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Member: lindapanzo

CollectionsYour library (3,610), Christmas wishlist (54), Wishlist (118), To read (4), All collections (3,786)

Reviews106 reviews

Tagsmystery (1,962), baseball (293), 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, 2015 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012show 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

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Member sinceJan 13, 2009

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So far, the only problem has been the same gremlin that removes my "sweep" data from the bottom of the TIOLI meter has been busy again. Madeline ALWAYS drops it when she creates the new TIOLI list, for some unknown reason -- every month I have to enter it manually. And then every month, four or five times, someone goes in there and deletes it again. Because people are posting to TIOLI so much, I can't get a record of who is doing it -- by the time I realize it's been hit again, more than 500 posts or changes have been made to the wiki and it's too late. For instance, I logged the sweep last night on both the August and September TIOLI meters, and by this afternoon (the 31st), they were both gone. I've just restored them the second time -- the data now only goes back to 1:30 p.m. or so, and I had fixed this for the first time at around noon. So some busy little bee thinks this is amusing. Really, of course, it doesn't actually matter, except that why on earth bother? What does it matter? I've also had some listings simply vanish into thin air this month. It's all very frustrating. No overt unpleasantness from troll accounts, just this stuff. Sigh.

Hope you're well and enjoying the long weekend. I should have been working, but....


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