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Collections2013 Reads (20), Early Reviewers (4), Audiobook (13), Advent Calendar Books (32), Amelia's Collection (18), First Edition (64), Wouldn't Recommend (12), Tried but couldn't finish (19), Autographed (13), Your library (385), Wishlist (439), Currently reading (2), To read (139), Read but unowned (501), Favorites (36), A.R.C. (32), All collections (1,406)

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TagsTIOLI (48), Early Reviewers (42), Waterstone's (27), justjoey4 (21), stephxsu (12), Book Lust (11), cbl_tn (9), Europe Endless Challenge (8), tried but couldn't finish (8), sanddancer (7) — see all tags

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About meI am married to my high school sweetheart (just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary), a father to one daughter and living in the suburbs of Chicago. I am a sales manager in the publishing industry, specifically selling audiobooks - so a lot of what I "read" is actually in (unabridged) audiobook format (but listening is reading too!).

About my library2009 - 50 Book Challenge - Completed 59 Books
2010 - 75 Book Challenge - Completed 121 Books
2011 - 75 Book Challenge - Completed 123 Books
2012 - 75 Book Challenge - Completed 100 Books




Although I initially found LT in 2008, I really only began "using" it in mid-2009 when I began exploring it with my daughter (bookpup). My reading has always been somewhat eclectic - and the more obscure the book, the better - and in general, I tend to lean toward historical fiction, literary fiction and nonfiction as the norm.

I am an avid participant in the 75 Book Challenge and the TIOLI challenges in particular. Through these groups, my wishlist has grown significantly, and I have found that the diversity of my reading lists have expanded as well.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, BookMooching, Dewey Decimal Challenge, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, Newbery Challenge, Orange January/July, Printers Row: Chicago Tribune Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsPaul Auster, Goldstone; Lawrence and Nancy, John Green, Lisa Lenard-Cook, Ann Rinaldi, Lionel Shriver, Garth Stein (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresAnderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Brattle Book Shop, Dom Knigi (House of Books/ Дом Книги at 62 Nevsky), Howard's Books, Second Looks Books, Waterstone's Piccadilly

Favorite librariesDominy Memorial Library, Geneva Public Library, Lincoln Public Library

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Real namePatrick

LocationChicago Suburbs

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 9, 2008

Currently readingThe King's English by Betsy Burton
The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking by Eli Broad

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