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Member: klpm

CollectionsYour library (1,005), To read (188), Currently reading (2), 1001 Books to Read (20), Children and Youth (313), Wishlist (2), Read but unowned (95), All collections (1,102)

Reviews375 reviews

Tagsfiction (674), children's fiction (286), mystery (268), England (216), fantasy (157), non-fiction (109), history (68), magic (66), humor (64), detective (60) — see all tags

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About meblogger at, school library volunteer and so much more

About my libraryThese are my books and my son's books. I haven't gotten around to cataloging my husband's books yet.

GroupsAgatha Christie, ARC Junkies, Bloggers, Fforde Ffans, New York Review Books, Seattleites

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Boris Akunin, Jane Austen, Louis Bayard, Alan Bradley, C. Alan Bradley, Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Michael Cox, Charles Dickens, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, Gregory Maguire, R. N. Morris, Matthew Pearl, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Edgar Allan Poe, Salman Rushdie, Sarah Waters, Connie Willis, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Woodinville, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Griffin Bay Bookstore, Half Price Books - Redmond, Powell's City of Books (Portland), The Comic Stop, Third Place Books

Favorite librariesRedmond Regional Library, Woodinville Library

Favorite publishersCandlewick Press, Canongate Books, HarperCollins Childrens Books, NYRB Classics, NYRB Collections, Small Beer Press, The New York Review Children's Collection, Toon Books


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Real nameKristen M.

LocationSeattle, WA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 1, 2008

Currently readingMoby-Dick: or, The Whale(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Herman Melville
Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers and Mysteries in the Blitz by Molly Lefebure

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Re: "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore." "I'll be honest and say that I really liked this book but didn't love it. I can't put my finger on it but there was something missing from it." Clever of you to put my precise thoughts in your blog. (Liked your thoughtful blog)
Had to laugh at the end of your review of Blackout. Nobody is happy the books were split up but since the sections were enough to pain the wrists holding them while reading I hate to think what a single volumn would have been like! Connie Willis is terrific. ;)
I received a copy of The Death Instinct through Early Reviewers and just posted my review and also read yours. I had much of the same feelings that you did. I couldn't quite put my finger on what the problem was but just never really felt compelled to pick up the book and actually finished two non-fiction books I was reading at the same time before finishing this one. Like you, I finally just decided to power through and finish it. It didn't appear to make a difference that I hadn't read the author's first book and I still haven't decided if I want to get a copy of it or not. I always find it interesting when other readers have the same reaction to a book that I do especially when it isn't a completely positive reaction.
How nice to meet you on Library Thing, too, Kristen! Thanks for the friends invitation!
I love librarything! I hope you enjoy it too!
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