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About meI'm the fourth of six children, most of whom are/were big readers. I grew up in a house surrounded by books and was always allowed to read whatever I pleased at any age. This has lead me to my having rather eclectic reading tastes. When I'm not reading, I'm an inveterate bookcrosser, working as a legal assistant for an international law firm in San Diego, going to the theater, museums, traveling, or wandering the beautiful County of San Diego.

About my librarySince nearly my entire library is on bookcrossing, I don't feel the need to use that feature here. Instead, I use LT for books I am reading or have read since joining LT. Any book finished will contain a small "review" of my thoughts on the book. I don't generally write expansive reviews both because of lack of time and I fear spoiling the plot for others. My "reviews" are intended only to remind me in the future what I thought of the book.

GroupsAfrican/African American Literature, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, BookCrossers, Californians Who LT, History Fans, Non-Fiction Readers, Reading Globally, San Diego Bibliophiles, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Louisa May Alcott, Sherman Alexie, Monica Ali, Stephen E. Ambrose, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Isaac Asimov, Jane Austen, David Baldacci, A. Scott Berg, Chris Bohjalian, Rick Bragg, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Geraldine Brooks, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Truman Capote, Robert A. Caro, John le Carré, Raymond Carver, James Clavell, J. M. Coetzee, Wilkie Collins, Edwidge Danticat, Patrick Dennis, Kate DiCamillo, Joan Didion, William Diehl, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Penelope Fitzgerald, Fannie Flagg, Pat Frank, Charles Frazier, Ernest J. Gaines, Paul Gallico, Kaye Gibbons, Dorothy Gilman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Graham Greene, Mark Haddon, Helene Hanff, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, James Herriot, John Hersey, Georgette Heyer, Carl Hiaasen, James Hilton, Sheri Holman, Henrik Ibsen, Paulette Jiles, Tracy Kidder, Barbara Kingsolver, Jon Krakauer, Louis L'Amour, Stieg Larson, Harper Lee, Andrea Levy, Helen MacInnes, Judith Martin, Cormac McCarthy, David McCullough, Ian McEwan, Larry McMurtry, Herman Melville, A. A. Milne, Anchee Min, L. M. Montgomery, Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Tim O'Brien, Yoko Ogawa, Baroness Orczy, Ann Patchett, Alan Paton, Katherine Anne Porter, Annie Proulx, Anna Quindlen, Rick Riordan, J. K. Rowling, Mark Salzman, Lawrence Sanders, Alice Sebold, Lisa See, Åsne Seierstad, Dr. Seuss, Michael Shaara, William Shakespeare, Randy Shilts, Nevil Shute, Betty Smith, Johanna Spyri, John Steinbeck, Jonathan Stroud, Jonathan Swift, Amy Tan, Mark Twain, Anne Tyler, Leon Uris, Abraham Verghese, Kurt Vonnegut, Eudora Welty, E. B. White, Oscar Wilde, August Wilson, Simon Winchester, Frank Yerby, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Encinitas, Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, Farenheit 451 Booksellers, Moby Dickens Bookshop, The Book Works

Favorite librariesCarlsbad City Library (South)

Other favoritesLos Angeles Times Festival of Books

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Real nameMaggie

LocationCarlsbad, CA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 1, 2007

Currently readingWhen Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The San Francisco Earthquake: A Minute-by-Minute Account of the 1906 Disaster by Gordon Thomas

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