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CollectionsYour library (841), Removed from Library (314), To read (238), Currently reading (4), Read but unowned (506), Favorites (44), Virago Modern Classics (308), North American Literature (369), British Literature (550), Rest of World Literature (174), Contained-Ins (21), All collections (1,174)

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Tagsfiction (989), woman authors (844), own (603), english authors (478), american authors (333), virago (310), tbr (238), borrowed (234), swapped (218), nonfiction (163) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,173), Paper Book (1,092), Audiobook (6), Ebook (72), Other (1)

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About meI live in Chester County, Pennsylvania (the part very close to Maryland and Delaware), and am currently an IT director for a large company. I'm married with 2 adult daughters, 3 dogs, and a cat. When I'm not reading I enjoy knitting, tennis, music, and gardening.

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 Book Challenge group:
2017: Part 1 | Part 2 |

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

My Rating System
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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, A Group Thank You, Anglophiles, Barbara Pym, Booker Prize, Iris Murdoch readers, Needlearts, Orange January/Julyshow 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, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBaldwin's Book Barn, Book Trader, Harts Books, Hockessin Bookshelf, 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.

Favorite librariesAvon Grove Public Library, Oxford Public Library

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

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Real nameLaura

LocationChester County, Pennsylvania, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 13, 2006

Currently readingA Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 2) by Louise Penny
Autumn: A Novel by Ali Smith
A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence
Independence Day by Richard Ford

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