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About meAcademic librarian and opera-loving English literature geek.
About my libraryI've cataloged most of my collection by now. Many of my books (especially the ones tagged "renaissance" and "literary theory") were acquired while I was a grad student in English, but since then I've been snapping up a lot of fiction. Books I've tagged "family" originally belonged to various family members. I'm perpetually short of bookshelves and constitutionally incapable of resisting Friends of the Library sales and secondhand bookstores.
GroupsBook History / Histoire du Livre, Edward Gorey, Everything and Nothing, Ghost Stories, Past and Present, HMS Surprise, Legacy Libraries, Lesbian Bookworms, Librarians who LibraryThing, Opera, or Nobody Knows the Traubel I've Seen, Robertson Davies —show all groups, Talking Piffle, The 'verse, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse), Wallace Stevens
Favorite authorsJoan Aiken, John Ashbery, W. H. Auden, Alison Bechdel, Elizabeth Bishop, Jorge Luis Borges, Anne Carson, Catullus, Robertson Davies, Stuart Dybek, Edward Gorey, George Herbert, M. R. James, John Keats, James Merrill, Patrick O'Brian, Frank O'Hara, William Shakespeare, Sir Philip Sidney, Wallace Stevens, Cole Swensen, Sarah Waters, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBookhaven, Dawn Treader Book Shop, Giovanni's Room, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Penn Book Center, Robin's Book Store Inc--closed 2012 :(, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Shaman Drum, Strand Bookstore, Symposium Books, The Book Barn, The Book Barn Downtown
Real nameAmanda Watson
LocationNew York, NY
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceSep 12, 2005
Currently readingDracula : authoritative text, contexts, reviews and reactions, dramatic and film variations, criticism by Bram Stoker
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