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Member: SecondChances

CollectionsYour library (417), Wishlist (10), Currently reading (1), All collections (427)

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TagsFiction - Paranormal (Series) (49), Fiction - Horror/Paranormal Thriller (41), Fiction - Fantasy (Serial) (34), Fiction - Legal Thrillers (Serial) (23), Fiction - Legal Thrillers (21), Fiction - General (17), Fiction - Classic (15), Fiction - Fantasy/Sci-fi (Serial) (15), Non-Fiction: Art Drawing Techniques (12), Fiction - Historical (Serial) (11) — see all tags

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About meWhat can I say, I L-O-V-E to READ! I have a substantial library of some of my favorite authors. These are mostly First Edition Hardcover. Then I just have a plethora of books by authors recommended to me or just books that caught my eye. I love serial books. The longer the series, the better! Am I a bibliophile? MOST CERTAINLY!
I also love to write, draw, paint, crochet, cook, collect things, play video games. I enjoy classical movies and long walks on the beach...(Seeing if you were paying attention). Lot's and lot's of useless things.
I love to collect LPs (records). I have two turn tables at the moment and use them constantly. I love music as much as I love to read. Though, I only enjoy music from the 70's, 60's and 50's. I still have cassette tapes for music from the 80's. I didn't particularly care for the music from the 90's. I also think CD's are over rated.
I love to move, yes move, as in move to a new city. In the past 10 years I have moved, oh about 10 times. I think this time I will put down some roots. When you have to move 30plus boxes of books as many times as I have, it get's old. I'm not getting any younger and my collection is definitely not getting any smaller.

I have not visited these places. I am an avid snail-mail penpal and send little gifts here and there. These are also places I have sent books and received books from...

visited 94 states (41.7%)
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"Una lingua numquam satis est"

About my library**I am constantly adding more books to my library. If you like my library, check back often and there might be something new(old) and unusual added. I
I will collect MMPB or TPB, by my fave authors, but as soon as I can find an acceptable 1stE Hardcover, the paperback goes to Bookmooch, or I hang on to it until I can find another way to get rid of it. I have acquired a majority of my books from Bookmooch, thrift stores, library sales, and garage sales. Some, I can only buy when they first hit the shelves.
I have at least 600+ books.
Sad I know. Too bad I can't claim taxes....never mind.

States I Have Sent Books

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Seems there's a slight pattern.

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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, BookMooching, Crambo!, The Green Dragon, Unique Library Thing Book Group, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Jacqueline Carey, Diana Gabaldon, John Grisham, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Susan Johnson, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Mercedes Lackey, Melissa Marr, James Patterson, J. K. Rowling (Shared favorites)

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Real nameAnna

LocationGulf Shores, Alabama

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs http://www.librarything.com/profile/SecondChances (profile)
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/SecondChances (library)

Member sinceDec 6, 2010

Currently readingThe Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts

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very nice
Wow! what a journey you've made. I traveled a lot as a kid, following jobs around the midwest and south, my husband says I'm a convenient wife, he can always tell anyone new he meets that his wife lived where ever the person is from. I see we share a like of Laurell K. Hamilton, she is my guilty pleasure, not that husband would think of commenting on my reading material. Anyway, I'm glad you chose to ask me and I'm glad to know you.Suibhian
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Ooh! Love this one! Does she have a name? :)

You are quite talented, BTW!
I am sure glad you're safe. Thank you for sharing your story, and the picture of your vehicle. I'm thankful to medical professionals for my own health as well. I love to have books everywhere in the house.
You're welcome. I saw John Saul mentioned somewhere in your profile: I've edited just about every one of John's books over the last twenty-plus years. I also edited a Terry Brooks, though I don't recall which one.
I certainly don't mind recommending books, Anna, but having gone through the mysteries and mystery-oriented books in your library, it's clear you like more mainstream writers than I do: Grisham, Patterson, Kontz, Stephen King, etc. So I'm not sure you'd like my kind of mysteries. Then again, maybe there are some authors you never tried who might blow your mind, like:

Raymond Chandler, who is both perceptive and funny, and captures a sense of L.A. in the 1930s: Farewell My Lovely, Lady in the Lake, The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, The High Window, The Long Goodbye. Many of these have added value since they've been made into well-known movies, some of them more than once.

Not a mystery writer, per se, but his black humor is built around mysteries: Russell Greenan. Less accessible than Chandler (whose books are always being reissued), but you can find a few on amazon and other places (hard to find in bookstores): A Can of Worms, It Happened in Boston? The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton, The Bric-a-Brac Man.

I'll leave it at that for now. If you like one or both of the above, I'll recommend more.
Heckle and Jeckle are old cartoon characters--a certain type of black bird.
No, that'll do nicely!
Thanks for your reply on Dancing angels
and SomeGuyʻs jokes.

I did the arithmetic and found that I
first approached reading Latin only 66
years ago -- in the 9th grade. I meant
that I had been reading it for at least
part of 7 decades 1940ʻs through 20--ʻs.

Your translation of "how an angels. . .ʻ
back into Latin seems plausible to me
with the exc eption of "insultaVI" where
I would expect "insultARE" (infinitive
instead of 1st person singular, perfect.
I remember, I was assuming "saltare"
minus the prefix, would be the verb
On reflection, INsultare sounds more
accurate. ("Acus" by the way, is one of
those rare nouns where the nominative
is -us (short u) and the
genitive is also -us, but with a long -u).
The grammars called them "4th Declension".
And the grammars (but not the texts
of Latin authors) would put in the
"macrons" (long marks).
Happy New Year! ? Felicem Novum Annum!

Glad you got SomeGuy inVirginiaʻs point,
and probably faster than I did.

I noticed your profile has a Latin quotation
which is new to me -- after almost 7
decades of reading Latin. I was going
to give you in return for it the original
Latin of a quotation that they made the
title of a thread, concerning ". . .how many
angels can dance on the head of a pin".
But havenʻt been able to find the wording
through Google. Have you ever heard the
original Latin of that? I only know that "dance"
was probably "saltare" which can mean
"dance" OR "jump". (Shows you how
graceful Roman dancing was!)
And thank you as well for the "interesting library" add. I started looking at yours when I saw that you had recently added "Winds of Fury" by Mercedes Lackey - (I just finished the 2'nd book of that series - and am enjoying... )

anyway .. nice library, yourself... and Merry Christmas !

T.
Hi Anna -
Glad you like my stuff - I just went through yours and we have a few things in common. I can see that when you collect an author you are certainly serious about it. Love your furbabies. At least they didn;t tell you that Abby was a CHIA pet! I had a gray cat called Churchill when I was little. Weird - I never thought about the 'Church' thing when I read the book. You are so lucky that you can have multiple cats. Willie will not tolerate anything four-footed in the house beside himself. And a horse - that's the best! My dream, when I was a kid.
See you around ....
Thanks for your comment.

I realize that a lot of people have a love/hate relationship with Stephen King.

Thus far I really enjoy Duma Key, and I am starting to see some of the more supernatural elements in the book. It is still to early to judge the book, but up to this point I think it is a good and well-written story.
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