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Feb 22, 2011
Real Name
Vivian Taylor
About My Library
I have an extensive library of non-fiction books (currently seven 5-shelf bookcases overfilled with hardcover and paperback non-fiction books, one 2-shelf bookcases filled with signed books, and two 2-shelf bookcases stuffed with printed ARCs). These include books on and about Islam and Muslims, Comparative Religion, Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Naturopathic Medicine, and Tea. My fiction books are mostly in digital format and read using various ebook apps.
About Me
I'm an avid reader (okay I'm a rabid reader). I generally read fiction (Mystery/Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Thrillers, and some Paranormal/Fantasy) and Classics along with non-fiction relating to aromatherapy, herbalism, perfumery, comparative religion, Islam and all things tea.
I'm also a writer. I've written several informative booklets on Islam and Muslims, co-authored and edited stories on Islamic parables, as well as authored numerous Islamic articles and reviews...although I've written articles, booklets, etc., I remain primarily a devoted reader.
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USA
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https://thebookdivasreads.com
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Diane Ackerman, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Warren Adler, Lara Adrian, Susan Wittig Albert, Lamya Al-Faruqi, Charlotte Vale Allen, Sarah Addison Allen, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Maya Angelou, Karen Armstrong, Jane Austen, Avicenna, Heather Barbieri, Brunonia Barry, Jefferson Bass, Elizabeth Becka, Sara Blædel, Chris Bohjalian, Alan Bradley, Allison Brennan, Charlotte Brontë, Geraldine Brooks, Eleanor Brown, Sandra Brown, Carla Buckley, Alafair Burke, Mary Burton, Julie Buxbaum, Rachel Caine, Diane Chamberlain, Jordan Dane, Jeffery Deaver, Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Terri DuLong, Heidi W. Durrow, J. T. Ellison, Janet Evanovich, Christine Feehan, Jasper Fforde, Kate Flora, Earlene Fowler, Anne Frasier, Diana Gabaldon, Meg Gardiner, Lisa Gardner, Debora Geary, Tess Gerritsen, Erik Hanberg, Irene Hannon, Deborah Harkness, Karen Harper, Kim Harrison, Rajia Hassib, Wil Haygood, Sara J. Henry, Alice Hoffman, Kay Hooper, Silas House, Linda Howard, Gregg Hurwitz, Abū Muḥammad ‘Alī ibn Aḥmad ibn Sa‘īd al-Andalusī Ibn Ḥazm, Greg Iles, Eowyn Ivey, Lisa Jackson, Iris Johansen, Tayari Jones, Alma Katsu, Alex Kava, Susanna Kearsley, Julie Kibler, Julie Klassen, Mary Kubica, Jon Land, Stieg Larsson, Richard Lederer, Cindi Madsen, Marie Manilla, Sujata Massey, Sarah McCoy, Sharyn McCrumb, Jennifer McMahon, Barbara Michaels, Jenny Milchman, Kate Morton, Katherine Neville, Carol O'Connell, Gregg Olsen, Chris Pavone, Jodi Picoult, James Norwood Pratt, Kathy Reichs, Laurie Viera Rigler, Nora Roberts, Tatiana de Rosnay, Ann B. Ross, Barbara Samuel, Lisa Scottoline, Marilyn Sue Shank, Barbara Shapiro, Graeme Simsion, Karin Slaughter, Erica Spindler, Dana Stabenow, Garth Stein, Mariah Stewart, P. J. Tracy, Margaret Truman, Carolyn Turgeon, Lisa Unger, Susan Wiggs, Amanda Kyle Williams, Lauren Willig, G. Willow Wilson, Gabrielle Zevin
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Bookstores: (Nameless venue), Barnes & Noble Booksellers - University Town Centre, Books-a-Million #234, Empire Books and News, Main Line Books, Marshall University Bookstore, Taylor Books, The Inner Geek

Libraries: Kanawha County Public Library, South Charleston Public Library, St. Albans Branch Library

Other: Daily Dose Cafe, Ohio River Festival of Books, Bookmarks - Festival of Books 2014, Charleston Civic Center, CTC Mall Book Group, Book Lovin' Ladies of Greater Charleston, West Virginia Book Festival 2013, Books by the Banks (2015), West Virginia Book Festival

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