Janet L.


Pittsburgh, PA

Member since:

March 5, 2014

Who are your favorite authors? What are your favorite books?

I'm not a Top Ten List sort of person. Ones I return to include Jane Austen and Lois McMaster Bujold. I recently loved "Hild" by Nicola Griffith, and "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple.

The Desert Island Questions: Which 3 books would you take if you were deserted on an island? Which 3 creature comforts would you want if you were deserted on an island? Upon which island are you deserted - and how did you find yourself to be there?

I cannot bear the thought of only 3 books. SPF 100 sun block, and a very large vat of fresh water. I'm really not the sort of person to go anywhere near a desert island, unless it has good hotels.

What are your favorite adaptations from books you've seen and also read or intend to read? What is the worst? What are your favorite adaptation from the works of Shakespeare?

Book-it Repertory theater in Seattle did an AMAZING Pride and Prejudice. The first Hobbit movie appalled me. The padding! The Saturday morning cartoon physics! (I did not see the second.) Not sure on the Shakespeare adaptation.

What literary characters would you most like to meet... and what would you do with them? Which deceased author would you most like to meet and why?

Dr. Stephen Maturin. Perhaps we could chat while touring the natural history museum -- I'm sure he'd enjoy that. Dorothy Sayers or Sarah Caudwell. The time-travel wouldn't be too confusing, and they both seem so interesting!

As an Amused Reader of N4B, do you promise to behave with kindness and respect towards all members of N4B both in and out of the events of N4B and to honor the spirit of N4B - the good fellowship of a community of readers?



I just moved to Pittsburgh, and I'm looking for connection. Discussing books online with my friends from afar is NOT sufficient.

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