- Real Name
- Reet O'C
- About My Library
My best friend, Bubbles, 18.5 years old, blind, heart and kidney disease. She was my father's companion after my mom died. I brought my father home to be his caretaker in 2014, but he died 7 months later. Bubbles is my beloved friend, my last connection to my papa, and I am her full-time caretaker. We spend many happy hours in our reading group.
- About Me
Major bookworm, 160 books read a year. The reviews I write are for me to remember the connections I felt, how it impressed me. It's not to impress anyone, so, at least on Goodreads, I would click "spoiler alert," because I often wrote about the ending. I'm barely learning Library Thing.
I'm vegan, I love to cook from scratch. I'm also on WW, because I love to eat, but I have arthritis, and it hurts my joints if I'm overweight. I bicycle, workout with my favorite YouTube fitness instructor, and spend 6 days a week primarily reading. On the 7th day, I meal prep, clean, garden, and work on projects.
- Bay Area, Northern California
- Currently Reading
- Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail A. EisnitzJames Tiptree Award Anthology 1 - Sex, The Future & Chocolate Chip Cookies by Karen Joy; Murphy Fowler, Pat; Notkin, Debbie; Smith, Jeffrey D., Editors; essays by Le Guin, Ursula; Charnas, Suzy Mckee...The Count of Monte Cristo: Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Robin Russ (Penguin Classics) by Alexandre DumasCompany of Liars: A Historical Fiction, Narrated By Maxwell Caulfield, 14 Cds [Complete & Unabridged Audio Work] by Karen MaitlandThe horror on the asteroid: And other tales of planetary horror (The Gregg Press science fiction series) by Edmond HamiltonWomen of Wonder, the Classic Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s by Pamela SargentWalking the Bowl: A True Story of Murder and Survival Among the Street Children of Lusaka by Chris LockhartWhat Did Miss Darrington See?: An Anthology of Feminist Supernatural Fiction by Jessica Amanda SalmonsonThe Sorrows of Satan: Or the Strange Experience of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire, A Romance (Oxford Popular Fiction) by Marie CorelliTwo of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery by Elizabeth GeorgeEntities the Selected Novels of Erik Frank Russell: The Selected Novels of Eric Frank Russell by Eric Frank RussellDrug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop by Anna LembkeAlcoholism Myths and Realities: Removing the Stigma of Society's Most Destructive Disease by Doug ThorburnRemembrance of Things Past: Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove (Vintage) by Marcel ProustThe People of the Abyss by Jack London, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Homelessness & Poverty by Jack LondonSodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Marcel ProustVulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History by Maureen OrthPRIME EVIL: Night Flier; Having a Woman at Lunch; The Blood Kiss; Coming to Grief; Food; The Great God Pan; Orange is for Anguish Blue for Insanity; The Juniper Tree; Spinning Tales with the Dead; Alice's Last Adventure; Next Time You'll Know Me by Ed. Douglas E. WinterI Found This Funny: My Favorite Pieces of Humor and Some That May Not Be Funny At All by Judd ApatowThe Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, 9) by Lauren BeukesThey Do the Same Things Different There: The Best Weird Fantasy of Robert Shearman by Robert ShearmanMy Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet--Plus 140 New Engine 2 Recipes by Rip EsselstynHappy Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention: A Practical Guide to Planning and Enjoying the Retirement You ve Earned by Megan KayeThug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks) by Thug KitchenThe Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Lindsay S. NixonEvery Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight (Yale Agrarian Studies Series) by Timothy PachiratAnimal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment by David KirbyMeatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much―and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter (Men Birthday Gift, for Readers of Comfortably Unaware) by David Robinson SimonWomen Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s (LOA #268): Laura / The Horizontal Man / In a Lonely Place / The Blank Wall (Library of America Women Crime Writers Collection) by Vera CasparyThe Best of the Best American Mystery Stories: The First Ten Years (Best American Series) by Otto PenzlerThe Raj Quartet (1): The Jewel in the Crown, the Day of the Scorpion; Introduction by Hilary Spurling: 01 (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics) by Paul ScottThe Immense Journey: An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature by Loren EiseleyThe Vintage Mencken: The Finest and Fiercest Essays of the Great Literary Iconoclast by H.L. MenckenThings Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005 by Howard Waldrop[ [ [ High Priest of California [ HIGH PRIEST OF CALIFORNIA ] By Willeford, Charles Ray ( Author )Jun-01-2005 Paperback by Charles Ray WillefordThe Medical Detectives: The Classic Collection of Award-Winning Medical Investigative Reporting by Berton RouechéKaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark MathabaneAn Englishwoman in India: The Memoirs of Harriet Tytler, 1828-1858 (Oxford paperbacks - Oxford letters & memoirs) by Harriet TytlerThe Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition): 50th Anniversary Critical Edition by Nelson AlgrenThe Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun (Penguin Classics) by Xun LuWe Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip GourevitchAfro-vegan: Farm-fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Food Remixed: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A Cookbook] by Bryant TerryI, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International) by Robert GravesChasing the Scream: The Inspiration for the Feature Film "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" by Johann HariAll Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship by Kathryn MilesBatavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny by Mike DashThe Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight by Valter LongoCockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original) by Jo NesboThe Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic & Madness and the Fair that Changed America (Illinois) by Erik LarsonFrom Cradle to Grave: The Short Lives and Strange Deaths of Marybeth Tinning's Nine Children by Joyce EggintonThe Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven JohnsonGeorge Orwell: Animal Farm, Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, Coming Up for Air, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Nineteen Eighty-Four: Complete & Unabridged by George OrwellRawlicious at Home: More Than 100 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-free Recipes to Make You Feel Great: A Cookbook by Angus CrawfordThe Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction by Robert and Martin H. Greenberg Silverberg, edited byThe Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy EganThe Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Elspeth Huxley(The Balkan Trilogy: "Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes") [By: Manning, Olivia] [Nov, 1992]Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb by Nick SchouA Journal of the Plague Year, Written by a Citizen Who Continued All the While in London by Daniel DefoeThe Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul by Eleanor HermanHere in Our Auschwitz and Other Stories: The Fully Restored Text (Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Tadeusz BorowskiThe Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame (Studies of the Pacific Basin Institute) by Katsuichi HondaKeigo Higashino Collection Box: The Devotion Of Suspect X, Salvation Of A Saint And Malice [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2015] Keigo HigashinoEscape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine HardenMidnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam HigginbothamThe Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey FitzharrisFive Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster by Dominique LapierreTroubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense by Sarah WeinmanUnderstanding Human Behavior: An Illustrated Guide to Successful Human Relationships (#1) by Nicolas WrightThe Naked God : Volume 3 : Signed Uncorrected Limited Edition Proof Copy : Limited To 550 Copies : by Peter F. HamiltonDiamond Dogs, Turquoise Days: Tales from the Revelation Space Universe (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Alastair ReynoldsThe Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel by Colson WhiteheadThe Strange Career of Jim Crow: A Commemorative Edition with a new afterword by William S. McFeely by C. Vann WoodwardBay of Devils: A mystery letter from a doomed ship sparks an expedition to Alaska (Bay Mysteries) by Grahame ShannonFrenchman's Creek: Introduction by Julie Myerson (Virago Modern Classics, Band 112) by Daphne Du MaurierThe End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses by Dan CarlinMidnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul FrenchCouldn't Keep It to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution (Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters) by Wally LambRiver of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon by Buddy LevyThe Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! by John McDougallWhite Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves by Giles MiltonDon't Look Now: Selected Stories of Daphne du Maurier (New York Review Books Classics) by Daphne du MaurierWhat's Wrong with the World (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science) by G K ChestertonPlanet of Adventure: City of the Chasch/Servants of the Wankh/the Dirdir/the Pnume/4 Books in 1 Volume by Jack VancePnin: Introduction by David Lodge (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) by Vladimir NabokovDumb Luck: A Novel by Vu Trong Phung (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, And Memory) by Peter ZinomanPRELUDE TO A RIOT (HB) [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi [Hardcover] Annie Zaidi by Annie ZaidiLeviathan Wakes: Book 1 of the Expanse (now a Prime Original series) (English Edition) by James S. A. CoreyLab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory by Michael C CarrollDo Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration behind Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. DickThe Girl With All The Gifts: The most original thriller you will read this year (The Girl With All the Gifts series) by M. R. CareyThe Facemaker: One Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I by Lindsey FitzharrisThe Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize by Bill HendersonThe Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear (True Story of the Historical Battle for Women's and Mental Health Rights) by Kate MooreMedical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. WashingtonThe Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 by Rashid KhalidiThe Rajneesh Chronicles: The True Story of the Cult that Unleashed the First Act of Bioterrorism on U.S. Soil by Win McCormackBlack Boy (The Restored Text Established by The Library of America) (Perennial Classics) by Richard WrightThe Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (Volume 36) (California Series in Public Anthropology) by Jason De LeonEarthlings: From the author of the international bestseller, Convenience Store Woman: Sayaka Murata by Sayaka MurataBombay: Meri Jaan [Sep 02, 2003] Pinto, Jerry and Farnandes, Naresh by Jerry & Fernandes Pinto, Naresh (Ed.)