Job Title: Book Buyer
On your nightstand now: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, My Korean Deli, Blood, Bones & Butter.
Favorite book when you were a child: The Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones
Your top five authors: These authors I always read when a new book theirs comes out. Not sure if I have "favorite authors": Lois McMaster Bujold, Lindsey Davis, Diana Wynne Jones, Terry Pratchett, Connie Willis
Book You've Faked Reading: Generally if I can't get through the first chapter I'm done - no need to fake it.
Book you are an evangelist for: Noah's Garden by Sara Stein.
Book you've bought for the cover: Gardening books.
Book that changed your life: All of them.
Book you most want to read again for the first time: King Lear.
Book you'd take with you to a desert island: SAS Survival Handbook.
Best way to spend a weekend: Reading
Your go-to pick for movie night: Any Korean movie I can find subbed.
Favorite vacation destination: Maine
Window or Aisle: Window
What is the first giveaway that a book is going to be good: First sentence.

Anne's Recent Reviews

It is exciting to have a new book to read from Newbery Medal winner Katherine Applegate, and she delivers a timeless story about family, friendship and a special cat named Crenshaw.
 
 
 
 
I started Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine expecting a light, uplifting read. The publisher's summary of the book is “Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart,” and that is exactly the book, but be warned it does venture into some pretty dark depths. I quickly became attached to Eleanor and was thoroughly engrossed in her story and hoped that she would really be fine.

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