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Member: Taphophile13

CollectionsFiction (6), Biography (19), Science (12), History (42), Language (16), Donated/Discarded (14), Genealogy (60), Your library (21), Read but unowned (14), All collections (165)

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Recommendations13 recommendations

About meI'm an amateur genealogist who enjoys visiting cemeteries, libraries and scouring the Internet while trying to find every ancestor that ever lived. (Still missing a great-grandfather.)
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.

About my libraryI have a mix of genealogy, American and British history, grammar and linguistics, medical manuals, and psychology texts. The centerpiece is the 125 year old family Bible that belonged to my great grandparents. My great grandmother and grandmother recorded family births and deaths in it. I also have some theology and atheism books. A few novels plus some science and mathematics books are on my shelves too.

GroupsGenealogy@LT, Happy Heathens, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Language, LibraryThing in Welsh, Skeptics and Rationalists, The Diogenes Club, Welsh Learners

Favorite authorsThomas G. Myers (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Willow Grove

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

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationPennsylvania, US

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 14, 2007

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"I'm sure that bird didn't understand a word it said; it was just parroting."

A good one...
Just being nosey via the Language group. Read your review - and others - of S. Quite an interesting book conceptually.

A very regal looking cat on your profile. Ours was anything but regal. She was a very laid back, social character.

Kind of a startling concept about the ER book at 11/29/13! I can't imagine having the nerve to do that.

Munn a/k/a bookblotter
I really appreciated your response to a member who had received ER books, did not read or review them, sold them and was then going to mark them as "not received":

"So lying, cheating, not keeping your word are normal in your academic world and you are surprised the real world doesn't work that way? You asked your original question because you suspected it wasn't the right thing to do."

Nice response, thank you.
Yeah, I stupidly did some extra research and RIGHT after sending you a message. I definitely skipped a few chapters in that book. I just couldn't do it. A bad book is bad enough, but one that misrepresents what it is bugs me so much more.

Your cat is lovely as well! I love those mixed tabby splotches. Good luck with your genealogical research! I'm lucky that there have always been a few buffs in the family, on one side at least, so there's information going back to about 1100. I actually just ordered one of the DNA tests from 23 And Me for my brother to do, to look at the ethnic ancestry and such, just for fun.
Thanks for the great review of Weir's Anne Boleyn book. She really needs to be called on her research more often.
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