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CollectionsYour library (1,397), 2003 (38), 2004 (60), 2005 (63), 2006 (71), 2007 (72), 2008 (92), 2009 (83), 2010 (122), 2011 (134), 2012 (88), 2013 (96), 2014 (124), 2015 (127), Leadership (12), All collections (1,397)
Tagscontemporary fiction (281), detective fiction (167), edelweiss (166), nonfiction (131), mystery (117), tbr (95), thriller (94), historical fiction (92), pi fiction (78), legal fiction (68) — see all tags
About meI'm a librarian who was a bookseller in my previous career. I love to read and devour a lot of books. Since I've stared keeping track, I have read between 60 and 130 books in a year.
About my libraryIan McEwan summed up my reading preferences beautifully in his novel Sweet Tooth (edited to the present tense): "My needs are simple. I don't bother much with theme or felicitous phrases and skip fine descriptions of weather, landscapes and interiors. I want characters I can believe in, and I want to be made curious about what is to happen to them." Or in my own words, I like books where interesting stuff happens to interesting people.
Favorite bookstoresVroman's Bookstore
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
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Member sinceJun 20, 2006
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