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CollectionsYour library (2,992), Loretto library (4), discard pile (14), Favorites (110), To read (1,738), Work Library (125), Started But Never Finished (83), sustainabillity & alt living (29), Religion and Utopia (314), Frontier Studies (22), The South (341), World SF (31), All collections (2,996)

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TagsTBR (1,748), read it (1,132), nonfiction (939), fiction (576), historical fiction (447), sci-fi (313), history (312), 19th century literature (308), fantasy (271), religion (215) — see all tags

MediaNot set (22), Book (2,972), Paper Book (2,700), Audiobook (13), Ebook (33), Video Recording (1), Reel-to-Reel/Film (1), Other (1), Software (1)

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About meCurator for a small heritage center of a religious community. In recovery from recent completion of Folk Studies/Historic Preservation MA. When I'm not working or researching, I'm dancing or reading still more. My rate of acquiring books has not slowed to the same extent as my rate of actually reading said books, and alas, my TBR pile has become practically unmanageable at this point.

Currently I'm most interested in colonial/early America and religion, especially New Religious Movements and communal societies. Volunteering at a Shaker historic site and then being hired by a convent has only been enabling. :)

Book Count for 2009: 88
Book Count for 2010: 92
Book Count for 2011: 108
Book Count for 2012: 139
Book Count for 2013: 101
Book Count for 2014: 73
Book Count for 2015: 43
Book Count for 2016: 46
Book Count for 2017: 51
Book Count for 2018: 26
Book Count for 2019: 50

Books read in 2020:
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Looking for Mary by Beverly Donofrio
Mad Cowboy by Howard F. Lyman
Private History in Public by Tammy S. Gordon
The Introvert's Way by Sophia Dembling
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
The Suburban Micro-Farm by Amy Stross
The Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon
Gardening for the Future of the Earth by Howard-Yana Shapiro & John Harrisson
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin
New Generations of Catholic Sisters by Mary Johnson et al.
Wildly Affordable Organic by Linda Watson
The Unsettlers by Mark Sundeen
Cathedrals in the Wilderness by J. Herman Schauinger
Loretto in Missouri by Lilliana Owens, SL
Together Resilient by Ma'ikwe Ludwig
Kiss the Ground by Josh Tickell
Tobacco Culture by John van Willigen & Susan C. Eastwood
Pleasure by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Farms, 1920-1950 by John & Anne van Willigen
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows
Like Nun Other by Rosemary Keegan, SL & Fara Kearnes
Turn This World Inside Out by Nora Samaran
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Veganism in an Oppressive World ed. Julia Feliz Brueck
The House Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Unf*ck Your Intimacy by Faith G. Harper
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
Veganism of Color ed. Julia Feliz Brueck
Octavia's Brood ed. adrienne maree brown & Walidah Imarisha
The Edible Front Yard by Ivette Soler
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges

"I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx

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About my libraryI have pretty eclectic tastes. Most of my library is children's/YA plus a lot of "classics" and other old(er) books. My current literary interests include pre-1950 sci-fi/fantasy novels, world fiction, and modern dystopias, utopias, and magical realism, as well as retellings, add-ons, etc. of classic stories and novels. And books for my fields of study and profession (folklife, Catholicism, communal societies, new religious movements, archaeology, etc.).

My ratings:
5 stars - great book, loved it, perfect
4 stars - pretty good book, decent read
3 stars - hated it (or children's books in a large series - i.e., Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, etc. - are often rated like this just because they're all basically the same)

Groups18th Century British Literature, Archaeology, Arthurian Legends, Bloggers, Dear America, dystopia, Dystopian novels, Fairy Tales Retold, Feminist SF, Geeks who love the Classicsshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Meg Cabot, Isobelle Carmody, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nancy Farmer, Henry Fielding, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Hesse, Aldous Huxley, Henrik Ibsen, Harper Lee, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Jane Loudon, George MacDonald, Tamora Pierce, Philip Pullman, Voltaire, Kurt Vonnegut, H. G. Wells (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresCoffee & A Good Book, Fireside Bookstore, Got Books, Literary BookPost

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics


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Real nameSusanna


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Member sinceAug 11, 2007

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