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Collectionsexclude from recommendation (16), Animals (6), Biography (22), Genealogy (112), History (63), Language (27), Philosophy / Atheism / Religion (8), Science (18), Travel (14), Fiction (8), Donated/Discarded (17), Your library (8), All collections (250)

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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 recently found a few clues to my 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 135 year old family Bible that belonged to my great grandparents. My great grandmother and grandmother recorded family births and deaths in it. A few novels plus some science and mathematics 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

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

Favorite authorsAnnette K. Burgert, John T. Humphrey, Thomas 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

Favorite listsAtheism, humanism, freethought, &c. — Best nonfiction books in favour of

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationPennsylvania, US

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 14, 2007

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