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Tagsfeminism (28), 20th century literature (25), Non-fiction (24), fantasy (19), non-fiction (19), magic (16), romance (13), historical fiction (13), families (13), entertainment (12) — see all tags

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About meI have graduated from library school and have made a career and an interest on reading and sharing books and a love of literature. Obviously, I'm a big time reader. I have read as many as five or six books a night usually a classic novel, a modern/genre novel, a short story, a biography, , a poem, and a New Age book.

About my libraryMy library is a hodge podge of books that I have read and maybe some that I want to read. They include my favorites of the books that I have read for pleasure and for reviews. They consist of some of my favorite books in some of my favorite genres, particularly mysteries, historical fiction, classics, magical realism, non-fiction, mythology and legends, and many others.
Also, check out my blog with more detailed reviews Sara's Library Wonderland:
http://saraslibrarywonderland.blogspot.com/2010/09/introduction-to-reviews.html

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, Historical Fiction, List Five Books Parlour Game, Read YA Lit, What Are You Reading Now?

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Real nameJulie Sara Porter

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Member sinceNov 10, 2010

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jusaport, thanks for your message and for filling me in on the book reviewing process. There are so many great reviewers out there such as yourself--it's good to know you get something in return, even if its the copy of the book. I think you'll really enjoy OF HUMAN BONDAGE; don't let its size intimidate you--Maugham is a very accessible writer, like Colette in a lot of ways. Happy reading!
OF HUMAN BONDAGE, Maugham's classic work or any of his collected stories (Penguin has them in 4 volumes) are good places to begin. Also THE RAZOR'S EDGE is accessible and showcases his talent. Hope to see you sometime on our "friends of Maugham" group site.
jusaport, just wanted to drop by and welcome you to Librarything (though I'm hardly a grizzled veteran myself). I was in the last chapters of KAVALIER AND CLAY when I took a break from it for a "friends of Maugham" group read of an early Somerset Maugham novel, THE MERRY-GO-ROUND (please join us if you're at all interested in Maugham). I was quite impressed with the Chabon book and the research he put into it (particularly the wartime segment in the South Pole). I read CHERI sometime ago and was equally impressed with Colette as a writer. THE LAST OF CHERI, the sequel, was included in my copy--if it's not in yours, I would seek it out; they are all of a piece and should be read together (Colette's skill in generating sympathy for Cheri--as I'm sure you've found, a not particularly lovable character--is quite a feat). I was interested in your participation on several book reviewing sites. May I ask how they work? Are you given a fee for your reviews or are you compensated in ownership of your copies? I've always wondered. By the way, your reading capacity seems superhuman to me--I'm lucky if I polish off five or six books in a month; doing that in a night puts you in KAVALIER AND CLAY territory and earns my envy. Happy reading!
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