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Member: topcat21

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Favorite authorsPema Chödrön, Neil Gaiman, Thich Nhat Hanh, Robin Hobb, Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJan 19, 2007

Currently readingAt Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace Within Everyday Chaos by Ezra Bayda
Falling Free (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures) by Lois McMaster Bujold
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries, No. 1) by Louise Penny

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hi there, I'm a local Northboro member and saw you on the list for other members close to me. I wanted to tell you that I have just recently opened up used/new bookstore right in Northboro at Times Square Plaza right next to Romaine's restaurant at the junction of W. main st and Rt 20. If you love books and talking books, and talking come on by and check out the store. I was introduced to librarything by one of my other new store customers who also lives in Shrewsbury. Not too many people know about my store yet so I'm trying to reach out to all the local avid readers and collectors. You can also check out my ad and some store pictures on craigslist. Hope to see you soon and would love to meet new avid reader friends.

Jeannie Mancini
Jeannie's Book Emporium
10 SW Cutoff #4 TImes Square Plaza
Northboro, MA
Noticed you liked The Glass Castle, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a dysfunctional family (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Oooh I see you're reading Tailchaser's Song - one of my favourites. :)

Stole your map, too, nicest one I've seen yet.

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the review. The Glass Castle certainly took me by surprise because I hardly ever read non-fiction. I was afraid I wouldn't get past the first chapter but it turned out to be much more engrossing than I anticipated.
Here's how you get book cover images on your profile:

Go into Edit my profile and add two things: the url of the works page, and the source url of the image of the cover. To get that, I just right-click on the cover image in the works page and "copy image location".

Here's an example:

Currently reading: <br>
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You should make sure you leave a space between the </a> of one book and the <br><a href of the next.
Hey topcat21, Thanks so much for putting me onto the Oblivion Society! It looks like a really fun read!
Multiple books ...

There's my current audiobook Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear. Technically, I'm not reading another audiobook right now, but only because I just finished a second one I was listening to on my other mp3 player (Hillinger's California) at the same time; I was going to start a different audiobook after Hillinger, but it looks as though that can wait until after I finish Birds.
For actual print books, there's Viva Mallorca by Peter Kerr that I read away-from-home (restaurants, bus rides, etc.). I'm working my way through The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor a couple at a time as bedside reading. Then there's a project I recently picked up again: Le Vallon - Agatha Christie's The Hollow translated into French; kind of taxing that one, so not more than a chapter at a time - at most!

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