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CollectionsYour library (500), Biography and Autobiography (27), Children's Literature (32), Early Reviewer (1), Fantasy and Science Fiction (22), Favorites (38), Fiction (108), First Edition (69), Food and Cookery (71), Garden (4), Government Reports (33), Great Grandma Collection (33), Mystery (7), Nature and Environment (17), Nonfiction (294), Poetry (33), Political Science and Social Work (106), Reference (34), Self-Help (9), Signed by Author (11), Spirituality and Religion (23), Travel (14), All collections (500)

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About meMy Great Grandmother gave me my first book when I was three years old -- and I still have it. I hauled boxes of books around with me on every move I ever made (my ex-husband said the good thing about divorce was never having to move my books again). Whatever real experience life has presented me, I discovered it first through a book.

About my libraryI inherited an old collection of books when I was young, so my library has some neat and unique books, including quite a few on poetry. A couple of years of membership in the Library of America gave me a collection of American classics. I like beautifully written fiction, historical fiction, biography, political theory, Russian literature, southern fiction, British mystery, books about India and books about American democracy. I have quite a few cookbooks. As I catalogued my library I missed books that I've loved but do not own, as well as those I've loaned that did not return home (The History of Political Philosophy, A Year in Provence and the Complete Sherlock Holmes are missed the most -- scofflaws, you know who you are!) A few years ago I decided to purge books that were just hanging around on my bookshelves, and got rid of nearly everything that I didn't love for one reason or another. I've kept up the practice, so most of what I have, I like. (The Story of Edward Sawtelle, for example, was in the thrift shop book bin faster than you could say "dreadful waste of ink.")


Favorite authorsPat Conroy, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Niccolò Machiavelli, Beryl Markham, Rohinton Mistry, John Mortimer, Anaïs Nin, Mary Oliver, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck, Amy Tan, Henry David Thoreau, J. R. R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman (Shared favorites)

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Real nameLaurel Mildred

LocationSacramento, California

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 22, 2009

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