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Member: vnovak

CollectionsYour library (929), Currently reading (3), To read (284), To listen to (1), Own (33), Wishlist (4), All collections (929)

Reviews57 reviews

Tagsnonfiction (494), to read (289), narrative nonfiction (289), fiction (280), memoir (150), literary fiction (121), humor (68), medicine (66), psychology (52), Christianity (48) — see all tags

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Recommendations14 recommendations

About meIt is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? - Vita Sackville-West, Twelve Days

GroupsArizona Trading Post, Librarians who LibraryThing, Non-Fiction Readers

Favorite authorsCraig Childs, Atul Gawande, Jon Krakauer, Robert Kurson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Yann Martel, Haruki Murakami, Tim O'Brien, Marilynne Robinson, Richard Shelton (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Phoenix, Changing Hands Bookstore

Favorite librariesMaricopa County Library District - Fountain Hills Branch Library, Phoenix Public Library - Desert Broom Library, Phoenix Public Library - Juniper Library, Phoenix Public Library - Mesquite Library

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LocationPhoenix, AZ

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 2, 2006

Currently readingMeanwhile by Jason Shiga
Feynman by Jim Ottaviani
The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible (Design for Discipleship) by Eugene H. Peterson

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I am so glad she enjoys them! so good to see a young one so interested in reading. Tell her I hope she enjoys them all :)

Hi Vicki!

Guess what?! I finally got my books today!!! Thank you soooooooo much! They are wonderful!!! Have you gotten yours yet?

It is so of the cat books has a tail coming out of it!!! LOL

Hope all is well.
:) kristin
Hi Vicki!
No, I haven't received mine yet either. :( I've been watching the postings about santathing (just go to the "talk" tab and then search for "santathing") and it sounds like most of the USA has not received books yet. :( It is hard waiting. I was hopefully that they would come today, but nothing arrived. :( hehe
Heh...We had each other for secret santas!!! That hasn't happened to me before!!! I haven't received my books yet. Have you? Thank you for being my Secret Santa and taking the time to pick out books for me. I hope we can be friends! :) Book-loving cat women UNITE! haha :)
Oh, also, Fun Home (which I see you have in your library) is truly breathtaking. A masterpiece.

And btw I LOVED The Gargoyle :) So thanks!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Another good one, that most people don't know of, is Why I Killed Peter. It's really beautifully done.
oh yes. i love blankets. it's often the one i give people who are trying graphic novels for the first time. the story and art are just so gorgeous.
Stitches is sooooo good. I hope you like it :)
You're welcome! I don't usually read much nonfiction, but I kind of became interested in reading A Girl Named Zippy too when I was looking up about it, hahaha. I'm glad you like them!
thank you so much for my santa thing books! i got them yesterday and i'm so happy! i've read chicken with plums and love it, so i'm very happy to now own it, and the gargoyle has been recommended to me quite a few times, but i hadn't yet gotten a chance to read it, and now it's mine! have a great holiday and thanks again!!!
Good Morning,

NTI Upstream wants to let you know that your author signed Advanced Readers Copy of Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq (for your participation in the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program) has been shipped and should arrive shortly.

Bestselling author (Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality) and NY Times columnist Pauline Chen praises the work as “powerful, thought-provoking, and unforgettable…” In Chen’s words, after reading Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq, “You will never again look at the Iraq war—or any war for that matter—in quite the same way.”

We hope you enjoy Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq and look forward to your comments. For further information, please visit the official website

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