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About meI never know what to write here...
I'm 36, I live just outside Manchester with my husband, daughter, son a cat and a wonderful view of open moorland just across the road.

I work for the NHS with people with Learning Disabilities.

I love sewing, knitting, crochet, jewellery making, making things in general, but the procrastination, perfectionism & children mean I don't really produce as much as I'd like.

About my libraryI will read anything, from kids books which I can't bear to throw out, Mills & Boon (which get handed straight onto my Mum or the charity shop), to the heavy stuff from my English degree.

Over the past few years I've found an interest in English history, so I'm building a healthy collection of books around that, and I also have LOTS of craft related books (my other obsession).

So far I have one wall of the lounge full of books, some more upstairs in the bedroom, and several boxes of kids books still at my parents.

I'm hoping to fill more walls with shelves. Books are far more interesting than standard insulation, unfortunately not as cost efficient.

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." - Anna Quindlen

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, All About Art, Bits for Brits, Book Arts, British & Irish Children's Fiction, Brits, Cats, books, life is good., Charity Shop Swap - UK, Children's Fiction, Children's Literatureshow all groups

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You have 15 of my (so far) 37 works. Philippa Gregory, Thomas Hardy & Joanne Harris feature well. 'Madame Bovary is a great one. I recommend Joanne Harris' 'Chocolat' and Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs Dalloway'.
I was facinated to see that you and I are one of the 2 people who have entered the Bill Clinton paper doll book on our Library Thing catalogs. I have collected all of the Tom Tierney presidents paper doll books - this artist is amazing. I purchased the set, largely on Ebay, because of my collection of Presidents's Wives dolls. If Hillary is elected then there will be a second set. Tierney is probably already doing research for the possibility. I wonder how the clothes will have chanced second time around...if this in fact hapens.

I hated having to retire, but the effect has been more time to read. Your work schedule sounds great.

D'oh ! - I posted this to myself ... 1995?? ..Now you make me feel old! - JMB was NUJMB - "Northern Universities Joint Matriculation Board" - your selection sounds similar. We also did a Hardy (Tess), Austen (Mansfield Park - which put me off Austen till I matured and discovered the rest), Greene's "The Power and the Glory", the Pope, Measure for Measure, Lear, I'm sure there was some more, but I can't remember. I did mine in 1980 (! eek!) and feel sure I still have the exam paper somewhere. I seem to recall both English teachers pointing out the "naughty" bits in plays, but maybe that was something to do with girls'schools!!
I notice you did Rape of the Lock for A Level - me too (alhtough I think I have about 15 years on you? As a matter of interest, what other books did you read, and did JMB still exist when you did them? I don't have all my A Level books (though do have King Lear, whcih made a big impression on me). We did have an eccentric teacher who used to giggle a lot on reading Pope and say "ooh, this is a naughty bit girls..."
Yes, we have read an interesting selection of books. We have a good organiser, and suggestions are put om a "to read list" by everyone. We have a German and Russian on the group, as well as a French speaker, which has given us some more interesting suggestions. I haven't finished the tags, but 4 of the books we share have been read by our group. I have only just started the cataloguing, so maybe you will see some more overlaps over the next few weeks.
Hey - you're only round the corner from me. I am the same about childrens' books - mine I have passed to my daughter (although she isn't quite ready for Anne of Green Gables and Little Women yet!). I have the same problem with old editions of books, also picked up from seocnd hand and charity shops.
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