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CollectionsYour library (4,202), Currently reading (4), 150 books in 2015 (63), 150 Books in 2014 (124), Stopped Reading 2014-15 (12), 150 Books in 2013 (141), 75 Books in 2012 (117), 75 Books in 2011 (112), 75 Books 2010 (89), my top ten novels by women (13), my top ten fantasy (7), my top ten novels by men (14), top ten of my childhood (14), my top ten nature reads (12), my top ten funny novels (5), my top ten dog books (8), extraordinary books (20), underappreciated novels (8), Tolkien Collection (32), Audio (7), Wishlist (168), All fiction (1,051), All collections (4,398)

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About meI'll read a Pony Club Manual if there's nothing else. When I am not reading or writing I'm striding the woods with my dog or playing Irish music on harp and concertina (at the same time, naturally, I'm very talented).

About my libraryRated books might not be in my physical library. Unrated books likely ARE in my house. The Spousal Unit has a lot of art, architecture and design books, listed because I am sure I am acquiring their contents by osmosis.

I used to finish even bad books, but nowadays less than a three-star read, I'm done.

less than *** Unreadable
*** Flawed but readable.
***1/2 Very readable. Solid workmanship. Thin in some aspects.
**** Very good indeed. Flashes of brilliance, engaging content, characters, themes developed. Recommended
****1/2 Highly recommended
***** I loved it, either because it is an inspired or profound work or I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

Fours are generally agreed upon as 'good' books by all and sundry. Some fours have a 'worthy' aspect to them, enlightening but not totally engaging. Others just lack in one little way.
A five has a uncritical and subjective aspect. [Ulysses], [Mrs. Dalloway] are obvious fives, but some are books that I simply had a blast reading. So a genre book that enthralled me from beginning to end might rate a five. Be warned.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, All Things New England, Atwoodians, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bloomsbury Group and their friends, Bully's Tavern, Hebzibah's reading adventures, Infinite Jestersshow all groups

Favorite authorsJames Boswell, Lois McMaster Bujold, Bruce Chatwin, C. J. Cherryh, Elizabeth Enright, Richard Ford, James Hillman, Robin Hobb, Diane Johnson, Sterling E. Lanier, John Cowper Powys, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBear Pond Books, Book Trader, Bookhaven, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Monroe Street Books, Pandemonium Books and Games, The Red Wheelbarrow

Favorite librariesHuntington Public Library, Richmond Free Library, Wellfleet Public Library

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationHuntington, Vermont

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 5, 2010

Currently readingNothing Sacred (Selected Writings) by Angela Carter
Mouse & dragon : a new Liaden universe novel by Sharon Lee
TransAtlantic: A Novel by Colum McCann
Caveat Emptor: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Novels of the Roman Empire) by Ruth Downie

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