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Ragtime door E.L. Doctorow

Agatha Christie: Five Complete Miss Marple Novels door Agatha Christie

Loving door Henry Green

The Story of Davy Crockett door Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft

Bitter End (The First Nero Wolfe Novella) door Rex Stout

Generation Loss (Cass Neary #1) door Elizabeth Hand

Best American Plays, 1958-1963 door John Gassner

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Over mijLeading-edge Baby Boomer. Retired after many years working as one of the faceless swarm of "program assistants" keeping Washington DC moving along everyday. Now I'm back in my home state of Texas, with lots of time to read, and play with my books. I've always been a bookworm and enjoy a variety of genres, although in recent years I've been reading mostly mysteries, true crime, and spooky stuff.

Not about me exactly - about my Favorite Authors list:
In general, for a writer to make my favorite authors list, I need to have read (and enjoyed) more than one of his/her works. (Assuming, of course, that he/she has produced more than one work.) So the authors of some of my favorite books might not make it onto my favorite authors list.

For my list of all-time favorite books, see this post:
My Top Ten List of 59 Favorite Books

...My 2022 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2022 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread

...My 2021 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2020 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2019 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2018 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2017 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2016 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2015 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2014 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 2013 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread
...My 12 in 12 CATEGORY CHALLENGE thread

...My 2021 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2020 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2019 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2018 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2017 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2016 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2015 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2014 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2013 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2012 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2011 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2010 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2009 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread
...My 2008 FIFTY BOOK CHALLENGE thread

My List of EARLY REVIEWER books read and reviewed

My List of EARLY REVIEWER books requested


My "READ the BOOK / SAW the MOVIE" List

My PERSONAL WIKI PAGE is HERE, although at the moment it's empty

And some instructions for doing FANCY STUFF at LibraryThing: HERE

Here at LibraryThing, I use the following:
✭✭✭✭✭ All-time favorites and new discoveries that I loved - not many get this rating
✭✭✭✭ Really liked it - an author I might consider reading again
✭✭✭ An enjoyable read, but nothing extraordinary; most books will fall into this category
✭✭ It was OK, but I probably wouldn't recommend it to others
✭ Mediocre; disappointing; had trouble finishing
DNF (Did Not Finish) Books I started reading and then abandoned. This doesn't necessarily mean I didn't like a book, just that I wasn't able to finish it or didn't feel like continuing with it. Might or might not finish it later.

With maybe just a few exceptions, I think I've rated every book I've read since joining LibraryThing. I'm also in the process of rating all the books I've read in the past, but since I'm one of the oldest people on the planet, and I've read a lot of books (and I'm also really really slow), it's going to take me a while to complete that project. So just because a book in my library has no star rating doesn't necessarily mean I haven't read it or didn't like it. Also, since many of the books in my catalog were actually acquired by my husband, a few have been rated by him.

Current, Recent and Upcoming Reads:



Here at LibraryThing, my reading goal is generally 50 books for the year. In 2021 I actually managed to read 52 books (counting children's books). Here's my reading list for 2022:

1. Homicide Trinity (Nero Wolfe #36), by Rex Stout ✭✭✭✭
2. The Headless Cupid, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (reading now)
3. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë (reading now; I read about half this one in 2021; hoping to finish it in 2022)

Children's Picture Books Read in 2022



1. Nemesis (Miss Marple #11), by Agatha Christie ✭✭✭½
2. 1066 And All That, by W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman, illus. by John Reynolds ✭✭✭✭
3. Jerusalem Inn (Richard Jury #5), by Martha Grimes ✭✭½
4. Suspicious Death (Inspector Thanet #8), by Dorothy Simpson ✭✭✭½
5. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1), by Mary Pope Osborne; illus. by Sal Murdocca ✭✭✭✭
6. Bryant & May: Oranges and Lemons (Peculiar Crimes Unit #17), by Christopher Fowler (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭✭✭½
7. The Clue of the Tapping Heels (Nancy Drew #16), by Carolyn Keene ✭✭✭
8. A Guilty Thing Surprised (Inspector Wexford #5), by Ruth Rendell ✭✭✭✭
9. Faithful Unto Death (Chief Inspector Barnaby #5), by Caroline Graham ✭✭✭
10. My San Antonio Childhood: A Memoir, by Michael L. Hall ✭✭✭✭✭
11. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (Nancy Drew #22), by Carolyn Keene ✭✭✭½
12. The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2), by Elly Griffiths (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭✭✭½
13. An Extravagant Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries #14), by Charles Finch (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭✭½
14. The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland, by Angela Youngman (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭✭
15. A Body at the Tea Rooms (Kate Palmer Mystery #3), by Dee MacDonald (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭✭½
16. The Lost Village, by Camilla Sten; trans. by Alexandra Fleming (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭✭✭
17. Life in Miniature: A History of Dolls' Houses, by Nicola Lisle (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭✭½
18. Dead Dead Girls, by Nekesa Afia (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭½
19. Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17), by Agatha Christie ✭✭✭✭½
20. Castle Shade (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes #17), by Laurie R. King (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭½
21. Killing in a Koi Pond (Murder, She Wrote #53), by "Jessica Fletcher" and Terrie Farley Moran (ARC: NetGalley) ✭✭½
22. Smilla's Sense of Snow, by Peter Høeg ✭✭✭✭
23. Franklin Endicott and the Third Key (Deckawoo Drive #6), by Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Chris Van Dusen ✭✭✭✭½
24. The Religious Body (Inspector Sloan #1), by Catherine Aird ✭✭✭✭½
25. Summer, by Edith Wharton ✭✭✭✭
26. The Hollywood Spy (Maggie Hope #10), by Susan Elia MacNeal ✭✭✭
27. Wolf Lake, (Dave Gurney #5), by John Verdon ✭✭✭½
28. The Victim in Victoria Station (Dorothy Martin Mystery #5), by Jeanne M. Dams ✭✭✭
29. The Return of the Pharaoh, by Nicholas Meyer ✭✭✭✭½
30. Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot #25), by Agatha Christie ✭✭✭✭
31. John Prine Beyond Words, by John Prine ✭✭✭✭½
32. Palm Springs Noir, ed. by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett ✭✭✭✭
33. Our Lady of Darkness, by Fritz Leiber ✭✭✭
34. Oh William!, by Elizabeth Strout ✭✭✭½
35. The Empty House, and Other Ghost Stories, by Algernon Blackwood ✭✭✭
36. Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X (Tom Swift Jr. #17), by Victor Appleton II (audiobook) ✭✭½
37. Bloodless (Pendergast #20), by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child ✭✭✭✭
38. Plot It Yourself (Nero Wolfe #32), by Rex Stout ✭✭✭✭
39. Capote's Women, by Laurence Leamer ✭✭✭
40. The Golden Spiders (Nero Wolfe #22), by Rex Stout ✭✭✭✭

Children's Picture Books Read in 2021:

1. Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Ehlert (illus. by author) ✭✭✭
2. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, by William Steig (illus. by author) ✭✭✭✭
3. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss (illus. by author) ✭✭✭✭
4. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss (illus. by author) ✭✭✭✭
5. A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, by Nancy Willard; illus. by Alice & Martin Provensen ✭✭✭
6. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak (illus. by author) ✭✭½
7. Outside Over There, by Maurice Sendak (illus. by author) ✭✭✭
8. The Funny Little Woman, retold by Arlene Mosel; illus. by Blair Lent ✭✭½
9. Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg (illus. by author) ✭✭✭✭
10. The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein (illus. by author) ✭✭½
11. Zathura, by Chris Van Allsburg (illus. by author) ✭✭✭✭
12. Queen of the Falls, by Chris Van Allsburg (illus. by author) ✭✭✭

Over mijn boekenThe books that I have cataloged here are mostly (with the exception of the "read but unowned" collection) books in our home library - some were acquired by my husband, some by me, some by the two of us together, and some were thrust upon us by friends or family. I have read many of the books, but there are also many I haven't read yet. If I live to be 600 years old, I may be able to get through most of them.

Groepen2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 2018 Category Challenge, 2019 Category Challenge, 2020 Category Challenge, 2021 Category Challenge, 2022 Category Challengetoon alle groepen

Favoriete auteursEdward Albee, Woody Allen, Margery Allingham, Kingsley Amis, Aristophanes, Louis Auchincloss, Jane Austen, Alan Ayckbourn, Linwood Barclay, M. C. Beaton, Ann Beattie, Robert Benchley, Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury, Anita Brookner, Truman Capote, Lewis Carroll, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Noël Coward, Will Cuppy, Len Deighton, Peter De Vries, Colin Dexter, Emily Dickinson, Joan Didion, John Donne, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lawrence Durrell, Edward Eager, Harlan Ellison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner, E. M. Forster, John Fowles, John Gardner, Edward Gorey, Caroline Graham, Ann Granger, Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, David Handler, Thomas Hardy, Moss Hart, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert A. Heinlein, Joseph Heller, Lillian Hellman, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Hazel Holt, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, M. R. James, P. D. James, Jonas Karlsson, George S. Kaufman, John Keats, Carolyn Keene, Garrison Keillor, Jean Kerr, Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing, Ira Levin, Elinor Lipman, Penelope Lively, H. P. Lovecraft, Alison Lurie, Ngaio Marsh, W. Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Larry McMurtry, James A. Michener, Arthur Miller, Steven Millhauser, A. A. Milne, Jan Morris, John Mortimer, Kate Morton, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Jean Plaidy, Edgar Allan Poe, Anthony Powell, Douglas Preston, Barbara Pym, Ruth Rendell, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Philip Roth, J. D. Salinger, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rod Serling, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D. Simak, Neil Simon, C.P. Snow, Muriel Spark, Rebecca Stead, Rex Stout, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Thirkell, Dylan Thomas, Hunter S. Thompson, James Thurber, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, Anne Tyler, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Irving Wallace, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, Eudora Welty, Patricia Wentworth, Edith Wharton, T. H. White, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Angus Wilson, P. G. Wodehouse, Larry Woiwode, Tom Wolfe, Virginia Woolf, John Wyndham, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Gemeenschappelijke favorieten)


Favoriete boekwinkelsBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Main Store, Blackwell's Oxford, Book People, Half Price Books - Cedar Park, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, National Gallery of Art - Concourse Bookstore, Strand Bookstore

LievelingsbibliothekenAustin Public Library - Faulk Central Library, Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library (Alexandria Public Library), Folger Shakespeare Library, Lago Vista Community Library, Library of Congress, San Antonio Public Library - San Pedro Library, University of Texas Libraries - Classics Library

Andere favorietenThe Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Museum Store - Washington National Cathedral, The Blanton Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Favoriete lijstenBooks Read in 2021, Favorite Childhood Books, Read the book and saw the movie


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Aan het lezenThe Headless Cupid (The Stanley Family #1) door Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Jane Eyre door Charlotte Bronte
Homicide Trinity (Nero Wolfe #36) door Rex Stout
Knot Ready for Murder (A Quilting Mystery #9) door Marks Mary

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