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CollectionsYour library (4,680), To read (877), Favorites (19), All collections (4,680)

Reviews349 reviews

Tagsfiction (2,727), novel (2,450), TBR (1,862), nonfiction (1,768), finished (1,756), American (602), mystery (598), series (555), history (524), NIL (514) — see all tags

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About meMy husband and I live in a 106-year-old 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, the Dumas Law Group, mostly representing the victims of childhood sexual abuse. I spend the rest of my time exploring, fussing with the house and garden, reading books, and playing with my Rose City Reader book blog.

I am a compulsive "list" reader. Having finished the Modern Library's Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century, I'm still actively working on National Book Award winners, Booker Prize winners, and Pulitzer Prize (fiction) winners, Book Critics Circle winners, and One Book by Every Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. I am also lackadaisically working on the Modern Library's Top 100 Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century, Pulitzer Prize (history) winners, and National Review's list of most influential (non-fiction) books of the 20th Century. Arguably, 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.

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, indicating that 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, Saul Bellow, Lee Child, M. F. K. Fisher, Jim Harrison, Steven F. Hayward, John Lescroart, Ian McEwan, Vladimir Nabokov, Anthony Powell, Annie Proulx, Philip Roth, Evelyn Waugh, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


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Real nameGilion Dumas

LocationPortland, Oregon

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 28, 2006

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