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About meI spent years working in bookstores. I have a "to be read" list that is ridiculously long, added to substantially by deciding to try to get through the 1001 Books list. (That "to be read" list has become so long that I no longer keep a list, in fact.) I'd read more, but I have too many other things I want to do as well!

One quirk about my reading: somewhere along about 2012/2013, I decided not to read reviews for books I haven't read. I also don't read the backs of books or other summaries. I practice a sort of "book roulette" for what I read that's not on a list - I go by author, or how many times I've seen the book title come up, or *gasp* the cover.

Things I enjoy doing when I'm not reading - drawing, taking photographs, knitting, cross-stitching, crocheting, and watching tennis, soccer, and I used to be a football fan but with all the health-related issues in the sport I had to give up watching it.

You can find my art and photography in a few places - Zazzle ( has a selection of postcards, and my photography and art are also on Redbubble (

About my libraryI'm kind of over keeping a lot of books - I have invested a fair amount of time in trying to read and get rid of books on my shelves. Now I'm a read-and-dispose-of type of reader. Moving a lot helps with the motivation.

Unless it's specifically tagged with "unread" or "unfinished," I've read it.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2021, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2015, Club Read 2016show all groups

Favorite authorsJ. G. Ballard, Thomas Hardy, Ken Kesey, Karl Ove Knausgård, Haruki Murakami, Tim O'Brien, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresIBS+Libraccio, The English Book Shop

Favorite listsBooks Read in 2016


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Currently readingThe Zealot and the Emancipator by H. W. Brands
The Chandelier by Clarice Lispector
Northern Lights by Tim O'Brien

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