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About meI live in Purcellville, Virginia and am married with 2 adult daughters. My husband and I are both retired, and both of us are reading more these days. When I'm not reading I enjoy knitting, gardening, cooking/baking, and music of just about any genre.

I read mostly fiction and especially enjoy books by and about women, prizewinners, and classics (including Virago Modern Classics & Persephone Classics). I also enjoy intelligent, well-written mystery and suspense novels. I don't read as much non-fiction as I should but definitely appreciate narrative non-fiction and memoirs.

About my libraryThis library consists of books I've read (tagged by year), or plan to read (tagged "tbr"). I don't own all of the books listed, and there are many in my home that I haven't cataloged. I try to review every book I read.

I track and talk about my reading in the 2021 75 Books Challenge group:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

my Wiki Page is an archive of links to personal threads from a variety of LT groups and group reads, past & present.

My Rating System
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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, 75 Books Challenge for 2019, 75 Books Challenge for 2020, 75 Books Challenge for 2021, A Group Thank You, Anglophiles, Barbara Pymshow all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elizabeth von Arnim, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Wendell Berry, Anita Brookner, Willa Cather, Louise Erdrich, Elizabeth Gaskell, Kate Grenville, Kent Haruf, Winifred Holtby, Barbara Kingsolver, Jhumpa Lahiri, Erik Larson, Penelope Lively, Hilary Mantel, Toni Morrison, Iris Murdoch, Ann Patchett, Barbara Pym, Marilynne Robinson, Vita Sackville-West, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, Rose Tremain, Anthony Trollope, Jesmyn Ward, Edith Wharton, Jacqueline Woodson (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBaldwin's Book Barn, Book Trader, Bookhaven, Harriett's Bookshop, Harts Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe, McNally Jackson Soho, Persephone Books, Skoob Books, Strand Bookstore, The Bibliobarn, The Book Thing of Baltimore, Inc.

Favorite librariesPurcellville Library

Favorite listsRecommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

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Real nameLaura

LocationPurcellville, Virginia, USA

Account typepublic

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Member sinceOct 13, 2006

Currently readingAny Human Heart by William Boyd
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Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss

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