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About meAvid reader.
Proofreader and writing advisor for university students.
Have taught in China, Sri Lanka and Libya.
The Library Ticket (by me)
This orange passport
Like an envelope, well-addressed
Slotted into her life
Pages fell open
The central spine
Was fraying, tearing
Like an offspring pulling away
A ticket to her own mind
Its secrets locked like a story
At the final chapter
I wrote this poem at a poetry writing day (believe it or not) at the Friend's Centre in Brighton, sometime in the early 90's. I was an Adult Literary Skills and an ESOL tutor there for several years. The poem is in memory of my very first library membership: Charleston Library, Lower Kersal, Salford. Sadly, this place is no more. It's where I first read Nancy Drew books in my late primary and then early teenage years. Born 1954.
Sent poem to Voices for the Library
Published on their site at
What Kind of Reader Are You? from
Quiz URL: http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_kind_of_reader_are_you
My Result: Literate Good Citizen
"You read to inform or entertain yourself, but you're not nerdy about it. You've read most major classics (in school) and you have a favorite genre or two".
93% Literate Good Citizen
84% Dedicated Reader
84% Book Snob
70% Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
7% Fad Reader
Do I believe this?
About my libraryAvid reader - fiction and non-fiction.
Hate romance. Love crime.
Love buying secondhand.
Love my public library.
I've given so many books away over the years, either to friends or to charity shops. I don't usually give my non-fiction away now but I haven't listed all the books I use for teaching English. I don't usually list the fiction I read except for those very special books.
Groups50-Something Library Thingers, Brits, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Gardens & Books, Happy Heathens, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Love the Library, Pedants' corner, Undiscovered Gems
Favorite authorsAlan Bennett, Richard Dawkins, Robert Fisk, Sam Harris, Peter James, David Lodge, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)
Favorite librariesJubilee Library, University of Brighton - Falmer Library, University of Brighton - St Peter's House Library
Other favoritesHay Festival of Literature & the Arts, Brighton Festival
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationHuttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 20, 2009