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CollectionsLibrary books (58), Kindle (179), Cookbook (62), Your library (991), Wishlist (22), To read (539), Reference (107), Read but unowned (987), Favorites (63), All collections (2,058)

Reviews130 reviews

TagsFiction (880), American author (663), TBR (539), British author (295), Series (216), NonFiction (216), Young Adult (210), Poetry (187), Fantasy (187), Kindle (176) — see all tags

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About meInitially I started cataloging my books on Library Thing so I would know exactly how many books there were in my very large TBR pile. I hoped that by knowing how many unread books there were in my apartment it would curb my book buying.( I buy 2-3 times as many books in a year as I actually read) It hasn't worked.
My favorite genres are fantasy (esp YA fantasy), graphic novels and literary fiction.Over the past year I've started reading alot of mysteries.My favorite subject matter includes books, dragons,libraries,the arctic/antarctic, the plague, OCD, math and magic.

I am a registered nurse specializing in pediatrics and pediatric research. I'm considering going back to university for a masters degree in either Nursing Informatics or Information and Library Science with a medical library concentration.
Besides books, my other interests include music, travel, knitting (I'm not very good), holistic medicine and obsessing over various television shows - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Pushing Daisies and Freaks and Geeks.

About my libraryI like to collect publishers series -- Persephone books, New York Review Children's Books, Collector's Wodehouse, etc. I also collect graphic novels, illustrated children's books and books about New York City.

The rating system I use for my library has nothing to do with the relative literary merits of any given book. The ratings I use indicate how much I liked the book. A 5 star rating refers to books I loved or books I found particularly informative. Also, all the books I loved and continually re-read as a child are rated 5 stars. 3 and 4 star books are good, 4 star books better and potentially re-readable. If I didn't finish a book I leave it unrated -- unless I was close to the end before I gave up.

My 2013 Category Challenge thread can be found here:

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, Anglophiles, Persephone Readers, The 11 in 11 Category Challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsRay Bradbury, Geraldine Brooks, John Crowley, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anne Fadiman, Paul Feig, Neil Gaiman, Helene Hanff, Gillian Rubinstein, Tony Horwitz, Stephen King, Harper Lee, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, J. K. Rowling, Dava Sobel, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Sarah Vowell, Thomas Wharton, Connie Willis (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - 86th & Lexington, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Union Square, Book Culture, Books of Wonder, Borders - Manhattan - Park Avenue, Crawford-Doyle Booksellers, Forbidden Planet NYC, NYU Main Bookstore, Partners & Crime, Quest Bookshop, Shakespeare and Co. Lexington Avenue, Strand Bookstore, The Corner Bookstore, Three Lives & Company

Favorite librariesMiddlesex Public Library, New York Public Library - Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library - Roosevelt Island Branch, New York University - The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Poets House

Other favoritesNew York University - Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, Pagan Pride Day at Battery Park, Brooklyn Book Festival 2009, New York Open Center, The Library Hotel

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Member sinceJun 28, 2007

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Hi Kelly, you're up for next month's RandomCAT, which you already know, but I'm reminding you anyway. Ok, now I'm going to figure out what to say to introduce the GeoCAT!
Just the usual and unnecessary reminder that you're up for March's MysteryCAT. You can put the thread up anytime on or after the 15th. I have no idea at all what I'll read, but I can always ask my daughter for help. Looking forward to it.
Hello, and you're welcome :)

It is indeed! :D
Hi! This is just a reminder that you're up for July's RandomCAT challenge. I look forward to seeing what you've come up with! You can post it anytime between now and the start of July, but earlier is better because several of our group members like to plan ahead.
Oh, I heard about Matt Smith leaving alright! My one man "Olivia Williams for 12th Doctor" campaign is in full swing :)~

Here is my review of a most recent read of Sendak.

After visiting the museum, I'm on a quest to read all his books.

Now, I want to go back and note the finer details that I missed.

The group visited the Joseph Fox bookstore and we had a blast.

Here are some links regarding the meet up:
see messages 124 and 125 for photos

Please do consider returning to the 75 challenge group! It isn't the same without you.

The group has grown and it is difficult to keep up. I don't post as often as I did other years, still, I enjoy connecting when I can.

Hi There

I remember you from the 75 challenge group. I read Higglety, Pigglety Pop this evening and then read your review. I recently visited the Rosenbach museum in Philadelphia. Some members of the 2013 75 challenge group (15 of us) got together in Philadelphia.

I note you also visited the Rosenbach museum. It is a joy to behold!
I love your profile picture. It just says "I love reading". Nice.
- Joseph.
I've been following your posts in the 75 challenge group and I have to tell you your screen name is probably the best I've ever seen! Every time I see your screen name I see a violet mist rising over the brambles around sleeping beauty's castle, or a purple dusk over blackberries growing near the sea. How did you come up with it?
As a first Bollywood movie, I think it would be great! I've only watched 2 others so far - Dhoom and Dhoom 2 - but Om Shanti Om was the best of the 3, and I'm looking for other similar films. A few have been recommended to me, I'll let you know what I think once I get around to watching them! I wanted to mention though, there's one part in the movie that I think would make more sense if I/we knew more Bollywood actors (like... a billion cameos in one scene/song), so I plan to go back and watch that particular scene once I've seen more films. I got a few of the jokes because I've watched Dhoom, but I bet the whole scene is HILARIOUS if you're more familiar with Bollywood. You'll know what scene it is when you get there. But in the meantime, enjoy Om Shanti Om!!! Great storytelling, just the right amount of cheesiness, fun songs, talented actors... an all around super film in my opinion. Can you tell I liked it? LOL.
Just saw the comment you posted to Foxen's thread about enjoying books on pandemics - 'my' bookshop has just published one of their Reading Guides on that topic so thought you might like to take a look! Tehir recommendations are usually pretty reliable. It's at:

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