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About meMy name is Linda. I live in Lakewood, Ohio. Lakewood is a wonderful community that borders Lake Erie and is only 5 minutes from downtown Cleveland.

I joined LibraryThing last January (2008), mainly to just log books, but have found out in the last few months what a great place this is. Like I've so heard, LibraryThing is very addicting!! I can spend hours on here...and yes it really cuts into reading time LOL...but, I'm lovin' it!

My favorite genre is crime fiction, legal thriller and mystery, but I very much enjoy Historical Romance, some fantasy and YA. I like to be taken away to another magical time and place!

Please feel free to message me, leave comments, or recommendations. I look forward to meeting new friends!

Happy reading!

About my libraryMost of my library contains books that I have yet to read(tbr). I find this list grows and grows (wish list) as I peruse through the groups and the reviews from other LTer's!

The books that I have read so far are rated. I don't keep the books after I read them. They are passed on or traded in for more at my favorite little used paperback store. Feel free to send me comments or recommendations!

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery

Favorite authorsMichael Connelly, Robert Crais, Tana French, Diana Gabaldon, Greg Iles, Stieg Larsson, William Lashner, John Lescroart, Carol O'Connell, Louise Penny (Shared favorites)

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Nice photo, Linda! I see share many of the same books on Library Thing. Since we have similar tastes, try my new mystery/ suspense novel, The Undertaker. It's a great beach/ pool read. It's on Kindle, Sony, Nook, and the other e-book sites, and it has a dozen 5-Star reviews now. You can also follow my writing at

Enjoy, Bill Brown
I signed up for the early reviewers, but I haven't won any books yet. Well, when you are done reading those, if you are looking for a good read(or three), try The Hunger Games series. It really is awesome. I just finished the second book and am about to start the final. It's thrilling, captivating and intelligent. Just the kind of book we both like!! Ok, woman, maybe I will catch up with you this weekend!! Hopefully I will be able to stop by. Give Charlie a hug for me!
thanks!!!! I am still trying to figure this thing out.
Thanks for the Tana French recommendation also, will definitely read sooner than later. LT definitely is great, I blog also which definitely takes away from reading but I'm addicted now. If interested
You only told me about it back in May, but I'm finally reading In The Woods. I don't seem to have much reading time lately so it may take me forever, but so far I'm really enjoying it. You are right it is a much more "mature" read.
Thanks for your message on my 50 Book Challenge thread! I love writing these reviews, but I didn't know if someone was actually reading them! Glad I can try to convince you to pick up The Book Thief... which is excellent... :)
Thanks! I've just requested a copy of In the Woods from Bookins - no clue when I'll get to reading it but it'll be on the TBR shelf. So many books . . ..
I think I'm the only person on the planet that didn't care for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the mystery was good - but there was so much other junk in there that weighed it down. . . . but I guess that saves me from having to read two more books, and the last thing I need right now is more books to read! Now I'm reading Lisa Gardner's The Neighbor to catch up on her series since I got the latest release as an ER book. I need to try some Tana French - I keep hearing good things. Is that a series? Is there a point that you recommend I start?
Looks like you liked the Lee Child book. I'm on the fence. I think I'm going to give it one more and see where I go with the series.
I think page 140 did it - I was sort of taking my time reading and now I can't put it down - at 298 now! (Which I sort of how I read most thrillers. I start slow and then it's all I can do is read until it's done.)What I can't figure out is where the series will go from here. Does this guy just wander into random towns and find himself involved in some investigation. I don't get it. Nor am I sure I want to. I love something new! Already thinking I should get on BookMooch and get the next one though. Let me know how you're coming along.

Hi, Linda

Got your email. It was thrilling to get to the end of In the Woods to find a gift of the first chapter of the second book. I thought the characters I had come to love were gone only to find the story continues. What an absolute treat. This occurred at 3:00 PM on a Sunday. I actually missed an NCAA basketball game to go to the library to check out The Likeness, which, darn it, was already checked out. I got on the list and got the book on Monday. I love it. It is proving as good as the first book. Nice to hear from you; hope you have a Blessed Easter. Sorry I don't know how to underline book titles yet.
LTers with dogs is the group name. Please check it out, they're the warmest folks. My Ben has just turned one and is 53 lbs. Aah..112 lbs, a great change. One look at the group and you will see where our hearts are.

Anthony's flight tonight was canceled by Delta. He was able to rebook for this morning so he is in route now. I thank you greatly for the info. I will touch base with you before I head that way to get the thrift stores as well. I know nothing of the area so I gladly appreciate your thoughts. We are to be in NYC Friday. I sheeplishly admit I am praying for cancelation so I can spend some time in The Relaible Wife. But I will get to a show if no cancelation so what am I thinking?

Good evening Linda,
I ran across your name in the 50 Book Challenge. I have been on LT for less than a year and it's almost like it has become a close friend to me. = ) I would like to start the new year with a Challange but am still poking and prodding trying to figure how to best do so.

We live just outside Atlanta and my husband is traveling to Cleveland each week with work on a rather long project. Might I trouble you for a good used book store in the area or good places to go snuggle up with a book in the Cleveland area? I love rummaging flea markets and used stores for books when I am not patient enough for the library. OK..when I am not paying the book store either for lack of patience.

Mystery and time travel hold my interest greatly, but of late I have joined 2 local book clubs. I will be starting Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil and then our group is driving to Savannah to tour the area as we discuss the book. Can't imagine I would have picked that title up on my own! I think I might be stalking your titles for additional variety.

BTW, should that be your beautiful dog in the pic? You should join us LTer's with Dogs..she is a beauty.

Alrighty then! You mentioned leaving messages & comments but I dare say you meant a dairy. If you have any thoughts regarding Cleveland I would appreciate it. If you could hold the additional snow so he could get home Thursday night I would fancy that as well!

> Please feel free to message me, leave comments, or recommendations. I look forward to meeting new friends!

This message greets you from the thread of lost messages.
Thanks for your reply about Rebecca. Let me know what you think once you get a chance to finish it! - Joe
Hi, Linda. You asked me to let you know how I liked Rebecca - loved it! Finished it over the weekend. Amazing to me how she sustained the high level of suspense throughout. Not sure whether you've finished it, so won't give anything away, but I will say I had to go back and re-read the mysterious beginning of the book with the knowledge gained at the end.

Now I want to see the movie - I caught a glimpse of it once, and think it's Laurence Oliver as Maxim.

Let me know what you think of it when you get a chance.

- Joe
Inviting some people to the thread I just started. Thought it might be of interest to you.
Thank you, Linda. I am terribly behind in my commenting and tagging, I'm afraid, but I'm trying to catch up and "post it as I read it", one at a time. I'm so glad you are enjoying the group, too!

I loved Pippi! I still remember those books very well, I must have been around 8 or 9 years old when I read them! At the time I had no idea they were not American! I remember wondering how did she manage to get away with doing everything she did and no parents or grown ups around to yell at her! Nobody seemed to stop her - and I was so relieved and happy to know that her father really did exist! I thought that she was making him up in the first book, if I recall. Hmm, it's been waaaay too long since I've read the books - about 40 years!
I'm glad I could help!
You obviously enjoy what you saw in my library. I only wish I had started it years and years ago. I have read so many books and forget what they were. I have a feeling you would have liked the others also. If this one impressed you, imagine if I did remember more of the books that I have read.

I use to always read Stephen Kings. If he had a new book out in paperback, I would need to get it. I would pass a bookstore everyday and couldn't help but look inside. Many times, the owner of the book store would suggest other books for me, during the wait of the book I was so looking forward to.

When I worked for Mazda, an employee/friend got me reading Grishams. I highly believe that "The Firm" was the first one I was introduced to. Half way throught that first book you could say I was addicted to Grisham.

I have read "It' twice and didn't like it as much as I liked the others, like "Misery" or "Carrie" I remember reading "Needful Things" but don't ask me what it was about.

I suggest you get "24 Hours" by "Greg Ilse" first. Only because it was my first. I found it fast paced and something I couldn't put down. Again, don't ask me what the story was about. lol

A friend, from way back, introduced us to Koontz. Her husband would read a book a night and get books everyday from "Ganu" We both came across a few books by "Koontz" and loved them. My youngest son, who isn't a reader, has a collection of his books.

I remember reading Patterson's but only title I can remember is "Jack and Jill". I do recall I read a lot of his years ago.

I almost forgot about Jackie Collins. Yes, there was a time when Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins are the only ones I read. Boy, that was a long time ago.

I was in my late teens when I read "Helter Skelter" I heard people talk about it, but didn't know anything about it, so when I heard there was a book out, I had to go out and get it, right? It was a long book and parts of it were somewhat confusing to me at the time. I remember that I did enjoy it.

I have read many true crime novels. Would be nice if I remembered a few. lol I really enjoy them. I read a lot of Max Haines> You have heard of him right?

Funny thing about "Men Are From Mars" I always knew they were not from my world. After 16 years of not seeing my oldest son's father he appeared in my life and was reading that book. He suggested I read it. I never did ask him why he thought I should read it, but I did.

Oh my goodness. Flowers In The Attic" was an amazing book. I read so many of V.C. Andrews after that series but I still say that series was the very best.

"The Book of Lost Things" was different. Hard to explain. My bestest friend got me reading Erica Spindler and there hasn't been a book I haven't loved, I mean really enjoy.

Spent $66.00 in a book store? My husband would kill me. lol I usually go to the goodwill stores, garage sales and to a small quant bookstore that just opened up the street from me. I enjoy going to old used bookstores. It is hard to get me out of there once I am in.

I would really like for you to tell me what you think of "Gone But Not Forgotten" after you read it. It means something to me because of it being the first novel that I was able to read. After reading that one, I still had trouble reading other for a while.

No rush...just hurry up, will ya!! LOL

Hi Linda!

Yes, we are practically neighbors. I look forward to sharing book stories with you.

This weather has been wonderful to me...I'm a freeze baby, so I don't complain in the summer! :)

And when I find that job that pays me to read the books I love, I'll be sure to drop your name!!

Opps I forgot something!!!

What do you mean you have Gone But Not Forgotten but you haven't read it yet?

Shame, shame.

My husband read it and didn't think much of it. I believe that it kept me in suspence that I couldn't put it down.

Would love to find out what you think of it.

Do tell. Don't make me wait for too long.

Hey Linda...thanks for getting back to me so soon.

Just wondering if you have checked my library yet? I have checked so many I don't know if I have checked out your libraby. I have a feeling I did.

So you do know where I am coming from? It is so hard to explain just what I was feeling at that point in my life. I always enjoyed reading but now I absorb every word. I feel a bond with the book. I was given the gift of reading back and I am going to enjoy all aspects of it.

All the girls in my class were talking about Nancy Drew books. I wondered where they got them. On Saturday afternoons after grocery shopping, my parents would meet their friends at a local restaurant. Usually I would walk the mall and dream of things that I would like to have. I use to always pass the book stores or book shelves. I didn't understand why anyone would buy a book when they didn't have to read. One day I was standing in front of rows upon rows of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Trixie Beldon books. I went back to where my parents were and asked if I could get a book. My mother when with me and said I could get it if I promised to read all of it. Although I didn't think I had the ability to finish a book I did promise her.

One can't start her reading career without reading number one in the series, now can she!

If you asked me where I would like to go anywhere in the world it would be to a used book store. Pack a lunch and stay for as long as I can. Forget about Floria and France...I want to go to a book store.

I usually go to the goodwill to get books if I buy them at all. Once I had my own place I always had shevles upon shelves of books. I could never say no to a good book.

My first collection is gone. I have another collection now that I am slowly reading. My oldest and dearest friend buys books all the time at "Half Price Books" and shares them with me. My husband (commonlaw) has many older books that he advises me to read.

I am reading much more of a variety than I did before I got sick. I often am very grateful that I did get sick. I would even say I feel lucky to have gotten sick.

This site is sure addicting. I have been trying so hard to only come on here twice a day. So far it is working out alright.

My trouble is I want to add everyone to my friends list lol.

Hope to stay in touch Linda and thanks so very much for the wonderful responce to my e-mail and being a friend.
Hi Linda

I have yet to look at your library, but I so enjoy what you wrote about yourself. I see that we only share 3 books. There might be more that we share after I take a look at your library. I am fairly new to LT and loving it. The first few days I spent endless hours on here. No,w I usually come for a few minutes in the morning and a few minutes at night. It seems to be working for me.

Ten more minutes, just ten more minutes! LOLOL
Hi, Linda ~ LT is a great place, but it is addictive, so beware! Until I put a limit to the time I spend here (and I had to be quite firm with myself about that too), my reading time suffered, and I was in danger of falling behind on my 100 book challenge! Scary stuff! :)

Hi Linda,

Thanks for making the connection, I welcome you!!! I thought my oldest daughter was the only person on earth who shared my taste in books, and then thought I had arm twisted her into it, so it didn't really count.....and out of the blue, here you come, and I had no influence over your likes in any way....that is too great!!
Also......I am in Mount Gilead, Ohio...a small community about 50 miles north of Columbus...we're practically neighbors.

Hi Linda! Thanks for your message! Most of the thrillers in your library have already become part of my wish list, as well. So, thanks for the good tips. Happy reading!
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