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12 October 2011 @ 12:37 am
So what are you all reading right now?

I've just started Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I've otherwise only read some of his Barsoom books.

Having just finished Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz (second in the Cairo trilogy, I HIGHLY recommend them), this is my nice light break before the next more serious book.

Do you have specific books/series that you regard as light break items? That's how I regard most of the mystery books I read (Rex Stout, Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey, etc... I don't like modern mysteries), so I'm lucky that a lot of those old mystery authors were so prolific.
15 September 2011 @ 02:55 pm
Thanks to the lovely unnecessary_ for the tip-off that this community exists!

I'm Patricia. I'm 22 years old, from middle Georgia. I currently live with my fiance (of about two weeks - we've been dating for a bit more than two years). I got my BA in Rhetoric back in May, and am getting my Masters of Education right now in Library Media, so I can be a school librarian! I am a Gryffindor Aries who enjoys long walks on the beach.

In the beginning, I was a writer. I technically wrote fanfictions as my first pieces when I was six - I wrote lots and lots of little picture books based on The Lion King. I also had a comic (it was called Jello the Lion and blatantly a rip-off of my own Simba & Nala Go to ... adventures {fyi, they went to: putt-putt golf, Chuckie Cheese, the grocery store, and the mall, among other things}). Jello the lion might have been my first Gary Stu. Anywhoozle. Since then I've been all up in the grill of reading and writing and have never looked back, even though it's been longer than a hot minute since I've written.

Favorite books: Oliver Twist. I love Dickens in general, but not "Tale of Two Cities". I think "Great Expectations" is oddly hilarious. Harry Potter, of course! I also enjoy White Oleander. I adore young adult literature, and think dystopian books like Bumped, Divergent and Hunger Games are endlessly fascinating. My current bag is the Dresden Files series, by Jim Butcher. (I'm on #9, I think). I recently obtained, but haven't started, A Game of Thrones. I typically hate long-winded fantasy novels, but I want to give this one a try since it's been so embraced by the world over. Oh, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is a wonderful novel as well!
14 September 2011 @ 05:46 pm
Hi! I'm also Meredith, lol, or Meredydd. Or Mer, Meri, hey you, whatever. I'm 34 (but will deny it, lol). IRL, I'm a writer and a bookworm so...

Some favorite authors: (this is by no means exhaustive, lol... I find myself adding to the list constantly) Virginia Woolf, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jim Butcher, Sarah Addison Allen, Jules Verne, Lindsay Davis, Carrie Ryan, Jane Austen,Edgar Allen Poe, HP Lovecraft, A.C. Doyle, Lewis Carroll, Tolkein, Kate Chopin, E. M. Forster... LOL the list goes on depending on my mood I suppose.

Some favorite books Um, the list is way too long lol so just a few are the Dresden Files series, the Vorkosigan Saga, Maurice, and pretty much anything by Woolf.
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14 September 2011 @ 06:23 pm
I'm Meredith, I'm 26.

Being disabled and stuck at home 90% of the time I can read pretty much all day. My dad's been a librarian all my life, so I spent eight hours/day in libraries for at least a few weeks every year. Perhaps that was fate making sure I wouldn't go completely crazy in my later homebound life. I also used to manage an independent bookstore.

A few favorite authors: Daniel Pinkwater, John Steinbeck, Juliet Marillier, Carl Sandburg, Noel Streatfield, Radclyffe Hall, Maxine Hong Kingston, Donald E. Westlake, Terry Pratchett, Rex Stout, Dorothy L. Sayers, Barbara Tuchman, Naguib Mahfouz, James Hillman, Tom Holland.