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Member: stephlee_77

CollectionsYour library (319), To read (225), All collections (319)

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Tagstbr (218), literary fiction (43), mystery (34), fantasy (31), historical fiction (29), contemporary fiction (25), paranormal (23), thriller (21), borrowed (16), chick lit (16) — see all tags

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About meI'm a systems analyst that lives and works in Peoria, Illinois. I'm a mother of 3 kids and 2 dogs. Hmmm....I love to read. Gee, bet you could guess that one! I mainly read fiction, although I will dabble in the occasional non-fiction, biography. I read everything from Historical Fiction to Chick Lit; Fantasy to Classics. And generally everything in between!

About my libraryAs much as I would like to buy every book I want to read, my piggy bank just can't afford it. I do borrow lots of books from the library, and they are listed here as well, tagged borrowed. I wanted to use this mainly to not only catalog my own libary, but to keep track of everything I've read.

GroupsChick Lit, Early Reviewers, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Progressive & Liberal!, Read YA Lit


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Member sinceOct 20, 2006

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I served on the Literacy Advisory Board when George Ryan was Secretary of State. Judy Rake was the coordinator of the program at that time.

Carl Volkmann
Thanks for reaching out to contact me. My niece and her husband live in the Peoria area and both work for Caterpillar.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to the: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

- Rudyard Kipling
yeah - who cares! its just nice having friends! :D

i'm glad to see you also like "the count of monte cristo" so much!
Thank you for accepting my invitation! I am enjoying reading your weblog.. have a great weekend!
thanks for the invitation! oh, i do love librarything!

now, what do we do as friends on librarything?
Hi! Thank you for being a friend (I wanna thank you). Do you hear the music? I'm a dope. Anyway, I did join the Early Reviewers and requested some books, so we'll see!
Hey Steph! It's Chris from Stuff as Dreams :) Just saw that you had a LibraryThing, so of course I had to add you! Great selection!
Hey Stephanie! I'm adding you to my list.
I added you to my watch list. I hope this is okay. I have not decided if I will become a paid member on this site to. I also belong to shelfari and my screen name is the same as this one.
Hi Stephlee,
Greetings from Down-Under for a Happy New Year. Re- The Heiress of Water: A Novel by Sandra Rodriguez Barron. I notice you also have it in your collection. I have just returned from a short Christmas holiday by the rugged Bass Strait coast so it was most appropriate reading. I thought it was a thoughtful, well researched and engaging novel. What did you think ? Bruce
Oh, that's a lot of fun :-) I am trying to do a system like that with one of my book friends, too. I have actually already read The Crimson Petal and the White. Actually, it was a DNF for me. But maybe you two will like it :-) I think I stopped about halfway through- the style just didn't work for me! But definitely let me know what you think- I remember enough to be able to discuss it, certainly!
Hey! Thanks for the card, I just got it a few moments ago. After Christmas, we should figure out a reading schedule for The Crimson Petal and the White. So, considering you have a family and things to worry about, just drop me a line when you are to figure things out. I really need to start Hummingbird's Daughter. Oops! not that I ever finished Age of Innocence. I hope my reading habits return to normal soon! Happy holidays!
LOL- Yes, I know Marg as well! I met them both over at, and now read both their blogs religiously :-) How fun! We should all try and find a book to read together and discuss, seeing as we have similar tastes in reading material!
I didn't know you and Kelly (Kailana) knew each other! What a small world we live in :-)
Hey, it's me again! I was looking through your tbr, and believe it or not, we have a lot the same! If you have the time in the New Year maybe we can pick say six we have in common and read one every two months? It might help clean out the pile a bit... Let me know what you think! I will email you back tomorrow in any case.
Hey Stephanie- just wanted to say hi. We share an eclectic mix of books- or not so much eclectic as pretty rooted in fantasy and historical fiction! Shocking ;-) I look forward to seeing everything else you add in here as I think we have similar tastes!
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