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CollectionsYour library (2,624), To Grad School (377), Favorites (105), To read (1,441), Short TBR List (25), Started But Never Finished (67), World SF (26), Religion and Utopia (65), The South (190), All collections (2,624)

Reviews304 reviews

TagsTBR (1,455), read it (1,087), nonfiction (572), fiction (538), historical fiction (434), sci-fi (308), fantasy (291), 19th century literature (282), history (211), mystery (203) — see all tags

MediaNot set (23), Book (2,599), Paper Book (2,333), Audiobook (12), Ebook (21), Video Recording (1), Reel-to-Reel/Film (1), Other (1), Software (1)

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About meTwenty-two-year-old bibliophile and college student. I majored in anthropology, history, and English at the Univ. of Oklahoma, and I'm now working on an M.A. in Folk Studies at Western Kentucky. Hobbies are Scherenschnitte papercutting, colonial and Civil War reeenacting, playing trombone and French horn, and contra dancing. I have lots of interests, including archaeology, folklore, early American history, material culture, New Religious Movements and utopias, North Carolina heritage, and early novels. Also, I like lists.

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 :( So low!

Books read in 2016:
The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Night Shivers by J.H. Riddell
The Ramayana by R.K. Narayan
God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman
The Mahabharata by R.K. Narayan
Dressing with Dignity by Colleen Hammond
Secret Keeper by Dannah Gresh
The Polyamorists Next Door by Elisabeth Sheff
The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Fine in the World by Walt Wolfram et al.
Did God Have a Wife? by William G. Dever
The Archaeology of North American Farmsteads by Mark D. Groover
Sociolinguistic Constructs of Ethnic Identity by Clare J. Dannenberg
Breaking the Bow ed. by Anil Menon & Vandana Singh
Neither Plain nor Simple by David R. Starbuck
A History of the English Language by Albert C. Baugh & Thomas Cable
The Missing Queen by Samhita Arni
The Moravian Potters in North Carolina by John Bivins
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott
Octavia, Daughter of God by Jane Shaw
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Homeplace by Michael Ann Williams
Dragonwyck by Anya Seton
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction by Jan Harold Brunvand

"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 like to say I have eclectic tastes. Most of my library is children's/YA plus a lot of "classics" and other old(er) books. I used to collect (and still do sometimes) "vintage" children's mysteries such as Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Dana Girls, and Ruth Fielding. My current literary interests include pre-1950 sci-fi/fantasy novels, world fiction from before about 1920 or so, and modern dystopias, utopias, and magical realism, as well as retellings, add-ons, etc. of classic stories and novels. Oh, and folklore and mythology, and 18th century fiction, and anything from Black Coat Press, Valancourt Books, Zittaw Press, Penguin and Oxford Classics, NYRB...

My ratings:
5 stars - great book, loved it, perfect
4 stars - pretty good book, decent read
3 stars - hated it (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

LocationNorth Carolina/Kentucky

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 11, 2007

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