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CollectionsYour library (1,118), Currently reading (4), Owned but not read (497), Read but unowned (158), Favorites (111), 18th Century That I Own (280), First Editions (108), Signed by Author (4), Thomas Jefferson (201), Stripped (14), Bookstore Stash (26), Wishlist (3,402), All collections (4,658)

Reviews51 reviews

Tagssecondary source (2,749), biography (655), american history 1750-1800 (511), primary source (364), french history (324), english history (293), founding father (273), religious history (250), classic fiction (245), comic/manga/graphic novel (241) — see all tags

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About meI have a bachelor's degree in history, and I'm known for my addiction to books. I go book hunting almost twice a month, and will often walk away with four or more at a time. I'm actually running out of space to put them! But mind you, I don't just buy any books for the sake of buying them. No, I read all the books I buy, although it is hard to keep up with my spending. After all, you should read what satisfies your interests and curiosity, instead of letting others dictate your tastes. One mustn't limit oneself to what one's "told" to read, for the field of literature is endless!

My 2014 50 Book Challenge:
My 2015 50 Book Challenge:

About my libraryI currently own 1,118 books: Oldest published: 1817
-Biography (American, British, French, Other)
-Cultural Studies
-Focused (American, French, British, Other)
-General History
-Historical Fiction
-Historical Writings
Magazines/Special Issues
Manga / Comics
General Fiction
-Myths, Folkore, Fairy Tales
-Horror / Gothic

Cities I have visited in books:

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, 50 Book Challenge, American Revolution & Founding Fathers History, For the Love of Wilde!, French Connection, History Fans, Le Salon du peuple pour le peuple, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsNellie Bly, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, Alan Pell Crawford, Robert Darnton, Daniel Defoe, Guillermo del Toro, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry, Eric Gable, Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss, Alex Grecian, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, C.S. Harris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joe Hill, Jonathan L. Howard, Aldous Huxley, Rhys Isaac, Thomas Jefferson, Diana Wynne Jones, William B. Crawley Jr., Brian Keene, Sarah Langan, Dumas Malone, George R. R. Martin, S. D. Perry, Roy Porter, Daniel Preston, Mary Roach, Ray Russell, Oliver Sacks, Stendhal, Bram Stoker, Montague Summers, Koji Suzuki, Jules Verne, Voltaire, Caroline Weber, Oscar Wilde, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBeyond Bedtime Books, Bradley's Books (Marshall Plaza), Bradley's Books in Macy's, Caliban Bookshop, E. Shaver, Bookseller, East End Book Exchange, Griffin Bookshop & Coffee Bar, Half Price Books - South Hills, Mr. K's Used Books - Greenville, Mt. Lebanon Book Cellar, Rickert & Beagle Books (Formerly Eljay's Books), Riverby Books, Southworth Antiques and Rare Books, Townsend Booksellers, Wounded Bookshop

Favorite librariesC. C. Mellor Memorial Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Main (Oakland), Greenville County Library System (Kerry Ann Younts Culp Branch), Mt. Lebanon Public Library

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Member sinceSep 10, 2009

Currently readingAbsolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy by John Julius Norwich
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
Casanova: Actor Lover Priest Spy by Ian Kelly
Witches and Witch-Hunts: A Global History by Wolfgang Behringer

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