Catherine D.


San Leandro, CA

Member since:

June 14, 2013

What type of books do you like to read ?

All sorts - light genre to heavy lit; ancient to contemporary; fiction, history, and non-fiction - although mostly fiction. I will read anything that's well written, and something that is not if there is another compelling reason to continue. I read for pleasure, for knowledge, to suit my mood, and to fill open time.

Who is your favorite author(s) and why?

I have many favorites. I'll say Margaret Atwood. She is a fantastic writer!

Favorite book(s) and why?

In line with my choice above, "The Robber Bride" is my favorite Atwood book. The first time I read it (about a decade ago), I couldn't put it down. The story was THAT intriguing. But the minute I finished the book, I turned back to the first page and began it again - reading slowly, savoring her beautiful writing and gripping insights. About six months later, I read it again. And a few times since then. I haven't done this with a book since I was a kid!

What was the last book you read?

I generally keep about 5-6 books going at once. The latest ones finished are: 'The Cowboy and the Cossack' by Clair Huffaker, 'Concrete' Thomas Bernhard, 'Devil in the Grove (Thurgood Marhsall)' Gilbert King, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes' Anita Loos, 'The House of Rumor' Jake Arnott, 'Nemesis (Harry Hole)' Jo Nesbo, and "The Pope's Daughter: The Extraordinary Life of Felice della Rovere' Caroline Murphy. This was a great batch!


Hi. I am a lifelong bookworm and a widowed empty-nester. I love books, music, art, gardens,theater and films, food, and most anything that involves colors and patterns.

What Catherine D. is saying about this Meetup Group

A good group of people Plenty of participation with varying points of view Look forward to the next time.

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