Roseann Roseann's Comments (member since Jun 21, 2011)

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Jul 03, 2013 01:02PM

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Jul 02, 2013 12:05PM

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Jun 11, 2013 07:51PM

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Jun 10, 2013 11:29AM

40140 If a book is bad I say it. I am not scathing as I know it is just my opinion. I usually will try to find some redeeming quality to include in my review.
Jun 08, 2013 05:39PM

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Jun 07, 2013 05:52PM

Jun 07, 2013 03:02PM

40140 Ok I have to do this with genres as I cannot name just one:

Picture Books: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce Wonderful! Marvelous!! Every book lover should own a copy.

Children's : The Cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craighead George A beautiful story of finding yourself in the world (even if you are a cat).

YA: . Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher I seldom say wow after reading a novel, but this one got me.

NF: Mortality by Christopher Hitchens Won't be for everyone, but I love his style.

Fiction: Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones My favorite new series

Least favorite: I have to say The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon as I really don't remember what it was about?!
May 29, 2013 09:42PM

40140 With all the talk about eating while reading (EWR) I thought I'd tell my recent story.

I just finished the new biography of Julia Child Dearie The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz (great by the way) and found bits and pieces of everything from chocolate to what appeared to be tomato sauce on the pages as I read. While I do not approve of EWR, I thought it was very appropriate for the subject matter to be endowed with food ;-).

I cleaned as much as I could from the pages as I read, but was sure to tell the librarian about the stains when I returned the book and she also found it funny and said Julia would be pleased.
May 28, 2013 05:12PM

40140 Julia2848 wrote: "I have a HUGE bad habit. I don't give books a chance. If I'm not hooked by the first couple of paragraphs, I'll stop. I would like to try a buddy read (I've never done one before) and hopefully ..."

I wish I had your problem, I tend to finish a book no matter how bad it is.
May 28, 2013 01:48PM

40140 Kalena wrote: "My bad habit? I'm a book hoarder. I try to keep myself under control, but I love to look at them on my bookshelves and know they are available at any time. The library has helped this a lot, but ..."

OK, I knew something would come up. Yes, my name is Roseann and I am a Bookaholic! While many women get their 'fix' by buying clothes or another pair of shoes, I go buy books!! I just keep thinking to myself, there are worse habits to have.
May 28, 2013 10:48AM

40140 I used to dog-ear pages and write notes in books, but no more. I am reformed and cannot think of any current bad habits as I love, love, LOVE my books ;-). I look forward to reading other people's habits to see if I am overlooking something.
40140 Kathryn wrote: "Wow, Roseann, that is a mammoth list of books you have on hold at the library!! Would you be able to get through them if they all became available within several weeks of each other?! I like the ..."

With my MLIS done (YAY!) the only 'job' I have right now is looking for work online and that only takes a little time each day, so I have quite a bit of reading time available and am getting through about 5-6 books a week. That said, I don't think it would be a problem if many of my list showed up at once.

The one thing I have to do which seems to be a problem is updating all of my reads on Goodreads. I think I need to set aside one day just to get caught up ;-).
40140 amber wrote: "None. I should point out you can only have three things on hold at a time from my library, so I tend to use it for movies and CDs more then books because I can always find something I want to read ..."

Only three things at one??? Most of the people in our little rural town would go nuts ;-)
40140 I have quite a few on hold and ready for pick-up right now:


Going Clear Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

A Possible Life A Novel in Five Parts by Sebastian Faulks

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall


The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children, #1) by Alastair Reynolds

The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Salt Sugar Fat How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

Elsewhere by Richard Russo

Her A Memoir by Christa Parravani

Eighty Days Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman

The Soundtrack of My Life by Clive Davis

The Genius of Dogs How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think by Brian Hare

The Vatican Diaries A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church by John Thavis

The Girls of Atomic City The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan

Pukka's Promise The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs by Ted Kerasote

Lucky Me My Life With--and Without--My Mom, Shirley MacLaine by Sachi Parker

The Secretary A Journey with Hillary Clinton to the New Frontiers of American Power by Kim Ghattas

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Storm Front by Richard Castle

Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows, #1) by Yelena Black

The World's Strongest Librarian A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Cooked A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan

The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart

Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1) by Gregory Maguire

Son of a Witch (The Wicked Years, #2) by Gregory Maguire

The Beatles The Biography by Bob Spitz

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Whew, I just joined a few book clubs, so had to order future reads and I am just a rabid, eclectic reader who always has what's new and interesting on hold.
May 06, 2013 12:52PM

40140 Has to be the British Isles. I was going to make it there as a graduation present, but it looks like I will need to wait and make it a 'first librarian job' present.

I am setting up my library (finally) in my new house and am amazed at the books I have on British history, the monarchy, and such!
Apr 29, 2013 02:44PM

40140 I would have to say whatever my mother brought out to read before bed. I loved animals, so any stories with four-legged friends was popular! I remember a set of books I had which included stories about children from other countries (don't remember the titles, sorry) being my favorite go to reads as I found them interesting and liked the illustrations.
Apr 15, 2013 08:51AM

40140 I am in the Harry Potter crowd! I also like the Undead and... series by MaryJanice Davidson