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aug 25, 2010, 5:10pm

I'm Suzanne, a Midwesterner transplanted to California, now planning to move to the Denver area. I'm vacationing in Colorado for almost three weeks now, which is my fourth trip out here in the past year.

I'm in awe of the Tattered Cover stores and the downtown library. They helped me feel a little less homesick.

aug 25, 2010, 11:48pm

>chanale This may be a bit pre-emptive, but welcome to the area! And thanks for the invite to the group - I don't often go searching for new groups to join, and this would have been a shame to miss.

I'm Jordan, a Boulder native (born here and never left). When I was younger, I nearly lived at the library, and I'm afraid the effects still show.

aug 26, 2010, 4:11pm

Hey everyone! I'm Lisa, a Colorado native. I'm an avid reader, mainly of Young Adult fiction. I have a blog, YA Literature Lover. I also write YA novels. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of this group.

aug 26, 2010, 5:04pm

Hi all, and thanks for the invitation, chanale.

I'm a California native living in Denver. My boyfriend is a PhD student at UC Denver, so that's how we got here.

I read a lot of things - I used to work in bookstores, and I liked to challenge myself to read something from all the sections. Left to my own devices, my interests tend to fall into generalized fiction, nonfiction about history, and biographies.

aug 27, 2010, 9:16am

Hi I'm Laurie. I live in Morrison (you know by Red Rocks). I moved to the Springs in the 1st grade (Army Brat) and after college moved to Denver. I read as much as possible which seems less than I like a the moment. I love mystery/thriller series. I tell my husband if there isn't a dead body in the first chapter I'm not going to like it.

aug 27, 2010, 5:58pm

Hi, I'm Ziska in Carbondale.

I really started my library when we moved to Aspen. The local library had very few books then. Like Topsy, it's grown (both my personal library and the local library). What I've cataloged so far is mostly the research/picture library. With luck I'll get to the personal/reading library soon.

aug 28, 2010, 9:42pm

Hi All,

Thanks for the invite into the group. I'm obviously an avid reader, and I'm blessed to work in the publishing industry. My career has me consulting with major libraries in the West, I represent the world largest independent Audiobook publisher Recorded Books. As my profile picture indicates I have recent built an austere, yet formidable library. I live in the Roxborough neighborhood in Littleton, CO.

aug 29, 2010, 9:33am

Hi Chanale. Thanks for the invitation.

I live in NC, but have visited Colorado many times, and although I'm typically not a city kinda guy, I've always loved Denver.

I was recently introduced to several CO bookstores by a friend and was overwhelmed by them & the awesome downtown library. I'm happy to be part of this group - it makes me feel even more connected to the area.

BTW, great Colorado photo on the group page.

aug 29, 2010, 6:40pm

Hi and thanks for starting the list, Chanale.

I'm Steve, living in Boulder. Oddly, like mhaley, I like to read.

sep 1, 2010, 11:58am

Thanks for the invite! I'm Erika and I'm a CO native, born in Denver and moved to Colorado Springs when I was 2. I have no intention of ever leaving, I even stayed in state for college, haha :) I mostly read nonfiction, lots of child development, psychological, and spiritual type books.

I'm a school counselor working with at-risk kids in an alternative school, and I play outside every chance I get. I love hiking and snowboarding, or if I'm inside I love to read and knit. Kind of like a granny.

Nice to meet everyone!

sep 10, 2010, 10:17pm

I hope you are not affected or threatened by the fires. Stay safe!

sep 10, 2010, 10:54pm

Hi, I'm Joanne. We moved to Littleton, CO from NJ in 1987. Needless to say, we love it here. Oh, and I like to read. Mostly fiction, some non-fiction and memoirs. Most of my LT time is spent in the 75 books challenge group.

I recently read The Meadow by James Galvin which takes place in Colorado, near the Wyoming border. It's a wonderful book!

Thank you for the invitation and for setting up the group, chanale!

sep 12, 2010, 3:23pm



sep 14, 2010, 2:59pm

Hello, nice to meet everyone. I'm Allison and a native of Fort Collins. I love science fiction and fantasy but frequently read across genres. I like to write but struggle with the long arc of plot so maybe someday I'll manage something publishable. Until and after that point I'll continue to explore and adore the works of others.

okt 5, 2010, 4:38pm

Hello, I was until recently a long time Coloradoan. I am in Florida at the moment working for the mouse, but I plan on returning to Colorado next year. Thanks for the invite to the group, and I'll keep my eye out for it, when my internet actually works here.

okt 10, 2010, 9:07pm

Hi! I'm Melissa, a Colorado native and currently living in Littleton.

I am a book addict and lately this is becoming a growing concern. There are so many books I want to read that I'm turning into an insomniac. This is not good. Must see a doctor.

Anyone else suffering from this addiction?

okt 11, 2010, 11:11am

16> I wonder if there's a book about book addiction?

okt 11, 2010, 6:22pm

I live near Littleton perhaps we could form a support group of some sort, you know, call it something catchy like Book Club.

okt 11, 2010, 9:05pm

#18--Sounds great "Book Club" -- maybe it will catch on

#17 There just has to be

okt 11, 2010, 10:13pm

>18 she_climber: - Is that support as in helping us feed our addiction and carry our books home? ;)

jan 15, 2011, 6:31pm

Hi! I'm Jennifer and I definitely need a "support group" as coppers (#20) can tell you.
I have lived in Colorado since 2003 and I like it better every year.

mar 12, 2011, 1:34am

Hello fellow Coloradoans. I'm Cyndy, a native and avid reader. Have loved reading since I was very young and even worked in a book store while in at the University of Colorado - Boulder (for anyone one old enough, I worked at Brillig Works on the Hill). Love books of all types - new (love the way they feel and smell), used (love getting a bargain) and audio (great for the long commute to work). Nice to join you all.

apr 25, 2011, 7:41pm

Hi colorado people! I'm thefunkylama - lived in Colorado not quite long enough to be a native. I go to school...and will go off to school next year and not reside in colorado. But I still love the place and will come back.

I love to read, and only list books I own on my library thing. I volunteer at the public library. :D

Also - hear lets dyslexia for it! (lets hear it for dyslexia!)

maj 26, 2011, 11:42pm

Hi Everyone. I'm Marie. I live in Fort Collins. I only moved back after almost 10 years living in Israel. I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but moved to CO in 1990 to go to graduate school at CSU. Currently, I work full time but also in the MLIS program at SJSU (San Jose State) and loving it. I also volunteer at the public library for the kids summer reading program. It gives me a chance to be in one of my favorite places...the library for a couple of hours every week.

jun 3, 2011, 1:09am

#24 Welcome to Colorado!!

jun 3, 2011, 8:20pm

#23 - Hear, hear! (Hear, hear)

dec 19, 2011, 1:05pm

I've been watching this group for some time and thought I'd introduce myself since things have been quiet. I live in Denver (been here 14+ years now), and retired last year after 33 years with the U.S. Forest Service (first as a geologist and then as a database administrator). My current activities include teaching Welsh with the Colorado Welsh Society and writing historical novels set in Dark Ages Britain and Ireland. Oh, and gardening a lot in the summer!

dec 19, 2011, 10:43pm

#27 Oh wow, Welsh! I had no idea there was a Colorado Welsh Society. Must look into that.
My 13 year old has recently become fascinated with Welsh. He's been finding video of people speaking Welsh and listening, and asking for Rosetta Stone.
I remember having the same fascination after reading Susan Cooper's The Grey King.

dec 19, 2011, 11:00pm

28: Are you in the Denver metro area? See and We have a get-together scheduled on January 21. Language classes run October through May for the very modest cost ($15) of joining the Society (plus $25 materials fee), and meet once a week.

feb 10, 2012, 5:38pm

I meant to post about this before, but anyway... I'm doing a book reading and signing tomorrow afternoon at Spirit Wise in Centennial.

Redigerat: feb 20, 2012, 11:16pm

Hi, I've been in Colorado just over a year, having moved here from my native Maryland. I'm a retired paraprofessional librarian. I enjoy reading (of course), digital art, Photoshop, Corel Painter, photography, folk music and traveling with my husband. Now that I am just a patron, I enjoy visiting various libraries in my travels! I currently live in Centennial.

mar 28, 2012, 3:35pm

Howdy, I'm a Colorado native born in Denver and now living in the mountains of northern Colorado. I spent most of my childhood outside of Colorado in Nevada and Florida but came back every summer to visit family. I've lived here permanently since 1990. I've been a reader all of my life and a writer for much of it though I have yet to publish more than a magazine article for a technical pub. I'm currently working on a fiction short story that hopefully evolves into a full length novel. My reading interests are primarily history, philosophy, and science. but I'll read a cereal box if that is all that is available.

maj 8, 2012, 5:40pm

Hey All! I've been in Colorado/Denver Metro for some 35+ years which I long enough to be considered a native I think. :)

I'm also a writer, author, poet on and off for several decades and am writing full-time as of a few months ago. I've just self-published a poetry collection covering the last two decades - No Longer Dressed in Black as a Kindle ebook and am working on several stories and essays at the moment. You can check my website for more info: or Amazon for my current works.

Of course I love reading, particularly short stories, my favorites being SF and mainstream/literary.

I've been reading the latest Pen/ O. Henry Awards 2012 and it seems to be particularly tasty -- A Birth in the Woods and Kindness being my favorites so far.

feb 25, 2014, 8:25pm

Hi! I see a few friends from other groups here (hi, Joanne and Jenn!) so already feel at home!

I moved to Colorado from Southern California 7 months ago and am finding it both exhilarating and exasperating (mostly because of the weather). It's taken me almost this long to get acclimated to the change in altitude and atmosphere (the air is much dryer than I'm used to, for example), and perhaps also the change in ambience from L.A., having lived in SoCal for 40 years, though the first week I was here I got my library card and started going weekly to the library, and that made me feel a bit more grounded. Also, a few LTers invited me to a meetup at The Tattered Cover a few months ago, and that was lovely and made me feel very welcome here indeed! Then, in January, I started volunteering at The Gabriel Foundation (a bird rescue organization) and doing yoga at a local gym a couple of times a week, and those two things seem to have helped me feel at home a lot too.

I'm a pretty omnivoracious reader with varied tastes in books. I'm also a bibliophile of sorts, though I'm trying to cull the books I will never read again, or use for reference, from my library collection. It's hard, though. When I moved, I managed to find about a couple dozen books to take to Goodwill. Out of over a thousand. Though I haven't actually taken them to Goodwill yet. Now I'm thinking I'll start a "Little Free Library" as soon as I settle (we will be looking for a new place when our lease here in Aurora is up in June). Might make it easier to give away books that way. Also more fun.

I've been a member of LT since 2006, and am currently part of the 75-Book Challenge Group, among others.

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