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About meI'm an amateur genealogist who enjoys visiting cemeteries, libraries and scouring the Internet while trying to find every ancestor that ever lived.

I was fortunate to have a mother who read to me and encouraged my love of books. I read to live and agree with Jorge Luis Borges: "I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library."

I haven't cataloged most of my library because I am too busy reading, usually several books at once, and ancestor hunting.

We read books to find out who we are.”
— Ursula Le Guin, The Language of the Night, 1979.

About my libraryI have a mix of genealogy, American and British history, grammar and linguistics, medical manuals, and psychology texts. The centerpiece is the 135 year old family Bible that belonged to my great grandparents in which my great grandmother and grandmother recorded family births and deaths. A few novels plus some science books are on my shelves too.

My highly subjective rating system is this:
✩ poorly reasoned or badly written, undeserving of shelf space
✩✩ mediocre, quickly forgotten, not worth keeping
✩✩✩ fair resource or average fiction, nothing special
✩✩✩✩ good resource or engaging storytelling
✩✩✩✩✩ excellent resource; well-crafted argumentation; memorable narrative; a favorite





GroupsArmchair Travellers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Cats, books, life is good., Combiners!, Doctor Who, Evolution, Feminist Theory, Genealogy@LT, Happy Heathens, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Pictureshow all groups

Favorite authorsAnnette K. Burgert, John T. Humphrey, Thomas G. Myers (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresHarvard Book Store

Favorite librariesBurlington County Historical Society Library, Burlington County Library - Riverton Branch, Doylestown Library Center, Bucks County Public Libraries, Family History Center, Spruance Library, The David Library of the American Revolution, Warminster Township Free Library

Favorite listsThings we wish were not catalog(u)ed on LT

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LocationPennsylvania, US

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Member sinceDec 14, 2007

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