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Member: lahochstetler

Collectionschildhood (357), Your library (3,872), Virago Modern Classics (77), professional (439), Currently reading (1), To read (652), Read but unowned (107), All collections (3,985)

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TagsHistory (495), fiction (286), Fiction (248), colonial (175), England (130), Non-Fiction (124), non-fiction (119), Puritanism (108), Modern America (99), mystery (91) — see all tags

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Recommendations54 recommendations

Groups50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 888 Challenge, 999 Challenge, Agatha Christie, Anglophilesshow all groups

Favorite authorsMaya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Bill Bryson, Willa Cather, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ben Elton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Marian Keyes, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Roach, Zadie Smith, Amy Tan, Donna Tartt, Leo Tolstoy (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresCurious George Goes to Wordsworth, Foyles, Heartwood Books, Henderson Books, Michael's Books, Raven Used Books, Village Books

Favorite librariesAlderman Library (UVa), Bellingham Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society

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Member sinceJan 8, 2007

Currently readingWhy Not Catch 21? by Gary Dexter

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My SantaThing books finally arrived! Thank you so much for making such great choices. I really, really appreciate you doing the extra work and checking if the books are translated in Finnish. I'm itching to read both novels (especially Annabel), but unfortunately they have to wait because of all the library books that need to be read and returned before I can get any more loans... (Who knew there was a limit?) Have a happy year 2014!

Thanks for participating in the LibraryThing giveaway for my latest Regency historical mystery, The Dead Man’s View. Below is a link to the book on the site, along with a coupon code that you can use during checkout to obtain your free copy of the book.

The Dead Man’s View
Cleared of suspicion of murder, Prudence Barnard is pleased to visit a newly discovered second cousin, Eric Knibbs. She simply wants to forget the events at Rosecrest, but soon after her arrival, death arrives again and her cousin is found hanging from a noose outside his bedroom window. Convinced Eric did not commit suicide, it's up to Pru to save his reputation and discover who murdered him.
Smashwords link to The Dead Man’s View:
Coupon Code: NF82W
If you enjoy the book and would be willing to write a review for it, I would sincerely appreciate it. Of course, this is completely optional.

If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you again for your interest in my book,
Amy Corwin
Hi Laurie,

Thanks for entering the Member Giveaway for "The Malformation of Health Care" by Erin Havel. I just emailed you the book. If you haven't received it, please check your spam filter. If you can't find it or want me to email it directly to your Kindle, please let me know.

I hope you enjoy the book and will review it here on LibraryThing and any other book site you visit often.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Best regards,

Darlene Chan
Hello Lahochstetler,

Thank you so much for entering the Librarything Giveaway and I'm delighted you have won a free download of 'Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools'. I've been given your email address and will send you the download instructions shortly. I really hope you enjoy reading 'Chickens' as much as I enjoyed writing it.

A review is not necessary, but if you have any comments, I'd love to hear them! My email address is TopHen @

Hoping the weather is not too cold where you are. (We live up a Spanish mountain and it's freezing, though no snow yet, touch wood…)

Victoria :)
Hi Laurie,

Congrats on winning my WHAT CAME FIRST! I'll send it off tomorrow.


Carol Snow
Hello, I just saw that you are planning to read my novel, SAVING MAX. I would be delighted to hear what you think of it when you finish reading and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. My email address is on my website ( Let me know!
Antoinette van Heugten
Glad to hear you got it! You will LOVE it!!! Thanks:)
I put the book you won in the member giveaway in the mail this week, Night Road by Kristin Hannah. I really enjoyed it, hope you do too!!!

SAw your intro on the 75'er page and checked your profile to find we share a lot of books, but some interesting ones at the tope of the list that I don't share with many others. the first on the list is The Weight of Dreams, a favorite of all time for me and from a favorite writer, jonis Agee. We also share a Francine Prose, and Highwire Moon. Some unusual ones but good ones.
I thought I'd make a bow to my German professor at Queens College in Charlotte, who was Agnes Hochstetler. A lovely woman and a fine teacher!
Noticed you liked The Bluest Eye, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


just wanted to let you know that I loved 5 quarters of the orange! I've leant it out and my book reading buddy loved it too. I haven't read the donna tartt yet though. too many books came in at the same time!! I hope you were as happy with your santa things books as I am.
Hello! You should have an email about the 999 blog. Thanks for your interest and I look forward to reading your reviews!
Thank you for being my Santa Thing! I got my books today! They look wonderful. I will let you know how I like them. kate
Hi Laurie,

Thank you for accepting my friend invitation! I enjoyed reading your thoughtful and balanced reviews!

All the best,

Hi Laurie,

Just stopping by to say thanks gor entering my giveaway and god luck. Loved your review of Sorority Sisters. It was one of those books that I wanted to read and never got around to picking it up.

Thanks, Laurie. And I'm so glad your mom enjoyed it too!


I was a history (and psychology) major undergrad, and just can't get enough. The only reason my library isn't more mixed is most of my history books are downstairs. I focused on 20th century history, and had a particular fascination with this time period, even though it was very recent history when I was in school. When I was in law school - at the time women were 1/4 0r 1/3 of the classes - a friend showed me some old class photos of our school (University of Michigan); it was pretty astonishing how very few women there were in classes not too long before ours (1984). It was really an "aha" moment for me, and so one I keep going back to. Definitely part of the inspiration for TWS.

If you do blog about it, I would love to link from my website.

Where are you on the west coast? I'm in Palo Alto, and I lived for quite a few years in L.A. And what area of history do you teach?

Dear chick-lit reader,

I’m a belgian university student that loves chick-lit. Would you like to help me with my thesis and write to me why you (personally) like reading chick-lit? What is it about chick-lit that appeals to you? What are your favourite books and why? Your help would mean a lot to me!

Best wishes,

Ester Wellens
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