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CollectionsYour library (6,529), EarlyReviewers (31), Recordings (489), Americana series (276), Poetry (2), Read but unowned (1), Favorites (245), All collections (7,050)

Reviews240 reviews

Tagsnovel (601), poetry (515), rare (479), edn (356), LP (328), history.regional (296), chlit (276), biography (248), memoir (243), rev (236) — see all tags

MediaNot set (535), Book (6,389), Paper Book (4,689), Audiobook (7), Ebook (1), Sound Recording (106), Video Recording (13), Reel-to-Reel/Film (1), Other (7)

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About mebfrank=Professor emeritus, English and Education; editor, book reviewer; packrat, worrier, scribbler, Gator, Taurus, rat (in Chinese restaurants), "senior citizen," Campbellite, Democrat

edn=retired English teacher, full-time grandmother, eternal optimist, likes to sew, scribble, do projects; Virgo, dragon (in Chinese restaurants), "senior citizen" but 16-year-old at heart; Campbellite, Democrat

[My LT reviews, by the way, are hardly conventional reviews. They are comments on books that have been significant in my reading history. Some of them I have not reread for years and years. You might think of my reviews as notes for a reader's memoir.]

About my libraryShared bfrank and edn: [collections:] Christmas, novels, family reading, pop-ups, ABC's. . . . [esp bfn] Americana, esp. regional history from 1930s on; contemporary poetry; reader response criticism; Edwin Way Teale, Harnett Kane, books that feel right in my hand. . . . [esp edn:] Rumer Godden, Tolstoy, Brontes, Alcott, dolls, childhood rdng . . . . [general:] literature, religion, history, biography, children's & adolescent literature, mythology, art, reference

just a word about some of the tags: fave=bfn favorites, books that I remember for engrossing reading experiences or books of poetry, art, and wisdom that I return to again and again: BenTen=models of their type, favorites that I recommend with a rating of 10+; edu.ex=excellent professional books for me as an educator, incl. textbooks and books about teaching and learning; cf4-14=childhood favorites from the time I was four to fourteen (most in my original copies)

GroupsName that Book, William Blake

Favorite authorsWendell Berry, William Blake, Marcus J. Borg, Billy Collins, Charles Dickens, James Dickey, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, John Keats, David McCullough, Marianne Moore, Patrick O'Brian, Salman Rushdie, William Shakespeare, Edwin Way Teale, Eudora Welty (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceApr 15, 2007

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