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CollectionsRead but unowned (1,635), Family Room books (229), Den Books (263), Your library (486), Bedroom bookcases (749), ARCs (98), British books (369), Books read in the 1970's, 1980s (794), To read (4), Reading books (30), Writing books (33), Wishlist (6), Books read in 1990s (803), All collections (6,855)

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About meI am a high school librarian and a total bookophile AND book collector/hoarder. Most of the books I end up reading are from the public libraries.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Girlybooks, Historical Fiction, Persephone Readers, Seattleites, Virago Modern Classics

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Thanks for stopping by my library. It looks like we have a lot of books in common. I love that you have noted in your tags the location of the book! Says a lot about the mental and physical space required to be a dedicated reader (or the number of trips required to the library!). Happy reading!
Thanks for adding me to your interesting library list!
erm, that. No coffee yet :)
Thank you. I really felt it was an excellent book to that point and then WTH? It lost all credibility for me after thatn.
Hi Betsy, many thanks for adding me to your 'interesting libraries' list. It's always good to 'meet' another bibliophile! I'll have a browse through your library when I get a minute. I like looking at other people's books.

Happy reading,
Hi Betsy, I hope you enjoy your trip to Victoria. I would suggest a visit to Munro's bookstore, which is downtown on Government Street. The Munro in the name is James Munro who was married to author, Alice Munro and together they originally opened the store. I guess he got to keep the bookstore when they divorced, and she kept his name. I don't know if anyone in the Monro family are still involved in the store, but it's a great bookstore, in a historical building in the heart of downtown Victoria.

Outside of Victoria there is a little town called Sydney which is a very bookish destination. The town is full of bookstores, both used stores and new. I often go to the Haunted Bookstore which is just off the main street of Beacon, it's a great place to poke around. Sydney also has Tanners Bookstore and Tanners Bargain Books, a Children's Bookstore and Beacon Books. I think there is even more stores, but you get the general idea. If at all possible, Sydney is a great stop for book lovers.

Have fun,
GOOD for you, Betsy! I haven't been watching it on PBS - somehow Sunday night is the wrong time for me - but I loved the book. Hope you will too!
If the rest of your Mother's Day was that good, you had a great one.
Glad you're enjoying the Virago group, Betsy! Amazon Marketplace almost always has a vintage VMC edition of South Riding (ISBN 0860689697) at a reasonable cost. You can trust sellers with high customer ratings. Or AwesomeBooks in the UK may have it. I guess telling a librarian where to find books is like teaching granny to suck eggs, but it seemed the decent thing to do.
Hello Betsy! and thanks for adding me to your Interesting Library list. Yes, the book collecting can get a bit out of hand but as I constantly tell my husband, "It could be worse. I could be one of those women who adores shoes...." to which he usually replies, "I think we'd get off cheaper!" (Said like a man with no sisters.) Welcome to LT and I hope you find many more titles that interest you! Best, Ellison aka The Book Bully. (
Hi Betsey,

Thank you for taking the time to peruse my library and for adding it to your "Interesting Library" list! Quite a compliment from a librarian, and I agree with your reason for not retiring... My unfulfilled wish was to own a book store. Instead, I became a "Friend of the Library" in NC and was a volunteer. No time for that these days, but I am well known at our wonderful library.

When time permits, I shall do the same with your library.

O.K. Unless I've forgotten the alphabet, I don't see a thread for you at 75. Take the plunge if you have time! It's a lot of fun and adds a great dimension to the LT experience.
Betsy, thank you for visiting and for finding my library interesting. I'd like to return the favor so that I can wander around from time to time to see what you've added. I also have many, many books too old for an ISBN, so I know how long it takes to get them in the system.
Now I'm off to find your 75 thread!
Hi Betsy, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit downunder. I used to read predominantly library books, but since joining Librarything I have started bargain buying, sometimes new , sometimes secondhand. I seldom pay more than $10-$15, usually less. It has become very addictive and my TBR shelves are teetering. NZ authors to recommend...the NZ Post Awards( previously Montana Book Awards) would provide a good starting point. I have many that I enjoy Maurice Gee, Lloyd Jones, Fiona Kidman, Jenny Patrick, Alan Duff, Whiti Ihimaera, Rachael King, Patricia Grace, Elizabeth Knox and new emerging writers. Let me know when you have tried one and how you find it.
Happy reading.
Sorry it took me so long to reply! Just have been really busy lately. I think I would like Cutting for Stone, but glad you told me it starts slowly. Lately I'm having "readers block" and am having trouble sticking with anything that doesn't grab me on the first page. I hope this passes soon as I have little stacks of books all over the house, ones I've started that didn't click with me right away.

Hope you could sneak in a little LibraryThing at work!
Betsy, The Invisible Bridge was a fantastic book. I highly recommend it, a historical epic with a romantic (but very real) love story. I think this book will definitely be amoung my top five reads of the year. Judy
Betsy, be sure and give me a heads up when you open your thread. It's a massive group and if I don't get to your thread right away and star it, I may never find it!

Hi Betsy and welcome to Library Thing. Thanks for adding me to your list of interesting libraries. As you navigate the many threads here I am sure you will find so many like minded people, for example I see you call yourself a book hoarder - drop by the Books Off Your Shelf Challenge - and meet a whole slew of fellow book hoarders, we are encouraging each other to read off our shelves instead of buying new books, but of course, reading about other peoples' books just adds to our addiction! Since I see we have over 400 books in common, we obviously share a lot of reading interests, I will have to visit your 75 Book Challenge thread. Enjoy LT and happy reading.

Hi Betsy, thanks for adding me to your interesting library lists. I see you only have 4 on your wishlist. I guarantee that will change. This place encourages the addiction to buying and seeking books. I used to read predominantly library books, but now I seek bargains where ever I happen to be.
It was wonderful to discover like minded people all over the world. My local book group has floundered, so I enjoy the book chat here. Hopefully I can introduce you to some New Zealand authors.
As librarians, it is immensely satisfying adding books to your catalogue.
I have just finished [The Elegance of the Hedgehog] by [[Muriel Barbery]] last night and adored it.
Off to update my challenges lists.
hi there betsy. thanks for stopping by my page. This is my third douglas kennedy book and i am loving him! Can't wait to read the others!
Hi! Thanks for the friend invite. Hope you enjoy LibraryThing as much as I do.
It is a lot of fun adding all those books. I had such a sense of accomplishment and then relief that I would finally know exactly what I had when I came across books while shopping. I kept duplicating. As a librarian you will appreciate that I have all my personal books in Dewey order in my house. Guess I'm a forever nerd!
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