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Reviews434 reviews

Tagsfiction (3,139), novel (2,832), finished (2,111), nonfiction (1,965), TBR (1,891), mystery (825), NIL (817), series (730), American (604), history (547) — see all tags


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About meMy husband and I live 1912 house in Portland with lots of books, a jazz vinyl collection, and two tabby cats named Billie and Ella (the Jazz Cats).

I practice law at my own firm, Dumas & Vaughn, mostly representing the victims of childhood sexual abuse. I spend the rest of my time playing with my Rose City Reader book blog, exploring, reading books, puttering with the house, and neglecting my garden.

I am a compulsive "list" reader. I caught the bug with the the Modern Library's Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century, which I finished in 2008. I started my book blog to keep track of the lists I work on, including prize winners like the Booker and the Pulitzer, and "must reads" like Erica Jong's Best 100 Novels by Women. I burn up valuable reading time playing with my lists. I know this.

About my libraryMy LT library includes all the books I live with and some that I finished reading but are NIL anymore. I keep them on the list here so I don't buy or read them again. It does not include wishlist books.

Any book tagged "James's" belongs to my husband and it is unlikely that I have read it or ever will -- unless it is also tagged "TBR" in which case I intend to get to it someday.

I am loosey goosey with my star ratings. Stars should be taken with a grain of salt. Generally, 5 stars means it is an all-time favorite; 4 stars means I liked it and would recommend it; 3 stars means I enjoyed it but probably wouldn't recommend it; 2 stars means I didn't like it; and 1 star means I thought it was really bad. I give 3 1/2 stars to many books. For me, that means I would recommend it to certain readers, compared to a 4 star rating that means I would recommend it to anyone.

Groups2016 - BIG FAT BOOK CHALLENGE, 2017- BIG FAT BOOKS CHALLENGE, 2018 BIG FAT BOOKS CHALLENGE, Bloggers, Booze!, Christianity, Nabokov!, Oregonians, Political Conservatives, Portland Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsKingsley Amis, M. F. K. Fisher, Jim Harrison, P. D. James, Ian McEwan, Iris Murdoch, Anthony Powell, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


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Real nameGilion Dumas

LocationPortland, Oregon

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Member sinceJul 28, 2006

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