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Member: spllover

CollectionsYour library (901), Own (226), Read (401), To read (517), All collections (901)

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Tagsnytec (155), ml (100), nobel (98), pp (60), nba (52), booker shortlist (45), booker (30), nbcc (29), best last 25 (27), nonfiction (25) — see all tags

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LocationSeattle, WA

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Member sinceJun 18, 2007

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Hello Seattle - enjoyed browsing your books...quite an eclectic mix. And it is always a delight to find someone else who thinks that 'The Kite Runner' was rubbish. I haven't read nybooks by Pat Barker - can you recommend? cheers Prue
I have a "get" category for books I see in other people's libraries or at the bookstore or online that I would like to get and I have a "tbr" (to be read) category for books I own but haven't read...yet.

Thanks for the nice words about my library. One thing I'm interested in is reading a few more female authors. Are there any you would recommend based on my favorites list or library?
I read your insightful comments about The Eustace Diamonds which I own but have not yet read. Ignore the easy and thoughtless comments that followed - and had to do with how they felt about what you said - not about what was happening in a book written well over a hundred years ago. They also took no pains to set forth an alternative (and interseting) analysis of what was going on. They just asserted their Twenty-first Century politics.

Anyhow, I bet you would like The American Senator. I think Trollope set out to write one book, but his scheming heroine was so much more interesting that he setled on her. And, he had some modern perspective on the limitations an ambitious and intelligent young woman faced at the time. I only gave the book three stars (which, for me, is good just not a four or five) because it went a little long on the story he couldn't give up (the one about the American Senator.)

Also, his travelogue North America was insigthful funny and prescient (mostly because as much as things change, they reman the same - its really uncanny) but a little redundant. I really want to read his mother Fanny's too, but its harder to find and I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Feel free to delete - I just wanted to say your meaningful comments were appreciated by me (and probably many others). There are some young or rude people out there, but don't let that stop you. Who cares. Also, to be charitable, sometimes making a comment is too easy and getting the tone right is hard in the often impersonal and abbreviated world of internet comments.
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