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CollectionsEve Dallas (34), Gardening (13), Outlander (15), Death on Demand (18), cookbooks (124), Laurie King (14), Marcia Muller (18), Master's resource (13), Jan Burke (1), Nevada Barr (9), Your library (2,334), Hamilton (20), All collections (2,382)

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About meI am a retired Registered Nurse who has discovered the artist hidden within all that efficiency. I make wooden art sculptures and paint.
I started reading before I started school and started collecting books around my sixth birthday. My family thought (and still does) that I'm not altogether there.
I've been married for over thirty years, have a grown son, daughter-in-law and grandson.
Life is good

About my libraryMy tastes run from history, to historical romance, murder mysteries to romantic comedy. I'm infamous for buying books because the title spoke to me, i.e. LAMENT FOR A SILVER-EYED WOMAN. Anything I develop an interest in, I buy books, either fiction or non-fiction.

GroupsArt is Life, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bookmarks, Books on Books, Cats, books, life is good., Cookbookers, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Early Reviewers, Feminist Theory, Found in a Bookshow all groups

Favorite authorsNevada Barr, Lawrence Block, Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Cannell, Orson Scott Card, Patricia Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, Millie Criswell, Amanda Cross, Jennifer Crusie, Mary Daheim, Casey Daniels, Diane Mott Davidson, Jane Dentinger, Susan Dunlap, Louise Erdrich, Janet Evanovich, M.F.K. Fisher, Kaye Gibbons, Rachel Gibson, Gail Godwin, Sue Grafton, Heather Graham, Laurell K. Hamilton, Carolyn G. Hart, Tony Hillerman, Alice Hoffman, John Irving, Iris Johansen, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Karen Kijewski, Laurie R. King, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Ann Krentz, Lynn Kurland, Madeleine L'Engle, Elizabeth Lowell, Katie MacAlister, Wendy Markham, Margaret Maron, Kat Martin, Daphne du Maurier, Larry McMurtry, James A. Michener, Linda Lael Miller, Marcia Muller, Carol O'Connell, Diana Palmer, Sara Paretsky, Carly Phillips, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Lisa Plumley, Anna Quindlen, Luanne Rice, Nora Roberts, Judith Rossner, Christina Skye, Jane Smiley, Julie Smith, Lee Smith, Amy Tan, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Minette Walters, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJul 28, 2007

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Congratulations on the weight loss, but more importantly, the improvement in your lifestyle, health and mobility. Way to go!
I know what you mean about dentists. I lost a tooth because I had quit the bad, greedy dentists and hadn't had to courage to try a new one. But now I have one I like and he seems very reasonable. I got him from a referral from a friend.

Dr. Eric Van Sluyters, DDS PC
6591 West Thunderbird, Suite B
Glendale, AZ 85306

I am still living in Phoenix but moving, s-l-o-w-l-y, to Green Valley. I have friends there who go into Mexico (Nogales) and are very satisfied. The dentist even lets them know when it is safe. If you want to try that, let me know. I'll get you names and addresses. Maybe even an escort.

Hope you are doing well, Rox

I'm also glad you chose my library and I'm glad to know you as well!
I am about done, with moving all over, the next time I move it's going to be into my permanent home.
I do like L.K. Hamilton. I don't usually go for her kind of writing, but my Mother had a few of her books lying about, when I went to stay with her for a few weeks; and I started to like that series. I guess you can say she, and a few other authors in that genre, are my guilty pleasures as well.
And my DH isn't a reader, so he thinks I have too many books and I think I don't have near enough. He rarely, if ever, bats an eyelash at what I am reading or what is on my shelves.

Happy Reading!
Thanks for posting, siu. Glad to see you there.
I see you list Tony Hillerman as one of your favorite authors. You might want to check out James D. Doss who writes about Charlie Moon a Ute Indian tribal investigator in Colorado.
Cool!!! you have started collecting books since you were 6!! I did too! Whenever my mom comes to visit when I was little she always brings me tons of books; I had a lot That I started to run my own little library in my house to let my friends borrow books.But since I moved to America I had to give away my WHOLE collection and I had to start a new collection and it's growing as long as I keep giving up new shoes or ask my mother very nicely to go to BOOKS-A-MILLION whenever we go to the mall. Yup I gave up new pairs of shoes to go to the bookstore but it was worth it.

Have you heard of Tina Ferraro? She's the author of my new fave book Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress. It's a great book!

well have fun fellow book lover!
Loving Frank has been on my list to read for a while now. I will have to see if my local library has a copy. Thanks for the recommendation.

Thanks!!!! I am adding your suggestions to my hold list at the library. Will let you know. It's so funny because I injured my shoulder at the gym 2 nights ago. I just now put 2 and 2 together. Mine is very mild compared to yours, but still counts as sympathy pain, right? Ha ha!

Take care, I'll be back soon.

I hope everything is going well for you! How's your shoulder and such?
Things are great here. I tried so hard to get into the O'Connell novel, but it's like you said, there is a certain style to the writing and I'm just not familiar with it, I guess. I will try again later. But you also said there are lots of books you can recommend, so give me some more! Ha ha.

Take it easy!

--Denise C.
Oh my goodness, your shoulder issue sounds horrible...I'll be sending you well wishes. I have just copied your email into my address book, please look for my next email coming soon. OH, and I just got the O'Connell book per your suggestion.

Take Care!

You are officially the coolest person I have never met! We should definitely keep up a correspondance!

--Denise (MissConstantReader)
Hi Siubhank: You may have already read this article from The Washington Post about miners struggling with addiction in W. Virginia:

Thought you'd be interested, given your professional background. This is a dreadful situation.

Cheers! Carol
You're too cool! :) I like that your tastes are so all over the place, like mine. Where else will you find Daphne du Maurier and Nora Roberts in the same list?

Question, if you could recommend only one book to me, a relative stranger, which would it be?

Hi There: Here's a recent example of David Sedaris' quirky humor:
Hi, I just thought I'd introduce myself since we both live in Phoenix. I've also enjoyed your comments on the person below me thread. I'm a retired bureaucrat and live in the northwest valley. I was born in a small town in Arizona and, even though I've traveled quite a bit, I have lived here all my life. I think you get up about the time I'm going to bed. Anyway, just thought I'd say, "hey." "Hey!" :)

Hello again Siubhank: Regarding David Sedaris, I would recommend both "Naked" and "Me Talk Pretty One Day". The latter title refers to his early attempts to learn French. Hilarious!
Hi Siubhank: I was intrigued by the account of your mother calling a cab to transport you and your siblings to a shelter during an Oklahoma tornado.

Have you read David Sedaris? Many of his essays involve family misadventures and crises.
Thanks for your friendship and for having my book listed in your library. I look forward to checking out your other books and hope you enjoy mine.
I must start by apologizing for taking so long to answer your note! My husband and I are traveling cross-country in an RV and I'm finding myself pretty busy most of the time. Right now we're in Medford, OR, about to start south and then east. Having a wonderful time, but not getting as much reading done as I'd hoped. Too much to see and do! Thank you for the compliment for my cat, Cupcake. We suspect she is at least part Maine Coon. She was rescued from under a trailer as a newborn. Her litter mates don't look like her. She is the dearest, funniest cat I've ever had. She is traveling with us and really adjusting quite well except for travel days when she has to go into her carrier. But overall is just doing really well. Happy reading, Rebecca
Thank you for your recent comments at Art is Life. I hope you will make it habit of commenting there.
That's quite a story. We are a bi-lingual family, English/Portuguese, but my eldest daughter (16) speaks six languages already. I lived briefly with Polish Americans in Massachusetts when a grad student. Fondest memories, but no Polish. Also the White Eagle Club in London, great food. But that was a long time ago. My youngsters love the BBC Muzzy series of DVD + CD for languages. I'd recommend it, no effort at all. Otherwise just learn restaurant French. Makes travelling so much more enjoyable.

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How did your husband pick up such an eclectic clutch of languages? Get well soon.

Thanks siubhank,

I tried following your instructions, but its too late to tag them all - however I did discover that there are 1584 orphans! Non-English and some visual material contribute but mostly oddbeat stuff.

Hi There: Thanks for the tip. I'd never before heard heroin referred to as "jones", so decided to check out current slang on this site:

I'm a retired R.N. also, having worked mostly in psych in Oregon, Massachusetts and Toronto, Canada.
Hi there -- somehow I missed your comment on my profile page until this afternoon -- about Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know.


Yes, we do share quite a lot of the same passions it seems. My books aren't in the garage (although, if I had one, I daresay they would have colonised it) but form a pretty impenetrable assault course in my flat. I'm not a big fitness fan but hurdling some of the hundreds of books waiting by my bed for my attention must be quite energy-wasteful and good for me.

Like you, I've frisked and gambolled through all sorts and conditions of books vowing never to subject myself to that particular tedium again. The reward is, of course, that sometimes, just sometimes, you discover someone so wonderful that your entire reading landscape is changed forever. It makes it all worthwhile (although my bank manager wouldn't agree!).
Hi, Siubhank. I'm just not a fan of magic, mythical, fantasy, paranormal stuff. Thankfully, my niece and nephews couldn't care less about Harry Potter. I never had to spend my hard-earned money on those books. My nephews were/are really interested in military history and my niece is a horse nut, so we were all into more traditional, "classic" YA Lit, like Red Badge of Courage, National Velvet, Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, etc. As an adult, I can't imagine having to sit through a whole Potter book. I, too was forced to watch one of the movies at a social gathering. One was enough!

Thanks for the Friends invite. It seems we share quite a few books, and I'm sure by the time I finish looking through you library we'll a few more. :o)
Hi! Thanks for being my LibraryThing friend. You have some great books on your shelf. Have a fun week!

Lisa :)
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