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About meVisit my 75 Books in 2011 Challenge Group threat to find out about what I am reading:
Thread 1: http://www.librarything.com/topic/104934
Thread 2: http://www.librarything.com/topic/119523

Reading is a sanctuary like no other. I look forward to, at some point in the day, being able to push everything away and read, if only for a short time. Besides reading, I like to knit, cook, spend time with friends and family, and research genealogy.

About my libraryMy library is a reading and listening collection. I do not own all the books in my library. I have a wide range of reading interests so you never know what you might find! The genres I tend to read most are realistic fiction, historical fiction, and mysteries. I try to expand my reading into nonfiction, fantasy, and science fiction. The quality is the most important aspect to me, not genre, so I take lots of chances. I enjoy reading children's literature, young adult literature, graphic novels, and classics. Recently, I purchased a Nook which I find convenient when on the go or traveling.

About my personal rating system: Michelle's Star Rating System

1 star: A waste of time

2 stars: not my cup of tea

2.5 stars: only a few redeeming qualities

3 stars: enjoyable with some negatives

3.5 stars: enjoyable

4 stars: very good, compelling

4.5 stars: excellent, highly satifiying reading,
thought provoking

5 stars: the complete reading experience,
obsessively read, multi-layered, lingering


"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love."

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."

Both from Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, Librarians who LibraryThing, Orange January/July, The 12 in 12 Category Challenge, The Prizes

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Pat Conroy, Karen Hesse, J. K. Rowling, Colm Tóibín (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Pittsford

Favorite librariesUniversity of Rochester - Rush Rhees Library, Wood Library

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Real nameMichelle

LocationRochester, New York

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 7, 2010

Currently readingLife After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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