Search CurrerBell's books

Members with CurrerBell's books

Member connections

Friends: EmmaMichaels, rainpebble, Tess22, theoldman, Whisper1

Member gallery (18)

(see all 18 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

CurrerBell's reviews

Reviews of CurrerBell's books, not including CurrerBell's

Helper badges

Cover UploadingHelperMember Recommendations

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.


Member: CurrerBell

CollectionsYour library (1,072), Kindle (251), Currently reading (9), Wishlist (208), Read (578), To read (141), Given away (57), Read but unowned (20), Boxed (740), All collections (1,605)

Reviews137 reviews

TagsRP (51), Maine (42), Virago (40), 39 (28), 28 (25), 3 (25), 9 (24), 16 (24), 15 (23), 20 (23) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

Recommendations17 recommendations

About my libraryMy library's in no way fully catalogued, and I'm continuing to work on it from time to time. The books "Read" category is grossly understated because I've only included books that I've read since I actually began intensive seek-for-completeness LT cataloging, which was only a couple years ago. My big ambition is to get everything boxed and indexed, then start moving out of boxes and back onto shelves. Wishful thinking???

And I've actually got close to a thousand books in my Kindle cloud, but much of that is freebies or very inexpensive public domain editions. OCD downloading, would you say?

Oh, yeah, and I've still got to catalog an entire bookcase or more of Brontëana!

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, African/African American Literature, Amazon's Kindle, Anglophiles, Australian LibraryThingers, Barbara Pym, Children's Fiction, Children's Literature, Combiners!, Dystopian novelsshow all groups

Favorite authorsRichard Adams, Juliet Barker, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Mihail Bulgakov, Mary Ellen Chase, Geoffrey Chaucer, Emily Dickinson, Rachel Ferguson, Nancy Garden, Marion Garthwaite, Elizabeth Gaskell, Kim Harrison, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert Henryson, Nalo Hopkinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Janis Ian, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett, Caroline Kennedy, Nella Larsen, Deborah Anna Logan, Jennifer McMahon, John Milton, Joyce Carol Oates, Patricia Polacco, Philip Pullman, Jean Racine, William Shakespeare, Muriel Spark, Antonia White, Rita Williams-Garcia (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresA. David Paulhus - Rare Books, Baldwin's Book Barn, Bay View Company, Book Trader, Bookhaven, Brickbat Books, Bucks County Bookshop, Central Books, George P. Sutton Rare Books, Gulf of Maine Books, Harvest Book Company Outlet, Head House Books, House of Our Own, Last Word Bookshop, Maine Historical Society (Bookshop), Royal River Books, Scottie's Book House, Sumner & Stillman, The Green Hand Bookshop, The Title Page, Whodunit?, Wooden Shoe Books

Favorite librariesGreat Cranberry Library

Also onIMDB

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameMike

LocationDrexel Hill, PA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs (profile) (library)

Member sinceOct 17, 2007

Currently readingLouisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys (Library of America) by Louisa May Alcott
Bullies and Mean Girls in Popular Culture by Patrice A. Oppliger
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir
Richard III (Norton Critical Editions) by William Shakespeare
I Henry IV (Norton Critical Editions) by William Shakespeare
show all (9)

Leave a comment


I am so excited. My number in the library queue finally came up for Charlotte and Emily by Jude Morgan. I have been waiting eons! It will be my 3rd read after my current ARC/ER: Lost Lake, a Great War Theme Read: Drink to Yesterday and the 1996 Orange/Bailey's long listed So I Am Glad. I can hardly wait.
I hope you loved it.
big, warm hug,
Hi CurrerBell,

Thank-you for the information and tip. I appreciate it.


Good morning Mike. At least it is morning here. :-)
As today is the birthdate of your Anne Brontë, born in 1820, would you like to do the honors over on the Remembrance thread? I know you have a special place in your heart for these sisters. If not just let me know and I will do it. K?
big, warm hug,
Excellent review Mike. (thumbs up!)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. They pretty much duplicate mine but I would not be able to state them nearly as eloquently.
Thanks Mike. I am on it!
Oh yes, must be in my dotage Mike. lol!~!
Thank you.
Hi Mike. I am on the hunt for the Sarah Churchill bio but have forgotten which author you and Cariola thought I should go with. Can you help me out here?
Additional comments. I worked at PATCO & SEPTA as a transportation analyst and scheduler. I probably won't be able to make the meetup in Philly this weekend, due how busy my work is on Long Island.
I attended St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Hamilton Village, on Locust St. between 39th & 40th Streeets. I was there as a student 1963-64, and again 1967-70;, and then attended while living in Philly 1973-78.
Many, many thanks for introducing me to Juliet Barker's *Brontes*. I'm loving it, and devoting a lot of time to the end notes too, so it's slow going - but what a book! And I'm loving it on Kindle.
I may have said this to you earlier, but it bears repeating: Thank You!
Thanks for all that Martineau info!

I downloaded "Deerbrook" on Kindle because it was free. Looking at it as "archaeology" in the evolution of Victorian women's novels might make it an easier slog for me.

I was hoping you'd mention the Logan bio of M. b/c I remember you said that was good on one of the GirlyBooks threads, but I couldn't find it again. That sounds really interesting.

Although I'm not a fan of the Brontes generally, I have re-read "Jane Eyre" every few years since I was 12 (which is a lot of times given that I'm pushing 60).

Right now, I'm making my way through as many Gaskells as I can stand; and then hope to end with her bio of CB. I liked best the audio book of "Cranford." It has a sweet and gossipy quality, which is a departure from the earnest social reform of the novels.

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,550,354 books! | Top bar: Always visible