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CollectionsYour library (1,915), To read (708), BCC (7), E-Books (290), Book Group (4), Cookery (45), Historical Fiction (220), LTER (62), Mystery (499), Non-Fiction (376), Read but unowned (513), Removed (278), Romance (9), Currently reading (1), LJ (20), Natalie (2), Angelina (3), Mikey (3), All collections (2,592)

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About my libraryWhen I rate a book it's done on a scale from 1 to 5 based on the criteria used by my favorite online group, the Book Bunch reading group at Book Chat Central (

5 = Fabulous, probably will be an all-time favorite
4 = Excellent, among the year's best
3 = Better than Average, a good solid read; I'd recommend to most
2 = Fair to Good Read, worth the time; would recommend to some but not all
1 = So-so, barely finished, several quibbles
1/2 = the Dorothy Parker rating: "This book should not be tossed lightly aside. It should be thrown with great force."

But I don't rate everything (particularly not mysteries) so just because I don't click any stars for a book, doesn't mean I don't like it!

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Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), Early Reviewers, Historical Fiction, Reading Globally, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes

Favorite authorsJaney Bennett (Shared favorites)


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LocationDenver, CO

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Member sinceJun 28, 2006

Currently readingFates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff

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