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Member: thornton37814

Book tastes

I love mysteries. My favorite kinds are Police Procedurals such as Deborah Crombie, Ann Cleeves, or Louise Penny. I also enjoy historical fiction with historical mysteries such as those written by C. J. Sansom's Matthew Shardlake series, Barbara Cleverly's Joe Sandilands series, and Victoria Thompson's Gaslight series being among favorites. I enjoy history books, primarily American and Western European, although I'm not crazy about military books unless it is more of a social history about the average person during the war. I especially enjoy history books relating to areas of genealogical interest--Southern States, Colonial New England, England, Amish, women's traditional roles, etc. I also enjoy cookbooks.

Don't get this!

Books with a lot of profanity or graphic sex, science fiction, fantasy, the noir/hard-boiled genre, espionage genre, things already owned in my catalog.

Other notes

If a book came out before I joined LibraryThing, I may have read it even though it is not included here. If you don't know me, LT member cbl_tn knows my literary tastes pretty well and can keep a secret. My LT Christmas 2018 wishlist is up-to-date, and I welcome books from it. I'm also participating in the Christmas swap and suggested that my Santa there post a comment here to avoid duplication.


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $35.00 USD

hazel1123's picks so far.

0375714367https://www.amazon.com/Cutting-Stone-Abraham-Verghese/dp/0375714367/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543879797&sr=1-1Cutting the Stone11.06
1476726167https://www.amazon.com/Barking-Choir-Power-Radical-Kinship/dp/1476726167/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543880452&sr=1-1Barking to the Choir11.00
https://www.amazon.chttps://www.amazon.com/Invention-Wings-Sue-Monk-Kidd/dp/0143121707/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543880919&sr=8-1&keywords=invention+of+wingsThe Invention of Wings12.17

Secret Santa

thornton37814's Secret Santa is hazel1123. Help hazel1123 pick the right book.


cbl_tn: From her wishlist I can recommend the Oxford Very Short Introductions. The books in this series are consistently good and it shouldn't disappoint. I'd recommend the Mary Stewart for fiction.

(Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:17:05 -0500)

hazel1123: I still hope you enjoy these books. I certainly realize the choosing from your wishlist would have been ‘safe’ but I suspect we would have just bought those books rather than mess with Santa Thing if we didn’t want a bit of a surprise. I read your many and helpful reviews (we share 235 books) and used that information to pick these three books. Our tastes seem remarkably similar (except for those mysteries) and these books are ones that I not only rated highly at the time I read them but remember them sometimes years later. Cutting the Stone is a book that was recommended to me and stayed unread for a long time.it is one of my favorite books for all time. Merry Christmas. (Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:33:25 -0500)

lorannen: Removed Barking to the Choir (9781476726168). An elf tells me thornton37814 is unlikely to appreciate this book. Replaced with The Grass is Singing (9780061673740) from their wishlist.

Done. (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:55:00 -0500)

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