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CollectionsYour library (2,480), Currently reading (2), All collections (2,480)

Reviews4 reviews

TagsFiction (1,334), 19th Century (1,145), Historical Fiction (871), Romance (706), History (638), Historical Romance (530), @England (520), US History (475), 18th Century (313), Contemporary Fiction (240) — see all tags

MediaNot set (4), Book (2,476), Paper Book (2,444), Audiobook (4)

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About meI facilitate 3 book groups (send out monthly meeting date reminders and keep track of titles). One group reads historical fiction, another classics (fairly loosely defined), and the third reads books to help us increase our historical knowledge. I also wanted to be in a writing group, so I started one.

As you can tell by my picture, I am a fan of J. W. Waterhouse. I love Pre-Raphaelite art. I'm also a fan of international music (check out Songlines magazine as a great review source). I like classical music peppy (Baroque, Slavic, etc.), rock alternative, and hip hop old school. I also love old movies -- Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn are favorites. I love to dance and to watch dance.

If you're interested in researching history, especially for purposes of writing fiction, you may be interested in the brand new (as of 19 June 2008) Yahoo!group historical_research, created to replace the departed and dearly missed historicalresearch group that was.

About my libraryI primarily own works of history (military, women's, 19th century, etc.), historical fiction (including mystery and romance), and classics. In general I prefer fantasy to science fiction, but I do have works of science nonfiction in my library. I have 50+ how-to-write books, some of which I've actually read. I worked in desktop publishing for 9 years and to help with that job I acquired books on training, knowledge management, technical communication, markup languages, and software applications.

I sometimes buy books based on beautiful covers. Also on size -- big, fat history books catch my eye every time. In addition to learning about books in bricks-and-mortar and online stores, and on listservs, I read _Publishers Weekly_ (at the library now that it's no longer on newsstands) and _Romantic Times Book Reviews_ magazines. Although it has ceased print publication, you can find Civil War Book Review online. And I get in all kinds of trouble by reading notes and bibliographies in books I already own, leading me to more titles I must acquire.

As of January 2013 I have maybe 20-25% of my library catalogued here. All books listed I do actually own, with the exception of a few recently sold for a pittance to a used bookstore. My wishlist is in a 5-subject notebook (two sections for fiction, two for non-fiction, and one for magazine articles & dissertations).

Tags in progress, if slowly: about 90% of my current catalog is tagged. I'm reimporting books originally entered using Amazon as a data source and adding tags as I go. Most tags should be self-explanatory; however, any tag beginning with "@" is associated with fiction and identifies a place or motif appearing in the novel.

NOTE: If you visit my library from time to time to see what has changed, choose the recommended format. It uses the field for date entered, which you can easily sort on to see what is new. Or at least newly added.

Feel free, if you stumble across my library, to leave me a comment telling me how you arrived here. In case you don't care to leave a comment, the map will serve as my guestbook.
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My Other Pages
• The 999 Challenge is to read 9 books in each of 9 categories in 2009. Here's my challenge thread.
• The 1010 Challenge is to read books in each of 10 categories in 2010. Here's my challenge thread.
• The 2013 Category Challenge is to read books in each of 13 categories in 2013. Here's my challenge thread.
My Book Group Titles Wiki is the place I will track what books my three book groups have read over the years. It is not yet in use.

Other Peoples' Pages
Comparison of Book Swapping Sites
Reading Through Time Challenge wiki
Group Reads of 2013 wiki

Other Interesting Web Sites
DVD Anthology - where you can keep track of DVDs you own
Take11 - ditto
FictFact - a place to track completion of book series, and see who's reading what
Literature-Map - type in an author's name to find readalikes
Project Gutenberg - free ebooks
Tardis Index File - Doctor Who Wiki

Revision Information
• Profile last updated 25 January 2013.
• Catalog last updated 3 November 2014.

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 18th Century British Literature, 18th-19th Century Britain, 2013 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 888 Challenge, 999 Challenge, Almack's, American Civil War, American Historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Mary Balogh, Suzanne Brockmann, Loretta Chase, Wilkie Collins, Bernard Cornwell, Joanne Dobson, David Hackett Fischer, Georgette Heyer, Carla Kelly, Laura Kinsale, Ted Kooser, Anne McCaffrey, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Pamela Morsi, Maggie Osborne, Wilfred Owen, Ellis Peters, William Shakespeare, LaVyrle Spencer, Bryan Sykes, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Todd, Connie Willis (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsAmerican Female Authors of the 19th Century

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameRenee

LocationSoutheastern Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/ReneeMarie (profile)
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Member sinceMar 29, 2008

Currently readingThe whiskey rebels : a novel by David Liss
The Tory widow by Christine Blevins

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