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About meAvid reader. Cynical scientist. Poor speller. New mother.
About my libraryMy husband and I are both chemists - there is a heavy selection of "work" books our library - for kicks, I even review a few.
When I was a graduate student in Vancouver BC I started a collection of books on the bomb and cold war science - this is still growing.
I'm a sucker for Canadian literature - especially of the "it's a hard knock life" in the Maritimes variety. This comes from being stuck in NS for 18 years - they were not hard knock.
For more than a decade I have read aloud to my husband as he prepares our evening meal - these are denoted with the "Read Aloud" tag.
After 15 wonderful years of DINKdom, we are starting a family. In preparation for our new daughter (born Sept. 7/2008) I have been reading a lot of book on pregnancy and childcare - all reviewed from the view point of the cynical scientist...
Rating scheme - 5 stars means a brilliant and meaningful read and a great book. 4 stars can mean an excellent but meaningless book or meaningful book that was only good. 3 stars is worth reading. Less than three stars and I regretted the time spent.
Groups888 Challenge, Amazon's Kindle, Canadian Bookworms, Early Reviewers, Folio Society devotees, Kindley Book Club, New York Review Books, readers of fiction other than Potter, Reading Canada, Reading Globally —show all groups, Science!
Favorite authorsRussell Banks, Ryszard Kapuściński, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresGlobe Corner Bookstore, Harvard Book Store, McIntyre and Moore Booksellers, The Book Rack: Arlington, MA, The Harvard Coop, Words Worth Books
Favorite librariesColchester East Hants Public Library - Truro Branch, Robbins Library, Arlington, Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 24, 2006