This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Search avanders's books

Random books from avanders's library

I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Uglies: Shay's Story (Graphic Novel) (Uglies Graphic Novels) by Scott Westerfeld

Too Big! by Claire Masurel

The Infernals: A Novel by John Connolly

In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II by Rhys Bowen

The World Before Us: A Novel by Aislinn Hunter

Members with avanders's books

Member gallery (74)

(see all 74 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

avanders's reviews

Reviews of avanders's books, not including avanders's

Helper badges

Cover UploadingHelperCoverGuessBook DepocalypseCandy CommendationGolden PearFiverTenner

 

Member: avanders

CollectionsYour library (1,188), Read but unowned (604), Currently reading (5), Wishlist (61), ROOTS Read (119), ARC (109), Book Group Books (69), Library Book (105), Kindle (169), SantaThing Gifts (13), Short List (9), Get Self/Borrow (18), To Finish (3), Concord Free Press (3), Favorites (81), All collections (1,880)

Reviews269 reviews

Tagskindle (116), library book (109), borrowed (91), series (78), book group (67), ROOT (64), audio (56), Litsy (54), ARC (51), wishlist! (48) — see all tags

MediaNot set (1), Book (1,878), Paper Book (1,796), Audiobook (17), Ebook (59), Other (1)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

Recommendations2 recommendations

About meDay-to-Day: I am a lawyer, working for the courts. My job involves a lot of reading, researching, writing, reviewing, and of course analyzing law.

Interests: Aside from reading, I have a plethora of interests ranging from socializing to coffee drinking to hiking to singing (especially harmonizing) to cultural activities of all kinds to shopping to snow-boarding (just learning) to sporting events to ... Yes, I have a broad range of interests. I also greatly enjoy just sitting in front of the fireplace reading a book, lying in a hammock in the backyard reading a book, sitting in a hottub reading a book, going to coffee shops to read books, shopping for books, discussing books, reading about books, and thinking about books. I like books a lot. ;)

Specifically about books: I love books that are unique and inspired. I can forgive almost any writing style if the story is good enough. And I find that even the most beautiful writing cannot make up for a flat tale. I am open to suggestions and only wish I could find enough time to follow through on all of them. I have a tendency to choose speculative fiction and sci-fi when left completely to my own devices, but I am generally open to almost anything (see exceptions in "About my library," below).

Also, I really enjoy traveling and hope to someday see all of our states!

visited 40 states (80%)
Create your own visited map of The United States
These are the 10 I haven't yet been to/through: Vermont, Oregon, N. Dakota, N. Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, Idaho, Arkansas, Alaska, and Alabama

I have a problem w finishing books -- as in, I have to, even if I'm not enjoying the book. My husband recently advised, if I'm not loving it, even if I "want to know what happened," move on anyway: "there're billions of books out there. Many of them are amazing." Touché. As it is, I cannot read all the books I want to - why am I wasting my time?

About my libraryEclectic. I like to have and read a little of almost everything. I am willing to read pretty much anything (especially if it comes recommended highly enough) *except* for porn, mindless romance, and rape-fantasies or anything nearing there. In perusing my library, you will find mostly fiction with a strong influence of sci-fi, fantasy, and magical realism. You will also find "drama" (real-life type novels), mystery (both literary and cozy), thrillers, historical fiction, young adult, children's, cookbooks, memoirs, history, law, latin american literature, russian literature, other-country-literature, etc.

Groups2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2019 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), All Writers Considered, ARC Junkies, Early Reviewers, Litsy, One LibraryThing, One Bookshow all groups

Favorite authorsTed Dekker, Charles Dickens, Philip Roth, J. K. Rowling, Matt Ruff, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jeff VanderMeer (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBird Song Used Books, Bookworks

Favorite librariesErnie Pyle Library

Homepagehttp://AllBookReviewer.com

MembershipLitsy. User Avanders
ER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Also onGoodreads

Real nameA. Allen

LocationAlbuquerque

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/avanders (profile)
/catalog/avanders (library)

Member sinceJun 27, 2007

Currently readingNKJV, The Story, Hardcover: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People by Zondervan
A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel by V. E. Schwab
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was by Angélica Gorodischer
Once Upon a River: A Novel by Diane Setterfield

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,495,347 books! | Top bar: Always visible