Member: wwoolf1

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About meI'm a 38 year old mom of 2 kids who works full-time but still tries to read (at least a little bit) every day. I love history, current events, walking the dog and bad reality TV (when is the next season of Project Runway going to start?!!!!). I love to talk to other avid readers to compare notes on recent reads.

About my libraryI like a book that tells a good story and am far more interested in character development than in plot driven storylines. I like a book I can sink my teeth into and when I finish it I like to feel like I learned something new. That's not to say I'm above a fun Sophie Kinsella book every now and then, but for the most part I like to read something a bit less fluffy.

I love to read both fiction and non-fiction. My favorite semi-recent fiction reads include "Empire Falls"(and anything else by Richard Russo), "emoirs of a Geisha"by Arthur Golden, and Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.

I also love to read memoirs and social history. Favorites in that genre include "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller, "Running With Scissors" by Augesten Burroughs, "Them: A Memoire of Parents" by Francine du Plessix Gray, "Tales of a Female Nomad" by Rita Golden Gelman and "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl.

For the past 3+ years I have been on a mission to learn more about Africa. My quest started when I read "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller. I then read "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Patton and just went from there. Favorite Africa reads (in addition to the 2 just noted) include "Emma's War" by Deborah Scroggins, "The Zanzibar Chest" by Aiden Hartley and "King Leopold's Ghost" by Adam Hochschild.

I think that my library is pretty eclectic. In recent years it has migrated more toward non-fiction, but I still love a good fiction read. Currently there are about 40 books in my stack waiting to be read (I'll get to them eventually). My most recent book purchase was "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Currently I am reading "The Source" by James Michener. It's over 900 pages long though and it's taking me a while to get through it.

LocationOverland Park, Kansas

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Member sinceMay 22, 2007

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