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About meBooks, coffee, and a dog. That's all anyone really needs.

About my libraryA few years ago, I decided to read all "the classics". Although as a child I raided my dad's bookshelf on a regular basis, reading Moby Dick, some Steinbeck, and other well-regarded books, I missed out on a lot of the books people always talked about, so I took it upon myself to make a list and get started. It's a ridiculously long list.

Somewhere along the way, I got caught up in fanfiction. I know, I know...not something to be proud of. But it was a way to read tons and tons and tons of stories for free. That led to a website, which led to more books, which led to what I do with pretty much all my spare time now -- read and review books on

Obviously, somewhere in my reading, I ended up breezing through some tomes written within the last few years. I guess they're my guilty pleasure, but despite all the modern chick books, I always find my way back to Steinbeck.

GroupsBloggers, Combiners!, Geeks who love the Classics, Read YA Lit, Romance - from historical to contemporary, Vintage children's and young adult books

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, George Eliot, Charlaine Harris, Stephenie Meyer, Edgar Allan Poe, J. K. Rowling, John Steinbeck, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Paul Zindel (Shared favorites)


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