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CollectionsYour library (1,383)

Reviews12 reviews

Tagsfiction (228), humor (133), mystery (130), literature (74), Fiction (63), Mystery (45), classic (37), Literature (36), biography (36), cookbook (27) — see all tags

MediaNot set (4), Book (1,379), Paper Book (1,171), Audiobook (10), Ebook (1)

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About meUT grad in American Studies; MLIS student at TWU; lifelong Austin resident. Full time library worker and also care for dogs. Most of the books I'm listing now are ones I've read but may not currently own.

About my libraryFiction/literature, esp. Southern, mysteries, humor/comic novels, American culture, other cultures, history, politics, film studies, feminism, dogs, horses, other animals, naturalists, art, Youth fiction,children's picture books, cookbooks, biography, reference.

Rating system takes into account genre; i.e. mysteries that are well-written or infused with humor might rate 4 or 5 stars even though they are not considered great literature. Literature may receive less than 5 stars if the novel is not "tight" i.e., extremely well-edited or a tad wordy. Wordy tomes, esp. Dickens, however, may rate 5 stars if every word fits, enhances the story.

Reference,cookbooks,art books are rated according to comprehensiveness.

Children's picture books are rated according to quality of illustration/art and charm.

Youth fiction is rated according to storyline and emotional truth and quality of writing.

Non-fiction: history, politics, culture, biography,naturalist accounts are rated according to quality and depth of thought, writing skill and crafting: how well the ideas are presented.

Humor rating: funny or not.

"The sunlight dripped over the house like golden paint over an art jar, and the freckling shadows here and there only
intensified the rigor of the bath of light."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Ice Palace"

GroupsHumor, INFJ, Myers-Briggs: All Types, Progressive & Liberal!

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Patricia Cornwell, James Crumley, P. D. James, Carson McCullers, Toni Morrison, Charles Portis, Ruth Rendell, David Sedaris, Donna Tartt, Anne Tyler, Sarah Vowell, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Real nameMary Leigh

LocationAustin, TX

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Member sinceFeb 13, 2009

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