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About meI have recently retired, which just gives me lots more time to read!!! In the spring and summer I really enjoy gardening and I have neglected my yard quite a bit because of my work. I write grants to help people who don't have jobs get retraining. Or that is what I did in my career. And I hope to continue grant writing in retirement where I can be of help. It is rewarding and also fun!!!

About my libraryI have read all my life and enjoyed it every day. The topics have varied, but now I really love mysteries. I am a big fan of the older authors such as Dashielle Hammet (sp), Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler and even George Baxt. I do not like noir. I gave it a try, but we always know how it is going to end, even from the start. That may seem like a contradiction as some of these older authors have a dark streak to their writing. What can I say? I like certain authors and their stories regardless of how dark they may be!!!

I also like current mystery authors like Lawrence Block, James Lee Burke, Robert Barnes and Kerry Greenwood. I was very sad to hear about the deaths of Stuart Kaminsky and Robert Parker. I will miss their work as I know will many others.

Recently I have started reading some fantasy and vampire books. Some of them are very good writing. I also really like Jim Butcher and Simon Green. They are very talented and keep a reader engaged. I did not think I would like these works, but some authors have surprised me.

I like historical fiction; mainly English from just about any period of time way, way back to Medieval times but also enjoy Italian and French. I am a big fan of Shakespeare. My favorite is a Midsummer Night's Dream, and while I can appreciate the great talent in the work, my least favorite is Hamlet. A bit of angst is one thing, but really for hours and hours?

I used to concentrate on non-fiction history from Medieval thru the Tudors. Still enjoy when I can find a good book. History contains many mysteries; that is probably why I like it so much.

When I was much younger I enjoyed the classics; Greek and Roman. I also enjoyed Jane Austin and the Bronte sisters. I still go back and grab them off the shelves once in awhile.

There used to be lots and lots of books around my house, but I have given almost all away to library book sales. I still keep works by Walter Mosley and histories of great women rules such as Eleanor of Acquitaine, and particularly Elizabeth I.

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, Ancient History, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, Vampire Fiction, What Are You Reading Now?

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Real nameKathy Chatwood

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