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About meI read too much. And I take too many pictures. And I listen to music almost constantly [except for when I'm reading]. And I'm excellent at writing first-person declarative sentences.

When I'm not reading, I'm probably playing with my puppy, a sweet little German Shepherd. Or maybe I'm watching a hockey game or playing video games [I'm a diehard Nintendo kind of girl]. But what I should be doing is running, because I'm supposed to be training for my first marathon. Or, if not running, then I should be studying for my broker's exam, because work is important: it enables me to buy books and dog toys.

One of my main goals in life is to open a bakery and live happily ever after.


In 2009 I'm going to try something new, as my TBR pile is huge and threatening to take over the world: I've pledged not to purchase a single book for myself. And for every book that I do read, I'm going to put $5 aside. At the end of the year, I'm going to make donations to two groups:

-- the Canine Genetics Research group at Texas A&M University to support their EPI research in honor of my previous pup, an EPI girl, and

-- the Animal Care and Assistance Fund, a new, non-profit extension of the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, a practice that took outstanding care of my girl when she was diagnosed with high-grade canine lymphoma.

I've started a new website,, to keep me on task and accept recommendations for new things to read. Come visit!


I'm also trying to read at least 75 books this year [in 2008, I managed 87, hooray!] -- my 'keep track of things' thread is here.

About my libraryI tend to catalogue everything I read, whether I've borrowed it or bought it. I don't delete books from my library once I've sent them along to homes that will enjoy them more than I have, because I know that one day I'm going to drive myself crazy trying to remember that book I read that time about that person, and the cover had that thing on it....

Lately I've taken to also including books that I intend to read. It's a better system than my current one, which is simply scraps of paper with scribbles on them.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 20-Something LibraryThingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, Author Chat, Bloggers, Book Listers UNITE!, BookMooching, Early Reviewers, King's Dear Constant Readers, LTers with dogsshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, L. Frank Baum, Orson Scott Card, Stephen Chbosky, Jeffery Deaver, Philippa Gregory, Elizabeth Haydon, James Herriot, Khaled Hosseini, Brian Jacques, Diana Wynne Jones, Robert Jordan, Stephen King, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jen Lancaster, Harper Lee, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Jodi Picoult, Edgar Allan Poe, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lisa See, John Shors, Shel Silverstein, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Settlers Ridge, Caliban Bookshop, Half Price Books - The Point at North Fayette, Townsend Booksellers

Favorite librariesCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Main (Oakland), Moon Township Public Library, University of Pittsburgh Library System - Chemistry Library, University of Pittsburgh Library System - Hillman Library


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