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About meMid 30s. Catholic. Bookseller. Inept knitter, bad writer, slightly better chorister and historian, positively superb procrastinator. Weakness for books (obviously) and chocolate biscuits.

About my libraryDominated by history, theology, golden age crime and PG Wodehouse. There's an awful lot of general fiction in there too. And piles of unread Serious Literature, which I really will get round to reading some day, honestly. (I probably won't.)

In theory, all the books I currently own are listed here. Unlisted ones still keep turning up occasionally, though. (Where do they hide? And are they leading a secret double life with my missing odd socks?)

Most of my books are the old-fashioned kind, made out of bits of dead tree, and ink, and glue. I have a few ebooks (okay, a couple of hundred, but there's no way that counts as a lot of books). I have separate collections for paper and ebooks, not because I don't consider ebooks to be proper books (though, to be honest, I kind of don't), but because it's the the only way I'll avoid wasting hours hunting through the shelves for something that only exists on the kindle.

Discarded books? Well, there'll have been a good couple of thousand or more that I weeded or borrowed from the library before 2007 that I've not added, either because I don't remember them, or because they were of ephemeral interest. If I spot a book and think "I've read that!", and if having read it matters, then I generally add it to my library. Likewise, a few of the books I've weeded since 2007 are preserved in my Read but Unowned collection, but the ephemera has gone; if it's a book that matters, it's still here.

Once upon a time, my tags and collections were beautifully organised. *reminisces* These days, I daren't look. I should probably do something about them.

I've got a much-neglected thread in the 75 Books Challenge group, which should be more or less up to date with my reading even if it's highly unlikely to entertain anyone. (2013's thread is here, and 2012's is here.)

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Agatha Christie, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Almack's, Ancient History, Anglophiles, Archaeologyshow all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dante Alighieri, Margery Allingham, Jane Austen, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Edmund Crispin, Charles Dickens, John Donne, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eamon Duffy, J. S. Fletcher, Richard Fortey, Neil Gaiman, Helene Hanff, Georgette Heyer, Victor Hugo, C. S. Lewis, Jill Mansell, Ngaio Marsh, Daphne du Maurier, A. A. Milne, John Henry Newman, Iain Pears, Jaroslav Pelikan, Adrian Plass, Terry Pratchett, Barbara Pym, Timothy Radcliffe, Dorothy L. Sayers, William Shakespeare, D. E. Stevenson, John R. W. Stott, Josephine Tey, St. Thomas Aquinas, A. W. Tozer, Anthony Trollope, Evelyn Waugh, Victor Whitechurch, P. G. Wodehouse, N. T. Wright, Tom Wright, Benedict XVI (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBritish Museum - Bookshop, Dartmoor Bookshop, Ken Spelman Rare Books & Manuscripts, Minster Gate Bookshop, The British Red Cross Bookshop, Waterstone's Gower Street, Waterstone's Piccadilly, Waterstone's Plymouth, Waterstone's Plymouth

Favorite librariesBritish Library, Central Library, Plymouth, Plympton Library, Prifysgol Cymru y Drindod Dewi Sant - University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Lampeter Campus Main Library, The Charles Seale-Hayne Library, University of Plymouth

Other favoritesThe British Museum

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Real nameCatherine Stead

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Member sinceOct 18, 2007

Currently readingThe Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics) by Thomas A Kempis
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Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
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