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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.
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)
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 cauliflowers —show all groups, Reading Globally, Short Stories
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
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationEast Hampton, Connecticut
Account typepublic, lifetime
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