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message 1: by Lauren (new)

Lauren This is a place for members to introduce themselves.


message 2: by Lauren (new)

Lauren My name is Lauren and I am currently 25 years old. I started this group because there are so many books on my reading list that don't just seem to fit into one group. Basically I just want to read randomness. I love all types of genres and am more than open to suggestions on what we should read.


message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Nice to meet you Chimney! I also enjoy reading graphic novels, I was thinking of putting some on the upcoming reading list. Have any you are currently dying to read nd discuss?


message 4: by Jane (new)

Jane (janieg) I am Jane and a voracious reader. I read a wide variety of books as well currently I am reading "Cronkite" by Douglas Brinkley and really enjoying it. I also recently read "The Meryl Streep Movie Club" and enjoyed it as well. Fiction, non-fiction, romance, science fiction, so many interests and not enough time! Thank you Lauren for asking me to join this group. I love sharing thoughts on the books we read. I often find new books this way.


message 5: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Rebisz Fifer | 4 comments Hi, I'm Danielle, and it's been twelve and a half hours since my last book. ;-)

I love to read and am always wishing I had more time to do so. My cause of death will probably be "crushed by towering to-be-read pile of books." I am both extremely and not-at-all picky about what I'll read, meaning I'll try any genre so long as the voice is compelling. I usually read two to three books concurrently: a non-fiction, a YA, and something mainstream, although I'm certainly not opposed to literary fiction. As far as bestsellers, I'm perennially late to the party (I just read 'The Hunger Games' yesterday), but I usually get there eventually. That said, I have very little patience for bad or lazy writing, so please don't recommend 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to me. Ever. I will stab you.

I have a 7-year old daughter to whom I read every night, so you'll probably see some Middle Grade fiction scattered throughout my feeds. I also like to pretend the Harry Potter books are there because of her, but I doubt I'm fooling anyone.

Thanks so much for inviting me ... I look forward to discussing great (not just good) reads with you.


Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson (wickedshizuku) | 8 comments Hi I'm Shizuku. I'm a 28 year old mother of two, and wife to a great man. I've been challenging myself to read anything that I come across and finish the series, everyday, for the last four years. Bad habit really. Skip on over to my reviews, and give me some feedback to what you guys think.


message 7: by Nicky (new)

Nicky (shanaqui) | 1 comments Hi, all. I'm Nikki, twenty-three years old, Welsh, and all kinds of queer. I'm a postgrad literature student, but my reading is preeeetty eclectic, certainly not restricted to my specialism, thank goodness. (There'd hardly ever be anything new to read, since I'm a medievalist.)


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Hello, my name is Jessica and I am 21 years old, but I am turning 22 years this Friday (the 28th) and I am going to college, all most done with college I think that I have one more class to take. I read all sorts of books. I live in Utah with my parents, have 2 dogs and 1 cat, the dog’s names are Bandit, Bella and the cat name is Tiger


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Jessica wrote: "Hello, my name is Jessica and I am 21 years old, but I am turning 22 years this Friday (the 28th) and I am going to college, all most done with college I think that I have one more class to take. I..."

Happy early birthday!!!! What are you studying in college?


message 10: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Hi everyone, my name is Nikki. I am currently at the present moment 28, and a single mom of a daughter who will be one on October 5th.

My favorite type of books are horror, sci-fi and paranormal but I do read pretty much anything I can get my hands on. The last couple months I have been struggling with some personal issues and my reading has taken a hit. I do try and read to my daughter every night and she loves to pick books up and look at them whether they are picture books, or a huge copy of something like Great Expectations.

For work I am an Enrolled Agent which means I am enrolled to practice before the IRS. I prepare tax returns, do tax planning and I also do IRS reprsentation work. I also drive a racecar for my hobby and love baking, cooking, hiking and generally anything outdoors.


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandaml87) | 28 comments Mod
Hello!! My name is Amanda. I am 25 and a stay at home mom to two, E is 4 and she just started preschool and A is 18 months and he keeps me on my toes :)

I love all types of books and I can't wait to be apart of this group!!


message 12: by Erin (new)

Erin H Hey everyone, I'm Erin and I'm 24 years old! Of course I love to read-Romance being my favorite. I also love Young Adult (Richelle Mead is a must read for me), classic fiction, and some fantasy, but I like to check out other genres as well. I graduated college with a degree in history so I love reading those books as well! Thanks Lauren for the invite!


message 13: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Erin wrote: "Hey everyone, I'm Erin and I'm 24 years old! Of course I love to read-Romance being my favorite. I also love Young Adult (Richelle Mead is a must read for me), classic fiction, and some fantasy, bu..."

ooooo yay!!! I was a history major too! I specialized in ancient European history. I haven't read any of Richelle Mead's work but they have been on my to read list for a while. Maybe I will throw one on the club reading list in the next month or so.


message 14: by Jessica (new)

Jessica I am study Office Manganemnt

Lauren wrote: "Jessica wrote: "Hello, my name is Jessica and I am 21 years old, but I am turning 22 years this Friday (the 28th) and I am going to college, all most done with college I think that I have one more ..."


message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Stoolfire My name is Lauren. I am 23 years old and would very much like to become a children's or teen librarian some day. I am currently reading Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I love just about anything but I really love young adult, children's, fantasy, and sci-fi. I to will probably end up crushed to death by a pile of books, to read or not! :)


message 16: by Jacky (new)

Jacky Hi everyone, my name is Jacky, I'm 34 and I love to read. I pretty much read anything but most of my books fall into horror, fantasy, thriller and historical genres. My poor bookcases are sagging under the weight of all the books I own. I can't walk into a book shop without walking out with a book.
I absolutely adore that new book smell, I can sit for ages just fanning the book to get that smell lol


message 17: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte  (charlottep) Hi everybody, I'm Charlotte, and I'm 13 years old( I feel so young compared to everyone else!) I love lots of different genres of books, and can't really stick to just one. I love book recommendations, because sometimes I have no idea what I want to read. I positively love curling up and getting lost in a good book. Books are always just so comforting to me that's why I love them.


message 18: by Lauren (new)

Lauren As Chimney said: welcome everyone! :)

Thank you all for joining!!!!!


message 19: by Nena (new)

Nena | 21 comments Hello everyone!! I'm Nena, and I'm 25 years old. I read mostly romance novels, but I have been into YA recently and also enjoy Fantasy. I like reading randomness it keeps me entertained and hopefully gets me to look at other genres that I normally would not have considered. Open minded :)

Thanks Lauren for inviting me. This is my first group so I apologize for being a bit slow in the beginning.

Oh and I'm a receptionist at a game developer. So, mostly I spend half my day at my desk reading or on here looking for what else I can put on my to-read list. I think I should stop looking though and catch up on reading what I already own, lol. So many books, so little time. :(


message 20: by Tammy (new)

Tammy (tammycurtis) | 1 comments I'm in too! Looking for great reads and a place to shout out about the awesomeness of words on a page!


message 21: by Aa'Ishah (last edited Sep 28, 2012 11:56AM) (new)

Aa'Ishah Hey guys! Lauren, thanks so much for the invite! :)

I'm Aa'Ishah, I'm 17 but I'll be 18 week after next. I used to read continuously, starting one book two minutes after finishing another, but sadly school doesn't allow time for that anymore. I read almost exclusively YA, with only a few privileged adult books making it on my reading list. ;)


message 22: by Heidi (new)

Heidi I would like to thank Lauren for inviting me to this group! Thanks :D I am Heidi and I am a 41 year old single mom of a 9 year old grownup..I mean boy..he thinks he is 18. I love to read just about anything, the only thing that I don't really care for is romance, however paranormal romance is ok. My dream job would be working in a library or heaven forbid in a bookstore (did this once..I didn't get much of a paycheck)
Hope to "meet" you all soon! Happy reading!


message 23: by Jose (new)

Jose | 2 comments Hello All,

It was a pleasant surprise to find this group while I was browsing for book clubs. I also have an eclectic taste in readings. I hope that with such a diverse membership I'll be able to discover new authors and learn from everybody's perspectives.


message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Heidi wrote: "I would like to thank Lauren for inviting me to this group! Thanks :D I am Heidi and I am a 41 year old single mom of a 9 year old grownup..I mean boy..he thinks he is 18. I love to read just ab..."

Haha, I worked in a bookstore once too. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, maybe I should try something in a little less uppity area or maybe a used book store, I think that would be fun. Thank you for joining my group and I hope you make some suggestions that you would like to read.


message 25: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Jose wrote: "Hello All,

It was a pleasant surprise to find this group while I was browsing for book clubs. I also have an eclectic taste in readings. I hope that with such a diverse membership I'll be able to ..."


I am VERY glad you were able to find this group while browsing, it's just getting started but I hope that we can get some suggestions to broaden our tastes and experience something we might not normally read but can all discuss.


message 26: by Laurie (new)

Laurie (hurricanelaurie) | 6 comments Hey there, I am Laurie and my body is 48, but the mind is forever in my 20's. I read all the time on my Kindle Fire (love it, by the way). I already work in a fantasy world (I work at a residential facility for the mentally ill) and have a micro farm. I have goats, chickens, a cat and a dog named Finn who is sometimes the bane of my existence. I enjoy all kinds of books, but shy away from anything political, police procedural, detective, strictly mystery and others like it. Give me romance, paranormal and fantasy!!!


message 27: by emily_oriley (new)

emily_oriley | 155 comments ....um, hi. I'm Sara and I'm *pause for math* 27. I'm a recently published author (my screen name is actually based on the first character I ever created) and I have NO idea what it means to be in a group but I liked the book selection so here's hoping I don't embarrass myself.... further. Also, I should probably mention that I won't be able to read anything right away because whenever I'm in the middle of a really good writer's groove I can't read or watch or listen to anything that might spoil that.....maybe I should think twice about joining....>.>


message 28: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandaml87) | 28 comments Mod
Laurie wrote: "Hey there, I am Laurie and my body is 48, but the mind is forever in my 20's. I read all the time on my Kindle Fire (love it, by the way). I already work in a fantasy world (I work at a residenti..."


Welcome to the group Laurie. I have the fire also and I love it, I'm hoping to upgrade to the new one around Christmas :)


message 29: by Amanda (last edited Oct 01, 2012 06:43AM) (new)

Amanda (amandaml87) | 28 comments Mod
emily_oriley wrote: "....um, hi. I'm Sara and I'm *pause for math* 27. I'm a recently published author (my screen name is actually based on the first character I ever created) and I have NO idea what it means to be i..."

Welcome...I'm the same way if I start a series I try to read all the books that are available for that series. Don't feel like you have to read what the current reads are in order to be apart of the group :)


message 30: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 6 comments Hello everyone :)

My name is Jamie I am 30 yrs old mother of 3 wonderful girls, Coach for Volleyball, help run my husbands company as well :). I am a lover of books!! and will give almost any book a go at it.


message 31: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 6 comments Chimney wrote: "Hello, I'm Chimney and at this time I am 23 years of age. However, year 24 is quickly approaching! I don't really have a set genre or age group that I read and tend to skip from book to book. I wil..."

I love graphic novels as well.. My daughters are obsessed with them :)


message 32: by Lauren (new)

Lauren emily_oriley wrote: "....um, hi. I'm Sara and I'm *pause for math* 27. I'm a recently published author (my screen name is actually based on the first character I ever created) and I have NO idea what it means to be i..."

Whenever you feeling like discussing or commenting we would love to hear your opinion. It TOTALLY doesn't have to be when we are reading the book just whenever you get around to it! Congrats on publishing your book, are you going to put it up on goodreads?


message 33: by emily_oriley (new)

emily_oriley | 155 comments Lauren wrote: "emily_oriley wrote: "....um, hi. I'm Sara and I'm *pause for math* 27. I'm a recently published author (my screen name is actually based on the first character I ever created) and I have NO idea ..."

Yes, I have but I wanted to wait at least twenty four hours before posting a shameless plug ;-)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...


message 34: by Rachel the Book Harlot (last edited Oct 01, 2012 06:57PM) (new)

Rachel the Book Harlot Hi Everyone! I'm Rachel and I love all things books. :) I have very eclectic tastes when it comes to genres but I do have some go to favorites which are Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Post-Apocalyptic novels. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.

By the way, I really love the group banner. It's beautiful.


message 35: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandaml87) | 28 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "Hi Everyone! I'm Rachel and I love all things books. :) I have very eclectic tastes when it comes to genres but I do have some go to favorites which are Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Urba..."

Hi Rachel!! Welcome to the group :)


message 36: by emily_oriley (new)

emily_oriley | 155 comments *waves* Hello, Rachel!


message 37: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) Hi guys, my name is Jenn. I just turned 30 a few months ago (wow it's weird to type that lol). If I had to pick a favorite genre, I guess it would be YA. That's what I seem to be reading the most lately. But honestly, I love all types of genres and my TBR pile is a cross of many genres.

I'm a member of other groups, but don't really interact with them all that much. But I like the layout of this one so far. I like that it's not limited to one things. I look forward to chatting with you all and making new friends, not to mention get more books to read - cause I need more ;)


message 38: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Jenn wrote: "Hi guys, my name is Jenn. I just turned 30 a few months ago (wow it's weird to type that lol). If I had to pick a favorite genre, I guess it would be YA. That's what I seem to be reading the most l..."

Lol, nice to meet you! Thanks for joining!!!! If you have any suggestions for the group feel free to share! :)


message 39: by Rachel the Book Harlot (last edited Oct 03, 2012 04:04AM) (new)

Rachel the Book Harlot Hi Amanda and Emily! Thank you for the kind welcome! :)

Hi Jenn! Welcome to the group!


message 40: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hey everyone. I'm Nicole. I'm 26 years old and live in Vermont. All my kids have 4 legs and fur (1 dog, 2 cats, 2 rats).
I believe this is just the group I've been looking for. I say fantasy novels are my favorite, but really I like to raid peoples book cases and read just about anything I find that looks interesting. I can go from reading a part of the Harry Potter series to a Jodi Picoult novel. I'm always looking for a suggestion on what to read next.


message 41: by emily_oriley (new)

emily_oriley | 155 comments Barbara ~ Basia's Bookshelf wrote: "Hi everyone! My name's Barbara and I'm more years old than I have fingers and toes and I'm so not counting past that anymore.

I have an unmanageable review pile and an even worse TBR pile so any ..."


You had me at schizophrenic ;-)


message 42: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Jaime wrote: "Thank you for the invite! My name is Jaime, I am 36 & a SAHM of 7. I live in KY on a small farm with a menagerie of animals. I love to read a lot of different types of books & I always have a book ..."

WOW! 7 kids!!! 0.0
I can't even imagine that! Good luck to you, when do you even find time to read?!?!

Your blog sites look awesome!


message 43: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandaml87) | 28 comments Mod
I just wanted to say hi to everyone that has joined the group!!

Sorry I've been MIA our daughter Emmalee got very sick last week and almost ended up in the hospital now she's better so I'm trying to catch up on cleaning, laundry, reading, ect. Hopefully after this weekend things will be back to normal :)


message 44: by emily_oriley (new)

emily_oriley | 155 comments Amanda wrote: "I just wanted to say hi to everyone that has joined the group!!

Sorry I've been MIA our daughter Emmalee got very sick last week and almost ended up in the hospital now she's better so I'm trying..."


Been there! My son has seizures if his fever gets to high so anytime he feels the SLIGHTEST bit warm the AC is set to 50 and I am up all night shivering and just watching him breathe.


message 45: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandaml87) | 28 comments Mod
emily_oriley wrote: "Amanda wrote: "I just wanted to say hi to everyone that has joined the group!!

Sorry I've been MIA our daughter Emmalee got very sick last week and almost ended up in the hospital now she's bette..."


OMG Emily how scary!! Emmalee had croup and her temp was 104...it wouldn't come down no matter what I did...they gave her a steroid and that helped bring it down then we ended up in the ER Saturday because she was screaming that her ear hurt, turns out she had a viral infection in her ear.

I'm happy to report that she is back to her normal sassy 4 year old (going on 16) self :)


message 46: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Amanda wrote: "emily_oriley wrote: "Amanda wrote: "I just wanted to say hi to everyone that has joined the group!!

Sorry I've been MIA our daughter Emmalee got very sick last week and almost ended up in the hos..."


I'm glad she is feeling better!!!! That must be so scary.


message 47: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Giovanni Hi, I'm Cassandra Giovanni, YA author. While I write mostly Ya and New Adult, the actual sub genres I write are varied. Right now my post-apocalyptic romance, In Between Seasons, is available and on Halloween my murder mystery romance, Walking in the Shadows, will be available.
Thanks Lauren for inviting me to your awesome group!


message 48: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Cassandra wrote: "Hi, I'm Cassandra Giovanni, YA author. While I write mostly Ya and New Adult, the actual sub genres I write are varied. Right now my post-apocalyptic romance, In Between Seasons, is available and o..."

You are very welcome!!! I look forward to reading you work! :)


message 49: by emily_oriley (new)

emily_oriley | 155 comments Amanda wrote: "emily_oriley wrote: "Amanda wrote: "I just wanted to say hi to everyone that has joined the group!!

Sorry I've been MIA our daughter Emmalee got very sick last week and almost ended up in the hos..."


Glad she's ok now. Also, word to the wise, if you're staying the night at the hospital with your kid, not a good idea to watch Land Before Time. Or Wubbzy but that's for a TOTALLY different reason. >.>


message 50: by Sara (new)

Sara Shrieves (sarashrieves) | 4 comments Hello everyone! My name is Sara and I am a lover of books and writing. I am a HUGE Stephen King fan and have a tattoo on my right wrist from the fifth book of his Dark Tower series. I am also a HUGE movie lover as well so our home is overloaded with bookshelves and DVD racks. Which is perfect, if you ask me. :)

I was invited to this group by Lauren which is awesome! This is my first time being invited to a group and I was so happy, ha ha. :)

One last thing, I am also a newly self-published author of the book Who is Audrey Wickersham? by Sara Shrieves It's a YA horror/paranormal novel, perfect for Halloween right now lol.

Thank you so much for the invite Lauren!


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