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CollectionsRead but unowned (184), Your library (496), Wishlist (225), Preschool (553), Kids Chapter (116), Children's Books (245), Board Books (292), Wishlist - Kids (5), LibriVox Books (140), Librivox Wishlist (4), Read but unowned - kids (179), Owned (1,081), No Longer Own (58), Temp (92), All collections (2,390)

Reviews31 reviews

Tagsnon-fiction (387), children (383), Christian (288), fiction (270), board book (227), *from where (131), people (130), *fix (111), Catholic (106), biography (87) — see all tags

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Recommendations5 recommendations

About meI am currently a preschool teacher and love working with kids (note my huge collection of kids books). I'm Catholic and enjoy helping out at my parish, often with kids. I also enjoy music (I've played handbells and sung in church choirs), arts and crafty stuff, photography, oh, and I like to read. ;)

As for what I read, it is almost all non-fiction. I really like what I have tagged "people", biographies/history, something that tells someone's story. I read a fair number of Catholic books, some science, stuff about kids and early childhood education, and what ever else strikes my fancy. Occasionally when I need a break I'll read some fiction, mostly children's and young adult fantasy.

About my libraryMy library has everything I own and have read, all separated out into their own collections. "Read but unowned" (mostly library books) and "Your Library" (everything I consider mine, includes some, but not all of my kids books) are the two main ones if you want to see what I enjoy.

As for ratings, they are pretty subjective, mostly did I enjoy the book and would I recommend it to myself.

***** - I loved this book, own it (or want to when I have money), and quite possibly will read it again.
**** - I really liked it and am glad that I read it.
*** - It was ok. Something good if I have nothing else, but not willing to spend money on it.
** - Not so good. I may not have finished it, but it may have just been the timing. I'm willing to give it the benefit of doubt.
* - No good, don't bother at all.

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Catholic Tradition, Children's Fiction, Children's Literature, Christianity, Gardening, Librivox Listening Community, Missouri Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsSandra Boynton, Eric Carle, G. K. Chesterton, Tomie dePaola, Cornelia Funke, Thomas Howard, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Matthew Lickona, James Martin, E. Nesbit, Robert Webber, George Weigel, Pope Benedict XVI (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Speedway

Favorite librariesSt. Louis Public Library - Central Library, St. Louis Public Library - Charing Cross Branch

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LocationSt. Louis, MO

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 22, 2005

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