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About meI am a lifelong reader and an enthusiastic library patron. I teach college English, so I am always looking for great new books to teach.

About my libraryI'm still in the process of cataloging books and am running out of space for them. The majority of my books are fiction although I read a lot of women's memoirs, too. I try to read from my shelves, but shiny new library books do catch my attention.

2 or fewer stars - Why on earth did I finish this?
2 1/2 stars - It's not totally without good points, but I wouldn't recommend it.
3 stars - I like it. It may appeal to others more than to me.
3 1/2 stars - I like it a lot.
4 stars - I love it.
4 1/2 stars - Almost perfect.
5 stars - Perfect.

Groups2021 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2021, Club Read 2021, Reading Globally, Reading Globally II, TinyCat

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Julia Alvarez, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, A. S. Byatt, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Jane Gardam, Siri Hustvedt, Penelope Lively, Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor, Maggie O'Farrell, Meg Wolitzer (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsBest Dystopias, Dystopian and Apocalyptic Literature

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Real nameBeth


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Member sinceMay 12, 2010

Currently readingEverything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer
An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky
American Sublime: Poems by Elizabeth Alexander
The Center of Everything: A Novel by Jamie Harrison

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