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Member: CardboardFox

CollectionsYour library (115), Wishlist (3), To read (3), Read but unowned (3), Favorites (23), All collections (115)


TagsChildren's Literature (48), Children's Books (39), Picture Books (32), Learning To Read (32), Early Learning (32), Bedtime Stories (32), Fantasy (24), Adapted To Film (24), Disney Movies (23), Dead Parents (23) — see all tags

MediaBook (115), Paper Book (111), Audiobook (2), Ebook (2)

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About meI'm 19 years old, and the eldest of two sisters. I live in an absolutely beautiful area of the Republic of Ireland, and unfortunately, I'm legally blind.

My eyesight began to fail when I was eight years old, and by the time I turned sixteen, it had faded completely. The condition I suffer from is called Neurofibromatosis (Type II).

The one good thing to come from losing my vision is my guide dog, Ulan. He had this name before I got him, but it's pronounced "you-lann" and I'm told it means, "first-born" in Hebrew.

He is a golden retriever / labrador mix, and just about the nicest dog you could ever hope to meet. He's sensitive, intelligent, playful, laid-back, affectionate, loyal and protective, and at 90lbs, he's also a gentle giant.

Besides reading (see the "About My Library" section), I enjoy pottery and clay-work, light rock music, walking, browsing the internet, and playing with Ulan.

About my libraryI've always enjoyed reading, and even though I am almost entirely blind, I still manage to work my way through plenty of books per year.

I listen to audiobooks, have the voice-over function on my iPhone read to me, and my wonderful father also reads novels aloud while I listen. I'm currently learning to read braille, and I would also like to teach it as a living.

Genres I am most interested in include:
Horror, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery, Modern Detective, True Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy and Biography.


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Real nameColeen

LocationRepublic of Ireland

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Member sinceOct 12, 2012

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