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CollectionsYour library (129), To read (93), Read but unowned (126), Favorites (58), All collections (289)

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About my libraryMy ratings are solely based on my reading experience. I am not a critic.

5 stars books are books that I read multiple times because I "favourite" them. These are life changing books. I quote them often.
4.5 stars means that a book has had profound impact on me, but I fall short of calling it an all-time favourite.
4 stars says I very much have enjoyed reading the book.
3.5 stars indicates that I enjoyed the book over all, but found parts of it dull, or not quite meaningful to me.
3 stars books are just about OK to me.
2.5 stars says I am not sure why I read the book.
2 stars means I struggled through reading the book, was on the verge of tossing it, but somehow found a way to the end.
1.5 stars means I contemplated suicide (perhaps multiple times) before I finally finished the book.
1 star means I didn't get to the end, but might give it a chance in the future.
0.5 star means I didn't get to the end, and don't think I ever will.


Favorite authorsPeter Carey, J.M. Coetzee, Damon Galgut, Kazuo Ishiguro, Gabriel García Márquez, Frank McCourt, Ian McEwan, V. S. Naipaul, J. D. Salinger, William Styron, Colm Tóibín, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceSep 27, 2008

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Not sure if you remember me or not, but you reviewed my novel, Dirty Little
Angels, a while back. I'm writing because I'm almost done with my new novel, In
the Valley of Falling Stars, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in
taking a look at it and giving me your opinion. I can send you a complete
summary, but it's essentially about a mentally-ill man living in post-Katrina
New Orleans who becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with Jesus Christ.
The book is still in process, but the entire book is sketched out, and I
currently have eight chapters that I feel are done. If you're too busy, I
understand. Just thought I'd ask.

Hope you're doing well,

Noticed you liked Lovely Bones, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here, as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it also contains a young female narrator struggling with a series of tragic circumstances. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


Hey SIAFL - thanks for your message. Glad to introduce you to a new feature of the site. I haven't been on it long but I am completely addicted - book-lovers of all description on tap discussing any book you please - what's not to love?!
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