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About meEditor, writer, reader, mother, cook, geek, cynical idealist.

About my library

My Library represents books that have shaped my reading/writing life. I've tried to write at least a brief review of every book I've read since 2001.

I use the ratings to assess both how much I liked the book and also how significant it was in my overall reading life. I rate books on a scale of 1-5 and use half stars to assess significance:

5 - Reserved for my top 5 books of each year + especially significant books. (10/9)

4 - Books rated 4 and 4.5 are essentially all 4 stars. A good read but not an absolute favorite. More significant books/authors get an extra half star. (4.5 - 5-8; 4 - 3-4 or first)

3 - Books rated 2.5, 3, and 3.5 stars are all 3 stars. Just okay but there were flaws that got in the way or the book wasn't particularly memorable. More significant reads get an extra half star. More disappointing reads subtract a half star. (3.5 - 1-2; 3 - 0; 2.5 - -1 or less)

2 - All books I did not finish get this rating. (tagged unfinished)

1 - These are books I particularly loathed. (rare)

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 2018 Category Challenge, 2019 Category Challenge, 2020 Category Challenge, 2021 Category Challenge, 2022 Category Challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Ray Bradbury, Octavia E. Butler, E. M. Forster, Neil Gaiman, Edward Gorey, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joe Hill, Kazuo Ishiguro, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Harper Lee, David Mitchell, Paul Tremblay, H. G. Wells, Ben H. Winters (Shared favorites)

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Favorite librariesOrange County Public Library - Hyconeechee Regional Library

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Real nameShannon Turlington

LocationHillsborough, NC

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Member sinceJan 5, 2009

Currently readingBeing Myself (The Essence of Meditation Series) by Rupert Spira
If, Then by Kate Hope Day
Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson

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