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Tagsfiction (898), non-fiction (560), historical fiction (175), memoir (151), 1001 (131), Read in 2010 (104), PBS (98), Acquired in 2013 (80), coming of age (65), WWII (64) — see all tags

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About meI'm in my 60s and a former New Yorker and corporate attorney, now happily retired and living in Idaho. I have a husband who I love spending time with, no kids, and a very spoiled cairn terrier. I’ve always enjoyed literary fiction and non-fiction but LT has expanded my reading horizons and in 2010 I began reading poetry, graphic novels, mysteries and children’s/YA books. I thought I read a lot before but my reading has really exploded since I joined LT and the “bj” (book junkie) part of my screen name turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

About my libraryMy Library consists of books I've read (but may not necessarily own) as well as books I own (some of which I haven't started or finished reading).

My current thread for my 75 Book Challenge in 2014 is here.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, Magazines!!!!! New Yorker, Science, Atlantic, Mad......, Non-Fiction Challenge / Journal, Reading Globally

Favorite authorsWilla Cather, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver, Wallace Stegner (Shared favorites)


Favorite listsBooks Set in Idaho, Top Five Books of 2013

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real namePat


Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/phebj (profile)
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Member sinceFeb 8, 2010

Currently readingNorth to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic by Alvah Simon
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You (About This Magnificent Life) by Kate Gross
The Children Act by Ian McEwan

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