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CollectionsYour library (1,594), Currently reading (5), Wishlist (95), To read (217), Read but unowned (405), Favorites (163), On loan to me (12), Borrowed from me (8), Rosie's (Kim) books (63), I call these stinkers (12), All collections (2,068)

Reviews1,437 reviews

Tagsmystery (391), fiction (322), Green Dragon (271), children (248), fantasy (230), TBR (169), history (168), England (143), YA (125), reference (121) — see all tags

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Recommendations6 recommendations

About meI will use this space for some of my most recent favorite quotes.

From Elisabeth Elliot's Twelve Baskets of Crumbs
"A reader understands what he reads in terms of what he is. As a Christian reader, I bring to bear on the book I am reading the light of my faith."

"All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not."
-Nick Hornby

About my libraryThese are books I've read. I don't necessarily own them all at the moment, because I only keep books I will want to read again, refer to or possibly loan to others.

A word about my star rating system:
* - I hated it, probably didn't finish it and either threw it out or got rid of it.
** - I didn't like it much, but saw that possibly someone else might like it.
*** - I'm glad to have read it, I either learned something from it or was amused by it, but probably won't ever read it again.
**** - I really liked it and would recommend it to others to read, will probably be keeping it to loan out, etc.
***** - I love it, will reread it and keep it on my shelves to visit with like a dear friend.

Inspired by another LT user (gilroy), I've come up with my tagging pattern:
Broad Catagory, genre, place, time, series/detective, if not read/when read
Now, when I will find the time to go through and fix my library, is another question.

I've started putting some of my TBR books in, but not very enthusiastically.

Books I'm reading now:
This space is for images, but my life isn't allowing me the leisure to diddle with it right now. I try to keep the "currently reading" section current.

GroupsAll Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Bug Collectors, Cookbookers, Early Reviewers, One LibraryThing, One Book, Purple is an Attitude, Tattered but still lovely, The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group), The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsJim Butcher, Winston S. Churchill, Elisabeth Elliot, Jan Karon, Laurie R. King, Mercer Mayer, George Papashvily, Ellis Peters, Terry Pratchett, Ernie Pyle, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rex Stout, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Redding, Book Barn, BookTown Books & Tomes, Facts & Fictions

Favorite librariesTehama County Library - Main Library

Favorite publishersZondervan

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LocationRed Bluff, California

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 12, 2006

Currently readingSan Juan Silver: Historical Tales of the Silvery San Juan and Western Colorado by Arthur W. Monroe
Invitation to the Classics by Os. Guinness
The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition by M.F.K. Fisher
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Dog on it : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn

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Yes, you still get a yellow highlight. 😃
How about now?
Uh oh. I changed the photo yesterday. Let me try something else...
Wow can't believe it's been 8 years, and thank you :-)
Hi Mrs Lee. Does this break the record for the longest-delayed reply?

I've just come back to Library Thing after - ahem - a few years away. Sorry to have taken this long to respond. I hope to become a little more involved in LT from now on.
I am at the same snail mail daddy ;)
Thanks for the Thingaversary wishes! Have been pretty offline for the last few months so it slipped past. I have been re-reading lots of trashy books from my misspent youth, which has been nice. Hope your holiday season is full of reading too :)
Glad to be of help. It was something I started back before they discussed alphabetical tags. It helps make the sort make sense to me too, cause then I can look and know where in the library I am.
Cool thanks! I enjoying LT
could you try reposting your first comment because i got your second one. thanks!
Thank you MrsLee, you are thoughtful. I appreciate it.
Mrs. Lee,
After your comment about Lassen being near your neck of the woods, I had to look to see where you are. We were actually in Red Bluff! We entered the park from the south and exited from the north. We spent the night in Redding. I enjoyed our time down there very much. The next Park I want to visit is Yosemite. :)
From your comment on Morphy's thread, you might really like Barbara Hambly's Those Who Hunt the Night.
Many thanks for the heads-up, though I can't think of any colleagues that the title would apply to regularly. Please let know when you've read it so I can read the review :-)
Thank you Mrs Lee. Your prayers are appreciated!
Thanks, MrsLee. We are blessed.
I enjoyed your review of Ivan Doig's latest. Halfway through the novel at present, I agree with your comments. Thanks, too, for not giving away too much.
Happy Thingaversary!
Hmmmmmz. Will need to look into this and report back. I have seen a couple lately, and will also ask my friend the systematics prof. at the local Uni.
I read very few biographies, and haven't come across one about Darwin at all. I'm sure there must be several around, but I don't know them. 'Origin of species' is freely available as an ebook from all the usual sources, but I didn't find it that readable for the lay person. If you do find one you like please let me know!

I haven't read a good biography of Darwin, so I don't think I'll be much help. But...

I came across a two-volume "definitive" biography by Janet Brown - first volume is Charles Darwin: Voyaging that. Takes us up to the writing of On the Origin of Species. I can't vouch for her biases,but the reviews on LT look good. I also found Darwin: the Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian Desmond. I have some suspicion that it's spun a bit by a 21st century viewpoint, but again, the reviews look good.
Thank you :^D
I missed your posting about accepting the new job because I abandoned reading the April thread after I started the May one. Much to my loss! Glad I clicked on it today as I was wondering what you had decided.

Good luck to you. And by the way, as one who does not keep her mouth shut, very often, too.... I think in the long run it is best. You will bring your best thinking to the situation; and you will share what you see, know, and think. They will either be able to take advantage of that, or not.

Good fortunate to you! And what a nice deal that you are going into this free to change your mind. Too many of us get into situations where we can not change as we are needing the money, too much. Good luck!
Thank you, back atcha! :)
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