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Avainsanapilvi, Tekijäpilvi, Avainsanapeili
Feb 23, 2007
Oikea nimi
About My Library
My LT library is a combination of books I own, books I've read (some in the distant past and can't remember too much about them, other than I liked them a lot or disliked them a lot) and books on my list to read.

My ratings explained:

1/2 to 2 stars: wouldn't recommend to anyone. 1/2 star is meant to be an insult.
2 1/2 stars: acceptable, probably wouldn't recommend
3 stars: average, might recommend, depending on genre
3 1/2 stars: Pretty good read. I also use this for books I read a long time ago that I know I at least liked but can't recall much about
4 stars: Really good writing, good story, highly recommend.
4 1/2 stars: Darn near perfect.
5 stars: Stunning. I was gobsmacked.

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Welcome, everyone! Some recent visitors stopped by from:

Acqui Terme, Italy
Almada, Portugal
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Athens, Greece
Auckland, New Zealand
Ballarat, Australia
Bang Kruai, Thailand
Bern, Switzerland
Bodø, Norway
Bombay, India
Bow, Washington (US)
Bucharest, Romania
Budapest, Hungary
Caracas, Venezuela
Coogee, Australia
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Drummondville, Quebec
Dublin, Ireland
East Wemyss, Scotland
Egham, England
Eschborn, Germany
Gepps Cross, Australia
Gorenje, Slovenia
Hrubcice, Czech Republic
Ilttula, Finland
Kampong Bibit, Brunei Darussalam
Kapaa, Hawai'i
Köniz, Switzerland
Kosovo, Macedonia
Krimpen Aan De Lek, Netherlands
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lamba, India
Levin, New Zealand
Lombardy East, South Africa
Madrid, Spain
Mangere, New Zealand
Mexico City, Mexico
Neu Lokstedt, Germany
Nowe Osiedle, Poland
Nurmijärvi, Finland
Nyanga, South Africa
Omemee, Ontario
Orly, France
Penza, Russian Federation
Pune, India
Rome, Italy
Round Rock, Texas
San Salvador, El Salvador
São Paulo, Brazil
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Slough, England
Taipei, Taiwan
Tampere, Finland
Templeogue, Ireland
Tirana, Albania
Tokyo, Japan
Tromsø, Norway
Tucheng, Taiwan
Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands
Victoria, British Columbia
Village Of Nagog Woods, Massachusetts (US)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Wemmel, Belgium
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Zhaoqing, China
Zürich, Switzerland

About Me
I'm very close to 60 and I retired on Hallowe'en, 2008!!!

Interests: music (I'm a singer-songwriter/guitarist and play a bit of electric bass; and I sing with a women's choir; I LOVE singing harmony and arranging songs), political activism, photography, organic gardening, writing.

The photo: 60th Birthday.

Currently reading: (January 4, 2011)

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

Up Next (or soon):

The White Family by Maggie Gee

First completed books of the year, 2011:

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (book group read)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

2010 reads (click here to see these in my library):
*= Recommend
**=Highly recommend


The Bone People by Keri Hulme**
The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman**
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann**
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger**
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat**
Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy**
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss**
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer**


The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett**
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips**
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym**
Possession by A.S. Byatt*
The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson*


The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi**
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese**
Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli**
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot**
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson**


Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran**


Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier**
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir by Elna Baker **
Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich*
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens*
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (re-read)**


Potiki by Patricia Grace**
The Love Ceiling by Jean Davies Okimoto*
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson**
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett**
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson**
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry************


The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini**
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym*
The Outcast by Sadie Jones**
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg**
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson**
Property by Valerie Martin**
White Teeth by Zadie Smith**
Montana 1948 by Larry Watson**
The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent*
Home by Marilynne Robinson**


Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell**
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende**
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King**
Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly (DNF)
The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
All Passion Spent by Vida Sackville-West**
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein**
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger**
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett**
Dirt Music by Tim Winton **


Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts**
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart**
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson**
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach**
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga**
Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther**
Old School by Tobias Wolff**
Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson**


Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri**
Still Life by Louise Penny*
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel**
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison**
Dracula by Bram Stoker**
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls*
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie**


The Good Earth by Pearl Buck**
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Siege by Helen Dunmore**
Silk by Alessandro Baricco**
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin*
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood**


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell**
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather**
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
Room by Emma Donoghue*
The Outlander by Gil Adamson**
Pass It On by Joanna Macy**

Book of the Month, 2010

January: The Hearts of Horses
February: The Voyage of the Narwhal
March: Cutting for Stone
April: Watermark
May: Remarkable Creatures
June: Lonesome Dove
July: The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg
August: Island Beneath the Sea
September: Shantaram and Packing for Mars
October:Wolf Hall
November: The Siege
December: The Outlander

My 75 Book Challenge for 2011

My 75 Book Challenge for 2010

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

My 1010 Challenge

Portland, Oregon USA
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Kirjakauppoja: Annie Bloom's Books, Broadway Books, In Other Words feminist community center - Bookstore & Library, Looking Glass Bookstore, Multnomah County Library - Title Wave Used Books, Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Powell's City of Books (Portland)

Kirjastoja: Multnomah County Library - Belmont Branch, Multnomah County Library - Central Library

Muut: Wordstock - Portland's Annual Festival of the Book

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