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CollectionsYour library (3,701), Poetry (274), Read but No Longer Own (954), New England history (90), Margaret Atwood (51), Quilting, Sewing & Other Needlework (94), Joyce Carol Oates (86), juvenile (47), Boris Pasternak (16), Read but unowned (2), Favorites (27), Recovered books (2), All collections (3,706)

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Tagsfiction (2,174), read no longer own (1,024), nonfiction (616), SF&F (595), crime novel (317), poetry (305), short fiction collection (204), women's studies (197), New England (174), literary reference (172) — see all tags

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About meLongtime member of LT, once very active now somewhat less. I think my library tells you everything you need to know about me... except: I am wife to the best guy in the world, mother of three terrific now-adult children, and Nana to, not one, but three ADORABLE grandchildren!

As of 2019 I am self-declared "retired". I enjoy reading and Ancestry.com . I also sew, quilt; and paint/paper walls, furniture and other things. I like to garden, play in the woods, sing made up songs and laugh out loud (as often as possible). I enjoy baking, travel, museums of all kinds...really this list is endless.
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I journal my reading with brief reviews on a joint thread with my husband, dukedom_enough, in the group Club Read 2021

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2021 READING (books only, and completed)

√denotes reviewed.

2nd Quarter reading:



Admiring Silence by Abdulrazak Gurnah (novel, 1996)
Purge by Sofi Oksanen (novel, 2010, Estonia)
√Indemnity Only by Sarah Paretsky (crime novel, 1990)
How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope edited by James Crews (2021)
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1st Quarter Reading
√A Natural History of Hell: Stories by Jeffrey Ford (2016, short fiction)
√Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson (crime novel, 2021)
√One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson (novel, 2017)
American Melancholy: Poems by Joyce Carol Oates (poetry, 2021)
√Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic edited by Alice Quinn (poetry, 2020)
√The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey (2020, novel)
The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry edited by Carmine Starnino (2005)
√Red Snow by Ian MacLeod (SF/F, UK, 2017)
√Virginia by Jens Christian Grøndahl (Danish 2000, English translation 2003)
√A Song for the Dark Times: An Inspector Rebus Novel by Ian Rankin (2020)
√Best Canadian Poetry 2020 edited by Marilyn Dumont et al (2020)
√Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real by Michael Crummey (CLC Kreisel Lecture 2018).
√Still Life: A Karen Pirie Novel by Val McDermid (Crime novel, 2020, UK)
√In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life by James Dietz (nonfiction: historical anthropology, 1977)
√Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood (2020, poetry)

ABANDONED:
Snow by John Banville (crime novel, 2021)
Silence in October by Jens Christian Grøndahl (Danish,1996; English trans. 2002). Tired of the narrator. My patience these days is less than optimal.

About my libraryI enjoy all kinds and forms of fiction. I'm fascinated not just with story, but also with the art of fiction itself. I enjoy poetry, literary criticism, cultural studies, psychology, art history, New England history, social history, women's studies, some science, nature, contemporary issues...and whatever else might catch my interest at any given time.

GroupsAll Things New England, Atwoodians, Board Room, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014, Club Read 2015show all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Abigail May Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Nathacha Appanah, Margaret Atwood, Trezza Azzopardi, Julianna Baggott, Nicola Barker, Elizabeth Bishop, Martin Booth, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Octavia E. Butler, Alex Capus, Angela Carter, Suzy McKee Charnas, Nancy F. Cott, Mia Couto, A. J. Cronin, Charles L. Crow, John Crowley, Emily Dickinson, Assia Djebar, Susan J. Douglas, Thomas Dublin, Clare Dudman, Carol Ann Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Barbara Ehrenreich, George Eliot, Nawal El-Saadawi, Buchi Emecheta, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Gaskell, Amitav Ghosh, Sandra M. Gilbert, Kate Grenville, Ursula K. Le Guin, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Helon Habila, Elizabeth Hand, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gaute Heivoll, David Herter, Reginald Hill, Nalo Hopkinson, Arnaldur Indriðason, Gish Jen, Ha Jin, Gail Jones, Graham Joyce, James Patrick Kelly, Jane Kenyon, Margo Lanagan, Margot Livesey, Joan London, Amy Lowell, Ian R. MacLeod, Henning Mankell, Maureen F. McHugh, China Miéville, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sarah Moss, Mary Beth Norton, Joyce Carol Oates, Yoko Ogawa, Olaf Olafsson, Sharon Olds, Boris Pasternak, Viktor Pelevin, Ian Rankin, Adrienne Rich, Kenneth Roberts, Mary Doria Russell, Robert Shearman, Elaine Showalter, Rebecca Solnit, May Swenson, Deborah Tannen, Sheri S. Tepper, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Jeff VanderMeer, Kate Douglas Wiggin, William Carlos Williams, Paul Yoon (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresOld Number Six Book Depot, Toadstool Bookshop - Milford

Favorite librariesHollis Social Library, Wadleigh Memorial Library - GMILCS

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Real nameLois

LocationNew Hampshire, USA

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Member sinceOct 3, 2006

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