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CollectionsYour library (2,978), Gift or given away (361), Stuff, etc. (1), ebooks (32), Christmas (1), Darryl's Books (38), Books read in 2013-2014 (87), Books read in 2011-2012 (32), Books read in 2009-10 (157), Books read in 2008 (50), Books read in 2007 (53), To read (320), Read but unowned (81), Wishlist (17), All Things Ozzy or Alice (93), Books about books (76), Cartoon Collection (4), German / Germany (15), Kennedy (2), Newbery Medal Books (89), Picture book collection (20), Reference collection (52), Favorites (68), Books behind books (34), Currently reading (5), All collections (3,459)

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About meSome of my earliest memories are of my Mom reading to me from "The How and Why Library" (I still have those books, although volume one is pretty torn up), and my Dad reading the Oz books to me. A favorite treat was being taken to the big Salvation Army store in downtown Los Angeles where we kids were turned loose in the Book section, to pick out whatever we wanted. I still have quite a few of those books, too - the ones I didn't wear out. I've never outgrown my love of kid's books, especially the beautifully illustrated ones. Now I like to read them to my grandchildren.

My husband and I have been married for 47 years, and we have lived in Iowa for the last 35 or so. He is not quite such a reader as I am but he is a strong supporter of my habit. He has quite a collection of computer books which he has picked up second hand when we are out looking in used book stores. They will eventually get catalogued too.

About my libraryFinding Library Thing on the web in September of 2007 was really exciting! Since then, most of my spare time goes into cataloging books. Most of the books in the catalog are books we own. The exceptions are books I read in 2007 and 2008 which were borrowed and returned; and some that are at my parents' house. Each book is tagged with a location that is followed by a reverse quote mark (`). The
mark is used to define the end of the information for each book so that I can easily add books to my own listing in our word processor. I LOVE the idea of the tags! The books I read/am reading in 2007/2008 are the ones tagged with that year.

Right now I'm in the process of revising my ratings so they mean more to me; in other words, how much pleasure I received from that particular book. For fiction, my top favorites are marked with five stars. Above average books are marked with four stars. Three stars are given to the books that were enjoyable, but forgetable. Two stars are given to books that are disappointing, and one-star books are those I didn't finish. The ones with no stars at all I haven't read yet. Non-fiction is even more subjective - The more I like having the book around, or the more I use it, the higher the rating.

GroupsCatholic Tradition

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Bess Streeter Aldrich, Jane Austen, L. Frank Baum, Eric Carle, Lewis Carroll, Mary Higgins Clark, Ted Dekker, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, James A. Michener, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Mary Stewart, Gene Stratton-Porter, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBook Nook (Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library), Margie's Book Nook

Favorite librariesCedar Falls Public Library, Lassen Library District - Susanville, Waterloo Public Library

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Real nameAnne

LocationWaterloo, Iowa

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 13, 2007

Currently readingThe Folio Book of Days by Roger Hudson
Warriors: Power of Three Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6 by Erin Hunter
Gormenghast Trilogy: Gormenghast / Titus Alone / Titus Groan (3 Volume Set in slipcase) by Mervyn Peake
Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage by Madeleine L'Engle
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

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