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About meHello. My name is Julie and I'm a book junkie. I'm a sleep deprived 57 year old antique dealer who loves to read! I am married to a wonderful man and we are the proud "parents" of two tabby cats who run the household, and graciously allow Larry & I to live here.

I always have at least one book going, usually two. Hubby and I enjoy going to our favorite book shop or Goodwill to hunt for titles as yet unread, even though we have cupboards and bookcases filled to the brim with books still waiting to be read.

I love LT and look forward to meeting more LT'ers and cataloging more books.

~ The Boys ~

~ Lil' Ole Me ~

About my library
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges


Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, BookMooching, Cats, books, life is good., Crime, Thriller & Mystery, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Giles Blunt, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Elizabeth Flock, Dan L. Hays, Greg Iles, Jonathan Kellerman, Wally Lamb, Jennifer Lauck, Dennis Lehane, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Jean Reynolds Page, Jodi Picoult, Marcus Sakey, Anita Shreve, Stephen White (Shared favorites)


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Good Morning, Everyone has moved over to the 75 Book Challenge for 2011. Very few come over to What are you reading any more.
I have been well,reading a lot since I am no longer working. Hope your business is doing well.
PORCHY! *smooch*

I've been okay. Auntie, whose caretaker I've been for several years, finally died in April. She did it at home, comfortable, and with us all around her. It was a great way to go.

Other than that, I'm all a-grumble about the fact that my local weather went from early spring to midsummer. Nothing new, in short! So glad to have you back!

Hi Julie,

I'm guessing we are not related, sad to say. The Nichols side is from Brooklyn NY, and was I think a simplification of a long German name.So while your antecedents were saying y'all mine were saying deez, dem, and does, and warming themselves on rAAAAdiators.But it was great to hear from you!

Great. E-mail me your e-mail address (my address is, and I'll send you the download link for the e-book. I really don't want to post it publicly.



Not sure if you remember me or not, but you reviewed my novel, Dirty Little
Angels, a while back. I'm writing because I'm almost done with my new novel, In
the Valley of Falling Stars, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in
taking a look at it and giving me your opinion. I can send you a complete
summary, but it's essentially about a mentally-ill man living in post-Katrina
New Orleans who becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with Jesus Christ.
The book is still in process, but the entire book is sketched out, and I
currently have eight chapters that I feel are done. If you're too busy, I
understand. Just thought I'd ask.

Hope you're doing well,

I know we have never corresponded. I have always enjoyed your comments in the groups "What Are You Reading Now" and Crime,Thriller Mystery" since I have not seen you on them for awhile, I hope everything is ok. Hope you are having a good day.

I just was getting my book list updated and happened to go to your site and saw all the books we have in common. What is nice is that your husband also likes to does mine! I was up til 1:45 AM this morning finishing INFIDEL...what a powerful book. I need a light read to cleanse my brain:) Anyway, it is so nice meeting other bibliophiles!!!
I noticed that you have [Quentins] by [Maeve Binchy] in your library. You haven't rated it. If you haven't read it yet then I suggest you put this book on your 2010 list. I have just started it and already having a difficult time putting it down.
Thanks for the Dennis Lehane recommendation, Julie. My daughter is a big fan of him and is the one who got me to read Shutter Island. I'll look for "The Given Day."

Best wishes - Joe
So glad you're enjoying the Jack Reacher books, Porchsitter! I feel exactly the same way about them.

- Joe

It's been a while since we have been in contact but I wanted to wish you all the best in the new year. You may not even remember me, but we share many of the same books and chronic fatigue and fibromaylgia. I am over the chronic fatigue, thank goodness. I don't have any problems with reading now except for not having the time to read as much as I would like to. I hope that your condition has improved. Reading is such a wonderful gift. When I use to have trouble reading I use to read outloud. It made me understand it better. Have you tried that?

You had mentioned to stop in on the boards and have a chat but I don't know where to find thiese "boards" Maybe in the new year you can guide me.

Also...just thinking may find some of my threads of interest. Choose a book Password Hangman Last two books in common What are you reading now
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