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About meI was born and raised in Missouri (Go Cardinals!), lived in New York for a few years, moved back to Missouri and somehow ended up in Connecticut of all places.

I haven't gotten too much reading accomplished in the last couple of years, but I am attempting to finishing all those books that never seem to make the cut.

Shortcut to the list here: Over the Clover.

Current Picture:
Books and the act of reading are often connected with sleeping, dreaming, and comfort. It's a concept that I find interesting, and this picture just seems to personify that idea.

Genres I read:
I stopped reading fiction completely for about six or seven years and just read non-fiction. I like autobiography, biography, memoirs, history, media works, travel logs, and women's studies. But now I'm mostly back to fiction and have a lot of catching up to do on books I own and haven't read. Currently, I am generally interested in classic literature, horror, poetry, and short stories.

Lists I am currently working on:
I have a lot of lists I am working on related to reading. These are the ones I have chosen to focus on at the moment.
Short Novels (50% finished)
Top Ten (60% finished)
1001 Books (7% finished)

My Reviews
I am very uncomfortable with the term review. I wish we could choose to review or to just make some comments. I don't think I ever really review anything. There is a reader out there for pretty much everything and, if something doesn't resonate with me, it just doesn't resonate with me. I hardly ever give 5 stars. I like most things, but I guess I hardly ever love something so much I think it is perfection.

About my libraryMy library consists of classic literature, poetry, short story collections, children's literature, literary graphic novels, some left over textbooks and a few random travel guides.

It exists in a couple of large bookcases in my home office.

Favorite Bookish Quote:
"Life happened because I turned the pages." Alberto Manguel

I would like to one day have this framed in my library.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 30-something LibraryThingers, Author Theme Reads, Connecticut Nutmeggers, Dewey Decimal Challenge, Feminist Theory, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, Girlybooks, Group Reads - Literature, I prefer men to cauliflowersshow all groups

Favorite authorsGeorge Eliot, Shirley Jackson, Storm Jameson, Ian McEwan, Edgar Allan Poe, Marilynne Robinson, William Sansom, H. G. Wells, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBank Square Books, Book Exchange, Borders - Farmington, Powell's City of Books (Portland), R.J. Julia Booksellers


Also onBlogger, BookMooch, Facebook, Lists of Bests, LiveJournal, NaNo, Tumblr, Twitter, Wordie

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Real nameLoucindy

LocationEast Hampton, Connecticut

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 9, 2006

Currently readingThe Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

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We're less than 2 weeks away from the final season premier of Lost in the US. Come discuss Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge in The Island group!
Hey, Perlle . . . good to see you back. I've wondered where you were.
Hi perlle! Thanks for the note. I, too, like to contact my "You and One Other" LT buddies sometimes. Sadly, I only own one volume of the "Masterpieces of Adventure" set: Oriental Stories. I'll keep my eye out for the rest. Additionally, that collection is still among my vast "To Be Read" jumble. One of these days, though . . . Cheers from San Francisco!
Thanks for your note! I have seen you around the 1001 books group, which I read on occasion but don’t do a lot of posting in. I’m currently (re)reading Crime & Punishment—next up is Phineas Finn. Big books, yay!
I liked your comment about sad romances: "Perhaps a sad love story is considered more valuable than a happy one? Or more valid? I wonder..." It reminded me of a question I have always had in my head. If a relationship ends after 10, 15, even 20 years, is it a failed relationship? Or is it just an ended relationship that was successful for a while? Anyway, random thought I decided to share :).
Thanks for the tip. I've copied your code exactly, as far as I can tell, but I still can't get the image to display. When I view each of our codes it seems to be exactly the same. Oh well.
Would you mind sharing how you get the image of the book you're reading in your profile? I tried copying and pasting your code but it didn't seem to work. I'm pretty sure I've got it exactly the same (but with a different book, of course.)
I liked it. I haven't read anything from that time period in awhile and it was my first Wharton, so it took some getting used to. I thought she perfectly captured the kind of obsession that can come with forbidden love and the feeling of entrapment that Ethan had. The ending was tragic but fitting. I'd like to read some feminist criticism of it. I'm sure there's been lots written about Xena! (Is that how you spell it? I listened to the audio book while commuting.)
Wow...I just read Ethan Frome too!
Got your message. Don't worry about not starting with the tagging yet. I started doing a little. You can check out the library of TheIsland and see how I've been tagging. We're not facing any deadlines! :-)

We never came to any definite decision about exactly what works to include and what not to include. I started with just books actually seen on the island. After discussion on the board, a consensus seemed to emerge that we should include any books that have been referenced on the show. An example would be Locke talking about Gilgamesh as an answer in a crossword puzzle or "Through the Looking Glass" as a title of an episode. Those books are not seen anywhere in the show, but the reference is definite and obvious, so they should probably be included.

This would rule out, however, a book that might somehow be obliquely referenced by a theory about what is really happening in the show. We want to limit ourselves to specific references or the library could be endless.

I think the list of books in TheIsland library is pretty definitive right now, but feel free to add something that you see missing. Also, I won't see any episodes from the current season until the DVDs are released, so anything from this season is missing. Go ahead and add any from that too.
I gave up on Catch 22...Brave New World...The French Leutenant's Woman...Alice in Wonderland...The Wind Up Bird Chronicles...The Crimson Petal & the White? LOL
I'd quite forgotten him myself. Thank you for the nudge - I will pull him out for my next read.
thanks for inviting me into the nutmeggers group! Although it was in June I guess I should check back here more often haha.
Sure. I'll pay for shipping and copying. Just give me a price and Ill send a check

Did you ever find Adjunct: an Undigest by Peter Manson. I am having the same trouble in locating this book - its not even in the library catalogue, its not on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Allibris.
Okay, so the problem was at least partly on my end...for a space in between books, you need to type "&_nbsp_;", but take out the spaces in between (I typed it in the comment I left you, and it got read as html...oops!). To make them all on the same line, make sure that you don't press enter after each of the image tags, just type them one after another. Here is a site with a lot of these basics. Let me know if this works!
600 four leaf clovers!

The one I found in that book is the only one I've ever come across - despite a youth spent lying in clover reading books.

Thanks for stopping by.
oh, and to get a space to appear in between the books, you have to use more html. Just type " " once for each space that you want. I do five in between my cover images.
Thanks! It's actually just a bit of simple html. For each book, you'll want to type something like this (just replace the [ brackets with the pointy ones):
[a href="http://linktothebookpage"][img src="http://linktotheimage" /][/a]. You can get the image link by right clicking on the picture on the work page; if you're using firefox, there will be an option on the menu to "copy image location," and in internet explorer you would go to properties, and then use the address that is in the info box (it will normally be an amazon address, unless you use user uploaded images). Let me know if you have any troubles!
Not much trouble in finding books, no, but then we're still at the start of the list! :)
Hi perlie,

Good to know we share some interesting books, and I've read quite of few of them too. The Anais Nin set of diaries I have NOT read as yet, only snippets here and there- have you?

A thing about poetry: people who read it tend to read a much wider variety of poets than the range of authors a fiction reader may favor. Maybe that's because, compared to prose, so much more of a poem is supplied by the reader and not the poet, so that the same sequence of words can be many startlingly different poems. You will enjoy--and perhaps benefit from--Practical Criticism by I.A. Richards. Don't be put off by the dry title; it's a lively and well-written book and a real eye-opener about how people read poems.
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