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WordNerd, United States of America
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About Elizabeth...

I am a retired technical writer in Columbus, Ohio. I spend time reading, doing crossword puzzles, rescuing beautiful things from charity shops and flea markets, and walking on some of the many trails in our beautiful Metro Parks.

I enjoy learning about the food and folklore of other places. Tell me about an interesting custom, if something is lucky or unlucky.

I volunteer for a website called Find A Grave (Part of Ancestry.com) , assisting a photographer in taking pictures of old gravestones while they are still readable.(My avatar above is one of our photos.) We also do some geocaching.

Also, I'm part of a group that sends handwritten cards and notes to people having challenges in their lives. Please share an encouraging or inspiring quotation-- it may go to a hundred people!

My favorite authors are Nick Bantock, Joanne Harris, Sheri Tepper, Shirley Jackson, Loren Eiseley, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates.

For summer, I'm reading books by Alexander McCall Smith. Fun characters, light reading if you want to just coast along.

The last book I read was The Woman in the Library, by Sulari Gentill. (I am a sucker for titles about libraries and bookstores.) It's a very twisty mystery about a book being written by an Australian writer whose planned research trip is postponed because of the pandemic. She is helped by an American writer and fan who sends e-mails with suggestions about American terminology, the geography of Boston where her novel is set --- and photos of crime scenes as research.
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"Sometimes I feel that there are doors lurking in the creases of every sentence, with periods for knobs and verbs for hinges."

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