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Member: lindapanzo

CollectionsYour library (3,589), Christmas wishlist (57), Wishlist (119), To read (4), All collections (3,769)

Reviews103 reviews

Tagsmystery (1,953), baseball (291), 999 challenge (150), 11 in 11 Challenge (123), 2013 Challenge (122), 1010 Challenge (115), read in 2007 (112), read in 2006 (111), 12 in 12 Challenge (108), read in 2008 (102) — see all tags

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Recommendations8 recommendations

About meThe books shown in my LT library are books I've read, not books I own or books I want to read. To read are books I want to read, regardless of whether I own them.

I rate books as follows:

5 stars=absolutely loved it, one of the best of the year for me
4 stars=liked it
3 stars=not bad, somewhat neutral
2 stars=didn't care for it
1 star =hated it
0 stars=why did I bother?

When I rate/review a book, I also figure my expectations about that book into equation and also think about other books I've read by that author or about that subject.

About my libraryI read all sorts of books but my favorites are mysteries of all kinds, especially those featuring amateur sleuths. I also love reading books about baseball, in particular about my beloved Chicago Cubs.

In 2013, I read 150 books (up from more than 107 in 2012.

As I look ahead to my 2014 reading, I thought back to my 2013 reading. Here's my favorite 10 for 2013:

1. How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
2. The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser
3. You Were Never in Chicago by Neil Steinberg
4. One Summer, America: 1927 by Bill Bryson
5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
6. Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton
7. City of Scoundrels by Gary Krist
8. Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo (about the Great Boston Molasses Flood)
9. Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
10. Poisoned Prose by Ellery Adams

For 2014, my main challenge is the 2014 category challenge. I'm also involved in the 75 books group.

My categories for 2014 include:

1. Books that are the First in a Series
2. Books that are Next in a Series
3. Books that are the Most Recent in a Series
4. Food-Related Fiction
5. Abandoned Mystery Series (ones that I last read before 1/1/11)
6. American Authors Challenge
7. Novels (I’m thinking nonmysteries here)
8. Cities
9. Cold
10. Nonfiction (with an emphasis on 20th century)
11. Baseball Books
12. Sports Books
13. Books about Religion and Spirituality
14. Overflow—Books That I Can’t Get Enough Of

Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 1010 Category Challenge, 15,000+ Pages Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013show all groups

Favorite authorsLaura Childs, Mary Daheim, Aaron Elkins, Monica Ferris, Joanne Fluke, Hazel Holt, Victoria Houston (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAlibi Books, Inc., Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Lincolnshire, Borders - Gurnee

Favorite librariesLake Villa District Library, Warren-Newport Public Library

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Real nameLinda


Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/lindapanzo (profile)
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Member sinceJan 13, 2009

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Linda, I thought I would pass along that "Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life" by Dennis Snelling turned out to be a very good read.
Oops, I was wrong. I just checked and they do have The Prime Ministers Secret Agent, and there are 21 people on the waiting list. Don't think I'll be getting to that one for a while.
I was #6 on the waiting list for the 3rd Maggie Hope book when I requested it, but I'm #2 now, so it looks like a happening thing. My library doesn't even have #4 yet. I'm really liking the first one. It always amazes me the things I don't know, for instance that the IRA was terrorizing England during WWII and that they wanted Nazi support. Somehow I thought of their actions as coming much later.
Thanks for the reminder. On or after the 15th is perfect. And here's last year's wiki - which was the first year of the CATs. And the 2014 wiki is at the top of the challenge page. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Thanks for the information, Linda!
Thanks Linda for the scoop on Call the Midwife. I just loved this last episode, but it sure felt like they were rolling up the set to close it down for good. So glad that isn't the case. I've enjoyed this series far more than I expected. The great news is Vanessa Redgrave! Love her!

Hi Linda- Thanks for the CTM info. I would really miss this show if it was over but this latest episode sure had a series finale feel to it. It was really good...once again. Hope the week is going well.

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