Emily Main Street Books’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Emily.


Walking With Frod...
Rate this book
Clear rating

Child of the Dark...
Rate this book
Clear rating

November of the S...
Rate this book
Clear rating


Emily's Recent Updates

Jack Strom and New Orleans Hoodoo by Yael K. Miller
Rate this book
Clear rating
Emily Main Street Books wants to read
Coming Out Under Fire by Allan Bérubé
Rate this book
Clear rating
Better than Life by Grant Naylor
Better than Life
by Grant Naylor
read in February, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Man in the Rubber Mask by Robert Llewellyn
The Man in the Rubber Mask
by Robert Llewellyn
read in February, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Barton
by Elizabeth Gaskell
read in May, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shōnagon
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gnomon by Luchia Dertien
by Luchia Dertien
read in September, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Red Dwarf by Grant Naylor
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
Kiss of the Spider Woman
by Manuel Puig
read in March, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Emily's books…
Elizabeth Wein
“I wish you could go through life without ever caring about anything, without ever getting attached to people and dreams and inaccessible places. It just makes you sad when you can never go back.”
Elizabeth Wein, Black Dove, White Raven

John Ashbery
“Somewhere someone is traveling furiously toward you,
At incredible speed, traveling day and night,
Through blizzards and desert heat, across torrents,
through narrow passes.
But will he know where to find you,
Recognize you when he sees you,
Give you the thing he has for you?”
John Ashbery

Truman Capote
“Never love a wild thing, Mr. Bell,' Holly advised him. 'That was Doc's mistake. He was always lugging home wild things. A hawk with a hurt wing. One time it was a full-grown bobcat with a broken leg. But you can't give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they're strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That's how you'll end up, Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky."
"She's drunk," Joe Bell informed me.
"Moderately," Holly confessed....Holly lifted her martini. "Let's wish the Doc luck, too," she said, touching her glass against mine. "Good luck: and believe me, dearest Doc -- it's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.”
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

Patricia Highsmith
“I feel I stand in a desert with my hands outstretched, and you are raining down upon me.”
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

Graham Greene
“It's strange how the human mind swings back and forth, from one extreme to another. Does truth lie at some point of th pendulum's swing, at a point where it never rests, not in the dull prependicular mean where it dangles in the end like a windless flag, but at an angle, nearer one extreme than another? If only a miracle could stop the pendulum at an angle of sixty degrees, one would believe the truth was there. Well, the pendulum swung today and I thought, instead of my own body, of Maurice's. I thought of certain lines life had put on his face as personal as a line of his writing: I thought of a new scar on his shoulder that wouldn't have been there if once he hadn't tried to protect another man's body from a falling wall. He didn't tell me why he was in hospital those three days: Henry told me. That scar was part of his character as much as his jealousy. And so I thought, do I want that body to be vapour (mine yes, but his?), and I knew I wanted that scar to exist through all eternity. But could my vapour love that scar? Then I began to want my body that I hated, but only because it could love that scar. We can love with our minds, but can we love only with our minds? Love extends itself all the time, so that we can even love with our senseless nails: we love even with our clothes, so that a sleeve can feel a sleeve.”
Graham Greene

185 What's The Name of That Book??? — 17721 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
Can't remember the title of a book you read a while back? Come search our archives and shelves, and if we haven't already solved for your book, post a ...more
22225 Book Buying Addicts Anonymous — 3084 members — last activity 2 hours, 35 min ago
All are welcome, but this group is meant for those who not only love to read, but those who also love to buy their books to read as well as those who ...more
43174 Seattle Area Goodreaders — 317 members — last activity Sep 07, 2015 04:56PM
This group provides a forum to connect with other readers in the Seattle area. I will try to post any author or book-related events I know of in the a ...more
4170 The Sword and Laser — 21938 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
Online discussion forum for the Sword and Laser video show, podcast and book club! Subscribe to the audio podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ ...more
34844 Q&A with Josh Lanyon — 1187 members — last activity 22 minutes ago
...June 17, 2010 to Infinity and beyond... You can also find Josh... * Josh's Website * Josh's Blog * Josh's Facebook Fan Page * Josh's Live Journal * ...more
More of Emily’s groups…
David A...
1,309 books | 577 friends

195 books | 725 friends

Judy Th...
2,082 books | 62 friends

Bree Ogden
240 books | 878 friends

247 books | 477 friends

247 books | 5,030 friends

Justin Bog
1,097 books | 2,869 friends

414 books | 160 friends

More friends…

Polls voted on by Emily

Lists liked by Emily