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Member: LauraBrook

Book tastes

I love reading mysteries (not too violent, please), am a lifelong Anglophile, and LOVE epistolary books. Narrative non-fiction is a genre I really enjoy but don't read that often. Time travel novels are aces. 18th century British classics are another fave, and I'm trying to read more American classics as well, but there are certainly gaps. SciFi, Fantasy, and romance are all newer genres that I'm enjoying, and if poetry is your jam, then I'd love to read that too! My LT library is up-to-date, so it should be easy to poke around and see what's what.

Don't get this!

Religious or any kind of Christian fiction/romance books, anything from the "beat" era, things that have any kind of violence or abuse towards animals, or anything that's about a missing child or children. I keep trying them, and I just can't get into them. (If it's about a kid going missing through a picture, or has some magical/supernatural element, then I'm totally into it. I know, I'm weird.)

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United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

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

Amount to spend: $40.00 USD

bagejew's picks so far.

152479774Xhttps://www.amazon.com/Kill-Farm-Boy-Tales-Pell/dp/152479774X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543858407&sr=8-1Kill the Farm Boy17.70
0374226644https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Fugitives-Novel-Ceridwen-Dovey/dp/0374226644/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543858222&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=in+the+garden+of+the+fugitiesIn the Garden of the Fugitives12.90
1503951812https://www.amazon.com/Tuscan-Child-Rhys-Bowen/dp/1503951812/ref=zg_mw_18_16?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J41YPNKMJEQ30RPQBT68The Tuscan Child8.97

Secret Santa

LauraBrook's Secret Santa is bagejew. Help bagejew pick the right book.


Peace2: Mysteries -

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (first in a series) (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 01:44:06 -0500)

loubrarian: I think she might like Our History of the 20th Century by Travis Elborough because she said she likes history and epistolary. (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 13:58:39 -0500)

ChessFanatic: Non-Violent Mysteries - What about "The Cat Who Could Read Backwards" by Lillian Jackson Braun? That's the first of 29 in the series (I read the first 12 back when I was a teenager). If memory serves me right, only Koko (the main feline character) was in the first one and YumYum (he feline mate) is introduced in the second one, "The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern". The main character, Jim Qwilleran, I believe worked for a newspaper if memory serves me right. It's a series of "WhoDunIt" books that involves no real violence. (Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:08:23 -0500)

lorannen: Removed In the Garden of the Fugitives (0374226644) due to availability. Replaced with Crocodile on the Sandbank (9781455572359), suggested by Peace2.

Done. (Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:58:38 -0500)

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