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" Reading is rapture (or if it isn't, I put the book down meaning to go on with it later, and escape out the side door)."

William Maxwell

About my libraryMy Star Rating System:
5: Outstanding plot, characters and use of language, will never forget, will urge others to read
4: Excellent in at least two areas mentioned in five star explanation, recommend to others
3: Pretty darn good, wouldn't necessarily recommend to anyone
2: After giving it the old college try, couldn't force myself to finish it, would discourage others from reading it
1: So bad that just flipping through it turned me off and I decided not to read it, beg others not to read it

"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity... we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance."
--- A.E. Newton

"I asked how is Knowledge found. You must learn to read, little sister....".

"Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw." - [Cloud Atlas] by [[David Mitchell]]

Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 100 Books in 2009 Challenge, 100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 100 Books in 2011, 100 Books in 2012 Challenge, 100 Books in 2015 Challenge, 100 Books in 2015 Challenge, 100 Books in 2016 Challenge, 100 Books in 2017 Challenge, 100 books in 2018 challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Isabel Allende, Andrea Barrett, The Bronte Sisters, Albert Camus, Willa Cather, Michael Chabon, Patricia Cornwell, Umberto Eco, George Eliot, Nathan Englander, William Faulkner, Thomas Hardy, Ursula Hegi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry James, Jonathan Kellerman, Laurie R. King, Jhumpa Lahiri, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Orhan Pamuk, Alexandre Dumas, pere, Salman Rushdie, Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJan 17, 2007

Currently readingThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo [AUDIOBOOK] by Stieg Larsson
Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson

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