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CollectionsFiction (203), History (56), Politics and Policy (23), US Presidents (13), Disasters (9), Memoir & Biography (38), Skincare (1), True Crime (9), Cookbooks (4), Writing (6), Poetry (9), Business and Economics (5), Travel (10), Children's and Young Adult (13), Scrapbooking (4), Science (31), New Age (20), All collections (875)

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About meI work full time in retail and also enjoy photography. I subscribe to way too many magazines and like movies. I'm a fan of the ocean but don't like to sunbathe. I live outside of Portland, OR with my boyfriend, Bryan, and two cats, Zoe and Anderson Cooper.

About my libraryI absolutely love books. I can't even describe to you what it is like for me to go into a bookstore, especially a used bookstore. Fantastic!

From a young age, I was encouraged to enjoy reading and I often was seen with a book no matter where I was going. I was scandalized by Stephen King's It in 7th grade, but I was ready to read more mature material, so I'd just grab whatever mom was finished reading.

I need more shelf space but that won't prevent me from getting more books. I get many of my books used, but I do buy new books on a fairly regular basis.

People often give me book recommendations and I'll definitely consider them, but it may take me years to read the book you recommended. I have to feel the book before I read it. If it doesn't hit me right when I start to read it, I'll go to something else. I often will be reading anywhere between 3-5 books at the same time.

My favorite authors include John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood and Joyce Carol Oates. I enjoy Simon Winchester and Mary Roach as well.

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Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Paulo Coelho, Jared Diamond, Katherine Dunn, Kent Haruf, John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Palahniuk (Shared favorites)

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Real nameKaren

LocationPortland, OR

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 23, 2007

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