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CollectionsYour library (2,454), Wishlist (610), Currently reading (1), Favorites (17), All collections (2,506)

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TagsAdvance Proof Review for Amazon Vine (89), Kindle (26), Early Reviewer (25), Member Giveaway Kindle Fire (19), Kindle Fire (14), Review/Publisher's Copy (12), Husband's book (12), Favourite (10), YA read (8), Advance copy for review at nbm (7) — see all tags

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About meI am married with with a grown up family and live in Yorkshire England. We have 3 beautiful Ragdoll cats. Tia and Lily are 2 year old sisters and Theo who is just 7 months.

About my libraryMy library is very varied, but the major part is fiction. Some books are owned and some are library books.

Great reads of 2010

The House Martin by William Parker
Those who Save Us by Jenna Blum
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius
Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
Even the Dogs: A Novel by Jon McGregor
Stone in a Landslide by Maria Barbal
On the Holloway Road by Andrew Blackman
Beside the Sea by Veronique Olmi

Great reads of no particular order

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Sound of Gravity by Joe Simpson
What I Did by Christopher Wakling
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
Maybe this Time by Alois Hotsching
Solace by Belinda McKeon
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington
Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift
Tomorrow Pamplona by Jan van Mersbergen
Touch by Alexi Zentner
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Next World Novella by Matthias Politycki
Snowdrops by A D Miller
Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon van Booy
The Child Who by Simon Lelic

Great reads of 2012

Wool by Hugh Howey
The Boy in the Snow by M J McGrath
Lifesaving for Beginners by Clare Geraghty
Goodbye for Now Laurie Frankel
Vanished by Tim Weaver
Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Brothers by Asko Sahlberg
Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid
The Good Father by Noah Hawley
Rocks in the Belly by John Bauer
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
The Light Between Oceans M L Stedman
The Fever Tree Jennifer McVeigh
Pure by Julianna Baggott

Great reads of 2013

A Virtual Love by Andrew Blackman
The Curiousity by Stephen Kiernan
What Lies Within by Tom Vowler
Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley
Magda by Meike Ziervogel
The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
The Forgotten by Michael Marshall
Alys Always by Harriet Lane
The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul
Jellybird by Lezanne Clannachan

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, And Other Stories, Book of the month club, BookCrossers, Books that made me think, Fans of Joyce Carol Oates, Hobnob with Authors, I want to read that!, Made into a Movieshow all groups

Favorite authorsChris Bohjalian, R. J. Ellory, Tess Gerritsen, Jane Hamilton, Alice Hoffman, Wally Lamb, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jon McGregor, Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, Alice Sebold, Anita Shreve, Karin Slaughter, Michael Marshall Smith (Shared favorites)

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LocationYorkshire UK

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Member sinceFeb 6, 2009

Currently readingFalling by Emma Kavanagh

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I have just finished Lifesaving for Beginners and love your review of it.
Hi Teresa
Thanks for your message! Yes, of course I remember your wonderful review of On the Holloway Road. Hope you like A Virtual Love! I enjoyed your review of The Murder of Halland, too, as well as of Peirene's latest, The Mussel Feast. Just finished that myself and really enjoyed it.

I just sent the email again for you. Enjoy!

Dove Harbour.
Hi Teresa, I have just looked at your favourites list as we seem to like the same books. I shall ask in the library for We need to talk about Kevin. I didn't read any of the reviews as they spoil the books for me. At least I can hope your books are available in the UK. Back to the writing! Julie.
Hi Teresa,
I am very honoured that you found my library interesting and I am going to take a close look at your books soon. My books are mostly crime fiction but also history, especially British history.
If you are interested in discussing books and authors, just let me know.

All the best,
Hi Teresa, Just finished The Lacuna and written a short review.Although I appreciate that it was well written I found it very hard going and am not surprised some people did not finish it. I couldn't identify with the main character so it wasn't until he settled in America with his stenographer that I began to warm towards him. By the end I was hooked but it could have been so easy to give up half way through. The more she put in historical facts that I could remember the more I felt it rang true but it felt less of a novel.I couldn't reconcile myself with a fictitious character meeting a real person and not knowing whether Trotsky did visit the Mexico annoyed me.
After Rose Madder it seemed very slow.I really am mixing my reading!
Hi Teresa,

Thanks so much for your note, and for your wonderful review. I happened to notice that another LibraryThing member had a copy for review, and waited with bated breath to see if you would like it -- I am so glad you did! The book is out in the UK tomorrow, and will be available in the US from Penguin in August of 2012. If you'd like, I will be sure to see you get a copy of that edition as well -- the contents will be the same, but the cover is interestingly different, and it will be a "paperback original."

So glad to know you on this site -- I really love LibraryThing and hope it keeps on going in as lively a way as it has so far!

Hi Teresa,Hope you are managing to cope. Nothing ever turns out as we expect. I've been asked to do a workshop for folk with fibromyalgia next Easter. The organiser said they need distracting from their problems so talking about writing might help. I've also made an audiobook of Lane's End for people who would rather listen than read.
As for the Lacuna it is sitting on my bedside table waiting for me to start. The Stephen King group had Rose Madder for their choice this month so I started that first.His books are so fat it will take me another week to finish it and then I can tell the Book of the Month lot about it.
Just had a booking for a talk in November 2012. Such efficiency!Thanks for replying . I haven't had a yellow sign for months. Julie.
Hi Teresa, Just come back from York. I didn't realise how busy and vibrant it was. We tried going through the shopping centre on Saturday and nearly got deafened and crushed. We went back on Sunday and saw the dancers and street entertainers and took a boat up the river. There wasn't enough time to do all the museums and I've been in the Yorvik one and the Minster before but we did find a very nice cafe for lunch. This is one part of the North that doesn't look downtrodden.Maybe we'll go back in the future and do the Ghost Walk.
Our part of Yorkshire is the North York moors/Co. Durham and York felt more like a cross between London and Chester.Still, it was encouraging to see all the young people looking happy and all the bendy buses looking full.It makes Worthing seem depressed and depressing in comparison.
I live in Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. Although I joined Librarything a couple of years back I soon used up my 200 book free quota and to add more involved buying membership. However I love the way I can find books I like by using it and have just weakened and paid for membership this week. Thats when I discovered how similar your reading list was to mine - I have just finished The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot (Amazon Vine freebie) and I think that's how I stumbled upon your library. We both seem to have similar tastes! I hope you dont mind me adding you to my Interesting Libraries List but Im always seeking my next 5 Star Book and I hoped I could plunder your reading list!
Hi, Teresa. I am flattered you think I'm "interesting." Thanks. I think I will return the favor, if you don't mind. (I love the picture of your kitty!) Mary Lou
I have just finished David James' book, The Confessions of Becky Sharp. I mean to read Vanity Fair before I put a review on LT, but I wondered what you thought of it?
I would like to recomend one of my favorite books "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. I'd like to know what you think.

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Ooh how spooky!!! LT kept telling me you have a similar library so I hope you don't mind me adding you! Will be interested to see what other books you like.
Dee x
Haha! Well you do have a very big and interesting library, I can see a few more books being added to my wish list now!
Love your little kitty. My cat (Homer) loves it when I read as he knows I will be sat on my butt for a few hours and he can have a nice cuddle! :D
Enjoy your reading,
Lu x
Hey, just wanted to drop a note and tell you we've missed you in "Book of the Month Club". We'd love to hear what you've been reading and what you recommend!
hi! nice to meet you and thanks for the add. Luv your kitty *runs and hugs it*
What matters most to a teenage girl - the search for love or the choice of a career?
Hi Teresa

Just noticed you are reading the new Mark Billingham. He is one of my favourite authors and i think Tom Thorne is so sexy, not sure David Morrissey is a good TT though. I went to see Mark Billingham only last week at an author event, along with Mertyn Wiates and Andrew Taylor. MB was brilliant. I managed to to get all three signatures too. You have read Stone Cradle too, I thought that was brillant but I do love anything to do with gypsies and thier way of life. I am currently sitting at home resting my ankle, I have hurt my achillies tendon, so I am getting plenty of reading done.

Best wishes and happy reading

Tina xx
Greetings, Teresa.

Thank you for the heart-felt and wonderful review of "A Return to Abundance, Book 1". You've had the kind of experience with the book that I hope for with every reader.

Amazon UK carries Book 1, as well as Book 2 and Book 3 in the series, but for now they're shipping from the states. Soon, in perhaps a month or so, the books will be dispatched directly from Amazon UK and they'll be available by special order at all the major booksellers in the EU. Oh, and thank you for placing your review at both Amazons! It has not yet appeared in the states, but usually it takes a few days.

May your day be filled with insights!

Paul L. Gubany
Mindseight Publications
PS-When you have a chance, would you mind grabbing an image of Book 1 for your library at LT? Thank you! :)))

Hi Teresa

Thanks for being friends. I will look forward to seeing waht you are reading and viewing your reviews.

Best wishes

Tina xx
Hi Teresa.

Noticed you have acquired a copy of Room. Lucky you! It still doesn't appear to be readily available here.
I will look forward to your rating of it.

I like your new photo, although I think the puss wants to get on your lap. I know mine expects to share with the book!
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That looks like the purrfect way to spend an afternoon. Love your cat, and what are you reading. If I were to sit like that my two cats would not give me a minute lol.
Greetings, Teresa.

Super! Given that you are a Capricorn and that my best friend (who now recommends my books in her psychotherapy practice) is also a Capricorn, I suspect that you will really "get" the book. If you've already started reading it, you already know: it's a "bit" different than most books.

I look forward to your review.

Paul L. Gubany
Mindseight Publications
Greetings, Teresa.

You, too, were born in 1953! We are earthly sojourners of temporal equality, eh?
I'm a July 3 (Cancer) child.
How 'bout you?

Paul L. Gubany
Mindseight Publications
Greetings, Teresa.

Thank you for the update. That 1953 in your username... that's the year I was born!
Anyway, I look forward to your review.

Paul L. Gubany
Mindseight Publications
Thank you!


You are most welcome. If it's convenient, will you kindly let me know when the book arrives? I am curious about the delivery time to your part of the world.

Greetings, Teresa.

Thought you'd appreciate knowing that "A Return to Abundance, Book 1" was shipped to you today via first class mail. I do hope you enjoy reading it!

Paul L. Gubany
Mindseight Publications
Greetings, Teresa.

As you know, Library Thing has selected you as an early reviewer for “A Return to Abundance, Book 1”. I am very pleased that you are interested in this book, and I look forward to your review.

Books for Early Reviewers arrived today from the printer and will be shipped out this week. U.S. reviewers will receive a priority mail envelope (reinforced on the inside) and international reviewers will receive a book surrounded by fill in a cardboard box.

Good reading to all!

Paul L. Gubany
Mindseight Publications
Hi Teresa

Just seen your review of The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse. Saw this last night on the TV Book Club, so glad to see a review about it. Not sure if this one is my cup of tea, but have got a copy of The Legacy which was on last week waiting for me in the local library. You have an interesting library and some books we share.

Tina xx
Hi Teresa,
It was your recent activity that drew my attention to you library. I read Lori Lansens The Wife's Tale earlier this year and loved it. I have gained alot of pleasure from reading over the years and it's wonderful to discover like-minded people through Librarything, albeit on the otherside of the world!
I rather like my picture too. No I'm not a lush, but I do enjoy a nice glass of wine most days and we are fortunate that the wine industry in New Zealand is producing some lovely wines.
I notice you include several American writers in your favourites...Interesting - reading certainly takes us all over the globe.
Hi Teresa,
Thanks for your comment and the review of On the Holloway Road - they really brightened my day! I'm also glad that you mentioned how you came to read it. These chains of coincidence are always very interesting. I also loved Beside the Sea, and am looking forward to more from that publisher.
What comes next? Well, I am working on my second novel, but I never really like to talk about things until they're finished. I find that I need to believe in the story very strongly, and so don't want to expose it to the light of day until I'm sure it's ready. It's going well, although I feel a lot more pressure this time around - I wrote On the Holloway Road without any expectation of being published, so felt quite free!
Anyway thanks again for writing. It really is a pleasure to hear from a reader, especially a happy one!
Hi, thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. We have some pretty good books in common!
I read the mostly favorable reviews on At The Sea. I don't think this book is available at my local Barnes&Noble...the biggest book chain here. I will have to check this out and see if my library can get it from the large county library.
My husband and I and a couple we are very friendly with are going on a cruise to the eastern caribbean in a few weeks to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I am afraid I am all wound up with that plus Easter so this will have to be on my list of books I carry in my purse for a bit!
Thanks you for adding my library to interesting ones!
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline I just read your review of this as I bought this book at my local library for $.50!
This author writes an amusing piece in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer.I live in suburban New Jersey. She wrote about being without her 21 year old daughter on Christmas as said daughter spent the holiday with her Dad the writer's ex. She was feeling quite badly about this so she an another alone on the holiday Mom went to see It's Complicated(I went to high school with Nancy Meyers,writer and director). The movie theater was filled with other moms of a certain age who did not have the kids that day. There is a line in the movie spoken by Meryl Streep that goes"there comes a time in every woman's mind when she wonders if she did the right thing in divorcing the ex-husband." Scottoline writes that collective laughter erupted in the theater and everybody shouted out "Oh no they don't" Across the sea thought you would get a kick out of that seeing as we share about 94 or so books!
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