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Joined Friday, January 03, 2003
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All of the books on my book shelf are available for trade or release. Books that I love, but can't part with, will not be listed unless I can locate inexpensive copies to share.

Update 4/29/03: Finished reading The Collected Stories of Colette and Diane Ackerman's Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden.

Update 4/2/03: Finished Quincunx Sunday night. Whew! Good thing my husband was out of town...nothing much got done around here. Read the The Thief Lord Mon. night--enjoyable children's lit.

Currently reading Quincunx which, initially, I thought would take me a week or more (it is a doorstop of a book), but I sat enthralled yesterday-although carrying on a running commentary in my head about coincidences-for hour after hour, unable to find a good place to stop.

Shinju by Laura Joh Rowland, interesting and enjoyable mystery set in 17th c. Japan.

Alice Hoffman's The River King--readable, but typical Hoffman.

Lost and Found
, a wonderful and horrifying look at a country animal shelter.

Women of the Silk is a lovely book with an enlightening view of China before the Japanese invasion.

The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham. Excellent.

The Emperor of Ocean Park a nice, thick mystery/legal thriller by Stephen J. Clark. I liked Clark's writing and characterization.

A Pawn for a Queen by Fiona Buckley - an Elizabethan mystery. Have read most of Buckley's mysteries and find them entertaining and quick reads.

The Sudden Weight of Snow (thanks N8an and Idioteqnician).

Favorite recent reads:
Bel Canto
Peace Like a River
The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby
A Heartbreaking WorK of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Bone Mountain by Eliot Pattison
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
Dreaming Water Gail Tsukiyama
Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution Randal Keynes
Burning Marguerite Elizabeth Inness-Brown

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