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CollectionsYour library (1,063), Wishlist (4), Currently reading (1), To read (184), Read but unowned (192), Favorites (14), All collections (1,067)

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TagsTBR (181), unread (166), fiction (122), recent reads (84), mystery (75), suspense (68), family (26), thriller (21), Advance Reader's Edition (18), Reference (16) — see all tags

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About meI enjoy going to used book sales (which explains the large number of "To Be Read" books in my library). I tend to pass a lot of my books on to friends or back to used book sales to benefit local charities. I like to read mysteries and thrillers, some women's fiction and popular fiction. Any book that has a great premise and believable well-rounded characters will be a hit with me. I have a healthy respect for the beautiful way that words can be strung together and become something more, something beautiful and otherworldly. I love a great story written by a skilled storyteller!

I am enjoying the LibraryThing experience - seeing what I have in common with other members as well as seeing what I have that seems to be obscure in this community.

Happy Reading,

About my libraryI mainly read for pleasure -- predominately fiction currently. I have, however, collected a nice balance of non-fiction over the years so that I have put together a rather eclectic library.

My library here on LT encompasses both the books I now physically possess and all the books that I have read -- at least all the ones that I can remember!

Currently Reading
Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White

Recent Reads
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Find Me by Carol O'Connell
Run For Your Life by James Patterson
If It Bleeds by Linda Richards
Private Eyes by Jonathon Kellerman
Black Widow by Randy Wayne White
Girl Missing: A Novel by Tess Gerritsen
Islands by Anne Rivers Siddons
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
The Plover by Brian Doyle
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman
Hunter's Moon by Randy Wayne White
Winter House by Carol O'Connell
Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
Dead Famous by Carol O'Connell
Murder in the House by Margaret Truman
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham
After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman
Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham
White Fire by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Lost by S.J. Bolton
The Wreckage by Michael Robotham
Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
Tampa Burn by Randy Wayne White
Awakening by S.J. Bolton
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
Everglades by Randy Wayne White
The Circle by Dave Eggers
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Next Up
The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner
Her Last Whisper by Karin Robards
Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, ARC Junkies, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Early Reviewers, Hobnob with Authors, Irish Chick Lit, Playing games and solving puzzles, The City That Reads (Baltimore. Yes, hon, Baltimore.), West Virginians

Favorite authorsIsabel Allende, Maeve Binchy, Michael Connelly, Carl Hiaasen, Nick Hornby, Laura Lippman, Gabriel García Márquez, Louise Penny, Rosamunde Pilcher, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Kathy Reichs, Richard Russo, Alexander McCall Smith, Amy Tan, P. J. Tracy, Anne Tyler (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJun 23, 2007

Currently readingDead Silence (Doc Ford) by Randy Wayne White

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Yes mine finally got here too!
No I didn't get it I got The Life List instead didn't even realize I got the wrong book at first because I requested them both but still have not gotten Lie Still.
got the book. eager to read.
My copy of Nobodies Album was an ER book - so yes, there is hope!
I agree about the movie/book thought. Julia Roberts is playing the lead, but that doesn't necessarily mean the movie itself would be any good. I would think it may be as I haven't seen a bad movie with her in it, other than 'Mystic Pizza'. I will still look forward to your thoughts.

I finished Blood Vines by Erica Spindler yesterday. That was a good book, have you ever read any of her other works?
I see that you plan to read [[Eat, Pray, Love]]. I just read an article about the author. She has now written a sequel and they made [[Eat, Pray, Love]] in to a movie. You will have to let me know what you think of it.
I'm glad yours came! Now I have to hurry up and finish the book I'm reading so I can start it. Hopefully tomorrow!

I had already given up hope on this book since it's been out in hardback for a couple of months. I've read the first four books in the series and they keep getting better. I've been looking forward to reading this one, and figured I'd break down and buy it as soon it was released in paperback. It felt like Christmas came early when I found in in my mailbox this morning. I hope yours comes soon!
Wendy, Since I had already marked the book received the not receive was not there. I did let Abby no that I had not received the book . Thanks for letting me know. Hope there will not be a next time.
Noticed you liked Lovely Bones, 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 also contains a young female narrator struggling with a series of tragic circumstances. 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). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


An Inuit Indian Prayer

I think over again my small adventures
My fears,
Those small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things
I had to get and reach.
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.
I have the t-shirt that matches the picture on your profile! so cool!!
Don't forget to look for "Black Alice" by Thomas M.; Sladek, John T. (writing as Thom Demijohn)
Hullo. Just wanted to thank you for that lovely and flattering comment about the review I did up for The Arthurian Omen. I don't get much feedback on book reviews, so your comment really brought a smile to my face when I read it. Thanks!
Huh, me again. Found both your profile pic and the pic from my t-shirt online! (It was easier than I thought.) Check out my new profile photo...
Yeah, I know what you mean about not being a social Internet user until LT. Didn't see the point before, but now I'm a little obsessed...

I should have recognized your "photo" as a Gorey image! I love his art. I have a great t-shirt with a Gorey image on it that says "books. cats. life is sweet." on it. (There's an LT group called that too!) Wish I could find it online; I'd make it my profile picture...

Happy reading!
Hi Wendy,

Sorry, you're going to get another message from me saying I've added you to my Interesting Libraries -- I clicked on the wrong button and removed you by mistake the other day. I love your profile picture, by the way! Where did you get it? That's exactly how I feel! And I must admit that LT has only added to my pile of books and reduced the number of hours that I spend reading...

Avis (aka avisannschild)
Hello - my photo is of the following:

"a stark close-up of the Angel of Death cradling a fallen soldier, a victim of "The Great War". This memorial is known as the Honor Roll monument, and it can be found near Wollman rink in Prospect Park. This is a haunting memorial that is all the more forlorn because of its apparently neglected state. We noticed two large tablets were missing from its surface."

I located it on a photography website - I found it so beautiful and haunting - the above description is from said website.
I noticed we had quite a few books in common, so I figured I could use you as a reference source! I am always looking for something new to read. And like you, I have a wish list as long as a kid's Christmas list.
Hi. I loved your review of Seasonally Fit. I really struggled with that one and didn't care for it at all. I already gave it away to Abby. It's not cheating to list books you don't have handy. I can't delete a book a friend never gave back, or neglect to include one because it came from the library. I do the used book sale thing too, so I like to rotate the stock. Anything less than 2 stars is likely to disappear eventually. I always keep the ones that resonate or that I might want to revisit, or am obsessed with the author. Many of my favorites from the past get added back to the collection as I find them here and there. I'm looking forward to perusing your library.
Hey, Sis. Your right this is a great website. I put my profile and books in last night! I also signed up for early reviewers. I look forward to finding new and interesting things to read.
Hi!! It is great to see you back. I haven't been on here much lately either. I just ordered and received a little book by Billy and Ruth Graham called a Christmas Night, Reflections from Our Hearts to Your Home. It is a sweet book and I am reading that right now. I have great respect for Billy Graham and his late wife Ruth. I have bought so many books lately! I can't seem to stop buying books!!!Someone Help Me!!!! LOL! Hope you are doing great! Write me back when you get the chance. Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season! Keep enjoying those great books...we only have one lifetime to read and there are so many books!
Finished Nature Girl....funny book! The thing is I think I have known some of these people...or people like them! LOL! Keep Reading wcath. Thanks for all the recommendations!
Hi there! Since you have given me some great recommendations I thought I would return the favor. Of course individual taste being what it may not like these books. Some of my best reads this year were Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessi and Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger. Also, Sliver of Truth was the next book that followed up Beautiful Lies. All were mysteries but with a twist.. Happy Reading....wcath! (By the way I am ordering way too many books!)
Just finished the Bone Collector and I really liked it! The strange thing was when I first started it I thought ....Oh, this is a little too much graphic violence for me...because I usually choose mysteries that aren't very bloody. I always think of it as a murder that is not too gorey (What a joke!) But, this just pulled me right in. I loved all the intricate details of testing evidence and I absolutely loved the characters. So, I will be reading the next book in the series soon and really thank you for the recommendation. I am starting Nature Girl tonight. Also, I am reading Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. I think when I start a new book I will be reading Love in the Time of Cholera. Good to hear from you again.
Hey- I was just checking out your library and noticed that we have similar eclectic tastes. Welcome to LibraryThing!

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