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CollectionsYour library (5,005), Currently reading (6), Wishlist (315), Audio (192), e-book (59), DNF (did not finish) (39), 144 Books in 2021 (64), 144 Books in 2020 (129), 150 Books in 2018 (133), 150 books in 2017 (136), 150 books in 2016 (117), 150 Books in 2019 (133), Favorite Women Authors (16), Favorite Men Authors (19), my top ten SF (15), my top ten fantasy (20), my top ten series (8), top ten of my childhood (14), my top ten nature reads (13), my top ten funny novels (6), my top ten dog books (8), extraordinary books (20), underappreciated novels (10), Tolkien Collection (33), Reread (34), reading for comfort (3), All collections (5,338)

Reviews639 reviews

Tagsfiction american (604), fiction british (526), fantasy (430), sf (369), k studio (236), memoir (112), virago (91), poetry (82), j fiction (63), sf sp/op (60) — see all tags


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About meI'll read a Pony Club Manual if there's nothing else. When I am not reading or writing I'm striding the woods with my dog or playing Irish music on harp and concertina (at the same time, naturally, I'm very talented).

About my libraryless than *** Life is too short
*** Flawed but readable.
***1/2 Very readable. Solid workmanship. Thin in some aspects.
**** Very good indeed. Flashes of brilliance, engaging content, characters, themes developed. Recommended
****1/2 Highly recommended
***** I loved it, either because it is an inspired or profound work or I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

Books are rated in a few different ways: Pure enjoyment, great story telling and literary merit. Point being that the stars can mean one or the other. With genre reads I tend to award stars for story-telling and pure enjoyment (as in, I couldn't put it down); literature need not be enjoyable and many factors go into awarding 5 stars, but I wouldn't rate any "great" book a five unless I was also engaged at some much deeper level, as in, totally blown away by every aspect of the writing of it throughout.

Groups2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2019 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2020 ROOT CHALLENGE, 2021 ROOT CHALLENGE, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, 75 Books Challenge for 2019, 75 Books Challenge for 2020show all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, James Boswell, Lois McMaster Bujold, Bruce Chatwin, C. J. Cherryh, Nancy Clark, Lydia Davis, Dorothy Dunnett, Elizabeth Enright, Richard Ford, James Hillman, Robin Hobb, Diane Johnson, Sterling E. Lanier, Iris Murdoch, John Cowper Powys, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBear Pond Books, Book Trader, Bookhaven, Bridgeside Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Left Bank Books, Monroe Street Books, Pandemonium Books and Games, Sundance Books, The Bookshop, The Flying Pig Bookstore, The Red Wheelbarrow

Favorite librariesCharlotte Library, Huntington Public Library, Richmond Free Library, Wadsworth Library, Wellfleet Public Library


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Member sinceJan 5, 2010

Currently readingThe Friend: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez
The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Knickerbocker Classics) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies' Pond by Margaret Drabble
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
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