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About meI'm a lifelong reading addict who spent most of my adult life working for newspapers, with a short foray into environmental conservation. I took a break from journalism and worked at the local college and public libraries but have recently returned and now cover the Keys for WLRN, South Florida's public radio station. I used to prefer my fiction on the realist side of the equation although I have lately fallen into a serious genre habit: historical fiction, historical crime (fiction and non), romance and some fantasy/paranormal/speculative/dystopia. I like narrative nonfiction, think we're in a golden age of great natural history writing for laypeople. I occasionally enjoy diving into a massive historical tome or biography. I keep thinking it's time for me to get over my obsession with the Tudors and their times but it keeps not happening. I live in Key West and I'm on the board of the Key West Literary Seminar.

About my libraryThis is a mix of books I own and have read, own and haven't read or have read but don't own. My rating system: * = I hated it. ** = Not worth the time. *** = Worth the time but not really worth going out of your way for. *** 1/2 = Perfectly enjoyable read. **** = Great read. ***** = I intend to own this book for the rest of my life and would try to save my copy if my house were on fire.

GroupsBlog the Book, Books Compared, Books on Books, Floridians, Historical Fiction, History: On learning from and writing history, Kindley Book Club, Knitters Inc., Librarians who LibraryThing, Non-Fiction Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Andrea Barrett, Michael Chabon, Robertson Davies, Joan Didion, Ian Frazier, Alice Munro, David Quammen, Vernon Silver, Calvin Trillin (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresKey West Island Bookstore, Montague Bookmill, Whately Antiquarian Book Center

Favorite librariesFlorida Keys Community College Library, Jones Library, Monroe County Library, S. White Dickinson Memorial Library

Other favoritesKey West Literary Seminar


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Member sinceMar 20, 2008

Currently readingThe View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) by Neil Gaiman
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi
Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird

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