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Hi! My name is Beth and I live in the Triangle area of North Carolina, USA. I love to read but never seem to have enough time between work, grad school, and family. :x In an effort to keep up with my reading, I post to a book review blog, http://www.bookstasted.com. I look forward to discussing books with y'all on these forums!

I like a wide variety of books and authors. Some of my favorite authors are Toni Morrison, Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, Laurie Notaro, Ayun Halliday, Jane Austen, Lee Smith, Sarah Vowell, and Alison Weir.

Since blowing the dust off my blog, I've been searching for new places to discuss books, and a quick Google search for "Book discussion forums" led me here! :)


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Welcome. I've read the Octavia Butler book Parable of the Sower, that you mention on your blog, and enjoyed it enough to pick it up again years later. It's currently occuping one of the prime spots on my No. 1 bookshelf and could very well be picked up next after Tolstoy is finished.


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@Kevin, thanks for checking out my blog! I haven't read that book in years, but remember loving it. I might have to read it again, after I get through the backlog of new stuff sitting on my bookshelf.


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Bonjour Beth, I think you'll find the pace in these parts quite conducive to your purposes.

As for this Neil Gaiman guy, one day I find out he's married Amanda Palmer, and overnight it seems every other reader likes him and I'm playing catch-up with the latest cultural phenomenon.



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As for this Neil Gaiman guy, one day I find out he's married Amanda Palmer, and overnight it seems every other reader likes him and I'm playing catch-up with the latest cultural phenomenon.


LOL. I've liked Neil Gaiman for a long time, and this Amanda Palmer thing was a surprise to me, (1) because he used to be married to someone else and (2) I had no idea who Amanda Palmer is. Did that really make him more popular?


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LOL. I've liked Neil Gaiman for a long time, and this Amanda Palmer thing was a surprise to me, (1) because he used to be married to someone else and (2) I had no idea who Amanda Palmer is. Did that really make him more popular?


I left a lot of room for misinterpretation in my post. I'm sure more people have learned of Palmer through Gaiman than vice versa. My own first encounter with Gaiman was atypical(i.e. via the Dresden Dolls frontwoman), and sums up how out of the loop I am regarding his work.



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