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About meA book addict married to another book addict.

My main reading areas at the moment seem to be 20th century women's literature (Virago Modern Classics and Persephone books), detective novels from the 19th century to mid twentieth century, 19th century sensation novels (I've been rereading Wilkie Collins and just discovered Mary Elizabeth Braddon) and books nominated for what was the Orange Prize for Fiction. I also enjoy fantasy, science fiction, children's books, historical fiction and anything else that catches my interest. I always feel as if I ought to read more non-fiction or translated fiction.

My 'To read' collection, as you can see, is a little out of control (and we are definitely running out of bookcases despite double-stacking)

My threads for the 2014 75 Book Challenge are here:

About my libraryAll the books in the 'My Library' collection belong to me and my husband. Books tagged 'Dan' are books I identify as his although that doesn't necessarily mean that I don't read them.

Wishlist books are my way of keeping track of all the book recommendations I have been getting from the 75 Books Challenge Group. Read but unowned books have either been swapped, given away or returned to the library.

Books in the 'Omnibus' collection are the individual works we own in omnibus form. These haven't been included in our library.

Books tagged as wrong cover have a different cover to those already uploaded to the site. I'm also slowly tagging books as Amazon cover where the only cover that matches mine is the Amazon one. At some point I need to spend some time with our scanner...

Tags are still a work in progress. I thought it would be interesting to see the nationalities of the authors I'm reading so I've started tagging those. It's worrying though that the most common tags are still 'Wishlist' and 'TBR'.

Groups18th Century British Literature, 18th-19th Century Britain, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Almack's, Atwoodiansshow all groups

Favorite authorsJoan Aiken, Margery Allingham, Elizabeth von Arnim, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, E. F. Benson, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, John Buchan, Lois McMaster Bujold, Gail Carriger, Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Jasper Fforde, Alan Garner, Elizabeth Gaskell, Maggie Gee, Rumer Godden, Jane Harris, Winifred Holtby, Elizabeth Jane Howard, P. D. James, Diana Wynne Jones, Barbara Kingsolver, C. S. Lewis, Hilary Mantel, E. Nesbit, Patrick Ness, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Stef Penney, Louise Penny, Adrian Plass, Terry Pratchett, Barbara Pym, C. J. Sansom, Rosemary Sutcliff, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Thirkell, J. R. R. Tolkien, Claire Tomalin, Anthony Trollope, Jo Walton, Sarah Waters, Edith Wharton, P. G. Wodehouse, N. T. Wright, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAbbey Bookshop, British Library Bookshop, Cobbles Bookshop, Daunt Books - Marylebone, Oxfam Books & Music, Berkhamsted, Persephone Books, Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road, South Bank Book Market, The Iain Rennie Hospice Bookshop, The Lamb Bookshop, Waterstone's Berkhamsted

Favorite librariesBritish Library, Leighton Buzzard Library, Watford Central Library

Other favoritesThe British Museum

Favorite publishersBello

Favorite lists1900s (Decade, not century), 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Best books published therein, 1970s, 1980s, Anti-heroines in fiction, Best African Books, Best Alternate History, Best Autobiographies and Memoirs, Best books about books, Best family sagas, Best Neglected Fantasy Books 1900-1955, Best of the 1990s, Bibliography for How to be a Heroine, Books about World War I, Books featuring monks and/or nuns, Books referenced in A Very Great Profession: The Woman's Novel 1914-39, Classics of Science Fiction, Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Favorite Georgette Heyer Novels, Ranked, Favourite books by Diana Wynne Jones, Fiction Featuring Cranky, Eccentric Old Folks, Mental health fiction, A Novel Cure, Religious Science Fiction, Science fiction novels with a female protagonist, What Makes This Book So Great, wilfully eccentric little england (cosy read novels, england), Women in War, Your favorite books from the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

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Hi Heather!
Right, I've gone ahead and bought train tickets after all! I'll arrive into Birmingham New Street at 10.33. Don't know if you have bought yours yet, but hopefully that's not too far out from the sort of time you were aiming for.
yeah, no, it doesn't work ;.; It's ok though.
Heather, yes, I was taking into account the special deal of 3 books at £30, plus £5 shipping each, which works out to £45, or $83 CAD. The books from are $19-$22 on average (£10-£13), so I could get three for around $66 all told, which as you can see is quite a saving. Maybe I'll call Persephone tomorrow during business hours and ask them about whether it still benefits them if I order from Amazon.
Hi Heather,

Thanks, and I'll send it off on Saturday!

All the best,

Heather, you are the best!
I'll be thinking of you and the group enjoying each other's company. Make the very most of the day and travel safely.
Just to say that Paula Byrne, [Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things] is 99p for Kindle - it was Book of the Week on Radio 4 and I loved what I heard.
Oh I'm so pleased. I have had a rather trying time with postage of late so am grateful for every success. Enjoy!
My very great pleasure Heather! My, look at all those badges....!
Heather, are you around these days? I've just realized that I've been missing you.
Hope all is well!
Heather, a very happy 4th Thingaversary to you! I've enjoyed getting to know you through the 75ers Challenge group. Have a great day.
So how about Tuesday 2nd October, then? If you could come over to my thread, we'll organise it there.
I can do most days I think now, Mondays and Tuesdays are probably better but it's much easier to arrange for my dad to take the boys for an hour or so after school now and I don't have to worry about 12 noon pickups. If you're looking at Tuesday 2 October that would work well for me.
That sounds great, Heather! Friday 27th evening is already taken, unfortunately,(though daytime is free) but 2nd should be okay. The boys are on holiday, but if 6:30 is looking late for them, I can work something out with my husband.
We share a lot of books. I really like the sound of 'Marmee and Louisa', will look out for it.
Mrs Miniver was in my mail basket this very afternoon!
Thank you very much, Heather. You truly are making my original green grow! I didn't realize that Jan Struther's name was really Graham. No doubt her husband was my distant cousin or my husband's!
Thank you also for the precious kitty card. Love those tabbies!
I do look forward to this one in a time of stress. Thank you for offering it and for sending it across the great wide ocean.
Have you seen that today's daily deal is a trilogy by Jo Walton?

Thank you so much for A Glass of Blessings! It arrived today, along with your beautiful card.

I look forward to reading it along with you and the VMC group in May!!

xx Christina
Am requesting rather belatedly to be your 'friend' on LT! I used to keep that for the few friends on here whom I knew first in real life, but that seems a meaningless distinction now - especially for those whom I have met in real life anyway!

Heather, I'm so glad you liked! I was trolling through your wishlist, seeing lots on my wishlist (I'm hoping to get The Passage for Christmas, and picked up a copy of The Prestige as well) and ones that I had read like World War Z. I had to include something to make it a bit more of a VMC Christmas, so I got you The Magic Toyshop which I received the first time I participated in the Virago Secret Santa.
I get a little carried away when buying books, but saved on postage as I was visiting the UK at the end of November, so it's all good!
Have a very merry Christmas!
Warm regards,
Heather, I'm over the moon! *Frost* arrived today - only a month and a half since you mailed it!!!! I'm thrilled to have original green, and will forthwith offer my nice black Dial copy to one of VMC's newbies.
Thank you so very much for thinking of me!!!
p.s. Amazon states that the Persephones take about 1-2 months to ship, so I guess they're having them shipped via surface mail too!
Yay! I'm delighted that it made it across safely, and I hope that you enjoy it!
I assume that you timed *Frost* to arrive on my birthday!!!!!!!
Hope you're well - I've been high school reuniting and haven't kept up with anybody on the threads.
Hooray, Heather! You're on the list.
Finally, I got myself together and your book in the mail. The postal clerk says that you may look for it next week. Yay, again!
Hi Heather,

Hope you're enjoying this sunny weekend. I've just finished The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb and noticed you have it on your LT wishlist. Are you still after a copy? If so, I'll send it to you and move it to the TIOLI wishlist challenge :-)

Darryl wrote a really interesting review of The White Family.
Having fun in the Kindle sale?
Thanks, I saw that - I bought it last year for £6.74 when I had my Booker longlist splurge, though. At least in this case I read it soon after I bought it.
*Enigma Score* is a perfectly decent title, but I like *After Long Silence* better...
We get the 80% humidity with the high temps so that being outside is really like being inside a Turkish bath. Crippling! It does allow me to stay in the house and read without apology, so that's what I'm doing!
Thanks for reaching out to me Heather! It means a lot. In the next few weeks I hope to finish Effie. If this is a book you would like, I'll gladly send it to you when I'm finished.

In appreciation,

Thanks for the info on Bookmooch Heather - sounds fairly user-friendly so I might give it a try - I need to clear a few more books out before I take in any more!

Thanks again!

My response to your comment on my mistake on my review of Beauty.

You are right. I pasted in the wrong review. It is for /A Million
Nightingales /by Susan Straight which is one of my favorite books. I
have also reviewed another book of hers and other books from the Black
Women's Historians reading list on my blog.

I hope you are enjoying Beautyand A Million Nightingales. I did. I will go change my review on
LibraryThing. In the meantime you can read my review of Beauty on my

After looking at your LT profile/catalog, I think we have some interests in common. Looking at your wedding pictures, I wondered if you are a Quaker. We are.

Thanks for contacting me.


I am not sure how to get in touch with you. Let me know if I succeeded here.
You're a sweetie. I'll always consider that book as coming from you in some way. :-)
My dear Heather, thank you so very much for giving me that link today! I had looked on AbeBooks, where there were three copies, two of which were signed and priced accordingly and the other costing just a little bit more than getting it for the Folio Society site. The copy you pointed me to was 40% cheaper, and I fairly pounced on it! Of course, it's still by no means a cheap book, but you've certainly saved me a bundle, so I now consider myself in your debt. :-)

xx Ilana
Hi Heather, it was nice to meet you last night. I hope I didn't alarm you. As I commented on Genny's profile, I have lurked on your thread once in a while, as our reading tastes overlap somewhat. I just find it hard to keep up with you 75ers! I hope you enjoy Bring up the Bodies, though it sounds like it's impossible not to. I have a pile of library books to get through first and then I think I should re-read Wolf Hall. Looking forward to seeing what you think anyway!
It's called Albertinis and coming from Euston, you cross Chalton Street and it's just a couple of minutes' walk.
Hello Heather, just checked in at the end of a long busy day and hoped there might be a message from you - which there was!

I've still got your number on my phone too, and mine has not changed, so we have means of being in touch.

My train arrives in Kings Cross. I don't mind whether we meet there or at Euston - are you arriving by train also at that point or will you have been working in the morning?

I see Luci's suggestion below of lunching at the cafe on Chalton Street - I think that was where she suggested we met last time, until we changed plans to meet up with Janet instead. If we decided to eat there, perhaps we could meet up there too rather than at either station - Chalton Street is about half way between the two stations. But Luci had better remind us of the name of the cafe if so...

In case you don't pick up this message tonight, we can exchange texts or something to finalise meeting point.

Looking forward to seeing you - and Luci.

Both Euston and Kings Cross are quite easy for me as I live on the Victoria line which goes to both. If we meet at Euston we can go for lunch and look at the exhibition.

I take it free acquisitions don't count?

I suppose I shouldn't mention the bargain bookshop which sells some good stuff, much of it at £2, over the road from the British Library?
Just to let you know I have finally confirmed that I can take tomorrow off (I've decided to ask for the full day although I could have come to work in the morning and then just popped across the road easily - feeling a bit tired after a long expedition across London to visit my boss in hospital in Watford yesterday).

Is the plan to meet at Euston or Kings Cross? What's the British Library exhibition that you and Genny were thinking of? I'm happy to go along with any decisions.

I have a few books to bring you.

Is there a plan for where to eat lunch? - if not, there is a lovely and quite reasonably priced cafe on Chalton Street, between Euston and the British Library.

Did you still want to go to Persephone books?
Congrats on having the top Hot Review right now with Catharine and Other Writings! I enjoyed your thoughts and am now more motivated than ever to read her lesser-known work.
Happy Easter Heather! looking forward to meeting up again in May...

I'm thinking about it, but it is quite pricy and I'm not quite sure. Are you just coming into London for the event itself? It is just before the end of my leave year if anyone's in a position to meet up earlier.
Btw, it took me long enough, but I finally learned That the title of that Waterhouse painting is Soul of the Rose, which I'm guessing was the inspiration for your screen name?

I appreciate your interest, unfortunately I have a very busy day today, and must go to work early. I'll try to respond to you questions later when I have more time. In the meantime I'll leave the Common Knowledge alone. Do you manage LibraryThing or are you just a user? I ask because, if you manage, I would like to ask some questions about how things work.

Until later,

Thank you for your comment, but what do I do if the Common Knowledge is not 'common' to my edition, which is why i made the changes. I didn't realize the changes extened to everyone's records, which makes sense, I guess, but nevertheless creates certain problems.
Oh! And thank you for your offer!
Oh. Well, what I really meant was that I would read *G'sPs* and *Cairo* concurrently. I suspect I'll take longer to finish either than you might. Anyway, I think I'll start *Cairo* the first of February and see what happens. Does that suit you, or would you rather wait until summer to read with Nathalie? I can't remember whether you read one-at-a-time, and thus click through quickly or whether your preference is to have several things going at once. (Oh. I see that you have 11 that you're currently reading. I do know that you read much more than I do in a year, so I might just be where you'd catch me if you wait until summer.)
Let me know. I'm pretty flexible, but I have a feeling that the medieval book is going to be a huge undertaking!
What do you think? Lucy says that we're going to be caught up in Mahfouz. I hope so.
Heather, yes, please let's tackle *The Cairo Trilogy* together. If I remember correctly, Janet didn't read it straight through, so my plan was to read the first, take a break, go back to the second, etc. all the while trying to finish by year's end. Shall we just see how it goes?
I have other things that I want to get to immediately, including *God's Philosophers*, which I think is going to demand reading straight through.
What suits you? When would you like to start?
Hope you're feeling 100% you.
Thank you for the compliment. Yes, I know, the librarything isn't really tied to my blog name, I started it long before the blog. I really should update it more often, I just dread going through my shelves and admitting to all the unread books I own ;) It's nice to "meet" someone who reads my blog. No need to feel shy, if that is why you are a "silent" follower (though I do understand commenting taking time). I added you as interesting, since I didn't know who you were, hence not choosing to use the friend button directly.
Heather, I'm not sure where to find you on LT , but I noticed your mention of A Tale of Two Cities read. I might be interested in that, if you will let me know when you plan to do it.

Thanks so much - Deborah . My thread is in 2012 for 75. I noticed your mention of A Tale of Two Cities on Lit Chick's thread aka Nancy.

Oops! Thanks for pointing that one out. I've changed it now, but it did indeed put some rather strange thoughts about the Dashwood girls into my head.
That's quite alright, it sometimes takes me several days to respond to personal messages. If I don't respond immediately, I tend to forget... it's a bad habit. I've been feeling especially sluggish these past 10 days or so. I hope you feel better soon,

Heather, I hadn't taken the time to look at your picture gallery yet, and just now discovered your adorable little Erica. What a beauty! She looks like she could be sisters with my Ezra. He's a grey tabby, and his belly looks a lot like hers, all caramel brown and white and gray fur that is long and lovely. Sometimes I have the strange thought that I'd like to keep his pelt once he's passed away. Rather morbid, I know...

I see we joined LT for the same reasons. I was ALL about cataloguing my books and the lists and tags and whatnot, and still am. Only it took me quite a bit longer to get into the social aspect of things, which the 75ers have taken care of! Thanks for your frequent visits to my thread, I always enjoy them.

Try The Sand Fish by Maha Gargash for a book author from U A E.
I'm glad you think my Gray-White family is cute!!! They grew up to be big smelly cats, but still handsome and mighty sweet!
You are very welcome, Heather- hope you enjoy it!
Hi Heather

Just to let you know that Jane and Prudence were sent on their way this morning!

You are very welcome, Heather. I definitely recommend Jane and Prudence. It was the J & P radio dramatisation which turned me into a complete Pym devotee though Excellent Women is my absolute favourite.

Thanks for the offer of the Bookmooch point. I was tempted but don't think I have time to set a Bookmooch account up and manage it all right now. I am a member of ReadItSwapIt and Bookhopper so I do quite well for swaps already!

I will let you know when I've posted Jane & Prudence. Will probably be in the next couple of days.


I've just been browsing on Bookmooch- I'm not a member but am thinking of becoming one- and somehow came across your name as looking for a copy of Barbara Pym's Jane and Prudence. I have a spare copy that I would be more than happy to send you if you still want it. I had intended to offer it on the Virago group's duplicates thread but the book's main page seemed to suggest that just about everyone had a copy already!

If you are still looking for a copy, PM me with your details and I will post it off to you!

Heather- I have received The Warrior's Apprentice and Gardens of the Moon that I am angeling for you. I have posted them to my inventory (turtlegirl on BM) as Angel Books #11 and 12 reserved for you. I'll be leaving for a week's vacation on Saturday, but if you mooch them soon, I should be able to get them shipped.

Thanks for the message - I'm going to add all 3 of those to my WL. I saw Logicomix in London but was being very good by the end, but it looked good.

I am swamped with real life and it is very annoying - am way behind on threads on here, and on finishing W&P. Today we have Fletcher's birthday party and I've just made the cake, sausage rolls, popcorn and now their lunch before we go. And my parents are here next week, which is lovely but means no computer time for a while.

Hope you're having a good weekend.
Hi Heather, so lovely to meet you yesterday! I've been struggling to post a photo via my phone, but now have access to my friends' computer which is much easier. Photo is on my thread, and also is set as my profile pic for a while.

It looks as though you've been adding your new books already?!

I hope you have a really good rest in the next couple of weeks.

Love Genny
Got it, number is in my phone!! I am so excited.
Luckily the friend I'm staying with is also an internet person, so does not think I am too weird (she gets the making-friends-online bit more than the addiction to bookshops though!)
Hi Heather,
No worries! I actually didn't even notice some of the more obscure tags. I am interested in reading more Steampunk, and I actually have Blameless on hold at the library, but I'm not sure if it will be ready in April.
I think I'm going to go with the Agatha Christie tag. I have a copy of Destination Unknown which has been calling to me from my TBR pile for a good long while.
Thanks for the concern but it was all for nought! I enjoyed creeping through your library!
Heather - That sounds great. When I checked only westerns were bolded and I thought you would really struggle to find anything readable! I really enjoyed Trading in Danger and hope you do too.
Heather - I hope you didn't find my tag mirror too trying. (I swear I didn't notice how few 'bolded' tags were there, before I signed up to the tag mirror TIOLI :o)) All the best Athabasca
Thanks for your review of the Jemisin book. Sounds like something I would enjoy. It's on my wishlists now! :)
Hi Heather - I'm going to be starting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pretty soon. I've just got 3 CDs left on Physik by Angie Sage, so I expect to start H.P. on audio in a few days when I finish it (I expect by Saturday at the latest, but maybe as soon as Thursday if I listen indoors while I knit instead of just in the car). I definitely needed a break after rereading Half-Blood Prince - it was only my first reread, and the ending was still extremely emotional for me even when I knew what was coming...
Hi Heather - thanks for all the info on bookmooch. I had heard of the angels but hadn't followed it up but will do. I should try to be more pro-active on mooching, sort of put it in the to-hard basket - will add more to my wishlist and set the RSS feed.

Nice review...shame about the book. :)
x L.

Thanks for your kind outreach and comments on my thread. I appreciate you.

Here's my rec for authors you haven't read before, unless, of course, you've already read it! Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Diebler Rose.
Glad you have had a lovely day! WE have more snow than I've seen in 30 years or so..... I think it's finally stopped although there may be another flurry or two. My mother's yard, which is low and seems to have more accumulation than other places, has at least six inches. That's pretty much unprecedented for us in December!
I read and watched the snow fall and dozed all afternoon. Lovely! Then we walked and took pictures which I'll hope to post here eventually.
Ah. Mt. Bookpile. I guess I'm ashamed to my bought/read ratio, but it doesn't seem to make any difference in my will to accumulate. Maybe one day I'll grow up.
I'm off to check the threads!
Merry Christmas, Heather!
I can't find your thread, so I'm over here to say it! Ours has been lovely, but I'm glad to be home and quiet. Off to a turkey sandwich!
(And have you read The Gargoyle yet? I bought it last year and it still is waiting.....)
Merry Christmas Heather.

I enjoy your participation on the 75 challenge group. You are very special!

Thank you! My email filled up while I was on the plane :P I am traveling until January, but they should hold it for me. Thanks again for again for angeling for me!
Thanks for giving me the heads-up on the price hike! We are all in this together, right? This was harder than I thought it was going to be :) I hope you receive a happy surprise also!

Thanks again,
aka jtelling
Hi Heather,

My 75 books thread is here:

I've been reading through your threads today and my wishlist has grown a lot :-)
Hi Heather, Great review of What Jane Austen Ate....! And congrats on the Hot Review, it is well deserved. I'll check with my library and see if they have it. Hope you had a nice weekend. Lynda :)
thank you for angelling "No Angel"!
Sounds good to me! Happy reading. :)
Sure, I'm ready to go! I've never done this before either, but I like your idea of trying to finish in about a week and discussing then. If one of us is speedier or slower, we can keep each other posted about how our progress is going (and if we know about where we both are, we could probably discuss it during the week without giving away spoilers to each other).
Thank you so much for angeling for me!!:) Do let me know if it is bigger than your average book, will happily smooch extra points :)
Thanks for adding BannedBooksLibrary to your interesting libraries. Happy Reading!
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Beautiful photo! You look radiantly happy!
Aww thank you! I do love Persuasion but Mansfield Park just beats it for me. Anne Bronte's Tenant of Wildfell Hall trumps the lot, though...
Thank you!! I remember reading 1984 in highschool so i'm looking forward to reading it again :)
Thank you for nice comment - I did go on and on, but the Millennium Trilogy was intriguing, and the phenomenon really interesting.
Heather, thank you so much for the books - I collected them today from the parcel depot where they had been waiting since Friday I think. I look forward to dipping into those when I need cheering up!
Congratulations on your hot review listed on today's home page!

I hope you are having a great summer!

Linda is the thread. But I haven't written since mid-May. I'm depressed by all the books I need to enter! LOL

Steph and I? Can't say how things are. 'Up in the air' might be one answer. He says we're trying again, but I don't see him doing anything to allow himself to fall in love with me...

Prayers welcome-- our thanks.
Heather! First of all, thanks for joining the Group Read! You were asking about other Murakami recommendations. I'll go with "Kafka on the Shore", which was my first and still my favorite but I also liked "After Dark" & After the Quake". My next one to read will be "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle", which I've heard great things about! Have a great weekend!

Hello Heather! "The Chronicles of Chrestomanci" has arrived and been reserved for you.
Best, F

I must admit I'm an amusement park junkie -- I just love them! I'd like to go back to Asterix -- thought it was a lot of fun :)
Hi Heather! I mooched "The Chronicles of Chrestomanci" by Diana Wynne Jones for you. The other book you requested was no longer available.
Brilliant! Just brilliant!
Thank you sooooooooooo much!!!! This completes the set (so far) for me now - I'm so happy! I should perhaps contain my excitement until it is sent - but hey; I'm not!
You knew to delay... hehe.

How good are you to me? I hope I can return the favour - anytime.
Thanks again,
~ Lyn

P.S. we share quite a few books too - good taste, huh? LOL!
Hi Heather,
I am wondering if you could add another book to the one you are sending me now? This one:
Please don't feel any obligation and I have asked on our 'angel' thread, but then realised you could get it (if so inclined) and add it to the other?
But; don't mooch it if you don't want to send two, or worry about another angel mooch. I just thought I'd ask.
~ Lyn
Hi There

Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries!!!!

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Oh congrats! Love those smiles. Beatuiful color choices too.
Oh, I'd much prefer your copy and to give you the points. :)
I just wanted to make sure it wasn't done out of misplaced guilt (like I get with some books I am trying to mooch desperately for someone else.) *sigh*
And I checked too - and I wasn't trying for "Bummel" either - that just happened to be included in this edition. And maybe you should read it again if you don't remember it, but I wouldn't if you do, in case of overload before the Willis (if that makes any sense at all); and don't we have good taste in books? LOL! This is amazing actually, because I now want to read the Jerome for itself - it sounds great! And then it will fit perfectly with the Willis! And it will be even nicer coming from you...thank you so very much for this. It is immensely appreciated!

What Diana Wynne Jones do you want - I was going to look at your wish-list but I need to go to bed in the next hour? LOL! I can look out for them for you... :) Bummer! Sympathy! Isn't it frustrating how some books just will not be mooched? Don't worry - Book Karma will look after you; she always looks after lovely, helpful book'll see.

Mooched it now! Thanks HEAPS!! and I love it is so old!!!
~ Lyn
Funnily enough there is now another copy of Three Men in a Boat perhaps available (I say perhaps as it is an 'ask first') and isn't that always the way? Would you like me to try for that one, and you keep your copy?
Please let me know so if I should try for the other, or I am getting yours.
Hi Heather,

Coraline is yours. I'll probably put it up sometime tomorrow.

Hi Heather,
Sorry this reply has taken so long - got my first break at work just now...

Haha! Funny that! Imagine having 100+ requests all at once. *sheesh* But I am sad for you too as I noticed you had mooched one - for yourself? Thank you so much for trying for me!

As for your more than kind offer!!!! - are you sure about this? I only wanted "Three Men in a Boat (To say Nothing of the Dog)" as I want to read To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis and it relates to this book!
I only asked for the both as it was available...well, not as it happens. :) I was not even sure about the "Bummel" - do you know?

If you are REALLY (REALLY!!!) OK to parting with your copy I would be ecstactic! But if you want to keep it - I will keep looking. I am very touched by this though...

BTW - are those other profile photos of you getting married?? Gorgeous!

Let me know any further shenanigens - ansd I am so sorry for the hassle about this angel mooch. Why is it always those?

Thank you for angelling the Laura Lippman book ;)
Thank you for angelling The 13th Tale!

I'll be downloading the photos from Disneyworld later today and will post some.

Some of the people from UK that I met while on vacation were upset that they could not get home, others were taking it all in stride. One family said they could not get a flight out until the 28th. Yikes, that will be a very costly vacation for them.


PS: I recently received another art book regarding the Pre-Raphaelites. I haven't had time to look at the wonderful plates in the book, but hope to do so in the next few weeks...cup of tea in hand while smiling at absorbing the beauty.
I thought of you when I was recently on vacation in Disneyworld. There were many people from the UK who were basically stranded because they could not get a flight home.

I hope you are well. Thanks, as always, for visiting my thread.

Thanks for trying!
Thank you for your comment and thank you for pointing me to a helpful reference. I really appreciate any light that can be shed on this feature of Librarything.
Hello, I've also added you as an interesting library (and actually, when I looked at your profile, I was surprised I hadn't before!). I'm surprised by the breadth of genres in which our libraries overlap, and you have quite a few books on my TBR longlist, too.
Thank you for angelling Kitchen Confidential!
Hello Heather,
have added yours as an interesting library - you're ahead of me in getting a large collection added, but we seem to have quite a few overlaps of various kinds already, and I can see lots of familiar titles which I also have but have not yet added to LT.
And you were my first Book Mooch!
Oh, yes, we do have similar tastes. Interesting-ing you too!

Thanks for the interesting library add, I'm surprised I hadn't already added yours before.
Hi souloftherose!
I just read your review of Feist's 'Daughter of the Empire' (which I haven't read yet), and I really, really agree with this bit of your review (about novels in general): "...Feist seems to describe his characters' personality by using descriptive passages. I prefer writers who let you discover their characters' personalities based on how they act in the book or interact with other characters rather than having it explicitly spelled out for me. I find it slightly patronising and it reminds me that I'm reading a book rather than being completely immersed in the world of the characters in the novel."
And it made me wonder if you've tried reading Garth Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy (i.e. Sabriel, Abhorsen, Lirael) by any chance. I reckon Nix is really good at getting character exposition right (as you describe above). (Though I don't particularly recommend Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series.)

This is a site that FlossieT (Rachael) sent to me awhile ago. I think you might enjoy it. Please be sure to click on the Peter Trippi interviews under the right hand column marked resources.

Hello and congratulations on your well deserved hot review!
Thanks anyway! I really appreciate your trying for me. :) I'm sure I'll snag a copy at some point!
Well hello Heather! (When I was in grade school, I had four friends with my name. It was often confusing.)

You can cancel it. I'd actually totally forgotten about it, and I'm trying to cut back on mooches right now anyways because we're moving. It's still on my wishlist, so I'll be keeping an eye out, but it's not something I need soon. Thank you anyways!

Hi Heather:

Thanks for the heads up! I didn't realize I had a hot review. I've heard that Cranford has made it across the pond, but I haven't seen it. I chose this book a year ago for my RL bookclub and this was the month to read it.

Hot reviews are a rare treat for me. I'm excited.

Friends and books! How perfect. I just saw the reserve and mooched it from you.

Thanks again.

Thanks, Heather!

What a wonderful first angel experience.

Hi Heather:

Regarding your offer to angel a book to the US for me, yes, that's the book I want to mooch. Thank you so very much.

Hi Heather,
Thanks for coming through for karenmarie :)


I love the artistry of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood!

Isn't Waterhouse just the best...ever~!~~
yes-- it is fine-- I'd forgotten about it it's been so long. Can you send me the BM link? thanks!!
Thanks Heather, that is helpful. All Americans, especially Southerners, want to know where they came from and then make things up if their lineage includes more horse thieves than saints (which all lines invariably do. That’s why everyone in the South is descended from Charles I or the Man in the Iron Mask.) I’m going to order one or more of the books you linked, and verification of the Wiki site is good to know. Thanks again.

Great library, souloftherose! FYI, I learned that if you want to change the covers in your collection, you can click on edit for the book, and then "change covers" on the left hand side of the edit page.

Best wishes - Joe
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