Ordered the architect's Unpacking My Library from Better World Books!
Hi Jane,

I've just been reading Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino and for some reason I keep thinking of you and seeing far out architectural renderings of the impossible imaginary cities he describes, all the time wishing I had the talent to translate what I see in my mind's eye to pen and ink drawings. But on second thought, that might ruin the entire illusion. Have you read it?
I say just jump right in!
Hi Jane,

A novel I encountered recently that I believe has your name written all over it, Tupelo Nights -- a book centered around LSU football.
Very cool link, Jane! I hope we get more IJ stuff like that, including a 30-part mini-series with episodes devoted to the notes.

Those Teton & Yellowstone pics are stellar. I vacationed there several times as a teenager, long time ago. I fondly recollect hiking out of the Jenny Lake trail head, up to Surprise Lake, right at the base of Grand Teton where the climbers head off trail for the summit.
Glad you are enjoying the threads and thanks for telling me.
Okay, so my plans right now are the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn Sunday night, because it is free and Janelle Monae is playing and amazing, and then The Judgment of Paris on Tuesday, and other than that just walking around and seeing peeps and (hopefully not too much) working. Happy to meet up for any type of eventing or sustenance at a venue of your esteem, or feel free to join for Monae/Paris. Looking forward to it!
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RIP, the poor baby passed away the other day.
Hi Jane, yes, I'll be there from Wednesday through to Saturday night, probably taking the train back home on Sunday morning (though I might take the train Saturday night). There is some talk about meeting on Friday and doing dinner after the Catalan Lit event late Friday afternoon. Tad, Darryl and I seem to be all going (or willing to go) to The Great Global Book Swap and Catalan Lit, so that seems the logical choice. It would be terrific if you could join us. Best, Lois

Not sure if you remember me or not, but you reviewed my novel, Dirty Little
Angels, a while back. I'm writing because I'm almost done with my new novel, In
the Valley of Falling Stars, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in
taking a look at it and giving me your opinion. I can send you a complete
summary, but it's essentially about a mentally-ill man living in post-Katrina
New Orleans who becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with Jesus Christ.
The book is still in process, but the entire book is sketched out, and I
currently have eight chapters that I feel are done. If you're too busy, I
understand. Just thought I'd ask.

Hope you're doing well,

I am planning to travel European countries. My goal is to visit museums and castles. Do you recommend any books published recently that can give me the info? Thanks!!
Hi Jane,

Thanks again for the bookshop recommendations. I went to Strand and St Marks, both of them fabulous, before deciding it was too dangerous to go to any others! It was my first trip to NYC and I loved it so much that I'm sure it won't be the last, so I'll squirrel the other suggestions away for future use (and next time take an even emptier suitcase!)

You're welcome! I enjoyed your review tremendously.
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Yep, we have 2 buns. That one is Alita.
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Do you have a pet bunny? So cute!
Lovely review of My Antonia! Very deserving of its spot on today's Hot Reviews.
Just read (and thumbed) your review of My Antonia. It's one of my favorite books and your review really caught it's mood.
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Silly me, shoulda read the comments. ;-)
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I love this! Was this at your uncle's house a while back or at home in LA?
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Those kids at the wheels really mean business. LOL
I know nothing about tractors, but I like the black "EB" and "Peerless".
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Oh yes. My uncle has a big party for this tractor parade in his hometown every year. There are more photos of it here.
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Were you dancing with or without musical accompaniment?
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It's my "Coke" I was drinking. ;)
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Why were you holding a plastic cup in your hand?
I chanced on this food/history blog site yesterday and thought of you, but perhaps you are familiar with it. It looks worthy to explore.
Really really sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I'll send you a PDF of Fatfingers. Hope you enjoy it.
Charlie White
haha! check!
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Is that a turkey, Jane? Good shot, Pop!
Is Alita a French Lop? Had one of those when as a teen. They are so tame compared to most rabbits. And soft!
Thanks! Your Alita is gorgeous. I had wanted a large rabbit, but while looking for one stumbled upon a 4-H kid giving away some baby Dutches as snake food because they weren't show quality. Now I have this 3.5lb crazy thing controlling my house :)
Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

I saw your post about visiting Seattle in late summer, if by any chance you will be in Seattle on Labor Day Weekend and you don't mind crowds...wait you live in NY so crowds won't scare you off...OK, then you really should spend some of the weekend at Seattle Center for our Bumbershoot Festival - music, performance art, food, poetry, drum circles, crafts - and the weather is usually quite good that weekend so it is a really good time.

Shoot me a note if you want any restaurant or hotel or things to do suggestions, I'm happy to help.

BTW - LOVE the bunny!
Hello Jane--I just saw your introduction on Club Read, and thought I'd stop by to say a personal welcome. We lived in N.O. for 18 years--my husband went to Tulane Architecture School and I went to Tulane Law School. Where in La. are you from? He worked for a firm in New Orleans til 1986, when we moved to Seattle, where we are now. His primary focus is hospitals.

Our oldest son lives in NYC, and likes it a lot. How about you?

Looks like we have somewhat similar reading tastes--we share 61 books.

Hi, Jane!
Welcome to the Presidents Challenge!
If you have any question, suggestions, or insights, please be sure to post them on the General thread for all. We are using a ticker thread to keep track of each persons progress (you don't have to make a ticker, some just put a list of which presidents they've done) and a thread for each president so that we can discuss the books for each guy without getting confused. We also have threads for background info such as children, first ladies, and nonspecific background like cabinet members or military support, etc.

We're glad you joined us! Have fun and good reading!
p.s. hope you have a good book to cuddle up with during this snowstorm. CD
Hi Jane -

Thanks for sending me a message. I recently had a couple come by my table at a booksigning. They were a little spooked since her name was Jane and his was Tom - the names of the couple in the book. :)

I hope you win! I have regular giveaways on my blog - - too - so if you don't win here, pop over some time.


K. Harrington

p.s. - Tim O'Brien is one of my favorite authors, too!
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