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CollectionsYour library (355), Mystery Novels (36), Books that displeased me (32), NOT Light Reading (31), Books I LOVE (12), Books I Hate (3), Light Reading (69), Wishlist (1), To read (33), Read but unowned (32), Favorites (10), All collections (385)

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Tagsfiction (164), non-fiction (136), woman author (55), mystery (53), british (52), catholic (45), humor (45), classic (38), history (26), autobiography (24) — see all tags

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About meFor fun I write, read, and generally laze about. I'm married and Catholic. When I'm not doing things with books, I enjoy not cleaning my house and writing scripts for "The NEW Uncle Gregory Horror Hour" (on KOZL-27 in Springfield, MO). Also look it up on

Currently reading:
At Home in Mitford* - Jan Karon

Read in 2014
Quiche of Death - M.C. Beaton

Read in 2013
Read in 2012
A Pale Horse - Agatha Christie
Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce
Towards Zero - Agatha Christie
Diamond in the Window* - Jane Langston
The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
Out of the Silent Planet* - C.S. Lewis
Cat Among the Pigeons - Lillian Jackson Braun
Guards! Guards!* - Terry Pratchett
Dead Man's Folly - Agatha Christie
The Peach Keeper - Sarah Addison Allen
The "I Hate to Cook" Book - Peg Bracken
The Cat Who Sang For The Birds - Lillian Jackson Braun
After the Funeral - Agatha Christie
A Wrinkle In Time* - Madeline L'Engle

"Read In 2011"
25. The Cat Who Tailed a Theif - By Lillian Jackson Braun
24. Mapp and Lucia - By E.F. Benson*
23. Taken at the Flood - By Agatha Christie
22. The Cat Who Said Cheese - By Lillian Jackson Braum
21. The Cat Who Blew The Whistle - By Lillian Jackson Braum
20. Five Little Pigs - By Agatha Christie
19. Heavy Weather - By P.G. Wodehouse
18. Evil Under The Sun - By Agatha Christie
17. Red Planet - By Robert Heinlein
16. The Patriotic Murders - By Agatha Christie
15. Sad Cypress - by Agatha Christie
14. The Cat Who Blew the Whistle - By Lillian Jackson Braum
13. Poirot Investigates - by Agatha Christie
12. Appointment With Death - by Agatha Christie
11. Lucia in London - by E.F. Benson*
10. Dumb Witness - by Agatha Christie
9. The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma - by Trenton Lee Stewart
8. Black Coffee - By Agatha Christie
7. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - By Washington Irving
6. Death on the Nile - By Agatha Christie
5. Cards on the Table - By Agatha Christie
4. Dying for Chocolate - by Diane Mott Davidson
3. Murder in Mesopotamia - By Agatha Christie
2. The A.B.C. Murders - By Agatha Christie
1. A Common Life - By Jan Karon*

"Read in 2010"
51. A Light in the Window - by Jan Karon*
50. The Man In The Brown Suit - By Agatha Christie
49. The Lightning Thief - by Rick Riordan
48. The Cat Who Came to Breakfast - By Lillian Jackson Braun 11/12/10
47. Summer Lightning - By P.G. Wodehouse 10/12/10
46. Bertram's Hotel - By Agatha Christie 10/3/10
45. A Princess of Mars - By Edgar Rice Burroughs 9/29/10
44. True Experiences With Ghosts - By Martin Ebon 9/28/10
43. The Cat Who Went Into The Closet - By Lillian Jackson Braun 9/27/10
42. Just One More Thing - By Peter Falk 9/24/10
41. Death in the Air - By Agatha Christie 9/23/10
40. The Cat Who Wasn't There - By Lillian Jackson Braun 9/13/10
39. Blandings Castle - By P.G. Wodehouse 9/2/10
38. Three Act Tragedy - By Agatha Christie 8/27/10
37. The Reluctant Entertainer - By Sandy Coughlin 8/22/10
36. Leave it to Psmith - By P.G. Wodehouse 8/21/10
35. A Caribbean Mystery - By Agatha Christie 8/9/10
34. The Mirror Crack'd - By Agatha Christie 7/18/10
33. The God of the Hive - By Laurie King 7/11/10
32. Julie and Julia - By Julie Powell 7/11/10
31. The Cat Who Moved a Mountain - By Lillian Jackson Braun 7/8/10
30. The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal - By Lillian Jackson Braun 6/28/10
29. The Secret Power Within - By Chuck Norris 6/26/10
28. The Mysterious Mr. Quin - by Agatha Christie 6/24/10
27. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle - by Russell Miller 6/14/10
26. The Worthing Saga - By Orson Scott Card 6/1/10
25. Strong Poison - By Dorothy Sayers 5/25/10
24. 4:50 From Paddington - By Agatha Christie 5/20/10
23. The Cat Who Lived High - By Lillian Jackson Braun 5/11/10
22. In Pursuit of Love - By Nancy Mitford 4/26/10
21. The Great Divorce - By C.S. Lewis 4/20/10
20. A Pocket Full of Rye - By Agatha Christie 4/18/10
19. A Wind in the Door - By Madeline L'Engle* 4/15/10
18. Murder on the Orient Express - By Agatha Christie 4/12/10
17. At Home in Mitford - by Jan Karon* 4/7/10
16. Daily Reflections for Lent 2010 - by Daniel J. Harrington 4/4/10
15. The Brontes Went to Woolworths - by Rachel Ferguson 4/1/10
14. Wise Blood - By Flannery O'Connor 3/27/10
13. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - by Trenton Lee Stewart 3/15/10
12. The Book of Three - By Lloyd Alexander 3/7/10
11. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club - by Dorothy Sayers 2/28/10
10. The Truth About Santa - By Gregory Mone 2/10/10
9. They Do It With Mirrors - By Agatha Christie 1/30/10
8. The Man Who Was Thursday - By G.K. Chesterton 1/18/10
7.Unnatural Death - By Dorothy Sayers 1/18/10
6. Mrs. Miniver - By Jan Struther 1/10/10
5. Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories - By Agatha Christie 1/7/10
4. The Gift of Hope: Advent and Christmas Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition - by Andrew Gawrych 1/6/10
3. It Happened in Italy - by Elizabeth Bettina 1/4/10
2. Doubleback - Libby Fischer Hellman 1/3/10
1. The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts - Lillian Jackson Braun 1/2/10

(*Indicates that this is not the first time I have read this book.)

About my libraryA hodge-podge of unconnected themes and genres.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, E. F. Benson, Early Reviewers, Hobnob with Authors, Midwest Writers/Readers, Missouri Readers, St. Blog's Catholic Parish, Writer's Brag and Rag Bag

Favorite authorsJane Austen, E. F. Benson, Orson Scott Card, Anita Evangelista, Jan Karon, C. S. Lewis, Flannery O'Connor, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstores57th Street Books, Book Jungle, Borders - Springfield, De Sales Catholic Bookstore, Powell's - Hyde Park, The Book Nook, The Book Rack


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Real nameJamie Alexandre Hall

LocationSpringfield, MO USA

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Member sinceJul 28, 2007

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Reminder: The Missouri Readers Group will begin discussion of King of the Hill: A Memoir by A. E. Hotchner on April 1, 2010. No Kidding! The discussion thread is at I look forward to chatting with you all again!
Just a short note (and my only one, I promise) that I've launched my website at I've also created a page called Michelle Hoover's The Quickening on Facebook. If you're interested in further updates about the book, you can check out the site or join the page. You can also look at my Librarything author page for more info. In any case, I hope you're well and happy reading. And if you have similar news, let me know.

Just a reminder! One week from today, on February 1, 2010, we will begin our Missouri Readers discussion of “The Moonflower Vine” by Jetta Carleton. We’ve started a thread, but try to avoid spoilers until next week!
Reminder: The Missouri Readers will start discussing The Death of Sweet Mister by Daniel Woodrell next Monday (12/28)! Come visit with your questions and comments!

Merry Christmas!
Your "About Me" jumped out at me, because I could have written most of it! I enjoyed reading some of your reviews, and look forward to trying out some of the authors you like...keep it up!
Still haven't read Queen Lucia yet *blush* but I will. I hadn't said BOO! to you lately, so thought I'd swing by. Also, I finally broke down and started a blog specifically for book reviewing, , and I've been playing around with it today. I finally figured out how to add links to other people's blogs, and I wanted to tell you I've put your blog link on it ;-D
Yeah, this is a great neighborhood for books. I've been to Myopic Books once and really liked it, but it took me about 45 minutes to get there by a combination of CTA and walking and I haven't felt up to making the trip again. Not when there are so many books so much closer at hand, anyway.
It's snooping, but I've got to ask: I see that you've got Hyde Park bookstores listed and that you're in higher education--do you work at the U of C?
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries! I see that you like E.F. Benson--I've only got the one book ("Secret Lives") and I haven't actually read it yet, but I've heard so many good things about the Mapp and Lucia books. Humor in British writing is sort of a special interest of mine, so that's definitely a gap in my library that I need to fill!
"Sixpence House" is about a American family living in Hay-on-Wye in Wales. Turns out the town is a veritable treasure trove of books, esp. used ones. I think you'd enjoy it, too. Judie
Hi Jamie, I am so psyched! Found "Lucia" on bbc radio 4 & listened to the re-broadcast of "Lucia's Progress" on their women's hour drama show. Simply wonderful! You have to download their free real player, but then you have access to all of their fantastic braodcasts. There simply are not enough hours in the day for it all. Just started "Sixpence House" which is wonderful. Do you know it? Was recommended by another LTer. Judie
Hi Jamie, Indeed I have read all of the Lucia books. It's been a long time, though, & I really must read them again. My, this site has spurred me on to re-reading so many of my favorites. I'll never finish them all! What a delightful problem to have. I noted with interest "The Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries" in your library. The name has gotten me, so I'll put it on my Amazon list, thank you for that. Judie
Hi Jamie, many thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. I will do the same with yours. I look forward to reading more of your reviews. Judie
Hi, I positively loved your comments on E.F. Benson's writing style. Right on the mark. The series of "Lucia" books are a treasure to me. I found the 1st of mine at a garage sale. I can't remember what drew me to spend the 10 or 25 cents for it, but it opened the door to my fondness for them all. I even had to buy the London Weekend Television series; I suppose now I'll need to buy them on dvd! Georgie Pilson is my favorite of the characters. We all need a little Georgie in our lives.
Not to make ya feel bad, but yeah... I did get an ER book this month. I got Best Girlfriend's Getaways Worldwide by Marybeth Bond. The only good thing you could say about Larryisms is that is was 130 small pages with big font. THANK the untrustworthy GOD for that! (Never trust a god who would appear as a radish and tell a short, delusional, obnoxious, cynical balding man he should write a book of his favorite sayings...)
My copy of Queen Lucia arrived today (swiped it from PBS.) It'll be on my shortlist, then I can tell ya what I think ;-). I read your review of Larryisms and laughed! Yours was better than mine :-D .
Hi, thanks! Yes I was sorely disappointed this month - I got one book last month but it wasn't a favorite and this month's list was so up my alley I thought for sure I'd score. Such is life.

Will have to visit Chicago one of these years. Only recently I discovered it has a decent amount of tea shops and that's enough reason to want to go.
Hi Jamie, it's Erin again, I forgot to ask about Mystery Science Theater, is it still on? What channel? I used to love that show and have not seen it on in a long time! Thanks
Hi Jamie, I enjoyed looking through your library especially the Catholic tag. I live in Chicago also. I am going to add you to my interesting library list. Have a great weekend! Erin
Thanks for the suggestion on "Queen Lucia, I wishlisted it at BookMooch. I chuckled when I read the new comment email. I hadn't realized you were the same one I just mailed books to. I was like "hey... I know that id..." Oh, and glad to know I'm not the only one who found too much Larry is TOO MUCH! Just glad I didn't pay the $14.95 suggested price on the back of the book (I never pay that much ever... let alone for a little flip book like that.)

Queen Lucia definately looks right up my alley. I love a good satire.
I too am getting Larryisms for my firs ER book, and I couldn't remember what it was about, so I googled it and got this: . It looks rather funny, with statements like "If you're right, that makes me wrong, and that doesn't seem right." and "Stand up for what you believe in, but when you find out you're wrong, sit down." I think it'll be enjoyable.
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