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About meBefore television was available 24-hrs a day, my parents read to me and taught me to read at a young age. I have two grown children, one almost-grown child and two grandsons – all readers. The only drawback I ever found in reading to them is that I got sleepy before they did. My grandsons look forward to trips to the library with “Gramma”.

I enjoy a wide range of topics and themes - mystery, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction history, biography, gardening, cooking. This makes it easy it easy to find something new to read. But I seem to quickly ditch books that rely on sex and violence to keep a reader. If I were to need that for entertainment, I would just go in to work (I’m in law enforcement).

Having a book handy passes time when waiting: in line, at a doctor’s office, for a child to come out of school, take your pick. There is always a book-in-progress in the car, in my purse, even in my work bag. I have been blessed for many years with avid readers among my friends, with many books getting dog-eared from being passed around, and sometimes even wending their way back. I have the same challenge I’m sure many of you do - keeping my bookshelves manageable. One solution I’ve found are the jails, free clinics and soup kitchens, having come across many avid readers in these places through the years.

About my libraryWhile electronic devices are advancing into print media, I find comfort and relaxation in holding an actual book in my hands and turning the pages. Okay, I admit it - I am technologically challenged (and I still have some LPs and I think VHS tapes rock). Through the years I have been lucky enough to come across some "old" books that I actually enjoying dusting. I also inherited some books that my father purchased as antiques during World War II while passing through London. Whether they are old or new, I love books.

Groups*New* Hogwarts Castle, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Cats, books, life is good., Cozy Mysteries, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Gardening, Gardens & Books, Historical Fiction, Hogwarts Castle, What Are You Reading Now?

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Real nameBetty Johnson

LocationHanceville, AL

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Member sinceJul 7, 2012

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