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CollectionsYour library (1,995), On the Shelf (2,099), Currently reading (3), To read (819), Read but unowned (106), Favorites (27), Read 2014 (63), Read 2013 (77), Read 2012 (100), Read 2011 (76), Read 2010 (104), Read 2009 (75), Read 2008 (100), Read 2007 (39), David's Wigs Book Group (10), X-Men (126), Signed (278), eBooks (46), Audiobook (21), DNF (7), All collections (2,099)

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About meWell, I think it's a given that like everybody on here, I like books. And reading. And just about anything that involves a combination of either of those. Yay books! And Doctor Who. I'm wild about Doctor Who. Oh, what I wouldn't give to hear the sound of the TARDIS in real life!

I live in Lansing MI with my dog, Sky, and my two kitties, Pride and Sophie. Sky is a new addition to our little household, and I'm not 100% certain the cats have forgiven me for bringing her home. They want nothing to do with her; she wants nothing more than to play with them... it makes for a slightly stressful living situation sometimes, but we make do.

I'm a graphic designer and I work for a small, independently owned telephone book publishing company as product manager and will be celebrating my 16th anniversary with the company in 2013! I think that's a fairly healthy achievement.

About my libraryFavorite books 2014
January - Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
February - TBR
March - TBR
April - TBR
May - TBR
June - TBR
July - TBR
August - TBR
September - TBR
October - TBR
November - TBR
December - TBR

My library grows at a far more accelerated rate than it is read. It seems that I either can't stop myself from going into the local bookstores on a regular basis, or can't stop myself from buying at least one volume while I'm there. Both scenarios seem to present a problem, as I live up the road from a Schuler Books, and my friends and I still frequent the local Barnes & Noble so much that the employees know us all by name (it's like Cheers!).

As far as my library, it's a little bit of this, a little bit of that. I usually find either a subject or an author that catches my interest, and start focusing on buying books in that particular genre or by that particular author. Nothing like a little self-diagnosed OCD to make life fun!

As mentioned, I buy more books than I can read at any given point, and for awhile tried to keep a stack of books by the bed of what I wanted to read next, but when that stack grew into three, I decided that might not be the best idea. Sometimes I think I need to reduce my library or at least buy less, but as my good friend Sarah says, "One can never have too many books."

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 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, 999 Challenge, ARC Junkies, Barnes & Noble First Look readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsPiers Anthony, Meg Waite Clayton, James Dashner, John DeChancie, Patrick Dennis, J.F. Englert, Fannie Flagg, Penelope Przekop, Anne Rice, Brandon Sanderson, May Sarton, Sharon Shinn, Janny Wurts (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Lansing Mall, Nicola's Books, Schuler Books & Music - Eastwood, The Green Hand Bookshop

Favorite librariesDelta Township District Library

Homepagehttp://www.frommybookshelf.com/

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Member sinceSep 8, 2006

Currently readingFree Agent by J. C. Nelson
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book Two by George R.R. Martin

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Nice Disney Animation Collection...
Hugs right back at you!

Love
I am so sad. I loved GR. Stupid awesome Amazon. I REALLY wish that they had a lend option like Nook does. I have a bazillion books I want to read, but don't want to spend it on books. I would rather spend it on glitty (aka polish!).

I think it is going to take me a minute to figure this out. I'm confused. I don't like change. lol
The Mighty Miss Malone is one of the candidates for a newbery medal or honor this year. I am currently reading your lovely gift signed by Christopher Paul Curtis. I love the book...love you to.

How are you these days?

Linda
Yay! I'm so happy you like the books I picked - I do not know anything about the genres you mentioned, so had the fun of roping in friends and my local librarians, who all had a wonderful time giving me lots and lots of recommendations. They will be pleased to know their suggestions worked! :)
so good to hear from you. Today is one where I'm struggling with pain.

Thanks for your outreach.
Just a note to say I'm thinking of you today.

Sending hugs and smiles

Linda
simply checking in on you. How are you doing dear one?

Hi Friend

LIfe is ever so busy right now and I'm sorry that I haven't reached out to you lately. How are you?

Love
Linda
Happy Belated Birthday to you dear, dear friend!

Did you do anything special on your bd?

I hope it was as wonderful as you!

Love
Opps
I forgot to ask how you like your new space.
Thanks so much for the books you selected as my Santa! I think you did an awesome job. I can't wait to read them! Best wishes in the new year!
Happy Holidays dear friend.

I'm so sorry to be out of touch. 2011 was a tough year for me, consumed by lots of pain.

One of the most frustrating things about it all is that I don't have energy to reach out to those I love.

Love you dearly,
Linda
Hi Buddy

I love your post cards! Thanks ever so much. How is life treating you these days?
Thank you honey! I'm trying to figure this thing out. Looks pretty awesome. :-) Hugs and kisses!
You are welcome! How are your spirits?
Sorry to be out of touch. How are you buddy?
Hi There Friend!

I want to thank you for recommending the book A Single Man! I finished it yesterday and loved it! It will haunt me for a long time.

You notes arrived while I was suffering with a strep throat. They cheered me tremendously. Thanks again my friend.

I'm glad to know your spirits are well.

Happy Almost Birthday!
Thank you ever so much for your delightful post cards! What a blast to travel vicariously with you.

The Giver is the one I was shocked that you didn't have. I think you will enjoy that one.
Oh, your scheduled road trip sounds lovely!!!

And, I'm glad you had the opportunity to sort things through with your beloved! Amen!

Hugs
I hope you like the books I picked for you. I picked one because of its quirkiness which I think you will appreciate, one I was shocked you hadn't read ( I hope you haven't) and one by an author that you had read in the past. It seemed like every good idea I had you already that one. I haven't received mine yet in New York. I checked out the discussion earlier and it looks like things are getting hostile. I know I will enjoy mine when they get, it's not life or death they are not going to spoil if they are a few days late. Be honest and let me know what you think when they do arrive.

Thanks
bbellthom
Hi buddy

How are you today?
Simply stopping by to tell you how glad I am that you are a part of the 75 challenge group. Thank you dear one for your outreach via cards and messages.

Merry Christmas!

Love
Linda
Thanks for thinking of me! I've already got a signed copy of Blackout, and my new copy of All Clear will be signed next Thursday evening! :-) However, there is one in their catalog I don't have, although I haven't the funds right now, so I've bookmarked their site for future reference!
And I read it already--so quick! It doesn't look like you have read any of Robert Heinlein's books--don't see them anywhere in your collection. He was one of the deans of early science fiction, especially juvenile adventure stories, and D.A. is a devilishly clever parody and homage of those books--I loved it! Willis' sense of humor is peeking through in nearly every scene. It is definitely a keeper for me. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
David, the book arrived today and it is beautiful. Thank you so much! You shouldn't have splurged on priority mail--really!
Hi Buddy

Checking in to see how your spirits are these days

Hugs
Linda
You are such a sweetie!

It is good to hear from you.

How was your time in Disneyworld?
You're very welcome :)
Hi There!

I'm so glad you are feeling better and that you are having a lovely time in Disneyworld

HUgs
Linda
Simply stopping by to see how your spirits are.

Hugs
Linda
Hi
Sorry I haven't checked in with you in awhile. How are you? How are your spirits?

Thanks for recommending [Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress]. I finished the book tonight. Your review is great!
Sending sunshine your way today.

Hugs
Linda
Checking in to see how you are. How are your spirits?

Hi There

I was out of town since last Thursday and returned home late last night. I'm simply stopping by to say I'm sorry I missed sending you a Happy Birthday message on your actual day.

How was your birthday? I hope it was as special as you are!

All good wishes,

LInda
Hi David, Thanks so much for recommending The Fur Person on your thread a few months ago. I just finished it and loved it. In fact, I'm going to buy my own copy (I had a library copy). Had you not read it, I never would have found it.

I thanked you on my thread but then figured you might not see it there and wanted to be sure you did! Have a great weekend! Joanne (coppers)
Thanks for letting me know how you are doing.

Thinking of you,

Just checking in to see how you are feeling today.
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Look!! It's me as a fairy. Somehow, this picture never really surprises anybody. I don't know why...
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Probably my favorite pic of myself recently. From 2008, I think.
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ooooo - serious, thoughtful pic. and blurry.
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Me. Possibly drunk. But I won't admit it to anyone but you.
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Just me. Nothing special. Move along.
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The Magadalene Sculpture by Dessa Kirk in Chicago taken with my new, nifty iPhone app.
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Trying to do some serious reading on the train ride back from Chicago.
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This is me as my alter ego, Nathan Lane in drag!
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Me looking significantly too round from October, 2009.
http://www.librarything.com/topic/80807

If you haven't posted your birthday on the birthday thread (listed above) please do so. I'm compiling a spreadsheet of the birthday's of our group members.

David

Sorry you are going through "a bad patch." I hope the sun breaks through soon!

Hugs
Linda
I just read your review of Soulless, and was glad to see that you enjoyed it (romance and all)! I thought it was a lot of fun, as well, and am eagerly awaiting the sequel.
David
We are a very friendly, chatty and well-read group.

David

Welcome to our 75 challenge group. I look forward to following your thread and learning your reading habits.

Linda
I'm so glad you like them and I can't wait to hear what you think about them! You'll have to let me know. Merry Christmas!
I just opened my SantaThing package (as a reward for finally finishing the semester), and I wanted to say thank you thank you thank you! All of the books look *perfect*; I'd heard of Piers Anthony before, but didn't know where to start. I'd never heard of "Tooth and Claw", but it looks right up my alley as well. Plus you can never go wrong with fairy tales!

So, thank you again for picking out some great looking books; I can't wait to read them! I hope you get some equally excellent books from your Santa, and that you have a happy and safe holiday with plenty of free time for reading!
Hi;
Mark and I have been discussing the possibility of another group read in November and want your input. We have narrowed it down to two books at this point. "The People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks and "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. So chat it up with friends or us and let us know if you are up for it and what you think. Probably the same plan as with "Pillars of the Earth" which seemed to work out perfectly for almost all of us.
Think it over and give one of us a shout.
hugs and looking forward to hearing from you,
belva
LOL I love your new profile pic!
Great transaction! Answers PMs quickly and shipped the items as quickly as he could so that I would get them before leaving home for a week. Thanks again!My little sister got it for Easter, and I must say for migliori slot machines in rete , it was a REALLY good movie. I wasn't expecting it be so good, but it really was. Disney hasn't come out with a good movie for a while, usually they need to lean on Pixar to get a really good one, but this was FANTASTIC...
I loved it.
No I haven't. Been reading A YA vampire book. Have you started it?
Baddish news about the Hines thing -- it starts at 7:00 pm and I teach until 8:00 pm. If it started at 7:30, like the Schuler's stuff last semester, I could let the ravening hordes out half an hour early and just be 10 minutes late to the shindig, but I can't let them out an hour early in the second week of the semester. I mean, I'd like to, but I think it would seriously undermine my authority. :)

Someday I'll actually get to talk to the man -- this is the third or fourth thing of his that I have missed, though I am comforted by the fact that I have his Goblin trilogy already signed -- generic, but still -- though, of course, I don't have the new thing. Have you read it yet?
Hi David,

Thanks for the visit. I'm fine, (if you discount having spent the day at the dentist!) but up to my eyes in work for my MA. Once I see how it all pans out then I'm hoping to get the blog up and running again and visit properly. I hope you're well.

Take Care
Ann
Actually, you did! (back on 12/23) but it's nice to hear that you really like it now that you're reading it and not just judging it by it's cover (hee, hee). The coolest person I know gave me a copy for Christmas last year, so it's nice to be able to pass the recommendation on. You have also read Hugo Cabret, right? Totally different story, but recommended to me by the same person. /rgh
Dudeness, GGs were kind of lame, don't you think? And yet, here I am, not asleep. Dang. Breathing through one nostril is not conducive to sleeping contentedly. (Aren't you glad I shared?) Anyway, moving along -- are you going to the Hines reading on the 22nd?
Totally loved Maus! Thanx again, Santa-Thing! Oh, and by the way, the two volume set put me above my reading challenge for 2008 by one book!
oh, by the way...cool we share 27 books! which is not really saying much for me with size of your library, but when you look at how much smaller mine is...that is really cool ;)
tapestry...

I am totally loving my Maus box set! Thank you! When it came in the mail, I had my husband open it and wrap it (with your note) for me so I could unwrap it on Christmas! I have wanted to own this (these) book(s) eventually, but I always got sidetracked with either some dark and dirty Third Reich non-fiction or some heart-wrenching Jewish narrative. You have solved this problem for me! I don't really read too many graphic novels as my daughter does (however, I can't resist Neil Gaiman's Sandman series as my library attests), but I am sure I will be devouring the Maus books by the end of the day today! And as with any book-a-holic, what is the best Christmas present? Why, a book, of course!

Merry Christmas and enjoy your holiday time!

Lisa
Very glad you like your SantaThing! Enjoy. /rgh
remind me later and i can email you mine...you can then add/remove things as fit your idea of spreadhseet love.
One word. Spreadsheet.

Tis the only way to keep track of anything. I love spreedsheets. Have one for just about everything. ARC tracking. Reading Goal Tracking. Reading Challenge Tracking. *le happy sigh*
maybe you had put in a request for Creepers? That was offered up through Shelf Awareness. And as I said The Plague is by the same author. So that is what I assumed. =) No matter where they came from though I am always happy to get free books.

Did you get an email for an online book release done in chapters by the same lady who wrote the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series? If not let me know and I'll forward it on. I'll also probably be blogging about it later too.
Yes that's the one. I received Creepers from them a few months back and then this jsut came...i was surprised. But it was a good surprise. The Plague book is by the same woman who wrote Creepers. Running Press had also sent me the hardback finalized version of Creepers as well. They really know how to make a gal feel guilty about not reading the book! lol

That'll be a goal for 2009.
Looks like you got the same unexpected shipment of ARCs that I did. =)
Hi! It was nice to hear from you. Things are going well for Aberrations. The sells are continuing on an upward trend. I just signed with a great new agent, which is quite exciting. She's going to begin pitching my second novel next week. All of the great blogger reviews have certainly helped a tremendous amount. I think it will just take some time to see how word of mouth, along with the other things we're doing to promote the book, will pan out. We just kicked off a print campaign a couple of weeks ago so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with that.

I just read Pat Conroy's My Losing Season. Have you read it? I love Pat Conroy. I think I'm going to write a blog about him and his writing soon. If you haven't read it, I certainly recommend it. It's a memoir focused around his college senior basketball season. He's one of my favorite writers not only because of how and what he write but because where it comes from. Anyway, just wanted to share that since I just finished the book.

Take Care!

Penelope
Hi there.

Just wanted to let you know I finished Dog About Town and though it was great. I think this is definitely a series I can really enjoy. Its got a great mix of unusual, humor, mystery, and character development to keep my interest. Plus for once I was not able to accurately guess the outcome. I put a review up but its not fantastic I will have to revisit it and edit it I think as I was not completely happy with it when I wrote it.

I have just started the next one whose name escapes me at this present moment as my hungry tummy is telling my loudly it is dinner time!

Cheers
Casp.
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