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Member: Poquette

CollectionsYour library (2,141), Currently reading (2), To read (106), Read but unowned (13), Audio Books (7), Favorites (136), Wishlist (29), Virtual Library (79), Kindle (225), Loeb Classics (5), All collections (2,248)

Reviews121 reviews

TagsArt History (145), 20th Century Writers (125), Reference (123), Reviewed (122), Religion (112), Travel (110), Literary Criticism (108), SciFi/Fantasy (95), Novels/British (93), 19th Century Writers (89) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

Recommendations2 recommendations

About meStumbled on Library Thing on, March 16, 2010, and less than 24 hours later I was a member and had catalogued my first book.

The best things in life are discovered serendipitously, and that's how I happened to see a reference to LibraryThing -- while looking for something else. Actually, if you must know, I was looking for a listing of the books in Thomas Jefferson's library. I happily found that, and an item on the same Google search revealed a link to Library Thing. When I went to bed that night I was actually hyperventillating after spending about an hour fooling around on this site. At 2:20 a.m. visions of a catalogued, organized book collection were interfering with sleep.

The 12-step program to deal with my book-buying proclivities edges closer and closer. Hardly a day goes by . . . But I'll worry about that tomorrow.

After a gap of more than a year I am back to logging my reading. The new threads in 2014:
Poquette's Bibliomania
Poquette's Bibliomania II

My 2012 thread was called Poquette's Bibliomonde where I tracked my reading for the first half of 2012.

In 2011, my reading threads were:
Poquette's Bookaccino
Poquette's Bookaccino II and
Poquette's Bookaccino III

Here are a few of my favorite things:

City - Paris
Vacation - East African Safari
Transportion - Train
Color - Blue
Number - 5
Year - 1492
Book - Foucault's Pendulum
Library - Abbey Library of St. Gall
Movie - The Maltese Falcon
Constellation - Orion
Composer - George Frederick Handel
Singer - John Mark Ainsley

About my libraryMy collection reflects mostly nonfiction -- history, philosophy, literature and criticism and scads of art books, quilting books and other arts and crafts, the latter categories not yet catalogued.

My tag cloud functions as a subject index to my books, and there you will get a bird's-eye view of my interests. I welcome comments about shared interests, or whatever inspires you.

Added 1/22/11

Groups2015 Category Challenge, Ancient History, Challenge: Loeb Classical Library, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2014, Club Read 2015, Friends of Mary Ann Evans, Infinite Jesters, Le Salon du peuple pour le peupleshow all groups

Favorite authorsRobert Alter, Jane Austen, Louis de Bernières, Boethius, Italo Calvino, Joseph Campbell, Angela Carter, Geoffrey Chaucer, Isak Dinesen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, George Eliot, Harlan Ellison, Joscelyn Godwin, Remy de Gourmont, Richard Halliburton, Herodotus, Henry James, Laurie R. King, John D. MacDonald, Herman Melville, Pascal Mercier, Plato, Kim Stanley Robinson, Stendhal, Evelyn Waugh, Frances Yates (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresArgonaut Book Shop, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo

Favorite librariesBibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - Site François-Mitterrand, British Library, Mechanic's Institute Library & Chess Room, San Francisco Public Library, Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen / Abbey Library of St. Gall

Real nameSuzanne S.

LocationLas Vegas, Nevada

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Poquette (profile)
/catalog/Poquette (library)

Member sinceMar 17, 2010

Currently readingThe Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
A Loeb Classical Library Reader by Loeb Classical Library

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