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Member: jour149

CollectionsBiography - Memoir (13), Mysteries (74), Fiction (51), Spirituality (10), Psychology (24), Nonfiction (5), Your library (279), All collections (290)

Reviews33 reviews

Tagsmystery (88), fiction (24), historical mystery (20), family relationships (20), England (19), amateur detective (18), personal growth (17), historical fiction (16), police procedural (16), psychology (14) — see all tags

MediaBook (290), Paper Book (278), Audiobook (2), Ebook (6)

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About meI am a retired psychotherapist living in the Midwest. In the past, when I was working, I read a lot of nonfiction related to my work. That included and still includes books on metaphysics and spiritual development. I also read books on alternative healing and history. Given the nature of my profession, when I turned to fiction, I looked for something light, e.g., mysteries with humor. I find I still like those and definitely don't like anything that is "grim", but I also enjoy mysteries with more depth. I also enjoying reading stories about personal and spiritual development.

About my libraryMy own library at home is large and includes books I haven't read or have just read parts of, and covers psychology, self-help, personal growth (including many books on the Enneagram and Carl Jung's theory of psychological type - MBTI), alternative healing, metaphysics, history, literature, mysteries, other fiction, religion, spirituality, and books about books. On this site I have just gone through and removed books that I didn't like. I want to use the recommendations and if those come from books in my library here, I want that library to reflect what I have enjoyed. Hence, I have also removed books from a long series to just leave a couple as a representative.

When it comes to ratings - I am really conservative. - For me a 5 star book would be outstanding - something I would want to reread regularly. A 4 star book has to be really special and something I would also probably reread, although not as often. Most of the books that I enjoy get 3 1/2 stars.

GroupsBooks that made me think, Cozy Mysteries, Enneagram personality types, Genealogy@LT, Namaste, Psychology, Spiritually Speaking, The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise-Bauer, Women of Mystery


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Member sinceSep 10, 2007

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