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Member: mdexter

CollectionsSigned books (421), Your library (852), Wishlist (66), Currently reading (2), All collections (1,276)

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About meI'm a recently retired librarian. Spent most of my career working in government libraries in Washington, DC.

About my libraryA listing of books I've read in the past 15 years or so. Also includes a separate collection of books signed by the authors.



Favorite librariesArlington Central Library (Arlington Public Library), Cherrydale Branch Library (Arlington Public Library), Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Downtown

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Real nameMartha Dexter

LocationSanta Cruz, CA

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 28, 2007

Currently readingOutlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Blackhouse by Peter May

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I noticed that, in your review, you referred to S.J. Parris' book Heresy as a "debut". Actually, it's not. She's written two other novels under her real name, Stephanie Merritt, Gaveston and Real. Thought you might like to know!
The most remarkable thing just happened, and I decided to pop in here and tell you about it.

I like to open up my reviews page occasionally to read reviews (in that right-hand column) written by other members for books shared by my library. Reading book reviews brings me almost as much joy as reading books! Often, I have happily followed a good review to a members review page to read more of their reviews, thumbing-up the really good ones as I read.

Today, a new review at the top of that column was for 'The Day the Falls Stood Still', reviewed by you. A great review, it caused me to follow to your reviews page, again thumbing-up the really good ones as I read. As I scrolled back up the page, after finishing my reading, I noticed that every single little hand had turned green. I had ended up giving you a thumbs-up on EVERY review! That was a first for me!

Anyway, I thought it was kind of a cool happenstance. And serendipitously, I found several interesting books to add to my wishlist!
Noticed you liked The Glass Castle, 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 about a dysfunctional family 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 (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to learn a little more about the book before you commit:


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