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About my libraryNOTE January 5, 2014

Last night I obtained a lifetime membership and initiated a transfer of my substantial goodreads collections to this site -- huzzah!

I am dealing with more than a couple kinks in the process, so please understand my library will be a disorganized, mess until I can find time to go through all the information imported, make any additions and subtractions to the listings & organize the books in categories that suit this platform. Still I hope this can begin an era of greater participation on this site as now fellow community members can learn all about my reading life (e.g. getting a meaningful shelf comparison reading, providing enough reading history to contribute meaningfully to the zeitgeist stats, etc. etc.). Thank you for your patience and for reading this profile! Best, Kara

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Favorite authorsNizār Qabbānī, Rabih Alameddine, Margaret Shamy Angelo, Jane Austen, Julian Barnes, Susanna L. Blumenthal, Thomas Brown, A. S. Byatt, Eleanor Catton, Gordon Davidescu, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Theodore Dreiser, Andrew DuBois, Barbara Ehrenreich, George Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Kahlil Gibran, John Guare, Edward M. Hallowell, Seamus Heaney, Mat Johnson, James Joyce, Michelle Kuo, Catharine A. MacKinnon, Hilary Mantel, Howard Megdal, Megan Miranda, Vladimir Nabokov, Kathleen G. Nadeau, Eugene O'Neill, Adam M. Grant, Leah Price, Patricia O. Quinn, Edward W. Said, Daniel Schlozman, Bruce J. Schulman, William Shakespeare, Sari Solden, Avi Steinberg, Jesse Stellato, Tom Stoppard, Dan Tarnowski, Sarah Wall-Randell, Wendy Wasserstein, Sarah Waters, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingMeditations: The Annotated Edition by Marcus Aurelius
Start to Figure: Fugitive Essays, Selected Reviews by Andrew DuBois
Wings of Fury (Wings of Fury, 1) by Emily R. King

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