Shirley’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Shirley.


A Tale for the Ti...
Shirley is currently reading
by Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: bookclub, currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Fighting for Life
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Music for Chameleons
Shirley is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Shirley's Recent Updates

Shirley is currently reading
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley started reading
Fighting for Life by S. Josephine Baker
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume
Kokoro
by Sōseki Natsume
read in July, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
All the Money in the World by Laura Vanderkam
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley started reading
Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley wants to read
Amalia by José Mármol
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life
by Glennon Doyle Melton
recommended to Shirley by: KLD
recommended for: Fans of Cheryl Strayed
read in June, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Missing Microbes by Martin J. Blaser
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'm obsessed with the microbiome at the moment, and this is a great introduction to an important topic - how antibiotics are changing our individual and collective microbiomes, and the possible consequences and costs. Dr. Blaser, who has done a lot o...more
Shirley rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Big Tiny by Dee  Williams
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shirley wants to read
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Shirley's books…
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Alice Munro
“I loved taking off. In my own house, I seemed to be often looking for a place to hide - sometimes from the children but more often from the jobs to be done and the phone ringing and the sociability of the neighborhood. I wanted to hide so that I could get busy at my real work, which was a sort of wooing of distant parts of myself.”
Alice Munro, Selected Stories, 1968-1994

Anne Fadiman
“I can imagine few worse fates than walking around for the rest of one's life wearing a typo.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

100590 The Thomas Mann Group — 169 members — last activity Jun 21, 2014 07:16PM
Members of Kindred Spirits and other interested GR members read the works of Thomas Mann. Our next scheduled read is The Magic Mountain, taking place...more
25x33 Newbery Marathon — 15 members — last activity Feb 16, 2014 02:18PM
This group is dedicated to reading the all of the Newberry Award winning books from 1922 to when the marathon ends on June 12, 2017 - for a total of 9...more
74458 The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov — 158 members — last activity Nov 25, 2013 11:51PM
A group to gather and discuss, question, comment, interpret, review etc. Drinking of actual Margaritas while reading and/or discussing strongly encour...more
Mike Cl...
343 books | 48 friends

Ian Pag...
3,830 books | 347 friends

Mary
1,007 books | 151 friends

sckenda
2,419 books | 982 friends

Jeffrey...
2,891 books | 1,462 friends

Kris
8,638 books | 742 friends

Rebecca...
195 books | 14 friends

Jonathan
3,302 books | 293 friends

More friends…
2011 Reading Challenge
Shirley
Shirley has completed her goal of reading 50 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
 
view books »
2012 Reading Challenge
Shirley
Shirley has completed her goal of reading 45 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
view books »
2013 Reading Challenge
Shirley
Shirley has completed her goal of reading 36 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!
 
view books »

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
36 (0.0%)

correct:
32 (88.9%)

skipped:
9 (20.0%)

262493 out of 2656230

streak:
1

best streak:
5

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by this member