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Tagsfiction (861), Japan (580), art (217), Kindle (178), rbno (150), travel (149), 2015 (144), 2014 (125), 2011 (116), mystery (114) — see all tags

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About meAmerican, Italian heritage, Japanophile, bookaholic, bonsai grower/killer, quilter, amateur geneologist (Italy, England, Maine and Sonoma Co. Calif). And I am finally "retired" and hope to have the time, now, to read all of these books.

Have I mentioned how much I am enjoying being "retired"? I'm so, so glad that I don't have to go to that horrible place anymore.

About my libraryeclectic, has overrun the bookshelves, starting to take over the floors, and is heading for the stairs!!!

Read so far in 2009:

Through a Glass Darkly, Donna Leon
Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Steig Larsson
The Coffee Trader, David Liss
Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on a family farm, David Mas Masumoto
Fear and Trembling, Amelie Nothomb
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The Whiskey Rebels, David Liss
French Milk, Lucy Knisley
The Outcast, Sadie Jones
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle (A story of an African childhood), Robyn Scott
Kaffir Boy, an autobiography, Mark Mathabane
Carnet de Voyage, Craig Thompson
Good-Bye Chunky Rice, Craig Thompson
The Sister, Poppy Adam
Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Seeking Province:Old Myths,New Paths, Nicholas Woodsworth (France)
The Scent of Sake, Joyce Lebra (Japan)
The Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, Elizabeth McCracken
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, (China)
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, Miles Harvey
The Mistress of the Art of Death, Ariana Franklin (England)
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, Susan Jane Gilman (China)
Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spain)
Abandon the Old in Tokyo, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Japan)
The Push Man and other stories, Yoshihiro Tatsum i(Japan)
Tonoharu, Lars Martinson (Japan)
The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews (Canada) - Orange Prize
The Sweet Life in Paris, David Lebovitz (France)
The Arrival, Shaun Tan
Sidetracked, Henning Mankell (Sweden)
Shanghai Girls, Lisa See (China/USA)
Firewall, Henning Mankell (Sweden)
A Nail through the Heart, Timothy Hallinan (Thailand)
A Serpent's Tale, Ariana Franklin (England)
In the Kitchen, Monica Ali (England)
Burnt Shadows, Kamila Shamsie (Japan, India, Pakistan, US) - Orange Prize
The Blue Notebook, James A. Levine (India)
Little Bee, Chris Cleave (England and Nigeria)
The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson (Sweden)
Off the Tourist Trail, Bill Bryson (travel)
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do) Mark Greenside (France)
Black Seconds, Karin Fossum (Norway)
Italian Shoes, Henning Mankell (Sweden)
When the Devil Holds the Candle, Karin Fossum (Norway)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Steig Larsson, (Sweden) read for the 2nd time this year
Don't Look Back, Karin Fossum (Norway)
Case Histories, Kate Atkinson (England)
Scottsboro, Ellen Feldman (US) - Orange Prize
Home, Marilynne Robinson - Orange Prize
The Wilderness, Samantha Harvey - Orange Prize
A Sea of Troubles, Donna Leon (Italy)
Mannahatta - Eric W. Sanderson - NYC 1609
American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld - Orange Prize
Someone Knows My Name - Lawrence Hill - Africa, American Colonies, Nova Scotia
Jar City - Arnaldur Indridason - Iceland
Arctic Chill - Arnaldur Indridason - Iceland
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin - Booker Prize - Ireland, NYC
A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick - Minnesota
Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife - Marie Winn
The Convict's Sword - IJ Parker - Japan
The Migration of Moro - Roland Bianchi - Italy
In the Falling Snow - Caryl Phillips - England
Last Rituals - Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Iceland
My Soul to Take - Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Iceland
Coppola: a Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq - Chris Coppola - Iraq
Into the Beautiful North - Luis Alberto Urrea - Mexico
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders - Daniyal Mueenuddin - Pakistan
City of Thieves - David Benioff
A Corpse in the Koryo - James Church - N. Korea
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi - Iran
A Year in Japan - Kate T. Williamson

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017show all groups


Favorite bookstoresBooks Kinokuniya - New York, Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store 紀伊國屋書店 新宿本店, Books With a Past, Boulder Book Store, Daedalus Books and Music - Belvedere Square, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Kepler's Books, London Review Bookshop, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Strand Bookstore, The Ivy Bookshop, Ukazoo

Favorite librariesBaltimore County Public Library - Cockeysville Library, Baltimore County Public Library - Towson Library

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Member sinceDec 22, 2008

Currently readingPillars of the earth by Ken Follett

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