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About meI am the author of WENCH: A Novel. But before that, I was a LibraryThing member and avid book lover. Always.

About my libraryTHESE ARE ALL BOOKS THAT I PERSONALLY OWN. I have read probably 85% of them, but I add to my collection faster than I can read, so some are on my TBR list. I also have a lot that I have not yet added. Hey, does anyone have any poetry recommendations?



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Noticed you liked The Bluest Eye, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Welcome, lovamabooks! My top tag is poetry, I think, if you're looking for recommendations. Like you, I've only just begun to catalog.
Right now what is amazing is Saidiya Hartman's Losing Your Mother - a powerful, powerful memoir/analysis.
Looking at your list, I feel as if I know you! I just discovered this site and am now obsessed with it. Thanks for the peek into the library of a kindred (I think) black lit PhD with a broad range of reading interests.
At what university do you teach? Being a professor (upgrading from high school teacher) is a HUGE goal of mine.
Is that chair in your house? If it is I am supremely jealous. I'm in desperate need of a reading space. Looks like you've read a lot of good stuff. I checked out your blog and I think I'm going to pick up some Edward P. Jones fiction in the near future.
If you're looking for writing on African film, Manthia Diawara's a good place to begin. TB
It's a combined family library. About a third of the books belong to my husbnd The Mathematician, and no, I haven't read his collection on advanced math, computer science, sailing or mountaineering. The fiction, kid lit, art books and history stuff is mine, and apart from the reference works, I have read almost all of it. Usually I'm about five books or so behind, my tbr pile. The only wish-list type thing is, I use our catalog to keep track of illustrators whose work I collect. Books tagged 'searching' are the ones missing from my collection that I'm actively pursuing. And some portion of the books are my daughter's. She's seventeen, and threatening to get her own account, in which case we'd have a big range war about who owns what.

Welcome to the ranks of the Thingamabrarians. I'm hoping more writers will get on board. Especially once the forum is up and running, this will be a good place to talk about books.
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