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1darcy.goshorn First Message
Dec 28, 2007, 7:12pm Top

Greetings to all bibliophiles out there! I invite all readers from Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania to join this group.

FYI: This group was started by Darcy Goshorn, an English teacher and technology coach at East Pennsboro Area High School in Enola, PA.

PS: My favorite book is The Giving Tree.

2traveler254 First Message
Jan 1, 2008, 4:54pm Top

Greetings to my fellow Central PA readers. I am a special education teacher and I love to read and travel.

Edited: Jan 3, 2008, 4:08pm Top

My favorite book: The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru

Now reading: The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrevzani and The Child in Time by Ian McEwan.

Mar 21, 2008, 7:55pm Top

Greetings from New Cumberland!

Favorite books Little, Big by John Crowley and Peace by Gene Wolfe. Though on another day the answers might be different.

Feb 15, 2010, 7:22pm Top

Greetings from Enola!!! I work at Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill and I love to read when I get the chance.

Aug 23, 2010, 1:58pm Top

I'm a writer, freelance copyeditor and proofreader, and a former library cataloguer. I live in southcentral PA. I can't say I have a favorite book but I have a shelf of keepers. Here's what I've dipped into recently:

Scarlet Feather, by Irish writer Maeve Binchy

If you don’t have any Irish in you when you start this book, you will by the time you’ve finished it!

Scarlet Feather is a fledgling catering company in Dublin, run by Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather, who met in cooking school. The book follows the first year of the company, with intriguing insights into how it’s all done.

The book also follows the same year in the lives of the delightful, eccentric, maddening group of family, friends, spouses, and significant others who move in Cathy and Tom’s orbit.

The dialogue sings with the cadence of the English language as it’s spoken in Ireland—no dialect, just a rhythm in the way the words are put together, with a few turns of phrase, all like soft music in the background.

This was my second reading of this book, and now I know why I kept it. It’s going right back on my keeper shelf.

Sharon K. Garner
Sanctuary, River of Dreams, Lokelani Nights, The Spaniard's Cross

Jan 4, 2011, 6:13pm Top

Greetings. I just spotted this group, and, as a rule, I'm not a "joiner," but curiosity got the best of me.

I am currently reading a few short stories by Somerset Maugham and John Updike; Memorable Days, Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps; and occasionally dipping into Thomas Wolfe, An Illustrated Biography. These last two titles were Christmas gifts.

Mar 4, 2011, 7:50pm Top

Hello from Altoona, Pa.

Any Penn St. grads out there?


May 25, 2011, 10:36pm Top

I live on the east side of Harrisburg and reading is just one of my loves...Of course, otherwise, why would I be here. Lately I've been reading some ARC books and giving reviews and that has proven to be interesting. There are some very good books out there that may never see a publisher.
My goal this year is to "Read My Bookshelf", so I am not purchasing, mooching or acquiring any more physical books until I clean at least half the shelf off. So my current read is Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors. So far, it has been good.

Jun 23, 2011, 3:20pm Top

lj ... For the past several weeks, my philosophy has been the same as your's: my book-buying and browsing has been forcefully cut to the minimum (comparatively speaking) in order to force myself to read -- and rediscover -- those many titles on my shelf that are unread. Many are books that I have forgotten I had! For years I was purchasing and accumulating books faster than I could read them. Now it's catch-up time.

I am currently reading The Left-Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin. This is the first sci-fi novel I've read in over 30 years. It was highly recommended, and it's fun.

Jul 9, 2011, 9:55pm Top

Hello from Lancaster County! I just graduated from college with a degree in library science. I love to read! Currently I am reading An Abundance of Katherines.

Jun 4, 2012, 10:50am Top

Hello! I just joined the group, from Etters, PA. I'm a high school English teacher at Red Land HS in Lewisberry, PA. Kiddos are wrapping up their school year this week, so I will hopefully have more time to read :) My all time favorite writer is Walt Whitman, so Leaves of Grass is my top ranked book, no question about it.

I'm currently undertaking a re-read of Atlas Shrugged, because the first time through, I'll be honest, I skimmed A LOT (give me a break, that book is TITANTIC in scope and length!)

Happy reading!

Jun 4, 2012, 10:51am Top

I love The Left-Hand of Darkness! I read it in a college class one time and think I found an original printing at a used book sale a couple years ago. Such a weird, but fascinating story.


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