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CollectionsYour library (625), Removed from Library (607), To read (224), Currently reading (3), Favorites (47), Virago Modern Classics (313), North American Literature (421), British Literature (563), Rest of World Literature (191), Contained-Ins (21), Recovered books (1), All collections (1,251)

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Tagsfiction (1,051), woman authors (907), own (621), english authors (490), american authors (374), virago (313), borrowed (258), tbr (221), swapped (219), nonfiction (176) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,252), Paper Book (1,136), Audiobook (6), Ebook (107), Other (1)

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About meI live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and am married with 2 adult daughters. In 2017, I retired from a 30+ year career in IT with a large multi-national company. I'm loving my new "lady of leisure" lifestyle, and when I'm not reading I enjoy knitting, music, and keeping fit.

I read mostly fiction and especially enjoy books by and about women, prizewinners, and classics (including Virago Modern Classics & Persephone Classics). I also enjoy intelligent, well-written mystery and suspense novels. I don't read as much non-fiction as I should but definitely appreciate narrative non-fiction and memoirs.

About my libraryThis library consists of books I've read (see tags like "read in 2015"), or plan to read (tag "tbr"). I don't own all of the books listed, and there are many in my home that I haven't cataloged. I try to review every book I read.

I track and talk about my reading in the 75 Books Challenge group:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

my Wiki Page is an archive of links to personal threads from a variety of LT groups and group reads, past & present.

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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, A Group Thank You, Anglophiles, Barbara Pym, Booker Prize, Iris Murdoch readers, Needleartsshow all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Isabel Allende, Elizabeth von Arnim, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Willa Cather, Elizabeth Gaskell, Kate Grenville, Kent Haruf, Winifred Holtby, Barbara Kingsolver, Jhumpa Lahiri, Penelope Lively, Toni Morrison, Iris Murdoch, Barbara Pym, Marilynne Robinson, Vita Sackville-West, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, Rose Tremain, Anthony Trollope, Jesmyn Ward, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBaldwin's Book Barn, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Philadelphia - Walnut Street, Book Haven, Book Trader, Harts Books, Head House Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe, Last Word Bookshop, McNally Jackson Booksellers (New York), Persephone Books, Skoob Books, Strand Bookstore, The Bibliobarn, The Book Thing of Baltimore, Inc., Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books

Favorite librariesFree Library of Philadelphia - Fishtown Community Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia - Ramonita de Rodriguez Branch

Favorite listsRecommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

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Real nameLaura

LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/lauralkeet (profile)
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Member sinceOct 13, 2006

Currently readingThe Headmistress by Angela Thirkell
Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel by Francine Klagsbrun
Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin

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