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Member: CalicoGal

CollectionsYour library (2,221), E-Books (32), Wishlist (45), Currently reading (1), To read (4), Read but unowned (36), All collections (2,302)

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TagsHistory (534), Texana (357), Historical Fiction (239), Young Folks' (225), England (211), Christian Devotion (169), Native Americans (168), American History (147), Lives (138), Folklore (138) — see all tags

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About meReading always has been nearly as dear as breathing to me. I lean toward non-fiction and especially studies of the past, but also enjoy historical novels and stories ... which carry their readers to places far-removed.

About my libraryMy library has grown with me, moved with me and has begun to reach toward the next generation of partakers.

GroupsAmateur Historians, American History, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient History, Anglophiles, Archaeology, Arthurian Legends, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Book Care and Repair, BookMoochingshow all groups

Favorite authorsRichard Adams, Marguerite De Angeli, Bede, Herbert Eugene Bolton, Dee Brown, Aubrey Burl, A. S. Byatt, Benjamin Capps, Elizabeth Chadwick, Francis James Child, Joan Carroll Cruz, Sandra Dallas, Louise Erdrich, Antonia Fraser, John Graves, A. C. Greene, Marion Alphonse Habig, Alex Haley, Marguerite Henry, Tony Hillerman, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov, Andrew Lang, C. S. Lewis, Morgan Llywelyn, George MacDonald, Catherine Marshall, Marian L. Martinello, Linda McCartney, Joni Mitchell, J. N. L. Myres, Crystal Payton, Sharon Kay Penman, Theda Perdue, Victoria Holt, Chaim Potok, Madge Thornall Roberts, Leonard Sanders, Anne Seagraves, Lisa See, Anya Seton, Dr. Seuss, Elizabeth George Speare, Bryan Sykes, Tacitus, Laura Trim, Tasha Tudor, E. B. White, Christine Wicker, Laura Ingalls Wilder, William Butler Yeats, Adina De Zavala (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBlackwell's Oxford, Half Price Books - East Northwest Highway, Half Price Books - Plano, Recycled Books, Records, CDs, The Book Carriage

Favorite librariesDecatur Public Library, Denton Public Library - Emily Fowler Central Library, Newark Public Library


LocationTexas, United States

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 10, 2007

Currently readingAll the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy

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I've done some research on the "CALICO GAL" ........... There seems to have been a movie back in the 40's or perhaps a stage production that had the song "CALICO GAL" in it. That's all I know at the present. I'll hand it off to you now.
Thanks for the reply.
Gordon Keller
Well, thanks very much! I'm glad it was helpful to you. The Narnia books are pretty much unparalleled in children's literature, and you're right — they never get stale, no matter the reader's age. I hope you enjoy your reread :)
Thanks for the friend invite! I'm curious, how did you run into me?
by: William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay;
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee;
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Hello! I love your profile picture. And it looks like you have a very interesting library (although, interestingly enough in some 800 odd books, there is NO overlap with mine. odd..)
Greetings! I just added my copy of Ozarks Country by Ernie Deane to my LT library and I see you and I are the only two LTers listing this book. Thought I'd let you know that I posted a cover jpg. for the book as well, in case you're interested. Cheers from San Francisco!
Holy cow (or perhaps Holy horse would be more apt)! I couldn't believe it when I saw that you, too, have a copy of Wayne Gard's "Steeldust" book. Are we related or something? I'm a great, great grand-daughter of Middleton Perry.
I had never thought of the bond Gramma's books created between us, but you are right on. It's not just that she held and treasured these books, used them, and ran her fingers over the pages. It's that she formed ideas, felt emotions, and stretched her imagination on the same paths I do now. Wow, what a wonderful connection.

Both my grandmothers have been gone for awhile now, but both lived into their 90's and were lively, vital, and funny right up to the end. I miss them. You have given me a deeper understanding of why I do what I do. Thanks!!

Mary Lou
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