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CollectionsYour library (415), Currently reading (6), All collections (415)

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Tagshistorical fiction (120), arc (56), fiction (49), review copy (39), mystery (31), england (13), blog tour (9), fantasy (9), ancient egypt (9), England (9) — see all tags

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About meBibliophile, Anglophile, Traveller... I have been an avid reader all of my life, since I took the Dr. Seuss Dictionary away from my Mom when I was less than a year old because I wanted to read it myself. In college, where I earned my degree in English Liturature, I was often asked "What are you going to do with it?" Now I finally have the answer to that question!!! Being employed as a Flight Attendant for almost twenty years has given me alot of life experience and, better still, alot of time to read. I love to travel for fun, too, with my husband of 13 years, Mark.

About my libraryI have thousands of books and it's going to take me forever to actually enter all of them here. My library consists mostly of historical fiction, travel literature and literary memoirs. I recently started my blog where I will be reviewing everything I read. This will help me remember, I hope, because I frequently buy a copy of a book I have already read. It would help if they wouldn't re-release them with new covers! So come visit me at my blog!!

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, Algonquin Readers Round Table, Anglophiles, ARC Junkies, Barnes & Noble First Look readers, Bloggers, BookMooching, Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests, Historical Fiction, TuesdayThingers

Favorite authorsSara Donati, Dorothy Dunnett, Diana Gabaldon, Pauline Gedge, Elizabeth George, Margaret George, Helene Hanff, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, C. S. Lewis, Colleen McCullough, Sharon Kay Penman, Elizabeth Peters, Manda Scott, Jules Watson (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceApr 15, 2008

Currently readingThe illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
The Tea Rose: A Novel by Jennifer Donnelly
The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families by Daniel J Wallace.
Having the Builders in by Reay Tannahill
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Hey thetometraveller, just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed vistiting your blog and I'm looking spending more time there! Kind regards!
Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and friending me here....I checked yours out, it's huge! Wow! I'm impressed.

Looking forward to more of your reviews!

Hi Carey,

Your review copy of "Eclipsed by Shadow" was shipped out last week and should arrive shortly.

FYI, the title just won the Eric Hoffer Award for Young Adult Fiction!

Happy reading and best regards,

John Royce

PS - I like your outstanding alias
Hi there. I noticed my book, Love and Other Natural Disasters, was in your library, and I wanted to let you know I'm doing an author chat for the next two weeks. It'd be great to see you there!
Holly Shumas
American Buffalo is on its way. Hope you don't mind my budget packing job ;)
Hi Carey,

American Buffalo is yours! Send me your address and I'll mail it off... hopefully sometime this week.
Hi Carey,
I'm sending Gifted Gabaldon Sisters your way. Yes, I have Dewey and enjoyed it, so no need for a trade.

Brenda is indeed hard at work on another one, which she's supposed to deliver next month. Not sure when it will published, maybe early 2010? And I don't think she's on LT yet.

My law school roommate lives in New Hampshire. (The Wednesday Sisters is dedicated to Brenda and her.) So I get out there every now and then. Was there a little over a year ago for a visit. Not often enough, though.
Carey, saw your moniker on the giveaway thread and just popped over to say how much I like "tometraveller." Then came here and saw that you have both of my best writer-pals books - Brenda Rickman Vantrease. Yeah!!! So I read your review of The Illuminator too. So glad you enjoyed it. I spent quite literally years with Finn and Lady Kathryn, and am always so delighted to connect with someone who shares my enthusiasm for them.

Meg Clayton
Thanks SO much for the info! It's worth a shot!

- Sheri (I rarely find others with my name spelled the same way - that is pretty cool :)
Hi Carey

Someone else requested "Monique and the Mango Rains" yesterday but has not responded back to me with a mailing address. If I don't hear from them, I'll let you know. I'm about halfway through my copy and it's well worth a read.

Alrighty, bought some books though you. Hopefully it worked :)
lol I figure somebody may as well benefit other than those who hike up the prices of textbooks! You're the second person to respond, so I'll def be using your link too.
Carey -

I sent out Beat The Reaper from OK today. Hope you enjoy it.


Sorry but someone else already requested Guernica.

re: the Hanff epilogue:

I'm sorry to take so long to get back to you - I've just finished moving. I don't have it in front of me but it was a small stapled booklet. I believe it came with Charing Cross & Duchess of Bloomsbury when I bought the volumes from, of all places, Lee Valley Hardware.

When I come across them I'll drop you a message with more details.
Carey -

I actually managed to snag a copy of Stealing Athena too - I'm feeling a little guilty about all the great stuff I've received lately, so that's why I'm trying to pass the goodness along. =) I should have The Good Thief read in a week or so - it's high in my stack - but I'll let you know when I get it mailed out. Glad this will work for you!

That was a lot quicker than I thought it would be. I hope you like it more than my husband did. :-)

The End Of Mr Y is on its way to Sussabmax - and coming to you afterwards (see Enjoy!
Ok, at long last I finally got to the post office this morning and mailed The Crystal Skull. They said it should be there in 7 to 10 days. Sorry it took so long. I hope you enjoy it!

Carey, I wanted to let you know that I forwarded all your information on to Phyllis Miller, author of Mrs. Lieutenant, and let her know you'd be willing to host a date on her virtual blog tour. I hope that she gets ahold of you soon!

Take care,
No problem! I look forward to browsing your library and finding more lives to live!
No problem! I look forward to browsing your library and finding more lives to live!
sorry, just realised I've given you the same message twice...
I'll add you to the list. Just a couple of questions - what country are you in and what countries would you be prepared to send the book to after you've finished it? Once I've got a few people I'll make a list (trying to keep people from the same country together so it doesn't have to be sent internationally too many times). When it gets to your turn, the person before you will contact you and get your address for posting the book.
I'm sorry I haven't gotten The Crystal Skull in the mail, yet. I've had family in from out of town and my daughter's birthday, and it's just been crazy. I've got it in the envelope and addressed, I just need to get it to the post office. I'll try to get by there this week.

Re Hay: yes, we went at this time 2 years ago and it proved an excellent trip. I can't wait!
Yay--I got the Gargoyle yesterday! I had just finished a book, so I started it last night. I also got the BN First Look book this week. The Book Fairy has been kind to me! I've decided to put off the O'Nan book until next week, since the discussion doesn't start until June. I've never done a book discussion before, usually I just read 'em, and tell my bored family all about it. I have a bit of trepidation about sharing my thoughts online about a particular book. Not sure I'm articulate enough!

I also checked out the Santa Fe writers project, and Andrew from there is sending me out a couple of books. Sheesh, if I'd only known it was so simple to score freebies in the past!
Thanks for the ARC info on the early reviewers thread :)
Ok, I just gotta ask, since I see we have a whoppin' two books in common, did you like The Historian? I just could not get into that book. I find I don't have a lot of patience for lots of description. I tend to not really care if the ruffled bodice of the heroine is blue gingham check, for me its enough that she's clothed! Maybe that's a side effect of raising a bazillion kids (okay...four...and the 50+ I raised in my daycare, that equals roughly a bazillion doesn't it?) and hearing long drawn out descriptions of everything from what someone said at lunch to a really funny part of a tv show I have little interest in. ;o)

I did get an answer already on the Aviary Gate, and it looks like I'll be receiving it. I'll admit its not the type of book I usually read, but I like changing my habits every once in a while, so I'm really looking forward to it.
Thanks for such a speedy answer. There was a link in one of the postings on ER's ARC thread, it takes you to a page with another link, the email address that comes up with that one is:

nd the subject line reads

Pagan Kennedy Advance Copy

Since I'm pretty new at the ARC stuff, I'm kind of unsure of what exactly I should say in these emails. I just sort of keep it short and sweet and say that I'd love the opportunity to read and review...whatever the book is. Yet every time I send one, I'm pretty sure that there is some magic formula that I should have used that would ensure that I would actually get a book. If the Gargoyle never shows up, I'll drop you a line and pick your brain for the "magic words"...

(thanks for the info on the other two ARC's, I sent a couple of emails on them, and subscribed to the newsletter.)
I'll go ahead and get it ready to send. I'm transporationally challenged at the moment (I share a car with my husband, and he has the car during post office hours). At the latest it'd be next Friday (he's got that day off) when I get to it. I'll send you a message to let you know once it's in the mail.
If you're still wanting a copy of The Crystal Skull, I'll be happy to send you my husband's. He's finished with it. Just send me a private message with the address you want me to send it to. It may be next week before I can get to the post office, but I'll try to send it as soon as I can.

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