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Member: cbl_tn

Book tastes

I'm a fairly eclectic reader. My favorite genre is historical mystery (especially if it has an art or archaeology theme), but I also read literary fiction, history, literary travel, and books about books.

Don't get this!

No books in series that are already represented in my library. No romance. I don't read much science fiction/fantasy, with the exception of time travel books and alternate history. While I like historical fiction, I prefer that the main characters be fictional so that I can keep fact and fiction straight. (Historical figures as detectives are OK, though. I'm not going to confuse a historical mystery plot with real history!) I have a fairly low tolerance level for graphic sexual content or coarse language.

Other notes

I've made a resolution to read more poetry next year. If you have a favorite poet or anthology, I'm willing to give it a try! Please feel free to select from my wishlist, but I like surprises, too.


United States

Santa: Select books from Book Depository

Store: Book Depository (http://www.bookdepository.com)

Amount to spend: $30.00 USD

pantsant's picks so far.

0316242837https://www.bookdepository.com/Bright-Edge-World-Eowyn-Ivey/9780316242837To The Bright Edge of the World17.44
1474603483https://www.bookdepository.com/Watling-Street-John-Higgs/9781474603485?ref=grid-view&qid=1544060166086&sr=1-1Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and it's Ever Present Past12.24

Secret Santa

cbl_tn's Secret Santa is pantsant. Help pantsant pick the right book.


thornton37814: I think she'd really like:

Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past by John Higgs. (Tue, 27 Nov 2018 19:14:19 -0500)

Capybara_99: "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean lands in the intersection of literary travel, history and books about books. (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:18:03 -0500)

pantsant: Happy Holidays!

I hope you enjoy these books. I am a fan of Eowyn Ivey and have just finished reading To The Bright Edge of the World. I really hope you do as well.

- xo (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 21:02:45 -0500)

lorannen: Santa had some money left over, so I added Hotel Silence (9781782274216) from cbl_tn's wishlist.

Done. (Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:34:10 -0500)

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