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CollectionsYour library (2,392), E-books (733), Favorites (41), Currently reading (6), Read but unowned (425), Audio (1), DVD/CD (57), All collections (3,506)

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Tagsebook (629), 1001 books to read before you die (499), historical fiction (445), mystery (303), history (298), fiction (279), classic literature (243), English literature (239), American literature (211), nature (199) — see all tags

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About my libraryMy library - dead tree books that I currently own
Read but Unowned - mostly library books
Ebooks - my Nook and library ebooks
Favorite genres - history, historical fiction, books about books, nature, science and classic literature

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"Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome. They seem to tell you that they have got something inside their covers that will be good for you, and that they are willing and desirous to impart to you. Value them much."
-William Gladstone

"The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defence. It is a good thing in itself; a possession to be thankful for, to rejoice over, to be proud of, and to sing praises for. With this love in his heart no man is ever poor, ever without friends, or the means of making his life lovely, beautiful, and happy."
-John Alfred Langford

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses - as a poet once said - erected in the sea of time."
-Barbara Tuchman

"The books are advancing silently, innocently through my house. There is no way I can stop them."
-Carlos Maria Dominguez, "The House of Paper"

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, 75 Books Challenge for 2019, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, American History, Arthurian Legends, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographiesshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, John M. Barry, Willa Cather, Pema Chödrön, Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Dunnett, Allan W. Eckert, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thor Hanson, Sue Hubbell, Kazuo Ishiguro, Eowyn Ivey, Barbara Kingsolver, Elizabeth Kolbert, Erik Larson, William F. Longgood, Megan Marshall, Robert K. Massie, Daphne du Maurier, Sharyn McCrumb, Bill McKibben, James A. Michener, Mary Oliver, Annie Proulx, David Quammen, Kenneth Roberts, Karen Russell, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Mary Stewart, Mark Twain, Edward O. Wilson, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

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Real nameGeraldine

LocationBuffalo, New York

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 25, 2013

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