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Tagsread (725), don't own (436), own (333), 1001 (280), loved (162), read as child (128), 2007 (103), booksfree (97), 2008 (79), read as teen (70) — see all tags

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About meI am a 34 y/o married social worker who lives in Los Angeles. I live with my husband, two cats, 17 fish, 2 crabs, 2 shrimp and one anenom, Lily.

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About my libraryI am currently trying to read of all the booker, pulitzer and orange prize winners. I am also reading the 1001 books to read before you die and I have read a running total of 247 (when I first started the list, I had only read 60).

I only add a book to the list once I have read it, unless it is a reference book.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 30-something LibraryThingers, 50 Book Challenge, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, alcoholism/addiction, All Books Africa, Amazon's Kindle, Animal Lovers, Art History, Art is Lifeshow all groups

Favorite authorsJ.M. Coetzee, Leonard Cohen, Joan Didion, Barbara Kingsolver, Patrick McDonnell, Rohinton Mistry, Viktor Pelevin, Marilynne Robinson, Oliver Sacks, J. D. Salinger, Zadie Smith, William Styron, Amy Tan (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceSep 6, 2006

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Hey, just wanted to drop a note and tell you we've missed you in "Book of the Month Club". We'd love to hear what you've been reading and what you recommend!
Hi Keren
Dropped by to check out what you're reading. I like your tag "loved" what a good idea. Might use it.
Amanda XX
Hi Keren
Have you read anything fabulous lately? My favourite so far this year is a re-read of Mrs Dalloway. I adore that book. Thought that Wolf Hall was excellent.
Amanda XX
We're less than 2 weeks away from the final season premier of Lost in the US. Come discuss Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge in The Island group!
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can u send me a copy of adjunct: an undigest
Saw you list a posting for Robert Allen's Creating Wealth written back in 1986. I've just checked it out, and am also now listening to web-seminars by Mr. Allen, opening up some of his other books on wealth building etc.

When it comes to these types of books, I look for people who have used it to take an action.

If you have been able to, can you tell me how its helped you and your family? I'd be grateful, and willing to share too.

I'm now taking his chapter 2 on dispelling wealth myths and trying to uncover why he says this on each one. I'm hopefull put this into my LibraryThing on this book, as well as building a large .doc outlining my discoveries etc. and saving them on a removable drive.

Saw you liked Trainspotting, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here (as well as on a few other book-related sites). Thought you might like it since it's also about a group of disturbed kids and a bit dark. I'd be glad to e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


I enjoyed visiting your library. I also try to read mostly award winning literature... why not read the best, right? Feel free to visit my library. Bebedee
The Radetsky March by Joseph Roth - one of the most beautifully-written books I have ever read. 10/10
Amanda XXX
Thanks Keren. I have it on my shelf and I will read it before the end of the year.
Hi Keren,

I noticed the South African connection and thought I would say Hi!
We have 37 books in common.
I have just finished reading Girl with a Pearl Earing and am reading The Poisonwood Bible for the Group read.

By the way, love the picture of the "dead Cat"!

Hi Keren,

I had a moment to visit your library and found we have quite a few books in common! I see you "loved" The Inheritance of Loss and The English Patient. I'll have to move these to the top of my to-be-read pile then!

Oh, and I might have to borrow your "loved" tag! :)

Do you miss South Africa at all?
Hi Keren
Thank you for adding me to your interesting libraries. Do tell me how you linked to my library - it must be the South African connection! I have a sister who still lives with her family in Observatory, Johannesburg. She and I are both in our mid-forties - just a little older than yourself! It has been an interesting exercise cataloguing my library thus far. I have one or two really treasured, beautiful books, but there are also a lot of battered schoolbooks, romance novels I've grown out of (Joanna Trollope), contemporary novels that are in everyone else's library (not very original), cookery books I only ever cook one or two recipes from, and a lot of really ancient books (no covers available).
I too have very much enjoyed The Joy Luck Club and The Life of Pi, and The Poisonwood Bible is an alltime favourite.
I hope you make contact and tell me how life in California compares with life in South Africa!
Keren,what a cute pic! I just came back from vacation and saw that you'd visited my library! Thanks for the compliment!

Ok Keren, I've taken The Double off the shelf and shall proceed. I was enjoying the book but was distracted by another one, then again, and the further away it became, the less I wanted to pick it up.
Hi--I just read your post about finishing [The Thirteenth Tale]. Wasn't that a great story & wonderfully written? I read it last year and absolutely loved it. What do you think about the identity of the 'twin' that lived--do you think it was Isabel or Adeline? I can't wait for future books by Setterfield.
Thanks for taking the time to send a message about it! I'm definitely still interested in the group and I think it has a lot of potential. I was sort of discouraged that hardly anyone would even try to rank their top 25 lists, though.
Hi – have you weighed in yet on the next book for Group Reads – Literature? The discussion thread is here. And Irish set up a poll for us here(it can be amended if there’s lots of interest in a book that isn’t on there yet). Hope to see you there!

Hi - I just dropped by after reading your precise of The Life Of Pi on the Booker thread of Prizes Group- I appreciate such a thoughtful commentary.

Now will HAVE to read the book. As a Canadian, I always thought it was a must read, but was somehow put off by the story-line. Thanks for the thoughtful comment.

Cheers, Karen

I recently joined the All Books Africa Group. As a publisher who has just released a novel about the Angolan Civil War, I thought it might be worth bringing to your attention. Ondjaki's Good morning Comrades has just been released (indeed, i'm not sure amazon has changed it status yet). Ondjaki is a Lusophone writer of international reputation, and our edition of Good morning Comrades introduces him to an English speaking audience for the first time. It will not be the last: Aflame Books in the UK is set to release his fable The Whistler, and I know New Directions is also looking at publishing something by him soon. We expect he will become one of the most celebrated African novelists of his generation.

Anyway, if you would like further information on Comrades, you can chcekc out our website at It is also available online on amazon and elsewhere, and available through any good bookstore.

Thansk for your time, and I do hope that this was not too intrusive. (We're a small literary press based in Canada, and we're just trying to do whatever we can to let potential readers know about the book.

Best wishes,

Dan Wells
Hi, keren7. I like your library. We have 31 books in common.
Thank you so much for sending Adjunct. I'm fulfilling my daily quota of pages so far. :) Even though it must be taken in small doses, I find the pages go rather quickly. And some of the sentences and phrases are hilarious! I'm thinking I'd love to name a band Buckingham Phallus.
Adjunct. Love to have it. Thanks.
Me, too! That's why I spend so much time online. It gives me a little mental jump-start. :)
Me! Can I have Adjunct? And I will be more than willing to mail it out!

I replied to your comment about Vanishing Point. I think you're comments were the ones that turned me to it to begin with (though I don't remember which forum they were on). Thanks for the tip!
Thank you so much! I am very excited about the books you picked!!!!
I noticed your cute kitty. My real one is called Merlin Monstercat - he's big and black and wicked. He's certainly the boss in this house. He's top of the tree, then the young dog, then the old dog (who is blind and deaf) then me, as provider of food. That's the way of the world I guess.
Hi there!
How lovely to hear from you. Librarything is an interesting place - with lots of like-minded people. Mind if I ask you how you singled me out from the multitudes and why you added me as a friend? I'm curious!
yes, the note was supposed to say:

This is a note to tell you that you didn't manage to snag an Early Reviewers book this month. I'll be putting the January batch soon, don't give up hope!

Sorry for the confusion!
Let's see... Oreos with thick creamy milk, ginger snaps with tea, oatmeal cookies with fresh juice, and any other kind of cookie that our Dark Side members will bring... :-)
But we DO have cookies on the Dark Side! How can you resist? :-P

I do finish most books I start. There's only... probably five or six I haven't.
You can add the favorite authors by going to the author's page (click on an author name in your catalog, or search for them using the Search tab. Then, you'll see a box on the right hand side (in the green), where you can add that author as a favorite. It'll then show up both on the author's page, and on your profile!

Thanks for your friendship! I look forward to checking out your books and hope you enjoy mine.
No, you really don't need to read the Sound of Waves before reading the thread. I guess theoretically you should. But, there are no spoilers there, just a discussion on the books.
after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God, I'm curious what your thoughts are on this thread. Cheers,d

Books Compared : The Sound of Waves / Their Eyes Were Watching God
Thanks Keren, will buy.
Amanda XXX
Hi Keren
JUst dropping in to recommend a book: Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi. I thought it was special.
Welcome to Books Compared! I hope you'll join the discussion, and feel inspired to contribute a comparison review of your own sometime.

I'm another former Nancy Drew fan. I first discovered her when my family went to stay at my grandmother's house for a couple of months one summer, and my grandmother pulled out a box of my mother's old books. As I remember, they had cloth covers of a blue-and-white tweedy fabric -- no pictures on the covers. But what a wonderful, exotic and exciting world was inside!

Love the kitten!
Hi Keren
Thanks for the recommendations. I can see that we love in common are a certain type. That is, you might not like everything I like. But I will think of some lovely ones for you.
I think you might love Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
Hi there!

Most of my psychology books aren't added yet, maybe next week when I will finally spend more than half a day in Budapest :O I was wondering which shelves to start with, so I guess it will be the psychology shelves... I have three groups of books: cognitive psychology/misc cognitive science (probably most of them, as this is what I do), Jungian stuff (mostly read for the occultism value ;] ) and a huge bunch of miscellanea, counselling-related, etc. that have accreted over time... I have a considerable amount of books on Holocaust trauma, including conference proceedings and really obscure volumes - I read a lot of books not directly related to my field just because they seem interesting, and those Holocaust trauma books usually seemed interesting so I ended up with them.
Hi there!

Mind if I ask you why you added me and how you found me? I'm curious! :] (I can of course add you back, I'd just prefer to know.)
Hi, Neighbor! Thanks for asking to be my LT friend! :)

I see we share quite a few books. Look forward to hearing from you.

Do you have an email address where I can send you the details about Adjunct?
I finally found a copy through the library's interlibrary loan. You want me to send you a photocopy?
Hey, I was reading a forum and found an "84%" next to your name, so I thought I'd come here.
I actually read Caner Ward not too long ago and really liked it. I didn't understand the end though - why did Kostoglotov decide to go home? He was always an enigma to me.

Thanks for the group link, I've just signed up. We seem to share some classics as well - they breed us smart down here in the South, don't they?

Just come back to Librarything after an absence of a week or two and found your message.

It was very good of you to get in touch with your recommendations. When I have a little more time I`ll definitely have a look for the writers you mention.

Have you come across a literature magazine called Wasafiri ? I only came across a copy recently for the first time. It seems pretty good.

Best wishes,

Welcome to The Literati!
I read "How to Be Lost" recently, too - though on audio. Seemed a bit bogged down in places to me, but those details about (references to) the mother's past made sense at the end. I don't know if it was the same experience in print, but the alternating voice of Agnes Fowler in MT worked really well to lighten up the story. She was a hoot! I thought the ending was a bit of a let down.
Wow! I am a social worker. I post a lot more books that I would like to read. Thanks for looking at my list. mnorris
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