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Collections101 Books for the College-bound (10), Classic Picture Books (18), Lit Group Recommendations (6), Home--Humor (50), Placentia (41), Placentia (2), FPL--Juv Non-Fiction (12), To read (103), FPL Juvenile Non-Fiction (12), Placentia (10), Christmas--ML (16), Christmas-FPL (5), booklists (7), FPL--Biography (5), Untitled collection (4), FPL Fast & Fun (1), FPL Adult--Fiction (7), FPL-Juv-Fiction (6), FPL-Junior High Fiction (7), FPL--Historical Fiction (8), FPL Holiday & AR (3), FPL-Parents (1), FPL--Picture Books (56), FPL Reference (8), Braught and AR (5), Home--Children's books (7), Untitled collection (1), Untitled collection (1), Home--Fiction (2), Home--History (4), Home--Poetry (9), Home-Professional (16), Your library (10), Currently reading (2), Read but unowned (3), Favorites (1), All collections (419)

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TagsChristmas (17), WWII (9), cats (9), dogs (7), education (7), God (6), birds (6), family life (6), humor (6), ships (6) — see all tags

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About meWell now that I have been using LibraryThing for a while, let me profile myself. Just this month I became Grandma for the second time. The picture here is of #1 G-son, Quin. Now there is a #2 baby boy, Madden. I have plenty of time get involved with these boys. I work in two libraries but with the economy I don't work as much as I once did. My house is full of books. With a 21st century MLIS degree you would think I would be satisfied to access the newest books through work. No I had to get voted on to the board of the Friends of the Library. My primary mission it seems to me is to rescue books from the trash. One of the tasks as a Friend is to sort through the books but I have a hard time sorting through the donations picking out the best stuff for our used bookstore and sending other stuff away. For to me it's, "Oh my this poor darling book, why did you get trashed? Does't anybody want you? I'll care for you?" The other Friends tell me Well, Martha we don't want to sell anything older than 5 years for nobody will buy it. "I'll buy it! I'll buy it! And so there goes my hard earned cash and here come more books for my house. How many books cases do I have in my house? Not enough. Anyway I love library thing. You know the books that are old but falling apart, perhaps I will throw them away. I can but up a little memorial here in LT to their memory. I always fear someone will throw out the last copy of a book and there will be no memory of it.

About my libraryWhat fun it is to work in libraries. I love it. What fun it is to say hello to all the little babies. What fun is to help the little kids and the older ones.

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Member sinceMar 21, 2008

Currently readingYear of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Women of Burgundy Street (Burgundy Street Women Series) by Dolores Else

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Becoming a grandparent--a defining moment of my life.
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