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The Hotel New Hampshire (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by John Irving
The Widows of Eastwick: A Novel by John Updike
Every Last One: A Novel by Anna Quindlen
Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeres
Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Lorna Landvik
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About meI am a lifelong reader who worked for more than 20 years in library administration (however, not as a librarian), which afforded me the opportunity to get my hands on books every single day. Since leaving library employment, I've discovered the joys of book ownership, although I'm determined not to let books overtake my house. They must earn a place on my bookshelves by being something I will read again, by being a classic book, or by being something I know I will pass on to friends or family. All else is eventually donated to the public library for its annual book sale.
About my libraryMy library is fairly evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction, with a scattering of children's books. I mostly enjoy contemporary and literary fiction, with mysteries thrown into the mix from time to time for relaxation and to clear my head after I've read something intense. I also enjoy historical fiction and nonfiction as well as biographies and memoirs. I recently rediscovered the gothic genre. I enjoy talking about books with my two daughters and daughter-in-law and have influenced, and been influenced by, their tastes. I am enjoying very much helping to introduce my three granddaughters to reading and am very much a "book" grandma, starting with cloth and board books and moving on up. I received a Kindle as a retirement gift and am now dividing my reading between books I know I will want to keep and books that for other reasons I can read on the Kindle. It's a work in progress.
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Member sinceJan 29, 2009
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