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CollectionsYour library (985), Currently reading (9), Library books (162), To read (445), Kindle (10), TIOLI (45), Read in 2011 (3), The Prizes (139), Wishlist (85), ARC from publisher (47), Early Reviewers (9), To re-read (7), Read in 2010 (84), Read in 2009 (87), Read in 2008 (109), Read in 2007 (100), Read but unowned (387), Read and gave away (68), Graphic novels & memoirs (15), Short stories (27), Memoir (69), Audio (13), Favorites (37), Future reads (46), Ongoing (dipping) (4), Did not finish (1), All collections (1,591)

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About meI'm very close to 60 and I retired on Hallowe'en, 2008!!!

Interests: music (I'm a singer-songwriter/guitarist and play a bit of electric bass; and I sing with a women's choir; I LOVE singing harmony and arranging songs), political activism, photography, organic gardening, writing.

The photo: 60th Birthday.

Currently reading: (January 4, 2011)

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

Up Next (or soon):

The White Family by Maggie Gee

First completed books of the year, 2011:

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (book group read)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

2010 reads (click here to see these in my library):
*= Recommend
**=Highly recommend

January

The Bone People by Keri Hulme**
The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman**
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann**
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger**
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat**
Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy**
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss**
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer**

February

The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett**
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips**
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym**
Possession by A.S. Byatt*
The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson*

March

The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi**
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese**
Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli**
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot**
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson**

April

Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran**

May

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier**
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir by Elna Baker **
Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich*
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens*
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (re-read)**

June

Potiki by Patricia Grace**
The Love Ceiling by Jean Davies Okimoto*
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson**
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett**
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson**
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry************

July

The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini**
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym*
The Outcast by Sadie Jones**
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg**
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson**
Property by Valerie Martin**
White Teeth by Zadie Smith**
Montana 1948 by Larry Watson**
The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent*
Home by Marilynne Robinson**

August

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell**
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende**
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King**
Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly (DNF)
The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
All Passion Spent by Vida Sackville-West**
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein**
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger**
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett**
Dirt Music by Tim Winton **

September

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts**
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart**
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson**
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach**
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga**
Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther**
Old School by Tobias Wolff**
Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson**

October

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri**
Still Life by Louise Penny*
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel**
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison**
Dracula by Bram Stoker**
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls*
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie**

November

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck**
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Siege by Helen Dunmore**
Silk by Alessandro Baricco**
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin*
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood**

December

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell**
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather**
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
Room by Emma Donoghue*
The Outlander by Gil Adamson**
Pass It On by Joanna Macy**

Book of the Month, 2010

January: The Hearts of Horses
February: The Voyage of the Narwhal
March: Cutting for Stone
April: Watermark
May: Remarkable Creatures
June: Lonesome Dove
July: The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg
August: Island Beneath the Sea
September: Shantaram and Packing for Mars
October:Wolf Hall
November: The Siege
December: The Outlander

My 75 Book Challenge for 2011

My 75 Book Challenge for 2010

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My 1010 Challenge






About my libraryMy LT library is a combination of books I own, books I've read (some in the distant past and can't remember too much about them, other than I liked them a lot or disliked them a lot) and books on my list to read.

My ratings explained:

1/2 to 2 stars: wouldn't recommend to anyone. 1/2 star is meant to be an insult.
2 1/2 stars: acceptable, probably wouldn't recommend
3 stars: average, might recommend, depending on genre
3 1/2 stars: Pretty good read. I also use this for books I read a long time ago that I know I at least liked but can't recall much about
4 stars: Really good writing, good story, highly recommend.
4 1/2 stars: Darn near perfect.
5 stars: Stunning. I was gobsmacked.
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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, Girlybooks, Group Reads - Literature, Monthly Author Reads, Orange January/July, The 11 in 11 Category Challenge, The Prizes, The Red Room

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, Margaret Atwood, Christina Baldwin, Elizabeth Berg, Geraldine Brooks, David James Duncan, Louise Erdrich, Molly Gloss, Kate Grenville, Joanne Harris, Khaled Hosseini, Kazuo Ishiguro, Derrick Jensen, Barbara Kingsolver, Jack Kornfield, Anne Lamott, Lori Lansens, Ann Patchett, Daniel Quinn, David Sedaris, William Shakespeare, Anita Shreve, John Steinbeck, Amy Tan, Leo Tolstoy, Rose Tremain, Gail Tsukiyama, Sarah Vowell, Alice Walker, Sarah Waters, Terry Tempest Williams (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresAnnie Bloom's Books, Broadway Books, In Other Words feminist community center - Bookstore & Library, Looking Glass Bookstore, Multnomah County Library - Title Wave Used Books, Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Powell's City of Books (Portland)

Favorite librariesMultnomah County Library - Belmont Branch, Multnomah County Library - Central Library

Other favoritesWordstock - Portland's Annual Festival of the Book

Homepagehttp://teelgee7.blogspot.com

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Member sinceFeb 23, 2007

Currently readingWild Comfort: The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore
The White Family by Maggie Gee
The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes by Andy Karr
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Hana Volavkova
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