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About meAmateur librarian, professional CD Social Worker, devout Whedonist, devourer of cheese.

About my libraryI own every book in my catalog. I find, having entered them, that I own 2100+ books that I have not read. I am slowly, but surely, working on reading alphabetical order, no less.
Exceptions: Textbooks, reference material, books belonging to my husband prior to my having met him that I have absolutely no interest in reading.

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1. Go to Filter for tag: 'unread.' Sort alphabetically by title. Read the first book on the list. Write a review, update tags.

2. If any Early Reviewer book exists, read that. If not, request recommendation from Swee, or select from "1001 Books to Read Before You Die"

3. Repeat step 1.

4. Go to LibraryThing group: Go Review That Book. Check what has been prescribed for you. Read book, write review, update tags. Post link to review on game thread, assign book to TPAM. (The Person Above Me), if no GRTB assignment exists, see alternate options in Step 2.

5. Repeat from Step 1.

Exception A: If there is a book that has been loaned from a friend, read that in Step 2.

Exception B: Series Rules. If a prescribed book is part of a series that involves a lot of continuity and it is preferable to read the entire series at once, use alternate steps 5-7. When the series is finished, revert to regular rules.

Alternate Step 5: Repeat Step 1.

Alternate Step 6: Read the next book in the series.

Alternate Step 7: Repeat from Step 1.

Who says I'm not OCD?

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Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Scott Adams, Natalie Babbitt, Amanda Boyden, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Orson Scott Card, Meg Waite Clayton, Roald Dahl, Robert A. Heinlein, Alice Hoffman, Joshilyn Jackson, Jonathan Kellerman, Elizabeth Lowell, Judith McNaught, Thisbe Nissen, Garth Nix, Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Pike, Nora Roberts, Robert Silverberg, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Sue Townsend, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

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Hi Emily,

That is a very thoughtful and generous offer.
I notice that we share (or shared) 113 books between us in our libraries- and I would certainly welcome eBook versions of some of them.
Not sure exactly how this would work, however my email address is:

It looks as though you are of an atheist bent, like myself, but I wish you a very merry Christmas anyway!

Click: Menu

There is A E-FORM for you to fill up & e-mail to list all your book titles for exchange, and also your requested book titles.Postage & Packing at your own expense or some mutual arrangement between two parties,I think so.

Note: not "" but correctly ".....onlin/".

Click: Menu

There is A E-FORM for you to fill up & e-mail to list all your book titles for exchange, and also your requested book titles.Postage & Packing at your own expense or some mutual arrangement between two parties,I think so.

Note: not "" but correctly ".....onlin/".


Books avaliable for mooching. You want to search for other types of children books- pop art books; hard cardboard pages-for toddlers with pictures. You can try, whether the list will appear.Nothing to lose.
Have you heard of

Be a member, list your books you want to mooch, there are bound to have responses for exchanging with
other members.

Now, you can even search the children stories books, or picture books for children or other "suitable" description you want to use without before deciding to become a member at no cost.
Got your messages about the LFLs . . . I hope you are feeling better!
I'm spending the Thanksgiving holiday weekend eating and reading :) but will try to do some LFL entering soon. How 'bout if I focus on the Twin Cities and let you continue with out-state Minnesota? That way we don't have to worry about what the other might be doing. I'll start with Minneapolis and St. Paul and then check back with you. Okay?
I see you are working on the Minnesota Little Free Libraries list . . . do you want some help?
My neighborhood in South Minneapolis has lots of "unofficial" LFLs . . . and I've copied the list of the Minneapolis ones from the GoogleMaps LFL Index page at
into a text file to make the information a bit more readable/searchable.

I also know of a few in Saint Paul that aren't on the official list either.

Anyway, I won't enter anything until I hear from you, but let me know if you want to divide things up.

Hi Emily,

I was delighted with your choices! I'm not sure I see myself as an intellectual, but I'm quite the bookworm in my own way. I see that you'd chosen Catherine Aird's book for me which wasn't apparently available. I'd never heard of her, so I'll be sure to look her up. :)

It looks like we do have a lot of books in common judging by your wishlist!

Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

I was quite surprised you could see that I uploaded some covers! But I'm glad that you could use them too :D

You have a LOT of books on your TBR pile :O But we do have a lot of books in common :) Though percentually, more for me than for you.
*starts reading Emily's Buffy/Angel book reviews*
Hello Emily,

I started at Goodreads, looking for a reviewer. If you enjoy thrillers, Penthouse Man might be for you. My name is Kea Noli and I have two books on Goodreads. If you are intrested, I can forward a media page.

Thanks. Kea

LOVE your review of B.F.'s Daughter by Marquand, not least because you've allowed me to put the book down in good conscience after 40 pages. Now I'm off to read more of your reviews :)
Very nice library. You seem to be quite the collector. Not enough people in this world who read as much as you do anymore - don't stop.

-Philip Troy
Politically correct comment:

It is no longer fashionable to refer to OCD. It is preferable to refer to it as CDO ... i.e. in alphabetical order, THE WAY IT SHOULD BE!

Love your list.
Perfect! Thank you for the link. This should do just fine.

Happy New Year!
Hi Emily.

Just got your posting(please see below).

Thank you for the kind words. It is great to hear from a fellow Minnesotan. I lived there for ~25 years. Missouri been much more temperate :-)

I would be happy to share my book listing (i.e. of what I have read, 1151 books since 8/1/1988 when I started keeping track). Is there an easy way to upload them as a batch? I currently have a listing of them stored in MS-Access. I can easily export them to Excel, Word, .CSV etc. If I do, can I upload them?


EmScape wrote:


I have been catching up on old "Name that Book" postings, and ran across where you said you were from New Ulm originally. I thought I'd come over here and tag yours as an "interesting library" because I like to keep track of Minnesota people (although, I see here you are now a denizen of Missouri). I'm glad you've joined LT, you're adding great things to the NtB group! I hope you add your books soon; I suspect we will have lots in common.

Great Richard Dawkins review. Short and effective. I loved it!
- Joseph.
Hi Lily,

Given you read my spiritual suspense thriller THE LAST DAY, I wanted to let you know that my new book THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL was released last week by MacMillan.

Publishers Weekly says: "Kleier's undeniably gripping second spiritual thriller is bound to provoke just as many arguments as his controversial first novel, THE LAST DAY. THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL is the first of a trilogy, and Kleier's many fans will only hope they won't have to wait long for the next installment."

If you enjoyed LAST DAY, I think you'll find KNOWLEDGE an even more engaging read.

Thanks, and best wishes,

Glenn Kleier
Hi Lily,

As a friend of mine here, will you also do me the honor of joining the Facebook page for my new novel, THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL (MacMillan, July 2011)? The page will feature upcoming events that I think you’ll find interesting.

To kick things off we'll be issuing major updates starting June 18th, including the premier of the KNOWLEDGE video trailer. It's unlike any I've ever seen, and I trust you'll feel the same.

Please follow this link and click "Like"--

Hope to see you there!

With much appreciation,

Glenn Kleier
Author of THE LAST DAY (Warner Books)
No I never got my book either!
Don't worry about the reading of the two books. I had both the books and I have been wanting to read them and that pushed me to read them. Now I want to continue reading the series.

Thanks for the link - that really helped. But now I am having a new issue. All of my library collections pages have the same site address, so when I try to post my "To Read" collection, it just takes everyone to the full library instead. What am I missing that I can't get that link straight? Thanks in advance - You totally rock for helping me like this all the time!
Seems to be just us on the GRTB thread for the moment...

Sorry that you didn't like the book, but I have to tell you I thought your review was very entertaining!
Why thank you! It’s my real name; my parents had a wicked sense of humor. Haha. Just kidding. But thank you all the same! Drop by anytime!

You have an amazing collection, I'm so going to add a bunch to my wishlist (and then hopefully own)!
yes. I keep it in a cage. If it keels over, it's evidence of coal gas. RUN!
so, tell me, did you buy the bookstore?
I noticed that we had 182 books in common, so, naturally, I checked to see which ones they were. Meaning nothing untoward, and hoping not to offend, might I say that you are a woman of exquisite taste. Beverly Cleary AND DeChancie, Peggy Parrish AND ERB- marvelous. Seeing as you like the Craig Shaw Gardner series, may I recommend that you try John Morressy's "Kedrigern" set.
Jamie S.
P.S. Do you have the old Ace ERB paperbacks with the terrific Frazetta covers?
The photos of your library that you posted in the shelving group are absolutely incredible! Where did you get those great looking brown shelves?
Thanks! You said it pretty well too, though. And thanks for the Love-in-Tokyo explanation. I couldn't find anything on that.
My book club almost unanimously hated it -- there were two people who liked it, I think, but a number of us were sorry we'd read it. I liked what you said about how you felt like you should go back and read the first few chapters again but couldn't bring yourself to do it.:)
Re: Go Review That Book
I can totally relate - I always want to read series in order. How about [The Little Voyage] instead?
Well, the size seems OK, but sadly it doesn't look like it works with the latest Mac OS, which is 10.6. But thanks very much for the offer! You've inspired me to look harder into picking up a cheap (used?) scanner somewhere.
Wow, that's a very generous offer! How big is this contraption? I live in a very small 1-bedroom apartment, so space is at a premium. Also, would it work with a Mac?
You know, it's funny you should say that, because despite having entirely different intended audiences, those two books reinforce (and praise!) the usual horrid gender stereotypes in exactly the same way! Thus, repulsive.
Hello lilyfyrestorm...thanks for adding my library to your interesting libraries list. Quite a compliment from one of your eclectic and elevated taste. I plan to shop your shelves soon, it looks like a great way to spend an afternoon.

Cheers, see you 'round the Thing,
Noticed you liked Girl Interrupted, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a disturbed young girl's mental illness and also a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Hi Lily,

You know I'm old school purist myself (I've never seen an e-book, or a kindle, & don't expect to anytime soon) but a book's a book, whether it's bound or electronic, so go for it! I can't believe you've input over 1M e-books & yet you're only in the "c's".
Wow. You may be pushing, what?, 10M books in your library by the time you're through? You'll be up there in the top 10 libraries for sure. Sweet!

The quest was fun. I didn't finish, but several others did. The group has now morphed into a sort of group read club. Here's a link if you're interested. Are next read, beginning Labor Day, is Bulgakov's The Master & Margarita.

Take 'er easy,
Hello lily...

Just gotta say, I'm in awe of how much you add and how fast you add, books to your library...Impressive indeed!

"Okay, how weird is it that on the day I happen to look on Tim Spalding's profile page is the day that your comment is at the top of his feed? So did he use your pic for something?" was mentioned below..
That is what brought me here..

Then I find that you not only have the absolute best profile pic on the site, but you have an amazing library!

Wow, that's awesome. It is a great pic! I've been trying to come up with a new pic for all my various profiles, but haven't thought of anything clever.
Okay, how weird is it that on the day I happen to look on Tim Spalding's profile page is the day that your comment is at the top of his feed? So did he use your pic for something?
Is pretty much the same thing, a "radio wave" ie the thing your radio recieves, is electric field radiation just like Xrays, light, heat, etc. All of these are changes in polarity of the field at different frequencies. In Radio the polarity much much less frequently than in light - and hence has a longer wavelength. Essentially, information / sound is converted into changes in electric field polarity, which your radio recieves and reconverts back inot sound.

Wiki probably has a clearer explanation!

Good review of the physics book.

"For example, my concept of the word ‘frequency’ has to do with the number of times a certain thing occurs, i.e. the frequency with which I am able to wear jeans to work. In physics, frequency apparently refers to the lengths of waves and oscillations in electric currents"

If you imagine a wave, with a peak and a trough, then physics "frequency" is the how many times a second a peak of wave passes by. In electric fields the polarity changes, from + to 0 to - and back again, in a smooth curve. The peak of the wave is the point of greatest + .This is related to how far apart the peaks are - wavelength.

Hope this helps.
Keep working on that TBR pile!
I'm glad you've enjoyed my GRTB choices :-) Actually I've probably only seen one episode of Buffy myself but am familiar enough with the story line from hearing other people talk about it. I'm more of a Firefly fan. I did get a kick out of the "Jossverse" tag though! Now I'm even more curious what you think of the quantum book and if it might be something I could understand. So far everything I've read on the subject kind of turns me to a vegtable. I read the words and my mind starts going, "blah, blah, blah".

Wow! I thought I had a big tbr stack at 300!! You've got me beat. I feel so much better LOL! My husband thinks I've completely lost it for having so many books.

Smiles :-)
I'm not sure how I came across you. It probably was because you were from Mn. I am in St. Cloud.

Your profile picture caught my attention for the obvious reason, but I have a question. Have you ever dropped a book into the water, and ruined it?
Thanks very much; that's nice to hear. As for the next project, I actually just sold my second novel to Unbridled Books this week -- I'm really happy to be working with them again. It's called The Singer's Gun, and I think it'll be out sometime in spring/summer 2010.
Thanks for your review of Last Night in Montreal! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
You should talk to LT user: rubbah as they have the same "problem". :)
I'm guessing you went to the library book sale this weekend! :) I wish I could have gone!
Thanks for the compliment about my Cuckoo's Nest review (sorry, I've been away from LT for some time, I just saw your comment). I didn't think that anyone really read my reviews, so it was nice to get some feedback. :)
Hee. Hopefully I can contribute something. :)
A fellow BookMoocher, yay! We have a bunch of books in common so I just thought I'd say hello.
Your mother sounds quite, um, interesting, to put it nicely. ;) I'd be happy to just have a kid who loves to read, regardless the genre.

I'm trying to rebuild my Sweet Valley collection, too (well, a lot of the 80's series), because I got rid of most of them as a teen. I know what you mean about having to pay for them all over again; I guess that's why I buy most of them used; they're cheaper that way.

I don't have an "unread" tag, because I guestimate my TBR pile by taking my overall total (2,322 right now) and subtracting my "read" books (726), so I'm roughly at 1,596 books to read (though there are probably a couple hundred I actually have read and don't remember, mainly kids books). Sounds daunting, huh? That should keep me busy for a few years. ;)

I've been trying to read Anne Rice's vampire chronicles for the past 10 years but just haven't gotten into them for some reason. Strange, since I love vampires. I'll probably try "Interview..." again in 2009. We'll see. :) And, yes, I love the Taltos. All of her characters were amazing in that series. I can't wait to see how the two series work themselves together.
I like to taunt my ridiculously religious mother with my collection of books about witchcraft and sex.

LOL! XD Omg, I can totally relate. Even though I'm an atheist, I have several books on Wicca, the occult, and erotica my family would totally freak over (even though they're certain I'm alrady going to hell for not believing in a--well, their--god). And seriously, your mother burned books?? That's outrageous. :o

Some of my favorite authors/books that we both share are V. C. Andrews (yes, big guilty pleasure there!), Anne Rice (especially her erotic and witch series--btw, I saw you read the latter series this year; did you like it?), Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, oddly enough "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis (I'm still trying to finish the sequels, though), Christopher Pike ("Remember Me" is probably still my all-time fave since it was my first), John Saul, "Charlotte's Web" by E. B. White (it probably had some subconscious sway in my later becoming a vegan), etc. Plus we share a buttload of Baby-sitters Club books. :) Actually, instead of listing every single book, I'll make my library public for a week or so, so you can peruse through it if you want.
Hey Lily:

200? Ok, now I'm speechless! :D I've maybe read 80 this year.

I made my library private because I didn't want my family seeing some books I own. It'll be great when LT finally allows members to block certain books from the public. Anyway, you're my #8 for most-shared books (we have 296 in common); but I expect that number will increases as I add more of my library online. :)
You read 135 books this year?? Wow, I'm impressed! Looking at your list, it makes me want to re-read my Christopher Pike books. :)
Since recently, there is an enneagram group.
Maybe you could consider to take a look?
You would be more than welcome.
Glad it survived to be re-used. My nephew eats these things Iike peanuts and I hate throwing them away.
We meet again on Go Review That Book! Ironically enough, I just picked up The East End to start reading it a week ago, so this one shouldn't take as long.
Haven't been able to get on the internet since Thursday the 14th and am now indulging in an overdose and catching up on everything. The only good thing to come out of the frustration of not being able to access the internet is that I've got 10 books read off my TBR pile. Did the pizza roll box service intact? I've used a lot of different packaging and I'm always curious if the package was in anyway damaged by the postal machines. I plan to spend tomorrow catching up on all the things I didn't get to do this weekend especially emailing.

Clara (booknutzz)
Consider it yours:

I hope you enjoy it!
To be fair, I have never read a Harry Potter book all the way through. I just read around in one and didn't find it compelling. But perhaps I should give it more of a chance!
Ok. :) Thanks. :)
A suggestion: Give "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett a chance.
Ken Follett isn't my kind of writer either, but the book was strongly recommended to me by someone I met at a party, who said he wasn't her kind of writer, but that it was a departure from his usual stuff and she had so enjoyed it. So I read it, and it was a "ripping yarn", un-put-downable.
Mind you, if you have so many books in your library that you haven't read yet...
In case you're wondering, I ended up at your site because of the book "What Your Handwriting Reveals", which only a few of us share.
Don't drop that book in the water now!
When I was of the middle school age, the one thing I hated most was contrivance - and I felt that way about The Westing Game. Might be different if I re-read it now, but who knows. Maybe I will!

Have fun with Tennessee Williams - and check out Gore Vidal's essay on Williams, it's in his new collected essays.
Hi! Just saw your intro on Go Review That Book. Love your reviews and am in awe of you reading your books in alpha order. That is so kewl!!
I was involved in IVCF in college too, but my experience was very different. Our folks protested Davidson college because they had a policy stating they would only tenure Christian professors, we raised money for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and we went out of our way to include anyone who wanted to be involved...including gay people. I was chapter president one year, and I knew we had a positive impact when a visiting street preacher starting railing about the Mickey Mouse Christians on campus, and a large horde of non-Christian (and by non-Christian I mean the acid dropping, asian studies, tie-dyed crowd) students came to our defense.
Hi Emily,

The series order for the Grace Smith mystery series is...

Who Killed Marilyn Monroe
JFK is Missing
Don't Mess with Mrs. In-Between
Sick as a Parrot
Cue the Easter Bunny

Thanks for pointing that out. I just recently learned how to use this site and I'm obviously not doing too well. I didn't even know I had posted a review...
thank you!
In honour of spreading the book-love around, if you'd like to Mooch my copy of Autobiography of a Geisha, I'll list it on BookMooch for you. I'm UK based but have no problem sending abroad (if you don't mind using the extra points to get it). Leave me a comment if you're interested and I'll tell you when I've listed it.
I just mooched the David Sedaris book from you. Thanks so much for the heads up. I love bookmooch - and bookmoochers! Julie
I just wanted to say I absolutely love your profile picture.
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries.
Do you have the ISBN for Tuck Everlasting with the study questions?

Thanks for stopping by. Herriot's books can be read out of order, as far as I remember, although the series (of 5) does tend to be somewhat chronological. I hope you enjoy them.
Hey, that's okay... I'm the one that bought it at the library sale in the first place. Sounded like a good book by the description, but it said nothing of the pitiful writing inside. AND, it was on someone's BM wishlist and is going out in the mail in a few minutes. PLUS, it's now been reviewed and maybe no one else will have to suffer so. :-D
Oh there were plenty of copies, the trick was in finding someone willing to send a book that large to Australia :)
I'll let you know after I've read ...And Ladies of the Club. Might be a while though - it looks like the book owner will be bringing it with him to Australia in June so I will have a bit of a wait.

Brave photo on your profile :)
Oh, just give up and join us in having Too Much To Read. It's so much nicer than discovering late on a rainy Sunday evening when you have a cold that the only reading options currently available are two dog-eared John Grisham novels and a stack of aging Reader's Digest...

It's like complaining that your wine cellar's full or your children and/or cats are too loved. Enjoy your embarrassment of riches!

Hi, I was on vacation last week and it has taken me a while to catch on things. I noticed you don't have any of your favorite authors listed on your profile...
grrrrrrrowll..... not that I bat for the other team.... Not that there's anything worng with that... But yes... the picture did turn out nicely... :-D
Thanks! You are a gem... by the way... what book are you reading up there in the tub? shocking... :-p
[Everything is Illuminated] is a fantastic book. Alexander's voice was perfect. Since I loved the book so much and because I didn't see how it could be made into a film, I was prepared to hate the movie. I quite enjoyed it, much to my surprise. Have you read [Motherless Brooklyn]? Completely different, but in its own way just as well written.

Good luck on your reading project. BookMooch can't be very helpful. I had a similar situation but seven years in a non-english speaking country helped with that enormously! I even read some of my husband's before-he-met-me science fiction (still not a fan, but an informed one - makes it easier to make fun of).

Bookmooch userid: kayhardtmann
Hi - I'm helping add Sweet Valley books to the series, mostly working on SVH, since those are the ones I remember with the most fondness. I am wondering if books can be in multiple SV series or if there is an ISBN error somewhere - "Troublemaker" is book 47 in the main SVH series and then there is another book with the same name that is book 34 in the SV Senior Year series. I wonder if they are the same book or if they just used the name again and somehow these books have been combined. Any thoughts?
Hi, thanks for the "Interesting Library" link. (Love the picture, btw.)

- Bob
Thanks for the comment and the request - I am always amazed when people don't get the idea of the real-but-not-so-real e-mail. I didn't think I was being that crafty. ^^
Yes. I named Tabitha Ruth (aka TR) for the main character of The Westing Game. She's a tortoise-shell tabby, so in a way it isn't too clever. I had wanted to use the name for years before she wandered into my life.

I'm going to have to start thinking about appropriate literary names for the next cats in my life (hopefully not for a few years) so that I'm not caught by surprise like I was last August. Stray Cat 1 and Stray Cat 2 got named Scooter and Bandit by the family. They weren't supposed to be keepers, but you know how kittens worm their way into your heart.
Hi again, and thank you for adding me to your 'interesting libraries' reference. I'm flattered.

I don't think that LT will ever be providing physical book dimensions. Not even bibliographies do that. The best you'll find is that some catalogs (like Oak Knoll Books - provides format -- height nomenclature; or Wessel & Lieberman, who will provide the format, and sometimes height and spine-to-fore-edge dimensions, plus the number of pages in the book, but not the front-to-back dimension). I'm afraid it's going to be a matter of getting out a ruler and doing it by hand. You don't even have to take the book off the shelf -- just line up the nearest inch to one edge and read the mark at the other. I measure down to the sixteenth of an inch, but that's the OCD in me. I'm still maintaining the separate spreadsheet,

You can also download your LT catalog, you know. Then just delete the columns you don't want and add the front-to-back dimension column.

Thanks for the friends invite. Gosh, I thought I had a lot of to-be-read books but 700+, yikes! I feel much better about my TBR pile right about now ... :) Of course, the L.A. Times Festival of Books is coming up so I might be gaining on you!

I clicked on your 'calculate shelf space' topic in Site Talk, and found you deleted your own message.
Were you wanting someone else to get the ball rolling, or did you withdraw your question for other reasons?

Parallel to LT, I've got my books cataloged in a spreadsheet where I track (among 2 dozen other bits of information), the dimensions and weight of each book. Some would say I suffer from a bit of OCD. Fools, I say; I revel in it!

I'm able to tell how many feet/inches of specify-genre-here books I've got. Another spreadsheet contains the dimensions of all the book-bearing surfaces we've got in the house, and how many linear feet I have left. Is that what your question may have been about?

Thanks for the invite. Where you the one who had a nasty reject on BookMooch?
hi, you asked where I blogged, the url is, but I haven't kept it up. :(
Hi -- in answer to your question, I was not a major in religious studies, or comparative religions or so on. Actually, I majored in Journalism and Asian Studies. We did study religions, of course, in the Asian studies courses, but my (small-but-growing) collection of religious-themed tomes developed later, for the most part. It is a topic of great fascination for me, though, so who knows -- maybe someday I'll go study it "for real." :)
Hi, I was just browsing through your wonderful library and wanted to say hello. I'm fairly new to LT and have very slowly been cataloging my books, but I'm no where near finished--but on the other hand, I suspect I never will be.

Anyway I have added you to my 'interesting libraries' list. I'm fascinated by all the young adult titles which resonated with me, not to mention the very many very OLD books you have (The Reincarnation of Peter Proud? Wow, I remember when they made that into a movie!), in addition to being the only other person I have encountered who has read Mandarin Orange Sunday. That made me laugh! I loved that book in the '80s but it's very dated now. Funny how our tastes change as we get older, isn't it!

So, just dropping by. Write if you would like!

Take care,
~~~Cyn (aka TheScrappyCat)
Eeps! Should I be seeing that? (your pic) j/k :) Anyway, cool collection! We share about 141 books (as of today, anyway).
Hi, looking at the books we share, I see that your entry for Escape On Venus is missing the author (ERB). I suppose that's just a mistake, not part of some cunning plan?
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