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CollectionsYour library (2,610), Currently reading (6), Repeats (403), Audio on Player (15), Audio to Read (259), To read (2,937), Television (288), Movie (139), RA to Read (987), Annotated (921), Owned (Audible) (68), Own (Nook) (462), Own (Kindle) (7), Own (421), Want to Own (138), Potential Criminal Spines (245), All collections (8,119)

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About meMy passion is connecting people with stories they enjoy, regardless of format.

Currently, I am a Collection Development Librarian at Naperville Public Library (NPL) in Naperville, IL, after 11 years with NPL as an Adult Services Librarian. I am also a member of the Adult Reading Round Table and its Steering Committee. I am currently helping to lead the ARRT two-year Romance Genre Study.

I also review audiobooks for Booklist.

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Karen D. Toonen

If you apologize for your reading tastes, you are really apologizing for your freedom.

About my libraryBecause I am a librarian who loves connecting patrons with books, I read a lot of books to learn and practice Readers Advisory, not always out of personal desire. A "good book" is one you enjoy -- regardless of other's opinions!

My "reviews" are generally annotations, not critiques. My text will (almost) always try to highlight the positive reasons to appreciate the book. However, my star ratings are based on my personal likes and dislikes.

I read a lot of audiobooks. Narrators I really love are:
Scott Brick
Jim Dale
Susan Ericksen
George Guidall
James Marsters
Will Wheaton

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GroupsAlmack's, Books in Books, Early Reviewers, Librarians who LibraryThing, Name that Book, Post-apocalyptic Literature

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Alan Bradley, Suzanne Brockmann, Jim Butcher, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Sue Grafton, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Kevin Hearne, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Jon Krakauer, Jayne Ann Krentz, Mark Kurlansky, Erik Larson, Lora Leigh, Courtney Milan, Mark L. Van Name, Kalayna Price, John Ringo, Nora Roberts, J. K. Rowling, John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, J. R. Ward, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresAnderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Naperville, Frugal Muse

Favorite librariesFountaindale Public Library District - Bolingbrook Library, Naperville Public Library - 95th Street Library, Naperville Public Library - Naper Boulevard Library, Naperville Public Library - Nichols Library, White Oak Library District - Romeoville Library

Homepagehttps://www.toonen.org/karen

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Real nameKaren D. Toonen

LocationBolingbrook, IL, USA

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Member sinceAug 28, 2006

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