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About meI'm a stay-at-home mom to two sweet little boys and a little girl I love reading a variety of different types of books: non-fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, the classics. As long as it's well-written I'll read it. In addition to reading, I like to knit and scrapbook in my free (and not so free!) time.

I have a book review blog where my reviews and other bookish thoughts are posted.

About my libraryMy library is books I have read or am currently reading.

Groups30-something LibraryThingers, Atwoodians, Dystopian novels, Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests, Knitters Inc., Progressive & Liberal!, Scrapbooking and Card Making, Twilight Club, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Fannie Flagg, Ira Levin (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceAug 10, 2008

Currently readingThank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World by Michael Dowd
In Between: Memoir of an Integration Baby by Mark D. Morrison-Reed
The In-Between Church: Navigating Size Transitions in Congregations by Alice Mann

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Really liked your review of Why are all the black people. Agree, should be widely read by children. new edition might include the gay and lesbian community. I know of a young man who is adopted (openly) by a lesbian who is active in that community. He is not even sure of his racial background...looks Mexican, identifies with his black mother and that community....he would benefit by this book, but would probably not want it as a gift.
I just noticed your review on the Darger's book.
Well done :) I thumbed it :)

Great. E-mail me your e-mail address (my address is, and I'll send you the download link for the Kindle version of the e-book. I really don't want to post it publicly.


Dear mcelhra--

Thank you for being my secret Santa! I look forward to reading both Roll of Thunder and The Local News.

My best to you in 2010,

--Terry B.
Noticed you liked Lovely Bones, 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 also contains a young female narrator struggling with a series of tragic circumstances. 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). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


Hey there,

This is David Rudel, author of Who Really Goes to Hell --- The Gospel You've Never Heard: What a Protestant Bible written by Jews says about God’s work through Christ (A book for those in the church and those offended by it)


I am posting a comment to let you know that your review copy has shipped and should arrive sometime in the middle of next week. I realize this was a bit later than I had originally anticipated and wanted to reassure you that it had not been lost in the mail or anything. I welcome all feedback and hope the book proves to have some value for you.

You are most welcome! Enjoy the books and a very Happy New Year to you!

All the best for 2009 - Erin
I was surprised to see you and bookclub are reading Postville. Do you live in Iowa? Our Eye to Iowa group visited that town two years ago. The ongoing controversry there is amazing. In the summer, the Immigration Service arrested many illegal aliens there. You must be a busy young mother, doing a lot of good things. As a retired OLD mother, I know how much you have to do. Judy Kerr
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